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.
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.
Superintendents from St. Joseph County’s nine school districts are being asked to consider the validity of a countywide school millage request.
During a meeting involving school board members from across the county last week at Burr Oak High School, the question was revisited after being originally raised during a countywide meeting in October.
While the amount potentially being sought has not been discussed, the cost to stage a countywide request was the focus of last week’s meeting.
Pete Bennett, a member of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education, said the cost to stage a campaign to promote such a request in a non-election year would range from $88,000 to $176,000. That includes $30,000 to conduct a special election in a non-election year, such as 2013.
A simple survey to gauge support from the public would cost about $16,000, a cost the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District offered to cover.
Superintendents have been asked to render their opinions by the end of the month on whether to continue to pursue the matter.
A kick-off and planning session for the 2013 Sturgis Relay for Life took place Wednesday at the Sturgis VFW.
Fundraising efforts for the June event were to begin with the meeting.
The Sturgis Relay for Life, which takes place June 7 at Sturgis High School, will include the survivors lap, the luminaire ceremony and a fight-back ceremony.
More details about the June event may be obtained by calling 625-6515.
The two largest school districts in St. Joseph County conducted their re-organizational meetings this week.
In Sturgis, Geoff Smith was named president of its board of education. Tom Robertson was assigned vice president and Ann Bird secretary. Ray Sterling will serve as treasurer.
In Three Rivers, board members returned Susan Schmidtendorff as president, Mike Bosma as vice president and Waneta Truckey as secretary. Pete Bennett will serve as treasurer.