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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Leah Dumm from Constantine attacks the net and tries to tip the ball over a pair of Battle Creek Harper Creek defenders.
CONSTANTINE — Several members of the Constantine varsity volleyball team were recently honored for their outstanding performances during the 2020 season. Receiving first-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference honors for the Lady Falcons were seniors Leah Dumm, Madi Tulley and Hannah Outlaw. Dumm...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The 2020 Three Rivers varsity volleyball team has been selected Team Academic All-State by the Michigan Intercollegiate Volleyball Coaches Association for the 2020 season. Seated in front is Three Rivers varsity coach Lauren Cholometes; standing are, Macy Ivins, Zoe McGlothlen, Ellana Haifley, Rylie Glass, Gabby Charvat, Kali Heivilin, Caleigh Barth, Abbie Thompson, Brooke Mercer, Lydia Jepsen, Rylie Kelly, Shantel Blyly, Carli Lehman and Zoe Swartz.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers varsity girls’ volleyball team has earned Academic Team All-State honors from the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association. Three Rivers carried a 3.8 grade-point average as a team in the 2020 season. On the court,  Three Rivers finished 13-13 as a...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - First-year Centreville varsity football coach  Jerry Schultz, right, holds up the Division 8 district championship trophy after receiving it from Centreville Athletic Director Jill Peterson after the No. 2-ranked Bulldogs defeated No. 1-rated and two-time defending state champion Reading on Friday, Nov. 13 at home.
CENTREVILLE — Jerry Schultz knew Centreville was the place he wanted to be when he accepted his first head varsity football coaching job. The Bulldogs were coming off back-to-back winning seasons and two consecutive playoff appearances under former coach Tyler Langs, now the head coach at...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon head varsity football coach Bobby Kretschman, left, and assistant coach Glen Samson survey the look over the situation on the field before calling the next play in  a 2019 regular-season Southwest 10 Conference game at home against White Pigeon.
MENDON — Mention the name Mendon in any conversation about high school sports and the Hornets’ storied tradition in football is likely to stir up a lengthy conversion. Only two schools, East Grand Rapids and Traverse City Francis, in Michigan High School football history, have achieved more wins...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Jacob Reynolds
THREE RIVERS — Six football players from Three Rivers made a big impression with Wolverine Conference coaches on the field during an abbreviated 2020 season. Three Rivers, which finished its regular season 1-5 and 1-6 overall following an opening-round loss to Hastings in the Division 4 playoffs,...
Photo provided by Matt Stofer - Three Rivers High School senior Tyler Norton signed a National Letter of Intent on Oct. 15 to run men’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track for Cleary University.
THREE RIVERS — Tyler Norton hopes to one day start his own real-estate firm. The Three Rivers High School senior plans to major in business management. “I’ve always been interested in houses, business interests and money because money is power,” Norton said. “I want to help people find their own...
Photo provided by Art Stephenson - Mendon eighth grader Presley Allen displays the medal she earned after finishing in 16th place overall out of a field of 150 runners in Sunday’s National Coaches’ Youth Meet at Bourbon County Park in Paris, KY.
PARIS, KY. —Presley Allen, an eighth grader at Mendon Middle School, has aspirations of becoming an elite runner. The talented Allen is well on her way to future stardom in the sport if her performance in Sunday’s National Coaches Youth Championship Meet in Paris, Ky. is any indication. Allen, a...
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...

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