HN CC advances to semi-state

Photo by Sean Douglas.

The Huntington North girls cross country team won the team title at the Marion Regional at Indiana Wesleyan University Saturday, Oct. 17, while the Viking boys team finished fourth. Both efforts land the teams spots at the New Haven Semi-State, held at Huntington University, Saturday, Oct. 24.

Addison Wiley was the overall individual winner to lead the Vikings Saturday. She finished with a time of 17:56.8, nearly 31 seconds ahead of Norwell’s Lauren Bales.

Lily Clanin competes in regional cross-country competition

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Huntington North High School cross-country runner Lily Clanin competes in the Saturday, Oct. 17, regional competition, held at Indiana Wesleyan’s cross-country course. 

Bulldogs stomp Vikings

Running the ball through a crowd of New Haven High School football players is Huntington North High School football player Aden Dennis. The New Haven Bulldogs clobbered Huntington North on Friday, Oct. 16, winning 41 to 7.
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The Huntington North High School football team hosted the New Haven Bulldogs on Friday, Oct. 16, for a conference match.

For the first quarter of the game, New Haven and Huntington North were evenly matched, with neither team able to make a touchdown before the clock hit zero. This quickly changed when New Haven took the first touchdown of the evening. With the extra point made, the score moved to 7-0 in favor of New Haven. With 5:53 left in the first half, the Vikings answered the Bulldogs, evening the score to 7-7.

Challenging the New Haven High School defense

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Attempting to run the ball through the New Haven High School defense is Huntington North High School football player Zach Hubartt. New Haven visited the Vikings on Friday, Oct. 16. 

HU Men’s soccer

The Huntington University men’s soccer team got back on track Saturday afternoon with an inspiring 2-1 come-from-behind win over Taylor at King Stadium.

The first half saw an evenly played contest with Taylor owning a one-shot advantage over their hosts, 5-4, without either team cracking the scoreboard. Thirteen minutes into the second frame, Jhon Alzate lasered a shot off the post that bounced in to put Taylor up 1-0.

HU Women fall to TU

Up against Taylor for the second time this season, the Huntington University women’s soccer team suffered a 5-0 loss to the Trojans at Turner Stadium.

Because Covid has forced numerous postponements, the league has opted to adjust the Crossroads League standings from two divisions to one. With this decision, any second round games against CL opponents are considered non-conference matches and won’t affect the league standings.

HN volleyball season ends at sectional

Huntington North High School varsity volleyball player Kendal Kline reaches to send the ball over the net to her New Haven High School opponents during sectional play on Thursday, Oct. 15. The Lady Vikings dropped three matches to the Lady Bulldogs, ending their season.  New Haven moved on to round two of the sectional on Saturday, Oct. 17, facing Fort Wayne Wayne High School.
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The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team traveled to South Side High School on Thursday, Oct. 15, to compete against New Haven High School in the first round of sectional play for the season.

The Lady Vikings and the Lady Bulldogs started their evening with evenly matched play, with New Haven taking a 25-21 win for set one. HNHS quickly answered with a close 25-23 win in set two.

Maisyn Robrock competes in sectional play

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Huntington North High School volleyball player Maisyn Robrock bumps a ball that has come her way during sectional play on Thursday, Oct. 15, against New Haven High School. The sectional volleyball tournament was hosted at South Side High School, with New Haven advancing to the second round of sectional play on Saturday, Oct. 17. 

HU volleyball takes loss

The Pilots of Bethel University handed the HU volleyball team a 3-1 loss, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Platt Arena in second round action of Crossroads League play.

The four set scores are as follows: 25-19, 25-19, 20-25 and 25-16. HU’s win in set three saw an uptick in offensive efficiency for the Foresters who finished the set with a .171 hitting percentage to Bethel’s .109. Brea Metz led the charge with four kills on seven swings.

The hosts never trailed in the third set but, unfortunately, they never led in the fourth and final set.

HU men’s soccer

The Cougars of Saint Francis University handed the Huntington University Forester men’s soccer team a 1-0 loss on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium.

It’s the second time this fall these two squads have squared off, with HU getting the best of USF 1-0 last month.

Just like the first time around, it was a defensive battle from start to finish with the lone goal on this given night coming by way of Ethan Vigario’s penalty kick in the 50th minute.

HU’s Gabe Greenfield took the loss in net while Caleb Spencer posted the shutout win for the Cougars.

HU runner earn honor

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Huntington University cross country runner Adrien Gentie was voted the NAIA National Runner of the Week, announced on Wednesday, Oct. 14. 

Pair of HU runners earn honor

Huntington University cross country runner Emma Wilson has been named the NAIA Women’s Runner of the Week for the second straight week.
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The awards continue to pile up for Huntington University sophomore Emma Wilson, who was tabbed the NAIA Women’s Runner of the Week for the second straight week as announced by the national office on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Wilson’s 5K performance at the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede during the weekend of Oct. 10 proved the top time in the nation across all college divisions so far this fall. The Greencastle native clocked in at 16:24 which also established a new course record and blew away the competition with over 1 minute 15 seconds separating her from the second-place finisher.

Crossroads League announces All-Conference

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The Crossroads League national office released its 2020-21 basketball preseason polls and among the list of honorees included were Huntington University’s Sam (Hammel) Vaughn and Caleb Middlesworth.

Vaughn enters her senior season as HU’s top returning leading scorer and rebounder, having averaged 11.3 points and 6.5 rebounds a year ago. She also posted a conference-best 2.6 steals per night to go along with a team-leading 5.2 assists which proved the second best average among her league peers.

HU Women take first season win

The Huntington University women’s soccer team picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 14, by blanking Bethel, 4-0, under the lights at Morey Field.

Freshman Riley Voss kept the hosts out of the net for the first collegiate shutout of her young career. The rookie keeper finished with four saves.

After a scoreless first half, HU unleashed to find back netting four times in less than 35 minutes. Jordan Adam started the scoring frenzy with a left-footed strike.

HNHS girl’s CC team advances to regionals

Huntington North High School cross country runner Addy Wiley competes on Saturday, Oct. 10, in the girl’s cross-country sectional at Indiana Wesleyan University. The HNHS girl’s team came away with a sectional win, advancing to regionals.
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The Huntington North High School girls’ cross country team traveled to Indiana Wesleyan University’s cross-country course on Saturday, Oct. 10, to compete in the 2020 sectional race.

One Lady Viking runner had a PR and all seven runners were in the top 15, bringing them the sectional win.

The team will move on to the regional competition, which will also be held at the IWU course, on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Should the Lady Vikings win during the regional race, runners will advance to the semi-state competition on Saturday, Oct. 24.