Sports

 Photo provided by Ferris State University Athletics - Three Rivers native TIrrell Hausmanis (90) takes the field during a game for Ferris State University during the 2019 football season.
BIG RAPIDS — As he prepares for his junior season of eligibility in Ferris State University’s football program, Tirrell Hausmanis understands it’s his time to turn some heads. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound defensive lineman is determined to make an impact for the Bulldogs this fall during the 2020 season...
 Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Retired Three Rivers resident Steve Fuller watches the path of his ball after chipping onto the No. 7 green on the front nine at Sauganash Golf Club. Fuller said he is in his second year as a member.
THREE RIVERS — Fore! Players can finally yell that word out to fellow golfers on the course warning them of an impending shot landing in their vicinity. Area courses were a bit busier last weekend after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer officially allowed golf courses to reopen on Friday, April 24...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger Whitney Harris (23) from Glen Oaks releases a shot from outside over a Jackson Community College defender during a game this season.
ENTREVILLE — The small school atmosphere has always made Whitney Harris feel connected in both his academic and basketball career. That’s what lured Harris to the campus at Glen Oaks Community College and it played a huge factor when it came time to decide where he would spend the final two years...
 Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Wyatt Alwine from Constantine clears the bar in the pole vault during a meet his junior season in 2019.
CONSTANTINE — Like so many other high school athletes around the state, Wyatt Alwine was eagerly awaiting the start of the track and field season. The Falcons’ pole vaulter and hurdler had plenty to be excited about going into his senior season. Alwine was looking forward to defending the Division...
THREE RIVERS — Ask any opposing coach and they will all agree on one thing regarding the Three Rivers girls basketball team. Guarding the Lady Cats’ Hadley Miller and Kali Heivilin is not very much fun at all. Very few teams on Three Rivers’ schedule were able to keep the Lady Cats’ dynamic duo...
Photo provided by Glen Oaks - Sandra Russell, second from left, represented the Bishop family in presenting the 2020 Jim Bishop Memorial Athletic Scholarship to Glen Oaks basketball players JoMel Boyd, left, and Daniel Hughley III. Glen Oaks basketball Coach David Victor is on right.
CENTREVILLE — Two student athletes at Glen Oaks Community College were recent recipients of the Jim Bishop Memorial Athletic Scholarship for 2019-20. Rickey (JoMel) Boyd, of Anderson, Ind., and Clifford (Daniel) Hughley III, of Winter Park, Fla, both played for the Viking Men’s basketball team in...
MOUNT PLEASANT — Playing time for Dylan Jergens during his freshman year as a preferred walk-on with Central Michigan University’s men’s basketball team was limited to intra-squad scrimmages and serving as player on the Chippewas’ scout team during practice sessions. It was a drastic change for the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon High School senior Dakota Ames tours the course in the 2019 St. Joseph County boys’ cross country meet at Rawson’s Kings Mill Park near Mendon.
MENDON — Dakota Ames’ first taste of high school athletics at Mendon High School took place on the football field. But the 6-foot-2, 160-pound Ames, a former wide receiver and defensive back, soon realized he was better suited as a distance runner following a successful track and field season his...
Serek Gleaton
CENTREVILLE — Centreville High School’s five senior baseball players were looking forward to this season. Under first-year head coach and former varsity assistant Jeff Spencer, the Bulldogs were expected to contend for a Southwest 10 Conference championship and be primed for a postseason tournament...

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