Sports

Tackett leads HNHS golfers to third at Rochester invite

E.J. Tackett's fourth place finish helped lead the Huntington North High School boys' golf team to a third place finish Saturday, May 2, at the Rochester Golf Invitational.

Tackett fired a 78 as HNHS finished with a score of 335, just four strokes off the first place number of Tippecanoe Valley. Rochester placed second with a 332.

Culver and Peru finished right behind HNHS in the 14-team invitational with matching scores of 338.

Drabenstot, Sands lead HNHS track boys to fifth at Lime City Relays

Rex Drabenstot won the shot put and Rob Sands scored highly in three events to lead the Huntington North High School boys' track team to a fifth place finish at its own Lime City Relays on Saturday, May 2.

Drabenstot took the shot with a throw of 55-4 for the only Viking win of the day, and Sands helped the HNHS cause in a big way by placing second in the long jump and 300-meter hurdles and third in the 110-meter hurdles.

Harris leads track girls to third at Lime City Relays

A pair of second place finishes by Alli Harris led the Huntington North High School girls' track team to third place in their own Lime City Relays on Saturday, May 2.

Harris, a senior, was runner-up in the shot put and discus to help HNHS accumulate 110 points on the day.

Carroll won the girls' competition with 145 points and Hamilton Southeastern scored 132. Northrop was just a point behind HNHS at 109 in the eight-team field.

Lund's pitching too much for Anderson as Lady Vikes sweep in softball

Maureen Lund got two wins on the mound - including a no-hitter in the first game - to lead the Huntington North High School softball team to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Anderson, 4-2 and 5-4.

Lund came on in relief in the second contest and got the victory as the Lady Vikings rallied back from a 4-1 deficit in the seventh inning. Lund helped her own cause with a two-run single, and she also scored the winning run.

Helping the Lady Vikes climb to 6-2 on the season, Lund had 13 strikeouts in the opener.

HNHS JV softball team splits pair with Anderson

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team racked up a 10-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader against visiting Anderson and wound up with a split on Saturday, May 2.

Kayla Koch paced the JV Lady Vikes, 5-2, with two hits, two runs and three RBI in the first game. Taylor Pursifull added three hits, including a triple, and Jessica Jerabek had two hits.

Allison Johnson was the winning pitcher.

West's homer, 5 RBI in second game lead Vikings to split on diamond

Joey West.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Joey West hit a home run and knocked in five runs to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 14-3 second game romp and split of its doubleheader with Muncie Central at Huntington North on Saturday, May 2.

Taylor Harris went 4 for 4, scored three runs and knocked in two as the Vikings banged out 13 hits to up their record to 6-7 overall and 1-1 in the North Central Conference.

The Vikings lost the opener 3-1.

HNHS tennis team stops Bluffton

On Thursday, April 30, the Huntington North High School varsity girls' tennis team beat Bluffton 4-1 in match play.

HN singles winners were Whitney Neuenschwander and Abby Berry, who both won their matches in straight sets. In doubles action, Taylor Wilcox and Karissa Miller won their match-up.

The team's record is 4-1 on the year.

 

Foresters wrap up tennis season with win

The Huntington University men's tennis team wrapped up its spring season with a 5-4 win over Defiance College on Wednesday, April 29.

The win was the team's third in as many tries.

In singles play, winners were Gonzalo Vivas, in straight sets; Jon Brenneman, who never allowed a point in his straight set outing; Keaton McDonald and Jameel Brenneman. Gonzalo and Martin Vivas were the only winners in doubles.

The Foresters wrapped up the year with a record of 7-8.

 

 

HU softball team gone from MCC tourney on second day

The Huntington University softball team was gone from Mid-Central Conference tournament play after the second day.

The Foresters opened the tournament by being no-hit by Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, April 28, losing 5-0. They came back on Wednesday, April 29, to beat Goshen, 2-1, in their first loser's bracket contest, but later on Wednesday were eliminated by Spring Arbor, 2-0.

Molly Long took the first-game loss for HU, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks. She also struck out eight batters.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

PASTIME
Men's High Game: Jerry Grover, 259; Kevin Rice, 258.
Men's High Series: Jerald Gressley, 716; Shawn Miller, 705.
Most Over: Steve Garwood, +68; Corky Draper, +60.

TWILIGHT
Men's High Game: Les Howe, 269; Chris Trainer, 246.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 698; Matt Elzey and Jim Bischoff, 679.
Most Over: Terry Karst, +75; Steve Garwood, +66.

HU women's tennis get back on court and sink Trine, 8-1

The Huntington University women's tennis team finally got on the hardcourts Monday and easily handled visiting Trine University, 8-1.

Now 10-4, HU swept the three doubles matches with little trouble. At first doubles, Stephanie Strong and Liz Hull got the 8-1 win and Haley Neiderhiser and Joni Holsem won by the same score at #2. The duo of Kristen Lahman and Lauren Sunderman blanked their opponents 8-0 at #3.

Draughn taking sweet swing to IUPUI

HNHS senior Alli Draughn (seated, second from left) sign a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at IUPUI next year at Huntington North on Monday.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Alli Draughn's sweet swing on the golf course will be done next fall for the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Greyhounds.

Draughn, the third place finisher in last fall's sectional, signed a letter of intent to continue her golf career at the collegiate level Monday at Huntington North High School surrounded by her family, HNHS golf coach Chris Hoke and her personal coach, Jim Gallagher Sr.

Vaszari, Ward lead HU to doubleheader split with Anderson

Jeanine Vaszari swatted a three-run double and Lauren Ward threw a one-hit shutout to lead the Huntington University softball team to a doubleheader split with host Anderson on Saturday, April 25.

The Foresters won the opener, 4-0, but dropped the second game 3-2.

Vaszari broke open the first game with her bases-load double in the second inning, and Ward was just about unhittable, allowing only the one hit while striking out seven and not allowing a walk.

HU softball team double-dips Manchester

The Huntington University softball team swept host Manchester College in a doubleheader on Friday, April 24.

Brittney Bateman and Brita Kuiper both had three hits and Kuiper added two RBI in the opener to lead HU to an 8-5 win. In the nitecap, Molly Long hurled a one-hit shutout to lead HU to a 4-0 win.

Ashley Sally recorded the first game win on the mound for HU.

The Forester women scored twice in four different innings to win the first contest. In the second game, HU clung to a slim 1-0 lead until scoring three more times in the sixth inning.

Frame notches 600th win as HU splits twinbill

A split of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 25, earned Huntington University baseball coach Mike Frame the 600th victory of his career.

The Foresters beat Indiana Wesleyan in the second game of a twinbill, 12-7, to earn the milestone for Frame.

The Foresters dropped the opener, 15-9.

Andrew Drummond launched two bombs in the winning effort, a solo shot in the first and a three-run blast in the fifth.
Drummond also hit a homer in the opener.

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