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MVP of the Month: Hasten Biddlecome

MVP of the Month: Hasten Biddlecome

Lily Antor, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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As Portage Northern’s Men’s Varsity Soccer Goalkeeper for the past 2 years now, Hasten Biddlecome (11) has certainly become a noteworthy player. He and the team have been quite successful, recently advancing to the regional finals. “I love the skill level we all have.  We have that drive to be...

Ping Pong Power

Ping Pong Power

Abbey Newell (12), Staff Writer

October 7, 2015


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  Table tennis is the most popular racquet sport in the word, and is ranked second overall when measured in participation. It's not a secret that ping pong players are amazingly agile, focused, and fast. But does table tennis belong in the Summer Olympic Games? Students at Portage Northern see...

Friday Night Lights: Portage Northern Band, Cheer, and Football Teams perform like champs

Friday Night Lights: Portage Northern Band, Cheer, and Football Teams perform like champs

The NL Staff, Reporting for the school

September 12, 2015


Filed under Gallery, Media, Sports

"Spending a Friday night at McCamley Field with hundreds of Huskies is certainly special," said English teacher Ben Neal. "Watching the talented cheerleaders, the great band, the fighting football team, and the crazy superfans makes me proud to be a Huskie - the environment is amazing." Despite the...

Coming Together: JV volleyball players off to a good start

Coming Together: JV volleyball players off to a good start

Ben Neal, NL Adviser

September 7, 2015


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"The ladies are starting to jel and really play together. They have a ton of potential and I love coaching them," said coach Kellie Pittman about her 2015 Portage Northern Volleyball Team. The team has already competed in three tournaments, and they are getting better with each match.  The team added...

Everything counted: PN Baseball Team finishes 2015 season as state runner up

Everything counted: PN Baseball Team finishes 2015 season as state runner up

Ben Neal, Adviser

June 14, 2015


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I have coached over 20 years witnessing many amazing and special moments in sports, but Northern's Baseball run to the state finals was easily one of the best. And the 9 inning state final game, which resulted in a 2-1 victory for Hartland over PN, was truly a special moment. Despite falling short and...

MVP of the Month: Eli Cartier

MVP of the Month: Eli Cartier

Gray Wilson, Sports Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

“We’re looking to win the league, and create a stronger team bond,” says sophomore Eli Cartier.  After a great season last year, in which the Husky Hockey Team captured the canoe from rival Portage Central, the Northern Icemen are looking for an equally eventful run at things, and Cartier is providing...

If you can dodge a wrench…

If you can dodge a wrench…

Jessica Miner, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under All, Sports

  Sports are a way of life at Northern. Every fall has football. With winter comes cheer, and basketball. When the snow melts into spring, lacrosse, soccer, track and softball dominate. These sports are well known throughout high school, along with the players, but what about those sports that...

Pink out photo collage

Pink out photo collage

BNeal, Northern Supporter

October 25, 2014


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Pink sky, pink spirit, and even some pink Under Armour on our Huskies all played a role this past Friday night. The football team captured a playoff birth beating Benton Harbor 36-12. The team will await their playoff foes for the start of the state tourney. Head coach Pete Schermerhorn said, "We are...

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...

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