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Dren Bartrum earned his 100th career victory against Lowell’s Carter Bierling in the 152-pound match in Wednesday’s home dual match. He almost pinned Beerling but ended up with a decisive 14-0 major decision. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville’s Dren Bartrum earns 100th career win against Lowell

Dren Bartrum gave Greenville’s best highlight of the dual meet against Lowell Wednesday, earning his 100th career win.

Greenville senior quarterback Cal Syrjala (2) breaks through Belding defenders, juniors Andrew Gonzales (13) and James Daniel (2), en route to scoring a touchdown at Legacy Field in Greenville in last season's rivalry game, in which the Yellow Jackets won 49-6. (File photo)

JUST IN: Greenville-Belding football rivalry on two-year hiatus

The long-standing football rivalry between the Belding Redskins and the Greenville Yellow Jackets will be postponed at least for the next two years, a decision made by Belding Area Schools this week.

Greenville’s Cameron Heppe, left, in white, gets fouled by Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central’s John Fuller (15) during the teams’ game Monday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Greenville boys basketball forced to pick itself up again in loss

Yellow Jackets coach Mark Haist is hoping his team will continue to fight and pick itself up after a 78-34 loss to Grand Rapids Central Monday.

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HIT THE LINE HARD: What’s wrong with second favorites?

I have been a fan of all the Detroit pro sports teams all my life. But I also have second favorites. For some reason, that doesn’t sit well with others. I remember the very day I became a New England Patriots fan … are you done gasping? Ok. So, as I was saying, I remember the day I became a New England Patriots fan. It was the 1985-86 Super Bowl. If you can’t recall, they were thumped by the Chicago Bears 46-10.

Second-grade students present the story of “Mulan” Saturday evening through a performance they learned in the Walnut Hills Elementary School Chinese Immersion program during the Chinese New Year Gala at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Immersion students ring in the Chinese New Year (PHOTOS)

The year of the rooster is officially here and students at Walnut Hills Elementary School made sure to ring it in properly. Students in the Chinese immersion program took the stage at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center Saturday evening to perform a program that showcased the language and culture they’ve been learning about in school.

Greenville’s Chris Sherwood, left, tries to drive around Grand Rapids Northview’s Tommy Lewis during the teams’ game Tuesday night. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

6-point third quarter dooms Greenville boys basketball in loss

One bad quarter cost Greenville’s boys basketball team a win.

The Yellow Jackets scored only six points and were held to just one field goal in the third quarter in losing to Grand Rapids Northview 57-48 on Tuesday night.

Yellow Jackets guard Keegan Goetz (2) lines a pass to teammate Brady Platt (5) during the first half of Greenville’s game against Forest Hills Northern Friday. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Lack of effort dooms Greenville in 52-39 loss to Forest Hills Northern

In order to win in basketball, effort has to be given in all four quarters. For the Greenville boys basketball team, the needed effort waned in the second half Friday night against Forest Hills Northern, resulting in a 52-39 loss at home to drop the Yellow Jackets to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the Ottawa-Kent White Conference.

Mallory Hinken (20) came off the bench to score 10 points for Greenville in the Yellow Jackets’ 61-44 win against Forest Hills Northern Friday. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch)

Greenville’s 61-44 win over Forest Hills Northern a ‘nine-strong’ effort

On the whiteboard in the locker room were three goals written for the Yellow Jackets to attain against Forest Hills Northern on Friday night. And they did it as a full team.

Greenville Yellow Jackets assistant football coach Tom Hallock recently was named Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s assistant coach of the year. Hallock is a defensive coordinator for the team. He’s been with the team for 19 years. (File photo)

Greenville football’s Tom Hallock is assistant coach of the year

The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) named Greenville assistant coach Tom Hallock as one of 16 varsity assistant coaches of the year.

Cedar Rock Sports Plex in Cedar Rock is offereing a free program to young children who are interested in learning the sport of hockey. The program is at 6 p.m. Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Free program offers hockey lessons to youths

James Hodge has loved the sport of hockey since he was 7 years old. Now he’s getting the chance to love the sport through his two sons.

Hodge, of Greenville, has played many levels of hockey during his life, including collegiate. And now that his sons, Zander, 5, and Conner, 4, are old enough to strap on a pair of ice skates, Hodge has introduced them to the sport he loves through a free program called “Try Hockey for FREE,” offered at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex.