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Latimer commits to play football for Cumberland University

By Curis Marlin Portland Leader Mar 7, 2018 A life-long dream came true for Portland High School senior Thomas Latimer after signing with Cumberland University last week. Latimer, who won the Coach Edgar Johnson Dedication, Attitude, and Leadership Award at this year’s football banquet, recorded 47 tackles as a senior with 15 solo stops along

Lady Panthers win two at Lebanon High School play day

ZACH WOMBLE Portland Sun Mar 5, 2018 PORTLAND – The Lady Panthers opened the 2018 preseason going 2-1 at the Lebanon High School play day on Saturday, defeating East Robertson and Macon County before falling to Columbia in the final game of the day. Pitcher Mac Fitzgerald pitched both wins for the Lady Panthers,

PHS volleyball came close to state title 20 years ago

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader Mar 7, 2018 Twenty years ago, the Portland High School volleyball team reached the TSSAA Class 2-A state tournament for the first time. The Lady Panthers finished with a 41-6 record with a district championship, a region runner-up spot and advanced to the state tourney by defeating Page in what

Panthers fall to Springfield

ZACH WOMBLE Portland Sun Mar 5, 2018 PORTLAND – The Portland Panthers baseball team dropped its second preseason scrimmage of the 2018 season on Saturday to visiting Springfield in nine innings. The game was not pretty for the purple and white, as Portland gave up 21 walks, nine errors and struck out only three

Former Portland basketball player hoping to make long playoff run with new team

By CHRIS LADD Sumner Home Page 2/28/18 Former Portland High School star Corey Brewer reached an agreement to a buyout from the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday morning. Once Brewer clears waivers on Friday, he will be able to sign with any team in the league. Several playoff contenders could be a landing spot for Brewer.

Lady Panthers bow out to Beech in District Tournament

Curtis Marlin Porland Leader 2/21/18 The Portland girls saw their 2017-18 season end on Feb. 14 with a 57-42 loss to Beech in first round action of the District 9-AAA tournament. The Lady Panthers fell behind early and never make up the deficit, trailing by 12 at the end of the first quarter and a

PHS falls in district tournament to end season

Curtis Marlin Portland Leader 2/21/18 The final score of the Portland-Mt. Juliet boys’ first round tournament game from Friday night was deceiving. The Golden Bears defeated the Panthers 68-46 to advance in the tourney and end Portland’s season at 9-20. But, the Purple hung tough and trailed by only seven early in the fourth quarter.

Nothing but love … for basketball

Story and Photos By Angie Flatt Portland Leader 2/21/2018 Heywood Broun, a journalist in the early 1900s, was once quoted as saying “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” Portland High School senior Mac Craddock proves this quote to be true. Craddock has played soccer and basketball all four years of high school and