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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.

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.

Big 4th pushes Lady Vikes past Mississinewa

A big fourth inning propelled the Huntington North High School varsity softball team to a 5-2 victory over visiting Mississinewa on Wednesday, May 16.

With the game tied at 1-1, the Lady Vikings plated four runners in the bottom of the fourth frame to take control of the contest. The inning saw Coach Paris Seibold’s squad bat through the lineup and score their quartet of runs on four hits and three walks.

The hosts then proceeded to shut out the Lady Indians in the following two frames before conceding the second of their two runs for the game in the seventh.

Viking golfers fall to Eastbrook

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team fell to visiting Eastbrook, 178-184, on Wednesday, May 16.

The Vikings, 2-9, were paced by sophomore Graham Scher, who carded a 43. Senior Jack Young fired a 44, senior Daniel Shivley posted a 46 and freshman Caden Brubaker shot a 51 to cap the team’s score.

Freshman Thomas Schweller registered a non-scoring 52.

Lady Vike netgirls start sectional with big win

Huntington North junior Jenna Henline hustles to return a shot in her first singles match against Carrington Bultemeier of Bellmont in first round action at the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional on Wednesday, May 16. The Lady Vikes won 5-0 to advance to face Adams Central tonight, Thursday.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team won its first match at the Norwell Sectional, sweeping Bellmont, 5-0, on Wednesday, May 16.

With the win, the Lady Vikings, 13-4, move on to face Adams Central in the sectional semifinals today, Thursday, May 17.

Black belt athlete


Photo provided.

Amanda Anderson, a member of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, in Huntington, participated in the Invitational Karate Tournament and Seminar in Pittsburg, KS, from April 28 to 30. She received first place in Women’s Black Belt Kata, first place in Black Belt JKG Kobudo Kata, and first place in Black Belt Open Kobudo Kata.

New Haven edges Vikings in nine innings

Host New Haven pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge the Huntington North High School baseball team, 4-3, on Tuesday, May 15.

Losing their second straight game, the Vikings, 21-3, rallied from a 3-0 deficit after thee innings to tie the score at 3-all after six. The score remained knotted until New Haven had three straight singles against reliever Zach Daugherty in the bottom of the ninth.

Scheiber, Koch lead Lady Vike trackgirls to sectional second

Laora Pampaloni, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ track team, soars through the air as she competes in long jump at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 15. With a leap of 14-10.50, Pampaloni placed third in the event and advanced to the Marion Regional for the Lady Vikings, who finished second at the meet as a team.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by sectional champions Chloe Scheiber and Karmen Koch, the Huntington North High School girls’ track team finished as the runner-up of the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 15.

Scheiber and Koch, both seniors, won the 3,200-meter run and the 300-meter hurdles, respectively, for the Lady Vikings. Scheiber triumphed in the 3,200 in 11:41.99 while Koch was victorious in the 300 hurdles in :47.30.

Viking golfers save best for last

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team saved its best for last, winning its final Northeast 8 Conference match of the season, 159-199, over host New Haven.

The Vikings shot their best nine-hole score of the year in the win, which upped their record to 1-6 in conference, 2-8 overall.

Senior Daniel Shivley led Huntington North with a personal-best score of 36. Senior Jack Young and freshman Caden Brubaker both carded a 40 while sophomore Graham Scher capped the team’s score with a 43.

Freshman Luke Eckert fired a non-scoring 47.

Chargers break Vikes' 19-game win string

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team had its 19-game win string broken on Monday, May 14, as it fell to host Fort Wayne Carroll, 7-2.

Carroll, 16-7, beat up Viking starter Gage Sandlin for six earned runs in three innings of work, getting the knockout punch in a four-run fourth inning that decided the contest. Carroll scored a solo run in the first inning, but HNHS put up a two-spot in the third to take a short-lived 2-1 lead. Carroll came back with its own two-spot in the bottom of the frame for a 3-2 lead before getting the four runs in the fourth.

Young Vike runners seventh at 9/10 Invitational

The Huntington North High School boys’ track team, competing with its freshman and sophomore members, finished seventh at the 9/10 Invitational, which it hosted on Saturday, May 12.

Three athletes turned in runner-up finishes for the Vikings. Freshman Connor Miller captured second in the 110-meter hurdles with a clocking of :18.3. Sophomore Nate Burns put forth a silver effort in the 300-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in :42.6. Sophomore Isaiah Clampitt rounded out the trio with his runner-up showing in the 3,200-meter run, stopping the timer in 10:35.8.

Lady Vikes rout South Side, 15-1

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team routed host South Side, 15-1, on Saturday, May 12.

Sophomore Sydney Selvage picked up the win in the circle for the Lady Vikings, who improve to 11-10.

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