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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

Brewer Tosses First Pitch on Lakers Night at Dodger Stadium

Corey Brewer is at his best when slashing to the basket, but on Wednesday he showed that he’s not too bad atop the pitcher’s mound either. The Lakers’ small forward was chosen to throw out the first pitch for the annual Lakers Night at Dodger Stadium.  Follow Corey Brewer  ✔@TheCoreyBrewer Excited to head out to

Lady Panthers will field young softball team

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader Aug 16, 2017 If the 2017 Portland High School softball team hopes to make some noise in tough District 9-AAA this spring, coach Vanessa Tomlinson will rely on a large freshman class as well as several returners from last year’s squad. Nine freshmen dot the roster with at least four