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Manistee Soccer Club posts impressive results in Great Lakes league, looks toward bright future

Manistee Soccer Club posts impressive results in Great Lakes league, looks toward bright future

By KYLE KOTECKI For the News Advocate If the results from the Great Lakes Coed Soccer League this season are any indicator, Manistee is …

Hot-hitting Saints to host UBL league leaders

Hot-hitting Saints to host UBL league leaders

MANISTEE — The Manistee Saints will face the toughest challenge of their Great Lakes United Baseball League campaign this weekend, when …

Chips earn recognition for performance on the diamond

Chips earn recognition for performance on the diamond

By Kyle Kotecki For the News Advocate The Manistee softball team saw five players receive all-Lakes-8 Conference honors while the baseball …

Saints split against Michigan Area Collegiate Braves

Saints split against Michigan Area Collegiate Braves

By Kyle Kotecki For the News Advocate SAGINAW — The Manistee Saints followed up a rough Saturday with a strong showing on Sunday as …

Manistee soccer athletes earn recognition

Manistee soccer athletes earn recognition

By Kyle Kotecki For the News Advocate Manistee girls soccer finished third in the Lakes-8 conference and had a winning record, going 7-6-2 …

Recreation Sports

FISHING REPORT: Fishing generally slower than normal, smallmouth, some panfish to be had

MANISTEE — The DNR reports those fishing the inland lakes caught bass, pike walleye and panfish this week. The DNR adds trout fishing on …

FISHING REPORT: Bass, panfish biting just in time for Free Weekend

MANISTEE — The DNR reports fishing activity is heating up and most fish are following suit. Inland lakes are hot spots for panfish and …

FISHING REPORT: Warmer weather improves fishing in local lakes, trout streams

MANISTEE — The DNR reports the extremely warm weather has helped improve fishing conditions including on the inland lakes. It was …

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: Want the roads in Michigan to get fixed? Place your bets!

YOSHONIS: Want the roads in Michigan to get fixed? Place your bets!

Sports gambling has been around as long as there have been sports. Why it took until 2018 for the United States of America to understand …

YOSHONIS: College basketball needs to rid itself of the amateur ‘ideal’

YOSHONIS: College basketball needs to rid itself of the amateur ‘ideal’

The college basketball season usually ends with what has become to be known (and trademarked, naturally) as March Madness. But this year, …

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 …