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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”.

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.