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About Matt Wenzel

Matt is News Advocate’s sports editor. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County sports. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3112 or by email at mwenzel@pioneergroup.com.

Hart rallies late to split with Manistee

Hart rallies late to split with Manistee

MANISTEE — As experienced as any pitcher on the roster, Kreighton Rahn carried Manistee to a win. The lack of depth on the mound, however, was partially responsible for the Chippewas being unable to sweep. Manistee held on for a 7-3 win in the opener of Wednesday’s chilly doubleheader against Hart before the Pirates rallied […]

Chippewas sweep Falcons

Chippewas sweep Falcons

MANISTEE — The post-game check list requires Manistee’s players to clean up the dugout and groom the diamond. With so many first-year varsity players, coach Troy Nezki was giving raking and brooming instructions as the sun went down. But when it came to pitching, Nezki just gave his young arms the ball and let them […]

Area teams, individuals earn Academic All-State honors

Area teams, individuals earn Academic All-State honors

Lakers’ Harrington, Merrill, Chips’ Fuller get individual awards Manistee County basketball teams combined to win two district titles last season, but took home more postseason honors for their work in the classroom. Both the girls and boys teams from Manistee, Bear Lake and Brethren earned Academic All-State honorable mentions from the Basketball Coaches Association of […]