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Photo provided by Glen Oaks Athletics The 2021-22 Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball team. Pictured in the  front row left to right are, Mike Elliott, Caleb Byrd, Kycia Washington, Jason Hall, Kevon Washington, Kasimir Buck, Elijah Ray and Kyree Haye; back row, assistant coach Chuck Frisbie, Brayden Saxton, Qualen Pettus, Caleb Sullivan, DeAndre Francis, Malik Transmore, Antonio Belton, Isaac Hermandez-Alcala, Tyran Rodgers and Glen Oaks head coach Mike Elliott. Missing from photo is assistant coa
CENTREVILLE — Mike Elliott’s immediate goal as Glen  Oaks Community College men’s basketball coach is to just restore the Vikings’ strong tradition. “I just want to get Glen Oaks back to being competitive with every opponent on the schedule, help our young men graduate and move onto four-year...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Glen Oaks Community College freshman guard Ashlyn Craig (3) holds the ball out front while waiting to find an open teammate against Owens Community College  in a game Monday, Nov. 15 at home.
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College women’s basketball team is working hard to be successful in the 2021-22 season under new direction. Robbie Hattan, formerly the Colon varsity girls’ coach, was hired to take over the Lady Vikings’ helm last spring. Hattan, who also guided the Colon...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon senior quarterback Chris Dupree (4) runs the football in a game against Marcellus this season.
MENDON — Mendon made a big splash in its first season of 8-Player football. Thanks to a few good athletes who were recently honored for their performances by coaches from the Southwestern Michigan 8-Man Football League Tier-1 Division. Bobby Kretschman’s Hornets finished second in the league at 4...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - A chartered bus carrying the Colon state runners-up football team makes its way through the village to the high school early Sunday evening.
COLON — Fans of the Colon Magi 8-Player Division 2 state-runners-up football team lined the downtown area for a short parade early Sunday evening and filled the gym afterwards to welcome home their hometown heroes. It was the second time in three years a big celebration was held to honor head...
Photo provided - Members of HealthTrac gather after finishing Steve’s Run in Dowagiac. (L-R) Dierdra Leach, Jan Stensland, Michele Gilpin, Mark Hagenbuch, Luanne Hagenbuch, William Baltz.
THREE RIVERS — October was an event-filled month for members of the Three Rivers running community. Men and women represented the city and immediate area in competitions close to home and across the county. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 9, several members of HealthTrackers—a running group led by...
CENTREVILLE — The performance of  Centreville and White Pigeon  on the field this fall showed why the  two schools dominate the  2021  All-Southwest 10 Conference team. Centreville recently had a total of 11 players recognized by the league’s coaches, while 12 players were honored  from White...
Photo provided by Kalamazoo Wings - Max Humitz scores his first of two goals on the night during Saturdays game against the Indy Fuel.
CORALVILLE, IA - The Kalamazoo Wings (5-3-0-0) put together a pair of victories this past weekend.   On Saturday, Nov. 13 the K-Wings blasted the visiting Indy Fuel (2-6-0-1) by a score of 7-2. On the back of four power play goals and suburb goal tending by Jet Greaves, the K-Wings came out of the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Glen Oaks freshman Imani Owens (12) grabs a  rebound and looks to score inside against Owens Community College Monday. Looking on is Lady Vikings teammate Alayja Dillard (21).
CENTREVILLE — A shorthanded Glen Oaks Community College women’s basketball team battled nationally-ranked Owens Community College at home Monday night. Robbie Hattan’s Lady Vikings dropped an eventual 89-61 decision in the non-league contest to the No. 4-ranked team in the National Junior College...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball freshman Caleb Byrd (30) soars in for a slam dunk in Monday’s home game against against  St. Francis College’s Junior varsity team.
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball team evened its overall record at 3-3 with a pair of key victories this week. Mike Elliott’s Vikings posted an  thrilling 77-73 come-from-behind victory at home on Monday over St. Francis College’s junior varsity before earning a...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville High School senior softball standout Kamryn Troyer, middle in front row, signed a national letter of  intent Wednesday afternoon to play womens’ softball at  the Division  I level for Oakland University. To Kamryn’s left is her father Jeff Troyer and seated at right is mother Amber Troyer; back row, Centreville athletic director Jill Peterson and Mackenzi Troyer, Kamryn’s sister.
CENTREVILLE — When looking for the best college softball program to join, Centreville High School senior Kamryn Troyer searched for one that provided good leadership. Troyer found the atmosphere she was looking for at the Division I level with Oakland University.  On Wednesday afternoon Troyer...

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