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About Dylan Savela

Dylan is the sports editor for the News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3112 or dsavela@pioneergroup.com.

Bobcats top Sabers, snap series skid

Bobcats top Sabers, snap series skid

MANISTEE — For years, there’s been a monkey on the back of Brethren, disguised as a Saber. But on Thursday night, the Bobcats finally shook it with a 39-30 West Michigan D League victory over Manistee Catholic Central. “There’s certain conference teams that hand you loss after loss after loss, that you just want to […]

Chippewas fall short against Vikings

Chippewas fall short against Vikings

SCOTTVILLE — For the first 16 minutes of Wednesday night’s game, Manistee out skated, out shot and out scored Cadillac at West Shore Community Ice Arena. Within a 14-second span, however, the co-op Chippewas’ effort was erased. The Vikings scored back-to-back goals in the final minute of the first period to take a 2-1 lead […]

Undefeated Portagers drop Bears

Undefeated Portagers drop Bears

ONEKAMA — With the leaders of the Northwest Conference coming to town, Onekama coach Nathan Bradford expected a tough test Tuesday night for his West Michigan D League-leading Portagers. But after a 29-point outburst in the second quarter, the out-of-conference clash didn’t prove to be much of a challenge for Bradford’s bunch. Onekama cruised to […]

Chippewas’ streak snapped

Chippewas’ streak snapped

Titans hand Manistee first regular-season loss since 2013 MANISTEE — Games in the regular season aren’t do-or-die, win-or-go-home, or even make-or-break. But for a season and a half, Manistee played — and won — as if they were. On Friday night, the Chippewas’ 33-game winning streak in the regular season was snapped with a 39-30 […]

Chips coast to win in home opener

Chips coast to win in home opener

MANISTEE — Just from sheer numbers, Manistee was going to put up points against Fremont on Thursday in its home opener. The highlight, however, came from a Chippewa swimming under an exhibition slot in the 50-yard freestyle. Manistee senior Troy Tombley qualified for the Division 3 state finals in the event by eclipsing the cut […]