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CENTREVILLE — Schoolcraft’s girls basketball team isn’t among the highest scoring teams in the state. But Steven Kulczyk’s Lady Eagles are one of the better defensive teams in Southwestern Michigan and they proved that in Friday’s 38-31 Division 3 district championship win at  Centreville against...
Photo provided by Three Rivers Athletics - Two Three Rivers bowlers competed in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 bowling finals at Jax 60 in Jackson Saturday. Pictured left to right are Bennett LeVeck and Tyler Mohney.
JACKSON — Three area howlers participated in Saturday’s Division  3 state finals Singles Event held at Jax 60 in Jackson. Three Rivers junior Tyler Mohney finished in 26th place with a six-game series score of 1106. Sophomore Bennett LeVeck finished in 35th place with a score of 1066. Constantine...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger -  Kobe Clark (10) from Schoolcraft scores against Battle Creek Pennfield defenders Jaiden Lampert (24) and Connor McCleary (33) Tuesday night.
PAW PAW — For the first time in several years, Three Rivers receives a first-round bye for the start of district tournament play. Three Rivers competes in next week’s Division 2 districts at Paw Paw. No. 1 seeded Parchment (9-11) battles Paw Paw (7-12) in Monday’s opener at 5:30 p.m. with No. 2...
QUINCY — Mendon’s basketball team fell 67-57 on the road Thursday in Quincy. The Hornets played the Orioles tough despite having to contain the likes of 6-foot-9 senior center William Dunn. Mendon trailed Quincy 18-14 after one period, 25-21 at halftime and 50-42 entering the fourth quarter....
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Bennett LeVeck, left, and Tyler Mohney from Three Rivers will represent the Wildcats in today’s Division 3 state bowling finals at the Jak 60 Bowling Center in Jackson at 8:25 a.m.
JACKSON — There’s no pressure for Three Rivers bowlers Bennett LeVeck and Tyler Mohney as they prepare for today Division 3 state bowling finals at the Jax 60 in Jackson. Team state was held on Friday, but today’s competition features the Singles’ Event for individual qualifiers which begins at 8:...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Alivia Knapp (24) from Three  Rivers launches a shot over Macey Laubauch (12) from Edwardsburg.
BUCHANAN — Three Rivers’ hard work pn the defensive end of the floor in the second half allowed the Lady Cats  to devour Edwardsburg  48-37 for a  Division 2 district championship Friday in Buchanan. That’s how its been all season for Jason Bingaman’s Lady Cats, now 20-3 overall. Three Rivers...
ALLEGAN — Parker Ellifritz earned a spot among some select company in Three Rivers boys’ basketball history Thursday night.  The 5-foot-10 senior point guard became only the fifth Wildcat player to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau after he scored 31 points to lead Three Rivers to a 66-53 win in a...
CENTREVILLE — Centreville outlasted White Pigeon to earn a  63-57 Division 3 district girls semifinal basketball win at home over White Pigeon Wednesday. Centreville (21-1) advances to face Schoolcraft (19-2) in the championship game Friday at 7 p.m. Schoolcraft earned a 57-8 win over Marcellus in...
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...

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