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Shaw homer helps Lady Vikes top Jay County

Laney Shaw blasted a two-run home run and The Huntington North High School varsity softball team dispatched visiting Jay County 5-2, on Saturday, April 14.

Mia Richison was on base due to a Jay County error when Shaw blasted her dinger to right field in the fifth inning to push the Lady Vikes’ advantage from 3-2 to 5-2.

Macy Lange and Alyssa Voght each had a pair of hits as the Lady Vikings improved to 3-0 on the campaign.

Sydney Selvage got the win for HNHS in the circle.

Huntington University Invitational


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Huntington University's Bradey Gerke hands the baton to Peyton Depriest in the 400-meter relay at the Huntington University Invitational Track and Field Meet at King Stadium on Saturday, April 14.

The chase is on


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Huntington University's Jessica Chocjnacki is chased by a pair of Goshen College runners in the women's 800-meter run at the Huntington University Invitational Track and Field Meet on Saturday, April 14, at King Stadium.

Discover Roanoke run


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Runners take off down Main Street in Roanoke at the beginning of the Discover Roanoke 5K/10K on Saturday, April 14.

Foresters to 11-1 in Crossroads League with sweep of SAU

The Huntington University baseball team recorded a sweep of host Spring Arbor University, winning 7-2 and 4-1 on Friday, April 13.

With the pair of victories, the Foresters improve to 13-13, 11-1 in Crossroads League play.

In the opening game, Huntington spotted its host a pair of runs in the first inning. The visitors then proceeded to knot the game in the third, take the lead with three runs in the fourth and cushion their advantage with two insurance tallies in the sixth.

HU softball team sweeps Bethel

The Huntington University softball team recorded a sweep of visiting Bethel College on Friday, April 13.
 
The Foresters’ pair of wins came in drastically different fashions. Coach Doug Gower’s squad posted an 8-0 victory in the first game, which ended via the mercy rule after six innings. Contrastingly, in the second contest, Huntington trailed until the final inning, when it plated a trio of runners to take the game, 3-2.

With the pair of triumphs, the Foresters improve to 17-12, 12-7 in Crossroads League play.

Hughes' hit pushes HNHS softball team past Woodlan

Bailey Hughes’s two-out hit in the sixth inning plated two runners and gave the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity softball team a 3-2 win over visiting Woodlan on Thursday, April 12.

The Lady Vikings are 2-0 on the young season.

Sydney Selvage, Alyssa Voght, Macy Lange had the other hits for HNHS.

Kendra Arnold got the win in the circle.

Gray, Bennett, Daugherty lead big Viking diamond win

Jarrett Gray, Levi Bennett and Zach Daugherty combined for 10 hits as the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team clubbed visiting Warsaw, 15-6, on Thursday, April 12.

Gray banged out four safeties, including a double, and had two runs batted in to help HNHS improve to 5-1 on the season. Bennett and Daugherty each had three hits, including a triple apiece, and knocked in one and two runs, respectively, on the day.

HNHS golfers fall to DeKalb

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team lost to visiting DeKalb on Thursday, 188-171, to even its season record at 1-1.

Jack Young and Daniel Shivley led the Vikings with rounds of 41 and 43, respectively. Graham Scher fired a 51 and Caden Brubaker had a 53.

The junior varsity squad lost 236-201.

Luke Eckert led the JV with a 51. Noah Ehler added a 52, Kade Brown had a 64 and Clayton Shivley shot a 69.

The varsity squad opened the season Tuesday with a 186-212 win over visiting Northfield.

Netgirls to 3-0 win win over AC

The Huntington North High School varsity tennis team nipped host Adams Central on Thursday, April 12, to bring its season record to 3-0.

Second singles player Kassidy Thompson and the first doubles team of Macy Wohlford and Jule Nogaj each took three-setters to go with the straight-set win for Jessica Henline at first singles for the team victory.

Henline dominated Maddy DeRoos, 6-0, 6-1, but Thompson lost her first set to Lily Kintz, 2-6, before coming back in the next two 6-2, 6-0.

Lady Vike netgirls dominate Southwood

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team dominated host Southwood, winning 5-0 on Wednesday, April 11.

In singles play, junior Jessica Henline posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Drue Gentry in the No. 1 match. In the second tilt, senior Kassidy Thompson dispatched Lorynn Hunt, 6-1, 6-2, while senior Tarah Zumbrun topped Allison Steele in the third contest, 6-0, 6-1.

HU softball team gets biggest win of season in split

The Huntington University softball team picked up its biggest win of the season, dealing second-ranked Marian University an 8-0 defeat on Wednesday, April 11.

With the victory, the Foresters split their doubleheader with the host Knights, who squeaked past Coach Doug Gower’s squad, 2-1, in the first game of the day.

In the win, Huntington beat Marian via the eight-run mercy rule. Losing in that manner has been a rare occurrence for the Knights, who last suffered such a defeat in 2015.

Geller leads Viking trackboys past Bellmont

Mitchell Geller was a double winner to help lead the Huntington North High School boys’ track team over host Bellmont, 72-60 on Tuesday, April 10.

Geller, a senior, took the 110-meter hurdles in :16.3 and won the high jump at a height of 6-1.

Kicking off their outdoor season, the Vikings had a total of eight wins on the day, with five coming on the track and three in field events.

On the track, Kasey Konz led a three-person sweep in the 400-meter dash, nipping teammate Aaron Hendryx in :54.4 to Hendryx’ clocking of :54.8, with Brock Spahr third in :56.3.

HNHS netgirls open season with win

Braxtyn Maroney, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team, focuses on the ball during her match at second doubles against a twosome from visiting Peru on Tuesday, April 10. Maroney and partner Leann Ringenberg dominated their match, 6-0, 6-1, as the Lady Vikings won their season opener, 4-1.
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The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team opened its season with a 4-1 rout of visiting Peru on Tuesday, April 10.

In singles play, senior Kassidy Thompson defeated Julia Wedcs in the second match, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), while junior Tarah Zumbrun dispatched Molly Gray in the third tilt, 6-2, 6-2.

HU SB gets big win in doubleheader split

The Huntington University softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Goshen College, winning big in the first game, 9-1, before losing the second, 6-1, on Tuesday, April 10.

The Foresters shelled the Maple Leafs in the first game. Coach Doug Gower’s squad banged out 12 hits, logging solo tallies in the first and third innings before countering a Goshen score in the top of the fourth with seven runs in the bottom of the frame to craft an eight-run lead that would end the game after five innings.

IWU edges HU to end CL streak

Indiana Wesleyan University got the better of the Huntington University baseball team in a pitchers’ duel that resulted in a 1-0 defeat for the Foresters on Tuesday, April 10, at Forest Glen Park.

Huntington pitcher DJ Moore and IWU hurler Caleb Eder squared off over the game’s first seven innings. Of those frames, the first five saw both pitchers shut out the other side. In the top of the sixth inning, though, the Wildcats’ Jordan Wharton smacked a two-out double and plated what would prove to be the game’s only run.

Lady Vikes start softball season with big win

Macy Lange, a junior on the Huntington North High School varsity softball team, catches a pop-up in the Lady Vikings’ season opener against visiting Northrop on Tuesday, April 10. Huntington North won big, 15-5.
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The Huntington North High School varsity softball team kicked off its season with a 15-5 rout of visiting Northrop in five innings on Tuesday, April 10.

The Lady Vikings, 1-0, were led at the plate by sophomore Kodi Douglass, who registered four hits, two of which were doubles. Senior Kendra Arnold logged two base pokes, one of which was a two-bagger, while sophomore Laney Shaw smacked a home run.

Arnold handled pitching duties for Huntington North, picking up the win.

Vikings top Spartans to go 4-1

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team posted a 7-1 victory over host Homestead on Tuesday, April 10.

The Vikings, 4-1, scored two runs in the first inning before the Spartans, 1-2, countered with a run in the second. That would prove to be the extent of Homestead’s offensive production for the game, though. Coach Jared Hammel’s squad gave itself some breathing room with solo tallies in the fourth and sixth frames before putting the game out of reach with three scores in the seventh.

Shinabery gem helps Foresters win pair

Mason Shinabery threw a one-hit shutout in the first game of a doubleheader sweep by the Huntington University baseball team over host University of Saint Francis on Monday, April 9.

Shinaberry, a sophomore, struck out 10 batters and walked just one to handcuff USF in a 5-0 HU win, then the HU bats accounted for 14 hits in the nightcap on the way to an 11-2 victory.

HU improved to 11-12 overall and is 9-0 in the Crossroads League.

HU gave Shinabery all the runs he needed in a three-run first frame. They added two more runs in the sixth.

Vikings take nightcap for split with McCutcheon

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team fell to host McCutcheon, 8-4, but bounced back with a 6-4 victory in the nightcap to forge a doubleheader split on Saturday, April 7.

In the second contest, after a solo tally by McCutcheon in the first inning, Huntington North plated three runners in the third inning and three more in the fourth to take a commanding 6-1 lead. The Mavericks responded with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, but Viking reliever Ian McCutcheon held them scoreless the rest of the way to keep Huntington North on top.

Worl spotless as HU netmen romp past Prairie State

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Brody Worl

Brody Worl didn’t surrender a game in either singles or doubles as he led the Huntington University men’s tennis team to an 8-1 romp over Prairie State College on Saturday, April 6, at Wildwood Tennis Club.

Worl and Luke Buttermore blanked Zachariah Perez and Charles Granston, 8-0, at third doubles, then Worl went 6-0, 6-0 against Granston at sixth singles to help HU improve to 11-4-1 on the season overall.

HU women open spring season with loss

Competing a player down, the Huntington University women’s tennis team came up on the short end of a 3-6 decision to Purdue Northwest on Saturday, April 7, at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club.

The match was the Foresters’ first of the spring and was just their fourth loss of the year against 14 wins.

Brown walk-off dinger wins it for HU over MVNU

Huntington University's Marty Harris drives the ball against visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Friday, April 6. The Foresters won on a seventh-inning walk-off homer by Ashley Brown.
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Sophomore Ashley Brown smacked a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Huntington University softball team to a 6-5 win over visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Friday, April 6.

The Foresters, 13-10 overall and 8-5 in the Crossroads League, saw MVNU tie the contest with two runs in the top of the seventh. Brown then notched her first homer of the season and the fourth of her career with one out in the bottom of the frame.

Big encouragement


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With event organizer Paul Bickel encouraging him in the background, Solomon Goodwin rides in the "Pump N2 Spring" event on Saturday, April 7 at the Huntington Parks Pump Track at Yeoman Park.

Davit's bat leads HU to rout of Marian

Led by Nick Davit, the Huntington University baseball team routed host Marian University, 8-1, on Thursday, April 5.

Davit, a freshman, logged two hits, one of which was a three-run home run. The designated hitter finished with four runs batted in for the Foresters, who improve to 9-12, 7-0 in Crossroads League play.

Davit’s blast came in the top of the fourth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie. The Foresters added two more runs in the fifth before tacking on insurance tallies in the sixth and seventh to cap the lopsided affair.

HU netmen dominate Defiance

The Huntington University men’s tennis team dominated host Defiance College, winning 7-2 on Wednesday, April 4.

In singles play, Luke Buttermore triumphed over Adam Swisher in the first match, 6-0, 7-5. Giovanni Martinez logged a 6-3, 6-2 victory versus Jared Schnee in the second contest. Brody Worl dispatched Eline Widman in the third tilt, 6-3, 6-2. Vova Kohut, at fourth singles, beat Nathan Principe by a score of 6-1, 6-1. Mark Lewandowski rounded out the Foresters’ solo victories with a 6-3, 6-0 decision against Ring Lardner in match No. 5.

Junior students promoted


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Junior students at Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Dojo, in Huntington, were awarded certificates for earning kyu promotions upon passing examinations on March 17. Pictured are (from left) Adalee Kirk, yellow belt, one stripe; Lexi Newsome, yellow belt, one stripe; Arianna Landers, purple belt; and Mason Payton, purple belt.

‘Pump N2 Spring’ set for Saturday at Huntington Parks Pump Track

“Pump N2 Spring,” a two-lap bike race to determine the fastest intermediate and expert racers in the area, will be held at the Huntington Parks Pump Track, in Huntington’s Yeoman Park, on Saturday, April 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The intermediate and expert competitions will each be divided into two age groups – 5 to 13-year-olds and 14-year-olds and up. The two lap times posted by racers will be added together. The racer in each age group who records the lowest combined time will be named the winner.

Adult students move up


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Adult students at Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Dojo, in Huntington, were awarded certificates for earning kyu promotions upon passing examinations on March 17. Pictured are (from left) Kaitlyn McDaniel, white belt, one stripe; Sherrina Schuckel, white belt, one stripe; Nathaniel Mygrant, orange belt, one stripe; and Harry Boggs, green belt. Not pictured are Amanda Fleischmann, orange belt; Jori Hanna, orange belt; and Kim Cartwright, orange belt, one stripe.

HU hurlers handcuff USF in 7-0 win

Four pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout to lead the Huntington University baseball team to a 7-0 win over host University of Saint Francis on Monday, April 2.

Jamar Weaver knocked in three runs as HU improved to 8-12 overall with its sixth straight win.

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