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PORTAGE — Schoolcraft girls’ basketball coach Doug Flynn gets enthusiastic when watching film and figuring out a way to beat the next opponent. When reviewing the clips for Tuesday’s Class C state quarterfinals game against Pewamo-Westphalia, the Lady Eagles’ mentor saw none. No. 6-ranked Pewamo-...
ALLEGAN — Three Rivers learned Monday that the Wayland boys’ basketball team is as good as advertised. No. 9-ranked Wayland used its quickness, depth, size and pressure to run past Three Rivers 67-44 in a Class B regional semifinal. Benton Harbor beat Battle Creek Harper Creek 58-44 in the other...
BANGOR — Schoolcraft’s basketball team got outscored 12-6 in overtime and dropped a 53-47 Class C regional game to Kalamazoo Christian Monday at Bangor. Kalamazoo Christian (17-7) moves on to face Quincy (19-4) in Thursday’s regional championship at 7 p.m. Schoolcraft (22-2) trailed Kalamazoo...
PORTAGE — Schoolcraft girls’ basketball coach Doug Flynn sees many similarities between his own team and its opponent in Tuesday’s Class C state quarterfinals. Schoolcraft (20-5) takes on Pewamo-Westphalia (22-2) at Portage Northern at 6:30 p.m. The winner advances to the state semifinals on...
MENDON — The Mendon varsity boys’ basketball team fell in the Class D district championship game Friday on its home floor to Marcellus 48-38. “I thought my guys battled hard for 32 minutes. We just came up short in the fourth quarter. I am really proud of the progress our team made all season...
VICKSBURG — Three Rivers’ boys’ basketball team dispelled the notion it’s difficult to beat a team three times in the same season. For three quarters Friday it appeared Edwardsburg would prove that statement to have credence. Edwardsburg (7-14) gave Three Rivers (14-7) all it could handle before...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers High School senior outfielder Zack Ludwig has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. Ludwig will attend the four-year Division III school where he also plans to major in pre-med. “Calvin’s head coach came and watched me...
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Allegheny Health Network’s Director of Sports Performance, Frank Velasquez Jr., ATC, CSCS, has been selected the strength and conditioning coach for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Velasquez, a 1989 Three Rivers High School graduate, will oversee the strength training,...
HOMER — Schoolcraft’s girls’ basketball team was far from perfect Thursday. But Doug Flynn’s Lady Eagles were sharp enough when it counted. Schoolcraft overcame a 10-point deficit after three quarters and stormed back to hand Bronson a 39-32 loss in the Class C regional championship at Homer....
MENDON — Mendon’s boys’ basketball team earned a spot in the Class D district championship on its home floor with an impressive 63-49 semifinal win Wednesday over Colon. “It was a super win tonight. We hit some big shots when we needed to keep separation. Lukas (Crotser) was a monster for us....

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