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Photo courtesy of  Alabama  Athletic Department - Kali Heivilin
THREE RIVERS — Kali Heivilin was used to the spotlight as a star shortstop in high school at Three Rivers.  The three-time Division 2 all-stater had a decorated prep career for the Lady Cats. In fact  her name appears several times in the Michigan High School Athletic Association record book,...
Photo provided - Centreville native and Grand Valley State University junior Kenleigh West-Wing, right, poses for a photo with her college roommate at the  NBA Summer League banquet hall on the UNLV campus.
ALLENDALE — Kenleigh West-Wing spent a couple weeks in July working as a paid intern at the NBA Summer League. West-Wing, a 2020 Centreville graduate where she lettered four years in volleyball, basketball and softball, is now a junior at Grand Valley State University majoring in sports management...
Photo provided by Kalamazoo Wings - Anthony Collins
KALAMAZOO — The roster building continues for the Kalamazoo Wings as they prepare for the 2022-23 season, which kicks off on Saturday, October 22 at Wings Event Center. In a move that will surely delight fans, two popular players from last season will be returning to the ice as will an intriguing...
Photo provided by Glen Oaks Athletics - C.B. Gordon
CENTREVILLE — Three new members were inducted into the Glen Oaks Community College Athletic Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 1. An awards banquet was held to honor new inductees the late C.B. Gordon, Joel Mishler and Bruce Berenyi. It’s the first induction held since before COVID. Gordon, a 2020-2021...
File Photo - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — Thirty-two golfers at St. Joe Valley Golf Course just completed the first round of the Match-Play Club Championship in July. Sixteen matches, each between two golfers, who want to work their way to the finals, wound up with sixteen players to continue on and the losing sixteen...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers senior lineman Lloyd Ruesink, right, gets ready to hit the blocking shield during a drill early Monday afternoon.
THREE RIVERS — Football teams in the 11-Player and 8-Player divisions across the state of Michigan officially began pre-season practice on Monday in helmets with non-contact drills. All teams can don the pads beginning on Wednesday as they prepare for the first games scheduled  to be played on Aug...
Photo provided by Ashlee Lawson - Team Reykjavik, a group of international CrossFit athletes, pose for a photo following a workout last week on the Pit Fitness Ranch in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — A group of elite Cross-Fit athletes were in Three Rivers last week to train at the Pit Fitness Ranch before heading off to the No Bull CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisc. Aug. 3-7. Autumn Yost, co-owner of Pit Fitness Ranch, said that several months ago Team Reykjavik from Iceland had...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Brooke McClure was recently hired on July 1 to be White Pigeon’s athletic director. McClure, a White Pigeon native, former student-athlete and coach, replaces Eric Kistler.
WHITE PIGEON — Brooke McClure has always had a passion for White Pigeon athletics. McClure first made a big impact for the Chiefs  as a student-athlete then later on  as a volleyball and basketball coach. Now McClure has an opportunity to continue the Chiefs’ strong  athletic tradition as White...
Photo provided by Carrie Balk - Three Rivers’ Collin Balk, left, and Kale Parr, right, hold up their fourth-place plaques from The Bass Federation’s Jr. World Championships held July 25-29 on Lake Kentucky in Paris, Tenn.
THREE RIVERS — Two Three Rivers Middle School students brought home a fourth-place finish in The Bass Fishing Federation’s Junior World Championships held July 25-29 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tenn. Eighth graders Collin Balk and Kale Parr, representing the Three Rivers  Bash Fishing Club,...
Photo provided by J.J. Wagner - Kris McGlothlen, left, and teammate Leslie Wilson celebrate their team achieving par on  a hole during Friday’s Three Rivers Athletic Golf Fund-raiser at  Sauganash Golf Club. McGlothlen and Wilson combined with Nikki Wagner and Jessica Gahan  to finish with a two-under par in the event.
THREE RIVERS — A record number 41 teams participated in last Friday’s annual Three Rivers Athletic Golf Fundraiser held at Sauganash Golf Club on a perfect summer day. The 18-hole event, which sold out four weeks in advance, featured a best-ball format and was once again a success both weatherwise...

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