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PREP ROUNDUP: Portagers finish second at Onekama Invitational

PREP ROUNDUP: Portagers finish second at Onekama Invitational

ONEKAMA — Onekama volleyball posted a very encouraging second-place finish at its own invitational tournament on Saturday. The Portagers …

PREP ROUNDUP: Chippewas defeated by winless Muskegon Orchard View, 50-28

PREP ROUNDUP: Chippewas defeated by winless Muskegon Orchard View, 50-28

MUSKEGON — Manistee’s football playoff dreams were crushed Friday with a disappointing 50-28 Lakes-8 Activities Conference defeat at …

Sabers roll over Baldwin, 68-28

Sabers roll over Baldwin, 68-28

MANISTEE — Manistee Catholic Central was able to keep its playoff hopes alive on Friday with a home win against an ailing Baldwin team. …

PREP ROUNDUP: Manistee girls swimming wins dual meet at Fremont

PREP ROUNDUP: Manistee girls swimming wins dual meet at Fremont

 FREMONT — Manistee girls swimming brought home a win on Thursday night at Fremont. The Chippewas won 68-34 over the Packers, to set the …

Chippewa spikers defeat Mason County Central in 4 sets

Chippewa spikers defeat Mason County Central in 4 sets

MANISTEE — Manistee volleyball dropped the first set, and had to rally from behind in the fourth, but ended up with a nice 4-set, …

Recreation Sports

FISHING REPORT: Warmer weather keeping catch rates down, Salmon biting in deeper water

MANISTEE — Warm weather is not exactly a fisherman’s best friend right now. Water levels are low and clear in many rivers and streams …

FISHING REPORT: Salmon fishing slower, panfish picking up with warmer temps

MANISTEE — The recent warm weather is expected to have an impact on fishing. The DNR reports the sunny warmer weather has slowed salmon …

Fishermen and Conservationists worry about Asian carp 

Fishermen and Conservationists worry about Asian carp 

Last week fisherman and conservationists learned that an Asian carp was found only 9 miles from Lake Michigan. The Silver carp, which is …

State Sports

Inept Detroit Lions invest millions in Ford Field upgrade — how?

Inept Detroit Lions invest millions in Ford Field upgrade — how?

I laugh hard at anyone who makes the statement that owning a sports franchise is just like any other business. It is usually uttered by …

Tigers end losing streak at eight with 7-5 win in San Diego to end road trip

By GEORGE SIPPLE Tribune News Service SAN DIEGO — MIkie Mahtook hit a two-out, two-run single in the top of the ninth to break a 5-5 …

Stan Van Gundy pleased with presence of Pistons at practice facility

By VINCE ELLIS Tribune News Service Veteran Marcus Morris has been a regular presence. Youngsters Darrun Hilliard, Henry Ellenson and …

Sports Columns

COLUMN: Random thoughts on the fall high-school sports season

This is an odd time of year, high-school sports-wise. The calendar says it’s still August, and school has not started yet, but the fall …

Youth football as child abuse: Hyperbole or hard truth?

Youth football as child abuse: Hyperbole or hard truth?

Sometimes, timing is everything. Dr. Bennet Omalu, who discovered the condition known chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and whose …

COLUMN: Politics and sports do not mix, but they frequently collide

Whether we like it or not, sports and politics often intersect. One example is that of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is currently a …