Sports

Versatile Platt leads Lady Vike spikers to opener win

Kalee Platt did a little of everything to help lift the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a 3-0 win over visiting Bluffton in the Lady Vikings’ season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Platt smashed 14 kills, had eight digs and fired three aces as the Lady Vikings used matching scores of 25-20 to down the visitors.

Kaitlyn Stephan had 23 assists on the evening for the Lady Vikings and Macy Niswander added two blocks. Maddy Robrock matched Platt with three aces.

Konz first-half hat trick leads Viking soccerboys

Huntington North High School soccer player Jacob Foster takes a knee to the thigh from a Fort Wayne Snider player but keeps control of the ball during action Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 15, in the Vikings' 5-2 win over the visiting Bruins.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Kasey Konz tallied three first-half goals to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team to a 5-2 win over visiting Fort Wayne Snider in the Vikings season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Sophomores Kyle McGinnis and Peyton Miller also scored goals for Coach Steve Saddington’s squad.

Senior Sam Poling got the win in the nets with five saves in seven chances.

Miller added an assist to his goal, and fellow soph Tyler Christle also had an assist.

Koch, Tillett each score hat trick as Lady Vike soccergirls win opener

Seniors Karmen Koch and Hannah Tillett each scored a hat trick to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team to an 8-1 win over host Fort Wayne Snider in the HNHS season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Tillett added three assists to her three-goal game for Coach Jeremy Steele’s squad, which also got goals from junior Amaya Sunderman and sophomore Autumn Anderson.

Freshman goalkeeper Maddie Husband opened her high school career by making five saves in six tries for the win.

Eckert lone winner as Vike netboys lose opener

Auden Eckert at first singles was the lone winner for the Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team as it lost its season-opener to host Peru, 1-4, on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Eckert, a senior, downed Ethan Hyde, 6-2, 6-2.

A pair of losses went to three sets. Matt Karst at second singles fell to Ryan Smith, 3-6, 7-6, 2-6, and the second doubles team of Spencer Atkinson and Thomas Schweller lost to Gabe Baker and Greysen Spohn, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6.

Salamonie Church of the Brethren to host Florida scramble on Aug. 26 at Norwood Golf Course

Salamonie Church of the Brethren will have a Florida scramble Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. at Norwood Golf Course.

There is a cost for the outing, with hole sponsorships available. The cutoff for hole sponsors is Aug. 19.

For more information contact Ron Clabaugh at 224-2993 or Norwood Golf Course at 356-5929.

Step ahead


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jacob Foster (left), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team, tries to stay a step ahead of a player from visiting Heritage during a scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 10.

Strong second nine propels Lady Vikes to fourth at Concordia Invite

A strong second nine holes propelled the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team to a fourth place finish out of 15 teams at the Concordia Golf Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 12.

The Lady Vikings shot a 186 on the first nine holes at Foster Park in Fort Wayne but put together a 171 on the second nine to finish with a score of 357.

Homestead shot a 297 to win team honors, followed by Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger with a 323 and DeKalb with a 328.

Swat attempt


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Huntington North defensive lineman Brett Johnson tries to swat down a pass from Northrop quarterback Gavin Schoenle during the teams' scrimmage on Friday evening, Aug. 11, at Kriegbaum Field.

Lady Viking golfers drop Leo

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team topped Leo, 180-201, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington.

Junior Amara Eckert carded a 42 to lead the Lady Vikings, 1-0, 1-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference. Junior Laura Ham fired a 44, junior Danielle Gonser posted a 46 and senior Jaclyn Boyd rounded out the team’s score with a 48.

Junior Crosley Stanley tallied a non-scoring 52.

Registering open for YMCA Drover Town 5K

Registrations are currently being accepted for the YMCA-Drover Town 5K, set for Sept. 9 at St. Peter’s First Community Church, in Huntington, at 9 a.m.
While the race is a part of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA’s Battle of the Businesses, it is open to people who are not participating in that event. For those runners who are participating in the Battle, points will be awarded based on finish times.

Eckert's best helps Lady Vike golfers to third at EN Invitational

A personal-best outing by Amara Eckert helped propel the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team to a third-place finish at the East Noble Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Noble Hawk Golf Links, in Kendallville.

Eckert, a junior, scored an 80 to tie for first place at the invite. She and DeKalb’s top player entered a playoff to settle the stalemate, shooting even for two holes before the Lady Baron got the better of her on the third to capture medalist honors.

Lady Vike golfers second at own invite

Jaclyn Boyd, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team, watches her tee shot on the third hole at Norwood Golf Course during the Huntington North Invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 2. Boyd shot an 88 to finish 10th individually and the Lady Vikings fired a 360 to place second as a team.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by two players in the top 10, the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team opened its season with a runner-up finish at its own invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington.

Junior Amara Eckert and senior Jaclyn Boyd each fired an 88 for the Lady Vikings, with Eckert placing ninth and Boyd claiming 10th. Junior Laura Ham carded a 91 and junior Crosley Stanley posted a 93 to cap the team’s score at 360. Senior Sarah Malone shot a non-scoring 102.

New record holder


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Emma Helmich (third from left) was recognized during a ceremony at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Thursday, July 27,  for setting a new record in the 100-yard butterfly for the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team. Helmich set the new mark of 1:00.53 this past February. The previous mark of 1:01.92 was set by Sarah Robbins Kowalski (second from left) in 2002. Joining Helmich and Kowalski are (left) Sara Scher, HNHS assistant swim coach, and Mycal Rodenbeck, HNHS head swim coach.

Soccer clinic


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Chris Tillett, assistant coach for the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team, keeps an eye on attendees of the inaugural Lion/Vikings Soccer Clinic on Friday, July 21, at Roanoke Park. The four-day youth clinic was organized by the Roanoke Lions Club and the Lady Vikings, with all proceeds going to the Lady Vikes. Optimum Performance Sports, in Fort Wayne, was the event’s corporate sponsor and made the Lions’ donation to the Lady Vikings possible.

Roanoke Lions donate to Lady Vikes


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Jeremy Steele (back row, fifth from left), head coach of the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team, accepts a check for $1,000 from Sara Perkins, co-chair of the inaugural Lion/Vikings Soccer Clinic, on Friday, July 21, at Roanoke Park. The four-day youth clinic was organized by the Roanoke Lions Club (RLC) and Steele’s squad, with all proceeds going to the Lady Vikings.

Antiqology a sponsor of race car

Antiqology partnered with RSS Racing to sponsor Ryan Sieg in his No. 39 Chevy Camaro at the NASCAR Xfinity race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 22.

RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, GA.

Antiqology is in downtown Huntington.

PAL taking tackle, flag football registrations now

The Huntington Police Athletic League is currently accepting registrations for its tackle and flag football leagues.

The PAL prefers that all registrations be submitted by Friday, July 28. Having registrations turned in by that date makes it easier for the league to assign players to teams, says the PAL’s Tom Hughes. Despite that preference, registrations will be accepted after July 28.

The tackle league is open to children ages 9 through 12. Players must weigh a minimum of 65 pounds.

Soccer clinic in Roanoke


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Amaya Sunderman (right), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team, prepares to pass a ball to a camper during a drill at the Lion/Vikings Soccer Clinic in Roanoke Park on Friday, July 21. The four-day clinic was organized and run by the Lady Vikings and the Roanoke Lions Club, which donated the clinic’s proceeds to the team.

Undefeated champions


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Huntington Sheet Metal Inc. capped off an undefeated season with a victory in the championship game of the Huntington County Baseball 11U Tournament. Team members are (front row from left) Mason Downey, Jet Young, Gunner Inderlied, Levi Leaf Vanover, Izayah Bolinger and Jaiden Kirk; and (back row from left) assistant coaches Jason Wirt and John Reust, Bailey Davis, Frankie Wilkins, Adam Holzinger, Peyton Dunwiddie, Braedon Christiansen, Caleb Reust and Head Coach Mark Dunwiddie.

Name recent HC Run 4 Health winners

Winners were crowned in the one-mile, 5K and 10K races held as part of the Huntington County Run 4-Health on Saturday, July 8, in Huntington.

Tyson Thompson topped the field in the one-mile race. The 13-year-old from Huntington clocked in at 8:19.3. The race’s top female finisher was Lily Clanin, who crossed the finish line in 8:27.9. The 14-year-old placed second overall.

Norwood hosting summer golf outing for HU hoop fund-raiser

Norwood Golf Club, in Huntington, is hosting a summer golf outing to benefit the Huntington University men’s basketball program on Saturday, July 29, at 1 p.m.

There is a fee to attend per person and per foursome and it includes green fees, cart rental, lunch, a season ticket and door prizes.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is scheduled for noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. 

Roanoke toddler to be recipient of proceeds from Boone golf outing

Roanoke toddler Sophia Sterling will be the recipient of the proceeds from this year’s Doug Boone Memorial Golf Outing, set for Aug. 5 at Norwood Golf Course. The youngster has battled kidney cancer.
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The Doug Boone Memorial Golf Outing will be held Aug. 5 at Norwood Golf Course, with proceeds from this year’s event benefitting a Roanoke toddler.

Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to become hole sponsors for the event.

The golf outing is limited to 36 teams, which will play in groups of eight. There is a 10 a.m. shotgun start for the four-person scramble.

The first, second and third place teams will win cash prizes.

PAL Little League champions


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Builders Mart defeated Huntington County Federal Credit Union, 10-0, to win the Little League Tournament in the Huntington Police Athletic League on Wednesday, July 12. Pictured are (front row from left) Lindsay Johnson, Ericka Stephen, Jason Teusch, Justin Teusch, Gage Byerly and Korbin Kalhoefer; (middle row from left) Aden Kalhoefer, Cameron Spencer, GT Byerly, Dalen Johnson, Griffin Zahm and Tyler Teusch; and (back row from left) Coaches Trevor Byerly, Brad Price, Jace Zahm and Dave Teusch. Not pictured is Keagan Price.

Top PAL hurler


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Dalen Johnson (middle), of Builders Mart, was named pitcher of the year in the Huntington Police Athletic League. With Johnson are Coach Trevor Byerly (left) and Ed Waters, of the PAL.

Top PAL hitter


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Tiler Carr (middle), of Parkview FirstCare, was named hitter of the year in the Huntington Police Athletic League. With Carr are Coach Larry Carr (left) and Ed Waters, of the PAL.

Mental attitude award winner


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Zoey Stanley (third from left), of Huntington County Federal Credit Union, received the Taylor-Foust Mental Attitude Award in the Huntington Police Athletic League. With Stanley are (from left) coaches Jeremy Funk and Dustin Howell; Ed Waters, of the PAL; and Coach Dale Howell.

Coaches Pitch champs


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The Auto Brokers won the Coaches Pitch Tournament in the Huntington Police Athletic League on Thursday, June 29. Team members are (front row from left) Jaiden Green, Caiden Pohler, Zane Caley, Ethan Decker and Brayden Heiber; and (middle row from left) Braylon Beekman, Elijah Bowers, Tayshaun McQueen, Chase Reinhard, Brody Bolen and Koen Reinhard; and (back row from left) Crystal Caley, Cameron Caley, Jay Pohler, Dave Hieber and Christopher Bowers. Not pictured is Maddix Bussard and Coach Bob Bolen.

Here it comes


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Huntington Sheet Metal pitcher Braeden Christiansen gets ready to fire in a hard one to a VFW hitter in a Huntington County Baseball 11U tournament game on Saturday, July 8, at Homier Park.

Pony League champs


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Everything Flooring defeated Optimist Club to win the Pony League Tournament in the Huntington Police Athletic League on Wednesday, June 28. Pictured are (kneeling from left) Peyton Gaga, Adam Turner and Damon Raines; and (standing from left) Landon Spencer, Zach Setzer, Coach Don Story, Seth Johnson, Dakota Miller, Coach Mike Spears, Elysha Little, Austin Turner, Coach Cody Kunckle, Dylan Davis and Coach Jeremiah Davis. Not pictured is Holden Finley and Caleb Story.

New Hope Church to host golf fund-raiser

New Hope Church will hold its annual golf tournament fund-raiser on Saturday, July 22 at Norwood Golf Course. The Florida scramble will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Golfers should be at the course by 8 a.m.

A breakfast sandwich will be available at registration before tee off. A sit down meal will be served following the tournament.

Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams, as well as closest to the pin for men and women and longest drive for men and women. Every golfer will receive a prize.

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