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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...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft players hit the blocking sled to get a few hits in at Monday’s practice.
SCHOOLCRAFT — It’s rematch time for the Schoolcraft Eagles’ football team. No. 5-ranked Schoolcraft (8-1) battles perennial state power Jackson Lumen Christi (5-4) at 11 a.m. Saturday in a Division 7 Region 4 final at Portage Central’s McCamley Field. The winner of the contest advances to the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Carson Platz (21) tackles teammate Ty Dumm during Constantine’s practice at Sweetland Stadium on Monday.
CONSTANTINE — Finishing drives and winning the turnover battle are two key components to emerging with a win over Michigan Center says Constantine head football coach Shawn Griffith. No. 8-ranked Constantine (8-1) battles unranked Michigan Center (6-1) for the Region 3 championship Saturday at Gull...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville senior strong safety Matt Lorencz runs sideline to sideline during a conditioning drill back in late December.
CENTREVILLE — Barring any more surprises or pauses, the Centreville Bulldogs will have an opportunity to step back onto the field Saturday against Sand Creek with hopes of winning and extending its historic football season. No. 2-ranked and undefeated Centreville (8-0) is scheduled to host No. 5-...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Constantine sophomore tailback Brayden Hall (4) runs for a first down in a Division 6 district semifinal playoff game against Parchment in the 2020 season.
CONSTANTINE — Sophomore Brayden Clark is the latest in a long line of talented tailbacks in Constantine’s highly successful football program. The 5-foot-8, 185-pound Clark, a two-year starter at that position, has helped Constantine to a record of 8-1 and a spot in the Division 6 regional...
CHOOLCRAFT — Before Nathan Ferency arrived in Schoolcraft as head football coach three years ago, the Eagles were predominantly a running team. Ferency immediately installed a spread attack on offense to best utilize the Eagles’ athleticism at the quarterback position and receiving corps. The new...
COLON — For the past four years, Brandon Crawford has been a big centerpiece in Colon’s football success. Crawford, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound two-way starter at running back and defensive end, has played an integral part in building the Magi into a state powerhouse in 8-man football. This past fall as...
Photo provided by Glen Oaks Athletics -  Pictured are seven of the eight 2021 Glen Oaks Community College womens’ volleyball recruits. Appering in the photo are Alyson Ferris, Paige Miller, Kristen Alvord, Ella O’Sullivan, Makayla Whitmer, Sophia Salas and Lexi Blain.
CENTREVILLE — Glen Oaks Community College womens’ volleyball coach Vince Strefling calls his 2021 recruiting class among the best he’s ever assembled. Strefling, who is currently in his fifth season as the Lady Vikings’ head coach, will  have eight incoming recruits for the 2021 season. “I’m ...
Photo provided by John Castine - Three Rivers native, local football official and assigner for football officials in southwest Michigan Todd Gooding makes a call during the 2018 Division 2 state championship game at Ford Field between Muskegon Mona Shores and Warren DeLaSalle.
PORTAGE — Three area registered game officials applauded last Friday’s announcement by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to allow the Michigan High School Athletic Association to finish the 2020 Fall Sports Season. The trio also agree that the plans and protocols laid out by the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Colon senior tailback Brandon Crawford (20) picks up a first down on this carry in a home playoff game against Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian last month.
COLON — Football players from Colon and Marcellus have been honored for stellar seasons by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association with All-State and All-Region honors in 8-man Football. In 8-Player Division 2, Colon senior standout Brandon Crawford earned first-team All-State honors...

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