Wayne 'Bud' Willett

Wayne “Bud” Willett, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday Sept. 9, 2018, following a brief battle with cancer.

Mr. Willett worked at Toolcraft Inc. for 47 years until his retirement in 2001. He was a former worshipful master of the Masonic Lodge in Bluffton and a former worthy patron in the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley and Mizpah Shriner Temple in Fort Wayne.

He was born May 1, 1933, in Arkansas to Ralph and Thelma Hughes Willett.  He married Phyllis Chalmers on Feb. 7, 1986, and she survives.

Betty I. Wilson

Betty Irene Wilson, 87, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at 9:20 p.m. at Miller’s Miller Manor in Huntington.

Mrs. Wilson graduated from Huntington High School in 1949. She was a homemaker and a member of Gethsemane Ministries in Huntington.

She was born July 22, 1931, in Huntington County to William and Dorothy (Bowman) Cocklin. She married Lester E. Wilson Jr. on June 26, 1949, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1995.

Vike netboys fall hard to Carroll

A victory by Carson Kitchen at third singles kept the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team from being swept by host Carroll in a 1-4 loss on Monday, Sept. 10.

Kitchen, a freshman, downed Max Carmody, 6-2, 6-4, for the lone HNHS win on the day as the Vikings dropped to 6-4 on the season.

At first singles, Thomas Schweller was swept by Luke Stoffel, 0-6, 0-6, and Adam Zahn at second singles fell to Grant Newman, 3-6, 6-7.

Foresters defeat Tiffin, 7-2, in 'close' match

The matches were closer than the final score indicated as the Huntington University men’s tennis team defeated visiting Tiffin University, 7-2.

Despite the lopsided score giving HU its fifth win in six outings, two of the three doubles matches went to tie-breaks and a pair of singles matches went to three sets.

Shift inside doesn't matter to Forester netwomen

A shift inside didn’t faze the Huntington University women’s tennis team in the least as it lost only 12 games on the day in a 9-0 sweep over host Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Monday, Sept. 10.

Anastasiia Evstifeeva and Marla Odendahl didn’t give up a game all day, both shutting out their opponents in singles and teaming up for a shutout in doubles as the Foresters lmproved to 4-1 on the season.

Highly-ranked Homestead tops Lady Vike golfers

After getting rained out a few weeks ago, the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team found out exactly how good the highly-ranked Homestead team is as the visiting Lady Spartans took a 147-175 decision.

Amera Eckert and Laura Ham both shot rounds of 40 to lead HNHS, 8-3 on the season. Grace Dill fired a 47 and Crosley Stanley had a 48.

Danielle Gonser was non-scorer with a 51.

The Huntington North junior varsity also lost, 161-217.

Anderson, Douglas, lead Lady Vikes over DeKalb

Autumn Anderson scored a pair of goals and Kodi Douglas made five saves to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team past visiting DeKalb, 2-1, on Monday, Sept. 10.

Anderson, a junior, scored once in each half for the Lady Vikes, 8-1. Her second goal broke a 1-1 deadlock after the first half of play.

Addie Wiley and Amaya Sunderman got the assists on Anderson’s goals.

Viking soccerboys blank DeKalb

Huntington North goalkeepers didn’t need to make a save and the offense put four balls behind the opposing keeper as the Viking boy’s soccer team defeated host DeKalb, 4-0, on Monday, Sept. 10.

Freshman Micah Smith got what proved to be the game-winning goal as HNHS improved to 5-3-1 on the campaign.

A second Viking freshman, Ashton Hosler, also scored, as did sophomore Alex Gass and junior Tyler Christle.

Peyton Miller had two assists and Hosler had one.

Catherine A. Stayner

Catherine A. Stayner, 87, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at 12:50 a.m. at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

Mrs. Stayner graduated from Huntington High School in 1949. She worked at Wabash Magnetics, retiring after 20 years of service. She was a life member of Central Christian Church in Huntington.

She was born June 24, 1931, in Huntington to Homer and Leila Getz Carl. She married Max E. Miller in 1949 in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1980. She married John Stayner in 1982 in Arizona, and he preceded her in death in 2001.

HNHS soccergirls bounce back into win column

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team bounced back in a big way from its first loss of the season by running roughshod over host Fort Wayne South Side on Saturday, Sept. 8, in a 7-0 win.

The Lady Vikings atoned ford the loss on Tuesday by scoring four goals in the first half and tacking on another three in the second.

Senior Amaya Sunderman and sophomore Adalyn Harveyeach tallied twice, and junior Alyssa Brinkman and Autun Anderson and freshman Addi Wiley found back netting once each.

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