HNHS girls' tennis team falls to CC

Huntington North’s Lisa Daronatsy serves it up against a Columbia City opponent in her varsity No. 2 doubles match on Wednesday, April 21.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team was dealt a 1-4 loss by visiting Columbia City on Wednesday, April 21.

Felecia Alderman had the only win for the Lady Vikings, defeating Isabelle Wilson 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
Taryn Wuensch lost at No. 1 singles 0-6, 3-6 to Kaycee Bills; and Abby Berry lost to Celine Bongos 2-6, 4-6 at No. 2.

In doubles, Kourtney Brubaker and Jericho Parrett lost 1-6, 1-6 to Maddie Hinen and Madi Sjahfiedin at No. 1. Stephanie Goebbert and Lisa Daronatsy fell to Kayli Hare and Jenee Schneider 6-4, 1-6, 2-6 at No. 2.

Lady Vikings grab early lead, hold on for softball win

The Huntington North High School softball team scored six runs in the first three innings and then held off a late rally by visiting Jay County to grab a 6-4 win on Wednesday, April 21.

Winning pitcher Maureen Lund and Alyssa Grabner each had a hit and two runs batted in as the Lady Vikings scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the third to take what appeared to be a comfortable 6-0 lead. The visitors, however, came up with three hits and four runs of their own in the sixth inning before the Lady Vikings could secure their fourth win in six outings this season.

Lady Eagles play in all-star games

The Indiana Christian Basketball Alliance held the annual North-South Varsity All-Star games on Saturday, April 10, at the Orthopaedic Capital Center on the campus of Grace College in Winona Lake, IN.

Four members of the Huntington Lady Eagles' varsity team played in the 54-51 win over the South All Stars.

Catherine Weaver, a Lady Eagle who won the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championship 3-Point contest, lead the North All Stars with 12 points, five assists and nine rebounds. Senior Rebecca Daniels added seven points and eight rebounds to Weaver's efforts.

Long, HU softball team leave Grace reeling with doubleheader sweep

Huntington University's softball team and pitcher Molly Long left host Grace College reeling after the Foresters served the Lancers back-to-back shutouts, 6-0 and 3-0, on Tuesday, April 20.

Long, a sophomore from Logansport, allowed only two hits on the day, throwing a two-hitter in the first game and following it up with a no-hitter in the nitecap.

Aubrey Garner and Katie Bowers each had two home runs in the first game to secure the 6-0 win.

HU baseball team back to .500 with doubleheader sweep of Aquinas

The Huntington University baseball team improved to a .500 record on Tuesday, April 20 by defeating host Aquinas College twice, 11-1 and 7-4.

Xyan Adkisson had the first game win for HU, allowing four hits while striking out five.

At the same time, Huntington slammed 16 hits, led by Andrew Drummond, who went 4 for 4.

Dawes leads HU golfers to fifth at Saint Francis Invitational

Jordan Dawes shot rounds of 76 and 75 to lead the Huntington University golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Saint Francis Invitational at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville on Tuesday, April 20.

Mickey Belt followed Dawes with games of 77 and 75 as HU totalled 613 strokes as a team. Josh Teulker shot a 75 and 78, Cory Powell took 79 and 78 and Matt Wilson tacked on two 79 games.

HNHS junior varisty softball pummels Norwell

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team pummeled visiting Norwell 11-1 on Tuesday, April 20.

Brianna McClellan had the win for the 5-1 Lady Vikings as she allowed just two hits over the course of the game.

Julia Grover went 3 for 3 to lead Huntington at the plate. Kimberly Truax was 2 for 3 and Allison Bucher was 2 for 4. Emily Brown added a triple.


Broderick, Grabner team up to push HNHS softball team past Homestead

Morgan Broderick hit a triple and rode home on Alyssa Grabner's single in the sixth inning to give the Huntington North High School softball team a 2-1 win over visiting Homestead on Monday, April 19.

Homestead had tied the game at 1-1 in its half of the sixth inning before the Lady Vikings got the game-winner to push their record to 3-2.

Maureen Lund got the win on the mound for HNHS with seven innings of three-hit ball, striking out seven and walking two.

HU women take sixth at Eagle Track Invitational

The Huntington University women's track team took two first place finishes, one second place finish and two third place results to place sixth out of 23 teams at the Benedictine University (IL) Eagle Invitational on Saturday, April 17.

Josann Schoeff had the individual win for HU, taking the 200-meter dash in :26.64. She also took second in the 100-meter dash in :13.76.

Schoeff teamed up with Rachel Bayon, Mariah Town and Bethany McGraw to win the 400-meter relay in :51.16.

Diehl gets HU track team's lone win at Eagle Invitational

Luke Diehl had the sole first place finish for the Huntington University men's track team as it took 12th place out of 22 teamsat the Eagle Invitational at
Benedictine University (IL) on Saturday, April 17.

Diehl took the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:40.75 to pace HU to 22.5 points.

Joseph Herber placed third in the 5,000 meter run.

The University of Illinois - Chicago took top honors in the invite with a score of 150.0. Bethel College, a fellow Mid-Central Conference school, placed second with a score of 114.


Dawes shoots 74 to pace Forester golfers at Getting Invite

Jordan Dawes shot a 74 to lead the Huntington University golf team to a second place finish with a score of 306 at the Bill Gettig Invitational at Zollner Golf Course in Angola on Saturday, April 17.

Trine University, which hosted the invite, placed first.

Cory Powell backed up Dawes up with a 76, and Matt Wilson and Mickey Belt each had a 78. Josh Teulker wrapped up the results for HU with an 80.

Calvin College placed third with 314, and Indiana Tech took fourth with a 317.


HU softball team goes down to defeat twice at Spring Arbor

The Huntington University softball team took a double blow on Saturday, April 17, as host Spring Arbor kept ahead of the Foresters to win both games, 5-1 and 11-9.

Game one started without any scoring for the first three innings, but Spring Arbor came to life in the fourth to score five runs on five hits, taking advantage of four HU errors. Huntington scored its only run of the game in the sixth, but the Cougars kept the Foresters in check to take the win.


Photo provided.

An independent high school girls' soccer team from Huntington, coached by Tim Becker, won a soccer tournament March 29 at The Plex sports complex in Fort Wayne. Team members are (front row from left) Reagan Valenzuela, Kaylie Dunn, Alyssia Wiliams and Lela Valenzuela; and (back row from left) Ally Grabner, Carly Becker, Erica Ackerman and Marissa Skinner.

HNHS baseball team to help cancer society in April 22 game

The Huntington North High School baseball team will participate in a fund-raiser for the American Center Society during its April 22 game against Homestead High School.

The "Baseball Strikes Out Cancer" fund-raiser is a statewide effort by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association in cooperation with the American Cancer Society.

Each player will wear a sticker on his baseball cap or batting helmet calling attention to the fight against prostate cancer.


Huntington resident Doughty qualifies for Junior Olympics but breaks wrist in process

Huntington resident Luke Doughty had mixed results at the USAG Regional Championships, held in Indianapolis on April 10.

Doughty, a level 9 gymnast who competes for SET-10 Gymnastics in Fort Wayne, notched an all-around score of 67.8 to qualify for the Junior Olympics, which will be held in Knoxville, TN.

He, however, will be unable to compete after breaking his wrist on the high bar, his last event of the day.