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Greenville’s Hallock verbally commits to GVSU

GREENVILLE — Heavily-recruited Greenville junior girls basketball player Paige Hallock has had to make a decision as to where she wanted to play in college. She had been receiving offers for multiple schools. But on Tuesday, she posted on Twitter she verbally committed to play for Grand Valley State University. “I had known for about [...]

Greenville’s Emily Schepp (2) goes for a kill against Forest Hills Central in a Class A district loss at home on Tuesday. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s season ends with district loss to FH Central

The energy was there, the effort was there, but there wasn’t enough points to go round between the two teams. The Greenville Yellow Jackets played tough, competitive volleyball against a very good Forest Hills Central Rangers team, but still fell in three close games in the first round of a Class A district opening game at home on Tuesday. FH Central — an honorable mention in the latest Class A poll by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association — won 25-22, 25-23, 25-18 to advance in the district tournament.

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Montabella girls, 5 others qualify for XC state finals at MIS

On Saturday across the state, 11 area cross country runners qualified for the state finals, which will take place at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) this coming Saturday. Included in the 11 runners are six from the Montabella girls team, which qualified with a third place finish at regional. In addition to the top three teams in each regional, the top 15 individual runners in each regional qualify for the state finals.

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Greenville falls in season finale to Wyoming

The final football game of the season is always an emotional one, win or lose. That’s especially true when the season hasn’t met expectations. On Friday, the final game of the 2015 season, a comeback attempt by Greenville fell short as the Wyoming Wolves used a game controlling ground attack to defeat the Yellow Jackets 44-34 at Legacy Field. Greenville started the season with a win at Belding, but lost seven of its final eight games to finish 2-7 overall. The loss to the Wolves left them 0-5 in the O-K Bronze.

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SPORTS GALORE: Lovable Losers add a year to misery

It’s now been 107 years since the Chicago Cubs, aka the Lovable Losers, have won a World Series championship. In 1908, the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers in five games to win their second World Series championship. No one then would’ve dreamed their beloved Cubbies would suffer such a drought since then.

Greenville junior linebacker Evan Plate (6) eyes a Belding offensive player during a season-opening win at Rudness Field in August. Plate committed to play football at Central Michigan University on Monday. - Courtesy photo/Jamie McNinch

Greenville’s Evan Plate commits to Central Michigan for football

Evan Plate will continue the family tradition of playing football in college. The Greenville Yellow Jackets junior committed to playing football for Central Michigan University (CMU) Tuesday as a member of the Class of 2017. First offered a scholarship in June after a attending a CMU camp, Plate visited the campus during Saturday’s home game against Buffalo. He committed on Monday.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Wednesday, Oct. 21

Central Montcalm 3, Big Rapids 0: The Green Hornets finished second in the CSAA-Gold after beating the Cardinals 25-19, 25-22, 25-21 Tuesday night. Kenzie Rutz led in kills with nine, Sam Nichols had two blocks, Paiton Bartz had five aces and nine digs and Jenna Switzer added 20 assists…

Greenville’s Kyle Farmer stops on a dime to get by a Cedar Springs’ defender during Monday’s Division 2 district soccer opening at Cedar Springs. Farmer scored a goal in the second half. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville advances in district soccer with 3-0 victory

Nature can be quite the equalizer when it comes to soccer. A windy day can make a simple soccer pass along the turf roll for days, a 40-yard kick go only 20 yards into the wind. Both the Greenville Yellow Jackets and host Cedar Springs Red Hawks experienced high winds that made for an interesting first round game of the Division 2 district soccer tournament on Monday, one that saw the Yellow Jackets advance. A quick goal in the first half and quick back-to-back goals in the second half propelled the Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 victory.

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EMILY WALDON: A season of unfortunate events

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky would like to forget 2008 as much as anyone. Orlovsky was at the helm for the Detroit Lions as they fell 31-21 to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field that year. While any loss has the ability to leave a sting, this particular defeat marked a milestone that anyone would love to go without. A 10-point difference was all it took for the Lions to earn the title of becoming the first team to go winless throughout an entire 16-game season, since the 1976 expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which finished their year at 0-14.

Greenville football players were surprised with new jerseys prior to Friday’s game at home against Cedar Springs. The new gold jerseys replace black jerseys. - Courtesy photos/Jamie McNinch

Cedar Springs spoils homecoming for Greenville

When you play the Cedar Springs Red Hawks, capitalizing on scoring opportunities is a must. Cedar Springs is efficient, to say the least, on the offensive side of the ball. The Red Hawks scored on six of seven possessions — the last ending with the completion of the game — in a 51-22 win at Greenville on Friday night.