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Photo provided - The Three Rivers 8-9-10 year All-Star baseball team. Pictured in the front row left to right are, Avery Williams, Liam Burkey, Sonny Karney, Melvin Johnson, Jaxom Losik, Noah Kent and Bentley Ivins; middle row, Jackson Peckinpaugh, Spencer Ford, Alex Robare, Ryker Wilson, Tate McCallie, Easton Wyatt and Michael Stedman; back row, coaches, Derrick Ivins, Chris Karney, Shan Pileri and Matt Losik.
THREE RIVERS — Michigan District 15 Little League All-Star Tournaments in the baseball and softball divisions are in full swing. Several tournaments began earlier this week while others commence next week and in the days following. The first night of the championship bracket in the Joanne Wilson...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers sophomore midfielder Summer Morrill (3) gets ready to send the ball down the field in the Division 3 district championship against South Haven at Berrien Springs.
THREE RIVERS — Summer Morrill was an unknown force as a freshman, but she was a player opposing teams kept close tabs on during the 2022 season. Morrill, Three Rivers’ star midfielder, was tough to stop and finished her sophomore season with 17 goals and nine assists. Those stats were impressive...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon High School softball standout Izzy Smith, seated in middle, signed her name Wednesday to a national letter of intent to play collegiate womens’ softball at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa the next four years where she’ll pursue a nursing degree. Pictured beside Izzy are her father and co-coach Michael Smith and mother Kimberly Smith; back row, Mendon assistant softball coach Steve Schabes and head co-coach Steve Butler.
MENDON — Izzy Smith grew up in the shadow of her two older sisters Kaley and Anna, who both earned All-State status on the volleyball court along with Division I scholarships. Izzy found success in the net sport herself as a defensive specialist on two Division 4 state championship teams during...
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...

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