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JV Chips drop opener to Orioles

JV Chips drop opener to Orioles

MANISTEE — A punishing ground attack wasn’t enough for the Manistee Chippewas’ junior varsity football team to hold off the Ludington Orioles squad, as the Chippewas dropped the opening game of the 2014 campaign, 26-14, in front of the Manistee faithful. Behind a performance that saw Manistee running backs Logan Guenhardt and Ian Pinkerton combine […]

Lakers take 2nd in Hesperia Invitational

Lakers take 2nd in Hesperia Invitational

HESPERIA — The Bear Lake cross country team took home a pair of runners-up trophies from the Hesperia Invitational on Wednesday, as both the girls and boys placed second, respectively, in the meet’s small school division. “We knew this meet would be difficult because of how the course is,” said Lakers coach Tony Shrum. “It’s […]

Manistee wins Ludington Relays

Manistee wins Ludington Relays

LUDINGTON — The Manistee swimming/diving team started its season the way it wanted to, with a victory at the Ludington Relays on Saturday. The Chippewas scored 122 points in the relay-based event, topping Muskegon Catholic Central (106), Spring Lake (104), Ludington (80), South Haven (64) and Fremont (20). “We’ve been working pretty hard (in practice), […]

Mathieu takes reins of Lakers

Mathieu takes reins of Lakers

As a player, Jennica Mathieu was always on the opposite side of the net of Bear Lake. This season, she’ll be on its sidelines. The 2012 Onekama graduate recently stepped into the head coaching vacancy left by longtime Lakers coach Amy Falk, who stepped down after 14 seasons. “It’s a game that I love, and […]

Sabers, Bobcats prep for openers

Sabers, Bobcats prep for openers

With two nearly weeks’ worth of practice in the books and season openers exactly a week away, Thursday was a perfect time to scrimmage for Manistee County football teams. At Saber Stadium, Manistee Catholic Central hosted former West Michigan D League foe Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy. With an abundance of wideouts, the Sabers plan […]