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Lady Panthers crushed by Gallatin

Curtis Marlin Portland Leader Jan 24, 2018 The Portland girls had defeated Gallatin by seven points in their first meeting in early December. But the Lady Wave turned the tables last Friday night in the two teams’ second meeting and handed the Purple a 51-32 setback in a key District 9-AAA battle. The Lady Panthers

PHS boys ‘outworked’ by Gallatin

Curtis Marlin Portland Leader Jan 24, 2018 The Portland boys met district leading Gallatin last Friday night and lost 51-34. After a closely played first quarter, the Green Wave took over in the second period and built a 33-22 advantage at halftime. The two teams combined for 30 points over the final 16 minutes of

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