Spahr, McCutcheon pitch HNHS past Anderson

Walker Spahr (left) and Ian McCutcheon.
Photos by Steve Clark.

Superb pitching by Walker Spahr and Alex McCutcheon helped the Huntington North varsity baseball team sweep host Anderson, 7-2, 2-1, on Friday, April 24.

The Viking hurlers dominated the Indians, surrendering just five hits across both tilts to send their team to 6-0 in North Central Conference play and 7-4 overall.

Spahr tossed a one-hitter in the opener, yielding a pair of runs, only one of which was earned. The senior, improving to 3-0, walked three and struck out four.

Betty J. Byall

Betty Jane Byall, 88, of Roanoke, IN, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at 3:47 p.m. at The Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne.

Foresters roll late, crunch Robert Morris, 10-4

After a slow start, the Huntington University baseball team surged past host Robert Morris, 10-4, on Thursday, April 23.

The Eagles enjoyed a 4-1 lead on the Foresters through five innings when Coach Mike Frame’s squad pushed three runners across in the sixth frame to knot things up. It was all Huntington after that, as the visitors put up solo tallies in the seventh and eighth innings before scoring four insurance runs in the ninth to make for the lopsided win.

Markle library seeks input on new building

The new Markle Library building plans are currently in progress, and the library staff would like the community to have a say in the new building. They will be holding a community feedback meeting on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Expectations Event Center, 193 E Morse St, Markle.

Harold R. Feighner

Harold R. Feighner, 89, of Columbia City, and a native of Roanoke, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 10:20 a.m. at Miller’s at Oak Pointe, in Columbia City.

Mr. Feighner graduated from Lafayette Central High School in 1943 and served with the United States Navy during World War II. He worked as a wire enameller at Rea Magnet Wire, in Fort Wayne, for 33 years until his retirement in 1984. Following retirement, he worked as a driver for the Indiana Auto Auction, in Fort Wayne, and for the Whitley County Council on Aging.

HNHS netgirls suffer first loss of season

Emily Karst, a junior on the Huntington North girls’ varsity tennis team, slaps the ball back to her opponents from visiting Marion during her No. 1 doubles match with senior Ana Eckert on Thursday, April 23. The Lady Vikings lost, 0-5.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team lost its first match of the season in four outings on Thursday, April 23, falling to visiting Marion, 0-5.

Kylie Frederick was the only singles player to even win a game on the afternoon as she fell to Sasha Glickfield at No. 1, 4-6, 0-6. Emily Eherenman at second singles was blanked by Sabrina Porter, 0-6, 0-6, and Katie Hunt at third singles suffered the same fate at the hands of Lauren Brown.

Lady Vikes blast Wayne behind Burke's 4 hits

Photo by Steve Clark.
Erin Burke.

Erin Burke had four hits with three runs batted in and three stolen bases to highlight a huge offensive night for the Huntington North High School varsity softball team in a 26-0 blasting of visiting Fort Wayne Wayne on Thursday, April 23.

Mackenzi Cannici added three hits with four RBI, Hannah Middlebrooks unloaded a three-run home run and Ariene Butler, Aubrie Eckert, Alexa Hill and Morgan Butler each had two hits in the explosion. Eckert's hit total included a double and she had three ribbies and a pair of stolen bases, and Hill and Morgan Butler each came up with two RBI.

Sands leads HNHS trackgirls over Columbia City

Abbey Ness (second from left), a junior on the Huntington North girls’ varsity track and field team, is sandwiched between Columbia City runners while competing in the 800-meter run during the Lady Vikings’ meet against the visiting Lady Eagles on Thursday, April 24. Ness finished third and Huntington North won the meet, 78-54.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by senior Lauren Sands, the Huntington North High School girls' track team won four of five field events on the way to a 78-54 win over visiting Columbia City on Thursday, April 23.

Sands led a Huntington North sweep in the discus with a winning throw of 87-6, and she led a 1-2 finish in the shot put with a toss of 32-9.5. Amaya Torres placed second and Brooke Trice added third in the discus, and Torres got the runner-up spot in the shot.

Harry D. 'Brownie' Brown

Harry D. “Brownie” Brown, 86, of Hartford City, IN, and a native of Huntington County, IN, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Lutheran Life Village, in Kendallville.

Mr. Brown, a 1946 graduate of Jefferson High School in Huntington County, had lived in Hartford City for 58 years. He retired in 1989 from Shell Oil Company, where he worked as a driver for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of Millard-Brown American Legion Post 156, in Montpelier.

Marjorie A. Stevens

Marjorie A. Stevens, 84, of Van Buren, IN, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 7:49 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor, in Marion.

Mrs. Stevens was a 1949 graduate of Marion High School. She retired in 2004 as manager of the Fashion Bug, in Marion.

She was born Dec. 20, 1930, in West Virginia to Lute and Mary M. Clifton Stanley. She married Myron Stevens on Feb. 19, 1949, in Marion, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1994.

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