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Photo provided - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — Since the beginning of time in the golf world the fairer sex has made continuous efforts to overcome a common misconception, derived from a 20th century joke, definitely not true, that the word GOLF is an acronym for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden. Golf originated in 15th century...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The Three Rivers varsity girls’ softball team poses for a photo with the alumni team following Wednesday’s game at the new sports complex at Armstrong Park.
THREE RIVERS — Stepping onto the diamond Wednesday at the new Armstrong Sports Complex wasn’t about winning or losing for the Three Rivers varsity girls’ softball team. It was about being together as a team one final time to play the game they love, share a few laughs and salute the Lady Cats’ four...
CENTREVILLE — Jerry Schultz got a first-hand view of the Centreville community’s support of Bulldog athletics when he attended a boys’ basketball game this past winter. Seeing all the support from the community, administration and student body impressed Schultz, who applied for the football vacancy...
Photo provided by Lourdes University - Kate Hill
SYLVANIA, Ohio — Wrestling has always been a passion for Kate Hill. Hill began competing at age 12 and excelled in the sport in high school and college. Now she is giving back and earning a living coaching the sport. The 2014 Constantine High School graduate is embarking on her first head coaching...
Photo provided by Glen Oaks Athletic Department - Cassopolis senior guard Darrion Gatson, seated, signs a national letter of intent on Friday at his home to play men’s basketball the next two years at Glen Oaks Community College. Standing are Darrion’s parents Gus and Janice Gatson.
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball program has landed one of the top freshman prospects in Southwestern Michigan. Darrion Gatson, a 6-foot-1 guard from Cassopolis Ross Beatty High School, signed a national letter of intent Friday afternoon to play men’s basketball the...
Photo provided by Glen Oaks Athletic Department - Matt Mosier of Dowagiac signs his national letter of intent last week to attend Glen Oaks Community College where he will play men’s golf for the Vikings, Also pictured is Matt’s mother Angela Mosier.
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s golf program added its second recruit Thursday afternoon. Matt Mosier, a Dowagiac High School graduate, officially signed his national letter of intent to continue his career the next two years on the links for the Vikings. Mosier is the second...
Photo provided by Phil Maguran - Mike Webster meets with players from both  teams before the start of  Thursday’s first Whiffleball Tournament game.
SCHOOLCRAFT — As a young boy growing up, Mike Webster remembers the numerous pick-up or sandlot baseball games he and his friends would play just for the love of the game. Webster, a former varsity baseball coach at Centreville and Portage Central, now serves as Director of Baseball and Softball...
Photo provided by Casey McDonald - Hannah Marchand (8) tips the ball over the front  row of an opponent during a 2019 womens’ volleyball match for Indiana University of South Bend.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Hannah Marchand’s college volleyball career has followed an interesting path. Marchand, a 2017 Centreville High School graduate, originally started her collegiate career at Jacksonville University, an NCAA Division I school, where she was a major contributor for the Lady Dolphins...
THREE RIVERS — Whether it's about golf, the good life, or the Age of Aquarius, the new normal has added a dimension that has disturbed, if not spoiled, our affluent society; including my approach to formatting FTGOTG. The area golf news begins. (SET BOLD)Sauganash Country Club:(END BOLD) Wednesday...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers volleyball players participate in a footwork drill Monday morning.
THREE RIVERS — A new way of doing things. High school fall sports teams in Michigan began their second week of conditioning sessions on Monday. Area schools, including Three Rivers, are in the process of adjusting to a variety of changes due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. After the...

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