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Greenville’s Alec Ward, right, tangles with Bay City Western’s Christian Schoenherr during the Division 2, 140-pound semifinal on Friday. Ward placed second after a finals match loss to St. Johns’ Zac Hall. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Ward places second, 11 others earn all-state wrestling honors

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament is an exhilarating three-day weekend full of joy and heartbreak. Overall, the area had 26 wrestlers earn their way through a grueling team regular season and then individual district and regional tournaments to reach the state finals. In the end, 12 of those wrestlers placed at least eighth in their respective weight classes and divisions.

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ROUNDUP: State wrestling tournament results

First round results from the MHSAA individual state wrestling tournament.

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Greenville girls advance to district finals

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team is just one win away from its first district title since 1983. On Wednesday, the Yellow Jackets held off a feisty Lowell Red Arrows team for a 68-58 win at Cedar Springs. They will face Forest Hills Central on Friday at Cedar Springs for the Class A district title.

Nick Reamer, right, attempts a blocked shot during the Belding game earlier this season.

Greenville beats Lakewood 69-64

The Greenville Yellow Jackets continue to evolve its offense this season. From a fast paced (patterned after Grinnell College) style offense to a half court, more deliberate post style game, the Yellow Jackets have done a little bit of everything this season. They still shoot the three, but their defense is toughening up and the changes have helped the Yellow Jackets to three straight wins.

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Greenville girls advance to district semifinals

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team have won O-K Bronze Conference titles the past two years. The next goal is winning a district title for the first time since 1983. On Monday, the Yellow Jackets took the first step toward a Class A district title with a 53-39 win at Forest Hills Northern. Greenville never trailed in the game.

Greenville junior Mitch Niewoonder pulls up for a jump shot during Greenville’s home game against Cedar Springs earlier this season. The Red Hawks won that game 88-55.

Greenville upsets Cedar Springs 61-55

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys basketball team is out of the O-K Bronze Conference race. But that doesn’t mean they can’t play spoiler for teams still competing for the coveted league championship. That’s what happened on Tuesday night as the Yellow Jackets pulled off a 61-55 upset win at Cedar Springs. The Red Hawks entered the game tied with Forest Hills Northern at 6-1 in the league. The loss, couple with Northern’s 45-42 win over Northview, leaves the Red Hawks a game back with two league games remaining.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Feb. 18

Lakeview 53, White Cloud 18: The Wildcats continued to win in the CSAA, getting an easy win over the Indians Tuesday night. Shawn Lindsey scored 12 points and Jon Wandel and Brad Hamlin had eight each for the winners.

Greenville senior Leah Somerfield drives to the basket during Friday’s game at home against Northview. Somerfield finished with seven points and eight rebounds.

Greenville girls clinch conference title with win

On senior night, it was a couple of freshman helping to lead the Greenville Yellow Jackets to victory. Playing for the second time in seven days against the Northview Wildcats, freshman Landon Kemp and Paige Hallock combined for 32 points in Greenville’s 48-37 O-K Bronze Conference win.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 14

CC-Crystal 48, Montabella 34: The Eagles took the MSAC game against the Mustangs Friday night. Grant Gage had 16 points, Arron Haines added 13 and Garrett Tabor scored 11 for 40 of the 48 CC-Crystal points…

Greenville’s Jake Hopkins, right, goes for a pin during the regional semifinal against Gaylord on Wednesday at Mount Pleasant. Greenville won that match 33-30.

Greenville wrestlers fall in regional finals

For the first time in five years, the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team will not be ending its season at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. On Wednesday night, Bay City Western revenged last year’s regional final loss (45-19) with a 32-25 Division 2 regional final victory over the Yellow Jackets in Mount Pleasant.