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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...

Hard work

Hard work

Brooklyn Hudson, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


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Strike after strike,  leaving pins, and missing the spare; can  this ruin the chance to go to states? That average needs to stay high and staying consistent will get a place for states at the end of February.  Northerns  team  has some really good bowlers on the team like Brenden Kosanke captain...

The cold never bothered them anyway

The cold never bothered them anyway

Lyndsey Case, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016


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With the huge shortfall of snow thanks to Michigan weather, there is nobody who wants that white fluffy substance more than skiers and snowboarders and more specifically the Alpine Ski Team. The Alpine Ski Team is composed of 20 competitive skiers from Portage Northern and Central with or without competitive...

STRIKE!

STRIKE!

Drew Dixon, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016


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Within the walls of Airway Lanes lies a well-kept secret, the Portage Northern Bowling team. The premise of any great team is to perform at the very highest level. The bowling team here at Northern is no different. While they may be a lesser known sports team within the walls of the school, the bowling...

MVP of the Month: Katya Campbell

MVP of the Month: Katya Campbell

Lexie Gavlas, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016


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Team captain and returning varsity player Katya Campbell (12) is already leading the Portage Northern’s Women's Basketball Team to success this season.  “I’ve probably been playing since I was 5 years old; my grandma put me on this YMCA team when I was really young and I was just good at it,”...

Not just pretty girls in skirts: Competitive Cheer 2015

Not just pretty girls in skirts: Competitive Cheer 2015

Allison McKenzie, Sports Editor

January 6, 2016


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“One of the biggest things that people don’t know about cheer is that it is the newest girls’ sport in the state of Michigan, being only 20 years old, but it’s also one of the fastest growing sports,” says Coach Prentice. Competitive Cheer requires high energy, agility, and commitment. “My...

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