DePew gains all-conference honors again

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Katie DePew.

Katie DePew, a junior on the Huntington University softball team, received all-conference honors from the Crossroads League on Friday, May 1, for the second consecutive year.

The Garrett native hammered out 60 hits, which included 13 doubles, two triples and two home runs to go along with 11 walks and 18 runs batted in. She boasted a .377 batting average and scored 33 runs.

Defensively, DePew committed nine errors on the season at second base for a fielding percentage of .948.

Heading to USF

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Huntington North High School senior Austin O’Connell (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Friday, May 1, to continue his football career at the University of Saint Francis. Present at the signing were O’Connell’s parents (seated from left) mother Angie and father Jeri and (standing from left) Coaches Mike Hill and Lon Knecht.

Stoffel, Koch lead Lady Vike trackgirls to third at Lime City Relays

Huntington North's Hannah Stoffel (left) runs the anchor leg of the 3,200-meter relay on Saturday, May 2, at the Lime City Relays at Kriegbaum Field. Stoffel and company placed second in the race as the Lady Vikings finished third as a team in the nine-squad field.
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Hannah Stoffel's win and the overall heroics of freshman Karmen Koch earned the Huntington North High School girls' track team a third place finish out of nine teams in their own Lime City Relays on Saturday, May 2.

Stoffel, a junior, went 11:27.34 to win the Lady Vikes' only event of the meet, and Stephanie McElhaney backed her up in the event with fourth place in 12:09.34.

HCB baseball season gets rolling

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Youths participating in Huntington County Baseball this season smile and wave at those watching HCB’s annual season-opening parade on Friday, May 1, in Huntington.

PAL baseball season opens

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Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters gets ready to throw out the opening pitch of the Police Athletic League’s youth baseball season on Saturday, May 2.

Viking golfers fourth at Rochester Invite

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team claimed fourth place out of 12 teams on Saturday, May 2, in the Rochester Golf Invitational at the Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek.

Jacob Vinson led the way for the Vikings with an 82, good for seventh place individually. Zac Tackett added an 84, Michael May shot an 85 and Alex Bickel shot a 93 in his first time playing varsity as the team combined for a 344 total.

Nolan Betterly was non-scorer with a 97. Columbus North won the event with a 326.

Field events carry Viking trackboys to fifth at own Lime City Relays

Huntington North’s Layne Neal heaves the shot put at the Lime City Relays, held Saturday, May 2, at Kriegbaum Field. The Vikings finished fifth with 64.5 points.
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High finishes in field events helped the Huntington North boys’ varsity track and field team place fifth at the Lime City Relays, which it hosted on Saturday, May 2.

Houston Lehman and Jared Coolman each posted silver finishes for Huntington North, which tallied 64.5 points in the nine-team field. Lehman, a senior, was runner-up in pole vault with a bound of 13 feet while Coolmanplaced second in shot put with a heave of 48 feet.

Richmond, MC cool off streaking Lady Vike netgirls

The Huntington North girls’ varsity tennis team lost, 2-3, to both Richmond and Muncie Central at a dual meet hosted by Marion on Saturday, May 2.

The Lady Vikings, suffering back-to-back losses for the first time this season, fall to 7-3.

Viking diamond men sweep Richmond

The Huntington North varsity baseball team swept host Richmond, 14-2, 3-1, on Saturday, May 2.

With the wins, the Vikings take the North Central Conference’s East Division, sporting a sterling 8-0 conference record.

The nightcap saw Huntington North’s Blake Gray and Alex McCutcheon do battle on the mound against Richmond’s Kyler Helms. The Red Devils’ hurler scattered eight hits across 5.1 innings, allowing solo tallies in the second, third and fourth frames while tallying seven strikeouts.

Pitchers' duel goes Bethel's way in CL tourney

A pitchers’ duel between Huntington University’s Kyle Zerfas and Bethel College’s Caleb MacPherson went the latter’s way as the seventh-seeded Pilots upset the No. 2 Forester baseball team, 3-1, in the opening round of the Crossroads League Tournament, held at Forest Glen Park on Saturday, May 2.

The defeat drops the Foresters, 24-14, 19-7 in league play, to the losers’ bracket, where they’ll face No. 6 Indiana Wesleyan at noon Monday in Huntington. The Pilots, 18-25, 11-17 in conference, move on to play third-seeded Spring Arbor, also on Monday in Huntington.

Vikings walk off with walk against CC on diamond

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, Blake Gray drew a walk and gave the Huntington North varsity baseball team a 5-4 win over visiting Columbia City on Friday, May 1.

Viking golfers fall to CC

Huntington North senior Zac Tackett watches his putt inch closer to the hole during action against visiting Columbia City on Thursday, April 30, at Norwood Golf Club in Huntington. The Vikiings lost.
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The Huntington North boys’ varsity golf team lost to visiting Columbia City, 149-181, on Thursday, April 30, at Norwood Golf Club, in Huntington.

Senior Zac Tackett and junior Michael May each carded a 44 for the Vikings. Junior Jacob Vinson shot a 46 while sophomore Nolan Betterly fired a 47.

Huntington North’s junior varsity squad also lost, 176-180.

Hole-in-one prize up for grabs at Kids Kampus golf outing May 13

First Federal Savings Bank will sponsor a hole in one contest during the Pathfinder Kids Kampus golf outing on May 13. Holding the prize check are (back row from left) Kids Kampus administrator Lisa Mettler, Bill Miller of David Culp & Co., First Federal President Michael Zahn, and Lee Cutting and Patrick Davis of Norwood Golf Club; and (front, from left) Pathfinder Kids Kampus students Bradley Kornmann and Caiden Pohler.
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Golfers in the 24th annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus golf outing on May 13 will have a chance to win $5,000 for making a hole in one.

The hole in one contest on Hole 11 is sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank of Huntington. Golfers can take one swing for the chance to win. In addition to the $5,000 prize for the winner, an additional $5,000  will go to Path-finder Kids Kampus.

The golf outing, sponsored by David Culp & Co., will be held at Norwood Golf Club.

Nun Run and Brother Boogie May 23

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The Nun Run and Brother Boogie will be held on May 23, beginning and ending at St. Felix Oratory, 1280 Hitzfield St., Huntington.

The event includes both a 5K and a 10K run or walk, with the route on roads and trails. Events begin at 9:15 a.m.

Registration forms are available at the Parkview Huntington Family YM-CA, Anytime Fitness, Huntington Catholic School, Victory Noll Center and Zay Leasing & Rentals.

For more information, contact Andy Zay at 356-1588 or azay@sbcglobal. net.

Foresters' softball season ends with loss to Trojans

The season came to an end for the Huntington University softball team with a 10-4 loss to Taylor in the loser's bracket of the Crossroads League Tournament on Friday, May 1, at the Hoosier Athletic Center, in Clermont.

The fifth-seeded Foresters, 23-25 overall, 18-19 in league play, dropped from the winner's bracket with a 5-1 loss to no. 2 Indiana Wesleyan on Thursday, April 30, setting up an elimination game against the third-seeded Trojans.

Viking trackboys lose to Bellmont

Prepping for the Lime City Relays on Saturday, the Huntington North High School varsity boys' track team lost a dual meet with visiting Bellmont, 86-45, on Thursday, April 30.

Houston Lehman and Jared Coolman continued their winning ways for HNHS, taking the pole vault and shot put, respectively, and they were joined in the winner's circle by Andrew Kaylor in the 1,600-meter run and Mark Hultz in the 110-meter hurdles.

Lehman went 12-6 to win his specialty and lead a Viking sweep in the event as Adam Woods finished second and Noah Eggleston took third.

Butler pops 2 as Lady Vikes slide past Dekalb

Huntington North pitcher Hannah Middlebrooks reaches up high getting ready to deliver a pitch against visiting DeKalb on Thursday, April 30. Middlebrooks and crew won a 10-inning battle, 7-6.
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Ariene Butler smacked two home runs and Hannah Middlebrooks added another as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team slid past visiting Dekalb, 7-6, in 10 innings on Thursday, April 30.

Butler had a total of three hits and two runs batted in and Middlebrooks had two hits and a ribby to help push the Lady Vikes to 6-8 on the season. Alyssa Voght added a double and two RBI.

Middlebrooks got the win in the circle, going all 10 innings and yielding 12 hits, with 11 strikeouts and three walks.

IWU drops HU to loser's bracket

The Huntington University softball team got dropped to the loser's bracket of the Crossroads League tournament on Thursday, April 30, with a 5-1 loss to Indiana Wesleyan.

The Foresters, 23-24, faced Taylor on Friday in an elimination game.

While both HU and IWU, 46-10, each got nine hits, it was Wesleyan that was able to stack its hits and produce runs. HU's only run of the contest came when Courtney Sliger snuck home on the front end of a double-steal in the fifth inning, but IWU already had a 4-0 lead at that point.

Frederick runs shutout string to four as Lady Vikes trump Bluffton

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Kylie Frederick.

No. 1 singles player Kylie Frederick shut out her opponent for the fourth straight match to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team to a 4-1 win over host Bluffton on Thursday, April 30.

Frederick, a senior, ran by Molly Williams to run her shutout string to eight sets and lead the Lady Vikings to their seventh win in eight outings this season.

Viking pitchers handcuff Eastbrook

A quartet of Viking pitchers tossed a combined one-hit shutout, giving the Huntington North varsity baseball team a 7-0 win over host Eastbrook on Wednesday, April 29.

Kory Goodrich threw the first three innings for Coach Brian Abbott’s squad, 9-4, yielding a single base poke while striking out five. Walker Spahr spelled Goodrich, logging two perfect frames, before Caleb Landrum and Alex McCutcheon tossed the final two innings, respectively, and shut down Eastbrook, too.

Goodrich picked up the win, his third of the year against zero defeats.

Lady Vike netgirls zip second straight foe

The Huntington North girls’ varsity tennis team dominated its second straight opponent, blanking host Norwell, 5-0, on Wednesday, April 29.

The Lady Vikings ran their record to 6-1 on the season.

Senior Kylie Frederick was flawless in her first singles match against Molly Burton, winning 6-0, 6-0. Senior Ana Eckert was nearly perfect at No. 2 singles versus Megan Herber, logging a 6-1, 6-0 decision, while senior Emily Eherenman was almost faultless in her match as well, beating Cierra Middleton, 6-0, 6-1, in third singles action.

Viking trackboys win Muncie Central Relays

The Huntington North boys’ varsity track and field team amassed 119.5 points to win the Muncie Central Relays on Wednesday, April 29.

Three gold showings highlighted the Vikings’ point-tally in the seven-team field. Senior Dustin Campbell won the 3,200-meter run with a clocking of 10:35.08 while senior Drew Fawcett leaped 20-3 to top long jump and freshman Jared Coolman made a toss of 48-6 to take shot put.

Coolman also logged third-place points in discus with a toss of 119-11.

HU softball team opens CL tourney with twin wins

The Huntington University softball team opened play in the Crossroads League Tournament with a pair of wins, edging Grace in nine innings, 8-7, before trouncing Bethel, 12-0, on Wednesday, April 29, at the Hoosier Athletic Center in Clermont.

The victories set up a game between the fifth-seeded Foresters, 23-23, 18-18 in conference, and second-seeded Indiana Wesleyan at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, April 30, with the winner advancing to the tourney’s title game.

Local baseball and softball leagues to be starting May 2

Local baseball and softball leagues will be kicking off their seasons on Saturday, May 2.

Before a slate of games on Saturday, Huntington County Baseball will have Opening Night festivities on Friday, May 1. These festivities will commence with a parade at 5:30 p.m., followed by baseball and softball games at approximately 7 p.m. at Homier Park. Special grilled items will be available at the concession stand during this time and a fireworks show at approximately 9 p.m. will conclude the night.

A new look

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Members of the Huntington County Special Olympics track team show off the new track shirts that were purchased with the help of a Make a Difference grant from the Huntington County Community Foundation and a supplemental grant.

Frosh has hand in four wins as Lady Vike trackgirls top Kokomo

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Karmen Koch.

Freshman Karmen Koch won three individual events and helped with a relay win to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity track team to an 83-49 win over host Kokomo on Tuesday, April 28.

Tackett again medalist as Viking golfers bounce Manchester

Zac Tackett was again medalist as the Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team bounced host Manchester, 16-181, on Tuesday, April 28.

Tackett, a senior, fired a 1-over-par 37, and Nolan Betterley was next with a 41. Jacob Vinson and Michael May rounded out the scoring with rounds of 43.

Non-scoring for the varsity were Zane Cozad with a 45 and Aidan Wright with a 49.

The Viking junior varsity won, 201-209, with Bramely Shultz and Noah Gass each firing rounds of 49. Hunter Schwob had a 50 and Alex Bickel rounded out the scoring with a 53.

Crestview boys' track team shot against Woodside

The Crestview Middle School boys’ track team came up short against host Woodside, 54-45, on Monday, April 27.

Charlie Agnew logged one of four Cougar wins, leaping a personal best 5-2 in high jump.

Other gold-placers for Crestview included Jacob Wust in the 1,600 and 800-meter runs and Max Hughes in discus.

HU baseball team wraps up regular season with split at Taylor

The Huntington University baseball team wrapped up its regular season by splitting a doubleheader with host Taylor on Tuesday, April 28, dropping the first game 4-3 in 10 innings but winning the nightcap by the same score.

The Foresters finish the regular season at 24-13 overall and 19-7 in the Crossroads League.

Both teams scored all of their runs in the second game in the second and third innings, with HU tallying two apiece in each frame and Taylor scoring one in the second and two in the third.

Butler has 4 extra base hits as Lady Vikes pound MC

Ariene Butler smacked three doubles and a triple as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team battered host Muncie Central, 13-2, on Tuesday, April 28.

Butler had two runs batted in and a stolen base and Kelsie Vogleman had four singles, two RBI and a stolen base as the Lady Vikings improved to 5-8 overall and 1-1 in the North Central Conference.