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HU golfwomen fifth at Pure Michigan Invite

The Huntington University women’s golf team finished fifth at the Pure Michigan Invitational, held by Grace College at Quail Ridge Golf Club in Ada, MI, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Betsy Schroeder shot a 25-over-par 169 to claim fifth overall out of 38 golfers for the Foresters. Alexandria Maris finished second for the team with a 189, good for 19th place.

HU netwomen rout Adrian

The Huntington University women’s tennis team routed host Adrian College, 9-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

With the sweep, the Foresters’ fifth of the season, they picked up their seventh win against two losses.

Huntington posted two shutouts in singles play. Charlotte Seth blanked McKenzie Krieg at third singles, 6-0, 6-0, and Lisa Colling did the same to Mckayla Jorgensen in the sixth match.

HU spikers sweep Bethel

The Huntington University volleyball team swept visiting Bethel College, 3-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The Foresters won by scores of 25-20, 25-10, 25-14 to up their record to 9-8, with a 4-3 mark in Crossroads League play.

Senior Danielle Gurwell spearheaded Huntington’s offensive effort with 14 kills. Senior Emily Hubby and junior Breanna Levings helped facilitate the scoring with 16 and 15 assists, respectively. Sophomore Elaine Bredensteiner chipped in four aces.

Strong first half propels HU soccermen to win

A strong first half propelled the Huntington University men’s soccer team to a 4-0 victory over visiting Defiance College on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The Foresters tallied their quartet of goals in the opening stanza to build an impressive lead that would stick for their fourth win against two losses and as many ties.

Three-setters go Norwell's way as HN netboys lose

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team wound up on the short end of four three-set matches to suffer a 1-4 defeat to host Norwell on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

It was the Knights’ day as they managed to outlast the Vikings in the quartet of three-frame affairs, which came at second and third singles and in doubles play.

Huntington North, 6-8, picked up its lone win at first singles, where senior Auden Eckert dispatched Ian Gerber, 6-0, 7-5.

Run, walk, ride set for Vets’ Day

A 5K run, walk and bike ride will be held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to raise funds to expand the war memorial at Huntington’s Memorial Park.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Jefferson Street at MacGahan Street. Runners will lead the Veterans Day parade down Jefferson Street and out West Park Drive.

Runners can register online at runrace.net and will be guaranteed a race shirt. The race day registration fee is higher and a shirt is not guaranteed.

HU pair show well at ITA Regionals

Two Huntington University men’s tennis team players made it to the Sweet 16 in singles action at the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University over the weekend.

Playing in the main draw as the No. 9 seed, Ignacio Poncio cruised to a pair of wins over Crossroads League foes before dropping a 0-6, 4-6 decision to Gjorgii Popovski, while Rodrigo Manzo at No. 14 lost to Artur Culilcovschi of UNOH, 2-6, 1-6, after earlier dispatching a pair of foes.

IWU downs HU netmen

Huntington University tennis player Rodrigo Manzo returns a forehand during the second doubles match against visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The Foresters lost, 2-7.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s tennis team fell in convincing fashion to visting Indiana Wesleyan University, 2-7, on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

The Foresters’ lone wins came at first and second singles. Ignacio Poncio disposed of Eli Steiner, 6-1, 6-3, at first singles, and Rodrigo Manzo cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Daniel Zolnikov at second singles.

The Foresters dropped to 5-3 overall, 4-2 in Crossroads League action.

HU netwomen suffer second loss of season

Anastasiia Evstifeeva, one half of Huntington Univeristy's third doubles team, returns a shot during action against visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19. The Foresters lost, 1-8.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University women’s tennis team suffered its second loss of the season in eight outings as it was dropped, 1-8, by visiting Indiana Wesleyan University, the top team in the Crossroads League.

The Foresters’ lone win came at No. 6 singles, where Lisa Colling knocked off Sabrina Porter, 6-2, 6-3. The rest of the day belonged to IWU, unbeaten in league play at 6-0.

HU stands at 6-2 overall, 4-2 in Crossroads League play.

Robrock's net domination leads spikers past DeKalb

Photo by Steve Clark.
Maddy Robrock

Maddy Robrock dominated at the net to help the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team sweep past host DeKalb, 3-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Robrock, a junior, put down 11 kills and added four blocks as the Lady Vikings won 25-18, 25-18, 25-15, to improve to 16-7 on the season.

Kaitlyn Stephan facilitated the offense with 29 assists and Kalee Platt hammered in seven aces.

Rileigh Johnson sparked the defense with 15 digs.

The Huntington North junior varsity won, 2-0, on scores of 25-17, 25-14.

Lady Vike soccergirls rout Wayne, 9-0

Photo by Steve Clark.
Kodi Douglas

Hannah Tillett and Karmen Koch combined for six goals and eight assists as the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team routed host Fort Wayne Wayne, 9-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

The Lady Vikings took a 3-0 lead in the first half and added six more goals in the second to run their record to 12-1 on the season.

Sophomore goalie Kodi Douglas made four saves in 75 minutes of play for the shutout.

HU golfers ninth at SAU Fall Classic

The Huntington University men’s golf team placed ninth out of 14 teams competing at the Spring Arbor University Fall Classic on Monday, Sept. 18, at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath, MI.

Cale Carr paced the Foresters by turning in a 148 for 36 holes to share 11th place out of 75 golfers.

HU finished with a 43-over par 619 for its placing.

Andrew Weisheit was Mr. Consistency for HU, shooting a 75 on both days to finish tied for 15th with a 150. Zak Cummings posted a 158 for 38th place and Luis Esteban finished with a 163 to round out HU’s scoring.

Dynamic duo nets 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.

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