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Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Colon shortstop Justin Wickey applies a tag on Decatur’s Gavin Boodt at second base in Thursday’s Division 4 regional semifinal game.
DECATUR — Colon’s baseball team overcame plenty of obstacles to get to Wednesday’s Division 4 regional semifinal game at Decatur. Magi head coach Rocky Alva said his players should be proud of what they accomplished this spring despite dropping a 8-1 decision to the Raiders that ended Colon’s...
Photo provided by Centreville Athletics - Centreville varsity softball team celebrates its Division 3 district championship at home last weekend by posing for a photo with  the trophy. The Lady Bulldogs will meet Watervliet at 10 a.m. in a regional semifinal game today in Parchment.
PARCHMENT — Tough defense, solid pitching and timely hitting have been the recipe for success this spring for Centreville’s softball team. Jill Peterson’s Lady Bullodgs, champions of the Southwest 10 Conference, must be efficient in every area if they hope to advance out of today’s Division 3...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - The Mendon varsity softball team poses for a photo with the Division 4 district championship trophy the Lady Hornets won following its 14-0 win in the finals last Saturday over Marcellus.
MENDON — Several factors give  Mendon a legitimate opportunity to win a Division 4 regional softball title on Saturday. For starters fifth-ranked Mendon will hold home-field advantage as the Lady Hornets (27-5) prepare to host No. 9 Kalamazoo Christian (21-16-1) in the second game at noon. The...
Photo provided by Deb Glass - Gabby Charvat (11) from Three Rivers slide into third base as the Gull Lake third baseman waits to make a tag on her.
BATTLE CREEK — The Three Rivers Lady Cats softball team had a shakey end to its season Saturday. Kendra Kutz’s ballcub was victimized by errors at the most inpportune time in a 12-2 Division 2 district semifinal loss to Gull Lake at Battle Creek Pennfield. Three Rivers, which committed seven...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Mendon’s Caiden Adams (22) and teammate Chase Scheffler (25) track down a flyball in the outfield Friday against Burr Oak.
PARCHMENT — Three Rivers dropped a 7-3 decision Saturday to eventual district champion Vicksburg in the Division 2 semifinals. Three Rivers (5-19) was led offensively by Luis Warmack and Kaleb Williams with two hits and three RBI each. Maddox Hagen and Connor Quake  added two hits apiece for the ‘...
Photo provided by James Phillips - Kylin Griffin, second from left, enters the final straight away in  the girls’ 200-meter dash in Saturday’s Division 2  state track and field finals at Ada Forest Hills Eastern High School.
ADA — Outside of Southwestern Michigan, Kylin Griffin is a name many people had heard very little about prior to Saturday’s Division 2 state girls’ track and field finals.             They certainly know who she is now though.                                       Griffith earned All-State honors...
Wednesday, June 8 Baseball Division 4 Regional Semifinals Colon at Decatur, 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 Boys Golf Division 3  Schoolcraft in State Finals at The Fortress Golf Club, Frankenmuth, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11 Baseball (at Kalamazoo College) Regional Finals Decatur/Colon winner vs....
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers senior defenseman Abigail Griffioen (11) gains possession of the ball as Roxy Ryan (9) defends.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — After losing eight seniors off last year’s Division 3 regional finals squad, Three Rivers wasn’t expected to do much  in girls’ soccer this spring. But the Lady Cats still found a way to win nine matches and reached the district championship before its season ended in Berrien...
Photo provided by James Phillips - Pictured from left to right are Three Rivers state track and field girls qualifiers, Paige McDonald, Kenna Cottingham, Kylin Grffin, Anezka Pradna and Gisell Macedo.
ADA — Six athletes from Three Rivers will compete for state medals and championships in seven separate events in today’s Division 2 finals at Ada Forest Hills Eastern High School in the Grand Rapids area. The meet begins at 9 a.m. with field events followed by running semifinals and the 3200-meter...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Alex Stoll from Colon, second from left, and Mendon’s Alivia Stuart, third from left, were the 2022 male and female recipients of the Linda K. Johnson Memorial Scholarship. Winners are awarded a $500 scholarship and must write an essay discussing how the sport of track and field has helped shape them. Local members of the 2093 U.A.W. were also on hand.
THREE RIVERS — Alex Stoll from Colon and Sturgis’ Korin Whitcomb were the big winners in Tuesday’s 37th annual U.A.W. St. Joseph County Track and Filed All-Star Meet hosted by Three Rivers at  Armstrong Field. The meet, which is sponsored by the Local 2093 U.A.W. stresses individual achievement...

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