With the Big Ten Conference (B1G) announcing it will schedule more games on Friday nights next year, one question remains: Will this really hurt high school football?
Zach Ingles lasted just one year as Tri County boys basketball coach before switching to a college career.
Ingles is now coaching Olivet College’s women’s basketball team after he was hired Oct. 12 to oversee the Lady Comets.
For one quarter, despite nearly every card in the deck being stacked against Greenville, it appeared a first-round playoff victory was well within the realm of possibility.
But then, top-ranked, undefeated Lowell — making its 18th straight playoff appearance — did what it does best, and pulled away for a 42-17 victory Friday despite no lack of effort on behalf of the Yellow Jackets.
All season long, Greenville coach Shane Wilcox has been adjusting his team.
With one conference game left before district playoffs begin, Wilcox is hoping his team can pull it together and make some noise in the playoffs.
The adjustments started to show in the third game of an Ottawa-Kent Conference match against Northview on Tuesday.
A less-than-known club sport at Greenville High School now has the school’s second state title and its first in school history.
The Greenville equestrian team took first place in Division D — teams with less than three riders — in the Michigan Interscholastic Horse Association state finals Oct. 13-16.
There were two riders on Greenville’s team — juniors Rylie Croy and Shannon Carey. Their mothers, Rachelle Croy and Stephanie Carey, coached the team.
In a hard-fought battle that came down to the final minutes of play, the Greenville Yellow Jackets fell just short of securing a berth in the postseason.
Playing against Forest Hills Northern (5-4) the Yellow Jackets (5-4) found themselves battling all Friday night in a game that saw five lead-changes, but resulted in a 27-16 defeat to the Huskies.
It was possible that five area football teams would make the playoffs, if the points fell just right. Of those five, four will have another game.
Greenville girls golf coach Nancy Johnson would rather remember that her Yellow Jackets got to the state finals and not where they finished, while Tri County junior Julia Bice ended up with a two-day score of 209 at the Division 3 state final at Bedford Valley Golf Course in Battle Creek.
At the end of the game against Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, the chances of Greenville’s football team making the playoffs appeared slim.
Those chances were realized when the Yellow Jackets were one of 38 teams that were 5-4 to be put in the playoffs.
Greenville’s girls golf team is looking up at the field after the first day of the Division 2 state finals.
The Yellow Jackets finished the first of two rounds at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University in 18th place Friday.