Stoffel leads Crestview boys to fifth at Wabash Cross Country Invitational

Led by standout Caleb Stoffel, the Crestview Middle School boys' cross country team placed fifth out of 18 schools at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Stoffel placed 10th out of 148 runners with a time of 11:27.4.

In second for Crestview was Alec Justice, who placed 19th with a time of 11:50.1. Landon Underwood and Tyler Henline placed 38th and 39th, respectively, with times of 12:14.7 and 12:15.1. Rounding out the scoring for Crestview was Dylan Mower, who placed 60th with a time of 12:34.3.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes Bowling Scores Week of Sept. 21

Monday Industrial
Men's High Game: Bill Moyer, 248; Cory Johnson, 235; Gomer Tackett, 215.
Men's High Series: Bill Moyer, 628; Gomer Tackett, 608; Cory Johnson, 575.
Women's High Game: Sharon Rupert, 167; Sarah Johnson, 162; Norma Williams, 138.
Women's High Series: Sharon Rupert, 459; Norma Williams, 393; Sarah Johnson, 363.
Most over: Bill Moyer, +109; Larry Bishop, +74; Troy Johnson, +62.
Top Teams: Team #1, 6-2; Team #2, 5-3; Team #4, 5-3.

Viking boys' harriers show depth in runner-up finish at Wabash Invite

Competing without its top six runners, the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team showed plenty of depth by placing second at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The new-look Vikes placed four runners in the top 10, led by Sean Lewis with fourth in a time of 17:59.5, to score 48 points, 15 behind champion Indianapolis Pike.

"The guys ran very well today," commented HNHS coach Curtis Hines.

Spahrs lead HNHS girls' cross country team to third at New Haven Classic

Once again led by Gretchen and Natalie Spahr, the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team placed third at the New Haven Classic on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Gretchen Spahr placed 12th in 19:13 and Natalie Spahr was one spot and one second back to lead the Lady Vikings to 112 points, just three behind runner-up Bloomington South.

Carroll won the 23-team meet with 63 points.

Molly King was the third HNHS runner to cross the finish line, doing so in 19:38 to place 24th. Kayla Patrick was 32nd in 20:07 and Becca Goodman was 39th in 20:19.

Lady Viking booters fall to Muncie Central, 2-0

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team lost to host Muncie Central, 2-0, on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The loss dropped the Lady Vikings to 6-7 on the season.


Moving the ball

Huntington North High School midfielder Zach Schaffter manuevers with the ball during the Vikings' soccer game Saturday, Sept. 26, against visiting Muncie Central.

Eighth grade county football championship

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Crestview Middle School quarterback Skyler Veilleux (left) looks for an opening in the Salalmonie School line during the eighth grade Huntington County middle school championship football game at Crestivew on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Rice leads Lady Vike spikers past Kokomo

Huntington North High School volleyball player Este Stoffel (front) tries valiantly to keep the ball from landing out of bounds as teammate Allie Zahm comes over for back-up during the Lady Vikings' win over Kokomo on Thursday, Sept. 23.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Ashli Rice pounded 13 kills and served six aces to lead the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team past visiting Kokomo on Thursday, Sept. 24, by scores of 25-14, 25-21, 20-25 and 25-9.

The Lady Vikings, 14-9, also got 10 kills from Melissa Grossman, 34 assists from Allie Zahm and 21 digs from Morgan Broderick.

The junior varsity Lady Vikings improved to 13-6 on the season with a 25-20, 25-17 win over their Kokomo counterparts.

Gretchen Pegan had five kills, Kayla Koch had 14 assists and Taylor Hiers added four digs.

Wildkats ground tandem too much for Viking gridmen

The running back tandem of Casey Shipley and Dylan Green proved too much for the Huntington North High School football team as it was beaten by host Kokomo 40-16 on Friday, Sept. 25.

The senior duo accounted for 310 yards and four touchdowns rushing as the unbeaten Wildkats dropped the Vikings to 3-3 on the season.

Viking quarterback Mitch Vezeau and wide receiver Austin Drummond hooked up for a pair of touchdowns, but the Viking defense was no match for the Kokomo ground attack, which shredded HNHS for 395 yards and six rushing touchdowns on the evening.

HNHS volleyball team loses to Eastbrook

Despite 17 kills and three aces by Ashli Rice, the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team was overcome by host Eastbrook in four sets, with scores of 27-25, 23-25, 16-25, 16-25, on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

In addition to Rice, team leaders included Melissa Grossman with 11 kills, Morgan Broderick with 18 digs and Allie Zahm with 40 assists.

The Lady Vikings are now 13-9 on the season.

The Huntington North junior varsity team, 12-6, managed to defeat Eastbrook in three sets, with scores of 20-25, 25-20, 15-10.

Rebels fall to Eastbrook, 34-7

The Salamonie School Rebels football team fell to Eastbrook 34-7 on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

The Rebs were led by Kennan Mooberry, who rushed for 41 yards, had 59 receiving yards and scored the only touchdown for Salamonie. Quarterback Grant Canady had the touchdown pass to Mooberry, and passed for 119 yards.

Wyatt Cocklin had three receptions, totaling 69 yards. Cocklin and Kody Smith each had eight tackles.

The team, now 2-1, will play Crestview for the Huntington County championship title at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Crestview.


Lady Eagles moved to 12-1 with win over Fulton County

The Huntington Lady Eagles home-school volleyball team defeated host Fulton County in three sets, with scores of 25-23, 25-23, 26-24 on Monday, Sept. 21.

Kelsey Featherson brought up all sides of the game, with 12 digs, eight kills and four aces.

Marina Stoffel led the defense with 27 digs and three blocks. Deborah Scheie had 21 digs and Dana Stoffel and Rebecca Daniels each had 16 digs.

On offense, team leaders included Daniels, with 15 kills and one ace; and Marina Stoffel, with seven kills and one ace.

Bradburn leads Riverview eighth-graders to volleyball win

Lauren Bradburn earned 12 points to help the Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeat Wabash in three sets, with scores of 23-25, 25-14, 15-14 on Thursday, Sept. 24.

In addition to Bradburn, Mikayla Carpenter earned eight points, four of which were aces.

The eighth grade team, now 3-1, will play in the Indian Springs Tournament in Columbia City on Saturday, Sept. 26. The next regular game will be on Monday, Sept. 28, against Salamonie at home.

Doubles sweep helps HNHS tennis team top Northrop

A sweep of doubles and a win in singles helped the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team edge Northrop 3-2 on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

David Ballard was the lone winner for HNHS in singles, defeating Northrop's Sam Oren 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1.

Viking Chris Royer fell to Spencer Barnes 2-6, 3-6 in second singles, and Phil Truitt lost in third singles to Yanni Stavretis 4-6, 0-6.

Crestview volleyball teams lose to Maple Creek

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team, 2-5, was defeated by host Maple Creek in two games, with scores of 18-25, 21-25, on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Carley McElhaney led Crestview in scoring with seven points and one ace. Jessica Drew helped both the offense and defense with one point, one ace, two blocks and two kills. Kayla Delatorre had two blocks and two kills, Kaylie Killian had three points and Emiley Gray had two points.

Crestview's seventh grade volleyball team also fell to Maple Creek in two games, with scores of 15-25, 12-25.