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Commercial-News| Scott Hassinger - White Pigeon senior Maddie Krull (3) from White Pigeon puts a kill past Centreville blockers Hailey Miller (5) and Faith Edwards (8) in Tuesday’s match.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers  varsity volleyball team won Monday’s home quad. Lauren Cholometes’ Lady Cats defeated Colon 25-12, 25-11; Kalamazoo Central 25-12, 25-20 and Berrien Springs 25-12, 25-12. Abbie Thompson had 17 kills, two blocks and three aces. Allie McGlothlen added 14 kills, two...
OTSEGO — Drew McClain rushed for 283 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns for Three  Rivers in a 30-6 win at Otsego Thursday in Wolverine Conference JV football action. “We had  a great job by our offensive line and defense in this game,” said Three Rivers JV coach Jeff Awe. McClain...
Photo provided  - Mendon senior quarterback Chris Dupree outruns a Fennville defender for a touchdown run in Friday night’s home game.
MENDON — Fennville became the latest team to find out the level of destruction that Mendon’s football team is capable of inflicting its opponent. The Hornets’ physicality and size up front was overwhelming in a decisive 64-20 Southwestern Michigan 8-Man Footbal League Tier 1 win at home over the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - R’Von Williamson (35) from Three Rivers carries the football against Otsego Friday while getting protection from teammate Andrew Brown (19).
THREE RIVERS — For a while it appeared the team to have the ball last would win Friday’s Wolverine Conference football battle at  Armstrong Field between host Three Rivers and Otsego. After a wild first half that saw the two teams combine for 54 points and head to the locker room tied at 27-27,...
SAUGATUCK — The Constantine boys’ soccer team dropped a 4-2 decision Wednesday at Saugatuck. Scoring the Falcons’ goals were Jack Larink and AJ Ortiz-Soto. Junior goal keeper James Hendrix had three first-half saves and Austin Forrester added four in the second half. Constantine trailed...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Sophomore defenseman Lucas Salinas (26) from Three Rivers battles a Plainwelldefender for the ball.
THREE RIVERS — A late come back in the second half fell short for the Three Rivers boys’ soccer team in a 3-2 Wolverine Conference loss at home  Wednesday to Plainwell. Three Rivers trailed Plainwell 2-0 with just over 10 minutes left in the second half. Ryan Lubienecki scored the first goal for...
THREE RIVERS — Our local prep football prognosticators are feeling  a bit better about their skills after seeing improvement during Week 2. Ollie The Optimist finished a perfect 11-0 followed by Slim Pickens and Willie B. Wrong who both ended the  week 10-1. In the overall standings, Ollie is...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Addison Abnet (17) from Three Rivers moves in to tackle  Connor Ostrander from Edwardsburg Friday. s
THREE RIVERS — The mentality among the  Three Rivers Wildcats’ football team is to shrug off last week’s loss at Edwardsburg and concentrate on each of the remaining seven games one at a time. Three Rivers, now 1-1, meets Otsego (0-2) on the home turf at Armstrong Field on Friday at 7 p.m. Three...
File Photo - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — Ginger Crespo has given us a great lead-in to my column, this week. On September 4, she wrote:    Sauganash Ladies had a tight race going into playoff night, with only one point between first and a two-way tie for second. When the dust settled, the team of Ginger and Celeste Crespo...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger The 2021 Three Rivers varsity. Pictured in the front row left to right are, Zane Major; Christian Selent, Omar Ortiz, Clinton Kaiser, Zachary Wendzel, Lucan Hoercher; middle row, Keegan Shingledecker, Derek Roggelien, Blake VandenBrink. Kayden Salinas, Caden Alexander, Alex Lubieniecki; back row, head coach Travis Shubnell, Martin Cabrera, Elliot Weed, Ryan Lubieniecki, Lucas Salinas, Thomas Ross, Brody Fletcher and assistant coach Ritchie. Not pictured, Jaciel Castro and R
THREE RIVERS — After a  strong run that ended with a loss in the Division 3 district championship, the Three Rivers boys’ soccer team is ready for more  success in 2021. Travis Shubnell begins his fourth season as  head coach after a 6-8-1 finish. Although the Wildcats lose a few good players...

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