Centreville sweeps Cass in district semifinals

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis volleyball team was eliminated by Southwest 10 Conference foe Centreville 3-0 in the Division 4 district tournament at Marcellus Oct. 31.

The Rangers were defeated by the Bulldogs 25-23, 25-12 and 25-19.

“I am so proud of my team and how well we did this season,” said Cassopolis coach Demi Schrader. “We ended up 25-9-1 and won two tournaments. The girls set team goals and personal goals this year and we accomplished many of them.”

Maile Barber had a big night for Cassopolis with eight kills, three blocks and a pair of aces, while Sophie Fiala finished with six kills and four blocks.

Lynzee Armstrong led the team in digs with 15. Olivia Purlee added seven and Taylor Herwock five.

“Our six seniors played a big part in our success,” Schrader said. “They all worked extremely hard and stepped up as leaders. I couldn’t be happier with the way this season went.”

Division 2

EDWARDSBURG — Defending district champion Edwardsburg swept Niles to capture the Division 2 championship and earn a spot in the regional tournament at Vicksburg.

The Eddies defeated the Vikings 25-17, 25-21 and 25-19. Edwardsburg reached the finals with a 25-13, 25-11 and 25-12 win over Vicksburg in the semifinals.

I cannot stop smiling,” said Edwardsburg coach Sarah Strefling. “I wanted these girls to bring energy and that is what they did. I keep telling them that every time they step in here they need to fight to win. They are not entitled to a victory. We played great tonight.”

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports two COVID-19 deaths

Berrien County

4-H announces alumni, supporters walking challenge

Education

Ballard Elementary, Niles High School to remain remote through end of the week

Business

Niles real estate agent named Realtor of the Year

News

Evergreen Road special assessment district created

Cass County

Cass County millages on the ballot for May 4

Dowagiac

Dowagiac announces March students of the month

Buchanan

Local provisioning centers celebrate cannabis holiday with sales, overcome software snags

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 799,140 cases, 16,986 deaths

Dowagiac

DUS to install classroom phones in elementary schools, high school

Berrien County

Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association sets annual meeting

Dowagiac

DUS Board of Education honors Class of 2021 Top 10

Buchanan

Buchanan HCU member center lands new leadership

Berrien County

United Way of Southwest Michigan invites community to honor leaders during National Volunteer Week

Buchanan

Buchanan provisioning center raises money to fight cannabis injustices

Cass County

Cass County Sheriff’s Office K9 finds home invasion, larceny suspect

Berrien County

UPDATE: Sheriff’s office finds missing Niles man

Brandywine Education

Teacher resigns after allegedly soliciting 14-year-old

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 793,881 cases, 16,901 deaths

Business

Cassopolis to welcome first marijuana dispensary

Berrien County

Merritt Elementary hosting pet supply drive for area shelters

Dowagiac

SMC psychology panel provides pandemic perspective

Berrien County

South Bend man sentenced for meth possession in Niles Township

Berrien County

GateWay Services to become Center for Growth and Independence