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Big kick


Photo by Steve Clark.

Isaiah Smith (right), a participant at the Huntington North High School Soccer Camp, kicks the ball during a goal-shooting drill as Brady Henline (middle), a member of the Huntington North boys’ soccer team, looks on during the camp on Thursday, June 7, on the Huntington North soccer fields.

Volleyball camp


Photo by Steve Clark.

Luci Reich (left), a participant at the Huntington North High School Volleyball Camp, prepares to strike the ball as Maddy Robrock, a senior on the Huntington North volleyball team, observes her on the second day of the camp, Tuesday, June 5, in the Huntington North Fieldhouse.

Roush Lake shooting range to close June 11-24 for maintenance work

The J.E. Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area Shooting Range will close from June 11 to 24 for maintenance.

Concrete baffles at the range will be repaired and resealed as part of the maintenance work. Staffers will also clean drain grates in front of backstops, conduct trap/skeet machine maintenance, replace boards on supports and service archery targets.

The range may reopen sooner if work is completed earlier than expected.

For more information, call 468-2165 or email bblicharz@dnr.IN.gov.

Tennis camp

Sarah Crist (right), a participant at the Huntington North High School Tennis Camp, strikes the ball while one of the camp’s coaches, Peter Kitchen, assesses her hitting technique during the camp’s session on the school’s tennis courts on Monday, June 4. The four-day camp concludes today, Thursday, June 7.

Legion Post 7 to hold vets golf outing on June 23

American Legion Post 7 is holding a Veterans Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, June 23, at Clear Creek Golf Course, in Huntington, at 9 a.m.

The outing is a fund-raiser for veterans and their families.

The outing will operate as a scramble with four-person teams. The field is limited to the first 25 paid teams.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The outing will then commence with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Lunch will be served at the golf course.

Koch 13th at state meet

Huntington North senior Karmen Koch placed 13th in the 300-meter hurdles at the IHSAA State Meet this weekend in Bloomington.

Koch sped to a clocking of :45.62, but Beth Barnes of Chatard zipped to a winning time of :43.76.

Viking quartet 21st at state meet

The Huntington North High School boys’ 3,200-meter relay team of Carson Bolinger, Brock Spahr, Kasey Konz and Aaron Hendryx placed 21st at the IHSAA State meet this weekend.

The Vikings ran a time of 8:03.70.

North Central posted a winning time of 7:44.07.

Viking golfers eighth at sectional

Huntington North golfer Daniel Shivley rips into a tee shot at the Warsaw Boy's Golf Sectional on Saturday, June 2, at Rozella Golf Course.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ golf team placed eighth at the Warsaw Boys’ Golf Sectional on Saturday, June 2, at Rozella Golf Course.

Led by Daniel Shivley with a round of 88, the Vikings shot a team score of 370, 62 strokes off the winning total posted by Warsaw, which nipped Culver Academies by one stroke for the title among 11 teams.

Columbia City got the remaining team spot to advance to regional by shooting a 316.

Graham Scher and Bramley Shultz fired round of 90 and Jack Young had a 102 to complete the HNHS scoring.

Reust fires ace at Clear Creek May 22

A.J. Reust had a hole-in-one at Clear Creek Golf Course on Tuesday, May 22.

The ace was on hole No. 14, where Reust used his 8 iron with a Bridgestone E6 speed ball.

The shot was witnessed by Jeremy Bailey, Dustin Reust and Damien Reust.

Viking baseball season comes to abrupt end

Huntington North shortstop Zach Daugherty unleashes a throw to first base after fielding a grounder in the Vikings' game against Fort Wayne South Side in the Huntington North Sectional at Forest Glen Park on Saturday, May 26.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an abrupt end for the Huntington North High School baseball team with a 4-2 loss to Fort Wayne South Side in the semifinals of the Huntington North Sectional on Saturday, May 26, at Forest Glen Park.

After a campaign in which they were ranked as high as No. 1 in Class 4A, the Vikings’ season came undone at the plate, where the Archers’ starting pitcher, Thomas Romero, limited them to just a pair of hits in 6.2 innings.

Vikes' 3,200 relay heading to state

The Huntington North High School boys’ track team will be represented at the state finals by its 3,200-meter relay squad, which earned an at-large bid with its performance at the Marion Regional on Thursday, May 24.

While the Vikings’ relay team placed fourth, outside the top three advancing spots, its time of 7:58.26 was fast enough statewide to qualify it for the season’s final meet, which is set for Saturday, June 2, at Indiana University, in Bloomington. The team will be seeded 14th.

Lady Vikes season ends with sectional championship game loss

Kendra Arnold, a senior on the Huntington North High School softball team, winds up for a pitch in the championship game of the Homestead Sectional against host Homestead on Thursday, May 24. The Lady Vikings lost, 6-2, bringing their season to an end.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School softball team lost the championship game of the Homestead Sectional to host Homestead, 6-2, on Thursday, May 24.

The Lady Vikings and Lady Spartans were deadlocked at 1-1 through the first three innings. In the fourth frame, however, Homestead pulled away, pushing across three runs to take a 4-1 lead. The Lady Spartans then cushioned their advantage with solo tallies in the tops of the sixth and seventh innings. Coach Paris Seibold’s squad logged a solo tally of its own in the bottom of the seventh, but that was all it could muster.

Koch to finish career at state track meet

Senior Karmen Koch will finish her track career at the Indiana state Track Championships next week in Bloomington as she qualified for the big show with a second place finish in the 300-meter hurdles at the Marion Girls’ Track Regional on Tuesday, May 22.

Koch sped across the finish line in :46.32 to grab runner-up honors to Dylan Kirkwood of Fort Wayne Northrop, who won the race in :45.58. The top three finishers in each race qualify for state.

Unbeaten Carroll blanks Lady Vikes in net sectional championship

Jule Nogaj, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team, competes in the No. 1 doubles match against Carroll in the championship match of the Carroll Regional on Wednesday, May 23. Nogaj and her doubles partner, Macy Wohlford, lost the match, 0-6, 0-6. The Lady Vikings’ season ended with an 0-5 defeat.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team with an 0-5 loss to Carroll in the championship match of the Carroll Regional on Wednesday, May 23.

The Lady Chargers, 23-0, just proved to be too much for the Lady Vikings, winning every match in straight sets. Huntington North’s closest tilt of the day came at second doubles, where the senior duo of Braxtyn Maroney and Leann Ringenberg managed to win four games before succumbing to Katie Beier and Maria Casiano, 2-6, 2-6.

Lady Vikes advance to softball sectional title tilt

Laney Shaw (right), a sophomore on the Huntington North High School softball team, steals second base during a game against North Side in the semifinals of the Homestead Sectional on Wednesday, May 23. The Lady Vikings thumped the Lady Legends, 9-2, to advance to the sectional championship game.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School softball team advanced to the championship game of the Homestead Sectional with a 9-2 rout of North Side on Wednesday, May 23.

With the win, the Lady Vikings, 14-11, move on to play host Homestead for the sectional title this evening, Thursday, May 24.

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