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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There were a lot of unknowns when it came to Lakeview’s football team, especially with a new coach. The Wildcats finished 3-6 overall and 3-5 in the Central State Activities Association this season, which was good as far as the new coach, Guenther Mittelstaedt, was concerned.
The Greenville High School Mystery Trip Committee for the class of 2012 would like to acknowledge the following fabulous sponsors who made our football concessions and T-shirt fundraising efforts profitable.
The Grant Tigers dominated with their serve and along net in a four game regional semifinal win over the Belding Redskins. The Redskins – district champs three of the last four years – found themselves down early in each game and lost 25-19, 15-25, 13-25, 15-25 on Tuesday night at Central Montcalm.
Montabella sophomore Taylor Smith had a memorable trip to the state cross country finals in Brooklyn, Mich., on Saturday. Smith finished fifth among girls in Division 4 at Michigan International Speedway. Her time was 19:01.4.
Bailey Parmelee has been really good in cross country all season long. On Saturday, the Greenville senior finished her career with a medal. Parmelee was seventh overall in Division 1 at the state cross country finals at Michigan International Speedway, coming in with a time of 18:10.1.