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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Glen Oaks Community College sophomore forward JoMel Boyd (22) puts up a hook shot over a Jackson College defender in the 2019-20 season.
CENTREVILLE — JoMel Boyd is trading his Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball jersey in for the Maroon and Gold at Montana State University-Northern. The sophomore standout for the Vikings signed last week to finish out his academic and collegiate playing career for the Northern Lights, a...
THREE RIVERS — Unfinished business. It was the motto the Three Rivers Lady Cats’ softball team would follow in anticipation of a great season in 2020. Following a 37-5 record, including a 7-0 loss in the Division 2 regional semifinals to No. 1-ranked Stevensville-Lakeshore in 2018, Three Rivers...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers senior point guard Parker Ellifritz, left, attempts a three pointer against Allegan in the Wolverine Conference crossover game this season.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Athletic Department revealed its Senior Athletic Awards for the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday night over its Facebook and  Twitter pages. The awards were posted by Three Rivers Athletic Director Matt Stofer, along with the help of the Wildcats’ coaching staff....
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Mary Leighton plans to enter the field of engineering after she finishes her academic and indoor and outdoor track and field career at Indiana Tech University. A native and graduate of Mendon High School, Leighton is on target to graduate in four years from the NAIA school where...
 Photo provided by Andy Meng/Stageshot Photography - Grand Valley State University shortstop Lydia Goble fields a ground ball for the GVSU Lady Lakers.
ALLENDALE — Lydia Goble was one of the most feared hitters and best starting shortstops during her high school career at Schoolcraft High School. Now opponents in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference are finding out firsthand the kind of damage Goble can inflict with her glove and...
 Photo provided by Ferris State University Athletics - Three Rivers native TIrrell Hausmanis (90) takes the field during a game for Ferris State University during the 2019 football season.
BIG RAPIDS — As he prepares for his junior season of eligibility in Ferris State University’s football program, Tirrell Hausmanis understands it’s his time to turn some heads. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound defensive lineman is determined to make an impact for the Bulldogs this fall during the 2020 season...
 Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Retired Three Rivers resident Steve Fuller watches the path of his ball after chipping onto the No. 7 green on the front nine at Sauganash Golf Club. Fuller said he is in his second year as a member.
THREE RIVERS — Fore! Players can finally yell that word out to fellow golfers on the course warning them of an impending shot landing in their vicinity. Area courses were a bit busier last weekend after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer officially allowed golf courses to reopen on Friday, April 24...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger Whitney Harris (23) from Glen Oaks releases a shot from outside over a Jackson Community College defender during a game this season.
ENTREVILLE — The small school atmosphere has always made Whitney Harris feel connected in both his academic and basketball career. That’s what lured Harris to the campus at Glen Oaks Community College and it played a huge factor when it came time to decide where he would spend the final two years...
 Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Wyatt Alwine from Constantine clears the bar in the pole vault during a meet his junior season in 2019.
CONSTANTINE — Like so many other high school athletes around the state, Wyatt Alwine was eagerly awaiting the start of the track and field season. The Falcons’ pole vaulter and hurdler had plenty to be excited about going into his senior season. Alwine was looking forward to defending the Division...

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