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Huskies Men’s Basketball Preview

Huskies Men’s Basketball Preview

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013


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Coach: Jim Horn Last Season: 4-17 Letterman Returning: 6 Season Opener: Loy Norrix @ Portage Northern (December 10th, 7:15 PM) Outlook: After a frustrating winter last year, Jim Horn and the Portage Northern Basketball team look to rebound in Horn's 2nd year on the job. The team showed signs...

Huskie Women’s Basketball Preview

Huskie Women’s Basketball Preview

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013


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Coach: Kyle Paffhausen Last Season: 11-10 Letterman Returning: 9 Season Opener: Portage Northern @ Loy Norrix (December 3rd, 7:15 PM) Player Thoughts: Ally Rabe (Sr.) "I'm really excited for this season. We have a lot of returning varsity girls, and a couple strong incoming players. We...

Huskie Hockey Preview

Huskie Hockey Preview

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013


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Coach: JD Kalleward Last Season: 15-11-0 (Overall) 6-6-0 (Conference) Letterman Returning: 7 League Opener: Mattawan @ Portage Northern, 7:30 PM Player Thoughts: Collin Arnold (Sr.) “The hockey year is going to be amazing, so if you don’t come to the games, you’re...

PNXC state runners

PNXC state runners

Ally Rabe, Sports Editor

November 3, 2013


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While most students were hanging out with friends, sleeping in, or watching football, three Portage Northern cross country runners were competing in the race of their life. On Saturday November 4th, the MHSAA State Finals took place at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Thousands of...

Huskies game of the week

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

October 30, 2013


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PORTAGE NORTHERN 49 NILES 6 at Niles, Michigan WHAT HAPPENED: From the very start, Portage Northern (7-2) dominated both facets of the game. Once again, Northern’s defense carried them with 5 interceptions and would not allow a touchdown until the 3rd quarter. The offense picked up where they le...

Laing Steps Down

Laing Steps Down

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013


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On Friday, October 11th, Dave Laing stepped down as the head varsity volleyball coach at Portage Northern. The team was 1-4 on the season at the time of the coaching change. Many players expressed displeasure in the direction of the program yet are now looking forward to finishing out the year under...

MVP of the MONTH – Stew Sell

MVP of the MONTH – Stew Sell

Ally Rabe, Sports Editor

October 12, 2013


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Most little kids are stuck in daycare or preschool all day while their parents are at work.  But Portage Northern Junior Stew Sell is not like most kids.  While his mom worked at West Hills Athletic Club, he would attend tennis lessons there.  His five year old self fell in love with the sport. ...

Kickin’ it with PN Soccer

Kickin’ it with PN Soccer

Ally Rabe, Sports Editor

October 3, 2013


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“Last year we had fourteen guys that could play,” Will Willoughby (11) says. “This year everyone can and we work together as a team.” After losing ten talented seniors, Portage Northern’s Men’s Soccer Team had a lot of adjusting to do.  Many thought this year’s squad would struggle, ...

Chasing a Dream

Chasing a Dream

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013


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As school gets out of session in June, many students set their sights on beaches, hanging with friends, and relaxation time. For most baseball players, summer means two more months of traveling, spending nights in hotels and playing in unrelenting weather. One Portage Northern student took it a step...

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