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HNHS boys’ track takes 3rd at meet

The Huntington North High School boys’ track team started their season on Saturday, March 20, earning third place overall in the New Haven Invite.

Coming in ahead of the Vikings were Leo High School with a total of 110.5 points and Carroll High School with a total of 88 points. HNHS came in just behind Carroll, earning 87 points.

Other team scores were as follows:

Lady Vikings take third

The Huntington North High School Lady Vikings track team traveled to the New Haven High School Invitational on Saturday, March 20, coming in third place with a score of 98 points.

Leading the pack, Warsaw Community High School ranked first with an impressive 146 points. Coming in second was Leo High School with 118.5.

YMCA offering league clinics

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is holding a seven-week-long skills clinic for KIM League Basketball.

The clinic will offer skill building sessions for all skill levels. Starting on Tuesday, April 13, and running through Tuesday, May 25, students second through third grade may attend clinic sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fourth and fifth grade students may attend clinic classes from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Clinics are run by YMCA sports staff and volunteers.

HU volleyball takes loss

The Huntington University volleyball team lost a 3-0 decision, 25-18, 25-14, 25-16, to Trinity Christian University on Saturday, March 20, at Saint Francis’ Hutzell Center.

HU’s defense at the net was at a season-high 11 blocks to the Trolls’ seven. Tya Bynum was a wall in the middle where she tallied four blocks, two of which were of the solo variety. Lindsay Ingenito and Anna Lewis each added 2.5 blocks.

HU baseball comes up short March 17

The Huntington University baseball team came up short, 9-6, in a single nine with IU Kokomo Wednesday, March 17, at Kokomo Municipal Stadium.

Both teams were quiet through the opening three frames, with HU breaking the silence in the top of the fourth. With runners on first and second, Satchell Wilson drove in the first run with a single up the middle after which Jarret Gray knocked in another with a shot to right. Two batters later, Alex

McCutcheon’s sacrifice fly pushed the lead to 3-0.

HU softball team drops the March 13 double-header

Up against a national powerhouse, the Huntington University softball team dropped a doubleheader, 8-1, 8-7, to IU Southeast Saturday, March 13, at Koetter Sports Softball Complex.

The No. 22 Grenadiers owned game one starting in the second when they touched home three times.

They tacked on four more runs before Huntington pushed a run across home plate on a Kiera Stacy sac fly in the sixth. IUSE countered HU’s only run in their half of the frame to make for the 8-1 final.

Disc golf session


Photo by Emily Wyatt

Matt Rife throws a disc towards the basket from a tee pad at Memorial Park in Huntington on Friday, March 12. The park has 18 holes of disc golf available for interested players.

HU men sweep Grace

The Huntington University baseball team swept Grace College (GC) on Saturday, March 13, 7-2 and 4-0, at Logansport High School.

While GC scored first and out-hit their guests in the opener, the Foresters took control in the third with a pair of runs and never looked back. Langston Ginder doubled in HU’s first run and then made his way home with some gutsy base running on a passed ball to give his team a 2-1 lead.

Colclesser signs to play at Anderson

On Friday, March 12, Reece Colclesser (middle) signed to attend Anderson University to play basketball. Looking on are (from left, seated) her parents Phil Colclesser and Nicole Colclesser, as well as her coach Matt Hinds.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

Huntington North High School senior Reece Colclesser signed to play basketball at Anderson University on Friday, March 12.

Colclesser chose Anderson University because she felt it was the best fit for her and she liked the “community atmosphere.”

Since she has been playing sports for 12 years, Colclesser wanted to continue as she pursued higher education. On the Anderson basketball team she will be a shooting guard like she was at HNHS.

Cause for celebration


Photo provided by Huntington County Community School Corporation.

The Horace Mann Elementary School boys’ basketball team celebrates their win against Salamonie Elementary School during the recent Elementary Basketball County Tournament championship game.

HU softball faces Warriors

The Huntington University softball team made the trip to Fort Wayne on Tuesday, March 9, to take on Indiana Tech in a neighborly non-conference battle that saw HU outlast their hosts, 15-13, in the opener before the Warriors struck back with a 12-4 win in game two of the doubleheader.