South Lafayette street in Greenville will be busy during the coming weekend with lots of basketball fans and players. The Gus Macker tournament will start Saturday in downtown Greenville, with 174 teams signed up for the two-day event, according to “Gus Macker” himself, Scott McNeal.
The Fourth of July holiday has always made Crystal Motor Speedway a very busy place and this Independence Day was no different. Fresh off a race June 30th, racers and fans gathered again at the speedway on the eve of the national holiday and then again on Saturday a mere four days later.
Jason Krizan has been on a tear since coming off the disabled list June 28. The West Michigan Whitecaps left fielder was 3-for-3 with three runs scored Thursday night to lead the Whitecaps to a 5-1 win over the Lake County Captains at Fifth Third Ballpark.
The Greenville City Council held a special meeting Tuesday to review items on the Capital Improvement Program budget with the city manager. The 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Program is a plan that identifies projects and equipment purchases and how they will be funded. The typically five-year plans area aimed to improve the city and its entities.
With two runners on, no outs and the top of the order up the Greenville Yellow Jackets liked their chances to score the tying or even game-winning runs. Unfortunately, Northview pitcher Brian Killinger settled down and the defense, as they had all night, made plays to hold on for a 3-1 win over the Yellow Jackets on Thursday.
It rained early on Sunday and it rained late. The rain did hold off for the most important part of the day. The pause in the rain coincided with the running of the fifth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge in Greenville.
A trio of Greenville youths secured medals at the MYWAY state youth wrestling tournament March 31. Caleb McCarty, Naythan Dobson and Liam Pillard were able to place in the top eight in the tournament, which was enough to medal.
Unlike their counterparts on the softball diamond, the Greenville Yellow Jackets baseball team will feature one senior on the squad in 2012. Jordan Powell is the lone senior, whereas the Greenville softball team is senior-less this season. Powell will be joined by two returning letter winners on an otherwise youthful ball team.
Two local women’s basketball players were given honors by the conferences their college plays in this week. Belding’s Taylor Johnson and Greenville’s Patty Rewa were given honors by the Mid-American Conference and Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Association, respectively.
Back in the late 1960s when Greenville High School didn’t have a track, Paul Christiansen ran track for the Yellow Jackets. “The current high school, they didn’t have a track so we ran around the parking lot,” Christiansen said.