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Photo courtesy of Grace College Athletic Department -  Dakota Ames feels the splash as he lands a foot in the water during a steeple chase race during the 2021 men’s outdoor track and field season for Grace College.
WINONA LAKE, Ind. — As Olympic athletes go for Gold in Toyko, former Mendon running standout Dakota Ames is gearing up for a breakout season at Grace College. Ames, the former all-state cross country and track and field standout for the Hornets, is coming off a successful freshmen year at Grace...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Pictured is the entrance to the Southwest Michigan Miracle League Field located next to the Golf Dome in Schoolcraft.
SCHOOLCRAFT — The Southwest Miracle League will soon launch its inaugural season on Sept. 18 at its newly-constructed field located next to the Golf Dome in Schoolcraft. The special field allows kids with disabilities, both boys and girls, to enjoy themselves and experience the camaraderie of...
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College baseball program recently signed two local Vicksburg High School standouts. Trevor Young and Brenden Monroe officially inked their names to a national letter of intent with the Vikings and head coach Scott Chase on Thursday,, Feb. 4. Chase said more...
Photo provided - Danny Schragg
MENDON — Danny Schragg hopes to create a winning atmosphere as he takes over as head varsity coach  of  the  Mendon boys’ basketball program.  Schragg, the varsity boys’ hoops mentor the past seven seasons at Burr Oak, was officially hired at  Monday’s meeting of the Mendon Board of  Education. He...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger The Three Rivers 8-9-10 Year-Old Softball All-Star team won the Michigan District 15 championship with a 9-1 win Tuesday over Schoolcraft at Swan Park. Three Rivers advances to Friday’s state tournament in Rochester Hills. Pictured in front left to right are, Kloey Osborn and Lydia McCallie’ middle row, Olivia Wenzel, Emmy Quake, Gia Newburry, Raegan Wenzel, Autumn Schroeder, Brooke Major, Maddie Rose, Camryn Smith; back row, Alaina Keller, Chris Osborn (Assistant Coach), K
SCHOOLCRAFT — The rain stayed away and the Three Rivers  8-9-10 Year-Old Softball All-Stars held off host Schoolcraft Tuesday to win a Michigan District 15 Championship at Swan Park. Three Rivers now advances to the state tournament in Rochester Hills. Pool play begins on Friday with Three Rivers...
File Photo - Jerry Wright
THREE RIVERS — Rolling along, mid-season, Pine View golfers continue to show some closely contested leagues. As of the first week in July, Monday Night St. Catherine Couples League show a two-point separation between the leaders and second place. Brett/Patty Eshelman hang onto a 104-102 points...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Schoolcraft senior volleyball standout Kelby Goldschmeding recently signed a national letter of intent to play womens’ volleyball the next four years for the University of  St. Francis. Seated next to Kelby on her signing day is her mother Aimee Goldschmeding; back row, former Schoolcraft varsty girls’ volleyball coach Erin Onken, Jon Goldschmeding, Kelby’s father, and University of St. Francis head womens’ volleyball coach Scott Haddix.
SCHOOLCRAFT — The University of St. Francis womens’ volleyball program has landed one of the top prep defensive specialists in Southwestern Michigan. Kelby Goldschmeding, a 2021 graduate of Schoolcraft High School, signed a national letter of intent on Monday, April 26 with the Cougars and head...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Three Rivers senior shortstop Kali  Heivilin bends down to field a grounder in an earlier-season game.
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ Kali Heivilin added one more postseason honor to an already impressive list of awards. Heivilin was named Michigan’s 2021 Miss Softball for positional players on Thursday by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association.  It was the latest honor for Heivilin,...
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Colon senior basketball standout Mary Jane Muntain, center, recently signed a national letter of intent to play womens’ basketball at Glen Oaks Community College the next two years. Pictured left to right are Glen Oaks womens’ coach Robbie Hattan, Sean Muntain, father, Mary Jane, April Muntain, mother, and Colon Athletic Director Paige Smolarz.
COLON — Mary Jane Muntain wants to study business in college. As one of the standouts the last four years for Robbie Hattan on Colon’s girls basketball team, Muntain was able to easily persuade her younger teammates to adopt her extraordinary work ethic that helped make the Magi successful....
Commercial-News | Scott Hassinger - Colon High School girls’ basketball standout Lexus Gentz signed a national letter of intent with Glen Oaks Community College on Tuesday, May 11. Pictured from left to right are Glen Oaks womens’ basketball coach Robbie Hattan, Brandon Gentz, Lexus’ father, Rachel Adams, Lexus’ mother and Colon High School Athletic Director Paige Smolarz.
COLON — Colon girls’ basketball standout Lexus Gentz recently signed a national letter of intent to play womens’ basketball at Glen Oaks Community the next two years. Gentz, who helped Colon to its second consecutive district championship this past season and a spot in the 2021 regional...

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