Lady Vike netgirls are sectional champs

Huntington North third singles player Tarah Zumbrun returns a shot to Norwell's Grace White during the championship meet of the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional on Saturday morning, May 19. Zumbrun beat White and the Lady Vikes went on to win the sectional.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team posted a 3-2 win over Norwell to capture the Norwell Sectional title on Saturday, May 19.

The Lady Vikings, 15-4, recorded the first two victories of the match -- triumphing at third singles and second doubles -- to take control of the contest. While the Lady Knights would get on the board with a win at first singles, Coach Blake Childs’ squad triumphed shortly thereafter at first doubles to claim the sectional crown.

Andrews, JD's atop PAL Little League standings

Andrews and JD’s Auto Detailing shared the top spot in PAL Little League standings after the first few weeks of play as both remained undefeated through last weekend.

Andrews stood at 5-0 after winning three games during the week, and JD’s was at 4-0 after winning a pair.

Andrews beat Novae, 10-2; shut out Mike’s Tree Service, 10-0; and bombed Persson’s Body Shop, 17-2. JD’s topped Helena, 7-5, and beat JRB Management, 7-2.

Novae is in third place in league standings at 3-1. Novae beat JRB, 12-2, and recorded a 4-4 tie with Builder’s Mart.

JV diamond boys lose high-scoring affair with New Haven

The Huntington North High School junior varsity baseball team lost a high-scoring contest to host New Haven on Thursday, May 17, falling 11-10.

Matt Schnepp had three hits for the Vikings, 12-10. Gavin Price banged out a pair.

Bryce Thompson took the loss on the mound.

Marsha I. Sands

Marsha Ideene Sands, 71, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 4:55 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN.

Mrs. Sands graduated from Huntington High School in 1964. She worked at Pyle Industries for many years before working as secretary for Hiner Transport. She was a member of Faith Community Church in Huntington and Order of the Eastern Star Floral Chapter 75.

Lewis A. Walters

Lewis A. Walters, 85, of Markle, IN, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. in Andrews, IN.

Mr. Walters served in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, OK.

He was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Huntington to Lewis and Goldie Seeley Walters. He married June Ida Penrod on July 4, 1976. She preceded him in death on Nov. 11, 2017.

Vike trackboys second at New Haven sectional

Ricky Haught (middle), a junior on the Huntington North High School boys’ track team, takes the baton from teammate Deven Newcomb (right) as they compete in the 400-meter relay at the New Haven Sectional on Thursday, May 17. The Vikings finished fifth in the relay with a clocking of :45.92. As a team, Huntington North placed second at the meet with 96 points.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A win by the 3,200-meter relay team helped propel the Huntington North High School boys’ track team to second place at the New Haven Sectional on Thursday, May 17.

The 3,200 relay squad, plus the Vikings’ 1,600-meter relay team and five athletes in individual events, punched their tickets to the Marion Regional at the meet by posting top-three finishes.

Senior Carson Bolinger, junior Brock Spahr and seniors Kasey Konz and Aaron Hendryx comprised Huntington North’s 3,200 relay quartet and clocked in at 8:08.84 for their golden finish.

Kokomo rally stuns Vikes for third straight loss

Visiting Kokomo rallied for five runs in the seventh inning to beat the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team, 6-4, on Thursday, May 17.

Losing their third straight game, the Vikings took a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning after scoring what looked like two insurance runs in the sixth inning, but Kokomo, 16-9 had other plans as Bayden Root rocked a grand slam.

Both teams scored a run in the third inning. HNHS took the lead at 2-1 with a solo tally in the fourth and then added two runs in the sixth.

Another sweep puts Lady Vike netgirls in sectional championship match

The Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team blanked its second straight foe on Thursday, May 17, to earn the championship match of the Norwell Girls’ Tennis Sectional on Saturday morning at 11.

The Lady Vikes, 14-4, swept past Adams Central, 5-0, to earn a shot at the title against the host school, which beat South Adams, 3-2 on Thursday.

Timmy R. Craft

Timmy R. Craft, 49, of Lafontaine, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 3:49 p.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Craft worked at Clark’s Reclamation for more than 20 years was a member of the Huntington Eagles.

He was born Jan. 20, 1969, in Huntington to Ray Smith and Diana Blevins Rickman.  His mother and stepfather, Diana and Grant Rickman, survive. He married Amanda Asher, and she also survives.

William Lee 'Bill' Powell

William Lee "Bill" Powell, Sr., 74, of Laketon, IN, and having family in LaFontaine, IN, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 5:29 a.m.,  at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Powell was a 1962 graduate of Wabash High School. He was a retired truck driver for Ford Meter Box in Wabash, and a member of the Laketon Sons of the American Legion. He lived in Roann for 40 years.

He was born Aug. 11, 1943, in Wabash to Everett and Margaret Stouffer Powell. He married Donna Porter on July 11, 1963, in Wabash, and she survives.

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