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Bobcats, Lakers, Sabers earn WMDL all-conference honors

Bobcats, Lakers, Sabers earn WMDL all-conference honors

The West Michigan D League has announced their all-conference teams, and local teams are well represented on the postseason honors list. …

Local gridders earn all-league honors

Local gridders earn all-league honors

The regular season was a bit of a roller coaster for the West Michigan D League 8-player football teams in Manistee County, but a handful …

Players, food sought for next Wednesday’s Turkey Bowl

Players, food sought for next Wednesday’s Turkey Bowl

MANISTEE — The twin pillars of Thanksgiving, food and football, come together nicely in the annual Manistee County Turkey Bowl, a charity …

Laker girls hoops team eyes WMDL, district titles

Laker girls hoops team eyes WMDL, district titles

BEAR LAKE — After a couple of rebuilding years Bear Lake girls basketball is ready to take the next step with an experienced squad. The …

Chippewa kickers earn postseason honors

Chippewa kickers earn postseason honors

MANISTEE — Manistee’s boys soccer program celebrated a successful 2017 season at its recent team banquet, as showed by the number of …

Recreation Sports

FISHING REPORT: Recent heavy rains make fishing tricky; steelhead biting in Big Manistee

MANISTEE — The DNR reports weather continues to hurt fishing opportunities. Some activity with perch, walleye, salmon and steelhead has …

FISHING REPORT: Windy days make fishing difficult on lakes

MANISTEE — The DNR reports windy conditions are hampering fishing on both the Great Lakes and inland lakes. But the DNR adds water levels …

FISHING REPORT: Temperatures down, catches up for local anglers

MANISTEE — Cooler weather is making fishing more tolerable for area anglers. The DNR reminds fishermen lake trout and splake season in …

State Sports

Detroit Tigers coaching staff: Lloyd McClendon, Dave Clark could return

Detroit Tigers coaching staff: Lloyd McClendon, Dave Clark could return

By Anthony Fenech Tribune News Service The Detroit Tigers’ new coaching staff is taking shape. Behind the scenes, those on board with …

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck respect each other a lot

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck respect each other a lot

By Nick Baumgardner Tribune News Service When it comes to unique behavior, Jim Harbaugh and P.J. Fleck lead the way — with room to spare …

Michigan secondary has ‘chip on our shoulder’ heading into Penn State

By George Sipple Tribune News Service Michigan junior safety Tyree Kinnel is part of a secondary that didn’t get much respect going into …

Sports Columns

Pistons adapt to new NBA, and it shows early

Pistons adapt to new NBA, and it shows early

The Detroit Pistons are off to its best start since 2005 after last night’s come-from-behind win over the Miami Heat. The team is 10-3 …

COLUMN: Big Ten football teams underrated nationally

COLUMN: Big Ten football teams underrated nationally

For most fans, the focus of his week’s Big Ten football schedule is on how the East Division will shake out after division leaders …

Injuries bring up moral dilemma for local coverage

In Week six of the football season just ended, I was faced with a moral and ethical quandary. News Advocate sports writer Brian Fogg was …