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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Centreville High School girls’ basketball  standout Paige Walton, seated in  the middle, signs her national letter of intent on Feb.  12 with the Bethel University womens’ basketball program in the Centreville gymnasium. Seated to the left of Paige is her mother Angie Walton and father Larry Walton; stand is Centreville head varsity girls’ baskeball coach Jill Peterson and Bethel University’s head womens’ basketball coach Jon Herbrechtsmeyer.
CENTREVILLE  — Centreville High School senior  basketball player Paige Walton signed a nation letter of intent on Feb. 12 to play womens’ basketball the next four years for Bethel University in Mishawaka, Ind. Walton, a 6-foot-4 center for  Centreville,  was impressed with the personal interest...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger Emma Stasiuk from Three Rivers works on her steps and hurdle technique.
THREE RIVERS — Back in business. Three Rivers has been a frequent title contender during James Phillips’ eight-year tenure as the Wildcats’ girls’ track and field coach. Phillips is looking to continue that tradition this spring after having the 2020 season taken away by the COVID-19 pandemic....
Photo provided  - Owen Sampson from Three Rivers swings an iron to hit his ball back onto a fairway in Monday’s boys’ golf jamboree.
PAW PAW — The Three Rivers varsity boys’ golf team opened the season Monday by winning a Wolverine Conference Triangular-Meet over host Paw Paw and Vicksburg at Lake Cora Hills Golf Club. Pat Kline’s Wildcats shot a 174 followed by Paw Paw (200) and Vicksburg (212). “As we spend more time on the...
EAST LANSING — Schoolcraft’s boys basketball team was able to match Iron Mountain’s physicality in Thursday’s Division 3 semifinals in the Breslin Center. Unfortunately the No. 3-ranked  Mountaineers and Mr. Basketball candidate Foster Wonders were able to outmuscle the No. 7  Eagles for a 54-50...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers’ No. 2 singles player Kienna Shank puts the ball in play off a serve.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers varsity girls tennis team returned  from  Spring Break to post  a 6-2 non-league win at home Monday over Galesburg-Augusta at the high school courts. The lone  two losses for Three Rivers came at the No. 1 and No. 3 singles flights. At No. 1, Abigail Lemacks from...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers senior catcher Luke Stasiuk, left, talks with junior pitcher Gavin Beuter on their way off the field in between innings against Mattawan.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers varsity baseball coach Jason Williams is excited to see what his Wildcats can accomplish this spring after the cancelation of the 2020 season due to  COVID-19. Williams has seen some positive signs of growth already after the first couple games. Three Rivers, 1-1,...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft freshman Shane Ryske (32) drives the baseline and puts up a shot in Tuesday’s state quarterfinals game agains Grand Rapids Covenant Christian at Kalamazoo Loy-Norrix.
EAST LANSING — Schoolcraft’s boys basketball team is just two steps away from winning the school’s second state title. Randy Small’s No.  7-ranked Eagles (19-1) battle No.  3 Iron Mountain (18-0) today at 12:30 p.m. in the second state semifinal at the Breslin Center on Michigan State University;’...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft junior forward Tyler DeGroote dunks the basketball in Tuesday’s state quarterfinals’ win over Grand Rapids Covenant Christian.
KALAMAZOO — The Schoolcraft Eagles have a date in Thursday’s Division 3 state boys’ basketball semifinals following the Eagles’ 59-47 quarterfinal win Tuesday over Grand Rapids Covenant Christian at Kalamazoo Loy-Norrix. Schoolcraft (19-1) meets unbeaten Iron Mountain (18-0) in the second...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Asher Puhalski (22) from Schoolcraft drives inside for two points in the district championship game against Niles Brandywine.
KALAMAZOO — Schoolcraft’s boys basketball team  meets a familiar foe at 7 p.m. tonight in a Division 3 state quarterfinal  game  at Kalamazoo Loy-Norrix. Schoolcraft (18-1) meets Grand  Rapids Covenant Christian (15-6) with the winner advancing to Thursday’s 12:30 p.m. state semifinal game at the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft’s Annie Housler (20)  gets a shot off over Kent City defender Jenna Harrison (4).
PORTAGE — Steve Kulczyk knew his Schoolcraft girls’ basketball team would have to do a lot of things right to stay with No. 2-ranked Kent City in Monday’s Division 3 state quarterfinals. Unfortunately Kulzyck’s Schoolcraft ballclub was unable to do that as Kent City held the local Lady Eagles...

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