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Week 2 Panthers football preview – Hillwood

ZACH WOMBLE The Portland Sun August 24, 2017 The Portland Panthers welcome in Region 6-5A foe Hillwood, Friday, August 25 at Edgar Johnson Stadium where they will try and secure their first victory of the young 2017 season. Last week did not go well for Portland, falling 21-0 at Warren East, but on the same

Panthers feel the blues

ZACH WOMBLE The Portland Sun August 24, 2017 Portland traveled to the Bluegrass State Friday night for their 2017 opener at Warren East high school. The Panthers put themselves in position to score but could never get over the hump, falling 21-0 to the Raiders. The Raiders jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the

PHS to host Hillwood in home opener

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader 8/23/2017 Portland hopes to have a successful home opener this Friday as Hillwood comes to town for a non-region contest. The Hilltoppers, under third year coach Kurt Page, finished the 2016 season with a 4-7 record and lost in the first round of the TSSAA playoffs to Maplewood. Hillwood spent

Tomlinson disappointed with softball tryout numbers

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader 8/23/2017 PHS softball coach Vanessa Tomlinson was hoping the Lady Panthers’ late season success would lead to more girls trying out for the 2018 squad. But, Tomlinson was disappointed in the turnout in picking next spring’s team. “We didn’t have many to tryout and I don’t know why,” Tomlinson said.

PHS volleyball goes 1-1 during first week of play

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader 8/23/2017 The Portland volleyball team opened up the 2017 season by splitting a pair of matches at home. Last Tuesday, the Lady Panthers lost their first game to South Warren 23-25 but came back to take the next three sets 25-19, 25-22 and 25-19. “South Warren is always well-coached and

Portland High School soccer team splits first two games

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader 8/23/2017 The Portland High School soccer team split its first two matches of the 2017 season last week. On Aug. 15, the Lady Panthers fell to Merrol Hyde 6-1. “We played a very good first half with equal possession,” coach Ryan Goostree said. “We couldn’t capitalize on our opportunities to

PHS falls to ‘big plays’ at Warren East

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader 8/23/2017 Warren East used three big plays to post a 21-0 win over Portland last Friday night on the blue turf at Jim Ross Field in the season opener for both squads. The trio of scoring strikes accounted for 234 of the Raiders’ 437 total yards. “They out big-played us