HNHS softball JV rallies to tie in 7th, loses in 8th

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team used a six-run to seventh to tie the game, but fell to visiting Homestead 8-6 in eight innings on Friday, May 15.

The Lady Vikings trailed 6-0 heading into their final at-bat, but knotted things and forced the extra inning.

Brooke Dennis and Taylor Pursifull led the hitting attack with two safeties apiece, and Shelby Bradford knocked in a couple of runs.

The Lady Vikings face visiting Blackford on Monday, May 18.


Field events strength helps HNHS girls' track team place second at Luers

Alli Harris.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Once again the field events were a difference maker for the Huntington North High School girls track team as it finished second in a quadrangular meet Thursday, May 14, at Bishop Luers.

The Lady Vikings used three field event wins - two by Alli Harris, to score 73 points.

Snider won the meet with 82 points, Bishop Luers was third with 58 and Harding was fourth with 31.

Norwell puts away HNHS tennis team, 4-1

The first doubles team of Kourtney Brubaker and Whitney Switzer were the only winners on the day for the Huntington North High School tennis team as it lost to host Norwell, 4-1, on Friday, May 15.

Brubaker, a junior, and Switzer, a senior defeated Jaylee Leman and Haley Chaney, 6-2, 7-5, to keep Norwell from the sweep.

Logansport's two in fifth edge Vikings

Host Logansport rallied for two runs in the fifth inning to hand the Huntington North High School baseball team a 3-2 loss on Thursday, May 14.

The Vikings, 11-8, had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth on a solo homer by Brett Wiley, but Nick Miller and Billy Ray couldn't shut down the Berries.

Wiley had also knocked in the Vikings first run of the game, in the first inning, when he knocked in Taylor Harris, who opened the game with a walk, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch.

Broderick's sac fly makes 1-0 winner of Lund, Lady Vikes

Morgan Broderick's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning made a 1-0 winner out of Maureen Lund and the Huntington North High School softball team on Wednesday, May 13, against visiting Logansport.

Broderick's flyout to center brought in Amanda Dyson, who earlier had gotten on with a single, to end a scoreless battle between Lund and the Logansport hurler.

Johnson to continue golf career at Manchester College

Teresa Johnson.
Photo provided.

Huntington North High School varsity golf standout Teresa Johnson recently signed her intent to continue her career at Manchester College.

Johnson is a three-letter winner and was a member of a highly successful varsity team that won three sectionals and one North Central Conference title.

She was named to the NCC All-Conference teams in 2007 and 2008 and has been a scholar athlete all three years on the varsity team. Johnson also received a scholar-athlete award and a Viking Integrity Award.

HNHS softball team loses heartbreaker to Logansport, 1-0

Maureen Lund’s strong pitching effort wasn’t enough to secure a win for the Huntington North High School varsity softball team as it fell to Logansport, 1-0, on Tuesday, May 12.

Lund pitched seven innings, allowing only three hits and two walks, while striking out seven batters.

HNHS never got the ball rolling offensively, as it also only got three hits, one each from  Jordie Close, Lund and Lauren Chanley.

The hosts scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the seventh on a double, two walks and a Huntington North error.

Carroll's three-hitter, Wiley, West homers lead HNHS past Logansport

Wes Carroll.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Wes Carroll fired a three-hit shut and Brett Wiley and Joey West pounded home runs to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 5-0 win over visiting Logansport on Tuesday, May 12.

Carroll had six strikeouts and only one walk in his complete game gem, improving his record to 4-3 and pushing the Vikings' market to 11-7 on the season and 6-1 in the North Central Conference.

Wiley and West each had two hits and two RBI for the contest, and Kyle Barr also had two hits.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: EJ Tackett, 279; Adam Fruit, 256; Tyler Krepp, 243.
Men's High Series: Adam Fruit, 712; EJ Tackett, 672; Adam Harris-Shoemaker, 593.
Women's High Game: Sierra Rice, 203; Eleni Newsome, 194; Lesley Love, 186.
Women's High Series: Sierra Rice, 536; Eleni Newsome, 491; Mackenzie Faurote, 487.
Top Teams: Brok Vanness, 6.5-1.5; Adam Fruit, 6-2; Tyler Krepp, 6-2.

Opening day action

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jacob Hughes' takes a mighty cut during the first PAL T-ball game of the season on Saturday, May 9.

Jubilant HNHS track seniors

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Senior members of the Huntington North High School boys' and girls' track teams pose after winning the North Central Conference track titles Friday, May 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. Pictured are (front row from left) Mariah Town, Tayah Kline, Kayla Lund, Sam Wright and Kiela Clore; and (back row from left) Justin Glancy, Isaiah Laatsch, Ches McClure, Alyssa Hurlburt, Jon Stoffel, Rex Drabenstot and Rob Sands.

Hammel's five RBI in second game lead HNHS to doubleheader sweep

Jamon Hammel had three hits and five RBI in the second game to help the Huntington North High School baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of visiting New Castle on Saturday, May 9.

The Vikings won the first game 6-2 and took the second 10-3.

The twin-killing pushes the Vikings to 10-7 on the season and 5-1 in the North Central Conference.

JV Lady Vikes sweep New Castle behind Pike, Hiers and Johnson

Peyton Pike and Taylor Hiers provided the offense and Allison Johnson the pitching as the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team swept a doubleheader from host New Castle on Saturday, May 9, wining 8-7 and 13-2.

Pike and Hiers each had two hits in both games and Johnson picked up both mound victories as the JV Lady Vikes improved their record to 11-2.

Hiers also had two RBI in the big second game win, and Brooke Dennis chipped in with two hits of her own.

Johnson and Lauren Johnson combined for a four-hitter on the mound.


Lady Vikes softball team gets double-dipped by New Castle

The Huntington North High School softball team got double-dipped by host New Castle on Saturday, May 9, losing 5-0 and 2-1.

In the first game, the Lady Vikes' Maureen Lund pitched seven innings of one-hit ball with 10 strikeouts, but HNHS was undone on a combination of walks, errors and the timely one hit by New Castle. The hosts scored once in the fourth and then put up four more runs in the sixth.

Morgan Broderick went 2 for 3 with a double to lead the HNHS offense.

HNHS tennis team beats Richmond, falls to Muncie Central

The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team split a pair of matches on Saturday, May 9, at Muncie Central.

The Lady Vikings beat Richmond, 4-1, but lost of the host school by the same score to push their season record to 7-4.

Against Richmond, HNHS got wins from all three singles players and the #2 doubles team of Taylor Willcox and Karisa Miller.

Whitney Neuenschwander at #1 singles beat Olivia Engle, 6-3, 7-5, and Abby Berry at #2 beat Miranda Bertsch, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Taryn Wuensch at #3 recorded a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Megan Felty.