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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Former Mendon varsity girls’ basketball coach Leasa Griffith-Mathews consoles her niece and senior point guard Payton Griffith following the Lady Hornets’ Division 4 district overtime loss to Athens last March.
MENDON - After 28 years of opening the gym, blowing the whistle and coaching girls’ basketball at Mendon, Leasa Griffith-Mathews has stepped down as the Lady Hornets’ varsity coach. Griffith, who also happens to be Mendon’s Superintendent of Schools, officially resigned the post back in July. “...
Photo provided - Centreville quarterback Jacob Sikanis (5) breaks loose for a long gainer in a regular-season game in 2022.
CENTREVILLE — Several Centreville football players have been recognized by the Southwest 10 coaches for their performance during the 2022 season. Receiving honors for Centreville on the first offensive team were junior Jacob Sikanis who was voted as the league’s Most Valuable Player as a skilled...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Jenna Southland (12) from Three Rivers earns a point with a kill between a pair of Vicksburg  defenders in the Division 2 district semifinal match at Parchment.
THREE RIVERS  — Several area volleyball players have earned postseason recognition by the Michigan  Intersholastic Volleyball Coaches Association. Three Rivers’ 6-foot-2 junior middle hitter Jenna Southland has earned third-team Division 2 All-State recogniztion. Southland finished the season...
WARREN — The Glen Oaks Community College mens’ and womens’ basketball teams both suffered non-league road losses Tueday at Macomb Community College. In the men’s game, Macomb defeated Glen Oaks 81-61, while the Lady Vikings suffered a 53-31 loss to the Monarchs in the women’s contest. Macomb’s...
Monday, Nov. 28 Middle School Boys Basketball Edwardsburg at Three Rivers (7th and 8th grade), 4 p.m. Three Rivers (6th grade) at Comstock, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 Girls Basketball Constantine at Three Rivers JV, 5:30 p.m. Constantine at Three Rivers varsity Union City at Mendon, 7:30 p.m. Paw Paw...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Senior receiver Andrew Brown (19) from Three Rivers runs for a first down against Niles after making a catch.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers senior wide receiver Andrew Brown has been named to the Division 4 All-State first team by the Michigan High School  Football Coaches Association. Brown, a three-year varsity starter, had a banner senior season catching 53 passes for 964 yards and 14 touchdowns. His 883...
Photo provided by David Whethington Photography The 2022-23 Glen Oaks Community College womens’ basketball. Pictured in the front row left to right are, Allison Starbuck, Emma Allison, McKenzie Baker, Peyton Rangel, Hannah Outlaw, Angel Gary, Zaharia Hotobah-During, Sheniece Halmon, Abby Youmans, Kara Otto and Morgan Marvin; back row, assistant coach Josh Vick, Deajee Dozier, Brooklyn Youngs (no longer with the team), Kyla Smith, Mia Wilson, Sarah Dekoning, Eliana Wilson, head coach Robbie Hattan and assist
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community  College women’s basketball team has high goals for the 2022-23 season with three returning sophomores. The Lady Vikings managed to post nine wins in Robbie Hattan’s first year leading the program last winter. “I thought we had a pretty solid year with nine...
Photo provided by Matt Mowery - Three Rivers native and registered football official Todd Gooding watches an extra-point attempt during Saturday’s Division 1 semifinals game between Caledonia and Clarkston at DeWitt High School.
DETROIT — Three Rivers native and Portage resident Todd Gooding has been selected to be part of the officiating crew for Friday night’s Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 state football final between Goodrich and Grand Rapids South Christian at Ford Field. Goodrich (12-1) was...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Paul Krick from Three Rivers poses for a photo  at midfield in Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome in Marquette just prior to the start of Saturday’s 8-Player Division  2 football championship between Powers North Central and Mendon.
MARQUETTE — The officiating crew for Saturday’s Michigan High School Athletic Association’s 8-Player Division 2 football finals had a local connection. Paul Krick from Three Rivers served as the back judge on the officiating crew that worked Mendon’s state final contest against three-time...
THREE RIVERS  — Willie B. Wrong has reclaimed his status as the top prep football prognosticator after finishing with the best win-loss record on our three-person panel of experts. Willie finished the season with an overall record of 94-26 on his prep picks. Ollie the Optimist (90-30) was next...

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