Sports

Squires bombard Vike soccerboys

After a tight first half, the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team got overwhelmed by visiting Manchester in the second and suffered a 6-0 defeat on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The Vikings, 0-2-1, trailed just 1-0 at halftime, but got besieged by the Squire offense in the second half, as it racked up five goals to put the game out of reach.

Coach Steve Saddington’s squad finished with nine shots for the game. Sophomore Alex Gass accounted for four of those shots.

Manchester, 1-0, tallied 13 shots on goal for the contest.

A B.I.G. Day Golf Outing set for Sept. 12 at CC

The A B.I.G. (Agriculture, Business, Industry, Government) Day Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Clear Creek Golf Course, 10930N-300W, Huntington.

 

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 11 a.m. A shotgun start is set for noon. Following the outing a social time will be held at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30 p.m.

Salamonie COB golf outing is this Saturday

The fourth annual Salamonie Church of the Brethren golf outing will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at Norwood Golf Course at 8 a.m.

Lunch will be provided after the outing. Proceeds from the event will go toward replacing the church’s windows and maintaining the building.

There is a cost to play per team. Teams may sign up until the day of the outing.
Hole sponsorships are available.

For more information, contact Norwood Golf Course at 356-5929 or Ron Clabaugh at 224-2993.

Lady Vike harriers sixth at own invitational

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team placed sixth out of 15 teams at its own Huntington High School Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Senior Kyler Hoopingarner led the Lady Vikes by placing 18th among team competitors with a clocking of 20:48.8. Sophomore Hannah Whitney placed 26th in 21:08.5,  senior Alena Miller was 34th in 21:23.3, freshman Anna Guerre was 50th in 22:25.1 and sophomore Lesley Zook locked in the Lady Vikes’ 184 points by placing 56th in 23:00.8.

Spahr takes fifth to lead harriers at own invite

Brock Spahr placed fifth individually to highlight the day for the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team at the Huntington High School Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Huntington University Cross Country Course.

Spahr, a senior, crossed the finish line in 16:23.5 as the only Viking to make the top 25. The Vikings as a team scored 221 points to place seventh out of 16 teams.

Carroll, which had three runners among the top six finishers, won the meet with 50 points.

HU spikers split pair on tourney's second day

Huntington University outside hitter Brandy Michie goes up for a spike against Life Pacific on Saturday morning, Aug. 18, on day two of the Forester Invitational at HU.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University volleyball team split a pair of matches on the second day of its own invitational, breezing past Life Pacific in three sets in the morning but losing a five-set thriller to Brescia on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 18.

The Foresters topped Life Pacific, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20 in the opening match.

Jenna Tacosik’s overall play led the Foresters as the sophomore handed out 38 assists, had three aces, posted five kills and recorded eight digs.

Tailor Schultheis knocked down a match-high 12 kills while Lindsay Ingenito had 11.

Lady Vike spikers win three of four at LaPorte Invite

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team won three of four matches on the way to placing third at the LaPorte Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Improving to 4-2 on the young season, the Lady Vikings beat Concord, 2-0, but lost to Merillville by the same score in pool play. The Lady Vikes then took another 0-2 loss, to the host school, in the championship flight, before topping Prairie Heights, 2-1, in the match for third place.

Huntington North topped Prairie Heights, 25-17, 18-25, 15-12.

Lady Vike golfers runner-up at New Haven Invite

The Huntington North high School girls’ varsity golf team placed second among 16 teams at the New Haven Golf Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Whispering Creek Golf Club.

The Lady Vikes fired a 357 to place runner-up to state-ranked Homestead, which won the invite with a total of 321. Angola was third with a 366.

Senior Amara Eckert again led the Lady Vikings with a round of 82, placing fifth individually. Laura Ham fired an 87 for 11th place, Danielle Gonser shot a 92 to place 14th and Grace Dill carded a 96 to complete the HNHS scoring.

Marion 4th quarter eruption buries Vikings

Huntington North quarterback Brett Kaylor uses the blocking of his offensive line and gets off a throw during the Vikings' season-opener Friday night against host Marion. The Vikings lost 47-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

After staying within striking distance of host Marion for three quarters, the Huntington North High School varsity football team watched the game slip away in the fourth and went on to suffer a 47-0 defeat on Friday, Aug. 17.

The Vikings yielded a pair of touchdowns to the Giants in the first quarter, but kept them off the board in the second and limited them to a single end zone trip in the third to trail by a manageable margin of 19-0 heading into the fourth. The final frame, however, saw the hosts erupt offensively, tallying four touchdowns to put the game far out of reach.

HU spikers top No. 16 Cornerstone at own invite

The Huntington University volleyball team posted a 3-1 win over No. 16 Cornerstone University on the opening day of the HU Invitational on Friday, Aug. 17.

The Foresters’ big win evened their record on the day at 1-1, as they opened the invitational with a 1-3 setback to the University of Northwest Ohio.

Against Cornerstone, Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad dropped the first match, 13-25, but bounced back with three consecutive wins, 25-19, 25-13, 25-22, to take the contest.

Lady Vike golfers down Warsaw

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team triumphed over host Warsaw, 183-190, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Stonehenge Golf Club, in Winona Lake.

The Lady Vikings, 3-1, were led by senior Amara Eckert, who carded a 38. Senior Laura Ham fired a 41. Senior Danielle Gonser posted a 50 while freshman Grace Dill capped the team’s score with a 52.

Senior Crosley Stanley rounded out the team’s day with a non-scoring 60.

Huntington North lost the junior varsity match, 208-223.

HNHS netboys slip to Warsaw

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team got edged by host Warsaw, 2-3, on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The Vikings, 0-2, picked up both of their wins in singles play. Senior Adam Zahn won the second match, 6-2, 6-0, versus Reuben Williams while freshman Carson Kitchen dispatched Hayden Anderson, 6-2, 6-1, in the third contest.

Sophomore Thomas Schweller went three sets with Caleb Williams at first singles, but ultimately succumbed 4-6, 6-2, 2-6.

Warren VFD to host Sept. golf outing

The Warren Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 a.m. at Dogwood Glen Golf Course.

There will be a shotgun start. The fee per golfer includes a golf cart and meal. Hole sponsors are also being sought.

Registration forms are available at the Warren Town Hall office and Warren Service. For more information contact Shane Wright at 765-661-6227 or Lee Poulson at 260-228-0293.

Tie at top of horseshoe league after 13 weeks

Through 13 weeks of play, Teams 2 and 3 were tied atop the standings of the Huntington Horseshoe Club.

Each team had racked up 11 wins against seven losses.

Team 2 features Jimmy Biehl and Bruce Slazyk while Team 3 is comprised of Jim Biehl Sr. and Pat Mitchell.

Third place in the club was occupied by Team 4. That squad, boasting Skip Sandlin and Al Brown, had 7.5 victories against 10.5 defeats.

The club’s fourth and final slot featured Team 1. Made up of Darren Stoltz and Jerry Stoltz, the team stood at 6.5-11.5.

Lady Vike spikers open with sweep over Bluffton

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team opened the season with a sweep of host Bluffton on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

The Lady Vikings, 1-0, posted wins of 25-11, 26-24 and 25-15.

Macy Niswander led Huntington North’s offensive effort with 15 kills. Taylor Reust produced four aces while Morgan Robrock helped facilitate the scoring with 19 assists.

Defensively, Brette Fawcett recorded nine digs for the Lady Vikes while Maddy Robrock registered three blocks.

Huntington North also won the junior varsity match, eking out wins of 25-23 and 25-24.

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