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Chips edged by Traverse City Central

Chips edged by Traverse City Central

MANISTEE — Manistee boys soccer came up just short of topping Traverse City Central at home Thursday, giving up two unanswered goals to …

Northern Michigan Dragway prepares for Blue Oval Battle VII

Northern Michigan Dragway prepares for Blue Oval Battle VII

KALEVA — The annual “Big Three Automakers” challenge events at Northern Michigan Dragway are always a big draw to racers and fans.  …

Tri Up North Triathlon set for Sept. 14

FRANKFORT — A challenging triathlon or beautiful stroll on the shores of Betsie Bay are options for participants at the Tri Up North …

Chippewas kick off season, gain experience at Montague

Chippewas kick off season, gain experience at Montague

MONTAGUE — Manistee girls golf started its season on a sour note with a meet at Montague, falling to the Wildcats by 61 strokes as the …

Saints hang their hat on another solid season

Saints hang their hat on another solid season

As the dust settles on another Manistee Saints season, players, coaches and fans have plenty to be proud of. Though the Saints fell just …

Recreation Sports

Hooked on fishing: Kids flock to fishing tournament at Man Made Lake

Hooked on fishing: Kids flock to fishing tournament at Man Made Lake

  MANISTEE – Gray skies and dreary weather couldn’t dampen spirits at this year’s Kids Fish event, sponsored by the Manistee …

Onekama author receives book award

Onekama author receives book award

ONEKAMA — Dennis Blue recently received the 2019 Christian Indie Award in Business for his book, “Through the Eyes of a …

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. …

State Sports

Seager’s 3 RBIs lead Mariners over Tigers, 7-2

Seager’s 3 RBIs lead Mariners over Tigers, 7-2

DETROIT (AP) — Dylan Moore homered and Kyle Seager drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners topped the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on …

Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan for 47th career win

Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan for 47th career win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won a NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway for the second straight year, giving him …

Lions host Patriots for practices: ‘Finally we get to hit somebody else’

Lions host Patriots for practices: ‘Finally we get to hit somebody else’

The first thing Matt Patricia looks for when planning joint training-camp practices is a like-minded head coach on the other sideline. And …

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 …