Sports

Special Olympics hoop starts Thursday eve

Huntington County Special Olympics Basketball begins on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Horace Mann Education Center, 2485 Waterworks Rd., Huntington.

Individuals must be at least 8 years old and have been identified as having an intellectual disability to be eligible to compete in Huntington County Special Olympics.

Salvation Army taking hoops league sign-ups now

Sign-ups are underway at the Salvation Army for co-ed basketball.

Youth from ninth to 12th grades are invited to register Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the office, 1424 E. Market St., Huntington.

A parent must be present to sign up. A fee is charged; however, financial assistance is available.

Registrations can be picked up and dropped off at any time in the outside drop box. Registrations will be accepted through Nov. 17 or until full.

For more information contact the Salvation Army at 356-3485.

Softball champions


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Getting Plowed with the Roushes won the Warren Co-ed Softball League on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Team members are (front row from left) Caroline Lawrence, Britt Jacks, Kari Roush, Leah Yeakle and Kaitlyn Dunnuck; and (back row from left) Luke Roush, Doug Haler, Jeremy Keeran, Kyle Linton, Ethan Gressley and Brandon Betts. Not pictured are Austina Cansler, Lauren Godfrey, Sam Heflin, Jared Jenkins, Megan Sizemore and Sarah Roush. With the win, next year’s team is admitted to the league free of charge. The league’s runner-up was Vinnie’s Team.

Louzada leads HU booters past MVNU

Huntington University defender Noah Stanford makes life difficult for a Mount Vernon Nazarene University player during action Saturday, Oct. 14, at King Stadium. The Foresters won, 2-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Matheus Louzada scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Huntington University men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Louzada knocked in a penalty kick just 49 seconds into the game following an MVNU hand ball to give HU a 1-0 lead, and less than 20 minutes later the junior fed Bradey Gerke for an insurance goal.

Louzada’s goal was his sixth of the season.

Knispel's two scores lift HU soccerwomen

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Matea Knispel

Matea Knispel’s second goal of the game broke a 1-1 tie and pushed the Huntington University women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over host Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Knispel, who entered the game with 13 goals, gave HU a 1-0 lead in the first half when she connected on a left-footed shot from about 20 yards out at the 4:09 mark. The teams were deadlocked at 1-1, however, when the junior midfielder put a penalty kick behind the MVNU goalie at the 82:44 mark following a penalty call for a hard MVNU foul against Knispel.

1-2 punch of Scheiber, Miller leads Lady Vike harriers to semi-state spot

Huntington North senior Charlotte Borland  competes Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Marion Girls' Cross Country Regional at Indiana Wesleyan University. Borland placed 19th for HNHS as the Lady Vikes took second as a team to qualify for the New Haven Semi-state next week.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The 1-2 punch of Chloe Scheiber and Alena Miller helped Huntington North to a second place finish at the Marion Girls’ Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 14, guaranteeing them a spot at next week’s New Haven Semi-state.

Scheiber, a senior, placed fourth and Miller, a junior, placed sixth to lead the Lady Vikings to a score of 72, 32 off of champion Oak Hill but more than good enough to put them among the five qualifiers for semi-state, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Plex in Fort Wayne.

Spahr leads Viking harriers to regional championship

Huntington North High School sophomore Wilson Whicker competes Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Marion Boys' Cross Country Regional. Whicker placed third for the Vikings as Huntington North took home the regional crown.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Junior Brock Spahr placed second overall to lead Huntington North High School to the Marion Boys’ Cross Country Regional Championship on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Vikings beat runner-up Bellmont by 15 points with a score of 46 to earn one of five spots at next week’s New Haven Semi-state, to be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at The Plex in Fort Wayne.

Viking harriers are regional champs


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ cross country team won the Marion Regional on Saturday, Oct. 14. Team members are (front row from left) Jackson Wright, Jarid Miller, JJ Whicker, Wilson Whicker, Isaiah Clampitt, Drew Davis and Elijah Eckert and (back row from left) Head Coach Curtis Hines, Nolan Young, Aaron Hendryx, Brock Spahr, Alex Bishop, Jacob Wust and Assistant Coach Matt Ditzler.

Viking gridders close regular season with loss to New Haven

The Huntington North High School varsity football team closed out the regular season with a 41-20 defeat to host New Haven on Friday, Oct. 13.

The Vikings trailed 7-3 going into the second quarter, which saw the Bulldogs outscore their guests, 20-7, to craft a 27-10 advantage heading into halftime. After kicking a field goal in the third frame, Coach Rick Burnau’s squad scored a touchdown in the fourth while the hosts reached the end zone twice to cap the lopsided affair.

With the loss, Huntington North drops to 0-9, 0-7 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

HU spikers 1-1 on first day at Lykowski Memorial Tourney

The Huntington University volleyball team went 1-1 on the first day of the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament on Friday, Oct. 13, at Indiana Tech.

The Foresters, 12-14, started off the day with a 1-3 loss to the host Knights before bouncing back with a 3-2 victory over Indiana University Southeast.

Against IU Southeast, the Foresters won the opening set, 25-17, before losing the following two frames, 21-25, 19-25. Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad knotted things up with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set before taking the match with a 15-12 triumph in the fifth.

Forester bowlers 21st at Midwest Bowling Classic

The Huntington University men’s bowling team claimed 21st at the Midwest Bowling Classic, held Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, at AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa, WI.

Austin Schultz paced the Foresters with a 219 six-game average. Schultz finished 21st in the all-tournament team portion of the tourney.

Huntington finished with a pin total of 8,984. Calumet College of St. Joseph took home the title with 10,050 pins.

Forester women bowlers 16th in season-opener

The Huntington University women’s bowling team placed 16th at the Midwest Bowling Classic, held Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, at AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa, WI.

The Foresters were led by Lily Rutherford, who averaged 195 for six games on Saturday and for her efforts finished 21st for the all-tournament team portion of the tournament.

As a team, Huntington finished with a pin total of 8,042, with the winning team, Saint Ambrose, tallying 9,102 pins.

Signing with the Foresters


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School senior Jarret Gray (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Thursday, Oct. 12, to continue his baseball career at Huntington University. Present at the signing were his mother (seated left) Kelly Gray and father (seated right) Nick Gray and (standing from left) HNHS Head Baseball Coach Jared Hammel and HU Head Baseball Coach Mike Frame.

Lady Vike spikers fall in sectional to state's top team

Huntington North senior Madalyn Robrock puts down a kill despite the efforts of several Yorktown players at the Yorktown Volleyball Sectional on Thursday evening, Oct. 12. Yorktown, the state's top-ranked volleyball squad, swept the Lady Vikings out of the sectional, 0-3.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team found out why Yorktown is the top-ranked team in the state of Indiana as the Lady Vikings were swept out of the Yorktown Volleyball Sectional, 0-3, on Thursday, Oct. 12.

The Lady Vikings, despite heading into the sectional at 23-8, were no match for Yorktown, which came in at 31-2. HNHS lost the first game, 20-25, then went down 13-25 in both of the final two games.

HU netters Poncio, Manzo again earn all-conference honors

For the second year in a row, the Crossroads League has tabbed Huntington University men’s tennis players Ignacio Poncio and Rodrigo Manzo as all-conference honorees.

For Poncio, a junior, it marks his third all-conference award in as many years. Playing at Huntington’s No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles, the Argentina native logged a 7-2 record in singles action while posting six wins against three losses in doubles play to guide the Foresters to a third-place finish in the conference standings. His overall record this fall was 12-3 in singles and 9-5 in doubles.

HU's Golz, Dolde earn all-conference honors

The Crossroads League announced its women’s tennis all-conference team and among the list of honorees were Huntington University’s Constanze Golz and Meg Dolde.

As Huntington’s No. 1 player, Golz earned her fourth all-conference badge. The senior posted a 5-4 record in singles action in Crossroads League play and finished the fall season with an overall singles record of 13-6.

Women booters lose to Spring Arbor

Huntington University's Katherine Highstead controls the ball despite the efforts of a Spring Arbor player in action Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, at King Stadium. The Foresters lost 2-0.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington University women’s soccer team fell to visiting Spring Arbor University, 2-0, on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The score would have been a lopsided one had it not been for the efforts of Forester goalkeeper Paige Coolman. While the senior yielded the two Cougar goals, she also piled up 10 saves to keep her squad in the game.

The Huntington offense, however, was limited to four shots, only one of which was on goal.

With the loss, the Foresters fall to 6-6-1, 2-2 in Crossroads League play.

HU soccermen fall to Spring Arbor

The Huntington University men’s soccer team conceded a goal in each half and fell to host Spring Arbor University, 2-0, on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Alex Sokalski scored at the 42:15 mark in the first half for the Cougars while Baba Valdmanis found back netting in the 61st minute in the second to cap the game’s scoring.

Matheus Louzada and Ty Sproat logged two shots on goal apiece for the Foresters, 5-3-4, 1-1-2 in Crossroads League play.

Huntington goalkeeper Troy Hester registered five saves while yielding the two Spring Arbor goals to take the loss.

HU spikers rally past Goshen in four

After getting edged in the opening set, the Huntington University volleyball team bounced back with three consecutive wins to dispatch host Goshen College, 3-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Following a 22-25 defeat, the Foresters reeled off victories of 25-22, 25-17, 25-14 to improve to 11-13, 6-7 in Crossroads League play.

13th annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot coming up

Pathfinder Kids Kampus will host the 13th annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk and one-mile Turkey Trail on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23.

The event, with McDonald’s of Huntington as host sponsor, will start at 8 a.m.  

Proceeds benefit the children and families served by Pathfinder Kids Kampus.  

Online registration is available at www.kidskampus.org. The first 1,000 people who register will receive a long sleeve technical shirt and early registration is encouraged for choice of size.  

Sectional champs


Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ cross country team won the Marion Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 7. Team members are (front row from left) Jackson Wright, Elijah Eckert, JJ Whicker, Jarid Miller, Isaiah Clampitt, Wilson Whicker and Jacob Wust; and (back row from left) Head Coach Curtis Hines, Drew Davis, Nolan Young, Alex Bishop, Aaron Hendryx, Brock Spahr and Assistant Coach Matt Ditzler. The Vikings advance to the Marion Regional, set for Saturday, Oct. 14.

HNHS harriers dominate at Marion Sectional

Nolan Young (right) and Drew Davis, members of the Huntington North High School boys’ cross country team, compete at the Marion Sectional, held Saturday, Oct. 7, on the Indiana Wesleyan University Course. The Vikings placed all seven of their runners in the top 14 to win the sectional title in dominant fashion.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ cross country team placed all seven of its runners in the top 14 at the Marion Boys' Cross County Sectional to win the meet in dominant fashion on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Indiana Wesleyan University Course.

Lady Vike harriers second at Marion Sectional

Lady Viking runners Emma Melcher (left) and Kendyl Coles compete at the Marion Girls' Cross County Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Indiana Wesleyan Univeristy. The Lady Vikings placed second as a team to advance to next week's regional, again at IWU.
Photos by Steve Clark.

Placing all five scoring runners among the first 11 finishers, the Huntington North High School girls’ cross country team placed second at the Marion Girls' Cross Country Sectional and will compete next week at the Marion regional.

The Lady Vikings tallied 31 points, five over the total of champion Oak Hill. Also advancing on to the regional next week are third place finisher Southern Wells, which had 107 points, fourth place Northfield, 114 points and fifth place Mississinewa, 159.

HU soccerwomen come up short in 2OT

The Huntington University women’s soccer team came up just short of playing spoiler to Indiana Wesleyan’s homecoming as it took IWU to double overtime before falling 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Matea Knispel tied the game at 1-all for HU with a bank-shot goal 10 minutes into the second half, and neither team scored again until IWU got the gamer in the second OT.

Knispel scored her team-leading 13th goal of the season on a free kick which struck the crossbar and then bounced off the IWU goalie and into the net.

HU is 6-5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Crossroads League.

HU soccermen draw with Goshen

The Huntington University men’s soccer team scored one early, visiting Goshen scored one late and that’s the way it ended, 1-1, after two overtimes on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7.

The Foresters hit back netting at 14:44 when Matheus Louzada scored off a Luke Unger pass. Goshen matched the tally at the 68:12 mark, and neither team was able to make the scoreboard change after that.

HU moves to 5-2-4 overall, 1-0-2 in Crossroads League play.

Senior Troy Hester made five saves on the afternoon.

The Foresters put seven shots on net.

HU harriers 11th at Bethel Invite

The Huntington University men’s cross country team placed 11th out of 14 teams at the Bethel College Invitational on Friday evening, Oct. 6.

Kevin Moser ran to a time of 27:31.5 over the eight-kilometer course to pace the HU men with 41st place out of 178 runners.

Former HNHS standout Elijah Chesterman placed 47th for HU in 27:51.4 and Adrien Gentie placed 60th in 28:27.2. Elston Jones placed 69th in 29:02.7 and CJ Robertson was 71st in 29:05.9 to complete the scoring.

Grace spikers spoil HU homecoming with sweep

Grace College played homecoming spoiler to the Huntington University volleyball team with a 3-0 sweep on Friday, Oct. 6, winning 25-18, 25-21, 26-24.

The Foresters, 10-13 overall and 5-7 in Crossroads League play, were led on offense by Danielle Gurwell with eight kills and Josie Beaver and Haley Longley with seven apiece. Jenna Tacosik handed out 31 assists on the evening.

Defensively, Kate Cobb posted 20 digs. Mikayla Carpenter and Ariene Butler had 13 apiece.

Lady Vikes' season ends with OT loss at sectional

Veronika Russell (right), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team, plays defense against Warsaw’s Sydney Wiedeman during the championship game of the South Side Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Lady Vikings lost in overtime, 3-2.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team with a 3-2 loss to Warsaw in overtime of the South Side Sectional championship game on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Valiant Viking gridders fall to Norwell in overtime

The Huntington North High School varsity football team got edged by host Norwell in overtime, 25-24, on Friday, Oct. 6.

Lady Vikes use shootout win to move on in soccer sectional

Huntington North's Hannah Tillett is marked closely by Homestead defender Olivia Cronenwett during action at the Fort Wayne South Side Soccer Sectional semifinal on Thursday, Oct. 5. The game went to a shootout before Huntington North came out on top, 3-2.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team edged Homestead, 3-2, in a shootout in the semifinals of the South Side Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 5.

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