Sports

Greenville’s Haley Ferguson stretches but can’t reach the ball during her singles match against Kenowa Hills Thursday. - Daily News/Chip  Burch

Young Greenville tennis squad falls to Kenowa Hills

A young Greenville girls tennis team improved from their first match to their second, according to coach Cody Staup. The Yellow Jackets lost to Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 5-3, but Staup still wasn’t too unhappy.

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Area hoops teams earn BCAM Academic All-State

High school student-athletes are just that. Students and athletes. Regardless of talent on the court or the field, academics should be the first priority of any student-athlete. This winter, several area basketball teams earned Academic All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).

Central Montcalm’s Brandon Braman delivers a pitch during game two of the Hornets’ doubleheader at Greenville on Wednesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville baseball sweeps Central Montcalm

The Greenville Yellow Jackets used a couple of underclassman hurlers to keep the Central Montcalm hitters at bay. Greenville freshman Tyler Schmitt pitched four innings, while sophomore Eduardo Rivera threw the final three innings in a 3-1 second game win at home on Wednesday.

Central Montcalm’s Mallory Morgan connects with a pitch during Wednesday’s game at Greenville. -  Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Central Montcalm softball sweeps DH at Greenville

The Central Montcalm Hornets girls softball team came out swinging. The Hornets saw its first four batters reach base and scored three times in the first inning of an 8-3 win at Greenville on Wednesday.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 15

Breckenridge downs Vestaburg twice: The Wolverines were upended by future MSAC foe Breckenridge in a doubleheader Wednesday. The Huskies won game one 5-3. Mitch Sellers took the loss for Vestaburg, striking out seven in three innings…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, April 14

Central Montcalm 2-0: The Hornets defeated the Saranac Redskins twice at home on Tuesday. Game was a 16-6 mercy in five innings. Ben West earned the win, allowing seven hits, three walks, five earned runs and seven strikeouts…

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THE REVIEW: The Miguel effect

Something is going right in the city of Detroit. Detroit, you say? The city where dreams of professional athletic grandeur have gone to die a slow and painful death for so many years?

Kenowa Hills’ Frances Dodge sends a free kick toward the goal, while Greenville’s Kinsey Golden (10), Olivia Sowerby (9) and Morgan Christensen (16) stand in front to block the shot. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Strong 2nd half leads Kenowa Hills past Greenville soccer

Kylee Krogman scored her second goal of the game just three minutes into the second half. Only it wasn’t a goal, or at least a goal seen by the officials. Instead of Greenville’s soccer team leading 2-0 early in the second half against the Kenowa Hills Knights on Monday, the Yellow Jackets soccer team held just a one-goal lead at that point.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 13

Greenville splits: The Yellow Jackets lost the first game 5-1 and won the second game 3-1 at home against the Sparta Spartans on Monday. Sparta’s Carl Dietrich earned the win in game one. He worked all seven innings, allowing five hits with three strikeouts. Calvin Syrjala took the loss…

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Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place Sunday

The eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge will take place in just seven days. The Yellow Jacket Challenge consists of a 5K-run, a one-mile walk and the young Yellow Jacket fun runs. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Education Foundation of Greenville. Proceeds are used exclusively for wellness, exercise and nutrition programs throughout Greenville Public Schools.