Another Sturgis versus Three Rivers basketball matchup will take place Friday.
After the girls’ basketball teams from St. Joseph County’s largest school districts tangled last week, boys’ squads from the two schools will play for a district championship at 7 o’ clock Friday in Edwardsburg.
The matchup was set Wednesday, when Three Rivers topped Vicksburg, 61 to 49 Wednesday, and Sturgis held off Paw Paw, 41 to 39. Three Rivers will enter the game with a 6-15 record, while Sturgis sports a 13-8 season mark. We’ll carry the game on WRCI 97.1 FM, with the pre-game show getting underway at 6:50. We’ll also stream the broadcast at WRCIradio.com.
Elsewhere, Class C action Wednesday saw White Pigeon top Constantine, 64 to 42. The Chiefs will have home court advantage in Friday’s district championship contest against Decatur at 7 p.m.
In Class D Wednesday, Colon needed double overtime to knock off Athens, 73 to 68. The 12-12 Magi will play 22-1 Climax Scotts at 7 p.m. Friday in Athens for the district title.
The Three Rivers girls basketball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday in the opening round of regional action.
Taking on a 15-6 Stevensville Lakeshore squad in the Class B contest, Three Rivers couldn’t recover from a rash of turnovers, falling by a score of 44 to 35.
The Wildcats end their season with a 22-2 record.
Boys basketball tournament action continues tonight. Class B contests involving local teams feature 5-15 Three Rivers against a 12-8 Vicksburg squad, tipping off at 6 o’clock in Edwardsburg. We’ll carry the game on WRCI 97.1 FM, with the pre-game show getting underway at 5:50. We’ll also stream the broadcast at WRCIRadio.com.
The nightcap from Edwardsburg pits 12-8 Sturgis against 11-9 Paw Paw.
In Class C, White Pigeon High School will be the venue for a 6 p.m. game between Marcellus and Decatur, followed by White Pigeon taking on Constantine.
In Class D at Athens High School, Howardsville Christian tips off against Climax-Scotts at 6. That game precedes Colon against Athens.
Three Rivers High School girls basketball team is District 34 champ, thanks to a 50-23 victory Friday over Sturgis.
The 22-1, Lady Cats move on to regional action Tuesday, when they take on 13-7 Stevensville-Lakeshore at 6 p.m. in Coloma, and we’ll carry the game on WRCI 97.1 FM, with the pre-game show getting underway at 5:50. We’ll also stream the broadcast at WRCIRadio.com.
Meanwhile, boys basketball tournament play begins today. In Class B action, Sturgis will battle Edwardsburg. Class C play will see White Pigeon host Cassopolis and Centreville take on Quincy. In Class D, Colon plays Burr Oak and the showcase game of the night features 18-2 Mendon against 19-1 Climax-Scotts in a battle of state-ranked teams taking place at Athens High School.
Three Rivers, Marcellus, Constantine and Howardsville Christian all drew first-round byes and will begin their tournament play Wednesday.
The Three Rivers girls basketball team claimed the inaugural Wolverine Conference championship game Thursday in Three Rivers.
The Wildcats improved their record to 19-1 after topping Plainwell for the second time this season, 44-39. Three Rivers represented the Wolverine Conference West Division, while Plainwell was the league’s East Division leader.
Junior Teagan Reeves scoffed a game-high 15 points and grabbed a team-leading 11 rebounds to aid the Three Rivers squad, which has won 13 games in a row.
With the loss, Plainwell’s record drops to 16-3.
Three Rivers hosts Paw Paw in a Class B district tournament game at 7 p.m. Monday.
Three Rivers, Mendon, Nottawa and Centreville school districts had the greatest number of proficient third-through eighth-grade students in the county on the reading portion of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program.
All four finished above the state average in the reading category, according to MEAP results released by the state Monday.
Meanwhile, students in Nottawa and Sturgis scored the highest number of proficient math scores in the county on the state-standardized text taken by third- through eighth-grade students last October.
They were the only two districts in the county to finish above the state average in the math component.
At 57.1 percent, Burr Oak’s third- through eighth-grade students had the lowest number of proficient students in reading in St. Joseph County, while Mendon, at 28.5 percent, recorded the lowest number of proficient students in math among the county’s nine school districts.
A 44-year-old Three Rivers woman was issued a moving violation after the vehicle she was driving rear-ended a school bus last week in Park Township.
Investigators from the White Pigeon detachment of the Michigan State Police said the incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the railroad crossing on Moorepark Road, just east of U.S. 131. Police said the Three Rivers Community Schools bus was stopped at the crossing and a minivan driven by Nancy Springer drove into the back of the bus.
The bus was nearly full with students but no injuries were reported.
Springer also was unharmed.