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Greenville’s Ryan Johnson holds his latest 300 ring. Johnson recently bowled a 300 from the left side. He has 16 as a right-hander.

Tragedy leads to rare bowling feat

Bowling is just a game. For some, bowling is just a hobby, a night out of the house. For others, it’s about competition and being the best. But mostly, it’s just a game.

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SPORTS GALORE: Two-horse race in Big Ten

The Big Ten men’s basketball season is looking more and more like it will be a two-horse race through the beginning of March. Because of the Big Ten’s depth it was expected the regular season league champion could possibly have four and maybe even five losses.

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CHIP’S CLIPS: NASCAR going in reverse with Chase

NASCAR has never been a believer in “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In fact, even if something is working well, NASCAR teams will still try to get that extra tenth of a second off of lap times if they can.

Former Michigan linebacker Obi Ezeh speaks about football and life at Montcalm Community College Monday.

Former U-M linebacker talks life, football at MCC

A former running back turned linebacker for the University of Michigan related his experiences playing for the Wolverines at Montcalm Community College Monday to crowd of about 50 people. Obi Ezeh, who played for Michigan from 2007-2010, was the guest speaker at an event that was part of a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Ezeh spoke about how his experiences with the Wolverines related to life.

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CMU’s Johnson scores 1,000th point

Finally, Taylor Johnson can concentrate on team basketball. The Central Michigan senior and 2010 graduate of Belding High School scored her 1,000th career point Saturday when the Chippewas beat Bowling Green in overtime 82-79.

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SPORTS GALORE: HOF voting overlooks the game

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were selected on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The trio will join managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre in the Class of 2014. The six of them will be joining legendary names like Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax and Willie Mays.

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SPORTS GALORE: So long, Jim Leyland

So long, Jim Leyland. I say that with sadness. I say that with respect. And I say that with admiration.

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SPORTS GALORE: World Series or bust?

The Detroit Tigers begin their quest for its first World Series win since 1984 tonight in Oakland with the start of the American League Divisional Series. Detroit locked up a playoff spot with its third consecutive Central Division title. It was the first time since 1907-09 that the Tigers had won its division three straight times.

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WILDCAT P.R.I.D.E Runfest Sept. 29

The 3rd annual 10K/5K run/walk, 1-mile track walk, fun run for kids and community wellness festival will be held in Lakeview, Sept. 29th at 2:00 p.m. Organized by the WILDCAT P.R.I.D.E Runfest committee, all races meet and finish at KOS Field on the Lakeview High School’s campus. This event also features children’s warm-up activities and obstacle course, locally grown food and educational booths and races/walks that are distance appropriate for young runners.

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SPORTS GALORE: Agree to disagree

Sports fans are some of the most opinionated people I know. Yes, I am one of those people. We are not always correct, but we do have a passion for our favorite teams and the sports topic of the day.