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.

Sands triples as Vikings shade Marion to win North Central Conference boys' track crown

Rob Sands.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Senior Rob Sands was a triple winner to lead Huntington North High School to a close victory in the North Central Conference Boys' Track and Field Meet on Friday, May 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Sands won both hurdles events and the long jump to help the Vikings tally 138 points, just five ahead of runner-up Marion. Kokomo placed third with 104.75 points, Richmond was fourth with 70.25 points and Logansport was fifth among eight teams competing with 67 points.

Kline, relay teams lead HNHS girls to NCC girls' track championship

Tayah Kline won both hurdles events and Huntington North swept the relays on the way to winning the North Central Conference Girls Track and Field Meet on Friday, May 8.

Alli Harris added a victory in the discus as HNHS piled up 150 points to easily outdistance runner-up Kokomo, which had 111.50. Marion placed third with 95 points, Muncie Central was fourth with 70.50 and Richmond was fifth with 56 points among the eight teams competing.

Lund's second no-hitter, double lead HNHS past Woodlan

Maureen Lund.
Photo by Judy Fitzmaurice.

Maureen Lund tossed her second no-hitter of the season and also smacked a run-scoring double to lead the Huntington North High school softball team past host Woodlan, 2-0, on Friday, May 8.

Improving to 7-3 on the season, the Lady Vikings got the game's only runs in the first inning. Lindsey Karst opened the contest with the first of her two hits and came in on Lund's double. Lund came home on a Woodlan error.

Lund had little trouble with Woodlan, notching 10 strikeouts against only three walks.


Dennis leads Lady Vikes JV to 13-3 trouncing of Oak Hill

Brooke Dennis went 4 for 4 with five RBI on Friday, May 8, to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to a 13-3 trouncing of host Oak Hill.

The JV Lady Vikes upped their record to 9-2 with their second straight blowout win.

Peyton Pike added three hits and three RBI and Taylor Pursifull also had three hits.

Winning pitcher Brianna McClellan went six innings and allowed six hits.


Hammel's bat, Marion's arm too much for Giants

Jamon Hammel.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Jamon Hammel's home run and three hits backed the shutout pitching of Shaun Marion and Kameron Smith as the Huntington North High School baseball team shelled host Marion 10-0 on Thursday, May 7.

Hammel had three RBI for the Vikings, 8-7 overall and 3-1 in the North Central Conference, to back the two-hit pitching of Marion and Smith. Marion went the first four innings, giving up both Marion hits, while striking out five. Smith relieved in the final frame.

The Vikings roughed up Giant pitching for 12 hits, including two each by Taylor Harris and Joey West.

HNHS golf team suffers first loss

The Huntington North High School boys' golf team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to host Homestead 168-159.

Now 3-1, the Vikings were again led by E.J. Tackett, who fired a 38. Brandon Whitesell and Garrett Bracht followed with a 42 and 43, respectively, and Neal Hamilton rounded out the scoring with a 45.

Jordan Sweet was non-scorer with a 52.

The HNHS junior varsity also lost its first outing of the season, falling 199-178.

Lady Vikes' JV softball team wreaks havoc upon Oak Hill

It took only 50 pitches for the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to wreak havoc upon Oak Hill on Thursday, May 7, pounding the hosts 15-0.

Fourteen of the pitches to the Lady Vikes turned into hits, with Payton Pike collecting three and Kayla Koch two. Julia Grover had only one hit, but stole four bases and scored three times.

On the mound for HNHS, Allison Johnson had little trouble with Oak Hill's hitters, yielding only three hits on the way to the shutout win.

The Lady Vikes are now 8-2 on the season.


HNHS JV softball team dominates Jay County

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team held a hitting clinic in its 11-0 domination of Jay County, on Monday, May 5.

Shelby Bradford and Brooke Dennis each had two RBI. Pitcher Brittney Sorg picked up the win, allowing only one hit, while striking out six batters.

The team's record is 7-2 on the season.


Oak Lanes Bowling Results - Summer Leagues

Men's High Game: EJ Tackett, 266; Connor Brown, 221; Zac Tackett, 218.
Men's High Series: EJ Tackett, 748; Zac Tackett, 574; Mel Fruit Jr., 566.
Women's High Game: Elizabeth Bischoff, 194; Lesley Love, 183; Alex Rittenhouse, 162.
Women's High Series: Elizabeth Bischoff, 540; Lesley Love, 520; Mackenzie Faurote, 447.
Top Teams: Six teams are tied at 3-1.

Ray, Carroll pitch HNHS past Marion, 3-0

Huntington North High School pitcher Bill Ray lets one fly during action against Marion Tuesday, May 5.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Billy Ray and Wes Carroll combined for a two-hitter to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team past visiting Marion, 3-0, on Tuesday, May 5.

Jamon Hammel, Brett Wiley and Andrew Doctor each had RBI hits as HNHS pushed across one run in the fourth inning and two in the fifth on the way to squaring its season mark at 7-7.

Ray evened his mark at 2-2 with 5-2/3 innings of two hit ball, striking out eight and walking four. Carroll got his first save of the season by hurling 1-1/3 innings of hitless ball, striking out three.

Neuenschwander blanks foe as HNHS tennis team rolls over Manchester

Whitney Neuenschwander.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Whitney Neunschwander blanked her opponent and the Huntington North High School girls' tennis team made short work of visiting Manchester in a 4-1 victory on Monday, May 4.

Neuenschwander at #1 singles dominated Manchester's Sadie Preston, 6-0, 6-0.

The #2 doubles team of Whitney Switzer and Karissa Miller was nearly as good, beating their opponents, 6-1, 6-1.

Taryn Wuensch at second singles got a 6-3, 6-3 win, and the first doubles team of Taylor Willcox and Abby Berry recorded a 6-1, 6-2 win.

Spring Arbor ends HU baseball season

Spring Arbor scored five runs in the first three innings and beat the Huntington University baseball team, 7-2, to end the Foresters Mid-Central College Conference tournament and their season on Monday, May 4.

The Foresters, who earlier in the day beat Marian College, 5-4, in 10 innings, finished their season at 26-19.

Against Spring Arbor, Huntington put together a pair of runs in the fourth inning to cut the deficit to 5-2, but that's as close as it got.

Andrew Drummond had two hits, including a double, to lead HU.

Foresters drop MCC tourney opener, 5-4

The Huntington University baseball team lost its opening game of the Mid-Central College Conference tournament on Saturday when Taylor Univeristy pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4.

The Foresters, 25-18, rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the top of the ninth on two-out hits from Eric Schultz and Eric Harpring to tie the contest, but Taylor loaded the bases with one out in the bottom half of the frame, and pinch-hitter Cassisy Emery ended things with a line drive base hit.

Schultz and Harpring each had three hits to lead HU's offense.

HU golfers win MCC, on to nationals

The Huntington University men's golf team used a final-round 6-over par 294 to surpass first day lead Indiana Wesleyan and win the 2009 Mid-Central College Conference Golf Championship on Tuesday, April 28.

The Foresters won by five strokes to claim an automatic bid to the NAIA men's Golf National Championship held at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL, on May 19-22.

It marks the first time HU has qualified as a team for the national event.

HU shot a team score of 913 for the three-day event, posting a 317 on the first day and a 302 on the second.