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Lady vike harriers ninth at New Haven Classic

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team finished ninth out of 18 teams at the New Haven Classic Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Led by junior Chloe Scheiber's 22 place finish among team scorers, the Lady Vikings tallied 236 points to wind up in the top half of the teams competing. Carroll won the meet with 44 points, followed by Homestead with 58 points and Northridge with 120.

Cobblestone too much for Lady Vike golfers at regional

Huntington North sophomore Amara Eckert hits on the first hole at the East Noble Girls' Golf Regional on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Noble Hawk Golf Course. The Lady Vikes finished last at the meet as their season ended.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Cobblestone Golf Course proved way too much for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team on Saturday, Sept. 24, as it finished last among 18 teams at the East Noble Golf Regional.

The Lady Vikings finished with a total of 408, 11 shots behind 17th place Southwood and 100 strokes off the winning score of 308 posted by Homestead.

Sophomore Laura Ham led the Lady Vikes with a 95 for the 18 holes of competition. Fellow sophomore Amara Eckert with a 99 was the only other North golfer to finish below triple digits.

HU spikers fall to Grace in five-set thriller

The Huntington University volleyball team got edged by host Grace College, 2-3, in a five-set thriller on Friday, Sept. 23.

After coming up short in the opening set, 22-25, the Foresters evened things with a hard-fought 29-27 victory in the second. The Lancers went back up with a 25-19 triumph in the third, but Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad deadlocked things once more with a 25-15 win in the fourth. It was Grace who’d have the final cheer, though, posting a 15-9 victory in the fifth.

DeKalb aerial attack too much for Viking gridders

The Huntington North High School varsity football team couldn’t stop host DeKalb’s passing attack and suffered a 33-7 loss on Friday, Sept. 23.

The Vikings got burned for 244 yards and three touchdowns by the Barons’ aerial assault, falling to 1-5, 1-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference as a result.

HU netmen easily drop Goshen

The Huntington University men’s tennis team defeated visiting Goshen College with ease, 8-1, on Thursday, Sept. 22.

A loss at third singles was the lone blemish in an otherwise dominant match for the Foresters, who climb to 3-4, 3-2 in the Crossroads League.

HU netwomen dominate Goshen

The Huntington University women’s tennis team posted a dominating 9-0 win over visiting Goshen College on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The Foresters only dropped nine sets in as many matches to pick up their fourth win against two losses.

Coach Roger Ferguson’s squad logged 6-0, 6-0 shutouts at second, fifth and sixth singles. Morgan Bemisderfer blanked Joelle Friesen in the second match, Allison Smith neutralized Megan Ewing in the fifth and Kerrie Ecker overwhelmed Chelsea Katchmazenski in the sixth.

Lady Vike spikers rally past East Noble

Photo by Scott Trauner.
Allyson Mettler

After dropping the first set, the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team got untracked and ripped off the next three sets to earn a 3-1 win over host East Noble on Thursday, Sept. 22

After falling 17-25 in the first game, the Lady Vikes squeaked past East Noble in the second game, 25-22 to knot things at 1-1. After that they were never seriously in trouble again, winning 25-14, 25-16 to improve to 18-5 overall, 3-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Viking netters shellac Columbia City

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team lost only two games en route to a 5-0 shellacking of host Columbia City on Thursday, Sept. 22.

The Vikings, 14-2 overall and 6-1 in the Northeast 8 Conference, swept all three singles matches and the second doubles match.

Gerke scores pair as HU tops OCU

Bradey Gerke scored two goals to lead the Huntington University men’s soccer team over visiting Ohio Christian University, 3-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

After senior Isaac Wust scored in the game’s third minute to give the Foresters a 1-0 lead that they would carry into halftime, Gerke, a freshman, gave the hosts some breathing room in the second stanza with scores in the 45th and 59th minutes.

HU invites community to night of football

Huntington University’s Student Athletic Board will kick off its first powder puff football season with a game on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Kriegbaum Field.

Festivities start at 7 p.m. Admission and concessions, including popcorn, drinks and caramel apples, are free. The community is invited to attend.

Games will be played at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Each game will include audience participation games at halftime, music and a T-shirt cannon.

A mascot contest will be held at the end of the first game.

HNHS netters whitewash Northrop

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team shut out visiting Northrop, 5-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Nick May and Auden Eckert epitomized the Vikings’ dominance with routs at first and second singles, respectively. May, a senior, blanked Orie Imhoff, 6-0, 6-0, while Eckert, a junior, trounced Thomas Lyon, 6-0, 6-0.

Senior Garret Smith rounded out Huntington North’s solo wins with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Matt Marsh at third singles.

HU soccerwomen win slugfest with Manchester

The Huntington University women’s soccer team and visiting Manchester University combined for 30 shots on goal in an offensive exhibition that the Foresters topped, 4-3, on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Roanoke runner tops field at Run for Love 5K at Evangelical UMC

Christopher Shortridge (left) of Huntington, and Paula Weill, also of Huntington, run through the rain during the Run For Love 5K in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 17, sponsored by the Evangelical United Methodist Church.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Devin Maloy won the Run for Love 5K, held at Evangelical United Meth-odist Church, in Huntington, on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Maloy, a 31-year-old from Roanoke, crossed the finish line in 24:41.9 to top the race.

Hill Toppers to host tournament during Pioneer Festival this weekend

Baseball fans can get their fill of the game — played the old-fashioned way, before the name of the sport became one word — during a tournament hosted by Huntington’s Champion Hill Toppers during this weekend’s Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

The Toppers, formed in 2005, are part of a network of vintage base ball aficionados who use the equipment and rules of the late 1850s, 1860s and 1870s. The games include barehanded catches and gentlemanly exchanges on and off the field.

IWU stops HU netmen

The Huntington University men's tennis team split singles with host Indiana Wesleyan University but got swept in doubles and wound up a 3-6 loser on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

After getting swept in the three doubles matches, the Foresters needed a lopsided advantage in singles but didn't get it and fell back to 4-4 on the season. Wins at three of the first four singles matches had HU within striking distance but IWU got the final two singles wins to seal the deal.

Viking soccerboys lose to Wayne

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team was beaten 3-0 by host Fort Wayne Wayne on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Wayne scored a pair of goals in the opening half and then notched an insurance tally in the second half to drop the Vikings to 5-5-2 on the season.

The Vikings had six shots on goal but were stymied by Wayne goalie Villagomez Hugo.

Viking goalie Sam Poling had three saves to go along with the three goals given up.

No. 2 doubles team rally helps Viking netboys squeeze past Norwell

Huntington North tennis player Dane Eherenman hits a back-hander during the No. 2 doubles match against visiting Norwell on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Eherenman and his partner, Brent Kreiger, won a three-setter to help the Vikings notch a 3-2 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A three-set win at second doubles proved the difference for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team as it clipped visiting Norwell, 3-2, on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Nick May at first singles and Auden Eckert at second singles both got two-set wins, but the No. 2 doubles team of Dane Eherenman and Brent Kreiger tilted the scales in Huntington's favor by coming back against Andrew Mader and Tyler Skiles after dropping the first set 3-6, but winning the second, 6-0, and the third, 7-6, on a 7-3 tiebreaker.

Niswander, Platt pace Lady Vike spikers over DeKalb

Macy Niswander (left) and Kalee Platt.
Photos by Scott Trauner.

Macy Niswander and Kalee Platt each smacked eight kills to help the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a three-game sweep of visiting DeKalb on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The Lady Vikings won 25-14, 25-14, 25-12 to improve to 17-5 on the season, including 2-0 in the NorthEast 8 Conference.

Kylie Kaylor and Brook Shoemaker each had four aces on the night for HNHS, and Kaylor added 13 assists into the mix as well.

Ariene Butler and Mackenzi Cannici spearheaded the defensive efforts with nine digs and three blocks, respectively.

Tillett, Anderson go for five in big soccergirl win

Huntington North junior Hannah Tillett controls the ball while Blackford defender Josselyn Schick tries to keep up action from the Lady Vikings' 8-0 win on Tuesday afternoon at HNHS. Tillett scored three more goals on the afternoon, giving her 26 for the season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hannah Tillett and Autumn Anderson combined for five goals to spark the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team past visiting Blackford, 8-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Tillett, a junior scored a hat trick of three goals and had an assist, and Anderson a freshman, added two goals and an assist to help push the Lady Vikings to 12-1-1 on the season.

Senior Brooke Trice only had to make one save on the day to gain her seventh shutout of the season.

Karmen Koch, Amaya Sunderman and Megan Thomas got the remaining HNHS goals.

Marian wins CL battle for second with HU netwomen

Visiting Marian got the better of the deal in a battle for second place in the Crossroads League as it smashed the Huntington University women's tennis team 7-2 on Monday, Sept. 19.

HU, 3-2 overall and in conference, got only one win in singles and one in doubles. The HU singles win came from Morgan Bemisderfer at No. 3, where she outlasted Mary Mullaney, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, and Constance Golz and Meg Dolde at No. 2 doubles got a 9-7 win over Maria Lueken and Grace Neathery.

Tillett's score gives HNHS soccergirls win over Leo

Hannah Tillett tallied the only score of the game in the second half and the Huntington North High School girls' varisty soccer team defeated host Leo, 1-0, on Monday, Sept. 19.

Senior goalie Brooke Trice made all three saves she needed to to help HNHS improve to 11-1-1 on the season.

Leo makes first-half goal stand up in win over HNHS soccerboys

A first half goal by visiting Leo proved to be the only score in the contest and made the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team a 1-0 loser on Monday, Sept. 19.

Viking freshman goalie Aidan Hosler made four stops, but his offensive teammates couldn't earn the equalizer as HNHS fell to 5-4-2 on the season, 2-3 in the NorthEast 8 Conference.

The Vikings won the junior varsity game, 1-0, on a goal by Jaret Smith off an assist by Nick Perry.

The junior varsity  has a 5-4 record.

Eckert's career-best leads HNHS golfgirls to regional

Ashley Hall, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team, putts on the second hole at Norwood Golf Course during the Huntington North Sectional on Monday, Sept. 19. The Lady Vikings placed second with a score of 376, which granted them advancement to the East Noble Regional.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Sophomore Amara Eckert's runner-up finish individually led the Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team to a second place finish and regional berth at the Huntington North Golf Sectional on Monday, Sept. 19.

Eckert fired a career-best 83 over 18 holes to lead HNHS to a team score of 376, four shots back of champion Manchester and good enough for one of the three advancing spots.

The Lady Vikings will play at the East Noble Regional at Cobblestone on Saturday morning, Sept. 24.

Just a tap


Photo by Steve Clark.

Hailee Wilcoxson (right), a member of the Huntington North High School freshmen volleyball team, taps the ball over the net during a match against Bishop Dwenger at the Huntington North Freshman Invitational, held Saturday, Sept. 17.

It's outta here


Photo by Steve Clark.

Tyler Melcher launches a home run in the middle school division of the Huntington North Home Run Derby, conducted by the Viking baseball team on the varsity field on Friday, Sept. 16, following the school’s homecoming parade.

HU distaff harriers 9th at Indiana Intercollegiates

The Huntington University women’s cross country team finished ninth out of 13 teams at the Indiana Intercollegiates, held Saturday, Sept. 17, at Indiana University.

HU harriers 13th at Indiana Intercollegiates

The Huntington University men’s cross country team finished 13th at the 15-team Indiana Intercollegiates, held Saturday, Sept. 17, at Indiana University.

The Foresters registered 375 points, with Kevin Moser setting the pace by claiming 61st out of 121 runners with a time of 29:27.52. Codi Wiersema clocked in at 29:54.08 to take 69th while Zach McIntyre, 30:42.55, and Austin Willey, 30:47.76, finished within a spot of each other at 79th and 80th, respectively. CJ Robertson posted a time of 31:45.30 for 86th to round out Huntington’s scoring.

Foresters earn tough volleyball win over SAU

Host Spring Arbor gave the Huntington University volleyball team a good fight, but the Foresters came out on top, 3-1, on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The Cougars made the Foresters earn every point. Huntington edged Spring Arbor in the first set, 25-22, before suffering a 20-25 setback in the second. Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad got back on the right track, though, with a narrow 27-25 victory in the third set before taking the final frame by the same score to escape Spring Arbor with the win.

Viking harriers eighth at FlashRock Invitational

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team placed eighth out of 25 teams at the FlashRock Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Northview Christian Church, in Carmel.

Brock Spahr led the way for the Vikings, posting a top-20 finish. Behind a clocking of 17:03.46, the talented sophomore captured 17th.

HU spikers sweep past USF

The Huntington University volleyball team dispatched host Saint Francis in straight sets on Friday, Sept. 16.

The Foresters posted wins of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-9 to improve to 7-6, 3-3 in the Crossroads League.

Senior Audrey Mallers led the Huntington offense with 13 kills. Junior Josie Beaver and sophomore Tailor Schultheis each added seven kills. Sophomore Breanna Levings supported their efforts with 21 assists.

Junior Kate Cobb served up two aces.

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