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THE REVIEW: Passing the torch

Watching the Detroit Red Wings prepare to take the ice at the Joe Louis Arena that evening, Ray Ferraro couldn’t have hidden the smile across his face, even if he wanted to. All those trips to the ice rink with his young son Landon had suddenly come to fruition for the 18-year hockey veteran, as his son made his way onto the rink for his NHL debut in the very arena that the elder Ferraro played his final game as a professional.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 24

Greenville wins Fenton Invitational: The Yellow Jackets went undefeated to win the Fenton Invitational Saturday. Greenville opened with a 59-19 win over Hillsdale, then followed with a 48-24 win over Bay City John Glenn. The Jackets hammered Midland Dow 60-8 and Farmington High 62-18 and finished with a 47-28 win over Clinton…

Central Montcalm senior Lane Ledford goes up for a shot during a game at home against Evart this season. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

SPORTS GALORE: Ledford stays positive, Hornets stay focused

Lane Ledford made a move he has done several hundred times in his basketball career. On Friday, the Central Montcalm senior drove to the basket, along the baseline. Colliding with a Chippewa Hills defender, Ledford fell to the court with his left arm extended.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Jan 20

Greenville 54, Morley Stanwood 47: The Yellow Jackets turned a two-point deficit through three quarters into a win with a 19-11 fourth quarter Tuesday night. Ethan Morris led Greenville with 10 points and 12 rebounds…

Joe Mantiply delivers a pitch for the West Michigan Whitecaps during a game last season. - Daily News/Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: Becoming the eighth man

Baseball, as with any sport, is a game of adversity. It’s your best pitch against his best swing and try as we may, we aren’t always able to come out on top.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, Jan. 17

Greenville second at West Ottawa: The Yellow Jackets took second out of 13 teams at the Holland West Ottawa Invitational on Saturday. Greenville had 180 points, which was second to Grand Ledge and ahead of the host Panthers. Cole Antcliff was the only Jacket who won his weight class, winning the 285-pound division…

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Pistons Flight Crew to perform in Greenville

The Greenville Yellow Jackets boys and girls basketball teams played at The Palace of Auburn Hills a week ago. Now, a team from The Palace will be coming to Greenville. The Detroit Pistons Flight Crew and official mascot Hooper will be in attendance on Jan. 30 and will perform between the boys and girls varsity games against Wyoming that night.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Jan. 16

Lakeview 61, Kent City 42: The Wildcats had no problems with the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. Nate Shurlow canned 19 points, Caleb Ruvalcaba added 13 and John Zuluaga-Torres added nine points and nine rebounds…

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SPORTS GALORE: Tigers still need Scherzer

In a mere five weeks, another Major League Baseball season will begin with the reporting of pitchers and catchers to spring training facilities around Arizona and Florida. The Detroit Tigers’ battery mates report to Lakeland on Feb. 19 with their first workout a day later. Position players report on Feb. 23 with their first workout, also a day later.

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Online registration is open for Yellow Jacket Challenge

By mid-January in Michigan, spring and summer are long forgotten seasons of joy. With temperatures well below freezing, snow and ice everywhere, spring is a wish for many. After a long holiday season, meaning filling up on food and dessert, this is the time of year to get back in shape.