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Hot start to second half pushes Beech girls to 51-35 win over Portland

ANDY TELLI Portland Sun Jan 11, 2018 After falling behind early to visiting Beech on Tuesday, the Portland High girls basketball team climbed back in the game in the second quarter. But the Lady Bucs scorched the nets to start the third quarter, burying three straight 3-pointers and any hope of an upset by the

PHS loses to Hendersonville

Curtis Marlin Portland Leader 1/10/18 Four free throws. That is all that separated the Portland Panthers and Hendersonville in last Friday night’s District 9-AAA contest won by the Commandos by a 73-69 margin. The two teams each made 24 field goals in the contest including eight 3-pointers by both squads. But the Commandos went 17

Lady Panthers suffer loss to Hendersonville

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader 1/10/18 For three quarters, the Portland girls stayed close on Friday to visiting Hendersonville. But in the final period, the Purple were outscored 18-7 and eventually fell to the Lady Commandos 49-34. Portland trailed by four heading into the final eight minutes of action, but fell behind by 11 in

PHS boys blow out Westmoreland

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader 1/10/18 The Portland boys got off to a fast start and rolled to a 61-22 win over visiting Westmoreland last Tuesday evening. The Panthers led by eight at the end of the opening quarter and extended that to 21, 34-13 at halftime.  A 16-4 third period outburst boosted the Purple

PHS inducts 5 into Hall of Fame

Curtis Marlin Portland Leader Jan 10, 2018 Five new honorees were inducted into the Portland High School Hall of Fame on Friday in front of family and friends. The new members include Diane Barber-Miller, Jimmy Barber, Meg (Thornton) Hibdon, coach Edgar Johnson, and Jason Rogan. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be recognized tonight,”