Sports

HNHS soccergirls top Wayne

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team topped visiting Wayne, 3-2, on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The Lady Vikings, 10-3, scored twice in the opening half while shutting the Lady Generals out to take a 2-0 lead into the break. While the visitors got on the board with a pair of goals in the second stanza, Coach Jeremy Steele’s squad found the back of the net once more to secure the win.

Senior Amaya Sunderman, junior Daphnee Landrum and sophomore Adalyn Harvey tallied the Lady Vikes’ trio of goals. Sunderman and junior Bella Bercik each recorded an assist.

Knispel hat trick leads HU past Bluffton

Matea Knispel scored three times to lead the Huntington University women’s soccer team to a 5-0 rout of visiting Bluffton University on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Knispel found the back of the net twice in the opening half for the Foresters. The senior’s pair of goals bracketed a tally by sophomore Jordan Adam, which Knispel assisted on. The second stanza saw Knispel score again before sophomore Jessica Chojnacki scored to cap the team’s big day.

Junior Bailey O’Dell recorded two assists while freshman Ashtyn Patrick and Adam each logged one for Huntington, 3-6.

Karate kudos


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Logan Worthman (right), a student of Japan Karate-Do Genbu-Kai of Indiana, competed in the Back To School Brawl Tournament in Huntington on Sept. 8, and was awarded fourth place in the 7 to 8-year-old novice Kata. He is pictured with Sensei Dawn Anderson.

Viking netboys dispatch Norwell

Spencer Atkinson, a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team, lays a hit on the ball in action at second doubles during a match against visiting Norwell on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Atkinson and partner Noah Zahn won their match, 6-0, 6-2, to help the Vikings beat the Knights, 4-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team dispatched visiting Norwell, 4-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

The Vikings, 8-6, 5-1 in Northeast 8 Conference play, swept doubles play. The No. 2 duo of senior Spencer Atkinson and sophomore Noah Zahn beat Ethan Bailey and Carson Liby, 6-0, 6-2. In the first match, senior Clark Kitchen and junior Isaac Eckert logged a 6-4, 6-4 win over Tanner Johnson and Kaden Bussell.

Niswander's big night leads Lady Vike spikers past DeKalb

Macy Niswander led the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of visiting DeKalb on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Niswander, a senior, spearheaded the Lady Vikings’ offense with 11 kills and eight aces. Behind her contributions, the hosts posted wins of 25-13, 25-12, 25-12 versus the Lady Barons to improve to 14-8, 2-0 in Northeast 8 Conference play.

Niswander made her presence felt on defense, too, with three blocks.

Junior Morgan Robrock helped fuel the Huntington North offense with 20 assists.

HU netwomen lose to Taylor

The Huntington University women’s tennis team got edged by visiting Taylor University, 5-4, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

The Foresters, 5-2, 4-2 in Crossroads League play, recorded the balance of their wins in singles play. In the third match, Anastasiia Evstifeeva was victorious over Katelyn Gray, 6-2, 6-3. Lanae Singleton topped Courtney Clark in the fourth contest, 6-3, 6-3. Marla Odendahl took the fifth tilt with a 7-5, 6-2 triumph over Corinne Hoffman.

Sectional champs two years in a row


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ golf team won the Eastbrook Sectional on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Arbor Trace Golf Club, in Marion. The Lady Vikings posted a score of 345 to claim the sectional title, which is their second in a row. Pictured are (from left) senior Laura Ham, freshman Grace Dill, sophomore Macy McCloskey, senior Amara Eckert, senior Danielle Gonser and senior Crosley Stanley.

HU frosh has big weekend at ITA Midwest Regional Championship

Huntington University freshman Morgan Fitzpatrick made it to the final four of a 64-player field at the 2018 ITA Midwest Regional Championship hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University Sept. 13 to 15.

Fitzpatrick was the 11th seed going into the tourney and won her first four matches to get to the final four, where she lost to eventual champion Lizzie Bauss of IWU, 1-6, 1-6.

Lady Vike soccergirls fall in shootout

A second-half goal by Amaya Sunderman pushed the game into overtime, but visiting Leo defeated the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team in a shootout, 2-1, on Monday, Sept. 17.

Sunderman’s 17th goal of the season matched a first-half score by Leo’s Alex Bond. Neither team then scored in the overtime, creating the shootout situation, which Leo took 3-0.

Lady Vike goalie Kodi Douglass made three saves on the afternoon as HNHS fell to 9-3 on the season.

HNHS soccerboys take another 1-0 loss

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team was blanked by host Leo in a 1-0 loss on Monday, Sept. 17.

The second consecutive 1-0 loss drops the Vikings to 5-6-1 on the season.

Viking goalie Aidan Hosler stopped eight of nine shots he faced on the day.

HU kickers blank UMD

The Huntington University men’s soccer team posted a 4-0 victory over the University of Michigan-Dearborn on Saturday, Sept. 15, at King Stadium.

Senior Ty Sproat got the scoring started for the Foresters, 5-2, with a goal at the 28:14 mark in the first half. Sophomore Noah Stanford assisted on the score. Just over a minute and a half later, senior Matheus Louzada found the back of the net for the hosts. In the second stanza, senior Travis Hurtis scored in the 75th minute while junior Bradey Gerke tallied a goal at the 85:40 mark, with Louzada assisting.

HU soccerwomen lost to Trinity Christian

The Huntington University women’s soccer team fell to Trinity Christian College, 3-0, on Saturday, Sept. 15, at King Stadium.

The Trolls, 7-0, scored twice in the first half and once in the second to defeat the Foresters, who fall to 2-6.

Huntington mustered only five shots on goal while Trinity Christian bombarded the Forester defense with 16 shots on frame.

Goalie Danielle Dehner stopped 13 of those shots for Huntington while also yielding the trio of goals.

HU netwomen trounce USF

The Huntington University women’s tennis team trounced the University of Saint Francis, 8-1, on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Swinney Park, in Fort Wayne.

In singles play, Meg Dolde swept the No. 1 match for the Foresters, 6-0, 6-0, over Hannah Haas. In the second contest, Lisa Colling dispatched Sarah Liter, 6-2, 6-1. At third singles, Anastasiia Evstifeeva topped Taylor Stanchin, 6-1, 6-4. Lanae Singleton took the No. 4 match versus Andi Douthitt while Molly Burton downed Gabby Buday in the sixth contest, 6-2.

HARTA to have second HARTA-Ween Zombie Dash

Runners – some dressed as zombies – participate in the 2017 HARTA-ween Zombie Dash. The  event – and the zombies – return Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. at Yeoman Park. TAB file photo.
TAB file photo.

Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association will have its second HARTA-Ween Zombie Dash on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. at Yeoman Park.

The race is open to all ages. Participants may choose a 5K or the newly added 10K route, and a 1-mile loop is available for non-competitive participants.

The goal is to complete the 10K, 5K, or 1-mile loop with as many lives left on your life belt as possible. Zombies will appear on the trail and will try to snatch away your lives. Participants may choose to walk or run the race and may opt out of the zombie-snatching.

Eckert, Ham lead Lady Vike golfgirls to second straight sectional crown

Huntington North golfer Danielle Gonser chips from just off the green at the third hole at Arbor Trace Golf Course in Marion on Saturday, Sept. 15, during play at the Eastbrook Girls' Golf Sectional. The Lady Vikings successfully defended the crown they won last year.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Seniors Amara Eckert and Laura Ham both finished in the top five individuals for the second straight year to help the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team win its second consecutive sectional, on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Arbor Trace Golf Club in Marion.

Eckert, last year’s sectional runner-up, claimed the top spot by five strokes clear with a 75, leading the Lady Vikes to a 16-stroke team win. Ham, last year’s sectional champion, was fifth this year, carding an 84.

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