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Tester, Hollowell each net 2 in Lady Vike booters' win


Photo by Steve Clark.

Corinne Tester and Kelsey Hollowell each scored a goal in the first half and repeated that offensive production in the second half to give the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team a 4-2 victory over host Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Tester's second goal was her 12th of the season, a team-high. Hannah Williams got her first assist of the season on Hollowell's first goal.

Desi Tharp found the back of the net in each half to keep the Red Devils in the game, but goalkeeper Paige Coolman ensured the Lady Vikings came out on top, recording nine saves.

 

Both offense, deffense contiribute to Viking JV win

The Huntington North High School junior varsity football team got touchdowns from its offense and defense and blasted host Muncie Central, 32-6, on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The Vikings, 5-2, translated big plays on defense into points, with Colt Ropp recovering a fumble and returning it 85 yards for a score, and Wyatt Cocklin taking an interception 25 yards back to the house. Steven Delatorre also grabbed an interception.

 

HU volleyball team splits with Purdue NC, Davenport


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday, Sept. 29, as they beat Purdue North Central in three games but lost to Davenport in four games at HU.

The Foresters, 3-13,fell to Davenport, 22-25, 25-23, 18-25, 13-25, in the early match, then topped Purdue North Central, 25-16, 25-13, 25-21, in the later match.

Heather Medich had 10 kills against Davenport, and Melissa Grossman and Brittany Rooze each had nine.

Jensen Carnahan was the assist leader with 32, and Bowers has 18 digs.

 

Khudziy, Hungria key HU men's tennis win


Photo by Steve Clark.

Vlad Khudziy and Jose Hungria teamed up for a doubles shutout and both had singles wins as well to lead the Huntington University men's tennis team past visiting Indiana Tech, 6-3, on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Khudziy and Hungria put an 8-0 whitewash on Fernando Gonzalez and Vinicius Silva at first doubles before Khudziy stopped Gonzalez at first singles, 6-4, 6-3, and Hungria beat Nicholas Tripaman at second singles, 6-2, 7-5.

 

Comeback attempt falls short as HNHS booters lose to Richmond

A second-half comeback attempt by the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team fell short on Saturday, Sept. 29, and the Vikings fell to visiting Richmond, 2-1.

Senior Isaac Wust cut into the Red Devils' 2-0 lead following the first half with his 23rd goal of the season, off an assist by Trey Sorg, but it was all the offense the Vikings could muster.

Goalkeeper Chad Wingo had five saves for Huntington North, which finishes the regular season at 8-6-1 and 4-3 in conference play.

 

IWU scores early to beat HU men booters, 1-0

Visiting Indiana Wesleyan scored the only goal of the game seven minutes in and defeated the Huntington University men's soccer team 1-0, on Saturday, Sept. 29.

IWU's Tad Glilbert put the ball behind HU goalie Drew Mattingly at the 7:23 mark, and Wildcat goalie Josh Goepper never faced a shot on goal from the Foresters throughout the contest.

The Foresters, 5-5, got seven saves from Mattingly.

 

 

Adams Central ends HNHS netboys' season at Norwell sectional


Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School boys' tennis team on Friday, Sept. 28, with a 0-5 loss to Adams Central in the Norwell Tennis Sectional Tournament.

The Vikings, finishing the season at 5-12, got competitive play from Tommy Bolinger at second singles, with the junior challenging Jacob Weil, 4-6, 3-6, and from Matt Sieberns at third singles, as the sophomore hung with Eric Ripley, 3-6, 3-6.

 

Viking win sets up conference showdown at Richmond next week


Photo by Steve Clark.

A balanced rushing attack and a stout defensive effort carried the Huntington North High School varsity football team to a 31-14 victory over visiting Muncie Central on Friday, Sept. 28.

Running back Austin Rosen and quarterback Drew Schnitz combined to rush for 149 yards, with Rosen contributing 81 of them and a score and Schnitz the other 68 and two scores.

Schnitz found the end zone through the air, too, as he completed nine of 17 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown

 

HNHS Vikings defeat Muncie Central Bearcats Friday, Sept. 28


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North wide receiver Caleb Richison (left) looks to run past defensive back Parker Phelps of visiting Muncie Central in the varsity football team's tilt against the Bearcats on Friday, Sept. 28. The Vikings won 31-14.

 

HNHS boys' tennis team falls in sectional action


Photo by Steve Clark.

Andrew Smith, a member of the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team, returns a shot against his Adams Central opponents in Sectional 46 doubles play at Norwell on Friday, Sept. 28. The Vikings were defeated, 0-5, ending their season.

 

Lady Vike spikers win fourth straight

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team beat visiting Marion in straight sets, 25-18, 25-16, 25-15, to push its winning streak to four on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Josie Beaver led the Lady Vikings, 13-10, with eight kills.

Allyson Trout added five kills to go along with 12 assists. Allison Bucher had 13 assists to lead the team.

Mikayla Carpenter led Huntington North's defense efforts, recording 18 digs.

Jessie Drew and Beaver each had six blocks.

 

 

Crestview gridders tie with Marion

Ian McCutcheon and Austin Spahr combined to rush for over 100 yards, but the best the Crestview Middle School seventh grade team could manage against host Marion was a tie, 26-26, on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Individually, McCutcheon gained 80 yards on the ground and Spahr gained 26. Spahr and Collin Landrum each scored a touchdown.

On defense, Colton Hasty, Trent Cissel, Logan Moreland and Mason Landrum recorded four tackles apiece.

Cissel also scored a touchdown off of a fumble recovery.

 

 

HU men's tennis team blanks Bethel, 9-0

Led by Diego Inurritegui's whitewash at fourth singles, the Huntington University men's tennis team blanked visiting Bethel College, 9-0, on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Inurritegui, a freshman from Peru, dropped Kevin Kirkland, 6-0, 6-0, to lead HU to its fourth win in 10 outings this season.

Inurritegui went without losing a game the entire day as he and partner Joseph Straznicky shut out Kirkland and Mason Heller, 8-0, at second singles.

Zakk Sparks and Jacob Cross at third singles also pitched a shutout, defeating Gavin McGrath and Kyle Hanby, 8-0.

 

HN soccerboys fall to 15-1 Luers

Host Bishop Luers outscored the Huntington North High School boys' soccer team in both halves of their game on Thursday, Sept. 27, as the Vikings lost 5-2.

Luers took a 2-1 lead into halftime and expanded the margin to 5-1 before HNHS star Isaac Wust got the final goal of the afternoon to bring the Vikings, 8-5-1, a step closer.

Mitchel Schneider got the Vikings' first goal off an assist from Barik Hiple, and Hiple also had a foot in Wust's goal as well.

Despite giving up the five goals to the 15-1-1 Knights, goalie Chad Wingo had a big day with 15 saves.

 

HU volleyball team sweeps SAU for second win of season

The Huntington University volleyball team got its second win of the season in 14 outings as it swept visiting Spring Arbor University in three games on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

The Foresters, 2-12, won 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 behind a balanced attack and solid defense.

Brittany Rooze paced the Huntington attack with nine kills, while Melissa Grossman and Abbey Keister each added seven. Jensen Carnahan directed the offense with 29 assists.

Defensively, Katie Bowers led the way with 16 digs, while Rooze added 14 and Carnahan chipped in 13.

 

 

Mt. Vernon uses second-half scores to down HU soccermen

Host Mt. Vernon Nazarene University got the only goals of the second half to break a 1-1 halftime tie and down the Huntington University men's soccer team 3-1 on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Tyson Balischuk's goal at the the 19-minute mark for Huntington tied the score at 1-all, and the teams went into the half with the deadlock. But Mt. Vernon tallied just five minutes into the second half to break the knot, and added an insurance goal 71 minutes in to send the Foresters to their fourth loss of the season against five wins and two ties.

Josh Codd got the assist on the HU goal.

 

HU netmen lose to Grace 3-6


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men's tennis team lost to visiting Grace College, 3-6, on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Vlad Khudziy at first singles and Diego Inurritegui at fourth got singles wins for HU, 3-6 overall and 3-4 in Crossroads League play. Inurritegui was a double winner on the day as he teamed with Joseph Straznicky at second doubles to defeat Aaron Blevins and David Sanchez.

Khudziy topped Sanchez, 6-4, 6-3, while Inurritegui took down Aaron Blevins, 5-7, 6-4 (10-6).

The doubles team won 8-6.

 

Kasicki a double winner but HU netwomen fall to Grace

Cassie Kasicki was a double winner but the Huntington University women's tennis team lost its fifth consecutive Crossroad League match on Tuesday, Sept. 25, to host Grace College, 3-6.

Kasicki at first singles dropped Kristin Cassidy, 6-1, 6-3, and she teamed with Alek Spasic at first doubles to defeat Cassidy and former Huntington North player Taryn Wuensch, 8-1.

HU's only other win came from the second doubles team of Katie Johnson and Jessica Abel, which got an 8-6 win over Nicole Beguin and Janelle Hess.

The Foresters felll to 3-5 on the season.

 

Porter's third place finish leads HU golfers to fifth at Blackhorn

Rylan Porter placed third individually to lead the Huntington University men's golf team to a fifth place finish on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Battle of Blackhorn at Bethel College.

Porter fired a 1-over par 145 over Monday and Tuesday to earn his third place honors and help HU to a team total of 623. Porter shot an even-par 72 on Monday and followed it up with a 73 on Tuesday.

Mickey Belt and Devin Dale both scored 158 and Josh Tuelker fired a 162 to complete the HU scoring.

 

Viking tennis sectional start delayed

Due to a rain cancellation of the Sectional 46 first round matches at Norwell, the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team will now begin sectional play on Friday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. at Norwell instead of on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The Vikings will still face the winner of Bluffton and Adams Central.

 

 

World record attempt


Triathlete Jason Langston, of Jacksonville, FL, swims at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, in Huntington, on Saturday, Sept. 22, in an effort to complete his 27th Iron-Distance triathlon this year. Langston is attempting to set a world record by being the first person in history to complete an Iron-Distance triathlon in each of the 50 states. He hopes to raise awareness about animal abuse. To learn more about the cause and to track his progress, visit his website, www.2helpthem.com.

 

Snider dominates HNHS tennis team

A strong host Fort Wayne Snider team dominated the Huntington North High School boy's tennis team in a 5-0 win on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Junior Tommy Bolinger at second singles was the brightest spot for HNHS on the day as he battled Tyler Davis in a 5-7, 6-7 loss.

At first singles, Aaron Gilmore lost to Matt Golm, 4-6, 1-6, and Matt Sieberns at third singles fell 2-6, 0-6, to Matt Krites.

 

Marion duo too much for Lady Viking booters


Photo by Steve Clark.

Corinne Tester kept up her recent scoring streak but was no match for a Rittenhouse and a Rithenhouse as the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team lost 6-1 to visiting Marion on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Tester scored her fifth goal in the last three games in the second half to bring Huntington North to within 2-1 in the contest, but Marion tacked on four more goals - two each by Kadie Rithenhouse and Elizabeth Rittenhouse to grab the win.

Rittenhouse also scored one of the first half goals to give her three in the contest, which improved Marion's record to 12-0-1.

 

Viking booters' comeback falls short

The Huntington North High School boys soccer team came up a goal shot in its comeback attempt and fell to host Marion, 4-3, on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

The Vikings, 8-4-1, were down 4-1 after the first half, but got goals from Barik Hiple and Tyler Henline to make it a close contest.

Isaac Wust, who got his 21st goal of the season in the first half afdter Marion built a 4-0 lead, assisted on both second half goals for HNHS.

Viking goalie Chad Wingo had eight saves on the afternoon.

 

IWU stops HU women's soccer team, 2-0

After a scoreless first half, host Indiana Wesleyan tallied twice in the second half to defeat the Huntington University women's soccer team on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

IWU, 8-1, pushed goals past HU goalie Sam Barclay at the 73:26 mark and at 80:21, and the Forester offense didn't have an answer as the team fell to 7-3 on the season.

Barclay made eighth saves on the afternoon.

IWU goalie Jamie Speidel stopped all seven HU shots she faced for the shutout.

 

 

CMS harriers back in pack at Wabash Invite

The Crestview Middle School boys' varsity cross country team placed fifth and the girls' varsity team placed seventh on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Wabash Invitational.

Dillon Valenti placed 12th in 11:29 to lead the boys' team. David Spencer placed 18th in 11:48, Dawson Hertel was 28th in 12:18, Jacob Foster was 45th in 13:02 and Nolen Young rounded out the scoring with 48th place in 13:05.

Mitchell McElhaney was 49th in 13:19 and Jordon Ness was 69th in 13:42 to complete the varsity.

 

Crestview volleyball teams sweep Bluffton Harrison

Both Crestview Middle School volleyball teams defeated host Bluffton Harrison on Monday, Sept. 24.

The Crestview seventh-graders won, 25-12, 25-20, to improve to 6-3 on the season.

Katie Jamison was the serving hero with 13 points, followed by Rileigh Johnson and Hollyn Anderson with six apiece.

Peyton Butler had five sets, and Kale Platt had three spikes.

The CMS eighth-graders won 25-8, 25-21, to also improve to 6-3 on the season.

 

 

Announce boys' tennis, boys' soccer sectional details

Sectional details have been announced by the IHSAA for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team and boys' varsity soccer team.

Boys' tennis will play the winner of Bluffton and Adams Central in the six-team Sectional 46 at Norwell on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m.

Boys' soccer will play Homestead in the four-team Sectional 11 at Homestead on Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m.

 

 

Viking JV routs Marion, 46-0

Quarterback Denver Burkley threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity football team to a 46-0 rout of visiting Marion on Monday, Sept. 24.

Burkley threw scoring strikes to Scott McClellan and Elliot Forth.

Dan Jacobs and Drew Fawcett also ran for a touchdown apiece, and John Miller returned one of his two interceptions for a score as the Vikings improved to 4-2.

Brady Herr had two two-point conversions for HNHS, and Fawcett, Charleston Dydasco and Adam Woods each had one.

 

 

HU golfers destroy invite field

Mickey Belt's medalist play helped the Huntington University men's golf team blow away the field at Spring Arbor's Bill Bockwitz Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Belt shot 71-72 for a 1-under-par 143 as the Foresters shot a 590 to beat runner-up Spring Arbor by 17 strokes.

HU's Josh Teulker, who led the field after Friday's round with a 5-under par 67, tied with teammate Rylan Porter for third place with matching scores of 147.

Devin Dale shot a 155 to complete the HU scoring.

 

 

HU netwomen run into buzzsaw

The Huntington University women's tennis team found out why host Marian University was ranked 25th in a 1-8 loss on Friday, Sept. 21.

Alex Spasic at second singles got the lone HU win, stopping Hannah Knust 6-4, 6-3.

At first singles Cassie Kasicki lost to Brittney Horlacher, 6-7, 4-6; Katie Johnson at third singles fell to Sarah Potter, 0-6, 2-6; Jessica Abel at fourth singles lost to Hannah Elliott, 1-6, 2-6; Ciara Smith at fifth singles lost to Lauren Paras, 1-6, 0-6; and Amber Bos at sixth singles fell to Tiffany Schendel, 0-6, 2-6.

 

Oak Lanes Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes Week of Sept. 10


Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 188; Gerald Black, 188; Billy Mundy, 180.
Men's High Series: Gerald Black, 512; Gus Balance, 497; Billy Mundy, 492.
Women's High Game: Suzy McClure, 154; Fran Bolton, 146; Nancy Reed, 133.
Women's High Series: Suzy McClure, 406; Fran Bolton, 387; Nancy Reed, 378.
Over Average: Billy Mundy, +39; Suzy McClure, +34; Gerald Black, +5.
Top teams: Two G's, 13-3; The B's, 10-6; Old Goats 9-7.

 

HU netmen have tough day against Spring Arbor

Diego Inurritegui's win at fourth singles was the lone bright spot for the Huntington University men's tennis team as it lost to host Spring Arbor 1-8 on Saturday, Sept 22.

Inurritegui defeated Nathan Scholten, 6-4, 6-2.

Arjun Bhalla gave Matt Wojtkowski a good match at sixth singles before losing 3-6, 6-3, 7-10 and Vlad Khudziy battled with Thomas Calderone at first singles before falling 6-7, 6-4, 6-7 (13-15).

 

Grace makes early goal stand up against HU soccermen

Host Grace made a goal in the opening minutes last the entire game and hung a 1-0 loss on the Huntington University men's soccer team on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Grace's Austin Altimus slipped one behind Forester goalie Drew Mattingly just 5:02 into the contest, and the hosts made it stand up as Huntington dropped to 5-3-2 on the season and 0-1 in the Crossroads League.

Mattingly had three saves on the afternoon, but was outdone by Grace goalie Collin Cone, who stopped all six shots Huntington fired at him.

 

 

HU volleyball team loses to Mt. Vernon

The Huntington University volleyball team lost to host Mount Vernon Nazarene in three games on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Foresters, 1-12 overall and 1-7 in the Crossroads League, fell 16-25, 22-25, 17-25.

Brittany Rooze led the Forester offense with eight kills, and Jensen Carnahan had 23 assists.

Heather Medich added six kills and had nine digs.

Katie Bowers was the defensive leader with 11 digs.

 

 

Viking harriers ninth at New Haven Classic

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team placed ninth out of 22 teams with a score of 272 at the New Haven Classic on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Cordell Lewis was the top finisher for the Vikings at 16:46.91, good for 22nd place among scoring runners.

Charlie Mettler was second for Huntington North at 17:01.67 and 31st overall. Jacob Ambriole finished in 17:29.84 for 59th, Matt Dewitt clocked in at 17:42.32 for 74th and Luke Doughty crossed the finish line in 17:53.02 for 86th to round out the scoring for the Vikings.

 

Wust nets 2 more as Viking booters beat MC


Photo by Steve Clark.

Isaac Wust scored a goal in each half to help the lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team over host Muncie Central, 3-0, on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The pair of goals gives Wust, a recent signee to play soccer for Huntington University, 20 on the season.

Barik Hiple and Trey Sorg assisted on Wust's goals and Wust assisted on a goal by Mitchel Schneider.

Goalkeeper Chad Wingo recorded a save and notched his third shutout in four games for the Vikings, 8-3-1.

 

Tester's second-half score nets Lady Vike booters win


Photo by Steve Clark.

Corinne Tester netted a second half goal and goalkeeper Paige Coolman recorded a shutout to give the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team a 1-0 win over visiting Muncie Central on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Kelsey Hollowell assisted on Tester's ninth goal of the season for the Lady Vikings, 6-7-1.

Coolman recorded nine saves en route to the shutout, her fourth of the season.

 

 

Triathlon start


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Runners head out from the Parkview Huntington Hospital parking lot at the start of the road race portion of the 2012 Live United Team Mini-Triathlon sponsored by the United Way of Huntington County on Saturday, Sept. 22.

 

Lady Vike harriers third at New Haven Classic


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team placed third out of 18 teams with a score of 138 at the New Haven Classic on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Kayla Patrick was the top finisher for the Lady Vikings at 19:48.53, good for 19th place among scoring runners.

Hannah Stoffel was second for Huntington North at 19:55.95 and in 22nd place. Robyn Karst placed 25th in 19:59.96, Stephanie McElhaney was 34th in 20:34.02 and Marissa Jamison was 36th in 20:37.24 to round out the scoring for the Lady Vikings.

 

Schnitz uses legs this week to help Vikes beat Marion


Photo by Steve Clark.

A game after he showed how dangerous he can be through the air, Huntington North High School quarterback Drew Schnitz rushed for three scores and nearly 200 yards to lead the Vikings over host Marion, 34-31, on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Vikings pull to 3-3 with the victory in a game that was originally scheduled to be played on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., but was postponed to Saturday due to storms.

 

Stopped


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North wide receiver Paul Ehler (left) is tackled by Marion linebacker Javaris Riley after making a catch in a game at Marion on Saturday, Sept. 22. The Vikings won 34-31.

 

Underwood's quick strikes lead HU women booters past Bluffton

Lisa Underwood scored two goals less than 20 seconds apart to lead the Huntington University women's soccer team past host Bluffton University, 3-1, on Friday, Sept. 21.

Underwood scored what proved to be the winning goal at the 21:57 mark, giving the Foresters a 2-0 lead. She notched her second goal of the game just 17 seconds later to help the Foresters improve to 8-2 on the season.

The Foresters broke on top when Underwood fed Erin Barclay for the first goal of the game just 2:33 in.

 

HU volleyball team loses in straight sets to Marian

The Huntington University volleyball team lost to host Marian University in three sets on Friday, Sept. 21.

Falling to 1-11 on the season, the Foresters lost 8-25, 19-25, 14-25.

Jensen Carnahan had 20 assists and six digs to lead the Forester efforts.

Kaylee Searles was the top spiker for HU with six, and Melissa Grossman and Katie Bowers each added five.
Bowers led the defensive efforts with 11 digs, and Brittany Roose added eight.

 

 

Marion edges Forester netmen

In a match that could have gone either way, the Huntington University men's tennis team dropped a 4-5 decision to host Marian University on Friday, Sept. 21, at the West Indy Racket Cub.

Vlad Khudziy and Diego Innurritegui were both double winners for the Foresters, being victorious in singles and being part of a winning doubles team.

 

HNHS varsity football game scheduled today, Saturday, at 1 p.m.

According to Huntington North High School Athletic Director Michael Gasaway, the varsity football game against Marion that was cancelled Friday night, Sept. 21, will be played today, Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m.

 

Lady Vike spikers ride Wygant's big night past Kokomo


Photo by Steve Clark.

Alexis Wygant had 10 kills and 20 digs as the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team swept host Kokomo in three games on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Jessie Drew and Josie Beaver each had 11 kills as the Lady Vikings, 12-9, won by scores of 30-28, 25-17 and 25-18.

Drew also had a team-leading six blocks, while Mikayla Carpenter contributed 16 digs, Allyson Trout had 26 assists and Alexa Hill added 13 assists.

 

 

Tester 'trick' leads HNHS soccergirls past Anderson


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

Sophomore Corinne Tester lit up the scoreboard three times to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team past host Anderson, 3-0, on Thurdsay, Sept. 20.

Tester got all three of her scores in the first half to help HNHS improve to 5-7-1 on the season. She scored an unassisted goal to start, then got a Paige Coolman assist on her second tally and used a Kayla Delatorre pass on her third score.

Anderson only got one shot on goal for the contest, and Coolman was able to turn that aside to keep the shutout, her third of the season.

 

Kokomo sweeps HNHS netboys

A three-set loss at first doubles was the best the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team could manage in a 0-5 loss to visiting Kokomo on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Dylan Bamgartner and Andrew Smith lost to Brandon Newton and Parker Sanburn, 5-7, 7-6, 6-10, in the best effort of the afternoon for HNHS, 5-8.

The second doubles team of Wyatt Nave and Cameron Buzzard lost to Joe Farkas and Andrew Schten, 3-6, 4-6.

 

Wust signs with Foresters


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School soccer senior Isaac Wust (front right) signs to play soccer next year at Huntington University on Thursday, Sept. 20. Watching Wust, who has 18 goals this season, are (front row left) his mother, Petie Wust, and (back row from left) Andrew Wust, his brother and the assistant coach at HU; HU head Coach Russ Lawson, his father, Dan Wust and Steve Saddington, HNHS head coach.

 

Forester men drop soccer match to Holy Cross

The Huntington University men's soccer team lost to host Holy Cross College, 4-1, on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The Foresters, 5-2-2, used a Yordan Rivera penalty kick at 13:22 to forge a 1-1 tie, but Holy Cross got two more goals before the first half was over, and the hosts added a final score in the 70th minute.

Chris Fox played 77 minutes in goal for the Foresters, yielding three goals and making one save. Drew Mattingly had one save and one goal allowed.

Troy Padgett scored two goals for Holy Cross.

 

 

 

One-win Forester spikers give 20th-ranked Taylor all it can handle

The one-win Huntington University volleyball team gave 20th-ranked host Taylor all it could handle in a four-set loss on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The Foresters, 1-10, lost 23-25, 25-23, 19-25, 19-25 as Taylor improved to 11-3 on the season.

Abbey Keister led the HU efforts with 13 kills, and former Huntington North player Melissa Grossman added 10. Heather Medich had nine kills to goal along with 14 digs.

Jensen Carnahan piled up 45 assists on the night.

Katie Bowers led the defense with 17 digs, Codie Morey had 14 and Brittany Roose had 13.

 

 

Hill paces Lady Vike spikers sweep of Eastbrook


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Freshman Alexa Hill dished out a season-high 23 assists to help the Huntington North High School girls' varsity volleyball team to a 3-three game sweep of visiting Eastbrook on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The Lady Vikings improved to 11-9 with a 25-15, 25-9, 25-20 triumph.

Hill had plenty of help from the upperclassmen as senior Allyson Trout and Alexis Wygant both had 11 kills, and junior Jessie Drew added nine.

Trout added 16 assists to the HNHS cause and Wygant added 10 digs.

 

Stuffed!


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lady Viking Josie Beaver (right) puts an attempted Eastbrook spike back over the net for one of her four blocks during the Lady Vikings' three-game sweep on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

 

HNHS netboys work out win over Northrop

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team had two singles matches go three sets and was victorious in each, helping give the Vikings a 3-2 win over visiting Northrop on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

At second singles, Tommy Bolinger won his first set against Tyler Jordan, 6-1, faltered in the second set, 3-6, but rebounded in the third set, 6-4. It was a nearly identical story for Matt Sieberns at third singles, as Sieberns won his first set against John Tutle, 6-1, dropped the second set, 3-6, and rebounded, like Bolinger, in the third set, 6-3.

 

Corn bag champs


Photo provided.

The Coors Lite team of Chuck Webb and Larry Harold pose with their trophies after winning the Roanoke Fall Festival corn bag toss tournament on Friday, Sept. 7. Webb and Harold defeated Eagles 248 team members Keith Neal and Brandon Chaney in the championship round. Webb and Harold were undefeated throughout the tournament, which was held in the Roanoke Elementary School gymnasium because of heavy rain in Roanoke.

 

Team 3RVS takes the win in Bicycle Challenge


Photo provided.

Team 3RVS won the 27-mile Bysiness Team event of the Huntington Bicycle Challenge on Sept. 15.

The challenge was sponsored by Markle Health & Rehabilitation.

Team 3RVS, from Three Rivers VeloSport, included Jeff Kenny, Matt Misner, Kirby Moss, Steven Pequignot, Hugh Smith, and Patrick Stelte.

The second place team was IHOP First Federal, which included tIan Hope, James Levine, Brad Mills, Greg Ness, Craig Reynolds and Scott Womack.

 

Cougar volleyball squads split with Lincoln

The Crestview Middle School volleyball teams split with host Lincoln on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as the seventh-graders won but the eighth-graders fell to defeat.

The Cougars seventh-graders won 25-18, 25-24 and improved to 4-3 behind Katie Jamison's seven points and six from Rileigh Johnson. Karmen Koch added four spikes.

The Cougar eighth-graders dropped to 4-3 as they lost 25-18, 17-25, 9-15.

 

 

Edgewood double dips Crestview gridders

Visiting Edgewood dropped both Crestview Middle School football teams on Tuesday, Sept. 18, beating the eighth-graders, 16-12, and topping the seventh-graders 28-14.

Matt Guhl ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns to lead the CMS eighth-graders. Hunter Hollowell had 69 yards passing and Pat Miller was the team-leader in receiving yards with 37.

Billy Nolen led the team on defense with 8.5 tackles. Guhl added six tackles and Miller and Elijah Dyer each had five tackles.

 

CMS girl harriers lose to McCulloch

The Crestview Middle School girls' cross country team lost to visiting Marion McCulloch, 23-34, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Chloe Scheiber placed fourth in 13:36 as the first Crestview runner. Jackie Ness was fifth in 13:51, Emma Melcher was sixth in 13:54, Emma Helmich was seventh in 13:58 and Meagan Thomas was 12th in 14:15.

Rounding out the Crestview top seven, Jenna Haneline was 16th in 14:57 and Erika Vinson was 18th in 15:02.

 

 

 

Valenti keys big Crestview boy harriers' win over McCulloch

Dillon Vallenti won by 37 seconds to lead the Crestview Middle School boys' cross country team to a 19-42 win over visiting Marion McCulloch on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

David Spencer was runner-up to Valenti, both overall and for Crestview, in 12:25, and Dawson Hertel was third overall and for Crestivew, in 12:30.

Jacob Foster placed sixth in 12:58 and Evan Kropf was seventh in 13:35 to complete the Crestview scoring.

Alex Wiedenhoeft was eighth in 13:37 and Mitchell McElhaney was ninth in 13:40 to round out the Cougar's top seven.

 

 

Viking soccerboys top Logansport


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team got a goal in each half and goalie Chad Wingo made it stand up for a 2-0 win over visiting Logansport on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Seniors Barik Hiple and Ethan Gordon did the scoring honors for the Vikings 7-3-1.

The shutout was the third of the season for Wingo.

Hiple scored in the first half off an assist from Isaac Wust, and Gordon got the second-half tally, off an assist by Trey Sorg.

 

 

Lady Viking booters lose to Logansport

Host Logansport broke open a 1-0 game with three second-half goals on the way to beating the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team 4-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Paige Coolman had six saves in goal for the Lady Vikings, 4-7-1.

Whitney Jennings scored twice for Logansport.

 

 

HU women' soccer team falls to Trinity

The Huntington University women's soccer team lost to host Trinity Christian, 3-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Trinity took a 3-0 lead before Huntington, 6-3, got its lone score from Lisa Underwood off an assist from Brittany Hartman.

HU goalie Samantha Barclay had eight saves, and reserve goalie Megan Soltow added two.

KC Roller scored twice for Trinity.

 

Crestview volleyball teams defeat Huntington Catholic

The Crestview volleyball teams defeated visiting Huntington Catholic on Monday Sept. 17.

The Cougar seventh-graders needed only two games for the win to improve to 3-3 on the season. Scores were 25-18, 25-15.

Katie Johnson led the way with 10 points, followed by Rileigh Johnson with eight and Kaylee Platt with six and two spikes.

The Crestview eighth-graders improved to 4-2 by winning 25-17, 23-25, 15-8.

MacKenzi Cannici paced the Cougars with 11 points. Allyson Mettler and Ariene Butler each tallied eight.

 

 

Viking frosh gridders lose to Anderson

The Huntington North High School freshman football team lost to visiting Anderson, 33-28, on Monday, Sept. 17.

HNHS quarterback Dakota Johnson threw four touchdown passes, two each to Bryson Gradeless and Logan Green.

 

 

Burkley leads HNHS JV gridders over Anderson

Quarterback Denver Burkley threw three touchdown passes to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity football team over host Anderson, 28-12, on Monday, Sept. 17.

Burkley found Houston Lehman twice for scores and threw his other TD passes to Scott McClellan as the Viking JV improved to 3-2 on the season.

Charleston Dydasco ran for the other HNHS touchdown, and Burkley and McClellan added two-point conversions.

Wyatt Cocklin was the leading tackler for the HNHS defense, which caused five Anderson turnovers

 

 

HNHS spikers tip through South Side in 3

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team ripped off a three-game win over host Fort Wayne South Side, 25-19, 25-13, 25-19, on Monday, Sept. 17.

Alexis Wygant had 10 kills and seven digs to lead the Lady Vikes, 10-9. Josie Eckert added nine kills and Jessie Drew had seven.

Allyson Trout and Allison Bucher teamed up for 26 assists, with Trout garnering 15 and Bucher getting 11.
Marissa Kitt and Kayla Carpenter led the defense with nine digs each.

 

HU volleyball team edges Goshen, 3-2

The Huntington University volleyball team and host Goshen battled over the course of five sets, but it was the Foresters who emerged victorious, 3-2, to get their first win of the season, on Friday, Sept. 14.

Brittany Rooze, Abbey Keister and Heather Medich racked up season-highs in kills for the Foresters, 1-8, with 13, 12 and 11, respectively.

 

HU women's soccer team tops Rochester

The Huntington University women's soccer team got three goals from as many players and beat visiting Rochester College, 3-1, on Friday, Sept. 14.

Brittany Hartman, Sam Cubic and Amy Snider found the back of the net for the Foresters, 6-1.

Sam Barclay had two saves for HU in goal.

 

 

Lady Vike spikers split pair

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team was swept by New Castle, 6-25, 13-25, 7-25, on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Senior Alexis Wygant led the Lady Vikings, 9-9, in kills, with four, and digs, with seven.

Freshman Alexa Hill led the team in assists, with six.

Three Lady Vikings had double-digit kills and the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team edged host Richmond, 25-11, 32-34, 25-15, 25-19, on Saturday, Sept. 15.

 

Wally’s are winners


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Wally's is the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department's co-ed softball tournament Division C Champions. They are (front row from left) Missy Barus, Delena Collins, Kyan Smallwood, Dru Hensel, Brooke Swope and Krystal Watkins; and (back row from left) Gabe Smallwood, Tony Purvis, Dusty Ransom and Michael Swope.

 

RYS 8-10 winners


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The Roanoke Lions won the Roanoke Youth Sports' 8-10 Soccer Tournament recently by defeating Bussick Orthodontics in the championship game. Team members are (front row form left) Darian Goelz, Corynn Keller, Megan Harrell, Matthew Lukins, Landon Zeider, Micah Smith and Dalton Fruit and (back row from left) Coach Davin Smith, Hannah Will, Delaney Taylor, Autumn Anderson, Alex Gass, Conner Sparks, Mason Kyle, Daniel LaRue and Assistant Coach Jim Goelz.

 

RYS 6-7 tourney champs


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The team sponsored by Dr. Kevin Stamm, Parkview Huntington OB/GYN, beat the Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association recently for the Roanoke Youth Sports' 6-7 Soccer Tournament crown. Team members are (front row from left) Amar Muslic, Autumn Zeider, Reece Bonewitz, Faye Kropf, Alyse Geiger, Christopher Stamm, Noah Wagner and Lucas Moody and (back row from left) Coach Andy Koehl, Asher Chipchosky, Sam Williams, Sam Koehl, Emma Holzinger, Blaise Rupley, Caiden Moody and Coach Michael Chipchosky.

 

RYS 11-14 champions


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The team sponsored by Andy Zoda, Realtor Coldwell Banker, won the Roanoke Youth Sports 11-14 Soccer Tournament recently by beating Automatic Door Controls in the final match.

 

Lady Vike harriers 15th at Flashrock Invitational

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team finished 15th out of 26 teams with a score of 430 at the Flashrock Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Kayla Patrick was the top finisher for the Lady Vikings at 20:19.4, good for 71st place among scoring runners.

Robyn Karst was second for Huntington North at 20:21.0 and in 75th place. Hannah Stoffel placed 83rd in 20:31.6, Marie Ditzler was 84th in 20:31.8 and Karson Rowe was 117th in 21:01.0 to round out the scoring for the Lady Vikings.

 

Viking harriers back in pack at Flashrock Invite

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team finished 18th out of 26 teams with a score of 488 at the Flashrock Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Cordell Lewis was the top finisher for the Vikings at 16:17.0, good for 31st place among scoring runners.

Charlie Mettler was second for Huntington North at 16:48.5 and 78th overall. Matt Dewitt placed 97th in 17:01.9, Jacob Ambriole was 126th in 17:20.2 and Jacob Miller was 156th in 17:57.5 to round out the scoring for the Vikings.

 

Bethel sweeps HU volleyball team


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University volleyball team got off to a competitive start against visiting Bethel College on Saturday, Sept. 15 but cooled off down the stretch to lose 21-25, 13-25, 22-25.

Heather Medich led the Foresters, 1-9, with eight kills. Abby Keister and Huntington North alum Melissa Grossman each chipped in with five kills.

Medich and Katie Bowers tied for the team-lead in digs with nine.

 

 

HU booters get 2nd half goals to beat Rochester

The Huntington University men's soccer team produced a pair of second half goals to beat visiting Rochester College, 2-0.

Goal-scorers for the Foresters, 5-1-2, were Jake Essig and Joey Newberry.

Kyle Van Wagoner and James Parker assisted on the Essig goal while Bradley Kamden helped out on the Newberry tally.

Drew Mattingly went the distance for Huntington in goal, recording six saves.

 

 

Season ends for Lady Vike golfers at sectional


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The Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team finished fifth out of 10 teams in play Huntington North  Girls' Golf Sectional play at LaFontaine Golf Club in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Freshman Sarah Fryman carded a 108 to lead Huntington North to a team score of 448, and two spots off of the top-three finish need to qualify for regional.

Sophomore Maddi Kennedy was just a stroke behind Fryman with a 109, junior Lauren McCullough hit a 115 and Gabrielle Malone fired a 116 to round out the scoring for the Lady Vikings.

 

Wust's second goal earns HNHS soccer team tie with Wayne


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Isaac Wust scored the lone goal of the second half as the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team battled to a 3-3 tie with visiting Wayne on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Wust's second score of the game helped Vikings' record reach 6-3-1 on the season.

Tyler Henline and Wust scored the first two goals of the game to give HNHS a 2-0 lead, but Wayne came back with three unanswered scores to go into halftime with a 3-2 lead.

Barak Hiple, Jordan Gilliam and Mitchel Schneider each recorded an assist for HNHS, and goalkeeper Chad Wingo had six saves.

 

Viking tennis team downs New Castle for two wins on Saturday

Determined performances by the singles players on the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team helped power the team to a 4-1 win over New Castle on Saturday, Sept. 15.

No. 1 singles player Aaron Gilmore came up with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, win over Joe McIntosh, Tommy Bolinger defeated AJ York 7-5, 7-5, in the second singles match and Matt Sieberns emerged victorious from a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 battle with Dusty Vincent at third singles.

 

Viking netmen drop Anderson

Four wins in straight sets helped the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team to a 4-1 win over Anderson on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Aaron Gilmore cruised to a 6-2, 6-4 win over Matt Harter at first singles, Tommy Bolinger did the same to Nick Whittaken at second singles, 6-2, 6-2 and Wyatt Nave and Cameron Buzzard followed suit in their first doubles match over Jason Kabir and Joe Moran, 6-4, 6-2.

Matt Sieberns was pressured by Connor Hall in the third singles match, but held on for a 6-3, 7-6 (6-2) victory.

 

Huntington Bicycle Challenge


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

Riders hit the streets at the beginning of the 2012 Bicycle Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 15, after leaving from the Pathfinder Services parking lot in Huntington.

 

HNHS homecoming fans get thrill with Viking 62-49 win Friday, Sept. 14


Photo by Steve Clark.

Quarterback Drew Schnitz broke the state record for most touchdown passes in a game with nine and led the Huntington North High School varsity football team over visiting Anderson, 62-49, on Friday, Sept. 14.

The previous record for most touchdown passes in a game was eight, held by four different quarterbacks.

Schnitz completed 21 of 36 passes for 380 yards and the state record nine scoring tosses for the Vikings, 2-3. He was a difference-maker on the ground as well, rushing for a team-high 173 yards on 18 attempts.

 

Drew Schnitz earns state passing record in HNHS football win


Photo by Steve Clark.

Quarterback Drew Schnitz of the Huntington North varsity football team now holds the state record for most passing touchdowns in a game after throwing for nine against visiting Anderson on Friday, Sept. 14, in a 62-49 Viking victory. The old record was eight, held by four different quarterbacks.

 

Marion sweeps HNHS netboys

The Huntington North boys' varsity tennis team was swept by visiting Marion on Thursday, Sept. 13.

At first singles, Aaron Gilmore was defeated by Vinai Oddiraju, 2-6, 0-6, Tommy Bolinger lost at second singles to Tejas Srikanth, 1-6, 0-6 and Matt Sieberns fell to Rorbert O'Banion, 3-6, 0-6, in the third singles match.

Dylan Baumgartner and Andrew Smith were beaten by Daniel Harrold and Amogh Sehgal, 1-6, 3-6, in first doubles play and Wyatt Nave and Cameron Buzzard went down to Andrew Spitzer and Alex Lyons, 4-6, 3-6, at second doubles.

 

Lady Vikes strike late to edge Wayne


Photos by Andre B. Laird.

Aly Grabner and Kelsey Hollowell scored goals in the final two minutes to lift the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team past host Fort Wayne Wayne, 3-2, on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Grabner, a sophomore, knotted the score at 2-all with her score, then she and Corinne Tester set up Hollowell, a senior, for the game-winner as the Lady Vikings improved to 4-6-1 on the season.

Paige Coolman had four saves on the day to get the win in net for HNHS.

 

HNHS golfers split three-way meet

The Huntington North High School girls' golf team shot its lowest score of the season on Thursday, Sept. 13, to split a three-way meet with Marion and Blackford at LaFontaine Golf Course.

The Lady Vikings had three girls crack 50 to score a 195, good enough to defeat Blackford, which shot a 228, but not enough to catch Marion, which shot a 179.

Maddi Kennedy shook off a recent slump to lead the Lady Vikes with a 46, and Alex Stanley and Sarah Fryman were right there with scores of 47 and 48, respectively. Lauren McCullough completed the HNHS scoring with a 54.

 

Columbia City tops HNHS girls' golf team


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Columbia City topped the Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team, 209-229, at Eagle Glen Golf Course in Columbia City on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Sarah Fryman was the low-scorer for the Lady Vikings with a 50.

After Fryman, Maddi Kennedy carded a 56, Alex Stanley fired a 60 and Lauren McCullough and Gabrielle Malone tied with 63.

Jackie Leeuw shot a 49 for Columbia City and her four squadmates each carded sub-60 scores.

 

 

HU women's soccer team blasts Lawrence Tech, 6-0

The Huntington University women's soccer team got six goals from five different players and blasted visiting Lawrence Tech, 6-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Becca Grimes netted a pair of goals for the Foresters, 5-1.

Other HU goal-scorers were Erin Barclay, Kassy Zimmerman, Sara Marshall and Crystal Andreas. The team scored three goals in each half.

Brittany Hartman, Courtney Baker, Lisa Underwood and Catelyn Mefferd each had an assist.

Goalkeeper Mary Whybrew recorded two saves for the shutout.

 

 

Foresters still looking for 1st volleyball win

The Huntington University volleyball team is still searching for its first win of the season after losing 12-25, 13-25, 15-25 to visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

The Foresters, 0-8, overall and 0-3 in Crossroads League play, got four kills from Abby Keister and Jensen Carnahan led the team in both assists and digs, with eight apiece.

 

 

Champs celebrate co-ed softball tournament win


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The Bippus State Bank/Doreen Johnson team won the B Division Championship for the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department's co-ed softball tournament. Celebrating their victory are (front row from left) Sydney Evans, Candy Evans, Holly Smith, Jenna Miller, Tosha Gallion, Destiny Bowling; and (second row from left) Brad Ely, Casey Keyser, Jeremy Felver, Tyler Smith, Billy Cooper and Bobby Stambazze. Not pictured is Mark Evans.

 

Kokomo bombards Lady Viking goalie in HNHS soccer loss


Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Kokomo bombarded the Huntington North High School varsity soccer team with 22 shots and scored on four to beat the Lady Vikings 4-1 on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Lady Viking goalie Paige Coolman stopped 18 shots, but was beaten on a pair in each half as HNHS dropped to 3-6-1 on the season and Kokomo improved to 7-2.

Corinne Tester was the only answer for Huntington North as she scored in the second half to help the Lady Vikings avoid the shutout.

 

 

Getting the knee


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North soccer player Kayla Campbell (right) winces as she catches a knee from Kokomo's Holly Stewart during action Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Huntington North. The Lady Vikings lost 4-1.

 

Staring it down


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's No. 1 singles player, Aaron Gilmore, is all concentration as he gets ready to swat a forehand during tennis action against visiting South Adams on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

 

Schneider, Wust split 4 goals as Viking boooters drub Kokomo in second half


Photos by Steve Clark.

Mitchel Schneider and Isaac Wust each scored a pair of goals in the second half as the Huntington North High School boys' soccer team broke open a scoreless tie and went on to defeat host Kokomo, 4-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Schneider got the Vikings, 6-3, on the scoreboard first with an unassisted tally, then Wust scored the next two goals, the first coming off a Trey Sorg assist. Schneider then put the capper on the afternoon with his second unassisted score of the game.

 

Trout, Wygant again lead HNHS spikers to win

Seniors Allyson Trout and Alexis Wygant again led the way as the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team stopped visiting Northfield, 3-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Climbing to 8-8 on the season, the Lady Vikings won a hardfought four-gamer, 26-24, 25-18, 25-27, 27-25.

Trout had team-highs with 26 assists and 11 kills, and she added seven digs and four blocks, while Wygant had a team-high 24 digs to go along with eight kills and four blocks.

Jessie Drew chipped in with 10 kills and tied with Josie Beaver for team-high in blocks with 13.

 

IWU outlasts Forester netmen

The Huntington University men's tennis team was outlasted by host Indiana Wesleyan University, 4-5, on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Vlad Khudziy and Diego Inurritegui were double winners for the Foresters, 3-3 overall and 3-1 in Crossroads League play, as each won their singles matches and was part of a winning doubles team.

 

HU women's soccer team to 4-1 with shutout of Manchester

The Huntington University women's soccer team improved to 4-1 on the season as five different players scored en route to a 5-0 win over visiting Manchester University on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

HU went into halftime with a 3-0 lead on goals by Erin Barclay, Kaitlyn Dreman and Bethany Quinn. Bethany Cardenas upped the count to 4-0 in the 82nd minute, then Elise Mamanu-Gray capped off the scoring by dribbling past three Spartan players and beating the Manchester goalie just before the end of the contest.

 

HU women take 0-9 whitewash from IWU

The Huntington University women's tennis team got swept, 0-9, by Crossroads League leading host Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The Foresters, 4-2, suffered straight set losses in every singles match and didn't win more than one game in any of the doubles matches.

 

Lady Vikes 6th at NCC golf

Sarah Fryman and Maddie Kennedy both broke 50 as the Huntington North High School girls' golf team finished sixth in the North Central Conference Golf Meet at Grandview Golf Club in Anderson on Monday, Sept. 10.

Fryman led the way for HNHS with a 47, and Kennedy followed with a 49 as the Lady Vikes tallied 201.

Marion won the championship with a 164 total.

Gabrielle Malone was third golfer for the Lady Vikes with a 50, and Lauren McCullough completed the scoring with a 55.

Alex Stanley was non-scorer with a 59.

 

Viking JV football team loses to Kokomo

The Huntington North High School junior varsity football team dropped to 2-2 on the season with a 26-20 loss to host Kokomo on Monday, Sept. 10.

Quarterback Denver Burkley threw three touchdown passes, finding Brady Herr, Andrew Sizemore and Kole Hale.

Hale added a two-point conversion.

Christian Little led the HNHS defense in tackles.

 

 

North spikers win 2 of 3 at Noblesville Invitational


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The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team won two of three matches at the Noblesville Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Lady Vikings, 7-8, lost to Plainfield but then came back to beat Frankfort and Wes-Del.

The Lady Vikes edged Frankfort, 26-24, 25-23, before getting past Wes-Del, 25-10, 25-21. They fell to Plainfield, 21-25, 22-25.

Senior Allyson Trout was a passing monster against Wes-Del, piling up 29 assists in just two games.

 

HU women's cross country team dominates GC Invite

The Huntington University women's cross country team lived up to its No. 23 ranking by sweeping the Grace College Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Foresters completely dominated the scoring by sweeping the top seven spots. Freshmen Krista Wood led the pack with a winning time of 19:28, two seconds ahead of Gretchen Spahr.

Hannah Moore place third in 19:39, Erin Rockey was fourth in 19:56 and Cendall Ogle rounded out the HU scoring with fifth in 20:04.

Natalie Spahr was sixth in 20:18 and Miranda Boyts took seventh in 20:23 to complete the HU sweep.

 

Forester men harriers runner-up at GC Invitational

The Huntington University men's cross country team placed second at the Grace College Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8 by placing four runners in the top 10.

Freshman Tyler Herber led the way for HU by placing third overall in 26:45 on the 8K course. Josh Graham placed eighth in 27:15, Lance Woods was ninth in 27:16, Brian McKenzie was 10th in 27:17 and Antonio Castillo grabbed 15th in 28:01.

Rounding out the HU top seven, Josh McIntyre was 21st in 28:38 and Ethan Medley was 27th in 29:02.

 

 

HU V-ball team falls to Grace

The Huntington University volleyball team fell to host Grace College, 13-25, 15-25, 19-25, on Friday, Sept. 7.

The Foresters, 0-7, 0-2 in Crossroads League play, got six kills apiece from Heather Medich and Katie Bowers. That effort wasn't enough, though, as Grace had four players with at least seven kills.

Bowers had nine digs to go along with her kills and Codie Morey and Jensen Carnahan each had seven assists.

 

 

Doubles win lead HU netwomen past Goshen

The Huntington University women's tennis team defeated host Goshen College, 7-2, on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Foresters, 3-1, 1-1 in Crossroads League action, swept all three double matches. Aleksandra Spasic and Cassie Kasicki defeated Anika Baumgartner and Maria Thomas at first doubles, 8-4, Jessica Abel and Katie Johnson edged Nikita Zook and Mikayla Adamski at second doubles, 9-8 and Madison Johnson and Ciara Smith blasted Rebekah Steiner and Lauren Stoltzfus at third singles, 8-1.

 

HU soccermen play to scoreless tie with Siena

The Huntington University men's soccer team played two overtimes against visiting Siena Heights University on Saturday, Sept. 8 and emerged with a 0-0 tie.

Goalkeeper Drew Mattingly had nine saves for the Foresters, 3-1-2.

Several Huntington players had shots on goal, but Siena goalkeeper Michael Hummon and his relief, Lucas Sagaert, didn't let them convert, combining for six saves.

 

 

HU women's soccer team takes first loss

The Huntington University women's soccer team took the early lead on host Cornerstone University but couldn't maintain it, losing 2-1 on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Brittany Hartman found the back of the net for the Foresters, 3-1, in the game's first half. She was assisted by Lisa Underwood.

Cornerstone responded in the second half with goals from Morgan Vance and Riley Steen and goalkeeper Kathy Butt shutout Huntington the rest of the way to preserve the win.

 

 

Beacon wins division championship in co-ed softball tournament


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Beacon Credit Union was the A Division champion for the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department co-ed softball tournament. Leading the team to victory were (front row from left) Aubrey Garner, Laura Shideler, Laura Penrod, Nicole Baker, Tish Kalita; and (second row from left) Mitch Eads, Justin Baker, Justin Mote, Aaron Clark and Kaz Kalita. Not pictured are Travis Penrod, Katie Bowers, Eric Worthington and Pazia Speed.

 

Vikings lose momentum on Saturday; fall to Kokomo 44-29


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The Huntington North High School varsity football team led visiting Kokomo, 13-7, before play was suspended on Friday, Sept. 7, due to lightning, but the Vikings couldn't sustain that momentum when play resumed on Saturday, Sept. 8, and fell 44-29.

The Vikings, 1-3, jumped out to the early lead thanks to running back Braydin Stell, who scored on a pass from quarterback Drew Schnitz and on an 80-yard touchdown scamper before play was suspended with 4:14 left in the first quarter.

 

Got him


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Zach Pavey tackles Bo Baker of visiting Kokomo in the Vikings' 44-29 loss on Saturday, Sept. 8. The game was started Friday night but postponed due to thunderstorms, then finished Saturday afternoon.

 

Wust nets another hat trick as Vike booters roll over Anderson


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Led by senior Isaac Wust's three goals, the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team blasted visiting Anderson, 7-2, on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Dylan Wilson, Barik Hiple, Trey Bowling and Tyler Henline also found the back of the net for the Vikings, 5-3.

Wust, Aaron Webb and Trey Sorg each recorded an assist. Goalkeeper Chad Wingo had four saves.

Wust's trio of goals gives him 14 in eight games.

 

Kitt leads Crestview 8 gridders past Southern Wells

Two touchdown runs by Noah Kitt and a pair of two-point conversions helped the Crestview eighth grade football team edge Southern Wells, 16-14, on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Kitt led the team with 69 yards rushing, including a 54-yard scoring sprint. Matt Guhl rushed for 56 yards and had one of the two-point conversions.

Trevor Szelis had 27 yards receiving and scored the other two-pointer. Pat Miller threw for 38 yards.

Guhl was also a factor on defense, leading the team with 4.5 tackles. Randall Chasteen had four tackles.

 

 

Crestview 7 football team blasts Southern Wells, 28-0

With a ground attack that produced three rushing touchdowns by as many players, the Crestview seventh grade football team defeated Southern Wells, 28-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

In addition to their scores, Hunter Strass gained 72 yards on the ground, Ian McCutcheon got 32 and Austin Spahr added 10.

Mason Landrum was a factor on both offense and special teams, gaining 53 yards as a receiver and blocking a punt, which he ran back for a touchdown.

 

Riverview 8 gridders beat Crestview, 20-12

A potent rushing attacking led by Matt Guhl and Noah Kitt wasn't enough to lift the Crestview eighth grade football team over Riverview on Thursday, Aug. 30, as the Cougars fell, 20-12.

Guhl had 96 yards rushing and a score and Kitt had 67 yards rushing and a score.

Pat Miller passed for 78 yards and Trevor Szelis had 69 yards receiving.

On defense, Guhl and Miller tied for the team lead in tackles with 3.5.

 

 

McCutcheon leads Crestview 7 gridders over Riverview

Ian McCutcheon rushed for 84 yards to help lead the Crestview seventh grade football team over Riverview, 14-12, on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Rees Zay passed for 46 yards, Mason Landrum had 46 yards receiving and Hunter Strass added 10 yards on the ground to help Crestview's cause of offense.

Landrum was also a factor on defense, leading the team with four tackles. Logan Moreland had two tackles.

 

 

Vikings football game to resume today, Saturday, at 1 p.m.

The Huntington North High School varsity football team will resume last night's postponed game against Kokomo today, Saturday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. at Kreigbaum Field in Huntington.

The game, which was postponed due to lightning, will pick up with the Vikings leading, 13-7, with 4:14 remaining in the first quarter.

Tickets from last night's game will grant admission to today's contest.

 

Trout's efforts not enough as Lady Vike spikers fall to CC


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Allyson Trout's overall efforts weren't enough for the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team as it lost to host Columbia City, 1-3, on Thursday, Sept. 6.

Trout, a senior, had 18 assists, 11 kills, 17 digs and five blocks but the Lady Vikings lost 19-25, 27-29, 25-17, 20-25 to fall to 5-7 on the season.

Fellow senior Alexis Wygant led the Lady Vikings with 16 kills, and she added 20 digs and three blocks, while junior Jessie Drew had a team-high 11 blocks and added nine kills and 17 digs.

 

HNHS soccergirls shut out Manchester

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team got two first half goals and shut out host Manchester for a 2-0 win on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Sophomores Corinne Tester and Aly Grabner were the goal-scorers for the Lady Vikes, 3-5-1. Tester and Courtney Scher each recorded an assist.

Junior goalkeeper Paige Coolman preserved the shutout with seven saves.

 

 

HU women booters set record in 11-0 win over Andrews

The Huntington University women's soccer team netted six goals in the first half and five more in the second for an 11-0 victory - the largest margin of victory in program history - over visiting Andrews University on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Jessica Krause, Lisa Underwood and Bethany Quinn each scored two goals for the Foresters, 3-0.

Kasandra Zimmerman, Jamie Duchane, Alyssa Krause, Caitlin Johnson and Sara Marshall each added a goal for the HU cause.

 

Champion Hill Toppers 2-3-1 at Ohio Cup Festival

Mental and physical impairment seemed to lie over the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers just as the gray clouds covered the fairgrounds where the Ohio Cup Festival was being played by 32 teams of vintage ballists on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2.

The team's record for two days was 2-3-1. In only one of the contests did the Champion Hill Toppers get a good spanking put on them and one of their wins was over a Pennsylvania club that thought mighty well of themselves until the Toppers' defense showed them how the game was really played in a close victory.

 

Roanoke Youth Sports 8-10 soccer champs


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The 2012 Roanoke Youth Sports 8-10 Soccer Tournament champion Roanoke Lions are comprised of (front row from left) Darian Goelz, Corynn Keller, Megan Horrell, Matthew Lukins, Landon Zeider, Micah Smith and Dalton Fruit and (back row from left) Coach Davin Smith, Hannah Will, Delaney Taylor, Autumn Anderson, Alex Gass, Conner Sparks, Mason Kyle, Daniel LaRue and Assistant Coach Jim Goelz.

 

Intramural volleyball league set at YMCA

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA intramural girls' volleyball league starts on Sept. 17.

The league is open to girls in grades five through eight and lasts seven weeks, with tournament play on Nov. 3.

Practices will be held on Mondays or Wednesdays at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., starting Sept. 17. Matches will be played on Saturdays starting Sept. 22.

Each team is allowed eight to 10 players and volunteer coaches are welcome.

There is a cost per player with a discount for Y members. Those who recruit a new player to the program will receive a discount.

 

Intro V-ball program at local YMCA

Girls in grades three through five are encouraged to sign up for an introductory volleyball program being offered by the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.

The seven-week course offers instruction in the basic fundamentals of the game. In addition, girls will be taught competitive drills and individual workouts.

Practice will be held on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., starting Sept. 11 through Oct. 23.

The course instructor will be Cyndi Niswander.

 

V-ball skills program starts Sept. 11

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will again be offering its girls' volleyball skills program starting Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The skills program will be offered to girls in grades five through eight and is an advanced skills program. It is intended for players who are interested in honing and improving their skills with intentions of playing at a competitive school or club level.

Cyndi Niswander will instruct the eight-week course, which will run Sept. 11 through Oct. 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

 

Warren Lightning 10U baseball team to have tryouts Saturday, Sept. 8

The Warren Lightning 10U baseball team is having tryouts on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. at Tower Park in Warren.

The tryout will include fielding, hitting, pitching, base-running drills and skills assessment.

The Lightning's focus will be on serious baseball skills development. Details on plans for the season and a tournament schedule will be discussed at the tryout.

The team will play together in 2013 as 10U, in 2014 as 11U and in 2015 as 12U with the ultimate goal to get to play in the Cooperstown Tournament of Champions in 2015.

 

Lady Vike spikers drop under .500 with loss to Snider

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team was dropped under the .500 mark with a four-game loss to host Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The Lady Vikes were beaten, 22-25, 8-25, 25-21, 20-25 to fall to 5-6 on the season.

Seniors Alexis Wygant and Allyson Trout paced the Huntington North efforts as Wygant had eight kills and 21 digs and Trout had eight kills and 13 assists.

Jessie Drew added seven kills and five blocks for HNHS, while Mikayla Carpenter had a team-high 23 digs. Marissa Kitt added 11 digs.

 

 

Vikings' JV gridders swamp Logansport 48-0

Adam Woods scored two touchdowns as the Huntington North High School junior varsity football team swamped visiting Logansport 48-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Denver Burkley and Charleston Dydasco each rushed for a touchdown, Drew Fawcett returned a punt for a touchdeown and Wyatt Cocklin returned an interception for a score as well for Huntington North.

Dydasco, Dan Jacobs and Jordan Seabolt all had two-point conversions.

Zane Wygant had two interceptions and Seabolt had an aerial theft as well as the JV Vikes improved to 2-1 on the season.

 

 

Lady Vike golfers fall to Manchester


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls;' golf team fell to visiting Manchester, 224-189, on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Lauren McCullough paced the Lady Vikings with a 50. Maddi Kennedy shot a 56, Alex Stanley fired a 58 and Gabrielle Malone had a 60.

Sarah Fryman was non-scorer with a 61.

 

 

Khudziy, Hungria lead HU netmen to first win of season

Vlad Khudziy and Jose Hungria led the Huntington University men's tennis team to its first win of the season as it beat visiting Taylor University, 6-3, on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Khudziy at first singles and Hungria at second both won their matches after teaming up to win first doubles for half of the HU win total.

Joseph Straznicky at third singles and Diego Inurritegui at fourth singles both won their matches and teamed up the second doubles win to get the other half of the Forester win total and help the team improve to 1-2 on the season.

 

Bowling scores pair to lead HNHS soccerboys past Wawasee


Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Trey Bowling scored a pair of goals and goalie Chad Wingo made them stand up as the Huntington North High School boys' soccer team defeated visiting Wawasee, 3-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Bowling scored both of his goals in the first half to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead at halftime. Tyler Henline upped the Viking lead to 3-0 with a second half goal on the way to the team improving to 4-3 on the season.

Wingo, a junior, made seven saves on the day in the HNHS goal.

 

Forester soccer men win battle of goalies in 2OT

Jake Essig converted a deflection off the Hanover goalkeeper in the second overtime for the only goal of the game to give the Huntington University men's soccer team a 1-0 win over host Hanover on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Essig's score at 104:42 broke a scoreless dual between Forester goalie Drew Mattingly and Hanover keeper John Seewer. Mattingly stopped four shots in the game and Seewer had six saves on the afternoon.

 

 

Olympics 3 on 3


Photo by Steve Clark.

Granville Shultz (center) dishes the ball to his teammate durng three-on-three basketball action at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA campus as part of the YMCA Olympics on Saturday, Sept. 1.

 

YMCA Olympics hits the sand


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaitlyn Troyer (right) attempts to pass the ball as her teammate Nathan Eggleton looks on in sand volleyball action at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA campus as part of the YMCA Olympics on Saturday, Sept. 1.

 

HU women's tennis team screams out of gate

The Huntington University women's tennis team came screaming out of the gate with a 9-0 win against host Bluffton in its opener on Thursday, Aug. 30.

The Foresters won every match in straight sets, led by four shutouts. No. 5 singles player Ciara Smith blanked Tyler Jennings, 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 singles player Madison Johnson did the same to Marissa Radigan; the first doubles team of Aleksandra Spasic and Cassandra Kasicki blanked Caitlin Nearhood and Melissa Hostetler, 8-0; and the No. 3 doubles team of Smith and Johnson did the 8-0 whitewash to Alex Fox and Radigan.

 

Forester netmen drop home opener to Cornerstone


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men's tennis team narrowly lost its home opener to Cornerstone University on Friday, Aug. 31, 4-5.

Vlad Khudziy took care of Elijah Yi at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-1. At No. 2 singles, Jose Hungria beat Austin Hunt, 6-1, 6-2. Diego Inurriteguy, at No. 3 singles, took down Chris Reed, 7-6, 6-1.

 

Backhand swat


Photo by Steve Clark.

Aleksandra Spasic, No. 1 singles player for the Huntington University women's tennis team, swats the ball back to her Cornerstone University opponent at the HU tennis courts on Friday, Aug. 31.

 

Forester netmen open season with loss to UNOH

The Huntington University men's tennis team opened up its season with a loss against host University of Northwestern Ohio, 1-8, on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Joseph Straznicky's match at No. 4 singles was the lone bright spot for the Foresters, Straznicky defeating Cassio Sirimarco, 6-4, 2-6, 12-10.

 

Three Vikes get goals as soccer team beats Columbia City

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team got three goals from three different players and beat host Columbia City, 3-1, on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Goal-scorers for the Vikings, 3-3, were Barik Hiple, Isaac Wust and Dylan Wilson, with assists by Mitchel Schneider, Tyler Henline and Wust, respectively.

Goalkeeper Chad Wingo recorded three saves.

 

Lady Vike harriers fourth at Marion Invite


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team placed fourth out of 16 teams with a score of 120 at the Marion Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Indiana Wesleyan University cross country course in Marion.

Kayla Patrick was the top finisher for the Lady Vikings with a time of 19:47.80, good for 11th place.

Hannah Stoffel was second for Huntington North at 20:16.71 and 18th overall. Marie Ditzler placed 26th in 20:57.66, Marissa Jamison was 32nd in 21:11.24 and Robyn Karst was 33rd in 21:11.91 to round out the team's scoring.

 

Marion Invitational


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team member Hannah Stoffel competes in the Marion Invitational at the Indiana Wesleyan University cross country course in Marion on Saturday, Sept. 1. Stoffel finished second for the Lady Vikings and 18th overall.

 

Lady Viking spikers to 1-3 at Logansport Invitational

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team dropped its first three matches at the Logansport Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 1, but finished strong by beating South Bend Washington.

The Lady Vikes, 5-5, swept their final opponent in two games, 25-17, 25-10.

The team's first match of the day, against Knox, went three games, but ended in a 16-25, 25-17, 9-15 Huntington North loss. The Lady Vikings got swept in two games in their following two matches, 17-25, 18-25, to Lawrence North and 19-25, 11-25, against Westfield.

 

Schnitz's fourth strike of game pushes Viking gridders past Logansport in OT


Drew Schnitz's fourth touchdown pass of the game, in overtime, led the Huntington North High School varsity football team to its first win of the season as it topped host Logansport, 26-20, on Friday, Aug. 31.

Schnitz threw a pair of touchdown passes to both Paul Ehler and Caleb Richison as the Vikings improved to 1-2 on the season.

Schnitz completed 10 of 20 passes for 126 yards and was also the Vikings' leading rusher gaining 76 yards on 19 attempts.

 

Local to head up Manchester University women’s golf program


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Tara Boone, of Huntington, has been named head coach of the women's golf program at Manchester University.

Boone served as head coach of the boys' golf team at Manchester High School last year. She helped guide the Squires to a fourth place conference finish and a 40-stroke improvement from the previous season at the sectional championships.

Boone played golf at the University of Indiana and Indiana-Purdue University at Indianapolis, where she placed in the top 30 of the Big 10 championships as a freshman and among the top 15 of the Summit League tournament as a junior.

 

Juergens duo wins Huntington County Horse Shoe Club tourney

The father-son team of George and Dan Juergens placed first in the Huntington County Horse Shoe Club's season-ending tournament on Monday, Aug. 20.

The team of Tom Okuly and Kevin Kline came in second and the duo of Gary Brown and Don Mathias snagged third.

The club invites new players of all ages to join it when the new season begins, next May, on Mondays at 6 p.m. at Memorial Park in Huntington.

 

 

Henney is new Huntington University hoops assistant

Jeremy Henney is a newly appointed assistant coach with the Huntington University men's basketball program.

Henney's responsibilities will include assisting with practices, recruiting, game day management and administrative duties.