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Chips drop opening pair of games at Oakridge

Chips drop opening pair of games at Oakridge

MUSKEGON — Manistee boys soccer saw its first action of the season with a tournament at Oakridge on Saturday. The Chippewas failed to …

Northern Michigan Dragway set to host weekend of racing

Northern Michigan Dragway set to host weekend of racing

KALEVA — It’s already been two weeks since the 22nd annual Mopars Against the World event at Northern Michigan Dragway. Racers are …

Saints come up just short in NABF regional final

Saints come up just short in NABF regional final

SAGINAW — The Midland Tribe may have topped the Manistee Saints in a National Amateur Baseball Federation regional championship game on …

Saints split opening NABF games, move on to today’s bracket play

Saints split opening NABF games, move on to today’s bracket play

SAGINAW — The Manistee Saints split their opening pair of games in the National Amateur Baseball Federation tournament on Friday, which …

Sports physicals available to county athletes at MHS

Sports physicals available to county athletes at MHS

MANISTEE — Manistee County student-athletes can receive physicals from Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital at Manistee High School on …

Recreation Sports

Hooked on fishing: Kids flock to fishing tournament at Man Made Lake

Hooked on fishing: Kids flock to fishing tournament at Man Made Lake

  MANISTEE – Gray skies and dreary weather couldn’t dampen spirits at this year’s Kids Fish event, sponsored by the Manistee …

Onekama author receives book award

Onekama author receives book award

ONEKAMA — Dennis Blue recently received the 2019 Christian Indie Award in Business for his book, “Through the Eyes of a …

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. …

State Sports

Seager’s 3 RBIs lead Mariners over Tigers, 7-2

Seager’s 3 RBIs lead Mariners over Tigers, 7-2

DETROIT (AP) — Dylan Moore homered and Kyle Seager drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners topped the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on …

Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan for 47th career win

Harvick wins NASCAR Cup race at Michigan for 47th career win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won a NASCAR Cup race at Michigan International Speedway for the second straight year, giving him …

Lions host Patriots for practices: ‘Finally we get to hit somebody else’

Lions host Patriots for practices: ‘Finally we get to hit somebody else’

The first thing Matt Patricia looks for when planning joint training-camp practices is a like-minded head coach on the other sideline. And …

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 …