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Brendan Savage


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Bentley football team ‘much more prepared’ than a year ago during coach’s first season

FLINT – Dan Hewitt is entering his second season as Bentley’s varsity football coach and he says the Bulldogs are far ahead of where they were a year ago when he took over the reins of the program. “This year, it’s a lot easier, especially taking over during the pandemic. That was a unique situation,” Hewitt said during a recent MLive-Flint Journal media day at the Flint Farmers Market. → Read More

Montrose football team lacks experience but that hasn’t stopped the Rams in the past

The Rams have made the playoffs for 12 straight year but return just six starters from last season's 7-3 team. → Read More

Excitement building around Mt. Morris football program with 15 starters returning

The Panthers have nine starters on defense and six on offense back from last year's 4-4 team → Read More

Flint Elite taking small steps in attempt to build football program from scratch

Flint Elite is a co-op team featuring players from Burton Madison Academy and Flint New Standard Academy → Read More

Detroit Pistons guard to hold basketball camp Aug. 25-26 in Flint

The camp will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25-26 at Flint Northwestern High School → Read More

Tim Pierce shoots 67 for 1st-round lead in Michigan PGA Professional Championship

Pierce will take a two-shot lead into the second round of the $54,000 even → Read More

Swartz Creek slowly transforming itself into genuine football school

The Dragons had never qualified for the playoffs before 2018 but now they've made it three of the last four years → Read More

New Holly football coach to rely on NFL experience in attempt to turn program around

Billy Keenist Jr. spent much of his childhood in NFL locker rooms and coaches' offices → Read More

What Genesee football team lacks in experience it makes up for in roster size

The Wolves have a 25-man roster after suiting up just 19 during last year's 6-2 season → Read More

Ryder Cup captain, three major champions among latest Ally Challenge commitments

The $2-million PGA Tour Champions event is Aug. 22-28 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club → Read More

Top 50 recruits: Why Port Huron Northern DE Luke Fletcher committed to Eastern Michigan

MLive is spending the summer checking in on the top 2023 football recruits in Michigan. Each weekday, MLive will feature a new athlete. Today provides a look at Port Huron Northern defensive end Luke Fletcher, who is committed to Eastern Michigan. BIO Height: 6-3 Weight: 240 Position: Defensive end; secondary position, tight end Year: 2023 Rated: Three stars by Commitment: Eastern… → Read More

All-State soccer player Grace Cameron of Powers Catholic announces college choice

FLINT – Grace Cameron of Powers Catholic will be staying in Michigan to play college soccer. Cameron, who will be a junior at Powers this season, announced on Twitter that she has committed to play for Central Michigan University. → Read More

All-State basketball player Sarah Rambus transferring from Flushing for senior year

The 6-foot-4 Rambus committed to Oregon after receiving more than 35 college offers → Read More

‘It’s time to show what we can do,’ says 3rd-year Flint Carman-Ainsworth football coach

The Cavaliers are entering their third season under coach Dajuan Massey → Read More

Kearsley determined to continue greatest stretch of football success in school history

The Hornets have made the playoffs an unprecedented three straight seasons → Read More

New Lothrop loaded with veterans and expecting to be force in Division 7

The Hornets are coming off a 7-4 season despite having only five seniors a year ago → Read More

Flint Monarchs win Global Women’s Basketball Association playoff championship

No. 3 see Flint beat regular-season champion Wisconsin in the championship game → Read More

Flint wins CANUSA Games 8-3

FLINT – Flint emerged with an 8-3 victory over visiting Hamilton, Ontario in the 2022 CANUSA Games. The Games, which were originated in 1958, pit athletes from Flint against those from Hamilton each year. Flint won baseball (4-0), basketball (6-0), darts (1-0), golf (1-0), pickleball (3-1), skeet (1-0) and swimming (562-577). Hamilton won bowling (950-929), hockey (3-2-1) and soccer. Soccer… → Read More

Who is your pick to win the Genesee Area Conference football championship?

Hamady and Beecher have won the last four GAC titles. → Read More

Who is your pick to win the Saginaw Valley League South football championship?

FLINT – Flint-area teams have won 11 Saginaw Valley League football championships since the conference split into two divisions in 2012. The includes 2016, when Davison and Carman-Ainsworth were in different divisions and both finished in first place. → Read More