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Rethlake HR leads Lady Vikes past Lakewood PC in 11


Photo by Steve Clark.

An 11th inning solo home run by Erin Rethlake broke a scoreless deadlock between the Huntington North High School varsity softball team and defending Class A state softball champion Lakewood Park Christian on Monday, April 29, and helped the Lady Vikings win 3-0.

It was a pitching duel between Rethlake and the host Panthers' Mikeila Boroff as they each threw a complete game with 12 strikeouts.

 

Puterbaugh one-hitter helps Foresters sweep IWU


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Emily Puterbaugh fired a one-hitter in the first game as the Huntington University softball team beat host Indiana Wesleyan in a doubleheader, 6-0 and 13-2, on Monday, April 29.

Puterbaugh, a freshman, recorded 11 strikeouts with only one walk to improve her personal mark to 6-4 as the Foresters improved to 2016 on the season.

Fellow freshman Kaylin Yon then handcuffed IWU on seven hits through six innings in the second game, and her teammates banged out 13 hits in her support.

 

HU trackwomen seventh at Crossroads meet

The Huntington University women's track team totaled 40 points to place seventh at the Crossroads League Track and Field Championships at King Track and Field Stadium in Huntington on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.

Cendall Ogle was one of three Forester women to earn All-Conference honors. She turned in a second place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a personal record of 4:47.40, the fifth-fastest time in program history, and then earned her team another point in the 5,000 meters by finishing eighth in 19:04.00.

 

HU trackmen eighth at conference

The Huntington University men's track team tallied 41 points to finish eighth at the Crossroads League Track and Field Championships at King Track and Field Stadium in Huntington on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.

Daniel DeBoni proved to be one of the league's top sprinters by finishing third in the 100-meter dash in 11.36 to earn all-conference honors and fourth in the 200-meter dash in 22.43.

Also earning all-conference status for the men with a third place finish was Jake Nash in high jump with a personal record leap of 6-5.75.

 

Lady Vikes split twinbill with Anderson

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Anderson on Saturday, April 27, taking the first game 10-0 while dropping the second 8-1.

With only the first game counting against the Lady Vikings' conference record, ace Erin Rethlake took the mound and pitched a complete game shutout, ceding only a hit and a walk to go with 10 strikeouts.

 

Rethlake's perfect relief, late hot bats earn Lady Vikes win over Blackford

Perfect relief by Erin Rethlake and late hitting by the Huntington North High School varsity softball team gave the Lady Vikings 10-4 win over host Blackford on Friday, April 26.

After the Lady Bruins struck for four runs on starter Mikayla Gray in the first inning of the game, Rethlake took the mound and pitched a perfect game the rest of the way, while the Lady Viking bats finally got going in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

 

Viking golfers fifth at Rochester Invitational

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team fired a 355 to finish fifth out of 16 teams at the Rochester Invitational on Saturday, April 27.

Grant Meese was the Vikings' low scorer, carding an 81 for 18 holes to tie for seventh place overall.

Zac Tackett finished two strokes behind his teammate with an 83, giving him a share of 13th.

Dakota Wibel submitted a 91, Sebastian Eckert tallied a 100 and Conner Hoke finished with a 110 to complete Huntington North's scoring.

 

HNHS tennis team runs win string to 4


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team ran its win string to four with victories over host New Castle and Anderson on Saturday, April 27.

The Lady Vikings, 4-3 after starting the season 0-3, topped the hosts 4-1, then got Anderson by a 3-2 count.

First singles player Kylie Fredrick and the first doubles team of Mariah Zumbrun and Ashley Bard led the way on the day, winning both of their matches.

Fredrick, a sophomore, ran past Allison Bennett of New Castle, 6-0, 6-1, in the opener, then repeated the trick against her Anderson foe.

 

Tester leads Lady Vikes' JV to wild win

Corinne Tester had four hits, five runs batted in and three runs scored to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to a wild 21-14 win over visiting Anderson on Saturday, April 27.

Winning pitcher Alexandra Kreider and Kelsey Mygrant both had three hits, two RBI and three runs scored to help the Lady Vikings improve their record to 2-0.

HNHS banged out 16 hits on the day.

Kreider pitched a complete game, yielding seven hits while striking out seven.

 

 

Bench press contest


Photo by Steve Clark.

Scott Craft (standing) watches over Richard Manning as he competes in the Hibbet's-YMCA Bench Press Contest at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, April 27. Manning did 30 repetitions of his bodyweight, 160 pounds.

 

YSB run winner


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brad Prather (right) wins the 5K for Kids race, in Huntington, held by the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington on Saturday, April 27. Prather clocked in at 17:05.

 

Foresters rally back for sweep of Manchester

Host Manchester University jumped out to 3-0 leads in both games of its doubleheader against the Huntington University softball team on Friday, April 26, but the Foresters made up the deficit both times, winning 9-6 and 8-4 to record the sweep.

The Foresters, 18-14, climbed out of the three-run hole immediately in the first game, responding to the Spartans' trio of first inning scores with two runs in the second and five more in the third while holding the hosts scoreless to lead 7-3.

 

1,600-meter relay win leads HNHS trackgirls to fourth at Lime City Relays


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A win in the 1,600-meter relay helped the Huntington North High School girls' track team to a fourth place finish among nine teams at its own Lime City Relays on Saturday, April 27.

The squad of Kayla Patrick, Alexis Wygant, Lindsey Foster and Machaela Mertz quickstepped around the Kriegbaum Field oval in 4:04.27 to earn the Lady Vikings their only top placing of the day.

The 3,200-meter relay team of Hannah Stoffel, Lauren Daas, Stephanie McElhaney and Karson Rowe was runner-up in its event with time of 9:58.17 to also help HNHS pile up 96.5 points.

 

Calumet ruins big Forester comeback and sweeps pair

The Huntington University softball team rallied for six runs in the sixth inning only to see host Calumet College walk away with the win on a homer in its half of the inning in the opening game of a twinbill loss on Saturday, April 27.

The Foresters, 18-16, lost the nightcap, 5-3.

 

Berlier, Rentschler lead HNHS trackboys to fifth at own Lime City Relays


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Runner-up placings by pole vaulter Adam Berlier and shot putter Jon Rentschler led the Huntington North High School boys' track team to fifth place among eight teams at its own Lime City Relays on Saturday, April 27.

Berlier and teammate Houston Lehman each cleared 11-6 in the vault, with Berlier being awarded second on fewer attempts.

Rentschler heaved the shot 48-3 for his second place finish, which he paired with a fifth in discus with a throw of 135-2.

 

HNHS pitchers clamp down on Muncie Central in sweep


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The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team pitchers yielded only four hits to visiting Muncie Central in doubleheader on Saturday, April 27, defeating the Bearcats 3-1 and 11-1.

In game one, Connor West shut out the visitors through the first five innings, surrendering just one hit and striking out eight while walking only two. Braydin Stell pitched the final two frames, ceding a hit and an earned run, but was steady enough to earn the save.

 

Lady Viking netgirls outlast Norwell

Getting three of its four wins in three sets, the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team outlasted host Norwell, 4-1, on Friday, April 26.

Kyle Fredrick at first singles, Emily Eherenman at third singles and the second doubles team of Ana Eckert and Emily Karst all held on for three-set wins, while the first doubles team of Mariah Zumbrun and Ashley Bard won a two-setter, but had to get a tie-breaker in the first set.

The Lady Vikings improve to 2-3 on the season.

 

HU baseball team a double victim at Spring Arbor

The Huntington University baseball team was swept by host Spring Arbor University, 5-3 and 3-0, on Friday, April 26.

The Foresters fall to 11-21 overall and 11-11 in the Crossroads League, while Spring Arbor improved to 23-14 overall and 18-5 in the league.

 

Vikings' late four spot sinks Columbia City


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The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and beat visiting Columbia City 6-2 on Friday, April 26.

Evan Brown, playing his first game of the season, went two for three with two runs batted in to lead the Vikings, 6-3. Drew Schnitz, also making his season debut, had an RBI, as did Devon Goelz and Connor West.

 

First pitch honors long-time coach Felton


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The family of the late Mike Felton got the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of the Huntington County Baseball season on Friday, April 26. Felton was a long-time coach who recently died. Family members are (from left) son P.J. Felton, daughter Jenny Dyar with grandson Samuel Felton, son Ben Felton, wife Brenda Felton and son Chris Felton.

 

Opening parade


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Players from Skyline Roofs & Gutters enjoy the ride during the Huntington County Baseball parade through Huntington on Friday evening, April 26. The parade and opening ceremonies kicked off the organization's 61st year of baseball in the county.

 

Crestivew 8 girls' track team falls to Marion

The Crestview Middle School girls' eighth grade track team fell to visiting Marion 63-44 on Thursday, April 25.

Champions for the Lady Cougars were Kenzie Estep in the 100 and 200-meter hurdles, Mary Winans in the 400-meter dash, Morgan Karshner in high jump and the 1,600-meter relay team of Winans, Emma Helmich, Kaitlyn Burkhart and Jenna Henline.

Burkhart was runner-up in the 1,600-meter run and Helmich took second in the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run.

Other silver placers were Savanna Scott in the 200-meter dash and Jalen Rice in shot put.

 

CMS boys' track team loses to Marion

The Crestview Middle School boys' track team lost to visiting Marion 74-34 on Thursday, April 25.

Champions for the Cougars were Mark Hultz in the 110-meter hurdles, Matt Guhl in the 400-meter dash and Dillon Valenti in the 1,600-meter run.

Capturing second place finishes for Crestview were Dawson Hertel in the 1,600, Griffin Brundige in long jump and Chase Mayo in the 200-meter hurdles and the 800-meter run.

Hultz and Guhl also got bronze spots, in the 200 hurdles and the 100-meter dash, respectively.

 

Koch wins trio as CMS 6-7 girl's track team crushes Marion

Karmen Koch was a three-time individual champion for the Crestview Middle School girls' sixth and seventh grade track and field team against visiting Marion on Thursday, April 25, helping the Lady Cougars to an 80-29 win.

Koch captured firsts in the 100 and 200-meter hurdles in :18.76 and :35.58, respectively, and in high jump with a bound of 4-2.

Koch also rounded out the 400-meter relay team of Katie Jamison, Kalee Platt and Kassidy Thompson to take first in 1:00.18.

Thompson got another gold in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at :32.65.

 

Rethlake fans 19 as Lady Vikings beat DeKalb


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Erin Rethlake surrendered just one hit to DeKalb while punching out a season-high 19 to help the Huntington North High School varsity softball team blank the visiting Lady Barons 7-0 on Thursday, April 25.

Kaylynn Rosen had the big stick for the Lady Vikings, 7-0, smacking her second home run of the year and knocking in two runs during a 2 for 3 night at the plate.

 

Lady Vike netgirls get 1st win

A singles sweep helped the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team earn its first win of the season in a 4-1 victory over host Bluffton on Thursday, April 25.

First singles player Kylie Fredrick led the way for HNHS, 1-3, by rolling over Amanda Stone, 6-0, 6-1. Kari Bard at second singles took out Allison Williams, 6-3, 6-1, and Emily Eherenman at third singles won a three-setter over Sammy Gilliam, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

 

Viking trackmen down pair

A top three sweep in the 400-meter dash among seven wins led the Huntington North High School boys' track team to a double-dual victory over visiting Bluffton and Norwell on Thursday, April 25.

The Vikings topped Norwell, 72-59, and beat up Bluffton, 104.5-26.5.

Distance runners Cordell Lewis, Charles Mettler and Austin Lange dropped down to the 400-meter dash and swept the top three places, respectively, with Lewis winning in :55.3.

The trio also teamed with Drew Fawcett to win the 1,600-meter relay, in 3:46.

 

Lady Vikes JV wins opener big

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team waited a long time to play its first game, but made the wait worthwhile with a 25-9 blowout of host Northrop.

The Lady Vikings pounded out 14 hits, led by winning pitcher Alexandra Kreider's 5 for 5 effort, which included two doubles, five runs batted in and three runs scored.
Aly Grabner added three hits, including a double and triple, four RBI and three runs scored.

Rylie Bowman and Corinne Tester each swatted triples.

 

Meese, Tackett lead HNHS golfers over Columbia City


Photo by Steve Clark.

Grant Meese and Zac Tackett broke cracked the 40 barrier to lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team to a 162-169 win over visiting Columbia City on Thursday, April 25.

Meese and Tackett both shot rounds of 38 on the back nine at LaFontaine Golf Course, and were backed up by Dakota Wibel with a 41 and Sebastian Eckert with a 45.

 

Foresters power past Concordia

The Huntington University softball team got a pair of
home runs in each game and swept visiting Concordiaq University 6-4, 6-3, on Thursday, April 25.

Lindsay Shellabarger and Katie Knous provided the power in the opener, going yard back-to-back in the fourth inning to cut the Concordia lead to 4-2 at that point. A three-run fifth inning, highlighted by doubles from Annie Weaver, Katie Bowers and Knous, enabled the Foresters to take a 5-4 lead before they got an insurance run in the sixth.

 

Crestview girls' soccer squad can't convert shots in loss to Indian Springs

The Crestview Middle School girls' soccer team had plenty of shots, but couldn't convert any of them against visiting Indian Springs, falling 4-0 on Monday, April 22.

Aubrey Eckert led the Lady Cougars with nine shots, followed by Hollyn Anderson's five and Bri Bates' three.

In goal, Brittany Sands came up with five saves and Jo Neal made two.

 

 

Huntington County Baseball to kick off season with parade Friday

Huntington County Baseball kicks off its 2013 season on Friday, April 26, starting with a parade at 6:15 p.m.

The parade will start at Viking Lane, (Huntington North High School) and travel to Homier Field.

At 7 p.m., a short opening ceremony will be held. Huntington North student Rylie Bowman will sing the national anthem and the first pitch will be tossed by the Mike Felton family.

Felton was actively involved in Huntington County Baseball prior to his death.

Following the opening ceremony, the first slate of games will be played.

 

Rethlake's arm, bat lead Lady Vikes over Muncie Central


Photos by Steve Clark.

Erin Rethlake pitched a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts and had a home run and four runs batted in to lead the Huntington North High School varsity softball team to a 16-0 win over host Muncie Central on Tuesday, April 23.

Cassie Lange had a home run and double among thee hits and added three RBI for the Lady Vikes, who improved to 6-0 with the five-inning win.

Rethlake and fellow junior Alyssa Hiple both matched Lange with three hits and Maddi Kennedy and Natasha Grover each had two as HNHS battered Muncie Central pitching for 20 safeties, five for extra bases.

 

Riverview girls' soccer action


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Riverview Middle School girls' soccer player McKenzie Hardacre (right) moves with the ball agiaist an Indian Springs defender in action on Tuesday, April 23.

 

Rain doesn't stop HNHS golfers from blasting Manchester

A little rain didn't stop the Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team as it blasted host Manchester, 175-198, on Tuesday, April 23.

Grant Meese led the way with medalist honors on the day with a 43, and teammates Zac Tackett, Sebastian Eckert and Dakota Wibel were just one stroke back at 44.

Despite being a non-scorer, Jacob Vinson was another stroke back with a 45, and Conner Hoke was the final HNHS player, with a 54.

 

Taylor sweeps HU softball team

The Huntington University softball team dropped back to the .500 mark with a doubleheader loss to host Taylor University on Tuesday, April 23, falling 7-2 and 2-1.

The Foresters, 14-14, tied the second game at 1-all with a run in the top of the fifth inning, only to have Taylor link doubles for what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the frame.

Marcie McDougle took the tough game two loss, allowing only one earned run on five hits, with four strikeouts in six innings.

HU got only three hits in the contest.

 

Davenport edges Prather for Discover Roanoke 10K crown


Photo by Steve Clark.

Austen Davenport, of Columbia City, was the winner of the Discover Roanoke 10K road race held Saturday, April 20.

Brandon Perry was the winner of the 5K race and Alex Gass, of Roanoke, was the 1-mile run winner.

Davenport, 27, crossed the finish line in 35:22.7 to claim the overall title and male open championship. He beat Brad Prather, 41, of Roanoke, to the finish line by just over 30 seconds as Prather went 35:52.9.

Prather was the champion of the male 36-49 class.

 

Rethlake fires no-hitter, teammates hit a lot in win over Dwenger


Photo by Steve Clark.

Junior Erin Rethlake threw a no-hitter and her Huntington North High School softball teammates helped celebrate with 16 hits in a 10-0 thrashing of visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger on Monday, April 22.

Rethlake struck out nine Lady Saints, and the only thing between her and a perfect game was her own fielding error.

 

West throws no-hitter at Snider

Junior Conner West came within an out of a perfect game but still wound up with a no-hitter to lead the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to a 7-0 win over visiting Fort Wayne Snider on Monday, April 22.

West retired the first 20 batters he faced before hitting the Panthers' Isaiah Newton with two outs in the top of the seventh. He then retired the next Snider hitter to finish the no-no.

 

Foresters top SAU in second game for softball split

Katie Bowers smacked a home run and Marcie McDougle scattered three hits over six innings as the Huntington University softball team topped visiting Spring Arbor University 8-1 in the second game for a doubleheader split on Monday, April 22.

The Foresters, 14-12, dropped the opener 3-1.
Bowers had two hits and two ribbies and Annie Weaver went 4 for 4 to lead the HU bats in the second contest. Pazia Speed also had two hits.

 

Marion blanks Lady Viking netgirls

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team was shut down by visiting Marion, 0-5, on Monday, April 22.

The Lady Vikings were only able to push their foes to three sets in the match at second doubles as Mariah Zumbrun and Ashley Bard fell to Brittany Olson and Nithia Chowattukunnel, 7-6, 2-6, 5-7.

At second doubles, Ana Eckert and Emily Karst lost to Katie McCoy and Sara Highbaugh, 0-6, 2-6.

 

Foresters turn nail-biter into laugher in sweep over PNC

After a shutout victory in the first game, the Huntington University softball team broke open a close game with eight runs in the final two innings for a 10-1 win and doubleheader sweep over host Purdue North Central on Saturday, April 20.

 

Kids Kampus Golf Outing on May 22

Kids Kampus in Huntington will hold its 22nd annual golf outing on May 22.

The fund-raising event, sponsored by David Culp and Company, will be held at LaFontaine Golf Club, 6129 N. Goshen Rd., Huntington.

Registration and a lunch sponsored by SS. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church begins at 11:30 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

 

And they're off ...


Photo by Steve Clark.

A throng of runners competing in the 10K/5K portion of the DiscoverRoanoke 10K/5K/1M Run/Walk on Saturday, April 20, in Roanoke, takes off from the starting line.

 

Forester netmen close season with loss to No. 24 Davenport

A three-set victory by Vlad Khudziy at first singles was the lone highlight for the Huntington University men's tennis team in its match against host Davenport University on Friday, April 19, as it fell 1-8.

Khudziy defeated Vitaly Shumilov 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.

At third singles, Jose Hungria was edged by Christian Woods 3-6, 6-2, 9-11.

 

DeBoni's runner-up in 200 tops HU trackmen at Spartan Classic


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The Huntington University men's track and field team had a quartet of top five finishes at the Spartan Classic hosted by Manchester University on Saturday, April 20.

Daniel DeBoni led the way for the Foresters with a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash in :22.84.

The 400-meter relay unit of Levy Francois, Sean Sewell, Scott Skiles and DeBoni captured third in :43.95 and Jake Nash took fourth in high jump with a leap of 1.85 meters. Lance Wood took fifth in the 1,500-meter run in 4:15.95.

 

 

Ogle's crown leads HU women at Spartan Classic


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cendall Ogle's championship in the 800-meter run was the highlight of the day for the Huntington University women's track and field team at the Spartan Classic hosted by Manchester University on Saturday, April 20.

Ogle clocked in at 2:19.60 for her third title in as many meets.

Krista Wood had the next-best finish for the Foresters with a second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 12:12.95.

 

HNHS boys' track team second at Muncie Relays

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity track and field team showed well in several events at the Muncie Relays hosted by Muncie Central on Saturday, April 20, racking up 83 points to finish second out of eight teams.

Some of the Vikings' strongest performances came in relay events, where the distance medley squad of Alex Overby, Jacob Miller, Luke Doughty and Dustin Campbell secured the team's sole championship on the day, taking first in 11:48.48.

 

Forester diamond men hold on for twinbill sweep

The Huntington University baseball team survived a late rally by host Goshen College in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 20, winning 3-2, to get a sweep on the day..

Cody Walters threw a two-hit shutout and Blake Ayers had three hits as the Foresters, 9-19 and 9-9 in the Crossroads League, pounded the Maple Leafs in the opener, 9-0.

Hits came at a premium in game two as Huntington's Kyle Zerfas and Goshen's Spencer Oversen dueled on the pitcher's mound. Zerfas limited the Maple Leafs to five pokes while Oversen held the Foresters to just two.

 

Ditzler to run for HU


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School senior Marie Ditzler (front center) signs an agreement to continue her running career at Huntington University on Thursday, April 18. With her are (front row from left) her father, Jim Ditzer, and her mother, Gina Ditzler and (back row from left) HNHS cross country/track and field coaches Carrie Boxell and Don Cotton, Huntington University cross country/track and field coaches Tom King and Joel Childs and Matt Ditzler, her brother and HNHS cross country/track and field coach.

 

Rentschler leads Viking trackmen to second in three-way

Jon Rentschler was a double winner as the Huntington North High School boys' track team finished second in a three-way meet with host Marion and Lawrence North on Wednesday, April 17.

Rentschler won the shot put with a heave of 47-11 and took the discus with a throw of 135-8 to help HNHS pile up 50 points.

Lawrence North won the meet with 86 points, and Marion had 33.

The Vikings got two other field wins as Drew Fawcett won the long jump with a leap of 18-7 and Adam Berlier won the pole vault at a height of 10-6.

 

HNHS trackgirls second out of 4 at Northrop

Despite only producing one champion, the Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team tallied 68.5 points and finished second out of four teams at Northrop on Monday, April 15.

Onna Doering's toss in discus of 93-0 claimed the Lady Vikings' lone gold on the day in the meet also featuring Fort Wayne North Side and Concordia.

Maddie Klender finished behind Doering in the event with a throw of 85-1.5 and Caitlyn Sands placed fourth with a hurl of 81-10.

Klender grabbed another silver spot, in shot put, with a heave of 36-52.

 

Rethlake, big hitting attack carry Lady Vikes to fourth straight win

Another strong pitching performance by Erin Rethlake paired with solid team hitting took the Huntington North High School varsity softball team to its fourthstraight win of the season, a 9-1 drubbing of host Carroll on Wednesday, April 18.

Rethlake threw a complete game for the Lady Vikings, 4-0, yielding only three hits and an earned run. The left-hander also had a 4 for 4 day at the plate, with a triple, a double and three runs scored.

 

Taylor pitching blanks Foresters twice

The Huntington University baseball team managed only six hits in two games against pitchers from visiting Taylor University and fell 9-0, 4-0 on Wednesday, April 17.

Game one remained scoreless until the fifth inning, when the Trojans got to Forester pitcher John Ripke for five runs. Brock Gower took the mound for Huntington after that, but Taylor found hits against him as well, picking up three earned runs and a run in the top of the seventh to take the game to its final tally.

 

Viking rally falls short against Carroll

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team trailed visiting Carroll 11-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning on Wednesday, April 17, when a big rally tightened things up, but not enough to carry the Vikings to victory as the team lost 11-8.

Huntington North was behind only 3-2 going into the fourth inning when the Chargers plated five to make things 8-2. The Vikings' hole got even deeper in the sixth when Carroll picked up three insurance runs.

 

HNHS netgirls lose close to Columbia City

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team picked up a singles win and a doubles win, but it wasn't enough against host Columbia City and the Lady Vikings fell 2-3 on Wednesday, April 17.

Kari Bard at second singles got Huntington North's singles win, beating Kennedy Slavicek 7-5, 6-2, while Mariah Zumbrun and Ashley Bard at first doubles eked out a win against Macie Hinen and Sydney Ford 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6).

In the other doubles match, Ana Eckert and Emily Karst fell to Breanna Kicks and Alaina Beclane 2-6, 4-6.

 

Forester softball squad double dips USF


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University softball team swept a doubleheader from visiting University of Saint Francis on Monday, April 15, by winning each game with a walk-off single.

The first game went nine innings, with the Foresters prevailing 5-4, and they won the nightcap 8-7.

In game one, Saint Francis took a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning only to have Huntington even things by the close of the fifth.

 

Lady Vikes blast Homestead, 13-0, behind Rethlake, Hiple


Photos by Steve Clark.

In its first game against Homestead since edging the Spartans 1-0 in sectionals last season, the Huntington North High School varsity softball team won by a more comfortable margin on Monday, April 16, routing the hosts 13-0.

Erin Rethlake shut down Homestead at the plate, one-hitting the Spartans over five innings while fanning 14.

Alyssa Hiple provided ample run support, going 4 for 4 at the plate with a home run and double and four runs batted in. The junior lit up the basepaths as well, scoring three runs and stealing two bases, both team-highs.

 

Forester pitching dominates Bethel in doubleheader sweep


Photo by Steve Clark.

Four Huntington University pitchers limited visiting Bethel College to just one run on the day as the Foresters swept a doubleheader Monday, April 15, 2-0 and 3-1.

Xyan Adkisson and Brian Kirschbaum combined for a five-hit shutout in the opener, and Kyle Zerfas and Blake Hohlbein limited the visitors to just four hits in the nightcap.

Adam Christner's two-run homer in the third inning provided the Foresters, 9-17, 9-7 in the Crossroads League, with the winning cushion in the nightcap.

 

Lady Vike trackgirls sixth at Marion Invitational

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity track team tallied 63.5 points to finish sixth out of eight teams at the Marion Invitational at Marion on Saturday, April 13.

The distance medley team topped its race in 13:55.90 for the Lady Vikings' lone championship on the day.

Marie Ditzler had a silver finish for the team, completing the 3,200-meter run in 12:40.56.

 

Foster, 3,200 relay team lead Lady Vikings at Midwest Prep Meet

Bronze finishes by Lindsey Foster in long jump and the 3,200-meter relay squad highlighted the Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team's trip to the Midwest Prep Meet at Lawrence North on Saturday, April 13.

Only seven Lady Vikings made the trip to Indianapolis, with the majority of the team competing in the Marion Relays at Marion on the same day.

Foster captured third with a leap of 17-4. The 3,200-meter relay team, consisting of Hannah Stoffel, Karson Rowe, Kayla Patrick and Stephanie McElhaney, got their third by clocking in at 9:59.11.

 

HNHS golfers third at Bruin Invitational

Eckert ties for top, places third in playoff

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team shot a 345 to capture third at the Bruin Invitational hosted by Northrop on Saturday, April 13.

Sebastian Eckert led the Vikings, carding an 80 to tie for first-place. The senior landed in third after a playoff.

Grant Meese fired an 86 to take 10th. Jacob Vinson turned in an 89 to tie for 16th, with Zac Tackett finishing just a stroke behind in 18th. Aidan Wright rounded out the team's performance with a 96 for 25th.

 

Huntington University men’s basketball team to host 11th annual summer camp

The Huntington University men's basketball team will host its 11th-annual summer basketball camp June 24-28 at the Merillat Complex Platt Gymnasium on the school's campus.

There is a fee to attend, with a reduced fee offered to anyone who signs up by June 1. Boys and girls in kindergarten through ninth grade are welcome to attend.

Registration forms for the camp are available at the Huntington University Athletic Office or campers can register online at www.huntington.edu/athletics/basketball-M.

For more information, call the athletic office at 359-4212.

 

4th season of Ultimate Frisbee League now forming in Hgtn.


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The fourth season of the co-ed church summer Ultimate Frisbee League is now forming.

The league is for high school age and above.

The sport is non-contact, easy to learn and provides an aerobic workout.

There are no registration fees and games will be played on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.

Teams will consist of approximately 10 men and 4 to 5 women per team. The season is scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 19.

Call or text Stephen Geders at 224-0493 or email sgeders@hotmail. com for further information.

 

 

 

Horseshoe club to have set-up meeting April 29 at Memorial Park

The Huntington Co-Ed Horseshoe Club will have an organizational meeting at the Memorial Park courts, in Huntington, on April 29 at 6 p.m.

The first night of pitching will be May 6.

For more information, call Gary Brown at 356-8477.

Memorial Park is located at 1200 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

 

 

Jr. Lady Vikes tourney


Photo by Steve Clark.

Erika Vinson (left), a member of the Jr. Lady Vikes' second sixth grade team, puts up a shot against West Noble during the Jr. Lady Vikes Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 13, at Huntington North High School.

 

Ogle, Spahr earn Little State Championships

Cendall Ogle and Gretchen Spahr were individual champions and helped the Huntington University women's track and field team finish seventh out of 11 teams at the Indiana Little State Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13.

Ogle topped the 800-meter run in 2:23.5 and Spahr took the 5,000-meter run in 18:12.7.

The pair of wins accounted for 20 of the Foresters' 43 points.

Ogle supplied eight more to the team's tally with her runner-up finish in the 1,500-meter run in 4:51.01.

 

Forester trackmen 10th at Little State Championships

The Huntington University men's track and field team finished 10th of out 12 teams at the Indiana Little State Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13.

Daniel DeBoni was the Foresters' top performer, accounting for 11 of the team's 18 points.

The freshman captured third in the 100-meter dash in :11.11 and fourth in the 200-meter dash in :22.81.

 

HNHS trackboys fifth at North Side Relays

Despite having no champions in A-level events at the North Side Relays in Fort Wayne on Saturday, April 13, the Huntington North High School boys' varsity track and field team used a series of top 10 finishes to place fifth out of 14 teams.

Jon Rentschler was the Vikings' top place-getter in an individual A-level event, capturing second in shot put with a toss of 48-2.5.

In other field events, Drew Fawcett's leap of 19-0 garnered him sixth in long jump and Rentschler's throw of 120-1 earned him the same place in discus.

 

HU golfers second at A.C. Eddy Invite

The Huntington University golf team placed two in the top 10 at the A.C. Eddy Invitational at Zollner Golf Course in Angola on Wednesday, April 10, to finish second out of six teams.

Rylan Porter was the Foresters' top man, carding a two-over 73 to tie for fifth. Josh Teulker joined him in the top 10, shooting a 75 to take 10th.

As a team, Huntington shot a 16-over-par 300. Devin Dale and Ryan Boester each contributed to that with a 76, claiming them a shared 11th. Mickey Belt and Derek Zurcher carded a 77 and 79, respectively, while Lance Hoch posted an 81.

 

CMS girls' 8 track team tops Wabash

The Crestview Middle School girls' eighth grade track and field team defeated host Wabash 59-50 on Tuesday, April 9.

Emma Helmich was a two-time individual champion for the Cougars, winning the 800 and 1,600-meter runs.

Helmich was also on the first place 1,600-meter relay team with Jenna Henline, Mary Winans and Kaitlyn Burkhart.

Kenzie Estep was another two-time champion for Crestview, prevailing in the 100 and 200-meter hurdles.

Morgan Karshner was tops in high jump to round out the Cougars' first place finishes.

 

CMS boys' 7-8 track team narrowly loses to Wabash

The Crestview Middle School boys' seventh and eighth grade track and field team narrowly lost to host Wabash 59-49 on Tuesday, April 9.

Mark Hultz displayed his hurdles prowess, capturing firsts in the 110 and 200-meter events.

The Cougars' 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams came away with firsts, with the quartet of Hultz, Matt Guhl, Alex Wiedenhoeft and Kaleb Brothers winning the former event and the squad of Hultz, Brothers, Dawson Hertel and Dillion Valenti prevailing in the latter.

 

CMS girls' 6-7 track team squeaks past Wabash

The Crestview Middle School girls' sixth and seventh grade track and field team squeaked by host Wabash 58-51 on Tuesday, April 9.

Karmen Koch shone on the track and in the field, winning the 200-meter hurdles in :36.28 and topping high jump with a leap of 4-4.

Also coming away with field wins for the Cougars was Peyton Butler in long jump with a bound of 12-4 and Maddie Hiebel in shot put with a heave of 26-1.

Sara Kauffman grabbed gold in the 200-meter dash in :32.78 and Sydney Kyle did the same in the 400-meter dash in 1:13.23.

 

Glancy ready for his run in Boston Marathon


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Justin Glancy confesses to being an average runner in high school who probably wasn't going to get a shot to run in college.

However, he wanted to continue his running career. So he got creative, dedicating himself to running longer distances.

Now, he's one of two Huntington County residents, along with Susan Zahn, preparing to run in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15.

Glancy, a 2009 Huntington North High School graduate, credits a friend's father, the late Steve Ochs, with getting him interested in running longer distances.

 

Field events sweeps lead Lady Viking trackgirls over Marion


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The Huntington North High school girls' track team swept all five field events on the way to a 95-36 blitzing of visiting Marion on Tuesday, April 9.

Machaela Mertz won the 100 and 400-meter dashes as HNHS also captured five wins on the track.

Paige Coolman threw the discus 87-3 to lead the discus sweep, with Onna Doering second and Maddie Klender third.

Klender came back to win the shot put with a heave of 36-11, with Caitlyn Sands placing second and Doering third.

 

Knights ace two-hits Vikings in 5-0 loss


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The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team was held to just two hits by Norwell ace Luke Hunter and lost to the visiting Knights, 5-0, on Tuesday, April 9.

The Knights, 6-1, scored a pair of runs in the first and fourth innings and added an insurance tally in the seventh to send the Vikings to their second defeat in six outings.

Heaston Schwob and Derek Snyder got the HNHS safeties off of Hunter, 3-0, who struck out seven and did not allow a walk.

 

Rethlake, Hiple lead Lady Vikings past Northrop, 12-2

Erin Rethlake struck out 16 batters and she and Alyssa Hiple each knocked in three runs as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team clubbed host Fort Wayne Northrop, 12-2, on Tuesday, April 9.

Rethlake held Northrop to one earned run on three hits and issued only one walk while she and her hitting mates were banging around Northrop's pitching for 12 hits, including Rethlake's second homer of the season. Maddi Kennedy, Kaylynn Rosen and Natasha Grover each added to the fray with a double.

The Lady Vikings are 2-0 on the season, while Northrop fell to 0-2.

 

Late rallies lift HU softball team to twinbill sweep over Grace

Lindsay Shellabarger blasted a three-run homer and the Huntington University softball team exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning on the way to an 11-3 opening game win and doubleheader sweep over visiting Grace College on Tuesday, April 9.

The Foresters won the second game 8-5 on a six-run rally in the sixth inning.

Shellabarger, Katie Bowers and Annie Weaver each had three RBI in the opener for HU, 9-11. Bowers also had a homer for HU.

 

Northfield slips by Viking golfers in season debut

The Huntington North High School varsity boys' golf team fell to host Northfield, 188-194, in its season-opener on Tuesday, April 9.

Grant Meese and Zac Tackett, playing first and second, recorded the top scores for HNHS with nine-hole marks of 45 and 47, respectively, but none of the remaining four Vikings could crack the 50 barrier.

Northfield also only had two golfers under 50, but their two, Trae Cole and Braydon Schindler, had scores of 41 and 42, respectively.

 

Peru tops HNHS girls' tennis team in opener

The first doubles team of Mariah Zumbrun and Ashley Bard provided the lone win for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team as it lost to host Peru, 1-4, in its season-opener on Tuesday, April 9.

Zumbrun and Bard, both seniors, went three sets to down Kyle Eckerley and Breanna Mawriquez, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

Kylie Fredrick at first singles also went to three sets, but lost 3-6, 6-1, 4-6 to Madison Deniston.

Second singles player Kari Bard fell to Jayna Huber, 4-6, 4-6, and Emily Eherenman at third singles lost to Adri Ward, 1-6, 3-6.

 

Cougar pitching silences HU bats in double defeat

The Huntington University baseball team was held to just one run in each game as it lost a doubleheader to visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 5-1, and 9-1, on Tuesday, April 9.

The double defeat dropped the Foresters to 7-17 on the season, 7-7 in Crossroads League play.

The Foresters took their only lead of the day when they scored a run in the first inning of the first game, but after that it was all MVNU. The Cougars took the lead with a pair of runs in the third inning, tacked on two more in the fourth and scored an insurance tally in the fifth.

 

Lady Vikings rip 4 homers in season-opening win


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The Huntington North High School varsity softball team banged out four home runs and withstood a late Jay County rally for a 16-13 win over the hosts on Monday, April 8.

The game was not as close as the final score would indicate, as the Lady Vikings, 1-0, got strong pitching performances from Erin Rethlake and Mikayla Gray over the first five innings that restricted the Patriots, 1-2, to three hits and no runs.

In that timeframe, the Huntington North offense plated nearly a dozen runners and built an 11-2 advantage heading into the sixth inning.

 

Stell blasts pair as Vikings down Tigers


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Braydin Stell blasted two home runs and had seven RBI to lead the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team past host Warsaw, 12-6, on Monday, April 8.

Stell's big display, which also included a third hit, helped make a winner of Conner West for the second time this season. West went the first three innings and yielded just one earned run on one hit, while striking out seven and walking two.

West had two hits and a pair of RBI in addition to his mound work, and freshman Kory Goodrich added a double and three RBI to the Vikings' cause.

 

HU trackmen also fourth at own invite

The Huntington University men's track and field team finished fourth out of seven teams at the Huntington University Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, April 6.

Logan Knox was an individual champion for the Foresters, capturing first place in the hammer throw with a heave of 44.27 meters.

Another key contributor to Huntington's 83-point tally was Daniel DeBoni, who took second in the 100 and 200-meter dashes in :11.14 and :22.98, respectively.

 

HU trackwomen fourth at own invite

The Huntington University women's track and field finished fourth out of seven teams at the Huntington University Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, April 6.

Cendall Ogle was an individual champion for the Foresters, taking first place in the 1,500-meter run in 4:58.38.

Brianna Gregory captured second in the 100-meter dash in :13.09 and in long jump with a leap of 4.72 meters.

Gretchen Spahr was also a runner-up, notching second in the 5,000-meter run in 18:34.88.

 

YSB hosting ‘5K 4 Kids’ fund-raiser on April 27

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is hosting a "5K 4 Kids" fund-raiser on April 27.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. at the Youth Services Bureau, located at 1344 Maple Drive, Huntington.

The event ends when all runners have returned to the YSB or at 11 a.m.

Participants who register before Thursday, April 11, will receive a free T-shirt. Additional T-shirts will be available the day of the event at a cost.

 

Up and over


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington University's Krista Wood (center) leaps over a barrier during the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Huntington University Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, April 6. Wood captured third place.

 

1,500 heat at HU Track Invite


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Huntington University men's track team member Brian Menzie (center) races in the first heat of the men's 1,500-meter run at the Huntington University Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, April 6.

 

Vikings go 2-1 at Lafayette invite

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team went 2-1 at the Joe Heath Classic in Lafayette on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, with the highlight being a 19-1 drubbing of Gary West Side on Saturday.

The Vikings also won on Friday against Harrison, 4-3, but lost their second game on Saturday to Lafayette Jefferson 4-0.

Facing Gary West Side in its first matchup on Saturday, Huntington North, 3-1, put up three runs in the first inning before racking up 15 in the second and third innings to win in lopsided fashion.

 

HU women 1-3 in weekend softball tourney

The Huntington University softball team went 1-3 in a tournament at the University of St. Francis (IL) played over Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6.

The tournament started off promising for the Foresters, 6-12, as they built a 4-0 lead over three innings against Judson University in game one. The Eagles, though, responded with seven runs across the game's final four innings to snatch the win, 7-4.

Allison Catlett led Judson with three hits, two runs batted in and three runs while Lindsay Shellabarger's two hits, run batted in and a run scored paced Huntington.

 

Ayers' bat helps HU earn split with MVNU

The Huntington University baseball team let a 6-0 lead slip away in the first game of a doubleheader against host Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, April 6, but clutch hitting by Blake Ayers in the sixth inning helped the Foresters escape with a 7-6 victory.

Huntington, 7-15, 7-5 in the Crossroads League, dropped the second game 4-0.

Ayers led all batters in the first game with a 4 for 4 day at the plate, knocking in a run and scoring a run himself.

 

Pilots walk-off with second game and sweep of Forester softball team

Host Bethel used a three-run walk-off home run in the seventh inning of the second game to beat the Huntington University softball team, 6-3, for a sweep of its doubleheader on Wednesday, April 3.

Bethel won the opener 2-0 behind the one-hit pitching of Natalie Newell, who hit the walk-off in the second game.

 

Viking baseball team wins season-opener


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Junior Connor West pitched two-hit ball over four innings and struck out eight to help lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a season-opening 5-2 win over visiting Blackford on Tuesday, April 2.

West didn't walk a batter in his outing and left with a 4-0 lead before Blackford reached reliever Kory Goodrich for two runs in the fifth inning. Austin Hale pitched hitless ball over the last two frames to get the save.

Braydin Stell had two hits and two runs batted in to lead the Vikings, and West and Devon Goelz also had two of the nine HNHS safeties.

 

Forester diamond men earn split with IWU

The Huntington University baseball team spotted host Indiana Wesleyan a 2-0 lead but scored nine runs in the last four innings for a 9-2 second game win and split of its doubleheader on Tuesday, April 2.

The Foresters, 5-13, dropped the first game 3-2.

 

Forester softball team uses late rally for split

A seven-run rally in the sixth inning pushed the Huntington University softball team past host Marian, 11-5, in the second game for a doubleheader split on Tuesday, April 2.

The Foresters trailed 5-4 after Marian scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but tallied seven runs on seven hits, with Annie Weaver and Emily O'Leary each knocking in two runs in the frame as HU evened its record at 6-6 after taking an 8-0 shellacking in the first game.

 

HU bowling women finish at NAIA Invite

The Huntington University women's bowling team ended its inaugural season at the 2013 NAIA Invitational at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis on March 22 and 23.

After 20 qualifying Baker games on Friday morning, the Foresters spent the afternoon and Saturday participating in the double elimination, best of five Baker matches, portion of the invite.

Huntington got off to a hot start on Friday, sweeping Cumberland University, 188-138, 195-166, 209-139.

 

Huntington Catholic starting golf team from the ground up


Photo by Steve Clark.

"We have a ‘hole-y' net; it's been blessed," jokes Darwin Stoffel.

Stoffel is tending to a new hole that's formed in netting used at the golf practice area set up in the Huntington Catholic School gym. The area, which contains six putting greens, four chipping stations and several places to hit tee shots into a net that's stretched halfway across one side of the gym, is new, just like the team currently using it.