February 15, 2020

The Portland High School girls hosted the Cougars of Lansing Catholic on Friday night.  The teams battled to a 38-38 tie at the end of regulation, but the Cougars outscored the Raiders in overtime to pick up a 47-43 win. 

Sophomore Ava Guilford led the Raiders with...

February 14, 2020

The Family of Brian Goodman recently made contributions to both the Portland High School theatre program and the Portland Civic Players.  These contributions were in honor of Brian, who passed away on November 21, 2019 after a two-year battle with ALS. 

Sister Dana...

February 14, 2020

Depression.  Anxiety.  PTSD.  Substance Use Disorder.  These conditions are the topic of many state and national health campaigns, and are also included in many news headlines. 

The graphic below from the National Alliance on Mental Illness shows som...

February 8, 2020

There have been a few articles recently published in statewide media about trends impacting K-12 education in the state.  The Beacon wanted to take a closer look at the local impacts on these trends.

The first article was posted in Bridge magazine on November 7th.  This...

February 8, 2020

Breckyn Werner, a sophomore on the varsity girls basketball team at Portland High School, has been chosen as the winner of the J-Dubbs Signature Subs/Portland Beacon Student-Athlete of the Month award for January 2020.

Werner was nominated by Portland coach Jason Haid. 


February 5, 2020

On Tuesday night, the Lady Raider basketball team hosted the Hornets of New Lothrop.  The Portland defense was dominant, holding the Hornets scoreless for the first 14 minutes and 14 seconds of the contest, and a total of only 13 points in the game.

Sophomore Ashley Bow...

January 29, 2020

Last season, the Lady Raider basketball team got off to an amazing start.  Going 10-1 in their first 11 games, the team had one of the best starts in school history.  That 2018-2019 squad entered the MHSAA districts with a 15-5 record and had high hopes of making a len...

January 22, 2020

The St. Patrick’s girls basketball team hosted the Pirates of Fulton on Tuesday night.  Led by sophomore Lydia Meredith who had 17 points and 10 steals, the Lady Shamrocks rolled to a decisive 60-23 victory. 

Sophomore Mara Schrauben had 13 points and 7 rebounds fo...

January 21, 2020

The Michigan High School Athletic Association offers a program for high school students to become paid sports officials.  The “Legacy Program” is open to any high school student who is at least 14 years of age.  While experience playing the sport that you wish to offic...

January 18, 2020

The Portland Lady Raider basketball team hosted the Greyhounds of Eaton Rapids on Friday night in a battle of one loss teams.  Both teams were 8-1 on the season entering the game and were tied for first place in the CAAC White division. 

With some extremely aggress...

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