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Chips make five cuts in state prelims

Chips make five cuts in state prelims

ROCHESTER — The Manistee girls swimming team made five cuts during Friday’s preliminary rounds of the Division 3 state finals, which are slated to conclude today at Oakland University starting at noon. The top eight finishers in each event Friday qualified for today’s championship heats, which will be for top points. Finishers ninth through 16th […]

Chippewas earn academic honors

Chippewas earn academic honors

The accolades just keep piling up for the Manistee girls cross country team. A couple of weeks after proving how good they are athletically with the program’s first regional championship and a program-best third-place finish at the Division 3 state finals, the Chippewas have been awarded Academic All-State team honors, sporting a collective GPA of 3.864, […]

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 […]

Practice starts locally for girls  basketball, competitive cheer

Practice starts locally for girls basketball, competitive cheer

Sneakers squeaked and balls bounced for the first time in an official capacity Monday as practice for girls basketball and competitive cheer got underway across the state under regulations by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. In Manistee, second-year girls basketball coach Todd Erickson — who is coming off an undefeated district-championship season — was […]