TRAVERSE CITY — Twenty-nine teams traveled to the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa to take part in the Lober Invitational on Monday in the first action of the girls golf season.

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TRAVERSE CITY — A belly full of gummy bears and a newly crowned champion, Pit Spitters catcher Adam Proctor wouldn’t have it any other way.

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TRAVERSE CITY — The best Traverse City Pit Spitters manager Josh Rebandt could hope for back in May was the players his staff signed would buy into the coaching staff’s philosophy.

ELK RAPIDS — A lot has changed for Elk Rapids football, yet not a lot has changed.

TRAVERSE CITY — A whole lot of change came to Traverse City St. Francis this offseason.

The Traverse City Pit Spitters defeat the Kalamazoo Growlers, 5-4, on a ninth-inning RBI single by Mario Camilletti.

Record-Eagle Sports Writer Jake Atnip will be posting live updates from Pit Spitters Park as Traverse City takes on the Kalamazoo Growlers starting at 7:05 p.m. TC is hoping for a win to finish off the playoff series and move on to the Northwoods League semifinals.

LELAND — Larry Glass, who became an area coaching legend by leading the Leland Comets girls basketball program to three state championships two decades after coaching Northwestern University’s men’s basketball program for six seasons, died Monday. He was 84 years old.

TRAVERSE CITY — Monday officially started football practice, but for Traverse City Central and schools all around northern Michigan, the work began well before that.

KALAMAZOO — Homer Stryker Field enticed fans with an all-you-can-eat buffet for Monday’s Northwoods league playoff game.

CLEVELAND — Make that two Traverse City St. Francis athletes on the Cleveland Browns.

GRAFTON, Wis. — The Traverse City Pit Spitters built a big lead through the middle innings of Wednesday’s battle with the Lakeshore Chinooks and held on for a 9-7 victory at Kapco Park.

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Great Lakes EastWLPCTGBStreakLast 10Traverse City Pit Spitters48190.71601L7-3Kalamazoo Growlers33320.508141W4-6Rockford Rivets33340.493151W6-4Kenosha Kingfish30370.448183W6-4Kokomo Jackrabbits25390.39121.55L2-8Battle Creek Bombers22450.328264L2-8

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Great Lakes EastWLPCTGBSTREAKLAST 10Traverse City Pit Spitters48190.716-1L7-3Kalamazoo Growlers32320.50014.56L3-7Rockford Rivets33340.493151W6-4Kenosha Kingfish29370.43918.52W6-4Kokomo Jackrabbits25390.39121.55L2-8Battle Creek Bombers22450.328264L2-8

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A day after suffering a 14-2 defeat to the Green Bay Booyah, the Traverse City Pit Spitters responded with a 2-0 shutout over the Booyah that continues to build upon the team’s most recent Northwoods League all-time record for shutouts in one season.

SAGINAW— The Manistee Saints rallied twice before coming up short of the third required to win a National Amateur Baseball Federation regional title at Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School.

TRAVERSE CITY — Mike Piposar won the 11th annual Cherry-Roubaix Gran Fondo by the slimmest of margins Saturday.

KENOSHA, Wisc. — The Traverse City Pit Spitters are showing no signs of slowing down.

TRAVERSE CITY — A little added competition will be part of the 11th annual Cherry-Roubaix Gran Fondo that takes off from downtown Traverse City on Saturday morning.

SAGINAW — The Manistee Saints have begun their postseason push and started by splitting two games on Friday in the National Amateur Baseball Federation Regional Tournament at Saginaw Valley Lutheran.

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