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Oak Lanes Week of Oct. 22


Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Gus Ballance, 208; Bill Reed, 201; Bill Kusler, 192.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 549; Gus Ballance, 530; Bill Kusler, 496.
Women's High Game: Suzy McClure, 185; Fran Bolton, 151; Rosalyn Hughes, 123.
Women's High Series: Suzy McClure, 447; Fran Bolton, 390; Rosalyn Hughes, 342.
Over Average: Suzy McClure, +69; Rosalyn Hughes, +63; Billy Mundy, +20.
Top Teams: The B's, 27-13; Two G's, 25-15; Old Goats, 22-18.

 

Three HU women bowlers in top 25 at Boilermaker Classic

Three members of the Huntington University women's bowling team finished in the top 25 individually out of the 172 bowlers at the Boilermaker Classic at Mike Aulby's Arrowhead Bowl in Lafayette on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, to spur the team to a seventh place finish out of 16 teams.

Casandra Griffith averaged a 182.2 in the five regular team games on Saturday to lead the Foresters and finish 15th individually. Ayla Yeiter averaged a 182.2, Emily O'Leary averaged a 179.6 and the two finished 22nd and 25th, respectively, to complete Huntington's trio in the top 25.

 

HU men keglers struggle at Boilermaker Classic

The Huntington University men's bowling team finished 20th out of 21 teams at the Boilermaker Classic at Mike Aulby's Arrowhead Bowl in Lafayette on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28.

Kris Kasson averaged a 166.6 across five games for a total of 833 to lead the Foresters and make 87th place individually. Tyler Neff averaged a 158.6 for 98th place and Connor Brown averaged a 156.2 for 101st.

 

Lady Vikings 20th at state cross country finals


Photo provided by Jim Ditzler.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team finished 20th out of 24 teams at the IHSAA Girls' Cross Country State Finals in Terre Haute on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The scoring was close as the Lady Vikings' tally of 422 was just 18 points off the 15th place finisher's mark.

The top three finishers for Huntington North were seniors, led by Kayla Patrick, who finished 46th among scoring runners in 19:46. Next was Robyn Karst, who placed 59th in 19:57. Marie Ditzler took 78th place in 20:12 to complete the senior trio.

 

Forester women booters fall to Taylor in Crossroads League tourney

Host Taylor scored once in each half and kept the Huntington University women's soccer team off the scoreboard completely as the Foresters lost 2-0 in first around action of the Crossroads League Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Cara Johnson of Taylor broke a scoreless tie with a goal at 24:17 as she received a pass form Amanda Rosen behind the HU defense to score what would be the game-winning goal.

HU, which finished the season at 12-6-1, got five saves from goalkeeper Samantha Barclay on the afternoon.

 

Foresters fall to top-ranked IWU in Crossroads League tourney

The first appearance by the Huntington University men's soccer team in the Crossroads League tournament in four years ended after one quick game as the visiting Foresters were downed by top-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University, 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The lone goal for HU was credited to IWU as an "own goal" as Wildcat goalie Josh Goepper carried a long HU shot into the goal due to his momentum at the 2:23 mark.

HU reciprocated on the gift seven minutes later as the ball caromed off a Forester player and got past HU goalie Drew Mattingly for the tying score.

 

Taylor slides by HU women's soccer team in OT


Photo by Scott Trauner.

After two scoreless halves, the Huntington University women's soccer team couldn't find the back of the net before visiting Taylor University in overtime and ended the regular season on a losing note, 1-0.

The defeat completes Huntington's record at 12-5-1 and 5-3-1 in Crossroads League play for the regular season.

Molly Drooger scored the game-winning goal for the Trojans off an assist by Dani Goecke.

Sam Barclay had four saves in goal for the Foresters.

 

 

CMS 7th grade football season ends on down note

The season came to an end for the Crestview Middle School seventh grade football team against host Edgewood, 32-2, on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The Cougars had trouble on offense, with Ian McCutchen gaining only 15 yards rushing yards and Colin Landrum limited to that same total through the air.

Mason Landrum led Crestview's defensive effort with six tackles. Colton Hasty, Trent Cissel and Hunter Strauss added three tackles apiece.

The defense forced a safety to put the Cougars on the board.

 

 

Special Olympics hoop program to start practicing

The Huntington County Schools Special Olympics basketball program will begin its practices on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Crestview Middle School.

Practices will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Athletes ages 8 to 21 with an intellectual disability are invited to participate in the Skills Program, 3v3 team or 5v5 teams.

Parents are asked to attend this first practice to complete any necessary paperwork.

 

North pushes hard but falls in four at volleyball regional


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North pushed hard but Carroll proved too much and stopped the Lady Vikings in four games at the Huntington North Volleyball Regional on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Finishing at 21-14 on the season, the Lady Vikings lost 22-25, 20-25, 25-23, 19-25 to a Carroll team that is now 27-8 going into the Huntington North Semi-State on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Senior Alexis Wygant led the Lady Vikings with 15 kills, and juniors Josie Beaver and Jessie Drew each added 10.

Senior Allyson Trout passed out 28 assists on the evening for the Lady Vikes.

 

Forester soccermen snap loss streak at 3 as Essig nets pair


Photo provided.

The Huntington University men's soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday, Oct. 20, with a win over visiting Saint Francis in its regular season finale.

The 2-0 victory improves the Foresters' record to 8-8-2 and 3-6 in Crossroads League play.

Jake Essig was responsible for both of Huntington's goals, netting one in each half. Jordan Jatzek assisted on the second goal.

Drew Mattingly recorded the shutout in goal for the Foresters and made five saves.

 

 

Lady Vikings sweep South Side for volleyball sectional title


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School volleyball team won the South Side Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 20, with a sweep of host South Side in the championship match and a win over Jay County prior to that.

The Lady Vikings, 21-13 made quick work of the Archers, 25-17, 25-10, 25-17.

Junior Josie Beaver had nine kills and senior Alexis Wygant added seven. Freshman Alexa Hill was the assists leader, with 15, and senior Allyson Trout dished out nine.

 

Volleyball sectional champs


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School volleyball team won the South Side Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 20, defeating South Side in three games. Team members are (front row from left) Carley McElhaney, Kaylie Killian, Josie Eckert, Allyson Trout, Alexis Wygant, Marisa Kitt and (second row from left) Alexa Hill, Tess Widener, Maggie Hollman, Assistant Coach Alicia Burrus, Head Coach Jessica Fuller, Mikayla Carpenter, Allison Bucher, Emiley Gray, Josie Beaver and Jessie Drew.

 

Championship match spike


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Josie Beaver connects on a spike against Lakesha LaMaster-Stephens of Fort Wayne South Side in the championship match of the South Side Volleyball Sectional on Saturday evening, Oc. 20. The Lady Vikings won in a three-set sweep, 25-15, 25-17, 25-10.

 

Smack down coming up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Jessie Drew is about to smack down a dink attempt by Jay County's Emily Westgerdes during second round action at the Fort Wayne Soth Side Volleyball Sectional on Saturday mroning, Oct. 20. The Lady Vikings won in four sets to advance to the even's championship match against South Side.

 

HU women's soccer team plays to 1-1 tie with Bethel

The Huntington University women's soccer team played to its first tie of the season 1-1, on Saturday, Oct. 20, against host Bethel College.

The tie takes the Foresters' record to 12-4-1 and 5-2-1 in Crossroads League play.

Huntington looked headed toward a win with a 1-0 lead and time ticking down in the second half when Bethel's Kristen Zeilenga scored at the 87:31 mark, off an assist by Nicole Steller, to equal Brittany Hartman's goal at 48:45.

The goal was the lone blemish on goalkeeper Samantha Barclay's seven-save day.

 

 

MVU sweeps Forester spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team gave visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University a competitive match across three sets, but it wasn't enough to avoid the sweep on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The Foresters fall to 4-21 and 2-14 in Crossroads League play with the 22-25, 25-27, 20-25 defeat.

Brittany Rooze contributed to Huntington's offensive and defensive efforts with 10 kills and seven digs. Codie Morie was a multitasker as well, leading the team in digs, with 15, and in assists, with 29.

 

HU volleyball team falls to Marian

The Huntington University volleyball team managed to avoid a sweep, but not defeat, at the hands of visiting Marian University on Friday, Oct. 19.

The loss, 18-25, 17-25, 26-24, 22-25, drops the Foresters' record to 4-20 and 2-13 in Crossroads League play.

The team's offensive load was divided between Kaylee Searles, who had nine kills, and Brittany Rooze and Heather Medich, who had eight apiece.

Searles and Rooze also came up big on the defensive end, with 15 digs and 12 digs, respectively.

 

Lady Viking harriers return to state meet


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team punched its ticket to state with a sixth place finish in the New Haven Cross Country Semi-State at The Plex, in Fort Wayne, on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The Lady Vikings' score of 190 earned them the sixth and final state-qualifying team spot.

 

Viking harriers end season with 14th at semi-state


Photo by Steve Clark.

Despite a strong individual performance by senior Cordell Lewis, the season came to an end for the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team at the New Haven Cross Country Semi-State at The Plex, in Fort Wayne, on Saturday, Oct. 20, as it finished 14th out of 20 teams with a score of 333.

Lewis finished 17th overall and 11th among team scorers in 16:28.08, narrowly missing out on a trip to state with the top 15 individuals.

 

South Side, downpour conspire to stop Vikings in grid sectional


Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Fort Wayne South Side and rainy conditions conspired to bring the Huntington North High School varsity football team's season to an end on Friday, Oct. 19, as the Vikings lost their Class 5A Sectional 3 game, 14-6.

The Archers took advantage of a downpour that favored the rushing game over the passing attack and piled up 181 yards on the ground, with Domonique Gleason, Donovan Clark and Aaron Thomas gaining 99, 56 and 30 yards respectively.

 

Lady Vikes edge Homestead in first round at volleyball sectional


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team edged Homestead in five games on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the opening round of the Fort Wayne South Side Volleyball Sectional.

The Lady Vikings, 19-13, will play Jay County on Saturday, Oct. 20, in second round action after nipping the Lady Spartans, 17-15, in the fifth and deciding game of their match.

 

HU soccerwomen hold off USF


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaitlyn Dreman scored twice in less than two minutes in the first half and the Huntington University women's soccer team held off visiting Saint Francis in the second half to gain a 3-2 win on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Huntington North High School.

Lisa Underwood's goal at 58:55 off an assist from Brittany Hartman gave HU what looked like a secure 3-0 lead, but Saint Francis fought back to within one with just over four minutes left, although the Foresters were able to hang on for their 12th win in 16 games this season.

 

HU volleyball team struggles in three-set loss to IWU

The Huntington University volleyball team struggled to generate offense against host Indiana Wesleyan University and lost 9-25, 13-25, 14-25, on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Melissa Grossman had the largest share of the Foresters' 20 kills, coming up with eight. By comparison, the Wildcats had 42 kills, and three players with at least eight.

Jensen Carnahan dished out 15 assists and Katie Bowers scraped up 11 digs.

The Foresters fall to 4-19 and 2-12 in Crossroads League play.

 

 

Crestview 7th grade volleyball team falls in tourney championship

The Crestview Middle School seventh grade volleyball team won its first match to play for the championship at the NELSMC tournament at Warsaw High School on Saturday, Oct. 13, but fell short at bringing home the title.

The Cougars defeated Lakeview 25-22, 19-25, 15-12 in the first match.

Kaylee Platt had 13 service points and Katie Jamison had 10 to go with six spikes. Karmen Koch, Rileigh Johnson and Johanna Dohrman each had six service points, with Koch and Johnson also contributing eight and nine spikes, respectively.

 

Foresters place 6th of 19 at NAIA Midwest Fall Classic

Shooting matching scores of 311 on both days, the Huntington University men's golf team wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule by placing sixth out of 19 teams at the NAIA Midwest Fall Classic on Monday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The Foresters' total of 622 was 28 shots off the winning score fired by Ashford. Mount Mercy was second with a 596, Marian was third with a 597, Grand View was fourth with a 605 and Nebraska Wesleyan was fifth with a 608.

Freshman Rylan Porter paced the Foresters with a 10-over-par 152 to finish tied for 17th place overall.

 

Landrum leads Crestview over Riverview in NELMSC tournament

Mason Landrum scored all three touchdowns to lead the Crestview football team over Riverview, 18-0, in the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference Tournament at Warsaw on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Landrum scored a pair of TDs rushing and also got one on an interception return.

Landrum led the squad with 35 yards rushing, and Ian McCutcheon added 29.

Landrum also starred on defense, adding six tackles to his pick. Colton Hasty added three tackles.

The Cougars will play Edgewood at Lakeview on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Lakeview.

 

 

Spring Arbor downs HU soccermen, 2-1

Host Spring Arbor scored twice within a five-minute span and held off the Huntington University men's soccer team, 2-1, on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Horraine Lewis cut a 2-0 Spring Arbor lead to a single goal with his shot at 72:29, but the Foresters, 7-8-2, could get no closer.

Forester goalie Drew Mattingly stopped nine of the 11 shots on goal he faced, but Spring Arbor's Joel Musambi scored at 24:31 and Abdul Ibraham tallied at 29:21 for Spring Arbor.

Yordan Rivera assisted on Lewis' goal for HU, which had six shots on net.

 

 

HU signs Columbia City hoop star Benedict


Photo provided.

The Huntington University men's basketball team has added its first recruit for the 2013 season with the signing of Columbia City High School standout Drew Benedict.

The 5-10 guard comes to HU as one of the state's best shooters. With his senior season yet to come, Benedict currently holds the school record for most three-pointers made and attempted for a season and career and is on pace to score more than 1,000 points and finish his prep career as one of the top five scorers in Eagle history.

 

HU bowlers get program rolling

After more than a year in the making, the Huntington University bowling teams made HU history last weekend, Oct. 15-16, by competing in their inaugural bowling tournament, the Storm Western Shootout at Western Bowl in Indianapolis.

The Forester women's team finished 11th out of 26 teams, and the men's team placed 33rd out of 37 teams.
The all-freshmen women's squad had a two-day score
of 7,401 playing six regular games on Saturday and 16 Baker games on Sunday.

 

Cougar gridders split with Whitko

The season came to an end for the Crestview Middle School eighth grade football team on Wednesday, Oct. 10, as the Cougars lost, 40-16, to host Whitko.

Jacob Reust was effective in the ground game, gaining 152 yards and scoring two touchdowns.

Noah Kitt gained his yardage through the air, with 41 receiving yards and a two-point conversion. Trevor Szelis also got into the end zone for two.

Dylan Wynkoop, Trevor Teeple, Connor Adkins and Logan Nightingale all tied for the team lead in tackles.

 

CMS volleyball teams beat Wawasee

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team lost the first game, but reeled off two straight victories to defeat host Wawasee on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The Cougars improve their record to 11-5 with the 19-25, 25-18, 15-14 feat.

The team didn't lack for offensive contributors as Kylie Kaylor had nine kills and four aces and Allyson Mettler had six kills and three aces to go along with two blocks on defense.

The Cougars also got help from Julia Bailey, with three kills, and Jennifer Bartels, with three aces.

 

HU women 2nd out of 32 at Wilmington Invite

The Huntington University women's cross country team finished second out of 32 teams at the Wilmington College Fall Invitational on Friday, Oct. 12.

Gretchen Spahr finished first for the Foresters, grabbing 10th place out of the 340 runners in 18:40.

Teammates Hannah Moore and Cendall Ogle weren't far behind, taking 12th and 14th place in 18:48 and 18:53, respectively. Natalie Spahr claimed 36th place in 19:40 and Krista Wood placed 37th in 19:44 to round out the team's scoring.

 

HU harriers 12th at Wilmington Invite

The Huntington University men's cross country team placed 12th out of 34 teams at the Wilmington College Fall Invitational on Friday, Oct. 12.

Lance Wood was the Foresters' top finisher, taking 52nd place among the 380 runners in 26:30.

Tyler Herber was close behind, earning 55th place in 26:31. Brian Menzie and Antonio Castillo each clocked in at 27:11, good for 79th and 80th place, respectively. Ethan Medley finished in 27:47 for 113th place to round out the team's scoring.

 

Viking JV gridders rout Jay County, 54-0

Behind a potent ground game, the Huntington North High School junior varsity football team routed visiting Jay County, 54-0, on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Charleston Dydasco ran for three touchdowns and Dan Jacobs and Adam Woods each rushed for one.

The Vikings also scored through the air, with Keenan Leichty throwing touchdowns to Kole Hale and Elliot Forth.

Huntington North's offensive effort was further aided by a punt return touchdown, courtesy of Drew Fawcett.

 

Bethel sweeps Forester spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team was swept by host Bethel College on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The Foresters fall to 4-18 and 2-11 in Crossroads League play with the 16-25, 16-25, 17-25 defeat.

Abby Keister and Melissa Grossman were Huntington's offensive leaders with six and five kills, respectively.

The team's assists leader, Jensen Carnahan, once again did her part, dishing out 14 of them.

Katie Bowers and Brittany Rooze scraped up seven digs apiece on the defensive end.

 

 

Taylor nets only goal of day in win over HU soccermen

The Huntington University men's soccer team fell when visiting Taylor University broke up a scoreless game in the second half on Saturday, Oct. 13, to win 1-0.

The defeat sends the Foresters to 7-7-2 on the season and 2-5 in Crossroads League play.

Danny Cawley's goal at 58:24 for Taylor proved to be the only score of the day.

Horraine Lewis had two shots on goal and Jake Essig and Paul Holliday each had one shot for Huntington, but the attempts couldn't find the back of the net.

For the game, Taylor outshot Huntington 11 to six.

 

Spring Arbor quiets HU soccerwomen, 1-0

Following a scoreless first half, visiting Spring Arbor University found the back of the net first in the second half for a score that stood up, sending the Huntington University women's soccer team to a 1-0 defeat.

Offensive playmaker Lisa Underwood had two shots on goal for the Foresters, who fell to 11-4 and 4-2 in Crossroads League play.

Sam Barclay made 10 saves in goal for Huntington in the face of a 17 to five shot disparity favoring of Spring Arbor.

Ashley DeNio got one past Barclay at 52:43 for the only score of the contest.

 

 

Viking harriers win regional


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' cross country team won the Marion regional on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a score of 73 points. The team advances to the New Haven semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 20. Team members are (front row from left) Cam DeWitt, Cordell Lewis, Jacob Miller, Jacob Ambriole and (back row from left) Head Coach Curtis Hines, Assistant Coach Brad Prather, Charlie Mettler, Matt DeWitt, Austin Lange and Assistant Coach Matt Ditzler.

 

Lady Vike harriers defend regional crown


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team won the Marion regional with a score of 42 points on Saturday, Oct. 13. The team advances to the New Haven semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 20. Team members are (front row from left) Robyn Karst, Karson Rowe, Marie Ditzler, Kayla Patrick and (second row from left) Head Coach Don Cotton, Stephanie McElhaney, Marissa Jamison, Hannah Stoffel and Assistant Coach Carrie Boxell.

 

Lady Viking harriers defend regional crown

Next stop: New Haven semi-state Saturday, Oct. 20


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team placed four runners in the top 10 of the Marion regional on Saturday, Oct. 13, and raced to its second consecutive regional crown by winning the meet with a score of 42 points.

Senior Kayla Patrick was the first Huntington North runner to cross the finish line, claiming fifth place overall in 19:25.12.

 

Viking harriers claim regional crown at Marion

Semi-state is Saturday, Oct. 30 at New Haven


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' cross country team followed up its first place showing in the Marion sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 9, by claiming the top spot once again, in the Marion regional on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The Vikings narrowly edged South Adams, 73-76, for the regional crown.

Senior Cordell Lewis set the pace Huntington North, finishing first on the team and third overall in 16:25.21. Fellow senior Jacob Ambriole came next and placed seventh overall in 16:45.24 to give Huntington North two top 10 runners.

 

Viking boys and girls win regional cross country crowns

Semi-states at New Haven next Saturday, Oct. 20

Both the Huntington North High School boys' and girls' cross country teams won the Marion regional on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Huntington North girls used four finishers in the top eight on the way to scoring 42 points, 71 less than runner-up Eastbrook.

Bellmont placed third, Northfield fourth and Norwell fifth to complete the list of schools advancing to next week's New Haven semi-state.

The Huntington North boys squeaked past South Adams by just three points, 73-76.

 

Vikings finish regular season with 28-14 win over New Castle


Photo by Steve Clark.

A steady effort on both sides of the ball helped the Huntington North High School varsity football team end the regular season on a winning note, as the Vikings defeated visiting New Castle, 28-14, on Friday, Oct. 12.

Quarterback Drew Schnitz completed nine of 21 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns. Backup QB Troy Akeley got in on the action as well, throwing a touchdown pass of his own.

Wide receiver Paul Ehler was the favorite target, leading the team in receiving with five catches for 108 yards and two scores. Caleb Richison added two catches for 72 yards.

 

Heading for six points


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North wide receiver Paul Ehler catches a pass and heads for a touchdown in the first quarter of the Vikings' 28-14 win over visiting New Castle on Friday, Oct. 12.

 

Lady Vike spikers get brooms out against Manchester

Host Manchester gave the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team a good fight in game one, but that was all it could muster as the Lady Vikings got out their brooms for an easy three-game sweep on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Huntington North improved its record to 17-11 with the 25-21, 25-7, 25-13 victory.

Josie Beaver supplied the offense for the Lady Vikings, generating 13 kills. Allyson Trout was there to help, dishing out 14 assists.

Alexis Wygant and Mikayla Carpenter came up big on defense, scraping up 14 and 12 digs, respectively.

 

 

Bethel stops HU soccermen win string

The Huntington University men's soccer team couldn't push its win streak to three as host Bethel College scored early and often, beating the Foresters, 5-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Jordan Jatzek put Huntington, 7-6-2, on the board in the second half with the Pilots leading 3-0.

Just two minutes later, however, Ricardo Carvalho scored the first of two insurance tallies for Bethel to quash the Foresters' offensive momentum.

Tyson Bradley-Kalischuk assisted on the Jatzek goal and goalkeeper Drew Mattingly recorded four saves.

 

 

Khudziy gets lone 'W' in Forester tennis loss

In the wake of being named to the All-Crossroads League team for the third consecutive year, Huntington University men's tennis player Vlad Khudziy gave the Foresters their lone win against host Tiffin University on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Khudziy defeated Maximillien Waeters, 6-4, 6-1, at first singles, with Huntington losing the match, 1-8. The Foresters ended the regular season at 5-8.

 

HU spikers' comeback attempt falls short at USF

The Huntington University volleyball team's comeback attempt against host Saint Francis fell short on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The Foresters lost the first two games, 16-25, 15-25, before battling back to win the third game, 25-18. The team battled once more in the fourth game, but the contest ended in a narrow 23-25 defeat, and the match ended in a 1-3 Huntington loss.

The team's record stands at 4-16 on the season and 2-9 in Crossroads League play.

 

HU women's tennis team ends with shutout loss

The Huntington University women's tennis team ended its season with a 0-9 defeat to host Tiffin University on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

 

Set sectional details for football, volleyball

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced sectional details for the Huntington North High School varsity football and volleyball teams.

Varsity football will open sectional play at home against Fort Wayne South Side in Class 5A, Sectional 3, on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.

Varsity volleyball will travel to Fort Wayne South Side, the Class 4A, Sectional 6 host, and face Homestead on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Underwood goal in 2OT gives Foresters 1-0 win


Photo provided.

Lisa Underwood scored the only goal of the game at 102:06 to push the Huntington University women's soccer team past visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1-0, on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

HU goalie Sam Barclay had seven saves on the afternoon and MVNU goalie Lexus Andolino doubled that as the teams played to a scoreless deadline through regulation and the first of two overtimes.

The win gave the Foresters a program-best 11 victories against three defeats.

 

 

Crestview 7th grade spikers top Riverview

The Crestview Middle School seventh grade volleyball team beat host Riverview, 25-19, 25-14, on Monday, Oct. 8.

Improving to 11-4 on the season, Crestview was led by Katie Jamison with 17 points and two kills. Rileigh Johnson added nine points.

Karmen Koch had a team-high four kills.

 

 

CMS cross country teams near bottom at conference

The Crestview Middle School varsity cross country teams finished near the bottom of the pack on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference meets at Wawasee.

The varsity boys' tam finished in fifth place out of eight teams and the varsity girls placed sixth out of seven teams.

Dillon Valenti finished 13th in 11:27 to pace the varsity boys. David Spencer was 22nd in 11:43, Dawson Hertel was 33rd in 12:06, Evan Kropf was 40th in 12:31 and Nolen Young placed 42nd in 12:38.

All but Valenti sets personal records in the meet.

 

Vikings are cross country sectional champs


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' cross country team won the Marion sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Indiana Wesleyan University. Team memmbers are (front row from left) Jacob Miller, Cordell Lewis, Jacob Ambriole, Luke Doughty and (back row from left) Head Coach Curtis Hines, Charlie Mettler, Matt Dewitt, Cam DeWitt, Assistant Coach Brad Prather and Assistant Coach Matt Ditzler.

 

Lady Vikes repeat as Marion girls' cross country champs


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team won the Marion sectional title on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Indiana Wesleyan Univeristy. Team members are (front row from left) Karson Rowe, Marie Ditzler, Kayla Patrick, Tammy Munroe, Hannah Peters, Robyn Karst and (second row from left) Head Coach Don Cotton, Marissa Jamison, Hannah Stoffel, Cassidy Johnson, Emily Eherenman, Ashleigh Miller, Stephanie McElhaney, Allison Henn, Lauren Daas and Assistant Coach Carrie Boxell.

 

Tight grouping helps HNHS girls repeat as Marion XC champs


Photo by Steve Clark.

Placing all five scoring runners among the top 11 scoring finishers enabled Huntington North High School to repeat as Marion Girls' Cross Country Sectional champion on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Lady Vikes repeated in rather handy fashion, scoring 35 points for less than half the total of runner-up Eastbrook, which had 72.

Northfield was third with 84 points, Southern Wells was fourth with 87 and Oak Hill took the final Marion regional qualifying spot with 103 points.

Regional will be Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m., again at IWU.

 

Northfield ace wins battle, but Vikings' deck stronger in sectional cross country win


Photo by Steve Clark.

Northfield's ace won the battle, but Huntington North's whole deck was a little stronger and earned the Vikings the team championship at the Marion Boys' Cross Country Sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Vikings had four runners in the top 10 and all five in the top 15 to edge the Norsemen, 39-48, to claim the top spot among the five team qualifiers for the Marion regional on Saturday, Oct. 13.

 

Oak Lanes Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes Week of Sept. 24


Monday Early Bird Men's High Game: Gus Ballance, 232; Bill Reed, 215; Bill Kusler, 174.
Men's High Series: Gus Ballance, 650; Bill Reed, 561; Bill Kusler, 507.
Women's High Game: Fran Bolton, 195; Suzy McClure, 126; Madeline Scarbough, 116.
Women's High Series: Fran Bolton, 473; Suzy McClure, 364; Madeline Scarbough, 336.
Over Average: Gus Ballance, +98; Fran Bolton, +50; Bill Reed, +45.
Top Teams: Two G's, 18-6; Two B's, 17-7; Old Goats, 12-12.

 

Viking JV gridders score in many ways, blast Richmond

The Huntington North High School junior varsity football team found the end zone in a variety of ways and blasted visiting Richmond, 42-6, on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Denver Burkely threw two touchdowns for the Vikings, 6-2, to Brady Herr and Colton Nall.

Dan Jacobs and Charleston Dydasco each ran for a touchdown while Houston Lehman returned a punt for a score.

Burkely, Scott McCellan and Steven Delatorre all added two-point conversions.

 

Lady Vike harriers 23rd at Portage

Top runners stay home for SATs

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team finished 23rd out of 38 teams in the Portage Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Hannah Stoffel finished first for the Lady Vikings in a personal-best 19:45, good for 61st place among the 228 runners.

 

Honor to King


Photo by Steve Clark.

Veteran Huntington University Head Track Coach Tom King speaks during the dedicaton ceremony naming the upgraded HU track facilty after him on Saturday, Oct. 6,during HU homecoming activities.

 

Late scores lift Forester soccerwomen over Marian

A pair of late goals erased a 1-0 lead and earned the Huntington University women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over host Marian University on Saturday, Oct. 6.

With the Foresters trailing 1-0, Lisa Underwood knotted things with an unassisted goal at 72:01, and then slightly more than four minutes later Kaitlyn Dreman scored what proved to be the game-winner, also unassisted.

Goalie Samantha Barclay made the scores stand up as she saved four on the day to help push the Foresters to 10-3 on the season.

 

Lady Vikes get momentum, win over Anderson

An overtime win in the first set gave the Huntington North High school varsity volleyball team momentum and carried it to a three-set win over host Anderson on Saturday, Oct. 10.

The Lady Vikes, 17-11, squeak past Anderson in the first game, 28-26, then ran by the hosts 25-18, 25-17 to claim the win.

 

 

HU soccermen push past Marian with second-half goals


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington University broke a 1-1 halftime tie with two goals in the second half to defeat visiting Marian University 3-1, on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Foresters, 7-5-2, got goals from Paul Holliday in the 61st minute and James Parker in the 77th minute to claim the victory.

Bradley Kamden, who assisted on the Holliday goal, got HU on the scoreboard first with a goal at 11:50, but Marian's Steve Bush knotted things nine minutes later, and the teams went into halftime deadlocked.

Drew Mattingly had four saves in goal to get the victory.

 

HU spikers top IU-K, fall to Aquinas

The Huntington University volleyball team split matches at Aquinas on Saturday, defeating IU-Kokomo in straight sets before falling to the host school in four games.

The Foresters downed IU-K, 25-22, 25-14, 25-17, but lost to Aquinas, 23-25, 25-18, 29-31, 14-25.

Kaylee Searles and Brittany Rooze were the big sticks against Kokomo with 10 and nine kills, respectively, and Rooze also led the defense with 12 digs.

Cody Morey was the passing leader with 18 assists, and Jensen Carnahan added 15.
Heather Medich added eight digs.

 

Huntington University Homecoming features alumni basketball game


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brandon Holler (left), a 2000 graduate of Huntington University, plays in the men's alumni basketball game at Huntington University on Saturday, Oct. 6, as part of the college's Homecoming and Family Weekend 2012.

 

PAL football teams have "Pink Out" on Saturday, Oct. 6


Photo by Steve Clark.

Logan Hippensteel (middle), of the Titans, breaks off a run against the Raiders in Police Athletic League tackle football action on Saturday, October 6, at the PAL in Huntington. The PAL sponsored a Pink Out and players wore pink gear in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

HNHS Vikings' win streak comes to end at Richmond Friday, Oct. 5

The high-flying offense of the Huntington North High School varsity football team was grounded by host Richmond on Friday, Oct. 5, and the Vikings' three-game win streak was snapped, 30-12.

The Red Devil defense limited quarterback Drew Schnitz to 30 yards and no touchdowns on four of 13 passing.

 

Lady Vikings end soccer season with sectional loss


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team couldn't get going on offense against Homestead and the Spartans wore down the Lady Vikings' defense, ending their season, 6-0, in the Columbia City Soccer Sectional Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Paige Coolman made 25 saves, tying her season high, but Huntington North was unable to extend its season, finishing at 7-9-1.

Kelsey Wendlandt and Ari Nelson each scored in the first half to give Homestead a 2-0 advantage going into the break.

 

Playing keep away in HNHS girls' soccer action


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kayla Delatorre (right), a member of the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team, tries to keep the ball away from Homestead's Kelsey Wendlandt on defense in the Columbia City Soccer Sectional Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 4. The Lady Vikings lost, 6-0, ending their season.

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Crestview volleyball teams sweep Huntington Catholic

Both Crestview Middle School volleyball teams swept host Huntington Catholic in play on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The CMS seventh graders won their match 25-13, 25-8.

Katie Jamison had 22 points and Gabi Haneline had 11. Kaylee Platt recorded five kills and Karmen Koch had four.

The team improved its record to 10-4.

The Cougar eighth graders won their match 25-11, 25-9.

MacKenzie Canniei had five ace serves and Allyson Mettler had four to go with five kills. Kylie Kaylor added four kills and Ariene Butler had three.

 

Crestview seventh grade football team falls to Wawasee

The Crestview Middle School seventh grade football team lost to visiting Wawasee, 22-6, on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Collin Landrum rushed for 66 yards and Ian McCutcheon gained 16. Reese Zay scored the Cougars' only touchdown.

Mason Landrum was the defensive playmaker for CMS, racking up 12 tackles and grabbing an interception.

Trent Cissel added six tackles to the Cougars' defensive effort, while Colton Hasty, Hunter Strass and McCutcheon added three apiece.

 

 

Viking girls win NCC cross country championship


Photo provided by Jim Ditzler.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team won the North Central Conference championship on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Marion with a score of 15. Pictured are (from left) head coach Don Cotton, Stephanie McElhaney, Marissa Jamison, Karson Rowe, Robyn Karst, Hannah Stoffel, Marie Ditzler, Kayla Patrick and assistant coach Carrie Boxell.

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HNHS girls' cross country team scores a perfect 15 to win NCC championship


Photo provided by Jim Ditzler

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team won the North Central Conference championship in impressive fashion, sweeping the first five places for a perfect score of 15 on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion.

Kayla Patrick led the way for the Lady Vikings, finishing first in 19:51.68.

After Patrick, Hannah Stoffel finished second in 20:07.59, Robyn Karst placed third in 20:12.74, Marie Ditzler snagged fourth in 20:34.28 and Karson Rowe secured fifth in 20:46.52 to complete the team's flawless day.

 

Viking boys win NCC cross country championship

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team won the North Central Conference championship on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, with a score of 30.

Cordell Lewis was the race's top finisher at 16:47.88.

Charlie Mettler finished second for the Vikings at 17:17.47, good for fifth place overall, followed by teammate Jacob Ambriole at 17:28.19 and sixth overall. Finishing fourth for HNHS and seventh overall with a time of 17:29.82 was Matt Dewitt, who rounds out the Vikings finishing in the race's top ten.

 

Indiana hoops hall features NCC history


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The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, in New Castle, has unveiled a new exhibit featuring the strong state tournament tradition and history of boys' basketball in the North Central Conference (NCC).

Huntington North High School, which has been a member of the NCC only since 2003, is included in the exhibit - largely through the efforts of Huntington resident Marvin Tudor, a former teacher, coach and principal and currently the president of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

 

HU women netters aced by IWU at Crossroads

The Huntington University women's tennis team went down to a 0-5 defeat to top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University in the first round of the Crossroads League Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

After sweeping all three doubles matches, the Wildcats claimed wins at fifth and sixth singles to clinch the win and force stoppage of all other matches.

 

Forester golfers fourth at Saint Francis Fall Invite

The Huntington University men's golf team placed fourth out of 13 teams at the Saint Francis Fall Invitational on Monday, Oct. 1, and Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The Foresters carded a 619 to finish 28 strokes behind champion Bethel College with its 591. Holy Cross was runner-up with a 609 and Saint Francis fired a 615.

Josh Teulker led the Foresters with an 8-over-par 152, firing rounds of 75 and 77, one stroke better than Rylan Porter and Devin Dale, who tied for ninth place. Lance Hoch closed out the scoring with a 161.

Mickey Belt was non-scoriner with a 163.

 

 

Crestview volleyball teams sweep Southern Wells

The Crestview Middle School volleyball teams swept visiting Southern Wells on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with the seventh grade winning 25-6, 25-12, and the eighth grade triumphing 25-15, 25-9.

Both teams improved to 9-4 on the season.

Allyson Mettler led the way for the sevnth-graders with seven points, and Jennifer Bartels had six.

Kylie Kaylor had three kills.

Rileigh Johnson scored 14 points to lead the CMS eighth-graders.

 

 

Parkview YMCA to host men’s basketball league

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will host a men's basketball league starting Oct. 21.

The league will include an eight-game schedule plus a single-elimination tournament.

All games will be played on the regulation court.
Games will start at 5 p.m., with 22-minute halves with a running clock.

The YMCA will provide staff, two referees and a timekeeper. Teams will provide a designee to keep the scorebook.

There is a cost for the league and team captains are responsible for collecting and paying sponsor and roster fees.

 

Going for it


Photo by Steve Clark.

Crestview Middle School seventh grade football player James Hundersmarck (left) and Jacob Hand of Wawasee dive for the ball during action between the teams on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

 

Wawasee smacks Crestview eighth-graders

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade football team lost to visiting Wawasee, 28-6, on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Noah Kitt scored the Cougars' only touchdown on a pass from Pat Miller.

Jacob Reust led the team in rushing.

Trevor Teeple and Randall Chasteen led the team in tackles.

 

 

Oak Lanes Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes Week of Sept. 17


Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 243; Gus Ballance, 237; Billy Mundy, 214.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 615; Gus Ballance, 598; Bill Reed, 547.
Women's High Game: Fran Bolton, 164; Suzy McClure, 130; Madeline Scarbrough, 126.
Women's High Series: Fran Bolton, 441; Suzy McClure, 371; Madeline Scarbrough, 331.
Over Average: Bill Kusler, +90; Bill Mundy, +68; Gus Ballance, +58.
Top Teams: Two G's, 14-6; The B's, 13-7; Old Goats, 12-8.

 

HU men's soccer team tops Goshen

The Huntington University men's soccer team broke a 1-1 tie with two goals nine minutes apart in the second half land went on to defeat host Goshen, 3-1, on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

After Goshen tied the contest at 1-1 with a goal in the 51st minute, Josh Codd put HU ahead to stay with a long ball at 61:53, and Paul Holliday added an insurance goal at the 70-minute mark to ice the contest and help HU improve to 6-5-2 on the season.

Kyle Van Wagoner had put HU ahead with a goal at 42:20 in the first half.

Drew Mattingly had five saves in goal for HU.

 

 

HU men's tennis team falls in first round at conference

The Huntington University men's tennis team lost to defending conference champion Spring Arbor, 2-7, in the first round of the Crossroads League Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Earning the HU wins were the number one doubles team of Vlad Khudziy and Jose Hungria and fourth singles player Diego Inurritegui.

Khudziy and Hungria got a measure of revenge as they beat Thomas Caldanne and Aaron Mayes, 8-6, to stop a four-match losing streak to the Spring Arbor duo.

 

Warsaw stops Lady Vike spikers' win string

After a hardfought victory in the first match, the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team couldn't keep up the momentum and fell to visiting Warsaw in four games on Monday, Oct. 1.

The Lady Vikes, 16-11, lost 26-24, 16-25, 13-25, 16-25.

Alexis Wygant had 12 kills and 13 digs to lead the Lady Vikes. Jessie Drew added 10 kills, and Josie Beaver and Emiley Gray each had seven kills.

Mikayla Carpenter led the back-line efforts with 21 digs, and Allyston Trout and Allison Bucher combined for 37 assists, with Trout notching 20 and Bucher having 17.

 

Lady Vike spikers sweep three at Peru

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team upped its win streak to seven by beating Peru, Tipton and Twin Lakes at the Peru Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The Lady Vikes, improving to 16-10, swept all three matches. They beat Peru, 25-11, 25-12, topped Tipton, 25-20, 25-17 and beat Twin Lakes, 25-13, 25-15.

Alexis Wygant had eight kills to lead the waay against Peru. Mikayla Carpenter had 10 digs, Emiley Gray served six aces and Alexa Hill had 12 assists.

Jessie Drew was the kill leader against Tipton with nine. Allyson Trout had 12 assists.

 

Crestview, Riverview split cross country meet

Crestview and Riverview split a cross country meet on Monday, Oct. 1, with Crestview winning the girls' race and Riverview taking the boys' race.

The Crestview girls won 24-31.

Riverview's Aleyah Kelsey captured individual honors by winning in 12:32, but Crestview captured five of the next seven places to get the win.

Chloe Scheiber was tops for Crestview with second place in 12:58. Meagan Thomas was third in 13:09.32, Jackie Ness was fifth in 13:15, Jenna Henline was sixth in 13:15 and Emma Melcher was eighth in 13:26.

 

Crestview cross country teams second at Indian Springs

Both the Crestview Middle School boys' and girls' cross country teams placed second in a three-way meet at Indian Springs on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Led by Dillon Valenti's fifth place finish, the boys scored 53 points. Indiana Springs won the meet with 21 points and Manchester was third with 71 points.

Chloe Scheiber led the girls with a seventh place finish. Crestview scored 58 points, while Indian Springs had a five-person sweep for 15 and Manchester had 64 points.

 

Crestview eighth grade gridders fall to McCulloch

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade football team lost to visiting Marion McCulloch, 42-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Pat Miller led the CMS offense with 29 yards receiving.

Dylan Wynkoop led the Cougar defense with five tackles.

 

 

CMS volleyball teams fall in their own invitational championship games

The Crestview Middle School volleyball teams lost in the championship games of both grades at their own Crestview Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The CMS seventh-graders started off with a 25-16, 25-5 win over Manchester, but fell to Lincoln in the championship, 25-19, 16-25, 8-15.

Katie Johnson had 20 points and two kills and Karmen Koch had eight points and six kills against Manchester. Kaylee Platt led against Lincoln with 11 points and three kills, and Peyton Butler had nine points and four kills.

 

Viking booters fall to Spartans in sectional


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School goalie Chad Wingo withstood most of a furious Homestead barrage but the Vikings came up a goal short and lost 3-2 on Monday, Oct. 1, in the first round at the Homestead Sectional Soccer Tournament.

Wingo, a junior, made a season-high 20 saves and senior Trey Bowling scored once in each half, but the Vikings were unable to extend their season and finished at 8-7-1.

 

HU men 31st at Griak Invitational

The Huntington University men's cross country team placed 31st out of 36 teams at the 27th annual Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the University of Minnesota.

Tyler Herber was the top HU finisher in the 8K race with a 127th place finish in 27:58.
Lance Wood was the next Forester to cross the finish line, doing so in 28:13 for 146th place. Josh Graham was 168th in 28:36, Brian Menzie ran 29:14 for 192nd and Josh McIntyre placed 205th in 29:42.

Ethan Medley placed 212th in 30:08 and Antonio Castillo placed 221st in 30:32 to round out the HU team.

 

HU women 16th at Griak Invitational

Sparked by Gretchen Spahr, the Huntington University women's cross country team placed 16th out of 38 teams a the 27th annual Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29, a the University of Minnesota.

Running a 6K, a kilometer longer than usual, Spahr placed 36th out of 413 runners in 23:47 to lead the Foresters.

Cendall Ogle placed 100th in 24:42 for second place among HU finishers, and Erin Rockey was 103rd in 24:44. Krista Wood ran a 24:57 for 113th place despite taking two spills, and Natalie Spahr completed the HU scoring by placing 117th in 25:01.

 

Kasicki, Spasic get several wins in HU netwomen losses

Cassie Kasicki and Alex Spasic each picked up two wins but the Huntington University women‘s tennis team dropped matches to visiting Cedarville University and host Spring Arbor University in two separate matches on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The Foresters, 3-8, lost to Cedarville 4-5 despite Kasicki and Spasic teaming to win first doubles and both winning singles matches. Against Spring Arbor, the Foresters fell 2-7 as Kasicki and Spasic earned singles wins.

 

Vikings to face Homestead in girls' soccer sectional opener

The IHSAA has announced that the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team will open postseason play against Homestead at Columbia City in the four-team Sectional 11 on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m.

If the Lady Vikings advance, they will face the winner of Columbia City and North Side on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. for the sectional crown.

 

 

United Way Team Mini-Triathlon winners


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Team Parkview Huntington Hospital, consisting of Martin Miller (left), Garrett Davenport (right) and Sean Stanley (not pictured) won the United Way Team Mini-Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 22. Second place went to Tracey Blocker, Fred Stevens and Bryan Cripe of Team Bendix. Placing third were Jeff Hedrick, Cody Hannie and Nate Campbell of Team Schenkel's.