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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...
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...

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