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Chippewas win conference meet

Chippewas win conference meet

SPRING LAKE — The Manistee swimming/diving team won the Coastal Swim Conference championship meet over the weekend to become co-champions with Spring Lake, winner of the regular season. The Chippewas edged the hosting Lakers 533-512 while Muskegon Catholic Central (386) placed third, Ludington (295) fourth and Fremont (100) fifth. After securing 22 spots in the […]

Portagers progress in banner year

Portagers progress in banner year

With a sophomore and junior-laden line up last year, the Onekama football team experienced some growing pains. Still young but no longer lacking in experience, the Portagers grew into the best statistical offense the program has ever seen while finishing the regular season on a 6-1 run to secure the school’s first playoff berth since […]

Bobcats begin reaping fruits of labor

Bobcats begin reaping fruits of labor

Following the 2011 season, the Brethren football team was riding a 1-25 record over three seasons. The team had been outscored 1,143-138, including being shut out on offense 15 times. In 2012, Alvin Rischel, after 13 years with the program in multiple capacities, was hired as the head football coach and told the News Advocate […]