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6:31 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

No Glamour: Semi-Pro Football In Traverse City Is About Love Of The Game

Pablo Bocardo Jr. plays football with his sons, six-year-old Conner (left) and eight-year-old Alex at his parents' home in Williamsburg.
Credit Sara Hoover

Summer is typically baseball season. But it is also football season for many semi-pro football leagues across the country. Northern Michigan’s team, the Traverse City Wolves, has their season opener on Saturday, May 31. The players, like many athletes, play for the love of the game, which is good because they don’t collect a paycheck.    

The Family Man  

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Rugby
9:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Tackling The Blues: Traverse Bay Girls Rugby Team Hopes For Fifth State Championship

Amanda Rabb tackles Rachel Walter during a Traverse Bay Blues practice on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Men's coach Mike Szatkiewicz watches the drill.
Credit Sara Hoover

The Traverse Bay Blues have been the high school state champions for the past four years. The girls rugby team hopes to defend its title when the season kicks off this Saturday, April 5, despite the fact that two-thirds of this year’s team has never played the sport before.

The gym at Traverse City High School is full of rugby players getting ready to head outside for practice. Members of the club team are tying their cleats and putting on thermals and jackets. Head coach Stephanie Kehrer is taking them outside for their first tackling practice.

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Sports
12:22 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

$292M For Baseball's Miguel Cabrera? Let's Dig Into That Number

He's got 290 million reasons to smile: The Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera.
C.J. Gunther EPA/Landov

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 3:03 pm

The numbers are eye-popping:

MLB.com and other news sites are reporting that Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is getting an eight-year contract extension from the team that means he's guaranteed to earn $292 million over the next 10 years if he keeps playing.

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Sports
12:36 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Olympic ice dancing champions honored at Michigan capitol

“I think it’s fair to say that Michigan is the Ice Dancing capitol of the world,” Gov. Snyder said, which drew applause from the audience.
Steve Carmody Michigan Radio

Originally published on Tue March 11, 2014 12:38 pm

Gov. Rick Snyder honored Olympic ice dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the state Capitol today.

The two University of Michigan students won gold medals at the recent Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

During the ceremony, Snyder noted many of the Olympic ice dancing pairs live and train in Michigan.

“I think it’s fair to say that Michigan is the ice dancing capitol of the world,” Snyder said, which drew applause from the audience.

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Recreation
9:18 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Braving Conditions

Credit Linda Stephan

About 65,000 Michiganders are still without power after the weekend storm. The ice that caused most of the damage was to our south... but roads were pretty rough in Traverse City Sunday midday. That's when we snapped this picture of two bikers and a runner braving conditions on Bay Street! The bikers were using something new called "fat tires." We talked about the new biking phenomenon earlier this year.

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