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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.

Viking boys track team takes 2nd place

The Huntington North boys track and field team placed second at the Muncie Invite Saturday, April 23.

Delta won the meet with 113 points, followed by the Vikings with 87.5 points, Yorktown with 78, Muncie Central (72), Kokomo (69.5), Anderson (41), and Jay County (32).

The Vikings only first-place win was in the 4x800m relay where the team of Harrison Niswander, Tony Decker, Brayden Voght, and Gavin Byerly crossed the finish line first.

Lady Vikings defeat Northridge

The Huntington North softball team had an easy time with Northridge but had a rough night at Kokomo last week.

HN 14, Northridge 2
The Lady Viking softball team defeated Northridge 14-2 in five innings Thursday, April 21.

Ava Poulson picked up the win on the mound.

From the plate, Emma Helvie, Reece Douglass, Poulson, Mara Hendryx, Megan Stephan, and Madison Ptak each had two hits with Stephan and Douglass blasting homeruns.

DNR stocking 22,000 trout

Nearly 22,000 trout are being stocked by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife in 16 different streams across Indiana for inland trout season, which starts on Saturday, April 30, at 6 a.m.

The stocked trout come from Curtis Creek Trout Rearing Station near Howe in LaGrange County and average 11 inches in length.

Trout will bite on a variety of artificial baits such as spinners and flies, but natural baits such as worms and bee moths tend to be the most popular.

Marian defeats Foresters in twin bill

After sweeping Marian (17-19, 9-13) in their first meeting several weeks back, the Huntington University (HU) baseball team felt the sting of a returned favor on Tuesday, April 12, by suffering a pair of losses, 5-2, 19-5, to the Knights to make for a 2-2 regular season series draw.

HU’s bats were relatively quietly all day at Forest Glen.

Niswander shines at FC showcase

Harrison Niswander competed in the Boys Mile at the Franklin Central Flashes Showcase and finished with a time of 4:30.57 (4:28.92 for 1600 meters), to place 10th in Race 2 and 48th overall out of 83 of the best high school distance runners in the state.

Meanwhile, at the North Side Relays, the Vikings placed 11th out of 16 teams.

In the A Individuals division, Caleb Reust placed fourth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 42.50, while in the 110m hurdles, Micah Plemons finished fifth in 16:31, and Brayden Voght tied for fifth in the high jump with a score of 5’ 8”.