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Sunday, September 22, 2019

LaCROSSE, Wis. – “These might be the healthiest, fattest bass I’ve ever seen,” I commented, taking my third largemouth of the late-afternoon trip off the hook and releasing it back into the Black River.

Last week I wrote about a sighting of a bobcat seen near Watervliet, which prompted George Chesseman of South Haven to send in a trail camera photo of the elusive animal.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
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DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac’s football team gave Division 4 No. 1 Paw Paw all it could handle in the first half of Friday’s Wolverine Conference matchup, but too many miscues kept the Chieftains from pulling off the upset in a 40-14 loss.

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A big offensive first quarter helped boost Watervliet to its second win of the season, as the Panthers topped Fennville 56-21 on the road.

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COLOMA – The Berrien Springs football team was on a mission to take control of the game early against Coloma.

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STEVENSVILLE — Bridgman stayed unbeaten in its first season in the Southwest Michigan Eight-Man Football League, rolling to a 74-7 victory over Michigan Lutheran on Friday.

Friday, September 20, 2019
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ST. JOSEPH – St. Joseph senior Casey Miller entered Thursday’s game against Niles hoping for a breakout game, and he got one.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
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St. Joseph is ready to start a new chapter in its football rivalry with Lakeshore.

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Now that the early "exhibition" college football season is over for America's two sacred cows — Michigan and Notre Dame — we'll find out this Saturday just how good each team really is.

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ST. JOSEPH – Michigan Lutheran's experience advantage paid off against Lake Michigan Catholic as the Titans won Wednesday's Dig Pink volleyball game 22-25, 25-13, 25-12, 25-22.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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STEVENSVILLE – The Lakeshore boys soccer team shut down conference foe Niles in a 4-0 victory Tuesday at Mark Lehmann Memorial Field.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
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ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph's two early goals proved enough for the Bears in Saturday's rivalry game against visiting Lakeshore.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
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Bill and Laura Reilly were arriving back at their family cottage in Watervliet Township on Labor Day at around 9 p.m. when they noticed a bobcat lying in their neighbor's grass.

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Sarett Nature Center

Saturday, September 14, 2019
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ST. JOSEPH — Big scoring plays proved to be the difference for Berrien Springs football team Friday night at Dickinson Stadium.

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BUCHANAN — Coloma’s defense made the plays it needed in the first three quarters of Friday night’s football matchup against Buchanan before it finally found the offense in the fourth.

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STEVENSVILLE — Lakeshore overcame some sloppy play in a 42-20 victory over Niles on Friday in Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference West Division football action.

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Bridgman improved to 3-0 in its first season of eight-man football with an easy 46-16 win over Maple Valley.

Friday, September 13, 2019

ST. JOSEPH – When it comes to area swimming, the rivalry between the St. Joseph and Bridgman girls teams is always intense.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — The last match of Wednesday’s tennis game between St. Joseph and Lakeshore caught everyone’s attention.

Lake Michigan Catholic and Michigan Lutheran will renew their football rivalry at 7 p.m. Saturday in a Southwest Michigan Eight-Man Football League game.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

BENTON HARBOR – The St. Joseph girls golf team took care of business Tuesday evening by placing first overall in the SMAC West jamboree at Berrien Hills Golf Club.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Michigan Lutheran used a flurry of late goals to put away a pesky but undermanned Lake Michigan Catholic team 7-1 on Monday in Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference boys soccer.

Monday, September 09, 2019

Bridgman’s girls swimming team graduated its core from last season’s Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference-winning team, but the co-op squad still has some strong young swimmers and divers that should boost the Bees this season.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

WATERVLIET – The Brandywine volleyball team came into Saturday’s Watervliet Invitational with hopes of winning it all.

The problem with bigger money kayak fishing tournaments is most of them are on lakes, big lakes with ramps big enough to accommodate 100 or more kayak anglers. Here, competitors must deal with the massive size of these bodies of water to get around in with their little plastic boats.

September is when most ruby-throated hummingbirds start migration toward their wintering grounds of Mexico and Central America. Most adult male ruby-throated hummingbirds have departed Michigan, leaving adult females and young. Only the adult males sport the red throat feathers.