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.