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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Leah Dumm (5) from Constantine takes the ball inside against Vicksburg defenders in the second half Monday.
DOWAGIAC — Constantine’s girls basketball team doesn’t mind playing the underdog card in this week’s Division 2 district at Dowagiac. Four of the five  teams in the tournament field have played one another at some point this season. Constantine is the lone unkrown. None of that seemed to matter...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers freshman Jeremiah Detwiler, top position, works to flip Dowagiac’s Dylan Anderson in their match at 160 pounds.
CONSTANTINE — Five Three Rivers wrestlers and 10 from Constantine have qualified for Saturday’s Individual Regionals. Juniors Azariah Price (2nd, 160 pounds) and Javier Kelley-Martinez (4th, 135), along freshmen Jeremiah Detwiler (3rd, 160) and Clinton Kaiser (4th, 103) and senior Brandt Lafferty...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Hannah Hartong (25) from Centreville gets the ball in the lane and turns towards the basket to get off a shot attempt in Friday’s home game against Bloomingdale.
CENTREVILLE — Bloomingdale  and host Centreville squared Friday to determine the  Southwest 10 Conference girls’ basketball champion. It was the Cardinals dethroning the four-time defending champion Lady Bulldogs following its 59-38 win. Centreville finishes the regular season 6-2. Bloomingdale...
NILES — The Constantine bowling team finished fifth in Saturday’s Division 3 regionals held at Joey Armadillos in Niles with a score of 3616. Corey Goldsmith finished fourth individually for the Falcons with a  total score of 871, including a high game of 266. Goldsmith qualifies for the state...
KALAMAZOO — The Three Rivers girls’ bowling team finished ninth in Saturday’s Division 2 regionals held at Continental Lanes. The Lady Wildcats finished with a team score of 3007. High scores for Three Rivers included Anna Ives with 187, Carley Krauss 176 and Paxtyn Gerkin added 166.      
MUSKEGON — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball team dropped a 73-62 Western Conference decision at Muskegon Community College Friday. Janye Griffin led the Vikings with 23 points and eight rebounds. Da'Vion Lane  chipped in nine points and eight boards.  LeAngelo Saravia had nine...
KALAMAZOO — The Three Rivers boys’ bowling team endured a tough day finishing fifth as a team in Friday’s Division 2 regionals with a score of 3499. In the singles event, Ryan Nowicki finished in 14th place with a high score of 233. Tyler Mohney (24th, 203), Bennett Leveck and Tomas Cunningham (...
Photo provided by Sherrie Nowicki - Three Rivers High School senior Ryan Nowicki displays the state championship medal he earned after winning his division in the Michigan High School Powerlifting Association Meet held Saturday, March 13
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers senior Ryan Nowicki won an individual state title last weekend at the Michigan High School Powerlifting Association state championships held at Adrian High School. The competition consisted of three lifts: They were squat, bench press and deadlift. Nowicki captured the...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The  Conxtantine wrestling team poses with the Division  3 district  championship trophy after beating host Three Rivers 55-21 in the finals Thursday.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ wrestling team won just one dual meet a year ago. Although Three Rivers’ stay in the Division 3 team state tournament was a brief  one, Jeff Smith and his  Wildcats have a lot to look forward to in the immediate future. Experienced Constantine overpowered Three Rivers...
CONSTANTINE — Four members of Constantine’s  wrestling team will be competing in Sunday’s Michigan Girls State Championships at Hartland’s Revolution Center. Representing the Falcons will b e Faith Waldron in the 97-pound division, along with sophomore Kali Cox (107), freshman Breanna Swinehart (...

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