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THE REVIEW: A new chapter in Whitecaps baseball

For West Michigan Whitecaps head coach Andrew Graham, transition is an inevitable piece to the puzzle. The former minor league catcher wrapped up a strong showing in his first year as the face of the Detroit Tigers single-A organization, including guiding his team to a first-half Midwest League Division championship, qualifying for a visit to the playoffs for the first time since 2010 and finishing 82-58 on the year.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp competes in the 100-meter hurdles during Monday's home meet against Cedar Springs.- Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville girls track edges Cedar Springs

The weather finally cooperated for the Greenville Yellow Jackets track teams. Competing for the first time in 10 days, the Yellow Jackets’ girls team defeated Cedar Springs 70-67, while the Red Hawks’ boys defeated Greenville 74-63 at Yellow Jacket Stadium on Monday.

Lakeview senior Seth Kanouse hits a fairway shot on hole No. 10 at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday. Kanouse shot 93. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville golfers win Lakeview invite

The Greenville Yellow Jackets golf team dominated the Lakeview Invitational. Greenville’s four golfers finished first through fourth, while the Yellow Jackets shot 340 to win the invitational over Kent City’s 391 at Brookside Golf Course on Saturday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 24

CC-Crystal, Sacred Heart split: The Eagles and Irish made up their doubleheader that was postponed from Tuesday, with Sacred Heart winning the first game 4-0 and CC-Crystal winning the second 3-2…

Greenville’s Emily Schnepp, left, tags Grand Rapids Northview’s Danielle Anderson, right, without the ball during the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. - Daily News/Chip Burch

Greenville, Northview split softball doubleheader

Greenville’s softball team had to deal with cold and wind, despite the school’s best attempts to shield them from it. The Yellow Jackets were initially bothered by Thursday’s cold in the first game of their doubleheader with Grand Rapids Northview enough to lose the first game 13-6, but they rebounded to win the second game 5-2.

Greenville’s Trevor Myers putts from the fringe on hole No. 9 at Brookside Golf Course on Wednesday. Myers shot 53 for the round. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville shoots 179 in the wind and snow

The weather conditions were not ideal, to say the least. Playing in a strong wind, snow and bitter cold temperatures for April, the Greenville Yellow Jackets boys golf team hosted an O-K Bronze Jamboree at Brookside Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon.

Greenville’s Dair Smith heads the ball over Wyoming’s Ezequiel Sanchez Lagunas during an O-K Bronze soccer match at Yellow Jacket Stadium in 2014. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville senior signs to play soccer at the next level

Greenville High School senior Dair Smith has played soccer since he was 5 years old. Now he will get to play the game he loves for another four years after signing to play collegiately at Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) in Bourbonnais, Ill.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, April 18

Baseball Central second at Holton: The Green Hornets took second at the Holton Invitational Saturday. Central won the first game over Scottville Mason County Central 5-3. Noah Spohr got the win, allowing six hits and two walks with a strikeout. Spohr also was one of four players with a hit in the game, along with [...]

The start of the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday. Nearly 500 people participated in the 5K and one-mile walk. More participated in the youth fun runs. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Stowe, Ringleka win Yellow Jacket Challenge

Take away an occasional strong wind and the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) was perfect. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 60s, nearly 500 people participated in the annual 5K, one-mile walk and youth fun runs, which benefits Greenville Public Schools.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 17

Tri County wins two: The Vikings defeated Reed City 5-0 and 11-1 on the road Friday. Kyle Peterman faced just 22 batters in game one to earn the win. He allowed two hits with nine strikeouts. Austin Ching had two hits and three RBIs, while Mikey Johnson had two hits and an RBI…