HU spikers wrap up reg. season with loss to Bethel

The Huntington University volleyball team wrapped up the regular season with an 0-3 loss to host Bethel College on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The Foresters fell by scores of 19-25, 24-26, 22-25 to slip to 13-20, 7-11 in Crossroads League play. Huntington enters the league tournament as the six seed and will travel to third-seeded Grace College on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Senior Danielle Gurwell and freshman Breanna Metz paced Huntington’s offense with eight and seven kills, respectively. Freshman Jenna Tacosik facilitated the scoring with 22 assists.


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Huntington North's Maddy Robrock wrestles with a Columbia City player for possession of the ball during a varsity girls' basketball scrimmage on Tuesday evening, Oct. 31, at HNHS.

HU women lose fast-paced hoop opener

The Huntington University women’s basketball team lost a basketball game disguised as a track meet in a season-opening 107-92 loss to 23rd-ranked, visiting Olivet Nazarene University.

The visiting Tigers used their brand of continual full-court press, fast-paced offense to take a 62-40 lead by halftime. The Foresters fought their way back to a single-digit deficit early in the fourth quarter, but that was a close as Coach Lori Culler’s squad could get.

Landrum signs with Forester diamond squad

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Huntington North High School senior Collin Landrum (seated center) signs a letter of intent on Monday, Oct. 30, to continue his baseball career at Huntington University. Present at the signing are his mother (seated left), Jill, and father (seated right), Todd, and (standing from left) HNHS Head Baseball Coach Jarod Hammel and HU Head Baseball Coach Mike Frame.

HU spikers lose to Marian

The Huntington University volleyball team fell to host Marian University, 0-3, on Saturday, Oct. 28.

While the match resulted in a sweep, the Foresters lost the three sets by just 10 points total. Huntington got edged by scores of 22-25, 20-25, 25-27.

The Foresters were paced by senior Danielle Gurwell and freshman Breanna Metz, who produced eight kills apiece. Freshman Jenna Tacosik supported their efforts with 27 assists.

Forester booters dispatch Taylor

The Huntington University men’s soccer team dispatched visiting Taylor University, 2-0, on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Freshman Valentin de Coninck got the scoring started for the Foresters with a goal at the 23:06 mark in the first half. Freshman Noah Stanford then cushioned the hosts’ lead with a second-half tally in the 89th minute.

Huntington, 9-4-4, 4-2-2 in the Crossroads League, racked up 15 shots for the game, five of which were on goal.

Forester keeper Troy Hester went the distance in goal, making six stops to notch his fourth shutout of the season.

Knispel goal the difference in HU soccerwomen win

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Matea Knispel

A goal by Matea Knispel was the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Huntington University women’s soccer team over host Taylor University on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Knispel, a junior, tallied her goal at the 33:50 mark in the opening half. The score was her 17th of the year, which leads the team.

The Foresters, 9-7-2, 5-3-1 in the Crossroads League, produced seven shots for the game, five of which were on goal. Sophomore Bailey O’Dell logged two of those shots on frame.

Scheiber in top quarter at state cross country meet

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Chloe Scheiber

Chloe Scheiber, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ cross country team, claimed 55th place at the IHSAA State Finals on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, in Terre Haute.

Scheiber, the Lady Vikings’ lone representative at state, crossed the finish line in 19:08.8 for her placement in the field of 208.

Junior Emma Wilson, of Greencastle, won the meet with a clocking of 17:45.9.

Forester volleyball beats MVNU in home finale

The Huntington University volleyball team topped visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 3-1, in its final home match of the regular season on Friday, Oct. 27.

The win was the first ever for Huntington’s senior class over Mount Vernon. The victory also snapped a four-match skid for the Foresters, who improve to 13-18, 7-9 in Crossroads League play.

Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad lost the first set, 11-25, before bouncing back with wins of 25-23, 25-16, 25-18.

McCutcheon ends HN football’s season

Huntington North quarterback Brett Kaylor (middle) hands the ball off to running back Logan Hippensteel during a sectional game against visiting McCutcheon on Friday, Oct. 27. The Vikings lost 42-7, bringing their season to an end.
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The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School football team with a 42-7 defeat to visiting McCutcheon in the semifinals of Class 5A Sectional 11 on Friday, Oct. 27.

With the loss, the Vikings finish the season 0-10, making it the first winless campaign in the school’s history, which dates back to 1966.

HU golfers wrap up fall season with 17th at tourney

The Huntington University men’s golf team wrapped its fall season with a 17th-place finish at the Whistling Straits Intercollegiate hosted by Taylor University on Monday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The Foresters fired a 321 on Monday and followed up with a 340 on Tuesday to start and end in the 17th spot out of 20 teams.

HU golfwomen eighth at Whistling Straights Intercollegiate

The Huntington University women’s golf team brought home an eighth-place finish from the Whistling Straights Intercollegiate, hosted by Taylor University on Monday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday, Oct. 24.

After posting a 357 on Monday, the Foresters turned in a 401 on Tuesday to finish with a 758.

Playing in a field of 49 golfers, Betsy Schroeder claimed 10th by firing a 168 to pace her team. Alexandria Maris finished second for Huntington, 29th overall, with a 192. Leah Thompson posted a 196 for 35th. Megan Higgins placed 39th with a 202 while Sophie Frazier turned in a 225.

HU spikers fall in four to IWU

The Huntington University volleyball team fell to host Indiana Wesleyan University, 1-3, on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The Foresters opened the contest with a 25-20 win before suffering narrow defeats in the ensuing three sets to lose the match. Huntington fell 19-25, 21-25, 18-25.

Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad was paced on offense by Lauren Cresse and Danielle Gurwell, who registered 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Tailor Schultheis chipped in nine kills.

Jenna Tacosik supported their efforts with 37 assists.

Forester soccerwomen play Marian to 2OT scoreless tie

Huntington University midfielder Matea Knispel prepares to put her foot into a long pass during action against Marian University at King Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25. The Foresters and Knights tied, 0-0, after two overtimes.
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The Huntington University women’s soccer team played visiting Marian University to a scoreless tie in double overtime on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

A seven-save effort by goalkeeper Paige Coolman kept the No. 15 Knights off the board for just the second time all season.

Coolman’s Marian counterpart, Catherine Schmidt, stopped both shots that came her way. Junior Matea Knispel fired one of those shots on frame while junior Millie Adams produced the other for the Foresters.

Huntington finished with six shots for the game while Marian topped out at 19.

Erlandson goal boosts Forester booters

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Jake Erlandson

A second-half goal by Jake Erlandson lifted the Huntington University men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over host Marian University on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Erlandson, a freshman, found the back of the net at the 78:49 mark in the second stanza to tilt the game in favor of the Foresters, 8-4-4, 4-2-2 in Crossroads League play.

Huntington logged 12 shots for the game, five of which were on goal. Matheus Louzada produced two of those shots on frame.

Troy Hester went the distance in goal for the Foresters, making two stops to secure the win.

Anderson, Keefer perform well

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Sensei Dawn Anderson (left) and her student, Lextin Keefer, both of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, in Huntington, placed highly at the Lions Karate Championship Tournament in Syracuse on Oct. 7. Anderson won first place in black belt women kata and third place in black belt women kobudo kata while Keefer won second place in 7 to 8-year-old intermediate kata.

Adult Kyu promotions

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The Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana dojo recently issued certificates to Adult Kyu students, promoting them to new belt ranks after they successfully passed examinations on Sept. 16. Pictured are (from left) Yuko Minka, Austin Rine (orange belt), Rachel McGregor (orange belt), Harry Boggs (orange belt), Nathaniel Mygrant (white belt one stripe), Quentin Lintz (white belt one stripe), Kevin McGregor (second degree green belt) and Sensei Dawn Anderson. Not pictured are Fred Bishop (orange belt) and Gretchen Schaadt (orange belt one stripe).

Karate junior promotions

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Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Junior Kyu students were recently promoted to new belt ranks after they passed exams on Sept. 16. Included in the picture (from left) are Yuko Minka and Mason Payton (yellow belt two stripe), Eva Schlicht (yellow belt), RJ Schlicht (yellow belt), Arianna Landers (yellow belt one stripe), Thain Kelly (blue belt one stripe) and Sensei Dawn Anderson. Not pictured are Landon Boggs (yellow belt two stripe) and Aiden Miller (purple belt).

HU harriers 19th at NAIA Great Lakes Challenge

The Huntington University men’s cross country team placed 19th out of 24 teams competing at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Aquinas College.

Adrien Gentie led the way for HU by finishing 64th out of 285 runners in 27:04 over the 8K course. Elijah Chesterman placed 91st in 27:50, Kevin Moser was 114th in 28:37 and Kody Ahrens and Zach McIntyre finished 130th and 131st, respectively, in 29:32 and 29:40.

HU only had four women in the race and therefore did not score as a team.

Knispel & Co. down Bethel

Huntington University midfielder Audra Klopfenstein charges downfield with the ball during the Foresters' 3-1 win over visiting Bethel at King Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 21.
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Matea Knispel continued her assault on opposing nets and got help from a pair of teammates as the Huntington University women’s soccer team downed visiting Bethel, 3-1, on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Jaime Calvin scored the only goal of the first half to give HU, 8-7-1, a halftime lead, then she fed Knispel for her 16th goal of the campaign to put HU up by two a the 62:51 mark. Although Bethel got on the board less than a minute later, sophomore Hannah Williams, a Huntington North product, iced the contest with her first collegiate goal at the 85:27 mark.

Forester booters let early lead slip away

The Huntington University men’s soccer team let an early lead slip away and wound up a 3-1 loser to host Bethel College on Saturday, Oct. 21.

HU freshman Jake Erlandson gave the Foresters, 7-4-4, the early lead when he blasted a free kick into the Bethel net following a Bethel foul at the 21:40 mark, but the Pilots came back for two scores before the half to take a 2-1 lead. The Pilots grabbed an insurance goal at the 79:11 mark to bring the game to its scoring conclusion.

Lady Vike Scheiber heading to state cross country meet

Huntington North freshman Hanna Whitney drives forward at the New Haven Girls' Cross Country Semi-state on Saturday, Oct., 21, at The Plex, in Fort Wayne.
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Huntington North High School senior Chloe Scheiber punched her own ticket to the state cross country meet next week with a 10th place overall finish at the New Haven Girls’ Cross County Semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Plex, in Fort Wayne.

Scheiber crossed the finish line in 19:08.32 to claim 10th place overall and seventh among team competitors, giving her one of the 10 spots given to the top finishers whose teams did not advance to state, as the Lady Vikings placed 11th as a team.

Viking harriers ninth at semi-state

Huntington North senior Aaron Hendryx competes Saturday, Oct. 21, at the New Haven Boys' Cross Country Semi-state at The Plex, in Fort Wayne.
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The season ended quietly for the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team with a ninth place finish Saturday, Oct. 21, at the New Haven Boys’ Cross County Semi-state at The Plex, in Fort Wayne.

Despite going in to the race as one of the four regional champions, the Vikings didn’t get close to the top six team finish needed to advance to next week’s state meet. Their score of 216 points was 37 off the score of 179 posted by Pendleton Heights to grab the final qualifying spot.

Taylor straight-sets HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team lost in straight sets, 0-3, to visiting Taylor University on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

HU booters beat Grace

Huntington University's Matheus Louzada maneuvers with the ball on what turned into a scoring run in the first half of the Foresters soccer game against visiting Grace College on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18. HU won 3-1.
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The Huntington University men’s soccer team dispatched visiting Grace College, 3-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The Foresters scored twice in the opening half and once in the second before their guests finally got on the board to avoid the shutout.

Noah Stanford scored Huntington’s first goal. The freshman then provided an assist on the second score, which came courtesy of junior Matheus Louzada.

Junior Ty Sproat rounded out the team’s offensive effort, scoring off an assist from junior Travis Hurtis.

HU women booters short to Grace

The Huntington University women’s soccer team came up short to host Grace College, 2-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

While the Lancers got on the board in the game’s eighth minute, Forester goalkeeper Paige Coolman shut down their offense the remainder of the half, racking up five saves to send Huntington into the break down just 1-0.

The Foresters scored the equalizing goal at the 62:46 mark. Audra Klopfenstein passed to fellow senior Brandi Spear, who found the back of the net for her 10th goal of the season.

Sectional tickets on sale Oct. 23

Tickets for the high school football sectional will go on sale Monday, Oct. 23, in the main office and athletic office of Huntington North High School. Tickets will be available in both offices through Friday, Oct. 27, at noon.

Tickets will also be sold at the HNHS football game against McCutcheon at Kriegbaum Field on Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets will be sold beginning at 6 p.m. at the main gate on North Jefferson Street and the northwest gate near Hardee’s and Subway.

2 from county to compete in AMSOIL Ironman

Shane McCoart, of Roanoke, will be one of two Huntington County residents competing at the AMSOIL Ironman in Crawfordsville this weekend. McCoart competes in a 4x4 class.
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Huntington County residents Shane McCoart and Pat Flynn will be competing at the AMSOIL Ironman, the final event of the 2017 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville.

The AMSOIL GNCC Series, presented by Maxxis, is a 13-round off-road racing competition with classes for off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and utility task vehicles.

Lady Vike spikers grab three all-conference first team spots

Three members of the Huntington North High School volleyball team have been named to the Northeast 8 Conference first team.

Senior Kalee Platt and juniors Macy Niswander and Maddy Robrock received the honor for the Lady Vikings. Platt, an outside hitter, finished with 213 kills and a team-high 59 aces. Niswander, a middle blocker, led Huntington North in kills, with 278, and total blocks, with 76. Robrock, also a middle blocker, logged 236 kills while registering 60 total blocks, finishing second on the team in both categories.

Foresters 0-2 on second day of Lykowski Tourney

The Huntington University volleyball team went 0-2 on the second day of the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Indiana Tech.

The Foresters suffered a pair of 2-3 defeats, falling to Lawrence Tech University and Indiana University Kokomo. The losses brought Huntington’s record at the tournament to 1-3. The Foresters’ record on the season stands at 12-16.