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

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.

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.

Tackett places second at HNHS Invite golf tourney

The Huntington North High Golf team split its squad and finished eighth and ninth Saturday in the HNHS Invitational at LaFontaine Golf Course.

The Vikings' E.J. Tackett tied for second place among individuals, carding a 73 to match Jake Groninger of Pendleton Heights. Joe Gasser of Yorktown was the individual medalist with a 70.

Led by Tackett, the HNHS Red team shot a 347. HNHS Black, led by Luke Smith with an 88, carded a 365.

Hurlburt's long jump win leads HNHS at Lady Kingsmen Invite

Alyssa Hurlburt
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alyssa Hurlburt won the long jump to lead the Huntington North High School girls' track team to a seventh place finish at the Lady Kingsmen Invitational at Penn on Saturday, April 25.

Hurlburt, a senior, soared a personal best 17 feet, 2-1/2 inches to claim her win.

The Vikings scored 35 points. The host team won the meet with 143 points, Fort Wayne Northrop finished second with 98 points and Munster was third with 72.

Norwell scores late to beat Vikings on diamond

Host Norwell saved its best for just about last and beat the Huntington North High School baseball team, 7-5, on Friday, April 24.

The Vikings, 4-6, had a 3-2 lead after four innings, but saw Norwell tally one in the fifth, three in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

Jamon Hammel and Brett Wiley were again the big sticks for HNHS with two hits apiece, including a home run by Hammel in the first inning to give HNHS the early lead.

Ray, Miller help HNHS baseball team swamp Homestead

Billy Ray and Nick Miller combined for five hits and pitched the victory as the Huntington North High School baseball team swamped host Homestead, 11-2, on Thursday, April 23.

Ray had three hits, including a homer, and pitched hitless ball for three innings to get his second save of the season. Miller had two hits and earned his first mound win of the year by pitching three-hit ball for four innings, striking out seven while walking only one.

The Vikings led 3-0 after four innings and were up 5-2 after six before exploding for six runs in the final frame.