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LANSING — The Lansing School District Board of Education announced Thursday it is canceling all fall extracurricular activities, including sports, “until further notice” due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Erik Jones won’t return to Joe Gibbs Racing next season, ending his time with one of NASCAR’s top teams after three Cup seasons but several years in Gibbs’ driver development program.

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BATTLE CREEK — Owosso Country Club pro Steve Wakulsky finished tied for third July 14-15 during the Michigan PGA Senior Open at Bedford Valley Country Club.

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As baiting and feeding deer have become unlawful in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, more hunters have moved toward the use of food plots as a viable means to attract and hold deer on hunting land.

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EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Friday fall sports will begin as traditionally scheduled, but with contingency concepts for potential interruptions due to the spread of COVID-19.

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EAST LANSING — Durand senior-to-be Emme Lantis is tied for 22nd after the first round of the 42nd Michigan Girls Junior State Amateur Tuesday at Forest Akers East.Lantis is tied with seven other players, who all shot a 6-over 77 in the first round and are seven strokes back of the leaders.So…

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Camping out and fishing can be an exciting way for youngsters to spend a few days away from home. Three great-grandchildren of mine from Garden City — a suburb north of Detroit — were able to experience what Shiawassee County has to offer in Michigan’s great outdoors.

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RUSH TWP. — Miles Dorhout edged Justin Horvath Saturday to win the Harrelson Net Championship at Owosso Country Club.

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HARBOR SPRINGS — Tyler Copp of Ann Arbor had never won a golf tournament where they handed him a microphone and asked him to say a few words, but he handled a short thank you speech capably.

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Camping tents have come a long way over the years. While I’m sure there are some survivor canvas-style tents stashed away in some dark corner of the garage or basement, who wants to deal with all the poles and complicated procedures to erect them? Count me out. It’s simply not practical to r…

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When I think about personal experiences over the past six decades and how they’ve formed the person I’ve become, they all share a common element: discovery; some of it originated with friends and some with family.

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EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association Friday submitted to its member schools a series of updated timelines and recommendations to guide the return of sports, which have been suspended since mid-March to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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MIDDLEBURY TWP. — May 2 was supposed to be filled with the roar of racing engines when Owosso Speedway opened for the 2020 season.

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DURAND — Durand senior Kyle Winslow recently signed to play baseball at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek.

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Voters chose former two-time All-Area Player of the Year Carson Vincent as the winner in The Argus-Press’ “Greatest of All-Time Tournament” online contest.

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A day following Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s directive closing K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the school year, the Michigan High School Athletic Association said it will announce, no later than today, “the status of the winter and spring sports seasons,” in Michigan.

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CORUNNA — A local bowling tournament, which has become an annual tradition over the past four decades, has been canceled due to the coronavirus.

EAST LANSING — The Michigan High School Athletic Association Friday submitted to its member schools a series of updated timelines and recommendations to guide the return of sports, which have been suspended since mid-March to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Byron senior Josh Green announced recently he has committed to play football at Saginaw Valley State University. In a statement, the Green family said he will begin with a staff position on the team this fall and transition to an automatic spot on the team in the winter. Green was a first-te…

Morrice senior Olivia Riley recently signed her national letter of intent to play basketball at Cornerstone University. Riley was an All-Area honorable mention in both 2018 and 2020. Cornerstone, located in Grand Rapids, competes in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference and the National …

Byron senior Olivia Krejci, left, a track and cross country star for the Eagles, ran her own personal marathon Saturday around Byron. She was cheered on by several supporters as she ran the “race” in 3 hours, 46 minutes. Krejci had her senior track season canceled by the coronavirus pandemic…

 “Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own” — George Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

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MIDDLEBURY TWP. — May 2 was supposed to be filled with the roar of racing engines when Owosso Speedway opened for the 2020 season.

Laingsburg senior Brady Hawks has announced he will attend Purdue University and run track and field as a decathlete for the Boilermakers. He will study multidisciplinary engineering. Hawks also had offers from UMass and Grand Valley State.

DURAND — Durand senior Kyle Winslow recently signed to play baseball at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek.

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Morrice senior Shane Cole signed his letter of intent recently to play football at Alma College in the fall. Cole was a standout at defensive back for Morrice. He set the school career interceptions record and helped the team win the 2018 Division 1 8-man state championship. He plans to majo…

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Voters chose former two-time All-Area Player of the Year Carson Vincent as the winner in The Argus-Press’ “Greatest of All-Time Tournament” online contest.

A day following Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s directive closing K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the school year, the Michigan High School Athletic Association said it will announce, no later than today, “the status of the winter and spring sports seasons,” in Michigan.

CORUNNA — A local bowling tournament, which has become an annual tradition over the past four decades, has been canceled due to the coronavirus.

With schools closed until at least April 13 — and possibly for the remainder of the school year — due to COVID-19, area high school spring sports athletes have had to stay in shape on their own.

For any genuine birder, springtime is an exciting time of the year, as our feathered friends return to nest. Sunrise is greeted by myriad sounds and melodies signaling successful journeys often covering thousands of miles. It’s amazing to think how these creatures — some weighing mere ounces…

EAST LANSING — Little has changed on whether high school athletic seasons can resume since the Michigan High School Athletic Association halted its winter postseason tournaments March 12 and suspended all activities through April 5.

LANSING — Golf courses will be closing after all under Gov. Gretchen Whtimer’s “stay safe, stay home” order that was issued Monday requiring all non-essential businesses to close for the next three weeks due to the coronavirus.

While the rest of the world faces disruption from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the NFL offseason is one of the few things in the sports world that is operating (semi) normally.

Anyone using a shotgun for turkey hunting is wise to pattern specific loads before heading afield. Myriad firearms, chokes and ammunition are going to produce various results that require testing to determine a hunter’s best options. Patterning — the act of shooting shotgun loads at large sh…

LANSING — Just hours after announcing a modified winter postseason plan, the Michigan High School Athletic Association followed the lead of multiple sports leagues and suspended the remainder of its winter postseason indefinitely.