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Wiley heading to state in two races

Addy Wiley captured first place in the 1,600-meter run and third place in the 800-meter run to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ track team to sixth place at the Marion Regional on Tuesday, May 21, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

After winning the 1,600 at the New Haven Sectional in 5:20.35, Wiley reduced her time to 4:55.19 to top the race once again. In the 800, she clocked in at 2:18.47 for her bronze placement.

Behind those top-three finishes, Wiley qualified for the state finals, set for June 1 at Indiana University, in Bloomington.

Lady Vikes denied back-to-back sectional net titles

The Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team was denied back-to-back sectional titles, losing to Norwell, 0-5, in the championship match of the Norwell Sectional on Friday, May 17.

After beating out the Lady Knights for the sectional crown last season, 3-2, the Lady Vikings saw the hosts write a different ending this time around, taking four of the five matches in straight sets.

Setting it straight


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Members of the Huntington Township Volunteer Fire Department use some heavy manpower to set up a 14-foot “warped wall” at the Lake Clare Fitness Park recently. Park organizer Stan Bippus says a platform will be added to the wall in the coming days along with a 10-foot warped wall that will be built adjacent to the 14-foot wall.

Sectional play


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Maisy Kesler, one-half of the Huntington North first doubles team, returns a shot in the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional championship match against the host team on Friday night, May 17. The Lady Vikings lost, 0-5.

Bartrom leads Vikings past DeKalb

Keegan Bartrom smacked three doubles and knocked in three runs to help lead the Huntington North High School baseball team over host DeKalb, 12-8, on Thursday, May 16.

The Vikings, 9-11, scored five runs in the third inning to take a 6-3 lead on the Barons, but Dekalb put up four runs in the fourth to take back the lead at 7-6. The Vikings then tacked on three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings, while Dekalb only got one more run.

HNHS boys' track team sending four and relay to regional

Huntington North senior Ricky Haught tries to get a little more distance on his long jump during the New Haven Boys Track Sectional on Thursday, May 16. Haught finished second to advance to regional.

The Huntington North High School boys’ track team will be sending four individuals and a relay team on to regionals after their performances at the New Haven Sectional on Thursday, May 16.

Seniors Brock Spahr and Ricky Haught had the best finishes of the day for the Vikings, as each was a runner-up. Spahr was second in the 1,600-meter run, in 4:32.03, and Haught was No. 2 in the long jump, with a flight of 21-1.5.

The top three finishers in each event advanced to the Marion Regional, to be held Thursday, May 23, at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion.

Lady Vikes explode for big win over New Haven

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team exploded for 11 runs in the third inning and ran past visiting New Haven, 12-2, on Thursday, May 16.

Laney Shaw hit a two-run dinger and Maddie Levy had a three-run blast to highlight the big inning, which helped the Lady Vikings improve to 10-11 on the season, 2-5 in the Northeast 8.

Viking golfers get season-best in win over Eastbrook

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team put together its best nine-hole score of the season on the way to defeating host Eastbrook, 164-173, on Thursday, May 16.

Hank Pulver led the way for the Vikings, 5-5, with a 2-over par 38. Caden Brubaker and Sawyer Stoltz shot rounds of 41, and Graham Scher shot a 44.

Ethan Vaught was the non-scorer with a 46.

Although there was no junior varsity match, four Viking JV golfers played and shot a combined 187. Chase Mickley shot a 43 and Luke Eckert, Ryon Magnuson and Cameron Richison all shot rounds of 48.

Vikings win in 10 innings over New Haven

The Huntington North High School baseball team pushed across a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat visiting New Haven, 4-3, on Tuesday, May 14.

Keegan Bartrom had a home run among three hits and knocked in three runs for the Vikings, 9-11 overall and 3-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

The game was tied at 2-all after the regulation seven innings, but both teams scored a run in the eighth to extend things further.

The Vikings scored two runs in the first inning, but New Haven tied with solo tallies in the third and fourth frames.

Wiley win, school record propel HNHS girls to second at track sectional

Allie Aschliman (second from left), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ track team, lands as she competes in the 300-meter hurdles at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 14. Aschliman placed ninth in :53.46 for Huntington North, which finished second at the meet.
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A win by Addy Wiley in the 1,600-meter run helped propel the Huntington North High School girls’ track team to second place at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 14.

Wiley, a freshman, also earned runner-up honors in the 800-meter run and helped the Lady Vikings’ 1,600-meter relay team earn the same placement in that event. Altogether, four individuals in five events, plus two relay teams, posted top-three finishes for Huntington North, earning advancement to the Marion Regional on Tuesday, May 21.

33 takes top honors at May 14 Etna Acres Men's Senior Scramble

The team of Bob Hoch, Gary Sutton, Gary Shroyer and Don Conley fired a 33 to take honors for the May 14 play of the Etna Acres Men’s Senior Scramble.

Paul Schroeter was closest to the pin on the second hole and Steve Dais had the honors on hole No. 8.

Jess Dyer was longest drive on the third hole and Don Alexander was the longest on No. 4.

It took the back-up to determine the winner of he ABCD 2 best Ball Tournament  at Etna Acres on May 11.

DeKalb stops Lady Vikings, 5-2

Visiting DeKalb defeated the Huntington North High School varsity softball team, 5-2, on Tuesday, May 14.

DeKalb took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and expanded the margin to 3-0 in the third. The Lady Vikes, 9-10, cut into a 5-0 fifth inning lead with a run in the fifth and added a run in the seventh inning as well.

Laney Shaw had two of the Lady Vikings’ four hits on the afternoon.

She also took the loss in the circle, going seven innings and allowing five runs, but only two earned, on seven hits with nine strikeouts and four walks.

Knights eliminate Foresters from NAIA National Championship Tournament

Tenth-ranked Middle Georgia State ran away from the Huntington University baseball team, 11-2, on Tuesday, May 14, to eliminate the Foresters from the 2019 NAIA National Championship Tournament.

The second loss in the Macon bracket sends the Foresters home with a record of 26-16.

The Knights, 40-15, tallied two runs in the second, third and fourth innings for a 6-0 lead. They added two more runs in the eight inning and three more in the ninth.

The Foresters scored solo tallies in the sixth and eight innings.

Scher leads Vike golfers over New Haven

Graham Scher carded a 42 to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team to an 187-194 win over visiting New Haven on Tuesday, May 14.

Sawyer Stoltz recorded a 47 and Caden Brubaker, Hank Pulver and Ethan Vaught all had scores of 49.

The Vikings stand at 4-5 overall and 3-4 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Foresters lose opener of NAIA tourney

The fourth-seeded Huntington University baseball team suffered a 7-5 loss to fifth-seeded British Columbia on Monday, May 13, in the opening round of the 2019 NAIA National Championship Tournament at Luther Williams Field in Macon, GA.

The Foresters had rallied back from a 3-0 deficit in the fifth inning to take a 4-3 lead, but BC, 30-20, scored a trio of runs in the seventh inning for what proved to be the game-winner.

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