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Dynamic duo net four more in Lady Vike soccergirls' win

Hannah Tillett (left) and Karmen Koch.
Photos by Steve Clark.

Seniors Hannah Tillett and Karmen Koch scored two goals apiece to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team to a 5-0 win over visiting Leo on Monday, Sept. 18.

The Lady Vikings scored three times in the first half and twice in the second while shutting the Lady Lions out to run their record to 11-1, 5-1 in Northeast 8 Conference play.

Tillett assisted on both of Koch’s scores, as well as on the team’s other goal, by sophomore Autumn Anderson. She has now scored 33 goals and supplied 30 assists on the season.

Miller's pair of goals leads HNHS soccerboys to win

Photo by Steve Clark.
Peyton Miller

Sophomore Peyton Miller tallied his second goal of the game in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team past host Leo, 2-1, on Monday, Sept. 18.

Senior goalkeeper Sam Poling made 12 saves in the contest as the Vikings improved to 9-3-1 on the season.

Miller matched Leo in the first half with his seventh goal of the campaign before knocking in his eighth goal of the season for the game-winner.

Spahr leads HN runners to 8th at Flashrock

A top-20 finish by Brock Spahr helped the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team place eighth at the Flashrock Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16, in Carmel.

Doubles duo shines for HU women’s tennis at ITA tourney

Lisa Colling and Lanae Singleton, a doubles duo from the Huntington University women’s tennis team, topped the consolation bracket at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships, held Thursday, Sept. 14, to Saturday, Sept. 16, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Colling and Singleton competed at the three-day event alongside the rest of their Forester teammates. The pair of freshmen turned in the team’s best performance of the competition, going 4-1 on their way to the consolation title.

‘Friends of Moose’ golf outing set for Sept. 24 at Etna Acres

A “Friends of the Moose” golf outing will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Etna Acres Golf Course.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon and golf at 1 p.m.

The cost per four-person team includes golf with cart, lunch, beverages and prizes. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, longest drive and closest to the pins holes.

Proceeds will benefit local charities and ongoing Moose Lodge 837 remodeling. Deadline to enter is Friday, Sept. 22.

To sign up or for more information call or text John Allman at 438-1759.

Viking baseball team to hold 2nd HR derby

The Huntington North High School baseball team will hold the second-annual Dyer Derby on Friday, Sept. 29, at 5:30 p.m. on the varsity baseball field.

The event will challenge competitors in three age divisions to clobber as many home runs as possible. The divisions are kindergarten through second grade; third through fifth grade; and sixth through eighth grade.

Ham, Eckert lead HN golf to sectional title

Amara Eckert, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team, hits an iron shot during the Huntington North Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Norwood Golf Course. Eckert carded an 82 to help lead the Lady Vikings to the sectional title.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by medalist Laura Ham and runner-up Amara Eckert, the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team won its own sectional on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Norwood Golf Course.

Ham and Eckert, both juniors, each carded an 82. They settled the deadlock in a playoff, doing so alongside Madison-Grant’s Gabby Rahrar, who also posted an 82.

The Lady Vikings finished with a score of 346. Senior Jaclyn Boyd placed third for the team with an 85 while junior Crosley Stanley took fourth with a 98. Junior Danielle Gonser shot a non-scoring 97.

Foresters fall to Grace College in volleyball action

The Huntington University volleyball team got swept by host Grace College on Friday, Sept. 15.

The Foresters lost 17-25, 21-25, 20-25 to fall even on the year at 8-8, with a 3-3 mark in Crossroads League play.

Josie Beaver paced the Huntington offense with eight kills. Haley Longley and Danielle Gurwell both chipped in seven kills. Emily Hubby and Breanna Levings supported their efforts with 17 and 13 assists, respectively.

Knispel leads HU women’s soccer over St. Francis

Brandi Spear (left), a senior on the Huntington University women’s soccer team, passes the ball during a game against the University of St. Francis at King Stadium on Friday, Sept. 15. The Foresters won, 3-2.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Matéa Knispel scored three goals to lead the Huntington University women’s soccer team over visiting St. Francis, 3-2, on Friday, Sept. 15.

Knispel, a junior, scored her first goal at the 33:24 mark in the first half, giving the Foresters a 1-0 lead that they would take into halftime. The second half saw Olivia De La Rosa seize the lead for the Fighting Saints, scoring twice in a little over two minutes, but Knispel countered with two more goals to give Huntington the win.

Going for the block


Photo by Steve Clark.

Carly Collins (middle) and Stephanie Atkinson (left), members of the Huntington North High School freshmen volleyball team, go up for a block during a match against Angola at the Huntington North Freshmen Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Foresters fall to Siena Heights in double OT

The Huntington University men’s soccer team lost a double-overtime showdown with host Siena Heights University, falling 4-3, on Saturday, Sept. 16.

HN football falls short to Bellmont

The Huntington North High School varsity football team got edged by host Bellmont, 21-18, on Friday, Sept. 15.

HNHS golfgirls swamp Marion on senior night

The Huntington North High school girls’ varsity golf team swamped visiting Marion, 171-208, on senior night on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Laura Ham led the way for HNHS, 10-3, with a 40 followed by Amara Eckert with a 42, Danielle Gonser with a personal best 42 and senior Jaclyn Boyd with a 47.

Crosley Stanley was non-scorer with a 50.

Marion didn’t have a junior varsity squad, but three Lady Vikes played, led by Alyssia Stephen with a person-best 47. Senior Sarah Malone scored a 52 and Macy McCloskey had a 54.

Lady Vike spikers sweep past Columbia City

Maddy Robrock was the big stick at the net as the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team swept host Columbia City, 3-0, on scores of 25-22, 25-14, 25-22.

Robrock knocked down 11 kills as the Lady Vikings improved to 15-7 on the season.

Kaitlyn Stephan facilitated the offense with 25 assists and Brette Fawcett and Morgan Richison each had a pair of aces.

Macy Niswander had three blocks on the defensive side and Rileigh Johnson had 21 digs.

The HNHS junior varsity won, 2-0, on scores of 25-12, 25-17.

Smith scores pair as Viking booters top Eastbrook

Photo by Steve Clark.
Caleb Smith

Senior Caleb Smith scored a pair of first-half goals and goalie Sam Poling made the lead stand up as the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team crafted a 2-1 win over visiting Eastbrook on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Smith scored his team-leading 11th and 12th goals of the campaign as HNHS, 8-3-1, held a 2-0 lead at halftime. Eastbrook was able to put one behind Poling in the second half, but the senior allowed no more.

Poling wound up with four saves on the afternoon.

Sophomore Peyton Miller set up one of Smith’s goals.

Lady Vike booters rebound with win over Eastbrook

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team shook off its first loss of the season on Tuesday by topping host Eastbrook, 4-2, on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Hannah Tillett tallied a pair of goals and Amaya Sunderman and Adalyn Harvey each tallied one for the Lady Vikings, 10-1 on the campaign.

Sophomore Kodi Douglas made five saves in goal to get the win.

Huntington North took a 2-1 lead into halftime.

Karmen Koch had two assists and Tillett had one to facilitate the offense.

Bellmont nips Viking netboys

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team was nipped by host Bellmont, 2-3, on Thursday, Sept. 14.

The Vikings, 6-7, got wins from No. 1 singles player Auden Eckert and the No. 2 doubles team of Jarret Gray and Adam Zahn, but the clinching win got away on a tough three-set loss at first doubles.

Eckert, a senior, breezed past Robby Ysidron, 6-3, 6-3, and the doubles team beat Josiah Matheau and Jarrett Bailey, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

No. 20 IWU sweeps HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team got taken down in straight sets, 0-3, by No. 20 Indiana Wesleyan University on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Platt Arena.

The Foresters lost by scores of 21-25, 13-25, 19-25 to fall to 8-7, 3-2 in Crossroads League play.

Senior Josie Beaver paced the Huntington offense with seven kills. Junior Breanna Levings did her part to facilitate the scoring with 11 assists.

Defensively, senior Kate Cobb registered 17 digs while Beaver had a hand in three blocks.

HU soccerwomen trounce Manchester

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Matea Knispel

The Huntington University women’s soccer team trounced host Manchester University, winning 5-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

The Foresters, 2-3-1, did all of their scoring in the first half. Junior Matéa Knispel found the back of the net twice for Huntington, with sophomore Bailey O’Dell assisting on both occasions. Seniors Brandi Spear and Nicole Pennington also each scored a goal for the Foresters. The visitors’ other tally came on an own goal by the Spartans.

Huntington racked up 39 shots for the game, with 14 coming on frame.

Louzada's OT goal pushes Foresters past Manchester

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Matheus Louzada

Matheus Louzada scored in overtime to lift the Huntington University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over visiting Manchester University on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Louzada, a junior, found the back of the net at the 95:36 mark, with freshman Noah Stanford assisting, to send the Foresters to 3-1-2.

Louzada played the role of facilitator on Huntington’s first goal of the game, assisting junior Miguel de Sousa on his score in the 42nd minute that deadlocked the game at 1-1 in the first half.

Doubles sweep vaults HU netwomen past Taylor

A sweep in doubles vaulted the Huntington University women’s tennis team past host Taylor, 7-2, on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The victory extended the Forestsers’ win string to five and improved their season mark to 6-1, 4-1 in Crossroads League play.

Constance Golz and Meg Dolde at first singles and Anastasiia Evstifeeva and Charlotte Seth at third doubles both beat their foes 8-2. Golz and Dolde made short work of the Trojans’ Molly Fletchall and Mikayla Schultz, while Evstifeeva and Seth zipped past Annika Zeilstra and Corinne Hoffman.

HU netmen win fourth straight match

The Huntington University men’s tennis team won its fourth straight match on Tuesday, Sept. 12, by beating host Taylor University, 6-3.

The Foresters, 5-2 overall and 4-1 in Crossroads League play, got twin wins from Ignacio Poncio, Rodrigo Manzo and Giovanni Martinez.

Versatile Stephan leads Lady Vike spikers past Homestead

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Kaitlyn Stephan

Kaitlyn Stephan made a difference on both offense and defense as the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team nipped visiting Homestead in five sets, 3-2, on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Stephan, a senior, racked up 42 assists and 22 digs on the evening as the Lady Vikings won, 25-20, 23-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12.

The Lady Vikings, 14-7, got 19 kills  and five blocks from sophomore Macy Niswander in the comeback victory. Maddy Robrock was also a force at the net with another five kills.

Kalee Platt added three aces to the action.

Leo brings Viking netmen back to earth

Adam Zahm, one half of the second doubles team for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team, returns a shot in a match against visiting Leo on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Zahn and his partner, Jarrett Gray, lost in three sets as the Vikings got shut out, 0-5.
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A powerhouse, visiting Leo team brought the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team back to earth with a 0-5 blanking on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The Vikings, winners of six of their last seven matches, won just one set on the day. The second doubles team of Jarrett Gray and Adam Zahm accomplished that in a 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 loss.

HNHS is now 6-6 on the season.

Konz' two goals lead Vike booters over DeKalb

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Kasey Konz

Senior Kasey Konz found the back of the net twice in the second half to give the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team at 2-1 triumph over host DeKalb on Monday, Sept. 11.

The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half, but while the hosts were able to put one ball behind HNHS goalie Sam Poling, Konz was able to double that effort against the host goalkeeper to push the Vikings to 7-3-1 on the season.

Caleb Smith and Peyton Miller each had an assist on the afternoon for the Vikings.

Poling made a pair of saves to get the win.

Streaking Vike netboys sweep South Adams

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Thomas Schweller

The streaking Huntington North tennis team won for the sixth time in its last seven outings with  a 5-0 sweep over host South Adams on Monday, Sept. 11.

Freshman Thomas Schweller led the way for HNHS, 6-5, with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout over Wes Stout at third singles.

The most games lost by any Viking was the three lost by No. 1 singles player Auden Eckert, who beat Davis Muselman, 6-1, 6-2. Matt Karst dropped only two games in a 6-1, 6-1 win over Cam Stevens at second singles.

DeKalb pins first loss on Lady Vike soccergirls

Visiting DeKalb pinned the Huntington North High  School girls’ varsity soccer team with its first loss of the season on Monday, Sept. 11, dropping the Lady Vikes 3-2.

DeKalb tallied the only goal of the first half, and both teams tallied twice in the second as HNHS goes to 9-1 on the season.

Karmen Koch and Amaya Sunderman had the Lady Viking goals. Hannah Tillett assisted on both of the scores, but was stopped from scoring at least a goal for the first time this season.

Goalie Maddie Husband stopped five shots from DeKalb.

Depleted Lady Vikes still dominate Blackford Invite

Even without two of its best runners, the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team still managed to win the Blackford Invitational in dominant fashion on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The Lady Vikings withstood the losses of senior Chloe Scheiber and junior Alena Miller, who were disqualified from the race after being directed the wrong way on the course. In their stead, Hanna Whitney, Kyler Hoopingarner and Emma Melcher posted top-10 finishes to propel Huntington North to first place at the eight-team meet.

Vike harriers show strong in Wildcat Classic

A pair of top-20 finishes helped the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team capture sixth place out of 25 teams at the Wildcat Classic Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Juniors Brock Spahr and Jacob Wust led the Vikings to their high finish. Spahr captured 12th place, crossing the finish line in 16:13.5. Wust finished five spots after him, taking 17th in 16:26.

HU golfers fifth at own invitational

The Huntington University men’s golf team placed fifth at its own invitational, held Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9 at Rock Hollow Golf Course, in Peru.

At the Foresters’ No. 1 spot, Cale Carr posted a 156 to finish eighth overall out of 47 golfers. Andrew Weisheit tied for 14th by carding a 158. Zakry Cummings shot a 163, good for a share of 26th place, while Luis Esteban and Chandler Rang recorded a 168 and 181, respectively, to round out the team.

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