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Joe Mantiply delivers a pitch for the West Michigan Whitecaps during a game last season. - Daily News/Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: Becoming the eighth man

Baseball, as with any sport, is a game of adversity. It’s your best pitch against his best swing and try as we may, we aren’t always able to come out on top.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 17

Greenville second at West Ottawa: The Yellow Jackets took second out of 13 teams at the Holland West Ottawa Invitational on Saturday. Greenville had 180 points, which was second to Grand Ledge and ahead of the host Panthers. Cole Antcliff was the only Jacket who won his weight class, winning the 285-pound division…

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Pistons Flight Crew to perform in Greenville

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls basketball teams played at The Palace of Auburn Hills a week ago. Now, a team from The Palace will be coming to Greenville. The Detroit Pistons Flight Crew and official mascot Hooper will be in attendance on Jan. 30 and will perform between the boys and girls varsity games against Wyoming that night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 16

Lakeview 61, Kent City 42: The Wildcats had no problems with the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. Nate Shurlow canned 19 points, Caleb Ruvalcaba added 13 and John Zuluaga-Torres added nine points and nine rebounds…

Greenville senior Cole Antcliff, top, works on the arm of Byron Center’s Collin Stein during a match at home this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville’s Cole Antcliff has state title hopes

Cole Antcliff has state championship aspirations. The Greenville senior is currently 23-1 this year and ranked No. 4 at 285 pounds in Division 2 by www.michigangrappler.com. With those accolades, Antcliff is correct when he says he is a state contender.

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SPORTS GALORE: Tigers still need Scherzer

In a mere five weeks, another Major League Baseball season will begin with the reporting of pitchers and catchers to spring training facilities around Arizona and Florida. The Detroit Tigers’ battery mates report to Lakeland on Feb. 19 with their first workout a day later. Position players report on Feb. 23 with their first workout, also a day later.

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Online registration is open for Yellow Jacket Challenge

By mid-January in Michigan, spring and summer are long forgotten seasons of joy. With temperatures well below freezing, snow and ice everywhere, spring is a wish for many. After a long holiday season, meaning filling up on food and dessert, this is the time of year to get back in shape.

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Greenville grad Torrey Davis earns Midwest Conference honors

Greenville High School graduate Torrey Davis is in the midst of an outstanding junior basketball season for Lake Forest College. Davis, a forward, was just named the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week for his play in wins over Beloit College (Jan. 7) and Illinois College (Jan. 10).

Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow looks to make a pass with Greenville’s Keegan Cossou guarding during Tuesday’s game at Greenville. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Lakeview remains perfect with win at Greenville

Lakeview’s Jon Hansen went diving. John Zuluaga-Torres did the same. It was their effort that saved the basketball from going out of bounds. Hansen’s dive was near mid court, Zuluaga-Torres was along the baseline. The end result was a game defining three-pointer from Caleb Rubalcaba.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan. 13

Vestaburg 81, Farwell 34: The Wolverines mercied the Eagles in a non-conference game to remain undefeated this season. Jared Hilden led Vestaburg with 19, Collin Dove added 17 and Mitchell Sellers added 12 to the win…