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Vikings rally to get split with Richmond

A four-run rally in the seventh inning of the second game gave the Huntington North High School baseball team a 10-9 victory and a split of its doubleheader on Saturday, May 11, against host Richmond.

The Vikings, 13-6 overall and 7-3 in the North Central Conference, lost the opener 6-5 in eight innings. They trailed 9-6 heading into the bottom of the seventh in the second contest after Richmond scored three runs in the top half of the frame.

JV Lady Vikings split with Norwell

Aly Grabner had six hits and six runs batted in on the day as the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team split a doubleheader with host Norwell on Saturday, May 11, losing 15-8 and winning 12-5.

Grabner went 3 for 4 with a single, double, triple and three RBI in the opening game loss, then repeated the 3 for 4 effort in the second game, with two triples, a double and three more RBI to help the JV Lady Vikes improve to 8-4 on the season.

Big swing


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School junior Cassy Lange takes a big swing in the bottom of the second inning against visiting Richmond on Friday, May 10. The Lady Vikings won, 5-0, to take sole possession of first place in the North Central Conference.

Vintage baseball returns


Photo by Steve Clark.

Dennis "Pops" Wiegmann, a member of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers vintage baseball team, gets a hit during an intrasquad game played on the team's opening day at Olde Republic Field at Lake Clare, in Huntington, on Saturday, May 11.

Painful win


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Austin Kaylor runs to a painful victory in the 400-meter dash at the 9/10 Invitational at Kriegbaum Field on Saturday, May 11.

Vikings take it on chin at Bellmont

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team got outpitched and outhit, losing to host Bellmont 11-1 on Friday, May 10.

The Braves, 4-12, banged out 11 hits to the Vikings' three, plating six in the third inning, two more in the fourth and responded to one by Huntington North with three insurance tallies in the bottom of the sixth.

Hurler Austin Hale, 0-1, took the loss for the Vikings, 12-6, surrendering four earned runs in two frames while walking three. Mitch Hughes and Kory Goodrich were Hale's relief and combined to give up six more earned runs.

Lady Vike netgirls fall to Logansport

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team swept both doubles matches against host Logansport on Friday, May 10, but dropped all three singles matches to lose 2-3.

The reliable duo of Mariah Zumbrun and Ashley Bard came away with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Abby Geer and Karli Armstrong at first doubles for the Lady Vikings, 7-7.

Ana Eckert and Emily Karst got the team's other doubles win with a 6-3, 7-5 decision over Rachel Sims and Kayleigh Dance in the second match.

Stell to play 2 sports at Manchester


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School senior Braydin Stell (front row center) signs a letter of agreement to play football and baseball at Manchester University on Friday, May 10. With Stell are (front row from left) his parents, Sheri and Jack Stell and (back row from left) HNHS football coach Trent Fine and HNHS baseball coach Kyle Daughtery.

Boxell to continue football career


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School senior Taylor Boxell (front row center) signs a letter of agreement to play football at Manchester University on Friday, May 10. With Boxell are (front row from left) his parents, Claudia and Chod Boxell and (back row) HNHS football coach Trent Fine.

Mertz leads HNHS trackgirls past Columbia City

Senior Macheala Mertz had two individual victories and was part of a relay win to lead the Huntington North High School girls' track team past host Columbia City, 89-43, on Thursday, May 9.

Mertz captured the 100-meter dash in :12.7 and claimed the 400-meter dash in 1:00.4 to lead the Lady Vikings to 11 wins on the day. She also teamed with Hannah Stoffel, Alexis Wygant and Lindsey Foster to win the 1,600-meter relay, in 4:08.8.

Shakamak hoop star signs with HU

Huntington University men's basketball head coach Ty Platt has added another standout to one of the strongest recruiting classes in Forester history with the signing of Shakamak High School senior Brodie Crowe.

After averaging 23.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per outing during his senior season, the 6-2 guard wrapped up his outstanding prep career with over 1,000 career points and a plethora of awards and honors.

Viking trackboys lose to Homestead, North Side

Huntington North High School senior Adam Berlier gets his legs up over the bar in pole vault during a meet at Kriegbaum Field on Thursday, May 9. Berlier won the event with a height of 11-6.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A top three sweep in the pole vault and Jon Rentschler's win in the discus highlighted the evening for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity track team on Thursday, May 9, in a three-way meet with visiting Homestead and Fort Wayne North Side.

The Vikings lost to Homestead, 87-44, and North Side, 72-60.

Senior Adam Berlier led the blitz in the pole vault, topping the bar at 11-6, while teammates Adam Woods and Houston Lehman took second and third, respectively, at 11-0 and 10-6.

Burke leads Lady Vikings to 18th win of season

Tiffany Burke.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Junior Tiffany Burke had three hits and three runs batted in to help lead the Huntington North High School varsity softball team past host Fort Wayne Snider, 14-7, on Thursday, May 9.

Lady Vikes get comfortable win over Berries

Lady Viking Makayla Whaley laces a double against visiting Logansport on Wednesday, May 8. The Lady Vikings won 10-2.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Playing Logansport on back-to-back nights, the Huntington North High School varsity softball team followed up a tight 3-0 road win with a much more comfortable 10-2 victory at home against the Berries on Wednesday, May 8.

The Lady Vikings, 17-1, 5-0 in the North Central Conference, had hot bats from the start, plating three in each of the game's first three innings to lead 9-0. Logansport put two runs on the board in the fourth to break the shutout, but an insurance tally in the sixth for Huntington North took the contest to its final register.

Vikings top Logansport with four runs in eighth

Drew Schnitz.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team broke a 3-3 tie in extra innings with a four-run eighth and then held off host Logansport to win 7-5 on Wednesday, May 8.

Drew Schnitz led the Vikings, 12-5, 6-2 in the North Central Conference, with a home run, three runs batted in and a run scored.

Mitch Hughes added two hits, an RBI and run to the team's cause while Caleb Richison and Evan Brown also supplied two pokes, the latter plating one.

Connor West had the Vikings' other RBI and Derek Snyder scored a team-high two runs.

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