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CHIP’S CLIPS: Generalities cause Deflategate concern

By now everyone has seen the reports about the “Deflategate” report and the subsequent punishment doled out by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell against the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. I have a problem with the report — and the punishment. And the two go hand-in-hand.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, May 12

Belding 3, Allendale 0: The Redskins pitched another shutout Tuesday, blanking the Falcons in an O-K Blue Conference game that was the second in a season-ending four-game road trip. Veronica Muniz had two goals, Katie Wood had one goal, Tina Griffioen had two assists and Sharlyn Ornelas added an assist…

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THE REVIEW: Finding the missing pieces

Welcome to the month of May. That wonderful time of year when sports fans are preparing for the second month of regular season baseball and just like that, the National Football League is once again a topic of conversation. For the Detroit Lions, the focal point of the 2015 NFL draft came in the form of repairing a running game that finished the 2014 regular season ranked 28th in rushing yards with 1,422, averaging roughly 3.6 yards per carry.

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SPORTS GALORE: Serious wrestlers wanted for intense training

Success as a wrestler doesn’t come by accident. Successful wrestlers, like most athletes, dedicate hours to perfecting their craft. Wrestling takes place during the winter sports season in Michigan, but it’s the spring and summer months that can elevate an average wrestler to an elite wrestler at the high school level.

Greenville senior Kyle Swindell takes a look at the clock as he crosses the finish line in first place of the 4x400-meter relay at the O-K Bronze Conference track championship on Friday.

Greenville boys 2nd, girls 3rd at O-K Bronze championship

When Kyle Swindell crossed the finish line of the 4×400-meter relay, it capped an excellent night for the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls track teams. Competing at the O-K Bronze Conference track championship at Forest Hills Northern, the Yellow Jackets boys team placed second and the girls team third on Friday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, May 7

Belding 7, Wyoming Potter’s House 0: The Redskins came within one goal of mercying the Pumas on Thursday. Katie Wood had a “Texas hat trick” with four goals, Mia Karstein added two and Joesi Krieger had one. Tina Griffioen had three assists, Kylee Chickering added two and Mariela Tovar had one…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, May 6

Montabella takes two: The Mustangs were double winners over Coleman Wednesday, winning 4-1 and 10-2 over the Comets in an MSAC matchup. In the first game Dan Cutler went the distance and allowed three hits and four walks while striking out nine. Colby Butler and Brady Burggren had two hits in the game…

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Greenville to host Lions youth mini-camp

The Detroit Lions are coming back to Legacy Field in Greenville. For the third consecutive summer, the Detroit Lions will host a fundamentals mini-camp for boys and girls ages six to 14.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, May 4

Central Montcalm splits: The Hornets won the first game 2-0, but lost game two 3-1 at Cedar Springs on Monday. Brandon Braman earned the win in game one, allowing four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Todd Switzer and Jake Ebels and two hits each, while Brody Shindorf and Braman had RBIs…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, May 2

Montabella 0-3 at Shepherd: The Mustangs were outscored 38-5 in losing all three games at the Shepherd Invitational Saturday. The first game was a 13-3 loss to Newaygo in which the Lions scored 10 runs in the seventh inning…