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New Castle snaps Lady Vikings' season-opening win string

It took a shutout by host New Castle on Saturday, Aug. 29, to stop the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team's season-opening four match win streak as the Lady Vikings fell 2-0.

Now 4-1, HNHS had 13 shots on goal, but could not convert.

Lady Viking goalie Kaylie Dunn had 11 saves.

 

King leads HNHS girl harriers to second place at DeKalb Classic

Molly King's fifth place finish led the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team to a second place finish at the DeKalb Classic cross country meet on Saturday, Aug. 29.

King cruised the 5-kilometer course in 19:39.67 to pace the HNHS girls for the second straight week. The Lady Vikes scored 83 points to 49 for champion Carroll.

JV Vikes score from all sides to crush Columbia City, 33-14

The Huntington North High School junior varsity football team scored offensively, defensively and on special teams on the way to rushing visiting Columbia City, 33-14, on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Improving to 1-1 on the season, the JV Vikes got a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown on offense, returned both an interception and fumble for scores and added a score on an onside kickoff return.

Brad Nieman got the rushing touchdown for HNHS with a 55-yard jaunt into the end zone, and Reed Faucet threw a 27-yard score for the passing touchdown.

Dunn gets another shutout as HNHS girls' soccer runs to 4-0 mark

Kaylie Dunn recorded another shutout and the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team improved to 4-0 with a 2-0 win over visiting South Side on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Erica Ackerman and freshman Kelsey Hollowell provided the goals to back Dunn, and Kirsten and Konz recorded assists.

Huntington North put 26 shots on goal, while South Side recorded 13.

 

Volleyball team loses heartbreaker to Northrop

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team lost a heartbreaker to host Northrop in five games on Thursday, Aug. 27, falling by the scores of 21-25, 25-18, 25-22, 19-25 and 14-16.

Frontliners Ashli Rice and Melissa Grossman led the way for HNHS with 14 and 12 kills, respectively, along with two aces apiece. Playmaker Allie Zahm recorded 40 assists in the match, and Morgan Broderick had 24 digs and two aces.

The team is now 2-2 on the season.

The junior varsity squad lost in three games to Northrop, 25-18, 18-25 and 12-15.

Boys' soccer team gets shut out by South Side

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team was shut out by host South Side, 6-0, on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Viking goalie Kyle Williams had eight saves.

The team is now 1-2-1 on the season.

he junior varsity boys lost 4-2. Mitchel Schneider and Trevor Willour each scored a goal for the Vikes. Zach Allen had an assist.

 

Frosh football team drops opener

The Huntington North High School freshman football team dropped its season-opener to visiting Homestead, 12-7, on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Braydin Stell led the Vikings with 147 rushing yards on 22 carries, and also scored the lone HNHS touchdown. Andy Spahr added 44 yards on seven carries.

Adam Berlier and Trent Kern led the defense with an interception each.

 

Working on defense


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Huntington North High School soccer player Connor Brown fights for control of the ball against a visiting New Castle player during the Vikings'  soccer match on Saturday, Aug. 29.

 

Sliding away


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Huntington North High School midfielder Trevor Willour slides the ball away from visiting New Castle players during the Vikings' soccer match on Saturday, Aug. 29.

JV football team in action


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The Huntington North High School junior varsity football team took on visiting Columbia City on Saturday morning, Aug. 29. A Huntington North running back picks up some yardage in that game.

Protecting the QB


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The Huntington North High School offensive line, including Andrew Mason (No. 74), gives junior quarterback Kevin Fisher time to throw during the Vikings' game against host Columbia City on Friday, Aug. 28. The Vikings evened their record at 1-1 with a come-from-behind 26-14 win.

Shoemaker's 267 yards help Vikings come from behind against Eagles, 26-14

HNHS senior Austin Drummond just gets into the end zone ahead of the tackle to complete a 35-yard pass play from Kevin Fisher against host Columbia City on Friday, Aug. 28.
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Running back Austin Shoemaker rushed for 267 yards to help the Huntington North High School Viking varsity football team come from behind to defeat host Columbia City 26-14 on Friday, Aug. 28.

At halftime, the Vikes, now 1-1, were down 14-7, the only Viking touchdown having been from a 35-yard pass by Kevin Fisher to wide receiver Austin Drummond with 2:05 left in the half, with Mitch Vezeau having the extra point.

In the second half, the Huntington North defense prevented any scoring by Columbia City, allowing the offense to steal the lead.

Crestview cross country teams compete at Maple Creek invitational

Crestview Middle School's cross country team competed in the Maple Creek Middle School Cross Country Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 27, in Fort Wayne.

For the eighth grade boys, Caleb Stoffel had the best time for Crestview, with 11:18 to land in sixth place. Landon Underwood came in at 12:00 for 14th, Tyler Henline had 12:11 for 16th, Dylan Mower had 12:13 for 17th and Caleb Hauphert had 13:05 to come in at 23rd place.

In the eighth grade girls' division, Leah Valenzuela came in at 15:19 for 14th place.

HNHS tennis team drops match to Columbia City

Huntington North High School senior David Ballard lines up a shot against Dylan Hinen of Columbia City at first singles in the Vikings' loss to the visiting Eagles on Thursday, Aug. 27. Ballard was the lone HNHS winner.
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David Ballard was the lone winner for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team as it lost to visiting Columbia City on Thursday, Aug. 27, 1-4.

Ballard, a senior, beat Dylan Hinen at first singles, 6-4, 6-3 for the lone Viking win as the team's record fell to 3-2 on the season.

Chris Royer at second singles lost to Matt Sewell, 4-6, 0-6, and Phillip Truitt at third singles lost to Andy Moog, 4-6, 4-6.

Solid backhand


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Huntington North High School varsity tennis player Phillip Truitt  two-hands a bankhand during the team's match against visiting Columbia City on Thursday, Aug. 27. Truitt lost his match and the Vikings fell to the Eagles 1-4.

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