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PREP ROUNDUP: Chips open boys soccer season with three wins at Big Rapids Crossroads

PREP ROUNDUP: Chips open boys soccer season with three wins at Big Rapids Crossroads

BIG RAPIDS — Manistee’s boys soccer team started the 2018 campaign the right way, winning a four-team tournament at Big Rapids …

Manistee senior softball finally gets to play, swept in DH

Manistee senior softball finally gets to play, swept in DH

MANISTEE — At long last, Manistee’s lone senior softball team found an opponent. And a darn good one, at that. The Manistee team fell …

One week away from football

One week away from football

MANISTEE — The 2018 high-school football pre-season is almost over, and the real games are just over the horizon. Manistee Catholic …

Bobcat harriers hope to increase numbers before season

Bobcat harriers hope to increase numbers before season

BRETHREN — Brethren’s cross country teams may be small, but they are talented. The centerpiece for the Bobcat girls is Alexis Tracy, …

Lakers bring depth and experience to volleyball court

Lakers bring depth and experience to volleyball court

BEAR LAKE — Bear Lake volleyball looks to improve upon last year’s 7-17-3 season with an experienced roster and a deep bench. Oh. And …

Recreation Sports

FISHING REPORT: Anglers lament recent rough weather, cold water temps

MANISTEE — The DNR reports wind and rain have made fishing difficult especially on the Great Lakes. Anglers found walleye in deeper water …

Summer heat does not stop runners in Firecracker 5K

Summer heat does not stop runners in Firecracker 5K

MANISTEE — The term “hot as a firecracker” took on a whole new meaning Saturday, when hundreds of runners from all over Michigan and …

FISHING REPORT: Smallmouth bass, panfish biting early in inland lakes

MANISTEE — The DNR reported inland lakes are producing bluegills as some have spawned and others still had eggs. The action was fair to …

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

YOSHONIS: Frustrated, Detroit Tiger fans? Well, get used to it

YOSHONIS: Frustrated, Detroit Tiger fans? Well, get used to it

To say this has been an inconsistent season for the Detroit Tigers would be indulging in understatement. As one might expect from a team of …

YOSHONIS: College football playoff with 16 teams? Might as well not bother

YOSHONIS: College football playoff with 16 teams? Might as well not bother

It’s the last week of July, which means that the lake is finally warm enough for swimming, local communities are celebrating their summer …

New sports writer is no stranger to the paper, or the community

To my knowledge, my picture first graced the pages of the Manistee News Advocate when I was around 11 years old. My grandpa took me and my …