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Vikings take third at the NE8 meet

PUTT: Huntington North’s Laura Ham watches a putt on hole No. 3 during a match earlier this season for the Vikings.

Staff reports

Girls’ golf

Battling Mother Nature as well as the rest of the Northeast 8 Conference (NE8), the Huntington North girls’ golf team traveled to Noble Hawk on Saturday for the conference tournament.

DeKalb would run away with the title on the day, carding a round of 341 to win the conference title by 18 strokes.

Columbia City finished second with a 359 and Huntington North took third with 368. Norwell and Leo tied with a round of 379 with the former winning the tiebreaker to take fourth. Leo finished fifth on the day.

Huntington North’s Amara Eckert earned NE8 All-Conference honors with a round of 83 to finish fourth individually. Laura Ham placed 10th individually with an 88 on the day.

Crosley Stanley fired a 97 to finish third for the Vikings while Grace Dill and Danielle Gonser tied with rounds of 100 on the day.

In the overall regular season standings, DeKalb earned the conference title while Columbia City finished runners-up. Huntington North took third on the season.

 

Volleyball

Huntington North’s volleyball team finished 3-1 at the Noblesville Invitational, winning the silver bracket on the day.

The Vikings opened with a three-set win over Jay County 25-19, 24-26, 15-6. Lydia Riggers finished with 20 assists while Macy Niswander had 10 kills. Brette Fawcett finished with 10 digs and four aces while Niswander had six blocks in the game.

Huntington North then followed that up with back-to-back straight-set wins, knocking off Bishop Luers 25-15, 25-11 and Western Boone 25-21, 25-23.

Riggers tallied 43 assists between the two games with Maddy Robrock tallying 11 kills in the Bishop Luers win while Niswander finished with 13 in the Western Boone victory.

In the final game of the day, Huntington North fell to Terre Haute North Vigo in straight sets, 19-25, 26-28.

Riggers recorded 16 assists in the loss while Niswander finished with nine kills and three blocks. Morgan Robrock had seven digs and Taylor Reust finished with three aces.

Huntington North will be back in action tonight at Homestead. Start time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

 

Boys’ cross country

At the wet and muddy Wildcat Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, the Huntington North boys’ cross country team took sixth as a team with 152 points. Valparaiso finished first with 70 points, edging out Hamilton Southeastern’s 71 points.

For the Vikings, Brock Spahr led the way with a 15th-place finish while Drew Davis followed in 21st. Isaiah Clampitt finished 35th, Jacob Wust 39th and Alex Bishop 50th. Jarid Miller finished 51st and Clayton Johnson 114th.