North Star took down Portage 3-0 in a girls volleyball matchup, Thursday, in Boswell. Set scores were 25-19, 25-12, 25-14. Syd Ashbrook totaled 17 kills and 17 service points to lead the Cougars. Emily Bittner compiled nine service points and six kills. Anna Grandas dished out 15 assists to go along with five kills. North Star will compete in the District 5 Class AA semifinals on Nov. 3. In junior varsity, the Cougars won 25-23, 25-14.