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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 (...
Photo provided - Kali Heivilin (22) from Three Rivers scores two of her career-high 31 points in the Lady Cats’ 62-33 win at Sturgis Wednesday.
STURGIS — Kali Heivilin finished with a double-double, including a career-high 31 points, Wednesday in  the Three Rivers Lady Cats’ 62-33 win at Sturgis. Heivilin also had 10 rebounds, along with three assists, one blocked shot and six steals for the Lady Cats, who end the regular season with an...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Caiden Adams (22) from Mendon shoots over Matt Lorencz of Centreville.
CENTREVILLE — Centreville’s boys basketball team earned its eighth win of the season Tuesday with a decisive  58-29 Southwest 10 Conference victory at home over Mendon. The  Bulldogs, now 8-1, jumped out to  a 11-7 lead  after one period then busted the game open with an 18-3 run in the second...
Commercial-News| Scott Hassinger - Paige Walton (24) from Centreville shoots over Mendon defenders Ryley Mullin (3) and Chloe Behrends (2) in the first half Tuesday.
CENTREVILLE  — A furious second-half rally by Mendon fell short in a  46-44 Southwest 10 Conference loss at Centreville Tuesday. Centreville (5-1) jumped out to a 11-2 lead after one quarter and held a 22-12 advantage at halftime. The Hornets were able to get themselves back in the game with a ...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Drew McClain from Three Rivers grabs the leg of his Otsego foe during their wrestling match at 119 pounds Saturday in the Portage Central Quad.
PORTAGE — The Three Rivers wrestling team finished 3-0 in Saturday’s Portage Central Quad with wins over Otsego (54-18), Portage Central (46-24) and Battle Creek Pennfield (47-30). Undefeated Wildcat wrestlers on the day included Brandt Lafferty at 125-pounds, Bryson McKee (130), Javier Kelley-...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Constantine freshman Bennett Vandenberg battles his Paw Paw foe in their match at 215 pounds Saturday in the Portage Northern Quad.
CONSTANTINE — Now that the regular season is history, Constantine’s wrestling team, along with other area grapplers, can shift its attention to the postseason. The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s team and individual state tournaments begin this week at the district level. In a little...
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s basketball team lost a heartbreaking 91-87 decision at home Tuesday to Henry Ford Community College. “This was the best that I've seen this group of six guys play together recently. They did all the little things right tonight. They dug in, kept...

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