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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Jeremiah Detwiler, right, of Three  Rivers, works for points against Gerl Pish of Quincy in their 160-pound match in Saturday’s Division 3 individual regionals at Constantine.
CONSTANTINE — Seven wrestlers,  including Three Rivers freshman 160-pounder Jeremiah Detwiler, earned a trip to this weekend’s individual state finals following standout performances in Saturday’s Division 3 regional meet at Constantine. Detwiler finished fourth after losing 7-2 in the consolation...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft's  boys basketball team poses for a photo after winning the Division  3 districttrophy with its win over Niles Brandywine Saturday at  Bridgman.
BRIDGMAN — Schoolcraft minimized turnovers and made timely runs to beat Niles Brandywine 56-38 Saturday for a Division 3 district title at Bridgman. Schoolcraft (16-1) meets Lawton (7-8) today at 7 p.m. in a regional semifinal in Bronson. The other matchup pits Centreville  (12-2) against...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville’s Sam Todd takes the ball inside at Reading’s Brogan Wiler (42).
CENTREVILLE — Centreville assistant boys’ basketball coach Paul Swanwick was a player in 1995 the last time the Bulldogs’ won a distict championship. On Saturday, Paul’s son Tyler, a junior forward, and his Bulldogs teammates topped Reading 65-56 at home to end a long drought with a Division 3...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The Constantine Falcons wrestling team and coaches celebrate with a photo with the Division 3 team regional championship trophy it earned after beating Otsego and South Haven in Wednesday’s meet at Constantine.
CONSTANTINE — Logan Kee knew he needed a win to extend Constantine’s wrestling season beyond Wednesday’s Division 3 team regional finals match. Kee, the Falcons’ starter at 119-pounds, took the mat with his team trailing South Haven 36-35. The freshman found himself tied 2-2 with the Rams’ Rick...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers High School senior softball standout Shantel Blyly, seated in the middle, signs a national letter of intent on Friday, March 19 to play softball at Calvin University in Grand Rapids. Seated to her left is mother Lisa Blyly and her father Wade Blyly; standing is Three Rivers varsity girls softball coach Kendra Kutz.
THREE RIVERS — Some harsh words from her head coach four years ago in her freshman year helped Three Rivers senior Shantel Blyly to become a better softball player and person. Blyly’s hard work on and off the field and in the classroom paid off Friday, March 19 with her signing a national letter to...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Alivia Knapp (24) from Three Rivers atrempts a shot over Edwardsburg’s Abby Bossler (32).
DOWAGIAC — Friday’s Division 2 girls basketball district final between Three Rivers and Edwardsburg was a  typical battle between the two Wolverine Conference rivals. The two teams battled back and forth for nearly before Edwardsburg took  control in the final three minutes of  the contest and...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers junior forward Gavin Beuter (33) releases a shot over Evan Jasiak (25) from Parchment.
PAW PAW — Three Rivers hit the floor full of energy for Thursday’s Division 2 boys’ district semifinal basketball clash with Parchment. Brian Burg’s Wildcats, however, could only maintain that spark for one quarter in an eventual 39-35 loss to the Panthers. Parchment (13-3) advances to today’s...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers junior Emma Stasiuk (30) grabs a rebound and goes back up for a shot in Wednesday’s district semifinal win over Niles in Dowagiac.
DOWAGIAC — Three Rivers withstood a second-half rally by Niles and survived to post a  eventual 60-56 win in overtime in Wednesday’s Division 2 girls basketball semifinals at Dowagiac. In the other semifinal, Edwardsburg beat Constantine 69-42. Three Rivers (12-2) and Edwardsburg (10-3) square...
BRIDGMAN — Beating Bridgman on the basketball court is a tough task, in itself, but to pull off the feat  on the Bees’ homecourt is another story. Marcellus accomplished just that by knocking the host school out of the Division 3 district tournament Tuesday with a 53-47 win. Marcellus (11-6)...
PAW PAW — Parchment’s basketball  team drained 14 three-pointers and buried Constantine 87-50 in a Division 3 boys’ basketball opener Tuesday at  Paw  Paw. Parchment  advances to Thursday’s 7 p.m. semifinal to face Three Rivers (8-3).  Vicksburg takes on  Paw Paw in the opener at 5 p.m. The finals...

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