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Sectional champs


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The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team won the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional on Saturday, May 19. The Lady Vikings defeated host Norwell, 3-2. Team members are (front row from left) Katie Paolillo, Macy Wohlford, Braxtyn Maroney and Emily Bokel; and (back row from left) Head Coach Blake Childs, Leann Ringenberg, Jessica Henline, Jule Nogaj, Kassidy Thompson, Tarah Zumbrun and Assistant Coach Kourtney Yoder.

Viking JV finishes baseball season with win

Aidan Hosler fired a complete game as the Huntington North High School junior varsity baseball team completed its season with a 6-2 win over visiting Pendleton Heights on Saturday, May 19.

Matt Schnepp and Brett Kaylor each had a pair of hits and Nate Hall belted a double as the Vikings improved to 13-10 on the season.

The day was supposed to have been a doubleheader, but the second game was rained out.

Lady Vike netgirls are sectional champs

Huntington North third singles player Tarah Zumbrun returns a shot to Norwell's Grace White during the championship meet of the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional on Saturday morning, May 19. Zumbrun beat White and the Lady Vikes went on to win the sectional.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team posted a 3-2 win over Norwell to capture the Norwell Sectional title on Saturday, May 19.

The Lady Vikings, 15-4, recorded the first two victories of the match -- triumphing at third singles and second doubles -- to take control of the contest. While the Lady Knights would get on the board with a win at first singles, Coach Blake Childs’ squad triumphed shortly thereafter at first doubles to claim the sectional crown.

Andrews, JD's atop PAL Little League standings

Andrews and JD’s Auto Detailing shared the top spot in PAL Little League standings after the first few weeks of play as both remained undefeated through last weekend.

Andrews stood at 5-0 after winning three games during the week, and JD’s was at 4-0 after winning a pair.

Andrews beat Novae, 10-2; shut out Mike’s Tree Service, 10-0; and bombed Persson’s Body Shop, 17-2. JD’s topped Helena, 7-5, and beat JRB Management, 7-2.

Novae is in third place in league standings at 3-1. Novae beat JRB, 12-2, and recorded a 4-4 tie with Builder’s Mart.

JV diamond boys lose high-scoring affair with New Haven

The Huntington North High School junior varsity baseball team lost a high-scoring contest to host New Haven on Thursday, May 17, falling 11-10.

Matt Schnepp had three hits for the Vikings, 12-10. Gavin Price banged out a pair.

Bryce Thompson took the loss on the mound.

Vike trackboys second at New Haven sectional

Ricky Haught (middle), a junior on the Huntington North High School boys’ track team, takes the baton from teammate Deven Newcomb (right) as they compete in the 400-meter relay at the New Haven Sectional on Thursday, May 17. The Vikings finished fifth in the relay with a clocking of :45.92. As a team, Huntington North placed second at the meet with 96 points.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A win by the 3,200-meter relay team helped propel the Huntington North High School boys’ track team to second place at the New Haven Sectional on Thursday, May 17.

The 3,200 relay squad, plus the Vikings’ 1,600-meter relay team and five athletes in individual events, punched their tickets to the Marion Regional at the meet by posting top-three finishes.

Senior Carson Bolinger, junior Brock Spahr and seniors Kasey Konz and Aaron Hendryx comprised Huntington North’s 3,200 relay quartet and clocked in at 8:08.84 for their golden finish.

Kokomo rally stuns Vikes for third straight loss

Visiting Kokomo rallied for five runs in the seventh inning to beat the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team, 6-4, on Thursday, May 17.

Losing their third straight game, the Vikings took a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning after scoring what looked like two insurance runs in the sixth inning, but Kokomo, 16-9 had other plans as Bayden Root rocked a grand slam.

Both teams scored a run in the third inning. HNHS took the lead at 2-1 with a solo tally in the fourth and then added two runs in the sixth.

Another sweep puts Lady Vike netgirls in sectional championship match

The Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team blanked its second straight foe on Thursday, May 17, to earn the championship match of the Norwell Girls’ Tennis Sectional on Saturday morning at 11.

The Lady Vikes, 14-4, swept past Adams Central, 5-0, to earn a shot at the title against the host school, which beat South Adams, 3-2 on Thursday.

Big 4th pushes Lady Vikes past Mississinewa

A big fourth inning propelled the Huntington North High School varsity softball team to a 5-2 victory over visiting Mississinewa on Wednesday, May 16.

With the game tied at 1-1, the Lady Vikings plated four runners in the bottom of the fourth frame to take control of the contest. The inning saw Coach Paris Seibold’s squad bat through the lineup and score their quartet of runs on four hits and three walks.

The hosts then proceeded to shut out the Lady Indians in the following two frames before conceding the second of their two runs for the game in the seventh.

Viking golfers fall to Eastbrook

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team fell to visiting Eastbrook, 178-184, on Wednesday, May 16.

The Vikings, 2-9, were paced by sophomore Graham Scher, who carded a 43. Senior Jack Young fired a 44, senior Daniel Shivley posted a 46 and freshman Caden Brubaker shot a 51 to cap the team’s score.

Freshman Thomas Schweller registered a non-scoring 52.

Lady Vike netgirls start sectional with big win

Huntington North junior Jenna Henline hustles to return a shot in her first singles match against Carrington Bultemeier of Bellmont in first round action at the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional on Wednesday, May 16. The Lady Vikes won 5-0 to advance to face Adams Central tonight, Thursday.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team won its first match at the Norwell Sectional, sweeping Bellmont, 5-0, on Wednesday, May 16.

With the win, the Lady Vikings, 13-4, move on to face Adams Central in the sectional semifinals today, Thursday, May 17.

Black belt athlete


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Amanda Anderson, a member of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, in Huntington, participated in the Invitational Karate Tournament and Seminar in Pittsburg, KS, from April 28 to 30. She received first place in Women’s Black Belt Kata, first place in Black Belt JKG Kobudo Kata, and first place in Black Belt Open Kobudo Kata.

New Haven edges Vikings in nine innings

Host New Haven pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge the Huntington North High School baseball team, 4-3, on Tuesday, May 15.

Losing their second straight game, the Vikings, 21-3, rallied from a 3-0 deficit after thee innings to tie the score at 3-all after six. The score remained knotted until New Haven had three straight singles against reliever Zach Daugherty in the bottom of the ninth.

Scheiber, Koch lead Lady Vike trackgirls to sectional second

Laora Pampaloni, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ track team, soars through the air as she competes in long jump at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 15. With a leap of 14-10.50, Pampaloni placed third in the event and advanced to the Marion Regional for the Lady Vikings, who finished second at the meet as a team.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by sectional champions Chloe Scheiber and Karmen Koch, the Huntington North High School girls’ track team finished as the runner-up of the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 15.

Scheiber and Koch, both seniors, won the 3,200-meter run and the 300-meter hurdles, respectively, for the Lady Vikings. Scheiber triumphed in the 3,200 in 11:41.99 while Koch was victorious in the 300 hurdles in :47.30.

Viking golfers save best for last

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team saved its best for last, winning its final Northeast 8 Conference match of the season, 159-199, over host New Haven.

The Vikings shot their best nine-hole score of the year in the win, which upped their record to 1-6 in conference, 2-8 overall.

Senior Daniel Shivley led Huntington North with a personal-best score of 36. Senior Jack Young and freshman Caden Brubaker both carded a 40 while sophomore Graham Scher capped the team’s score with a 43.

Freshman Luke Eckert fired a non-scoring 47.

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