Jerry Schaffer left a lasting impact on basketball in River Valley and throughout Southwest Michigan.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Anyone who signed up to compete in the Sarett Spring Stampede can still head to Sarett Nature Center on April 11 as planned, run or walk the five-kilometer course, and get their race shirt and participation medal.
I’ll admit that I was one of the coronavirus skeptics when it first started making headlines about a month ago. It seemed like another one of those things that Democrats could use to attack President Trump and that the national media could use to scare everyone into watching the news.
The Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference released its all-conference selections for winter sports recently, and several Lakeshore and St. Joseph athletes made the cut.
Friday, April 03, 2020
Michigan Lutheran girls basketball standout Mara Rugen’s season may have been cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean her exploits went unnoticed by opposing coaches and players.
The Berrien Springs and Lake Michigan Catholic competitive cheer teams were well-represented in the Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference’s all-conference selections released last week.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
The Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor announced on Tuesday that it has canceled its annual track meet, which was scheduled for May 1 at St. Joseph High School, due to coronavirus concerns.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Eastern bluebirds typically begin nesting in Southwest Michigan during March, and one female bluebird was photographed by Arthur Herman checking out a nesting box on March 18 in Hagar Township.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
SOUTHFIELD — Benton Harbor’s Carlos Johnson was an all-state basketball star as a freshman and a state championship game hero as a sophomore. As a senior, the player known as “Scooby” is the best in Michigan.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Readers of this column should keep an eye out for bald eagle nests along the St. Joseph, Paw Paw and Dowagiac rivers and Lake Michigan. One adult bald eagle was seen March 14 in St. Joseph Township near the river by Bob Conrad.
Friday, March 20, 2020
The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its all-conference selections for winter sports this week and several Coloma and Watervliet athletes made the cut.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Paul Wilhite’s name will soon be on Benton Harbor’s basketball court. His contributions have been visible there for more than 50 years.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s decision to suspend all athletic activities indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic sent shockwaves throughout the state.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The Brandywine and Michigan Lutheran girls basketball teams were well-represented in the Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference’s all-conference selections released on Friday.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Instantly recognizable as a harbinger of spring is the American robin, sporting red breast, white eye-ring and sooty black back. While the species is present year-round over southern half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, numbers are greatly reduced during the cold months as the majority l…
It’s 9 p.m. Thursday night and I just got to Missouri after driving down endless I-57 through Illinois. I’m at a McDonald’s somewhere just across the line, in what feels like Tornado Alley. It’s raining and an oddly warm wind is blowing and blowing hard. I left home in Paw Paw eight hours ag…
Friday, March 13, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — It will be contrasting styles when Eau Claire takes on River Valley for the Division 4 boys basketball district championship Friday night at Lake Michigan Catholic’s House of Noise.
HOLLAND — Benton Harbor’s senior standouts bounced back from off nights to lead the top-ranked Tigers to an 83-60 victory over Hamilton on Wednesday in a Division 2 boys basketball district semifinal.
BRIDGMAN — Both Watervliet and Countryside gave their respective opponents all they could handle in Wednesday's Division 3 boys basketball district semifinals at Bridgman, but ultimately ended up falling to a pair of tough teams.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
MARTIN – Fast starts have been a key factor in the Michigan Lutheran girls basketball team’s postseason run, and Tuesday’s game against Fruitport Calvary Christian was no exception.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The Lakeshore boys basketball team made sure there wouldn't be a postseason letdown against Portage Northern on Monday.
BRIDGMAN — Bridgman's boys basketball team jumped to an early lead over Cassopolis in Monday's opening round of the Division 3 boys basketball district tournament, but the Bees were unable to keep the momentum in an eventual 44-38 loss.
ST. JOSEPH — Eau Claire’s defense forced 32 turnovers in a 54-41 Division 4 boys district opening victory over host Lake Michigan Catholic Monday evening.
Monday, March 09, 2020
South Haven graduate Drakkar Klose was knocked out by Beneil Dariush one minute into the second round of their lightweight fight at UFC 248 in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Saturday, March 07, 2020
THREE OAKS – Fans attending Friday's Division 4 district championship game between Michigan Lutheran and New Buffalo were expecting a battle.