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Growing the game

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Justin Zimmer returns to Greenville for 2nd annual football camp

Justin Zimmer breaks the huddle of around 80 elementary school students and sends them on their way. 

Groups of kids, ranging from a 10 to 12 per group, sprint off to one of six stations at Legacy Field, where their varsity Yellow Jacket heroes play on Friday nights in the fall. 

4-H Livestock Auction raises $400,000+

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The Montcalm County Fair Livestock Auction started out on a somber note Thursday, with the crowd honoring a former 4-H’er.

Brian Plank died at the age of 50 last November due to a farm accident in Ferris Township.

Winning the shootout

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Jen Kupcho wins Meijer LPGA Classic in memorable Sunday playoff

Jen Kupcho had already turned to the rules official to go to the next hole; the third playoff hole.

She heard the gasp from the massive Sunday crowd around the 18th green at Blythefield Country Club.

Woman of the Year

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DN publisher wins Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s West Michigan fundraising challenge

Julie Stafford’s family has been profoundly impacted by blood cancers. Her dad passed after a battle with multiple myeloma and her nephew and brother are both leukemia survivors.

That history was front and center for Stafford when she was asked to be one of 11 candidates in the 2022 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s West Michigan Man & Woman of the Year fundraising challenge — even though she waffled because she had a lot on her plate.

Oh, so close!

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Belding senior Mason Anderson finishes third, two shots back in swan song state finals

Standing on the third fairway at The Fortress Golf Course, Belding senior Mason Anderson was pondering his next shot.

Playing his final hole of the Division 3 state golf finals, Anderson knew he needed to make a birdie to tie for the lead and have a chance at a playoff. The fate of the championship hung in the balance.

Giving it a Tri

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Tri Greenville sees 271 participants in 2022

The weather was ideal for a great race during the Tri Greenville Triathlon and Duathlon on June 4.

The day’s temperatures hovering around 70 degrees eliminated a large possibility of overheating for participants of the ninth annual Tri Greenville at Baldwin Lake. For an intense morning of swimming, biking and running, the athletes were very much in favor of the weather.

The Class of 2022: Carson City-Crystal High School

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The Class of 2022: Carson City-Crystal High School

The Class of 2022: Vestaburg High School

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The Class of 2022: Vestaburg High School

Runner-up madness

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Three athletes, CC-C boys all take runner-up at Division 4 state track finals

Second-place finishes were the theme of the day for local athletes at Saturday’s Division 4 state track finals.

Some were pleasant surprises while others fell short of state championship expectations. One of the pleasant surprises of the day came early in the morning field events with Carson City-Crystal junior Aubrey Hessbrook placing second in the long jump.

Black Knights, Bulldogs finish season at D2 state track finals

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Wildcats, Green Hornets complete season at D3 finals

Josiah Magley channeled his idol in the 3,200-meter run at Saturday’s Division 2 state track finals at Forest Hills Eastern.

The Ionia senior was working in the middle of the pack, he wasn’t thrilled with the way the race was playing out in terms of pacing. He wanted to get it moving.


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