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.

HU softball team double-dips Manchester

The Huntington University softball team swept host Manchester College in a doubleheader on Friday, April 24.

Brittney Bateman and Brita Kuiper both had three hits and Kuiper added two RBI in the opener to lead HU to an 8-5 win. In the nitecap, Molly Long hurled a one-hit shutout to lead HU to a 4-0 win.

Ashley Sally recorded the first game win on the mound for HU.

The Forester women scored twice in four different innings to win the first contest. In the second game, HU clung to a slim 1-0 lead until scoring three more times in the sixth inning.

Frame notches 600th win as HU splits twinbill

A split of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 25, earned Huntington University baseball coach Mike Frame the 600th victory of his career.

The Foresters beat Indiana Wesleyan in the second game of a twinbill, 12-7, to earn the milestone for Frame.

The Foresters dropped the opener, 15-9.

Andrew Drummond launched two bombs in the winning effort, a solo shot in the first and a three-run blast in the fifth.
Drummond also hit a homer in the opener.

Tackett places second at HNHS Invite golf tourney

The Huntington North High Golf team split its squad and finished eighth and ninth Saturday in the HNHS Invitational at LaFontaine Golf Course.

The Vikings' E.J. Tackett tied for second place among individuals, carding a 73 to match Jake Groninger of Pendleton Heights. Joe Gasser of Yorktown was the individual medalist with a 70.

Led by Tackett, the HNHS Red team shot a 347. HNHS Black, led by Luke Smith with an 88, carded a 365.

Hurlburt's long jump win leads HNHS at Lady Kingsmen Invite

Alyssa Hurlburt
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alyssa Hurlburt won the long jump to lead the Huntington North High School girls' track team to a seventh place finish at the Lady Kingsmen Invitational at Penn on Saturday, April 25.

Hurlburt, a senior, soared a personal best 17 feet, 2-1/2 inches to claim her win.

The Vikings scored 35 points. The host team won the meet with 143 points, Fort Wayne Northrop finished second with 98 points and Munster was third with 72.

Norwell scores late to beat Vikings on diamond

Host Norwell saved its best for just about last and beat the Huntington North High School baseball team, 7-5, on Friday, April 24.

The Vikings, 4-6, had a 3-2 lead after four innings, but saw Norwell tally one in the fifth, three in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

Jamon Hammel and Brett Wiley were again the big sticks for HNHS with two hits apiece, including a home run by Hammel in the first inning to give HNHS the early lead.

Ray, Miller help HNHS baseball team swamp Homestead

Billy Ray and Nick Miller combined for five hits and pitched the victory as the Huntington North High School baseball team swamped host Homestead, 11-2, on Thursday, April 23.

Ray had three hits, including a homer, and pitched hitless ball for three innings to get his second save of the season. Miller had two hits and earned his first mound win of the year by pitching three-hit ball for four innings, striking out seven while walking only one.

The Vikings led 3-0 after four innings and were up 5-2 after six before exploding for six runs in the final frame.

Wiley's sixth-inning bomb pushes HNHS baseball team past Manchester

Brett Wiley.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Junior Brett Wiley slammed a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help give the Huntington North High School baseball team a 7-6 come-from-behind win over visiting Manchester on Saturday, April 25.

Senior Billy Ray got out of a tough spot in the fifth in relief of starter Wes Carroll, then blanked the Squires in the last two innings to earn his first victory of the season and push the Vikings' record to 5-6 on the season.

Lady Foresters split twinbill, earn team-record 23rd win of season

A split of its doubleheader on Thursday, April 23, earned the Huntington University softball team a school-record 23 wins on the season.

The Lady Foresters won the second half of a twinbill against visiting Spring Arbor, 3-0, to eclipse the previous season win total of 22, set 24 years ago.

HU lost the first contest of the day 1-0.

HU brother act too much for Trine on courts

The Vivas brothers and the Brenneman borthers were just too much for visiting Trine University on Thursday, April 23, as the Huntington University men's tennis team clipped the visitors 5-4.

Gonzalo and Martin Vivas at number one doubles earned an 8-5 win, backed up by Jameel and Jon Brenneman picking up an 8-4 win at second doubles.

Gonzalo Vivas also won at number one singles, and the Brennemans added wins at third and fourth singles to push the Foresters to 6-8 on the season.

HU baseball team splits twinbill with Grace

Edwin Rodriguez knocked in two runs and Eric Randel pitched a complete game in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday, April 23 as the Foresters split the contests with host Grace.

Grace won the second game 13-4.

Rodriguez had a pair of hits for HU in the opener, including a two-run single in the second inning. Eric Schultz added a solo homer in the fourth inning.

Randel allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two for the win.

HNHS girls' track team loses to Columbia City

Huntington North High School discus thrower Kayla Lund gets full extension during one of her attempts on Thursday, April 24, in a  meet against visiting Columbia City.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School varsity girls' track and field team squared off against Columbia City, on Thursday, April 23, falling 78.3 to 53.3.

First place finishes were awarded to Alyssa Hurlburt in 400-meter dash and long jump and Alli Harris in the discus and shot put.

Placing second were, Mariah Town, 100-meter dash; Asheley Chaney, 300-meter hurdles; Cora Frame, 200-meter dash; Olivia Eckert, 800-meter run and Gretchen Spahr, 3,200-meter run.