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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Tanner Jepson (70) from Centreville tackles a Sand Creek ballcarrier in last week’s regional finals.
CENTREVILLE — The Centreville football team and coaching staff were busy making final preparations for its Division 8 state semifinal game Thursday afternoon. The No. 2-ranked Bulldogs were scheduled to meet No. 4 Clarkston Everest Collegiate Academy in a semifinal game at the Legacy Center in...
KALAMAZOO — Grand Rapids Calvin Christian had no answer to Schoolcraft’s front-row dominance in Tuesday’s Division 3 state volleyball quarterfinal inside Kalamazoo Loy-Norrix’s gymnasium. The No. 2-ranked Lady Eagles (36-3) disposed easily of unranked Calvin Christian (27-10) to advance to...
File photo from Zimon’ts facebook page - Dr. Charles Zimont (2014 photo) was the Falcon team physician for nearly 60 years.
CONSTANTINE — Sports fans in Constantine showed appreciation for nearly 60 years of service to the athletic program by Dr. Charles Zimont, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday with a drive-by parade, in front of Dr. Charles and Joelene Zimont's home on Water Street. Cars in the drive-by assembled at Eastside...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Jett Gott (7) from Schoolcraft intercepts a Jackson Lumen Christi pass by Teddy Ahlers intended for Griffin Dancer (10).
PORTAGE — Schoolcraft’s football team put an end to one of the state’s most impressive streaks at Portage Central’s McCamely Field on Saturday. The No. 4-ranked Eagles handed perennial state power Jackson Lumen Christi a 29-22 loss in a Division 7 regional championship contest. Schoolcraft (9-1)...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Lukas Hagenbuch (9) from Constantine sprints downfield  for a Falcons’ third-quarter touchdown against Michigan Center  Saturday at Richland –Gull Lade High School.
RICHLAND — Except for a couple penalties, Shawn Griffith, Constantine’s football coach, was pleased with the script Saturday’s Division 6, Region  3 championship game followed. Griffith’s game-plan to control the clock with his Wing-T offense took a toll on the Michigan Center as the No. 8-ranked...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The Centreville varsity football team poses for a team photo after winning the school’s first-ever regional championship following its 8-0 win Saturday over Sand Creek in Division 8.
PORTAGE — For 48 minutes Saturday, No. 2-ranked Centreville and No. 5 Sand Creek slugged it out in a defensive war on the artificial surface at Portage Central’s McCamley Field. Centreville (9-0) advances to the state semifinals against No. 4 Clarkston Everest Collegiate (10-0) at 6 p.m. Friday...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Tristan McElroy (3) from Centreville tackles Sand Creek’s Will Alexander (12) in the first half.
PORTAGE — It didn’t take long Saturday for three area football teams to shake off the rust from a 54-day pause in the season due to the coronavirus. Centreville, Constantine and Schoolcraft all won their respective regional championship games to advance to this weekend’s state semifinal round....
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Constantine senior fullback Ty Dumm (5) picks up yardage for the Falcons in a playoff game against Parchment.
RICHLAND — Constantine’s Ty Dumm and Boe Eckman and Schoolcraft’s Alex Thole and Connor Webb will all play prominent roles today for their respective football teams as both schools try to win a regional title. Dumm, Constantine’s senior fullback, and Eckman, defensive lineman, along with their...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Anna Schuppel (11) and her Schoolcraft teammate Allie Goldschmeding (8) combine on a block at the net against Saginaw Valley Lutheran in the 2019 state volleyball semifinals at Battle Creek Kellogg Arena.
KALAMAZOO — Erin Onken and her Schoolcraft girls’ volleyball team head to northern Michigan before the start of every season. “Each August we go up north on a team retreat. We bond as a group, set team goals, talk about strategy and build trust in one another,” said Onken, Schoolcraft’s ninth-year...
THREE RIVERS — The  Michigan High School Football Coaches Association recently selected their 2020 Academic All-State Football Team. Six seniors from Three Rivers were selected to receive that honor after each individual compiled a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Receiving the honor for...

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