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Transgender teens wins TX state championship two years in a row

Transgender teens wins TX state championship two years in a row

Demi Jensen, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2018


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Transgender teen Mack Beggs, the 2018 women’s title on February 24th in Texas’ girl division wrestling. The senior was heading to championships when he beat three girls at a tournament in Cypress, Texas. Beggs has a record of 32-0, steadily holding the undefeated title. Texas superintendent...

Linus Mallet prepares to help lead alpine ski team to success

Linus Mallet prepares to help lead alpine ski team to success

Malcolm Gaynor, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


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When Portage Northern students think about winter sports, the image that most likely comes to mind is basketball. Some may also think of wrestling, hockey, or even swimming. However, not everyone is aware of the alpine ski team. The team is combined between Portage Northern and Portage Central, and compet...

STARTING FIVE: Michigan State’s involvement in new FBI probe

STARTING FIVE: Michigan State’s involvement in new FBI probe

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

March 1, 2018


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The FBI has released a large amount of files regarding their investigation into the corruption of college basketball, most specifically the recruiting process. Names that came up were Duke’s Wendell Carter, Alabama’s Collin Sexton, Kentucky’s Kevin Knox, USC’s Chimezie Metu, and most notab...

Bowling team rolls through their regular season

Bowling team rolls through their regular season

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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UPDATE (Mar. 7, 2018): The Boys team finished 9th at Regionals with Nate Curl finishing the highest at 14th in singles.  The girls finished 6th in the team event with Gracie Hatfield leading the way at 12th and Mandi Daniels finished in 22nd in singles. ORIGINAL TEXT: The bowling regular seaso...

STARTING FIVE: Weathering the MSU controversy as a Spartan fan

STARTING FIVE: Weathering the MSU controversy as a Spartan fan

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 16, 2018


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In one of the most demented and disgusting things in the sports world since Penn State and Jerry Sandusky, a recent ESPN Outside The Lines report found that the sexual assault culture at Michigan State goes far deeper than just the scandal regarding Olympic and former MSU gymnastics doctor Larry Nas...

Swim and dive team focuses on quality over quantity

Swim and dive team focuses on quality over quantity

Lexi Doll, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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The Portage Northern Men’s swim and dive team is off to a good start with a basically brand new team.  With the team still on the smaller side, they are slowly growing.  Last year’s team consisted of 12 swimmers whereas this years team has 19.  With the team only having about a month left in th...

Super Bowl Lll Recap

Super Bowl Lll Recap

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 5, 2018


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In a good old shootout like we all expected, the Philadelphia Eagles stunned the New England Patriots and claimed their franchise’s first Super Bowl victory, 41-33. Quarterback Nick Foles won Super Bowl MVP, throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns, while also catching one on a trick play. T...

Alex Smith finds new home with the Redskins

Alex Smith finds new home with the Redskins

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 5, 2018


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NFL fans might have been dormant on any news because they were waiting until Super Bowl Sunday, but they’re awake now. In a surprise move Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs traded away Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for a 2018 third round draft pick and cornerback Kendall Ful...

Pistons acquire Blake Griffin

Pistons acquire Blake Griffin

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 5, 2018


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In a relatively surprising move, on Monday, the Detroit Pistons acquired Clippers’ star power forward Blake Griffin, sending Avery Bradley and Tobias Harris to Los Angeles in a blockbuster trade. The full trade includes Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and a first and second round...

Varsity soccer player Gracie Poulsen: down but not out

Varsity soccer player Gracie Poulsen: down but not out

Hannah Thomas Perez, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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On a warm day in North Carolina, sophomore Gracie Poulsen woke up bright and early with a smile next to her teammates, ready to get onto the field. Today was the last day of the CASL Showcase Tournament for soccer, and Poulsen was ready to go home with a win. Her excitement was even larger than on any...

College football pre-playoff numbers

College football pre-playoff numbers

Zach Lewis, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

January 4, 2018


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Bengals vs. Steelers: when is a rivalry too much?

Bengals vs. Steelers: when is a rivalry too much?

Malcolm Gaynor, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

January 4, 2018


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