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Sabers cruise past Bulldogs at home

Sabers cruise past Bulldogs at home

MANISTEE — Typically, preventing one’s opponent from scoring a field goal until late in the second quarter is a recipe for a victory. …

Onekama notches first victory of season

Onekama notches first victory of season

ONEKAMA — It was simply a matter of time before the Onekama girls basketball team broke through for its first win of the season, and the …

Chippewas clamp down on Farwell, win 47-28 on the road

Chippewas clamp down on Farwell, win 47-28 on the road

FARWELL — With suffocating second-half defense, the Manistee girls basketball team turned a close game into a runaway victory Tuesday …

PREP ROUNDUP: Manistee wrestling competes at Bosse Invitational

PREP ROUNDUP: Manistee wrestling competes at Bosse Invitational

HART — Manistee wrestling competed at the Bosse Invitational tournament at Hart Saturday. The small squad didn’t enter the tournament …

Bobcats host Brethren Winter Classic, finish 4th

Bobcats host Brethren Winter Classic, finish 4th

BRETHREN — Brethren competitive cheer hosted the Brethren Winter Classic Saturday. Marion took first with 597.50 points while the Bobcats …

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

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

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 …