The student news site of Portage Northern High School

The Northern Light

The student news site of Portage Northern High School

The Northern Light

The student news site of Portage Northern High School

The Northern Light

Senior Lyse Bates digs a ball from the back row. As a libero, she often sets up the plays.

Senior Lyse Bates hustles, hits, and never quits

Abby Hosler, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

Senior Annelyse “Lyse” Bates has been playing volleyball ever since she was in 5th grade, when she instantly fell in love with the sport. “I like the team culture and the team competitiveness,”...

Sophomore Randi Rodriguez is catching for many of the new pitchers. “I enjoy catching because there is always something to do,” she says.

Softball team prepares for season debut

Bryana Quick, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

With Covid restrictions allowing spring sports to begin, PN softball coaches Ed Bowe, Jim Migaliaccio, Mike Hinga and Jim Swinehart have been holding 4 person workouts since the beginning of February to...

Throughout the last year, street artists have paid tribute to Kobe Bryant all over LA.

Remembering Kobe

Jackson Barnard, Sports Editor February 13, 2021

As 2020 has come to an end, it was evident that this year was a complete nightmare. Over 400,000 Americans were left dead from the coronavirus, and the country was rocked by a number of celebrity deaths...

As a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Nick Keizer (PN Class of 2013) is suiting up against Tampa Bay in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Huskie alumni Nick Keizer set to play in Super Bowl LV

Liam Fagan , Editor in Chief February 6, 2021

  The Super Bowl is the biggest game in the NFL. Every year, the best teams in the NFC and the AFC battle it out to determine the best team in the world. However, few Super Bowls are as closely...

Sophomore Charlotte Wilson throws a shot-put at an outdoor meet. She looks up to other women in this male-dominated sport: The women throwing records are really trailblazers, she says. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Wilson.

In a man’s world: female throwers carve a space for themselves in the traditionally male-dominated sport

Allie Miller, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

Heaving heavy metal objects across a field probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about “girly” activities.  Despite this, throwing events in track and field - shotput,...

Freshman Anna Wiltzer eyes a layup at basketball practice. I am glad that I have something to look forward to and relieved that I have a place to get rid of energy again, she says. All photos by Bryana Quick.

The road back: winter student athletes return to athletics

Bryana Quick, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Students athletes are able to return to practices on January 16th 2021, but there is a “practice only” restriction in place for contact sports until February 21. This hasn’t stopped athletes...

KT golfs at a fall tournament.

Freshman golfer KT Leinwand is in full swing

Sloan Markin, Staff Writer December 25, 2020

“Even though my parents didn’t play golf, I grew up around a golf course,” said freshman KT Leinwand. This star golf player earned all-state honors, swept tournaments, earned a varsity letter,...

Freeman practices in the gym.

Two Huskies participate in fall national signing day

Melissah Morris-Adkins, Staff Writer December 24, 2020

Covid-19 had the capacity to disrupt the fall sports season, but many student athletes refused to let it impact their futures. For two Portage Northern students this was especially the case: seniors Molly...

Baker swims in the 2019 State meet.

Holding their breath: swim team state finalists wait for Covid-delayed state finals

Staff December 18, 2020

Hannah Williams, Angelina Baker, Abigail Wettlaufer, Meghan Hincher, and Maria Perales were less than a week away from swimming in the state championship when the state of Michigan went on a three-week...

Anthony hoists the Kavanaugh trophy after PNs victory over PC in 2019.

Senior varsity football running back Anthony Tyus is on the road to greatness

Olivia Coughlin, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

Almost everyone in the Portage area knows Anthony Tyus, Portage Northern’s standout senior running back who committed early to Northwestern. His talent has been on display not just on game days to...

Undefeated: the class of 2021 wins their fourth Powderpuff game

Undefeated: the class of 2021 wins their fourth Powderpuff game

Allie Miller, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

The pressure was on for this year's senior class of 2021 to keep their winning streak for powderpuff going. They won last year by a measly four yards and the scoreboard reading zero to zero. This achievement...

The Huskies celebrate a touchdown.

Football team defeats Portage Central in first spectator-friendly game of the year

Liam Fagan, Editor in Chief October 14, 2020

On Friday, October 9, The Portage Northern High School students were greeted with a long-awaited sight: The open gates of Huskie Stadium. For the first time in 2020, students were allowed to attend...

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