Lady Vike golfers punch ticket to regional

Huntington North High School sophomore Megan Stephan watches a putt head toward the hole at the Eastbrook Golf Sectional Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Arbor Trace Golf Club. The Lady Vikes finished second as a team to qualify for regional next week.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ golf team punched its ticket to regional next week by placing second at the Eastbrook Girls’ Golf Sectional Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Arbor Trace Golf Club in Marion.

Sophomore Grace Dill tied for third place individually with a score of 86 to lead the Lady Vikes into one of the top three qualifying spots. Wabash took the title with a 371, with Huntington North and Northfield both just one shot back, but HNHS got the runner-up spot by virtue of fifth scorer.

Frosh invite

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North defenders Mallory Kline (left) and Audrie Bowman go up for a block attempt on a Bishop Luers player at the Huntington North Freshman Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 21, at HNHS.

Tacosik reaches assist mark as Forester spikers top SAU

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Jennings Tacosik

Junior setter Jennings Tacosik eclipsed the 2,000-assist mark for her career as the Huntington University volleyball team dropped visiting Spring Arbor Univeristy, 3-1, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Tacosik, a 5-9 junior from Albion, went into the match needing nine assists to reach the mark, and finished with a match-high 38 for the day along with seven kills, six digs and three aces.

The Foresters, 9-8 overall, 3-4 in the Crossroads League, got 15 kills from Paige Eakright, nine from Anna Lewis and eight from Lindsay Ingenito.

Saint Francis downs HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team lost to the University of Saint Francis, 1-3, on Friday, Sept. 20, at Platt Arena.

The Foresters dropped the first two sets, 20-25, 18-25, but gutted out a 31-29 victory in the third frame. The Cougars responded, though, with a 25-15 victory in the fourth set to take the match.

HNHS spikers stop Columbia City

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team defeated host Columbia City, 3-1, on Thursday, Sept. 19.

The Lady Vikings took the first two sets, 25-23, 25-9, before stumbling in the third, 20-25. They rebounded in the fourth frame, though, 25-14, to take the match.

Huntington North, 6-13 overall, 1-0 in Northeast 8 Conference play, was led by Morgan Robrock. The senior did a bit of everything for the Lady Vikings, racking up 15 kills, 22 assists and 13 digs.

Golfgirls win by default

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team won by default over host Marion, which only had three players, on Thursday, Sept. 19.

The Lady Vikings, who posted a score of 202, were led by sophomore Grace Dill, who shot a 45. Junior Macy McCloskey and sophomore Megan Stephan both carded a 52 while sophomore Alex Hoch fired a 53 to cap the team’s score.

With the win, Huntington North finishes the regular season 4-8.

Doubles wins help Vike netboys past Bellmont

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team edged host Bellmont, 3-2, on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Sweeping doubles play helped propel Huntington North to the win. In the first match, juniors Thomas Schweller and Noah Zahn lost just a set on the way to beating Maverick Shifferly and Tanner Hirn, 6-1, 6-0. The second contest saw sophomores Matthew Weill and Reid Eckert defeat Trevor Walker and Gianni Smyrniotis, 6-1, 6-3.

A win by Jacob Daugherty at third singles rounded out the Vikings’ triumphs. The sophomore dispatched Charlie Harris, 6-2, 6-2.

HU soccermen top Manchester

The Huntington University men’s soccer team topped Manchester University, 4-1, on Thursday, Sept. 19, at King Stadium.

After taking a 2-1 lead in the first half, the Foresters scored two more goals in the second to ice the win.

Huntington, 6-2-1, got scores from Luke Unger, Will Lengacher, Christian Kohen and James Howard. Noah Stanford, Hunter Jackson and Lengacher each logged an assist.

The Forester offense finished with 14 shots, nine of which were on goal.

Eastbrook nips HNHS soccergirls

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team fell to host Eastbrook, 2-1, on Thursday, Sept. 19.

The Lady Vikings and Lady Panthers both scored in the first half, with Huntington North’s goal coming from sophomore Addy Wiley. The second stanza saw Eastbrook find the back of the net again while shutting the Lady Vikes out to take the game.

Senior Kodi Douglass took the loss in goal, allowing both Panther scores while recording six saves.

With the defeat, the Lady Vikings fall to 3-5-1.

Vike soccerboys clip Eastbrook

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team defeated visiting Eastbrook, 2-1, on Thursday, Sept. 19.

After the Vikings and Panthers each tallied a goal in the first half, the hosts scored again in the second to craft a lead that would stick.

With the win, Huntington North’s seventh straight, the team improves to 8-3-1.

Senior Peyton Miller provided a goal and an assist for the Vikings while junior Alex Gass supplied a goal.

Aidan Hosler picked up the win in goal, yielding Eastbrook’s lone score while making three stops.

No. 22 Marian sweeps HU volleyball team

The Huntington University volleyball team was swept by host Marian University on Wednesday, Sept. 18, losing 11-25, 20-25, 21-25.

HU, 8-7 overall and 2-3 in the Crossroads League, was led by Paige Eakright with 13 kills against the 22nd-ranked Knights. Anna Lewis added eight kills while Lindsay Ingenito and Brea Metz each had five.

Jennings Tacosik had 30 assists and nine digs.

Ariene Butler led HU with 11 digs and Eakright added 10.

Marian is 12-1 on the season, including a 3-1 record in the CL.

HU netmen drop battle for CL fourth to Goshen

The Huntington University men’s tennis team lost a battle for fourth place in the Crossroads League by falling to host Goshen College, 2-5, on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

HU, 3-6 on the season, 3-4 in league play, got wins from the rackets of Rodrigo Manzo at second singles and Diego Tapia at fourth singles. Manzo beat Juan Cidudad, 6-3, 3-6, 5-3 retired, and Tapia topped Josh Friesen, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Taking off

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Participants in the YMCA-Drovertown 5K take off from St. Peter’s First Community Church, in Huntington, on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Hunt gets her first-ever ace at Clear Creek Golf Course

Shirley Hunt achieved her first-ever hole-in-one on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Clear Creek Golf Course, in Goblesville.

Hunt recorded her ace on the course’s 14th hole during the Bippus Fire Department Outing.

The feat was witnessed by Don Hunt, Dennis Kern and Margie Myers.

Wilson nails ace at Etna Acres

Derrick Wilson achieved his first-ever hole-in-one on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Etna Acres Golf Course, in rural Andrews.

Wilson recorded his ace on the course’s 12th hole.

The feat was witnessed by Troy Cole, Bryan Deeter and Jim Adams.