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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...

PNHS Rugby: a team for everyone

PNHS Rugby: a team for everyone

February 16, 2017


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A sport with no pads but still hard hitting like football, the sport of rugby is a game based on technique and respect for the opponent. Because it’s not widely popular in the United States, rugby flies under the radar as a sport, but it should not be ignored that it is just as competitive and diff...

STARTING FIVE: Thunder-Warriors: KD’s revenge

STARTING FIVE: Thunder-Warriors: KD’s revenge

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 15, 2017


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On Saturday, February 11, tensions were high in Chesapeake Arena as Kevin Durant returned to Oklahoma City for the first time since leaving the team in July to sign with the Golden State Warriors. The departure of Durant was a bitter one for Thunder fans, because the Thunder lost in the Western Conference ...

STARTING FIVE: Patriots complete comeback to win Super Bowl 51

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 6, 2017


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The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51, 34-28, in the first ever Super Bowl that went to overtime. The Patriots overcame a historic 25-point deficit in the to win, scoring 19 unanswered points in the 4th quarter and getting the game winner on a James White rushing touchd...

National Signing Day: why doesn’t MSU get recruits?

National Signing Day: why doesn’t MSU get recruits?

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 2, 2017


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As high school football players prepared to make the biggest decision of their young lives thus far on Wednesday, February 1st, college football programs await those players’ talent and anticipate them changing their program. Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines feel they hit the jackpot, adding...

STARTING FIVE: MSU Basketball gets big win with recruits watching

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

January 31, 2017


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The Michigan State basketball team defeated their rival Michigan on Sunday, 70-62, at the Breslin Center. The Spartans shot 52% from the field as to Michigan’s 39%, and shot 45% from three point range compared to Michigan shooting 26%. Freshman star Miles Bridges continued his hot streak of play, posting...

Yordano Ventura dies at just 25 years old

Yordano Ventura dies at just 25 years old

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

January 23, 2017


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Tragic news from the baseball world Sunday morning, as Royals young and promising pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor. Ventura’s death is the fourth in the last two years of baseball players dying in a vehicular crash. Osc...

The Starting Five – SuperBowl Predictions

The Starting Five – SuperBowl Predictions

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

January 23, 2017


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Super Bowl 51 will feature MVP leading candidate Matt Ryan and the best offense in the NFL in the Atlanta Falcons for the first time since 1998, and they’ve got their work cut out for them playing the legendary coach Bill Belichick, best quarterback in NFL history Tom Brady, and the New England Patr...

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