December 8, 2019

On Friday afternoon, the Portland Public Schools received the donation of a new AED, or automated external defibrillator.  An AED is a medical device that according to the American Red Cross, “is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticat...

December 6, 2019

The Portland High School Wrestling team’s season will kick off on Wednesday, December 11th, when they travel to Marshall for the Marshall Quad.

Coach Andy Pulling told the Beacon, "We are a young and small sized team this year that is going to grow each week. We have qu...

December 6, 2019

The Shamrock girls basketball team traveled to Lansing Christian on Wednesday night for the opening game of their 2019-2020 season.  Thanks to a dominant offensive performance by senior center Samee Teachworth, the Shamrocks picked up a convincing 49-37 road victory.


December 5, 2019

The Portland High School girls basketball season opened their 2019-2020 campaign with a decisive win over the Wolfpack of Laingsburg on Tuesday night at home.

Sophomore Ashley Bower led the Raiders offensively with 14 points including three three-pointers.  Sophomore Br...

December 3, 2019

The Portland St. Patrick girls basketball team will open their 2019-2020 season when they travel to Lansing Christian on Wednesday night.  The team’s first home game will be on Friday when they host Webberville.

Last years Shamrock squad finished 12-6 in the league...

December 3, 2019

The Portland High School girls basketball team will kick off their season on Tuesday night when they host Laingsburg.

Last year was one of the program’s most successful seasons in recent years.  They finished 15-6 overall, and second in the CAAC White division.

Gone from...

November 24, 2019

The St. Patrick Shamrocks traveled to the Superior Dome in Marquette to face the Panthers of Pickford in the MHSAA 8-Player Division 2 State Championship on Saturday.

Pickford entered the game with an 11-1 record, with their only loss of the season being a 20 to 14 week...

November 20, 2019

On Thursday afternoon, Jada Walton, a senior shortstop at Portland High School, signed to play softball at Lansing Community College.

Recently retired PHS softball coach Jack Anderson said, “LCC is very lucky to get a player of Jada’s caliber.  She is a very versatile p...

November 20, 2019

Cozette Brown, a freshman on the cross country team at St. Patrick School, has been chosen as the winner of the J-Dubbs Signature Subs/Portland Beacon Student-Athlete of the Month award for October 2019.

Cozette was nominated by St. Patrick’s Athletic Director, Patrick...

November 16, 2019

The 11-0 Shamrocks of St. Patrick School hosted the 9-2 Panthers of Climax-Scotts on Saturday afternoon in an MHSAA 8-Player Division 2 State semi-finals game.  The teams were competing for a chance to face Pickford at the Superior Dome in Marquette.   Pickford secured...

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