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Tops St. Philip for 19th straight win CENTREVILLE — For whatever reason Centreville’s girls’ basketball team didn’t play its best in its regular-season finale at home Wednesday against Battle Creek St. Philip. But Jill Peterson’s Lady Bulldogs were still sharp enough when they needed to be to...
Morrell scores 41 in Trojans’ win THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ inability to finish key possessions in the fourth quarter hindered the Wildcats boys’ basketball team in a 73-70 Wolverine Conference non-divisional loss at home to Plainwell. Plainwell’s Luke Morrell was a big thorn in the middle for...
SCHOOLCRAFT — Caleb Eustice wasn’t a factor the first time Schoolcraft’s basketball team played Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep this season. Eustice, the Eagles’ 5-foot-11 senior guard, had to sit out the previous contest because he wasn’t eligible until second semester after transferring into the...
KALAMAZOO — Martha Parfet, along with her husband Ted, were a driving force in the Kalamazoo community for many years. Parfet, 91, passed away at her home on Gull Lake Monday morning. Parfet was the granddaughter of W.E. Upjohn, founder of the Upjohn Company as well as the granddaughter of James...
PLAINWELL — The Three Rivers Lady Cats basketball team dropped a 41-30 non-divisional Wolverine Conference game at Plainwell Tuesday. Three Rivers jumped out to a 9-3 lead after one quarter. Plainwell, however, outscored Three Rivers 20-6 in the second quarter to take the lead over the Lady Cats...
CENTREVILLE — This season has been more about the journey than wins and losses for Centreville’s girls’ basketball team. The Class C No. 3-ranked Lady Bulldogs have a daily destination with unspoken long-term goals awaiting them at the end. Like a lot of other prep athletic teams, Jill Peterson’s...
MENDON — Mendon High School senior athletic standout Mary Leighton has signed a national letter of intent to continue her track and field and academic career at Indiana Tech. University. Leighton officially signed a scholarship on Friday with the Division 2 school located in Fort Wayne, Ind. “...
CENTREVILLE — Glen Oaks Community College held its annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Saturday. Erin Strang, Larry Engle and Mike Miller were inducted for 2017. Engle, a member of the first men’s basketball team and first graduating class at Glen Oaks in 1969, graduated from Western Michigan...
SCHOOLCRAFT — Schoolcraft’s boys’ basketball team has flown under the radar for much of this season. Randy Small’s Eagles have finally attracted a little attention by gaining honorable mention status in this week’s Class C Associated Press state poll. Schoolcraft is 15-1 with its only loss coming...
KALAMAZOO — It was rise and shine time for the Kalamazoo Wings (24-24-1-3) and the Cincinnati Cyclones (26-23-4-0) on Monday morning as the two teams faced-off for the K-Wings second and final Education Day game of the season. Game time was 10:30 a.m. Coming off back to back weekend losses, the K-...

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