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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.

Saints looking to snap eight-game skid

Saints looking to snap eight-game skid

The Manistee Saints returned from Wisconsin the same way they arrived — looking to snap a losing streak. A trio of losses in the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic last weekend extended the Saints’ losing streak to eight as they head into the final month of the season. “Everyone is a little bit down right now […]

Chips earn Academic All-State honors

Chips earn Academic All-State honors

Bear Lake’s Adams gets individual award Manistee’s string of district titles ended last season. However, the Chippewas were able to keep another streak together. Manistee was again named to the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association’s Academic All-State list, which was released this week.  “It’s good recognition to show that our girls work hard on the field […]

Saints head to Wisconsin for WABC

Saints head to Wisconsin for WABC

The Manistee Saints spend three months each summer playing some of the top competition in Michigan. This weekend, they’re going outside the state for the 16-team Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic in West Bend, Wis. “It’s a nice trip, the baseball is always good,” said Saints manager Phil Kliber. “This tournament will be real strong. It’s a […]

Stags blank Saints three times

Stags blank Saints three times

MANISTEE — Through the first half of the season, the Manistee Saints had been shut out just once. In a little more than 24 hours this weekend, the Saints were blanked three times as the Oil City Stags romped to a three-game sweep at Rietz Park. “Scoring no runs in three games is not satisfactory […]