HNHS diamond squad beats Rochester, 6-2

On Wednesday, April 22, Huntington North High School's varsity baseball team battled Rochester, emerging with a 6-2 win.

HN scored in the first inning after Jamon Hammel walked and stole second. He was brought home on a Brett Wiley single.

In the third inning, Hammel tripled and scored off a Wiley ground out to second base. The Vikes another run from Trevor West homered.

Andrew Doctor opened the fourth inning with a single and steal and was aided home after a Taylor Harris single. Harris stole second and was waved home after Shaun Marion singled.

HNHS girls' tennis team nips Columbia City to stay unbeaten

Huntington North High School's girls' varsity and junior varsity tennis teams faced off against Columbia City, on Wednesday, April 22.

The varsity team won its meet 3-2.

In singles competition, Whitney Neuenschwander beat her opponent in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. Abby Berry went three sets in her match up, winning 6-1, 3-6 and 6-4. Taryn Wuensh also won her game 7-5, 6-2.

The team's record is 3-0 on the season.

The junior varsity squad was edged by Columbia City 5-4.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Dave Mettler, 223; Bob Lusch, 215.
Men's High Series: Dave Mettler, 581; Bob Lusch, 574.
Most Over: Jeff Young, +34; Bob Lusch, +30.

Men's High Game: Doug Chapin, 299; Chris Dunwidde, 276.
Men's High Series: Shawn Miller, 724; Chris Dunwidde, 711.
Most Over: Doug Chapin, +95; Donnie Chapin, +77.

Men's High Game: Les Howe, 287; Matt Elzey, 268.
Men's High Series: Matt Elzey, 763; Les Howe, 700.
Most Over: Les Howe, +79; Ralph Heine, +59.

Crestview girls beat Wabash on track

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade girls' team competed against Wabash on April 15.

Crestview dominated the meet, winning 81-19.

First place was awarded to Molly Irick, shot put and discus; Ally Baldridge, high jump; Marisa Kitt, long jump; Sarah Johnson, 100-meter hurdles; Kayla Patrick, 1,600-meter run and 800-meter run; and Machaela Mertz, in the 200-meter. Mertz broke the school record.

Lady Vikings' JV softball uses big lumber to win three games

Huntington North High School JV softball pitcher Allison Johnson goes into her wind-up during action against  visiting Muncie Central on Saturday, April 18.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team used the big lumber to pile up three wins this weekend, sweeping a twinbill from visiting Muncie Central on Saturday, April 18, after beating visiting Columbia City on Friday, April 17.

Now 4-0, the Lady Vikings clubbed Muncie Central, 10-2 and 13-10.

Taylor Pursifull led the Lady Viking attack in the opener with three hits, including two triples, and two RBI. Alyssa Grabner added in three hits of her own.

Winning pitcher Allison Johnson limited Muncie Central to just three hits.

Relay wins, field events strength pace HNHS girls' track to win at Marion Relays

Win in two relay events and solid scoring in the field events pushed the Huntington North High School girls' track team to the championship of the Marion Track and Field Relays on Saturday, April 18, at Marion High School.

HNHS won the 3200-meter relay and the distance medley relay on the way to scoring 121 points. Fort Wayne Snider was in second with 101.50, Kokomo was third with 76.50, South Bend Adams was fourth with 69 and South Bend Washington was fifth among nine teams with 55 points.

Tackett, Hamilton pace HNHS golfers to fourth at Northrop Invite

E.J. Tackett and Neal Hamilton fired rounds of 83 and 84, respectively, to lead the Huntington North High School boys' golf team to a fourth place finish at the Northrop Invitational on Saturday, April 18.

The Vikings scored a 344, 21 strokes behind champion Whitko. Wawasee was second with 328, Northrop had a 336, Columbia City shot a 347, East Noble had a 351 and Elmhurst was seventh with a 425.

Garrett Bracht was third man for HNHS with an 88, Brandon Whitesell shot an 89 and Jordan Sweet rounded out the Viking scoring with a 98.


Wiley's homer helps Vikings split with Northrop

Brett Wiley.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Brett Wiley smacked a two-run home run to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 3-2 first game victory and split of its doubleheader with visiting Northrop on Saturday, April 18.

The Vikings dropped the second game, 4-2, to run their season record to 2-5.

Trevor West had a run-scoring double, Wiley had a total of three hits and Wes Carroll evened his record at 2-2 with 5-2/3 innings of five-hit ball in the opener.

Viking golfers use tight scoring pattern to defeat pair

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team used solid scoring from top to bottom to score victories over host Northfield and Elmhurst on Wednesday, April 15.

E.J. Tackett led the Vikings with a 41, but the other Viking golfers bunched within five strokes as HNHS shot a 174 to Northfield's 181 and Elmhurst's 212.

Garrett Bracht backed up Tackett with a 42, Alex Hoch fired a 45 and Brandon Whitesell and Neal Hamilton both shot a 46 on the day.

Josh Unger shot a 41 to lead Northfield and Josh Moore led Elmhurst with a 42.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Todd Bowers, 287; Justin Bowers, 268.
Men's High Series: Todd Bowers, 683; Mike Hall, 680.
Most Over: Todd Bowers, +93; Josh Moon, +87.

Women's High Game: Jenni Elzey, 191; Stacey Bischoff, 188.
Women's High Series: Jenni Elzey, 537; Stacey Bischoff, 520.
Most Over: Marsha Chenoweth, +21; Bernie Hammel, +20.
Men's High Game: Matt Elzey, 247; Jack Landrum and Kyle Redner, 223.
Men's High Series: Matt Elzey, 662; Dan Bixler, 595.
Most Over: Paul Buzzard, +52; Dan Kennedy, +39.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Mike Harrison, 257; Gomer Tackett, 230; Ed Tackett, 222.
Men's High Series: Mike Harrison, 666; Gomer Tackett, 652; Ed Tackett, 582.
Women's High Game: Amy Rumler, 203; Angie Tackett, 201.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 562; Amy Rumler, 526.
Most Over: Amy Rumler, +142; Mike Harrison, +69; Bob Elzey, +47.
Top Teams: The Odd Balls, 49-15; Subway, 36-28; Movin Up, 33.5-30.5.

Offense leads HU baseball team past Rochester twice

Edwin Rodriguez.
Photo provided.

Led by an impressive offensive production, the Huntington University baseball team swept host Rochester College on Saturday, April 11, by scores of 11-6 and 9-7.

In game one, the game stayed close up until the fifth inning, when the Foresters exploded for a five-run outing, including Edwin Rodriguez's two-run triple. Eric Schultz, Eric Harpring and Rodriguez all had two hits and Rodriguez had a game-high five RBIs.

Pitcher Eric Randel captured the win, throwing six innings and giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three batters.

Long's shutout helps HU split softball twinbill against Indiana Wesleyan

Molly Long's shutout victory in game one helped the Huntington University softball team split its doubleheader against host Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 11, winning 3-0 and losing 5-4.

The Lady Foresters blanked their opponents in game one thanks to Long's pitching and a two-run triple from Brita Kuiper in the sixth inning. Keri Badenhop's RBI single added the final run of the game.

Brittany Gower and Badenhop each had two hits.

Gower adds 3 recruits to 2009 HU softball class

Huntington University softball Coach Doug Gower announced the addition of three recruits to his 2009 class.

Manchester High School standout Katie Bowers, Twin Lakes High School senior Abby Dilling and Fishers High School student-athlete Stacie Rawnsley have each signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Foresters next year.

Forester offense runs into pitching buzz saw in Bethel softball sweep

The Huntington University softball team ran into a pitching buzz saw against host Bethel on Thursday, April 9, and dropped both ends of a doubleheader by getting only one hit in the two games.

The NAIA eighth-ranked Pilots, 35-3, swept the twinbill 10-2 and 1-0.

In the opener, HU quickly had a moment of glory by scoring an unearned run in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Pilots quickly bounced back to take control of the game with a five-run second inning.

Ashley McCann got the Foresters' lone hit of the day with an RBI single in the fourth.