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31st annual SnoMotion is this weekend at Nelson’s Speed Shop

The annual “SnoMotion” event at Nelson’s Speed Shop just north of Greenville will have a new event this time around.

The 31st annual showcase will feature snowmobiles racing on grass this year, noted Nelson’s general manager Danielle Maneke.

A new trophy will be presented to the winner of the Greenville-Belding football game, which is a rivalry game dating back to 1900, one of the longest ongoing football rivalries in the state. The trophy, purchased by Greenville Rotary Club, stands approximately 4-feet tall. (Daily News | Cory Smith)

New Greenville-Belding rivalry trophy used to be a tradition long ago

Bragging rights for the winner of the Greenville-Belding football game just got a little more interesting. This year’s winning team will have the opportunity to hoist a new rivalry trophy.

Belding visits Greenville at 7 p.m. Thursday at Greenville’s Legacy Field to continue a rivalry that dates back to 1900. Last year, Greenville earned the victory with a 52-29 win at Belding. (File photo)

Greenville, Belding coaches focus on maintaining game plan, keeping adrenaline in check

The 2016 high school football season is set to begin this week, and what better way to get it started then a longtime rivalry game between Greenville and Belding.

The two teams, which have been playing each other for more than a century, will face off Thursday at Greenville’s Legacy Field, with a kick off time of 7 p.m.

Senior co-captain Bryce Johnston attempts to kick the ball through a line of Sparta players in the first half of the Greenville-Sparta soccer game at Greenville Monday. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Little mistakes lead to narrow defeat to Sparta for Greenville’s soccer team

Improvement sometimes doesn’t equal a win in the game of soccer, but Greenville coach Jeremy Neve saw more good things from his team, despite falling to Sparta 1-0 at a home game Monday.

Joseph Coy, 19, of Cedar Springs (No. 925) started out as one of the lead runners, and held the spot to take First Overall Male with a time of 25.17.5 at Saturday’s Danish Festival Road Race. (Daily News | Lori Hansen)

Cedar Springs’ Coy, Grand Rapids’ Cook winners in Danish Festival Road Race

he course was paved, the scenery was great, and the runners were ready. The humidity, however, was the struggle. The 39th annual Danish Festival Road Race on Saturday started at 8.m. with temperatures already in the high 70s. The humidity level hovered in the mid-80s.

Daily News sports editor Ryan Schlehuber

No time to waste: ‘Hit the line hard’ as new sports editor

Here it’s my first week as Daily News sports editor, and I’m already playing from behind.

Having accepted the new position on Monday, transitioning from features editor and filling the vacancy left by my dear friend and longtime and much-respected Sports Editor Bruce Bentley, I’ve had to “hit the line hard” and catch up with teams, local athletic directors and coaches as high school fall sports season is already upon us.

Buffalo’s Justin Zimmer rests during drills at a recent practice. Zimmer said things are quite the same between a pre-season practice at Ferris State and a training camp practice in the NFL.

Greenville’s Justin Zimmer working to earn a spot on Bills’ team

The first part of Buffalo Bills training camp has gone well for Greenville graduate Justin Zimmer.

Zimmer, who was signed by the Bills as a undrafted free agent out of Ferris State shortly after the NFL Draft concluded in April, has been practicing with the Bills since then. The defensive tackle has been going through the first part of training camp at St. John Fisher College, the Bills’ training camp site.

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JUST IN: Jim Lower wins Republican primary for 70th District House

With 39 of 39 precincts reporting, voters have elected Jim Lower of Cedar Lake as the representative of the Republican party to run for the 70th District House in November.

Liam Dailey, 9, left, is about to be taken down by Lucas Rowley, 9, during the “Schmidt Intense Camp” Monday night.

Greenville state placer holds first wrestling camp

GREENVILLE — Mike Schmidt has been wrestling for many years. Now he’s sharing some of the wrestling knowledge he’s gained over time. Schmidt, a 2013 graduate of Greenville, is holding the “ Schmidt Intense Camp” wrestling camp in the wrestling loft at Allinder Gym at Greenville High School. The camp ends today. Schmidt, who was [...]

Bruce Bentley

SPORTS GALORE: One last column, one last thank you

I’ve been thinking for a few weeks on what and how to write my final column as sports editor of The Daily News. As I write this column, I’m still not exactly sure what to say, so I’m just going to type what comes to mind. After 15 1/2 years, today is my final day working for Stafford Publishing.