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Freshman golfer KT Leinwand is in full swing

KT golfs at a fall tournament.
December 25, 2020

“Even though my parents didn’t play golf, I grew up around a golf course,” said freshman KT Leinwand. This star golf player earned all-state honors, swept tournaments, earned a varsity letter,...

Two Huskies participate in fall national signing day

Freeman practices in the gym.
December 24, 2020

Covid-19 had the capacity to disrupt the fall sports season, but many student athletes refused to let it impact their futures. For two Portage Northern students this was especially the case: seniors Molly...

Holding their breath: swim team state finalists wait for Covid-delayed state finals

Baker swims in the 2019 State meet.
December 18, 2020

Hannah Williams, Angelina Baker, Abigail Wettlaufer, Meghan Hincher, and Maria Perales were less than a week away from swimming in the state championship when the state of Michigan went on a three-week...

Senior varsity football running back Anthony Tyus is on the road to greatness

Anthony hoists the Kavanaugh trophy after PN's victory over PC in 2019.
November 5, 2020

Almost everyone in the Portage area knows Anthony Tyus, Portage Northern’s standout senior running back who committed early to Northwestern. His talent has been on display not just on game days to...

Undefeated: the class of 2021 wins their fourth Powderpuff game

Undefeated: the class of 2021 wins their fourth Powderpuff game
November 3, 2020

The pressure was on for this year's senior class of 2021 to keep their winning streak for powderpuff going. They won last year by a measly four yards and the scoreboard reading zero to zero. This achievement...

Football team defeats Portage Central in first spectator-friendly game of the year

The Huskies celebrate a touchdown.
October 14, 2020

On Friday, October 9, The Portage Northern High School students were greeted with a long-awaited sight: The open gates of Huskie Stadium. For the first time in 2020, students were allowed to attend...

Schermerhorn named Detroit Lions coach of the week

Schermerhorn named Detroit Lions coach of the week
October 13, 2020

The Portage Northern varsity football team is 4-0 and earned those victories by commanding margins: so far this season, the Huskies have scored 128 points while their opponents have scored just 31. Leading...

The MLB’s worst offseason decision

Welcome to another installment of Sports Minute with Malcolm where our editor in chief talks about the biggest sports news.
March 25, 2020

This off-season has been devastating for the MLB. Following up an off-season headlined by the free agency of megastars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, this off-season has put the spotlight on something...

Men’s basketball edges Gull Lake in triple overtime

Men's basketball edges Gull Lake in triple overtime
February 26, 2020

As if two overtimes in the last game wasn't enough, the Huskies took their next game against Gull Lake into three overtimes before winning in thrilling fashion, 65-64, with a last-second three pointer...

Huskies hand PC their second loss of the season

Huskies hand PC their second loss of the season
February 25, 2020

Portage Northern vs Portage Central Basketball 2020 from Absolute Video on Vimeo. Headed into Friday night’s game, the Portage Central men’s basketball had only lost once. By the time they left...

Slow motion: Myles Johnson diligently works his way back from a traumatic injury

Johnson continues to brave the harsh reality of his condition with a smile.
February 13, 2020

One second, junior varsity basketball player Myles Johnson was flying through the air for a dunk in an increasingly-physical league matchup against Niles high school. The next second, he was on the ground...

On Ice: Hockey team works their way through challenging schedule

On Ice: Hockey team works their way through challenging schedule
January 7, 2020

Freezing rinks for the people in attendance, vicious hits, and the sound of the buzzer going off after a goal. Sound familiar? Well, it is indeed hockey season for the Portage Northern Huskies.  The...

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