Taylor drops HU women netters

The Huntington University women' tennis team was dropped hard by visiting Taylor University , 2-7, on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The Foresters' number one singles player, Cassie Kasicki, and their number three doubles team of Ciara Smith and Stacie Cressman got the only HU wins of the day.

Kasicki defeated Kim Henke, 6-3, 6-3, and Smith and Cressman beat Kelsey Chow and Tara Gnagy, 9-7.

Huntington drops to 1-2 overall , 1-1 in Crossroads League play.

RYS 8-10 soccer tourney champs

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Dennis Grain recently won the Roanoke Youth Sports 8-10-Year-old Soccer Tournament recently. Team membes are (front row from left) Carter Zezula, Jacob Bashford, Kolton Foster, Eli VandenTop, Kyler Wilcoxson, Mya MacAleese, Landon Zezula, Nichole Land, Evan Wilcoxson and August VandenTop and (back row from left) Coach John Nelson, Brady Henline, Lawson Shearer, Aden Dennis, Brady Shearer, Addison Dennis, Makenna Shearer, Jack Nelson, Abimael (Abi) Dominguez and Coach Josh Zezula. Not pictured is Coach Ignacio Dominguez.

RYS 6-7 tourney winners

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The team sponsored by Dr. Kevin Stamm, OB/GYN, Parkview Huntington Hospital, defeated Mike Gibson State Farm in the final game of the Roanoke Youth Sports 6-7-Year Old Soccer Tournament recently. Team members are (front row from left) Mac Muslic, Christopher Stamm, Noah Wagner, Lukas Moody, Grace Zent and Gloria Zent and (back row from left) Coach Mairy Zent, Reece Bonewitz, Bram McCracken, Issac Lilly, Olivia Craig, Asher Chipchosky, Amar Muslic and Coach Michael Chipchosky.

Pair of three-set losses costs Viking netmen

Huntington North's Cameron Buzzard gets ready to make a shot in his third singles match against Kyler Boots of Norwell on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Buzzard won his match.
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A pair of three-set losses proved the undoing of the Huntington North High School boys' tennis team in a 2-3 loss to visiting Norwell on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Cameron Buzzard at third singles and the second doubles team of Andrew Smith and Nick May got HNHS, 2-6, to the brink of a win, but the Vikings just couldn't manage the third victory as second singles player Wyatt Nave and the first doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno just fell short.

New Castle shuts down Lady Vike booters, 4-0

Host New Castle shut down the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team offense and put four goals in the net to beat the Lady Vikings 4-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The Lady Vikings, 3-2-1, only challenged New Castle goalkeeper Sara Leyes on two occasions, and the senior was up to the challenge.

New Castle's offense put 14 shots on the Lady Viking goal, with Paige Coolman able to stop 10 of them.

New Castle, 2-2, scored three times in the first half, twice on goals by Olivia Malott, and got an insurance tally in the second half.


Champion Hill Toppers split 4 at Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Cream Citys, the host club, held a fine weekend of baseball with five visiting clubs having a grand time at the old game at Greenfield Park in West Allies, WI, on Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25. It was one of those tournaments in which anyone could have won or lost the four matches each club played. In weather fit for kings on lush green fields, the local champions took the field with nine ballists on Saturday and then added one for Sunday.

HU soccermen win opener at Georgetown Classic

The Huntington University men's soccer team won its opening game in the Georgetown College Classic against Mid-Continent University, 2-1, on Friday, Aug. 30.

The Foresters, 2-0, got the scoring started early, with sophomore forward Josh Codd finding the back of the net a little over eight minutes into the game. The Cougars tied things up at the 16:40 mark with a score by Jan Chvojan off an assist by Jose Garcia, but Huntington retook the lead at 36:08 with a goal by freshman forward Brooks Gerke.

Lady Vike harriers fourth at Baron Classic

Huntington North sophomore Hannah Stoffel runs besides a cornfield at the DeKalb Baron Classic on Saturday, Aug. 31. Stoffel led the Lady Vikes to a fourth place finish by placing 13th individually.
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The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team finished fourth out of 11 teams at the DeKalb High School Baron Classic on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Sophomore Hannah Stoffel led the way for the Lady Vikings, placing 13th in 20:09.46.

After Stoffel, freshman Cadee Harmon posted a personal record time of 21:05.92 to take 20th, senior Cassidy Johnson finished 29th in 21:41.33, junior Emily Eherenman clocked in at 21:51.24 to place 31st and junior Stephanie McElhaney was 34th with a time of 21:57.03.

HU women get first soccer win of season

The Huntington University women's soccer team got its first win of the season with a goal in overtime against host Bluffton University on Saturday, Aug. 31, winning 3-2.

The Foresters, 1-2, took the lead 12:13 into the game on a goal by senior Jessica Krause, who was assisted by sophomore Becca Grimes. Krause scored again at the 59:45 mark in the second half on a penalty kick, but Bluffton got two goals of its own in the period and regulation ended in a 2-2 tie.

Viking soccerboys escape with tie against New Castle

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer found some offense with seconds to spare and escaped New Castle with a tie, 1-1, on Saturday, Aug. 31.

With only two seconds left in the game, the Vikings' Danny Becker found the back of the net off a corner kick by sophomore Aaron Webb to erase the Trojans' 1-0 advantage.

After a scoreless first half, Devon Hernly put New Castle out in front with a goal on Huntington North keeper Caleb Stoffel. The Viking senior finished the game with six saves.

Viking gridders close for 3 quarters but fade in fourth

Huntington North senior running back Charleston Dydasco (center) holds o tight to the fall as he's swarmed by visiting Carroll defenders on Friday, Aug. 30. The Vikings lost 41-6.
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The Huntington North High School varsity football team stayed within striking distance of visiting Carroll for three quarters during their game on Friday, Aug. 30, but faded in the fourth quarter, losing 41-6.

Northwest Ohio downs Forester netmen

The Huntington University men's tennis team fell to visiting University of Northwestern Ohio, 3-6, on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The Foresters, 1-1, started things off by taking two of three doubles matches. Seniors Vlad Khudziy and Jose Hungria topped Daniel Rueda and Ronnie Myburgh at first doubles, 8-3, and sophomores Joseph Straznicky and Diego Inurritegui beat Emin Alpan and Thommy Johansson at second doubles, 8-4.

Singles play did not go so well for Huntington, however, as Khudziy picked up the team's only win, defeating Rueda 6-2, 6-1 in the first singles match.

HU women netters fall to Northwest Ohio

The Huntington University women's tennis team lost to visiting University of Northwest Ohio, 1-7, on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Celine Rongos got the lone win for the Foresters, 1-1, with her defeat of Shaleigh McClintock at second singles, 2-6, 6-2, 10-8.

Huntington's Cassie Kasicki dropped her first singles match to Andrea Arango, 3-6, 0-6. Katie Johnson fell to Raquel Marques at third singles, 1-6, 2-6. Jessica Abel lost the fourth singles match to Kate Bondarenko, 1-6, 3-6, and Ciara Smith was beaten by Lina Ramos at fifth singles, 0-6, 1-6.

Hacker, Leist top United Way/YMCA Sprint Triathlon

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Walter Hacker and Lisa Leist were the top male and female finishers in the United Way/YMCA Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Hacker had a time of 1:16:11, and Lest finished in 1:24:11.

The three-man team of Phil Engle, Tim Landrum and Rick Sereno won the team event, turning in a time of 1:18:13.

Participants in he event had to swim 800 yards, bicycle 12 miles and run 3.1 miles.

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Leist is top female finisher

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Top female finisher Lisa Leist crosses the finish line of the United Way/YMCA Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 24. Read more...