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HU golfers 10th at Egypt Valley Intercollegiate

The Huntington University men’s golf team finished 10th out of 16 teams at the Egypt Valley Intercollegiate on Oct. 8-9.

The Foresters opened with a 315 after the first 18, followed up with a 304 and then came home with a 307 for a 926.

Taylor won the event with an 869, followed by Indiana Wesleyan with an 890 and Spring Arbor with a 901.

Emshwiller nails hole-in-one at Clear Creek Golf Course Oct. 6

John Emshwiller hit a hole in one at Clear Creek Golf Course, in Huntington, on Oct. 6.

Emshwiller achieved his ace on the 11th hole using a Callaway 8 iron and a Titleist ball.

The feat was witnessed by Rob Hooker, Tammie Hooker and Johnathan Hooker.

Vikings lose to Spartans in soccer sectional championship game

Huntington North's Peyton Miller (left) and Homestead's Jordan Cassedy collide while leaping to head the ball during the Homestead Boys' Soccer Sectional championship game on Monday night, Oct. 8, at Warsaw. The Vikings lost, 5-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team lost 5-1 to Homestead in the championship game of the Homestead Boys’ Sectional Soccer Tournament on Monday, Oct. 8, at Warsaw.

Homestead, 11-5-3, scored a pair of goals in the first half and upped the margin to 3-0 before HNHS got on the board on a Carter Mertz goal off a Peyton Miller assist with about 25 minutes remaining in the game.

The Vikings finish the season with a record of 8-8-3.

HU volleyball team picks up second win of homecoming weekend

The Huntington University volleyball team completed a good homecoming weekend by picking up a second win with a five-set victory over visiting Grace college on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Scores were 19-25, 28-26, 25-23, 13-25, 15-10 as HU improved to 9-16 on the season overall , 5-8 in Crossroads League action.

Brandy Michie had a career-best 21 kills to pace HU, including five down the stretch in the second set win.

Paige Eakright added 14 kills for HU and Tailor Schultheis notched 11.

HU soccermen blank Bethel for homecoming win

The Huntington University men’s soccer team blanked visiting Bethel, 4-0, on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Goalkeeper Gabe Greenfield recorded his fifth shutout of the season by collecting four saves.

HU is now 8-4-1 on the season overall, and 3-1 in Crossroads League play.

HU spikers squeak past Goshen in five sets

The Huntington University volleyball team squeaked past visitsing Goshen College in a five-setter on Friday, Oct. 5, winning 20-25, 25-15, 25-23, 20-20-15-13.

The Foresters posted a season-high 68 kills against the Maple Leafs, with four different players notching double-digit kill totals. Tailor Schultheis and Paige Eakright led the way with 15 each, Brandy Michie had 13 and Lanie McClanahan added 12.

Ariene Butler led the defensive charge with a career-best 32 digs.

HU  is now 8-16 overall , 4-8 in Crossroads League play.

Lady Vike harriers place second at sectional and head to regional

Huntington North sophomore Hanna Whitney churns her way to sixth place at the Marion Girls' Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Indiana Wesleyan University. The Lady Vikings placed second as a team to earn advancement to regional next week, also at IWU
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High school girls’ varsity cross country team placed all five scoring runners among the top 19 finishers to place second at the Marion Girls’ Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 6, and earned a spot at next week’s regional.

Senior Alena Miller placed third individually as Huntington North scored 56 points to place runner-up to team champ Oak Hill, which had 32 points. Completing the top five finishers that earn advancement to regional are Northfield, third with 93 points, Mississinewa, fourth with 100 points and Southern Wells, fifth with 107.

Viking harriers heading to regional

Huntington North senior Brock Spahr (right) is among a group of runners at the front of the pack at the Marion Boys' Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 6. Spahr finished third to lead HNHS to a regional berth next week.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ cross country earned a trip to regional next week by placing third at the Marion Boys’ Cross Country Sectional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Senior Brock Spahr led the way for HNHS with a third place individual finish in 17:05.9. That paced HNHS to 80 points to finish among the top five qualifying teams.

Wabash won the meet with 37 points, followed by Oak Hill with 56 points. Eastbrook took fourth with 133 points and Mississinewa got the last spot with 149 points among the 11 teams at sectional.

Eltzroth, Viking 'D' stymies Norwell

Brock Eltzroth, a senior on the Huntington North High School varsity football team, gets tackled after making an interception and returning it to Norwell’s two-yard line during a game on Friday, Oct. 5, at Kriegbaum Field. Eltzroth finished with two interceptions and the Vikings dispatched the Knights, 17-7.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A strong defensive performance lifted the Huntington North High School varsity football team to a 17-7 victory over Norwell on Friday, Oct. 5, at Kriegbaum Field.

The Vikings disrupted the Knights’ offense, racking up a total of four turnovers. Senior defensive back Brock Eltzroth accounted for half of that total with two interceptions. Junior defensive back Deven Newcomb also grabbed an interception while senior defensive lineman Christian Graft jumped on top of a fumble.

Top-seed IWU stops HU netmen at CL tourney

Top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University knocked the Huntington University men’s tennis team out of the Crossroads League Tournament by handing the Foresters a 1-5 loss on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Sebastian Salas and Giovanni Martinez teamed up for the only HU win of the day, taking an 8-6 win over Tyler Abbott and Andrew Block at third doubles.

The Foresters finish the fall portion of their schedule with a record of 8-5.

Fall portion of HU netwomen season ends with CL loss

The fall portion of the Huntington University women’s tennis team season came to an end Thursday, Oct. 4, with a 2-5 loss to host Marian University in the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tennis Tournament.

The Foresters, the tourney’s No. 3 seed, got wins from Lisa Colling at third singles and the first doubles team of Meg Dolde and Morgan Fitzpatrick as they finished the fall with a 9-4 mark.

Colling defeated Laura Kuebler, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2, while the doubles team was an 8-6 winner over Maria Angela Sunga and Maria Luken.

Marian was the tourney’s second seed.

Lady Vike spikers pick up 20th win of season

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team picked up its 20 win of the season with a 3-0 sweep of host Norwell on Thursday, Sept. 4.

The Lady Vikes, 20-11, won by scores of 25-15, 25-23, 25-15.

Maddy Robrock was the big stick for the offense, hammering down 12 kills, while Morgan Robrock had 27 assists and Syanna Bonewitz added three aces.

Taylor Reust had three blocks on defense and Morgan Richison had 15 digs.

The HNHS junior varsity recorded a 2-0 win, 25-12, 25-17.

One and done for Lady Vikes at girls' soccer sectional

Huntington North freshman Addy Wiley (second from left) directs the defense while teammate Elaina Teusch runs alongside her during sectional action against host Warsaw on Thursday evening, Sept. 4. The Lady Vikes lost, 6-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

It was a quick one and done for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team as host Warsaw beat the Lady Vikes 6-1, in Warsaw Girl's Soccer Sectional action on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Warsaw scored the first four goals of the game before Addie Wiley scored the lone Lady Vike goal with 7:20 left in the first half. Warsaw put up two more goals in the second half to send the Lady Vikes home with a 12-5 record on the season.

HU women trounce Bethel in quarters at CL tourney

The third-seeded Huntington University women’s tennis team trounced sixth-seeded Bethel College, 9-0, in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Klopfenstein Courts.

With the victory, the Foresters, 9-3, advance to the semifinal round, where they will take on second-seeded Marian University on Thursday, Oct. 4.

HU netmen move on in Crossroads League tournament

The fourth-seeded Huntington University men’s tennis team dispatch fifth-seeded Spring Arbor University, 5-2, in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Klopfenstein Courts.

With the win, the Foresters, 8-4, advance to the semifinal round, where they will take on top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University on Thursday, Oct. 4.

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