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Clump scoring leads HU over Goshen on diamond

The Huntington University baseball team scored in clumps and wound up with an 18-10 win over host Goshen College on Friday, April 12.

The Foresters scored four runs in the second inning, eight in the sixth and six in the eighth for their entire run production, which upped their record to 19-9 on the season overall, 13-4 in the Crossroads League.

Jacob Hansen had three hits, including a home run and five runs batted in on the day. Austin Pritchard and Satchell Wilson also had three hits, and Adam Roser, Ian McCutcheon, Donovan Clark and Gustavo Bonilla also produced two.

HU softball team drops very different one-run contests

The Huntington University softball team dropped a pair of very different one-run ballgames to  visiting Bethel on Friday, April 12.

The Foresters lost a 17-16 slugfest and a 2-1 nailbiter to drop to 11-21 on the season, 7-14 in the Crossroads League.

Bethel pushed across two runs in the sixth inning to win the opener. The Pilots tallied eight runs in the third inning and six in the second, while the Foresters returned the six in the fourth and scored six more in the fifth as the teams combined for 31 hits on the day.

Singles leads HNHS netgirls past Adams Central

A sweep in singles earned the Huntington North High School varsity tennis team a 3-2 win over visiting Adams Central on Thursday, April 11.

Jessica Henline and Emily Daas at first and third singles dispatched their foes in two straight sets, but Emily Bokel at second singles had to go three before triumphing. Henline topped Maddy Deroo, 6-1, 6-4; Daas topped Lexie Hurst, 6-1, 6-0, and Bokel gutted past Rendi Degitz, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4.

The Lady Vikes are 4-0 on the season.

Big inning pushes Lady Vikes past Woodlan

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team used a nine-run sixth inning to defeat host Woodlan, 13-11, on Thursday, April 11.

The game was tied at 4-4 when the Lady Vikings exploded for their biggest inning of the season. They then had to hang on as Woodlan scored four runs in its half of the sixth and three more in the seventh.

HNHS is now 4-2 on the season.

Kodi Douglass banged out three hits and Laney Shaw smacked a triple and knocked in three runs. Macy Lange also had three ribbies.

The Lady Vikes got eight hits in the contest.

Lady Vike netgirls fire blanks at Southwood

Shutouts at first and third singles  led the the Huntington North varsity tennis team to a 5-0 blanking of host Southwood on Wednesday, April 10.

Senior Jessica Henline at first singles and junior Emily Daas at third singles both blanked their foes as the Lady Vikings improved to 3-0 on the season. Henline went double 6-0 on Allison Steele and Daas did the trick against Makayla Murphy.

Viking golfers get big home win over Northfield

Graham Scher, a junior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team, chips the ball on the second hole of Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington, during a match against Northfield on Tuesday, April 9. The Vikings won, 177-202.
Photo by Steve Clark.

There was no place like home for the Huntington North High School boys’ golf team on Tuesday, April 9 as it easily dispatched visiting Northfield, 177-202, at Norwood Golf Course.

Senior Hank Pulver and junior Graham Scher led the way for HNHS with rounds of 43 for the nine holes. Freshman Chase Mickley notched a 45 and senior Sawyer Stoltz and sophomore Caden Brubaker both posted scores of 46.

Homestead scores early and often in win over Viking diamond boys

Austin Oswalt, a freshman on the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team, winds up for a pitch in a game against visiting Homestead on Tuesday, April 9. The Vikings lost, 17-2.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Homestead scored early and often as it defeated the Huntington North High School baseball team, 17-2, on Tuesday, April 9.

The Spartans, 4-2, tallied five runs in the opening inning, then scored a solo tally in the third before scoring four runs in the fourth and  seven more in the fifth to end the game on the run rule.

The Vikings, 1-3, were held to three harmless singles by Homestead hurlers Kaleb Kolpien and Will Ferguson. The Vikes scored their only two runs of the game in the fourth inning.

Lady Vike netgirls sweep past Peru

Singles players Jessica Henline and Emily Daas lost only a game apiece in their matches to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team to a 5-0 sweep of host Peru on Tuesday, April 9.

Henline, a senior, battered Claire Boyer, 6-0, 6-1, and Daas, a junior, just reversed those scores in an easy win against Emily Campos as HNHS improved to 2-0 on the young season.

The third Lady Viking singles player, Emily Bokel, dispatched Cate Wolfe, 7-5, 6-2.

Relays victories help push Lady Vikes past Bellmont on track

Winning all three relays paid off nicely for the Huntington North High School girls’ track team in a 71-60 win over visiting Bellmont on Tuesday, April 9.

The Lady Vikings also got five individual wins on the afternoon, three coming on the track and two in field events.

Norby helps Bellmont run past HNHS trackboys

Bellmont’s Ryne Norby earned three individual victories to lead the visiting Braves to an 80-52 win over the Huntington North High School boys’ track team on Tuesday, April 9.

Norby, a junior, got half as many wins by himself as the Vikings did on the day, winning both sprints and taking the long jump with a Bellmont school-record leap of 23-01.5.

HU baseball team wins on walk-off

A walk-off grand slam that turned into a double in the 10th inning pushed the Huntington University baseball team to a 3-2 win over visiting Marian University on Tuesday, April 9.

Marian had scored a run in the top of the 10th inning to take a 2-1 lead but HU matched that in the bottom of the frame on an Ian McCutcheon double and a Jarret Gray single. Donovan Clark then legged out an infield dribbler and Daniel Lichty walked to load the bases for Austin Pritchard, who promptly parked one over the right-center fence for an apparent game-winning grand slam.

Eichelberger bat earns HU softball split

Paige Eichelberger went 4 for 4 with a triple and two runs batted in to lead the Huntington University softball team to a 10-5 first-game win in a doubleheader split with visiting Goshen College on Tuesday, April 9.

The Foresters lost the nightcap, 10-1, to move to 11-19 on the season, 7-13 in Crossroads League play.

Marty Harris had three hits and Denaia Rice added two hits including a triple and three RBI for the Foresters in the opener as they piled up 15 hits. Kiera Stacy and Sophia Beachy also had two hits, and Beachy crossed home plate three times.

Singles sweep carries HNHS netgirls to season-opening win

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team swept singles play and edged host Bishop Dwenger, 3-2, in its first match of the season on Monday, April 8.

The Lady Vikings, 1-0, took two of the three solo matches with ease. Senior Jessica Henline, at first singles, blanked Savanna Henry, 6-0, 6-0, while junior Emily Daas, at third singles, lost just a pair of games to Leah Lashurl in a 6-1, 6-1 triumph. Senior Emily Bokel completed the sweep with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win over Laura Beust.

Burke blanks USF as HU splits SB twinbill

Freshman MacKyndsea Burke pitched a complete game shutout in the opener of a doubleheader split for the Huntington University softball team against visiting University of Saint Francis on Monday, April 8.

Burke gave up seven hits and had three strikeouts without a walk in the first win of her collegiate career as HU won the opener, 7-0, before falling in the nightcap, 3-2.

HU is now 10-17 on the season, 6-11 in Crossroads League play.

Burke nursed a 2-0 lead through five innings before HU put up a four-spot in its half of the fifth inning.

Viking diamond boys 1-1 on Saturday

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team went 1-1 on Saturday, April 6, beating Harrison, 7-0, before falling to Lafayette Jefferson, 6-2, on the second day of the Joe Heath Classic in Tippecanoe County.

In the win over Harrison, the Vikings, 1-2, scored twice in the first inning and three times in the third. The visitors then logged insurance tallies in the fourth and sixth frames to take the game to its final register.

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