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Courageous Carpenter Serving Winners Again

Courageous Carpenter Serving Winners Again
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
With her bubbly personality and bright smile, Abby Carpenter looks like any other tennis player trying to win points for her team. But the Portage Central sophomore's path to return to play for one of the state's top teams has been anything but typical.
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Central Awaits Fast Finishes, New Home

Central Awaits Fast Finishes, New Home
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Thursday night was an emotional one for the Portage Central boys swimming & diving team, and not only because it was Senior Night. The Mustangs’ 114-69 win against St. Joseph was the last meet in the 44-year-old pool located at the middle school.
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Okemos, Genschaw Earn D2 Celebrations

Okemos, Genschaw Earn D2 Celebrations
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Okemos went home with the team trophy Saturday, clinching their first Lower Peninsula Division 2 title in 10 years before the finals even started at Kalamazoo College. But no one celebrated an individual medal with more exuberance than Grand Rapids Forest Hills Ce...
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Performance: Portage Central's Minh Le

Performance: Portage Central's Minh Le
Monday, October 2, 2017
A three-year varsity player, Minh Le scored Portage Central’s first two goals in an eventual 3-1 win over rival Portage Northern on Sept. 19 to earn the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week” for Sept. 18-24.  Portage Central hadn...
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1977 Baseball, Softball Finals Full of Firsts

1977 Baseball, Softball Finals Full of Firsts
Monday, June 5, 2017
This season’s MHSAA Baseball and Softball Finals will be played in two weeks, June 15-17 at Michigan State University. As we begin to turn our attention to that grand finale for the school year, MHSAA historian Ron Pesch takes on a recollection of the diamond cha...
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Top-Flight Dow Returns to Top of D2

Top-Flight Dow Returns to Top of D2
Saturday, October 15, 2016
From 2009 through 2013, the Midland Dow boys tennis team ruled Division 2 tennis in the Lower Peninsula with five consecutive MHSAA Finals championships. After placing second the last two seasons, the Chargers were determined to bring the title back to Midland this se...
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Kubiak Comes Back, Twice, to Lead Mustangs

Kubiak Comes Back, Twice, to Lead Mustangs
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Mikaela Kubiak is a fierce competitor on the volleyball court. But the Portage Central senior setter had an even harder fight off the court her first two seasons. Kubiak, who has been instrumental in the Mustangs’ run to a 23-3 start and No. 5 ranking in Class A...
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Duo Share D2 Title, Duo Finishes Perfect Run

Duo Share D2 Title, Duo Finishes Perfect Run
Saturday, October 17, 2015
It might have seemed like a bold proclamation when the boys tennis season started in August, but Portage Central sophomore Bill Duo had a lofty expectation for what he wanted his season to be like.  “I think I was expecting to not drop a set,” Duo sai...
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Preview: Winning Streaks on the Line

Preview: Winning Streaks on the Line
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A pair of the state’s most impressive championship winning streaks came to an end during the 2014 MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals.  But two more streaks remain alive – and at least one is expected to continue.
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CPR Training, CAP Add to Preparedness

CPR Training, CAP Add to Preparedness
Monday, October 12, 2015
A recent graduate from Ovid-Elsie High School named Chris Fowler started classes this fall at Michigan State University, his days representing the Marauders on the basketball court, football field and golf course now memories as he starts the next chapter of his young a...
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Champion Coaches Lead Title Contender

Champion Coaches Lead Title Contender
Monday, September 21, 2015
Sometimes fate works in strange ways. And the Portage Central boys tennis team is benefiting from some very good fate – in this case, a chance meeting between coaches Peter Militzer and Erik Anderson.
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St. Mary's Star Finds Net at Record Pace

St. Mary's Star Finds Net at Record Pace
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
A player must score at least seven goals in a game to make the MHSAA records listing for boys lacrosse. Colin Theisen did so six times this spring – and took over the top spot on the season scoring list as well with 102 goals total. Click below to read ...
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Preview: Serving Up Plenty of Winners

Preview: Serving Up Plenty of Winners
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Reigning champions will abound at this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals. But a few have opportunities to cement themselves in the MHSAA record book as well.  
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Preview: Final Salute to Speedy Seniors

Preview: Final Salute to Speedy Seniors
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The MHSAA will say good-bye to an accomplished group of seniors at this weekend's Lower Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals. But not before giving that elite group a few more opportunities to add to their combined collection of 24 individual championships.
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Highlight Reel: Mason/Portage Central

Highlight Reel: Mason/Portage Central
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Mason volleyball team defeated Portage Central 3-2 in a Class A Regional Semifinal on Tuesday. Click below for highlights and a link to watch the match in full. 
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Forest Hills Central Ends Dow D2 Run

Forest Hills Central Ends Dow D2 Run
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Senior Andrew Fox said he knew winning his No. 2 doubles final would clinch the MHSAA team title for Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, snapping Midland Dow’s string of five consecutive championships. His doubles partner, senior Carson Schmidt, looked at him in s...
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Leland Ace Finds Net in Record Fashion

Leland Ace Finds Net in Record Fashion
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Leland girls soccer team won its league and District this spring on the feet of a number of talented players, including one of the highest scorers in MHSAA history. Sophomore Libby Munoz set a single-season record with 84 points and scored the second-most...
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Bay City Western Finishes 1st Title Run

Bay City Western Finishes 1st Title Run
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Hannah Leppek tried not to think about last year. Easier said than done. After leading and then losing last year’s Division 1 championship game to Mattawan, Leppek was determined not to let this one slip away.
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D1 Semis: Pitchers Hit Big for Finalists

D1 Semis: Pitchers Hit Big for Finalists
Thursday, June 12, 2014
A pair of senior pitchers used their right arms and softball bats to carry their respective teams to victories in Thursday's MHSAA Division 1 Softball Semifinals. Portage Central's Gina Verduczo threw a no-hitter and drove in the lone run in the first game, while Bay ...
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Preview: Familiar Contenders, New Home

Preview: Familiar Contenders, New Home
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This weekend, for the first time, the MHSAA Softball Semifinals and Finals will be played at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium. But although the tournament’s new stage might be unfamiliar to most, many of the 16 finalists should feel at home playi...
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