Dunn saves 28 but HNHS girl booters fall 1-0

Twenty-eight saves by Huntington North High School girls' soccer goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn wasn't enough, as Marion edged HNHS 1-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The lone goal of the game came from a direct kick by Marion, currently undefeated in the North Central Conference.

Tuesday's match brought the girls' record to 6-8 in the season.


Riverview, Crestview split volleyball matches

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeated Crestview Middle School in two sets, with scores of 25-19, 25-16, on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Top scorers for Riverview were Lindsey Foster, with 10 points, and Mikayla Carpenter, with eight points.

For Crestview, Jessica Drew had two points, two aces, two blocks and three kills; Erin Rethlake had four points; and Josie Beaver had three points and one kill.

Riverview's record is now 7-2, and Crestview's record is 2-6.

Champion Hill Toppers win tournament at Lake Clare

"On the 19th, the boys from Huntington returned to the county bearing the Portage Iron Diamond tournament trophy. And then, a week later, as the day turned perfect, so did the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers.

"Four base ball clubs sent their first nine to Lake Clare to compete against one another. The day was filled with daring fielding and mighty hitting.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Chris Trainer, 255; Billy Haney, 255; Joe McCune, 236.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainter, 686; Archie Haney, 648; Joe McCune, 585.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 248; Refa Chopson, 203; Brandie Roberts, 198.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 656; Brandie Roberts, 514; Julie McCune, 500.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 24-4; Old Balls and Bags, 18-10; Ball Breakers, 17-11.
Most Over: Cindy Williams, +80; Chris Trainer, +80; Archie Haney, +69.

Poon's yardage not enough for JV Vikes football team against Kokomo

Quarterback Kevin Fisher attempts to elude the visiting Kokomo defense while running the ball downfield at the Huntington North High School junior varsity football game on Monday, Sept. 28. The Vikings lost 26-7.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Nearly 100 yards rushing by sophomore Alan Poon wasn't enough to stop the visiting Kokomo Wildkats from a 26-7 win over the Huntington North High School junior varsity football team on Monday, Sept. 28.

Running back Kendall Whitman scored the lone touchdown for the Vikings in the first quarter, putting the team up 7-0 at the end of the period. Zach Elliot also recovered a fumble.

But it was all downhill from there for the Vikes, as Kokomo came back in the last three quarters to overcome HNHS.

Monday's game leaves Huntington North with a 3-3 record on the season.

Frosh Vikings only HNHS football team to beat Kokomo as Stell comes up big

The Huntington North High School freshman football team became the only win in the Viking football series with Kokomo this season, defeating the Wildkats at Kokomo 36-22 on Monday, Sept. 28.

Braydin Stell was the big man in scoring for the Vikes, taking four touchdowns and a two-point conversion in addition to rushing for 165 yards.

Caleb Richison had a fifth touchdown for HNHS off a pass from quarterback Troy Akeley. The same duo repeated the maneuver for a two-point conversion.

Cameron Hackney had a third two-point conversion for the Vikings.

Riverview volleyball teams beat Salamonie

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeated Salamonie in two sets, with scores of 25-17, 25-16, on Monday, Sept. 28.

Top servers for Riverview were Casse Lange, with 12 points; and Lauren Bradburn, with five points.

The Riverview eighth-graders are now 6-2 on the season.

Riverview's seventh grade volleyball team also defeated Salamonie in two sets, with scores of 25-21, 25-8.

The seventh-graders' top servers were Brianna Monroe, with 11 points; Kelsy Mygrant, with nine points; and Jordin Dolby, with seven points.

Lady Viking golfers' season ends at regional

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School girls' golf team at the New Castle Regional Tournament at Westwood Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The Lady Vikings placed ninth overall with a team score of 401.

Kelly Myers led HNHS with a score of 89, which was 12 shots away from qualifying for state on an individual basis.

Liz Conley fired a 97, Maddie Meese shot a 104 and Laurisa Richard carded a 111.

The non-scorer for the event was Morgan O'Banion with a 116.

Crestview girls' cross country team places 11th at Wabash Invitational

The Crestview Middle School girls' cross country team participated in the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26, placing 11th out of 18 teams.

Emily Ehrenman led the team, placing 44th of 138 runners with a time of 13:35.8. Alexis Aldred and Marissa Jamison took 57th and 58th, respectively, with times of 13:59.6 and 14:00.p, respectively. Valerie Huffman placed 61st, with a time of 14:04, and Corrine Zay wrapped up the scoring for Crestview by taking 62nd in 14:05.9.

Ashleigh Miller placed 69th, and Ellie Johnson took 106th.

Stoffel leads Crestview boys to fifth at Wabash Cross Country Invitational

Led by standout Caleb Stoffel, the Crestview Middle School boys' cross country team placed fifth out of 18 schools at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Stoffel placed 10th out of 148 runners with a time of 11:27.4.

In second for Crestview was Alec Justice, who placed 19th with a time of 11:50.1. Landon Underwood and Tyler Henline placed 38th and 39th, respectively, with times of 12:14.7 and 12:15.1. Rounding out the scoring for Crestview was Dylan Mower, who placed 60th with a time of 12:34.3.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes Bowling Scores Week of Sept. 21

Monday Industrial
Men's High Game: Bill Moyer, 248; Cory Johnson, 235; Gomer Tackett, 215.
Men's High Series: Bill Moyer, 628; Gomer Tackett, 608; Cory Johnson, 575.
Women's High Game: Sharon Rupert, 167; Sarah Johnson, 162; Norma Williams, 138.
Women's High Series: Sharon Rupert, 459; Norma Williams, 393; Sarah Johnson, 363.
Most over: Bill Moyer, +109; Larry Bishop, +74; Troy Johnson, +62.
Top Teams: Team #1, 6-2; Team #2, 5-3; Team #4, 5-3.

Viking boys' harriers show depth in runner-up finish at Wabash Invite

Competing without its top six runners, the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team showed plenty of depth by placing second at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The new-look Vikes placed four runners in the top 10, led by Sean Lewis with fourth in a time of 17:59.5, to score 48 points, 15 behind champion Indianapolis Pike.

"The guys ran very well today," commented HNHS coach Curtis Hines.

Spahrs lead HNHS girls' cross country team to third at New Haven Classic

Once again led by Gretchen and Natalie Spahr, the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team placed third at the New Haven Classic on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Gretchen Spahr placed 12th in 19:13 and Natalie Spahr was one spot and one second back to lead the Lady Vikings to 112 points, just three behind runner-up Bloomington South.

Carroll won the 23-team meet with 63 points.

Molly King was the third HNHS runner to cross the finish line, doing so in 19:38 to place 24th. Kayla Patrick was 32nd in 20:07 and Becca Goodman was 39th in 20:19.

Lady Viking booters fall to Muncie Central, 2-0

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team lost to host Muncie Central, 2-0, on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The loss dropped the Lady Vikings to 6-7 on the season.


Moving the ball

Huntington North High School midfielder Zach Schaffter manuevers with the ball during the Vikings' soccer game Saturday, Sept. 26, against visiting Muncie Central.

Eighth grade county football championship

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Crestview Middle School quarterback Skyler Veilleux (left) looks for an opening in the Salalmonie School line during the eighth grade Huntington County middle school championship football game at Crestivew on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Rice leads Lady Vike spikers past Kokomo

Huntington North High School volleyball player Este Stoffel (front) tries valiantly to keep the ball from landing out of bounds as teammate Allie Zahm comes over for back-up during the Lady Vikings' win over Kokomo on Thursday, Sept. 23.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Ashli Rice pounded 13 kills and served six aces to lead the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team past visiting Kokomo on Thursday, Sept. 24, by scores of 25-14, 25-21, 20-25 and 25-9.

The Lady Vikings, 14-9, also got 10 kills from Melissa Grossman, 34 assists from Allie Zahm and 21 digs from Morgan Broderick.

The junior varsity Lady Vikings improved to 13-6 on the season with a 25-20, 25-17 win over their Kokomo counterparts.

Gretchen Pegan had five kills, Kayla Koch had 14 assists and Taylor Hiers added four digs.

Wildkats ground tandem too much for Viking gridmen

The running back tandem of Casey Shipley and Dylan Green proved too much for the Huntington North High School football team as it was beaten by host Kokomo 40-16 on Friday, Sept. 25.

The senior duo accounted for 310 yards and four touchdowns rushing as the unbeaten Wildkats dropped the Vikings to 3-3 on the season.

Viking quarterback Mitch Vezeau and wide receiver Austin Drummond hooked up for a pair of touchdowns, but the Viking defense was no match for the Kokomo ground attack, which shredded HNHS for 395 yards and six rushing touchdowns on the evening.

HNHS volleyball team loses to Eastbrook

Despite 17 kills and three aces by Ashli Rice, the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team was overcome by host Eastbrook in four sets, with scores of 27-25, 23-25, 16-25, 16-25, on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

In addition to Rice, team leaders included Melissa Grossman with 11 kills, Morgan Broderick with 18 digs and Allie Zahm with 40 assists.

The Lady Vikings are now 13-9 on the season.

The Huntington North junior varsity team, 12-6, managed to defeat Eastbrook in three sets, with scores of 20-25, 25-20, 15-10.

Rebels fall to Eastbrook, 34-7

The Salamonie School Rebels football team fell to Eastbrook 34-7 on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

The Rebs were led by Kennan Mooberry, who rushed for 41 yards, had 59 receiving yards and scored the only touchdown for Salamonie. Quarterback Grant Canady had the touchdown pass to Mooberry, and passed for 119 yards.

Wyatt Cocklin had three receptions, totaling 69 yards. Cocklin and Kody Smith each had eight tackles.

The team, now 2-1, will play Crestview for the Huntington County championship title at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Crestview.


Lady Eagles moved to 12-1 with win over Fulton County

The Huntington Lady Eagles home-school volleyball team defeated host Fulton County in three sets, with scores of 25-23, 25-23, 26-24 on Monday, Sept. 21.

Kelsey Featherson brought up all sides of the game, with 12 digs, eight kills and four aces.

Marina Stoffel led the defense with 27 digs and three blocks. Deborah Scheie had 21 digs and Dana Stoffel and Rebecca Daniels each had 16 digs.

On offense, team leaders included Daniels, with 15 kills and one ace; and Marina Stoffel, with seven kills and one ace.

Bradburn leads Riverview eighth-graders to volleyball win

Lauren Bradburn earned 12 points to help the Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeat Wabash in three sets, with scores of 23-25, 25-14, 15-14 on Thursday, Sept. 24.

In addition to Bradburn, Mikayla Carpenter earned eight points, four of which were aces.

The eighth grade team, now 3-1, will play in the Indian Springs Tournament in Columbia City on Saturday, Sept. 26. The next regular game will be on Monday, Sept. 28, against Salamonie at home.

Doubles sweep helps HNHS tennis team top Northrop

A sweep of doubles and a win in singles helped the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team edge Northrop 3-2 on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

David Ballard was the lone winner for HNHS in singles, defeating Northrop's Sam Oren 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1.

Viking Chris Royer fell to Spencer Barnes 2-6, 3-6 in second singles, and Phil Truitt lost in third singles to Yanni Stavretis 4-6, 0-6.

Crestview volleyball teams lose to Maple Creek

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team, 2-5, was defeated by host Maple Creek in two games, with scores of 18-25, 21-25, on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Carley McElhaney led Crestview in scoring with seven points and one ace. Jessica Drew helped both the offense and defense with one point, one ace, two blocks and two kills. Kayla Delatorre had two blocks and two kills, Kaylie Killian had three points and Emiley Gray had two points.

Crestview's seventh grade volleyball team also fell to Maple Creek in two games, with scores of 15-25, 12-25.

Viking booters fall to Logansport

Eight saves by Goalkeeper Kyle Williams wasn't enough as host Logansport defeated the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team 4-2 on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Zach Schaffter and Taylor Johnson each had a goal for the Vikings, now 6-4-1.

The Huntington North junior varsity team was shut out by Logansport 3-0.

The junior varsity squad is now 4-3-3 for the season.


Huntington Catholic beat Montpelier in volleyball

The Huntington Catholic Schools' seventh grade volleyball team defeated Montpelier in three games, with scores of 15-25, 25-14, 15-9, on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Madison Jennings led scoring for HCS in the first set with three points.

Jennings also led in the second set, with 11 points. Brianne Coburn added three points.

In the final set, Macayla Caley had seven points to lead the team.

The Huntington Catholic eighth grade team also won over Montpelier in three sets, with scores of 24-25, 25-23, 15-5.

When girls collide

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Lady Viking midfielder Kelsey Konz (left) takes a hit from a Logansport player in the Huntijgnton North Hgigh School girls' varsity soccer game on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Lady Vikings lost 2-1.


Crestview volleyball squads lose to Lincoln

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team fell to Lincoln Middle School in two games, with scores of 18-25, 18-25, on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Carly McElhaney had five points and one ace; Erin Rethlake had four points and Kaylie Killian had three points. Jessica Drew had six kills and Kayla Delatoree had two kills.

The team, 2-4, plays Maplecreek Wednesday, Sept. 23, and Riverview on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Crestview's seventh grade volleyball team also lost to Lincoln in two games, with scores of 9-25, 12-25.

Seabolt's fumble return helps spark Crestview football to win

Jordan Seabolt returned a 20-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown to help the Crestview Middle School seventh grade football team shut out Edgewood 16-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

In addition to Seabolt's score, Ricky Wedlake had a 35-yard touchdown and Colt Ropp made a tackle in the end zone for a safety. Joe Bentz and Wedlake had interceptions.

The team's next game will be on Saturday, Sept. 26, against Salamonie.


HCS seventh grade volleyball team wins

The Huntington Catholic Schools seventh grade volleyball team defeated Bluffton in two games, with scores of 25-17, 25-15, on Monday, Sept. 21.

In the first game, Lindsey Scher led the way with seven points, Madison Jennings had five points and Alexandra Kreider had four points.

Caley took charge of the second game with 12 points. Kreider added three points.

The Huntington Catholic eighth grade team fell to Bluffton in two games, with scores of 25-12, 25-12.

In the first game, Olivia Woolard had four points to lead the team.