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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Thursday, March 26

CC-Crystal 1, Ithaca 0: Pitching dominated on a cold Thursday evening with the Eagles pulling out the victory at home. Whitney LaVictor earned the win, throwing seven innings of one-hit ball, while striking out six…

Peyton Mount grabs a rebound in the paint for an easy basket this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls up and down this season

The record that Greenville’s girls basketball team finished with wasn’t what they had in mind, but coach Eric Nichols wasn’t completely unhappy with the season. “From dealing with player personnel and the girls, it was great,” Nichols said. “It was a fun group of girls to work with. As far as wins and losses, we were disappointed in how it ended.”

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THE REVIEW: Another day at the office

When the Detroit Red Wings made the decision to produce a fresh face for their American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids, they appear to have landed the golden ticket in the form of head coach Jeff Blashill. Since Blashill’s arrival in West Michigan, the Griffins franchise has seemingly discovered a way to win and do it with consistency. This season being no exception.

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Duflo named Class C All-State by BCAM

Four area girls basketball players earned All-State honors by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan on Tuesday. Carson City-Crystal senior Mikayla Duflo was named Class C All-State, while Montabella junior Ashley Swarts earned Class C honorable mention.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp clears a vault as a freshman in 2014. Kemp holds the school record of 12-feet-0 and just set a national meet record on March 13. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Kemp soars, sets national meet pole vault record

Landon Kemp continues to fly through the air. Each time, she raises the bar…literally. Kemp, who set the Greenville High School pole vault record multiple times a year ago, set another record on March 13, this time at the New Balance Nationals Indoor competition in New York City.

Greenville’s Sarah Newhouse delivers a pitch during an early season game last year. Newhouse has signed to play softball for Kalamazoo Valley Community College. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville duo signs to play softball in college

Sarah Newhouse and Elizabeth Niemiec have yet to begin their season seasons of softball, save for practice, for the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Still, they both know they will continue to play softball following their Greenville careers.

Greenville’s Alex Budge, at top, tries to roll over Wyoming High’s Sutavo Moreno during a meet earlier this year.

Greenville wrestlers had to feel out season

Expectations were high for a Greenville wrestling team that had made multiple state quarterfinal appearances. That is unless you are coach Paul Johnson, who didn’t know what to expect when the season started.

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Greenville resumes freshman baseball program

After a hiatus of a few years, Greenville High School will again field a freshman baseball team. The program along with freshman and junior varsity cheer, boys and girls varsity skiing and boys and girls junior varsity tennis have all been suspended recently due to budget constraints.

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THE REVIEW: Death by bracket

It’s here. Call it fortune, call it mystique, but at the end of the day, it discovers a way to routinely set the stage where some of the finest moments in collegiate basketball are stamped in history.

Greenville sophomore Paige Hallock makes a pass during the Class A regional semifinal game against Forest Hills Central on March 4. Hallock earned O-K Bronze first team honors this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Hallock, Kemp earn O-K Bronze basketball honors

The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball season ended with a district semifinal loss to Forest Hills Eastern on March 4. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 9-11 overall and 3-7 in the O-K Bronze.