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Olivet Honors Legend and Defeats Schoolcraft, 28-14

On a night when the architect of its successful program was honored, the Olivet varsity football team mirrored the characteristics of former head coach Dean Peters en route to a 28-14 victory over visiting Schoolcraft Friday night. Peters, who stepped down as the Eagles’ head coach this season, was the focus of a pre-game ceremony […]

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Peters to be Honored Before Tonight’s Game

Dean Peters, Olivet High School’s head football coach from 1987-2012, will be honored during a brief pre-game ceremony tonight when Olivet hosts Schoolcraft in a Kalamazoo Valley Association showdown at 7 p.m. Peters, currently an assistant under new head coach Gabe Priddy, posted a 172-85 record during his career and qualified for the state playoffs […]

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Three Olivet Football Games to be Broadcast on WOCR

Olivet College’s radio station, WOCR 89.1 The One, is planning to broadcast three Olivet High School varsity football home games this fall. With Travis Oberlin and Tyler Shaver doing the commentary, WOCR will cover the September 27 Homecoming game against  Parchment, the October 11 contest against Battle Creek Pennfield, and the October 18 match-up with […]

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“Ball Handlers” Wanted for Soccer Contests

If you want to watch some soccer from up close, get into the game for free and work out in the process, well, we have the perfect job for you. The Olivet boys’ soccer team is in need of what is referred to as “ball handlers.” Essentially, these individuals hang out on the sidelines during […]

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Olivet Girls 3rd at KVA Jamboree

The Olivet girls’ cross country team finished third in the Kalamazoo Valley Association Jamboree at Constantine High School Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles accumulated 117 position points, nearly edging runner-up Schoolcraft’s 114 points. Kalamazoo Hackett won the meet easily with 33 points, positioning five runners in the top 10. Olivet’s best performance came from senior Caitlyn […]

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Olivet’s Football Squad Ranked 9th in Latest Poll

Rankings may not mean anything, but they sure are fun to peruse from time to time. Take this week’s Associated Press Michigan high school football rankings, which list four Kalamazoo Valley Association programs – including Olivet – among the top teams in their respective divisions. Olivet, 2-0 after a pair of impressive road victories, is […]

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Homecoming Schedule Falling Into Place

Even though the varsity football team has yet to play its first home game, plans are being made for what promises to be a spectacular Homecoming event on Friday, September 27. A detailed schedule for the entire Homecoming day will be published within the next week. Until then, however, here is what you need to […]

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Deadline Approaching to Purchase Olivet Eagles Spirit Wear

Olivet Eagles spirit wear can now be purchased on-line, and here’s how it works… 1. Click on the “Spirit Wear” tab in the right upper corner of the olivetathletics.com Web site or click on this link: https://olivetathletics.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true 2. Check out the items that are currently offered. They include dri-fit and 50/50 t-shirts (both long and short […]

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Spikers Finish Runner-up at Olivet Invitational

The “what if” in sports definitely came into effect Saturday as the Olivet varsity volleyball team finished second in its own Olivet Invitational. The Eagles entered the semifinal round as the No. 2 seed and quickly disposed of Maple Valley en route to the championship match against No. 1 seed Potterville, who rolled over Colon […]

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Big Second Half Propels Olivet Past K-Zoo Christian

If folks around the Kalamazoo Valley Association hadn’t heard of Olivet senior Shane Loney prior to this season, they definitely know his name now. The 5’8” 185-pound running back/linebacker transformed Mayor’s Riverside Park into his own personal stage Friday night as he led Olivet’s varsity football team over host Kalamazoo Christian, 28-13, in a battle […]

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