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Maksym caps career with Titans

Maksym caps career with Titans

At her core, Julia Maksym is a competitor. That trait can translate to success or lead to heartbreak, as wins are expected and losses are hard to accept. But competitors — like Maksym — are defined by their determination through it all. The 2010 Manistee graduate recently reached the finish line of her decorated softball career, […]

North Muskegon team wins Splash

North Muskegon team wins Splash

MANISTEE — Tournament Trail made its second of three scheduled stops in Manistee over the weekend, and by all indications the summer fishing series is poised to finish the season strong. “This tournament was up a few boats, which was good to see,” said Tournament Trail’s Scott MacDonald of the annual Salmon Splash, which kicked […]

Saints split weekend games

Saints split weekend games

The Manistee Saints snapped an eight-game losing streak by splitting a pair of doubleheaders on the road over the weekend. On Saturday, Manistee closed out its Great Lakes United Baseball League schedule with a 7-4 victory over the Michigan Area Braves before falling 12-3 in the nightcap. The Saints then split a Gratiot County Baseball […]

Thousands raised in annual charity fundraiser

Thousands raised in annual charity fundraiser

WELLSTON — Little Mary’s Hospitality House founders Tom and Maureen Fischer were stunned on Saturday at the amount of support generated for the charity at an annual dinner. The Wellston community and beyond came together for the dinner at the Norman Township Community Center, which raised around $20,000, or half of the charity’s annual budget. In […]

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 sharpen focus this summer

Chips sharpen focus this summer

As soon as he was hired as head coach, Todd Erickson hit the ground running last year with the Chippewas. “We shot off the hip the whole summer,” he recalled earlier this week at Manistee’s team camp. “It was just from them not knowing (our coaching staff), and us not knowing them.” The new merger […]

Sabers use summer to fill roles

Sabers use summer to fill roles

During a lengthy district dynasty, high school basketball teams are sure to see turnover in personnel. But as graduates depart, Manistee Catholic Central has had a knack for retooling and retaining its success. The Sabers — winners of four straight Class D titles — have been busy this summer reassigning roles and preparing for another […]

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 […]