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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.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

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


Photo by Matt Murphy.

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.

HNHS boys' tennis team puts away Adams Central

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team soundly defeated visiting Adams Central 4-1 on Monday, Aug. 24.

In singles, David Ballard defeated Adams Central's Nathan Barger 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Viking Chris Royer beat Jet Kam Fiechter 6-0, 6-1. Huntington North's Phillip Truitt beat Adams Central's Keaton Fiechter 6-3, 6-2.

The Viking duo of Matt Harter and Christian Webb beat the Jet team of Evan Timmons and Derek Roe 6-3, 6-2.

Bradford's hat trick leads HNHS soccer girls to domination of Norwell

Shelby Bradford scored three goals to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team an 8-2 domination of host Norwell on Monday, Aug. 24.

The Lady Vikings had a whopping 50 shots on goal throughout the game.

In addition to Bradford's hat trick, also scoring for HNHS were Kirsten Konz, Alyssia Williams, Asheley Chaney, Kelsey Konz and Kelsey Hollowell.

Alyssa Grabner and Reagan Valenzuela each had two assists. Another assist was made by Jessica Stahly.

Monday's game leaves the Lady Vikes with a 3-0 record.

JV football team loses opener to Homestead

The Huntington North High School junior varsity football team lost to host Homestead 32-6 on Monday, Aug. 24.

Wide receiver Tyke Clore caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Reed Fawcett, scoring the only Viking points of the game.

Wide receiver Zach Getzcaught five passes for a total of 75 yards. Kendall Whitman had 51 rushing yards.

The Viking defense forced two turnovers.

The junior varsity team's next game will be Saturday, Aug. 29, against visiting Columbia City.

 

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Wednesday Morning Mixed
Men's High Game: Gerald Carpenter, 240; Gomer Tackett, 236; Gus Ballance, 236.
Men's High Series: Gomer Tackett, 606; Gerald Carpenter, 594; Gus Balance, 580.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 246; Amy Rumler, 123.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 660; Amy Rumler, 343.
Top Teams: Movin Up, 3-1; 7-10 Splits, 3-1; The Odd Balls, 3-1.

Collision


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School varsity soccer player Derek Allen goes up for the ball against the Norwell goalkeeper on Monday, Aug. 24. The Vikings and visitingt Knights played to a 0-0 tie.

Heading upfield


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School varsity soccer player Tayler Johsnon takes the ball upfield during the Vikings' Monday night, Aug. 24, game against visiting Norwell. The Vikings and the Knights played to a 0-0 tie.

Lady Viking golfers fall to Homestead

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team fell to host Homestead 200-179 on Monday, Aug. 24, at the Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne.

Kelly Myers led the Lady Vikings with a score of 43. Liz Conley was right behind Myers with a 47. Morgan O'Banion fired a 54, Madie Meese shot a 56 and Laurisa Richard carded a 63.

The medalist for the match went to Homestead's Taylor Lamphier, who shot a 41. In addition to Lamphier, Jasmine Jennings had a 45, Brianna Blumenherst scored a 46, Suzie Reecer came away with a 47 and Karley Dobis had a 50.

Ochs leads HNHS to own cross country invitational championship

Huntington North High School boys' cross country team runner Josh Graham crosses the finish line in third place at the Huntington North Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Ross Ochs' individual championship led four Huntington North High School boys' cross country team runners to top 10 finishes and the Vikings ran away with their own Huntington North Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Ochs beat Brad Hess of Carroll to the finish line by over four seconds, crossing the tape at 16:21.50 to win the individual honors and lead HNHS to the team title with 31 points. Josh Graham had Ochs' back with third place in 16:45.30, Sam Doughty was sixth in 17:01.50 and Austin Roberts was eighth in 17:09.50.

King, Spahr lead HNHS girls CC team to second at own invitational

Huntington North girls' cross country runner Natalie Spahr has Leo's Lauren Hamilon in her sights during the Huntington North Cross County Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 22. Spahr placed seventh and HNHS was second as a team.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Molly King and Natalie Spahr placed fifth and seventh, respectively, to pace the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team to second place in the varsity division of its own Huntington North Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 22.

King crossed the finish line in 20:04 and Spahr completed the 5K in 20:14.50 to lead HNHS to 72 points, 14 back of champion Carroll.

Homestead finished third among the 11 teams competing, Warsaw placed fourth and DeKalb was fifth.

JV volleyball team places second at LaFayette Jeff JV Invite

The Huntington North High School girls' junior varsity volleyball team placed second at the Lafayette Jefferson JV Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 22, falling in the championship match to Valparaiso, 16-25 and 12-25.

The Lady Vikings, improving to 4-2, beat McCutcheon, Merrillville and Benton Central in their first three matches of the day to punch their ticket to the championship match.

Looking for a receiver


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Huntington North High School quarterback Mitch Vezeau looks for an open receiver during the Vikings' season-opeing game against Homestead, on Friday, Aug. 21. The Vikings lost 31-17.

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