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Chips, Sabers polish skills in camp

Chips, Sabers polish skills in camp

MANISTEE — Manistee High School was bustling with basketball on Monday as sneakers squeaked, whistles echoed, and scoreboards lit up for the first time this summer. Scores, however, don’t hold much weight in late July. “I don’t even look at it,” said Manistee girls coach Todd Erickson. “You can’t forget that it’s summer basketball. You’re looking […]

Saints drop pair of WABC games

Saints drop pair of WABC games

WEST BEND,Wis. — The Manistee Saints dropped their final pair of games in the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic on Saturday, falling to the Brookfield Bulldogs and the Muskego Impact by the score of 6-1 in each contest. The Saints, who opened the 16-team tournament with a 7-5 loss to the Kewaskum A’s on Friday, went […]

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 fall 7-5 in WABC opener

Saints fall 7-5 in WABC opener

WEST BEND, Wis. — The Manistee Saints opened the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic with a 7-5 loss Friday night to the Kewaskum A’s in West Bend, Wis. Errors proved to be the difference as the A’s (25-9) scored six unearned runs on four Manistee (8-14) errors. “You can’t make four errors,” said Saints manager Phil […]

DNR: Skamania catch rates decent on Manistee River

MANISTEE — Fishermen have had to contend with a challenging week of weather, the DNR said in its weekly report. The result could mean rapidly-changing conditions for anglers. “They’re still getting a few walleyes in the channel and at Manistee Lake,” said Terry Riley of Riley’s Tackle & Gun Shop in Manistee. “There are some […]

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 […]

Participation increases for Bear Lake Days 5K

BEAR LAKE — A switch from a cross country course to a road race led to an increase in participants for Saturday’s Bear Lake Days 5K. A total of 86 individuals — 83 runners and three walkers — participated in the race. Cole Johnson was the first overall finisher in 18:05 while Jerry Brown was second […]