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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 clamp down on Cougars

Bobcats clamp down on Cougars

BRETHREN — When both teams are playing well without the ball, there’s obviously something to be desired with it. On Thursday night, Brethren mustered enough offense to emerge from the defensive struggle with a 46-32 West Michigan D League win over Crossroads Charter Academy. “I think the biggest takeaway for us right now is we […]

Chips can’t keep up with Panthers

Chips can’t keep up with Panthers

MANISTEE — Under first-year coach Mike Peterson, Manistee plans to pride itself on the defensive end of the floor. With an inexperienced lineup at the varsity level, however, the Chippewas are still searching for answers with possession of the ball. On Friday night, they suffered a 52-28 loss to Frankfort while struggling to find their […]

Chips fall to Wildcats in opener

Chips fall to Wildcats in opener

MANISTEE — With the lead for most of the first quarter, the Chippewas were winning the battle of struggling offenses Tuesday night at home. But as the game wore on, Montague found its rhythm and Manistee was still in search. The result was a 65-50 season-opening defeat at the hands of the Wildcats. “We’ve got […]

Chips cruise in season opener

Chips cruise in season opener

MANISTEE — The Chippewas’ high expectations won’t truly be met until the postseason, but they’ve got to start somewhere. And Monday’s opening 62-19 victory over Mason County Central set an appropriate tone. “You can only practice so long,” said Manistee coach Todd Erickson after the dominant performance at home. “You could tell it was time […]