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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”.

25 play in Sr. League Scramble

Twenty-five seniors gathered on Tuesday, April 12, for the Senior League Scramble at Etna Acres Golf Course.  

Closest to the pins were Randy Musselman and Gary Sweet.

The long drive was made by Bob Hoch. The lone chip in was by Randy Musselman

Three teams shot 33.  

Winning with a bird on number 15 was the team of Don Conley, Bob Bishop and Greg Kniss.

Second place team members were Randy Mussleman, Larry Sprowl, John Ayers and Josh Shearer.

The third place team included Bob Hoch, Kevin Cox, Bob Clabaugh and Brad Farlow.

HN golfers top Norse

In his first varsity match, Huntington North golfer Javin Gray shot a 39 to earn medalist honors and led the Vikings to 176-191 win over Northfield at Honeywell Golf Club in Wabash Tuesday, April 12.

Behind Gray were Chase Mickley with a 44, followed Ethan Vaught with a 46, Cole Collins with a 47, and Austin Williams with a non-scoring 50.

The JV team also defeated the Norse by a 205-235 score.

Kai Richison and Kambden Lahr each shot 48 to lead the JV team.

Viking baseball team goes 2-2 to open season

The Huntington North baseball team opened its season with a doubleheader split at McCutcheon Saturday, April 9.

McCutcheon edged the Vikings 2-1 in the first game while Huntington North rebounded in game No. 2 with a 4-3 win.

McCutcheon took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning of Game No. 1 but the Vikings cut the lead to 2-1 in the top of the first on an RBI from Cam McCarver, scoring Jack Eckert.

From that point on, it was a pitchers’ dual as neither team crossed the plate again.

HN Viking track teams post wins

The Huntington North boys and girls track and field teams swept Bellmont on Tuesday, April 12.

The boys defeated the Braves, 94-37, while the girls team was victorious by a 102-30 margin.

In the 100m dash, Brayden Voght won the event (11.77 seconds), followed by Tatum Brooks in third in (12.87).

In the 200m dash, Noah Wagner placed first (24.79) and Carlos Cuadrado (25.54).

Maple Leafs top HU in softball play

In an offense-driven clash with Goshen, the Huntington University (HU) Forester softball team came up short twice, 11-3, 14-10, to their visitors Friday afternoon.  

The Maple Leafs (14-10, 4-6) pieced together two big frames to notch the first win. They spent the fifth racking up five runs to turn a fairly tight game into ten run-rule outing. Before that it was a 6-3 ballgame with HU striking first when Mackenzie Walker knock-ed in Jenessa Hasty who had tripled to kick off the home half of the first.

HU baseball team sweeps Marian

The Huntington baseball (HU) team swept Marian, 10-6, 14-12, Saturday afternoon at MU Ballpark for a pair of impressive road wins that move them to 14-12 overall, 12-6 in league action.

The Foresters have scored double-digit runs in six of their last seven contests. On this given day, HU got their work done early in the opener by scoring eight times in the first three frames to enjoy a lead that wouldn’t be challenged.