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

Looking forward Into Tom Izzo’s future at the helm of MSU

Ben Knight, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

With Michigan State’s exit from this year's March Madness tournament, questions have begun to arise about Tom Izzo’s future with the program. Izzo is undoubtedly one of if not the greatest college...

Skate park local Matt Lasiter completes a boardslide on a rail at South Westnedge Skate Park.

South Westnedge skate park ready for warm weather despite needing renovations

Mitchell Barnard, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

As the weather turns warmer, Huskie skateboarders are headed outside to find new places to ride. The South Westnedge skatepark, located on 9010 S Westnedge Ave, is a place for everyone. The park is for...

March Madness preview

March Madness preview

Ben Knight, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

With NCAA men’s basketball nearing March Madness, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that there is no clear number one team. Before the season started, Gonzaga was the number one team in the nation,...

An inside look at Huskie Bowling

An inside look at Huskie Bowling

Miles Slocum, Photographer February 7, 2022

Players meet with coach to talk game strategy during a time out.

Huskie basketball: beyond the win loss record

Jackson Barnard, Associate editor February 2, 2022

The start of basketball season found the men’s basketball team looking to bounce back from their substandard performance during the previous season. The Huskies currently possess a 2-9 record and...

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

PN softball coaches Ed Bowe, Jim Migaliaccio, Mike Hinga and Jim Swinehart have been holding 4 person workouts since the beginning of February to prepare the girls for the season, but with Covid restrictions...

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,...

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