04-12-2018 Tri-City Area Sports


Both the Southwestern Athletic and Southwest 10 conferences recently announced First Team and Honorable Mention award winners. Individuals from Coloma, Hartford, and Watervliet were recognized for their efforts on the mat.

In the SAC, Coloma’s Blane Sutherland, Ian Ishmael, Cody Reese, and Jamane Smith Jr. received First Team recognition for their work in the 112, 135, 140, and 189 lb. weight classes, respectively.

HIS WAY… Trever Pelton, a sophomore at Watervliet High School, was crowned champion of the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association’s 106 lb. weight class. Pelton wrestled his way to a 20-0 record to top his opponents and win the MYWAY championship title on March 26 at Wing’s Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


For Watervliet, Trever Pelton (103 lbs.), Klayton Marshall (130 lbs.), Logan Swigart (189 lbs.), and Matt Melcher (215 lbs.) scored First Team honors.

Honorable Mention honors went to Coloma’s Shane Champion (125 lbs.), Michael Case (152 lbs.), and Cole Alsup (heavyweight).

Watervliet’s Dillon Clemons (112 lbs.) and Alex Isbrecht (119 lbs.) also received Honorable Mention nods.

In the SW10, Jared Foerster (103 lbs.) and Noah Wade (heavyweight) earned First Team All-Conference awards.

Tye Phillips (112 lbs.) and James Terry (189 lbs.) were awarded Honorable Mention accolades.

Congratulations, wrestlers!

Paw Paw Lake the place to be this summer

 There is plenty of exciting news coming from Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club for the upcoming boating season.  Past commodore and Paw Paw Lake Community Sailing Foundation president Jeff Phillips has shared a comprehensive list of events offered by the yacht club.

Mark your calendars as the club will host the Great Lakes Star Sailboat Championship September 7 through 9.  According to Phillips, “This is likely to be the largest and most prestigious regatta ever held on Paw Paw Lake.”

The race will be the 2018 District 4 Championship.  Phillips commented that top sailors from Canada and the Great Lakes states are invited to participate in the races.  Additionally, teams throughout the United States may have the opportunity to join in the fun.

Returning to the club and waters of the Paw Paw Lake will be the community sailing schools. Two youth “Learn to Sail” classes will be held at the club the weeks of July 9 and 16 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The cost to participate in the one-week class is $140 if kids are registered before June 1. Visit sjjf.org for additional information or to sign up your non-experienced youth boater today.

Youngsters ages eight to 18 receive instruction in boating safety, how to sail, and proper boating etiquette out on the water.  This is a great class for those who want to be more comfortable on and learn how to navigate the water.