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Portagers, Lakers eye district title

Portagers, Lakers eye district title

While the Bear Lake volleyball team is a reigning district champion, to re-capture that same glory they are going to have to do it with a new coach and without the two All-West Michigan D League first-team selections from last year. First-year coach Jennica Mathieu will see her first post-season action when her Lakers open Wednesday, Nov. […]

Lakers swept by GTA

Lakers swept by GTA

TRAVERSE CITY — The Bear Lake volleyball team took on a tough challenge in their last regular-season match Tuesday before district play next week, losing to the high-powered Grand Traverse Academy, a team which nearly triples the Lakers’ enrollment, 25-8, 25-14 and 25-16. “Their varsity had a lot of talent,” said Bear Lake coach Jennica […]

Manistee girls win program-first regional

Manistee girls win program-first regional

ACME — No amount of downplaying nor sugarcoating could curb the expectations for the Manistee girls cross country team this year. So heading into Saturday’s Division 3 regional at Grand Traverse Resort, coach Craig Fuller didn’t even try. “I put a lot of pressure on these girls today,” he said after the Chippewas captured the […]

Chippewas win big in season finale

Chippewas win big in season finale

MANISTEE — A fireworks display illuminated Chippewa Field on Friday night, but only after the Chippewas put on a show of their own. Manistee captured its first winning season since 2012 with a 63-7 rout of White Cloud, snapping a three-game skid and ending the regular season with a bang. “This was really important,” said […]