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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville quarterback Sam Todd (10) calls out the signals before taking a snap in last week’s district title upset win over top-ranked and two-time defending state champion Reading.
CENTREVILLE — Three area football teams and one local volleyball squad remain hopeful they will be able to finish the 2020 season before the end of this year. In compliance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service’s Order issued last Sunday, Nov. 15, the Michigan High School...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Middle School boys’ basketball teams were in action last week against Sturgis and Edwardsburg. Three Rivers hosted Sturgis on Wednesday, Nov. 11. In the sixth-grade contest, Three Rivers (1-0) defeated Sturgis 48-10. Brayden Carpenter led the ‘Cats with 18 points,...
Photo provided by Matt Stofer - Seven Three Rivers senior volleyball players have been named Division 2 Individual Academic All-State by the Michigan Volleyball Coaches Association. Pictured in front left to right are Ellana Haifley, Zoe Swartz and Shantel Blyly; back row, Kali Heivilin, Carli Lehman, coach Lauren Cholometes, Rylie Kelly and Brooke Mercer.
THREE RIVERS — Seven seniors from the Three Rivers varsity girls’ volleyball team have been named to the Division 2 Individual Academic All-State team by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association. Selected for the Lady Cats were seniors Shantel Blyly, Ellana Haifley, Kali Heivilin...
Photo provided - Howardsville Christian School boys soccer team won a Division 4 district title after defeating host Kalamazoo Heritage Christian in the finals. Pictured from left to right are, coach Dave Nelson, Josh Parks, Dylan Muldoon, Sam Nagle, Joey Isham, Isaac Nagle, Carter Grandlinard, Michael Cripps, Josiah Rose (holding trophy), Colin Muldoon, Kaden Sparks, Wesley Franzel, Charley Isham, John-Paul Rose, Zech Gardner, Jason Jergens and assistant coaches Daryl Franzel and David Cripps.
HOWARDSVILLE — Howardsville Christian School celebrated a successful 2020 season Nov. 12 with its annual Awards Night. The Eagles posted a final record of 12-1-2 while making another deep postseason run in the Division 4 state tournament. Howardsville didn’t suffer its first loss of the season...
Photo provided - David Swanwick
CONSTANTINE — There’s a new but familiar face taking over the reins of Constantine boys’ basketball program. David Swanwick, the Falcons’ junior varsity mentor the past two seasons, was officially hired on Nov. 9 to replace Travis Walker, who recently resigned as varsity coach and high school...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft High School senior softball standout Danielle Blyly, second from left, signed her official National Letter of Intent to play softball the next four years at Indiana Wesleyan University. Also pictured left to right are Danielle’s mother Denise Blyly, Steve Babinski, Indiana Wesleyan’s head womens’ softball coach and Brian Blyly, Daniell’s father.
SCHOOLCRAFT — Schoolcraft High School senior softball standout Danielle Blyly signed a National Letter of Intent with Indiana Wesleyan on Monday. Blyly, a three-year starter in leftfield for the Lady Eagles, plans to pursue a degree in psychology. “I loved everything about Wesleyan’s campus and...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Kali Heivilin
THREE RIVERS — Five members of the Three Rivers varsity volleyball team were recently honored for their performances in the 2020 season. Senior outside hitter Kali Heivilin was selected to the first-team All-Wolverine Conference and All-Region squad. Heivilin finished the season with 267 digs, 39...
MENDON — Anna Smith loves the television show Criminal Minds. The show revolves around a team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise as they pinpoint...
Photo provided  - Centreville cross country coach Rob Collins, pictured in the back row on far left, poses for a post-race photo with his 2009 state-qualifying Centreville girls’ cross country team following their state finals race at Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn along with former assistant coach Doug Kirby, far right in the back row.
CENTREVILLE — Rob Collins ended a 23-year run as Centreville’s cross country coach at last weekend’s Division 3 state finals at Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn. Collins, who took the reigns of Centreville’s high school boys and girls, along with the junior high program beginning in the Fall 1998...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft senior Jimmy Downs (3) returns a punt 54 yards for a score in last week’s Division 7 playoff win at home over Delton-Kellogg. Downs is a big reason for the Eagles’ drive so far through the state playoffs.
SCHOOLCRAFT — Every high school football team has at least one player who is a game changer. Schoolcraft has several of those kind of gridders, but Jimmy Downs might be the most special out of that group of Eagles. Schoolcraft’s 6-foot-0, 185-pound three-year starter at receiver and defensive back...

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