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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.

Chips add freshman team

Chips add freshman team

When Todd Erickson opened the gym doors for tryouts this month, the second-year Manistee coach was met with more than 30 athletes looking to play. For the past five seasons, the program has filled varsity and junior varsity rosters, but the influx of participants has led to the reinstatement of a freshman team as well. […]

MCC brings in Kroll to coach

MCC brings in Kroll to coach

In 1968, Saber Stadium was christened as Manistee Catholic Central’s home for football on Friday nights. The player that booted the first kickoff was Phil Kroll. That piece of trivia alone makes the 1970 MCC graduate forever connected with Saber athletics, but he’s returned to the school for a more active roll.  Kroll was hired […]

Chips committed to improvement

Chips committed to improvement

After his second year at the helm, Manistee coach Tod Miller said his program’s biggest stride was in its commitment to making the next. With new schemes on both sides of the ball, the Chippewas finished the year 5-4 after winning three games in Miller’s inaugural season. Devotion through the ranks was evident. “From every […]