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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Elementary school participants in the Three Rivers Youth Tennis League pose for a photo at the end of Wednesday’s session. The group is learning the fundamentals of the game during a five-week program this summer.
THREE RIVERS — Before the temperatures got a little warmer Wednesday, over 40 youths gathered at the high school courts for the Three Rivers Summer Youth Tennis League. The program, which is directed by high school girls’ tennis coach Don Zabonick with assistance from several players from the Lady...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville High School senior Karissa Gest signed a National Letter of Intent to play womens’ volleyball the next two years for the Lake Michigan College Redhawks and head coach Rob Elliott- Schafnitz. Gest is pictured in front on her signing day on Feb. 10 with her mother Candy Gest, left, and father Dennis Gest, right; back row, Lake Michigan College  womens’ volleyball coach Rob Elliott- Schafnitz and Centreville Athletic Director Jill Peterson.
CENTREVILLE — Recent Centreville High School senior graduate Karissa Gest signed a national letter of intent to play womens’ volleyball at Lake Michigan College the next two years. Gest, who played four seasons of volleyball at Bronson High School, before transferring to Centreville and finishing...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers freshman Paige McDonald competes in the girls’ 100-meter how hurdles in the Division 2 regional meet this season at Berrien Springs.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers freshman girls’ track and field standout Paige McDonald was recently named Academic All-State in Division 2 The honor is selected by the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association. McDonald, a spring dual-sport athlete who is also a starting midfielder on the...
Photos provided - Three softball players from Three Rivers earned All-Wolverine Conference honors. Pictured from left to right are Ava Forman, first team All-Conference; Lanie Glass, second team All-Conference; and Allie McGlothlen, honorable mention All-Conference.
THREE RIVERS — The goal for the Three Rivers varsity softball team during the 2022 season can be summed up in one word. Compete. That’s exactly what Kendra Kutz’s Lady Cats did this season with a young squad. Three Rivers finished its season 16-22-2 but the future looks very bright with the Lady...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon senior shortstop Payton Griffith turns to make a throw to first base from her shortstop position in the 2022 season.
MENDON — Mendon’s softball team chalked up 58 victories over the last two seasons and won two consecutive district championships. Senior shortstop Payton Griffith, along with junior pitcher Lauren Schabes, senior second baseman Izzy Smith and senior catcher Kara Swan compiled some huge numbers on...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville senior right tackle Tanner Jepsen (70) watches as a teammate gains yardage for the Bulldogs against Decatur during the 2021 season.
BIG RAPIDS — Centreville’s Tanner Jepsen has one high school football game remaining before embarking on his collegiate career at Michigan Technological University. Jepsen, the Bulldogs standout offensive lineman, will test his skills for the West team against the East in the annual Michigan High...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Shawn Griffith
CONSTANTINE — Shawn Griffith never gave individual accolades a single thought when he began his coaching career back in the late 1980s. Even now the former assistant coach at Mendon and Hillsdale and the last 30 years at Constantine, Griffith says his selection as a 2022 Michigan High School...
File Photo - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — What are the odds of an amateur golfer getting a hole-in-one? According to my resources, each golf course reports between 10-15 aces per year. Mathematically, that figures out to be a hole-in-one once every 3,500 rounds of golf. Other calculations say only 1-2% of golfers score an...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The 2022 Three Rivers varsity girls soccer team, along with six players, including Rylie Glass, Abigail Griffioen, Herrta Mononen, Greta Mueller, Jordan Roberts, and Charlotte Werner were awarded Division 3 Academic  All-State honors by the Michigan High School Golf Coaches Association.
THREE RIVERS — Two varsity girls’ teams from Three Rivers recently earned Academic Team All-State honors along with seven individuals on those those same teams who received the same honor. In varsity girls’ soccer, Three Rivers’ 2022 team earned Academic Team All-State honors, along with six...
FRANKENMUTH — Schoolcraft’s boys’ golf team finished in 16th place in Division 3 at the Michigan High School Athletic Association state finals held Friday and Saturday at The Fortress in Frankenmuth. The Eagles shot a score of 373 in Friday’s opening 18-hole round  followed by a a 365 on Saturday...

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