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Scholarships awarded

Nearly two dozen Sturgis High School graduates-to-be were recipients of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation Scholarship Reception for 2013. The recent program featured scholarship recipients and representatives from the families who helped make the awards possible. Close to $110,000 was awarded to students in educational and camp scholarship awards. Since 1999, more than 650 students have received in excess of …

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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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Sturgis schools approve contract

Members of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education Monday approved a three-year contract with the Sturgis Educational Association. The contract includes half a percent salary increase for the first year, and “wage openers” for the second and third years, according to Vicki Watson, director of finance. In a related matter, assistant superintendent Julie Evans said the calendar has been …

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White Pigeon boys basketball in playoffs

The White Pigeon boys basketball squad is the only remaining St. Joe County team in the boys state high school playoffs, as the Chiefs topped Bridgman in Class C regional play Monday, 41 to 33, in Constantine. The win sets up a regional final rematch from 2011 Wednesday against Schoolcraft. The Eagles topped Bloomingdale in the regional nightcap Monday to …

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Boys basketball in the area

The 2012-13 boys basketball season ended Friday for Three Rivers, as the Wildcats lost a district championship contest to Sturgis High School, 58 to 37. Three Rivers finishes the season with a 6-16 record. Sturgis, meanwhile, improved to 14-8 and will take on 21-0 Stevensville-Lakeshore in the opening round of Class B regional play at 6 p.m. Monday at Marshall …

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Girls Basketball

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 …

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High School Basketball stats

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 …

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Area School Basketball

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 …

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MEAP Scores

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 …

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