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HU golfers 12th at Battle of Blackthorn

The Huntington University men's golf team finished tied for 12th at Bethel College's Battle of Blackthorn, which spanned Friday, Sept. 12, to Saturday, Sept. 13, at Blackthorn Golf Club, in South Bend.

After shooting a 327 on Friday to find themselves in 13th, the Foresters shot a 326 to move up a spot by day's end on Saturday. Ryan Boester paced Huntington by shooting a 14-over-par 158 (73, 83) to finish tied for 32nd out of 80 golfers.

 

2 HU netmen win regional conso bracket

Huntington University men's tennis team members Joseph Straznicky and Diego Inurritegui won the doubles consolation bracket at the ITA Regionals, held at Davenport University from Thursday, Sept. 11, to Saturday, Sept. 13.

Straznicky and Inurritegui, both juniors, topped the bracket with an 8-6 victory over conference rivals Jason Denton and Mitchell Trammel, of Marian.

 

2 HU netwomen make regional 16

Huntington University women's tennis team members Morgan Bemisderfer and Celine Rongos each made it to the sweet 16 of the ITA Regionals, which spanned Thursday, Sept. 11, to Saturday, Sept. 13.

Bemisderfer, Rongos and Constanze Golz represented the Foresters at the tournament, which was held at Davenport University.

Seeded 14th, Bemisderfer, a sophomore, logged wins over Davenport's Bridget Barrett, 6-2, 6-1, and Indiana Wesleyan's Gabby D'Anielle, 6-0, 6-1, before losing to third-ranked Alyssa Fuentes, of Davenport, 5-7, 3-6.

 

HU booters fall to Siena Heights

The Huntington University men's soccer team lost to visiting Siena Heights, 2-1, on Saturday, Sept. 13.

The Foresters struck first with a goal by James Handtke a little over seven minutes into the game. Handtke, a senior, was assisted by junior Lee Ewen and freshman Brooks Smith.

Huntington's defense held up its end of the bargain for much of the first half, but finally cracked when the Saints' Clayton Tomczyk scored off an assist by Keith Swistock with under five minutes to go before intermission.

 

Lady Vikes seventh at NCC golf meet

The Huntington North girls' varsity golf team shot a 403 to finish seventh at Anderson in the North Central Conference meet on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Senior Maddi Kennedy carded a 92 to finish 10th and earn all-conference honors. Junior Sarah Fryman posted a 94, one stroke shy of joining Kennedy as an all-conference honoree. Sophomores Ashley Hall and Leah Kitchen rounded out the Lady Vikings' scoring with a 107 and a 110, respectively - the latter figure a personal best for Kitchen.

Freshman Jaclyn Boyd was the non-scorer with a 114.

 

Former HNHS hoop star earns hall of fame honor at DePauw University


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Kelly Morrison Jones, a 1995 graduate of Huntington North High School and a basketball standout at DePauw University, was named to the 28th DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame class, which was to have been inducted during a ceremony at the school on Sept. 6.

Jones graduated in 1999 as the most prolific three-point shooter in DePauw women's basketball history and as its second-leading scorer. She finished her career with 1,365 points, which still ranks third, and a school-record 221 three-pointers, which now ranks second.

 

Roanoke Youth Sports 6-7 soccer champs


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The PNC Bank team is the 2014 Roanoke Youth Sports 6-7 soccer tournament champions. Pictured are (front row from left) Eric Slusher, Nolan Roehm, Kaitlyn Sparks, Wyatt Shearer, Paul Carter and Griffin Husband; (second row from left) Trevor Reinholt, Dalton Husband, Samantha Schroeder, Sam Double, Justus Monsey and Drew Engelman; and (back row from left) Assistant Coach Scott Husband and Head Coach Tom Reinholt.

 

Seven HNHS players tally as Lady Vike booters rout Anderson


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Seven different players scored for the Huntington North girls' varsity soccer team in its 9-1 rout of visiting Anderson on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Senior Corinne Tester and freshman Hannah Tillett highlighted the Lady Vikings' offensive outburst with two goals apiece. Tester and Tillett have scored nine and 10 goals, respectively, on the year for Coach Jeremy Steele's squad, which runs its record to 7-2, 2-1 in the North Central Conference.

 

Baldridge leads HNHS booters past Anderson


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Zach Baldridge scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season to lead the Huntington North boys' varsity soccer team over visiting Anderson, 4-1, on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Baldridge, the Vikings' leading scorer, found the back of the net along with fellow junior Trey Sorg in the game's first half to give Coach Steve Saddington's squad a 2-1 advantage going into the break. Baldrige and senior Jose Ruiz cushioned that lead with a goal apiece in the second stanza, helping Huntington North improve to 4-4-2, 1-2 in the North Central Conference.

 

Lady Vike harriers dominate at Blackford Invitational


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The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team placed six runners in the top 10 to win the Blackford Invitational in dominant fashion on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Hannah Stoffel was the race's individual champion. The junior crossed the finish line in 19:37.5 to win by more than 30 seconds, leading the Lady Vikings to a register of 23 in the eight-team field.

 

Viking harriers sixth at Northrop Invitational

The Huntington North boys' varsity cross country team took sixth at the Northrop Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 13.

The Vikings tallied 155 points in the 13-team field, which was topped by Concordia Lutheran with a register of 77.

 

HNHS volleyball team fourth at Noblesville

The Huntington North varsity volleyball team finished fourth at the Noblesville Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 13, racking up two wins and two losses.

 

HU spikers get first win of season

The Huntington University volleyball team picked up its first win of the season, sweeping host Spring Arbor, 25-13, 25-20, 25-18, on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Audrey Mallers led the Foresters, 1-3, 1-3 in the Crossroads League, with nine kills. Freshman Josie Beaver, a former Huntington North standout, posted five kills while junior Kelsey Kruse and freshman Sarah Vacala each produced four. The offense had plenty of help, with freshmen Annie Pizzo and Erin Hubby supplying 12 and 10 assists, respectively.

 

Viking ground game pounds Berries in 28-14 win

A potent rushing attack propelled the Huntington North varsity football team to a 28-14 win over host Logansport on Friday, Sept. 12.

The Vikings, 2-2, 2-0 in the North Central Conference, piled up 318 yards on the ground against the Berries, with Adam Woods churning out over half of them. The senior carried the ball 28 times for 158 yards and a touchdown, which put Huntington North up 7-0 in the first quarter.

 

Riverview girl harriers second at Bellmont

The Riverview Middle School girls' cross country team earned runner-up honors at the Bellmont Conditioner on Thursday, Sept. 11.

The Lady Raiders, 8-1, finished second to Norwell.

Ribbon-winners for Riverview were Kendyl Coles, Aleah Eckert, Kyler Hoopingarner, Lesley Zook, Allie Aschliman and Alyssa Brinkman.

 

 

Riverview spikers pick up first wins

The Riverview Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams picked up their first wins of the season Thursday, Sept. 11, against visiting Northfield.

The eighth grade squad squeaked past Northfield, edging the visitors by just a point in the first set, 25-24, before losing in the second, 20-25, then rallying for the razor thin victory in the final set, 15-14.

The Lady Raiders improve to 1-3.

The seventh grade team, also 1-3, had an easier go of it against Northfield, defeating the visitors in straights sets, 25-10, 25-12.

 

 

Crestview spikers lose to Carroll

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team wasn't able to build on the momentum of a first set victory against host Carroll and fell to the Lady Chargers, 25-24, 16-25, 13-15, on Thursday, Sept. 11.

Emma Hollman and Maddy Robrock paced the Lady Cougars' offense with eight kills apiece. Hollman also produced four aces while Karli Cannici and Izabella Kryder supplied 10 and eight assists, respectively, for Crestview, 0-4.

 

 

 

Riverview boys' XC wins Bellmont Conditioner

The Riverview Middle School boys' cross country team won the Bellmont Conditioner on Thursday, Sept. 11.

The Raiders topped six other teams to win the conditioner and improve to 9-0.

Ribbon and medal-winners for Riverview were Brock Spahr, Wilson Whicker, Jarid Miller, Alex Bishop, Nathan Sizemore and Clayton Johnson.

 

 

Wawasee takes Viking soccerboys to tie

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team led visiting Wawasee, 2-0, with just over 16 minutes remaining in their game on Tuesday, Sept. 9, only to see the Warriors play them to a 2-2 tie.

The Vikings didn't score their first goal until the 21:13 mark in the second half, on a header by senior Jordan Hersey. But once they found the back of the net, it didn't take them very long to find it again, with junior Zach Baldridge scoring five minutes later to give Huntington North a two-goal advantage.

 

HU spikers suffer second straight sweep

The Huntington University volleyball team suffered its second straight sweep of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 10, falling to visiting Taylor, 14-25, 17-25, 12-25.

The Trojans eclipsed the Foresters offensively, generating 38 assists to the hosts' 19 and 39 kills to Huntington's 19.

Sophomore Audrey Mallers and senior Brittany Rooze supplied six and five kills, respectively, while freshmen Emily Hubby and Annie Pizzo each had nine assists for the Foresters, 0-2.

Freshman Kate Cobb led Huntington's defense with 14 digs.

 

 

 

HU soccermen lose early lead, game

An early lead didn't hold up for the Huntington University men's soccer team as it fell to host Trinity Christian, 3-1, on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Former Huntington North standout Isaac Wust found the back of the net less than two minutes into the match to give the Foresters a 1-0 advantage. The Trolls, however, knotted things up just prior to intermission, then scored twice more in the second half to hang Huntington with its fourth loss against one victory.

The Foresters finished with six shots to the Trolls' 20.

 

TC dumps HU soccerwomen, 4-1

The Huntington University women's soccer team lost to host Trinity Christian, 4-1, on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

After spotting the Trolls a 1-0 lead, junior Becca Grimes knotted things up for the Foresters in the 26th minute of the opening half, scoring off a pass from senior Courtney Baker.

Trinity Christian went back in front, 2-1, before halftime, then dashed hopes of a Huntington comeback late in the second stanza, scoring two goals in the final five minutes to hand the Foresters, 1-5, their fifth consecutive loss.

 

Miss Softball


Photo by Steve Clark.

Erin Rethlake, a 2014 graduate of Huntington North High School and a four-year member of the varsity softball team, stands with the school's assistant athletic director, Rob Irwin, as she's honored for being named 2014 Indiana Miss Softball by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association during halftime of the varsity football game on Friday, Sept. 5.

 

Dennis Grain wins RYS 8-10 soccer tournament


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The single elimination tournament wrapped up the season for Roanoke Youth Sports' 8-10 soccer program.

The championship game featured a tightly-contested match between the Dennis Grain and Marti McFarren Remax Results.

The game was well played with the Dennis Grain squad eventually winning the game, 1-0. The match drew cheers from both teams' parents and supporters as the players and coaches displayed enthusiasm and sportsmanship throughout the game.

 

Controlling play


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North midfielder Trey Sorg works to control the ball against visiting Wawasee on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Teammate Jordan Hersey watches at left.

 

Stoffel leads Lady Vike spikers past Snider in five

Senior Dana Stoffel had 11 kills and 20 digs to help lead the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a five-game win over visiting Fort Wayne Snider, 25-23, 18-25, 26-24, 19-25, 15-7, on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Alexa Hill chipped in with 28 assists to help the Lady Vikings improve to 7-4 on the season.

Ande Wygant blasted seven aces to help the HNHS cause, and Mackenzi Cannici had three blocks.

The Lady Viking junior varsity suffered a 0-2 loss, falling 24-25, 15-25.

 

Eckert's three-set win keeps Viking netmen from being swept


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Auden Eckert took a three-set win at third singles to keep the Huntington North High School boys' tennis team from being swept by visiting Marion in a 1-4 loss on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Eckert, a freshman, lost the first set to Alex Ott, 5-7, but came back to win the next two, 6-2, 6-4.

The Vikings dropped to 5-5 on the season.

Nick May at first singles was swept by Tejas Srikanth, 0-6, 0-6, and Graham Sereno at second singles fell to Riley Worland, 2-6, 1-6.

 

HU netmen again lose 4-5

The Huntington University men's tennis team suffered its second straight 4-5 loss, doing so to visiting Goshen College on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

HU got three singles wins but only one triumph at doubles to fall to 2-5.

Joseph Straznicky and Diego Inurritegui both won their singles matches and teamed up for the lone HU doubles win as well. Straznicky topped Luiz Perez at first singles, 6-2, 6-2, while Inurritegui at second singles dumped Jon Kaasa in three sets, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. As a team they beat Kaasa and Aritha Weerasinghe, 8-3.

 

HU women's tennis team crushes Goshen, 8-1

The Huntington University women's tennis team crawled above the .500 mark with a convincing 8-1 win over host Goshen College on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The Foresters won all eight of their matches in straight sets as they climbed to 4-3 on the season.

Constance Golz at third singles led the way for HU with a 6-0, 6-0 whitewashing of Joanna Epp. Celine Rongos at second singles was almost as good, defeating Noemi Salvador, 6-0, 6-1.

 

Kennedy leads golfers to swamping of Manchester

Senior Maddi Kennedy fired a 40 and the Huntington North High School girls' golf team swamped visiting Manchester, 188-214, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at LaFontaine Golf Course.

Sarah Fryman provided back to Kennedy with a 45 as the Lady Vikings upped their record to 8-4 on the season. Jessica Wiley added a 51 and Jaclyn Boyd shot a 52 to round out the scoring.

Ashley Hall fired a non-scoring 54.

The Huntington North junior varsity fired a 218, led by Sarah Malone and Leah Kitchen each shooting scores of 53.

 

 

HU golfers start season with invitational win

It was an impressive season-opener for the Huntington University golf team as it won the Midwest Collegiate Championship at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake Golf Course in Moravia, IA, on Monday and Tuesday.

Led by Lance Hoch's fifth place finish with a two day score of 3-over-par 147, the Foresters shot a team total of 606 to edge Graceland by two strokes. Central A was third with a 611 and host William Penn was fourth among nine teams.

 

HN netboys lose to Anderson

A three-set win by the first doubles team of Nathan Lundy and Hunter Phillips was the highlight of the evening for the Huntington North High School boys' tennis team as it lost 3-1 to visiting Anderson on Monday, Sept. 8.

 

HU women take Madison Kiwanis Invitational

With a tally of 35 points, the Huntington University women's cross country team won the Madison Kiwanis Invitational, hosted by Hanover College on Saturday, Sept. 6.

The Foresters were led by sophomore Christine Sparks, who earned runner-up honors at the seven-team invitational with a clocking of 19:54. Gretchen Pyper captured sixth in 20:23 while Hannah Moore finished two spots behind in 20:28.

Erin Rockey and Krista Wood took ninth and 10th in 20:32 and 20:50, respectively, to cap Huntington's scoring.

 

Forester harriers third at Madison invite

The Huntington University men's cross country team claimed third at the Madison Kiwanis Invitational, hosted by Hanover College on Saturday, Sept. 6.

The Foresters tallied 75 points in the seven-team field and were led by Austin Presnell's sixth-place finish in 28:28.

Huntington's Brian Menzie crossed the finish line in 28:41 for ninth place while Zach McIntyre took 13th in 29:08. Eric Baker seized 20th in 29:46 and Codi Wiersema attained 27th in 20:28 to round out Huntington's scoring.

Ben Gammon also competed for the Foresters, finishing 46th in 36:45.

 

Forester netmen sweep, then get edged

The Huntington University men's tennis team squared off against visiting Taylor and Cornerstone universities on Saturday, Sept. 6, sweeping the Trojans, 9-0, before falling to the Golden Eagles, 4-5.

 

HU netwomen split pair at Taylor

The Huntington University women's tennis team suffered a 3-6 defeat to host Taylor before sweeping visiting Cornerstone, 9-0, on Saturday, Sept. 6.

 

Newberry leads HU booters to victory over Concordia

Joey Newbery put the ball in the net twice and the Huntington University men's soccer team in the win column for the first time this year as the Foresters beat host Concordia, 2-0, on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Newbery put Huntington in front early, scoring less than three minutes after the opening whistle off an assist by sophomore Scott Murray. The junior then added to that lead at the 15:57 mark with his second goal, this time aided by senior Phillip Holliday.

 

Cornerstone offense overpowers HU women's soccer squad

Host Cornerstone's offense overpowered the Huntington University women's soccer team on Saturday, Sept. 6, sending the Foresters to a 6-2 defeat.

The Golden Eagles fired 22 shots on Coach Chris Tillett's squad, 12 of which came on goal. Three of those shots found the back of the net in the first half to put Cornerstone up 3-0 going into the break. The Golden Eagles duplicated that offensive production in the second stanza and enjoyed a 6-0 advantage with just 14 minutes left in the contest.

 

HU spikers suffer sweep in season-opener

The Huntington University volleyball team suffered a sweep in its season-opener, losing to host Goshen, 8-25, 9-25, 16-25, on Friday, Sept. 5.

The Foresters, 0-1, struggled generating offense, logging only 10 kills and as many assists. Sophomore Audrey Mallers led the team in kills, with three, while freshman Emily Hubby was its assists leader, with four.

Huntington was paced on defense by freshman Kate Cobb, who scraped up 11 digs.

 

 

 

Shelter golf scramble on Saturday

The Huntington County Humane Shelter will hold a fund-raising golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Norwood Golf Course.

Registration for the Florida scramble is at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

The entry fee includes golf carts, greens fees, beverages and lunch.

To sign up, call the Humane Shelter at 356-0355, Amber Beghtel at 224-3717 or Pat Merckx at 519-1804.

 

Former Lady Viking softball players to play in alumni game Sept. 27

All former Lady Viking softball players are invited to play in an alumni softball game Sept. 27 on the Huntington North High School softball fields.

The game is sponsored by the current HNHS softball team both as a fund-raiser and as a way to reconnect with the players who helped build the program.

Organizers are seeking enough players to make up four teams. With four teams, a double header will be held on each field, with the first game beginning at 11 a.m. and the second game at 1:30 p.m. Concessions will be available.

 

Huntington North gridders get first win

Game finishes on Saturday due to Friday night storm


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North varsity football team used a fast start to beat visiting Richmond, 21-13, in a game started Friday, Sept. 5, and finished Saturday, Sept. 6, because of weather.

 

Reaction shot


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Diego Inurritegui, a junior on the Huntington University men's tennis team, reacts quickly to the ball during play at No. 1 doubles in the Foresters' match against visiting Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 6.

 

Ultimate Tailgate Party


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Brian Parker handles grill duties during the Ultimate Tailgate Party, conducted by the Huntington Quarterback Club outside Kriegbaum Field prior to the Huntington North High School varsity football team's home opener against Richmond on Friday, Sept. 5. Proceeds from the event will benefit area football programs.

 

Baldridges notches 5 goals to lead HNHS booters' win


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Zach Baldridge punched a hole through Columbia City's nets, scoring five goals to help the Huntington North boys' varsity soccer team rout the Eagles, 6-1, on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Baldridge, a junior, found the back of the net three times in the first half to send the Vikings into the break up 3-0. He scored twice more in the second stanza, which saw junior Alex Hosler get in on the fun with a goal as well. Columbia City scored to avoid the shutout, but it was too little, too late, as the Vikings improved to 3-4-1.

 

Lady Vike spikers split four at Logansport Invitational

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team went 2-2 and finished fourth at the Logansport Invitational, held Saturday, Sept. 6, at Logansport.

The Lady Vikings, 6-4, opened play with wins over Manchester and Portage. Freshman Kalee Platt logged 12 kills in the team's defeat of the Lady Squires, 25-21, 23-25, 15-8. Junior Alexa Hill supplied 26 assists while senior Dana Stoffel dialed up four aces. Sophomore Ariene Butler led the defensive effort with 13 digs.

 

HNHS girl harriers grab seventh at Marion Invite

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team captured seventh place at the Marion Cross Country Invitational, held Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Indiana Wesleyan University Cross Country Course.

Led by junior Hannah Stoffel's 10th place finish in 19:18.88, the Lady Vikings scored 190 points in the 20-team field.

 

Martin's second hat trick leads HNHS over Lutheran

Bailey Martin posted her second three-goal game of the season to lead the Huntington North girls' varsity soccer team over host Concordia Lutheran, 5-0, on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Martin, a sophomore, now has a team-high 10 goals on the season for the Lady Vikings, who improve to 6-2.

Coach Jeremy Steele's squad led by two after the first half, then found the back of the net three more times in the second to seal the win.

 

Lady Vike spikers to 4-2


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The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team ran its record to 4-2 with a neat three-game win over visiting Fort Wayne North Side, 25-18, 25-11, 25-15, on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Kalee Platt and Dana Stoffel each had seven kills to lead the HNHS offense, and Alexa Hill facilitated things by passing out 17 assists. Mackenzi Cannici added four aces to the Lady Viking offense.

Ariene Butler rallied the troops on the defensive end with eighth digs.

The Lady Vikings also won the junior varsity and "C" matches, both by 2-0 scores.

 

HN netboys squeak past Squires


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A three-set win at second singles helped the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team squeak past visiting Manchester, 3-2, on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Senior Cameran Stuttle and sophomore Brent Kreiger lost their first set, 2-6, but came back in the next two for 6-1, 6-3 wins over Matthew Pegg and Heath Dierks to push HNHS to its fifth win against three losses.

 

DeKalb tags HNHS soccerboys

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team tallied the first goal of the game, but after that it was all visiting DeKalb as the Vikings took one on the chin, 7-1, on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Trey Sorg got the lone Viking highlight when he tallied the opening goal, but DeKalb tallied three in the first half and four more in the second to send North to its fourth loss against two wins and a tie.

Brennan Cochran had three goals to lead DeKalb.

 

 

Lady Vike golfers split pair

The Huntington North High School girls' golf team got a win and a loss at Round Barn Golf Course in Rochester on Thursday, Sept. 4, beating host Tippecanoe Valley but losing to Southwood.

Southwood shot a 191, the Lady Vikings were at 213 and Tipp Valley carded a 272.

Senior Maddi Kennedy led the way for HNHS with a nine-hole score of 47, followed by Sarah Fryman with a 50, Jaclyn Boyd with a 56 and Ashley Hall and Leah Kitchen each shooting a 60.

 

 

Frosh gives Forester netwomen edge over Anderson

The Huntington University women's tennis team and visiting Anderson University were deadlocked at 4-4 on Wednesday, Sept. 3, before freshman Erin Van Kampen gave the Foresters a 5-4 win with a third set tiebreak victory.

Van Kampen outlasted Katie Kirkman, 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, in the fifth singles match, helping Huntington even its record at 2-2.

 

Marion beats HNHS booters

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team suffered a 4-1 defeat to host Marion on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

The Giants scored three goals in the game's opening half and added another in the second before the Vikings finally got on the board, on a kick by senior Trey Sorg.

Huntington North falls to 2-3-1.

 

 

Madonna stops HU soccerwomen in 2 OTs

It took the Huntington University women's soccer team and host Madonna two overtime periods to settle their scoreless tie on Wednesday, Sept. 3, with the Crusaders scoring late in the second bonus frame to hang the Foresters with a 1-0 loss.

Seniors Courtney Baker and Kaitlyn Dreman accounted for six of Huntington's 10 shots. The Foresters took four shots on goal to five for Madonna, which took 13 shots overall.

 

Salamonie COB sets scramble

Salamonie Church of the Brethren will host a golf scramble at Norwood Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8 a.m.

Lunch will be served afterward. The cost is for a four-person team. Proceeds will go toward the church's building fund.

Teams will be taken until Thursday, Sept. 4. For more information, contact Ron Clabaugh at 437-5357.

 

 

McElhaney's sixth-place tie-breaker gets HNHS second at Warsaw Classic

Stephanie McElhaney beat her Northfield counterpart by 10 places to give the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team a second place finish at the Warsaw Cross Country Classic on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

McElhaney, the Lady Vikings' sixth runner, placed 20th among team runners to beat Northfield's sixth runner and break a tie in favor of HNHS as each team scored 72 points in the 10-team meet.

Warsaw won the meet with 30 points, placing all five scoring runners in the top 10 place finishers.

 

Streaking HNHS golfers dump Mississinewa


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ashley Hall shot a personal-best 44 to lead the streaking Huntington North High School girls' golf team over visiting Mississinewa, 181-233.

Sarah Fryman and Jaclyn Boyd each shot rounds of 45 for HNHS, 6-3 on the season. Maddi Kennedy wrapped up the scoring with a 47.

Leah Kitchen shot a personal-best 51 but was non-scorer.

 

 

Singles players lead HNHS over Norwell in tennis

Another singles sweep helped the Huntington North High School boy's tennis team to a 4-1 win over host Norwell on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

The Vikings' No. 2 doubles team added to the win total as Huntington North climbed to 4-3 on the season.

Sophomore Nick May at first singles downed Bryant Barger, 6-2, 6-3, and senior Graham Sereno at second singles took a 6-3, 7-5 decision from Kyler Boots. Freshman Auden Eckert at third singles worked out a three-set win over Cody Shively, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, to earn the HNHS singles sweep.

 

Viking harriers claim second at Warsaw Classic

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team placed all five scoring runners among the top 26 finishers to place second at the Warsaw Cross Country Classic on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Junior Cam DeWitt and senior Dustin Campbell placed 11th and 12th, respectively, to pace the Vikings to 86 points, six ahead of third place Northfield among the 11 teams competing at the meet.

Warsaw won the meet with 34 points.

 

Murray tallies 3 but HU soccermen lose

Scott Murray tallied three goals but was outdone by sloppy defensive play as the Huntington University men's soccer team fell to visiting Lawrence Tech, 4-3, in double overtime on Monday, Sept. 1.

Murray had given the Foresters, 0-2, a 2-0 lead in the first half, but two HU blunders on defense let Tech knot things at 2-2 heading into intermission. The visitors took a 3-2 lead 20 minutes into the second half before Murray's third score knotted things at 3-3, where the score stayed through the end of regulation and the first overtime before Tech scored in the 102nd minute.

 

Sparks' record run leads HU to Bluffton Invite title

Sophomore Christine Sparks ran a course record to pace the Huntington University women's cross country team to victory at the Bluffton University Invitational on Friday, Aug. 29.

Sparks covered the 5K course in 19:02.64 to finish first out of 68 runners and lead HU to 42 points, five less than runner-up Ohio Northern.

 

Forester cross country team 3rd at Bluffton

Placing three runners in the top 20, the Huntington University men's cross country team placed third among five teams at the Bluffton University Invitational on Friday, Aug. 29.

Austin Presnell paced HU by placing 11th in 20:09.30, while Brian Menzie logged a time of 20:35.00 to claim 15th and Eric Baker ran to an 18th place finish in 20:50.02 as the Foresters totalled 91 points for their third place.

Ohio Northern swept the race by taking the top five spots to score 15 points.

 

HU netwomen push USF to wire before falling

Despite missing a competitor in singles, the Huntington University women's tennis team pushed host University of Saint Francis to the wire before falling, 4-5, on Saturday, Aug. 30.

The Foresters, 1-2, won a pair of singles and a pair of doubles matches, but gave away the sixth singles match by default to get the loss.

Morgan Bemisderfer at first singles and Constance Golz at second got the HU solo wins. Bemisderfer ran over Brittany Barger, 6-1, 6-0, and Golz whitewashed Gracie Heise, 6-0, 6-0.

 

HU netmen clean up at USF

After getting swept three times this season, the Huntington University men's tennis team did a little cleaning up of its own in a 9-0 win over host University of Saint Francis on Saturday, Aug. 30, for its first win of the season.

 

HU soccerwomen let early lead slip away

The Huntington University women's soccer team couldn't make an early goal stand up and lost 2-1 to host Purdue Calumet on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Courtney Baker scored just 12 minutes into the contest to give HU, 1-2, the lead, but despite getting 10 more shots in the contest, the Foresters didn't score again, while PC scored once in each half to get the win.

The hosts scored in the 26th minute and then 20 minutes into the final frame.

 

Archery tips


Photo by Steve Clark.

YMCA volunteer Jeff Caley (left) instructs T.J. Smith in the finer points of archery in a field across from the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Aug. 23. Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County spent the morning at The Y trying different sports.

 

Stretch


Photo by Steve Clark.

Zach Smith stretches out for the ball during a game of Wallyball at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Aug. 23. Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County spent the morning at The Y trying different sports.