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Chippewas fall short against Vikings

Chippewas fall short against Vikings

SCOTTVILLE — For the first 16 minutes of Wednesday night’s game, Manistee out skated, out shot and out scored Cadillac at West Shore Community Ice Arena. Within a 14-second span, however, the co-op Chippewas’ effort was erased. The Vikings scored back-to-back goals in the final minute of the first period to take a 2-1 lead […]

Undefeated Portagers drop Bears

Undefeated Portagers drop Bears

ONEKAMA — With the leaders of the Northwest Conference coming to town, Onekama coach Nathan Bradford expected a tough test Tuesday night for his West Michigan D League-leading Portagers. But after a 29-point outburst in the second quarter, the out-of-conference clash didn’t prove to be much of a challenge for Bradford’s bunch. Onekama cruised to […]

Portagers place 3rd, 10th at Grayling

Portagers place 3rd, 10th at Grayling

GRAYLING — Now that the season is at the quarter-pole and Onekama co-op ski coach Curt Mathieu has finally seen where his team stacks up in the state, he is clearly enjoying the view. The girls team finished third overall in the 11-team field of the Grayling Invitational, led by top-15 finishes from Anna Buswinka, […]

Sabers hold on for victory over Bulldogs

Sabers hold on for victory over Bulldogs

MANISTEE — The Manistee Catholic Central Sabers held on to a slim fourth-quarter lead Tuesday night to bust out of a three-game winless slump with a 56-41 victory over the visiting Traverse City Bulldogs behind Chad Robke’s 17 points. “Guys were looking for each other tonight and we showed some real positive things,” said Sabers […]

Manistee edges Ludington at home

Manistee edges Ludington at home

MANISTEE — Defending your home territory is important to just about every athlete at every level, but defending it from a rival can push athletes even further, like it did for the Manistee swimming and diving team Tuesday night in a 97-83 victory over Ludington. “Everybody had at least one career-best swim, and that was […]

Chips dropped by Jenison

Chips dropped by Jenison

SCOTTVILLE —The Manistee hockey co-op generally doesn’t struggle to put the puck in the back of the net. Chippewas captain Jacob Harrie reminded Jenison of that by notching his 13th goal of the season just 86 seconds after the initial puck drop against the Wildcats on Saturday. It turns out, however, that Jenison is pretty good […]