Sports

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...
NILES — On Tuesday, the Wolverine Conference received notification that the Niles Board of Education has approved the invitation to join the league and begin competition in the 2021-22 school year.    The Wolverine Conference Board of Governors extended an official invitation to Niles High School...
Photo provided - Pictured are the Thrree Rivers senior Division 2 Individual  Academic All-State selections from left to right, Karalyn Eldridge, Emma Thatcher, Kylee Nash and Lizzie Bissett. Third from left is Three Rivers head varsity softball coach Kendra Kutz and assistant coach Herb Nash. The entire Three Rivers squad was named Division 2 Team Academic All-State last week.
THREE RIVERS — Kendra Kutz sets the bar high for the players in Three Rivers High School’s girls’ softball program. Kutz’s expectations are high for her Lady Cats every spring not just on the field, but in the classroom as well. Three Rivers has been one of the more dominant programs in southwest...
KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo Wings announced their end of season awards. The awards were voted on by the fans. Longtime K-Wing player Justin Taylor was the big winner, taking home three awards. Taylor was named as the Fan Favorite, Star of the Game and the Most Valuable Player for the 2019-20 season....
Photo Courtesy of Susan Baldock - Official Todd Gooding officiates a play during a 2018 MHSAA championship game as a Muskegon Mona Shores defender, left, tries to tackle a ball carrier from Warren DeLaSalle.
PORTAGE — Todd Gooding has worn many hats during his career as a Michigan High School Athletic Association registered official in football, basketball, baseball and softball. Gooding, a Three Rivers High School Alumni, recently added another title to his resume. Gooding, a resident of Portage, took...
 Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Here is a view of one of the four fields in the Precision Baseball and Softball Complex that will be officially be used for the first time this weekend when the facility hosts the BPA Travel Tournament.
THREE RIVERS — Play ball! The first official games on the Precision Baseball and Softball Fields located inside Armstrong Park will be played this weekend. Three Rivers is hosting the Baseball Player’s Association Travel Tournament today and Sunday. The tournament will consist of games in three...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The clubhouse and Tee-Box Restaurant are open for golfers at Sauganash Golf Club in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — This week, I'm going to focus on the strengths of each of the courses in our area that are advertising in the Three Rivers Commercial-News to showcase their values for the benefit of golfers. I guess you could say, FORE! The Good of the Golfers. Collectively, all these golf courses...

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