Sports

CENTREVILLE — Centreville High School senior softball players Caitlyn Loker and Austyn Payne will continue their academic and softball careers the next two years at Glen Oaks Community College. Loker and Payne officially signed with Glen Oaks in early December, 2019. Both Loker and Payne received a...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Sauganash Golf Club in Three Rivers located off Lutz Road is one of several area courses patiently waiting to open for the season once the COVID-19 crisis passes and the executive orders are lifted.
THREE RIVERS — Under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order during the COVID-19 epidemic, golf courses in Michigan are closed. Although the Michigan Golf Alliance supports Whitmer’s “Stay at Home, Stay Safe” order, the ruling hasn’t gone without its share of criticism. While golf is an outdoor...
Submitted photo - Gracie iRussell, #6, s a four year starter at Catcher for Mendon. She is pound for pound the toughest kid I’ve ever coached. She has caught over 70 games in her career. She is the one our two captains this season and has great leadership skills. Last season she was voted the All District Catcher. Gracie has signed to play softball at Glen Oaks Community College next year. Her goals for the season were “to make All State” and “make a run at the Elite 8.
MENDON —  Last week’s official word from the Michigan High School Athletic Association that the 2020 spring sports season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wasn’t a total shock to Steve Butler. But Butler, who co-coaches Mendon’s varsity softball team along with Mike Smith, had been...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers varsity girls basketball coach Jason Bingaman addresses his Lady Cats from the sidelines in the Division 2 district quarterinfals game against host Buchanan at in March.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers varsity girls’ basketball coach Jason Bingaman has been named Division 2 Region 5 Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. The award, which was announced on Friday, is made up of all schools in the following leagues” BCS League, Southwest 10...
KALAMAZOO — Kaley Smith has high expectations for herself and her Western Michigan University Lady Broncos teammates as they prepare for the upcoming 2020 womens’ volleyball season. The 5-foot-5 Smith, a former Division 4 all-stater at Mendon, is in the mix to take over as the Lady Broncos’...
CENTREVILLE — Centreville  High School senior football standout Ben Yoder recently signed a national letter of intent to play and attend college next fall at Trinity International. Trinity International University is an evangelical Christian university located in Deerfield, Ill. It consists of  an...
HOWARDSVILLE — Within minutes of Howardsville Christian School’s loss to Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian a year ago in the regional semifinals, Jason Jergens, a sophomore at the time, knew a brunt of the Eagles’ success in the 2019-20 boys’ basketball season would depend on him.   Jergens, the youngest...
Photo provided  Eric Frohriep signals a runner out a first base while working the infield in a game last season.
THREE RIVERS — During a normal spring, Steve Nygen would be on the diamond behind home plate calling balls and strikes or making the calls between the bases. Nygen, a retired firefighter from the city of Portage, has been a registered Michigan High  School Athletic Association official for 30...
Commercial-News/Scott Hassinger - The Michigan High School Athletic Association officially announced Friday that the remaining portion  of the winter sports postseason and the spring sports season have been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Pictured are the Three Rivers High School  baseball field, track and high school tennis courts that will sit empty this spring.
EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association has canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 Winter and Spring sports seasons, in compliance with the Thursday (April 2) “state of disaster” directive by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closing school buildings and moving education online for the...
Photo provided by Kalamazoo College Athletics - Tanner Blyly set school records for Kalamazoo College during the 2019-20 season. Blyly set a single-season assist record of 112 and holds the career assist record with 316.
KALAMAZOO — Without any scholarship offers after completing  his senior basketball season at Three Rivers High School in 2016, Tanner Blyly knew he would have to work his tail off to find his way onto a collegiate roster. That opportunity came Blyly’s way when he caught the eye of former Kalamazoo...

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