HNHS netters outlast Adams Central

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team outlasted host Adams Central, 3-2, on Monday, Aug. 22.

Lady Vikes rout New Haven behind trio

(From left) Autumn Anderson, Karmen Koch and Hanna Tillett.
Photos by Scott Trauner.

Autumn Anderson, Karmen Koch and Hannah Tillett each scored a pair of goals as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team routed visiting New Haven, 10-1, on Monday, Aug. 22.

The Lady Vikes, 2-0, did all their scoring in the opening frame. Adding in the remaining HNHS goals were junior Emily Johnson, sophomore Amaya Sunderman and freshmen Bella Bercik and Ashlynn Foster.

Sydney Kyle led the playmakers with a pair of assists. Courtney Christle and Megan Thomas each had one assist.

Brooke Trice had the win in goal for HNHS.

Benkel scores four as Viking booters batter New Haven

Photo by Scott Trauner.
Felix Benkel

Senior Felix Benkel scored four goals and the Huntington North High School boys' soccer team battered host New Haven, 9-2, on Monday, Aug. 22.

The Vikings, 2-0-1, blitzed New Haven with seven second half goals to break a 2-2 halftime tie.

Other Vikings finding the back of the net included juniors Caleb Smith and Andrew Kaylor, sophomore Eric Allred and freshmen Tyler Christle and Peyton Miller.

Smith and Kaylor also had an assist apiece for HNHS. Aidan Hinesley had three assists to lead the way, and Kasey Konz, Carl Danarp and Carson Bolinger also had assists.

Homestead too powerful for HNHS golfgirls

Visiting Homestead was just two powerful for the Huntington North High School girls varsity golf team and defeated the Lady Vikings, 158-189 on Monday, Aug. 22.

Ashley Hall carded a 44 to lead HNHS, 2-2 on the season. Laura Ham scored a 47, Jaclyn Boyd fired a 48 and Amara Eckert had a 50.

Sarah Malone was non-scorer with a 51.

The HNHS junior varsity suffered its first defeat of the season falling to Homestead 185-210.

Sprint triathlon

Photo by Steve Clark.

Alyssa Plisco (left) and Alyssa Haselby disembark from the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on their bikes during the second stage of the ninth-annual Sprint Triathlon, held Saturday, Aug. 20. The YMCA and the United Way of Huntington County co-sponsored the event.

Vikings 9th at Huntington North Cross County Invitational

Brock Spahr (right), a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team, dashes past Noah Detwiler, of Northridge, near the end of the Huntington North Invitational, held Saturday, Aug. 20, on the Huntington University Cross Country Course. Spahr led the Vikings with a time of 17:30.2, good for 20th place.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team finished ninth out of 18 teams at its own invitational, held Saturday, Aug. 20, on the Huntington University Cross County Course.

The Vikings were paced by sophomore Brock Spahr, who captured 20th in 17:30.2. Junior JJ Whicker posted a time of 18:29.7 to claim 50th while sophomore Drew Davis clocked in at 18:41.1, good for 55th. Junior Nolan Young and senior Alex Wiedenhoeft finished 63rd and 64th, in 18:59.6 and 19:00.5, respectively, to cap Huntington North’s score at 252.

Lady Vike cross country squad 9th at own invite

Chloe Scheiber (front), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team, leads two other runners down a hill toward the end of the Huntington North Invitational, held Saturday, Aug. 20, on the Huntington University Cross Country Course. Scheiber led the Lady Vikings with a 23rd-place showing in 21:09.3.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team placed ninth out of 14 teams at its own invitational, held Saturday, Aug. 20, on the Huntington University Cross County Course.

Junior Chloe Scheiber led the Lady Vikings, crossing the finish line in 21:09.3 for 23rd place. Sophomore Kyler Hoopingarner claimed 35th, clocking in at 21:44.0. Sophomore Alena Miller took 46th, stepping over the end stripe in 22:11.7. With a time of 22:47.0, senior Jenna Henline attained 53rd while senior Aliyah Kelsey notched 59th in 23:11.9 to cap the team’s score at 216.

Viking soccer team dispatches Manchester for first win

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Sam Poling

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team dispatched visiting Manchester, 3-0, on Saturday, Aug. 20, to pick up its first win of the season.

The Vikings, 1-0-1, did all of their scoring in the first half. Senior Felix Benkel, junior Andrew Kaylor and freshman Peyton Miller each found the back of the net.

Junior Caleb Smith aided the team’s offensive effort with two assists.

Junior Sam Poling recorded four saves in goal to post his first shutout of the season.

Lady Vike spikers 2-2 at LaPorte Invitational

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team went 2-2 at the LaPorte Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The Lady Vikings, 4-2, kicked off the invite with 2-0 sweeps of Merrillville and Highland before suffering an 0-2 defeat to LaPorte and a 1-2 setback versus New Prairie.

Huntington North defeated Merrillville by scores of 25-9 and 25-21.

Senior Allyson Mettler and junior Kalee Platt led the Lady Viking offense, producing five kills apiece. Junior Kaitlyn Stephan swatted three aces and also dished out eight assists.

HU goes 3-0 as host of own V-ball invite

The Huntington University volleyball team kicked off its season with 3-0 showing at the Forester Invitational, which it hosted on Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20.

The Foresters, 3-0, swept William Penn University on Friday, 3-0, before outlasting Roosevelt University, 3-2, and blanking Robert Morris University, 3-0, on Saturday.

Huntington dispatched William Penn by scores of 25-15, 25-8, 25-18.

Vikes fade against Marion in opening loss

Huntington North sophomore running back Logan Hippensteel makes a cut against a Marion defender trying to gain more yardage on Friday night in the Vikings' 39-14 loss at Marion in both teams' season-opening football games.
Photo by Steve Clark.

After a back-and-forth opening quarter, the Huntington North High School varsity football team faded down the stretch against host Marion, losing 39-14 in its season opener on Friday, Aug. 19.

Lady Vike golfers to 2-1 with win over CC

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team pushed its record to 2-1 with a 191-216 win over host Columbia City on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Jaclyn Boyd led the way for HNHS with a 44, followed by Amara Eckert with a 46 and Ashley Hall with a 47. McKenzie Haneline completed the scoring with a 54.

Crosley Stanley was non-scorer with a 57.

The Lady Vikings' junior varsity won 207-266 behind Laura Ham's low round of 40. Sarah Malone shot a 50, Leah Kitchen had a 52 and Alysa Gray had a 65.

Lady Vike spikers roar back to defeat Warsaw

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team roared back from a 0-2 hole to defeat visiting Warsaw 3-2, on Thursday night, Aug. 18.

The Lady Vikes lost a pair of close sets to start the match, falling 23-25 and 22-25, but then gritted out wins of 25-21, 26-24 and 15-9 to push their record to 2-0 on the young season.

Kylie Kaylor and Kaitlyn Stephan shared the assists mantle with 15 apiece on the night, while Kalee Platt slammed down 12 kills in addition to serving four aces.

Lady Vikes overcome deficit to beat defending champs

Photo by Scott Trauner.
Sydney Kyle

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team overcame a halftime deficit to defeat two-time defending state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury, 3-2,  on Thursday night, Aug. 18, at Canterbury.

Junior Sydney Kyle scored a pair of goals and fellow junior Hannah Tillett added one as the Lady Vikings scored three times in the second half to erase a 1-0 Canterbury lead at halftime.

Canterbury won the Class A championship in 2014 and 2015.

Junior Karmen Koch had a pair of assists and freshman Autumn Anderson had one for the Lady Vikings.

Viking netters fall to Warsaw

A win by Nick May was the lone bright spot for the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team in a 1-4 loss to host Warsaw on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

May, a senior, dispatched the Tigers’ Colton Lind in the first singles match, 6-1, 6-1, to help the Vikings, 1-1, avoid getting swept.

Huntington North’s Auden Eckert, a junior, battled with Andrew Gauger over the course of three sets at second singles, but ultimately fell short, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7.

Sophomore Adam Zahn rounded out singles play for the Vikes with an 0-6, 0-6 loss to David Homme in the third match.

Huntington golfer nails hole-in-one recently on Clear Creek’s eighth hole

Dennis Kern, of Huntington, hit a hole-in-one on the eighth hole of Clear Creek Golf Course, in Huntington, on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Kern achieved his ace from the hole’s senior tee, which is 110 yards away from the cup.

Witnessing the feat were Mike Briggs, Ken Dowden and Tom Dilling.

May, doubles 2 fire shutouts as HNHS netboys win opener

Nick May and the second doubles team of Dane Ehernman and Brent Kreiger both shut out their opponents and led the Huntington North boys' varsity tennis team to a 3-2 triumph over visiting Peru on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the team's season-opener.

May, a senior, slapped the hundcuffs on the Tiger's Carson Ray for his big win, while Eherenman and Kreiger, also both seniors, whitewashed Ryan Smith and Christopher Dicken.

Auden Eckert at second singles wrapped up the win with a 6-2, 6-1 beatdown of Ethan Hyde.

Hosler, Snider goalie match blanks in 0-0 tie

Photo by Scott Trauner.
Aidan Hosler

Freshman Aidan Hosler played shutout goalie in his career-opener but the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team could only must a 0-0 tie against visiting Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Hosler stopped all four shots sent his way, but the Snider goalie stopped all eight shots put on him by the Viking offense.

Caleb Smith fired up four of the Vikings' shots, and Aidan Hinesley added a pair.

Butler, Platt lead Lady Vike spikers to opening win

Ariene Butler (left) and Kalee Platt.
Photos by Scott Trauner.

Led by senior Ariene Butler and junior Kalee Platt, the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team dumped host Bluffton, 3-0, in opening night action on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Butler had 10 digs and three aces and Platt had 18 kills and three aces as the Lady Vikings won 25-11, 25-10, 25-15.

Kaitlyn Stephan added 13 assists to the Lady Viking cause.

The HNHS junior varsity won, 2-0, 25-12, 25-8.

Lady Vike golfers win first of season

Huntington North High School sophomore golfer Amara Eckert smashes an iron on the first hole at Norwood Golf Course in action against visiting East Noble on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 16. The Lady Vikings won.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' golf team picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 16, with a 185-192 beating of visiting East Noble at Norwood Golf Course.

Senior Ashley Hall led the Lady Vikings, 1-1, with a 41, followed by Amara Eckert with a 44, Jaclyn Boyd with a 48 and Alysa Gray with a 52.

Sarah Malone was non-scorer with a 53.

Although East Noble didn't have  a junior varsity, the Lady Vikes' JV played and shot a 197. McKenzie Hanline carded a 48, Crosley Stanley shot a 49 and Leah Kitchen and Danielle Gonser both had rounds of 50.

Group looking to put together local adult baseball league

Organizers are trying to put together as many as four teams for a Huntington adult baseball league to play this fall.

Justin Miller, a board member with Huntington County Baseball, and others believe there is enough interest to get at least two teams ready to play this fall and would really like to get four teams up and running.

Miller has played adult baseball in a Fort Wayne league and he and others would like to bring the sport to Huntington to make it easier for locals who want to play and yet still have time for their other obligations.

Extra yardage

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North junior running back Mason Landrum keeps going despite the attempts by two Northrop defenders to tackle him during the Vikings and Bruins scrimmage on Friday night, Aug. 12, at Northrop.

Angling for a return

Photo by Steve Clark.

Nick May, a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team, angles his racket to return the ball during a scrimmage against Bishop Luers on Huntington University’s Klopfenstein Tennis Courts on Thursday, Aug. 11.

First putt stretch

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A group of golfers, led by Parkview Hospital Exercise Specialist Katie Cunningham (far right), use elastic bands to do stretching exercises prior to hitting the links at Norwood Golf Course Monday, Aug. 8. Leading the group are (front row, from left) Norwood Golf Pro Patrick Davis, United Way Campaign Co-Chair Pete Schownir, Parkview Huntington Hospital President Juli Johnson and Cunningham. Joining in are members of the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team.

Golf tourney fund-raiser for Salamonie Church of the Brethren

The Salamonie Church of the Brethren will host its third annual golf outing to raise money for its building upgrades.

The outing will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 8 a.m. at Norwood Golf Course. Lunch will follow.

Cost is per person or per team.  To sponsor a hole, supply door prizes or register a team call Ron Clabaugh at 437-5357 or Norwood Golf Course at 356-5929.

Lady Vike golfers kick off season with sixth at own invite

Huntington North High School golfer Crosley Stanley watches an iron shot fly at the Huntington North Invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Norwood Golf Course.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team finished sixth at its own invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington.

Jaclyn Boyd paced the Lady Vikings with a 90. Amara Eckert contributed a sub-100 score to the team’s register as well, firing a 96. Ashley Hall carded a 100 while Laura Ham posted a 104 to cap Huntington North’s score at 390.

Crosley Stanley was the non-scorer with a 104.

Dinner will benefit youth bowling, pay tribute to former coach’s memory

Doug Scott
Photo provided.

A chili and hot dog supper in memory of Doug Scott will benefit Huntington County Youth Bowling. The supper will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, beginning at 5 p.m. in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Admission is by free will donation.

Scott coached youth bowling for many years at both Rainbow Lanes and Oak Lanes, in Huntington. He also coached boys’ bowling at Huntington North High School, leading the team to the state championship title in the Indiana high school state bowling tournament in 2011.

Sept. 17 run will benefit Love INC

Evangelical United Methodist Church will again sponsor the 5 K Run For Love on Saturday, Sept. 17.  

All of the net proceeds of this event will go to support the ministries of Love In the Name of Christ of Huntington.

Registration forms are available at the church office, the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library and Huntington Anytime Fitness. Forms are also available online at  

Registration for the run/walk will open at 7:30 a.m. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Fun Run at 9:15 a.m.  

Zahm completes Ironman Triathlon in NY Lake Placid

Mark Zahm, son of Larry and Kathy Zahm, of Huntington, recently completed the Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid, NY.

Zahm, 46, crossed the finish line of the July 24 race in 16:29.52, which meant he finished in about the top third of the more than 3,000 competitors, notes Larry Zahm, who traveled to Lake Placid to watch the event.

The younger Zahm completed the 2.4-mile swim in 1:27.00, the 112-mile bike race in 7:39.46 and the 26.2-mile marathon in 6:58.53, Larry Zahm reports.

Kevin Godfroy to serve as AD at Luers

Kevin Godfroy
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Kevin Godfroy, of Roanoke, has been named athletic director of Bishop Luers High School, in Fort Wayne.

Godfroy, a Huntington native, attended Huntington Catholic School and graduated from Bishop Luers in 2006. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Miami University of Ohio in 2010.