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Tackett wins third title of season

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EJ Tackett

Huntington native EJ Tackett earned his third win of the Go Bowling! PBA Tour season with a triumph at the FloBowling PBA Bear Open on Thursday, Oct. 18, at The Lanes at Coffee Creek, in Owasso, OK.

MVNU tops HU soccerwomen

Huntington University midfield Matea Knispel battles against several Mount Vernon Nazarene University players in action Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18, at King Stadium. The Foresters lost, 3-1.
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The Huntington University women’s soccer team got defeated by visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 3-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

After a scoreless opening half, the Cougars tallied their trio of goals in the second, scoring them in unanswered fashion. The Foresters managed to get on the board at the 67:42 mark, but it was too little, too late.

Huntington, 4-11, 1-5 in the Crossroads League, was paced by Matea Knispel, who scored the lone Forester goal. Courtney McKown assisted on the score. The Foresters finished with 12 shots, seven of which were on goal.

MVNU blanks HU soccermen

The Huntington University men’s soccer team got blanked by host Mount Vernon Nazarene University, losing 3-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

After a scoreless opening half, the Cougars tallied their trio of goals in the second.

The Foresters, 8-5-3, 3-2-2 in the Crossroads League, logged 12 shots, seven of which were on goal. Miguel de Sousa and Jake Erlandson each registered two scoring looks.

Gabe Greenfield went the distance in goal for Huntington, surrendering the three Mount Vernon scores to take the loss. He also recorded three saves.

HU spikers fall in 4 to Taylor

The Huntington University volleyball team fell to host Taylor University, 1-3, on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The Foresters gutted out a 28-26 win in the opening set, but lost by scores of 10-25, 13-25 and 19-25 in the ensuing frames to drop the match.

Huntington, 9-21, 5-9 in the Crossroads League, was paced by sophomore Paige Eakright, who produced 11 kills. Brandy Michie and Lindsay Ingenito both added eight kills. Jenna Tacosik helped facilitate the scoring with 20 assists. She also got in on the scoring herself with a pair of aces.

Niswander, Robrock on NE8 V-ball first team

Two members of the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team have been named to the all-Northeast 8 Conference first team.

Seniors Macy Niswander and Maddy Robrock were the honorees for the Lady Vikings. Niswander, a middle blocker, produced 346 kills and 41 aces, both of which led the team. She made her presence felt on defense, too, logging a team-best 87 total blocks, 34 of which were of the solo variety.

Robrock, a middle blocker, was second on the team with 216 kills. She also occupied the No. 2 spot in blocks, registering 46 total, 10 of which were solo.

HU golfwomen JV fifth at Cougar Classic

The Huntington University women’s junior varsity golf team placed fifth at the Mount Vernon Cougar Classic on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Chapel Hill Golf Course, in Mount Vernon, OH.

The Foresters were paced by Alexandria Maris, who shot a 126. Sophie Frazier and Katie Spring each carded a 145 while Sara Scott rounded out the team’s scoring with a 150.  

Madonna won the event with a score of 475. Grace was second with a 482, followed by Mount Vernon, 503; Saint Francis, 516; Huntington, 517; Ohio Valley, 519; Shenandoah, 536; Grace B, 544; Madonna B, 550; and Muskingum, 597.

HU golfers seventh at Mount Vernon Cougar Classic

The Huntington University men’s golf team placed seventh at the Mount Vernon Cougar Classic on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Chapel Hill Golf Course, in Mount Vernon, OH.

The Foresters’ top man was senior Logan De Maa, who scored a 111. Cale Carr was second on the team with a 113. Andrew Weisheit carded a 122, Keith Mineer posted a 123 and David Beck shot a 125 to round out the team’s day.

Karate champs


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Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana in Huntington participated in the Lions Karate Championship Tournament on Oct. 6 in Syracuse.

HU soccermen again play to draw

For the second straight game the Huntington University men’s soccer team played to a two-overtime draw, this time tying with host Goshen, 1-1, on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Goshen had a 1-0 at the half but Jake Erlandson knotted the game in the 61st minute off a Ty Sproat assist. The 1-1 deadlock lasted through the two overtimes as HU moved to 8-4-3 overall and 3-12 in the Crossroads League.

Sophomore goalkeeper Gabe Greenfield had 10 saves for HU.

HU soccerwomen lose 1-0 in OT

The Huntington University women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 overtime game to host Goshen College on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Goshen got its first Crossroads League win of the season when Lauren Cernak buried a top-draw blast past Foresters goalkeeper Autumn Demott 2:26 into overtime.

Demott finished with seven saves on the day but took the loss as HU dropped to 4-10 overall, 1-4 in the Crossroads League.

HU racked up 25 shots on the day, with 13 on frame, but couldn’t find back netting.

HU spikers finish winless weekend at tourney

The Huntington University volleyball team lost twice more on Saturday, Oct. 13, to go winless in four matches at the Aquinas/Cornerstone Classic in Grand Rapids.

The Foresters won the first two sets in their morning match against Siena Heights, but wound up on the losing end of a five-setter, 32-30, 25-19, 23-25, 19-25, 4-15.

They lost to the host school in a four-setter in the afternoon, 27-25, 17-25, 20-25, 12-25.

Lauren Cresse tallied a career-high 13 kills and three blocks against Siena Heights. Paige Eakright added 10 kills.

Viking harriers heading to semi-state

Huntington North senior Alexander Bishop runs with a small group during the Marion Boys' Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 13. Bishop was the sixth Viking runner on the day as HNHS qualified for the semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 20.
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Senior Brock Spahr placed third at the Marion Boy’s Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 13, to lead Huntington North to a place at next week’s New Haven Semi-state.

Spahr’s finish helped the Vikings to a third place team total of 96, with the top five teams moving on to the The Plex on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Wabash, placing four runners in the top 10, dominated the meet with 37 points. Bellmont was second with 69 points, Oak Hill was fourth with 101 and New Haven tallied 116.

Lady Vike harriers heading to semi-state

Huntington North senior Elizabeth Nalliah (left) runs alongside Brittany Bussard of Northfield during the latter stages of the Marion Girls' Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Indiana Wesleyan. Nalliah was the fifth finisher for HNHS and helped the Lady Vikings advance to next week's regional.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Placing three runners among the top 20 finishers at the Marion Girls’ Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 13, helped Huntington North earn a spot at next week’s New Haven Semi-state.

The Lady Vikes placed fourth to punch their ticket to The Plex on Saturday, Oct. 20, as one of five qualifying teams. HNHS scored 123 points for its placing, with Oak Hill winning with a 57, Norwell placing second with 63 points, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger placing third with 84 and South Adams placing fifth with 126.

HU harriers 13th out of 36 at Wilmington Invite

The Huntington University men’s cross country team took 13th place out of 36 teams at the Wilmington College Invitational, held Friday, Oct. 12, in Wilmington, OH.

The Foresters were paced in the 8K race by Kevin Moser, who clocked in at 26:39.2 to claim 53rd place out of 241 runners. Nick Childs placed 77th, crossing the finish line in 27:15.7. Aaron Hendryx stopped the timer in 27:28.6, good for 91st. Adrien Gentie took 100th in 27:35.7 while Elijah Chesterman attained 115th in 28:02.6 to cap the team’s score.

HU distaff harriers 12th out of 35 at Strong Classic

The Huntington University women’s cross country team claimed 12th place out of 35 teams at the Jenna Strong 5K Classic, hosted by Wilmington College, in Wilmington, OH, on Friday, Oct. 12.

The Foresters were led by Aspen Dirr, who captured 22nd place in 18:59.9. Saige Norris seized 28th place, crossing the finish line in a personal-record 19:15.7. Olivia Von Gunten stopped the timer in 20:56.4, good for 97th. Bianca Tisdale took 104th, stepping over the end stripe in 21:09.1. Mara McFarland rounded out the team’s scoring runners with a 21:12.1 effort that netted her 106th.

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