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College football playoffs and New Year’s 6 Bowls

College football playoffs and New Year’s 6 Bowls

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

December 7, 2016


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The dust has finally settled and the committee has decided their four best teams. It took a lot of time, a lot of studying schedules, resumes, and championship games, along with a multitude of twitter experts tweeting vulgarities at each other while defending their team’s case for the playoff. The Colle...

College GameDay experience

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

November 26, 2016


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The Western Michigan Broncos are 11-0 on the season, and the ESPN show ‘College GameDay’ decided to feature the Broncos on this past weekend’s edition in Kalamazoo at Sangren Hall on Western’s campus. Rece Davis hosts the show, alongside Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Lee Corso, and Samantha...

Women’s swim team makes a splash at the conference championships

Lexi Doll and Annie Malek, Staff Writers

November 15, 2016


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The Huskie swim team had an amazing finish to their season on November 4th and 5th at the SMAC Championship.  They came in 3rd out of 9 teams in the conference and beat Battle Creek Lakeview, which was a huge accomplishment for these ladies.  “Throughout my high school swimming career, we have nev...

The Undefeateds: Alabama and …Western Michigan?

The Undefeateds: Alabama and …Western Michigan?

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016


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After Iowa stunned Michigan at Nile Kinnick stadium on Saturday with a last second field goal, only two unbeaten teams were left standing: The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Western Michigan Broncos. Alabama’s dominance is not surprising by any means, but no one would have assumed that PJ Fleck and...

A true showing of dominance: Men’s soccer team playing phenomenally as playoffs approach

A true showing of dominance: Men’s soccer team playing phenomenally as playoffs approach

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

October 18, 2016


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This year’s Huskies men’s varsity soccer team is playing stellarly this season, with a 17-1-2 record (9-0-1 in the conference), ranking number one in the state of Michigan. They played for the conference championship Tuesday, October 11 against crosstown rival Portage Central, and gave them a proper...

More Pain Than Gain

Drayke Simpkins, Journalism 1 Staff

October 6, 2016


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  If you live in Michigan, there is a good chance you are familiar with and maybe even a fan of one or more Detroit sports teams. The NBA Detroit Pistons, NHL Detroit Red Wings, NFL Detroit Lions, and MLB Detroit Tigers are the four major professional American sports that our state has, whic...

2016 MLB Playoff Predictions

2016 MLB Playoff Predictions

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

October 4, 2016


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The playoffs are here, which is just what baseball fans need after the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. A great last month of baseball will take the fans’ minds off the most horrific thing to happen in the MLB in a very long time. The wild card games begin tonight, and it looks to ...

Brown and orange to red, white, and blue: Portage Northern’s own Andrew Evans qualifies for the Olympics

Brown and orange to red, white, and blue: Portage Northern’s own Andrew Evans qualifies for the Olympics

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

July 12, 2016


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The Olympics are back in action and the world will once again come together to cheer on their country’s athletes. The United States looks to top the medal count again, just like they did in 2012. PN Huskies will also have the unique opportunity to unite to watch alumni Andrew Evans throw discus in R...

PN Baseball End Season at U of M in State Quarter Finals

PN Baseball End Season at U of M in State Quarter Finals

Bailey Neal, Photo Manager

June 15, 2016


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Despite a great run in the state tournament, the Northern Baseball team lost in the quarter finals against the #1 ranked Saline baseball team. Pitchers Jesse Liebert, Ryan Reeder, and Cortland Hasenburg did a nice job keeping the Saline hitters off balance, yet the Huskies couldn't muster enough runs...

Year in Review: Sports

Year in Review: Sports

Ben Lewis, Staff Writer

June 2, 2016


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Many high school students try out for and participate in the sports we offer here at Portage Northern. Some, however, make a name for themselves and prove their dominance. We have compiled a list of athletes from different sports whose accomplishments have proven themselves to be “Outstanding Athletes....

NBA Playoffs Update

NBA Playoffs Update

Salvador DelVecchio, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016


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This year’s NBA playoffs have been deemed “boring” and “dull,” with games decided by the blow of the whistle.  In the East, the Cleveland Cavaliers have not lost a game, sweeping both the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks.  In the West, injuries run rampant with Chris Paul suffering from...

Like a fitbit

Like a fitbit

Nick Vichinsky, staff writer

March 28, 2016


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The winter months have come to an end. With that comes the end of baggy sweatshirts, jackets, and sweatpants that cover up the winter months of hibernation and feasting weight. This means that it’s time to get out of the grimy winter body and ready for the more revealing and bright clothing of summer....

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