EAST LANSING — Jay Sharett knew quickly that Xavier Henderson was special.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
In recent weeks I have featured shorebirds such as American avocet and willet, already migrating southward for the winter months. This past week, southbound songbirds have started to show up in Southwest Michigan.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Last week I paid a visit to the Fort St. Joseph Historic Site open house in Niles and learned that one of the noteworthy archaeological finds during the 2019 field season included a humerus (arm bone) of a black bear.
Imagine a bass tournament with a five fish limit—and a banana. Competitors are all in kayaks and on a fairly small body of water. You must worry about more than just catching fish. Someone in the group has that banana and if they throw it in your kayak, your catch number goes to zero. Now yo…
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Sunday, August 04, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Western Amateur runner-up Daniel Wetterich is ready to chase the dream of being a professional golfer. Champion Garrett Rank is happy with his current job.
Several American avocets have been reported along Berrien County’s Lake Michigan shoreline in recent weeks. Up to six avocets were reported from July 17-30 at St. Joseph by multiple observers; two were photographed on July 21 near Union Pier by Andy Belt, a visiting birder from Indiana. Davi…
Saturday, August 03, 2019
Friday, August 02, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Davis Thompson coasted in with a four-shot lead to win medalist honors Thursday at the Western Amateur. Karl Vilips had to get through four playoff holes just to stay alive.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
STEVENSVILLE — Stevensville Post 568 faced a disappointing end to its season in Sunday’s American Legion Class AA state baseball championship game played at Lakeshore High School.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Autumn migration is well underway among shorebirds that nest in the far north and northern Great Plains. Shorebirds such as willet, sanderling, and others began their southbound trek to their wintering grounds just after the summer solstice in late June.The best areas to locate migrating sho…
Southwest Lower PeninsulaSt. Joseph: The weather hampered salmon fishing this past week with very few boats making it out. Pier anglers caught steelhead and catfish. Most anglers fished shrimp on the bottom. Yellow perch were caught in 30 feet of water and fishing was good both north and sou…
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
BENTON HARBOR — Nick Knowlton is rounding his golf game into form as he prepares to begin his senior season at Trine University, shooting a 73 on Tuesday at Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club in the opening round of the Lakeshore Junior Golf Association Tour’s championship tournament.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Matt Hysell found a Bell's vireo, a small songbird not found often in Michigan, vocalizing from a thicket of brush next to the Renaissance Athletic Club parking lot in Benton Harbor on July 9.This small, non-descript bird is common to Central America north through Mexico, the Southwest US, a…
Southwest Lower PeninsulaSt. Joseph: Boat anglers targeting salmon reported slow fishing. A few trout were caught in around 80 feet however the salmon seem to be very deep. Most fish were caught on spoons. Perch fishing was inconsistent as anglers had very good fishing one day and struggled …
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Michigan High School Athletic Association member schools continued to experience a decade-long decline in enrollment in 2018-19, and participation across 28 sports for which the MHSAA sponsors postseason tournaments also decreased slightly. However, while the drop in enrollment was 1.28 perc…
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
St. Joseph High School golfer Ryan Guzzo will represent The First Tee of Benton Harbor at the 2019 PURE Insurance Championship Impacting the First Tee in September.