Koch, Tillett each 'hat' as soccergirls trounce EN

Karmen Koch (left) and Hannah Tillett
Photos by Scott Trauner.

Karmen Koch and Hannah Tillett each scored a hat trick as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team trounced visiting East Noble, 9-2, on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Autumn Anderson added a pair of goals for HNHS, 4-0 on the season, and Bella Bercik also found the back of the net.

HNHS has scored 29 goals in its last three games.

The Lady Vikings jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first half.

HNHS goalie Brooke Trice had two saves.

Michael Ann Ingerham

Michael Ann Ingerham, 63, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:17 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Ingerham was a homemaker. She graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College, in Clarks Summit, PA.

She was born July 23, 1953, in Tokyo, Japan, to Capt. Herman K. and Beatrice F. Rowe Durrwachter. She was raised by Paul and Allegra Whipple, who survive in Grafton, OH. She married Michael Lee Ingerham on Oct. 13, 1995, and he preceded her in death.

Benkel, Smith lead soccerboys over EN

Felix Benkel scored his seventh goal of the season and Caleb Smith also found the back of the net to lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team to  a 2-1 win over host East Noble on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The Vikings went into halftime with the eventual final score up on the board and were able to hold off the hosts in the final 40 minutes to improve to 4-0-1 on the season.

Junior Sam Poling got the win in goal behind a six-save effort.

Carson Bolinger and Peyton Miller recorded assists for the Vikings.

Marygrove scores late to top HU soccermen

Host Marygrove College scored with four minutes to go to beat the Huntington University men's soccer team, 2-1, in the HU season-opener on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Guilherme Lins Souza put HU up with a goal approximately 10 minutes into the second half of the contest to break up a scoreless tie, but Marygrove got the equalizer 14 minutes after that and then scored the game-winner with four minutes to go.

HU women drop 3-0 tilt to Lawrence Tech

The Huntington University women' soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to host Lawrence Tech on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The hosts scored twice within the first 24 minutes of the contest. They added an insurance goal in the 68th minute.

HU goalkeeper Toby Carman notched 15 saves on the afternoon despite giving up the three goals.

HU drops to 0-1-1 on the season.

Stephan, Mettler lead spikers past Northrop

Kaitlyn Stephan (left) and Allyson Mettler.
Photos by Scott Trauner.

Kaitlyn Stephan piled up 37 assists and Allyson Mettler knocked down 17 kills to lead the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a four-set win over visiting Fort Wayne Northrop on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The Lady Vikings improved to 6-2 on the season by scores of 25-15, 25-21, 16-25, 25-14.

Kalee Platt smacked four aces to aid the Lady Vikes on offense.

On the defensive side, Ariene Butler had 19 digs and Mackenzi Cannici had a pair of blocks.

The Lady Vikes' junior varsity took a 2-0 win over Northrop to improve to 3-1 on the season.

Erik J. Robbins

Erik John Michael Robbins, 2 months, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at 2:45 p.m. at his home.

He was born June 22, 2016, to Joe and Jessie Robbins, who survive in Huntington.

Additional survivors include three sisters, Tena Robbins, Katie Robbins and Courtney Robbins; grandparents, Dawn Faulstich, Mike Akers, Erik Murdock and Valerie Murdock, all of Huntington; and great-grandparents, Pam Ludwig, Mike Wilkins and Joe and Carol Keller, all of Huntington.

Lola J. Banter

Lola Jean Banter, 86, of Heritage Pointe, in Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at Heritage Pointe.

Mrs. Banter was a 1948 graduate of Marion High School. She retired from Foster-Forbes, in Marion, and was a longtime Girl Scout leader. She spent many winters in Florida and was a member of the Nelson Street Wesleyan Church, in Marion.

She was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Miami County to Hubert and Clara Belle Hann Winterrowd. She married John Robert “Bob” Banter on Nov. 14, 1951, in Marion, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2015.

Dorothy E. Bowerman

Dorothy Elnora Penn Bowerman, 93, of Warren, IN, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

Mrs. Bowerman, a former resident of Upland, had been involved with Upland United Methodist Church, Westview Wesleyan Church and New Hope Baptist Church. She graduated from Ocean Grove High School, in Neptune, NJ, in 1941 and graduated from Monmouth Vocational School District in New Jersey as a licensed practical nurse in 1976. She had worked at Jersey Shore Medical Center as a dietitian and moved to Upland from New Jersey in 1983.

Karen L. Leffers

Karen L. Giant Leffers, 61, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Markle, IN, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at her home.

Mrs. Leffers graduated from Bishop Luers High School and was the valedictorian of her graduating class at the University of Saint Francis. She was a nurse at Lutheran Hospital for 36 years and was a volunteer at St. Therese Catholic Church and Bishop Luers High School.

She was the daughter of James L. and Beverly Giant, and her mother survives in Fort Wayne. She is also survived by her husband of 39 years, Stephen Leffers.

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