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HU men's hoop squad grabs southern Indiana standout Clark

Head Coach Ty Platt and the Huntington University men's basketball program have announced their first 2014-15 recruit with the signing of Switzerland County High School standout Austin Clark.

With his senior campaign yet to come, the Vevay native has already racked up numerous local and state awards throughout his prep career. The 6-7 forward has twice earned a spot on the annual list of Top 100 Underclassmen in Indiana in addition to claiming all-conference honors the last two seasons.

 

HU has 2 on women's soccer all-conference team

The Crossroads League announced its postseason awards for the 2013 women's soccer season, and among the list of honorees were Huntington University seniors Sam Cubic and Jessica Krause.

The two four-year starters have enjoyed 38 wins to date, more than one-third of the program's wins in its 17-year existence.

This is Cubic's second all-conference honor. The Fort Wayne product earned this same honor as a midfielder in 2010. Cubic has 13 career goals to go along with eight assists.

 

HU women's goalie is CL Defensive Player of Week

Huntington University senior goalkeeper Caitlin Adams has been selected as the Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday, Oct. 28.

Adams was selected based on her performance on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Adams totaled 12 saves in first round action of the Crossroads League tournament as the fifth-seeded Forester women's soccer team picked off fourth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2-1 in double overtime.

 

Baker lifts Foresters over MVNU in 2OT


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Junior Courtney Baker scored both Huntington University goals as the fifth-seeded women's soccer team edged fourth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2-1, in double overtime on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the first round of the Crossroads League Tournament.

HU, 6-12, advances to the semifinals, where they will face top-seeded Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

 

HU women harriers 12th at Great Lakes Challenge

The Huntington University women's cross country team placed 12th in a field of 37 teams on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge at Aquinas College.

All but one of the teams beating the Foresters were ranked.

The Foresters' top five runners all finished in the first 75 in the field of 363, led by Gretchen Spahr's 27th place finish in 18:50. Cendall Ogle placed 33rd in 18:57, Erin Rockey was 45th in 19:07, Krista Wood was 63rd in 19:20 and Christine Sparks was 73rd in 19:29.

HU scored 240 points. Taylor won the meet with 80 points.

 

HU harriers 10th at Great Lakes Challenge

The Huntington University men's cross country team finished 10th out of 33 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge at Aquinas College on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Tyler Herber led HU to 372 points with his 33rd place finished out of 387 runners in 26:03 on the 8K course. Eric Baker posted a 26:48 to place 68th, Austin Presnell was 75th with a 26:53, Brian Menzie was 91st in 27:04 and Josh Graham was 105th in 27:21.

St. Francis (IL) won the meet with 66 points.

 

IWU dominates HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team was dominated by host Indiana Wesleyan on Wednesday, Oct. 23, falling in three games, 13-25, 12-25 and 11-25.

HU drops to 7-21 overall, 3-14 in crossroads League play.

Heather Medich topped the HU offense with nine kills. Jensen Carnahan had 17 assists.

Codie Morey led the defense with 11 digs.

 

 

Championship preparation


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kyle Wood (second from left), head coach of the Riverview Middle School seventh grade football team, watches Sam White (right) attempt to break a tackle during the team's practice at the school on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Raiders, 8-1, will play Edgewood for the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference title on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Lakeview Middle School, in Warsaw, at 5 p.m.

 

Fall season champs


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The Huntington Parks & Recreation Department men's softball league wrapped up the fall season recently with a tournament. The New York Life team was crowned champions. Team members are (front row from left) Kaz Kalita, Josh Staton, Tony Land, Aaron Drummond, Sam Ryan and (back row from left) Ben Ryan, Clark Spahr, Jeff Myers, Evan Saunders, Tim Schultz and Justin Carrell.

 

Lady Viking harriers head back to state meet


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team is advancing to the state finals for the second consecutive year, claiming sixth at the New Haven Semi-State on Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Plex, in Fort Wayne, after a sixth runner tiebreaker with Fremont.

 

Vikes' cross country season ends at semi-state

Mettler advances to state as individual


Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team at the New Haven Semi-State, held at The Plex, in Fort Wayne, on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The Vikings finished eighth with a register of 211, 42 points shy of the meet's sixth and final qualifying spot for the state finals on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Terre Haute.

Huntington North will be represented at the state meet, however, as senior Charles Mettler finished 12th in 16:26.83 to claim one of 10 state-qualifying spots for runners from non-advancing teams.

 

Swat


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jessie Drew (third from left), a senior on the Huntington North volleyball team, takes a swat at the ball as two Homestead defenders go up for the block during the South Side Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Vikings were swept, 14-25, 17-25, 19-25, ending their season.

 

HU’s Kasicki earns all-conference tennis accolades for second straight season

For the second year in a row, Huntington University women's tennis player Cassie Kasicki was selected as a member of the Crossroads League All-Conference team as voted on by the conference coaches.

Kasicki, a sophomore, was one of the top players in the league as evidenced by her 5-2 record at No. 1 singles against Crossroads foes.

The Rockford, IL, native finished the fall portion of the season with an overall singles record of 11-5 to go along with a 9-9 record in doubles action.

 

 

Foresters’ top four tennis men get Crossroads League fall accolades

The Crossroads League has announced its 2013-14 Men's Tennis All-Conference selections and among the list of honorees is Huntington University's top four players Vlad Khudziy, Joseph Straz- nicky, Jose Hungria and Diego Inurritegui.

This foursome combined for 44 wins against a mere three losses in the conference regular season on the way to guiding the team to a share of the regular season conference title along with Grace and Indiana Wesleyan.

 

Big second-half comeback puts Raiders into conference title game

Going into halftime trailing Lincoln 22-6, the Riverview Middle School seventh grade football team mounted a big second half comeback, winning 34-28 on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to advance to the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference (NELMSC) championship game.

 

Early lead doesn't hold up for HU booters

An early lead didn't hold up for the Huntington University men's soccer team as host Saint Francis mounted a second half comeback to defeat the Foresters, 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 19.

 

Huntington University cheer clinic Nov. 2 at Merillat

The Huntington University cheer squad will host a "Junior Forester Cheerleader" clinic on Nov. 2 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Merillat Complex Fieldhouse for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The cost to attend includes T-shirt and admission to the Nov. 16 Huntington University men's basketball game, at which the participants will cheer.

Registration forms for the camp are available at the Huntington University Athletic Office or attendees can print off a registration form at www.huntington. edu/athletics/cheerleading/.

 

HU bootwomen lose to Bethel in 2OT

More shots didn't equate to more goals for the Huntington University women's soccer team as it lost to visiting Bethel in two overtimes, 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Foresters outshot the Pilots, 22-5, with nine tries on goal to four for Bethel, but goalkeeper Mallory Conrad repeatedly foiled Huntington. After faltering early and spotting the Foresters a 1-0 first half lead via a Sam Cubic goal, Conrad, the Crossroads League saves leader, made eight stops to shut Huntington out the rest of the game.

 

HU spikers lose to Marian in 4

The Huntington University volleyball team lost to host Marian, 1-3, on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Foresters didn't offer much resistance in the first two games, losing 9-25, 15-25. Although the team avoided the sweep with a 25-16 win in game three, a 14-25 setback in game four sealed their fate.

Junior Heather Medich produced 17 kills for Huntington, with seniors Melissa Grossman and Abbey Keister adding 13 and 11, respectively.

Junior Jensen Carnahan tallied 43 assists while sophomore Codie Morey paced the Foresters defensively with 14 digs.

 

Forester spikers scrap but fall to MVNU


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University volleyball team fell to visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene, 1-3, on Friday, Oct. 19.

The match was closer than the final score would suggest as the Foresters were edged in the first game, 23-25, and got clipped by that score again in the second. The team battled back in the third game, 32-30, before losing the fourth game by just five points, 20-25.

Four players had double digit kills for Huntington. Senior Melissa Grossman led the way with 16, followed by junior Heather Medich with 14, senior Abbey Keister with 13 and senior Heather Pulse with 10.

 

Scoring error caught, Vikings win boys' regional cross country title


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' cross country team left the Indiana Wesleyan University cross country course in Marion on Saturday, Oct. 19, thinking it had missed out on winning the Marion Regional to South Adams by one point, 57-58.

However, an announcement later that afternoon handed the Vikings the regional title when a scoring error was discovered and the outcome of the race fell to the sixth runner tiebreaker, which Huntington North won.

 

Leichty throws four touchdown passes in Vikings' 41-7 rout

The Huntington North High School varsity football eclipsed the 40-point mark for the fourth time this season, routing host New Castle, 41-7, on Friday, Oct. 18.

Senior Keenan Leichty completed 17 of 32 passes for 213 yards and four touchdowns.

Leichty spread it around as senior Scott McClellan had four catches for 56 yards and a score, senior Kole Hale hauled in three passes for 30 yards and a pair of touchdowns and senior Brady Herr caught three balls for 38 yards and a score.

 

Lady Vikings are cross country regional champions


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team won the Marion Regional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 19. Team members are (front row from left) Marissa Jamison, Stephanie McElhaney, Cassidy Johnson, Emily Eherenman and (back row from left) Head Coach Carrie Boxell, Taryn Doering, Hannah Stoffel, Cadee Harmon and Assistant Coach Rena Johnson. Read story...

 

Lady Viking harriers win Marion Regional


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team spread five runners through the top 30 finishers and won the Marion Regional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Lady Vikings claimed the regional crown and advanced to semi-state with a tally of 72 points. The other four teams advancing are Norwell, runner-up with 97 points, Bellmont, third with 102, Northfield, fourth with 120 and Canterbury, fifth with 124.

 

Scoring error gives Viking harriers regional win

New story also posted


Photo by Steve Clark.

A scoring error by Marion Regional Cross Country officials originally had the Huntingotn North High School cross coutnry team in second place by one point, but upon rescornig, the Vikings actually won the regional based on the sixith runner tie-break.

Read the updated story now.

 

First shot of game sinks HU bootwomen

The first shot of the game proved to be the game-winner as host University of Saint Francis scored within the first four minutes of play and then clung to 1-0 1-0 lead for the win over the Huntington University women's soccer team on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

With the loss, the Foresters drop to 5-11, 4-4 in the Crossroads League.

The Cougars' Katelyn Strout, currently ranked ninth in the nation in game-winning goals, wasted little time posting her fourth game-winner as she found back netting at the 3:23 mark.

 

HU spikers get whiff of win but fall to Taylor

The Huntington University volleyball team was poised for an upset on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Platt Arena as it won two of the first three sets before Taylor University battled back to send the Foresters to a 2-3 defeat, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 22-25, 10-15.

The Foresters made it clear they weren't backing down from one of the top teams in the Crossroads League as they scrapped their way to a win in game one to set the tone. The Foresters went on to snag a third set win, but in the end, the Trojans got the best of Huntington by mounting a comeback in the fifth set to secure the win.

 

A personal tribute in honor of their parents


Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

Huntington North High School football players (front from left) Corbin Landrum and Trevor Teeple and (back row from left) Adam Woods, Lucas Johnson, Brady Herr and Garett Heaston don their "Pink Out" T-shirts in honor of their parents, who have suffered from or lost their lives to cancer. The players' parents were named honorary captains during the football game held at Kreigbaum Field on Friday, Oct. 11. All money raised during the second half of the game was donated to Cancer Services for Huntington County.

 

Ninth annual Turkey Trot 5K set for Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28

Pathfinder Kids Kampus child care center of Huntington will host the ninth annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk, one-mile Turkey Trail and Outta Town Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28.

McDonald's of Huntington is the host sponsor for the 2013 Turkey Trot.

Additional sponsors include PNC Bank, Parkview Huntington Hospital, David Culp & Co., Morgan Stanley and Mettler Agency Inc.

Breakfast will be served by McDonald's of Huntington.

 

Youthful combo leads Lady Vike harriers to third straight sectional title


Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by the youthful combo of Hannah Stoffel and Cadee Harmon, the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team took its third straight Marion Sectional title on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Stoffel, a sophomore, placed second in a personal-best 18:54.57, and Harmon, a freshman, took fourth in her personal-best of 19:42.20 as the Lady Vikings scored 43 points to win the meet handily, with runner-up Northfield at 87 points.

 

Viking harriers repeat as sectional champs


Photo by Steve Clark.

Placing all five scoring runners in the top 10 finishers earned the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team a repeat victory in the Marion Sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Vikings tallied 27 points for the win, less than half of the 57 complied by runner-up Oak Hill, to earn a trip back to IWU on Saturday, Oct. 19 to compete at the regional. Rounding out the top five teams who earned a trip to regional are Northfield, third with 81 points, Eastbrook, fourth with 118 and Wabash, fifth with 135.

 

Lady Vikings also Marion Cross Country Sectional champs


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team won the Marion Sectional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Team members are (front row from left) Taryn Doering, Marissa Jamison, Cassidy Johnson, Stephanie McElhaney and (back row from left) Head Coach Carrie Boxell, Cadee Harmon, Hannah Stoffel, Emily Eherenman and Assistant Coach Rena Johnson.

 

Vikings are cross country sectional champions


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' cross country team won the Marion Sectional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Team members are (front row from left) Cam DeWitt, Austin Lange, Luke Doughty, Christian Jones, Matt DeWitt and (back row from left) Assistant Coaches Josh Young, Matt Ditzler and Josh McIntyre, Charles Mettler, Dillon Valenti, Assistant Coach Brad Prather and Head Coach Curtis Hines.

 

Crestview spikers top Riverview

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team topped host Riverview, 25-20, 25-16, on Monday, Oct. 14.

Katie Jamison produced nine points and 11 assists to help the Cougars improve to 9-5.

Rileigh Johnson matched Jamison's point production and Kalee Platt and Katie Paolillo each generated three kills.

The seventh grade team also defeated the Raiders, 25-18, 25-24.

Emma Hollman, Erika Vinson and Karli Cannici served up seven points apiece, respectively, to push Crestview's record to 8-6.

 

Riverview 7 gridders rout Whitko

The Riverview Middle School seventh grade football team routed host Whitko, 30-6, on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Levi Bennet had scoring tosses of 50 and 85 yards to Malcolm Rose and Andrew Smekens, respectively. Kadin Boardman rushed for a touchdown and a pair of two-point conversions. Logan Hippensteel also scored, helping the Raiders improve to 6-1.

Riverview's defense helped as well, forcing two turnovers.

The eighth grade team edged Whitko, 28-26, to go to 2-5.

 

 

Raider boys third at NELMSC cross country meet

The Riverview Middle School boys' cross country had two top 10 finishers and placed third at the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference meet at Edgewood on Saturday, Oct. 12

Brock Spahr and Kasey Konz took sixth and eight place, respectively, to lead the Raiders.

JJ Whicker captured 15th, Auden Eckert grabbed 25th and Hale Bowen achieved 28th to round out the team's top five finishers.

 

 

Riverview girls fifth at conference cross country meet

The Riverview Middle School girls' cross country team took fifth at the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference meet at Edgewood on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Erica Bolding placed 16th to lead the Raiders.

After Bolding, Kyler Hoppingarner seized 20th, Madeleine Laymon grabbed 22nd, Amara Eckert finished 25th and Aleah Eckert placed 28th to round out the team's top five finishers.

 

 

HU spikers win 3 of 4 at Davenport Invite

The Huntington University volleyball team nearly doubled its win total for the season by going 3-1 at the Davenport University Invitational on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12.

The Foresters opened the tourney by losing to No. 24 Davenport, but then beat Rochester College, Aquinas College and the University of Michigan Dearborn to improve to 7-17 on the season.

The Foresters opened up the invitational against the host Panthers and gave the NAIA's 24th-ranked team a run for its money before falling in three games, 21-15, 19-25, 8-25.

 

Trojans put away Forester booters in second half

The Huntington University men's soccer team traded goals with host Taylor in the first half of their game on Saturday, Oct. 12, but the Trojans got hot in the second half and sent the Foresters to a 3-1 defeat.

Taylor's Caleb Bouchier, with help from Kevin Miller and Tim Daniels, and Huntington's Lucas Lengacher exchanged the first half scores for their respective squads.

The Trojans opened things up in the second half, though, when Tim Miller, off an assist by Devin Moore, and Danny Cawley, with help from Daniels, increased the score to 3-1, which stood up.

 

CMS 8 gridders top Wawasee

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade football team defeated visiting Wawasee, 24-14, on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Ian McCutcheon starred on offense and defense for the Cougars, throwing a 10-yard touchdown pass to Ian Broderick while under center and running an interception back for a score on defense.

Austin Spahr had a 30-yard touchdown scamper and Hunter Strass and Mason Landrum led Crestview in rushing.

The seventh grade team lost 12-6.

 

 

Viking boys' JV seventh at XC invite

The Huntington North High School boys' junior varsity cross country team finished seventh out of eight teams at the North Central Reserve Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Junior Dustin Campbell led the Vikings with a sixth place finish in 17:57.25.

After Campbell, freshman Garret Smith captured 26th in 18:21.85, senior Collin Wesco took 36th in 18:39.53, junior Matt Hunt claimed 52nd in 19:32.41 and senior Jordan Utter landed in 54th in 19:53.99 to round out the team's scoring.

 

HU women booters play SAU tough in loss

The Huntington University women's soccer team gave conference leader Spring Arbor a scare on its home field on Saturday, Oct. 12, but came up short, falling 2-0.

The Foresters, 5-10, 4-3 in the Crossroads League, played the Cougars, 13-2, 7-0 in conference, to a 0-0 halftime tie.

 

McClellan hauls in four scores as Vikings humble Red Devils


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Senior wide receiver Scott McClellan hauled in four touchdowns to help lead the Huntington North High School varsity football team to a 35-16 win over visiting Richmond on Friday, Oct. 11.

McClellan and quarterback Keenan Leichty hooked up three times in a second quarter surge that took the Vikings, 4-4, from an 8-7 first quarter deficit to a 28-8 halftime lead.

Overall, McClellan's career night included 12 catches for 189 yards as the Vikings improved to 4-2 in the North Central Conference.

 

Snaring the pass


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North wide receiver Brady Herr snares a pass from quarterback Keenan Leichty during the Vikings' 35-16 win over visiting Richmond on Friday night, Oct. 11.

 

Homestead stops HN girls in sectional championship game


Photo by Steve Clark.

The season ended quietly for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team with a 4-0 loss to Homestead in the championship game of the Homestead Girls Soccer Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Homestead, improving to 13-2-4 on the season, held a 1-0 lead at halftime and then put the game away with three second-half goals.

Huntington North ended its season at 11-6-1.

The Lady Vikes were playing without leading goal-scorer Corinne Tester, who missed her second straight game due to injury.

 

Dream ends for Sieberns, Sereno in sectional doubles championship

The Huntington North High School No. 1 doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno lost to its opponent from Bishop Dwenger, 0-6, 1-6, in the championship match of the Carroll Boys' Tennis Sectional.

Sieberns, a senior, and Sereno, a junior, finish the year 11-9 after falling to the unbeaten duo of Charlie Scott and Bertram Najev.

 

 

HU spikers lose to Goshen in 4

The Huntington University volleyball team fell to host Goshen, 24-26, 18-25, 25-18, 21-25, on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Heather Medich paced the Foresters with 10 kills to go along with 10 digs and two blocks. Teammates Audrey Mallers and Abbey Keister finished with nine kills apiece.

Jensen Carnahan did a little bit of everything for Huntington to finish with 34 assists, 15 digs, three blocks and three aces.

Codie Morey and Katie DePew each added 14 digs.

 

HU netmen close fall season with loss to Tiffin

The Huntington University men's tennis team closed out its fall season on Wednesday, Oct. 9, with a 3-6 loss to Tiffin.

Despite playing with a shuffled lineup, the Foresters managed to earn wins at first and second doubles to jump out to an early 2-1 lead, but singles proved to be all Dragons as they claimed five of the six wins to notch the victory.

 

Tiffin sweeps HU netwomen

The Huntington University women's tennis team suffered a 0-8 loss to visiting Tiffin University on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The Dragons, having blanked four of their last five opponents, extended their winning streak to eight to improve to 13-1 while the Foresters fall to 6-9.

Cassie Kasicki lost to Malaika Messi at first singles, 4-6, 2-6; Jessica Abel was quickly dispatched by Rachelmary Brozovich at third singles, 0-6, 0-6; and Ciara Smith went down to Abigail Schuster at fourth singles, 1-6, 0-6.

 

Sieberns-Sereno playing for sectional doubles title today, Oct. 10

With a straight sets win over South Side on Wednesday, Oct. 9, Huntington North High School's No. 1 doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno earned the right to play for the Carroll Boys' Tennis Sectional doubles title.

Sieberns, a senior, and Sereno, a junior, defeated Jaren Wilt and Adam Miller, 6-3, 6-4, to move on to the championship match against Bishop Dwenger and improve to 11-8.

The Viking duo previously beat North Side's Wes Sark and Brent Jones and Bellmont's Logan Baker and Ryan Okoniewski.

The championship match is today, Thursday, Oct. 10.

 

HU booters lose to Bethel

The Huntington University men's soccer team fell to visiting Bethel, 2-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The Foresters found themselves in a 1-0 hole after the first half, thanks to a goal by Ricardo Carvalho at 28:55.

In the second half, Brooks Gerke netted the equalizer for Huntington at 51:39 off an assist by Joey Newbery. The Pilots broke the tie less than 15 minutes later, though, with a goal by Zach McCoy at 65:02 that proved to be the game-winner.

Forester goalie Drew Mattingly made three saves in the losing effort.

 

Crestview spikers sweep Southern Wells

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team swept host Southern Wells, 25-5, 25-9, on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Rileigh Johnson served up 12 points, Karmen Koch added 11 and Camille Tester had 10 to help the Cougars improve to 8-5.

The seventh grade team also swept Southern Wells, 25-7, 25-11.

Peyton Dorsett led the Cougars, 7-6, with seven points. Erika Vinson tallied six points while Macy Wohlford and Izzy Kryder each added five.

 

 

Riverview boy harriers perfect against Crestview

The Riverview Middle School boys' cross country team tallied a perfect score in its 15-50 win over visiting Crestview on Monday, Oct. 7.

Kasey Konz, Brock Spahr, Auden Eckert, Nathan Sizemore and Hale Bowen swept places one through five, respectively.

The girls' team won by a narrower margin, 26-30.

Erica Bolding led Riverviewwith a third place finish. After Bolding, Kyler Hoopingarner, Amara Eckert and Madeleine Laymon finished fourth through sixth, respectively, followed by Kendyl Coles in eighth.

 

 

Southwood sweeps RMS spikers

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team was swept by visiting Southwood, 7-25, 10-25, on Monday, Oct. 7.

The Raiders drop to .500 at 8-8.

The seventh grade team also lost to Southwood via sweep, 24-25, 19-25, to fall to 2-11 on the season.

 

 

CMS girl harriers top Riverview

The Crestview Middle School girls' cross country team topped host Riverview in a meet on Monday, Oct. 7.

Emma Melcher won the race, followed by Chloe Scheiber in second, Megan Thomas in seventh and Alena Miller in ninth, rounding out the Cougars in the top 10. Katie Melcher placed 11th complete the CMS scoring.

The boys' team came in second. Nolan Young led the team with a 10th place finish. Other Crestview runners in the top 15 were Jacob Foster in 11th, Jacob Wust in 13th and Drew Davis in 14th. Adam Zahm placed 16th to complete the scoring.

 

 

CMS spikers lose in invite championships

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team advanced out of semifinals, but fell in the championship match of the invitational it hosted on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Cougars started the day with a 25-10, 25-11 sweep of Peru. Kalee Platt produced 12 points and two kills while Johanna Dohrman tallied eight points and five kills.

In the championship match, Crestview faced Lincoln and lost 18-25, 22-25.

 

Rotary Fright Night 5K to be held Oct. 26 on Huntington’s north side

The second annual Rotary Fright Night 5K will be held on Oct. 26.

The race begins at 5 p.m. from the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse. Participants will run through the streets on the north side of Huntington.

Runners are encouraged to dress in Halloween running attire, and awards will be presented for best costumes.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt.

Awards will be presented to the overall winners and in six male and female age-specific categories.

 

Special Olympics hoop practice starts soon

Basketball practice for Huntington County Special Olympics adult and youth basketball begins this month.

Adult practices begin on Oct. 16 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church gym located at 605 Polk St. Practice is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contact Sally Grimes with any questions at 356-6614.

Youth practices begin on Oct. 24 at the Horace Mann Education Center gym located at 2485 Waterworks Rd. Practice is from 5:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Contact Keith Hartley with any questions at 410-1107.

 

 

Gretchen Spahr earns accolade as Crossroads League runner of week

For the second time in her collegiate career, Huntington University junior Gretchen Spahr was named the Crossroads League Cross Country Runner of the Week, for the week of Oct. 7, 2013, based on her performance at the NCAA III Pre-Nationals 6K Invitational hosted by Hanover College.

Competing on Saturday, Oct. 5, against 228 athletes representing 18 different schools, Spahr crossed the line in 23:16 to finish 18th and pace her team to a sixth place finish overall.

 

Williams nets 2, Coolman stops 8 as Lady Vike booters win in sectional

Next up: Homestead Thursday at 5 for title


Photo by Steve Clark.

Hannah Williams scored a pair of goals and Paige Coolman recorded her fifth shutout of the season as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team defeated Columbia City, 2-0, at the Homestead Soccer Sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The Lady Vikings will face Homestead, a 9-0 winner over Fort Wayne North Side on Tuesday, on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m. for the title.

Williams, a sophomore, tallied once in each half, and Coolman, a senior, made that stand up with eight saves on the afternoon.

 

She shoots, she scores!


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North sophomore Hannah Williams gets ready to unleash what would be her second goal of the game in the Lady Vikings' 2-0 win over Columbia City on Tuedsday, Oct. 8, at the Homestead Girls' Soccer Sectional.

 

Sieberns-Sereno duo to continuing play toward sectional doubles crown

Huntington North's No. 1 doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno won a three-set match on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to advance to the individual Carroll Boys' Tennis Sectional Doubles semifinals this afternoon, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Carroll.

Sieberns, a senior, and Sereno, a junior, defeated Wes Sark and Brent Jones of Fort Wayne North Side, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, to up their record to 10-8 and move on the sectional final against Jaren Wilt and Adam Miller of Fort Wayne South Side.

 

Lady Vike harriers sweep top six, cruise to NCC crown


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team swept the top six spots and cruised to victory in the North Central Conference Meet on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

With their seventh runner placing ninth, the Lady Vikings had everyone get all-conference honors on the way to scoring the lowest possible total of 15 points. Logansport was runner-up with 61 points.

 

Vikings bunch up to win NCC cross country crown


Photo by Steve Clark.

Placing all five scoring runners among the top nine finishers was the ticket for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team as it edged Kokomo to win the North Central Conference meet on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

 

'Own goal' helps HU women booters shad MVNU, 1-0

The Huntington University women's soccer team used an "own goal" to defeat host Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1-0, on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The game's lone score came at 10:40 in the first half when HU's Sam Cubic sent a corner kick into the MVNU goal area, where it deflected off a Cougar defender and into the net when she tried to clear it.

HU's defense did the rest as senior goalkeeper Caitlyn Adams, with help from defender Jessica Krause, recorded her second shutout of the season as the team improved to 5-9 overall, 4-2 in the Crossroads League.

 

Injury-depleted HU women netters fall to Manchester

Defaulting two matches due to injury, the Huntington University women's tennis team lost 4-5 on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to host Manchester University.

Cassie Kasicki, Celine Rongos and Morgan Bemisderfer at the top three singles spots won their matches, but the team got only one more win, at second doubles, and had to forfeit sixth singles and third doubles due to lack of players.

The loss drops HU to 6-8 on the season.

Kasicki topped Kara Gilley, 6-2, 7-5, and Rongos took a 6-4, 6-4 win from Brandy Leeper. Bemisderfer blew past Abby Berry, 6-0, 6-0.

 

North Side edges Vikings, 1-0, at Homestead Soccer Sectional


Photo by Steve Clark.

Fort Wayne North Side tallied the game's lone goal in the second half to end the season for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team at the Homestead Soccer Sectional on Monday, Oct. 7.

North Side made Joseph Thang's tally past Huntington North goalkeeper Chad Wingo stand up for the winning margin.

Huntington North ends its season with a record of 8-8-1.

North Side goalie Hakim Sabanagic had five saves.

North Side, 9-5-2, faced Homestead Wednesday night, Oct. 9, for the sectional championship.

 

 

Forester booters get big win in OT

For the second time this season, the Huntington University men's soccer team outlasted an opponent in overtime to seal a big win as the Foresters topped Marian University, 2-1 on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Horraine Lewis scored off a corner kick just six minutes into OT to help the Foresters improve to 6-5-2 overall, 2-1-2 in league play.

 

HU golfers last at USF Fall Invite

The Huntington University golf team finished 11th out of 11 teams at the University of Saint Francis Fall Invitational, played on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Foresters shot a 313 on Friday and followed up with a 315 on Saturday to post a 628, six shots behind 10th place Manchester and 44 strokes off the score posted by champion Indiana Wesleyan.

 

HU women harriers sixth at Hanover meet

The Huntington University women's cross country team captured sixth out of 18 teams at the Hanover College Division III Pre-National Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Gretchen Spahr crossed the 5-kilometer line in 23:16 to take 18th place out of 228 runners.

Hannah Moore was next for the Foresters, finishing 25th in 23:30. Running within a second of each other, Cendall Ogle, at 23:53, and Erin Rockey, at 23:54, placed 38th and 39th, respectively. Natalie Spahr ran a 25:07, good for 82nd place, while Miranda Boyts clocked in at 26:12 for 112th place.

 

HU harriers 15th at Div. III Pre-National

The Huntington University men's cross country team took 15th place out of 19 teams at the Hanover College Division III Pre-National Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Tyler Herber paced the Foresters with a 12th place finish out of 230 runners in 26:22 on the 8-kilometer course.

 

HNHS frosh spikers winless at Kitty-Kat Invite

The Huntington North High School freshman volleyball team went winless at Muncie Central's Kitty-Kat Invite on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Lady Vikings' closest match was their final one, against Logansport. They got off to a good start, wining the first set 25-20, but fell in the next two, 14-25, 6-15, to drop to 10-9 on the season.

Huntington North's other matches were two-set sweeps. The team opened play against Richmond, falling 20-25, 18-25, followed by Avon, which handed the Lady Vikes a 15-25, 9-25 loss and then Cathedral, which dispatched them 14-25, 16-25.

 

 

Meeting of the teams


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The Huntington University women's soccer team hosted the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team at the HU women's game against Goshen on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Following the game, the Foresters held a reception for the Lady Vikings. Shown at the get-together are (from left) Huntington University President Sherilyn Emberton, Huntington University Women's Soccer Head Coach Chris Tillett, Huntington North Girls' Soccer Head Coach Jeremy Steele, Huntington North Assistant Coach Ashley Gonterman and HU Assistant Coach Kevin Keske.

 

HU frosh Wust gets weekly soccer honor from Crossroads League

Huntington University freshman Isaac Wust has been named the Crossroads League Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 30.

Wust, a midfielder on the men's soccer team from Huntington, scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to help guide the Foresters to a 1-0-1 record during the week of Sept. 23.

Against Mount Vernon on Sept. 25, the rookie registered his third assist of the season in the 67th minute of play before burying the game-winner less than two minutes later to lift Huntington past the Cougars 3-2.

 

Forester netmen fall to Marian in Crossroads League finals

The Huntington University men's tennis team lost the championship match of the Crossroads League Tournament to Marian, 1-5, on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Foresters' lone win came at second doubles, where sophomores Diego Inurritegui and Joseph Straznicky won 8-3 over Mitchell Trammel and Danny Albert.

The Knights upset top-seeded Grace in semifinals before taking down Huntington, which was seeded second.

The Foresters' No. 1 doubles team of Vlad Khudziy and Jose Hungria lost 5-8 to Jason Denton and Marty Pochop.

 

Forester spikers sweep SAU to snap loss string

The Huntington University volleyball team swept visiting Spring Arbor, 25-19, 25-23, 25-11, on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The win snaps a four-match losing streak for the Foresters, who climb to 4-15, 3-8 in the Crossroads League.

Senior Abbey Keister led Huntington's offensive attack with 11 kills. Freshman Audrey Mallers added nine.

Junior Jensen Carnahan facilitated the offense with 40 assists, the fourth time she's hit that mark this season.

Sophomore Codie Morey paced the defense with seven digs.

 

 

HU women booters find big offense in win over Marian

The Huntington University women's soccer team routed visiting Marian, 8-2, on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Junior Kaitlyn Dreman scored twice to help the Foresters pick up their third win in five games and improve to 4-9 overall, 3-2 in the Crossroads League.

Seniors Sam Cubic and Alyssa Krause, junior Courtney Baker, sophomore Becca Grimes and freshman Olivia Knispel each added a goal, with one score credited to the team, as Huntington submitted its best offensive performance of the season.

 

Lady Vike booters trounce Richmond

Tester, Williams each tally 2 goals


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team trounced visiting Richmond, 6-0, in its regular season finale on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Junior Corinne Tester scored her team-best 16th and 17th goals of the season to help the Lady Vikings improve to 10-5-1.

Her first goal got the scoring started. Tester then assisted on a goal by sophomore Hannah Williams before finding the back of the net again herself. A score by junior Aly Grabner gave Huntington North a commanding 4-0 lead at the half.

 

Viking soccerboys edge Richmond; claim NCC crown


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team outlasted visiting Richmond, 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 5, to win the North Central Conference title.

Sacha Thirion scored his 23nd goal of the season to give the Vikings, 8-7-1, the early lead. Richmond, however, responded before halftime to knot things up at 1-1.

Eight minutes into the second half, a header goal by Danny Becker off an Aaron Webb corner kick helped Huntington North retake the lead, 2-1, and proved to be the game's winning points.

 

Bearcats' third quarter explosion burns Viking gridders

The Huntington North High School varsity football team led host Muncie Central 20-8 halfway through the third quarter of their game on Friday, Oct. 4, but an offensive surge by the Bearcats turned the tables and sent the Vikings to a 34-33 defeat.

Muncie Central closed out the quarter with four touchdowns - two on interception returns -- to just one for the Vikings and went into the final frame leading 34-27.

 

Raider XC girls also get sweep

The Riverview Middle School girls' cross country team swept the top five spots to beat Canterbury and Huntington Catholic in a meet on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Kyler Hoopingarner, Erica Bolding, Amara Eckert, Madeleine Laymon and Kendyl Coles came in first through fifth, respectively, for the Raiders to tally 15 points.

Canterbury was runner up with 60 points and Huntington Catholic was third with 69 points.

The team ups its record to 28-13.

 

 

Raider XC boys sweep pair

The Riverview Middle School boys' cross country team captured places one through five to defeat Canterbury and Huntington Catholic in a meet on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Brock Spahr, Kasey Konz, Hale Bowen, Nathan Sizemore and Andrew Kaylor finished first through fifth, respectively, for the Raiders for a total of 15 points.

Canterbury was runner up with 56 points and Huntington Catholic was third with 69.

The team improves its record to 39-4.

 

 

Luers tops Viking booters, 4-3, on second-half goal

Visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Luers got the only goal of the second half to snap a 3-3 tie and defeated the Huntington North High School boys' soccer team, 4-3, on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Sacha Thirion scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in the first half for the Vikings, 7-7-1.

Senior Brad Young got the remaining HNHS goal, with Thirion providing the assist.

Viking goalkeeper Chad Wingo stopped 11 shots on the afternoon, while his Luers counterpart Jorge Barrone only had to make two saves.

Thirion now has 22 goals in nine games.

 

 

HU netmen get revenge on IWU in tourney

Revenge came at a good time for the Huntington University men's tennis team as it knocked off visiting Indiana Wesleyan, 6-3, in semifinal action of the Crossroads League Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The second-seeded Foresters, who had suffered one of their two losses on the season to IWU, captured five of the six singles matches, led by No. 1 singles player Vlad Khudziy cruising past Kyle Johnson, 6-1, 6-1.

 

Foresters and Maple Leafs play to 0-0 tie

The Huntington University men's soccer team and visiting Goshen College couldn't settle their differences during regulation or two overtime periods and the squads played to a 0-0 tie on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The Foresters fired six shots on goal to the Maple Leafs' seven, but it was all for naught as Huntington's Drew Mattingly and Goshen's Dean Nafziger were both perfect in goal.

The tie, Huntington's second straight, takes the team to 5-5-2, 1-1-2 in the Crossroads League. Goshen goes to 3-8-1, 1-3-1 in conference play.

 

 

HU women booters lose to Goshen

The Huntington University women's soccer team couldn't crack goalkeeper Natalie Thorne of visiting Goshen College during a 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Six of the Foresters' eight shots on goal came in the game's first half and Thorne stopped all of them. On the other side of the field, Goshen's Katelyn Vendrely fired a shot past Huntington keeper Caitlin Adams at the 19:06 mark to give her team a 1-0 halftime lead.

 

Bellmont bounces HNHS from boys' tennis sectional


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' tennis team was bounced out of the Norwell Sectional by Bellmont, 1-4, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, ending its season.

The first doubles duo of senior Matt Sieberns and junior Graham Sereno recorded the Vikings' lone win as they outlasted Logan Baker and Ryan Okoniewski, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.

Senior Andrew Smith and freshman Nick May at second doubles also went three sets, but fell to Conner Hess and Benjamin Fullenkamp, 6-1, 3-6, 3-6.

 

Stretching for the shot


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's No. 1 singles player Tommy Bolinger stretches for a return in his sectional match against Evan Selking of Belmont on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Norwell. Bolinger and the Vikings both lost.

 

Dewitt leads HNHS harriers to fifth at Logansport Invitational

Cam Dewitt's 11th place finish led the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team to a fifth place finish among 16 teams on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Logansport Invitational.

Dewitt crossed the finish line in 17:28.58 to lead Huntington North to 145 points.

Christian Jones was second man for HNHS, placing 29th in 18:14.53. Dylan Valenti took 32nd in 18:17.52, Dustin Campbell was 34th in 18:22.92 and Kyler McVoy was 39th in 18:34.21.

Aaron Ebert placed 46th in 18:46.84 and Garret Smith was 53rd in 19:02.56 to round out the Vikings' top seven.

 

Sacha and Tyler Show lead Viking booters past Marion


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Sacha and Tyler Show took control in the second half and led the Huntington North High School boy's varsity soccer team to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over visiting Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Sacha Thirion, the Vikings' senior exchange student, and Tyler Henline, a homegrown senior, combined for all three HNHS goals in the second half to erase a 2-0 Marion lead and push the Vikings to 7-6-1 on the season.

Thirion scored the Vikings' first two goals off of Henline assists, then the seniors reversed roles for the final HNHS goal.

 

Eherenman's top 10 leads Lady Vike harriers to 2nd at Logan Invite

Emily Eherenman's top 10 finish led the way as the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team placed second out of 17th teams at the Logansport Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Competing without usual scoring runners Hannah Stoffel and Cadee Harmon in the varsity race, the Lady Vikings still had enough depth to score 83 points, 19 behind champion Twin Lakes and 30 ahead of third place Western.

 

Marion gets by Lady Vike booters in second half

Host Marion scored the only two goals of the second half and downed the Huntington North Hgih School girls' varsity soccer team, 3-1, on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Junior Corinne Tester notched her 15th goal of the season in the opening half as the Lady Vikings, 9-5-1, played the Lady Giants to a 1-1 tie.

North goalie Paige Coolman got the loss despite making eight saves on the day.

Marion is 10-2-1 on the season.

 

 

Cole aces fifth at LaFontaine Monday

Glenn Cole had a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at LaFontaine Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 30.

Cole used his 5-hybrid club on the 153-yard hole.

This was the third ace Cole has achieved in his life.

Witnessing the shot were Joe Maloni, John Bailey, Mark Teusch and Allen Clark.

 

 

Clark nails ace at LaFontaine

Allen Clark had a hole in one on the second hole at LaFontaine Golf Club on Aug. 17.

Clark used his pitching wedge on the 133-yard hole.

This was the first ace Clark has achieved.

Witnessing the shot were Glenn Cole, Kevin Allred and Mark Teusch.

 

 

CMS boy harriers sixth at Wabash Invite

The Crestview Middle School boys' cross country team finished sixth at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Drew Davis finished 31st to lead the Cougars.

Jacob Foster, Nolen Young and Jacob Wust finished in sequence, 33rd to 35th, respectively, to round out the team.

 

 

Crestview cross country girls third at Wabash Invite

The Crestview Middle School girls' cross country team placed third at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Emma Melcher led the Cougars with a sixth place finish.
After Melcher, Chloe Scheiber took 11th, Meagan Thomas grabbed 19th, Alena Miller attained 26th and Katie Melcher was 36th.

 

 

CMS volleyball teams top Bluffton

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team swept visiting Bluffton, 25-7, 25-14, on Monday, Sept. 30.

Johanna Dohrman produced 13 points and two kills to help the Cougars improve to 6-4.

Kalee Platt and Camille Tester added five points apiece while Peyton Butler supplied two kills and three assists and Katie Jamison dished out three assists.

The seventh grade team topped Bluffton, 25-15, 22-25, 15-7.

Erika Vinson generated 15 points and Macy Wohlford added six to even Crestview's record at 5-5.

 

 

Roanoke youth wins class at BMX meet


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Calab Ellis, of Roanoke, won first place in his class in the Indiana BMX Championship racing series held recently in Portage.

His win came in the 15-year-old boys intermediate/novice class.

Ellis is a student at Huntington North High School. His parents are Trent and Denise Ellis, of Roanoke.