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Cannici, Vogleman lead Lady Vikes to sectional title contest

Huntington North pitcher Kendra Arnold gets ready to unleash a pitch against Jay County on Tuesday, May 26, at the Homestead Softball Sectional Tournament. The Lady Vikings crushed Jay County to move on to the championship game Thursday night, May 28.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Mackenzi Cannici blasted a pair of home runs and Kelsie Vogleman knocked in five runs to lead the Huntington North High School varsity softball team to a 17-2 shellacking of Jay County in the Homestead Softball Sectional Tournament on Tuesday, May 26.

The Lady Vikings, 12-17, will face the host school for the sectional championship on Thursday, May 28, at 5 p.m. Homestead, 23-6, destroyed Fort Wayne Wayne, 20-0, to move into the championship game.

Stoffel earns pair of tickets to state track championships

Photo by Steve Clark.
Hannah Stoffel.

Huntington North High School junior Hannah Stoffel earned a pair of tickets to the Indiana State Girls' Track and Field Championships next week by placing first and second in her two individual events at the Marion Regional on Tuesday, May 26.

Stoffel beat Josey Korte of Angola to the finish line by .67 seconds to win the 1,600-meter run, in 5:06.15, then for good measure she captured second in the 800-meter run, in 2:17.36.

Viking golfers top Bluffton

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team topped host Bluffton, 172-180, on Tuesday, May 26.

Zac Tackett and Jacob Vinson led the way for the Vikings with matching scores of 41. Zane Cozad shot a 44 and Michael May wrapped things up with a 46.

Nolan Betterly was the non-scorer with a 47.

Hunter Schwob led the Vikings' JV with a 44. Alex Bickel carded a 45, Bramely Shultz and Logan Sizemore both fired rounds of 50 and Noah Gass had a non-scoring 52.

Wesco, Prather are tops at Nun Run, Brother Boogie

Ainsley Melcher (right), of Roanoke, leads a group of runners through a scenic portion of the grounds at the St. Felix Oratory during the Nun Run 5K on Saturday, May 23.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Collin Wesco, of Huntington, and Brad Prather, of Roanoke, were the winners of the Nun Run 5K & Brother Boogie 10K, respectively, held Saturday, May 23, at the grounds of St. Felix Oratory, in Huntington.

Wesco, 19, took the 5K in 17:35.7 to beat runner-up Blake Malone, of Fort Wayne, by almost 23 seconds, while Prather, 43, drubbed the field in the 10K by more than four minutes, finishing in 36:31.1, with Tracy Blocker, of Huntington, placing runner-up in 40:44.2.

Vikings split with Bronchos behind Goodrich gem

Photo by Steve Clark.
Kory Goodrich.

Kory Goodrich pitched a four-hit shutout as the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team split a doubleheader with host Lafayette Jefferson on Saturday, May 23.

The Viking's 3-0 victory in the first game was part of the North Central Conference Tournament and earned the Vikings third place.

Huntington North, 17-8, lost the second game 9-1.

Goodrich, a junior, struck out four and walked two in his complete-game effort to improve to 6-1 on the year.

Viking golfers back in pack at Muncie Central Invite

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team finished in the pack at the Muncie Central Invitational at the Players club in Yorktown on Saturday, May 23, with a 357.

Zac Tackett led the Vikings' efforts with an 84, followed by Zane Cozad with an 89, Jacob Vinson with a 91 and Michael May with a 93.

Nolan Betterly had a non-scoring 94 for the Vikings, who were 60 strokes off the winning scored of 297 posted by Yorktown. Westview was two strokes back in second place.

HU junior Nash 16th at nationals high jump

Huntington University junior Jake Nash placed 16th in the high jump at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 21 to 23 at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, AL.

The 13th-seeded Nash was making his first trip to the outdoor nationals, and earned his placing with a height of 6-7.

Pair of youth sports camps at HU this summer

A pair of youth sports camps will be offered at Huntington University this summer.

Those camps are:

Tennis
The Huntington University men’s tennis team has announced its summer camp schedule to be hosted at the Merillat Complex Klopfenstein Courts.

The Foresters will host their traditional camp for kindergartners through 12th-graders from June 15 through 19.

Kennedy knocks in 4 to highlight Lady Vikes' big win

Photo by Steve Clark.
Maddi Kennedy.

Playing in her final regular season home game, senior Maddi Kennedy drove in a team-high four runs for the Huntington North varsity softball team to highlight a 12-6 win over Columbia City on Senior Night, Thursday, May 21.

Junior Alexa Hill and sophomore Ariene Butler each added a home run and three runs batted in to the Lady Vikings’ big night at the plate.

Sophomore Mackenzi Cannici and freshman Alyssa Voght contributed an RBI apiece to round out the offensive fireworks for Coach Darci Brown’s squad, 11-17.

Sectional champs


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team defeated South Adams, 4-1, on Friday, May 22, to win the Norwell Sectional for the third year in a row. Team members are (from left) sophomore Katie Hunt, seniors Kylie Frederick, Ana Eckert, Maddie Phillips and Emily Eherenman and juniors Sarah Fryman and Emily Karst.

Lady Vike netgirls claim third straight sectional crown

Maddie Phillips, a senior on the Huntington North girls’ tennis team, dashes to the ball during her second doubles match with partner Katie Hunt against South Adams in the championship match of the Norwell Sectional on Friday, May 22.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North girls’ tennis team dispatched South Adams, 4-1, to capture its third straight Norwell Sectional title on Friday, May 22.

The senior trio of Kylie Frederick, Ana Eckert and Emily Eherenman once again swept singles play while the first doubles duo of Sarah Fryman and Emily Karst also triumphed to give the Lady Vikings their 18th win against only three losses.

Smeltzer comes off bench with big bat as HNHS frosh dump Wabash

Keaton Smeltzer had two doubles and five runs batted in coming off the Huntington North bench to lead the HNHS freshman baseball team to a 14-4 triumph over visiting Wabash on Thursday, May 21.

Logan Moreland picked up the win on the mound for HNHS.

Tomlinson drives in 5 as Lady Vikes' JV routs Kokomo

Natalea Tomlinson drove in five runs to highlight a 15-4 rout of host Kokomo by the Huntington North junior varsity softball team on Wednesday, May 20.

Tomlinson, a sophomore, was one of five Lady Vikings with multiple runs batted in. Freshmen Kendra Arnold, Peyton Butler, Bailey Hughes and Josilyn Platt each supplied two RBI to the team’s effort. Sophomores Brook Shoemaker and Jordyn Poulson rounded out the offensive assault with an RBI apiece.

HN frosh top Carroll

The Huntington North freshmen baseball team topped visiting Carroll, 8-5, on Wednesday, May 20.

Gage Sandlin, Matt Hahn and Collin Landrum each handled pitching duties for the Vikings, with Sandlin picking up the win.

Konner Morris and Ethan Shafer accounted for half of Huntington North’s runs, with each crossing home plate twice.

Viking golfers triumph over North Side

Senior Zac Tackett fired an even-par 32 to lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team to a 151-170 win over host Fort Wayne North Side on Thursday, May 21.

Michael May fired a 38, Jacob Vinson shot a 40 and Nolan Betterly fired a 41 to complete the HNHS team scoring.

Bramely Shultz was non-scorer with a 42.

Lady Viking netgirls into sectional championship match tonight

A singles sweep gave the Huntington North High School varsity tennis team a 3-2 win over Adams Central in the semifinals of the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional on Thursday, May 21, and moved it into the finals on Friday night against South Adams.

Kylie Frederick at first singles, Ana Eckert at second and Emily Ehernman at third carried the day for HNHS, now 17-3 on the season. Frederick topped Jenna Lehman, 6-1, 6-3; Eckert took down Anna Burkhart, 6-2, 6-1; and Eherenman downed Dharma Steffen, 6-3, 6-1.

Fawcett wins sectional long jump among several Viking regional track qualifiers

Huntington North senior Drew Fawcett tries for his best distance during the long jump competition at the Fort Wayne Wayne Boys' Track Sectional on Thursday, May 21. Fawcett won the event and led several Vikings on to next week's regional at Marion.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Drew Fawcett won the long jump and four other individual Huntington North teammates and two relay teams will join him at regional next week with their efforts Thursday, May 21, at the Fort Wayne Wayne Boys' Track Sectional.

Fawcett, a senior, flew 20-7.75 to win his event and place in one of the three qualifying spots for next Thursday's Marion regional.

He will be joined by sophomore Jared Coolman, who placed second in the shot put, Houston Lehman, the third place finisher in the pole vault and the 400-meter and 3,200-meter relay teams, which also placed third.

Lady Vike netgirls sweep Bluffton in sectional opener

Huntington North's second singles player, Ana Eckert, steps into a backhand during her sectional match against Bluffton's Lauren Stauffer in the opening round of the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional on Wednesday, May 20. Eckert and the Lady Vikings won, 5-0 to move on.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North girls’ tennis team opened postseason play with a bang, blanking Bluffton, 5-0, in the first round of the Norwell Sectional on Wednesday, May 20.

Senior Emily Eherenman highlighted the Lady Vikings’ domination with a 6-0, 6-0 victory in the third singles match over Madison Meyer.

Senior Kylie Frederick was just a game away from notching a shutout of her own, dispatching Molly Williams, 6-1, 6-0, at first singles, while Ana Eckert, also a senior, capped the Huntington North singles sweep with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Lauren Stauffer in the second match.

Huntington North back in win column

The Huntington North varsity baseball team edged visiting Blackford, 4-1, on Wednesday, May 20.

The Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but failed to expand that advantage and the Bruins knotted things up in the top of the fifth. The hosts’ response was quick, however, and they slipped back in front with a solo tally of their own in the bottom of the frame. Coach Brian Abbott’s squad then gave itself some breathing room with a pair of runs in the sixth while holding the visitors scoreless to seal the win.

Lady Vikes take lumps against East Noble

The Huntington North varsity softball team suffered a 13-4 loss to visiting East Noble on Tuesday, May 19.

The Lady Vikings sent both Hannah Middlebrooks and Kendra Arnold to the circle and neither had an answer for the Lady Knights’ hitters. Middlebrooks, a sophomore, allowed seven hits and issued a walk in the first four innings while Arnold, a freshman, gave up six base pokes and walked four over the final two frames.

Sophomore Mackenzi Cannici and freshman Erin Burke each produced two hits with a run batted in for Coach Darci Brown’s squad, 10-17.

Kyu students


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Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana has announced students who have been promoted to new kyu ranks. Those students were awarded certificates by Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Dojo at Champs Academy after successfully passing examinations. Included in the picture are (from left) Jaiden Kirk, yellow belt; Olivia Anderson, yellow belt; and Zackery Lane, yellow belt. Not pictured are Jeremy Clarke, yellow belt, one stripe; Thain Kelly, purple belt; and Tom Edwards, green belt.

Stoffel, Koch qualify for regional twice at girls' track sectional

Huntington North junior Hannah Stoffel (No. 143) runs in the middle of the pack in the 1,600-meter run at the New Haven Girls' Track Sectional on Tuesday, May 19. Stoffel eventually placed second to earn one of her two advancements to next week's Marion regional.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Junior Hannah Stoffel and freshman Karmen Koch each qualified for regional in two individual events and a relay to pace the fourth-place efforts of Huntington North High School at the New Haven Girls' Track Sectional on Tuesday, May 19.

The Lady Vikings will send a total of seven individuals and two relay teams on to regionals.

Needing a top three finish to advance, Stoffel got in with a pair of runner-up slots, taking No. 2 in the 1,600-meter run in 5:12.89 and coming back for a second in the 800-meter run in 2:19.40.

Kokomo rally sends Vikings home empty-handed

Host Kokomo rallied for four runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team, 6-5, on Tuesday, May 19.

The Vikings, 15-7, held a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh before the Wildkats used three hits, two walks, a wild pitch and two Huntington North errors to walk off with the victory, their seventh in 21 games this season.

Morris no-hitter, homer lead HNHS frosh over Peru

Konner Morris threw a no-hitter to lead the Huntington North freshmen baseball team past host Peru, 10-1, on Monday, May 18.

Morris also helped his own cause with a home run in the first inning. Jarret Gray scored three runs for the Vikings while Mason Landrum crossed home twice.

Crestview soccergirls defeat Riverview

The Crestview Middle School girls’ soccer team defeated host Riverview, 5-1, in its regular season finale on Monday, May 18.

Autumn Anderson and Dairian Goelz each scored a pair of goals for the Lady Cougars, who also got a score from Erika Vinson.

Goelz also supplied two assists while Anderson logged one assist.

Phelicia Shomo recorded seven saves in goal.

The tilt between the Crestview and Riverview boys’ squads was stopped due to lightning and resulted in a 1-1 tie.

Aidan Hosler scored the Cougars’ lone goal. Isaac Brown made three stops in goal.

Vikings lose lead and game to Carroll

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team saw a 5-0 lead disappear in one inning and wound up being beaten by visiting Carroll, 10-5, on Monday, May 18.

The Vikings, 15-6, scored five runs on five hits in the second inning but surrendered six runs in the fourth inning and another four in the seventh.

A two-run double by Walker Spahr highlighted the Vikes' big frame, but North starter Blake Gray was unabled to get past the fourth inning as he surrendered six hits and six earned runs in the top of the fourth.

Poulson dinger leads Lady Vikes' JV in slugest win over Blackford

Jordan Poulson smashed a three-run home run to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to a 22-7 thrashing of visiting Blackford on Monday, May 18.

Abby Kindler had a triple in the slugfest, Bailey Hughes and Kristen Reed each had a pair of doubles and Kendra Arnold also had a double as the Lady Vikings improved to 9-2 on the season.

Tackett all-conference as Viking golfers place 7th in NCC

An all-conference finish by Zac Tackett highlighted a trip to the North Central Conference Tournament by the Huntington North boys’ varsity golf team, which carded a 365 to finish seventh on Saturday, May 16, at Legends Golf Club, in Franklin.

Tackett, a senior, went sub-80, carding a 78 to earn his all-conference honors.

Junior Michael May shot an 86, junior Jacob Vinson fired a 96 and sophomore Nolan Betterly finished with a 105 to cap the Vikings’ score.

Junior Zane Cozad hit a non-scoring 111.

Harrison topped the 10-team field with a 304.

Lady Vikings drop pair in NCC tourney

The Huntington North varsity softball team suffered a pair of losses in the North Central Conference Tournament, losing a shootout with Anderson, 14-12, after falling to Harrison, 11-1, on Saturday, May 16, in Westfield.

Heritage Days 5K run set for June 20

The Heritage Days 5K run will take place Saturday, June 20, at Kriegbaum Field, located at the corner of North Jefferson Street and Stadium Drive.

Registration and race number pickup begins at 8 a.m. with the start of the race set for 9:50 a.m. Awards will be presented in the stadium at 10:45 a.m.

There are separate entry fees for adults, those18 and younger and families (up to four entries). The first 50 registrants will receive a T-shirt.

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