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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Kali Heivilin (22) from Three Rivers finds her path to the basket difficult against Niles’ Maddie Fuller.
BUCHANAN — Luckily for the Three Rivers Lady Cats it doesn’t matter how stylish you look on the court, but rather how many points you end up with on the scoreboard at the end. Fortunately Three Rivers came up a 47-45 winner in an ugly but physical Division 2 district semifinal victory over Niles...
Photo provided by Mike Brew - Mendon senior Skyler Crespo, top position, works to pin White Pigeon’s Lincoln Strawser in the regional finals match Saturday, Feb. 22 at Mendon. Crespo ended up winning the match by technical fall by a 16-1 score in 4:11.
DETROIT —Skyler Crespo tries to become one of the most decorated wrestlers in Mendon High School history this weekend as he attempts to become the school’s first four-time state champion. Crespo, along with 17 other area grapplers, will compete for a spot at the top of the podium in the Michigan...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Bryce VanderWiere (42) scores inside for Schoolcraft Tuesday against Battle Creek Pennfield
SCHOOLCRAFT — Schoolcraft’s boys’ basketball team showed Tuesday why the Eagles are one of the stingiest teams defensively in Southwestern Michigan. Randy Small’s Eagles held visiting Battle Creek Pennfield scoreless from the 1:40 mark of the first period until the 5:21 mark of the third quarter...
Photo provided -  The Three Rivers seventh-grade girls basketball team recently finished its 2020 season undefeated at 12-0. Pictured in the front row left to right are, Amaza Herrmann, Ashton Ware, Cheyanne Jackson and Savannah Headly; middle row, Maggie Gose, Paige McDonald. Jennaya Decker, Maddie Knauss and Maya Ivins; back row, Coach Scott Jeschke, Kendall Penny, Natalie Bachinski, Alyssa Stalker, Desiree Vaughn and Jazmyne Carson-Moore.
THREE RIVERS — While high school girls’ basketball teams compete for district titles this week, the seventh grade girls basketball team in Three Rivers just recently celebrated an undefeated season. The team is coached by Scott Jeschke and the team finished this season a perfect 12-0. “I had the...
Photo provided - Joanna Larsen (11) from Centreville shoots over Constantine’s Madelynn Cullifer (25).
CENTREVILLE — Centreville used its home-court advantage to helo the Lady Bulldogs to a 55-48 Division 3 district quarterfinals’ win at home over Constantine Monday. No. 1 seed  Centreville (20-1) and advances to Wednesday’s 6 p.m. rematch with White Pigeon (16-4). The other game at 7:30 p.m. pits...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Janiece Pope from Three Rivers finds her path to the basket blocked by Buchanan’s Brooke Atkinson (44).
BUCHANAN — Jason Bingaman knows the defensive pressure his Three Rivers Lady Cats’ basketball team applies will eventually yield favorable results. For a majority of the first half, Buchanan’s height and halfcourt trap kept the Bucks (15-6) in the game. But Three Rivers’ relentless effort at the...
Photo provided  - Bennect LeVeck, left, and Tyler Mohney from Three Rivers both qualified for this weekend’s Division 3 state bowling finals at Jax 60 in Jackson.
BATTLE CREEK — Three area high school bowlers have qualified for Saturday’s Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 finals. The finals will be held Saturday at 8:25 a.m. at the Jax 60 in Jackson. Sophomore Bennett LeVeck from Three Rivers and  junior Tyler Mohney will represent Three...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Dahntae Bailey, right, from Mendon, attempts a shot and is immediately fronted by Decatur’s Ethan Makowski (24) Friday.
MENDON  — Decatur put a damper on Mendon’s Winter Homecoming festivities by handing the Hornets a 69-46 Southwest 10 Conference boys’ basketball loss Friday night. Decatur bolted out to a 13-10 lead after one quarter, increased its advantage to 29-19. The Raiders held  a 46-35 advantage entering...
Bowling Three Rivers at Division 3 Regionals, Singles Event, M-66 Bowl, Battle Creek, 11 a.m.
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Illy Taylor (40) from Three Rivers snags an offensive rebound in Thursday’s Wolverine Conference crossover game against  Otsego.
BUCHANAN — Seeded or no seed, Jason Bingaman and his Three Rivers girls’ basketball know its going to take three solid games to advance out of next week’s Division 2 district tournament at Buchanan. No. 2 seeded Three Rivers (17-3) faces host Buchanan (14-5) at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the first game...

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