Walk 'n Chow


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington County Humane Society held its first Walk 'n Chow fund-raiser on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Evergreen Park, in Huntington. Picking out a couple of puppies to walk at the event are (from left) Keagan Hutchison, Killian Hutchison and Megan Hutchison.

Eckert, Ham lead Lady Vike golfgirls to second straight sectional crown

Huntington North golfer Danielle Gonser chips from just off the green at the third hole at Arbor Trace Golf Course in Marion on Saturday, Sept. 15, during play at the Eastbrook Girls' Golf Sectional. The Lady Vikings successfully defended the crown they won last year.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Seniors Amara Eckert and Laura Ham both finished in the top five individuals for the second straight year to help the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team win its second consecutive sectional, on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Arbor Trace Golf Club in Marion.

Eckert, last year’s sectional runner-up, claimed the top spot by five strokes clear with a 75, leading the Lady Vikes to a 16-stroke team win. Ham, last year’s sectional champion, was fifth this year, carding an 84.

HU spikers fall short against Goshen

A comeback attempt by the Huntington University volleyball team fell short as the Foresters suffered a 2-3 defeat to visiting Goshen College on Friday, Sept. 14.

After dropping the first two sets, 16-25 and 19-25, Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad bounced back with a 25-22 victory in the third frame. The hosts then gutted out a 27-25 win in the fourth set to deadlock the match. The Foresters’ momentum, however, came to a halt in the final frame as the Maple Leafs logged a 15-11 win to escape Platt Arena with the victory.

Hippensteel leads Vike gridders past Bellmont

Viking running back Logan Hippensteel breaks free of the grasp of a Bellmont defender during action Friday night at Kriegbaum Field. Hippensteel romped for 158 yards and the Vikings won, 34-14.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by running back Logan Hippensteel, the Huntington North High School varsity football team trounced visiting Bellmont, 34-14, on Friday, Sept. 14.

Hippensteel, a senior, rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries to lead the Vikings to the win, their second against three losses.

Hippensteel’s first touchdown gave Huntington North a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Another touchdown run, this one by quarterback Brett Kaylor, upped the hosts’ advantage to 14-0 in the opening frame.

Penalty kick gives Eastbrook win over Vike soccerboys

A first-half penalty kick got visiting Eastbrook the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Goalkeeper Aidan Hosler made eight stops on the night but the offense was blanked by Eastbrook and couldn’t find the equalizer as HNHS fell to 5-5-1 on the season.

Lady Vike spikers cruise past CC

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team cruised past visiting Columbia City in straight sets, 3-0, on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The Lady Vikings improved to 13-8 on scores of 25-13, 25-16, 25-17.

Maddy Robrock was the big stick up front with 12 kills, and she also added three aces. Morgan Robrock chipped in to the offense with 16 assists.

Brette Fawcett spearheaded the defense with 12 digs. Macy Niswander added two blocks.

The Lady Vikes junior varsity beat CC, 2-0, behind scores of 25-24, 25-16.

Eastbrook tops Lady Vike soccergirls

Host Eastbrook scored a pair of second half goals to beat the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team, 3-1, on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Losing for only the second time in 11 outings this season, the Lady Vikes went into halftime with a 1-1 tie.

Amaya Sunderman got the lone goal for HNHS.

Maddie Husband took the loss in between the pipes for HNHS despite making six saves.

Viking netboys slide past Bellmont

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team slid past visiting Bellmont, 3-2, on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The Vikings, 7-5, got wins from singles players Adam Zahn and Carson Kitchen and the first doubles team of Isaac Eckert and Clark Kitchen.

Zahn, a senior, beat Nick Teeple, 6-3, 6-4, and Kitchen, a freshman, stopped Parker Braun, 6-1, 6-3. Eckert, a junior, and Kitchen, a senior, defeated Noah Zimmerman and Mason Vrabic, 6-0, 6-1.

Sandy Lusher

Sandy Lusher, 74, of Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at 11:40 p.m. at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Lusher attended Marion schools and had formerly worked at Kitco in Bluffton and Heckman Bindery Inc. in North Manchester. She was a member of McNatt United Methodist Church.
 
She was born October 26, 1943, in Marion to Carl and Mae Douglas. She married Russell I. Lusher on Jan. 1, 1960, in Bryant, and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2012.

New Haven comes back on Viking soccerboys

New Haven scored three goals in the second half to defeat the Huntington North high School boys’ varsity soccer team, 3-2, on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

HNHS took a 1-0 lead into halftime before New Haven’s offense woke up.

Peyton Miller and Lucas Riggers scored the Viking goals. Kolton Foster and Tyler Christle had assists.

Viking goalie Aidan Hosler made five saves in frame as the Vikings fell to 5-4-1 on the season.

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