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Stephan pushes Lady Vike spikers past Snider

Photo by Steve Clark.
Kaitlyn Stephan

Kaitlyn Stephan passed out 14 assists and nailed four aces to help the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team beat visiting Fort Wayne Snider, 3-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Improving to 12-4 on the season, the Lady Vikings won 25-18, 25-19, 25-13.

Maddy Robrock was the big stick on offense with 11 kills, and Macy Niswander had three blocks on the other side of the net. Rileigh Johnson added 14 digs to the party.

The Lady Vikes’ junior varsity lost, 1-2, with scores of 19-25, 25-25, 10-15.

Hardfought second doubles win helps netboys clip East Noble

A hardfought victory at second doubles proved the difference for the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team as it clipped host East Noble, 3-2, on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Improving to 4-5 on the season, the Vikings got a 7-6, 7-6 win from senior Jarrett Gray and junior Adam Zahn for the difference maker to go with singles wins from Auden Eckert and Thomas Schweller. The doubles team won their first tie-breaker, 7-1, and went 7-2 on the second tie-breaker for the win over Dylan Budell and KJ Cramer.

Forester soccermen again play to deadlock

For the second time in less than 24 hours, the Huntington University men’s soccer team had to settle for another double-overtime tie as it finished in a 1-1 stalemate with the host school at the University of Cumberlands Classic on Saturday, Sept. 2.

Coed ball tourney set

The Zanesville Lions Club will host a coed softball tournament Sept. 9 and 10 at the Zanesville Ball Park.

Teams are invited to sign up by calling Ked Bailey at 638-4555. A per-team entry fee is charged.

The registration deadline is Sept. 7.

Making the stop


Photo by Steve Clark.

Defensive lineman Cade MacAleese, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School junior varsity football team, goes in for a tackle on the ballcarrier during a game against visiting East Noble on Saturday, Sept. 2. The Vikings lost, 27-6.

Lady Vikes 9th in elite race at Marion Invite

Chloe Scheiber (middle), a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team, competes in the elite race at the Marion Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Indiana Wesleyan University. Scheiber finished 45th among team runners in 19:59.3 to help the Lady Vikings place ninth in the 17-team field with a score of 256.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Behind a top-25 finish by Alena Miller, the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team claimed ninth place in the elite race at the Marion Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Miller captured 23rd place among team runners for the Lady Vikings. The junior clocked in at 19:19.3.

Viking soccerboys tie with Wawasee

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team played to a 2-2 stalemate with host Wawasee on Saturday, Sept. 2.

The Vikings, 6-1-1, did their scoring in the first half. Senior Kasey Konz and sophomore Peyton Miller each found the back of the net while freshman Alex Gass provided an assist.

Wawasee scored once in the opening stanza and once more in the second to deadlock the game.

Senior Sam Poling made four stops during a complete-game performance in goal for Huntington North.

Forester soccermen play nil tie with No. 15 Union College

The Huntington University men’s soccer team played to a scoreless tie with No. 15 Union College in double overtime on Saturday, Sept. 2, in the University of the Cumberlands Classic.

A defensive battle, the Foresters managed only six shots for the game, three of which were on goal, while the Bulldogs mustered just three, with only one coming on frame.

Troy Hester stymied Union’s lone scoring attempt for Huntington, 1-1-1. The senior went the distance in goal.

HU spikers 1-1 on second day of Hampton Inn Invite

The Huntington University volleyball team went 1-1 on the second day of the Hampton Inn Invitational, held Saturday, Sept. 2, in Columbia, MO.

The Foresters, 6-5, opened the day with a five-set loss to Columbia College. After dropping the opening set, 13-25, Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad bounced back with a narrow 26-24 victory in the second frame, followed by a 25-22 triumph in the third to go up 2-1. Columbia, however, countered with a 25-15 victory in the fourth set to send the match into a fifth frame, which it won, 15-9, to stick Huntington with a 2-3 defeat.

HU singles domination leads netwomen to win over Grace

A dominant showing in singles play propelled the Huntington University women’s tennis team to a 6-3 win over host Grace College on Saturday, Sept. 2.

The Foresters entered singles action trailing the Lancers, having won just one of the three matches in doubles play. Coach Roger Ferguson’s squad turned things around, though, triumphing in all but one of the six singles matches to up its record to 3-1, 1-1 in Crossroads League play.

HU golfwomen 7th at IWU Invitational

The Huntington University women’s golf team tied for seventh place at the 12-team at the Indiana Wesleyan University Invitational, held Friday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 2, at Arbor Trace Golf Club, in Marion.

The Foresters fired a 344 on Friday and shaved off 15 strokes on Saturday for a 329 to post a 673 for the two-day invite.

Sophomore Betsy Schroeder paced Huntington by carding an 18-over-par 162 to claim 18th overall out of a field of 74. Abby Poole turned in a 167 to finish 32nd.

Vike netboys second at West Noble Invite

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team claimed second place at the West Noble Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 2.

Thomas Schweller helped lead the Vikings to their runner-up finish, winning all three of his matches at third singles. The freshman’s first two victories came against Bryce Sterling, of Bremen. Schweller defeated Sterling by a score of 6-3, 6-4 in the first match and a margin of 6-0, 6-2 in the second. He finished up his day with a 6-1, 6-4 triumph over Lakeland’s Reece Romer in the third-singles championship match.

East Noble downs Viking gridders, 35-6

The Huntington North High School varsity football team fell to host East Noble, 35-6, on Friday, Sept. 1.

The Vikings, 0-3, 0-1 in the Northeast 8 Conference, allowed a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter and two more in the second to find themselves in 28-0 hole by halftime. Coach Rick Burnau’s squad managed to get on the board with a touchdown in the third quarter, but was unable to tack on any more points beyond that. A touchdown by the Knights in the final frame brought the game to its end total.

HU spikers 0-2 on first day of Hampton Inn Invite

The Huntington University volleyball team went 0-2 on the first day of the Hampton Inn Invitational, held Friday, Sept. 1, in Columbia, MO.

The Foresters’ first match of the day was a five-set thriller against Missouri Baptist University. After falling in the opening set, 21-25, Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad edged the Spartans in the following frame, 25-22, and topped them again in the third, 25-17, to take a 2-1 lead. Missouri Baptist would have the final cheer, though, taking the fourth set, 25-20, and the fifth, 15-10, to stick Huntington with the 2-3 loss.

HU netwomen shred Defiance in 9-0 sweep

For the second time in three outings, the Huntington University women’s tennis team claimed a shutout, blanking host Defiance College 9-0 on Thursday, Aug. 31.

The Foresters shredded Defiance, yielding only four games on the day on the way to improving to 2-1 on the season.

Constance Golz at first singles, Charlette Seth at fourth singles, Anastasiia Evstifeeeva at fifth singles and Lisa Colling at sixth singles each recorded 6-0 shutouts. Meg Dolde at second singles and Lanae Singleton at third singles both won 6-1, 6-0.

Lady Vikes spikers sweep past North

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team swept host Fort Wayne North Side on Thursday, Aug. 31, winning 25-20, 25-19, 25-21.

Maddy Robrock knocked down eight kills and had four aces for the Lady Vikings, 11-4 on the season. Kaitlyn Stephan added 16 assists and Lydia Riggers had four aces to add to the offensive numbers.

Rileigh Johnson scooped up eight digs on the night.

The Huntington North junior varsity won 2-0, 26-24 and 25-13.

Lady Vike golfgirls to 5-1 in NE8 with win over Norwell

Laura Ham fired a 42 to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team past host Norwell, 178-210, at Timber Ridge Golf Course on Thursday, Aug. 31.

Amara Eckert, shot at 43, Sarah Malone had a 44 and Crosley Stanley carded a 49 as the Lady Vikings improved to 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Danielle Gonser was non-scorer with a 53.

Tillett pours in three more as Lady Vikes drop Manchester

Senior Hannah Tillett poured in another three goals as the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team dropped host Manchester, 4-0, on Thursday, Aug. 31.

Goalkeepers Maddie Husband and Kodi Douglas each stopped one shot to record the shutout as the Lady Vikings improved to 7-0 on the season.

Autumn Anderson got the remaining HNHS goal, and Darian Goelz, Karmen Koch and Amaya Sunderman each picked up assists.

Tillett now has 24 goals on the season.

HU soccermen fall to Ind. Tech

In a battle against visiting Indiana Tech University, the Huntington University men’s soccer team came out on the short end of a 2-1 decision on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

On a restart just over 10 minutes in, Brooks Smith played a ball to Miguel de Sousa, who got on top of it with a header for what proved to be the Foresters’ lone goal.

The scored remained 1-0 until just before halftime, when the Warriors slipped one past Huntington keeper Troy Hester for a 1-1 stalemate.

HU spikers open league play with win

On opening night of league play, the Huntington University volleyball team mounted a come-from-behind first set win on the way to a 3-1 decision, 31-29, 17-25, 25-21, 25-18, over visiting Goshen College on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

HU soccerwomen tie with Madonna

The Huntington University women’s soccer team tied with visiting Madonna University, 1-1, on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The Foresters scored within the first four minutes of play for an early 1-0 lead before the Crusaders got the equalizer in the 31st minute.

It was a defensive battle the rest of the way as the score remained deadlocked at 1-1 through regulation to force overtime. Two OTs later, the score stood for the 1-1 draw.

With the tie, the Foresters move to 0-1-1 while the Crusaders start their season 0-0-1.

Carroll sweeps Lady Vike spikers

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team got swept by visiting Carroll, 0-3, on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

The Lady Vikings lost 14-25, 10-25, 21-25 to slip to 10-4 on the season.

Huntington North was paced by Macy Niswander, who logged seven kills. Kaitlyn Stephan facilitated the offense with eight assists while Morgan Richison helped supplement the scoring with two aces.

The Lady Vikes’ defensive effort was highlighted by Rileigh Johnson, who registered 13 digs, and Niswander, who recorded three blocks.

Viking netters sweep Manchester for third straight win

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team picked up its third win in a row, sweeping host Manchester, 5-0, on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Huntington County Special Olympics bowling starts Sept. 9

Huntington County Special Olympics bowling begins Sept. 9 at Rainbow Lanes, in Huntington, starting at 3 p.m.

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.

Families and friends are encouraged to attend all practices and competitions to cheer on the athletes. Parents are requested to attend the first practice to complete any necessary paperwork.

 

Viking soccerboys to 6-1 behind Gass, Poling

Photo by Steve Clark.
Sam Poling

Freshman Alex Gass notched a pair of goals and goalie Sam Poling made four saves to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer tema to a 3-0 win over host Columbia City on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Senior Caleb Smith also scored a goal for the Vikings, 6-1 on the season, and fellow senior Andrew Kaylor added an assist.

Poling picked up his third shutout of the season.

Lady Vike golfers swamp Mississinewa

A new course was no trouble for the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team as it swamped host Mississinewa, 179-214 at Shady Hills Golf Course.

Amara Eckert was medalist with a 42 to lead the way for HNHS, now 5-3 on the season. Laura Ham and Sarah Malone each shot a 45 and Jaclyn Boyd fired a 47.

Crosley Stanley also fired a 47 as non-scorer.

Niswander, Riggers push Lady Vike spikers to win over Northfield

Macy Niswander (left) and Lydia Riggers
Photos by Steve Clark.

Macy Niswander pounded 15 kills and Lydia Riggers passed out 31 assists to lead the Huntington North varsity volleyball team past host Northfield, 3-0.

Improving to 10-3 on the season, the Lady Vikings worked hard for the wins, getting them 25-22, 25-21 and 25-16.

Katie Jamison added the HNHS offense with four aces. Niswander helped out on defense with four blocks, and Brette Fawcett recorded 14 digs.

The Lady Viking junior varsity climbed over .500 at 5-4 with a 2-0 win, 25-20, 25-16.

Tillett-Koch machine helps Lady Vikes win another

Huntington North soccer player Hannah Tillett maneuvers with the ball past Margo Keller of Columbia City during action Tuesday, Aug. 30, at HNHS. Tillett pumped in three goals and had two assists as the Lady Vikings won, 7-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Columbia City knew it was coming but still couldn’t stop the Tillett-Koch offensive machine as the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team ran to a 7-0 win on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Lady Vike seniors Hannah Tillett and Karmen Koch accounted for five of the seven HNHS goals, with Tillett notching three more and Koch a pair as the Lady Vikes improved to 6-0 on the season.

Tillett also added two more assists to give her 21 goals and 19 assists on the season. Koch is up to 14 goals on the campaign.

HNHS netboys get second straight win

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team picked up a second consecutive victory by stopping visiting Fort Wayne Concordia, 4-1, on Monday, Aug. 28.

Senior Auden Eckert remained unbeaten as the Vikings improved to 2-4 on the season. Eckert stopped Gavin Seifert, 6-3, 6-2.

Thomas Schweller at third singles dumped Peter Allison, 6-0, 6-2, and both doubles teams also won. Spencer Atkinson and Clark Kitchen at first singles dropped Seth Murphy and John Pickett, 6-3, 6-3, and Jarrett Gray and Adam Zahn ripped through Jordan Wrigner and Ryan Snider, 6-1, 6-1.

Season-low can't get Lady Vike golfers past 14th-ranked DeKalb

Even a season-low score couldn’t help the Huntington North High school girls’ varsity golf team as it fell to visiting 14th-ranked DeKalb, 160-165, on Monday, Aug. 28.

Amara Eckert led HNHS in the battle for first in the Northeast 8 Conference with a 38. Laura Ham and Sarah Malone each shot rounds of 42 and Crosley Stanley added a 43.

Jaclyn Boyd was non-scorer with a 46.

The Lady Vikings are 4-3 overall and 4-1 in the NE8.

The Huntington North junior varsity recorded a 10-stroke victory, 207-217.

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