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PORTAGE — Schoolcraft girls’ basketball coach Doug Flynn sees many similarities between his own team and its opponent in Tuesday’s Class C state quarterfinals. Schoolcraft (20-5) takes on Pewamo-Westphalia (22-2) at Portage Northern at 6:30 p.m. The winner advances to the state semifinals on...
MENDON — The Mendon varsity boys’ basketball team fell in the Class D district championship game Friday on its home floor to Marcellus 48-38. “I thought my guys battled hard for 32 minutes. We just came up short in the fourth quarter. I am really proud of the progress our team made all season...
VICKSBURG — Three Rivers’ boys’ basketball team dispelled the notion it’s difficult to beat a team three times in the same season. For three quarters Friday it appeared Edwardsburg would prove that statement to have credence. Edwardsburg (7-14) gave Three Rivers (14-7) all it could handle before...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers High School senior outfielder Zack Ludwig has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. Ludwig will attend the four-year Division III school where he also plans to major in pre-med. “Calvin’s head coach came and watched me...
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Allegheny Health Network’s Director of Sports Performance, Frank Velasquez Jr., ATC, CSCS, has been selected the strength and conditioning coach for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Velasquez, a 1989 Three Rivers High School graduate, will oversee the strength training,...
HOMER — Schoolcraft’s girls’ basketball team was far from perfect Thursday. But Doug Flynn’s Lady Eagles were sharp enough when it counted. Schoolcraft overcame a 10-point deficit after three quarters and stormed back to hand Bronson a 39-32 loss in the Class C regional championship at Homer....
MENDON — Mendon’s boys’ basketball team earned a spot in the Class D district championship on its home floor with an impressive 63-49 semifinal win Wednesday over Colon. “It was a super win tonight. We hit some big shots when we needed to keep separation. Lukas (Crotser) was a monster for us....
VICKSBURG — A power outage in Vicksburg forced Wednesday’s Class B boys’ basketball tournament semifinal games to be postponed until Friday. Three Rivers faces Edwardsburg at 6 p.m. followed by Paw Paw against Vicksburg at 8 p.m. The championship game will be played at 5 p.m. Saturday.Scott...
WHITE PIGEON — A pair of boys’ basketball teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference Valley Division will battle it out for a Class C district championship Friday at White Pigeon. Schoolcraft (21-1) meets Lawton (6-16) in the championship at 7 p.m. In Wednesday’s semifinal games, Schoolcraft...
VICKSBURG — The postseason came to an end for Mendon’s girls’ basketball team with a heartbreaking 42-39 Class B regional semifinals loss to Battle Creek St. Philip Tuesday at Vicksburg. Mendon, which finishes the season at 10-12, had its chances to beat St. Philip, which moves on to face St....

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