Lady Viking harriers dominate top 10, capture Blackford Invitational

Placing all five scorers among the top 10 finishers, the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team easily captured the team title at the Blackford Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Led by runner-up Gretchen Spahr and third place finisher Natalie Spahr, the Lady Vikings totalled just 24 points to easily outdistance the 12-team field. Dekalb was second with 54 points, including individual champion Autumn Beachy, Westfield was third with 71 points, Marion was fourth with 151 and Jay County was fifth with 168.

Lady Viking soccer team falls to Anderson 2-1

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team had plenty of chances but could only find the back of the net once as it lost to visiting Anderson 2-1 on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Carly Becker scored the lone HNHS goal, although the team had 26 shots on net.

HNHS goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn stopped six shots.

The Lady Vikings, now 5-4 overall and 0-2 in the North Central Conference, lost Kelsey Hollowell and Jessica Stahly to injuries during the game.



Salamonie eighth grade football team beats up on Marion Justice

A 30-yard touchdown pass from Grant Canady to Kole Hale helped the Salamonie School eighth grade football team shut out Marion Justice 35-0 on Thursday, Sept. 10.

At the half, the Rebels were up 28-0, and the last scoring of the game occurred in the third quarter.
Kennan Mooberry rushed for 94 yards, which included a touchdown, and he also had a fumble recovery. Colton Mooberry had a 41-yard touchdown run.

Canady and Austin Rosen each scored a rushing touchdown.

Kody Smith led the defense with seven tackles, and Rosen added six tackles.

Crestview volleyball teams beat Carroll

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team won over Carroll on Thursday, Sept. 10, in two games, 25-17 and 25-21.

Erin Rethlake was the frontrunner for Crestview with seven points, two aces and two kills. Josie Beaver had six points, two aces and two kills. Kay Killian had four points and two aces, Emiley Gray had three points and one ace and Jessica Drew had two points and two aces.

The seventh grade team also defeated Carroll, in three games, 16-25, 25-14, 15-13.

Crestview football teams split with Summit

Tyler Veilleux scored the lone touchdown for the Crestview Middle School eighth grade football as it lost to Summit 19-6 on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Charleston Dydasco rushed 75 yards to lead the Cougar offense.

On defense, Kyle Jolas had an interception, Skyler Veilleux had a sack and Johones Foster recovered a fumble. Jerin Taylor and Kyle Jolas led Crestview's defense in tackles.

Crestview's seventh grade football team defeated Summit 20-18.

Ricky Wedlake led the scoring with two touchdowns. Houston Lehman had a third touchdown.

Festival fun

Ainsley Melcher, (left) tosses a ball toward a fish bowl on Friday evening, Sept. 11, at the Roanoke Fall Festival, while Madelynn Williams looks on and Madelynn's grandfather, Larry Williams, helps out.

Shade N' Shannon at the Roanoke Fall Festival

Shade Jones (left) and Shannon Persinger, performing as Shade N' Shannon, belt out Johnny Cash turnes in the entertainment tent at the Ronaoke Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 11, at Roanoke Park.

Hitching a ride on some Ageless Iron

Riding a Case combine down Roanoke's Main Street during the Ageless Iron tractor parade on Friday evening, Sept.11, on the first day of the Roanoke Fall Festival are (from left) Sara Hoffman, Trina Hoffman and Elyse McClellan.

Opening ceremonies

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kelli Hoffman sings the national anthem during the Roanoke Fall Festival opening ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 11, on Main St.

HNHS boys' tennis team slips to Logansport, 3-2

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team fell to visiting Logansport 3-2 on Thursday, Sept. 10.

At first singles, Viking David Ballard won his match against Jordan McGuire 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, while Phil Truitt at third singles defeated Austin Johanning 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

At second singles, Huntington North's Chris Royer fell to Evan Clem 1-6, 1-6.

In doubles, the duo of Christian Webb and Ian Kardatzke lost to Logansport's Jacob McCord and Andrew Rowe 2-6, 3-6, and the pair of Adam Klaffke and Neal Hamilton fell to Alex Miracle and Kevin Leung 1-6, 5-7.


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