Sports

HU netmen drop pair at IWU

The Huntington University men’s tennis team dropped a pair of matches on Saturday, Sept. 22, falling first to host Indiana Wesleyan, 3-6, and then to Judson, 2-6.

The double loss drops HU to 7-3 overall , 5-3 in Crossroads League play.

HU netwomen win one, lose one by sweep

It was a day of big swings for the Huntington University women’s tennis team as it got swept but then swept another opponent in a pair of matches at Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Foresters got blanked by the hosts, 0-9, to start the day, but then pounced on Judson, 5-0, to push to 7-3 on the season.

The Judson match only went long enough to determine HU was the winner as the four matches in action did not finish their play. The Foresters wept through the doubles and then got singles wins from Lisa Colling at No. 3 and Marla Odendahl at sixth to claim the “W.”

Forester spikers lose momentum and match

Coming of a first set-win, the Huntington University volleyball team lost the momentum and eventually the match against visiting Marian, 1-3, on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22.

The Foresters won the first set, 25-21, but then fell, 12-25, 14-25, 12-25 to drop to 6-11 overall, 3-6 in crosssroadsw League play.

Paige Eakright led the HU offense with 10 kills, and she also helped out defensively with 16 digs. Lanie McClanahan and Tailor Schultheis added nine and eight kills, respectively.

Jenna Tacosik had 25 dimes and registered seven digs.

Trine stops HU soccermen

The two goals scored by host Trine University in the first half proved to be the margin of victory in a 4-2 win over the Huntington University men’s soccer team on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Thunder held a 2-0 lead when the second half started, and with both teams scoring a pair of goals in the frame Trine was able to walk away with the victory, their sixth against a loss and a tie, while dropping HU to 5-3-1 on the campaign.

Viking soccerboys draw with South Side

Peyton Miller and Carter Mertz tallied goals in the second half to help the Huntington North High Schoolboys’ varsity soccer team to a 2-2 tie with visiting Fort Wayne South Side on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Vikings are now 5-7-2 on the season.

South Side scored the only goal of the game in the first half to take a 1-0 lead into the second frame.

Aidan Hosler and Kolton Foster recorded assists on the HNHS goals.

Ethan Stafford started in goal for HNHS and made two saves in the first half. Hosler was between the pipes in the second half and recorded six saves.

Lady Vikes end season with fifth at EN Golf Regional

Huntington North senior Amara Eckert watches her putt curl into the hole during action at the East Noble Golf Regional at Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville on Saturday, Sept. 22. The Lady Vikes' season ended when they placed fifth.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A strong season on the links ended quietly for the Huntington North High School girls varsity golf team as it placed fifth at the East Noble Golf Sectional on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville.

The Vikings shot a collective 349 to finish 21 shots behind the third and final qualifier for state, South Bend St. Joseph. Homestead won the team title with a 299, followed by Northwood with a 309 and St. Joseph with a 328.

DeKalb runs past Vikings

DeKalb ran early and often and hung the Huntington North High School varsity football team with a 42-0 defeat on Friday, Sept. 21.

The host Barons racked up 371 yards on the ground against the Vikings, with five players rushing for 40 or more yards. Behind that potent ground game, DeKalb crafted a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, expanded it to 21-0 by halftime and 28-0 after three quarters before rounding out the game’s scoring with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth.

Lady Vike soccergirls fall to Homestead

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team lost to host Homestead, 2-0, on Thursday, Sept. 20.

The Lady Spartans scored a goal in each half to drop HNHS to 10-4 on the season.

HNHS spikers come back from brink to beat EN

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team rallied back from a set down to edge host East Noble, 3-2, on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Improving to 15-8 on the season, the Lady Vikings were down 1-2 after losing the first game, 22-25, winning the second, 25-17 and losing the third, 20-25. They then squeaked out a 25-23 win in the fourth set and came up with a 15-8 victory in the fifth.

Macy Niswander knocked down 25 kills and had six blocks in a dominating performance at the net.

Lydia Riggers keyed the offense with 24 assists and Morgan Richison had five aces.

Viking netboys sweep Columbia City

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team lost only one set as it swept host Columbia City, 5-0, on Thursday, Sept. 20.

The Vikings, 10-6 overall and 6-1 in the Northeast 8 Conference, lost no more than four games in any singles match. First singles player Thomas Schweller topped Kendall Smith, 6-1, 6-1; Adam Zahn at second singles beat Eli Jones, 6-1, 6-2; and Carson Kitchen beat his foe 6-1, 6-3, at third singles.

Wayne hands Vike soccerboys 5-0 loss

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team lost 5-0 to visiting Fort Wayne Wayne on Thursday, Sept. 20.

The Vikings, 5-7-1 on the season, were down at halftime, 2-0, and Wayne piled on three more goals after intermission.

Viking goalie Aidan Hosler had six stops on the afternoon.

The Vikings have now gone three straight games without scoring a goal.

HU netwomen dominate Goshen

The Huntington University women’s tennis team dominated visiting Goshen College, winning 9-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Forester netmen fall hard to Goshen

The Huntington University men’s tennis team suffered a 1-8 loss to Goshen College on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Klopfenstein Courts.

For the Foresters, 5-2, 4-2 in the Crossroads League, their lone win on the day came at first singles, where Ignacio Poncio outlasted Danny Boussom, who retired after their 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 2-0 match.

HU spikers outlast Bethel

The Huntington University volleyball team outlasted host Bethel College, 3-2, on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The Foresters kicked off the match with a 25-22 victory. The Pilots countered with a narrow 26-24 triumph in the second set, followed by a 25-21 win in the third. With their backs against the wall, the visitors responded with a 25-22 decision in the fourth to deadlock the contest. Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad then posted a 15-10 victory in the final frame to take the match.

HU, Manchester men play to scoreless tie

The Huntington University men’s soccer team and host Manchester University played to a scoreless tie in double overtime on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The Foresters, 5-2-1, produced 14 shots in the game, six of which were on goal. Senior Ty Sproat accounted for half of those scoring attempts.

Sophomore Gabe Greenfield went the distance in goal for Huntington, making five stops.

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