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Onekama’s Buswinka, Thomas qualify for state finals

Onekama’s Buswinka, Thomas qualify for state finals

BELMONT — The Onekama ski team extended its season this week, as a pair of Portagers punched their tickets to the Division 2 state finals …

Chips hold on for win over Crusaders

Chips hold on for win over Crusaders

MANISTEE — Manistee girls basketball hosted Muskegon Catholic Central Friday in a Lakes 8 contest. The Chippewas’ 15-point halftime …

Manistee falls to Muskegon Catholic Central

Manistee falls to Muskegon Catholic Central

MANISTEE — Manistee boys basketball hosted Muskegon Catholic Central Friday in a Lakes 8 showdown. The Chippewas trailed by 21 at …

Lakers edge Sabers in county clash

BEAR LAKE — Bear Lake girls basketball hosted Manistee Catholic Central Friday for a West Michigan D League game. It was a back-and-forth …

Sabers shut down by Falcons

Sabers shut down by Falcons

MANISTEE — Manistee Catholic Central boys basketball hosted Pentwater Thursday in a West Michigan D League contest. The Sabers had a …

Recreation Sports

FISHING REPORT: Local salmon, trout plentiful but finicky in lakes and rivers

The DNR reports cool wet weather has helped bring salmon and trout close to shore and up into the rivers, but the bite has been a bit slow. …

FISHING REPORT: Salmon abundant in Manistee, Platte rivers, high wind slows lake fishing

Fishermen are reminded that both the fishing and possession season on the Type 1 and 2 streams as well as the Type A and D inland trout …

FISHING REPORT: Fall fishing starting with cooler temps, inland lakes heating up

Rain and cooler temperatures should help produce some better fishing, the DNR said. Salmon are in the rivers, the DNR said, but water …

State Sports

Beach Bums Fan Fest opens 2018 season

TRAVERSE CITY – For the first time in 2018, the gates of Wuerfel Park were opened as the Traverse City Beach Bums held its 13th annual …

No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten title

No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten title

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 20 points and went 6 for 6 from the 3-point line, and No. …

Detroit Pistons’ Stan Van Gundy: NCAA ‘one of worst organizations’

by Vince Ellis Tribune News Service CHARLOTTE — Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy admits it’s a case of defending your own. But he …

Sports Columns

SAVELA: Portagers’ character shines despite title game loss

SAVELA: Portagers’ character shines despite title game loss

After lining up opposite one another all afternoon long, Onekama and Rapid River did so again during Saturday’s trophy presentation in …

SAVELA: Portagers’ muddy celebration captures essence of the game

SAVELA: Portagers’ muddy celebration captures essence of the game

Even in the mud, it was clear: The Onekama Portagers were having the time of their lives. Their semifinal win over Portland St. Patrick on …

SAVELA: Onekama highlighting a fantastic Fall of local football

SAVELA: Onekama highlighting a fantastic Fall of local football

I thought I had covered my last local football game, but life has a funny way of, well, being funny. So there I was again — first night …