Sports

One last home game


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Huntington North High School cheerleader Dyllin Hertel performs in front of home court fans on Friday, Feb. 26. Friday night’s game against Kokomo High School was the final home game of the season for the Vikings.

HU men’s baseball takes on IU Southeast Feb. 27

Saturday, Feb. 27, was a big day of baseball for the Huntington University Foresters. After putting the finishing touches on a rain-suspended game to the tune of an 8-3 win, HU finished the weekend with two more wins, 9-6, 4-3, against No. 11 IU Southeast.

With a 3-2 win on Friday, Feb. 26, Coach Mike Frame’s crew swept their four-game series with the Grenadiers to remain perfect on the season at 7-0.

HN gymnasts take on sectionals

The Huntington North High School gymnastics team traveled to Concordia Lutheran High School on Saturday, Feb. 27, to compete in sectionals against 10 other schools.

Overall, HNHS came out in the middle of the pack, placing fifth with a score of 98.950.

First place belonged to Homestead High School, ending the day with an impressive 110.525. They were followed by Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger at a 109.975 and Carroll High School at 106.650.

HN takes on Homestead in sectional play


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Noah Zahn, a Huntington North High School senior, dribbles the ball downcourt during sectional play against Homestead High School on Tuesday, March 2.

HN takes on Homestead in sectional play


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Huntington North High School cheerleader Ari Betterly cheers before the start of the HNHS vs. Homestead sectional basketball game that took place at Columbia City High School on Tuesday, March 2.

HN takes on Homestead in sectional play


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Huntington North High School varsity basketball player Zach Hubartt leaps into the air to make a basket during sectional play against Homestead High School.

HN takes on Homestead in sectional play


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The Huntington North High School Vikings took on the Homestead High School Spartans on Tuesday, March 2, in the first round of sectional play. Featured is senior Sam Thompson attempting to keep control of the ball.

HU softball opens their 2021 season

The Huntington University softball team opened their season on Saturday, Feb. 27, by sweeping Midway, 7-4, 10-4, Saturday afternoon at Grand Park in Westfield.

There was no rust to be shaken from HU’s bats as Coach Doug Gower’s squad logged double-digit hits in each contest. HU kicked off the day by bolting out to a 5-0 lead in game one to secure a lead they would never relent.

HNHS boys win Feb. 26

Huntington North High School varsity basketball player Sam Thompson lines up a free-throw shot on Friday, Feb. 26.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School boy’s basketball teams hosted their final home game on Friday, Feb. 26, with both teams finding success against the visiting Kokomo High School WildKats.

Zach Hubartt tied his season scoring record, adding a total of 31 points for the Vikings that evening. Hubartt also managed that feat during the HNHS vs. Canterbury High School competition that took place earlier this month. He also added eight rebounds for the team against the Kats.

Forester women end the season

The Huntington University women’s basketball team wrapped up their season after a 62-59 decision in favor of the Mount Vernon University team on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The No. 5 seed Foresters got off to a rocky start to find themselves in a 22-9 hole after the first quarter but were far from calling it quits.

After playing even with their hosts over the next 10 minutes, Huntington finally started to chip away at their deficit against MVNU after intermission.

Sam Vaughn, a Huntington University senior, led the charge for the Foresters.

Forester baseball picks up wins

The Huntington University baseball team kicked off its 2021 season with a sweep of Kentucky Christian over the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 20, and Sunday, Feb. 21, in Tuscaloosa, AL. The three-game series saw Huntington claim a 9-2 win on Saturday before logging two more wins on Sunday, 12-2, 6-2.

HU men end their season

The No. 2 seed Knights of Marian University brought an end to the No. 7 seed Huntington University men’s basketball team’s season Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the MU Physical Education Center by handing their guests an 86-71 loss in first round action of the Crossroads League Tournament.

Marian’s offense was a collective effort in the opening 20 minutes with eight different players putting points on the board. The backbone of their offense, Cameron Wolter, fueled a well-balanced attack by tossing in 15 first-half points for a 41-28 lead at the half.

Warren KBC open for basketball league


Photo by Emily Wyatt.

Area youth participate in a basketball league at the Knight  Bergman Center in Warren. Featured,  Kynzlee Newman (right) blocks opponents as Rhenn Stivers runs towards the basket. Both girls are kindergartners in the Knight Bergman Center Basketball league.

HN senior Hanna Whitney signs with Hanover Feb. 23

Huntington North High School senior Hanna Whitney (bottom row, center) signs to continue her academic and running careers at Hanover College. The signing ceremony took place on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Also featured are (bottom row, left) her mother, Tina Whitney, and father (bottom row, right) Randall Whitney, along with Huntington North coaches (top row, from left) Brian Milton, Matt Ditzler and Carrie Boxell.
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On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Huntington North High School senior Hanna Whitney signed to continue her academic and running careers at Hanover College.

Whitney is a member of the HNHS cross country team and track team. She is undecided in her major but plans to minor in Spanish while at Hanover.

Her goals for her future at Hanover revolve around both the academic world and the athletic world.

“I would definitely say I want to succeed academically, but I also want to be able to contribute to the team, finish well and improve from my times in high school.”

HU bowlers compete

The Huntington University bowling program had a full weekend Saturday, Feb. 20, to Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Hoosier Classic where they essentially competed in four separate tournaments.

“The Hoosier Classic is the most prestigious regular season tournament of the year and this was definitely a unique year due to COVID-19 restrictions with the city of Indianapolis and each individual school,” said Coach Mike Shockey. “This year’s tournament was by far the longest format I’ve seen at the collegiate level.

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