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MVP of the month: Kayla Evans

MVP of the month: Kayla Evans

Ally Rabe, Sports Editor

April 24, 2014


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“I’m just so excited about this season,” Kayla Evans (12) said. The enthusiasm on the Women’s Track and Field team is high this year. Almost all of last year’s varsity team returns and many talented freshmen join as well. Although the entire team has talent, Evans stands out from the rest....

Power Lifting wins State Champion

Power Lifting wins State Champion

Courtesy of Pete Schermerhorn, Power Lifting Coach

April 1, 2014


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Portage Northern won its third straight State Championship in Power Lifting this year. Placing at the state meet were: Jarrod Orent and Caleb Riggs in the 114 weight class, Drake Wednig in the 145 class, Zach Devera in 155, Malik Holland in 181 which included breaking a state record in deadlift with...

MVP of the Month: Daryn Snow

MVP of the Month: Daryn Snow

Ally Rabe, Sports Editor

February 13, 2014


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“I just grew up with [basketball] and started playing right when I could. I realized I liked it so I stuck with it,” Daryn Snow (10) said. Who knew that one choice as a little kid could make such an impact on Portage Northern Men’s Basketball Team. Last year as a freshman, Snow dominated on the...

Change ahead

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014


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Starting next school year, the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference (SMAC) will undergo major changes yet again. Portage Northern, who has been a member since 1977, will be one of 12 schools that the league will retain. Coldwater, Harper Creek, and Marshall all are going to join a new conference,...

Work hard, play hard: Sports at the extremes

Hannah Teerman, Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2014


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Coaches want their athletes to succeed. It involves hours of practice and hard work, or ‘blood, sweat, and tears’ as some people may say. The coaches at Portage Northern push their athletes as hard as they are able. “It’s part of preparing them to play at the highest level possible,” said Ryan...

Huskies Game of the Week

Huskies Game of the Week

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014


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PORTAGE NORTHERN 52 MATTAWAN 51 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College WHAT HAPPENED: In his first game back since suffering a shoulder injury against Benton Harbor on December 13th, Portage Northern senior guard Brandon Bye would once again prove his value to a young Portage Northern team. In a game wh...

Money Talks

Money Talks

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


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In the fall of 2011, Portage Public Schools initiated a Pay-To-Play program mandating that all students who play a school sponsored sport would have to pay $150 to participate. With growing concerns over financial difficulties, the school board went ahead with the decision three years ago and has ...

MVP of the Month: Nathan Thoman

MVP of the Month: Nathan Thoman

Ally Rabe, Sports Editor

December 12, 2013


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The word ‘athlete’ is a respectable title. Most athletes work hard, make sacrifices, and have dedication that can be hard to find. But some are not given enough recognition-or given any at all. Nathan Thoman, a senior here at Portage Northern, falls into this group. He is the anchor spot on the varsity...

Huskies Game of the Week

Huskies Game of the Week

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

December 11, 2013


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PORTAGE NORTHERN 4 PORTAGE CENTRAL 2 at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo WHAT HAPPENED: For the last 10 years, Portage Northern and Portage Central have battled for the canoe trophy and a chance for bragging rights throughout the rest of the year. For just the second time in its history, the trophy w...

Huskies Men’s Basketball Preview

Huskies Men’s Basketball Preview

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013


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Coach: Jim Horn Last Season: 4-17 Letterman Returning: 6 Season Opener: Loy Norrix @ Portage Northern (December 10th, 7:15 PM) Outlook: After a frustrating winter last year, Jim Horn and the Portage Northern Basketball team look to rebound in Horn's 2nd year on the job. The team showed signs...

Huskie Women’s Basketball Preview

Huskie Women’s Basketball Preview

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013


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Coach: Kyle Paffhausen Last Season: 11-10 Letterman Returning: 9 Season Opener: Portage Northern @ Loy Norrix (December 3rd, 7:15 PM) Player Thoughts: Ally Rabe (Sr.) "I'm really excited for this season. We have a lot of returning varsity girls, and a couple strong incoming players. We...

Huskie Hockey Preview

Huskie Hockey Preview

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013


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Coach: JD Kalleward Last Season: 15-11-0 (Overall) 6-6-0 (Conference) Letterman Returning: 7 League Opener: Mattawan @ Portage Northern, 7:30 PM Player Thoughts: Collin Arnold (Sr.) “The hockey year is going to be amazing, so if you don’t come to the games, you’re...

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