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Cory Smith

CORY SMITH: How Black Field ‘revived’ football in Greenville

Black Field has been home to football in Greenville for as long as anyone can remember. Countless games have been played on its surface in nearly all kinds of whether conditions. Yet it has stood an incredible test of time, offering a field on which to play the game of football since the first quarter of the 20th century.

Sports Galore | Bruce Bentley

BRUCE BENTLEY: 9 years of memories

For those of you that don’t know I began my area sports career at the current WGLM Radio — formerly Stafford Media Solutions WSCG — as sports director and, later, operations manager. Beginning in January 2001, I have handled radio play-by-play for Greenville football and basketball.

David Moore

DAVID MOORE: If you take time to listen, Black Field tells a story

Nine years ago I arrived in Greenville for my interview at the Administration Building for the head football coaching job. I arrived early to scout out the town, school facilities and football field. I looked at Yellow Jacket Stadium but only later did I discover that football wasn’t played there. The games were played at Black Field.

Belding’s Zack Johnston goes for a pin at 189 pounds on Wednesday during a match against Carson City-Crystal. Johnston earned the pin in 2:43 and the Redskins won 40-36.

Redskins defeat Eagles to open wrestling season

The Belding Redskins used a full lineup to open the season with a pair of wins against Ionia and Carson City-Crystal. The Redskins — who in the past gave up points with voids — had all 12 spots filled in a 54-24 win over Ionia and a close 40-36 win over the Eagles.

Jim Stockton

JIM STOCKTON: Happy birthday to a war

World War II turned 70 this week, at least our direct involvement did. That’s a lot of Doggie Redbones, 7 or 8, assuming that each lived a full life. Cal Thomas commented, too, but my essay is not based on his. As we once sang in church, “I was here when it happened and I ought to know.” I don’t have to read revisionary history and play “coulda shoulda.” I was there to experience and absorb the mystery, foreboding and anxiety of the day.


Greenville wrestlers drop first two meets of season

Greenville’s wrestling team started the season with two quality teams Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets went to Brighton for a quadrangular meet with the host Bulldogs. They lost both of their matchups, losing to Hartland 37-25 and Brighton 49-18.


OUR VIEW: The post office in transition

The United States Postal Service is requesting Congressional approval of some substantial changes to postal delivery in the United States. Life in these United States keeps changing. With so many of the institutions that we need and enjoy, emerging logistics have changed the rules of the game. The people, the buildings and the challenge involved not surprisingly costs money that the current system can no longer afford.

Joseph (Ed Koutz) and Mary (Audra Tyler) take the baby Jesus to the temple, where they meet Simeon (Jim Wilcox) during the Sheridan Assembly of God Church’s drama. — Daily News/Lori Hansen

Music takes the lead in Sheridan church’s first Christmas cantata

Sheridan Assembly of God Church is adding a Christmas cantata this year to its long-standing tradition of presenting an Easter drama. “Changed by a Baby Boy” is a two-hour presentation of music and drama telling the story of Christ’s birth and the meaning of his presence.


Vukin named Montcalm County’s new treasurer

Montcalm County Chief Deputy Treasurer JoAnne Vukin will be the new county treasurer next year. Vukin, of Pierson Township, will fill the remainder of current Treasurer Marcia Sawdy’s term until Dec. 31, 2012, and has the option of running for a new four-year term in the November 2012 election.

spt 1207 Chris Mickey

Yellow Jackets hold off Red Hawks 62-55

Twice the Greenville Yellow Jackets held double digit leads and twice the Cedar Springs Red Hawks fought back. In the end, the Yellow Jackets battled and held on for a 62-55 boys basketball season opening win on the road.