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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...

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 ...

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