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STRIKE!

STRIKE!

Drew Dixon, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016


Filed under All, Sports

Within the walls of Airway Lanes lies a well-kept secret, the Portage Northern Bowling team. The premise of any great team is to perform at the very highest level. The bowling team here at Northern is no different. While they may be a lesser known sports team within the walls of the school, the bowling...

MVP of the Month: Katya Campbell

MVP of the Month: Katya Campbell

Lexie Gavlas, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Team captain and returning varsity player Katya Campbell (12) is already leading the Portage Northern’s Women's Basketball Team to success this season.  “I’ve probably been playing since I was 5 years old; my grandma put me on this YMCA team when I was really young and I was just good at it,”...

Not just pretty girls in skirts: Competitive Cheer 2015

Not just pretty girls in skirts: Competitive Cheer 2015

Allison McKenzie, Sports Editor

January 6, 2016


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“One of the biggest things that people don’t know about cheer is that it is the newest girls’ sport in the state of Michigan, being only 20 years old, but it’s also one of the fastest growing sports,” says Coach Prentice. Competitive Cheer requires high energy, agility, and commitment. “My...

Skiing VS Snowboarding Survey

Skiing VS Snowboarding Survey

Lexi Gavlas, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


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  After surveying 50 Portage Northern students on Skiing vs. Snowboarding, the results are in.  Check them out and decide what you should participate in this winter.   Skiing:                   33        67.3% Snowboarding:    16         32.7%     Ti...

Winter Sports Preview

Winter Sports Preview

November 16, 2015


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“Winter is coming.” This well-known statement is extremely prevalent in the Igloo and the Doghouse this time of year, as the winter season for sports is coming up soon, and with it a new season of preparation to meet goals for each sport and its teams. The winter sports teams are generally lesser...

College Commits

College Commits

Ryan Beadle, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under All, Sports

Portage Northern is home to many talented athletes, many of whom have the opportunity to go on and continue their athletic careers at the college of their choice. All of the members of this list are seniors currently, but there are also many other seniors and underclassmen who will be committing in the...

Competitive Cheer

Competitive Cheer

Lexi Kava, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


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  “Hands on our hips, smiles on our lips, spirit in our hearts, Ready..set..start!” This quote shows the kind of thing a stereotypical high school cheerleader would say.  Many people think cheer leading doesn’t count as a sport, or that it is a bunch of dumb girls prancing around in skimpy...

MVP of the Month: Hasten Biddlecome

MVP of the Month: Hasten Biddlecome

Lily Antor, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under All, Sports

As Portage Northern’s Men’s Varsity Soccer Goalkeeper for the past 2 years now, Hasten Biddlecome (11) has certainly become a noteworthy player. He and the team have been quite successful, recently advancing to the regional finals. “I love the skill level we all have.  We have that drive to be...

Ping Pong Power

Ping Pong Power

Abbey Newell (12), Staff Writer

October 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

  Table tennis is the most popular racquet sport in the word, and is ranked second overall when measured in participation. It's not a secret that ping pong players are amazingly agile, focused, and fast. But does table tennis belong in the Summer Olympic Games? Students at Portage Northern see...

Friday Night Lights: Portage Northern Band, Cheer, and Football Teams perform like champs

Friday Night Lights: Portage Northern Band, Cheer, and Football Teams perform like champs

The NL Staff, Reporting for the school

September 12, 2015


Filed under Gallery, Media, Sports

"Spending a Friday night at McCamley Field with hundreds of Huskies is certainly special," said English teacher Ben Neal. "Watching the talented cheerleaders, the great band, the fighting football team, and the crazy superfans makes me proud to be a Huskie - the environment is amazing." Despite the...

Coming Together: JV volleyball players off to a good start

Coming Together: JV volleyball players off to a good start

Ben Neal, NL Adviser

September 7, 2015


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"The ladies are starting to jel and really play together. They have a ton of potential and I love coaching them," said coach Kellie Pittman about her 2015 Portage Northern Volleyball Team. The team has already competed in three tournaments, and they are getting better with each match.  The team added...

Everything counted: PN Baseball Team finishes 2015 season as state runner up

Everything counted: PN Baseball Team finishes 2015 season as state runner up

Ben Neal, Adviser

June 14, 2015


Filed under Gallery, Media, News, Recommended Stories, Showcase, Sports

I have coached over 20 years witnessing many amazing and special moments in sports, but Northern's Baseball run to the state finals was easily one of the best. And the 9 inning state final game, which resulted in a 2-1 victory for Hartland over PN, was truly a special moment. Despite falling short and...

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