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Cross country: SMAC champions in training

Cross country: SMAC champions in training

Lexi Doll, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under All, All, School Sports, Sports

The cross country SMAC championship is coming up on Saturday October 20th and the runners are more than excited for their most important race of the season.  The boys team hopes to take home a conference title and the women are hoping to take home the title for the second consecutive year. Junior Kanish...

Water polo team advances to districts

Water polo team advances to districts

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under All, All, School Sports, Sports

The Portage Muskies are going to water polo districts on October 19. There is one team that stands between them and regionals. “On Friday (Oct. 19), we are playing Grandville,” senior Will Compton said, “and on Saturday (Oct. 20) we are playing Rockford. We need to just beat one team to advance ...

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 ...

Huskie soccer prepares for regional tournament

Huskie soccer prepares for regional tournament

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under All, All, School Sports, Sports

In the first round of the league tournament, the Huskie soccer team fell 1-0 against rival Portage Central. PC went on the beat Mattawan 3-1 to take the league title, while the Huskies won the third place game against Gull Lake 1-0 thanks to a goal scored by sophomore Isaiah Spillers in the final mi...

Men’s tennis gets ready for regionals

Men’s tennis gets ready for regionals

Jackson Graham, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under All, All, School Sports, Sports

The Portage Northern men’s tennis team capped off an undefeated season with a 6-2 win over Byron Center in the last match of the regular season, and will now turn their attention to the regional tournament on Thursday, October 11.  For each match that a team wins at the regional tournament, they earn on...

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 ...

PN men’s tennis team earns historic win over PC

PN men’s tennis team earns historic win over PC

Jackson Graham, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under All, All, School Sports, Sports

The Portage Northern men’s tennis team beat Portage Central for the first time in school history on September 11.  The Huskies beat the Mustangs 5-3 with wins from one, two, three, and four singles as well as four doubles. In 53 years, they have come close, but have never been able to cross the fi...

The first home football game brought out the best of Huskie Nation

The first home football game brought out the best of Huskie Nation

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under School Sports, Showcase, Sports

As the Huskie football team sprinted out of the tunnel, the crowd erupted. Students jostled each other for positioning and craned their necks to catch a glimpse of the action from the hectic student section. Huskie stadium was packed, just as it was for opening day. However, the rivalry matchup aga...

In The End Zone with Liam Fagan #1

In The End Zone with Liam Fagan #1

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Non-School, Sports, Sports Columns

Here is the first installment of the Northern Light column dedicated to the week's relevant moments in the NFL.   Falcons -12  Eagles -18 Once again, the Falcons were unable to score in the red zone. The Eagles gave up long drives, but the Falcons couldn’t capitalize on their many re...

Past Huskies gather for Huskie Stadium video montage

Past Huskies gather for Huskie Stadium video montage

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

July 25, 2018


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

On July 5, 2018, past students and coaches of Portage Northern gathered to film a video montage to be played at the first game played on Huskie Stadium. Among them were coach Joe Wood, Nick Kaiser, and coach Jerry Spade. Both Wood and Kaiser participated with the football program. Wood is a past foot...

Baseball team falls to Grand Ledge in delayed regional final

Baseball team falls to Grand Ledge in delayed regional final

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under All, Baseball, Showcase, Sports

After a thrilling 4-2 extra inning victory against Brighton, Portage Northern lost in the championship game 5-1 to Grand Ledge, ending their season. This was the last PN baseball game for the team’s 12 seniors, who were leaders and role models on the field and in the dugout throughout the season. ...

Golf team competes in state tournament

Golf team competes in state tournament

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under All, Golf, Sports

The Portage Northern golf team has had a great season this year, playing stellar golf all and qualifying to play at the state golf tournament. The team is composed of seniors  Steven Garside and Will Todd, juniors Sam Betts and Bobby Schaefer, and freshmen Braden Falk, Conner Sullivan, Andrew Schaefer a...

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