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PHS volleyball takes 3rd in Early Bird

By Curtis Marlin 8/30/2017 The Portland volleyball team finished third in the Early Bird Tournament at Oak Ridge over the weekend. The Lady Panthers finished undefeated in the first pool play on Friday and advanced to the Gold Bracket Division. Portland was the only double AA school to reach the Gold Division. The Purple played

PHS hosting region foe Montgomery Central

By Curtis Marlin 8/30/2017 After two tough losses to non-region foes, the Portland Panthers will host Montgomery Central this Friday in the first league contest of the season. The Indians enter this Friday’s game winless with setbacks to Sycamore 14-13 in week one and last Friday’s defeat at the hands of Kenwood 12-0. Montgomery Central

Turnovers costly in PHS loss

By Curtis Marlin 8/30/2017 The Portland Panthers lost to visiting Hillwood last Friday night by a 15-12 margin. The Panthers had led 12-7 until late in the third quarter, but a fumble by the Purple led to the Hilltoppers’ winning drive and eventual victory. Portland had a chance to regain the lead with seven minutes

5 Sumner volleyball storylines to watch this season

Dean Fox FOR USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee 8/25/17 Last year, Station Camp and Portland were two of the better volleyball teams around, but only one of them could reach the region tournament. With Portland moving to Class AA, both the Lady Bison and Lady Panthers could make deep October runs this year. With great