Eighth grade county football championship

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Crestview Middle School quarterback Skyler Veilleux (left) looks for an opening in the Salalmonie School line during the eighth grade Huntington County middle school championship football game at Crestivew on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Rice leads Lady Vike spikers past Kokomo

Huntington North High School volleyball player Este Stoffel (front) tries valiantly to keep the ball from landing out of bounds as teammate Allie Zahm comes over for back-up during the Lady Vikings' win over Kokomo on Thursday, Sept. 23.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Ashli Rice pounded 13 kills and served six aces to lead the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team past visiting Kokomo on Thursday, Sept. 24, by scores of 25-14, 25-21, 20-25 and 25-9.

The Lady Vikings, 14-9, also got 10 kills from Melissa Grossman, 34 assists from Allie Zahm and 21 digs from Morgan Broderick.

The junior varsity Lady Vikings improved to 13-6 on the season with a 25-20, 25-17 win over their Kokomo counterparts.

Gretchen Pegan had five kills, Kayla Koch had 14 assists and Taylor Hiers added four digs.

Wildkats ground tandem too much for Viking gridmen

The running back tandem of Casey Shipley and Dylan Green proved too much for the Huntington North High School football team as it was beaten by host Kokomo 40-16 on Friday, Sept. 25.

The senior duo accounted for 310 yards and four touchdowns rushing as the unbeaten Wildkats dropped the Vikings to 3-3 on the season.

Viking quarterback Mitch Vezeau and wide receiver Austin Drummond hooked up for a pair of touchdowns, but the Viking defense was no match for the Kokomo ground attack, which shredded HNHS for 395 yards and six rushing touchdowns on the evening.

HNHS volleyball team loses to Eastbrook

Despite 17 kills and three aces by Ashli Rice, the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team was overcome by host Eastbrook in four sets, with scores of 27-25, 23-25, 16-25, 16-25, on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

In addition to Rice, team leaders included Melissa Grossman with 11 kills, Morgan Broderick with 18 digs and Allie Zahm with 40 assists.

The Lady Vikings are now 13-9 on the season.

The Huntington North junior varsity team, 12-6, managed to defeat Eastbrook in three sets, with scores of 20-25, 25-20, 15-10.

Rebels fall to Eastbrook, 34-7

The Salamonie School Rebels football team fell to Eastbrook 34-7 on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

The Rebs were led by Kennan Mooberry, who rushed for 41 yards, had 59 receiving yards and scored the only touchdown for Salamonie. Quarterback Grant Canady had the touchdown pass to Mooberry, and passed for 119 yards.

Wyatt Cocklin had three receptions, totaling 69 yards. Cocklin and Kody Smith each had eight tackles.

The team, now 2-1, will play Crestview for the Huntington County championship title at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Crestview.


Lady Eagles moved to 12-1 with win over Fulton County

The Huntington Lady Eagles home-school volleyball team defeated host Fulton County in three sets, with scores of 25-23, 25-23, 26-24 on Monday, Sept. 21.

Kelsey Featherson brought up all sides of the game, with 12 digs, eight kills and four aces.

Marina Stoffel led the defense with 27 digs and three blocks. Deborah Scheie had 21 digs and Dana Stoffel and Rebecca Daniels each had 16 digs.

On offense, team leaders included Daniels, with 15 kills and one ace; and Marina Stoffel, with seven kills and one ace.

Bradburn leads Riverview eighth-graders to volleyball win

Lauren Bradburn earned 12 points to help the Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeat Wabash in three sets, with scores of 23-25, 25-14, 15-14 on Thursday, Sept. 24.

In addition to Bradburn, Mikayla Carpenter earned eight points, four of which were aces.

The eighth grade team, now 3-1, will play in the Indian Springs Tournament in Columbia City on Saturday, Sept. 26. The next regular game will be on Monday, Sept. 28, against Salamonie at home.

Doubles sweep helps HNHS tennis team top Northrop

A sweep of doubles and a win in singles helped the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team edge Northrop 3-2 on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

David Ballard was the lone winner for HNHS in singles, defeating Northrop's Sam Oren 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1.

Viking Chris Royer fell to Spencer Barnes 2-6, 3-6 in second singles, and Phil Truitt lost in third singles to Yanni Stavretis 4-6, 0-6.

Crestview volleyball teams lose to Maple Creek

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team, 2-5, was defeated by host Maple Creek in two games, with scores of 18-25, 21-25, on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Carley McElhaney led Crestview in scoring with seven points and one ace. Jessica Drew helped both the offense and defense with one point, one ace, two blocks and two kills. Kayla Delatorre had two blocks and two kills, Kaylie Killian had three points and Emiley Gray had two points.

Crestview's seventh grade volleyball team also fell to Maple Creek in two games, with scores of 15-25, 12-25.

Viking booters fall to Logansport

Eight saves by Goalkeeper Kyle Williams wasn't enough as host Logansport defeated the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team 4-2 on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Zach Schaffter and Taylor Johnson each had a goal for the Vikings, now 6-4-1.

The Huntington North junior varsity team was shut out by Logansport 3-0.

The junior varsity squad is now 4-3-3 for the season.


Huntington Catholic beat Montpelier in volleyball

The Huntington Catholic Schools' seventh grade volleyball team defeated Montpelier in three games, with scores of 15-25, 25-14, 15-9, on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Madison Jennings led scoring for HCS in the first set with three points.

Jennings also led in the second set, with 11 points. Brianne Coburn added three points.

In the final set, Macayla Caley had seven points to lead the team.

The Huntington Catholic eighth grade team also won over Montpelier in three sets, with scores of 24-25, 25-23, 15-5.

When girls collide

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Lady Viking midfielder Kelsey Konz (left) takes a hit from a Logansport player in the Huntijgnton North Hgigh School girls' varsity soccer game on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Lady Vikings lost 2-1.


Crestview volleyball squads lose to Lincoln

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team fell to Lincoln Middle School in two games, with scores of 18-25, 18-25, on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Carly McElhaney had five points and one ace; Erin Rethlake had four points and Kaylie Killian had three points. Jessica Drew had six kills and Kayla Delatoree had two kills.

The team, 2-4, plays Maplecreek Wednesday, Sept. 23, and Riverview on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Crestview's seventh grade volleyball team also lost to Lincoln in two games, with scores of 9-25, 12-25.

Seabolt's fumble return helps spark Crestview football to win

Jordan Seabolt returned a 20-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown to help the Crestview Middle School seventh grade football team shut out Edgewood 16-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

In addition to Seabolt's score, Ricky Wedlake had a 35-yard touchdown and Colt Ropp made a tackle in the end zone for a safety. Joe Bentz and Wedlake had interceptions.

The team's next game will be on Saturday, Sept. 26, against Salamonie.


HCS seventh grade volleyball team wins

The Huntington Catholic Schools seventh grade volleyball team defeated Bluffton in two games, with scores of 25-17, 25-15, on Monday, Sept. 21.

In the first game, Lindsey Scher led the way with seven points, Madison Jennings had five points and Alexandra Kreider had four points.

Caley took charge of the second game with 12 points. Kreider added three points.

The Huntington Catholic eighth grade team fell to Bluffton in two games, with scores of 25-12, 25-12.

In the first game, Olivia Woolard had four points to lead the team.