Net play

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School junior varsity volleyball players Kaitlyn Campbell (left) and Hannah Landrum do some blocking at the net in the Lady Vikings' win over Bluffton on Wednesday, Sept. 3.


Volleyball team takes Bluffton in four games

Huntington North High School junior varsity volleyball player Laura Daronatsy serves one up to visiting Bluffton on Wendesday, Sept. 2.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team defeated Bluffton on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in four sets with scores of 25-14, 24-26, 25-12 and 25-23.

Ashli Rice and Melissa Grossman led the way for the Lady Vikings with 11 kills each. Rice also had two aces and Grossman had three blocks.

Allie Zahm had 35 assists and Morgan Broderick had 21 digs.
The varsity squad is 3-2 in the season.

The Lady Viking junior varsity team also beat Bluffton, in two sets, with scores of 25-10 and 25-6.

Lund leads HNHS golfers past Columbia City

While her Columbia City opponent waits in the background, Huntington North Hgih School gir['s golf player Kelly Myers lines up a putt on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at LaFontaine Golf Club.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Maureen Lund took medalist honors with a 44 to lead the Huntington North High School girls' golf team past visiting Columbia City, 183-196 on Wednesday, Sept. 2

Kelly Myers fired a 45 and Morgan O'Banion and Maddie Meese each shot rounds of 47 for the Lady Vikings.
Paige Widener was non-scorer with a 57.

Columbia City was led by Rachel Hazelet and Megan Yoder with rounds of 48. Olivia Western and McKenzie Smith each shot rounds of 50, and Lauren Holloway was non-scorer with a 57.



HNHS girls' soccer team gets shut out by Columbia City

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team was shut out by host Columbia City 3-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

After a scoreless first half, the Eagles came out strong to score all three goals in the second half.
HNHS goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn had an outstanding game with 21 saves.

The Lady Vikings are now 4-2 for the season.


HNHS cross country girls finish close second at Tiger Classic Invitational

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team placed a close second at the Tiger Classic Invitational at Warsaw on Tuesday, Sept. 1

Natalie Spahr led the Lady Vikings by placing seventh overall, with a time of 20:33.00. Gretchen Spahr placed ninth with a time of 20:34.50, and Molly King took 10th with a time of 20:39.70.

In addition, Olivia Eckert placed 12th in 21:06.00 and Robyn Karst took 13th in 21:07.90 to wrap up HNHS's top five finishers.

Ochs, Graham lead HNHS boys' cross country to easy win at Warsaw

Seniors Ross Ochs and Josh Graham took first and second places, respectively, to lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team to an easy victory at the Tiger Classic Invitational at Warsaw on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Ochs finished with a time of 16:30.80 and Graham finished with a time of 16:43.20 as HNHS placed five runners in the top 10 to score 25 points. Warsaw placed second with 54 points, Whitko was third with 95, Northfield was fourth with 108 and Northwood was fifth among the nine teams competing with 124 points.

Doubles team lone winner as HNHS tennis team loses to Norwell

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team fell to visiting Norwell 1-4 on Sept. 1.

The Vikings' number two duo of Matt Harter and Christian Webb were the only winners for HNHS, defeating Jasson Werling and Kyle Isch 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

In singles, David Ballard lost to Kyle Fillman 2-6, 5-7. Luke Hoffman was swept by Reid Imel 0-6, 0-6, and Phillip Truitt was tripped up by Thye Petty 4-6, 0-6.

In doubles, the Viking team of Adam Klaffke and Ian Kardatzke were beaten by Norwell's Kyle Reinhard and Ross Mathews, 1-6, 1-6.

HU men defeat Cincinnati Christian on soccer field

The Huntington University men's soccer team defeated Cincinnati Christian University 2-1 at Heffner Fields in Fort Wayne on Thusday, Aug. 27.

Sophomore Adam McLaughlin scored the first goal with an assist from senior Brad Kunze, and junior Steven McKay had the second goal with an assist from senior Taylor Zeman.

The Foresters are 2-0 for the season. They play in the University of Saint Francis Classic tournament on Sept. 4-5.


McGraw's hat trick leads HU women's soccer team to win

Senior Bethany McGraw's hat trick led the Huntington University women's soccer team over host William Penn University, 4-1 in Oskaloosa, IA, on Saturday, Aug. 29.

In addition to McGraw's three scores, junior Stephanie Spitnale scored the other match to help the Lady Foresters win the match.

The team is 1-1 in the season. The Lady Foresters' next game is at Olivet College (MI) on Sept. 4.

Hoff scores pair to lead HNHS booters to win

Senior Jacob Hoff led the Huntington North High School varsity soccer team with two goals to defeat visiting New Castle Chrysler 5-3 on Aug. 29.

In addition to Hoff's goals, Isaac Wust and Zach Schaffter had one goal each.

Saturday's game brought the Vikes to a 2-2-1 record for the season, and 1-0 in conference.

The boys' junior varsity team also defeated New Castle 2-1.
Connor Brown and Ben Wilcox scored for the Vikes.

The junior varsity team's 2-2-1 record mirrors the varsity record.


Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Oak Lane Ladies
Women's High Game: Chrissy Hipskind, 214; Teresa Wright, 213; Judy Quinn, 205.
Women's High Series: Teresa Wright, 592; Judy Quinn, 520; Christy Hinman, 513.
Top Teams: First Federal, 3-1; Frederick's Photography, 3-1; Bowling Pals, 3-1.

Tuesday Night Owls
Women's High Game: Stacey Bischoff, 222; Angie Tackett, 221; Susan Guelsdorf, 206.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 638; Stacey Bischoff, 623; Karrie Harris, 577.
Top Teams: Speaker World, 4-0; Smith Furniture, 3-1; Young's Cafe, 3-1.

Crestview's cross country teams participate at Maple Creek Invitational

Crestview Middle School's cross-country team competed in the Maple Creek Middle School Cross Country Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 27, in Fort Wayne.

For the eighth grade boys, Caleb Stoffel had the best time for Crestview, with 11:18 to land in sixth place. Landon Underwood came in at 12:00 for 14th, Tyler Henline had 12:11 for 16th, Dylan Mower had 12:13 for 17th and Caleb Hauphert had 13:05 to come in at 23rd place.

In the eighth grade girls' division, Leah Valenzuela came in at 15:19 for 14th place.

Huntington Hurricanes holding 2010 tryouts

The Huntington Hurricanes 14U girls' fastpitch softball team will be holding tryouts for the 2010 spring and summer season, on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. as well as Sept. 12.

Tryouts will be held at the Huntington University softball field and is open to girls born after Jan. 1, 1995 through Jan. 1, 1997.

Interested participants must attend one of the tryout dates.

The Hurricanes are registered as an NSA sanctioned team and play weekend tournaments throughout the tri-state area from April through July. They are not affiliated with any local leagues or schools.

Deadline is Sept. 8 for YMCA girls' intraumural volleyball league

Registration deadline for the YMCA girls' intramural volleyball league is Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The league is open to girls in grades five through nine.
Teams will consist of eight players and players will be placed on teams by YMCA staff to achieve parity, and will be coached by volunteers.

All teams will practice each week on Tuesday or Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Matches will be played on two separate courts every Saturday morning at the YMCA.

A tournament will be played at end of season at a date to be announced.

New Castle snaps Lady Vikings' season-opening win string

It took a shutout by host New Castle on Saturday, Aug. 29, to stop the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team's season-opening four match win streak as the Lady Vikings fell 2-0.

Now 4-1, HNHS had 13 shots on goal, but could not convert.

Lady Viking goalie Kaylie Dunn had 11 saves.