Sports

Viking golfers drub North Side

All four Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team scorers went sub-40 as the Vikings drubbed host Fort Wayne North Side, 146-196, at McMillen Park Golf Course.

Zac Tackett earned medalist honors on the day with a 35, edging teammates Grant Meese and Dakota Wibel by one stroke. Sebastian Eckert was the final scorer with a 39.

Nick Ferguson was the top golfer for North, firing a 40. Dustin Gregory followed with a 50 and Travis Good and Ben Streeter both shot rounds of 53.

Lady Vike netgirls make sectional championship against Adams Central

Huntington North's No.1 singles player, Kylie Fredrick, returns a shot during sectional play against Norwell on Thursday, May 16. Fredrick won her match and helped HNHS advance to the championship tonight, Friday, May 17, against Adams Central.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team used a pair of singles wins and a three-set victory at second doubles to top Norwell, 3-2, at the Norwell Tennis Sectional on Thursday, May 16.

The Lady Vikings play Adams Central tonight, Friday, May 17, at 5 p.m. for the sectional championship.

The No. 2 doubles team of Ana Eckert and Emily Karst hung on for a 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 win and singles players Kylie Fredrick and Kari Bard dispatched their foes to move HNHS, 8-7, to the championship match.

Late rallies fall short as Lady Vikings lose to Kokomo

A pair of late rallies fell a run short as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team lost to host Kokomo, 7-6, on Wednesday, May 15, for just the second loss of the season.

The Lady Vikings, 20-2, rallied back from a 3-1 deficit in the fifth inning to take a 4-3 lead on a Kaylynn Rosen three-run homer, but Kokomo struck for four runs in its half of the frame to take a 7-4 lead. The Lady Vikes then got two more runs in the sixth inning but couldn't push across the tying run.

Smith one-hitter leads Vikings past Kokomo

Quinton Smith.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Quinton Smith pitched a one-hitter and knocked in two runs to lead the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to a 10-0 romp over visiting Kokomo on Wednesday, May 15.

Smith gave up his only hit in the fifth inning with the Vikings, 15-7, already up 9-0. He struck out four and walked four.

The Vikes got the only runs they needed with a two-spot in the first. They tacked on four more runs in the third inning, got three in the fourth and the final run in the fifth.

Harris-Shoemaker moving across town

Huntington North High School senior Adam Harris-Shoemaker (front center) signs his letter of intent to continue his bowling career next year at Huntington University. Harris-Shoemaker, a member of the Vikings' state championship team in 2011, plans to major in nursing at HU. With him for the signing are (front from left) his parents, Chuck Shoemaker and Connie Harris-Shoemaker, and (back from left) former HNHS Head Coach Doug Scott and HU Head Coach Jim Bischoff.

Red Cross golf outing to be held June 8 at Norwood

The Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will host the seventh annual Clara Barton Golf Classic on June 8 at Norwood Golf Club.

Registration starts at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

The entry fee includes greens fees, cart, driving range and luncheon. The luncheon will be at approximately 1 p.m.

Prizes will be given to the top three teams.

Hole sponsorship opportunities are still available as well.

Registration forms are available at the chapter office, by calling 356-2910, or via email at Vickie.Ellis@redcross.org.

Huntington University men’s tennis team to host 2 camps this summer

The Huntington University men's tennis team will host two camps this summer at the Merillat Complex Klopfenstein Courts.

The first session is slated for June 10-14 while the second session will run from July 22-25.

There is a cost per child in four age groups, kindergarten to second grade (9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.); third to fifth grade (10-11a.m.); sixth to eighth grade (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and ninth to 12th grade (1-2:30 p.m.). Discounts are available if two or more from the same family attend or campers attend both sessions.

Huntington University men’s tennis team to host 2 camps this summer

The Huntington University men's tennis team will host two camps this summer at the Merillat Complex Klopfenstein Courts.

The first session is slated for June 10-14 while the second session will run from July 22-25.

There is a cost per child in four age groups, kindergarten to second grade (9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.); third to fifth grade (10-11a.m.); sixth to eighth grade (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and ninth to 12th grade (1-2:30 p.m.). Discounts are available if two or more from the same family attend or campers attend both sessions.

Whaley, Rethlake lead way as Lady Vikes blank Kokomo

Makayla Whaley.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Makayla Whaley had three hits and two runs batted in and Erin Rethlake extended her scoreless streak as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team blanked visiting Kokomo, 10-0, on Tuesday, May 14.

The win not only improves the Lady Vikings' overall record to 20-1 but also clinched the North Central Conference Crown with a 7-0 mark.

Rethlake, who hasn't been scored upon in her last 17 appearances, limited Kokomo to just one hit while striking out 10 and not walking a batter.

Gravity break


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lady Viking Lindsey Foster has a momentary break with gravity as she flies forward during the long jump competition at the Marion Girls' Track and Field Sectional on Tuesday, May 14, at Indiana Wesleyan University. Foster won the event to help Huntington North earn the team title.

Field events wins fuel Lady Vike trackgirls to sectional title

Lady Viking Onna Doering launches the discus at the Marion Track and Field Sectional on Tuesday, May 14, at Indiana Wesleyan University. Doering won the event to help the Lady Vikings win as a team.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Winning four of the five field events fueled the Huntington North High School girls' track team to the championship of the Marion Track and Field Sectional on Tuesday, May 14, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Seniors Alexis Wygant and Onna Doering won the pole vault and discus, respectively, and juniors Lindsey Foster and Maddie Klender captured the long jump and shot put, respectively, as the Lady Vikings piled up 167 points, 57 more than runner-up Oak Hill. Norwell was third with 85 points and Marion was fourth among 13 teams competing with 74 points.

Sectional champs

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team totaled 167 points to win the Marion Sectional at the Indiana Wesleyan University track and field stadium on Tuesday, May 14.

Viking shake off Wildkats, 9-7

Braydin Stell.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team shook off a big Kokomo rally in the sixth inning to score three times in the seventh and beat the host Wildkats, 9-7, on Tuesday, May 14.

The Vikings, 14-7 overall and 8-3 in the North Central Conference, were cruising along with a 6-0 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth when Kokomo erupted for its half-dozen runs to tie the game. The Vikings, however, pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh and held Kokomo to just one more run in its half of the frame to get the win.

Lady Vikes JV goes to 10-4 with win over Kokomo

Abigail Kindler knocked in two runs and Alexandra Kreider had 12 strikeouts on the mound to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to a 13-7 win over host Kokomo on Tuesday, May 14.

The Lady Vikings' JV improved to 10-4 on the season as Kreider pitched a complete game and gave up 11 hits with three walks.

 

Hiple hits support Rethlake in shutout of Richmond

Alyssa Hiple had a pair of doubles and three runs batted into support Erin Rethlake throwing yet another shutout as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team won 5-0 over visiting Richmond on Friday, May 10.

Rethlake helped support her own efforts with her seventh home run of the season and three runs scored, and Natasha Grover added a pair of safeties to the Lady Vikes' eight-hit attack, which helped push them to 19-1 on the season overall and kept them unbeaten in the North Central Conference.

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