HNHS golfers triumph over Leo

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team triumphed over host Leo, 182-189, on Tuesday, May 7.

The Vikings, 2-4, 1-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference, were led by sophomore Caden Brubaker and senior Sawyer Stoltz, who each shot a 44. Junior Graham Scher fired a 46 and senior Hank Pulver produced a 48 to round out the team’s score. Freshman Ethan Vaught was the non-scorer with a 49.

Logansport stops Lady Vikings

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team suffered a 9-6 defeat to host Logansport on Tuesday, May 7.

The Lady Berries built an early lead, forcing the Lady Vikings to play catch up for the remainder of the game. With the defeat, Coach Paris Seibold’s squad slips to 7-9.

Huntington North was paced by senior Macy Lange, junior Kodi Douglass and junior Laney Shaw, who each registered a hit and a run batted in.

HNHS netgirls remain unbeaten in NE8

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team remained unbeaten in the Northeast 8 Conference with a 3-2 triumph over host Leo on Tuesday, May 7.

The Lady Vikings, 11-2, swept singles play to run their conference record to 6-0. In the first match, senior Jessica Henline upended Marisa Eberle, 6-2, 6-0. The second contest saw senior Emily Bokel dispatch Alexis Christlieb, 6-2, 7-5. Junior Emily Daas rounded out the sweep in the third tilt with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Haley Boyce.

HNHS golfers lose to Homestead

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team fell to host Homestead, 183-166, on Monday, May 6.

The Vikings, 1-4, were led by sophomore Caden Brubaker, who shot a 43. Senior Hank Pulver fired a 44, freshman Ethan Vaught carded a 47 and senior Sawyer Stoltz tallied a 49 to cap the team’s score. Junior Graham Scher shot a non-scoring 54. Freshman Jacob Vereeke was also a non-scorer with a 60.

Huntington North also lost the junior varsity match, 212-184, to fall to 1-3.

Third time is charm for Buzzard in GOP primary victory over Fetters in Huntington mayor race

Larry Buzzard (left) beams as he accepts congratulations from David Funk on winning the Republican nomination for mayor of Huntington in the municipal primary election on Tuesday, May 7. Funk also had reason to celebrate, as he won the GOP nomination for the 4th District seat on the Huntington Common Council.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The third time proved to be a charm for Larry Buzzard, who defeated Brooks Fetters on his third attempt for the Huntington mayoral nomination in the Republican primary on Tuesday, May 7.

After finishing second to Fetters in races for the GOP mayoral nod in 2011 and 2015, Buzzard flipped the script this time around, garnering 1,373 votes to Fetters’ 1,150.

Buzzard, who currently serves as president of the Huntington County Commissioners, thanked his supporters for their votes of confidence and said he’s looking forward to the race in November.

Robert L. Thomas

Robert L. Thomas, 73, of Bluffton, IN, and formerly of Kentucky and Georgia, died Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.

Dale E. Falk

Dale E. Falk, 81, of Bluffton, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Monday, May 6, 2019, at Signature Healthcare of Bluffton.

Mr. Falk was a graduate of Rock Creek High School. He served in the United States Army and the Indiana National Guard Reserves. With more than 3 million accident-free miles logged, he drove over the road for Hiner’s Transport in Huntington for more than 27 years.

He was born March 15, 1938, in Bluffton, to Thomas D. and Pearl Penrod Falk. He married Mildred M. (Gregory) Falk on March 28, 1986, in Decatur, and she survives.

John H. Berg

John H. Berg, 83, of Huntington IN, and formerly of Edwardsburg, MI, and Kalamazoo MI, died Thursday, April 18, 2019, at The Heritage of Huntington after battling Parkinson’s disease.

Mr. Berg graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1954. He served in the United States Army Signal Corps, and was stationed at Fort Huachuca, AZ. He worked at Sears Roebuck and Brunswick Corp in Kalamazoo, and as plant manager at several Indiana manufacturers including Haws, Domore and Patrick Industries, in Elkhart.

Huntington County Primary election results

Larry Buzzard (left), winner of the Republican nomination for mayor of Huntington, shakes hands with Mayor Brooks Fetters, whom he defeated for the GOP nomination in the municipal primary election on Tuesday, May 7. Buzzard, Fetters and their respective supporters attended a Huntington County Republican Party gathering at Mecates Mexican Grill, in Huntington, where they waited for election results to be announced.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Here are the unofficial vote totals from the Huntington County primary election on May 7, 2019. Updated 7:15 p.m.

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY - Contested races

Mayor, City of Huntington
(4 of 4 vote centers reporting)
Larry D. Buzzard  - 1,373
Brooks Fetters (I) - 1,150

Huntington Common Council, 2nd District
(4 of 4 vote centers reporting)
Paul L. Pike (I) - 175
Paul Scalf - 166

Vikings pound Columbia City, 18-2

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team pounded out 20 hits on the way to an 18-2 blitzing of host Columbia city on Monday, May 6.

A trio of Vikings laced three hits each, and Trey Willliams knocked in four runs. Matthew Schnepp had three hits, three RBI and three runs scored, Zach Daugherty had three hits, four runs scored and two RBI and Keegan Bartrom had three hits and two RBI.

Williams got his RBI total of two hits, and Nathan Hall, Cameron Foust and Colin Jackson also had a pair of safeties. Hall knocked in two runs as well.

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