Sports

HU spikers go 3-1 at own invitational

The Huntington University volleyball team went 3-1 at its own invitational on Friday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 19.

The Foresters, 3-1, opened the invitational with a 3-0 sweep of Indiana University East and a 3-1 triumph over William Penn University on Friday.

Huntington dispatched IU East with scores of 25-11, 25-19, 26-24.

Senior Danielle Gurwell and freshman Brandy Michie led the Forester offense with nine and eight kills, respectively. Senior Emily Hubby and junior Breanna Levings helped facilitate the scoring with 14 and 13 assists, respectively.

Viking runners fifth at own CC invitational

Drew Davis (foreground), a junior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team, leads a group of runners across a creek on the Huntington University Cross Country Course during the HNHS Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 19. The Vikings placed fifth out of 16 teams.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team captured fifth place among 16 teams at its own invitational on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Huntington University Cross Country Course.

Juniors Jacob Wust and Brock Spahr led the Vikings, placing 10th and 11th, respectively. Wust clocked in at 16:52.3 while Spahr stopped the timer in 16:59.3. Sophomore Isaiah Clampitt crossed the finish line in 17:41.2, good for 38th. Sophomore Wilson Whicker took 41st in 17:45.2 while junior Drew Davis secured 45th in 17:52.5 to cap the team’s score at 145.

Lady Viking harriers 8th at own invitational

Alena Miller (left), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team, runs alongside Homestead’s Skylar Weiskittel at the HNHS Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Huntington University Cross Country Course. The Lady Vikings placed eighth among 14 teams with a score of 199.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team placed eighth at its own invitational on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Huntington University Cross Country Course.

Senior Chloe Scheiber led the Lady Vikings, capturing 14th place in 20:02. Freshman Hanna Whitney claimed 29th, crossing the finish line in 21:06.7. Junior Kyler Hoopingarner took 45th, clocking in at 21:57, junior Alena Miller earned 50th, stopping the timer in 22:10.2, and sophomore Kendyl Coles took 61st with a time of 22:54.6, which capped the team’s score at 199.

Lady Vike golfers fourth out of 16 at New Haven Invite

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team captured fourth place out of 16 teams at the New Haven Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Whispering Creek Golf Club.

Senior Jaclyn Boyd and juniors Amara Eckert and Laura Ham each carded a 93 for the Lady Vikings. Senior Sarah Malone fired a 94 to cap the team’s score at 373.

Junior Danielle Gonser posted a non-scoring 99.

Homestead’s B team won the invitational with a 357.

Huntington North’s junior varsity squad placed fifth among seven teams at the invite with a 453.

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. 19.

The Lady Vikings, 3-3, kicked off the invite with sweeps of Merrillville and Hanover Central. Coach Trinda Goings’ squad downed Merrillville, 25-12, 25-16, and Hanover Central, 25-19, 25-22.

Huntington North then wound up on the wrong side of a sweep, losing to host LaPorte, 16-25, 16-25. The Lady Vikes closed out the day with a three-set defeat to Concord, 26-24, 23-25, 8-15.

Viking soccerboys short against Manchester

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team came up short to host Manchester, 4-2, on Saturday, Aug. 19.

The Vikings, 2-1, spotted the Squires a 2-0 lead in the first half. The visitors countered with two goals of their own in the second stanza – both courtesy of senior Caleb Smith – but the hosts matched that offensive production to stay in front by the end whistle.

The Huntington North offense finished with 12 shots for the game. Sophomore Kyle McGinnis helped facilitate the scoring, rendering an assist on one of Smith’s goals.

Giants blank Vikings in football season-opener

Huntington North defensive back Richard Gutierrez dashes around would-be Marion tacklers as he runs back an interception in the second quarter of a varsity football game on Friday, Aug. 18, at Kriegbaum Field. The Vikings opened the season with a loss, 35-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity football team stalled on offense and suffered a 35-0 season-opening defeat to Marion on Friday, Aug. 18, at Kriegbaum Field.

The Vikings, 0-1, mustered just 244 yards on offense. The majority of that production came on the ground, where Mason Landrum rushed for all but 25 of the team’s 126 yards, doing so on 18 carries. The senior running back and his cohorts got plenty of opportunities to tote the rock, as Huntington North attempted only 13 passes, which netted a mere 16 yards.

First-half goals propel Viking soccerboys to win

A pair of first-half goals propelled the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team to a 2-1 triumph over host Oak Hill on Thursday, Aug. 17.
 
Senior Caleb Smith and sophomore Peyton Miller scored the Viking goals.

Senior Kasey Konz added an assist.

Smith produced five shots and Miller registered four for Coach Steve Saddington’s offense, which finished with 13 shots overall.

Senior goalkeeper Sam Poling yielded the Golden Eagles’ lone score in the second half. He finished with four saves for the game.

Ham's best leads HNHS golfgirls over Columbia City

Jaclyn Boyd, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team, tees off on the fourth hole at Norwood Golf Course during a match against Columbia City on Thursday, Aug. 17.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Laura Ham fired a personal-best 39 over nine holes to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team to a 171-191 win over visiting Columbia City on Thursday, Aug. 17, at Norwood Golf Course.

Amara Eckert and Jaclyn Boyd each fired scores of 43 and Sarah Malone had a 46 as the Lady Vikes upped their dual record to 3-1 on the season.

Danielle Gonser was non-scorer with a 47.

Lady Vike spikers fall to Warsaw, 1-3

After a close win in the first set, the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team lost the next three sets to host Warsaw on Thursday, Aug. 17.

The Lady Vikes won the first set, 25-23, but fell 17-25, 11-25 and 24-26 to even their record at 1-1 on the young season.

Maddy Robrock led HNHS with nine kills and a pair of aces, while Kaitlyn Stephan added 27 assists. Rileigh Johnson scooped out 15 digs and Macy Niswander had four blocks.

The HNHS junior varsity also lost, falling 0-2 on scores on 20-25, 13-25.

Lady Vike soccergirls overwhelm Canterbury

Hannah Tillett (left) and Karmen Koch.
Photos by Steve Clark.

Seniors Hannah Tillett and Karmen Koch provided the offensive firepower and the defense threw a blanket on visiting Canterbury as the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team blanked the Lady Cavaliers, 9-0 on Thursday, Aug. 17.

For the second straight game to start the season, Tillett and Koch each tallied three goals, and Tillett added four assists as well to the HNHS mix. That proved more than enough for the 2-0 Lady Vikings as the defense didn’t allow a single shot on goal to earn freshman goalie Maddie Husband the first shutout of her high school career.

Viking netboys lose to Warsaw

A three-set triumph by Auden Eckert at first singles was the lone victory for the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team in a 1-4 loss to visiting Warsaw on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Eckert, a senior, took the opening set of his match, 6-1, but got edged by opponent Colton Lind in the second, 4-6. Eckert bounced back in the decisive frame, holding off Lind, 7-5, to take the match.

Warsaw edges Lady Vike golfers

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team got edged by visiting Warsaw, 190-194, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Norwood Golf Course.

Junior Laura Ham shot a 40 to pace the Lady Vikings, who slip to 2-1 in head-to-head matches. Junior Amara Eckert tallied a 47, senior Sarah Malone carded a 53 and senior Jaclyn Boyd fired a 54.

Junior Danielle Gonser posted a non-scoring 56.

Daily, Blair are champs of Sprint Triathlon


Photo by Steve Clark.

Grant Daily and Katie Blair were the male and female champions, respectively, of the 10th annual Sprint Triathlon, conducted by the United Way of Huntington County at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Aug. 12.

The event consisted of a 400-yard swim in the Y pool, a 13-mile bike ride in northern Huntington Cou-nty and a 3.1-mile run on and around the Huntington University campus.

Daily, 34, was the event’s overall champion with a time of 59:56.6 while Blair, 39, claimed seventh overall with a clocking of 1:06:50.9.

Golfers raise $4K for cancer patient at annual Boone Memorial Outing

Proceeds from the Doug Boone Memorial Golf Outing on Aug. 5 were presented to toddler Sophia Sterling and her family, with the $4,000 raised designated to help with expenses associated with Sophia’s cancer treatment. Making the presentation are (from left) Patrick Davis, golf pro at Norwood Golf Club; Tara Boone, Derek Boone and Terri Boone, Doug Boone’s family; and Megan and Steve Sterling with children Olivia (front) and Sophia.
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Approximately 136 golfers took part in the second annual Doug Boone Memorial Golf Outing, held Aug. 5 at Norwood Golf Course.

The benefit raised $4,000 for the family of Sophia Sterling, who has undergone treatments for cancer.

The foursome of Patrick Davis, Garin Stephan, Jacob Vinson and Pete McCoart placed first with a score of 56.

Second place team Coby Allen, Rob Newsome, Ernie Hampton and Duane Naab shot a 57.

Dusty Ransom, Derek Boone, Tara Boone and Terri Boone finished third with a 58.

Chili, hot dog supper for former coach a youth bowling fund-raiser

Doug Scott
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A chili and hot dog supper in memory of Doug Scott will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, at iAB financial bank Heritage Hall, on the Huntington County Fairgrounds, at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the supper will benefit Huntington County Youth Bowling.

Admission is by freewill 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.

Karate kids pick up hardware at Summer Smash

Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana show off their trophies won at the Summer Smash Karate Tournament in Fort Wayne on July 22. Pictured (from left) are Jaiden Kirk, Kevin McGregor, Lextin Keefer, Sensei Dawn Anderson, Mason Payton, Amanda Anderson and Melanie Anderson. Not pictured are Aiden Miller, Rachel McGregor and Gretchen Schaadt.
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Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, in Huntington, participated in the Summer Smash Karate Tournament in Fort Wayne on July 22, both as officials and  competitors.

Results of Genbu-Kai of Indiana’s competitors are:

Mason Payton — second place, 7-8 year old boys, novice kata.

Lextin Keefer — fourth place, 7-8 year old boys, intermediate kata.

Jaiden Kirk — first place, 9-10 year old boys, advanced kata; and first place, 9-10 year old boys, advanced kobudo kata.

Aiden Miller — second place, 11-12 year old boys, novice kata.

Versatile Platt leads Lady Vike spikers to opener win

Kalee Platt did a little of everything to help lift the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a 3-0 win over visiting Bluffton in the Lady Vikings’ season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Platt smashed 14 kills, had eight digs and fired three aces as the Lady Vikings used matching scores of 25-20 to down the visitors.

Kaitlyn Stephan had 23 assists on the evening for the Lady Vikings and Macy Niswander added two blocks. Maddy Robrock matched Platt with three aces.

Konz first-half hat trick leads Viking soccerboys

Huntington North High School soccer player Jacob Foster takes a knee to the thigh from a Fort Wayne Snider player but keeps control of the ball during action Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 15, in the Vikings' 5-2 win over the visiting Bruins.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Kasey Konz tallied three first-half goals to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team to a 5-2 win over visiting Fort Wayne Snider in the Vikings season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Sophomores Kyle McGinnis and Peyton Miller also scored goals for Coach Steve Saddington’s squad.

Senior Sam Poling got the win in the nets with five saves in seven chances.

Miller added an assist to his goal, and fellow soph Tyler Christle also had an assist.

Koch, Tillett each score hat trick as Lady Vike soccergirls win opener

Seniors Karmen Koch and Hannah Tillett each scored a hat trick to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team to an 8-1 win over host Fort Wayne Snider in the HNHS season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Tillett added three assists to her three-goal game for Coach Jeremy Steele’s squad, which also got goals from junior Amaya Sunderman and sophomore Autumn Anderson.

Freshman goalkeeper Maddie Husband opened her high school career by making five saves in six tries for the win.

Eckert lone winner as Vike netboys lose opener

Auden Eckert at first singles was the lone winner for the Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team as it lost its season-opener to host Peru, 1-4, on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Eckert, a senior, downed Ethan Hyde, 6-2, 6-2.

A pair of losses went to three sets. Matt Karst at second singles fell to Ryan Smith, 3-6, 7-6, 2-6, and the second doubles team of Spencer Atkinson and Thomas Schweller lost to Gabe Baker and Greysen Spohn, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6.

Salamonie Church of the Brethren to host Florida scramble on Aug. 26 at Norwood Golf Course

Salamonie Church of the Brethren will have a Florida scramble Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. at Norwood Golf Course.

There is a cost for the outing, with hole sponsorships available. The cutoff for hole sponsors is Aug. 19.

For more information contact Ron Clabaugh at 224-2993 or Norwood Golf Course at 356-5929.

Step ahead


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jacob Foster (left), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team, tries to stay a step ahead of a player from visiting Heritage during a scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 10.

Strong second nine propels Lady Vikes to fourth at Concordia Invite

A strong second nine holes propelled the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team to a fourth place finish out of 15 teams at the Concordia Golf Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 12.

The Lady Vikings shot a 186 on the first nine holes at Foster Park in Fort Wayne but put together a 171 on the second nine to finish with a score of 357.

Homestead shot a 297 to win team honors, followed by Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger with a 323 and DeKalb with a 328.

Swat attempt


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North defensive lineman Brett Johnson tries to swat down a pass from Northrop quarterback Gavin Schoenle during the teams' scrimmage on Friday evening, Aug. 11, at Kriegbaum Field.

Lady Viking golfers drop Leo

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team topped Leo, 180-201, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington.

Junior Amara Eckert carded a 42 to lead the Lady Vikings, 1-0, 1-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference. Junior Laura Ham fired a 44, junior Danielle Gonser posted a 46 and senior Jaclyn Boyd rounded out the team’s score with a 48.

Junior Crosley Stanley tallied a non-scoring 52.

Registering open for YMCA Drover Town 5K

Registrations are currently being accepted for the YMCA-Drover Town 5K, set for Sept. 9 at St. Peter’s First Community Church, in Huntington, at 9 a.m.
While the race is a part of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA’s Battle of the Businesses, it is open to people who are not participating in that event. For those runners who are participating in the Battle, points will be awarded based on finish times.

Eckert's best helps Lady Vike golfers to third at EN Invitational

A personal-best outing by Amara Eckert helped propel the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team to a third-place finish at the East Noble Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Noble Hawk Golf Links, in Kendallville.

Eckert, a junior, scored an 80 to tie for first place at the invite. She and DeKalb’s top player entered a playoff to settle the stalemate, shooting even for two holes before the Lady Baron got the better of her on the third to capture medalist honors.

Lady Vike golfers second at own invite

Jaclyn Boyd, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team, watches her tee shot on the third hole at Norwood Golf Course during the Huntington North Invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 2. Boyd shot an 88 to finish 10th individually and the Lady Vikings fired a 360 to place second as a team.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by two players in the top 10, the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team opened its season with a runner-up finish at its own invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington.

Junior Amara Eckert and senior Jaclyn Boyd each fired an 88 for the Lady Vikings, with Eckert placing ninth and Boyd claiming 10th. Junior Laura Ham carded a 91 and junior Crosley Stanley posted a 93 to cap the team’s score at 360. Senior Sarah Malone shot a non-scoring 102.

New record holder


Photo by Steve Clark.

Emma Helmich (third from left) was recognized during a ceremony at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Thursday, July 27,  for setting a new record in the 100-yard butterfly for the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team. Helmich set the new mark of 1:00.53 this past February. The previous mark of 1:01.92 was set by Sarah Robbins Kowalski (second from left) in 2002. Joining Helmich and Kowalski are (left) Sara Scher, HNHS assistant swim coach, and Mycal Rodenbeck, HNHS head swim coach.

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