Sports

Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Olivia Deeds (22) from Centreville sets herself up for an open three-point shot out on the wing against White Pigeon in a 2019 Southwest 10 Conference game.
CENTREVILLE — Olivia Deeds spent her four years at Centreville High School excelling as a multi-sport athlete for the Lady Bulldogs. Deeds, a 2020 graduate, was a four-year varsity letterwinner in basketball and softball. It was Deed’s athleticism on the basketball court that gained her interest...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers’ Gio Gioiosa prepares to put the ball away for a point on an overhead slam at the net Monday.
THREE RIVERS — Eleven prospective Three Rivers boys’ tennis players braved the 90 degree temperatures, along with high humidity as they made their way through Monday’s conditioning session at the high school courts. Despite the heat, head varsity coach Mike Kupiec and his Wildcats were pleased to...
Photo provided  - Shantel Blyly (27) from Three Rivers hits a grand-slam home run for her Elite 16u softball team in last weekend’s Blue Chip Tournament at Byron Center.
THREE RIVERS — Several area youth baseball and softball players enjoyed a successful weekend of competition on their respective travel teams over the July 4 weekend and the weekend of June 25-28. London Hoffmaster of Three Rivers, who plays for the 11U Indiana Magic Gold travel softball team out of...
Photo courtesy of the late Dick Carter - Tim Baker works the baseline while making a call in the 1997 Class C state championship game between Three Oaks-River Valley and Redford Bishop Borgess.
VICKSBURG — Back in 1980, the United States men’s hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in the Miracle on Ice and later captured the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. That same year, Tim Baker, a retired teacher and coach from Constantine, worked his first basketball game...
Photo provided - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — The first Member Scramble was held at Sauganash Country Club, June 28. Ten teams consisted of four players, flighted A-B-C-D. Every team scored in the 60s, except the winners; they scored 13 under par, 59. Curtis/Mike Ray, brothers, Tom Pearce, Charlie Smith had 11 birdies and a lone...
Photo provided by Sue Bishop - Josh Hardman
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Josh Hardman excelled in football, wrestling and track and field in his days as a student-athlete at Constantine during the mid-1990s. Now Hardman is giving back to the sport of wrestling in his role as associate coach for Division III national power Wabash College. Hardman,...
CENTREVILLE — Sports played a major role in the lives of late twin brothers Tim and Jim Reed. The two 1980 Centreville graduates and standout athletes also shined after high school on the fastpitch softball fields. They went on to give of their time to coach a variety of sports on various levels...
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...

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