Adult Kyu promotions

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The Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana dojo recently issued certificates to Adult Kyu students, promoting them to new belt ranks after they successfully passed examinations on Sept. 16. Pictured are (from left) Yuko Minka, Austin Rine (orange belt), Rachel McGregor (orange belt), Harry Boggs (orange belt), Nathaniel Mygrant (white belt one stripe), Quentin Lintz (white belt one stripe), Kevin McGregor (second degree green belt) and Sensei Dawn Anderson. Not pictured are Fred Bishop (orange belt) and Gretchen Schaadt (orange belt one stripe).

Karate junior promotions

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Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Junior Kyu students were recently promoted to new belt ranks after they passed exams on Sept. 16. Included in the picture (from left) are Yuko Minka and Mason Payton (yellow belt two stripe), Eva Schlicht (yellow belt), RJ Schlicht (yellow belt), Arianna Landers (yellow belt one stripe), Thain Kelly (blue belt one stripe) and Sensei Dawn Anderson. Not pictured are Landon Boggs (yellow belt two stripe) and Aiden Miller (purple belt).

HU harriers 19th at NAIA Great Lakes Challenge

The Huntington University men’s cross country team placed 19th out of 24 teams competing at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Aquinas College.

Adrien Gentie led the way for HU by finishing 64th out of 285 runners in 27:04 over the 8K course. Elijah Chesterman placed 91st in 27:50, Kevin Moser was 114th in 28:37 and Kody Ahrens and Zach McIntyre finished 130th and 131st, respectively, in 29:32 and 29:40.

HU only had four women in the race and therefore did not score as a team.

Knispel & Co. down Bethel

Huntington University midfielder Audra Klopfenstein charges downfield with the ball during the Foresters' 3-1 win over visiting Bethel at King Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Matea Knispel continued her assault on opposing nets and got help from a pair of teammates as the Huntington University women’s soccer team downed visiting Bethel, 3-1, on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Jaime Calvin scored the only goal of the first half to give HU, 8-7-1, a halftime lead, then she fed Knispel for her 16th goal of the campaign to put HU up by two a the 62:51 mark. Although Bethel got on the board less than a minute later, sophomore Hannah Williams, a Huntington North product, iced the contest with her first collegiate goal at the 85:27 mark.

Forester booters let early lead slip away

The Huntington University men’s soccer team let an early lead slip away and wound up a 3-1 loser to host Bethel College on Saturday, Oct. 21.

HU freshman Jake Erlandson gave the Foresters, 7-4-4, the early lead when he blasted a free kick into the Bethel net following a Bethel foul at the 21:40 mark, but the Pilots came back for two scores before the half to take a 2-1 lead. The Pilots grabbed an insurance goal at the 79:11 mark to bring the game to its scoring conclusion.

Lady Vike Scheiber heading to state cross country meet

Huntington North freshman Hanna Whitney drives forward at the New Haven Girls' Cross Country Semi-state on Saturday, Oct., 21, at The Plex, in Fort Wayne.
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Huntington North High School senior Chloe Scheiber punched her own ticket to the state cross country meet next week with a 10th place overall finish at the New Haven Girls’ Cross County Semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Plex, in Fort Wayne.

Scheiber crossed the finish line in 19:08.32 to claim 10th place overall and seventh among team competitors, giving her one of the 10 spots given to the top finishers whose teams did not advance to state, as the Lady Vikings placed 11th as a team.

Viking harriers ninth at semi-state

Huntington North senior Aaron Hendryx competes Saturday, Oct. 21, at the New Haven Boys' Cross Country Semi-state at The Plex, in Fort Wayne.
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The season ended quietly for the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team with a ninth place finish Saturday, Oct. 21, at the New Haven Boys’ Cross County Semi-state at The Plex, in Fort Wayne.

Despite going in to the race as one of the four regional champions, the Vikings didn’t get close to the top six team finish needed to advance to next week’s state meet. Their score of 216 points was 37 off the score of 179 posted by Pendleton Heights to grab the final qualifying spot.

Taylor straight-sets HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team lost in straight sets, 0-3, to visiting Taylor University on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

HU booters beat Grace

Huntington University's Matheus Louzada maneuvers with the ball on what turned into a scoring run in the first half of the Foresters soccer game against visiting Grace College on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18. HU won 3-1.
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The Huntington University men’s soccer team dispatched visiting Grace College, 3-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The Foresters scored twice in the opening half and once in the second before their guests finally got on the board to avoid the shutout.

Noah Stanford scored Huntington’s first goal. The freshman then provided an assist on the second score, which came courtesy of junior Matheus Louzada.

Junior Ty Sproat rounded out the team’s offensive effort, scoring off an assist from junior Travis Hurtis.

HU women booters short to Grace

The Huntington University women’s soccer team came up short to host Grace College, 2-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

While the Lancers got on the board in the game’s eighth minute, Forester goalkeeper Paige Coolman shut down their offense the remainder of the half, racking up five saves to send Huntington into the break down just 1-0.

The Foresters scored the equalizing goal at the 62:46 mark. Audra Klopfenstein passed to fellow senior Brandi Spear, who found the back of the net for her 10th goal of the season.

Sectional tickets on sale Oct. 23

Tickets for the high school football sectional will go on sale Monday, Oct. 23, in the main office and athletic office of Huntington North High School. Tickets will be available in both offices through Friday, Oct. 27, at noon.

Tickets will also be sold at the HNHS football game against McCutcheon at Kriegbaum Field on Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets will be sold beginning at 6 p.m. at the main gate on North Jefferson Street and the northwest gate near Hardee’s and Subway.

2 from county to compete in AMSOIL Ironman

Shane McCoart, of Roanoke, will be one of two Huntington County residents competing at the AMSOIL Ironman in Crawfordsville this weekend. McCoart competes in a 4x4 class.
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Huntington County residents Shane McCoart and Pat Flynn will be competing at the AMSOIL Ironman, the final event of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville.

The AMSOIL GNCC Series, presented by Maxxis, is a 13-round off-road racing competition with classes for off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and utility task vehicles.

Lady Vike spikers grab three all-conference first team spots

Three members of the Huntington North High School volleyball team have been named to the Northeast 8 Conference first team.

Senior Kalee Platt and juniors Macy Niswander and Maddy Robrock received the honor for the Lady Vikings. Platt, an outside hitter, finished with 213 kills and a team-high 59 aces. Niswander, a middle blocker, led Huntington North in kills, with 278, and total blocks, with 76. Robrock, also a middle blocker, logged 236 kills while registering 60 total blocks, finishing second on the team in both categories.

Foresters 0-2 on second day of Lykowski Tourney

The Huntington University volleyball team went 0-2 on the second day of the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Indiana Tech.

The Foresters suffered a pair of 2-3 defeats, falling to Lawrence Tech University and Indiana University Kokomo. The losses brought Huntington’s record at the tournament to 1-3. The Foresters’ record on the season stands at 12-16.

Special Olympics hoop starts Thursday eve

Huntington County Special Olympics Basketball begins on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Horace Mann Education Center, 2485 Waterworks Rd., Huntington.

Individuals must be at least 8 years old and have been identified as having an intellectual disability to be eligible to compete in Huntington County Special Olympics.

Salvation Army taking hoops league sign-ups now

Sign-ups are underway at the Salvation Army for co-ed basketball.

Youth from ninth to 12th grades are invited to register Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the office, 1424 E. Market St., Huntington.

A parent must be present to sign up. A fee is charged; however, financial assistance is available.

Registrations can be picked up and dropped off at any time in the outside drop box. Registrations will be accepted through Nov. 17 or until full.

For more information contact the Salvation Army at 356-3485.

Softball champions

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Getting Plowed with the Roushes won the Warren Co-ed Softball League on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Team members are (front row from left) Caroline Lawrence, Britt Jacks, Kari Roush, Leah Yeakle and Kaitlyn Dunnuck; and (back row from left) Luke Roush, Doug Haler, Jeremy Keeran, Kyle Linton, Ethan Gressley and Brandon Betts. Not pictured are Austina Cansler, Lauren Godfrey, Sam Heflin, Jared Jenkins, Megan Sizemore and Sarah Roush. With the win, next year’s team is admitted to the league free of charge. The league’s runner-up was Vinnie’s Team.

Louzada leads HU booters past MVNU

Huntington University defender Noah Stanford makes life difficult for a Mount Vernon Nazarene University player during action Saturday, Oct. 14, at King Stadium. The Foresters won, 2-0.
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Matheus Louzada scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Huntington University men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Louzada knocked in a penalty kick just 49 seconds into the game following an MVNU hand ball to give HU a 1-0 lead, and less than 20 minutes later the junior fed Bradey Gerke for an insurance goal.

Louzada’s goal was his sixth of the season.

Knispel's two scores lift HU soccerwomen

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Matea Knispel

Matea Knispel’s second goal of the game broke a 1-1 tie and pushed the Huntington University women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over host Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Knispel, who entered the game with 13 goals, gave HU a 1-0 lead in the first half when she connected on a left-footed shot from about 20 yards out at the 4:09 mark. The teams were deadlocked at 1-1, however, when the junior midfielder put a penalty kick behind the MVNU goalie at the 82:44 mark following a penalty call for a hard MVNU foul against Knispel.

1-2 punch of Scheiber, Miller leads Lady Vike harriers to semi-state spot

Huntington North senior Charlotte Borland  competes Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Marion Girls' Cross Country Regional at Indiana Wesleyan University. Borland placed 19th for HNHS as the Lady Vikes took second as a team to qualify for the New Haven Semi-state next week.
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The 1-2 punch of Chloe Scheiber and Alena Miller helped Huntington North to a second place finish at the Marion Girls’ Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 14, guaranteeing them a spot at next week’s New Haven Semi-state.

Scheiber, a senior, placed fourth and Miller, a junior, placed sixth to lead the Lady Vikings to a score of 72, 32 off of champion Oak Hill but more than good enough to put them among the five qualifiers for semi-state, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Plex in Fort Wayne.

Spahr leads Viking harriers to regional championship

Huntington North High School sophomore Wilson Whicker competes Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Marion Boys' Cross Country Regional. Whicker placed third for the Vikings as Huntington North took home the regional crown.
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Junior Brock Spahr placed second overall to lead Huntington North High School to the Marion Boys’ Cross Country Regional Championship on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Vikings beat runner-up Bellmont by 15 points with a score of 46 to earn one of five spots at next week’s New Haven Semi-state, to be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at The Plex in Fort Wayne.

Viking harriers are regional champs

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The Huntington North High School boys’ cross country team won the Marion Regional on Saturday, Oct. 14. Team members are (front row from left) Jackson Wright, Jarid Miller, JJ Whicker, Wilson Whicker, Isaiah Clampitt, Drew Davis and Elijah Eckert and (back row from left) Head Coach Curtis Hines, Nolan Young, Aaron Hendryx, Brock Spahr, Alex Bishop, Jacob Wust and Assistant Coach Matt Ditzler.

Viking gridders close regular season with loss to New Haven

The Huntington North High School varsity football team closed out the regular season with a 41-20 defeat to host New Haven on Friday, Oct. 13.

The Vikings trailed 7-3 going into the second quarter, which saw the Bulldogs outscore their guests, 20-7, to craft a 27-10 advantage heading into halftime. After kicking a field goal in the third frame, Coach Rick Burnau’s squad scored a touchdown in the fourth while the hosts reached the end zone twice to cap the lopsided affair.

With the loss, Huntington North drops to 0-9, 0-7 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

HU spikers 1-1 on first day at Lykowski Memorial Tourney

The Huntington University volleyball team went 1-1 on the first day of the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament on Friday, Oct. 13, at Indiana Tech.

The Foresters, 12-14, started off the day with a 1-3 loss to the host Knights before bouncing back with a 3-2 victory over Indiana University Southeast.

Against IU Southeast, the Foresters won the opening set, 25-17, before losing the following two frames, 21-25, 19-25. Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad knotted things up with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set before taking the match with a 15-12 triumph in the fifth.

Forester bowlers 21st at Midwest Bowling Classic

The Huntington University men’s bowling team claimed 21st at the Midwest Bowling Classic, held Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, at AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa, WI.

Austin Schultz paced the Foresters with a 219 six-game average. Schultz finished 21st in the all-tournament team portion of the tourney.

Huntington finished with a pin total of 8,984. Calumet College of St. Joseph took home the title with 10,050 pins.

Forester women bowlers 16th in season-opener

The Huntington University women’s bowling team placed 16th at the Midwest Bowling Classic, held Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, at AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa, WI.

The Foresters were led by Lily Rutherford, who averaged 195 for six games on Saturday and for her efforts finished 21st for the all-tournament team portion of the tournament.

As a team, Huntington finished with a pin total of 8,042, with the winning team, Saint Ambrose, tallying 9,102 pins.

Signing with the Foresters

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Huntington North High School senior Jarret Gray (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Thursday, Oct. 12, to continue his baseball career at Huntington University. Present at the signing were his mother (seated left) Kelly Gray and father (seated right) Nick Gray and (standing from left) HNHS Head Baseball Coach Jared Hammel and HU Head Baseball Coach Mike Frame.

Lady Vike spikers fall in sectional to state's top team

Huntington North senior Madalyn Robrock puts down a kill despite the efforts of several Yorktown players at the Yorktown Volleyball Sectional on Thursday evening, Oct. 12. Yorktown, the state's top-ranked volleyball squad, swept the Lady Vikings out of the sectional, 0-3.
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The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team found out why Yorktown is the top-ranked team in the state of Indiana as the Lady Vikings were swept out of the Yorktown Volleyball Sectional, 0-3, on Thursday, Oct. 12.

The Lady Vikings, despite heading into the sectional at 23-8, were no match for Yorktown, which came in at 31-2. HNHS lost the first game, 20-25, then went down 13-25 in both of the final two games.

HU netters Poncio, Manzo again earn all-conference honors

For the second year in a row, the Crossroads League has tabbed Huntington University men’s tennis players Ignacio Poncio and Rodrigo Manzo as all-conference honorees.

For Poncio, a junior, it marks his third all-conference award in as many years. Playing at Huntington’s No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles, the Argentina native logged a 7-2 record in singles action while posting six wins against three losses in doubles play to guide the Foresters to a third-place finish in the conference standings. His overall record this fall was 12-3 in singles and 9-5 in doubles.

HU's Golz, Dolde earn all-conference honors

The Crossroads League announced its women’s tennis all-conference team and among the list of honorees were Huntington University’s Constanze Golz and Meg Dolde.

As Huntington’s No. 1 player, Golz earned her fourth all-conference badge. The senior posted a 5-4 record in singles action in Crossroads League play and finished the fall season with an overall singles record of 13-6.