Sports History

On this page we will be posting links to Articles and posts about the Sports History of Portage.

Early Years of Youth Basketball In Portage

Contributed by Bob Miller

This year marks the 60th year of the Portage community having basketball available for youths of the community.  Youth basketball was started in the fall of 1959 and has been available ever since then.  This article will discuss the beginning of youth basketball, the Biddy Basketball years and the start of the organization known as Portage Youth Basketball.


Greatest sports year in PHS history?

At the end of the 2018-19 schoolyear at PHS, Indians sports teams had only won nine IHSAA team titles.

Bob Miller

Sports Columnist

Bob has agreed to write articles for us, this page is about him, please take a moment to read about him. Bob has put alot of great articles together about Sports History in Portage.

Mick Cavanaugh

The Coach who put us on the map

When Michael "Mick" E. Cavanaugh began teaching and coaching at Portage in the late summer of 1968, the cross country team was average at best and had no history of winning championships of any kind...


The Beginning at Portage Parks Department

Organized soccer, defined as a league, began in Portage in the fall of 1967 through the then Town's Parks Department. Parks Commissioner William Wood was the driving force behind the Park Department's decision to offer soccer to the town's youth...

Portage Pop Warner

The first season of Portage Pop Warner - 1967

This writing is the memories of someone who was on that first team and whose father was one of the founders of the team and was one of the original Board of Directors.