Sports

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.

Lady Viking trackgirls lose to Bellmont

Two pairs of first place finishes in field events and relays weren't enough to lift the Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team over host Bellmont on Tuesday, May 7, and the Lady Vikings fell 73-59

Paige Coolman's 100-7 fling in discus and Alexis Wygant's spring of 8-6 in pole vault captured Huntington North's golds in field events.

Registration open for Roanoke Youth Sports Soccer League

Registration is now open for the Roanoke Youth Sports Soccer League.

The league is divided into four age groups: 4-5; 6-7; 8-10 and 11-14. When registering, parents or guardians are directed to use the player's age as of July 1 this year.

Practices start in early July and games are from July 20 to August 31. Games are played at Roanoke Park.

Registration forms can be found at Hoosier Foods in Roanoke and online at www.roanokeyouthsports.com.

Run for the Rams sponsor named


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

First Federal Savings Bank has agreed to serve again as event sponsor for Run for the Rams, the major fund-raiser for Huntington Catholic School. Making the announcement are (from left) student Justin Albertson, Principal Jason Woolard, students Sophie Simms, Lindsey Scher and Adrien George; and Michael Zahn, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank. Run for the Rams, featuring a dinner and silent and live auctions, will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the PAL Club in Huntington. Bids for the silent auction may be submitted as soon as doors open at 5 p.m.

Rethlake, Kennedy lead Lady Vikes to 3-0 win over Logansport

Erin Rethlake pitched another shutout and Maddi Kennedy had two doubles and two runs batted in to lead the Huntington North High School varsity softball team past host Logansport, 3-0, on Tuesday, May 7.

Rethlake handcuffed the Lady Berries on just one hit in seven innings and fanned 18, with no walks, as HNHS improved to 16-1 on the season. The junior has not been scored upon in her last 11 outings.

HU's Bowers earns 4th all-conference honor

Katie Bowers.
Photo provided.

Senior Katie Bowers topped off her decorated Huntington University softball career with her fourth all-conference honor recently.

Freshman Emily O'Leary also was named all-conference.

Last year's conference player of the year, Bowers finished second in the Crossroads League with a .456 batting average. She was also second in the league in slugging percentage, at .808; on base percentage, .537; doubles, 16; and total bases, 101; and finished in the top four in five other offensive categories.

Adam Central edges Lady Vike netgirls

Huntington North's second singles player Kari Bard  is all concentration as she returns a shot during her match against Adams Central's Lydia Johnson on Tuesday, May 7.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team was edged by visiting Adams Central, 2-3, on Tuesday, May 7.

The Lady Vikings, 7-6, got wins from Kylie Fredrick at first singles and the No. 1 doubles team of Mariah Zumbrun and Ashley Bard.

The Lady Vikes' second doubles team of Ana Eckert and Emily Karst lost a tough three-setter, 6-3, 0-6, 4-6, for what proved to be the difference.

Fredrick beat Jessica Ripley, 6-1, 6-1, and the No. 1 doubles team enjoyed a 6-2, 6-3 win.

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