Bobcats dominate Niles Quad

NILES — Visiting Brandywine dominated the Niles Quad on Thursday.

The Bobcats captured six out of eight flight championships to easily defeat runner-up Battle Creek Harper Creek.

The quad was divided up into two sites to keep with the social distancing guidelines set by the Michigan High School Athletic Association and the state of Michigan.

The No. 1 and No. 2 singles and doubles competition was conducted at Niles High School, while the No. 3 and No. 4 singles and doubles teams competed on Brandywine’s new tennis courts at the high school.

“It was a good day all around,” said Brandywine coach David Sidenbender. “I think the guys are really improving and getting comfortable in their roles. It’s just great to get out and play, even in the extreme heat, almost 100-degree heat index. It was a good tourney to get some much-needed experience for us.”

In singles competition, Brandywine’s Jacob Fox and Corbin Gamble were champions at the No. 1 and No. 4 flights.

The Bobcats swept the doubles flight championships. Winning titles were Josh Sachman and Caleb Byrd, Carson Knapp and Gabe Gouin, Bode Brosch and Matt Reach, as well as, Sean Tweedy and Brody Prenkert.

Tweedy and Prenkert are relatively new to tennis, but both have shown constant improvement in the early stages of the season, according to Sidenbender.

Buchanan had one champion as Colby Borgman was the winner at No. 3 singles. Rylen Baker was the runner-up at No. 2 singles for the Bucks.

Niles’ best finishes came at No. 2 doubles with Ty Elms and Justin Russo, while Rylan Custard and Ryker Daniel were third at No. 4 doubles.

Cass County

Two sentenced through Cass County’s Adult Treatment Court

Dowagiac

New Dowagiac police officers ready to serve community

Dowagiac

Dowagiac city manager provides update to Rotary

Cass County

Dowagiac man heading back to jail

Berrien County

Berrien, Cass businesses awarded Michigan Small Business Survival grants

Education

Eastside Connections seventh, eighth graders finish Black History Month virtual museum

Edwardsburg

Ontwa Township installs dry hydrants

Education

EPS foundation awards physical education teacher $2,500

Cass County

Cass County Board of Commissioners to return to in-person meetings

Giving

Niles Service League’s annual Bundle-A-Buddy fundraiser kicks off on Monday

Buchanan

One Buchanan to host free online mental health forum on COVID-19 isolation, depression

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties report new COVID-19 deaths

Berrien County

Berrien County courts to enter Phase Three of reopening

Berrien County

Berrien County Health Department expands access to COVID-19 vaccination

Cassopolis

Cassopolis Municipal Complex wins AIA Southwest Michigan Merit Award

Dowagiac

Warrant issued for Dowagiac man accused of possession of child sexually abusive material

Cass County

COA, Dowagiac District Library partner to launch new book club

News

Niles Master Plan to seek initial approval

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac reports untreated wastewater discharge

Berrien County

Region prepares for farm workers with new precautions

Berrien County

Michigan expanding access to safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan 591,753 cases, 15,563 deaths

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: Feb. 24-28

Dowagiac

Dowagiac man arrested on meth charges