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THREE RIVERS — Golfers came 'bustin' out all over' at two area courses, according to Lisa at Pine View and Stephanie at Sauganash.    Let's take a look at Pine View's Duffer's League on Monday, June 7.    Tim Shug/Paul Rench lead with 104 points over Brad Cole/Scott Dolfman at 101.    St. Catherine...
FRANKENMUTH — Two area individual players wrapped up their seasons Saturday in the second round of the Division 4 state boys golf finals at The Fortress in Frankenmuth. Centreville senior Andrew Cropsey, who shot a 98 in the opening 18 holes on Friday, bettered his second-day stroke total to 97 as...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Colon catcher Josh West (7) tags a Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Central Prep baserunner out at home plate.
DECATUR — Colon baseball coach Rocky Alva had lot of praise for his  players after the Magi’s season came to an end Saturday with a 6-1 regional finals loss to No. 5-ranked Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep at Decatur in a  Super Regional.  The Magi, who finish the year 20-5,  captured its fifth...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon junior leftfielder Chloe Behrends (15) reaches out to catch a linedrive in Saturday’s regional semifinals’ loss to Kalamazoo Christian.
DECATUR — Mendon’s bats came around a bit too late to do any major damage against regional  softball semifinal foe Kalamazoo Christian Saturday. The No. 8-ranked Lady Hornets dug themselves a 5-0 hole after three innings and eventually saw their magical season end in a 8-2 loss. “I wouldn’t say...
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THREE RIVERS — As a player himself and now in his coaching career, Josh Holman has always given 110 percent to the sport. That dedication made Holman an attractive candidate to fill the vacancy for the position of Three Rivers varsity girls’ basketball coach. Holman, the head varsity girls’ coach...
Photo by Ashlee Lawson Bethany Ventrone completes a workout for an online international adaptive-athlete competition while Brock Yost, head coach at Triple River  by Ashlee Lawson Bethany Ventrone completes a workout for an online international adaptive-athlete competition while Brock Yost, head coach at Triple River CrossFit, encourages her to pick up the barbell. The 37-year-old Three Rivers resident with spina bifida works out and competes in CrossFit's adaptive division for strength and fitness.
THREE RIVERS – Bethany Ventrone rolled into the 60+ fitness class to humor her mom. The likelihood she would *CrossFit*, she thought, was pretty slender. After all, she rolled into that class in her wheelchair. What athletes can manage the high-intensity fitness modality of CrossFit from a...
DETROIT — Three Rivers High School softball standout Kali Heivilin is a finalist for the Detroit Athletic Club Foundation’s 2020-21 High School Athletic of the Year.  Heivilin is one of six male and female athlete who will be attending the Carper Banquet on Monday, June 14 where the winner of the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft pitcher Fisher Holmes (38) throws in the fourth inning against Bronson.
CENTREVILLE  — Schoolcraft’s bats remained as hot as the recent weather Wednesday as the Eagles used them to destruct Bronson 9-0 on Centreville’s diamond in a Division 3 regional semifinal. “The guys played well today on defense and we hit the ball. We’re in a groove right now. We’re thankful for...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon third baseman Kiana Gray reaches down to field a ground ball in last week’s district championship win over Colon.
DECATUR — Two area softball teams and a pair of baseball squads hope to claim regional titles and continue their respective seasons today. Two of those schools will be involved in the Division 4 regionals at Decatur. No. 8-ranked Mendon (31-4) has a colossal matchup with honorable mention...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers goalkeeper Alaina Todd leaps up and makes a save over a Hudsonville Unity-Christian foe Thursday.
GRAND RAPIDS — Eleven years ago, Three Rivers won the school’s first district girls’ soccer title and at 15-4 finished with the best record in program history after losing in the regional semifinals. This year’s Lady Cats’ squad,  guided by fourth-year head coach Travis Shubnell, created its own...

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