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Soccer prepares for Districts following silver division conference victory

Soccer prepares for Districts following silver division conference victory

Malcolm Gaynor, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2019

With a 3-1 victory over Kalamazoo Central and a 5-0 victory over Lakeshore, the Huskies capture a silver division championship in the SMAC conference. District tournament play begins Thursday the 10th, with a rematch against Jackson, the team that eliminated them last year.    During the...

JV soccer team defeats Portage Central

JV soccer team defeats Portage Central

Jackson Barnard, J1 Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

On Tuesday, September 18th, the JV soccer team defeated the crosstown rival Portage Central at the Mustang’s home field by a score of 1-0.   The lone goal was scored by sophomore Marcel Jones. “It was exciting, I like that I was able to represent my school by scoring that goal and winning...

PN varsity soccer narrowly loses to PC

PN varsity soccer narrowly loses to PC

Kristen Ammar, J1 Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

The varsity soccer team lost a close game to PC during their regular-season match up on September 17. Senior Levi Crooks scored Northern’s only goal with five minutes left in the game, but the Mustangs scored twice,  and the final score was Mustangs 2, Huskies 1.  Crooks almost scored another time, but was u...

The crosstown SuperFan rivalry is strong in the 2019-2020 sports season

The crosstown SuperFan rivalry is strong in the 2019-2020 sports season

Gabi Ford, J1 Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

As the class of 2020 kicks off the school year boosting school spirit with some superfan action, Portage Central is doing just the same down the road. And with the big PN v PC football game producing such a huge aftermath, the rivalry is stronger than it has ever been. Through twitter and snapchat, t...

Portage Northern baseball wins first ever division 1 state championship in historic season

Portage Northern baseball wins first ever division 1 state championship in historic season

Malcolm Gaynor, Editor in Chief

July 2, 2019

As former Huskie pitchers Tommy Henry and Ben Kizer capture national success in the College World Series, the current Huskie baseball team has done what the now U of M stars couldn’t: win a state championship.    The Huskies defeated Rockford 10-4 in the state championship game, capping...

Portage Northern baseball wins districts, rolls on through the regional and on to the state final four

Portage Northern baseball wins districts, rolls on through the regional and on to the state final four

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

June 10, 2019

**All interviews courtesy of Tom Sielatycki. Watch the full interviews and video highlights of each game here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSGlGxJO565i92iMZYmDqQ/videos **   With an early 4-2 lead in the 2nd inning of their first district game, a crash of lighting and the following two...

MLB Projections

MLB Projections

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

There have been some surprise teams so far that have division leads. While other World Series contenders have stumbled in the early going. Here are my predictions on how the rest of the season will play out based on the 1st month and a half of baseball.

The anticipated debut of Vlad Guerrero Jr.

The anticipated debut of Vlad Guerrero Jr.

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Over the weekend, we finally got to see the the other Guerrero make his anticipated debut against the Oakland A’s as baseball’s number 1 overall prospect arrived in Toronto for his first major league game. The anticipated debut of Vlad Jr. on Friday April 26th began as an ordinary day for al...

NCAA Tournament in Review

NCAA Tournament in Review

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

This year's tournament was a great one and concluded with Virginia redeeming themselves from last year’s upset loss to 16 seed UMBC, winning it all this year. This is the ultimate redemption story and tournament was full of surprises. These are follow ups from predictions made before the tournament...

Turf Monster: how do the new Portage Northern turf facilities contribute to injuries?

Turf Monster: how do the new Portage Northern turf facilities contribute to injuries?

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

The building of Huskie Stadium and Huskie Field, the $144 million turf football and soccer fields, has given Portage Northern some of the best high school sports facilities in the area. However, there have been studies done tying turf fields to increased injury risks. While multiple studies have sug...

March Madness Predictions

March Madness Predictions

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

One of the most anticipated tournaments of the year is about to start: March Madness. This is a tournament of the best 68 teams in college basketball all competing for a chance at a National Championship. This year's tournament promises to be exciting, with strong #1 and #2 seeds and several teams with...

Portage Northern cheer team heads to districts

Portage Northern cheer team heads to districts

Trinity Woodruff, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

“We pushed ourselves to new lengths and never gave up,” says junior Alyssa Edison after the varsity cheer team placed 5th placed fifth at the district tournament and set a new school record with their score.   While the team did not make it to regionals, they are still very happy and prou...

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