VanAlstine aces hole at Clear Creek

Dick VanAlstine, of Roanoke, hit a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at Clear Creek Golf Course, in Huntington, on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

VanAlstine achieved his ace on the 110-yard hole using a sand wedge and a Titleist ball.

Glenn Hall, Jack Deibler and Rollie Knepper witnessed the feat.

Lady Vikes hold clinic

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Players from the Huntington County Soccer League and Roanoke Youth Sports Soccer League participate at a soccer skills clinic conducted by the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team at the school on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20. The clinic was free and attended by over 30 children who participated in several stations with the team’s players.

No. 23 IWU sweeps HU volleyball team

The Huntington University volleyball team suffered its third shutout of the season when it lost to 23-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Platt Arena.

The Wildcats won 25-9, 25-13, 25-20 to drop HU to 8-8 overall, 4-5 in Crossroads League play.

Tailor Schultheis led the HU offense with five kills. Kate Cobb led the defensive efforts with 17 digs.

HU soccerwomen lose lead, game

Huntington University forward Millie Adams battles with Courtney Wengard of Goshen College in women's soccer action Saturday, Sept. 24, at HU.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University women's soccer team saw a late 2-0 lead disappear and were beaten 3-2 by visiting Goshen College on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The Foresters, 4-4-1 overall and 0-1 in Crossroads League play, were up by the pair of goals with 15 minutes to go, but Goshen tallied three times in a four-minute span to send HU to defeat.

Audra Klopfenstein tallied HU's first goal in the 10th minute when she put in a rebound of a Matea Knispel shot. Oliva Knispel used a pass from her sister to make the score 2-0 in the 66th minute.

Esteban's runner-up finish carries HU golfers to third at USF invite

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Luis Esteban

Luis Esteban placed second individually to pace the Huntington University men's golf team to a third place finish among 11 teams at the Saint Francis Cougar Fall Invitational this past weekend.

Esteban, a freshman from Spain, fired a four-under par 140 to earn runner-up and all-tournament honors and lead HU ot a team score of 607.

Taylor won the tournamant with a 579, followed by Saint Francis with a 588.

Cale Carr was the number two scorer for HU with a tally of 150. Nate Mynatt was next at 154 and Zak Cummings fired a 163.

HU netwomen hail senior day with big win

The Huntington University women's tennis team celebrated senior day in a big way with an 8-1 win over visiting Bethel College on Saturday, Sept. 24.

HU seniors Constance Golz, Morgan Bemisderfer and Celine Rongos each had a had in two wins for the Foresters, 5-2, and the remaining senior, Kerry Ecker had a hand in one win.

Golz defeated Taylor Freedline, 6-3, 6-0, at first singles; Bemisderfer topped Caroline Boger, 6-2, 6-2, at second singles and Rongos triumphed over Abbey VanDiver, 6-1, 6-0 at third singles.

Forester netmen have big high, low in doubleheader split

The Huntington University men's tennis team experienced a big high then a big low as it split a doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 24, sweeping Bethel, 9-0, but losing to Aquinas College, 1-8, at Klopfenstein Courts.

A double 6-0 whitewashing by No. 3 singles player Dawid Baranowski over Jose Morales highlighted the foresters' day against Bethel.

Forester soccermen pick off No. 16 IWU

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Miguel de Sousa

The Huntington University men's soccer team picked off 16th-ranked host Indiana Wesleyan University, 1-0, on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Hayden Suter logged the game's only goal midway through the second half off a pass from Miguel de Sousa, and goalie Brad Buzzard made the score stand up as HU improved to 3-5-1 on the season.

Buzzard stopped all nine IWU shots in the contest.

The goal was Suter's first game-winner of his career.

Lady Vike harriers ninth at New Haven Classic

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team finished ninth out of 18 teams at the New Haven Classic Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Led by junior Chloe Scheiber's 22 place finish among team scorers, the Lady Vikings tallied 236 points to wind up in the top half of the teams competing. Carroll won the meet with 44 points, followed by Homestead with 58 points and Northridge with 120.

Cobblestone too much for Lady Vike golfers at regional

Huntington North sophomore Amara Eckert hits on the first hole at the East Noble Girls' Golf Regional on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Cobblestone Golf Course. The Lady Vikes finished last at the meet as their season ended.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Cobblestone Golf Course proved way too much for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team on Saturday, Sept. 24, as it finished last among 18 teams at the East Noble Golf Regional.

The Lady Vikings finished with a total of 408, 11 shots behind 17th place Southwood and 100 strokes off the winning score of 308 posted by Homestead.

Sophomore Laura Ham led the Lady Vikes with a 95 for the 18 holes of competition. Fellow sophomore Amara Eckert with a 99 was the only other North golfer to finish below triple digits.

HU spikers fall to Grace in five-set thriller

The Huntington University volleyball team got edged by host Grace College, 2-3, in a five-set thriller on Friday, Sept. 23.

After coming up short in the opening set, 22-25, the Foresters evened things with a hard-fought 29-27 victory in the second. The Lancers went back up with a 25-19 triumph in the third, but Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad deadlocked things once more with a 25-15 win in the fourth. It was Grace who’d have the final cheer, though, posting a 15-9 victory in the fifth.

DeKalb aerial attack too much for Viking gridders

The Huntington North High School varsity football team couldn’t stop host DeKalb’s passing attack and suffered a 33-7 loss on Friday, Sept. 23.

The Vikings got burned for 244 yards and three touchdowns by the Barons’ aerial assault, falling to 1-5, 1-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference as a result.

HU netmen easily drop Goshen

The Huntington University men’s tennis team defeated visiting Goshen College with ease, 8-1, on Thursday, Sept. 22.

A loss at third singles was the lone blemish in an otherwise dominant match for the Foresters, who climb to 3-4, 3-2 in the Crossroads League.

HU netwomen dominate Goshen

The Huntington University women’s tennis team posted a dominating 9-0 win over visiting Goshen College on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The Foresters only dropped nine sets in as many matches to pick up their fourth win against two losses.

Coach Roger Ferguson’s squad logged 6-0, 6-0 shutouts at second, fifth and sixth singles. Morgan Bemisderfer blanked Joelle Friesen in the second match, Allison Smith neutralized Megan Ewing in the fifth and Kerrie Ecker overwhelmed Chelsea Katchmazenski in the sixth.

Lady Vike spikers rally past East Noble

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Allyson Mettler

After dropping the first set, the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team got untracked and ripped off the next three sets to earn a 3-1 win over host East Noble on Thursday, Sept. 22

After falling 17-25 in the first game, the Lady Vikes squeaked past East Noble in the second game, 25-22 to knot things at 1-1. After that they were never seriously in trouble again, winning 25-14, 25-16 to improve to 18-5 overall, 3-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Viking netters shellac Columbia City

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team lost only two games en route to a 5-0 shellacking of host Columbia City on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The Vikings, 14-2 overall and 6-1 in the Northeast 8 Conference, swept all three singles matches and the second doubles match.

Gerke scores pair as HU tops OCU

Bradey Gerke scored two goals to lead the Huntington University men’s soccer team over visiting Ohio Christian University, 3-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

After senior Isaac Wust scored in the game’s third minute to give the Foresters a 1-0 lead that they would carry into halftime, Gerke, a freshman, gave the hosts some breathing room in the second stanza with scores in the 45th and 59th minutes.

HU invites community to night of football

Huntington University’s Student Athletic Board will kick off its first powder puff football season with a game on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Kriegbaum Field.

Festivities start at 7 p.m. Admission and concessions, including popcorn, drinks and caramel apples, are free. The community is invited to attend.

Games will be played at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Each game will include audience participation games at halftime, music and a T-shirt cannon.

A mascot contest will be held at the end of the first game.

HNHS netters whitewash Northrop

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team shut out visiting Northrop, 5-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Nick May and Auden Eckert epitomized the Vikings’ dominance with routs at first and second singles, respectively. May, a senior, blanked Orie Imhoff, 6-0, 6-0, while Eckert, a junior, trounced Thomas Lyon, 6-0, 6-0.

Senior Garret Smith rounded out Huntington North’s solo wins with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Matt Marsh at third singles.

HU soccerwomen win slugfest with Manchester

The Huntington University women’s soccer team and visiting Manchester University combined for 30 shots on goal in an offensive exhibition that the Foresters topped, 4-3, on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Roanoke runner tops field at Run for Love 5K at Evangelical UMC

Christopher Shortridge (left) of Huntington, and Paula Weill, also of Huntington, run through the rain during the Run For Love 5K in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 17, sponsored by the Evangelical United Methodist Church.
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Devin Maloy won the Run for Love 5K, held at Evangelical United Meth-odist Church, in Huntington, on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Maloy, a 31-year-old from Roanoke, crossed the finish line in 24:41.9 to top the race.

Hill Toppers to host tournament during Pioneer Festival this weekend

Baseball fans can get their fill of the game — played the old-fashioned way, before the name of the sport became one word — during a tournament hosted by Huntington’s Champion Hill Toppers during this weekend’s Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

The Toppers, formed in 2005, are part of a network of vintage base ball aficionados who use the equipment and rules of the late 1850s, 1860s and 1870s. The games include barehanded catches and gentlemanly exchanges on and off the field.

IWU stops HU netmen

The Huntington University men's tennis team split singles with host Indiana Wesleyan University but got swept in doubles and wound up a 3-6 loser on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

After getting swept in the three doubles matches, the Foresters needed a lopsided advantage in singles but didn't get it and fell back to 4-4 on the season. Wins at three of the first four singles matches had HU within striking distance but IWU got the final two singles wins to seal the deal.

Viking soccerboys lose to Wayne

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team was beaten 3-0 by host Fort Wayne Wayne on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Wayne scored a pair of goals in the opening half and then notched an insurance tally in the second half to drop the Vikings to 5-5-2 on the season.

The Vikings had six shots on goal but were stymied by Wayne goalie Villagomez Hugo.

Viking goalie Sam Poling had three saves to go along with the three goals given up.

No. 2 doubles team rally helps Viking netboys squeeze past Norwell

Huntington North tennis player Dane Eherenman hits a back-hander during the No. 2 doubles match against visiting Norwell on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Eherenman and his partner, Brent Kreiger, won a three-setter to help the Vikings notch a 3-2 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A three-set win at second doubles proved the difference for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team as it clipped visiting Norwell, 3-2, on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Nick May at first singles and Auden Eckert at second singles both got two-set wins, but the No. 2 doubles team of Dane Eherenman and Brent Kreiger tilted the scales in Huntington's favor by coming back against Andrew Mader and Tyler Skiles after dropping the first set 3-6, but winning the second, 6-0, and the third, 7-6, on a 7-3 tiebreaker.

Niswander, Platt pace Lady Vike spikers over DeKalb

Macy Niswander (left) and Kalee Platt.
Photos by Scott Trauner.

Macy Niswander and Kalee Platt each smacked eight kills to help the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a three-game sweep of visiting DeKalb on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The Lady Vikings won 25-14, 25-14, 25-12 to improve to 17-5 on the season, including 2-0 in the NorthEast 8 Conference.

Kylie Kaylor and Brook Shoemaker each had four aces on the night for HNHS, and Kaylor added 13 assists into the mix as well.

Ariene Butler and Mackenzi Cannici spearheaded the defensive efforts with nine digs and three blocks, respectively.

Tillett, Anderson go for five in big soccergirl win

Huntington North junior Hannah Tillett controls the ball while Blackford defender Josselyn Schick tries to keep up action from the Lady Vikings' 8-0 win on Tuesday afternoon at HNHS. Tillett scored three more goals on the afternoon, giving her 26 for the season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hannah Tillett and Autumn Anderson combined for five goals to spark the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team past visiting Blackford, 8-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Tillett, a junior scored a hat trick of three goals and had an assist, and Anderson a freshman, added two goals and an assist to help push the Lady Vikings to 12-1-1 on the season.

Senior Brooke Trice only had to make one save on the day to gain her seventh shutout of the season.

Karmen Koch, Amaya Sunderman and Megan Thomas got the remaining HNHS goals.

Marian wins CL battle for second with HU netwomen

Visiting Marian got the better of the deal in a battle for second place in the Crossroads League as it smashed the Huntington University women's tennis team 7-2 on Monday, Sept. 19.

HU, 3-2 overall and in conference, got only one win in singles and one in doubles. The HU singles win came from Morgan Bemisderfer at No. 3, where she outlasted Mary Mullaney, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, and Constance Golz and Meg Dolde at No. 2 doubles got a 9-7 win over Maria Lueken and Grace Neathery.

Tillett's score gives HNHS soccergirls win over Leo

Hannah Tillett tallied the only score of the game in the second half and the Huntington North High School girls' varisty soccer team defeated host Leo, 1-0, on Monday, Sept. 19.

Senior goalie Brooke Trice made all three saves she needed to to help HNHS improve to 11-1-1 on the season.

Leo makes first-half goal stand up in win over HNHS soccerboys

A first half goal by visiting Leo proved to be the only score in the contest and made the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team a 1-0 loser on Monday, Sept. 19.

Viking freshman goalie Aidan Hosler made four stops, but his offensive teammates couldn't earn the equalizer as HNHS fell to 5-4-2 on the season, 2-3 in the NorthEast 8 Conference.

The Vikings won the junior varsity game, 1-0, on a goal by Jaret Smith off an assist by Nick Perry.

The junior varsity  has a 5-4 record.