Viking booters get shut down by Waawsee, 1-0

Wawasee shut out the visiting Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team 1-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

GoalieKyle Williams had three saves for the Vikings.

The Vikings' record is now 3-3-1.


HNHS volleyball team falls to Snider in five sets

Lady Viking Melissa Grossman (right) follows through on her spike against the efforts of Snider's Emily Smith (left) and Somer Johnson in varsity volleyball action on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Lady Vikings lost in five sets.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team fell to visiting Snider in five sets with scores of 25-23, 25-16, 20-25, 21-25, 12-15 on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Ashli Rice had 15 kills and three aces for HNHS, and Alli Zahm had 38 assists and five blocks. Morgan Broderick had 42 digs.

The varsity team is now 7-4 in the season.

The junior varsity squad also lost to Snider, in two sets, with scores of 18-25 and 20-25.

Peyton Pike had four kills; Taylor Hiers had 16 digs; and Jessica Morgan had five kills.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Tony Shockome, 219; Russell Roberts, 218; Andrew Rittenhouse, 213.
Men's High Series: Andrew Rittenhouse, 630; Joe McCune, 615; Russell Roberts, 613.
Women's High Game: Julie McCune, 216; Angie Tackett, 202; Tara Trainer, 192.
Women's High Series: Julie McCune, 556; Angie Tackett, 539; Tara Trainer, 504.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 14-2; Old Balls and Bags, 11-5; Mustang Crew, 10-6.
Most over: Russell Roberts, + 133; Edie Okuly, +88; Julie McCune, +85.

Otters to hold tryouts on Tuesday

The Huntington-Wells Otters will hold tryouts for new members beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA pool from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Tryouts and practices at Norwell Middle School will begin on Monday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m.

The Otters is affiliated with USA Swimming, the organization responsible for fielding the U.S. National and Olympic swim teams. The Otters offer practice times at both the Huntington YMCA and Norwell Middle School throughout the season.

Four points separates Lady Viking volleyball team from Logansport tourney championship

A total of four points kept the Huntington North High School girls' volleyball team from winning the championship of the Logansport Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 5, as the Lady Vikings had to settle for runner-up status.

After sweeping through their first three matches of the day, the Lady Vikings were stopped by Noblesville, 24-26, 27-29.

Improving to 7-3 on the season, the Lady Vikings beat Manchester, Pioneer and South Bend Washington in order to get to the title contest.

Schnitz leads HNHS frosh to wild win over Richmond

Drew Schnitz passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as the Huntington North High School freshmen  football team won an offensive shootout with host Richmond, 46-38, on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Schnitz went 4 of 9 for 61 yards and the two scores and was 4 for 20 yards and the one score on the ground for HNHS, now 1-2.

Troy Akeley added a 32-yard touchdown pass for HNHS, and Bryadin Stell rushed 11 times for 76 yards and caught two passes for 37 yards and two scores. Paul Ehler aded two catches for 53 yards and a touchdown.

Frazier, Nieman combine to score 5 TDs as JV Vikings romp over Richmond

Cody Frazier and Brad Nieman combined to score five touchdowns to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity football team to a 49-0 romp over host Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Frazier caught one of two touchdown passes thrown by quarterback Kevin Fisher and also rushed for two scores to help the JV Vikings improve their record to 2-1. Nieman caught the other Fisher TD throw and also had a rushing touchdown.

Alan Pane rushed for a score for HNHS and quarterback Reed Faucet hooked up with Garrett Williams on a touchdown pass.

Gretchen Spahr sets school record as HNHS girls place second in Marion CC Invitational

Robyn Karst leads the HNHS girls' cross country reserve team to a first place finish.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

A school record and personal best for Gretchen Spahr  and two other personal bests helped the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team place second in the Marion Hilgh School Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Spahr, a junior, covered the 5K course in a school-record time of 19:15 to place seventh in the meet and lead the Lady Vikings to a second place toal of 89 points as a team.

Noblesville, ranked second in the state coming into the wekeend, won the meet with 32 points among the 23 team competing.

HNHS varsity football team falls to visiting Richmond, 28-17 on Friday

Viking Brett Wiley (right) tries to avoid being tackled by visiting Richmond’s Andy West at the varsity football game on Friday, Sept. 4. Wiley ended the night with six receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School varsity football team fell to visiting Richmond 28-17 on Friday, Sept. 4.

The Vikings, 1-2, were no match for Richmond's air wizardry as Red Devil quarterback Stevie Jarrett rained 417 yards and four touchdowns on the defense. The Richmond passer hit 26 of his 39 attempts for the night, and did not have an interception.

HNHS cross country girls compete in Marion Invitational

Photo by Jessica Williams.

HNHS runner, Heidi Blocker tries to hold off a Noblesville runner in the reserve race during the Marion Invitational held Saturday, Sept. 5 in Marion, IN.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes Ladies
Women's High Game: Teresa Wright, 224; Donna Tackett, 205; Chrissy Hipskind, 203.
Women's High Series: Donna Tackett, 580; Tiffany Saunders, 563; Teresa Wright, 550.
Top Teams: First Federal, 7-1; Bowling Pals, 7-1; Regan's, 6-2.
Most over: Tiffany Saunders, + 119; Donna Tackett, +100; Terra Karst, +89.

Lady Viking booters beaten by Concordia

Huntington North High School defneder Adrienne Peacock (right) races for the ball against Concordia's Rachel guy during the Lady Vikings' soccer match against visiting Concordia on Thursday, Sept. 3. The Lady Vikings lost, 5-0.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Despite 17 saves by junior goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn, the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team lost to visiting Concordia Lutheran 5-1 in their match on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Alyssia Williams had the lone goal for the Lady Vikes, with an assist by Jessica Stahly.

Rachel Guy, Hannah Davis and Sophie Stickell all had one goal each for Concordia, and Caitlyn Kunkle had two goals.

The Lady Vikings are 4-3 for the season.


HNHS boys' tennis team swamps Manchester

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team shut out host Manchester 5-0 on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Chris Royer at second singles and Phillip Truitt at third singles swept their matches. Royer scored a 6-0, 6-3 win against Erick Hand, and Truitt had a 6-0, 6-1 win over Jacob Kincaid.

David Ballard won his match over Kyle Lahman, 4-6, 7-6, (7-2), 6-4.

In doubles, Christian Webb and Ian Kardatzke at number one won 6-2, 6-1, against Manchester's Andy Dockter and Mustin Gidley.

Crestview cross country teams run against Lakeview and Edgewood

Crestview Middle School's boys' and girls' cross country teams faced off against Lakeview and Edgewood Middle Schools on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Caleb Stoffel led the boys' by running 11:26 to place second. Alec Justice took seventh, Landon Underwood had 10th, Dylan Mower placed 11th and Tyler Henline took 12th.

HNHS girls lose golf match to Southwood

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team lost to Southwood High School 205-209 at a three-way meet on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Mill Creek Golf Course in Rochester.

Tippecanoe Valley High School was also present at the meet, but did not have enough players for a varsity team, so no score was recorded.

Kelly Myers was the leader for the Lady Vikes, carding a 48. Liz Conley and Morgan O'Banion each had 53, Maddie Meese had 55 and Maureen Lund scored a 59.

Crestview, Riverview teams participate in Norwell Middle School Cross Country Invitational

Teams from Crestview and Riverview participated in the Norwell Middle School Cross Country Invitational on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Norwell Middle School.

The meet consisted of boys' and girls' varsity races, and boys' and girls' reserve races. Each race was three kilometers.

In the boy's varsity run, the Crestview team came in third place overall, with a score of 102. Riverview came in ninth place, with a score of 210.

Net play

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School junior varsity volleyball players Kaitlyn Campbell (left) and Hannah Landrum do some blocking at the net in the Lady Vikings' win over Bluffton on Wednesday, Sept. 3.


Volleyball team takes Bluffton in four games

Huntington North High School junior varsity volleyball player Laura Daronatsy serves one up to visiting Bluffton on Wendesday, Sept. 2.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team defeated Bluffton on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in four sets with scores of 25-14, 24-26, 25-12 and 25-23.

Ashli Rice and Melissa Grossman led the way for the Lady Vikings with 11 kills each. Rice also had two aces and Grossman had three blocks.

Allie Zahm had 35 assists and Morgan Broderick had 21 digs.
The varsity squad is 3-2 in the season.

The Lady Viking junior varsity team also beat Bluffton, in two sets, with scores of 25-10 and 25-6.

Lund leads HNHS golfers past Columbia City

While her Columbia City opponent waits in the background, Huntington North Hgih School gir['s golf player Kelly Myers lines up a putt on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at LaFontaine Golf Club.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Maureen Lund took medalist honors with a 44 to lead the Huntington North High School girls' golf team past visiting Columbia City, 183-196 on Wednesday, Sept. 2

Kelly Myers fired a 45 and Morgan O'Banion and Maddie Meese each shot rounds of 47 for the Lady Vikings.
Paige Widener was non-scorer with a 57.

Columbia City was led by Rachel Hazelet and Megan Yoder with rounds of 48. Olivia Western and McKenzie Smith each shot rounds of 50, and Lauren Holloway was non-scorer with a 57.



HNHS girls' soccer team gets shut out by Columbia City

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team was shut out by host Columbia City 3-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

After a scoreless first half, the Eagles came out strong to score all three goals in the second half.
HNHS goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn had an outstanding game with 21 saves.

The Lady Vikings are now 4-2 for the season.


HNHS cross country girls finish close second at Tiger Classic Invitational

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team placed a close second at the Tiger Classic Invitational at Warsaw on Tuesday, Sept. 1

Natalie Spahr led the Lady Vikings by placing seventh overall, with a time of 20:33.00. Gretchen Spahr placed ninth with a time of 20:34.50, and Molly King took 10th with a time of 20:39.70.

In addition, Olivia Eckert placed 12th in 21:06.00 and Robyn Karst took 13th in 21:07.90 to wrap up HNHS's top five finishers.

Ochs, Graham lead HNHS boys' cross country to easy win at Warsaw

Seniors Ross Ochs and Josh Graham took first and second places, respectively, to lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team to an easy victory at the Tiger Classic Invitational at Warsaw on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Ochs finished with a time of 16:30.80 and Graham finished with a time of 16:43.20 as HNHS placed five runners in the top 10 to score 25 points. Warsaw placed second with 54 points, Whitko was third with 95, Northfield was fourth with 108 and Northwood was fifth among the nine teams competing with 124 points.

Doubles team lone winner as HNHS tennis team loses to Norwell

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team fell to visiting Norwell 1-4 on Sept. 1.

The Vikings' number two duo of Matt Harter and Christian Webb were the only winners for HNHS, defeating Jasson Werling and Kyle Isch 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

In singles, David Ballard lost to Kyle Fillman 2-6, 5-7. Luke Hoffman was swept by Reid Imel 0-6, 0-6, and Phillip Truitt was tripped up by Thye Petty 4-6, 0-6.

In doubles, the Viking team of Adam Klaffke and Ian Kardatzke were beaten by Norwell's Kyle Reinhard and Ross Mathews, 1-6, 1-6.

HU men defeat Cincinnati Christian on soccer field

The Huntington University men's soccer team defeated Cincinnati Christian University 2-1 at Heffner Fields in Fort Wayne on Thusday, Aug. 27.

Sophomore Adam McLaughlin scored the first goal with an assist from senior Brad Kunze, and junior Steven McKay had the second goal with an assist from senior Taylor Zeman.

The Foresters are 2-0 for the season. They play in the University of Saint Francis Classic tournament on Sept. 4-5.


McGraw's hat trick leads HU women's soccer team to win

Senior Bethany McGraw's hat trick led the Huntington University women's soccer team over host William Penn University, 4-1 in Oskaloosa, IA, on Saturday, Aug. 29.

In addition to McGraw's three scores, junior Stephanie Spitnale scored the other match to help the Lady Foresters win the match.

The team is 1-1 in the season. The Lady Foresters' next game is at Olivet College (MI) on Sept. 4.

Hoff scores pair to lead HNHS booters to win

Senior Jacob Hoff led the Huntington North High School varsity soccer team with two goals to defeat visiting New Castle Chrysler 5-3 on Aug. 29.

In addition to Hoff's goals, Isaac Wust and Zach Schaffter had one goal each.

Saturday's game brought the Vikes to a 2-2-1 record for the season, and 1-0 in conference.

The boys' junior varsity team also defeated New Castle 2-1.
Connor Brown and Ben Wilcox scored for the Vikes.

The junior varsity team's 2-2-1 record mirrors the varsity record.


Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Oak Lane Ladies
Women's High Game: Chrissy Hipskind, 214; Teresa Wright, 213; Judy Quinn, 205.
Women's High Series: Teresa Wright, 592; Judy Quinn, 520; Christy Hinman, 513.
Top Teams: First Federal, 3-1; Frederick's Photography, 3-1; Bowling Pals, 3-1.

Tuesday Night Owls
Women's High Game: Stacey Bischoff, 222; Angie Tackett, 221; Susan Guelsdorf, 206.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 638; Stacey Bischoff, 623; Karrie Harris, 577.
Top Teams: Speaker World, 4-0; Smith Furniture, 3-1; Young's Cafe, 3-1.

Crestview's cross country teams participate at Maple Creek Invitational

Crestview Middle School's cross-country team competed in the Maple Creek Middle School Cross Country Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 27, in Fort Wayne.

For the eighth grade boys, Caleb Stoffel had the best time for Crestview, with 11:18 to land in sixth place. Landon Underwood came in at 12:00 for 14th, Tyler Henline had 12:11 for 16th, Dylan Mower had 12:13 for 17th and Caleb Hauphert had 13:05 to come in at 23rd place.

In the eighth grade girls' division, Leah Valenzuela came in at 15:19 for 14th place.

Huntington Hurricanes holding 2010 tryouts

The Huntington Hurricanes 14U girls' fastpitch softball team will be holding tryouts for the 2010 spring and summer season, on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. as well as Sept. 12.

Tryouts will be held at the Huntington University softball field and is open to girls born after Jan. 1, 1995 through Jan. 1, 1997.

Interested participants must attend one of the tryout dates.

The Hurricanes are registered as an NSA sanctioned team and play weekend tournaments throughout the tri-state area from April through July. They are not affiliated with any local leagues or schools.

Deadline is Sept. 8 for YMCA girls' intraumural volleyball league

Registration deadline for the YMCA girls' intramural volleyball league is Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The league is open to girls in grades five through nine.
Teams will consist of eight players and players will be placed on teams by YMCA staff to achieve parity, and will be coached by volunteers.

All teams will practice each week on Tuesday or Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Matches will be played on two separate courts every Saturday morning at the YMCA.

A tournament will be played at end of season at a date to be announced.