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Former Michigan quarterback John Navarre speaks to the crowd during Montabella’s football banquet Sunday night.

Former Wolverine Navarre guest speaker at Montabella banquet

John Navarre was like every other Michigan alumnus and fan during 2007-2010. Navarre, the former Michigan quarterback from 2000-2003, said it was tough for him, too.

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Dream season for Mustangs’ football team, finishes 9-2

Before the season started, Montabella’s football team had only 18 players and coach David Clay was hoping injuries wouldn’t take a toll on his team. How far the Mustangs have come.

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O-K Conference votes to realign

Five times is a charm. That’s how many times it took O-K Conference principals to agree on a realignment proposal.

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WOODS AND WATERS: A banner year for deer hunting?

According to all reports, deer hunters and available deer could set some numerical records this year. Although some hunts are now actually over or ongoing, the firearms season is when we could see approximately 500,000 hunters take to the woods and fields. And that happens Nov. 15 to Nov. 30.

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Central Montcalm and Lakeview netters earn all-CSAA honors

Central Montcalm and Lakeview tied for fourth in the Central State Activities Association at 9-7 within the conference. However, the Green Hornets got one more player on the all-conference first team than the Wildcats.

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SPORTS GALORE: Say it ain’t so Joe

If only the headline meant I was referring to “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Obviously, with what has happened the past week at Penn State University, I am referring to coaching icon Joe Paterno. A story on gambling in sports right now would not be as sad and disappointing as this story is.

Greenville senior Jordan Thomas, front, signed his letter of intent to wrestle for the University of Michigan on Wednesday. With Thomas are, left to right, coach Bill Breen, his parents Rocky and Karen Thomas and coach Paul Johnson.

Thomas signs to become Wolverine

Now a Yellow Jacket, but soon to be a Wolverine. Years of hard work and dedication paid off for Greenville wrestler Jordan Thomas on Wednesday morning. Thomas, one of the best wrestlers in the nation, signed his letter of intent in front of family and mentors to wrestle for the University of Michigan. He committed to Michigan last year.

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11 Hornets, Wildcats earn CSAA honors

Central Montcalm’s football team may have missed the playoffs this season, but they made it on the all-conference teams for the Central State Activities Association. The Green Hornets combined to get nine players on the all-conference teams for 2011. They had six on the first team and four on the second team.

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New Greenville girls coach ready for hoops season

Monday was the first day high schools in Michigan could practice girls basketball. The Greenville Yellow Jackets didn’t waste any time in hitting the court. In college fashion, the Yellow Jackets held a midnight madness and began practice at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning.

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LETTER: Fighting Falcon museum thanks local scouts

The members of the Fighting Falcon Military Museum board would like to express their thanks to the boys of Cub Scout Pack 3134 and their leaders for the wonderful fall clean-up work they did at the museum on Nov. 5.