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CENTREVILLE — Quality, not quantity. That’s the impression Centreville could leave on opposing teams they face this spring as they attack the BCS League and postseason meets. “With our returning letterwinners and a couple new faces that came out this year we will be short in numbers, but...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Lady Cats’ softball team let a few wins get away last spring. “It was a very up and down season with losses that should have been wins,” said fourth-year coach Kendra Kutz when asked to recap the 2016 season. Three Rivers finished 17-18 overall, including a fifth-...
MENDON — Mendon begins a new chapter in softball. Christina Duchene replaces long-time head coach Dave Cook, who resigned after a lengthy and highly successful coaching stint with his son Scott and daughter Susie. Duchene takes over a tradition-rich program that saw Mendon capture numerous...
MENDON — Glen Samson, the dean of area high school baseball coaches, enters his 27th season at Mendon with a young and inexperienced pitching staff. But that won’t change the goals the Hornets have set for the 2017 campaign. “We have the same three goals every season,” said Mendon’s head coach,...
ESTERO, Fla. — While most of the State of Michigan headed to Florida this week to enjoy fun in the sun for spring break, the Kalamazoo Wings (37-29-1-3) were in Florida for three games against the Florida Everblades (44-20-2-3). After dropping a 6-2 decision to the Everblades on Wednesday night,...
CENTREVILLE — Grace Muller is optimistic as she takes over the Glen Oaks Community College softball program. Muller replaces former coach Tom Muckel. Muller is hoping to build a strong softball tradition at Glen Oaks, which has totaled just 18 wins over the past seven years. Glen Oaks is 4-98...
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers baseball team looks to score a few more runs this spring. “Last year one of our issues was leaving guys on base. We need to eliminate that issue and score every time someone reaches base,” said third-year Three Rivers coach Kim Losik. Three Rivers returns a solid...
THREE RIVERS — Staying fit has always been a priority in Patrick O’Dell’s life. O’Dell will be competing in the NPC Kalamazoo Bodybuilding Show on Saturday to show the benefits of that. “Staying fit and in shape has always been important to me. Bodybuilding shows are a lot of work and sacrifice...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers varsity baseball team improved to 4-1 on the season after splitting a non-league doubleheader at home Wednesday with Bronson. Three Rivers beat Bronson, which was ranked No. 5 in the preseason Division 3 rankings by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association...
ALLENDALE — Two area track and field teams recently competed in the Grand Valley State University Laker Challenge. The Three Rivers boys competed in the Division 1 and Division 2 meet held on Wednesday, March 22. “It was an early meet for the team with limited practice. However, it was a great...

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