HU softball team splits with SAU

Sophia Beachy racked up three hits to lead the Huntington University softball team past host Spring Arbor University, 5-3, in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday, April 19.

The Foresters lost the opener, 6-3, as they ran their record to 18-13 on the season, 13-8 in the Crossroads League.

Beachy added a run batted in to her second game heroics for HU and Paige Eichelberger and Audra Klopfenstein added two hits to the cause.

Vikings mercy-rule Apaches with late runs

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team exploded for 10 runs in the final two innings to wax visiting Wabash, 14-4, on Thursday, April 19.

The Vikings, 6-1, turned a 4-1 advantage into a 9-1 lead with five runs in the fifth inning, then after Wabash scored three runs in the top of the sixth, the Vikings came back with another five-spot to end the game on the mercy rule.

Lady Vike netgirls to 5-0

The Huntington North High School varsity tennis team ran its record to 5-0 with a 4-1 win over visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger on Thursday, April 19.

The Lady Vikings swept the singles matches, led by first singles player Jessica Henline and second singles player Kassidy Thompson both winning easily in straight sets. Henline topped Cassidy Klinker, 6-4, 6-0, and Thompson downed Laura Brust, 6-1, 6-4.

Tarah Zumbrun at third singles pulled out a three-setter against Eden Carrison-Kitch, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3.

Taylor sends Forester baseball team to third straight loss

The Huntington University baseball team suffered a 9-1 loss to Taylor University on Wednesday, April 18, at Forest Glen Park.

After taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning, the Foresters watched the Trojans seize the lead with four runs in the third. The visitors then scored four more runs in the seventh before tacking on an insurance tally in the ninth.

Junior Matt Kunce plated the lone run for the Huntington offense, which finished with 10 hits. Senior Jamar Weaver and juniors Adam Roser and Jake Hansen each produced a pair of base pokes.

Lady Vike diamond girls short against Carroll

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team came up short against visiting Carroll, losing 3-2 on Wednesday, April 18.

The Lady Chargers scored a run in both of the first two innings before the Lady Vikings countered with a solo tally of their own in the bottom of the second. The visitors regained their two-run advantage with another solo tally in the third, then held off a late run by Coach Paris Seibold’s squad in the final frame. Freshman Sophie Eckert smacked a single, plating junior Lydia Riggers, but Carroll allowed no more scores after that.

Lady Viking netgirls steamroll New Haven

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team steamrolled visiting New Haven, triumphing 5-0 on Wednesday, April 18.

In singles play, junior Jessica Henline defeated Erica Miller in the first match, 6-1, 6-1. Senior Tarah Zumbrun recorded a 6-1, 6-1 victory as well, beating Gabrielle Shuler in the third contest. Senior Kassidy Thompson rounded out the Lady Vikings’ solo wins with a 6-2, 6-2 decision versus Hannah Bethay in the second tilt.

Vike trackboys trounce New Haven

Viking 1,600-meter runners (from left) JJ Whicker, Isaiah Clampitt and Alex Bishop head around the track en route to a top-three sweep in the event against visiting New Haven on Wednesday afternoon, April 18.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team trounced visiting New Haven, winning 94-38 on Wednesday, April 18.

Mitchell Geller highlighted the Vikings’ domination with a pair of first-place finishes. The senior won the 110-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in :16.6, and also the high jump, completing a leap of 6-1.

HNHS trackgirls crush New Haven

Huntington North runners Hollyn Anderson (left) and Lesley Zook run 1-2 in the 1,600-meter run on Wednesday, April 18, against visiting New Haven. The pair finished first and second, respectively, as HNHS crushed the Lady Bulldogs, 96-32.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity track team crushed visiting New Haven, winning 96-32 on Wednesday, April 18.

Charlotte Borland led the Lady Vikings to their big win with a pair of golden finishes. The senior was victorious in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of :14.6, as well as in long jump, completing a leap of 14-11.

Borland led a sweep in the 100 dash, as freshmen Preslee Williams and Lily Clanin finished after her with matching times of :14.7.

In long jump, senior Laora Pampaloni placed second after Borland with a bound of 14-4.

HU women golfers get first win in program history

The Huntington University women’s golf team achieved its first win in program history, topping Taylor University’s Ackerman-Allen Shoot Out on Tuesday, April 17.

The Foresters posted a score of 336 to catapult themselves, a three-year-old program, to the momentous triumph.

Huntington was led by Leah Thompson, who carded a 77 to earn medalist honors. She is only the second golfer in program history to accomplish that feat.

Forester diamond men short twice against IWU

The Huntington University baseball team came up short to Indiana Wesleyan University twice, losing 5-4 and 5-2 on Tuesday, April 17, at Forest Glen Park.

The opening contest saw the Wildcats score twice in the top of the second inning. The Foresters wasted no time countering, tallying three runs in their half of the frame to go back on top. Coach Mike Frame’s squad scored once more in the fifth, but the visitors had a late run in them, plating three runners in the sixth to take the game.

Field events strength carries Lady Vikes to 2nd at Marion Relays

Strong showings in field events helped propel the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity track team to second place at the Marion Relays on Saturday, April 14.

The Lady Vikings took two of the top three spots in discus. Senior Tabi Smith captured second with a throw of 104-4 while senior Amaya Torres claimed third with a toss of 102-2.

Amaya Sunderman secured second in shot put. The junior heaved the gray ball 35-10.

Junior Veronika Russell earned runner-up honors in pole vault. She registered a leap of 8-0.

HU trackmen take own invitational

The Huntington University men’s track and field team tallied 175 points to win its own invitational, held Saturday, April 14.

Avniel Barrow and Peyton Depriest led the Foresters to their top finish. Barrow, a sophomore, won the 100-meter dash, clocking in at :11.25. The sprinter also anchored Huntington’s 400-meter relay team, which took top honors. Barrow also put forth a silver effort in the 200-meter dash, stopping the timer in :22.79.

HU trackwomen edge USF to claim own invite

The Huntington University women’s track and field team edged the University of Saint Francis by a point to win the Huntington University Invitational on Saturday, April 14.

The Foresters tallied 120 points while the Cougars totaled 119 at the meet, which also featured Grace College, 74; Goshen College, 70; and Indiana Wesleyan University, 52.

HU golfers ninth at Pilot Spring Invite

The Huntington University men’s golf team finished ninth at Bethel College’s Pilot Spring Invitational, held Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at Blackthorn Golf Club, in South Bend.

Leading the Foresters with an eight-over-par 152 was Cale Carr, which landed him ninth out of 67 golfers.

Andrew Weisheit carded a 160 to finish 31st for Huntington. Zakry Cummings was two strokes back with a 162. Zach Borntreger was next for the Foresters with a 168, followed by Nick Whitney with a 182.

Prather defends crown at Discover Roanoke 10K

Bradley Prather, of Roanoke, successfully defended his crown in the 10K portion of the Discover Roanoke 5K/10K on Saturday, April 14.

Prather, 46, blew away the field by more than six minutes to hold onto his title, clocking in at 35:38.7 to beat runner-up Juan Salazar, of Fort Wayne, who clocked in at 41:58.0.

Salazar’s placing earned him the top spot in the male 36 to 49 category.

Breanne Hoffman, of Roanoke, was the top women finisher, taking 12th overall, with a time of 50:50.2, with Heidi Warner placing runner-up on the distaff side with a clocking of 52:08.2.

Kids Kampus to host 27th annual golf outing on Friday, June 8

Pathfinder Kids Kampus Child Care Center in Huntington will host its 27th annual golf outing on Friday, June 8.

The fund-raising event, presented by David Culp and Company, will take place at Norwood Golf Club in Huntington.

United Way Sprint Triathlon set for Aug. 11

The United Way of Huntington County will hold the 11th annual United Way Sprint Triathlon on Aug. 11.

Early bird pricing will be available until April 30 for those who register online. Registrants can sign up as an individual or as part of a team.

Early bird registration is available for teams even if all members of a team have not been finalized. When signing up, registrants are advised to fill out “TBD” for team member names. The United Way will contact teams closer to the date of the event to finalize team member information.

Shaw homer helps Lady Vikes top Jay County

Laney Shaw blasted a two-run home run and The Huntington North High School varsity softball team dispatched visiting Jay County 5-2, on Saturday, April 14.

Mia Richison was on base due to a Jay County error when Shaw blasted her dinger to right field in the fifth inning to push the Lady Vikes’ advantage from 3-2 to 5-2.

Macy Lange and Alyssa Voght each had a pair of hits as the Lady Vikings improved to 3-0 on the campaign.

Sydney Selvage got the win for HNHS in the circle.

Huntington University Invitational

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington University's Bradey Gerke hands the baton to Peyton Depriest in the 400-meter relay at the Huntington University Invitational Track and Field Meet at King Stadium on Saturday, April 14.

The chase is on

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington University's Jessica Chocjnacki is chased by a pair of Goshen College runners in the women's 800-meter run at the Huntington University Invitational Track and Field Meet on Saturday, April 14, at King Stadium.

Discover Roanoke run

Photo by Steve Clark.

Runners take off down Main Street in Roanoke at the beginning of the Discover Roanoke 5K/10K on Saturday, April 14.

Foresters to 11-1 in Crossroads League with sweep of SAU

The Huntington University baseball team recorded a sweep of host Spring Arbor University, winning 7-2 and 4-1 on Friday, April 13.

With the pair of victories, the Foresters improve to 13-13, 11-1 in Crossroads League play.

In the opening game, Huntington spotted its host a pair of runs in the first inning. The visitors then proceeded to knot the game in the third, take the lead with three runs in the fourth and cushion their advantage with two insurance tallies in the sixth.

HU softball team sweeps Bethel

The Huntington University softball team recorded a sweep of visiting Bethel College on Friday, April 13.
The Foresters’ pair of wins came in drastically different fashions. Coach Doug Gower’s squad posted an 8-0 victory in the first game, which ended via the mercy rule after six innings. Contrastingly, in the second contest, Huntington trailed until the final inning, when it plated a trio of runners to take the game, 3-2.

With the pair of triumphs, the Foresters improve to 17-12, 12-7 in Crossroads League play.

Hughes' hit pushes HNHS softball team past Woodlan

Bailey Hughes’s two-out hit in the sixth inning plated two runners and gave the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity softball team a 3-2 win over visiting Woodlan on Thursday, April 12.

The Lady Vikings are 2-0 on the young season.

Sydney Selvage, Alyssa Voght, Macy Lange had the other hits for HNHS.

Kendra Arnold got the win in the circle.

Gray, Bennett, Daugherty lead big Viking diamond win

Jarrett Gray, Levi Bennett and Zach Daugherty combined for 10 hits as the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team clubbed visiting Warsaw, 15-6, on Thursday, April 12.

Gray banged out four safeties, including a double, and had two runs batted in to help HNHS improve to 5-1 on the season. Bennett and Daugherty each had three hits, including a triple apiece, and knocked in one and two runs, respectively, on the day.

HNHS golfers fall to DeKalb

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team lost to visiting DeKalb on Thursday, 188-171, to even its season record at 1-1.

Jack Young and Daniel Shivley led the Vikings with rounds of 41 and 43, respectively. Graham Scher fired a 51 and Caden Brubaker had a 53.

The junior varsity squad lost 236-201.

Luke Eckert led the JV with a 51. Noah Ehler added a 52, Kade Brown had a 64 and Clayton Shivley shot a 69.

The varsity squad opened the season Tuesday with a 186-212 win over visiting Northfield.

Netgirls to 3-0 win win over AC

The Huntington North High School varsity tennis team nipped host Adams Central on Thursday, April 12, to bring its season record to 3-0.

Second singles player Kassidy Thompson and the first doubles team of Macy Wohlford and Jule Nogaj each took three-setters to go with the straight-set win for Jessica Henline at first singles for the team victory.

Henline dominated Maddy DeRoos, 6-0, 6-1, but Thompson lost her first set to Lily Kintz, 2-6, before coming back in the next two 6-2, 6-0.

Lady Vike netgirls dominate Southwood

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team dominated host Southwood, winning 5-0 on Wednesday, April 11.

In singles play, junior Jessica Henline posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Drue Gentry in the No. 1 match. In the second tilt, senior Kassidy Thompson dispatched Lorynn Hunt, 6-1, 6-2, while senior Tarah Zumbrun topped Allison Steele in the third contest, 6-0, 6-1.

HU softball team gets biggest win of season in split

The Huntington University softball team picked up its biggest win of the season, dealing second-ranked Marian University an 8-0 defeat on Wednesday, April 11.

With the victory, the Foresters split their doubleheader with the host Knights, who squeaked past Coach Doug Gower’s squad, 2-1, in the first game of the day.

In the win, Huntington beat Marian via the eight-run mercy rule. Losing in that manner has been a rare occurrence for the Knights, who last suffered such a defeat in 2015.

Geller leads Viking trackboys past Bellmont

Mitchell Geller was a double winner to help lead the Huntington North High School boys’ track team over host Bellmont, 72-60 on Tuesday, April 10.

Geller, a senior, took the 110-meter hurdles in :16.3 and won the high jump at a height of 6-1.

Kicking off their outdoor season, the Vikings had a total of eight wins on the day, with five coming on the track and three in field events.

On the track, Kasey Konz led a three-person sweep in the 400-meter dash, nipping teammate Aaron Hendryx in :54.4 to Hendryx’ clocking of :54.8, with Brock Spahr third in :56.3.