2015-16 Athletic Physicals at Portage Northern

Athletic Physicals for the 2015-16 school year will be held on Monday June 1st @ Portage Northern HS from 6:00-7:00 pm. Doctors from Bronson Healthcare Midwest will be on site to provide the physicals to our students.

In order to be seen by the doctor, you need to have the following:

  1. Payment of $30- cash or check (checks payable to Portage Public Schools)
  2. 2015-16 Athletic Physical form- available in the athletic office and on-line on the athletic page of the Portage Northern website. This form must becompleted (all areas including health history) and signed by parent or guardian.

   ***students with form not signed by a parent will NOT been seen 

  1. You must be a current HS student or an 8th grader entering HS in the fall in order to be seen. Sorry- doctors will NOT see Middle School students.

This is a great way to get your physical done quickly and not have to wait for an appointment at the doctor’s office. Don’t miss the first few days of practice because your physical was not done and filed in the athletic office prior to tryouts/first day of practice.

Winter Training

PN Soccer Families:
Winter Fitness and Weight Training is right around the corner.  We are starting this coming Monday, December 1st. The coaching staff will be available to assist at each session.  Any 9-12th grade student interested in playing Women’s Soccer this spring is welcome to attend. The weekly schedule for weight training will be as follows:
Days: M, W, TH: 5pm-615pm, 
Location: PNHS Weight Room
What to Bring:
*Drink/proper nutrition
*Athletic clothing and athletic shoes
*Willingness to learn, work hard, and become stronger
On Monday, I will provide more detailed information in regards to the specifics of the training plan. I will also collect contact information for each student-athlete in attendance.  There is no cost.
Please remember:
1.  Participation does NOT guarantee you a spot on a PN Women’s Soccer Team.  Participation will, however, improve your chances of being on a team!
2.  Do not attend if you don’t plan to work hard.
3.  While I cannot technically mandate player attendance, I would strongly advise that players interested in improving strength and fitness will be in attendance!
4.  Consistent attendance is important.  I will be available to speak to athletes about their attendance issues.
The schedule for fitness and weight training may change slightly over the Holiday Break.  More information on this later.  Contact me with questions or concerns.
Happy Holidays!
Todd Wells, MA

Portage Northern Defeats Portage Central Again 3-2

PN2009SoccerLogoIn the rematch PN defeated PC in the Conference Game last night with Bailey Burchette getting the game winning score.

“It was tough to know what to expect because we both played really tough matches last night against ranked teams,” Northern coach Todd Wells said. “It was hotter today and both teams were running on tired legs, so it was a battle for sure.

“We started out really fast and set the pace early on. Maybe should have scored a couple of goals in the first half there, but they held us off. It was a great game – It’s the second win for Northern over Central, and for our girls it’s always a huge game and an unbelievable rivalry. Emotionally it’s a really big game to get up for and to beat them twice says a lot about the girls.”


Gull Lake 1 Vs Portage Northern 0

PN2009SoccerLogoTough loss for the Lady Huskies 1-0.  A suspect goal at 1:30 into the game was the difference.

Portage Northern coach Todd Wells said he was still proud of the result.

“We forced the best of them, which is great for our girls,” he said. “Our schedule is not weak — so for us, it’s an honor to keep a strong schedule. We’ve lost five 1-0 games, and a lot of those games were against good teams.”


East Kentwood vs Portage Northern

East Kentwood 1 Portage Northern 0

Liz Kimmel made five saves for Portage Northern (7-9-1)

“I thought it was a really good game,” Portage Northern coach Todd Wells said. “They carried play in the first half, but we carried play in the second. To play a team like that and do well, we’re just working on getting better with every game and we feel like we’re accomplishing that.”

Portage Northern travels to Richland Gull Lake on Monday for a conference semifinal game.