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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...

Huskie Hockey Season Recap

Huskie Hockey Season Recap

Allison Mackenzie, Feature editor

March 2, 2017


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The Portage Northern Varsity boys celebrate a goal against the Jackson United Vikings   The Portage Northern Varsity Hockey team had a fulfilling season. With a season running from mid November to mid February, it has been a long one full of several practices and games. In order to train f...

STARTING FIVE: CJ McCollum’s rise to prominence

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


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The focus of the Portland Trail Blazers’ backcourt has been on point guard Damian Lillard for the last five years, and for good reason. Lillard was drafted 6th overall out of Weber State by the Trail Blazers in the 2012 draft, and since then, has solidified himself as one of the best point guards in...

Big Boogie to the Big Easy: Pelicans make trade for Cousins

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 20, 2017


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Yahoo insider and soon to be ESPN correspondent Adrian Wojnarowski broke news last night at 11:42 PM that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins had been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. The deal is Cousins and former Kings teammate Omri Casspi are headed to New Orleans, and the Pelicans send Buddy Hield, Tyr...

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