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PREP ROUNDUP: Manistee girls tennis loses 5-3 at Elk Rapids in season opener

PREP ROUNDUP: Manistee girls tennis loses 5-3 at Elk Rapids in season opener

ELK RAPIDS — Manistee began its 2018 girls tennis season with an encouraging outing at Elk Rapids Monday afternoon. The Chippewas …

Onekama splits with Benzie Central in baseball season opener

Onekama splits with Benzie Central in baseball season opener

By ROBERT MYERS Pioneer Sports Network BENZONIA — In a double-header packed with rallies and counter rallies, it was only fitting that …

Chips drop two heartbreakers to Orioles

Chips drop two heartbreakers to Orioles

By KYLE KOTECKI For the News Advocate MANISTEE — Manistee baseball dropped a pair of close games to Ludington Tuesday, falling 1-0 and …

Chippewas rout Ludington in softball league opener

Chippewas rout Ludington in softball league opener

By KYLE KOTECKI For the News Advocate MANISTEE – It took a few innings for the Manistee softball team’s bats to heat up, but heat up …

Manistee girls soccer falls in season opener

Manistee girls soccer falls in season opener

By Kyle Kotecki For the News Advocate MANISTEE — The Manistee girls soccer team came up short at home against Muskegon Western Michigan …

Recreation Sports

FISHING REPORT: Melting snow means rivers will be high for April 28 trout opener

MANISTEE — Strong winds have been hampering fish conditions and catch rates have slowed but should pick up by the next week and continue …

Local youth baseball, softball organizations combine forces

MANISTEE — There is now one-stop shopping for recreational youth baseball in Manistee. The Manistee County Little League has merged its …

FISHNG REPORT: Walleye, pike and muskie season ends Thursday on inland lakes

The DNR reminds anglers walleye, pike and muskie season on all Lower Peninsula inland waters will close at midnight on March 15. Walleye …

State Sports

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 …

Harvick adds Cup win to dominant weekend at Atlanta

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick completed his weekend mastery of Atlanta Motor Speedway by holding off …

Sports Columns

YOSHONIS: MSU hard to predict in NCAA tournament

YOSHONIS: MSU hard to predict in NCAA tournament

I have lost count of the number of times people have asked me, “How do you think Michigan State will do in the tournament?” My answers …

Manistee, Catholic Central both turning a page in boys basketball

Manistee, Catholic Central both turning a page in boys basketball

Don’t look now, but all of a sudden Manistee has two real boys basketball teams. These days, both Manistee High and Manistee Catholic …

YOSHONIS: A few things we’ve learned so far this high-school basketball season

YOSHONIS: A few things we’ve learned so far this high-school basketball season

Now that we’re smack in the middle of the local high-school basketball season — and, frankly, now that so many games were postponed …