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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.

Kaylor sweeps throwing events but HN trackboys lose

Damon Kaylor swept the throwing events, but the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team fell short to host Norwell, 72-60, on Tuesday, May 1.

Kaylor, a junior, won discus with a toss of 132-6 and shot put with a heave of 45-0. Senior Mitch McElhaney finished second to Kaylor in shot put, flinging the gray ball 43-1. Senior Joe Schnepp claimed third in discus, logging a throw of 120-8.

Mitchell Geller topped high jump for the Vikings, leaping 5-10. The senior also put forth a silver effort in the 110-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in :16.5.

Foresters close out regular season with loss to SAU

The Huntington University baseball team closed out the regular season with a 10-8 defeat to host Spring Arbor University on Tuesday, May 1.

The Foresters opened the game with a bang, scoring three runs in the first inning. The Cougars, however, proceeded to outscore their guests by a margin of 8-2 over the following three frames to craft an 8-5 advantage. Coach Mike Frame’s squad then logged solo tallies in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, but the hosts scored solo tallies of their own in the fifth and seventh to keep Huntington at bay.

Lady Vike netgirls upend Bellmont

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team upended host Bellmont, 4-1, on Tuesday, May 1.

The Lady Vikings, 8-1, 3-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference, got a pair of wins in singles play. In the second match, senior Kassidy Thompson dispatched Cassity Lincoln, 6-3, 6-0, while senior Tarah Zumbrun, in the third tilt, topped Janae Butler by a margin of 6-2, 6-1.

Sandlin tosses Vikes' second no-hitter of season

Gage Sandlin tossed a complete-game no-hitter to lead the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to a 3-0 victory over host Bellmont on Tuesday, May 1.

Sandlin, a senior, recorded three strikeouts and issued no walks during his seven stellar innings on the mound. With the win, he improves to 4-1.

Defensively, the lone blemish of the game for Huntington North, 14-1, was a fielding error that took a perfect game off the table.

Lady Vikes clutch against Marion

Clutch play in the last inning lifted the Huntington North High School varsity softball team to a 5-4 win over visiting Marion on Tuesday, May 1.

After knotting up the game at 4-4 with a pair of runs in the sixth inning, then holding the Lady Giants scoreless in the top of the seventh, the Lady Vikings kicked off their half of the final frame with a double by senior Bailey Hughes. Following a passed ball that set Hughes up on third, junior Lydia Riggers stepped up to the plate and smacked a ground ball to the second baseman that plated Hughes for the winning run.

Koch to run at Butler


Photo by Steve Clark.

Karmen Koch (seated center), a senior at Huntington North High School, signed a letter of intent on Friday, April 27, to continue her track career at Butler University, in Indianapolis. Present at the signing are her father (seated left), John, and mother (seated right), Joy, and (standing from left) Casey Ogden and Kelsey Knox, assistant coach and head coach, respectively, HN girls’ track.

Lady Vikes SB draws blank against Bellmont

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team lost to visiting Bellmont, 5-0, on Monday, April 30.

The Squaws plated a runner in the third and sixth innings, then tallied three runs in the seventh to ice the win.

Kendra Arnold took the loss in the circle for Huntington North, 6-7, 0-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference. The senior yielded nine hits and the five runs, four of which were earned, in seven frames. She also struck out five and issued two walks.

Viking JV goes 2-2 over last four

The Huntington North High School junior varsity baseball team went 2-2 in games played across Thursday, April 26, to Saturday, April 28.

On April 26, the Vikings trounced host Columbia City, 17-2.

Nate Hall led Huntington North at the plate with a 5-for-5 effort.

Bryce Thompson pitched the Vikes to the win.

Coach Sam Ryan’s squad won big again on April 27, routing host Eastbrook, 20-6.

Six batters registered two base pokes for the hot-hitting Vikings.

Noah Wiedenhoeft picked up the win on the mound for Huntington North.

1-2 in 3,200 spurs Vikes to third at own Lime City Relays

Huntington North long jumper Ricky Haught tries to get as much air time as possible in the long jump at the Lime City Relays at Kriegbaum Field on Saturday, April 28. Haught finished fifth in the event with a jump of 20-9.75.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Jacob Wust and Jackson Wright went 1-2 in the 3,200-meter run to help the Huntington North High School boys’ track team place third at its own Lime City Relays at Kriegbaum Field on Saturday, April 28.

Brock Spahr and Aaron Hendryx went 2-3 in the 1,600-meer run as HNHS piled up 99 points.

Merrillville won the meet with 134.5 and Northrop was runner-up among the nine teams with 122.5 points.

Wust, a junior, broke the tape in 10:09.89 for his win and Wright came home in 10:23.29 for his runner-up for the best scoring event of the day for the Vikings.

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