To say the Greenville Yellow Jackets softball were young and inexperienced would not be an exaggeration. Fielding no seniors and just a handful of juniors the Yellow Jackets faced a rebuilding season in 2012. In the end, they finished the season 12-23, but a group of hardworking girls has given coach Tom Hallock a lot optimism for the future.
Lakeview’s soccer team ended up with a 9-7-3 record this season, but there were extenuating circumstances to that. The former district champions were battling the injury bug all season, which made coach Chris Smith have to shuffle players in and out of the lineup.
Baseball isn’t even Brooken Hansen’s favorite sport. But he is good at the game. On Sunday, Hansen became a sectional All-Around Champion for the 2012 Aquifina Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) competition.
Jeff Wierzbicki doesn’t know much about Belding High School basketball. But he will learn quickly. Wierzbicki was hired as Belding’s varsity head basketball coach on Thursday, and he introduced himself to his players and the media Monday.
To the class of 2012, this is your mission should you choose to accept it: Today more than 20 percent of Americans live in poverty. More than 1 billion people around the world live on less than $1 a day. Today, 22,000 children will die from completely preventable causes, dying quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world.
It was a windy and sometimes wet occasion at the 40th annual Frontier Days in Carson City this past weekend, but that didn’t stop people from attending and enjoying the local festival, all the way up until a fabulous fireworks show Saturday night. For 5-year-old Corin Medler of Fenwick, the evening fireworks were the moment she had been waiting for.
On Saturday, 23 alumni of Greenville’s class of 1962 took a tour of the current Greenville High School. In September 1959, voters passed a third millage, paving the way for a new Greenville High School. It was more than half a century ago that 145 seniors entered this building on Hillcrest for the first time in September 1961, according to Ann Arbor resident and 1962 graduate Susan Christensen.
The Fairplain Township Board adjusted its budget to make room for lawn care services and computer software. During Monday night’s regular scheduled meeting, the Fairplain Township Board took $15,000 from the roads budget and divided it into three other budgets.
It began in August with the last first day of school. And then there was the last homecoming dance, the last football game, the last Lights Out. It is senior year, the last year of a 13-year adventure. The last half of the school year began, and they finally had a snow day, and about that same time the seniors became more aware of the days they had left in high school, thinking ahead to that last day of school.
Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Tuesday, June 5, 2012