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The Portland bowling teams finished up their season in the district tournament. On Dec. 5, the Panther boys lost to Hendersonville 19-8. In the first game, Jordan Ventress won 185-158 and Zack Vaughn posted a 146-81 victory.
The Portland West boys suffered a 70-28 loss to visiting Station Camp last Thursday night. The Bison, who could give any high school freshmen basketball team a run for their money, jumped out to an early lead and cruised to the win.
The Portland boys trailed the entire game, but still had a chance in the fourth quarter before falling to host White House Heritage, 45-29 last Tuesday.
The Portland girls took control early and posted a 50-35 win over host White House Heritage last Tuesday evening. The Lady Panthers led from the opening tip-off and built an 11-point lead at intermission.
The Portland West girls hosted Station Camp last Thursday night and fell to the visitors 42-34. The contest was much close than the final score would indicate. The Panther girls trailed for most of the game and faced a 10-point deficit at the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter.
The Portland girls stayed within striking distance, but couldn’t overtake the visiting Mt. Juliet Golden Bears in dropping a 52-38 decision in district action Friday night.
The East girls’ basketball lost last week to Station Camp 30-11 in a game that felt a lot closer than the score resembled. The East girls still searching for their first win on the season kept this game close, but a few too many costly mistakes and not converting on enough shots led to the B…
Portland East boys’ basketball closed out the week last week with a lopsided loss to a really talented Station Camp team 60-22. The Bison a very experienced team scored at will on the Panthers and never let East get close. The Bison were able to capitalize on a multitude of Panther turnovers.
Portland High School will hold its annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Feb. 3 in the gymnasium following the girls’ basketball game. The school is very excited to induct new members into the Portland High School Athletic Hall of Fame as it celebrates the athletic accom…
Portland East boys’ basketball team was back in action last week after the Thanksgiving holiday and lost a tough game to Ellis Middle school 45-19. Ellis was able to keep the lead over the Panthers for the entire game. East was able to keep things close for most of the second quarter but Ell…
Portland East girls’ basketball team dropped a loss to Ellis Middle school last Tuesday, 25-14. The game was a lot closer than the score reflects though as East kept the game close for 3 quarters, but would not be able to capture the lead in the fourth quarter and escape with a win.
The West girls fell behind early and never recovered in a 53-17 loss to Hunter last Thursday evening. The Purple trailed 8-2 after one quarter of action and faced a 26-13 deficit at halftime.
The Portland West girls fell behind in the first half and mounted a rally over the final 12 minutes of action but fell to visiting Rucker Stewart 50-35 last Monday evening.
After the Portland and Westmoreland boys ended the first half in an 18-18 tie, the Eagles outscored the Purple 38-27 over the final 16 minutes to post a 56-45 win last Tuesday evening.
The visiting Westmoreland girls jumped out to an early 11-0 and went on to defeat the Lady Panthers 52-34 last Tuesday night. The Purple trailed by 20 after one quarter of play and faced a 19-point deficit at intermission.
Bottom left: Pictured are the winners of the Buddy Frey and Don Curry Purple Collar Award. The award is given in honor of the two long time coaches that spent over 30 years at old Portland Junior High and Portland Middle School. Pictured are: Riley Templeton, Skylar Spencer, Jett Martinez, C…
The Portland West basketball teams split their opening game last week against Shafer. The girls gave Coach Rachel James her first win as head coach with a 25-15 victory while the boys lost to the Wave 52-26.
The Portland boys’ basketball team split their TSSAA Hall of Fame games last week. Last Thursday, the Panthers lost to visiting White House Heritage 60-30. The Patriots buried 10 3-pointers in the game, including a trio of back-to-back-to-back long range shots to break open the game in the t…
The White House Lady Patriot girls basketball team rolled up a 51-27 win over host Portland Thursday night in the TSSAA Hall of Fame contest. The visitors led 12-7 after one period of action and stretched that lead to 14, 26-12 at halftime.
Portland East Panthers were not able to continue their winning ways last Thursday against Rucker Stewart, losing 34-17. The East Panthers were coming in on a high after their first win of the season against their cross-town rival Portland West, but were not able to escape with a second win i…
The Portland 10-11 year-old youth football team fell to Pleasant View 19-13 in the Middle Tennessee Jr. Pro League Superbowl last Saturday at Cheatham County. The Panthers battled back from a 13-0 halftime deficit but couldn’t recover an onsides kick after scoring late to trail 19-13.
Portland East girls closed out the week with a tough loss to Rucker Stewart middle school. The girls could not keep pace in a 37-11 loss. Not only did the Lady Panthers lose the game, but lost one of the leaders to their team Madison Hall in the third quarter of the game.
The Portland West boys basketball team hopes to match or improve on last season’s 5-8 record as the 2016-17 opened last week. It is a rebuilding year for Coach Bill Runyon, who returns as the school’s only coach since its opening in 2009.
The TSSAA has released region and district alignments last week for the next four years. Portland will be in five different classes in its 11 sports involving 18 teams.
The Portland East Panthers opened their season in a hard fought tough loss to the White House Devils last Monday night, 32-20. The Panthers kept the game close for most of the game, but with fatigue sitting in White House was able to pull away with the win.
Portland East dropped their second game of the year last week to Shafer Middle school by a final score of 29-17. Portland was not able to find a consistent offense on the evening and found themselves down most of the game. The East Panthers being a young group again this year are trying to f…
Portland West middle faced their crosstown rival Portland East this past Monday and was able to come away with a hard-earned win, 36-20. East and West went back and forth for most of the first half. After the first quarter the game was tied at five a piece, and at the half West held the lead…
The Portland East Lady Panthers fell to Shafer Middle School last Thursday evening, 28-26, which dropped their season record to 0-2. The Lady Panthers fought hard in this contest and had chance to pull out a victory in the closing seconds, but came up just short.
Portland East middle school faced their crosstown rival Portland West this past Monday and pulled out the upset win over the home team, 33-25. With the victory, East ended a three year losing streak to the West Panthers. East found themselves down by a point after the first quarter, but East…
The Portland 10-11 year old youth football team has made it to the Superbowl of the Middle Tennessee Jr. Pro League. The Panthers sport a 10-0 record with a pair of playoff wins after finishing the regular season undefeated.
The Portland East Middle Lady Panthers fell at home to the White House Lady Devils by a final score of 30-9. The Lady Panthers fell in an early hole in the first quarter, and were not able to dig themselves out. White House had a clear height advantage all night long.
Making the transition from one coach to a new one can be tough, especially for middle school players. But Rachel James has made the move easier after taking over for Casey Dove as the new girls basketball coach at Portland West.
When the final second ticked off the clock in the Portland girls district tournament loss to Lebanon in late February, Coach Miranda Cravens and Lady Panther fans knew the team would be in a rebuilding mode when the 2016-17 season started.