Just two more weeks remain in the fall high school sports season. Winter basketball and wrestling practice has already started, but until football season is over most won’t pay attention to the fast approaching second season.
A 24-year old Rockford man is in custody after being arrested for drunken driving after he ran over a gravestone at the Montcalm Township Cemetery on Johnson Road. Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of someone running over headstones in the cemetery at 11:07 p.m. Sunday night.
Wasn’t it just 90 degrees? Didn’t you just buy back-to-school supplies? Is it really week eight of the high school football season? I don’t know how it feels to you, but I’m pretty sure I was just scrambling to finish The Daily News Fall Sports Preview last week or so. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
Kody Gard hasn’t been racing long, but he’s a race champion. Gard, of Greenville, won the purple plate novice division at Vestaburg Kart Speedway this season. He beat Carson Ron of Mount Pleasant by 847 points.
For the second consecutive year there is a healthy debate regarding the American League MVP race. For the second consecutive season the debate involves a Detroit Tiger. Last year, we debated whether a pitcher (Justin Verlander) was worthy of winning the honor, despite pitching every fifth game. In the end, voters realized just how valuable verlander was and voted him MVP.
It’s football season and now area kids will have another opportunity to show off their various skills. The NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) competition is coming to Greenville on Sunday. The event, open to area kids ages 6 to 15 will take place at Legacy Field at Greenville High School beginning at 2 p.m.
Well, I will be rooting for the Los Angeles Angels beginning tonight. The AL Central leading Chicago White Sox will play their next three games against the Angels.
The second annual Mercy Run will take place Saturday at Klackle’s Orchard and Pavilion. Last year’s Mercy Run was a tour around Greenville’s new Fred Meijer Flat River Trail and was an 8-mile run. This year the committee moved the run to accommodate weekend runners with with more popular distances of a 5K and 10K.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held for the first time in Greenville on Thursday. The run began when Wichita, Kan., Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to increase awareness of Special Olympics in 1981, according to somi.org/x366.xml.
The Great Lakes Buckskin Association (GLBA) has an all-breed horse show set for 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the Montcalm County 4-H Fairgrounds.