Viking baseball team romps past CC, 15-1

Six players had two runs batted in apiece for the Huntington North High School baseball team as it romped past host Columbia City, 15-1, on Thursday, April 27.

The Vikings tallied five runs in the second inning and put up a six-spot in the fourth on the way to improving to 9-4 on the season. The big hitting made a winner of starting pitcher Gage Sandlin, who actually didn't need much help as he yielded just four hits and one earned run in four innings, with one strikeout.

HNHS netgirls blitz Columbia City

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team blitzed host Columbia City on Thursday, April 27, 5-0.

Climbing back over .500 at 5-4 on the season, the Lady Vikings got at least one shutout in all three singles matches. Jessica Henline at first singles topped Olivia Campbell, 6-1, 6-0, Katie Hunt at second singles used the identical score to beat Grace Cotter and Tarah Zumbrun at third singles topped Lydia Morgan, 6-0, 2-0 (retired).

HU's Carr is all-conference pick after CL tourney

Huntington University sophomore Cale Carr received an all-conference selection at the conclusion of the Crossroads League Championships at Pine Valley Country Club in Fort Wayne on Monday and Tuesday, April 24 and 25.

Carr finshed 11th out of 45 golfers at the tourney and was recognized by the league's coaches based on the entire season, said HU Head Coach Rick Sholund. At the tourney, Carr fired a 12-over-par 225 on rounds of 75, 73, 77.

Coolman again a twin winner as Viking trackboys split tri-meet

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Jared Coolman

A pair of first-place efforts by Jared Coolman in field events helped the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team take second in a tri-meet with host Leo and DeKalb on Tuesday, April 25.

Coolman triumphed in shot put and discus. The senior won the former event with a throw of 46-8 and the latter with a fling of 147-1.

Hot-starting Lady Vikings bomb CC on diamond

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Ariene Butler

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team rode a hot start to an 11-5 victory over visiting Columbia City on Wednesday, April 26.

The Lady Vikings, 8-4, scored three runs in each of the first three innings while holding the Lady Eagles to just three runs during that time to build a comfortable lead. Coach Paris Seibold’s squad added a pair of insurance tallies in the fifth while Columbia City scored once in the fifth and once more in the sixth to round out the game’s offense.

19th-ranked Indiana Tech hammers HU baseball team

The Huntington University baseball team took a break from Crossroads League play and got hammered by 19th-ranked Indiana Tech, 15-9, on Tuesday, April 25, at Warrior Field.

The Foresters, 27-10, had defeated the Warriors earlier this season, but the hosts made sure that wouldn't happen again quickly, jumping out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning. Forester starter Will Coursen-Carr gave up four hits, including a grand slam home run, three walks and a hit batsman in just two-thirds of an inning.

HU softball squad runs win string to 5 with sweep of USF

The Huntington University softball team ran its win string to five games with a doubleheader sweep of host University of Saint Francis on Tuesday, April 25, 4-3, 6-0.

The Foresters, 24-16-1, rallied back from a 2-0 deficit after three innings to win the opener. They tallied a solo run in the fourth inning and then got what proved to be the winning three-run rally in the fifth, much of that courtesy of a USF fielding miscue.

Leist bangs in game-winner in 10th to lead Lady Vikings

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Faith Leist

Faith Leist slammed a two-out double in the bottom of the 10th inning to score Ariene Butler from first base as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team beat Whitko, 3-2, on Tuesday, April 25.

Butler started the frame with an infield single but Mackenzi Cannici and Hannah Middlebrooks both flew out. Leist then got her rip to deep center to push the Lady Vikings to 7-4 on the campaign.

Butler, Middlebrooks and Jordyn Poulson each had a pair of hits to lead the offense.

Viking pitchers stifle East Noble at Parkview Field

Viking hitter Cody Barton makes contact with an offering from East Noble pitcher Zach Lane during the Vikings' 7-2 win on Tuesday, April 25, at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne.
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Three Viking pitchers threw one-hit baseball through six innings and the opposition gave them all the runs they needed in the first inning on the way to a 7-2 Huntington North High School baseball team triumph over East Noble at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne.

East Noble edges Lady Vike netgirls

Huntington North's first singles player, Jessica Henline, returns a shot in her match against Mya Diffenderfer on Tuesday, April 25, at the HNHS tennis courts. Henline won her match but the Lady Vikes got edged, 2-3.
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A couple of three-set losses proved the undoing for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team as it fell to visiting East Noble, 2-3, on Tuesday, April 25.

Jessica Henline at first singles defeated Mya Diffenderfer, 6-3, 5-3, and Katie Hunt at No. 2 singles topped Brittany Alwine, 7-6, 6-4. Needing to just one victory for the team win, the Lady Vikes couldn't quite get it done, falling in three sets at third singles and second doubles.

Middlebrooks, hits, pitches Lady Vikes past EN

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Hannah Middlebrooks

Hannah Middlebrooks smacked a home run and pitched a three-hitter to lead the Huntington North High School softball team past host East Noble, 4-2, on Monday, April 24.

Middlebrooks, a senior, slammed a three-run dinger in the top of the first to give herself a lead to work with. She allowed a run in the bottom of the first and then one more in the fourth, but shut the door after that. HNHS scored a solo tally in the fifth for insurance.

Middlebrooks added a single to her homer, and Ariene Butler also had two hits for the Lady Vikes, 6-4.

IWU wins pitchers' battle with Foresters

Host Indiana Wesleyan University won a battle of pitching against the Huntington University baseball team by hanging the Foresters with a 2-1 defeat on Monday, April 24.

IWU limited the potent Forester attack to its lowest scoring output in a league game this season. The Foresters, 27-9, 20-4 in the Crossroads League, got only six hits, and their one run came came from a Shea Beauchamp single and an IWU fielding miscue.

Koch scores in three events to lead HNHS girls at Lady Kingsmen Invite

A runner-up finish by Karmen Koch in the 300-meter hurdles highlighted the day for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity track team at the Lady Kingsmen Invitational, held Saturday, April 22, at Penn.

Koch crossed the finish line in :46.4. The junior tallied points in a total of three events for the Lady Vikings, who finished 14th at the invite with a register of 17.5.

Koch also competed in the 100-meter hurdles, claiming fifth in :16.52. She rounded out her point-getting with a seventh-place showing in high jump, leaping 5-0.

HU trackwomen seventh at Little State

The Huntington University women’s track team finished seventh at the Little State Championships, held Saturday, April 22, at Taylor University.

Junior Nicole Pennington was the Foresters’ big point-getter. In addition to earning 11 points in sprints – taking third in the 100-meter dash, in :12.84, and fourth in the 200-meter dash, in :27.22 – she also anchored two relay teams that finished in the top five for Huntington.

HU trackmen 11th at LIttle State Championships

The Huntington University men’s track team finished 11th at the Little State Championships, held Saturday, April 22, at Taylor University.

Avniel Barrow sprinted to a 4th-place finish in the 100-meter dash, clocking in at :11.22, before teaming up with CJ Robertson, Bradey Gerke and Adam Woods to finish eighth in the 400-meter relay in :44.15.

Robertson and Gerke went on to run the 1,600-meter relay along with Elston Jones and Michael Bowman, taking seventh in 3:29.10.

Betterly's third place sparks HNHS golfers to runner-up at own invite

Sawyer Stoltz, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team, watches his iron shot on the edge of a pond at Norwood Golf Course during the Huntington North Invitational on Saturday, April 22. The Vikings finished second.
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Senior Nolan Betterly placed third as an individual to lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team to a runner-up finish at its own Huntington North Golf Invitational on Saturday, April 22, at Norwood Golf Course.

Betterly posted an 18-hole total of 83, two strokes more than medalist Alex Dose of Northridge, which won the team championship.

The Vikings shot a team score of 346 for the event, with Bramley Shultz carding an 86, Luke Pulver firing a 97 and Hank Pulver and Jared Smith both recording scores of 90.

Viking diamond boys sweep SB Adams

A 14-hit attack in the second game yielded a dozen runs as the Huntington North High School baseball team swept host South Bend Adams in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 22, winning 7-3 and 12-6.

The second game hitfest for HNHS, 7-4, was led by Jarret Gray and Cody Barton with three safeties apiece. Ian McCutcheon and Mason Landrum added a pair of hits apiece.

Barton picked up three runs batted in while Gray and Pat Miller accounted for two each.

Foresters claim share of CL baseball title with twinbill sweep of Taylor

The Huntington University baseball team clinched at least a share of the Crossroads League regular-season title by completing a three-game sweep of host Taylor University on Saturday, April 22.

In claiming a share of the conference title, the 24th-ranked Foresters punched their ticket to the opening round of the NAIA World Series, set to start May 15. Also, with one win in their final four league games, the Foresters can win the conference title outright. As a result of the sweep, Taylor dropped into a tie with Marian University for second place in league standings.

Mississinewa edges Lady Vikes SB

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team got edged by host Mississinewa, 7-6, on Saturday, April 22.

Pitching helps HU SB sweep Goshen

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Lairen Miller

Solid outings by its pitchers propelled the Huntington University softball team to a sweep of host Goshen College, 3-1 and 3-0, on Saturday, April 22.

Freshmen Lairen Miller and Camille Furrow both went the distance in the circle for the Foresters, 23-16-1, 18-12 in Crossroads League play.

Miller posted her third shutout of the season in the second game, yielding just four hits. The rookie issued no walks and struck out one as she earned her 13th win against eight defeats.

Spahr wins twice as Viking trackboys at Muncie Central Relays

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Brock Spahr

A pair of top finishes by distance runner Brock Spahr helped the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team capture second place at the Muncie Central Relays on Saturday, April 22.

Spahr posted first-place finishes in the 1,600 and the 3,200-meter runs for the Vikings. The sophomore won the shorter race in 4:49.24 and the longer one in 10:10.09.

Jared Coolman also put forth a golden effort for Coach Scott Bower’s squad, triumphing in shot put. A senior, Coolman tossed the gray ball 48-0 to take the top spot.

HU women golfers ninth at IWU Rumble at the Rock

The Huntington University women’s golf team took ninth place at Indiana Wesleyan University’s Rumble at the Rock, held at Rock Hollow Golf Club, in Peru, across Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22.

Although the Foresters finished last at the meet, they managed to better their first-day score of 380 by 17 strokes the second day to finish with a 743.

HU humbles Taylor in battle of top CL baseball teams

In a matchup between the top two squads in the Crossroads League, the conference-leading Huntington University baseball team humbled host Taylor University, 13-2, on Friday, April 21.

The first contest in a three-game series scheduled to be completed on Saturday, April 22, the Foresters showed why they’re the 24th-ranked team in the nation. Coach Mike Frame’s squad dominated in both phases of the game, banging out 10 hits while limiting the Trojans to just four.

HU softball squad downs USF, 4-1

The Huntington University softball team topped visiting Saint Francis, 4-1, on Friday, April 21.

The Foresters, 21-16-1, 16-12 in Crossroads League play, took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Coach Doug Gower’s squad doubled its advantage to 4-0 in the third before the Cougars managed to spoil Lairen Miller’s shutout bid in the seventh with their lone run of the game.

Miller earned the win in the circle to improve to 12-8. The freshman limited Saint Francis to six hits and the one run in seven frames. She notched five strikeouts and issued no walks.

Lady Vikes' softball team wallops Wayne

Kelsie Vogleman, a senior on the Huntington North High School varsity softball team, connects with a pitch in a game against visiting Wayne on Friday, April 21. The Lady Vikings won big, 14-1.
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The Huntington North High School varsity softball team walloped visiting Wayne, 14-1, on Friday, April 21.

The Lady Vikings wasted no time building a double-digit lead on their overmatched opponent, tallying four runs in the first inning before adding six more in the second to craft a 10-0 advantage. Coach Paris Seibold’s squad tacked on three more runs in the third before exchanging solo tallies with the Lady Generals in the fourth to take the contest to its final tally.

Vikings upend Northfield on diamond

CJ Landrum (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team, locks in on a pitch in a game against visiting Northfield on Friday, April 21. The Vikings won, 11-1. Photo by Steve Clark.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team upended visiting Northfield, 11-1, on Friday, April 21.

The game got away from the Norse in the second inning, which saw the Vikings score four runs to turn a 1-1 tie into a 5-1 lead. Coach Jared Hammel’s squad never looked back, scoring three times in the fourth before tacking on a solo tally in the fifth and another pair of runs in the sixth to end the game via the 10-run rule.

Bishop Dwenger shades HNHS netgirls

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team dropped a tough one to visiting Bishop Dwenger, 2-3, on Thursday, April 20.

The Lady Vikings, 3-3, got a three-set win from Tarah Zumbrun at third singles and a straight set win from the first doubles team of Macy Wohlford and Kassidy Thompson, but the closest they could come after that was three-set loss at third doubles. Anna Schroeder and Alyssa Hewson enjoyed a 6-1 win in their first set of their match against Samantha Rehloff and Savanna Henry, but dropped the next two, 4-6, 1-6.

Late comeback by Lady Vikes falls short against Carroll

A late comeback attempt by the Huntington North High School varsity softball team fell short in a 7-6 loss to host Carroll on Wednesday, April 19.

Down 6-3 to the Lady Chargers going into the sixth inning, the Lady Vikings pushed three runs across to knot the game. Carroll, though, didn’t waste any time breaking the tie, plating one runner in its half of the frame before shutting out Huntington North in the top of the seventh to seal the win.

Steady offense leads HU baseball team over Grace

The Huntington University baseball team triumphed over host Grace College, 7-3, on Wednesday, April 19.

A steady offensive effort propelled the Foresters to the victory. After taking a 3-2 lead in the second inning, Coach Mike Frame’s squad added solo tallies in the third, sixth, eighth and ninth innings while limiting the Lancers to a single run to secure the win.

With the victory, Huntington improves to 24-8 and stays atop the Crossroads League with a 17-3 mark.

Dodgeball tourney to benefit West family

A dodgeball tournament to benefit the family of Conner West will be held May 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Huntington North High School.

West is being treated for leukemia.

Six-member teams will be divided into three age groups from fourth grade through adult. Twenty teams will be accepted in each age group.

An entry fee is charged as well as an admission fee for spectators. T-shirts and refreshments will be available for purchase during the event.

Team captains can register by calling Angie Cartwright at 571-6852 or Amy Szelis at 519-0935.