Tackett wins third career PBA title

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EJ Tackett

Huntington native E.J. Tackett captured his third career title on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour with a win at the PBA Bear Open on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Thunderbowl Lanes, in Allen, MI.

Tackett defeated Sweden’s Jesper Svensson in the finals, 212-199. With the victory, Tackett becomes one of only three bowlers on the PBA Tour to win more than once this year. Tackett previously topped the PBA Xtra Frame Storm Open in April.

Vike soccerboys make lone goal stand up

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team made Tyler Christle's first-half goal stand up for a 1-0 win over host Fort Wayne Bishop Luers on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Christle's second career goal was set up by junior Jacob Foster, and that proved all goalie Sam Poling and the Huntington North defense would need. Poling turned away all four shots sent on net to earn the shutout and help HNHS improve to 6-7-2 on the season.

Lady Vike spikers lose to Leo

The streaking Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team was brought back to earth in a four-set loss to visiting Leo on Thursday, Sept. 29, falling 1-3.

The Lady Vikes dropped an exciting first contest, 25-27, then fell 16-25. They came back to avoid the sweep with a 25-15 win in the third contest, but Leo sent them home with their sixth loss against 19 wins by winning the fourth game 25-16.

Mackenzi Cannici and Kaitlyn Stephan led the Huntington North offense with 16 kills and 21 assists, respectively. Morgan Richison added three aces.

Lady Vike soccergirls batter Wayne

Hannah Tillett scored four goals and Karmen Koch and Taylor Conley notched two apiece as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team battered visiting Fort Wayne Wayne, 11-2, on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The Lady Vikings, 14-1-1, scored five of their goals in the opening half on the way to a 5-0 lead. They came back with six more scores in the second frame while Wayne at least managed to get on the board twice, scoring once each off of starter Brooke Trice and reserve Veronica Russell.

Tough doubles losses sting Viking netboys in sectional loss

Huntington North’s Brent Kreiger lays a good hit on the ball during action at No. 2 doubles vs. Adams Central in the first round of the Norwell Boys’ Tennis Sectional on Thursday, Sept. 29. Kreiger and partner Dane Eherenman lost 4-6, 7-6, 4-6 and the Vikings fell 2-3, ending their season.
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Tough losses in both doubles matches stung the Huntington North High School varsity tennis team as it lost to Adams Central, 2-3, in opening round action at the Norwell Boys' tennis Sectional on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Eagles slide past Viking soccerboys on PKs

It all came down to penalty kicks for the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team and visiting Columbia City, with the Vikings coming up short, 3-2, on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Huntington North built a 2-1 lead in the first half, but Columbia City countered with two goals of its own while the Vikings tallied one in the second to deadlock the contest at 3-3. The Eagles had the final cheer, though, thanks to their shootout triumph.

Suffering their sixth loss in a row, the Vikings drop to 5-7-2, 2-5 in Northeast 8 Conference play.

Norwell edges HNHS soccerboys

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team got edged by host Norwell, 1-0, on Monday, Sept. 26.

After a scoreless opening half, the Knights managed to score on Viking goalkeeper Sam Poling in the second for what proved to be the game-winning score.

Poling, a junior, recorded one save for Huntington North, which falls to 5-6-2.

The Vikings won the junior varsity game, 3-1.

Saint Francis slides past HU soccerwomen, 1-0

Host University of Saint Francis scored the game's only goal with less than 10 minutes remaining to defeat the Huntington University women's soccer team 1-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Forester goalie Paige Coolman made five saves on the night but the HU offense couldn't find the game-knotter and fell to 4-5-1 on the season.

HU netwomen win fourth straight

The Huntington University women's tennis team stretched its win streak to four with a 7-2 victory over visiting Spring Arbor University on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The Foresters, finishing third in the Crossroads League with a record of 6-2, got a pair of whitewash wins. No. 1 single player Constance Golz blanked Mary-Kate McShane, 6-0, 6-0, and Anastasiia Evstifeeva at fifth singles did the same to Brianna VanRavenswaay.

Singles domination leads HU netmen past SAU

The Huntington University men's tennis team dominated in singles to defeat host Spring Arbor University, 6-3, on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Down 1-2 after doubles play, the foresters came back to win five of six singles matches to improve their overall record to 5-5 and their Crossroads League mark to 5-2.

Fourth singles player Dawid Baranowski had the biggest win of the day for HU, battering Jonah Engle, 6-0, 6-0. Giovanni Martinez at third singles wasn't too far off that mark, clocking Vincent McShane, 6-2, 6-0.

Lady Vike spikers to 19-5 with sweep over New Haven

Kalee Platt (left) and Kaitlyn Stephan.
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The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team ran its record to 19-5 by sweeping visiting New Haven, 3-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The Lady Vikings, 4-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference, won 25-11, 25-22 and 25-16.

HNHS got 14 kills from Kalee Platt and 25 assists from Kaitlyn Stephan. Rileigh Johnson added three aces.

On the defensive side, Ariene Butler had 13 digs.

The HNHS junior varsity was a 2-0 winner, running its record to 11-5 on the season with scores of 25-19, 25-14.

HU netwomen blow out Anderson

The Huntington University women's tennis team had blowout wins in eight of the nine matches played en route to a 9-0 whitewashing of visiting Anderson University on Monday, Sept. 26.

Meg Dolde at fourth singles pitched a 6-0, 6-0 double blanking at Mandy Meserve to highlight the Foresters' big day, which pushed their record to 6-2 on the season. The other Forester singles players weren't far behind, losing just one game apiece on the afternoon.

Tillett scores, Trice saves as Lady Vikes top Norwell

Hannah Tillett (left) and Brooke Trice.
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Hannah Tillett scored two more goals and Brooke Trice notched her eighth shutout of the season as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team zipped past visiting Norwell, 5-0, on Monday, Sept. 26.

Taylor Conley, Karmen Koch and Amaya Sunderman each had a goal apiece for the Lady Vikings, 13-1-1 on the season.

The Lady Vikings went up 3-0 in the first half and came up with two more goals in the second frame.

Tillett, who now has 28 goals on the season, also posted two more assists to her resume, and Sydney Kyle also had an assist.

VanAlstine aces hole at Clear Creek

Dick VanAlstine, of Roanoke, hit a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at Clear Creek Golf Course, in Huntington, on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

VanAlstine achieved his ace on the 110-yard hole using a sand wedge and a Titleist ball.

Glenn Hall, Jack Deibler and Rollie Knepper witnessed the feat.

Lady Vikes hold clinic

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Players from the Huntington County Soccer League and Roanoke Youth Sports Soccer League participate at a soccer skills clinic conducted by the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team at the school on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20. The clinic was free and attended by over 30 children who participated in several stations with the team’s players.

No. 23 IWU sweeps HU volleyball team

The Huntington University volleyball team suffered its third shutout of the season when it lost to 23-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Platt Arena.

The Wildcats won 25-9, 25-13, 25-20 to drop HU to 8-8 overall, 4-5 in Crossroads League play.

Tailor Schultheis led the HU offense with five kills. Kate Cobb led the defensive efforts with 17 digs.

HU soccerwomen lose lead, game

Huntington University forward Millie Adams battles with Courtney Wengard of Goshen College in women's soccer action Saturday, Sept. 24, at HU.
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The Huntington University women's soccer team saw a late 2-0 lead disappear and were beaten 3-2 by visiting Goshen College on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The Foresters, 4-4-1 overall and 0-1 in Crossroads League play, were up by the pair of goals with 15 minutes to go, but Goshen tallied three times in a four-minute span to send HU to defeat.

Audra Klopfenstein tallied HU's first goal in the 10th minute when she put in a rebound of a Matea Knispel shot. Oliva Knispel used a pass from her sister to make the score 2-0 in the 66th minute.

Esteban's runner-up finish carries HU golfers to third at USF invite

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Luis Esteban

Luis Esteban placed second individually to pace the Huntington University men's golf team to a third place finish among 11 teams at the Saint Francis Cougar Fall Invitational this past weekend.

Esteban, a freshman from Spain, fired a four-under par 140 to earn runner-up and all-tournament honors and lead HU ot a team score of 607.

Taylor won the tournamant with a 579, followed by Saint Francis with a 588.

Cale Carr was the number two scorer for HU with a tally of 150. Nate Mynatt was next at 154 and Zak Cummings fired a 163.

HU netwomen hail senior day with big win

The Huntington University women's tennis team celebrated senior day in a big way with an 8-1 win over visiting Bethel College on Saturday, Sept. 24.

HU seniors Constance Golz, Morgan Bemisderfer and Celine Rongos each had a hand in two wins for the Foresters, 5-2, and the remaining senior, Kerrie Ecker had a hand in one win.

Golz defeated Taylor Freedline, 6-3, 6-0, at first singles; Bemisderfer topped Caroline Boger, 6-2, 6-2, at second singles and Rongos triumphed over Abbey VanDiver, 6-1, 6-0 at third singles.

Forester netmen have big high, low in doubleheader split

The Huntington University men's tennis team experienced a big high then a big low as it split a doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 24, sweeping Bethel, 9-0, but losing to Aquinas College, 1-8, at Klopfenstein Courts.

A double 6-0 whitewashing by No. 3 singles player Dawid Baranowski over Jose Morales highlighted the foresters' day against Bethel.

Forester soccermen pick off No. 16 IWU

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Miguel de Sousa

The Huntington University men's soccer team picked off 16th-ranked host Indiana Wesleyan University, 1-0, on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Hayden Suter logged the game's only goal midway through the second half off a pass from Miguel de Sousa, and goalie Brad Buzzard made the score stand up as HU improved to 3-5-1 on the season.

Buzzard stopped all nine IWU shots in the contest.

The goal was Suter's first game-winner of his career.

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 Cobblestone Golf Course. The Lady Vikes finished last at the meet as their season ended.
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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

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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.