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HN girls track takes 4th

The Huntington North High School girls track team competed in the Bulldog Relays at New Haven High School on Saturday, March 27, taking fourth place overall.

Carroll High School took the top spot with 102 points, followed by Warsaw Community at 98 points and Leo High School at 92. HNHS earned 54 points.

Complete results for the boys and girls team may be found at

Huntington’s individual results included the following:

Vaughn earns NAIA honor

Huntington University senior Sam Vaughn saved her best for last and has the hardware to prove it with the recent announcement of her inclusion on the NAIA Honorable Mention All-America Team.

The designation caps off an incredible final campaign for Vaughn who led the Foresters in scoring (15.5), rebounding (8.2), assists (4.0) and steals (3.1). Just as impressive is that among her league peers, she finished in the top five in all four categories which includes topping the Crossroads League in steals and offensive rebounds (3.9).

Forester track starts its outdoor season

The Huntington University Forester track and field program kicked off its outdoor season at Cedarville University’s Yellow Jacket Collegiate Open on Saturday, March 27.

With more than 20 schools at the meet representing a variety of divisions, the men took eighth with 33 points while the women finished ninth, having accumulated 27 points.

Emma Wilson was dominant for the Forester women. Not only was she a double winner, the sophomore transfer also hit “A” standards in both events to punch her ticket to NAIA Nationals.

HNHS baseball meets the fans

Photo provided by Huntington County Community School Corporation.

Huntington North High School (HNHS) senior Matthew Schnepp hands off a freshly signed baseball to a young fan during the HNHS baseball team’s media day event that took place on Monday, March 22.

HN boys track competes

The Huntington North High School boys track team traveled to the New Haven High School Bulldog Relays on Saturday, March 27, ending with 64 points to tie with Woodlan High School for fourth place.

Carroll High School took the top spot with a score of 101 points overall. New Haven followed with 66 points and Leo High School earned 65.

Bellmont came up behind HNHS and Woodlan with 53 points. Fort Wayne Wayne earned 28, Concordia and Indy Genesis High Schools tied with 27, South Side High School earned 24 and North Side High School earned 11.

Clanin signs with IWU

Huntington North High School senior Lily Clanin (center) signs to continue her academic and athletic careers with Indiana Wesleyan University on Friday, March 26. Also featured are her father, Adam Clanin (left) as well as her mother, Kelly Clanin (right) and coach Brian Milton (behind).
Photo by Katelynn Farley

Huntington North High School senior Lily Clanin, of Markle, signed to continue her academic and athletic careers with Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in Marion on Friday, March 26.

Clanin signed to join the track and field team at IWU and will be studying pre-med with a concentration in pre-dental.  

Clanin has been on the basketball and track and field teams at Huntington North High School for all four years of her high school career. She was also on the volleyball team as a freshman and joined the cross-country team for her senior year.

DePauw runners honored

DePauw’s Charlotte Borland, of Huntington, along with Rachel DeLancey, of Newburgh, were chosen as North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week for their performances at the Saturday, March 20, Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational.

Borland was selected as the Sprints/Hurdles Athlete of the Week after winning the 400-meter dash in 1:01.12 and anchoring the winning 4x400-meter relay that finished in 4:10.08.

Let's play ball

The Huntington North High School baseball team had their first home game on Wednesday, March 24, facing off against Wabash High School. Featured, Gavin Byerly rounds second base.

HU softball takes a loss against Cougars

After running away from their hosts, 15-4, in the opener, the Huntington University Foresters softball team came up short in the nightcap, 8-7, to Spring Arbor University (SAU) to move to 13-9 overall, 4-4 in league play.

The Cougars started out strong in the opener, scoring all four of their runs in the first two frames, before freshman Adelyn Harsh shut them down. The Caston High School product spent the last 5.1 innings in the circle where she scattered six hits but denied SAU any more runs to pick up her fifth win of the season.

Upcoming athletic events

This week in Viking Athletics:

Tuesday, March 30
TBD - Girls’ varsity track vs. Muncie Central High School.
5 p.m. - Boys’ varsity track vs. Muncie Central High School.
5:30 p.m. - varsity softball vs. Angola High School.

Thursday, April 1
5 p.m. - Girls’ varsity tennis vs. South Adams Junior-Senior High School.
5:30 p.m. - varsity baseball vs. Fort Wayne Northrop High School.

HN boys track team hosts Homestead

Nate Elliot throws discus at the first home meet for the Huntington North High School boys track and field team.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

The Huntington North High School boys track team took a loss at home on Tuesday, March 23, falling 78.5 to 48.5 against Homestead High School.

The following is a list of first-place results for each event. Some additional HN placement information has also been provided.

100-meter race
First place, Desmond Smith, Homestead, 11.7 seconds.
Second place, Lawson Shearer, HN, 12.0 seconds.

Third place, Chris Covey, HN, 12.0 seconds.

200-meter race

HU baseball takes 2 wins

The Huntington University baseball team opened their series at Bethel University with two wins, 3-2, 5-3, on Friday, March 19, at Jenkins Stadium to improve to 14-4 overall, 7-3 in league play.  

Despite logging just four hits to BU’s six, the Foresters made the most of their opportunities to score twice in their first at-bat with Daniel Lichty’s two-bagger into left driving in Ian McCutcheon who had reached on a dropped fly. Langston Ginder snuck home on the same play by advancing on the throw.

HN bowling advances

The Huntington North High School Lady Vikings’ bowling team has advanced to the state competition. Featured (standing, from left) are Bowling Program Coach Eric Stahl, Mia Brockhaus, Raygan Spice, Jaycie Smith, Janessa Creech and Girl’s Head Coach Bob Gottschalk, along with (kneeling) Cheyenne Cottrell. The team displays their semi-state plaque.
Photo provided.

The Huntington North High School bowling boys and girls bowling teams have finished their regular season. The teams have had several successes this year, including the following:

• The Lady Vikings finished the regular season with a first place ranking in the Hoosier Conference, going 8-3 for the season record and winning the conference title.