HNHS JV softball team splits pair with Anderson

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team racked up a 10-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader against visiting Anderson and wound up with a split on Saturday, May 2.

Kayla Koch paced the JV Lady Vikes, 5-2, with two hits, two runs and three RBI in the first game. Taylor Pursifull added three hits, including a triple, and Jessica Jerabek had two hits.

Allison Johnson was the winning pitcher.

West's homer, 5 RBI in second game lead Vikings to split on diamond

Joey West.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Joey West hit a home run and knocked in five runs to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 14-3 second game romp and split of its doubleheader with Muncie Central at Huntington North on Saturday, May 2.

Taylor Harris went 4 for 4, scored three runs and knocked in two as the Vikings banged out 13 hits to up their record to 6-7 overall and 1-1 in the North Central Conference.

The Vikings lost the opener 3-1.

HNHS tennis team stops Bluffton

On Thursday, April 30, the Huntington North High School varsity girls' tennis team beat Bluffton 4-1 in match play.

HN singles winners were Whitney Neuenschwander and Abby Berry, who both won their matches in straight sets. In doubles action, Taylor Wilcox and Karissa Miller won their match-up.

The team's record is 4-1 on the year.


Foresters wrap up tennis season with win

The Huntington University men's tennis team wrapped up its spring season with a 5-4 win over Defiance College on Wednesday, April 29.

The win was the team's third in as many tries.

In singles play, winners were Gonzalo Vivas, in straight sets; Jon Brenneman, who never allowed a point in his straight set outing; Keaton McDonald and Jameel Brenneman. Gonzalo and Martin Vivas were the only winners in doubles.

The Foresters wrapped up the year with a record of 7-8.



HU softball team gone from MCC tourney on second day

The Huntington University softball team was gone from Mid-Central Conference tournament play after the second day.

The Foresters opened the tournament by being no-hit by Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, April 28, losing 5-0. They came back on Wednesday, April 29, to beat Goshen, 2-1, in their first loser's bracket contest, but later on Wednesday were eliminated by Spring Arbor, 2-0.

Molly Long took the first-game loss for HU, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks. She also struck out eight batters.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Jerry Grover, 259; Kevin Rice, 258.
Men's High Series: Jerald Gressley, 716; Shawn Miller, 705.
Most Over: Steve Garwood, +68; Corky Draper, +60.

Men's High Game: Les Howe, 269; Chris Trainer, 246.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 698; Matt Elzey and Jim Bischoff, 679.
Most Over: Terry Karst, +75; Steve Garwood, +66.

HU women's tennis get back on court and sink Trine, 8-1

The Huntington University women's tennis team finally got on the hardcourts Monday and easily handled visiting Trine University, 8-1.

Now 10-4, HU swept the three doubles matches with little trouble. At first doubles, Stephanie Strong and Liz Hull got the 8-1 win and Haley Neiderhiser and Joni Holsem won by the same score at #2. The duo of Kristen Lahman and Lauren Sunderman blanked their opponents 8-0 at #3.

Draughn taking sweet swing to IUPUI

HNHS senior Alli Draughn (seated, second from left) sign a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at IUPUI next year at Huntington North on Monday.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Alli Draughn's sweet swing on the golf course will be done next fall for the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Greyhounds.

Draughn, the third place finisher in last fall's sectional, signed a letter of intent to continue her golf career at the collegiate level Monday at Huntington North High School surrounded by her family, HNHS golf coach Chris Hoke and her personal coach, Jim Gallagher Sr.

Vaszari, Ward lead HU to doubleheader split with Anderson

Jeanine Vaszari swatted a three-run double and Lauren Ward threw a one-hit shutout to lead the Huntington University softball team to a doubleheader split with host Anderson on Saturday, April 25.

The Foresters won the opener, 4-0, but dropped the second game 3-2.

Vaszari broke open the first game with her bases-load double in the second inning, and Ward was just about unhittable, allowing only the one hit while striking out seven and not allowing a walk.

HU softball team double-dips Manchester

The Huntington University softball team swept host Manchester College in a doubleheader on Friday, April 24.

Brittney Bateman and Brita Kuiper both had three hits and Kuiper added two RBI in the opener to lead HU to an 8-5 win. In the nitecap, Molly Long hurled a one-hit shutout to lead HU to a 4-0 win.

Ashley Sally recorded the first game win on the mound for HU.

The Forester women scored twice in four different innings to win the first contest. In the second game, HU clung to a slim 1-0 lead until scoring three more times in the sixth inning.

Frame notches 600th win as HU splits twinbill

A split of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 25, earned Huntington University baseball coach Mike Frame the 600th victory of his career.

The Foresters beat Indiana Wesleyan in the second game of a twinbill, 12-7, to earn the milestone for Frame.

The Foresters dropped the opener, 15-9.

Andrew Drummond launched two bombs in the winning effort, a solo shot in the first and a three-run blast in the fifth.
Drummond also hit a homer in the opener.

Tackett places second at HNHS Invite golf tourney

The Huntington North High Golf team split its squad and finished eighth and ninth Saturday in the HNHS Invitational at LaFontaine Golf Course.

The Vikings' E.J. Tackett tied for second place among individuals, carding a 73 to match Jake Groninger of Pendleton Heights. Joe Gasser of Yorktown was the individual medalist with a 70.

Led by Tackett, the HNHS Red team shot a 347. HNHS Black, led by Luke Smith with an 88, carded a 365.

Hurlburt's long jump win leads HNHS at Lady Kingsmen Invite

Alyssa Hurlburt
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alyssa Hurlburt won the long jump to lead the Huntington North High School girls' track team to a seventh place finish at the Lady Kingsmen Invitational at Penn on Saturday, April 25.

Hurlburt, a senior, soared a personal best 17 feet, 2-1/2 inches to claim her win.

The Vikings scored 35 points. The host team won the meet with 143 points, Fort Wayne Northrop finished second with 98 points and Munster was third with 72.

Norwell scores late to beat Vikings on diamond

Host Norwell saved its best for just about last and beat the Huntington North High School baseball team, 7-5, on Friday, April 24.

The Vikings, 4-6, had a 3-2 lead after four innings, but saw Norwell tally one in the fifth, three in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

Jamon Hammel and Brett Wiley were again the big sticks for HNHS with two hits apiece, including a home run by Hammel in the first inning to give HNHS the early lead.

Ray, Miller help HNHS baseball team swamp Homestead

Billy Ray and Nick Miller combined for five hits and pitched the victory as the Huntington North High School baseball team swamped host Homestead, 11-2, on Thursday, April 23.

Ray had three hits, including a homer, and pitched hitless ball for three innings to get his second save of the season. Miller had two hits and earned his first mound win of the year by pitching three-hit ball for four innings, striking out seven while walking only one.

The Vikings led 3-0 after four innings and were up 5-2 after six before exploding for six runs in the final frame.

Wiley's sixth-inning bomb pushes HNHS baseball team past Manchester

Brett Wiley.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Junior Brett Wiley slammed a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help give the Huntington North High School baseball team a 7-6 come-from-behind win over visiting Manchester on Saturday, April 25.

Senior Billy Ray got out of a tough spot in the fifth in relief of starter Wes Carroll, then blanked the Squires in the last two innings to earn his first victory of the season and push the Vikings' record to 5-6 on the season.

Lady Foresters split twinbill, earn team-record 23rd win of season

A split of its doubleheader on Thursday, April 23, earned the Huntington University softball team a school-record 23 wins on the season.

The Lady Foresters won the second half of a twinbill against visiting Spring Arbor, 3-0, to eclipse the previous season win total of 22, set 24 years ago.

HU lost the first contest of the day 1-0.

HU brother act too much for Trine on courts

The Vivas brothers and the Brenneman borthers were just too much for visiting Trine University on Thursday, April 23, as the Huntington University men's tennis team clipped the visitors 5-4.

Gonzalo and Martin Vivas at number one doubles earned an 8-5 win, backed up by Jameel and Jon Brenneman picking up an 8-4 win at second doubles.

Gonzalo Vivas also won at number one singles, and the Brennemans added wins at third and fourth singles to push the Foresters to 6-8 on the season.

HU baseball team splits twinbill with Grace

Edwin Rodriguez knocked in two runs and Eric Randel pitched a complete game in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday, April 23 as the Foresters split the contests with host Grace.

Grace won the second game 13-4.

Rodriguez had a pair of hits for HU in the opener, including a two-run single in the second inning. Eric Schultz added a solo homer in the fourth inning.

Randel allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two for the win.

HNHS girls' track team loses to Columbia City

Huntington North High School discus thrower Kayla Lund gets full extension during one of her attempts on Thursday, April 24, in a  meet against visiting Columbia City.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School varsity girls' track and field team squared off against Columbia City, on Thursday, April 23, falling 78.3 to 53.3.

First place finishes were awarded to Alyssa Hurlburt in 400-meter dash and long jump and Alli Harris in the discus and shot put.

Placing second were, Mariah Town, 100-meter dash; Asheley Chaney, 300-meter hurdles; Cora Frame, 200-meter dash; Olivia Eckert, 800-meter run and Gretchen Spahr, 3,200-meter run.

JV tennis girls win

The Huntington North High School junior varsity tennis team beat Marion 6-2, on Thursday, April 23.

Singles winners were Stephanie Goebbert, Lisa Daronatsy and Megan Leedy.

The teams of Felicia Alderman and Macy Phillips; Anne Hacker and Brittany Stephan and Laura Cherry and Haley Richman, all won their doubles matches.

The team is 3-1 on the season.


HNHS tennis team falls to Marion

On Thursday, April 23, the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team dropped its contest to Marion 4-2.

Taryn Wuensh won her singles match in three sets, 6-0, 5-7, 6-3. Taylor Wilcox and Karissa Miller took their doubles event in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4.

The team stands at 3-1 on the year.


HNHS JV softball falls to Anderson

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team lost to Anderson Highland, on Thursday, April 23, by a final score of 10-5.

Alyssa Grabner and Peyton Pike each went 2-4 on the night.
Lauren Johnson took the loss for Huntington North.

The team is 4-1 on the season.


HU softball team hangs pair of 9-1 losses on Grace

The Huntington University softball team hammered visiting Grace College twice on Wednesday, April 22, by identical 9-1 scores, in their Mid-Central Conference matchup.

The Lady Foresters, 22-14 overall and 8-6 in the MCC, got three early runs due to two errors in the first inning of the first game. Brita Kuiper doubled in a run and Keri Badenhop drove in two more on a single.

Two more runs came in the third on a Kuiper triple. After allowing a run in the fifth inning, the team got back on track by scoring two in the fifth and sixth innings.

Bowers throws shutout as Foresters sweep Grace

The Huntington University baseball team swept visiting Grace College, 11-8 and 3-0, on Wednesday, April 22,  in a Mid-Central College Conference doubleheader.

Mitch Bowers threw a complete game shutout in the second contest as HU upped its record to 23-15 on the season, and 14-6 in MCC play. Bowers limted Grace to just three hits while striking out six.

Andrew Drummond had the big stick for HU with two hits.

HU golf team places second at Cedarville Invite

The Huntington University men's golf team earned a second place finish at the Cedarville Invitational on Tuesday, April 21.

The Foresters overcame a rough first day, in which they shot a 324, by shooting a 301 on day two, for a two-day total of 625.

Justin Imel shot a 76 on both days to lead HU. Spencer Batt had a 156 (80, 76). Ryan Bonner shot a 158 (84, 74). Jordan Dawes recorded a 159 (84, 75) and Cory Powell finished with a 161 (85, 76).


HNHS diamond squad beats Rochester, 6-2

On Wednesday, April 22, Huntington North High School's varsity baseball team battled Rochester, emerging with a 6-2 win.

HN scored in the first inning after Jamon Hammel walked and stole second. He was brought home on a Brett Wiley single.

In the third inning, Hammel tripled and scored off a Wiley ground out to second base. The Vikes another run from Trevor West homered.

Andrew Doctor opened the fourth inning with a single and steal and was aided home after a Taylor Harris single. Harris stole second and was waved home after Shaun Marion singled.

HNHS girls' tennis team nips Columbia City to stay unbeaten

Huntington North High School's girls' varsity and junior varsity tennis teams faced off against Columbia City, on Wednesday, April 22.

The varsity team won its meet 3-2.

In singles competition, Whitney Neuenschwander beat her opponent in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. Abby Berry went three sets in her match up, winning 6-1, 3-6 and 6-4. Taryn Wuensh also won her game 7-5, 6-2.

The team's record is 3-0 on the season.

The junior varsity squad was edged by Columbia City 5-4.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Dave Mettler, 223; Bob Lusch, 215.
Men's High Series: Dave Mettler, 581; Bob Lusch, 574.
Most Over: Jeff Young, +34; Bob Lusch, +30.

Men's High Game: Doug Chapin, 299; Chris Dunwidde, 276.
Men's High Series: Shawn Miller, 724; Chris Dunwidde, 711.
Most Over: Doug Chapin, +95; Donnie Chapin, +77.

Men's High Game: Les Howe, 287; Matt Elzey, 268.
Men's High Series: Matt Elzey, 763; Les Howe, 700.
Most Over: Les Howe, +79; Ralph Heine, +59.

Crestview girls beat Wabash on track

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade girls' team competed against Wabash on April 15.

Crestview dominated the meet, winning 81-19.

First place was awarded to Molly Irick, shot put and discus; Ally Baldridge, high jump; Marisa Kitt, long jump; Sarah Johnson, 100-meter hurdles; Kayla Patrick, 1,600-meter run and 800-meter run; and Machaela Mertz, in the 200-meter. Mertz broke the school record.