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Lakers sweep Wildcats for first wins of season

Lakers sweep Wildcats for first wins of season

  WALKERVILLE — Bear Lake softball swept Walkerville on the road Monday, winning 24-0 and 15-0. The Lakers were efficient in the …

Chips blanked by Warriors at home

Chips blanked by Warriors at home

MANISTEE — The Manistee soccer team hit a bump in the road Monday, losing a Lakes 8 Conference matchup to Muskegon West Michigan …

Lakers struggle, drop 2 at Bear Lake Invitational

Lakers struggle, drop 2 at Bear Lake Invitational

BEAR LAKE — Bear Lake softball held the Bear Lake Invitational Saturday. The Lakers proved gracious hosts, falling 14-7 to Hart before …

Lakers top Sabers, fall to Pellston in 3-team tourney

Lakers top Sabers, fall to Pellston in 3-team tourney

BEAR LAKE — Bear Lake baseball hosted a three-team tournament Saturday. The Lakers topped Manistee Catholic Central 7-6 before falling to …

PREP ROUNDUP: Manistee track fares well at Grand Rapids Elite Challenge

PREP ROUNDUP: Manistee track fares well at Grand Rapids Elite Challenge

GRAND RAPIDS — Manistee track and field competed in the Grand Rapids Elite Challenge at Houseman Field Saturday. 16 schools from Division …

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

STATE NEWS IN BRIEF

Woman gets jail for neglect of horses in western Michigan MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for the …

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. …

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 …