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Huskies end football season in regional play against Mona Shores

Huskies end football season in regional play against Mona Shores

Gabbie Byers, Social Media Manager

November 13, 2018


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An end of an era, the last dance. The varsity football team took on the number one seed Mona Shores Sailors in Muskegon on November 9, holding them to 21-26 at the half but finishing the game with a 58-28 loss.   The team ended the season with a 9-4 record. “It was a good season” says Senior T...

XC mens team competes at state; Peyton Witt competes solo on the women’s side

XC mens team competes at state; Peyton Witt competes solo on the women’s side

Cameron Myers, News Editor

November 6, 2018


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The mens cross country team as a unit and Peyton Witt on the women's side competed at the state cross country meet at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, November 3rd. The men's team finished 25th in the state with a team score of 555. Leading the pack was senior Luke Daniel, who finished in ...

Marching band finishes fourth at state

Marching band finishes fourth at state

Cameron Myers, News Editor

November 6, 2018


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Through the weekend, the Portage Northern Marching Band took home the win of placing 4th in the state, which ties their best-ever finish.  Performing at Ford Field, the marching band woke up early to play in the early morning group and earned a school-high score of 89.525. "I was excited, ne...

Varsity football wins district championship for the first time in school history

Varsity football wins district championship for the first time in school history

Cameron Myers, News Editor

November 6, 2018


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On November 2nd, the Varsity football team went against Okemos High School at home at Huskie Stadium. The Huskies easily handled their opponents, dominating them by a score of 56-15.  The Huskies showed their strength on both sides of the ball, holding Okemos to 35-0 at the half. “It’s bee...

Huskie swimmers advance to the state meet

Huskie swimmers advance to the state meet

Lexi Doll, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018


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The Portage Northern women’s swim team traveled to Portage Central on November 2nd and 3rd to compete in the conference championship.  The lady Huskies took home 5th out of 10 teams. “I know the place we got overall was not exactly where we wanted to be, but we did not let that affect us and we ha...

Football team prepares for district championship after thrilling win over PC

Football team prepares for district championship after thrilling win over PC

Gabbie Byers, Social Media Manager

November 2, 2018


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Tonight, the varsity football team will face Okemos in the District championship game at 7:00 pm at Huskie Stadium. To get to this game, Okemos beat an undefeated Jackson team 31-22. The Huskies earned their spot by defeating crosstown rival PC in a thrilling 35-7 victory. PN meets Okemos with a playoff...

Aesop Adapted: The Wolf and the Crane

Aesop Adapted: The Wolf and the Crane

Aleja Chambers, Illustrator

November 1, 2018


Filed under Cartoons and Comics, Showcase

This marks the first in a comic installment by NL illustrator Aleja Chambers called Aesop Adapted, which reimagines the classic Aesop's fables as they might occur now, in today's high school landscape. Volume 1: Based on The Wolf and The Crane Moral of the Story: expect no reward for serving...

Cross country earns top, reserve spot at conference championships

Cross country earns top, reserve spot at conference championships

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


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The cross country SMAC championship was held on Saturday October 20th,  and the men's team finished as conference champs while the women's team were runners up.  Leading up to the meet, the runners were very excited.  Junior Kanishk Madhav’s said that his goal was to “win the SMAC champions...

Freshman golfer Annie Betts advances to states

Freshman golfer Annie Betts advances to states

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under All, School Sports, Showcase, Sports

Coach Bob Eustice knew freshman Annie Betts was going to states during her second practice. “From just looking at her swing,” Eustice said, “[I knew] if she can shoot anything around mid 80s, she’ll go to states.”  Betts ended up with a score of 88 at regionals, earning her a 3rd place finish ...

Girls golf team competes today at regionals

Girls golf team competes today at regionals

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under All, School Sports, Showcase, Sports

The girls golf team is playing today in the regional tournament in Coldwater, MI. While the team’s hopes to make it to the State tournament are slim, this is a young team hoping to gain valuable experience for the years to come. “We’re hoping to play our best. Our team best right now is 429. I’m hoping ...

School goes on cautionary lockup following an attempted unarmed robbery at Walgreens on West Milham

School goes on cautionary lockup following an attempted unarmed robbery at Walgreens on West Milham

The Staff

October 4, 2018


Filed under All, All, Editor's Choice, Local, News, Showcase

On October 4th, 2018, the high school initiated a precautionary lock up at 9:13 am as the result of an attempted unarmed robbery at the Walgreens on Milham and Westnedge that occurred at 8:55 am.   Students were originally held in second hour after the bell, but because it was determined that ther...

From 1 in 94 to 1 in 1207: junior Zamarieah Foth finds her place at PN

From 1 in 94 to 1 in 1207: junior Zamarieah Foth finds her place at PN

The Staff

October 2, 2018


Filed under Feature, Human Interest Feature, Showcase

When junior Zamarieah Foth walked through the doors of the lower level commons on her first day of school, she was shocked. Starting the year at a new school is a big change in and of itself, but it’s even more challenging when you’re surrounded by 1207 more students than you’re used to. ...

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