Lady Vikes softball team gets double-dipped by New Castle

The Huntington North High School softball team got double-dipped by host New Castle on Saturday, May 9, losing 5-0 and 2-1.

In the first game, the Lady Vikes' Maureen Lund pitched seven innings of one-hit ball with 10 strikeouts, but HNHS was undone on a combination of walks, errors and the timely one hit by New Castle. The hosts scored once in the fourth and then put up four more runs in the sixth.

Morgan Broderick went 2 for 3 with a double to lead the HNHS offense.

HNHS tennis team beats Richmond, falls to Muncie Central

The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team split a pair of matches on Saturday, May 9, at Muncie Central.

The Lady Vikings beat Richmond, 4-1, but lost of the host school by the same score to push their season record to 7-4.

Against Richmond, HNHS got wins from all three singles players and the #2 doubles team of Taylor Willcox and Karisa Miller.

Whitney Neuenschwander at #1 singles beat Olivia Engle, 6-3, 7-5, and Abby Berry at #2 beat Miranda Bertsch, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Taryn Wuensch at #3 recorded a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Megan Felty.

Sands triples as Vikings shade Marion to win North Central Conference boys' track crown

Rob Sands.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Senior Rob Sands was a triple winner to lead Huntington North High School to a close victory in the North Central Conference Boys' Track and Field Meet on Friday, May 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Sands won both hurdles events and the long jump to help the Vikings tally 138 points, just five ahead of runner-up Marion. Kokomo placed third with 104.75 points, Richmond was fourth with 70.25 points and Logansport was fifth among eight teams competing with 67 points.

Kline, relay teams lead HNHS girls to NCC girls' track championship

Tayah Kline won both hurdles events and Huntington North swept the relays on the way to winning the North Central Conference Girls Track and Field Meet on Friday, May 8.

Alli Harris added a victory in the discus as HNHS piled up 150 points to easily outdistance runner-up Kokomo, which had 111.50. Marion placed third with 95 points, Muncie Central was fourth with 70.50 and Richmond was fifth with 56 points among the eight teams competing.

Lund's second no-hitter, double lead HNHS past Woodlan

Maureen Lund.
Photo by Judy Fitzmaurice.

Maureen Lund tossed her second no-hitter of the season and also smacked a run-scoring double to lead the Huntington North High school softball team past host Woodlan, 2-0, on Friday, May 8.

Improving to 7-3 on the season, the Lady Vikings got the game's only runs in the first inning. Lindsey Karst opened the contest with the first of her two hits and came in on Lund's double. Lund came home on a Woodlan error.

Lund had little trouble with Woodlan, notching 10 strikeouts against only three walks.


Dennis leads Lady Vikes JV to 13-3 trouncing of Oak Hill

Brooke Dennis went 4 for 4 with five RBI on Friday, May 8, to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to a 13-3 trouncing of host Oak Hill.

The JV Lady Vikes upped their record to 9-2 with their second straight blowout win.

Peyton Pike added three hits and three RBI and Taylor Pursifull also had three hits.

Winning pitcher Brianna McClellan went six innings and allowed six hits.


Hammel's bat, Marion's arm too much for Giants

Jamon Hammel.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Jamon Hammel's home run and three hits backed the shutout pitching of Shaun Marion and Kameron Smith as the Huntington North High School baseball team shelled host Marion 10-0 on Thursday, May 7.

Hammel had three RBI for the Vikings, 8-7 overall and 3-1 in the North Central Conference, to back the two-hit pitching of Marion and Smith. Marion went the first four innings, giving up both Marion hits, while striking out five. Smith relieved in the final frame.

The Vikings roughed up Giant pitching for 12 hits, including two each by Taylor Harris and Joey West.

HNHS golf team suffers first loss

The Huntington North High School boys' golf team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to host Homestead 168-159.

Now 3-1, the Vikings were again led by E.J. Tackett, who fired a 38. Brandon Whitesell and Garrett Bracht followed with a 42 and 43, respectively, and Neal Hamilton rounded out the scoring with a 45.

Jordan Sweet was non-scorer with a 52.

The HNHS junior varsity also lost its first outing of the season, falling 199-178.

Lady Vikes' JV softball team wreaks havoc upon Oak Hill

It took only 50 pitches for the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to wreak havoc upon Oak Hill on Thursday, May 7, pounding the hosts 15-0.

Fourteen of the pitches to the Lady Vikes turned into hits, with Payton Pike collecting three and Kayla Koch two. Julia Grover had only one hit, but stole four bases and scored three times.

On the mound for HNHS, Allison Johnson had little trouble with Oak Hill's hitters, yielding only three hits on the way to the shutout win.

The Lady Vikes are now 8-2 on the season.


HNHS JV softball team dominates Jay County

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team held a hitting clinic in its 11-0 domination of Jay County, on Monday, May 5.

Shelby Bradford and Brooke Dennis each had two RBI. Pitcher Brittney Sorg picked up the win, allowing only one hit, while striking out six batters.

The team's record is 7-2 on the season.


Oak Lanes Bowling Results - Summer Leagues

Men's High Game: EJ Tackett, 266; Connor Brown, 221; Zac Tackett, 218.
Men's High Series: EJ Tackett, 748; Zac Tackett, 574; Mel Fruit Jr., 566.
Women's High Game: Elizabeth Bischoff, 194; Lesley Love, 183; Alex Rittenhouse, 162.
Women's High Series: Elizabeth Bischoff, 540; Lesley Love, 520; Mackenzie Faurote, 447.
Top Teams: Six teams are tied at 3-1.

Ray, Carroll pitch HNHS past Marion, 3-0

Huntington North High School pitcher Bill Ray lets one fly during action against Marion Tuesday, May 5.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Billy Ray and Wes Carroll combined for a two-hitter to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team past visiting Marion, 3-0, on Tuesday, May 5.

Jamon Hammel, Brett Wiley and Andrew Doctor each had RBI hits as HNHS pushed across one run in the fourth inning and two in the fifth on the way to squaring its season mark at 7-7.

Ray evened his mark at 2-2 with 5-2/3 innings of two hit ball, striking out eight and walking four. Carroll got his first save of the season by hurling 1-1/3 innings of hitless ball, striking out three.

Neuenschwander blanks foe as HNHS tennis team rolls over Manchester

Whitney Neuenschwander.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Whitney Neunschwander blanked her opponent and the Huntington North High School girls' tennis team made short work of visiting Manchester in a 4-1 victory on Monday, May 4.

Neuenschwander at #1 singles dominated Manchester's Sadie Preston, 6-0, 6-0.

The #2 doubles team of Whitney Switzer and Karissa Miller was nearly as good, beating their opponents, 6-1, 6-1.

Taryn Wuensch at second singles got a 6-3, 6-3 win, and the first doubles team of Taylor Willcox and Abby Berry recorded a 6-1, 6-2 win.

Spring Arbor ends HU baseball season

Spring Arbor scored five runs in the first three innings and beat the Huntington University baseball team, 7-2, to end the Foresters Mid-Central College Conference tournament and their season on Monday, May 4.

The Foresters, who earlier in the day beat Marian College, 5-4, in 10 innings, finished their season at 26-19.

Against Spring Arbor, Huntington put together a pair of runs in the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 5-2, but that's as close as it got.

Andrew Drummond had two hits, including a double, to lead HU.

Foresters drop MCC tourney opener, 5-4

The Huntington University baseball team lost its opening game of the Mid-Central College Conference tournament on Saturday when Taylor Univeristy pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4.

The Foresters, 25-18, rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the top of the ninth on two-out hits from Eric Schultz and Eric Harpring to tie the contest, but Taylor loaded the bases with one out in the bottom half of the frame, and pinch-hitter Cassisy Emery ended things with a line drive base hit.

Schultz and Harpring each had three hits to lead HU's offense.

HU golfers win MCC, on to nationals

The Huntington University men's golf team used a final-round 6-over par 294 to surpass first day lead Indiana Wesleyan and win the 2009 Mid-Central College Conference Golf Championship on Tuesday, April 28.

The Foresters won by five strokes to claim an automatic bid to the NAIA men's Golf National Championship held at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL, on May 19-22.

It marks the first time HU has qualified as a team for the national event.

HU shot a team score of 913 for the three-day event, posting a 317 on the first day and a 302 on the second.

Schenkel to continue hoops career at Purdue-Calumet

Huntington North High School senior Will Schenkel (front, center) signs a letter of intent to play basketball at Purdue University-Calumet next year.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington University senior Will Schenkiel on Monday, May 4, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Purdue University-Calumet.

Schenkel, a 6-4 forward, played basketball all four years at Huntington North, including the last two years on the varsity squad.

He plans to major in business.

Tackett leads HNHS golfers to third at Rochester invite

E.J. Tackett's fourth place finish helped lead the Huntington North High School boys' golf team to a third place finish Saturday, May 2, at the Rochester Golf Invitational.

Tackett fired a 78 as HNHS finished with a score of 335, just four strokes off the first place number of Tippecanoe Valley. Rochester placed second with a 332.

Culver and Peru finished right behind HNHS in the 14-team invitational with matching scores of 338.

Drabenstot, Sands lead HNHS track boys to fifth at Lime City Relays

Rex Drabenstot won the shot put and Rob Sands scored highly in three events to lead the Huntington North High School boys' track team to a fifth place finish at its own Lime City Relays on Saturday, May 2.

Drabenstot took the shot with a throw of 55-4 for the only Viking win of the day, and Sands helped the HNHS cause in a big way by placing second in the long jump and 300-meter hurdles and third in the 110-meter hurdles.

Harris leads track girls to third at Lime City Relays

A pair of second place finishes by Alli Harris led the Huntington North High School girls' track team to third place in their own Lime City Relays on Saturday, May 2.

Harris, a senior, was runner-up in the shot put and discus to help HNHS accumulate 110 points on the day.

Carroll won the girls' competition with 145 points and Hamilton Southeastern scored 132. Northrop was just a point behind HNHS at 109 in the eight-team field.

Lund's pitching too much for Anderson as Lady Vikes sweep in softball

Maureen Lund got two wins on the mound - including a no-hitter in the first game - to lead the Huntington North High School softball team to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Anderson, 4-2 and 5-4.

Lund came on in relief in the second contest and got the victory as the Lady Vikings rallied back from a 4-1 deficit in the seventh inning. Lund helped her own cause with a two-run single, and she also scored the winning run.

Helping the Lady Vikes climb to 6-2 on the season, Lund had 13 strikeouts in the opener.

HNHS JV softball team splits pair with Anderson

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team racked up a 10-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader against visiting Anderson and wound up with a split on Saturday, May 2.

Kayla Koch paced the JV Lady Vikes, 5-2, with two hits, two runs and three RBI in the first game. Taylor Pursifull added three hits, including a triple, and Jessica Jerabek had two hits.

Allison Johnson was the winning pitcher.

West's homer, 5 RBI in second game lead Vikings to split on diamond

Joey West.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Joey West hit a home run and knocked in five runs to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 14-3 second game romp and split of its doubleheader with Muncie Central at Huntington North on Saturday, May 2.

Taylor Harris went 4 for 4, scored three runs and knocked in two as the Vikings banged out 13 hits to up their record to 6-7 overall and 1-1 in the North Central Conference.

The Vikings lost the opener 3-1.

HNHS tennis team stops Bluffton

On Thursday, April 30, the Huntington North High School varsity girls' tennis team beat Bluffton 4-1 in match play.

HN singles winners were Whitney Neuenschwander and Abby Berry, who both won their matches in straight sets. In doubles action, Taylor Wilcox and Karissa Miller won their match-up.

The team's record is 4-1 on the year.


Foresters wrap up tennis season with win

The Huntington University men's tennis team wrapped up its spring season with a 5-4 win over Defiance College on Wednesday, April 29.

The win was the team's third in as many tries.

In singles play, winners were Gonzalo Vivas, in straight sets; Jon Brenneman, who never allowed a point in his straight set outing; Keaton McDonald and Jameel Brenneman. Gonzalo and Martin Vivas were the only winners in doubles.

The Foresters wrapped up the year with a record of 7-8.



HU softball team gone from MCC tourney on second day

The Huntington University softball team was gone from Mid-Central Conference tournament play after the second day.

The Foresters opened the tournament by being no-hit by Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, April 28, losing 5-0. They came back on Wednesday, April 29, to beat Goshen, 2-1, in their first loser's bracket contest, but later on Wednesday were eliminated by Spring Arbor, 2-0.

Molly Long took the first-game loss for HU, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks. She also struck out eight batters.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Jerry Grover, 259; Kevin Rice, 258.
Men's High Series: Jerald Gressley, 716; Shawn Miller, 705.
Most Over: Steve Garwood, +68; Corky Draper, +60.

Men's High Game: Les Howe, 269; Chris Trainer, 246.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 698; Matt Elzey and Jim Bischoff, 679.
Most Over: Terry Karst, +75; Steve Garwood, +66.

HU women's tennis get back on court and sink Trine, 8-1

The Huntington University women's tennis team finally got on the hardcourts Monday and easily handled visiting Trine University, 8-1.

Now 10-4, HU swept the three doubles matches with little trouble. At first doubles, Stephanie Strong and Liz Hull got the 8-1 win and Haley Neiderhiser and Joni Holsem won by the same score at #2. The duo of Kristen Lahman and Lauren Sunderman blanked their opponents 8-0 at #3.

Draughn taking sweet swing to IUPUI

HNHS senior Alli Draughn (seated, second from left) sign a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at IUPUI next year at Huntington North on Monday.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Alli Draughn's sweet swing on the golf course will be done next fall for the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Greyhounds.

Draughn, the third place finisher in last fall's sectional, signed a letter of intent to continue her golf career at the collegiate level Monday at Huntington North High School surrounded by her family, HNHS golf coach Chris Hoke and her personal coach, Jim Gallagher Sr.

Vaszari, Ward lead HU to doubleheader split with Anderson

Jeanine Vaszari swatted a three-run double and Lauren Ward threw a one-hit shutout to lead the Huntington University softball team to a doubleheader split with host Anderson on Saturday, April 25.

The Foresters won the opener, 4-0, but dropped the second game 3-2.

Vaszari broke open the first game with her bases-load double in the second inning, and Ward was just about unhittable, allowing only the one hit while striking out seven and not allowing a walk.