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HNHS volleyball team hosts varsity invitational

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) girls volleyball teams hosted the 2021 Huntington North Varsity Volleyball Viking Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 28, with two pools of four teams each for a total of eight teams facing off against each other - including two separate teams from HNHS.

The red pool, comprised of Heritage, Alexandria-Monroe, Northridge and Pendleton Heights High Schools, was dominated by Pendelton Heights. The team went 3-0 in the pool record, earning a first-place finish in their pool. They also earned a 4-0 overall record, taking first place overall.

HN takes win over Jay County Aug. 27

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) Vikings hosted their first home game of the 2021 season on Friday, Aug. 27, against the Jay County Patriots.

The Viking offense was able to get off to a hot start Friday with a 76 yard touchdown run by Noah Wagner. Wagner was able to score again in the first half, in addition to Luke Teusch scoring twice in the first half. Freshman Jason Teusch added the extra point to make the halftime score 25 - 7 in favor of the Vikings.

HNHS falls to Bishop Luers

Huntington North High School volleyball player Kendal Kline leaps up to keep the ball in play during the Tuesday, Aug. 24, volleyball games against Bishop Luers High School.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) girls volleyball team hosted the Knights of Bishop Luers High School on Tuesday, Aug. 24, falling to their guests in three sets.

Set results are as follows:
• Set 1: HNHS 4, BLHS 25.
• Set 2: HNHS 18, BLHS 25.

• Set 3: HNHS 13, BLHS 25.

Stat leaders included Renee Greving with five kills and five assists, Kendal Kline with five assists, Audrie Bowman with three aces and Emma Holzinger with eight digs.

The story was a little different for the junior varsity team, but still resulted in a loss.

HN volleyball falls to WHS

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) varsity volleyball team took on Warsaw High School (WHS) on Thursday, Aug. 19, falling in three sets.

Set scores were as follows:
Set 1: HNHS 9, WHS 25.
Set 2: HNHS 10, WHS 25.
Set 3: HN 7, WHS 25.

Stat leaders included Mya Plemons and Emma Holzinger each with two kills, Kendal Kline and Renee Greving with two assists each, as well as Kline and Audrie Bowman with an ace each and Greving with a block.

Etna Acres shares results

The Thursday, Aug. 19, Etna Acres Golf Course Scramble League saw Cedric Bechtold earn closest-to-the-pin honors on hole 12 with 10’ 4” and Myra Bickel do so on hole 16 with 13’ 6”.

Longest putt was made  by Jim Denman on hole 14 with 17’.

Chip-ins were made  by Paul Schroeter and Jim Melton, Brad Wright and Ron Huston as well as Todd Rebholz and Jan Finch with two chip-ins.

Low putts were made by Rebholz and Finch. The duo also earned the low score for the day with 31 points.

They were followed by Jake Shaw and Bechtold, who had 32.

HN boys up winning streak

The Huntington North High School boys varsity soccer team traveled to Oak Hill High School on Thursday, Aug. 19, taking a 3-1 win over their hosts.
Goals were made by Aric Hosler, Carlos Cuadrado and Gabe Castillo. Assists were made by Braden Estep, Hosler and Kolton Foster. This brings their season record to 2-0.

The junior varsity team tied 1-1 with Oak Hill, with Levi Bordeaux making the lone goal for the Vikings. This brings their season record to 0-0-2.

HNHS girls golf hosts two teams in NE8 action

Huntington North High School golfer Adalyn Cutting follows through on her swing during a Thursday, Aug. 19, home match.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) girls golf team took on both Leo High School and Columbia City High School in NE8 action on Thursday, Aug. 19, with HNHS taking second place overall with 175.

Columbia City took the top spot, earning 169 points. Leo rounded things out with 204.

Leading the Lady Vikings, Grace Dill earned an even par score of 35. Megan Stephan followed with 43.

Next was Carley Roth with 45, Haley Newton with 52 and Adalyn Cutting with 57. Hailey Hoffman and Ella Newton rounded out the evening with 64 and 67, respectively.

HN Cross Country hosted Aug. 21 invite

Huntington North High School cross country runner Gracie Fields runs during the Saturday, Aug. 21, Huntington Invite.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

The Huntington North High School girls varsity cross country team wound up in the middle of the pack at the Huntington Invite on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Huntington University’s cross country course, with the top five times equaling 1:46:40.8.

Carroll High School took the top slot with 1:42:54.6, followed by Northridge High School and Homestead High School.

Huntington’s Addy Wiley represented the team well, taking the second-place position with a 19:05.2 finish time. She came in just behind Homestead’s

HU men dominate during season opener

The Huntington University (HU) men’s soccer team put on a scoring clinic in its season opener with a commanding 8-0 win over IU Northwest. It’s just the third season for the RedHawks and their first encounter with the Foresters.

HU left little to doubt they were in charge from the opening whistle when Noah Stanford found back netting on a penalty kick within the opening three minutes of play. Less than 90 seconds later, Dodge City Community College transfer Higor Barbieri scored his first of two goals within an eight-minute span for a quick 3-0 lead.

HNHS Lady Vikes fall to Canterbury

Camryn Working kicks the ball towards the Cantebury High School goal during the game.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) girls varsity soccer team hosted a non-conference game on Thursday, Aug. 19, against the Fort Wayne Canterbury High School Cavaliers, taking a 4-2 loss.

Canterbury’s four goals were made by Lena Reelson and AnnaBella Brown, both seniors, as well as junior Isabel Schlabach and Stella VandeWater.
HNHS senior Addy Wiley and sophomore Skylar Olson each made a goal for the Lady Vikes.

Keeper Grace Sell had six saves during the game.

This brings their overall record to 1-1.

HNHS has new athletic policies this year

A Huntington North High School volleyball player serves up the ball during the Tuesday, Aug. 17, home match against Bluffton High School.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

Quite a few changes have been made to the Huntington North High School (HNHS) athletic program this year, and one of the most pressing changes thus far has been the transition to all-electronic ticketing for athletic events.

According to Athletic Director Jeremy Markham, electronic ticketing was first driven by the COVID-19 pandemic last school year. Many of Huntington’s conference opponents switched over to electronic ticketing at that time.
Markham also says that going all-electronic enables the HNHS athletic department to function more efficiently.

HN boys soccer beats Snider HS

Huntington North High school varsity soccer player Braden Estep (right) passes the ball away from Snider’s Thang Pau during the Tuesday, Aug. 17, home soccer game.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) varsity boys soccer team hosted Snider High School for the first official game of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 17, and the team came out strong with a 5-2 win.

The first goal came within mere minutes of the game starting, giving HNHS a 1-0 lead. The Vikings kept Snider at bay for the remainder of the half, and even earned another goal before the half was over. Goal number two was earned by player 15, Grant Beckner.

Standing 2-0 at the start of the second half, it didn’t take long for the Vikings to move things to 3-0.