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Photos provided - Three softball players from Three Rivers earned All-Wolverine Conference honors. Pictured from left to right are Ava Forman, first team All-Conference; Lanie Glass, second team All-Conference; and Allie McGlothlen, honorable mention All-Conference.
THREE RIVERS — The goal for the Three Rivers varsity softball team during the 2022 season can be summed up in one word. Compete. That’s exactly what Kendra Kutz’s Lady Cats did this season with a young squad. Three Rivers finished its season 16-22-2 but the future looks very bright with the Lady...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon senior shortstop Payton Griffith turns to make a throw to first base from her shortstop position in the 2022 season.
MENDON — Mendon’s softball team chalked up 58 victories over the last two seasons and won two consecutive district championships. Senior shortstop Payton Griffith, along with junior pitcher Lauren Schabes, senior second baseman Izzy Smith and senior catcher Kara Swan compiled some huge numbers on...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville senior right tackle Tanner Jepsen (70) watches as a teammate gains yardage for the Bulldogs against Decatur during the 2021 season.
BIG RAPIDS — Centreville’s Tanner Jepsen has one high school football game remaining before embarking on his collegiate career at Michigan Technological University. Jepsen, the Bulldogs standout offensive lineman, will test his skills for the West team against the East in the annual Michigan High...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Shawn Griffith
CONSTANTINE — Shawn Griffith never gave individual accolades a single thought when he began his coaching career back in the late 1980s. Even now the former assistant coach at Mendon and Hillsdale and the last 30 years at Constantine, Griffith says his selection as a 2022 Michigan High School...
File Photo - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — What are the odds of an amateur golfer getting a hole-in-one? According to my resources, each golf course reports between 10-15 aces per year. Mathematically, that figures out to be a hole-in-one once every 3,500 rounds of golf. Other calculations say only 1-2% of golfers score an...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The 2022 Three Rivers varsity girls soccer team, along with six players, including Rylie Glass, Abigail Griffioen, Herrta Mononen, Greta Mueller, Jordan Roberts, and Charlotte Werner were awarded Division 3 Academic  All-State honors by the Michigan High School Golf Coaches Association.
THREE RIVERS — Two varsity girls’ teams from Three Rivers recently earned Academic Team All-State honors along with seven individuals on those those same teams who received the same honor. In varsity girls’ soccer, Three Rivers’ 2022 team earned Academic Team All-State honors, along with six...
FRANKENMUTH — Schoolcraft’s boys’ golf team finished in 16th place in Division 3 at the Michigan High School Athletic Association state finals held Friday and Saturday at The Fortress in Frankenmuth. The Eagles shot a score of 373 in Friday’s opening 18-hole round  followed by a a 365 on Saturday...
File Photo - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — The big membership bash at Sauganash Country Club is fast approaching. The festivities will include food and beverages as members will gather at ‘The Rock’ behind the 18th Green. There will be lots of activities, surprises, drawings, fun and remembrances, as well as showing thanks...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Drew McClain
THREE RIVERS — Two Three Rivers varsity baseball players were recently recognized by the Wolverine Conference coaches for their performances during the 2022 season. Selected to the league’s second-team was sophomore Drew McClain and receiving honorable mention was senior pitcher Connor Quake....
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon third baseman Carlie Doehring charges a short ground ball in the infield in Satuday’s Division 4 regional semifinal softball game at home against Kalamazoo Christian.
MENDON — Mendon’s inability to come up with the timely hits or find gaps in a flawless Kalamazoo Chritsian defense proved costly for the Lady Hornets in a 7-0 loss in Saturday’s Division 4 regional semifinals. Kalamazoo Christian (18-21-1) went on to edge Three Oaks-River Valley, which blanked...

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