HNHS girls open outdoor track season with second place

Jessica Huey, Alli Harris and Gretchen Spahr earned first place finishes Tuesday, March 24, as the Huntington North High School girls' track team place second in a triangular meet with Northrop and host Homestead.

Northrop won the meet with 90.5 points to 63 for Huntington North. Homestead trailed with 13.5 points.

Huey led an HNHS sweep in the high jump with a leap of 4-11. Teammates Sara Wegmann and Rachel Herr took second and third, respectively.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Women's High Game: Sue Guelsdorf, 227; Chrissy HIpskind, 212; Lori Tellef, 210.
Women's High Series: Sue Guelsdorf, 649; Lori Tellef, 587; Teresa Wright, 556.
Most Over: Sue Guelsdorf, +97; Terra Karst, +62; Melanie Reed, +55.
Top Teams: First Federal, 37.5-18.5; Regan's 36-20; Frederick's Photography, 34.5-21.5.

Neuenschwander signs letter to play tennis at Bethel

Huntington North High School senior Whitney Neuenschwander (front center) signs a letter of intent to play tennis at Bethel College on Tuesday, March 24.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School athlete Whitney Neuenschwander on Tuesday, March 24, signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Bethel College in Mishawaka.

Neuenschwander has played varsity tennis all four years at HNHS. She was one-half of an all-North Central Conference doubles team last year, and this year is slated for number one singles.

"We think she can contribute right away as a freshman," says Bethel Director of Tennis John Natali.

Partial squads kick off HU men's women's track seasons

A partial men's and women's track squads from Huntington University competed at the Wabash College J. Owen Huntsman Relays to open their outdoor seasons.

The women finished third of four teams and the men were fourth in a field of five.

In women's action, Cassie Lehman and Kelsey Green were both winners on the day. Lehman finished first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of :16.69 and Green won the discus with a toss of 126-02.

Registration for PAL baseball extended

The registration deadline for the 2009 summer baseball season at the Huntington PAL Club has been extended to April 1.

The baseball season at the PAL is scheduled to begin May 9.
The PAL offers a T-ball league, for children ages 4 through 6; a Coach's Pitch league, for those ages 7 through 9; Little League, for youth ages 9 through 12; and Major League, for those ages 13 through 16.

Fees can be paid at signup or before the season starts, and participants can have their fees waived if they choose to sell fundraiser items instead.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Alex Smart, 277; Jeff Gray, 258.
Men's High Series: Mark Parker, 702; Monte Davis, 691.
Men's Most Over: Jim Satchwill, +100, Jeff Gottschalk, +65.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Joe McCune, 225; Chris Trainer, 219; Tom Waters, 206.
Men's High Series: Joe McCune, 655; Chris Trainer, 638; Scott Chopson, 550.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 288; Brandie Roberts, 239; Julie McCune, 224.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 699; Julie McCune, 602; Brandie Roberts, 580.
Most Over: Joe McCune, +106; Angie Tackett, +96; Julie McCune, +65.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 43-13; Team #2, 35-21; Them & Us, 32-24.

HNHS Girls Track

HNHS announces the schedule for girls varsity track.

HNHS Boys Track

HNHS announces the schedule for boys varsity track.

HNHS Girls Softball

HNHS announces the schedule for girls varsity softball.

Forester diamond squad at 7-8 after spring break trip

The Huntington University baseball team on Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, won two of its final three games on its spring break trip in Florida, blowing out Grand View, 11-1, and Rio Grande, 10-1, then falling 11-7 to Ohio Dominican.

The Foresters finished their Florida run at 7-8.

HU softball team wins 2 of 3 on final day in Arizona

On their fourth day of games in Tucson, AZ, the Huntington University softball team went 2-1, with a 6-0 loss to NAIA fifth-ranked Dickinson State to begin the day followed by a 12-4 win over Cardinal Stritch and a 10-4 victory over Mayville State.

In the first game, HU managed just four hits against Dickinson State and committed two errors that led to three unearned Blue Hawk runs.

Dickinson scored once in the second and fourth and then took control of the game with three runs in the fifth.

Baker finishes in top half on beam at state gymnastics finals

Jessica Baker.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School gymnast Jessica Baker finished in the upper half of the pack on the balance beam Saturday, March 21, at the IHSAA Gymnastics State Finals, at Perry Meridian High School.

Baker, a freshman placed 22nd out of 50 competitors on the beam with a score of 8.700.

In her other event, the vault, she placed 39th, with a score of 8.8.

Kellie Kidd, of Valparaiso, won both events on the way to leading her team to the state championship. Kidd scored a 9.600 to capture the beam and a 9.800 to win the vault.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 213; Bill Kusler, 191; Thurman Glassburn, 181.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 585; Bill Kusler, 525; Billy Mundy, 468.
Women's High Game: Rosalyn Hughes, 134; Billie Smith, 122; Sharon Wymer, 119.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 343; Billie Smith, 188; Rosalyn Hughes, 320
Most Over: Monty Miller, +79; Rosalyn Hughes, +32; Bill Reed, +27.
Top Teams: The B's, 43-5; Team #2, 28-20; Team #3, 26-22.

Five-run fifth sinks HU softball team

Hastings College used a five-run fifth inning to take command of the game and held off a rally attempt by the Huntington University softball team to win 6-3 on Wednesday, March 18, on the Foresters' spring break trip.

The Broncos took a 1-0 lead in the first and then blew the game open with five runs on six hits in the top of the fifth. HU got two of them back in its half of the fifth and added one more in the sixth, but it was as close as it would get.