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Greenville senior Eric Plate carries the ball against the Belding Redskins in the season opening game on Aug. 28. Plate rushed for a school single-game record 265 yards in the win.

Plate having sensational season for Greenville

Football is in the blood of Greenville’s Eric Plate. After all, four members of his family have played Division I football. His father Rick played for Central Michigan University, uncle Scott for the University of Iowa and Todd for the University of Michigan. A cousin of the three, Troy, also played for Michigan.

Greenville’s Alec Grice gets tangled with Cedar Springs’ Santiago Quiroga and falls to the turf, while Gabe Zwinger comes away with the ball for the Red Hawks during Tuesday’s Division 2 district opening game. - Bruce Bentley

Greenville advances in soccer tourney

The Greenville Yellow Jackets didn’t play its best game of the year, but it was enough to advance in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 2 district soccer tournament. After a slow start, the Yellow Jackets adjusted to the synthetic surface at Cedar Springs and was able to score once in each half of a 2-0 victory over the host Red Hawks.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Oct. 14

Volleyball Greenville 3, Cedar Springs 0: The Yellow Jackets continued their dominance over the Red Hawks with a straight-game win 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 Tuesday night in Cedar Springs. Paige Hallock had 10 kills and four blocks for Greenville, Katherine Stidham had 10 digs, Kaylee Wilcox dished out 13 assists and Riley Jenks made six kills. [...]

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THE REVIEW: A new generation of Griffins

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Brennan Evans pictures have captured some of the greatest moments throughout the journey of the veteran’s career, including a moment shared between he and his greatest inspiration, his father.

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Greenville stunned by FH Eastern 45-16

The Greenville Yellow Jackets path to the postseason just increased in difficulty. The Yellow Jackets began Friday night needing two wins in three games to guarantee their first playoff berth since 2010. After a stunning 45-16 loss to Forest Hills Eastern (FHE), the Yellow Jackets will need to win their final two games to reach the playoffs.

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THE REVIEW: A lot of us have been there

We hold our position as the center of our parents’ universe until that fateful day when mom and dad walk through the door from the hospital with our newest brother or sister and instantly the mentality engrained from birth makes its way into existence. Sibling rivalry, specifically between brothers produces a level of competitive drive and the urgency to stay a step ahead with every accomplishment.

Greenville’s Eric Plate reaches for an extra yard during Friday’s homecoming game at Legacy Field against Forest Hills Northern. Plate rushed for 234 yards in the loss. - Courtesy photos/Jamie McNinch

Greenville loses to FHN in homecoming heartbreaker

The Greenville Yellow Jackets needed to play the perfect game. On Friday, the Forest Hills Northern Huskies, ranked No. 7 in Division 3 and defending O-K Bronze champions, visited Legacy Field in what many thought would be a convincing victory over the Yellow Jackets.

Greenville coach Dave Moore practices as Forest Hills Northern scout team quarterback at practice on Thursday. The two teams will meet Friday at Legacy Field. Greenville is 4-1 overall. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville faces tough league challenge vs. FHN

The Greenville Yellow Jackets will have its toughest challenge of the season on Friday when the Forest Hills Northern Huskies visit Legacy Field. The Huskies are defending O-K Bronze champions, a perfect 5-0 this season and ranked No. 6 in Division 3 in the latest Associated Press prep football poll. Greenville, on the other hand, enters the game 4-1 overall. Both teams are 1-0 in the league.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 1

Lakeview 8, Kent City 0: The Wildcats mercied the Eagles in just 51 minutes in Wednesday’s CSAA contest. Jonathan Hansen had five goals, Nate Davis had a goal and an assist, Mark Leach and Dan Steele had goals and Jacob Tannis had two assists to Spencer Kamp’s one…

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THE REVIEW: Detroit Tigers fans are a rare breed

When the anticipated emotions during regular season play involve hyperventilating, fits of rage, sudden bursts of sobbing like an infant and routine checking of one’s blood pressure, you’re guaranteed to hear an opinion or two on the direction of the franchise. Let’s be honest. What feeds the soul of a frustrated baseball fan more than a good round of heckling?