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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....

Nolan Smith

Nolan Smith

Salvador DelVecchio, staff writer

March 28, 2016


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Most superstar athletes have been playing their sport since the time they could walk.  Nolan Smith (12), one of three of Portage Northern's State Qualifiers, started his wrestling career in seventh grade.  Ever since then, Nolan has built upon his game and is now a senior and one of the best wrestlers...

Last home game

Last home game

Ben Lewis, staff writer

March 28, 2016


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“Senior night allows people to see who the seniors on the team are. It also makes the seniors feel they really contributed and were part of the team,” says Adam Farran (12). Senior night is a night of a sporting event where during the half time or before the game seniors are called out and given...

Powerlifting

Powerlifting

Taylor Slager, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


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Bench press, squat, and deadlift are the three most widely known power lifts. During practices the powerlifting team does specific lifts to keep an even balance of muscle in the body and this helps them to stabilize muscles that helps them achieve a higher weight for the lifts. “Everyone cheers each ...

A bond unified

A bond unified

Fernando Trice, staff writer

March 21, 2016


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For many students, high school sports are just a hobby. For this group of seniors, it is more  than that. Most that are participating in high school sports, want to further their skill set in college, but for some, this is truly it. Seniors Tommy Henry, Daryn Snow, Connor Smith, and Andrew Shaw and...

Ballin’ like March Madness: Things to watch in this year’s NCAA Tournament

Ballin’ like March Madness: Things to watch in this year’s NCAA Tournament

Carter Landis, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


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It’s been the craziest year for college basketball. This year upsets have been more predictable. No team ranked #1 has held the position for more than 5 weeks. With all that said, it might be even harder than usual to fill out your bracket. Here are a few things to watch for so you don’t go mad in Ma...

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Drew Dixon, staff writer

March 7, 2016


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A desolate, frozen wasteland lies over the field of summer as one of the greatest seasons in Portage Northern Baseball history fades into memory. However, new memories lie in the wait. Last season was one of the best seasons in Portage Northern Baseball history. The team had an astonishing 30-8-1 record in route to an a...

PN Lax

PN Lax

Ryan Beadle, staff writer

March 4, 2016


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Portage Northern’s men's lacrosse team is coming off of a strong 2015 season with a record of 13 wins and 8 losses. The Huskies are looking to build on that in the 2016 campaign, here are some key things to watch for the Huskies this year. New coach J.D. Kalleward: J.D. takes over a Huskie p...

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