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Holt wrestling star Leyrer transforms tough loss into state title

Apr 26, 2017
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HOLT, Mich. – In the 2016 individual state championship tournament, Holt wrestler Kolin Leyrer lost in the semifinals. He was the state’s top wrestler for much of the year, but losing meant Leyrer watch the wrestler he just beat the week before go on to win the state championship at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

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Michigan St. signee Lashawn Paulino-Bell is recovering after jet-ski accident.

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UPDATE: Holt Superintendent Dr. David Hornak says four high school baseball coaches will not return to the program following an investigation into events during a recent trip Florida.

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Michigan State's Miles Bridges to announce decision to stay or go into the NBA.

MSU Names Danton Cole Head Hockey Coach

Apr 11, 2017
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Michigan State University named gold medalist and Lansing native Danton Cole the new head coach of its hockey team. 


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Saturday will be Opening Day  for the Lansing Lugnuts. The baseball team has a splashy and family-friendly events to start the season. 


Lansing Lugnuts Unveil Team & New Uniforms

Apr 8, 2017
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The Lansing Lugnuts debuted their new uniforms just hours before the opening season game on Saturday.

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Three MSU football players remain suspended over the possibility of facing criminal charges of sexual assault. The suspensions have dominated talk of Spartan football during recent practices and heading into Saturday’s spring football game at Spartan Stadium.


Tom Anastos to Step Down as MSU Hockey Coach

Mar 21, 2017
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Tom Anastos is stepping down as head coach of the MSU hockey program. 

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Today’s WKAR Women’s History Month feature is a home-grown story.


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The Michigan State hockey team finished last in the Big Ten regular season, but the Spartans are hopeful about their chances in the conference tournament in Detroit this week. MSU opens play against Ohio State at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday.


Spartans oust Michigan in B1G Tourney

Mar 4, 2017

Victoria Gaines scored 18 points and sixth-seeded Michigan State eliminated No. 3 seed Michigan 74-64 on Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

Michigan State falls 73-70 to Illinois

Mar 2, 2017

 Too many times, Illinois had fallen to pressure.In a season filled with disappointment for Illinois coach John Groce and his team, Wednesday's 73-70 win over Michigan State showed the team Groce thought he would have all season, and one players knew they could be.a season filled with disappointment for Illinois coach John Groce and his team, Wednesday's 73-70 win over Michigan State showed the team Groce thought he would have all season, and one players knew they could be. 

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WKAR Current Sports host Al Martin and WKAR's Brad Walker talk spring training for the 2017 Detroit Tigers.


MSU archery coach shares passion for sport

Feb 16, 2017
Jonathan Chun / WKAR

LANSING - From being an aerospace engineer to becoming a nationally recognized archery coach, Glen Bennett has always understood shooting processes. When Bennett arrived at Michigan State in 2009, he just thought it would be interesting to turn one of his favorite hobbies into a new career.

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