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Newly created team league

The four remaining schools from the St. Joseph Valley League athletic conference are expected to join a newly created, 10-team league. The Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference was announced this week during the Bronson Community Schools Board of Education meeting. The new league, which will include SJV members Centreville, Bronson, White Pigeon and Mendon, will debut in the 2014-15 academic year. Other …

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Sturgis school was in lockdown

Sturgis High School went into lockdown Thursday as a precautionary measure after a student reported overhearing a possible act of violence. Superintendent Tom Langdon said the action was employed based on what the student reported to school officials. It prompted what Langdon called a Phase One security measure, considered a low-level threat. Based on a student’s report to the principal …

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Boys receive accolades

Two area high school boys basketball players received state accolades for their performance on the hardwood. Sturgis junior Chance Stewart, who has already verbally committed to a football scholarship at the University of Wisconsin, was named to the Associated Press Class B, all-state honorable mention team. Stewart averaged 18.5 points a game in leading the Trojans to a 14-9 season …

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Reeves named to all-state

Three Rivers High School junior Teagan Reeves was announced Thursday as a member of the Associated Press all-state, Class B girls basketball first-team. Reeves, who has verbally committed to playing basketball and volleyball at Western Michigan University, averaged 21.3 points in the 2012-13 season. Her presence played a major role in the Wildcats’ 22-2 season record, Wolverine Conference championship and …

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Mendon receives state accolades

The Mendon High School girls basketball team received state accolades earlier this week. Leasa Griffith was named Class D coach of the year by the Michigan Associated Press. Griffith oversaw a squad that finished 19-2, with its only losses coming to Niles Brandywine and Athens, a pair of state-ranked teams still in the playoffs. In addition, junior Brooke Howard was …

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Playoffs for basketball

The last basketball team in St. Joseph County still in the state playoffs was defeated Wednesday. The White Pigeon boys basketball squad was stopped by Schoolcraft, 73-44, in a regional final at Constantine High School. The Chiefs finish the season 15 and 9, while Schoolcraft advances with a 23 and 2 record

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