Lady Vikes fall one out short of state trip in extra-innings semi-state loss to Portage

Huntington North's Maddi Kennedy fouls one off against Harrison in the Harrison Semi-State Softball semifinal game on Saturday afternoon, June 1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Only one out stood between the Huntington North High School softball team and playing for the Class 4A state title for the second year in a row when foe Portage knotted the game up 1-1, sending things into extra innings, where the Lady Vikings eventually lost the Harrison Softball Semi-State championship game 2-1 in nine innings on Saturday, June 1.

Huntington North advanced out of semifinals earlier in the day with a 6-0 win over Harrison, but offense wasn't nearly as easy to come by against Portage.

Season ends at sectional for HNHS golfboys

Huntington North's Zac Tackett follows through on his tee shot at the third hole at the Warsaw Boys' Golf Sectional on Friday, May 31, at Stonehenge Golf Course.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team at the Warsaw Sectional at Stonehenge Golf & Country Club, in Warsaw, on Friday, May 31, as its tally of 338 landed it in sixth place, outside of the top three advancing spots.

The Vikings were led by Grant Meese, who fired an 81 and missed out on advancing as an individual by just one stroke.

Meese's teammates were close behind, with Zac Tackett carding an 83, Sebastian Eckert shooting an 85 and Dakota Hunt submitting an 89.

Dakota Wibel was non-scorer with a 106.

PHH Golf Classic is June 27 at LaF GC

The 23rd annual Parkview Huntington Golf Classic will be held on June 27 at LaFontaine Golf Club.

The event will feature an auction with a wide variety of items as well as prizes for golfers.

Check-in begins at 11 a.m., with a buffet lunch for golfers at 11:30 a.m. The shotgun start for the Florida scramble is at 12:30 p.m.

The day will conclude with a light dinner buffet and awards for the top foursomes, prizes for course contests, a silent auction and a live auction conducted by Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers.

Huntington University track team members Wood, Ogle outperform rankings at nationals

Huntington University track and field team members Lance Wood and Cendall Ogle were among the hundreds of athletes competing in the 2013 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University, May 23-25.

Wood capped off his collegiate running career Saturday morning by outrunning his ranking in the marathon. The senior entered the race as the 64th seed and finished in 2:37:25.50 to capture 21st place.

Watching the roll

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North golfer Sebastian Eckert watches his putt roll on the fourth hole on Friday, May 31, at the Warsaw Boys' Golf Sectional at Stonehenge Golf & Country Club.

Homestead rallies in seventh to beat HNHS in sectional championship

Huntington North batter Connor West twists out of the way of a high, hard one against Homestead in the Huntington North Baseball Sectional champinship game on Wednesday, May 29.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Homestead scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie with the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team in the championship game of the Huntington North Sectional on Wednesday, May 29, ending the Vikings' season, 4-2.

The Spartans' rally came with two outs, and ended with two runs scoring on a delayed steal of home and an error by HNHS catcher Devon Goelz.

HNHS offers several sports camps in summer

Huntington North High School is offering several athletic camps this summer.

Dates for the Huntington North Youth Football Camp have changed from June 3-6 to June 4-7.

Middle school students will still be participating from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and elementary school students from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day of the camp.

Registration for the camp has closed.
The camp will be held at Kriegbaum Fie
ld, 2001 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Dates for the Huntington North Youth Boys' Basketball Camp have also changed from June 3-6 to June 4-7.

Torrent Sprint Triathlon June 1 at Lake Clare site

The Torrent Sprint Triathlon will take place Saturday, June 1, at 8 a.m. at Lake Clare, in Huntington.

The inaugural event will feature a 750-meter swim, 12.5-mile bike ride and 5K combination road and trail run.

There is a fee for registration, which closes Wednesday, May 29, at noon. To register, visit and click on the Torrent Triathlon section.

The race will conclude with gourmet food from Affiné Food Truck, which is covered by the cost of registration.

Lake Clare is located at 1005 N. Broadway, Huntington.


Outstanding athletes

Photo provided.

Crestview Middle School recently recognized its outstanding athletes.

Rosen homer is lone run as Lady Vikings win regional, 1-0

Huntington North right fielder Maddi Kennedy gets underneath a foul ball during the Lady Vikings' 1-0 win voer Carroll in the Huntngton North Softball Regional on Tuesday, May 28.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaylynn Rosen blasted a fourth-inning home run for the only score of the game and Erin Rethlake fired a two-hit shutout as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team edged Carroll, 1-0, on Tuesday, May 28, at the Huntington North Softball Regional.

The win advances the Lady Vikings, 25-2, into the Harrison Semi-State, where they will face the host school, 15-14, on Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. Harrison got to the semi-state by defeating 25-4 Hamilton Southeastern.

Vikings move to sectional championship game

HUntington North's Derek Snyder bunts for a hit against Fort Wayne South Side in the Vikings' 10-0 win on Tuesday, May 28, at the Huntington North Baseball Sectional.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School baseball team broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the fourth inning and then seven runs in the fifth inning to crush Fort Wayne South Side on Tuesday, May 28, in first action action at the Huntington North Baseball Sectional.

The Vikings, 18-9, will face Tuesday night's second game winner, Homestead, in the championship contest tonight, Wednesday, at 5 p.m. Homestead, 14-10, stopped Fort Wayne Wayne, 11-2.

Regional champs

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team defeated Carroll 1-0 in a regional it hosted on Tuesday, May 28.

Tackett qualifies for national PBA event in Milwaukee

EJ Tackett.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington resident EJ Tackett is bowling this week at the Milwaukee Open tournament in Milwaukee, WI, after qualifying in the top 28 in three recent regional tournaments in Milwaukee.

Tackett stood 13th after the Badger, Bear and Wolf opens at Milwaukee, averaging 228.70 after 20 games, to earn his slot at the Milwaukee, a national Professional Bowlers Association event.

Among the national touring pros below Tackett are Norm Duke, 14th with a 227.30 average, and Pete Weber, 17th with a 224.65.

Huntington North Baseball Sectional to resume today, Tuesday at 4 p.m.

The Huntington North Baseball Sectional, postponed until later in the day yesterday, Monday, May 27, was postponed a second time and will be played today, Tuesday, May 28, starting at 4 p.m., with the Vikings and South Side resuming their game in the second inning.

The second game will immediately follow, with the championship game to take place on Wednesday, May 29.

A time has not yet been posted for the championship game.


Norwood Golf Club to host Junior Golf Clinic

Norwood Golf Club will host the 2013 Norwood Junior Golf Clinic, June 18-21, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day.

Students will be taught the basic fundamentals of the game, including proper stance, grip and basic swing technique, short game (putting and chipping) and etiquette and rules associated with the game.

At the end of each session, students will be provided with a hot dog and a bag of chips.

The clinic is open to the first 21 students who register.

There is a cost and registration can be done by calling Lance Feighner at 356-5929.