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The MSU-U of M rivalry is as strong as ever

The MSU-U of M rivalry is as strong as ever

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A rivalry as old as time - and euchre - in the state of Michigan, where fans of the Wolverines and Spartans don’t like each other at all, ditto goes for the players on both sides of the ball. Recall 2013 when MSU defensive back Darqueze Dennard refused to say the word ‘Michigan’ the entire wee...

Domestic violence in sports needs to be punished more harshly than taking a knee

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under All, Sports

It’s always uncomfortable to talk about sports when it becomes more than just a game. It’s hard to talk about a game when it crosses over into reality. This is especially true when it comes to domestic violence, an unfortunate commonality in NFL athletes. It’s been happening way too often in the ...

NBA: Kyrie Irving to Boston, Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland

NBA: Kyrie Irving to Boston, Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


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In a sudden and shocking move that shifted the whole paradigm of the NBA as we once knew it, the Cavaliers traded disgruntled point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for their all star point guard Isaiah Thomas. The deal also included Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and most surprising of all, the...

STARTING FIVE: The JD Martinez trade is BAD

STARTING FIVE: The JD Martinez trade is BAD

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

July 21, 2017


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Although some fans are reluctant to admit it, the Detroit Tigers are not headed in a direction that will see them win a World Series title any time soon. The team just isn’t in a position to compete for a championship. With this being the obvious state of the team, the best order of business i...

NBA Finals Predictions

NBA Finals Predictions

Sal DelVecchio, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under All, Sports

On the eve of the first of June, the NBA finals will tip off with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors battling it out for the third straight year. The Warriors won in the first go around, then the Cavs struck back and won in the second rodeo. Now, we have the rubber match, where the...

Boys and girls golfers get into the swing of things

Boys and girls golfers get into the swing of things

Carter Landis, Sports Editor and Sal DelVecchio, Staff Member

June 2, 2017


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Portage Northern men’s golf is in full swing with both JV and Varsity golf teams competing at several events this past month. From a player’s perspective, the Huskies had less than the shining season they were hoping for. After speaking with several players, it becomes apparent that morale is at bi...

Prince, Witt, and Ford make return trip to the state finals

Prince, Witt, and Ford make return trip to the state finals

Ben Lewis, Chief Designer

May 31, 2017


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Only the elite compete! This year, only three athletes from the Portage Northern Track team qualified to compete at the state meet: Madi Ford (12), Peyton Witt (10), and Randy Prince (12). Witt qualified for track, running the 3200. She is excited to run the 3200, saying “I would like to be in the tens at the state meet. At regionals I was ...

The Tigers are in trouble

The Tigers are in trouble

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

May 12, 2017


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This… is not good. The Detroit Tigers are off to a rather underwhelming start with a 15-15 record through 30 games in a season where many believed they’d rebound and compete for a playoff spot. Although it’s only May, there’s definitely reason to panic and point fingers, and most fingers are p...

THE STARTING FIVE: NFL Draft Predictions

THE STARTING FIVE: NFL Draft Predictions

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Another year, another slew of middle aged men who have never played football assessing future professional athletes on their ability to play a sport and giving incessant criticism for months before the players are even selected. Sports media, right? As the NFL Draft approaches once again, experts are giving ...

UConn women defeated

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

In the most recent edition of ‘Things that Happen Once in a Blue Moon' the impenetrable force of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team has finally been dethroned, snapping their 111 game winning streak and knocking them out of the NCAA tournament. This is the first loss by the Huskie...

NCAA Final Four Showdown

March 28, 2017


Filed under All, Sports

Why the Ceiling Might be the Roof

Why the Ceiling Might be the Roof

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under All, Sports

Ballin’ Like March Madness 2 failed just as bad as the first one. Only one of the Final Four teams I previously picked actually reached that stage, and it wasn’t either of my championship picks. Nevertheless, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Gonzaga (A team I picked to be upset) are playi...

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