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Vikes' Mettler 96th at state cross country meet

Charlie Mettler.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School boys' cross country team member Charlie Mettler placed 96th at the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Finals, held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, in Terre Haute, on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The Vikings' lone representative at the season's final race, Mettler, a senior, achieved his top 100 finish in 16:49.7.

Carmel placed three runners in the top 10 and tallied 64 points to claim the state championship.

Lady Vikes finished 23rd at state cross country meet

Hannah Stoffel.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team tallied 523 points to finish 23rd at the state finals, held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, in Terre Haute, on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Foresters open men's hoop season with rout of Judson

The Huntington University men's basketball team opened the season with a 95-67 rout of Judson in the first round of the Purdue University Calumet Classic on Friday, Nov. 1.

The Eagles closed to within five points of the Foresters, 30-25, with 8:12 remaining in the first half, but Huntington went on a 14-1 run that made it 44-26 with 3:50 before halftime and gave Coach Ty Platt's squad a double digit lead for the rest of the game.

Aquinas' late run stops HU women in hoop opener

Amelia Recker (middle) puts up a shot under the hoop for the Huntington University women’s basketball team in the first half of its season-opening game against visiting Aquinas College on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A late run by visiting Aquinas College sunk the Huntington University women's basketball team in its season-opener, 64-48.

A close first half that saw the Foresters trail the Saints just 27-23 gave way to an equally tight second half in which Huntington played Aquinas to three ties.

However, with a tick over five minutes left in the game and the Foresters breathing down the Saints' necks after two Amelia Recker free throws narrowed Aquinas' lead to 44-40, the visitors went on a 20-8 run to end the game.

Season ends for Vikings with 42-20 loss to North Side

Huntington North senior running back Austin Rosen (fourth from left) takes a handoff from senior quarterback Keenan Leichty (third from left) and bolts toward an opening in the North Side defense during the Vikings’ sectional contest on Friday, Nov. 1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School football team lost to host North Side, 42-20, on Friday, Nov. 1, ending its season in the first round of sectionals.

PAL 11-12 flag football award winner


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Jacob Hall (center), a participant in the 11 and Up division of the Huntington Police Athletic League football program, stands with an award he received during the PAL's season-ending awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ceremony recognized youth from each age division in the categories of sportsmanship, character and attitude. Joining Hall are his coaches, Jon Eddingfield (left) and Coach Sells.

PAL 9-10 flag football award winner


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Matt Schnepp (center), a participant in the 9 and 10-year-old division of the Huntington Police Athletic League football program, stands with an award he received during the PAL's season-ending awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ceremony recognized youth from each age division in the categories of sportsmanship, character and attitude. Joining Schnepp are his coaches, Darren Johnson (left) and Andrew Schweller.

PAL 7-8 flag football award winner


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Gabe Link (right), a participant in the 7 and 8-year-old division of the Huntington Police Athletic League flag football program, stands with an award he received during the PAL's season-ending awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ceremony recognized youth from each age division in the categories of sportsmanship, character and attitude. Joining Link is his coach, Jason Woolard.

PAL 5-6 flag football award winner


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Kaylee Krumanaker (center), a participant in the 5 and 6-year-old division of the Huntington Police Athletic League flag football program, stands with an award she received during the PAL's season-ending awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ceremony recognized youth from each age division in the categories of sportsmanship, character and attitude. Joining Krumanaker are her coaches, Zac Kindler (left) and Derek Holzinger.

HU men's hoop squad grabs southern Indiana standout Clark

Head Coach Ty Platt and the Huntington University men's basketball program have announced their first 2014-15 recruit with the signing of Switzerland County High School standout Austin Clark.

With his senior campaign yet to come, the Vevay native has already racked up numerous local and state awards throughout his prep career. The 6-7 forward has twice earned a spot on the annual list of Top 100 Underclassmen in Indiana in addition to claiming all-conference honors the last two seasons.

HU has 2 on women's soccer all-conference team

The Crossroads League announced its postseason awards for the 2013 women's soccer season, and among the list of honorees were Huntington University seniors Sam Cubic and Jessica Krause.

The two four-year starters have enjoyed 38 wins to date, more than one-third of the program's wins in its 17-year existence.

This is Cubic's second all-conference honor. The Fort Wayne product earned this same honor as a midfielder in 2010. Cubic has 13 career goals to go along with eight assists.

HU women's goalie is CL Defensive Player of Week

Huntington University senior goalkeeper Caitlin Adams has been selected as the Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday, Oct. 28.

Adams was selected based on her performance on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Adams totaled 12 saves in first round action of the Crossroads League tournament as the fifth-seeded Forester women's soccer team picked off fourth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2-1 in double overtime.

Baker lifts Foresters over MVNU in 2OT

Courtney Baker.
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Junior Courtney Baker scored both Huntington University goals as the fifth-seeded women's soccer team edged fourth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2-1, in double overtime on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the first round of the Crossroads League Tournament.

HU, 6-12, advances to the semifinals, where they will face top-seeded Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

HU women harriers 12th at Great Lakes Challenge

The Huntington University women's cross country team placed 12th in a field of 37 teams on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge at Aquinas College.

All but one of the teams beating the Foresters were ranked.

The Foresters' top five runners all finished in the first 75 in the field of 363, led by Gretchen Spahr's 27th place finish in 18:50. Cendall Ogle placed 33rd in 18:57, Erin Rockey was 45th in 19:07, Krista Wood was 63rd in 19:20 and Christine Sparks was 73rd in 19:29.

HU scored 240 points. Taylor won the meet with 80 points.

HU harriers 10th at Great Lakes Challenge

The Huntington University men's cross country team finished 10th out of 33 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge at Aquinas College on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Tyler Herber led HU to 372 points with his 33rd place finished out of 387 runners in 26:03 on the 8K course. Eric Baker posted a 26:48 to place 68th, Austin Presnell was 75th with a 26:53, Brian Menzie was 91st in 27:04 and Josh Graham was 105th in 27:21.

St. Francis (IL) won the meet with 66 points.

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