Opening day action

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jacob Hughes' takes a mighty cut during the first PAL T-ball game of the season on Saturday, May 9.

Jubilant HNHS track seniors

Photo provided.

Senior members of the Huntington North High School boys' and girls' track teams pose after winning the North Central Conference track titles Friday, May 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. Pictured are (front row from left) Mariah Town, Tayah Kline, Kayla Lund, Sam Wright and Kiela Clore; and (back row from left) Justin Glancy, Isaiah Laatsch, Ches McClure, Alyssa Hurlburt, Jon Stoffel, Rex Drabenstot and Rob Sands.

Hammel's five RBI in second game lead HNHS to doubleheader sweep

Jamon Hammel had three hits and five RBI in the second game to help the Huntington North High School baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of visiting New Castle on Saturday, May 9.

The Vikings won the first game 6-2 and took the second 10-3.

The twin-killing pushes the Vikings to 10-7 on the season and 5-1 in the North Central Conference.

JV Lady Vikes sweep New Castle behind Pike, Hiers and Johnson

Peyton Pike and Taylor Hiers provided the offense and Allison Johnson the pitching as the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team swept a doubleheader from host New Castle on Saturday, May 9, wining 8-7 and 13-2.

Pike and Hiers each had two hits in both games and Johnson picked up both mound victories as the JV Lady Vikes improved their record to 11-2.

Hiers also had two RBI in the big second game win, and Brooke Dennis chipped in with two hits of her own.

Johnson and Lauren Johnson combined for a four-hitter on the mound.


Lady Vikes softball team gets double-dipped by New Castle

The Huntington North High School softball team got double-dipped by host New Castle on Saturday, May 9, losing 5-0 and 2-1.

In the first game, the Lady Vikes' Maureen Lund pitched seven innings of one-hit ball with 10 strikeouts, but HNHS was undone on a combination of walks, errors and the timely one hit by New Castle. The hosts scored once in the fourth and then put up four more runs in the sixth.

Morgan Broderick went 2 for 3 with a double to lead the HNHS offense.

HNHS tennis team beats Richmond, falls to Muncie Central

The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team split a pair of matches on Saturday, May 9, at Muncie Central.

The Lady Vikings beat Richmond, 4-1, but lost of the host school by the same score to push their season record to 7-4.

Against Richmond, HNHS got wins from all three singles players and the #2 doubles team of Taylor Willcox and Karisa Miller.

Whitney Neuenschwander at #1 singles beat Olivia Engle, 6-3, 7-5, and Abby Berry at #2 beat Miranda Bertsch, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Taryn Wuensch at #3 recorded a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Megan Felty.

Sands triples as Vikings shade Marion to win North Central Conference boys' track crown

Rob Sands.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Senior Rob Sands was a triple winner to lead Huntington North High School to a close victory in the North Central Conference Boys' Track and Field Meet on Friday, May 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Sands won both hurdles events and the long jump to help the Vikings tally 138 points, just five ahead of runner-up Marion. Kokomo placed third with 104.75 points, Richmond was fourth with 70.25 points and Logansport was fifth among eight teams competing with 67 points.

Kline, relay teams lead HNHS girls to NCC girls' track championship

Tayah Kline won both hurdles events and Huntington North swept the relays on the way to winning the North Central Conference Girls Track and Field Meet on Friday, May 8.

Alli Harris added a victory in the discus as HNHS piled up 150 points to easily outdistance runner-up Kokomo, which had 111.50. Marion placed third with 95 points, Muncie Central was fourth with 70.50 and Richmond was fifth with 56 points among the eight teams competing.

Lund's second no-hitter, double lead HNHS past Woodlan

Maureen Lund.
Photo by Judy Fitzmaurice.

Maureen Lund tossed her second no-hitter of the season and also smacked a run-scoring double to lead the Huntington North High school softball team past host Woodlan, 2-0, on Friday, May 8.

Improving to 7-3 on the season, the Lady Vikings got the game's only runs in the first inning. Lindsey Karst opened the contest with the first of her two hits and came in on Lund's double. Lund came home on a Woodlan error.

Lund had little trouble with Woodlan, notching 10 strikeouts against only three walks.


Dennis leads Lady Vikes JV to 13-3 trouncing of Oak Hill

Brooke Dennis went 4 for 4 with five RBI on Friday, May 8, to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to a 13-3 trouncing of host Oak Hill.

The JV Lady Vikes upped their record to 9-2 with their second straight blowout win.

Peyton Pike added three hits and three RBI and Taylor Pursifull also had three hits.

Winning pitcher Brianna McClellan went six innings and allowed six hits.


Hammel's bat, Marion's arm too much for Giants

Jamon Hammel.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Jamon Hammel's home run and three hits backed the shutout pitching of Shaun Marion and Kameron Smith as the Huntington North High School baseball team shelled host Marion 10-0 on Thursday, May 7.

Hammel had three RBI for the Vikings, 8-7 overall and 3-1 in the North Central Conference, to back the two-hit pitching of Marion and Smith. Marion went the first four innings, giving up both Marion hits, while striking out five. Smith relieved in the final frame.

The Vikings roughed up Giant pitching for 12 hits, including two each by Taylor Harris and Joey West.

HNHS golf team suffers first loss

The Huntington North High School boys' golf team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to host Homestead 168-159.

Now 3-1, the Vikings were again led by E.J. Tackett, who fired a 38. Brandon Whitesell and Garrett Bracht followed with a 42 and 43, respectively, and Neal Hamilton rounded out the scoring with a 45.

Jordan Sweet was non-scorer with a 52.

The HNHS junior varsity also lost its first outing of the season, falling 199-178.

Lady Vikes' JV softball team wreaks havoc upon Oak Hill

It took only 50 pitches for the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to wreak havoc upon Oak Hill on Thursday, May 7, pounding the hosts 15-0.

Fourteen of the pitches to the Lady Vikes turned into hits, with Payton Pike collecting three and Kayla Koch two. Julia Grover had only one hit, but stole four bases and scored three times.

On the mound for HNHS, Allison Johnson had little trouble with Oak Hill's hitters, yielding only three hits on the way to the shutout win.

The Lady Vikes are now 8-2 on the season.


HNHS JV softball team dominates Jay County

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team held a hitting clinic in its 11-0 domination of Jay County, on Monday, May 5.

Shelby Bradford and Brooke Dennis each had two RBI. Pitcher Brittney Sorg picked up the win, allowing only one hit, while striking out six batters.

The team's record is 7-2 on the season.


Oak Lanes Bowling Results - Summer Leagues

Men's High Game: EJ Tackett, 266; Connor Brown, 221; Zac Tackett, 218.
Men's High Series: EJ Tackett, 748; Zac Tackett, 574; Mel Fruit Jr., 566.
Women's High Game: Elizabeth Bischoff, 194; Lesley Love, 183; Alex Rittenhouse, 162.
Women's High Series: Elizabeth Bischoff, 540; Lesley Love, 520; Mackenzie Faurote, 447.
Top Teams: Six teams are tied at 3-1.