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Huskies thrilling victory over BC Lakeview

Huskies thrilling victory over BC Lakeview

Staff

August 28, 2014


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"This was my first varsity football game as a student at Northern, and it was amazing," said Nen Beal (9). Beal was not the only one excited as the seconds ticked off the clock at McCamley Field revealing the Huskies win over Battle Creek Lakeview 28-24. "It was so amazing. The student section was crazy,...

Freshman volleyball starts 2014 campaign

Freshman volleyball starts 2014 campaign

Staff, Sports Editor

August 26, 2014


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Since mid-August, freshman from three middle schools, West, North, and Gage, have practiced at least three hours a day. "It's been hard work, and we're getting better every day," said Bailey Neal (9). "It's also great to meet some freshman before school starts," said Neal. The team has 15 members...

Sports Recap

Sports Recap

Nick Vichinsky, Staff Writer

June 6, 2014


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Men’s Lacrosse-  Northern Lacrosse finished third in conference with a 10-8 record and a 4-3 record in conference. Mitch Kalleward (11) finished with 75 points total  (assists and goals) on the season, leading both the team and the state; this is the best record the Huskies have finished with in...

Dodgeball 2014 fun for all.

Dodgeball 2014 fun for all.

June 5, 2014


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“Picked Last” Finishes First in 2014 Dodgeball Tourney

“Picked Last” Finishes First in 2014 Dodgeball Tourney

NL Staff, Informing the Huskies!

May 14, 2014


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On the field and in the classroom: Teachers that are coaches

Dianne Ro, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2014


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Name: Mr. Messing Teaches: Algebra and Geometry Coaches: Head JV Girls’ Basketball, Freshman Football Assistant, and JV Baseball Assistant Started coaching: First year of teaching in 2006; coached 8th grade boys basketball at West Middle School Plays: Pick-up basketball once a week wit...

Gym Class Heroes

Jon Crowell, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2014


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“Saying someone takes a gym class too seriously is like saying someone tries too hard in math class,” said Reid Voinaroski (11). In a typical day for high schoolers, students will drive to school, then go to seven classes, only broken up by lunch in between, all while sitting down. In the midst of...

NCAA Tournament recap

Jordan Thrash, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014


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“Anyone had a chance to win it this year,” said Jamal Aziz (11). Multi-billionaire Warren Buffet offered one billion dollars to anybody who was able to create a perfect bracket for this year’s tournament, but after the second round there were no more perfect brackets left.  This year’s NCAA...

MVP of the month: Kayla Evans

MVP of the month: Kayla Evans

Ally Rabe, Sports Editor

April 24, 2014


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“I’m just so excited about this season,” Kayla Evans (12) said. The enthusiasm on the Women’s Track and Field team is high this year. Almost all of last year’s varsity team returns and many talented freshmen join as well. Although the entire team has talent, Evans stands out from the rest....

Power Lifting wins State Champion

Power Lifting wins State Champion

Courtesy of Pete Schermerhorn, Power Lifting Coach

April 1, 2014


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Portage Northern won its third straight State Championship in Power Lifting this year. Placing at the state meet were: Jarrod Orent and Caleb Riggs in the 114 weight class, Drake Wednig in the 145 class, Zach Devera in 155, Malik Holland in 181 which included breaking a state record in deadlift with...

MVP of the Month: Daryn Snow

MVP of the Month: Daryn Snow

Ally Rabe, Sports Editor

February 13, 2014


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“I just grew up with [basketball] and started playing right when I could. I realized I liked it so I stuck with it,” Daryn Snow (10) said. Who knew that one choice as a little kid could make such an impact on Portage Northern Men’s Basketball Team. Last year as a freshman, Snow dominated on the...

Change ahead

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014


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Starting next school year, the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference (SMAC) will undergo major changes yet again. Portage Northern, who has been a member since 1977, will be one of 12 schools that the league will retain. Coldwater, Harper Creek, and Marshall all are going to join a new conference,...

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