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JV baseball team goes 2-1 in recent games

The Huntington North High School junior varsity baseball team went 2-1 in games played on Saturday, May 5, and Tuesday, May 8.

On May 5, the Vikings split a doubleheader with visiting Warsaw, winning the first game, 7-3, before getting edged in the second, 9-8.

In the opening contest, Matt Schnepp pitched Huntington North to the win while Nick Johnson led the team at the plate with two hits.

The second tilt saw Mason Anderson take the loss for the Vikes. Schnepp paced the team offensively with a pair of base pokes.

Foresters lose in CL Tourney championship tilt

The season came to an end for the Huntington University baseball team with a 9-1 loss to Marian University in the championship game of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, May 9, at Taylor University.

For the Foresters, the loss snapped a four-game winning streak at the double-elimination tournament that kept their season alive following a loss to Taylor on the competition’s second day, May 5. The defeat also ended Huntington’s bid for back-to-back crowns in the league tourney.

Lady Vikes lose early lead, game to Norwell

An early lead didn’t stick for the Huntington North High School varsity softball team as it fell to visiting Norwell, 8-4, on Wednesday, May 9.

The Lady Vikings, 9-10, scored twice in the first inning and once more in the second to craft a 3-0 advantage. The Lady Knights got on the board with two runs in the fourth, then took the lead with a three-run fifth. The visitors added three insurance runs in the seventh while holding Coach Paris Seibold’s squad to just a solo tally in its half of the frame to seal the win.

Homestead edges Lady Vike netgirls

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team got edged by visiting Homestead, 2-3, on Wednesday, May 9.

The Lady Vikings, 11-3, picked up both of their wins in singles play. In the first match, junior Jessica Henline dispatched Jenna Lewis, 6-1, 6-3, while senior Tarah Zumbrun topped Morgan Render in the third tilt, 6-2, 6-3.

At second singles, senior Kassidy Thompson fell to Olivia Creech, 4-6, 3-6.

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Lady Vikes SB back to .500 with win over Logansport

The Huntington North High School softball team climbed back to the .500 mark with a 4-2 win over visiting Logansport on Tuesday, May 8.

Maddie Levy had two hits and a run batted in t help the Lady Vikings get to 9-9 on the season.

Kendra Arnold also had a RBI, and Katie Melcher had a double.

Sydney Selvage got the win in the circle, allowing both Logansport runs in the seventh inning. Selvage yielded eight hits, and had two strikeouts and a walk.

The Lady Vikings got solo runs in the first two innings and put up a two-spot in the fifth.

19-1 Vikings hang on to defeat Leo

Huntington North High School shortstop Zach Daugherty comes up firing to first after fielding the ball against visiting leo on Tuesday, May 8. The Vikings won, 7-4, to improve to 19-1 on the season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School baseball team hung on for a 7-4 win over visiting Leo on Tuesday, May 8.

The Vikings 19-1, scored twice in the first inning and four more times in the third to take a 6-0 lead, but Leo didn’t quit against the No. 4 team in the state, scoring a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and one in the sixth to pull within two at 6-4. The Vikings tallied an insurance marker in the bottom of the sixth, then the Vikings’ fourth pitcher of the game, Ian McCutcheon, struck out the side in the seventh to seal his third save of the season.

Spahr leads JV softball past Logansport

Alexa Spahr ripped a home run and a double to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to an 8-6 win over visiting Logansport on Tuesday, May 8.

Carly Collins, Tyler Dalrymple and Salem Stanley also smashed doubles to back Collins’ efforts in the circle.

Leo snaps HNHS netgirls' win string at 6

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team had its six-match win string broken Tuesday, May 8, with a 2-3 loss to visiting Leo.

The Lady Vikings, 11-2 on the season, got wins at first and second singles. Jessica Henline at first topped Emili Runsestad in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, and Kassidy Thompson at second singles beat Marisa Eberle, 6-4, 6-3.

At third singles, Tarah Zumbrun lost to Alexis Christlieb, 6-7, 5-7.

Foresters to play for Crossroads League Tournament title

The Huntington University baseball team plays this afternoon, Wednesday, May 9, against Marian for the chance to repeat as Crossroads League Tournament champion and punch its ticket to the NAIA National Tournament.

The Foresters, 23-23, defeated Taylor, 2-1, in the afternoon game before edging Marian, 9-8 in the evening, for that shot at repeating.

HNHS baseball team drops hammer on Muncie Central

The Huntington North High School baseball team shocked visiting Muncie Central with 13 runs in the first inning and coasted to a 20-1 win in five innings on Monday, May 7.

Elliott Lesperance and Keegan Bartrom each had four runs batted in to lead the 18-1 Vikings, who also got three ribbies from Ian Broderick and two apiece from Ian McCutcheon, Zach Daugherty and Logan Moreland.

McCutcheon had three of  the Vikings’ 16 hits in the contest. Two-hit guys wee Collin Landrum, Lesperance, Jarret Gray, Daugherty and Bartrom. Bartrom had a triple and a double on the day.

Sloppy fielding costs Lady Vikings

A four-error frame in the second inning led to the Huntington North High School softball team falling to host Leo, 8-2, on Monday, May 7.

Leo added two more runs in the third frame and solo tallies in the fourth and sixth frames to send the Lady Vikings to their ninth loss in 17 games this season.

HNHS managed only three hits against Leo pitching, with Kodi Douglas smacking a double.

Kendra Arnold got tagged with the loss, giving up eight runs but only three earned, with three strikeouts and one walk.

HU baseball team wins two more in CL Tournament

The Huntington University baseball team won two games on Monday, May 7, to remain in the hunt for the Crossroads League Tournament title.

The Foresters, 21-23 on the season, defeated Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 10-0, in the morning, then came back to tag Indiana Wesleyan, 11-3, in the afternoonin the tourney at Taylor.

Senior Colton Punches threw shutout ball despite giving up nine hits in the morning game. The senior struck out one and walked two.

12-inning loss sends Foresters to CL Tourney elimination bracket

Taylor pushed across two runs in the 12th inning to defeat the Huntington University baseball team on Saturday, May 5, in the Crossroads League Tournament at Taylor and drop it to the elimination bracket.

The Foresters, 19-23, will face Mount Vernon Nazarene University tomorrow, Monday, at 10 a.m. in a win or go home situation.

HCB opening day parade


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Park Drive Oil softball team heads down the parade route in Huntington on Friday evening, May 4, during the Huntington County Baseball opening day parade.

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