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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, Editor's Choice: Sports, 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...

Baseball team wins districts; keeps regional hopes alive

Baseball team wins districts; keeps regional hopes alive

Malcolm Gaynor, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under All, Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Portage Northern baseball team captured the district championship on Saturday, with two dominant wins 6-2 over Mattawan in the semifinals and 9-1 over Portage Central in the championship game. The huskies advanced to the district tournament after a thrilling 10-7 victory at Saint Joe. Senior ca...

Running solo: Peyton Witt is track’s only state qualifier

Running solo: Peyton Witt is track’s only state qualifier

Gabbie Byers, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under All, Editor's Choice: Sports, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

As the school season comes to a close for many students, unfortunately so does their track season. Most athletes create a goal for the season, and for many, that  involves making new personal records, getting on varsity, and making it to the final big meet, the State Championship. This year, the PN Tr...

The track team runs…without a track

The track team runs…without a track

Malcolm Gaynor, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under All, Sports, Track and Field

The new soccer field and upcoming football stadium have given many sports teams great places to practice and compete. However, for the track team, it means a year without a track. The new track will be built around the football stadium, which will be ready next season. In the meantime, the track team...

PN baseball: around the horn

PN baseball: around the horn

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under All, Baseball, Sports

Soon, if not later, the weather will warm up. As soon as that happens, the Portage Northern men’s baseball team will be out on the diamond to practice for the upcoming season. Head coach Chris Andrews has high hopes for his squad. “I’m optimistic that we’re gonna have a good team. Lots of good ...

Spring break sports updates

Spring break sports updates

Staff, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under All, Sports

Just because school wasn't in session doesn't mean that Huskie athletes weren't competing. Over spring break, the men's lacrosse defeated Holt High School with a score of 6-4. The varsity softball team won both of their season-opening games against Plainwell by scores of 5-1 and 15-2. Deborah Torres...

Softball starts spring training

Softball starts spring training

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Softball season is starting, and the Portage Northern Huskies are hard at work to begin the softball season. The Varsity team is amped up for the 2018 season after coming off a strong 28-12 season.  “Last year we were 28-12 and played one of the hardest schedules in the state,” said coach Edward B...

Athletes transition to spring sports

Athletes transition to spring sports

Malcolm Gaynor, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under All, Sports

The long winter sports season can be difficult and tiring. For student athletes who participate in both spring and winter sports, the quick transition between the two can be challenging. It can be hard for athletes to quickly shift their schedule from one season to another, and the lack of an offseason ca...

Varsity basketball ends season after post-season run

Varsity basketball ends season after post-season run

Lexi Doll, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under All, Basketball, Sports

Portage Northern men’s varsity basketball season has once again flown by and has come to an end. Though the boys started off with some shaky legs, they finished strong and hard. “I didn’t want the season to end, as they were finally developing into a solid team made up of individuals buyin...

Assessing the NBA playoffs

Assessing the NBA playoffs

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under All, Non-School, Sports

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