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Rethlake tosses no-hitter as Lady Vikes get first win of season

Erin Rethlake tossed a no-hitter and struck out 12 to help the Huntington North High School varsity softball team defeat visiting Woodlan, 3-0, on Thursday, April 17.

A pair of walks were all that stood between the Lady Vikings' senior ace and perfection as Huntington North evened its record at 1-1.

Solo tallies in the second, third and fifth innings were all Coach Paris Seibold's squad needed behind Rethlake's no-no. Seniors Tori Newsome and Kaylynn Rosen each banged out two hits and drove in a run and to highlight the Lady Vikings' offensive effort.

 

Rally earns Foresters softball split with Grace

The Huntington University softball team topped visiting Grace, 10-7, to forge a split with the Lancers after losing a 12-inning tilt beforehand, 11-8, on Thursday, April 17.

In the nightcap, Grace scored two runs in the first frame and three more in the second to build a 5-0 lead and show Forester pitcher Kaylin Yon the door early. After surrendering five hits and four runs in 1.1 innings, Yon gave way to Lea Buckenmyer, who limited the Lancers to three scores the rest of the contest.

 

Goodrich, West lead Viking baseball team past Lewis Cass

Sophomore Kory Goodrich struck out 10 batters and senior Conner West knocked in two runs to lead the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to a 3-2 win over visiting Lewis Cass on Thursday, April 17.

Goodrich went all seven innings and gave up five hits as the Vikings improved to 5-2 on the season. West provided most of the offense with a two-run double in the first inning.

West and Devon Goelz evenly split the Vikings' four hits on the day, with Goelz scoring two runs as well.

 

Lady Vike netgirls get first win

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team got its first win of the season by defeating visiting Bellmont, 4-1, on Thursday, April 17.

The Lady Vikings evened their record at 1-1 by getting wins from No. 1 singles player Kylie Frederick, Emily Eherenman at third singles, the No. 1 doubles team of Ana Eckert and Emily Karst and the second doubles team of Sara Fryman and Alisha Leffler.

Frederick ran past Kylie Beery at No. 1 singles, winning 6-0, 6-1, while Eherenman took a three-setter from Brielle Adams at No. 3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.

 

HU baseball team wins pair over Taylor

The Huntington University baseball team outlasted visiting Taylor in nine innings, 4-3, before topping the Trojans again, 8-5, to record a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday, April 16.

The Foresters improve to 3-1 against Taylor this season and 17-19 overall with an 11-11 mark in the Crossroads League. The Trojans fall to 23-17, 15-7.

 

Lady Vike JV SB opens with big win

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team kicked off its season with an 18-0 rout of visiting Marion on Wednesday, April 16.

Mackenzie Cannici, Aubrie Eckert, Jordyn Poulson and Kirsten Reed banged out three hits apiece for the Lady Vikings, 1-0, with both Cannici and Eckert logging a double and triple.

Pitcher Hannah Middlebrooks yielded only two hits and struck out nine in four innings to get the win.

 

 

Watching the shot


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Casey Richman returns a shot during her match at second singles against Peru's Adri Ward in the HNHS fieldhouse on Tuesday, April 15.

 

Spahr lifts Viking diamond men past New Haven

Walker Spahr went the distance on the mound and drove in the go-ahead run for the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team in its 6-5 win over visiting New Haven on Wednesday, April 16.

The Vikings trailed the Bulldogs, 5-4, going into the bottom of the sixth inning. The hosts evened things when Devon Goelz, on second via a hit by pitch and Mitch Hughes single, stole third, then advanced home after an error by the catcher. Following a flyout by Austin Hale, Spahr put Huntington North in front with a double that plated Hughes.

 

Robbins arm, bat stifle HU women twice

Hannah Robbins led visiting Taylor to a sweep of the Huntington University softball team, 2-0 and 8-3, on Wednesday, April 16.

The Foresters fall to 19-14 overall and 12-8 in the Crossroads League, with half their conference losses coming against the first place Trojans, who improve to 32-9 and 18-4.

Robbins pitched a complete game shutout in the opening tilt before plating a contest-high three runners in the nightcap.

 

New Huntington County Run 4-Health to be held June 28

A new Huntington County 4-H subcommittee has organized the "Huntington County Run 4-Health (10K/5K/1M)" to be held on June 28.

The run will start and finish at Hier's Park, in Huntington.

The event will begin at 9 a.m., and will be held rain or shine. It is open to participants of all ages.

Online and mail-in entries will be accepted. The race website, tinyurl.com/- Huntington4HRun, contains course maps, race forms and rules.

 

Three-setter gives Peru tough win over HNHS netgirls

A three-setter that went down to the wire at first doubles proved the difference as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team lost to visiting Peru, 2-3, on Tuesday, April 15, in its season-opener.

The duo of junior Ana Eckert and sophomore Emily Karst took the first set, 6-2, lost the second, 5-7, then were topped in the third 4-6 by Kyle Edcerley and Breanna Manriquez in what proved to be the decisive match as the teams halved the others in two sets.

 

Wood stars at Little State for HU

Krista Wood continued her strong running with two top five finishes as the Huntington University women's track team placed ninth out of 10 teams at the Little State Championship at Indiana Wesleyan University this past weekend.

Wood got half of Huntington's 20 points by placing third in the 5,000-meter run in 18:49 and fifth in the 3,00-meter steeplechase in 11:27.42.

 

DeBoni breaks HU record in 200 to pace HU at Little State

Sophomore Daniel DeBoni broke the Huntington University men's track team record in the 200-meter dash and earned a spot at the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championship with a third place finish at the 109th annual Little State Championship at Indiana Wesleyan University this weekend.

DeBoni streaked to a clocking of :21.6 for his new school mark, and he added fifth in the 100-meter dash by tying his personal best of :10.76, helping HU place eight out of 11 teams with 41 points.

 

HU men golfers seventh at Pilot Invitational

The Huntington University men's golf team placed seventh out of 16 teams at the Pilot Spring Invitational this weekend at Bethel College.

The Foresters shot a 320 on Friday, April 11, and followed that up with a 315 for their placing.

Lance Hoch led HU with an 11-over-par 155, finishing in a tie for 21st out of 81 golfers. Devin Dale was a a couple of steps back at 157, Derek Zurcher posted a 159 and Ryan Boester shot a 164.

Drew Benedict was non-scorer with a 178.

The Foresters are 25-50-1 on the season.

 

 

Foresters draw blanks at IPFW

The Huntington University men's tennis team got blanked 0-9 by host NCAA Division I foe Indiana- Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday, April 12.

The Foresters, 11-6, especially struggled in singles play where they managed to win only 13 games in six matches.

 

Foresters hang on for twinbill split with Bethel

The Huntington University baseball team held on for a 7-5 win in the nightcap and split a doubleheader with visiting Bethel on Friday, April 11.

The Foresters, 14-18 overall and 8-10 in Crossroads League play, were shut out in the opener, 5-0.

In the nightcap, HU jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings, but Bethel scored two runs in the fourth and solo tallies in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to put the heat on the locals.

Avery Sneed and Andy Roser led HU with a pair of runs batted in apiece. Blake Ayers and TJ

 

Middle school champs


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The Thunder are the champions of the middle school division of Kim League Basketball at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The Thunder defeated the Pacers, 44-37, in the championship game. Team members are (front row from left) Joseph Brown, Cody Brown, Conner Burkhart and (back row from left) Adam Clark, Clark Kitchen, Freeman LaCroix, Rhitt Langston, Ian McCutcheon and Coach John Kline.

 

Undefeated champions


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The Roanoke Spartans are the champions of the third and fourth grade boys' division of Kim League Basketball at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The Spartans defeated the Roanoke Hawkeyes, 34-25, in the championship game to cap off an undefeated season. Team members are (front row from left) Caleb Eckert, Ashton Hosler, Aric Hosler and (back row from left) Wyatt Krumanaker, Kolton Foster, Braden Shearer, Tyler Melcher, Micah Smith and Brady Henline.

 

Up and down day for HU diamond men in split with Taylor

The Huntington University baseball team blew out host Taylor, 13-3, before suffering a blowout themselves, 14-5, to split a doubleheader with the Trojans on Saturday, April 12.

The Foresters, 15-19 overall, 9-11 in the Crossroads League, banged out 21 hits in the first game, building a 12-0 lead through the first five innings. Taylor got on the board with three runs in the bottom of the fifth and then a solo tally by Huntington in the seventh brought the lopsided affair to a close.

 

Viking baseball team trounces Anderson, falls to Lafayette Jeff

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team trounced Anderson, 13-3, before getting edged late by host West Lafayette Jefferson, 6-4, in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 12.

The Vikings, 3-2, went up early on the Indians, hanging four runs on their North Central Conference foes in the first inning. Anderson responded with two scores in the third and another in the fourth to trim Huntington North's lead to 4-3, but Coach Brian Abbott's squad countered with three runs in its half of the frame and six more in the fifth to win via the 10-run rule.

 

Harrison stops HNHS bats late, rallies for diamond win

A late disappearing act by the offense doomed the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team against host West Lafayette Harrison, which pulled off a 9-8 comeback win against the Vikings on Friday, April 11.

Coach Brian Abbott's squad was up 8-6 on the hosts after four innings when its bats fell silent. The Red Devils seized the opportunity, tacking up solo tallies in the fifth, sixth and seventh frames to hang Huntington North with its first loss of the season against two wins.

 

Platt to play for father


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School senior Kyle Platt (front center) signed a letter of intent on Friday, April 11, to continue his basketball career at Huntington University. Present at the signing are (seated from left) his father and head coach of the HU men's basketball team, Ty, his mother, Brenda, and (back row) Rob Irwin, head boys' basketball coach at HNHS.

 

Buckenmyer spells relief as Forester softball team sweeps IWU


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Reliever Lea Buckenmyer tamed Indiana Wesleyan's offense to help the Huntington University softball team emerge with an 11-8 victory and cap a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Wildcats on Friday, April 11.

The Foresters, 18-11 overall, 11-5 in the Crossroads League, took the first game, 9-1.

Indiana Wesleyan had Huntington's number early in game two, putting up four hits, two earned runs and six runs total against hurler Ariel Sheets and the Forester defense in the opening inning.

 

HNHS trackboys swamp Columbia City in opener


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Winning 12 of 15 events, the Huntington North High School boys' track team handily topped visiting Columbia City, 83-47, on Thursday, April 10.

Jake Shaw won both sprints and ran on two winning relay teams to lead the Vikings. He won the 100-meter dash in :11.3 and captured the 200-meter dash in :23.7, and ran legs on both the victorious 400-meter relay and the 1,600-meter relay teams.

Charlie Mettler won the 800-meter run in 2:06.4 and Andrew Sizemore took the 300-meter hurdles in :45.6 for the remaining individual track wins for HNHS.

 

Carroll crunches Lady Vikes in softball season-opener


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team got crunched by visiting Carroll, 8-1, in its season-opener on Thursday, April 10.

Makayla Whaley hit a solo home run in the third inning for the lone HNHS score.

The Lady Vikings only had three hits on the afternoon.

Carroll reached HNHS starter Mikayla Gray for its first three runs in the second inning. The Lady Chargers scored three more runs in the fifth inning and added two more in the seventh off of two relievers. They got to Gray and two relievers for 11 hits.

 

HU linkmen seventh at Trine invite

The Huntington University men's golf team fired a 16-over-par 304 to take seventh at the A.C. Eddy Invitational, hosted by Trine University on Wednesday, April 9, at Zollner Golf Course in Fort Wayne.

Ryan Boester shot an even par 72 to pace the Foresters and finish in a tie for ninth among a field of 74 golfers. Lance Hoch and Derek Zurcher each posted a 76 while Devin Dale and Drew Benedict carded an 80 and 85, respectively, for Huntington.

 

HNHS baseball team opens with big win

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team was clicking at the plate and on the mound in a 17-1 season-opening victory against host Blackford on Tuesday, April 8.

The Vikings, 1-0, banged out 13 hits, two each by Austin Eltzroth, Devon Goelz and Derek Snyder. Mitch Hughes and Snyder had three runs batted in apiece, while Alex Easley and Goelz each added two.

 

Sheets' pitching helps Foresters earn softball split

Ariel Sheets went the distance on the mound to help the Huntington University softball team forge a split with host Marian on Wednesday, April 9.

After losing the first game, 12-4, Sheets' complete game performance helped the Foresters take the second, 6-2, and pick up their 16th win against 11 losses and ninth Crossroads League victory in 14 tries.

The sophomore scattered nine hits and allowed only two earned runs while striking out four to run her record to 5-1.

 

Landrum uses arm, bat to pace HNHS baseball team to win


Photo by Steve Clark.

Caleb Landrum led the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to victory with his bat and his arm in a 15-12 slugfest with host Snider on Wednesday, April 9.

Landrum, a junior, batted in a team-high four runs and tossed 4.2 innings of relief, picking up the win for the Vikings, 2-0.

Landrum plated one of his runs in the first inning, which saw the Vikings jump out to a commanding 8-1 lead.

 

Lady Vikes third in triangular with Homestead, Northrop

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team produced four winners, but it wasn't enough against Homestead and host Northrop as the Lady Vikings came in third on Wednesday, April 9.

Seniors Paige Coolman, Lindsey Foster and Maddie Klender and sophomore Hannah Stoffel earned the first place honors for Coach Kris Teusch's squad, which tallied 39 points to the Spartans' winning register of 66, which just edged out the Bruins' 62.

 

HU drops 20-run barrage on Bethel in first game of sweep

The Huntington University baseball team dropped a 20-run barrage on host Bethel in the first game of a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday, April 8, winning 20-8 and 6-3.

The Foresters, 13-17 overall and 7-9 in the Crossroads League, turned a 5-4 advantage in the fourth inning into a laugher by scoring 15 runs in the final three frames. They scored five runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and seven more in the seventh to make a winner of Joe Ripke for the third time in four decisions.

 

Foster, Stoffel lead HNHS girls' track team past North Side


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Senior Lindsey Foster and sophomore Hannah Stoffel each won two events to help the Huntington North High School girls' track team blast visiting Fort Wayne North Side, 86-46, in its season-opener on Tuesday, April 8.

Foster won the long jump with a leap of 17-1.1.5 and took the 200-meter dash in :26.4 for her wins, while Stoffel took the 1600-meter run in 5:30.1 and the 3,200-meter run in 12:37.1 as HNHS recorded 10 wins on the day.

 

Eagles, Lady Eagles on ICBA north all-star squads Saturday

Members of the Huntington Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball teams have been named to the Indiana Christian Basketball Alliance (ICBA) north varsity all-star teams.

Seniors Brooks Hitzfield and Clay Sickafoose, junior Bruce Hitzfield and freshman Joel Neff were selected for the boys' team, while seniors Abby Ballinger and Catherine Weaver and sophomore Erin Sickafoose made the girls' squad.

 

HU men capture own track invitational

The Huntington University men's track and field team earned runner-up honors at its own invitational on Saturday, April 5.

Daniel DeBoni dominated the sprints to pace the Foresters with two top finishes. He posted a winning time of :10.91 in the 100-meter dash and then went on to win the 200-meter dash in :22.23, establishing a new personal record and moving from fifth to fourth in the Huntington record books.

 

HU women finish fifth at own invite

Wood sets school mark in steeplechase

The Huntington University women's track and field team took fifth at its own invitational on Saturday, April 5.

The Foresters' highlight of the day came from Krista Wood, who produced the team's lone top finish, running the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:26.06. The sophomore's performance broke the school record by nearly seven seconds and landed her a spot at the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships slated for May 22 to 24.

 

McKinney pitching helps Foresters split with SAU

Senior Derek McKinney threw a complete game three-hitter to help the Huntington University baseball team beat host Spring Arbor in the second game to salvage a split of their doubleheader on Saturday, April 5.

The Foresters, 11-17 overall and 5-9 in Crossroads League play, lost the opener 6-2, but won the second game 5-2 behind McKinney, who struck out five, walked two and gave up the only Spring Arbor runs in the sixth inning.

Blake Ayers, Shea Beauchamp and TJ Lindstrand each had two of the Foresters 11 hits in the contest.

 

Aiming for a hole in one


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Troy Supple, of Huntington, shows his style as he prepares to throw his disc during a round of disc golf on Wednesday, April 2. One of his opponents, Jacob Wust, of Huntington (right), awaits his turn.

 

Second game rally gives HU softball sweep of SAU


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University softball team rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in the second game for a 5-4 win and doubleheader sweep of visiting Spring Arbor University on Saturday, April 5.

The Foresters, 15-10 overall and 8-4 in the Crossroads League, won the opener, 4-2.

In game two, the Foresters entered the bottom of the seventh inning trailing 4-3. Emily O'Leary got things started for the hosts with a single, then advanced to second after Kaitlyn Troyer bunted and outhustled the throw to first.

 

Hand-off


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington University women's track team members Darion Caldwell (left) and Brianna Gregory do a hand-off during the women's 400-meter relay at the Huntington University Invitational at King Track and Field Stadium on Saturday, April 5.

 

Looking for more


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Huntington University long jumper Brooks Gerke stretches for extra distance on one of his jump attempts during the Huntington University Invitational at King Track and Field Stadium on Saturday, April 5.

 

New Albany's Miller signs to play soccer at HU


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Morgan Miller, a junior soccer player from New Albany, recently signed a letter of intent to play for Huntington University in 2015.

Miller has local ties as she is the granddaughter of Bud and Nancy Miller and Bob and Sallie Hartle, all of Huntington, and Garnet Allen, of Warren.

 

Forester netmen fall hard in spring opener

Diego Inurritegui and Joe Brenneman at second doubles picked up the Huntington University men's tennis team's lone win in a 1-8 drubbing to visiting Indiana Tech on Tuesday, April 1, in the spring opener for the Foresters.

Inurritegui, a sophomore, and Brenneman, a junior, topped Sriram Aranganathan and Mikel Oscoz, 8-4, for Huntington, 11-5.

Vlad Khudziy and Joseph Straznicky dropped the first doubles match to Joaquin Ferrando and Kino de Leon, 4-8, while Jacob Cross and Derek Hinen fell in the third by a count of 3-8.

 

HU trackwomen win Hanover Invitational

The Huntington University women's track team and field team produced six top finishes on its way to claiming the Hanover College Invitational title with 146.5 points on Saturday, March 29, at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

Krista Wood blew away the competition in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by crossing the line in 11:52.24, more than30 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

 

HU trackmen second at Hanover Invite

The Huntington University men's track and field team earned runner-up honors at the Hanover College Invitational, held Saturday, March 29, at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

Daniel DeBoni led the Foresters with wins in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, clocking in at :10.97 and :22.39, respectively, to help Huntington tally 111 points.

Jake Nash took first in triple jump with a leap of 12.91 meters while the 400-meter relay team of Sean Sewell, Wyatt Jones, Scott Skiles and DeBoni crossed the line in :43.93 to claim the Foresters' fourth top finish of the day.

 

Undefeated season champs


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Upward basketball team the Heat capped its undefeated season by defeating the Thunder 30-24 and the 76'ers 26-18 to capture the Upward Final Four Tourney trophy on March 22. Team members are (left to right) Trey Rice, Tyler Jones, Trista King, Maisy Kesler, Justin Williams, Olivia Lough, Kyle Reuf, Crystal Grunden and Coach Michael Rice.

 

Women’s Bowling Association announces achievements

The Huntington Wom-en's Bowling Association announces several achievements as its 2013-14 season draws to a close.

At its annual championship tournament, the team of Susie Chapin, Karen Pape, Sharon Young and Barb Carroll, bowling for Young's Café, placed first.

Mona Davis and Alisa Patterson won the doubles event while Angie Tackett claimed the singles title with her first-ever 600 series.

Chapin claimed the All Events crown, finishing all three events with the highest combined score.

 

Huntington County Baseball still adding as it starts 64th year

Huntington County Baseball, entering its 64th season, continues to grow as it provides baseball and softball opportunities to the boys and girls of Huntington County.

Since moving from Gemmer Field to its new, larger facility at Homier Park on Evergreen Road in 2004, HCB has seen a rise in the number of youth involved. Girls' softball was added in 2005, and this year will see the addition of 17- and 18-year-olds in both baseball and softball.

 

Skills contest winners


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Huntington Optimist Club Tri-Star winners (from left) Wesley Huff, Adam Zahn and Aric Hosler recently participated in the state finals at the New Castle Fieldhouse, a basketball skills contest that involved shooting, dribbling and passing. Huff won first place in the 9-year-old boys division, Zahn placed second in the 13-year-old boys division and Hosler finished third in the 8-year-old boys division.

 

McLochlin throws shutout as Foresters again sweep USF


Photo by Steve Clark.

Drew McLochlin pitched a complete game shutout in the opener as the Huntington University baseball team swept its second straight doubleheader from the University of Saint Francis, winning 4-0 and 3-1 against the visitors on Tuesday, April 1.

McLochlin, a freshman lefty from Noblesville, handcuffed Saint Francis on just two hits while striking out one and walking two.

Fellow frosh Dalton Combs provided all the support McLochlin needed with his first career home run, a three-run blast in the first inning.

 

Weaver leads HU past Maple Leafs twice


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Annie Weaver banged out five hits on the day and the Huntington University softball team used the eight-run rule twice on visiting Goshen College on Tuesday, April 1, on the way to a 10-2, 13-5 sweep.

Weaver, a sophomore outfielder, notched three hits in the opener and came back with two more in the nightcap as HU improved to 13-8 on the season, 6-2 in Crossroads League play.

 

Foresters push Frame past 700-win mark in doubleheader sweep


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The Huntington University baseball team gave Head Coach Mike Frame his 700th win in the first game of a doubleheader sweep over host university of Saint Francis on Monday, March 31.

The Foresters, 8-16, beat up USF in the opener, 11-1, then held on for a 2-1 win in the nightcap to leave Frame at 701 victories for his 30-year career, against 602 losses.

 

HU women split twinbill with Marian


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The Huntington University softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Marian on Monday, March 31, pulling off an 8-7 comeback in the first game before falling 4-0 in the second.

In game one, the Foresters were in a 5-1 hole to the Knights going into the bottom of the fourth inning. That's when the bats got hot for Coach Doug Gower's squad, which plated three in the frame to narrow things to 5-4. Huntington then shut out the visitors in the top of the fifth and added four more runs in its half of the inning to snatch away the lead, 8-5.