August 13, 2015 RSS feed / Sports

Wheelock, 23, chosen to lead Lady Norse

Player replaces former coach

David Wheelock had thoughts of becoming a head coach in 2010 while helping the Suttons Bay boys basketball team reach the Class C state championship game under coach Todd Hursey.  Five years later, Wheelock will do just that.  Suttons Bay a More...

Swingin’ for scholarships: Golfers help raise $22k at The Old Course

Generosity was the story Saturday in the seventh annual Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund Golf Outing held at Sugar Loaf The Old Course in Cedar.  The event brought in about $22,000 in scholarship funds thanks to contributions from 96 particip More...

Opportunities rich for area athletes

Having an opportunity to participate in athletics in Leelanau is as much about social interaction as it is about honing one’s skills.  Included are county high school basketball players, most of whom play more than one sport at their respe More...

Maple City man wins Tiller’s 10K

Maple City runner Matt Nester, 32, found all the motivation he needed before the start of the first-ever Port Oneida Tiller’s 10K race held Aug 1 — the day before the Storm of 2015.  Nester, a father of two and first-time Port Oneida More...

Sports Briefs:

Dune Dash on; Bums drop third straight

Despite storm cleanup, Dune Dash still on   The fourth annual Dune Dash, a four mile run/walk is set for Saturday morning along the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The cost to run is between $18-33 depending on the participant’s age. More...

G-L football team gives back after storm

Clearing fallen trees is a job that is costing homeowners in and around Glen Arbor. A group of Glen Lake football players did it the night of Aug. More...

S-B golfer commits downstate

After closing out his high school athletic career as a state champion, Suttons Bay boys golfer Devin Capron has decided to extend his playing career at the collegiate level.  Capron will attend Grand Rapids Community College this fall and play f More...

Series on athletes continues

We’re halfway through our fourweek series on high school athletics in Leelanau County. We’ve already crunched the numbers and explored opportunities for area students to play basketball. To the right is what we have left to cover. More...

Teacher, student run against cancer, not from it

Two men, one a cancer survivor and the other his student, are running against the disease instead of from it.  Brian Thomas, 36, is the survivor. More...

Photo

SAILBOAT RACERS in the Grand Traverse Yacht Club prepare to test the water temperature in the Grand Traverse Bay last week. This photo was taken from Elixir, which belongs to Peter Young.   More...