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Vikes' 3,200 relay heading to state

The Huntington North High School boys’ track team will be represented at the state finals by its 3,200-meter relay squad, which earned an at-large bid with its performance at the Marion Regional on Thursday, May 24.

While the Vikings’ relay team placed fourth, outside the top three advancing spots, its time of 7:58.26 was fast enough statewide to qualify it for the season’s final meet, which is set for Saturday, June 2, at Indiana University, in Bloomington. The team will be seeded 14th.

Lady Vikes season ends with sectional championship game loss

Kendra Arnold, a senior on the Huntington North High School softball team, winds up for a pitch in the championship game of the Homestead Sectional against host Homestead on Thursday, May 24. The Lady Vikings lost, 6-2, bringing their season to an end.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School softball team lost the championship game of the Homestead Sectional to host Homestead, 6-2, on Thursday, May 24.

The Lady Vikings and Lady Spartans were deadlocked at 1-1 through the first three innings. In the fourth frame, however, Homestead pulled away, pushing across three runs to take a 4-1 lead. The Lady Spartans then cushioned their advantage with solo tallies in the tops of the sixth and seventh innings. Coach Paris Seibold’s squad logged a solo tally of its own in the bottom of the seventh, but that was all it could muster.

Koch to finish career at state track meet

Senior Karmen Koch will finish her track career at the Indiana state Track Championships next week in Bloomington as she qualified for the big show with a second place finish in the 300-meter hurdles at the Marion Girls’ Track Regional on Tuesday, May 22.

Koch sped across the finish line in :46.32 to grab runner-up honors to Dylan Kirkwood of Fort Wayne Northrop, who won the race in :45.58. The top three finishers in each race qualify for state.

Unbeaten Carroll blanks Lady Vikes in net sectional championship

Jule Nogaj, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team, competes in the No. 1 doubles match against Carroll in the championship match of the Carroll Regional on Wednesday, May 23. Nogaj and her doubles partner, Macy Wohlford, lost the match, 0-6, 0-6. The Lady Vikings’ season ended with an 0-5 defeat.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team with an 0-5 loss to Carroll in the championship match of the Carroll Regional on Wednesday, May 23.

The Lady Chargers, 23-0, just proved to be too much for the Lady Vikings, winning every match in straight sets. Huntington North’s closest tilt of the day came at second doubles, where the senior duo of Braxtyn Maroney and Leann Ringenberg managed to win four games before succumbing to Katie Beier and Maria Casiano, 2-6, 2-6.

Lady Vikes advance to softball sectional title tilt

Laney Shaw (right), a sophomore on the Huntington North High School softball team, steals second base during a game against North Side in the semifinals of the Homestead Sectional on Wednesday, May 23. The Lady Vikings thumped the Lady Legends, 9-2, to advance to the sectional championship game.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School softball team advanced to the championship game of the Homestead Sectional with a 9-2 rout of North Side on Wednesday, May 23.

With the win, the Lady Vikings, 14-11, move on to play host Homestead for the sectional title this evening, Thursday, May 24.

Salamonie Summer Festival Golf Outing set for Saturday, June 2

The Salamonie Summer Festival Golf Outing is Saturday, June 2, at Dogwood Glen golf course in Warren. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and tee time is 8 a.m.

Lunch will be served and prizes given to winners.

There is a cost per golfer or a four man team. Call 375-3284 with team information, or registration forms can be picked up at the clerk’s office in Warren.

Vikings squeak past Westview in 8 innings

A hit batter with two outs in the bottom of the eight inning led to the Huntington North High School baseball team pushing in the winning run against visiting Westview in a 4-3 win on Tuesday, May 22.

Neither team had scored since the third inning when the Vikings’ Trey Williams got hit by a pitch with two outs. After a stolen base, Dane Fife reached  base on a Westview error, then both runners moved up on a passed ball. A walk to Levi Bennett loaded the bases before a walk to pinch-hitter Mason Landrum forced in the winning run to push HNHS to 24-4 on the season.

Viking golfers sneak past Bluffton

Senior Dan Shivley fired a 45 to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team to a 190-193 win over visiting Bluffton on Tuesday, May 22.

Graham Scher fired a 47 and both Jack Young and Thomas Schweller recorded scores of 49 for the Vikings, who improved to 3-8 on the season.

Caden Brubaker was non-scorer with a 58.

Lady Vikes rip past Concordia at regional opener

Huntington North junior Jule Nogaj returns a shot at No. 1 doubles against Concordia in action at the Carroll Girls' Regional on Tuesday, May 22. Nogaj and her partner, Macy Wohlford, won 6-0, 6-0, to lead the Lady Vikes to the win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team ripped through Concordia, 5-0 in first-round action of the Carroll Girls’ Tennis Regional.

Leading the way for HNHS, 18-4, was the number one doubles team of juniors Macy Wohlford and Jule Nogaj, who blanked Jadyn Stevens and Brooklyn Smith, 6-0, 6-0.

Right behind them was the number two doubles team of seniors Braxtyn Maroney and Leann Ringernberg, who topped Lauren Schmidt and Caroline Bussick, 6-0, 6-2.

Vikings sweep Anderson

Huntington North pitcher Mason Landrum gets ready to release the ball homeward during the first game of a doubleheader with visiting Anderson on Saturday, May 19.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team swept a doubleheader with visiting Anderson, winning 4-3 and 11-6 on Saturday, May 19.

In the opening game, which lasted 10 innings, senior Collin Landrum led the Vikings with three hits and a run batted in. Senior Elliott Lesperance notched two RBI while senior Jarret Gray and junior Levi Bennett both registered a pair of base pokes.

Keegan Bartrom pitched the final two innings for Huntington North, 23-4, to pick up the win. The junior, 1-0, held Anderson hitless and scoreless while striking out two and walking three.

Grand champion


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Kevin McGregor of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, in Huntington, participated in the Stone Tiger Challenge, a Cancer Center benefit, in Rockford, OH, on April 28. McGregor placed first in advanced men’s 18 to 34-year-old kata and was awarded grand champion adult kata.

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.

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