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The Tigers are in trouble

The Tigers are in trouble

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
May 12, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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Why the Ceiling Might be the Roof

Why the Ceiling Might be the Roof

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
March 28, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

PNHS Lady’s Soccer

Matilda Buehler, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
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With spring sports starting this week, the Portage Northern girls’ soccer team is working hard to prepare for the season. Their first practice will be on March 3rd, but conditioning already started in December. The team looks to build on a decent season last year, with its ups and downs, but the...

Track season starts today!

Keegan Tenney, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
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It’s the start of March, meaning the snow is starting to deplete and the Doghouse will be filled with loads of sweaty teens as the track season is starting! The students are excited as they finally get to do what they love, having waited all year for the season to arrive. “It’s a lot of fun, the peo...

STARTING FIVE: bubble watch – the tourney cases for Michigan and Michigan State

STARTING FIVE: bubble watch – the tourney cases for Michigan and Michigan State

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
March 7, 2017
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Both the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans have had considerable down years in basketball this season. The Wolverines are 20-11 on the season, sitting at 8th place in the Big Ten Conference while the Spartans are 18-13 and are currently 5th place in the conference. While this may be uncharacteristic...

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