Natalie Spahr sets the pace for the HNHS girls' cross country team Saturday

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Natalie Spahr, No. 146, leads the Huntington North girls' varsity cross county team across the start line during the Huntington North Invitational on Saturday, August 22.

Starting gun marks the start of HNHS boys' varsity race

Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Huntington North boys' varsity cross country team, in red, begins the Huntington North Invitational after the starter shoots his gun on Saturday, August 22.

HNHS Vikings fall to Homestead in season opening home football game

HNHS Viking Matt Kramer (No. 23) takes down Homestead’s Steven Espinoza (No. 10), as Viking Nick Miller (No. 34) gets ready to assist in the tackle.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School varsity football team suffered a 31-17 loss to the visiting Homestead Spartans at the team's season opener at on Friday night, Aug. 21, despite valiant efforts by the Vikings.

Both sides came out strong and quick, as both defenses prevented any scoring in the first quarter despite the teams piling up 14 first downs, which wound up being more than any other quarter and more than the entire second half.

"Ultimate Tailgate Party" kicks off HNHS football season

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Emily Zahm (left) and Phil Zahm assemble hamburgers at the Viking Quarterback Club's "Ultimate Tailgate Party" at Kreigbaum Field on Friday, Aug. 21. The tailgate party was held immediately before the Viking football team's first home game against Homestead.

Carroll bests HNHS in volleyball

Hannah Landrum, No. 10, and Kaitlyn Campbell, No. 14, go up to block against a Carroll spike during the junior varsity volleyball match in North Arena on Wednesday, Aug. 19.
Photo by Jessica Williams

All three Huntington North High School volleyball teams were downed by Carroll on Wednesday, Aug.19.

During the varsity match, Carroll beat the Lady Vikings (0-1) in three games, 15-25, 11-25 and 24-26.

Melissa Grossman led the Lady Vikings with seven kills, two aces and three blocks.
Allie Zahm had 16 assists, Ashli Rice had six kills and Morgan Broderick had nine digs .

The junior varsity team lost in two games, 16-25 and 17-25.

Boys' tennis team edges Peru in season opener

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team opened its season by edging the host Peru Tigers on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 3-2.

David Ballard at first singles rolled over Peru's Dylan Eckelbarger, 6-0, 6-0, to lead the victory.

Phillip Truitt at third singles and the number two doubles team of Ian Kardatzke and Matt Harter also won for HNHS.

Truitt, a junior, handily beat Dylan Martino, 6-2, 6-2. The HNHS doubles pair beat Andre McMiller and Brady Black, 6-2, 7-5.

HNHS girl golfers sweep past Bishop Dwenger, 195-229

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team swept past host Bishop Dwenger on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Riverbend Golf Course in Fort Wayne, 195-229.

Medalist Kelly Myers led the varsity team to victory with a 42.

Liz Conley added a 47, Maddie Meese and Laurisa Richard each had a 53 and Morgan O'Banion shot a non-scoring 60.

The Lady Vikings also won the junior varsity match, 230-250.

Maureen Lund led the team with a 53. Tasha Moon had a 56, Paige Widener had a 59 and Shauna Titus shot a 62.


Fighting for the ball

Huntington North High School soccer player Colin Downey tries to take control of the ball from a Snider player during the teams' match at HNHS on Wednesday, Aug. 18. The Vikings fell, 4-0.

Clearing kick

Huntington North HIgh School soccer player Sam Schaffter prepares to send the ball upfield during the team's match against Snider on Wednesday, Aug. 18. The Vikings lost, 4-0.

Huntington North's EJ Tackett garnishes state bowler of year award

Huntington North varsity bowler EJ Tackett (left) accepts the Kathryn Hotzel Indiana State Youth Bowler of the Year Award recently in Indianapolis.
Photo provided.

Huntington North High School varsity bowler EJ Tackett was one of three youth bowlers from around the state to receive the Kathryn Hotzel Indiana State Youth Bowler of the Year Award in Indianapolis.

Tackett, a junior this fall at Huntington North, was chosen based on his dominating performances during the 2008-09 youth bowling season.

Hard tackle

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School varsity soccer player Carlos Hernandez (17) braces for a slide tackle from Tyler Gerardot, of Heritage High School, during a scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 13, at HNHS.

Hurricanes 12U softball team holding 2010 tryouts

The Huntington Hurricanes 12U Girls' Fast Pitch Softball team will hold tryouts for the 2010 spring and summer season on Aug. 22 and 29 at 10 a.m.

Tryouts will be held at the Huntington University softball field.

Girls born after Jan. 1, 1997, and before Jan. 1, 1999, are eligible to play. Huntington Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes are registered as an NSA sanctioned team and play weekend tournaments throughout the tri-state area from April through July.

Huntington QB Club hosting Ultimate Tailgate Party Friday

The Huntington Quarterback Club will host the Ultimate Tailgate Party on Friday, Aug. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field.

The even will feature all-you-can-eat hot dogs, burgers, ribeye steak sandwiches and Nick's tenderloins.

There is a cost for adults, with a discount for children 12 years and younger.


From the past

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington Hill Topper pitcher Russ "Limpy" Kaufman tosses one to a member of the Ohio Village Muffins during the team's game on Saturday, Aug. 9. The teams dressed in old-fashioned baseball attire and played by early rules of the game.

This week in Viking athletics

Thursday, Aug. 13 8 a.m. - Girls' varsity golf at Bruin Reserve Invitational. (Colonial Oaks).
4:30 p.m. - Boys' varsity tennis at Warsaw.

Friday, Aug. 14
7 p.m. - Varsity football at North Side.
Monday, Aug. 17
4:30 p.m. - Girls' varsity golf vs. Warsaw.