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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Constantine’s Brody Godfrey  (3) pitches in Thursday’s 14-4 sectional win  over Parchment.
WEST PORTAGE — It took a  bit for Constantine’s Junior Baseball All-Stars to shake off the rust but the Falcons eventually rolled to a five-inning 14-4 sectional win Thursday over  Parchment at West Portage’s Little League Complex. Constantine can officially clinch a trip to next weekend’s state...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Derek Small takes a turn at cutting down the nets at Schoolcraft High School after the team’s arrival back from Michigan State University’s Breslin Center following the Eagles’ win over Menominee in the Division 3 state championship game on March 27.
SCHOOLCRAFT — Expectations will remain high as Derek Small takes the reins of the boys’ basketball program at Schoolcraft High School. Derek Small’s hiring was officially  approved on Monday by the Schoolcraft Community School’s Board of Education. He replaces his father Randy Small, who guided...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers High School Football Coach J.J. Wagner directs participants at the team’s annual Youth Camp to their next drill stations Thursday. Around 30 kids participated in this year’s camp.
THREE RIVERS — Youths were exposed to the fundamentals off offense and defense at this week’s  annual Three Rivers Wildcat Football Camp. The camp, which was held on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m., attracted around 30 kids in grades 3-6. Three Rivers varsity head football coach J.J....
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Seated signing his National Letter of Intent to play men’s golf the next two years at Glen Oaks Community College is Sturgis High School 2022 graduate Hayden Goodman. Standing are Shannon Goodman, Hayden’s mother, and Glen Oaks Community College men’s golf coach Ed Culp.
CENTREVILLE — Hayden Goodman wants to work in the medical field one day as an anesthesiologist or become a travel nurse. But in the immediate future Goodman will begin his studies at Glen Oaks Community College where he’ll also work to be a major contributor to the success of the Vikings’ mens’...
Photo provided by One and Olney Photography - Brody Godfrey from Constantine prepares to deliver a pitch to the plate.
WEST PORTAGE — Bob Bienz is hoping a two-week layoff between games doesn’t phase his Constantine Junior Baseball All-Star team any as the Falcons resume tournament play . Constantine faces the District 2 champion in a best two out of three sectional playoff beginning Thursday at the West Portage...
Fike Photo - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — How fun is the game of golf? It means different things to different people. To name a few: Companionship; nature surroundings; sunny days; sport for fun; competition; fundraisers and outings; exercise-attracts all ages;  fashionable and drinking and dining. Make your own list. I...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Alex Robare (46) joins his Three Rivers 8-9-10 Year-Old All-Star teammates on the field during pre-game introductions before Friday’s district tournament game  against Centreville at Three Rivers F.O.P. Riverfront Stadium.
THREE RIVERS — A much cooler forecast greeted fans attending Friday’s Michigan District 15 8-9-10 Year-Old All-Star baseball game battle between host Three Rivers and Centreville. On the field, however, the bats were sizzling as the two teams combined for 39 runs with the visiting Centreville...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Jaxon Peckinpaugh pitches for Three Rivers against Mattawan in Thursday’s 8-9-10 year-old Michigan District 15 game at the Three Rivers F.O.P. Riverfront Stadium.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers 8-9-10 year-old All-Star baseball team remained unbeat despite falling 16-1 in three innings to Mattawan in the opening game of the Michigan District 15 Tournament played Thursday at F.O.P Riverfront Stadium. Three Rivers faced the loser between Centreville and...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon senior shortstop Payton Griffith (4) scores a run for the Lady Hornets after Niles Brandywine’s catcher drops the ball on a play at home plate in the Mendon Tournament during the 2022 season.
GRAND RAPIDS — Mendon’s softball team compiled some pretty impressive numbers during the 2022 season. Those statistics didn’t go unnoticed by coaches around the state. Mendon seniors Payton Griffith, Izzy Smith and Kara Swan were recently selected to participate in the Michigan High School...
File Photo - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — Do you know what a Duffer is? Definitions, according to several resources, including more than one dictionary, is not very kind to that moniker. Consider these:  As a noun: 'an incompetent or stupid person, especially an elderly one; a peddler especially of cheap, flashy articles;...

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