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Greenville's Sydney Zayler putts during the Division 2 state finals at Grand Valley Statge Univeristy's The Meadows Golf Course Sept. 28.

Greenville, Lakeview girls golfers named academic all-state

Yet another honor has come to the girls golf teams of Greenville and Lakeview. The Yellow Jackets and Wildcats were named academic all-state by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association last week. During the past seven years, Lakeview has produced five academic all-state teams, noted coach Brian Corwin. “Both of our golf programs at Lakeview [...]

Greenville’s Elijah TerHaar, front, tries to escape the grasp of Coopersville’s Rylie Maysie during their 215-pound match at Wednesday’s Central Montcalm Invitational. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Jackets take 3rd, Hornets 7th at Central Montcalm Invitational

Central Montcalm’s wrestling team finally has its first two wins of the season. The Green Hornets beat Newaygo twice at Central Montcalm’s Bruce Train Wrestling Tournament Wednesday night, with the second win coming in the match to determine who would take seventh place.

Sophomore Adele Kemp is in her second year as starting point guard for the Greenville Yellow Jackets girls basketball team. (Daily News | Ryan Schlehuber)

Greenville’s sophomore point guard Adele Kemp displays high level of determination

Every day, for at least an hour, Adele Kemp will put in her earbuds, listen to music and just dribble a basketball. It is a small example of the dedication the 15-year-old Greenville sophomore puts toward her favorite sport.

Greenville’s Calvin Syrjala, bottom right, signs his letter of intent to play for Grand Rapids Community College while looking on are his mother Carrie, bottom left, father Derek, top left, and Greenville baseball coach Corey Kohler, top right. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Greenville’s Syrjala signs to play baseball for Grand Rapids Community College

Calvin Syrjala was getting looked at by a couple of Division 1 college baseball teams. Instead, Syrjala decided community college is the way to go, signing a letter of intent last week to play for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).

Greenville senior forward Mallory Hinken (20) takes a shot over Morley Stanwood freshman forward Bre Berry during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Greenville. The Yellow Jackets won 71-52, with Hinken scoring 10 points and grabbing four rebounds. (Sports Pro Images | Jamie McNinch)

Defensive play earns Greenville its third win of the season against Morley Stanwood

If there is one thing Adele Kemp learned from Greenville’s 71-52 win over Morley Stanwood Tuesday, it is forgetting about a bad game. Last Friday, in a win against rival Belding, the Greenville girls basketball team dominated the Redskins, however, Kemp didn’t have her usual stellar performance. On Tuesday, however, the sophomore point guard was back on track, scoring 25 points, grabbing eight rebounds and collecting four assists.

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Daily News fall sports Spark Plug Players of the Year

Recognizing our local “spark plug” players from our fall sports season.

Greenville’s Gavin Cossou (32) blocks the shot of Belding’s Josh VanDyke (10) during Friday night’s game. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Greenville boys use runs to beat Belding, 51-44

Three times during the boys basketball game between Greenville and Belding Friday night the Yellow Jackets started out on big runs. Those runs led to a 51-44 win by Greenville over the Redskins in the teams’ annual rivalry game.

A scramble for the ball involves, from left, Belding’s Avery German, Greenville’s Landon Kemp, Belding’s Alyssa German and Greenville’s Mallory Hinken during Friday night’s game. (Daily News | Chip Burch)

Greenville girls basketball overcome early deficit, beat Belding 61-37

For a moment, Greenville’s girls basketball team experienced a bit of deja vu. The Yellow Jackets, coming off a loss to Central Montcalm Tuesday, fell behind against their archrival Belding early Friday. However, defense took care of that.

Taking over for longtime Greenville football coach Dave Moore, Eddie Ostipow helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a 5-4 regular season record and a spot in the MHSAA playoffs, something Greenville hadn’t done since 2010. (File photo)

ALL-AREA COACH OF THE YEAR: Eddie Ostipow, Greenville

It didn’t take long for Eddie Ostipow to make an impact on Greenville’s football team.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp (13) looks to pass while guarded by Cedar Springs’ Aailyah Sargent (33) during the teams’ game Jan. 15.

Greenville girls hoopsters get ready for the coming season

GREENVILLE — Practice for high school girls basketball teams began two weeks ago, with Greenville joining teams around the state in getting ready for the 2016- 2017 season. The Yellow Jackets are coming off last season’s O- K Bronze Conference title and an appearance in the Class A regional semifinals. But there is no O-K [...]