Sports

HU men seventh at CL Track Championships

The Huntington University men’s track team placed seventh at the Crossroad League Championships, held Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, at Marian University.

Avniel Barrow and Peyton Depriest highlighted the meet for the Foresters, as they both earned all-conference honors.

Barrow, a sophomore, claimed his first all-conference badge by taking second in the 100-meter dash in :10.91. He also earned points for Huntington with a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at :22.35.

HU trackwomen eighth at CL Championships

The Huntington University women’s track team finished eighth at the Crossroad League Championships, held Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, at Marian University.

Freshman Benedicte Nzombi-Fenner was the lone athlete to earn all-conference accolades for the Foresters, claiming third in the 200-meter dash in :26.05. She was one spot back from claiming a second all-league badge in the 100-meter dash by posting a time of :12.65 for fourth place.

Spahr takes 1,600 as Vike trackboys third at conference

Junior Brock Spahr ran to the only victory of the day for the Huntington North High School boys track team as it placed third on Friday, May 4, at the Northeast 8 Conference Track and Field meet.

Spahr crossed the finish line in 4:31.03 in the 1,600-meter run to lead HNHS to 95 points. Columbia City won the meet with 111.5 points and Leo placed second among the eight teams with 102 points.

Senior Aaron Hendryx placed second in the 1,600 in 4:34.28 to easily make that event the standard-bearer for Viking points.

Lady Vike netgirls run past East Noble

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team ran past visiting East Noble, 4-1, on Friday, May 4.

Running their record to 11-1 on the season, the Lady Vikings lost no more than three games in any of their wins.

Jessica Henline at first singles defeated Hannah Denton, 6-1, 6-1, and Kassidy Thompson at second singles beat Rachel Ort, 6-1, 6-2.

Perez, HU batter Goshen in CL Tournament opener

Junior Adrian Perez hit a solo home run and a two-run double to highlight a seven-run seventh inning for the Huntington University baseball team in a 12-1 win over Goshen College on Friday, May 4, on the first day of the Crossroads League Tournament  at Taylor.

Freshman Nick Davit slugged a two-run bomb in the bottom of the eighth to end the contest on the run rule.

Season ends for Forester women in 12-inning loss

The sixth-seeded Huntington University softball team’s run into the Crossroads League Tournament came to an end Friday, May 4, with a 12-inning loss to Taylor University in Indianapolis.

Taylor’s Courtney Moriarity smacked a walk-off home run off HU reliever Lairen Miller to end the Foresters’ season at 24-26.

The Foresters scored all of their runs in the first two innings. Paige Eichelberger slapped a two-run double in the first inning and Audra Klopfenstein had a run-scoring single in the second.

HNHS golfers lose three during week

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team lost three matches during the week, falling to Bellmont on Tuesday, May 1, and Manchester on Thursday, May 3, in regular matches and losing to Homestead on Wednesday, May 2, in match play.

The Vikings are now 1-6 on the season.

Graham Scher fired a 43 to lead the Vikings in a 191-171 loss to Manchester. Jack Young fired a 47, Daniel Shively had a 48 and Thomas Schweller shot a 53.

Noah Ehler was anon-scorer with a 60.

Against Homestead, the Vikings lost all nine matches played.

Lesperance, Landrum lead Vikings past Dekalb

Elliott Lesperance drove in three runs and Collin Landrum smashed a home run to lift the Huntington North High School baseball team to a  9-5 win over visiting DeKalb on Thursday, May 3.

The Vikings, 16-1, were on the wrong end of a 5-3 score heading into the bottom of the fifth, but put up five runs on the scoreboard in the frame, and then added an insurance tally in the sixth.

Ian McCutcheon got the win in relief, pitching the final 2.2 frames scoreless, allowing four hits with two strikeouts and one walk.

Henline, Lady Vike netgirls whitewash DeKalb

Jessica Henline shut out her opponent to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team to a 5-0 sweep over visiting DeKalb on Thursday, May 3.

Henline, a junior, blanked Bethany Lancaster, 6-0, 6-0, as the Lady Vikings improved to 10-1 on the campaign.

Kassidy Thompson at second singles downed Marie Burton, 6-3, 6-1, and Tarah Zumbrun at third singles slid past Ally Stuckey, 6-3, 7-6.

Miller blanks MVNU in CL Tournament

Lairen Miller threw a four-hit shutout to lead the Huntington University softball team past fourth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 3-0, in the Crossroads League Tournament at Marion.

HU got all the runs Miller would need in the first inning when Joelle Beals drew a walk, advanced to third on a Casey Lehman single and scored on MVNU’s lone error of the day.

Lehman’s second hit of the day brought in the second run for HU, which staved off elimination for the second time in the double-elimination tourney.

Lady Vike netgirls to 9-1 win win over Manchester

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team defeated host Manchester, 3-2, on Wednesday, May 2.

The Lady Vikings, 9-1, earned two wins in singles action. In the No. 1 match, junior Jessica Henline dispatched Kelsey Eichenauer by a score of 6-2, 6-0. The second contest saw senior Kassidy Thompson take on Halle Briner and post a 6-4, 6-4 win.

Senior Tarah Zumbrun fell to Lydia Little in the third tilt, 0-6, 4-6.

Arnold gets it done as Lady Vikes climb above .500

Kendra Arnold got it done in the circle and at the plate, leading the Huntington North High School varsity softball team to a 7-4 victory over host DeKalb on Wednesday, May 2.

Arnold, a senior, not only pitched the Lady Vikings to the victory, she also led them offensively, producing two hits and as many runs batted in.

Lesperance leads Vikings to 15th win

Elliott Lesperance led the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to a 12-2 rout of visiting South Side on Wednesday, May 2.

Lesperance pitched the Vikings to the win and also led them at the plate. The senior smacked a triple, drove in three runs and crossed home plate twice himself.

HU softball team moves on in CL tourney

After falling to Taylor University, 7-2, the Huntington University softball team bounced back with a 2-1 victory over the University of Saint Francis to advance in the double-elimination Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, May 2, at Taylor University.

The win over USF set up another must-win game for the sixth-seeded Foresters, this one against fourth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Thursday, May 3. Huntington enters the game 23-25, 17-19 in league play.

HCB to start season with parade in town on Friday evening, May 4

Huntington County Baseball will start its season with its annual parade and opening day festivities on Friday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m.

Baseball and softball teams will celebrate the start of the season with a parade that travels from Huntington North High School onto North Jefferson Street before turning onto Evergreen Road, bound for its end destination at Homier Field.

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