Bucks open season with victory

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Veteran Buchanan coach Gabe Miller saw his young team overcome first-quarter jitters to make it a successful opener for the girls basketball team Monday night.

The Bucks headed to Berrien Springs to take on Andrews Academy. Buchanan outscored Andrews 17-5 in the second quarter to turn a close game into a 47-31 non-conference victory.

“For the first game of the season, as a young team, I think it was nice to get the season under way as we definitely had to overcome some first-quarter jitters,” Miller said. “Our girls did a nice job of competing and moving the ball around to find some quality shots. There are some issues we need to correct before Friday regarding our effort on defense, but I am confident this group of girls are willing to be coached and get better.”

Buchanan (1-0) used its height advantage, especially inside with Faith Carson, to slowly pull away from Andrews in the final three quarters. Carson finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds in her first varsity game to lead the Bucks, who also got 10 points from Claire Lietz off the bench. Lietz also had six rebounds and a steal.

Buchanan will take a step up in competition in its next game on Friday night as it hosts BCS Athletic Conference Red Division foe Bridgman. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.

Edwardsburg

Monday Evening club adds plaque to celebratory marker

Cassopolis

MEC annexes back into the village limits

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg residents open Mosquito Joe franchise

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education votes to start year with distance learning

Education

Niles superintendent hosts outdoor, active meeting to discuss back to school concerns

Berrien County

Vikings assemble backpacks for students

Dowagiac

Dowagiac resident named 2021 Cass County Miss Agriculture USA Queen

Berrien County

Girls on the Run Southwest Michigan to host virtual short film festival Aug. 19

News

Niles nonprofit works to keep evictions out of courts

Berrien County

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office launches internal investigation into video incident

News

Whitmer signs executive directive recognizing, addressing racism as a public health crisis

Berrien County

Gov. Whitmer approves $28 million in outdoor recreation development and acquisition grants

Berrien County

Arrest, use of force streamed on Facebook Live involved Berrien County deputy

Business

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce unveils upcoming Same Day Rewards Program

Dowagiac

Renovation work begins on Dowagiac’s China Garden

Berrien County

Berrien, Cass County unofficial election results

Berrien County

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with pickup truck

Berrien County

Berrien County services work to connect homeless to housing

Dowagiac

DUS seeks board member

Brandywine Education

Brandywine reviews reopening plan

Buchanan

Tin Shop Theatre to host outdoor production of ‘Into the Woods’

Dowagiac

Under The Harvest Moon Festival canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

News

Niles Township appoints acting fire chief, introduces new fire code

Berrien County

Plastic surgeon to discuss cosmetic, reconstructive procedures