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Photo provided - White Pigeon ballcarrier James Stewart (4) runs for a first down Friday against Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
OTTAWA LAKE — White Pigeon gave No. 1-ranked and host Ottawa Lake Whiteford a tough battle before dropping a 38-26 decision in the Division 8, Region 3 championship football game Friday. Ottawa Lake Whiteford  (12-0) advances to face  Clarkston Everett  Collegiate (9-3) in the state semifinals...
Photo provided by Val Juergens - A  Glen Oaks womens’ basketball player defends an Edison State player on an inbounds pass in Wednesday’s home basketball game at Ken Schuler Court.
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College womens’ basketball team  began its 2022 season with a pair of victories at home earlier this week. Robbie Hattan’s Lady Vikings (2-0) beat Edison State Community  College 59-54 at  home on Wednesday after edging the Hope College JV squad 69-66 Tuesday...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers offensive lineman Jake Reynolds (76) tries to shake a  Paw Paw defender to get at the ballcarrier in a game against the Red Wolves earlier this season.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Wildcats’ football  team might not won a Wolverine Conference title or made a deep playoff run, but every opponent knew they were in a battle every time they took the field against J.J. Wagner’s squad during the 2022 season. Several Three Rivers players left their...
Photo provided by Alyssa Zietlow - Three Rivers sophomore Sulley Zietlow (701) competes in Saturday’s Division 2  boys’ race at the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s state cross country finals at Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn.
BROOKLYN — Two Three Rivers runners competed in Saturday’s Michigan High School Athletic  Association state cross country finals at Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn. Sulley Zietlow, a sophomore, competed in the Division 2 boys’ finals race. Sd Zietlow finished in 135th place out of field of 258...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - White Pigeon quarterback Caleb Lane (11) is brought down by a Decatur defender after a short gain this season.
OTTAWA LAKE — Ball control will played a significant factor in whether or not the White Pigeon Chiefs’ football team is able to extend its season another week into the state semifinals. Unranked White Pigeon (8-3) visits No. 1-ranked Ottawa Lake Whiteford (11-0) in the Division 8, Region 3...
Photo provided - Dominick Jacobs scores a touchdown for Constantine in Saturday’s playoff loss at Grand  Rapids West Catholic
CONSTANTINE — Shawn Griffith his Constantine football team would need to contain Grand Rapids West Catholic’s all-state halfback Tim Kloska in order to have any chance of winning Saturday’s  Division 6, Region 3, District 1  championship. Unfortunately, the Falcons’ defense had a rough go trying...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon defenders Evan Lukeman (1) and Grant Crotser (24) tackle Connor Hetman (11) from Colon.
COLON — Playing in its biggest football game in five years, No. 6-ranked Mendon outlasted No. 2- and host Colon 46-44 at Judd Field in the 8-Player Division 2, Region 4 championship Friday. Mendon (9-2) advances to Saturday’s state semifinal game at home in the friendly confines of John Schwartz...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Logan Weis from Centreville competes in the boys’ Division 3 regional race last weekend in Bangor.
BROOKLYN — Whether its for a medal, personal-best time, state championship or just to finish up the season on a positive note, there is plenty of incentive for area runners that have qualified for today’s Michigan High School Athletic Association championships at Michigan Speedway in Brooklyn. The...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Dom Jacobs (6) from Constantine outruns a Parchment defender to the end zone for a Falcons’ touchdown earlier this season.
GRAND RAPIDS — Two high school football programs with a deep tradition and bearing the same nickname battle today for a Division 6, Region 3, District 1 championship. Constantine (9-1) travels to Grand  Rapids West Catholic (9-1) for a 1 p.m. kickoff. The winner advances to the regional finals...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Bella Kessler (2) from Centreville sends a tip towards the net over a Union City blocker Wednesday.
CONSTANTINE — Bronson has too much firepower for Centreville in Thursday’s Division 3 district championship match at Constantine. The Vikings overcame a one-set deficit to storm back for a 25-18, 18-25, 23-25, 21-25 win over the Bulldogs. “Tonight, it didn’t matter what the stats were, who had a...

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