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Spahr leads Viking trackboys to close second at MC Relays

Distance runner Brock Spahr led the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team to second place at a competitive Muncie Central Relays on Monday, April 22.

Spahr, a senior, won the 1,600-meter run and claimed second place in the 3,200-meter run. Behind his contributions, the Vikings tallied 96 points in the meet’s Class A division – just a tally shy of champion Muncie Central’s 97-point effort.

Spahr won the 1,600 in 4:37.74, which was tops in both Class A and Class B action, earning him the Jim Lambert Award. The senior took second in the 3,200 in 9:54.02.

Vikes win high-scoring second game for twinbill split

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team came out on top in a 10-8 showdown at the plate with host South Bend Adams on Saturday, April 20.

The win came in the nightcap of a doubleheader with the Eagles, who took the opening game, 2-1.

East Noble dispatches Lady Vikes

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team got dispatched easily by visiting East Noble, 11-3, on Monday, April 22.

Laney Shaw provided the offensive highlight of the game for HNHS when she hit a home run in the third inning. She, Kodi Douglass and Megan Stephan each had two hits as the Lady Vikings wound up with eight for the game.

Sydney Selvage took the loss in the circle for HNHS, 4-4, on the season. Selvage gave up eight runs on 11 hits in four innings.

Pritchard smacks walk-off double as HU beats USF

Austin Pritchard smacked a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Huntington University baseball team to a 6-5 win over visiting University of Saint Francis of Monday, April 22.

After Saint Francis tied the game at 5-all with two runs in the top of the ninth, HU opened the bottom of the frame with a Gustavo Bonilla walk. The next two batters went out, however before Pritchard laced a two-strike two-bagger.

Wiley paces HNHS girls at Kingsmen Invite

Addy Wiley ran the second-fastest 3,200-meters in Huntington North High School girls’ track history to lead the team to seventh place out of 15 teams at the Lady Kingsmen Invitational on Saturday, April 20, at Penn High School.

Wiley, a freshman, clocked in at 11:14.07 to claim the only HNHS win of the meet as the Lady Vikings scored 36.33 points.

The Lady Vikings got second-place points from their 1,600-meter relay team of Allie Aschliman, Meg McDonald, Wiley and Brooke Goodrich, which came home in 4:14.26.

Perez knocks in eight in opener as Foresters sweep USF

Huntington University batter Satchell Wilson fouls a pitch back in action Friday afternoon at Forest Glen Park against the University of Saint Francis. The Foresters swept a doubleheader to improve to 23-11 on the season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

It was a game to remember for Adrian Perez, who drove in eight runs on four hits to lead the Huntington University baseball team to an 11-0 thumping of the University of Saint Francis in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday, April 20, at Forest Glen Park.

The Foresters went on to sweep the Cougars, posting a 4-2 win in the nightcap to run their record to 23-11, 17-6 in Crossroads League play.

HU softball squad wins nightcap to get spllt with Taylor

The Huntington University softball team defeated Taylor University, 9-3, to split a doubleheader with the host Trojans on Friday, April 19.

In the opening game of the twinbill, the Foresters came up short, 3-2.

In the nightcap, Huntington responded to a pair of first-inning Taylor runs with three scores in the second and four more in the third to craft a 7-2 advantage. The Trojans logged a solo tally in the fifth before the Foresters tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the sixth to ice the win.

Levy hits 2 HRs but Lady Vikes fall late

Maddie Levy smacked a pair of home runs and knocked in four runs, but host Carroll was able to rally back and beat the Huntington North High School varsity softball team, 9-8, on Wednesday, April 17.

Levy blasted a solo home run in the third inning and then hit a three-run bomb in the fifth.

Laney Shaw went yard for the Lady Vikes in the first inning.

Prater, Bickel earn easy Discover victories

Paul Bickel, of Huntington, churns for the finish line in the Discover Roanoke 5K on Saturday morning, April 13, in downtown Roanoke. Bickel won the race 18:54.7, more than two minutes ahead of the runner-up.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Brad Prather and Paul Bickel both picked up easy wins at the Discover Roanoke 10K and 5K on Saturday, April 13, as both won by more than two minutes.

Prather, 47, of Roanoke, won his fifth straight 10K with a time of 35:51.8, leaving runner-up Drew Brewton in the dust as Brewton clocked in at 37:56.6.
arlier, in the 5K, Bickel, 24, of Huntington, crossed the finish line in a personal-best 18:54.7, with runner-up Kim Townsend far back at 21:16.5.

Lady Vike netgirls blast New Haven

Jessica Henline, first singles player for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team, drives a backhand over the net in action on Tuesday, April 16. Henline and the Lady Vikes triumphed 5-0 to improve to 5-1 in the season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity tennis team dropped only one game en route to a 5-0 blowout of visiting New Haven on Tuesday, April 16.

Jessica Henline at first singles and Emily Bokel at second singles each bashed their foes double 6-0, as did the first doubles team of Macy Wohlford and Maisy Kesler and the second doubles team of Crosley Stanley and Sydney Smekens.

Emily Daas at third singles defeated Adia Horston, 6-1, 6-0, as HNHS improved to 5-1 on the season.

Northrop scores late to beat Vikings

Visiting Fort Wayne Northrop scored five unanswered runs in the final two innings to defeat the Huntington North High School baseball team, 12-8, on Tuesday, April 16.

The Vikings got a home run from Keegan Bartrom and scored five runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth to take an 8-7 lead before the Bruins came back to hand HNHS its sixth defeat against two wins on the season.

Haught a twin winner but Viking trackboys lose

Ricky Haught won a pair of events but the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team fell to host New Haven, 75-56, on Tuesday, April 16.

Haught, a senior, captured the 110-meter hurdles in :19.00 and won the pole vault with a height of 11-00 for two of eight HNHS wins on the day.

Zach Hubartt won the high jump with a new HNHS freshman record of 6-1.

Golfwomen eighth at Ackerman-Allen Shootout

The Huntington University women’s golf team placed eighth at the Ackerman-Allen Shootout hosted by Taylor University on Monday, April 15.

Betsy Schroeder fired a 12-over-par 156 to finish 10th out of 39 golfers and lead HU to a total of 699.

Alexandria Maris shot a 173, Leah Thompson carded a 176 and Megan Higgins had a 194.

Taylor won the event with a score of 598.

HU golfers wrap up season with 10th at Ackerman-Allen

The Huntington University men’s golf team wrapped up the regular season with a 10th-place finish on Monday, April 15, at the Ackerman-Allen Shootout host by Taylor University.

Cale Carr fired a 76 each round for an 8-over-par 152 to pace HU to its total of 635. Logan DeMaa scored a 156, Andrew Weisheit had a 158 and David Beck shot a 169.

Nick Whitney was the non-scorer with a 175.

Taylor won the tourney with a score of 570, followed by Marian with a 582 and Olivet Nazarene with a 588.

Turner gets first collegiate win as Foresters split

Brent Turner threw six innings of one-hit ball in a 5-0 second game win to help the Huntington University baseball team get a doubleheader split with visiting Marian University on Tuesday, April 16.

The Foresters, 21-11 on the season and 15-6 in the Crossroads League, lost the opener, 8-2.

Turner, a freshman, struck out four and walked six in the first collegiate win of his career.

Austin Pritchard pitched the final inning, giving up two hits, with one strikeout.

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