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MHSAA suspends tournament competition

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has announced that all tournament competition is being suspended, effective immediately. “Based on the events of the last 48 hours and with things changing by the minute, we believe we have no choice but to suspend our winter tournaments immediately,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said. “This is a suspension until we have a …

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Michigan school district votes to drop Redskins nickname

A school district in southwestern Michigan is dropping its Redskins nickname and mascot after the superintendent urged school board members to end the contentious name. The Paw Paw school board voted 6-1 on Monday to retire the Redskins nickname by the end of the school year. Superintendent Rick Reo said last week he believes the district originally chose Redskins to …

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Local athletes named to all-state team

Local talent is included in the 2019 Detroit Free Press all-state football team. Offensive lineman Matthew Hutton from Constantine High School was named to the Division 6 first team. Meanwhile, in Division 7, Schoolcraft High School’s running back Kobe Clark was named to the first team. In Division 8, first-team accolades went to defensive lineman Noah Slaughter, of Mendon High …

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High school sports honors

Three teammates from Mendon High School’s varsity volleyball team have been recognized for state accolades. The Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association earlier this week released its members of the 2019 All-State team. In Division 4, junior Anna Smith and senior Juliana Hagenbuch were each voted to the First Team, while senior Gracie Russell landed on the Second Team. In Division …

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In high school football. . .

The remaining two St. Joseph County high schools in the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs went 1-and-1 over the weekend. In Division 6, Constantine fell to Hillsdale on Friday, 20-to-14. The Falcons finish the season 8-and-3 while Hillsdale maintained its perfect record. In 8-man action, Colon is one win away from playing for a state championship after it …

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Friday night scores

Girl’s Basketball: Edwardsburg 56,  Three Rivers 42 Mendon 45,  Decatur 26 Centreville 61,  Constantine 48

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