Local Sports

File photo from Zimon’ts facebook page - Dr. Charles Zimont (2014 photo) was the Falcon team physician for nearly 60 years.
CONSTANTINE — Sports fans in Constantine showed appreciation for nearly 60 years of service to the athletic program by Dr. Charles Zimont, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday with a drive-by parade, in front of Dr. Charles and Joelene Zimont's home on Water Street. Cars in the drive-by assembled at Eastside...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Jett Gott (7) from Schoolcraft intercepts a Jackson Lumen Christi pass by Teddy Ahlers intended for Griffin Dancer (10).
PORTAGE — Schoolcraft’s football team put an end to one of the state’s most impressive streaks at Portage Central’s McCamely Field on Saturday. The No. 4-ranked Eagles handed perennial state power Jackson Lumen Christi a 29-22 loss in a Division 7 regional championship contest. Schoolcraft (9-1)...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Lukas Hagenbuch (9) from Constantine sprints downfield  for a Falcons’ third-quarter touchdown against Michigan Center  Saturday at Richland –Gull Lade High School.
RICHLAND — Except for a couple penalties, Shawn Griffith, Constantine’s football coach, was pleased with the script Saturday’s Division 6, Region  3 championship game followed. Griffith’s game-plan to control the clock with his Wing-T offense took a toll on the Michigan Center as the No. 8-ranked...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The Centreville varsity football team poses for a team photo after winning the school’s first-ever regional championship following its 8-0 win Saturday over Sand Creek in Division 8.
PORTAGE — For 48 minutes Saturday, No. 2-ranked Centreville and No. 5 Sand Creek slugged it out in a defensive war on the artificial surface at Portage Central’s McCamley Field. Centreville (9-0) advances to the state semifinals against No. 4 Clarkston Everest Collegiate (10-0) at 6 p.m. Friday...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Tristan McElroy (3) from Centreville tackles Sand Creek’s Will Alexander (12) in the first half.
PORTAGE — It didn’t take long Saturday for three area football teams to shake off the rust from a 54-day pause in the season due to the coronavirus. Centreville, Constantine and Schoolcraft all won their respective regional championship games to advance to this weekend’s state semifinal round....
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Constantine senior fullback Ty Dumm (5) picks up yardage for the Falcons in a playoff game against Parchment.
RICHLAND — Constantine’s Ty Dumm and Boe Eckman and Schoolcraft’s Alex Thole and Connor Webb will all play prominent roles today for their respective football teams as both schools try to win a regional title. Dumm, Constantine’s senior fullback, and Eckman, defensive lineman, along with their...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Anna Schuppel (11) and her Schoolcraft teammate Allie Goldschmeding (8) combine on a block at the net against Saginaw Valley Lutheran in the 2019 state volleyball semifinals at Battle Creek Kellogg Arena.
KALAMAZOO — Erin Onken and her Schoolcraft girls’ volleyball team head to northern Michigan before the start of every season. “Each August we go up north on a team retreat. We bond as a group, set team goals, talk about strategy and build trust in one another,” said Onken, Schoolcraft’s ninth-year...
THREE RIVERS — The  Michigan High School Football Coaches Association recently selected their 2020 Academic All-State Football Team. Six seniors from Three Rivers were selected to receive that honor after each individual compiled a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Receiving the honor for...
THREE RIVERS — Our four local prep football prognosticators have been summoned out of winter hibernation as the high school football season resumes today after a long pause due to the pandemic. To recap the district championship round, Willie B. Wrong and Mae B. Wright both finished 4-1  followed...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Constantine fans watch the Falcons' first-round Division 6 playoff game at Sweetland Stadium against Watervliet.
EAST LANSING — Limited numbers of spectators will be allowed for the final rounds of the Michigan High School Athletic Association Football and Girls Volleyball Tournaments, per approval received today from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Football teams will receive...

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