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West Michigan’s Michael Gerber prepares for a pitch during Sunday’s game against Cedar Rapids. - Daily News/Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: Whitecaps’ Michael Gerber taking success in stride

A key to survival in the world of minor league baseball is not allowing yourself to be defined by mistakes. A game established on a history of beauty and tradition has the ability to hand you the game-winning long ball and can make you hitless the very next night. Baseball, with all of its intricacies, does not play favorites.

Greenville’s Alexis Vantasill hits a shot during her 2-doubles match against Kenowa Hills April 16.

Inexperienced Greenville tennis team learns

When you have nine of your 12 players on a tennis team playing for the first time in their careers, it’s hard to win against more experienced teams. That’s what happened to Greenville’s girls tennis team. The Yellow Jackets didn’t win any of their nine duals this season, getting one tie in those nine duals.

Greenville's Danny Bohner putts during a playoff at the Greenville Invitational this year at Brookside Golf Course.

Greenville golf season ‘went as well as expected’

Sure, Greenville boys golf coach Marty Carmichael would have liked for his team to finish better in the O-K Bronze Conference. But he wasn’t unhappy with the way the Yellow Jackets played. Greenville finished fourth in the Bronze, one place behind Northview.

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Greenville’s Zimmer a preseason football All-America selection

The Ferris State Bulldogs are receiving plenty of football accolades prior to the beginning of the 2015 season in August. After an 11-1 mark in 2014, their best record in 19 years, and a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) championship for the first time in 15 years, the Bulldogs will not surprise many teams with their talent.

Greenville sophomore Landon Kemp attempts a pole vault during the Division 1 state finals at Rockford High School on Saturday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

CC-Crystal’s Coston wins discus state title, Kemp places in three

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) held its state championship track meets in four divisions on Saturday. With 34 area athletes competing across West Michigan, the day, despite the rain, turned out to be pretty good for many.

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34 area athletes qualify for track state finals

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) track and field regional meets were good to area athletes on Friday and Saturday. In all, 34 athletes from area schools qualified in their respective divisions for the MHSAA state finals on May 30.

Greenville’s Reece Burden delivers a pitch during the Belding Invitational against the Redskins Saturday. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Redskins 3-0. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville wins Belding baseball invitational

Greenville’s baseball team was almost perfect Saturday. The Yellow Jackets won both of their games at the Belding Invitational Saturday, winning without giving up a single run.

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Thomas wrestling camp set for June

Former University of Michigan wrestler and Greenville High School graduate Jordan Thomas will again host a wrestling camp this summer. This will be Thomas’ fourth camp, which is held in the Greenville High School wrestling loft.

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SPORTS GALORE: Time for Chris Webber to grow up

Chris Webber was the one who accepted the money. Chris Webber called the timeout. Chris Webber lied to a grand jury. Chris Webber also continues to carry a chip on his shoulder, which was evident during his interview on The Dan Patrick radio program Wednesday. Webber apparently has issues with his former Fab Five teammates and the University of Michigan.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 13

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets continued their winning ways with a pair of wins at home against Ionia on Wednesday. Game one was an 8-3 win. Emaleigh Taylor earned her first varsity win in 4 2/3 innings. She allowed one run and three hits with three strikeouts. Mallory Morgan got the save…