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COLDWATER — The Three Rivers varsity girls’ tennis team finished 2-1 in Saturday’s Coldwater Quad. Don Zabonick’s Lady Cats defeated Coldwater 5-2 and Bronson 6-1 and lost 5-3 to Niles to earn second-place team medals. Winning singles titles for Three Rivers were Kienna Shank at No. 2 singles,...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Gabe Humpert, right, from Three Rivers, engages in a  neck-to-neck battle against Portage Northern’s XaVior  Tyus in the boys’ 110-meter high hurdles in Friday’s Gull Lake Invitational.
RICHLAND — The Three Rivers girls’ track and field team finished first in Friday’s Gull Lake Invitational with 156 points, while the boys’ squad earned fourth with 112. “It was a great overall team effort tonight. We were able to score points in all 17 events on the track. We had many outstanding...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The 2021 Three Rivers varsity girls softball team. Pictured in the  front row left to right are, Emily Ventrone, Ava Forman, Zoe Swartz, Lexi McKenzie, Peyton Ware and Elli Raymond; back row, Kendra Kutz, head coach, Dave Swartz, assistant coach, Brooklyn Furlong, Natalie Barnes, Kali Heivilin, Gabby Charvat, Shantel Blyly and Herb Nash, assistant coach.
THREE RIVERS — After no season last spring, Kendra Kutz and her Three Rivers varsity softball team feel fortunate to have that outlet once again. Expectations were running high for the 2020 season before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I never realized how much I need softball till...
PLAINWELL — Three Rivers swept a Wolverine Conference baseball doubleheader at Plainwell Friday 8-3 and 14-3. The pair of wins improve Three Rivers to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the league. Gavin Beuter picked up the win for Three Rivers in game one, allowed just one earned run in 6-2/3 innings,...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers first baseman Natalie Barnes tags a Portage Northern  baserunner out in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
THREE RIVERS — Ava Forman’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Three Rivers a thrilling 11-10 win over  Portage Northern in the second  game of  a doubleheader Tuesday at home. Forman went 3-for-5 in the contest, including a pair of doubles, and  had four RBI. Gabby Charvat added...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers senior pitcher Luke Stasiuk (20) bends down to field a ground ball in the infield in the second game of Tuesday’s home doubleheader against Portage Northern.
THREE RIVERS —Defensive mistakes cost the Three Rivers varsity baseball team in a doubleheader loss at home Tuesday to Portage Northern 12-1, 10-0. Gavin Beuter suffered the loss on the mound for the Wildcats in game one, allowing two hits, a pair of  walks with three strikeouts. Drew Keene and...
PORTAGE — The Three Rivers junior varsity girls softball team swept a non-league doubleheader at Portage Northern Tuesday 13-6 and 21-10. Allie McGlothlen was the winning pitcher for Three Rivers in game one. Maddie Lockwood went 4-for-4 at the plate for the Lady Cats, now 4-0. Payge Ellifritz...
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THREE RIVERS — It’s been a good, early spring for golfers! Most area golf courses have been accommodating and cooperative by opening their facilities as early as possible...and practical; letting golfers play if the course was playable without doing damage that could jeopardize the quality of the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville High School girls’ basketball  standout Paige Walton, seated in  the middle, signs her national letter of intent on Feb.  12 with the Bethel University womens’ basketball program in the Centreville gymnasium. Seated to the left of Paige is her mother Angie Walton and father Larry Walton; stand is Centreville head varsity girls’ baskeball coach Jill Peterson and Bethel University’s head womens’ basketball coach Jon Herbrechtsmeyer.
CENTREVILLE  — Centreville High School senior  basketball player Paige Walton signed a nation letter of intent on Feb. 12 to play womens’ basketball the next four years for Bethel University in Mishawaka, Ind. Walton, a 6-foot-4 center for  Centreville,  was impressed with the personal interest...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger Emma Stasiuk from Three Rivers works on her steps and hurdle technique.
THREE RIVERS — Back in business. Three Rivers has been a frequent title contender during James Phillips’ eight-year tenure as the Wildcats’ girls’ track and field coach. Phillips is looking to continue that tradition this spring after having the 2020 season taken away by the COVID-19 pandemic....

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