Koch earns high point honors at HNHS' own Lime City Relays

Huntington North senior Karmen Koch competes in the 100-meter hurdles on Saturday, April 28, at the Lime City Relays at Kriegbaum Field. Koch finished second in the event on her way to winning the high point award for girls.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Karmen Koch took home the high point award among girls to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ track team to fourth place among nine teams at its own Lime City Relays.

Koch won the 300-meter hurdles and placed second in the 100-meter hurdles and third in high jump, and was part of the Lady Vikes’ third place distance medley relay team.

HNHS finished with 91 points. Homestead won the meet with 143.5 points, followed by Carroll with 104 and Merrillville with 103.

HU men ride wins in sprint to third at Lancer Invite

The Huntington University men’s track team rode three wins in sprints to third place on Saturday, April 28, at the Grace College Lancer Invitational.

HU got wins from sophomore Avniel Barrow in the 100-meter dash, the 400-meter relay team and the 1,600-meter relay team on the way to scoring 80 points.

Barrow set a new personal best in the 100 with his clocking of :10.85. He along with Peyton Depriest, Heath Atkins and Bradey Gerke won the shorter relay in :43.57, and Depriest and Gerke along with CJ Robertson and Codi Wiersema took the longer relay in 3:35.24.

Sprints strength earns HU women second at Lancer Invitational

Taking first in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes helped the Huntington University women’s track team place second in the Grace College Lancer Invitational on Saturday, April 28.

Nicole Pennington edge out teammate Benedicte Nzombi-Fenner in the 100-meter dash in :12.67, and Nzombi-Fenner got her revenge by winning the 200 in :26.80 with Pennington third in :27.0.

Pennington was also a member of the second place 400-meter relay quartet, which included Mariah Harter, Tayia Meadows and Elise Cormany, and finished in :51.59.

Lady Vikes sweep Warsaw

After clipping host Warsaw 2-1 in the opener, the Huntington North varsity softball team went off and slapped the hosts, 12-0 in the nightcap for a doubleheader sweep on Saturday, April 28.

Maddie Levy knocked in both runs and Kendra Arnold pitched a four-hitter in the opener, then Laney Shaw knocked in three runs and Sydney Selvage fire a three-hit shutout in the nightcap as HNHS improved to 6-6 on the campaign.

Viking golfers seventh among 13 at Rochester Invitational

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team finished seventh out of 13 teams at the Rochester Invitational on Saturday, April 28.

Daniel Shivley had an 18-hole score of 95 to lead the Vikings to a team score of 390. Graham Scher was a stroke back at 96, Jack Young carded a 98 and Caden Brubaker scored a 101.

Luke Eckert fired a non-scoring 123.

Culver won the meet with a 329, edging out Logansport with a 332. Winamac was third with a 340.

The Vikings played Norwell at Timber Ridge Golf Course and fell 189-176.

Ninth inning rally falls short as Foresters split with Goshen

A ninth inning rally fell short in the second game as the Huntington University baseball team split a doubleheader with visiting Goshen College, winning 3-0 and losing 3-2, on Saturday, April 28.

Connor West threw a four-hit shutout in the opener as the Foresters went to 18-20 overall and 16-8 in the Crossroads league. In the nightcap, Goshen led 3-1 heading into the final frame before HU pushed across a run but couldn’t get the equalizer.

Marian hangs two losses on Forester women

The Huntington University softball team got swept by visiting Marian on Saturday, April 28, losing 4-1 and 5-0.

The Foresters dropped to 21-23 on the season overall, 16-18 in the Crossroads League.

Audra Klopfenstein had two of the Foresters five hits in the opener.

Lairen Miller took the loss in the circle, going the full seven innings and yielding 11 hits and four earned runs, with one walk.

Both teams scored a run in the first inning. Marian touched Miller for two more in the fifth and a final run in the sixth.

Vikings thrash Legends, 20-0

Huntington North pitcher Collin Landrum turns one loose against visiting Fort Wayne North Side. The Vikings thrashed the Legends, 20-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Trey Williams had three hits and four runs batted in to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 20-0 thrashing of visiting Fort Wayne North Side on Friday, April 27.

Elliott Lesperance also had three hits and added two ribbies as the Vikings improved to 13-1 on the season with the mercy-rule shortened beatdown. Starting pitcher Collin Landrum, Jarret Gray, Zach Daugherty and Clark Kitchen each had two ribbies in the contest.

Selvage uses arm, bat to help Lady Vikes drub Blackford

Huntington North hitter Sydney Selvage drives the ball against visiting Blackford on Friday, April 27, in the Lady Vikings' 10-3 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Sydney Selvage got the win on the mound and knocked in two runs as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team drubbed visiting Blackford, 10-3, on Friday, April 27.

Macy Lange had a double among two hits and knocked in three runs to lead the offense for HNHS, now 4-6 on the season. Kodi Douglas also had two hits with a double as the Lady Vikings banged out 10 safeties for the contest.

HNHS jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, added three more runs in the third frame and got another three in the sixth.

Forester women lose twice to USF

The Huntington University softball team got swept by host University of Saint Francis, 5-1 and 7-5, on Friday, April 27.

In the opening game, the Foresters got the scoring started with a solo tally in the first inning. The Cougars, however, seized control of the contest with a three-run third inning, then proceeded to pad that lead with single runs in the fourth and fifth frames.

HU baseball team falls to Goshen College

The Huntington University baseball team got dispatched by Goshen College, 9-3, in a nine-inning game on Friday, April 27, at Forest Glen Park.

The Maple Leafs took a 3-0 lead in the third inning and didn’t look back. The Foresters got on the board with a solo tally in the fifth, but the visitors responded with five runs over the ensuing three frames to ice the game.

Colton Punches pitched the first six innings for Huntington, yielding eight hits and four runs, half of which were earned, to get saddled with the defeat. The senior, 4-2, also fanned four and walked none.

Whicker to run for Trine

Photo by Steve Clark.

JJ Whicker (seated center), a senior at Huntington North High School, signed a letter of intent on Friday, April 20, to continue his cross country career at Trine University, in Angola. Present at the signing are his mother (seated left) Cari Whicker and father (seated right) Seth Whicker and (standing from left) Matt Ditzler, assistant coach, HNHS boys’ cross country, and Curtis Hines, head coach, HNHS boys’ cross country.

Viking diamond men hold off Columbia City

The Huntington North High School baseball team held off a Columbia City rally to win 6-5 at Varsity Field on Thursday, April 26.

A four-run fourth inning had the Vikings up 6-2 when Columbia City rallied for three runs in the top of the fifth, but Viking starter Elliott Lesperance was able to get out of the inning. He then pitched a scoreless sixth before Zach Daugherty came in for a scoreless seventh to earn the save.

Levi Bennett had two hits for the Vikes and Lesperance knocked in a pair of runs.

Henline throws blank as Lady Vike netgirls win

Jessica Henline at first singles threw a blank at her opponent to help lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team to a 4-1 win over visiting Columbia City on Thursday, April 26.

Henline, a junior, breezed past Olivia Campbell 6-0, 6-0, as the Lady Vikings upped their season record to 7-1.

The Lady Vikings took both doubles matches, with the second doubles team of senior Katie Paolillo and Leann Ringenberg coming within a game of a blank job, beating Isabelle Kreinbrink and Baylie Yount, 6-0, 6-1.

Vikings to 11-1 with shutout over Northrop

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team topped host Northrop, 5-0, on Wednesday, April 25.

The Vikings logged solo tallies in the first two innings, the fourth and the final two frames while shutting out the Bruins to win for the 11th time in 12 games this season.

Seniors Elliott Lesperance and Logan Moreland each produced a hit and a run batted in for Huntington North. Seniors Collin Landrum and Ian McCutcheon accounted for half of the team’s eight hits with two base pokes apiece.