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Vikings sweep Norwell

The Huntington North volleyball team earned a 3–0 (25–15, 25–23, 25–15) victory over Norwell in a Northeast 8 Conference (NE8) matchup on Thursday, improving their season record to 20–11, including a 5–2 NE8 record.

The Vikings received significant contributions from a handful of players in the match, with the five primary statistics categories all being led by a different Viking on Thursday.

Junior Syanna Bonewitz paced the Vikings in aces with three, junior Morgan Robrock led the team in assists with 27, junior Taylor Reust posted a team-high three blocks, junior Morgan Richison recorded a team-best 15 digs and senior Maddy Robrock led Huntington North with 12 kills.

The victory was the final match of the regular season for the Vikings. Huntington North will return to the court on Oct. 11 against Yorktown in a Sectional matchup, held at North Side. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tokyo to ‘screen off’ bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers said Friday that a system of layered screens would be used to keep bacteria levels within “agreed limits” for triathlon and marathon swimming in heavily trafficked Tokyo Bay.

Organizers acknowledged a year ago that levels of E. Coli were up to 20 times above acceptable levels set by international sports federations, and fecal coliform bacteria were seven times over the limit.

Hidemasa Nakamura, executive director of sports and games delivery, said a triple-layer screen of polyester fiber was tested in July and August on dates corresponding to the Olympics and Paralympics in two years.

“The triple-layer screen was proven effective in controlling E. coli bacteria and other bacteria,” Nakamura said through an interpreter.

He said the international federations that govern marathon swimming and triathlon had seen the test results.

Ex-Rice football player charged in opioid death of lineman

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a former Rice University football player with selling the drugs that a current player fatally overdosed on earlier this year.

Twenty-five-year-old Stuart Michael Mouchantaf was being held Friday in the Harris County jail in Houston on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance causing death.

The county district attorney’s office says in a news release that 21-year-old Blain Padgett thought he was buying hydrocodone from Mouchantaf but actually received pills containing carfentanil, which was originally made as an elephant tranquilizer and is so potent that a lethal dose could be invisible to the human eye.