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SPORTS GALORE: MLB All-Star game vote turning into a joke

Major League Baseball All-Star game starting position players have been selected by fans continually since 1970. Prior to 1970, the voting process changed many times between fans, players and managers for both starting and reserve positions.

Greenville sophomore Jared Vinton delivers a pitch at home against Morley Stanwood this season. The Yellow Jackets finished the season 15-19 overall and were fourth in the O-K Bronze. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Rebuilding year stills nets 15 wins for Yellow Jackets

The Greenville Yellow Jackets baseball team expected some growing pains in 2015. With just three seniors and a roster full of freshman and sophomores, the Yellow Jackets were able to pull out 15 wins this year against 19 losses.

Greenville quarterback Logan MacMillen throws a pass downfield during an early season 7-on-7 passing camp at Legacy Field on Thursday.

Greenville hosts Lakeview, Tri County in 7-on-7 passing camp

The Michigan High School football season is a little less than two months away. To be exact, the first official practice allowed is Aug. 10. On Thursday, the Greenville Yellow Jackets hosted the Lakeview Wildcats and Tri County Vikings in a 7-on-7 passing camp at Legacy Field. It was the first camp for both the Wildcats and Vikings, but second for Greenville as they were at Rockford on Tuesday. All three coaches seem pleased with their teams’ effort.

Greenville’s Layna Gunderson, 10, takes part in a shooting contest during the final day of Greenville’s Camp of Champs on Thursday.

Greenville’s Camp of Champs wraps after 4 days

Area youth girl basketball players spent the past four days working on developing skills that will only help in their basketball future. Girls grades fourth through eighth got together for the “Camp of Champs” hosted by the Greenville High School girls basketball program Monday through Thursday.

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.