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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Constantine senior offensive lineman Austin Loose (56) throws a block for teammate and running back Issac Hall (7) in a 2019 game at Coloma.
CONSTANTINE — During his high school football career at Constantine, Austin Loose will forever remember the experience of playing under the lights on Friday at Sweetland Stadium. “Constantine is a small and tight-knit community and they really support their athletic teams,” Loose said. Loose kept...
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THREE RIVERS — The Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association has honored four Three Rivers seniors with Academic All-State honors. Lizzie Bissett, Karalyn Eldridge, Kylee Nash and Emma Thatcher were all named Academic All-State for Division 2. All four completed outstanding four-year...
Photo provided by Kathy Wight - Centreville native Kyzer Bowen (44) helps block a punt in a 2019 football game for Rose-Hulman Institue of Technology against Anderson University.
TERRA HAUTE, Ind. — Kyzer Bowen admits he underestimated how tough it would be to juggle academic life and football when he first arrived on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology his freshman year. “I knew it would be challenging, but I found out quickly that it was much more difficult...
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Photo provided  - Jerry Schultz, former defensive coordinator the last four years at Niles High School, was hired Tuesday as the new varsity football coach at Centreville. Schultz replaces former coach Tyler Langs who resigned in January to become Plainwell’s varsity head coach.
CENTREVILLE — Jerry Schultz was officially approved and hired Tuesday night as the Bulldogs’ new varsity football coach during Centreville’s Board of Education Meeting held virtually. Schultz replaces former coach Tyler Langs, who resigned after three seasons to accept Plainwell’s head varsity...
Photo provided by Rose-Hulman Athletic Department - Rose-Hulman Traven Van Oss (58) pursues at DePauw ballcarrier on an outside blitz in a 2019 game.
TERRE HAUTE, IND. — Traven Van Oss has always been a big hit in the classroom and on the football field. Coming out of high school, the 2019 Three Rivers graduate wanted to really flourish at a high level in his academic setting and on the gridiron so he selected Rose-Hulman Institue of Technology...
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball program has signed a pair of players to a national letter of intent. Demarcus Vaughn of South Bend, Ind. made his decision official on Saturday and Trezelle McQueen of Warrensville Heights, Ohio cast his lot with Glen Oaks a week ago...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - New dugouts and fencing Pictured is the new dugout for the hometown Mendon Hornets girls softball team. Also in view is the new 6-foot-0 high fencing encompassing the entire field.
MENDON — Mendon High School’s softball field is undergoing a facelift. Fans will see several facility upgrades completed when they return next season to catch their beloved Lady Hornets in action. Improvements began shortly after completion of the 2019 season. New split face block dugouts were...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Carter Minger (11) and Three Rivers teammate Jeremy Andrews (2) combine to tackle an Allegan ball carrier in the 2019 regular season finale. Three Rivers will compete as a Division 4 enrollment size school for football in 2020.
THREE RIVERS — There will be a new twist to the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoff point system for the 11-player divisions beginning this Fall. A modification has been made that takes effect for 2020 based on strength of schedule for teams in all eight divisions. Under the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Constantine senior center Matthew Hutton (72) blocks for the Falcons’ backfield in a 2019 game against Coloma.
CONSTANTINE — Constantine football coach Shawn Griffith expects the players that come through the Falcons’ program to be tireless workers on the field and in the classroom. Anyone falling short of those expectations can expect to be having a conversation with Griffith or one of his assistant...

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