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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Shown here is the No. 18 green at St. Joe Valley Golf Club which is now open for play.
THREE RIVERS — Sauganash Country Club’s driveway has been engulfed by water! Wednesday golfers, on stag day, were directed to park alongside No. 1 fairway in the rough. What next? I say it will be sunshine, a gradual conquering of COVID-19 and receding water so golfers won't have to park on the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft senior tailback Kobe Clark tries to get around a pair of Jackson Lumen Christi defenders (10).
SCHOOLCRAFT — Kobe Clark and Trevor DeGroote were imposing figures on the football field during their high school careers at Schoolcraft. Both hope to continue their success on the gridiron the next four years at the collegiate level. At 5-foot-10, 180-pounds, Clark wasn’t the biggest player on the...
KALAMAZOO — While the situation regarding large scale sporting events remains in limbo, the Kalamazoo Wings and the ECHL are moving forward with plans for the 2020-21 hockey season. The K-Wings released their home schedule for their 47th season of professional hockey. The 72-game season consists of...
THREE RIVERS — For the 2020-21 school year the Michigan High School Athletic Association pre-participation sports physical requirement will be waived for students in any grade who received a valid physical for sports during the 2019-20 school year (one completed on or after April 15, 2019)....
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville High School senior boys’ golf standout Carter Geigley, seated in the middle, signs a national letter of intent Tuesday with Bethel University in Mishawaka, Ind. at Island Hills Golf Club. Seated next to Carter is his mother Joanna Geigley and father Nathan Geigley; back row, Adam Sharp, Bethel University assistant men’s golf coach, and Centreville varsity coach Stephen Larsen.
CENTREVILLE — The Christian Ministries Program at Bethel University played a huge part in helping Centreville High School senior golf standout Carter Geigley decide where he was going to spend the next four years of his life. Geigley signed a national letter of intent at Island Hills Golf Club...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Kalamazoo Wings forward Justin Taylor, far right, poses for a photo with Alexis McGlothlen, 10, and her six-year old brother Noah, during a home driveway visit at the McGlothlen residence in Three Rivers Wednesday evening.
THREE RIVERS — Justin Taylor has found a creative way to spend his time during this offseason and give back to area community youth. Taylor is entering his 11th pro hockey season as a star forward during the 2020-21 season for the Kalamazoo Wings. After the end of the 2019-20 season was cut eight...
Commercial-News | Scott  Hassinger - Safety measures have been implemented on local golf courses  after reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured here is the No. 3 tee on the front nine at Sauganash Golf Club in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — Golfing is a universal sport for young and old, on all levels of skill for male and female. The coronavirus is a universal disease that affects young and old, male and female, from all walks of life. Our world, as we know it, has been infected and affected in unprecedented manner and...
Photo by Rod Pearcy/Wheaton College Athletics  - Mendon native CJ Nightingale second row, far left,  holds his daughter Charlotte as he poses for a picture during the 2019 with members of the Wheaton College Thunder football team after winning the Collegiate College of Illinois Wisconsin championship.
WHEATON, IL — From a very young age, CJ Nightingale knew he was meant to coach college football. Nightingale, 28, is living that very dream as the defensive coordinator for Wheaton College, a national power in Division III. Wheaton finished the 2019 season with a record of 12-1, outscored opponents...
LINCOLN, ILL. — Nathan Parks recently closed his competitive basketball career with some great memories and a spot in the record books for Lincoln Christian University. Parks, a 2015 Howardsville Christian School graduate, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration last week after...
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...

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