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HU spikers fall short against Goshen

A comeback attempt by the Huntington University volleyball team fell short as the Foresters suffered a 2-3 defeat to visiting Goshen College on Friday, Sept. 14.

After dropping the first two sets, 16-25 and 19-25, Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad bounced back with a 25-22 victory in the third frame. The hosts then gutted out a 27-25 win in the fourth set to deadlock the match. The Foresters’ momentum, however, came to a halt in the final frame as the Maple Leafs logged a 15-11 win to escape Platt Arena with the victory.

Hippensteel leads Vike gridders past Bellmont

Viking running back Logan Hippensteel breaks free of the grasp of a Bellmont defender during action Friday night at Kriegbaum Field. Hippensteel romped for 158 yards and the Vikings won, 34-14.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by running back Logan Hippensteel, the Huntington North High School varsity football team trounced visiting Bellmont, 34-14, on Friday, Sept. 14.

Hippensteel, a senior, rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries to lead the Vikings to the win, their second against three losses.

Hippensteel’s first touchdown gave Huntington North a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Another touchdown run, this one by quarterback Brett Kaylor, upped the hosts’ advantage to 14-0 in the opening frame.

Penalty kick gives Eastbrook win over Vike soccerboys

A first-half penalty kick got visiting Eastbrook the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Goalkeeper Aidan Hosler made eight stops on the night but the offense was blanked by Eastbrook and couldn’t find the equalizer as HNHS fell to 5-5-1 on the season.

Lady Vike spikers cruise past CC

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team cruised past visiting Columbia City in straight sets, 3-0, on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The Lady Vikings improved to 13-8 on scores of 25-13, 25-16, 25-17.

Maddy Robrock was the big stick up front with 12 kills, and she also added three aces. Morgan Robrock chipped in to the offense with 16 assists.

Brette Fawcett spearheaded the defense with 12 digs. Macy Niswander added two blocks.

The Lady Vikes junior varsity beat CC, 2-0, behind scores of 25-24, 25-16.

Eastbrook tops Lady Vike soccergirls

Host Eastbrook scored a pair of second half goals to beat the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team, 3-1, on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Losing for only the second time in 11 outings this season, the Lady Vikes went into halftime with a 1-1 tie.

Amaya Sunderman got the lone goal for HNHS.

Maddie Husband took the loss in between the pipes for HNHS despite making six saves.

Viking netboys slide past Bellmont

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team slid past visiting Bellmont, 3-2, on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The Vikings, 7-5, got wins from singles players Adam Zahn and Carson Kitchen and the first doubles team of Isaac Eckert and Clark Kitchen.

Zahn, a senior, beat Nick Teeple, 6-3, 6-4, and Kitchen, a freshman, stopped Parker Braun, 6-1, 6-3. Eckert, a junior, and Kitchen, a senior, defeated Noah Zimmerman and Mason Vrabic, 6-0, 6-1.

New Haven comes back on Viking soccerboys

New Haven scored three goals in the second half to defeat the Huntington North high School boys’ varsity soccer team, 3-2, on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

HNHS took a 1-0 lead into halftime before New Haven’s offense woke up.

Peyton Miller and Lucas Riggers scored the Viking goals. Kolton Foster and Tyler Christle had assists.

Viking goalie Aidan Hosler made five saves in frame as the Vikings fell to 5-4-1 on the season.

Unger scores twice to lead HU soccermen past IU East

Luke Unger scored a pair of goals as the Huntington University men’s soccer team beat host IU East on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Unger a junior, gave the Foresters, 4-2, a 1-0 lead when he captured his own rebound and put it in the net at the 24:43 mark. He made it 2-0 with a goal when he tallied off a Matheus Louzada assist at 49:29.

IU East cut the margin to 2-1 with a goal in the 58th minute, but Noah Fleming used a Ty Sproat assist for an insurance goal at 69:35.

Gabe Greenfield picked up the win in frame with two saves.

HU spikers fall weakly to IWU

The Huntington Unversity volleyball team was beaten in three straight games by visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

The Foresters, 4-9, lost 25-18, 25-17, 25-16.

Lauren Cresse had five kills to lead the way for HU. Jenna Tacosik had eight assists and Ariene Butler had 12 digs.

Schroeder leads HU golfwomen to fifth at Brookwood

Betsy Schroeder placed ninth out of 46 golfers to pace the Huntington University women’s golf team to a fifth place finish out of nine teams at the Battle of Brookwood Invitational hosted by HU in Fort Wayne.

The Foresters were the picture of consistency, firing a 339 on Monday before coming back with a 338 on Tuesday for an overall score of 677.

Schroeder, a junior from Fort Wayne, shot a 157 for her top-10 finish.

Alexandria Maris carded a 165 for 18th place, Rachel Blauert took 30th with a 177 and Olivia Kreiger shot a 179 to claim 31st.

Patrick gives HU soccerwomen 2OT win

Freshman Ashtyn Patrick scored a little over a minute into the second overtime to give the Huntington University women’s soccer team a 2-1 win over host Lourdes University.

The goal, set up by a Matea Knispel pass, broke a tie that had existed since the Wildcats tied the game at 1-1 in the 31st minute.

The Foresters, 2-5, struck first in the contest when Courtney McKown buried a Patrick rebound into the net at the 10:20 mark.

Danielle Dehner got the win in goal, collecting four saves in 101 minutes of player.

Lady Vike spikers fall in three to Homestead

A close loss in the first game was the best the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team could do against host Homestead on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in an 0-3 loss.

The Lady Vikes, 12-8, lost the first game, 23-25, but then fell in the next two as well, 14-25, 20-25.

Macy Niswander and Maddy Robrock led the offense with 10 and eight kills, respectively, and Morgan Robrock added 15 assists.

Niswander and Morgan Robrock also had two aces each.

Morgan Robrock was all over the pace, adding a team-high 10 digs as well.

Viking netboys fall to Leo, 1-4

The second doubles team of senior Spencer Atkinson and sophomore Noah Zahn got the lone win on the day for the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team in a 1-4 loss to host Leo on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Atkinson and Zahn topped Garrison Miller and Will Crawford, 6-3, 6-3, as the Vikings fell to 6-5 on the year.

At first doubles Isaac Eckert and Clark Kitchen went three sets before falling to Carter Bonecutter and Tyler Park, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6.

Sunderman, Wiley, lead soccergirls past New Haven

Amaya Sunderman and Addie Wiley scored a pair of goals apiece to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team past host New Haven, 8-0, on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

The Lady Vikings scored six goals in the opening half and added two insurance goals in the second to improve their season mark to 9-1.

Adalyn Harvey, Daphnee Landrum, Bella Bercik and Alyssa Brinkman also notched goals for HNHS.

Sunderman, a senior, and Wiley, a freshman, each also had two assists on the day, as did Bercik.

Vike netboys fall hard to Carroll

A victory by Carson Kitchen at third singles kept the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team from being swept by host Carroll in a 1-4 loss on Monday, Sept. 10.

Kitchen, a freshman, downed Max Carmody, 6-2, 6-4, for the lone HNHS win on the day as the Vikings dropped to 6-4 on the season.

At first singles, Thomas Schweller was swept by Luke Stoffel, 0-6, 0-6, and Adam Zahn at second singles fell to Grant Newman, 3-6, 6-7.

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