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County tourney set for July 9-10

Huntington County Amateur Golf Tournament planned for July 9-10.

All Huntington County amateur golfers are invited to compete in the Huntington County Amateur Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10.

The 2-day event is open to Huntington County residents or members of Huntington County Golf Courses.

The tournament begins Saturday, July 9 at Maple Grove Golf Course and concludes on Sunday, July 10 at Clear Creek Golf Course.

Little City Golf Tour completes 2 rounds

The 2022 Little City Tour has had two golf meets so far this season.

Middle school and high school golfers competed on June 17 at Etna Acres Golf Course in Andrews and on June 21 at Arbor Trace Golf Course in Marion.
Javin Gray shot a three-over-par 75 to win the high school boys competition.

Second place went to Rowdy Frey with a 76, while Griffin Chambers was third with a 77.

HNHS baseball players earn conference recognition

Four members of the Huntington North baseball team earned recognition for their accomplishments in the 2022 season.

Cam McCarver was named to the first team as a designated player while Jack Eckert was placed on the second team in the outfield.
Pitcher Austin Oswalt and catcher Lucas Thorn were each named honorable mention.

The complete NE8 All-Conference team is below.

Lady Vikings take softball honors

Six members of the Huntington North softball team were named to the Northeast 8 Conference All-Conference team for the 2022 season.

Emma Helvie was named to the first team as a corner infielder while Megan Stephan received the same honor at catcher.
Placed on the second team were Ava Poulson at pitcher, Kianna Jennings at middle infielder, Mara Hendryx in the outfield.
Reece Douglass earned honorable mention at corner infield.

Wiley wins 2 state track titles

Huntington North’s Addy Wiley added to her already historic running career by winning two state titles in her final high school meet and placing third in the other at the IHSAA State Finals Friday, June 3 at Indiana University-Bloomington.
With those three races, Wiley garnered 27 points, which allowed the Huntington North girls track and field team to place fifth overall in the state.

­Wiley advances to state in 800 and 1600 Lady Vikings place fourth at track regional

Huntington North’s Addy Wiley looks to defend her state championships in both the 800 and 1600 meter runs and will complete in the 4x400m relay at the IHSAA Track & Field Championships on Friday, June 3.

Wiley placed first in the 800m and 1600m run at the Marion Sectional and was part of the second-place 4x400m relay team.
The Lady Vikings placed fourth as a team with 49 points. Fort Wayne Northrop won the team title with 82 points, followed by Carroll (Fort Wayne) with 73, and Homestead with 63.

Lady Vikings doubles team falls in sectional

The Huntington North girls tennis No. 1 doubles team of Avery Bonewitz and Morgan Betterly ended their season at the Carroll Individual Sectional last week.

No. 1 doubles teams and No. 1 singles players who remained unbeaten after their teams were defeated during the team sectional tournament qualified for the individual tournament.

Bonewitz and Betterly won their opening match against Northrop by a score of 6-4, 6-2, Tuesday, May 24.
They moved on to face Norwell in the next round but fell short in a 6-3, 6-2 loss to end their postseason run.

Niswander advances to state

Harrison Niswander is going to State.
The Huntington North distance runner won the 1600 meter run at the Marion Track & Field Regional Thursday night, May 26.
Niswander won the 1600 with a time of 4 minutes 21.56 seconds, 1.19 seconds head of Fort Wayne Concordia’s Gabriel Connelly.
Niswander qualified for regional in the 800m run but didn’t compete in the event.

Vikings fall in sectional

The Huntington North baseball team ended its season in their sectional opener on their home field against Homestead Thursday, May 26.
After 4 1/2 scoreless innings, Homestead, the home team for the neutral-field game, scored two runs in the second inning and one in the six to take a 3-0 lead.

3 HU players earn All-Conference honors

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Three members of the HU baseball team were recognized as some of the best in the Crossroads League as announced by the league office earlier today.

For the second straight year, Daniel Lichty and Ian McCutcheon earned First Team All-Conference praises.  
Lichty, who has three league badges to his name, was named the All-Conference third baseman this season for his outstanding work on both sides of the ball.

DNR website to help fishermen ID their catches

With around 200 different species of fish swimming in Indiana waters, even the experienced angler can occasionally net or hook into something that leaves them scratching their head.  

Now, anglers can snap a picture of their catch and email it to for identification.

Along with the photo, include the name of the body of water where it was caught, location (address, closest bridge, or other landmark) and date it was caught.  A biologist will get back to the angler with an identification.

New Forester Malott to compete in King of Lanes

Incoming freshman Jordan Malott, a recruit for the Huntington University (HU) men’s bowling program, will compete in the 2022 PBA King of the Lanes event this summer with his father Wes Malott.

The contest will air in prime time on Fox Sports’ FS1 over five consecutive weeknights starting June 6.

Jordan and Wes will compete in the first-ever PBA King of the Lanes: Royal Family Edition in which prominent PBA stars team up with their talented children in the quest to become bowling’s royal family.

The three-day battle will be held in Jupiter, Florida.

Vikings host Lime City Relays

The Huntington North track teams hosted the  64th Lime City Relays Saturday, April 30, with the boys team finishing fourth out of seven teams and the girls placing fifth out of eight teams.

Center Grove won the boys meet with 187 points, followed by Merrillville, Northrop, Huntington North, Muncie Central, Fort Wayne North Side, and Bishop Luers.

Vikings defeat Columbia City, 2-1

Jack Eckert’s sacrifice fly to left field with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Huntington North baseball team a 2-1 win over Columbia City Thursday, April 28.With the score tied 1-1 with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Wyatt Dohrman singled and advanced to second on an error.

Team practices shooting hoops in area barn

A couple of miles north of the Grant County town of Sweetser is an old farmhouse that shares a property with a pair of barns. The barn that sits closer to the road is an old dairy barn with wooden slats covered in sheet metal. The other is a sleek, new pole barn.

Both barns are actually basketball courts, and they tell the story of a married couple that turned a simple love for the game into one of the most elite basketball training businesses in the state, reaching into Huntington and the surrounding counties.