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Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

PASTIME
Men's High Game: Jerry Grover, 259; Kevin Rice, 258.
Men's High Series: Jerald Gressley, 716; Shawn Miller, 705.
Most Over: Steve Garwood, +68; Corky Draper, +60.

TWILIGHT
Men's High Game: Les Howe, 269; Chris Trainer, 246.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 698; Matt Elzey and Jim Bischoff, 679.
Most Over: Terry Karst, +75; Steve Garwood, +66.

HU women's tennis get back on court and sink Trine, 8-1

The Huntington University women's tennis team finally got on the hardcourts Monday and easily handled visiting Trine University, 8-1.

Now 10-4, HU swept the three doubles matches with little trouble. At first doubles, Stephanie Strong and Liz Hull got the 8-1 win and Haley Neiderhiser and Joni Holsem won by the same score at #2. The duo of Kristen Lahman and Lauren Sunderman blanked their opponents 8-0 at #3.

Draughn taking sweet swing to IUPUI

HNHS senior Alli Draughn (seated, second from left) sign a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at IUPUI next year at Huntington North on Monday.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Alli Draughn's sweet swing on the golf course will be done next fall for the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Greyhounds.

Draughn, the third place finisher in last fall's sectional, signed a letter of intent to continue her golf career at the collegiate level Monday at Huntington North High School surrounded by her family, HNHS golf coach Chris Hoke and her personal coach, Jim Gallagher Sr.

Vaszari, Ward lead HU to doubleheader split with Anderson

Jeanine Vaszari swatted a three-run double and Lauren Ward threw a one-hit shutout to lead the Huntington University softball team to a doubleheader split with host Anderson on Saturday, April 25.

The Foresters won the opener, 4-0, but dropped the second game 3-2.

Vaszari broke open the first game with her bases-load double in the second inning, and Ward was just about unhittable, allowing only the one hit while striking out seven and not allowing a walk.

HU softball team double-dips Manchester

The Huntington University softball team swept host Manchester College in a doubleheader on Friday, April 24.

Brittney Bateman and Brita Kuiper both had three hits and Kuiper added two RBI in the opener to lead HU to an 8-5 win. In the nitecap, Molly Long hurled a one-hit shutout to lead HU to a 4-0 win.

Ashley Sally recorded the first game win on the mound for HU.

The Forester women scored twice in four different innings to win the first contest. In the second game, HU clung to a slim 1-0 lead until scoring three more times in the sixth inning.

Frame notches 600th win as HU splits twinbill

A split of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 25, earned Huntington University baseball coach Mike Frame the 600th victory of his career.

The Foresters beat Indiana Wesleyan in the second game of a twinbill, 12-7, to earn the milestone for Frame.

The Foresters dropped the opener, 15-9.

Andrew Drummond launched two bombs in the winning effort, a solo shot in the first and a three-run blast in the fifth.
Drummond also hit a homer in the opener.

Tackett places second at HNHS Invite golf tourney

The Huntington North High Golf team split its squad and finished eighth and ninth Saturday in the HNHS Invitational at LaFontaine Golf Course.

The Vikings' E.J. Tackett tied for second place among individuals, carding a 73 to match Jake Groninger of Pendleton Heights. Joe Gasser of Yorktown was the individual medalist with a 70.

Led by Tackett, the HNHS Red team shot a 347. HNHS Black, led by Luke Smith with an 88, carded a 365.

Hurlburt's long jump win leads HNHS at Lady Kingsmen Invite

Alyssa Hurlburt
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alyssa Hurlburt won the long jump to lead the Huntington North High School girls' track team to a seventh place finish at the Lady Kingsmen Invitational at Penn on Saturday, April 25.

Hurlburt, a senior, soared a personal best 17 feet, 2-1/2 inches to claim her win.

The Vikings scored 35 points. The host team won the meet with 143 points, Fort Wayne Northrop finished second with 98 points and Munster was third with 72.

Norwell scores late to beat Vikings on diamond

Host Norwell saved its best for just about last and beat the Huntington North High School baseball team, 7-5, on Friday, April 24.

The Vikings, 4-6, had a 3-2 lead after four innings, but saw Norwell tally one in the fifth, three in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

Jamon Hammel and Brett Wiley were again the big sticks for HNHS with two hits apiece, including a home run by Hammel in the first inning to give HNHS the early lead.

Ray, Miller help HNHS baseball team swamp Homestead

Billy Ray and Nick Miller combined for five hits and pitched the victory as the Huntington North High School baseball team swamped host Homestead, 11-2, on Thursday, April 23.

Ray had three hits, including a homer, and pitched hitless ball for three innings to get his second save of the season. Miller had two hits and earned his first mound win of the year by pitching three-hit ball for four innings, striking out seven while walking only one.

The Vikings led 3-0 after four innings and were up 5-2 after six before exploding for six runs in the final frame.

Wiley's sixth-inning bomb pushes HNHS baseball team past Manchester

Brett Wiley.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Junior Brett Wiley slammed a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help give the Huntington North High School baseball team a 7-6 come-from-behind win over visiting Manchester on Saturday, April 25.

Senior Billy Ray got out of a tough spot in the fifth in relief of starter Wes Carroll, then blanked the Squires in the last two innings to earn his first victory of the season and push the Vikings' record to 5-6 on the season.

Lady Foresters split twinbill, earn team-record 23rd win of season

A split of its doubleheader on Thursday, April 23, earned the Huntington University softball team a school-record 23 wins on the season.

The Lady Foresters won the second half of a twinbill against visiting Spring Arbor, 3-0, to eclipse the previous season win total of 22, set 24 years ago.

HU lost the first contest of the day 1-0.

HU brother act too much for Trine on courts

The Vivas brothers and the Brenneman borthers were just too much for visiting Trine University on Thursday, April 23, as the Huntington University men's tennis team clipped the visitors 5-4.

Gonzalo and Martin Vivas at number one doubles earned an 8-5 win, backed up by Jameel and Jon Brenneman picking up an 8-4 win at second doubles.

Gonzalo Vivas also won at number one singles, and the Brennemans added wins at third and fourth singles to push the Foresters to 6-8 on the season.

HU baseball team splits twinbill with Grace

Edwin Rodriguez knocked in two runs and Eric Randel pitched a complete game in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday, April 23 as the Foresters split the contests with host Grace.

Grace won the second game 13-4.

Rodriguez had a pair of hits for HU in the opener, including a two-run single in the second inning. Eric Schultz added a solo homer in the fourth inning.

Randel allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two for the win.

HNHS girls' track team loses to Columbia City

Huntington North High School discus thrower Kayla Lund gets full extension during one of her attempts on Thursday, April 24, in a  meet against visiting Columbia City.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School varsity girls' track and field team squared off against Columbia City, on Thursday, April 23, falling 78.3 to 53.3.

First place finishes were awarded to Alyssa Hurlburt in 400-meter dash and long jump and Alli Harris in the discus and shot put.

Placing second were, Mariah Town, 100-meter dash; Asheley Chaney, 300-meter hurdles; Cora Frame, 200-meter dash; Olivia Eckert, 800-meter run and Gretchen Spahr, 3,200-meter run.

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