HNHS booters fall to Richmond 3-1

Zach Shaffter had the only goal for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team in a 3-1 loss to host Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Saturday's match took the Vikings down to a 6-8-1 record.

The boys' junior varsity soccer team fared slightly better than the varsity players, but still lost to Richmond 3-2.

Aaron Hopkins and Connor Brown had goals for the Vikes, who now have a 5-5-5 record.


Alone with her thoughts

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington University women's cross country runner Lauren Johnson is out front and alone with her thoughts on the HU course during the DeWitt Bakaer Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3, against Trine Unversity and St. Francis. Johnson won the meet to lead HU to victory.

Putting a charge into it

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School girls' soccer player Alyssia Williams is about to put her foot into a kick during the Lady Vikings's game against visiting Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Careful maneuvering

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School girls' soccer player Kirsten Konz maneuvers the ball through traffic in the Lady Vikings' game against visiting Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Breaking free

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Having left one potential tackler in the dust, Spencer Sharpe of the Steelers takes a look at another defender during PAL Football League action against the Cowboys on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Looking for room

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Cale Burnau of the Cowboys looks for running room in PAL football League action against the Steelers on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Shoemaker's two touchdowns leads HNHS to a 38-6 victory over host Anderson

Once again, junior standout running back Austin Shoemaker led the Huntington North High School varsity football team, this time to a 38-6 victory over host Anderson on Friday, Oct. 2, rushing for 109 yards and bringing home two touchdowns.

Three other Vikings also had touchdowns, one of which being a 28-yard reception by junior Cole Bowman. Austin Drummond had 86 total receiving yards in eight receptions including a tuochdown. Junior linebacker Aaron Wolf took an interception back 35 yards for the other touchdown.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Industrial
Men's High Game: Bill Moyer, 215; Cory Johnson, 204; Shawn Taylor, 190.
Men's High Series: Bill Moyer, 619; Cory Johnson, 514; Don Bauer, 504.
Women's High Game: Sarah Johnson, 174; Kay Bishop, 154; Sharon Rupert, 149.
Women's High Series: Sarah Johnson, 467; Kay Bishop, 418; Sharon Rupert, 388.
Most over: Sarah Johnson, +101; Bill Moyer, +46; Dale Rice, +44.
Top Teams: Team #2, 9-3; Team #1, 7-5; Team #4, 6-6.

McKinzie leads Riverview harriers over Canterbuy

Keenan McKinzie finished second overall to lead the Riverview Middle School boys' cross country team to a win over host Canterbury on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Riverview finished with a score of 23, and Canterbury had 32.

Alex Easley placed third, Austin Lange took fourth, Jack Doughty ended in eighth and Alex Riggers finished ninth.
Riverview's girls' cross country team fell to Canterbury, with Riverview having 34 points and the host school ending with 32.

Crestview boys and girls dominate cross country meet with Blackford and Bluffton

Both the boys' and girl's cross country teams from Crestview Middle School dominated their respective competitions in a three-way meet with Blackford and Bluffton on Thursday, Oct. 1.

In the boys' race, Crestview ended with an almost-perfect score of 17. CMS took the top three places, as well as six of the top 10 positions overall.

Caleb Stoffel came in first in 12:03, to lead the meet. Alec Justice was right behind in second, Landon Underwood placed third, Tyler Henline ended in fifth and Dylan Mower wrapped up the scoring for Crestview in sixth.

Riverview's seventh-graders beat McCulloch on gridiron

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade football team lost to Marion McCulloch 6-0 in an evenly-matched game on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Marion scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter with three minutes left in the game. A last drive by the Raiders stalled, and time ran out.

Riverview's seventh grade football team fared better than their older counterparts, shutting out Marion 14-0.

Drew Fawcett rushed for 63 yards, and quarterback Dustin Campbell had two passes for 39 yards. The duo of Chad Champion and Shawn Renz led the defense, getting four tackles each.

Dydasco carries Crestview eighth-graders over Maconaquah

Charleston Dydasco rushed for 112 yards and had two touchdowns, one on a 70-yard kickoff return, to lead the Crestview Middle School eighth grade football team to a 22-6 victory over Maconoquah on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Quarterback Skyler Veilleux had a third touchdown and was 5 for 6 in passing, totaling 41 yards. Jerin Taylor and Tyler Veilleux had extra points.

Taylor and Karston Goldner each had four tackles, and Johans Foster and Tyler Veilleux each had an interception.
Crestview's seventh grade football team shut out Maconoquah 16-0.

Stoffel leads Crestview eighth-graders over Riverview, Marion Justice XC

Riverview Middle School, Crestview Middle School and Marion Justice Middle School participated in a three-way cross country meet on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Riverview.

Crestview took the eighth grade race, finishing with a score of 21 and taking the five of the top 10 spots.

Riverview finished in third, with a score of 62.

Caleb Stoffel again led the Crestview team by finishing first. Landon Underwood took second, Tyler Henline placed third, Dylan Mower finished fifth and Caleb Haupert took 10th overall.

King leads Lady Viking harriers to win at Logansport Invitational

Molly King placed first overall to lead the Huntington North High School girls' cross-country team to victory at the Logansport Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Even without their top two runners -- the Spahr sisters -- the Lady Vikings wiped out the competition, finishing with a score of 25, light-years ahead of the second-place team, Northwestern, which had a score of 110.

HNHS boys' cross country team dominates at Logansport Invitational

Huntington North High School's boys' varsity cross country team dominated the Logansport Invitational with a score of 23 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, taking five of the top 10 places.

Josh Graham led the Vikings with a time of 16:09.77 to take second place overall. Ross Ochs was not far behind, taking third place with a time of 16:10.75.

Sam Doughty placed fourth with a time of 16:28.16, Austin Roberts had a time of 16:28.95 for fifth place and Jake Crosley rounded out the scoring for the Vikes by taking ninth place in 16:53.44.

Viking tennis team sweeps Snider Tuesday

A win by every Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis player destroyed visiting Fort Wayne Snider in a 5-0 sweep on Sept. 29.

In singles, No. 1 David Ballard defeated Andy Jones 6-4, 6-4. At No. 2, Chris Royer was pushed to three sets before winning against Snider's Paul Brumbaugh 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. Matt Harter sealed the deal against Cole Douglas 6-4, 6-3, at No. 3.

Dunn saves 28 but HNHS girl booters fall 1-0

Twenty-eight saves by Huntington North High School girls' soccer goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn wasn't enough, as Marion edged HNHS 1-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The lone goal of the game came from a direct kick by Marion, currently undefeated in the North Central Conference.

Tuesday's match brought the girls' record to 6-8 in the season.


Riverview, Crestview split volleyball matches

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeated Crestview Middle School in two sets, with scores of 25-19, 25-16, on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Top scorers for Riverview were Lindsey Foster, with 10 points, and Mikayla Carpenter, with eight points.

For Crestview, Jessica Drew had two points, two aces, two blocks and three kills; Erin Rethlake had four points; and Josie Beaver had three points and one kill.

Riverview's record is now 7-2, and Crestview's record is 2-6.

Champion Hill Toppers win tournament at Lake Clare

"On the 19th, the boys from Huntington returned to the county bearing the Portage Iron Diamond tournament trophy. And then, a week later, as the day turned perfect, so did the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers.

"Four base ball clubs sent their first nine to Lake Clare to compete against one another. The day was filled with daring fielding and mighty hitting.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Chris Trainer, 255; Billy Haney, 255; Joe McCune, 236.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainter, 686; Archie Haney, 648; Joe McCune, 585.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 248; Refa Chopson, 203; Brandie Roberts, 198.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 656; Brandie Roberts, 514; Julie McCune, 500.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 24-4; Old Balls and Bags, 18-10; Ball Breakers, 17-11.
Most Over: Cindy Williams, +80; Chris Trainer, +80; Archie Haney, +69.

Poon's yardage not enough for JV Vikes football team against Kokomo

Quarterback Kevin Fisher attempts to elude the visiting Kokomo defense while running the ball downfield at the Huntington North High School junior varsity football game on Monday, Sept. 28. The Vikings lost 26-7.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Nearly 100 yards rushing by sophomore Alan Poon wasn't enough to stop the visiting Kokomo Wildkats from a 26-7 win over the Huntington North High School junior varsity football team on Monday, Sept. 28.

Running back Kendall Whitman scored the lone touchdown for the Vikings in the first quarter, putting the team up 7-0 at the end of the period. Zach Elliot also recovered a fumble.

But it was all downhill from there for the Vikes, as Kokomo came back in the last three quarters to overcome HNHS.

Monday's game leaves Huntington North with a 3-3 record on the season.

Frosh Vikings only HNHS football team to beat Kokomo as Stell comes up big

The Huntington North High School freshman football team became the only win in the Viking football series with Kokomo this season, defeating the Wildkats at Kokomo 36-22 on Monday, Sept. 28.

Braydin Stell was the big man in scoring for the Vikes, taking four touchdowns and a two-point conversion in addition to rushing for 165 yards.

Caleb Richison had a fifth touchdown for HNHS off a pass from quarterback Troy Akeley. The same duo repeated the maneuver for a two-point conversion.

Cameron Hackney had a third two-point conversion for the Vikings.

Riverview volleyball teams beat Salamonie

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeated Salamonie in two sets, with scores of 25-17, 25-16, on Monday, Sept. 28.

Top servers for Riverview were Casse Lange, with 12 points; and Lauren Bradburn, with five points.

The Riverview eighth-graders are now 6-2 on the season.

Riverview's seventh grade volleyball team also defeated Salamonie in two sets, with scores of 25-21, 25-8.

The seventh-graders' top servers were Brianna Monroe, with 11 points; Kelsy Mygrant, with nine points; and Jordin Dolby, with seven points.

Lady Viking golfers' season ends at regional

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School girls' golf team at the New Castle Regional Tournament at Westwood Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The Lady Vikings placed ninth overall with a team score of 401.

Kelly Myers led HNHS with a score of 89, which was 12 shots away from qualifying for state on an individual basis.

Liz Conley fired a 97, Maddie Meese shot a 104 and Laurisa Richard carded a 111.

The non-scorer for the event was Morgan O'Banion with a 116.

Crestview girls' cross country team places 11th at Wabash Invitational

The Crestview Middle School girls' cross country team participated in the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26, placing 11th out of 18 teams.

Emily Ehrenman led the team, placing 44th of 138 runners with a time of 13:35.8. Alexis Aldred and Marissa Jamison took 57th and 58th, respectively, with times of 13:59.6 and 14:00.p, respectively. Valerie Huffman placed 61st, with a time of 14:04, and Corrine Zay wrapped up the scoring for Crestview by taking 62nd in 14:05.9.

Ashleigh Miller placed 69th, and Ellie Johnson took 106th.

Stoffel leads Crestview boys to fifth at Wabash Cross Country Invitational

Led by standout Caleb Stoffel, the Crestview Middle School boys' cross country team placed fifth out of 18 schools at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Stoffel placed 10th out of 148 runners with a time of 11:27.4.

In second for Crestview was Alec Justice, who placed 19th with a time of 11:50.1. Landon Underwood and Tyler Henline placed 38th and 39th, respectively, with times of 12:14.7 and 12:15.1. Rounding out the scoring for Crestview was Dylan Mower, who placed 60th with a time of 12:34.3.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes Bowling Scores Week of Sept. 21

Monday Industrial
Men's High Game: Bill Moyer, 248; Cory Johnson, 235; Gomer Tackett, 215.
Men's High Series: Bill Moyer, 628; Gomer Tackett, 608; Cory Johnson, 575.
Women's High Game: Sharon Rupert, 167; Sarah Johnson, 162; Norma Williams, 138.
Women's High Series: Sharon Rupert, 459; Norma Williams, 393; Sarah Johnson, 363.
Most over: Bill Moyer, +109; Larry Bishop, +74; Troy Johnson, +62.
Top Teams: Team #1, 6-2; Team #2, 5-3; Team #4, 5-3.

Viking boys' harriers show depth in runner-up finish at Wabash Invite

Competing without its top six runners, the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team showed plenty of depth by placing second at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The new-look Vikes placed four runners in the top 10, led by Sean Lewis with fourth in a time of 17:59.5, to score 48 points, 15 behind champion Indianapolis Pike.

"The guys ran very well today," commented HNHS coach Curtis Hines.

Spahrs lead HNHS girls' cross country team to third at New Haven Classic

Once again led by Gretchen and Natalie Spahr, the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team placed third at the New Haven Classic on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Gretchen Spahr placed 12th in 19:13 and Natalie Spahr was one spot and one second back to lead the Lady Vikings to 112 points, just three behind runner-up Bloomington South.

Carroll won the 23-team meet with 63 points.

Molly King was the third HNHS runner to cross the finish line, doing so in 19:38 to place 24th. Kayla Patrick was 32nd in 20:07 and Becca Goodman was 39th in 20:19.

Lady Viking booters fall to Muncie Central, 2-0

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team lost to host Muncie Central, 2-0, on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The loss dropped the Lady Vikings to 6-7 on the season.