Local Sports

CLIMAX — It seems like the Mendon volleyball team has been a permanent fixture the past several years at the state quarterfinal level. Mendon is still playing in the final week of the season for the fifth time since 2013. No. 1-ranked and defending state champion Mendon (37-9-6) faces No. 2-rated...
COLON —Robbie Hattan believes his Colon Magi are the most well-conditioned football team in the state. It would be difficult to argue with Hattan after watching No. 2-ranked Colon dismantle and dominate No. 5 and defending state champion Morrice 27-8 in Saturday’s 8-Player Division 1 semifinal at...
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball team lost a pair of games over the weekend. Sinclair Community College (4-0) handed host Glen Oaks, now 3-2, a 91-88 loss at Ken Schuler Court on Saturday. JoMel Boyd had 30 points and 10 rebounds for Glen Oaks. Caleb Redman added 22....
MENDON — The close bond he felt with the coaching staff and team on his tour of Michigan State University were enough to convince Skyler Crespo that East Lansing is the right place for him the next four years. Crespo, Mendon’s senior wrestling standout, made his collegiate choice official Tuesday...
JACKSON — The Schoolcraft football team’s plate was full on Jackson Lumen Christi’s field Friday night. Nathan Ferency’s Eagles spent most of the evening chasing Walker Plate, the Titans’ super strong senior tailback and all-state candidate, around the artificial surface. The 5--foot-9, 170-pound...
MARTIN —     Mendon’s volleyball team backed up its No. 1-ranking by sweeping No. 3-rated Battle Creek St. Philip 25-23, 25-22, 25-22 in Thursday’s Division 4 regional championship at Martin High School. Heather Bowers’ Lady Hornets now advance to Tuesday’s state quarterfinals match at Climax-...
COLON — Colon’s defense will be chasing after Morrice’s star tailback Joseph Myers a lot in Saturday’s 8-Player Division 1 semifinal game. The Orioles’ senior standout was the workhorse last week in his team’s 50-24 regional finals win at Deckerville. Myers carried the rushing load for Morrice with...
JACKSON — The last time Schoolcraft met Jackson Lumen Christi in football, the Titans handed the Eagles a season-ending 37-34 loss. That was in the 2016 Division 6 district finals at Roy Davis Field in Schoolcraft. Fast forward to 2019 and the two teams are scheduled to lock horns once again, only...
THREE RIVERS — The competition gets more difficult the further you advance in the Michigan High School Athletic Association high school football playoffs. Our local prep prognosticators are finding out how tough the going is just as well. Not one of our five panelists was perfect on their prep...
MARTIN — Anyone who knows the strong tradition of the girls volleyball programs at Mendon and Battle Creek St. Philip aren’t surprised to see these two schools facing one another for a Division 4 regional title tonight. Although this is the first meeting this season between the two perennial state...

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