ELK RAPIDS — It seems like a complete slam dunk. Or, rather, a spike.After all, Lydia Christian and Allison Ashurst have played volleyball together since the seventh grade.Why not continue that bond as long as possible? The journey of the Elk Rapids standouts will stay on the same path, as each is slated to play for Adrian College next year. "It was something we wanted to do together," Ashurst said.
KALKASKA — Kalkaska Rhinos owner, coach and general manager Krzysztof Oliwa said he's unsure of the team's fate after it folded recently.The Rhinos discontinued operations following a 7-1 loss to first-place Chicago in which Kalkaska finished the game with only eight skaters and two goalies healthy. "I don't know what is going to happen," Oliwa said. "Just focus on other things. I did my best on my end for four years, and we go from there."
TRAVERSE CITY — Tyler Thirlby has a tattoo on his stomach of two crossed hockey sticks that reads "Living the Dream. "Now he hopes to help others avoid a nightmare.Thirlby helped organize a charity hockey game last week to honor his departed friend, Alex Grizzel, a former Traverse City West hockey teammate who died of a heroin overdose in October at age 23. The first person he called after coming up with the idea was Alex's mother Anne Grizzel, to make sure she was OK with it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".