Vikings win in 10 innings over New Haven

The Huntington North High School baseball team pushed across a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat visiting New Haven, 4-3, on Tuesday, May 14.

Keegan Bartrom had a home run among three hits and knocked in three runs for the Vikings, 9-11 overall and 3-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

The game was tied at 2-all after the regulation seven innings, but both teams scored a run in the eighth to extend things further.

The Vikings scored two runs in the first inning, but New Haven tied with solo tallies in the third and fourth frames.

Wiley win, school record propel HNHS girls to second at track sectional

Allie Aschliman (second from left), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ track team, lands as she competes in the 300-meter hurdles at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 14. Aschliman placed ninth in :53.46 for Huntington North, which finished second at the meet.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A win by Addy Wiley in the 1,600-meter run helped propel the Huntington North High School girls’ track team to second place at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 14.

Wiley, a freshman, also earned runner-up honors in the 800-meter run and helped the Lady Vikings’ 1,600-meter relay team earn the same placement in that event. Altogether, four individuals in five events, plus two relay teams, posted top-three finishes for Huntington North, earning advancement to the Marion Regional on Tuesday, May 21.

33 takes top honors at May 14 Etna Acres Men's Senior Scramble

The team of Bob Hoch, Gary Sutton, Gary Shroyer and Don Conley fired a 33 to take honors for the May 14 play of the Etna Acres Men’s Senior Scramble.

Paul Schroeter was closest to the pin on the second hole and Steve Dais had the honors on hole No. 8.

Jess Dyer was longest drive on the third hole and Don Alexander was the longest on No. 4.

It took the back-up to determine the winner of he ABCD 2 best Ball Tournament  at Etna Acres on May 11.

DeKalb stops Lady Vikings, 5-2

Visiting DeKalb defeated the Huntington North High School varsity softball team, 5-2, on Tuesday, May 14.

DeKalb took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and expanded the margin to 3-0 in the third. The Lady Vikes, 9-10, cut into a 5-0 fifth inning lead with a run in the fifth and added a run in the seventh inning as well.

Laney Shaw had two of the Lady Vikings’ four hits on the afternoon.

She also took the loss in the circle, going seven innings and allowing five runs, but only two earned, on seven hits with nine strikeouts and four walks.

Knights eliminate Foresters from NAIA National Championship Tournament

Tenth-ranked Middle Georgia State ran away from the Huntington University baseball team, 11-2, on Tuesday, May 14, to eliminate the Foresters from the 2019 NAIA National Championship Tournament.

The second loss in the Macon bracket sends the Foresters home with a record of 26-16.

The Knights, 40-15, tallied two runs in the second, third and fourth innings for a 6-0 lead. They added two more runs in the eight inning and three more in the ninth.

The Foresters scored solo tallies in the sixth and eight innings.

Scher leads Vike golfers over New Haven

Graham Scher carded a 42 to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team to an 187-194 win over visiting New Haven on Tuesday, May 14.

Sawyer Stoltz recorded a 47 and Caden Brubaker, Hank Pulver and Ethan Vaught all had scores of 49.

The Vikings stand at 4-5 overall and 3-4 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Foresters lose opener of NAIA tourney

The fourth-seeded Huntington University baseball team suffered a 7-5 loss to fifth-seeded British Columbia on Monday, May 13, in the opening round of the 2019 NAIA National Championship Tournament at Luther Williams Field in Macon, GA.

The Foresters had rallied back from a 3-0 deficit in the fifth inning to take a 4-3 lead, but BC, 30-20, scored a trio of runs in the seventh inning for what proved to be the game-winner.

Norwell tops Lady Vikes to take NE8 net crown

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team fell to visiting Norwell, 1-4, on Saturday, May 11.

A clash between the top two teams in the Northeast 8 Conference, the Lady Vikings and Lady Knights both entered the contest with 6-0 records in conference action. While the Lady Vikes only recorded one win against their guests, they got edged in contests at third singles and second doubles that narrowly tilted the match in Norwell’s favor.

Lady Vike netters dispatch South Adams

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team dispatched visiting South Adams, 4-1, on Friday, May 10.

The Lady Vikings, 12-3, swept the Lady Starfires in doubles action. In the No. 1 match, senior Maisy Wohlford and junior Maisy Kesler beat Josie Grabau and Gabi Bailey, 6-2, 6-4. The second tilt saw senior Crosley Stanley and junior Sydney Smekens upend Mileena Mowery and Ashleyn Claghorn, 6-0, 6-0.

Dogwood Glen’s Smiley has pretty good winter

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ernie Smiley, director of golf operations at Dogwood Glen Golf Course in Warren, had himself a pretty good winter as he claimed some major hardware for his own prowess on the links.

Smiley won the Indiana State Golf Superintendents Golf Championship in October at the Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, and he and his golf partner, Scott Winling from Sycamore Hills Golf Course in Fort Wayne, won the Four-Ball National Championship held in Carlsbad, CA, in February.

Good get

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North singles player Jessica Henline reaches to return a shot during the Lady Vikings' match against visiting Norwell on Saturday, May 11.

Niswander helps Vikes get sixth at 9-10 Invitational

Huntington North High School runner Jackson Holzinger (second from left) competes in the 200-meter dash preliminaries on Saturday morning, May 11, at Kriegbaum Field at the Huntington North 9th & 10th Invitational.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A second place finish by Harrison Niswander topped the results for the Huntington North High School boys’ track team at the Huntington North 9th & 10 Invitational on Saturday, May 11.

Niswander, a frosh, stepped over the end line in 4:48.2 to finish runner-up to Isaac Fuelling of Bellmont in the 1,600-meter run and help the Vikings to a sixth place finish among 12 teams.

Knights' House handcuffs Vikings

The Huntington North High School baseball team got handcuffed on just two hits on the way to  a 3-0 loss to visiting Norwell on Friday, May 10.

Keegan Bartrom and Brooks Nicely got the lone hits of the day against Norwell starter Logan House, who wound up with a complete game shutout with three strikeouts and two walks.

Norwell, 11-4, got solo runs in the second, third and seventh innings to send HNHS to its 11th loss in 19 outings this season.

Lady Vikes dispatch Garrett

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team dispatched visiting Garrett, 6-1, on Friday, May 10.

The Lady Vikings’ big inning was the fifth, which saw them tally half their runs. With the win, they pull even on the season at 9-9.

Sydney Selvage earned the win in the circle for Huntington North. The junior pitched five shutout innings, yielding just three hits while fanning two and walking one. Junior Laney Shaw tossed the game’s final two frames and was credited with the save.

Dirr qualifies for nationals with run at Keeler Invite

Aspen Dirr, a senior on the Huntington University women’s track team, qualified for the national meet in the 800-meter run with her performance at the Dr. Keeler Invitational on Friday, May 10, at North Central College.

The meet, with representation from over 110 schools, is designed to give athletes one last shot at qualifying for nationals. Dirr toed the line in the 800 meters for just the second time this spring and her time of 2:15.81 was enough to claim a spot at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Gulf Shores, AL.