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GRAND RAPIDS — The Constantine Junior All-Star Baseball team finished 1-2 in pool play in the Michigan State Little League Tournament over the weekend The tournament, hosted by Western Little League in Grand Rapids, began on Saturday. Constantine dropped its opening game on Saturday to District...
GRAND RAPIDS — The Constantine Junior All-Star Baseball team lost its first two games in pool play in the Michigan State Little League Tournament over the weekend. The tournament, hosted by Western Little League in Grand Rapids, began on Saturday. Constantine dropped its opening game on Saturday...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger |  Tyler Swanwick from Centreville converts a layup against Decatur during a game in the 2021-22 season at home.
EAST LANSING — Participation in Michigan High School Athletic Association-sponsored sports rebounded tremendously during the 2021-22 school year, despite a slight decline in enrollment among the MHSAA’s 750 member high schools. The onset of COVID-19 during the spring of 2020 was followed by a...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger A-  Marcellus defensive back, right, tries to knock the ball aways from a receiver from Mendon in the end zone during Thursday’s 7-on-7 passing  scrimmage at Fletcher Field.
MENDON — Signs of  Fall were prevalent around the area the past couple weeks as high school football teams continued to prepare  for the approaching 2022 season through their participation in 7-on-7 passing scrimmages. Mendon hosted two passing scrimmages this week with Marcellus, Concord and...
Photo provided by Glen Oaks Athletic Department - George Pullen, seated at the far right, signed a national letter of intent Monday with Glen Oaks Community College to play men’s golf the next two years for the Vikings. Seated  with George are his father Chuck Pullen and Lorna Pullen; standing are Niles Athletic Director Matt Brawley and Glen Oaks mens’ golf coach Ed Culp.
CENTREVILLE — Forming good friendships with a pair of current  members of  the Glen Oaks Community College helped make George Pullen’s decision to play mens’ golf for the Vikings a little easier. Pullen, a 2022 Niles High School graduate and one of the top two golfers his senior season for the...
Photo Provided - Greg Outlaw
CONSTANTINE — Greg Outlaw comes from a basketball tradition-rich background at Cassopolis and now he hopes to build that same kind of culture in Constantine. Outlaw, a 2001 graduate of Cassopolis and a University of  Michigan Alumnus, was hired to fill the position of boys’ varsity basketball...
 Photo provided - Coach Kristen Rice takes a photo with her son Kalen Rice while he holds his end of season awards.
THREE RIVERS — Mike Webster fondly remembers the excitement he felt as a kid playing little league baseball. Following a successful coaching in high school baseball, Webster, Director of baseball and softball for Next Level Performance, now spends his time helping to build the participation level...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Constantine Junior Baseball All-Stars celebrate their sectional championship Friday by sliding through the outfield grass following their 11-0 win over Parchment at West Portage Little League Complex.
GRAND RAPIDS — Pitching, defense and hitting will have to be at a high level for Constantine’s Junior Baseball All-Stars to have success in this weekend’s Michigan State Little League Tournament Bob Bienz’s Falcons bring a perfect 15-0 record into the tournament being hosted by Western Little ...
File Photo - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — In the Pine View Monday Leaders League, new Duffers.....Ooops! Let me start over. Monday Duffers League, new leaders jumped on top the second half with a two-point spread. Brett Geier/Steve Gyllstrom shot 38 and 37, amassed 25 points to lead 53-51 over John Herring/Kent Bakeman,...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Cooper McDonald (52) pitches for Constantine’s Junior Baseball All-Stars in Friday’s 11-0 win over Parchment in the sectional championship at West Portage Little League Complex.
WEST PORTAGE — The rain and thunder arrived a few minutes after completion of Friday’s sectional championship game between Constantine’s Junior Baseball All-Stars and Parchment at West Portage’s Little League Complex But Parchment’s pitching staff was already feeling thunderstruck, after suffering...

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