Category Archives: Sports

Michigan remains top three in the nation for boat sales

BuckeyeLake_02According to data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, boat sales in Michigan totaled over eight hundred and $40 million in 2016.

The state came in third to Florida and Texas in boat sales. Their sales were in the billions of dollars.

Officials say boat sales picked up around 2009, and since then, the market has continued to grow..

Bill Kerns is the General Manager at Spicer’s Boat City in Houghton Lake. He says there are a number of reasons the market is doing well.

“New people getting into the sport, dealers being more ready for the onslaught of business, more product out in the field, and pontoons have continued to grow the industry and we saw growth at the end of last year with those as well.”

Kerns says with technology continuing to make boating more appealing, the market in Michigan will likely stay strong.

2nd annual Aldo Leopold festival coming mid-May

postcardside1The second annual Aldo Leopold Festival is coming to the Upper Peninsula in Mid-May.

This year the festival is celebrating a new 150-mile long birding trail.
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Fly fishers challenge DEQ approved fish farm

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A group of fly fishers 8-hundred strong have challenged a fish farm on the Au Sable river.

Although the farm has been approved by the Department of Environmental Quality, the anglers are still worried it poses a threat to the river.
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Northern Michigan snowmobile museum receives sizable donation

The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum.  Courtesy of the Museum.

The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum. Courtesy of the Museum.

The season for snow sports is coming to an end, however, if you crave one last taste of winter, Naubinway’s Snowmobile museum has got you covered.

Charlie Vallier is Chairman of the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, and yes, he loves his job.
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Northeast Lower Michigan to host triathlon this summer

Logo for the race

Logo for the race

Attention Michigan runners, swimmers and bikers, there’s a new reason to start training for the summer.

A new triathlon is coming to North-East Michigan in August, and event organizers are claiming it will be a rough race.
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Sno-drift: Rally racing on ice

Professional skateboarder, turned rally racer Bucky Lasek.

Professional skateboarder, turned rally racer Bucky Lasek.


Rally racing takes place on blocked off sections of public roads. Drivers race the clock attempting to get a faster time than the other teams.

Whoever finishes the course fastest is the winner.
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Evart puts in an ice rink and begins a new era for the community

 

DSC05376The community of Evart, in Osceola county, is glad to see the recent cold weather. Residents can finally skate on their new outdoor ice rink.

The ice rink started as an idea in the mind of Deb Booher, a local resident, Director of the local community volunteer group, and all around spit fire. She wanted to give community members, and particularly kids, something to do over the winter months.

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DNR stocks Musky in 17 Michigan waterways

27,000 Muskellunge fish will be stocked into 17 Michigan waterways by the DNR.

27,000 Muskellunge fish will be stocked into 17 Michigan waterways by the DNR.

In an effort to further enhance Michigan’s fisheries, the Department of Natural Resources has recently stocked thousands of a popular sporting fish across the state.

The Michigan DNR recently stocked more than 27,000 Muskellunge fingerlings into a total of 17 lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds across the state. Continue reading

MSU wins reprieve of court order to release student-athlete names

MSU brick entrance sign on Kalamazoo Street.Michigan State University has won a temporary reprieve from a court order to release the names of 301 student-athletes listed as suspects in police reports. Otherwise, the deadline to release the names was Friday.

The sports network ESPN is seeking the names under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. It’s part of an investigation into whether colleges treat student-athletes suspected of crimes differently than other students. MSU gave ESPN police reports, but with the names blacked out. MSU says it should not have to release the names unless the students are formally charged with a crime. ESPN says it can’t do the story without the names and it’s a matter of legitimate public interest. Continue reading

Saginaw Bay fishery regulations changing

Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

Walleye bag limits in Saginaw Bay are being raised from 5-8. Yellow Perch limits are being cut in half to twenty-five. Continue reading