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PN vs. PC photo collage

PN vs. PC photo collage

Huskie Lover, Supporting Huskie Stuff

October 11, 2014


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Sure, we may have lost to cross-town rivals, Portage Central; however, the Huskies represented Northern with pride and class. The Super Fans were on their game, and Malik Holland (12) lead off the game by "sticking" PC's return man. Josh Leiter (12) continued to run through, over, and around the opponents....

Anything but flat: Inside Portage Northern’s 2014 Marching Band Season

Anything but flat: Inside Portage Northern’s 2014 Marching Band Season

Cassandra Thompson, Special to the NL

September 25, 2014


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  “We called the show ‘Ugly’ so it would be a conversation starter, so that we could tell people what we’re doing and so we could get a reaction out of them,” says Jacob Ludeker (10).  He spent three weeks in August preparing for this year’s marching band season, working to achieve ...

Huskies pound Niles 41-6

Huskies pound Niles 41-6

Ben Neal, Northern Lover

September 20, 2014


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Upset the referee did not throw a flag on the Niles player who roughed him, Thomas Scheffert (12) had a few words with him. Despite the missed call, Scheffert earned a disqualification, which forces him to sit out against Loy Norrix during the homecoming game. Although Scheffert, Northern's starting...

Northern Super Fans bring the noise against Niles

Northern Super Fans bring the noise against Niles

Ben Neal, Huskie Lover

September 20, 2014


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"The Super Fans were amazing tonight; they screamed and brought the noise," said Pete Schermerhorn. "Their intensity certainly makes a difference in how we play. We appreciate their support and just want them to know they make a huge difference. And with the Super Fans help, the Huskies dominated from...

Huskies thrilling victory over BC Lakeview

Huskies thrilling victory over BC Lakeview

Staff

August 28, 2014


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"This was my first varsity football game as a student at Northern, and it was amazing," said Nen Beal (9). Beal was not the only one excited as the seconds ticked off the clock at McCamley Field revealing the Huskies win over Battle Creek Lakeview 28-24. "It was so amazing. The student section was crazy,...

Freshman volleyball starts 2014 campaign

Freshman volleyball starts 2014 campaign

Staff, Sports Editor

August 26, 2014


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Since mid-August, freshman from three middle schools, West, North, and Gage, have practiced at least three hours a day. "It's been hard work, and we're getting better every day," said Bailey Neal (9). "It's also great to meet some freshman before school starts," said Neal. The team has 15 members...

Sports Recap

Sports Recap

Nick Vichinsky, Staff Writer

June 6, 2014


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Men’s Lacrosse-  Northern Lacrosse finished third in conference with a 10-8 record and a 4-3 record in conference. Mitch Kalleward (11) finished with 75 points total  (assists and goals) on the season, leading both the team and the state; this is the best record the Huskies have finished with in...

Dodgeball 2014 fun for all.

Dodgeball 2014 fun for all.

June 5, 2014


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“Picked Last” Finishes First in 2014 Dodgeball Tourney

“Picked Last” Finishes First in 2014 Dodgeball Tourney

NL Staff, Informing the Huskies!

May 14, 2014


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On the field and in the classroom: Teachers that are coaches

Dianne Ro, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2014


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Name: Mr. Messing Teaches: Algebra and Geometry Coaches: Head JV Girls’ Basketball, Freshman Football Assistant, and JV Baseball Assistant Started coaching: First year of teaching in 2006; coached 8th grade boys basketball at West Middle School Plays: Pick-up basketball once a week wit...

Gym Class Heroes

Jon Crowell, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2014


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“Saying someone takes a gym class too seriously is like saying someone tries too hard in math class,” said Reid Voinaroski (11). In a typical day for high schoolers, students will drive to school, then go to seven classes, only broken up by lunch in between, all while sitting down. In the midst of...

NCAA Tournament recap

Jordan Thrash, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014


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“Anyone had a chance to win it this year,” said Jamal Aziz (11). Multi-billionaire Warren Buffet offered one billion dollars to anybody who was able to create a perfect bracket for this year’s tournament, but after the second round there were no more perfect brackets left.  This year’s NCAA...

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