HU men's tennis team drops Bethel, 8-1

The Huntington University men's tennis team dropped only one game to host Bethel College on Friday, Sept. 6, and won 8-1.

In singles action, the Foresters' No. 1 player, Vlad Khudziy defeated Ethan Turner 6-0, 6-2. Sophomore Joseph Straznicky topped Trent Stout at second singles, 6-0, 6-3; the No. 3 singles match saw senior Jose Hungria beat Luke Prude, 6-1, 6-4; sophomore Diego Inurritegui blanked Matt Kempf, 6-0, 6-0; and junior Joe Brenneman hung a 6-1, 6-2 loss on Rafael Barreto at fifth singles.

HU women harriers seventh at Crawford Open

The Huntington University women's cross country team placed seventh at the Walt Crawford Open hosted by Eastern Illinois University on Friday, Sept. 6.

In the 138-runner 5K, Huntington had a solid outing despite competing without two key runners in Gretchen Spahr and Erin Rockey. Hannah Moore paced the Foresters with a 37th place finish in 19:44.14. Cendall Ogle trailed her by less than nine seconds to finish 41st in 19:52.74. Shortly after, Christine Sparks clocked a 19:58.58 to place 44th.

Forester harriers sixth at Crawford Open

The Huntington University men's cross country team finished sixth at the Walt Crawford Open hosted by Eastern Illinois University on Friday, Sept. 6.

Tyler Herber led the way on the six-mile course, finishing 11th out of 123 runners in 26:19.06. Freshman Eric Baker crossed the line next for Huntington in 27:41.20 to finish 42nd. Not far behind was classmate Austin Presnell, who came in 46th in 27:51.91.

Josh Graham, 28:30.03, and Stephen Kays, 29:04.56, rounded out Huntington's scoring with 59th and 64th place finishes, respectively.

Forester men booters suffer first setback

The Huntington University men's soccer team fell to host Rochester College, 3-2, on Saturday, Sept. 7, for its first loss of the season.

The Warriors' Joey Beshara got the scoring started early, netting a goal 7:53 in the game. The Foresters, 3-1, didn't wait long to respond as senior Jake Essig knotted things up at the 15:44 mark off an assist from sophomores Josh Codd and Tyson Bradley-Kalischuk.

HU spikers see lead evaporate into loss at Spring Arbor

The Huntington University volleyball team saw its two-set lead over host Spring Arbor University evaporate as the Cougars rallied to win three sets in a row and send the Foresters to a 2-3 defeat on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Foresters started with wins of 25-19 and 25-18 before the Cougars edged them 25-21, 25-23 and 15-8 in the match's decisive set, dropping Huntington to 2-6 on the season and 1-1 in the Crossroads League.

Lady Vike harriers second at Warsaw Classic

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team had six runners place in the top 20 and finished second out of nine teams at the Warsaw Cross Country Classic on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The Lady Vikings' 52-point tally was only seven points off champion Warsaw's register of 45. Northfield finished a distant third with 94 points.


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jessica Abel concentrates on returning a shot for the Huntington University women's tennis team in a match at fifth singles against visiting Goshen College on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Roanoke Youth sports 11-14-year-old soccer tournament champs

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Builder's Mart emerged from the loser's bracket to win the Roanoke Youth sports 11-14-year-old soccer tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 4, after knocking off Clounie Landscaping on consecutive nights.  Team members are (front row from left) Donnie McArdle, Jordan Neal, Roxanne Bentley and Seth Geiger, (second row from left) Audra Neal, Hailee Wilcoxson, Samantha McArdle, Connor LaBelle, Logan Wagner, Kaidy Smith, Dakota Hoover and Reid Dillion and (third row from left) Ray Houser, Karmen Koch, Alyssa Couch, Ross Wilcoxson, Megan Gilpin, Ian Taylor and Holly Houser.

Stoffel PR propels Lady Vike harriers to fifth at Marion

Sophomore Hannah's Stoffel's personal-best time helped propel the Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team to a fifth place finish among 16 teams at the Marion Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Stoffel completed the course in 19:21.86 to place seventh overall and lead the Lady Vikings to a team score of 149.

Carroll won the meet with 39 points. Noblesville was runner-up with 87 points, Pendleton Heights was third with 100 and Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger was fourth with 120.

HU women booters lose to Cornerstone

Huntington University senior midfielder Sam Cubic advances the ball on offense for the women’s soccer team in its game against visiting Cornerstone University on Saturday, Sept. 7. The Foresters fell 3-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

After a scoreless first half, the Huntington University women's soccer team yielded a trio of unanswered goals to visiting Cornerstone University to fall 3-0, on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Foresters, 1-5, were outshot on goal 11-5 by the Golden Eagles, who got scores from Amanda Schutter, Lexie Brisson-Fast and Jessica Erny.

Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Adams made eight saves for the Foresters in the losing effort. Adams' Golden Eagle counterpart, Megan Lamb, recorded five stops for the win.


Crestview 8 gridders down Riverview in 2 OT

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade football team beat visiting Riverview 9-6 in double overtime on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Hunter Strass had 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Keaton Smeltzer kicked a 22-yard game-winning field goal for the Cougars, 1-0.


CMS seventh grade spikers lose pair

The Crestview Middle School seventh grade volleyball team lost to Edgewood and Lakeview, at Lakeview, on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The Cougars fell to Edgewood 18-25, 20-25, and to Lakeview 14-25, 12-25, to start their season 0-2.


Viking booters unstoppable against CC in 14-0 win

Huntington North’s Brad Young (right) takes a shot in the boys’ varsity soccer team game against visiting Columbia City on Saturday, Sept. 7. Young had a goal in the Vikings’ 14-0 dismantling of the Eagles.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team couldn't be stopped on offense and trounced visiting Columbia City, 14-0, on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Senior Sacha Thirion scored four goals for the Vikings, 2-4-1, and senior Tyler Henline and sophomore Aaron Webb each added three.

Huntington North led 5-0 after the first half and poured on nine more goals in the second.

Senior Zach Baldridge found the back of the net twice and senior Brad Young and sophomore Alex Hosler supplied one apiece to round out the Vikings' scoring spree.

Doubles wins not enough for HNHS netboys in loss to Manchester

Two doubles wins weren't enough for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team as it got swept in singles play by host Manchester to fall 2-3 on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Senior Matt Sieberns and junior Graham Sereno won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, over Morgan Metzger and Matthew Pegg at first doubles. Senior Andrew Smith and freshman Nick May dropped their first set at second doubles against Noah Cain and Dalton Day, but rebounded in their next two sets to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Viking gridders click on offense and get first win of season

Huntington North quarterback Keenan Leichty (right) scrambles in the second quarter against visiting Logansport in the Vikings’ game on Friday, Sept. 6.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity football team was clicking on offense and trounced visiting Logansport, 50-26, on Friday, Sept. 6, for its first win of the season.

Quarterback Keenan Leichty supplied six touchdowns for the Vikings, 1-2, 1-0 in the North Central Conference, throwing for four and rushing for two. The senior completed 30 of 39 passes for 390 yards with two interceptions.