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Yellowjackets rout Spartans, Wingfield gets 1,000th career point

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20246 min read

By Bill MullalyContributing Writer The huge battle on Wednesday night between Big 8 Conference rivals Springport and Concordwas a crucial mid-season contest played in the Yellowjacket home gym. The game was postponed oneday due to the bitter cold weather in…

Boys’ Basketball RoundupMassive second half leads TR over Buchanan

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20244 min read

BUCHANAN — Three Rivers’ boys’ basketball team came back from being down by 13 points to squeak by Buchanan in a non-conference tilt Thursday, Jan. 11, by a final of 39-36.The Wildcats were down 10-5 exiting the first quarter, eventually…

Girls’ Basketball RoundupTuesday TR game vs. Plainwell cancelled due to weather

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20245 min read

PLAINWELL — Three Rivers’ girls’ basketball game originally scheduled for Tuesday against Plainwell was cancelled Tuesday morning due to weather conditions.The Wildcats are anticipated to return to action Friday against Sturgis at home. Vicksburg runs by Sturgis; Trojans lose by…

McBain wrestlers drop two matches

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20241 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN — McBain’s wrestling team had two Highland Conference matches on Jan. 11.McBain lost 23-18 to Evart.McBain’s Xander Houser at 150 lost 20-5 to Joseph Kunin. Luke Hoitenga had a forfeit win at 175 pounds.Wesley Nelson (190)…

Clare boys basketball tops Farwell, falls to Ithaca

Editorial StaffJan 19, 20242 min read

By Kaitlyn CampbellThe Clare boys basketball team won their game against Farwell on Jan. 10 with a final score of 64-21. They also lost their game against Ithaca on Jan. 16 with a final score of 54-48. In a Hudl…

Saugatuck boys run winning streak to seven

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorBased on the first quarter, it appeared as though the boys basketball game between Saugatuck and visiting Delton on Thursday, Jan. 11, was destined to be a back-and-forth battle throughout.But as is so often the case, appearances…

Otsego girls suffer loss to Lakeshore

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor STEVENSVILLE—With his team playing for the first time in nearly three weeks following Christmas break, Otsego girls basketball coach Tony Koshar knew it might take some time to get into an offensive rhythm.What he wasn’t expecting…

Allegan boys bowling remains unbeaten

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20241 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor KALAMAZOO—The SAC boys bowling match between Allegan and Parchment at Revel and Roll on Wednesday, Jan. 10, turned out to be more of a mismatch.The Tigers won both baker games and both match-play games to cruise…

Gobles basketball eyes more wins

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20241 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent GOBLES – Gobles boys basketball coach John Curtis is confident his boys basketball team will be earning more wins.“At this time we are 3-6 and struggling with consistency on the offensive end,” Curtis said. “We are a…

Bulldogs bounce Reeltown, Horseshoe Bend

Bulldogs bounce Reeltown, Horseshoe Bend

Editorial StaffJan 17, 20242 min read

LaFayette Bulldog Head Coach Chase Lewis and his Coaching Staff hosted a Rec Night for the LaFayette, Alabama parks and recreation girls and boys. The Rec teams got to experience pregame and postgame with the Varsity Bulldog Teams and feel…

Mendon native Huff earns title of Junior Grandmaster in taekwondo

Mendon native Huff earns title of Junior Grandmaster in taekwondo

Robert TomlinsonJan 12, 202412 min read

Michael Huff (center, in white), a Mendon native and current Ypsilanti resident, receives his certificates bestowing the title of Seventh Dan Junior Grandmaster in taekwondo during a ceremony at the 2023 Tae Park Tae Kwon Do Tournament at Gerald Ford…

Boys’ Basketball RoundupTR defeated by Gull Lake to begin second half of season

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20249 min read

GULL LAKE — Three Rivers’ boys’ basketball team hung in with Gull Lake early Tuesday night, but ultimately dropped their first game of the second half of the season to the Blue Devils, 77-59.Gull Lake led 19-12 at the end…

McBain overpowers Pine River boys

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MCBAIN – McBain traveled to Pine River on Wednesday in a battle of two undefeated boys basketball teams with the Ramblers enjoying a 77-47 victory.McBain, which had a three-point loss to Cadillac 36-33 on Monday, is 7-1.Pine…

Clare wrestling has exciting week of action

Editorial StaffJan 12, 20241 min read

The Clare wrestling team had an exciting week of action last week, attending multiple tournaments and coming out on top.First, the team went to Ovid Elise on Jan. 3 and won both duals against OE and Potterville. While going against…

Wrestling roundup TR wrestling champs at Falcon Holiday Invite

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20241 min read

FREELAND, Mich. — Three Rivers’ wrestling team finished as team champions at the Falcon Holiday Invitational in Freeland on Thursday, Dec. 28.The Wildcats finished with a score of 251 points, finishing ahead of host Freeland (235), Bay City John Glenn…

Mendon boys basketball 1-1 in Quincy tourney

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20241 min read

QUINCY — The Mendon boys played in the Quincy Holiday Tournament prior to the new year and came away with one win and a loss. The Hornets played Vandercook Lake in the consolation game on December 29th, and defeated the…

Marion boys defeat MCE

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION—Marion’s boys basketball team came off the holiday break on Wednesday with a 63-54 win at Mason County Eastern on West Michigan D League action.The Eagles are 3-7 overall. In their home tournament last week, they lost…

Clare girls basketball wins against Ogemaw Heights

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20241 min read

By Kaitlyn CampbellThe Clare girls basketball team won their game against Ogemaw heights on Jan. 2 with a final score of 57-15.Kendra Fouts had 17 points, Tessa Kelly had nine points, Addison McMillan had nine points, Amelia Ryzyk had six…

Boys’ Basketball Roundup Otsego defeats Three Rivers heading into break

Editorial StaffDec 29, 20238 min read

OTSEGO — Three Rivers’ boys’ basketball team dropped its record to 1-6 with a 78-52 loss at Otsego Thursday, Dec. 21.Three Rivers led 14-12 after the first quarter, but Otsego poured on the points the rest of the game, scoring…

Clare wrestlers place high in tournaments

Editorial StaffDec 29, 20231 min read

The Clare wrestling team had many wrestlers that placed high in tournaments earlier this month. First, there was a JV tournament at home on Dec. 15. Marek Michalski, Clayton Peacock and Dylan Kruskamp took first place during the tournament while…