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CENTREVILLE — The future of Centreville basketball is looking bright. First-year head coach Matt Price guided the Bulldogs to the school’s first league in boys’ basketball. The last Centreville team to win a league title was the 2008-09 team that claimed an outright St. Joseph Valley League crown...
Photo provided by Stephanie Price - Azariah Price, 16, prepares for a 225-lb overhead squat during one of the competition workouts for the 2020 CrossFit Games Age Group Online Qualifiers March 13-16 at Triple River CrossFit in Three Rivers. Price is a 2019 CrossFit Games teen athlete. He finished 47th of 200 this year, which did not earn him a spot back at the Games for 2020.
THREE RIVERS —  Two hours before restaurants and fitness facilities were to close as part of efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus March 16, two teenage boys gutted through heavy barbell lifts in an unusually quiet gym to finish up a four-day, online international CrossFit competition for...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers High School senior volleyball standout Lizzie Bissett signed a national letter of intent on Thursday, March 5 to play womens’ volleyball and womens’ softball for Albion College.
THREE RIVERS — Juggling her time between school, two sports and a part time job have taught Lizzie Bissett a lot about herself and time management. That’s why Bissett is confident she can handle that same kind of atmosphere at the next level, playing womens’ softball and volleyball at Albion...
Photo courtesy of John Peterson - The ECHL and Kalamazoo Wings announced last Saturday that the remainder of the 2019-20 season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Pictured is an empty hockey arena at the Wings-Events Center in Kalamazoo, home of the Kalamazoo Wings.
KALAMAZOO — The ECHL and Kalamazoo Wings announced last Saturday that the remainder of the 2019-20 season has been canceled.  Earlier in the week, the league and team announced that the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The K-Wings had eleven games remaining on the season,...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon High School baseball standout Wyatt Diekman, front middle, recently signed a national letter of intent to play baseball the next two years at Glen Oaks Community College. Seated to Wyatt’s left is his mother Robbie Diekman and father Larry Diekman; back row, Mendon varsity baseball coach and athletic director Glen Samson and Glen Oaks Community College head coach Scott Chase.
MENDON — Wyatt Diekman, Mendon High School’s multi-sport athlete, will continue his baseball career the next two years at collegiate level for Glen Oaks Community College. Diekman recently signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for the Vikings and head coach Scott Chase. Diekman has...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Matt Brawley was hired in February as Glen Oaks' nedw athletic director. Brawley formerly served as the high school principal in Cassopolis.
CENTREVILLE — An eagerness to return to college athletics persuaded Matt Brawley to accept the athletic director’s position at Glen Oaks Community College. Brawley attended Niles High School where he was a multi-sport athlete for the Vikings. After graduating from Niles, Brawley attended Olivet...
Photo provided by Stephanie Price - Three Rivers sisters Allena Hughes (left) and Kaitlyn Hughes (second from right) talk to Three Rivers Powerlifting coach Deion Deans before hitting lifts at the Michigan High School State Powerlifting Association state meet March 9 in North Branch, Mich. The Hughes sisters finished second (Allena) and ninth (Kaitlyn), respectively, at state.
THREE RIVERS — The 2019-20 Three Rivers Powerlifting varsity team took more than a dozen girls and boys to state competition in March, yielding several top placements and fifth (women) and sixth (men) team places in the state overall. In their sixth year competing, both the women’s and men’s team...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Glen Oaks Community College sophomore JoMel Boyd (22) poses for a photo with Vikings’ head men’s basketball coach David Victor after a home game in January against Lake Michigan College during which Boyd scored the 1,000th point of his career at Glen Oaks. Boyd holds a commemorative ball honoring the occasion.
CENTREVILLE — Three Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball players have been honored for their stellar performances on the court during the 2019-20 season. The Vikings’ sophomore trio of JoMel Boyd, Whitney Harris and DaVon Bradley have all earned Michigan Community College Athletic...
THREE RIVERS — Two boys’ basketball players from Three Rivers have been recognized as members of the Wolverine All-Conference first and second team. Senior point guard Parker Ellifritz was selected first team All-Conference, while junior Isaiah Moore received second-team honors. In 21 games this...
THREE RIVERS — Six individual athletes from the Three Rivers Competitive Cheer team have received Academic All-State honors for Division 3. A grade-point average of 3.8 or higher is required to receive the honor. Selected for the honor from Three Rivers were Alys Monroe, Natalie Mayer, Kaitlyn...

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