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Lady Vikes rack up several recent wins

HNHS varsity volleyball player Ainsley Kiefer sends the ball over the net to her Snider opponents.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) volleyball team earned several wins recently, two of which took place at the League of Legends Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 4, at North Side High School.  

First was a win against Canterbury High School, in which the Lady Vikings won in just two sets. Set 1 ended 25-20 and Set 2 ended 25-10.
The HNHS vs. Wayne High School also ended in two sets, with HNHS topping Wayne 25-10 and 25-6.

Local team wins big

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A locally-sponsored softball team, The Bayou, recently traveled to Potterville, MI, to play a total of nine games to win the World’s North Championship. Featured are members of the team posing with a tournament banner after the win. The team is sponsored by The Wagon Wheel in Warren and two Huntington natives, Maddi Kennedy and Laura Shideler, are on the team.

Forester Cross Country finds success Sept. 1

The Huntington University (HU) cross country program kicked off its season on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with an impressive showing at the annual Hokum Karem hosted by Manchester University. Had it been a scored team event, both HU squads would have topped the standings.

The Hokum Karem originated at Wabash College over 50 years ago. Legendary Little Giants Coach J. Owen Huntsman created the event which partners two runners together, alternating loops over a one-mile circuit for a total of six miles for women and eight miles for men.

Vikings go 9-0 Sept. 2

Huntington North High School soccer player Zach Hubartt leaps into the air to head the ball during play against New Haven High School on Thursday, Sept. 2.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

The Huntington North High School boys soccer team traveled to Columbia City High School on Tuesday, Aug. 31, sneaking home with a 1-0 victory over their hosts, earning them their first conference win of the season.

The lone goal was made by Huntington’s Braden Estep, assisted by Zach Hubartt. This brings the overall varsity record to 4-1 for the season.

The junior varsity game ended in a 0-0 tie, bringing their record to 0-2-3 for the season.

Family behind Etna Acres GC accepts award

The family of Gene Kaufman recently attended the 2021 PGA Special Awards ceremony on Monday, Aug. 16, to receive the 2021 Deacon Palmer Award on behalf of Gene. Featured are family members (from left) Bob and Jeannie Steinke, Rylan Porter, Andrew and Julia Wegeng, Devin and Kelli Dale, Gary and JoDee Dale and Dayna Dale.
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On Wednesday, March 10, the Indiana Golf Office announced that Gene Kaufman of the Etna Acres Golf Course had been named the recipient of the 2021 Deacon Palmer Award. The “Deacon Palmer Award” bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership, in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life.

Forester women bring home 6-0 win on Aug. 31

The Huntington University (HU) Forester women’s soccer team kicked off its season on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Newton Park with a convincing 6-0 win over IU South Bend. HU struck quickly to establish a lead that was never challenged.
Six different Foresters found back netting, with senior Ashtyn Patrick scoring her team’s first goal of the season just over a minute into the contest. It set the tone for what was to come as the next 25 minutes saw HU pile up three more goals to quickly put the game out of reach.

HU tennis player earns CL honor

Huntington University (HU) junior Mateo Ameller earned the Crossroads League’s first Men’s Tennis Player of the Week honor as announced by the league office.

Ameller kicked off his season last week by going undefeated on HU’s opening day.

Against Spring Arbor on Wednesday, Aug. 25, the junior teamed up with Diego Tapia to notch a 6-4 win at No. 3 doubles after which he topped Connor Mogle 6-2, 6-3 in No. 2 singles action.

Later in the day, Ameller breezed past Jones McNamar 6-1, 6-2 on the way to helping the Foresters blank Marian University 4-0.

HN boys sweep Manchester HS

Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) boys varsity tennis team hosted Manchester Junior-Senior High School on Wednesday, Sept. 1, managing a clean sweep of wins for doubles and singles play.

During singles play, senior Carson Kitchen took on Manchester’s Brad Wiley, going 6-2 in both sets. Senior Jacob Daugherty faced off against Cole Henderson, a freshman, and won 6-1 and 6-0. Senior Chase Mickley went 7-5 and 6-1 up against Payton Jones.

Recent results at Etna Acres course

During the Etna Acres Golf Course Scramble League, on Thursday, Aug. 26, the low score of the day was 35, earned by Todd Rebholz and Jan Finch, along with Jim Sprowl and Jathan Jones.

Closest-to-the-pin honors were earned by Casey Reid on hole 2 and Don Conley on hole 8, both about four feet.

Longest putt was made by Myra Bickel on hole 7, about eight feet.

Low putts went to Tim and Mitchell Morris on hole 10.

Chip-ins were made by Don and Joy Conley, Bob and Carol Clabaugh, as well as Paul Opriseck and Jim Hogan.

Dogwood Glen hosts Scramble

The Dogwood Glen Golf Course hosted its weekly Senior Scramble on Thursday, Aug. 26, and the team of Dave Stamper, John Morrison, Terry Fausz and John Jones took the first place slot.

Second place went to the team of Jack Harmon, Max Spahr, Ted Reinke, Gary Sutton and John Kennedy.

Dave Scheib and Gary Markle both earned closest-to-the-pin honors. Longest drive was made by Ez Harris and longest putt was made by Dave Lemler.

HN boys tennis dominates BHS

During the Huntington North High School (HNHS) boys varsity tennis match vs. Bluffton High School, HNHS dominated their opponents, only taking one loss for the day.

Chase Mickley and Max Fusselman both represented well in singles play, with Mickley going 7-6 and 7-3 in his sets against Drew Pressler. Set three was a forfeit. Fusselman went 6-0 in his two sets against Bluffton’s Anthony Hartman.

Jacob Daugherty faced off against Bluffton’s Keegan Schuwartz, going 6-1, 6-7 (8-10) and 6-3, suffering the team’s only loss.

HN girls earn another NE8 win

Huntington North High School golfer Megan Stephan tees off during the Thursday, Aug. 26, golf match against DeKalb High School.
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The Huntington North High School (HNHS) girls golf team hosted DeKalb High School for a home NE8 match and accomplished a 170-194 win over their guests on Thursday, Aug. 26.
Leading the team was Grace Dill with 37, followed by Megan Stephan with 40.
Alex Hoch earned 46 and Carley Roth had just one more point for 47. Haley Newton shot 52.

Also playing were Ella Newton with 59, Hailey Hoffman with 64 and Adalyn Cutting with 66.

This brings the team’s record to 4-3 for the season and 3-2 in NE8 play.

Forester men keep their win streak going Aug. 28

The Huntington University men’s soccer team upped its win streak over the University of Michigan-Dearborn to three with a 6-3 victory on Saturday, Aug. 28, at King Stadium. With this win, the Foresters remain perfect on the year at 3-0.

While the hosts doubled up the Wolverines on the scoreboard, the final score was not indicative of how close the match played out. The Foresters started off the afternoon down by one just a few minutes after the opening whistle.