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Greenville’s Stephen Hilliker checks the clock while going for a pin during the regional semifinal match against Muskegon Reeths-Puffer at Coopersville High School on Wednesday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville falls short in regional semifinal to Reeths-Puffer

The goal for the Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team is to reach the team state finals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. Unfortunately, for the second consecutive season, the Yellow Jackets season ended at regionals.
On Wednesday night, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (28-4) came on strong late and defeated the Yellow Jackets 39-33 in a Division 2 regional semifinal at Coopersville High School.

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Individual wrestlers advance to regional tournament

The Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling tournament started with districts around the state on Saturday. In all, 36 wrestlers from seven area schools advanced through districts to the regional tournament.

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SPORTS GALORE: Jackie Robinson West learns life lesson

The Jackie Robinson West (JRW) Little League Baseball team from Chicago this week became just the third team in Little League Baseball World Series history to have wins and/or a championship vacated for rule violations. JRW was last summer’s sports sensation after winning the United States championship to reach the Little League World Series.

Greenville’s Landon Kemp drives to the basket past Northview’s Sarah VanHoute during Friday’s game at home. Kemp scored 17 points in the loss. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Northview’s defense stifles Yellow Jackets

GREENVILLE — A first half offensive struggle left the Greenville Yellow Jackets with too big a deficit to come back from. Greenville scored just four first half points and trailed by 16 at halftime. A spirited second half comeback effort fell short in a 39-32 home loss to the Northview Wildcats in O-K Bronze play. The [...]

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 13

Lakeview 60, Morley Stanwood 51: The Wildcats remained undefeated in the CSAA-Silver after knocking off the Mohawks Friday night. Caleb Ruvalcaba led Lakeview with 33 points, 25 of which came in the first half…

The Greenville Yellow Jackets pose for a team photo after winning its 10th consecutive district title at home on Thursday. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Greenville wrestlers top Sparta, Cedar Springs to win title

The Sparta Spartans were supposed to be the threat to dethrone the Greenville Yellow Jackets. Instead, the Cedar Springs Red Hawks nearly snapped Greenville’s district domination.

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ROUNDUP: Prep basketball scores from Tuesday, Feb. 10

Hastings 50, Greenville 46: The Yellow Jackets lost to the Saxons Tuesday night. Troy Bedenbaugh had 13 points and Mitch Niewoonder added 10 for Greenville…

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THE REVIEW: Guido Knudson ready for Lakeland

When you hear the words, “Pour then, winter, with your damp; storm and freeze outside. Drive your light flakes around in front of my closed windows,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Believe it or not, the writer wasn’t channeling a typical Michigan winter day.

Greenville celebrates after Kyle O’Connor, right, makes a game winning free throw in overtime to beat Forest Hills Northern 52-51 at home on Friday night. - Daily News/Jamie McNinch

O’Connor’s free throw leads Greenville to OT victory

Greenville senior Kyle O’Connor needed to make just one of three free throws Friday night. Fouled shooting a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime, O’Connor stepped to the free throw line with the clock at zero and knocked down his first attempt to give the Yellow Jackets a 52-51 win over Forest Hills Northern in O-K Bronze play.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Feb. 6

Greenville 56, Forest Hills Northern 48: The Yellow Jackets got all but seven of their points from three players in beating the Huskies in an O-K Bronze Conference game Friday night. Peyton Mount led with 18, Landon Kemp had 17 and Paige Hallock had 14 for Greenville…