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NBA Finals Predictions

NBA Finals Predictions

Sal DelVecchio, Staff Writer
June 2, 2017
Filed under All, Sports

On the eve of the first of June, the NBA finals will tip off with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors battling it out for the third straight year. The Warriors won in the first go around, then the Cavs struck back and won in the second rodeo. Now, we have the rubber match, where the...

Boys and girls golfers get into the swing of things

Boys and girls golfers get into the swing of things

Carter Landis, Sports Editor and Sal DelVecchio, Staff Member
June 2, 2017
Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Portage Northern men’s golf is in full swing with both JV and Varsity golf teams competing at several events this past month. From a player’s perspective, the Huskies had less than the shining season they were hoping for. After speaking with several players, it becomes apparent that morale is at bi...

Prince, Witt, and Ford make return trip to the state finals

Prince, Witt, and Ford make return trip to the state finals

Ben Lewis, Chief Designer
May 31, 2017
Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Only the elite compete! This year, only three athletes from the Portage Northern Track team qualified to compete at the state meet: Madi Ford (12), Peyton Witt (10), and Randy Prince (12). Witt qualified for track, running the 3200. She is excited to run the 3200, saying “I would like to be in the tens at the state meet. At regionals I was ...

The Tigers are in trouble

The Tigers are in trouble

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

This… is not good. The Detroit Tigers are off to a rather underwhelming start with a 15-15 record through 30 games in a season where many believed they’d rebound and compete for a playoff spot. Although it’s only May, there’s definitely reason to panic and point fingers, and most fingers are p...

THE STARTING FIVE: NFL Draft Predictions

THE STARTING FIVE: NFL Draft Predictions

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Another year, another slew of middle aged men who have never played football assessing future professional athletes on their ability to play a sport and giving incessant criticism for months before the players are even selected. Sports media, right? As the NFL Draft approaches once again, experts are giving ...

UConn women defeated

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
April 2, 2017
Filed under Sports

In the most recent edition of ‘Things that Happen Once in a Blue Moon' the impenetrable force of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team has finally been dethroned, snapping their 111 game winning streak and knocking them out of the NCAA tournament. This is the first loss by the Huskie...

NCAA Final Four Showdown

March 28, 2017
Filed under All, Sports

Why the Ceiling Might be the Roof

Why the Ceiling Might be the Roof

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under All, Sports

Ballin’ Like March Madness 2 failed just as bad as the first one. Only one of the Final Four teams I previously picked actually reached that stage, and it wasn’t either of my championship picks. Nevertheless, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Gonzaga (A team I picked to be upset) are playi...

NCAA Tourney: the final four

NCAA Tourney: the final four

Sal DelVecchio, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under All, Sports

This years NCAA tournament has been nothing short of spectacular.  Northwestern made the tournament for the first time in forever and managed to win its first tournament game in one fell swoop.  Wisconsin and Xavier, both underseeded, made excellent pushes. Wisconsin upset number one seeded Villano...

THE STARTING FIVE: March Madness II – the comeback

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under All, Sports

So, last year, I predicted the NCAA Tournament, but everything I predicted was wrong. This year, it won’t be that way. I’ll do the same four categories that I analyzed last year, with a little bit of deeper research. The comeback starts now. Biggest Impact Player: TJ Leaf, UCLA forward For the...

Sport news: Wrestling and Bowling

Sport news: Wrestling and Bowling

Salvador Delvecchio, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

This past weekend, both PNHS wrestling and bowling capped off impressive seasons with several Huskie athletes bringing home the bacon.  In wrestling, both Matt Heaps (12) and Nick Prowse (12) qualified for states.  Matt Heaps went undefeated in the preliminary rounds, winning all his matches, includ...

Starting Anew: The Uprooting of the PN Track Leaves a Melancholy Feeling Amongst Track Runners

Lexi Gavlas, Spotlight editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under All, All, Local, News, Showcase, Sports

On February 24th, 2017 the Portage Northern Track was uprooted following the construction plans of a new stadium in 2019.  Alexa Vanderhoff, Portage Northern Alum and Cross Country & Track Runner at Miami University of Ohio tweeted out that night, “RIP PN Track- although you had many cracks an...

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