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Lady Vikings top Jay County in sectional opener behind Rethlake

Huntington North's Natasha Grover (center) digs down the line just a step too late in sectional opener action against Jay County on Tuesday, May 21. The Lady Vikings won 5-1.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Erin Rethlake struck out 19 batters and hit a first inning home run to lead the Huntington North High School varsity softball team past Jay County, 5-1, Tuesday, May 21, in the opening round of the Homestead Softball Sectional.

The Lady Vikings, 22-2, will face Homestead this afternoon, Wednesday, May 22, at 5. Homestead beat New Haven 8-5, on Tuesday.

Three to wave HNHS banner at state girls' track meet

Huntington North's Jamie Feller (center) runs the curve during the 400-meter relay at the Fort Wayne Northrop Girls' Grack Regional on Tuesday, May 21.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Three field events competitors were the only Lady Vikings to qualify for the state track meet at the Fort Wayne Northrop Girls Track Regional on Tuesday, May 21.

Senior Alexis Wygant in pole vault and juniors Maddie Klender and Lindsey Foster in shot put and long jump, respectively, will be waving the HNHS banner at the state championships on Saturday, June 1, at Indiana University.

Dwenger clips Lady Viking netgirls in regional opener

Huntington North's No. 1 singles player Kylie Frederick charges in to return a shot against Khaki Lee of Bishop Dwenger at the Homestead Regional Tennis Tournament on Tuesday, May 21.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team squeaked out one three-set win but couldn't get a second one and fell to Bishop Dwenger, 2-3, on Tuesday, May 21, in first round action at the Homestead Regional Tennis Tournament.

Regional run


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North senior Marie Ditzler (right) competes in the 3,200-meter run at the Fort Wayne Northrop Girls' Track Regional on Tuesday, May 21. Ditzler finished 11th in the event.

Lady Viking netgirls lose in regional


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School's No. 2 singles player, Kari Bard, hustles to return a backhand against Leah Stetzel of Bishop Dwenger during regional tennis action Tuesday, May 21, at Homestead. The Lady Vikings lost 2-3 to end their season.

Lady Viking softball team wins sectional opener


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School's Erin Rethlake shows her ability to lock in on a pitch during a late-game at-bat in the Lady Vikings' sectional opener against Jay County on Tuesday, May 21, at Homestead. Rethlake flew out to deep left on this appearance, but hit a two-run homer in the first inning to help the Lady Vikings win 5-1. Second round action will be tonight, Wednesday, May 22, against the host Lady Spartans.

Shakamak star signs with HU


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Shakamak High School star Brodie Crowe (front center) signs a letter of intent to play basketball at Huntington University next year. Crowe, 6-2, avaeraged 23.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and two assists during his senior year. With Crowe are (front row from left) his parents, Peggy and Scott Crowe, and (back row from left) Shakamak Superintendent Mike Mogan, Shakamak Head Baskertball Coach Steve Brett, Huntington University Assistant Coach Jami Hotchkiss, Crowe's brother, Jordan and Shakamak Principal Chris Ross.

Frosh delivery


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School freshman pitcher Anthony Capozza delivers a pitch against visiting Pendleton Heights in a freshman team game on Saturday, May 18.

Clements softball tourney action


Photo by Steve Clark.

Donald Tucker Jr. (right), playing for Industrial Concrete Services, gets a hit in the second-annual SPC Chad Clements Softball Tournament held at Hier's Park, in Huntington, on Saturday, May 18.

CMS boys' track teams finish eighth at NELMSC meet

The Crestview Middle School boys' sixth and seventh grade track and field team came in eighth place at the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference track and field meet on Tuesday, May 14.

Jordan Yohe's third place finishes in the 400-meter dash and high jump highlighted the Cougars' day.

The boys' eighth grade track and field team also finished eighth at the meet.

A third place finish came from the 1,600-meter relay team of Josh Wiles, Dawson Hertel, Matt Guhl and Dillon Valenti, who broke the old school record in the race with a clocking of 4:05.58.

CMS 6-7 girls' track team seventh at conference

The Crestview Middle School girls' sixth and seventh grade track and field team placed seventh at the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference track and field meet on Tuesday, May 14, with 32.5 points.

The Lady Cougars' lone top-three finish on the day came from Karmen Koch, who took second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of :18.31.

 

Anderson double-dips Vikings in regular season finale

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team suffered a doubleheader loss to host Anderson, 6-2, 3-2, in its regular season finale on Saturday, May 18.

In the second game, the Indians ended a scoreless tie by plating one in the top of the fourth. Although the Vikings responded with two of their own in the fifth to wrest the lead, Anderson snatched the advantage right back in the sixth with a pair of scores, taking the game to its final tally.

HNHS girls' tennis teams nets sectional crown

The sectional champion Huntngton North High School girls' tennis team is composed of (from left) Kylie Fredrick, Kari Bard, Emily Eherenman, Mariah Zumbrun, Ashley Bard, Ana Eckert and Emily Karst.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team topped Adams Central 3-2 to win the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional on Friday, May 17.

The Lady Vikings, 9-7, defeated the host Knights the day before, also by a score of 3-2, to face the Flying Jets for the sectional title.

Rethlake throws no-hitter, hits 1 of 3 HN dingers as Lady Vikes win

Erin Rethlake.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Erin Rethlake pitched a no-hitter and hit one of three Lady Viking home runs as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team roughed up visiting Columbia City, 11-0, on Thursday, May 16.

Rethlake hit her 12th homer of the season, Makayla Whaley got her first and Kaylynn Rosen hit her third during an 11-run fourth inning explosion.

Meanwhile, on the mound, Rethlake tied thee bats of all 15 batters she faced in the five inning game, recording nine strikeouts with a walk as the Lady Vikings improved to 21-2 on the season.

EN tops JV softball squad

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team was beaten by visiting East Noble, 12-7, on Thursday, May 16.

Monica Minton and Alysse Omillion led the offense for Huntington North, 10-5, with two hits apiece.

Alexandra Kreider took the mound loss, yielding 11 hits, with six strikeouts and no walks.

 

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