Vikes' cross country season ends at semi-state

Luke Doughty (second from left), a senior on the Huntington North boys’ cross country team, runs alongside teammate Austin Lange (third from left) and West Noble’s Brad Pyle (fourth from left) at the New Haven Semi-State, in Fort Wayne, on Saturday.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team at the New Haven Semi-State, held at The Plex, in Fort Wayne, on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The Vikings finished eighth with a register of 211, 42 points shy of the meet's sixth and final qualifying spot for the state finals on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Terre Haute.

Huntington North will be represented at the state meet, however, as senior Charles Mettler finished 12th in 16:26.83 to claim one of 10 state-qualifying spots for runners from non-advancing teams.


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jessie Drew (third from left), a senior on the Huntington North volleyball team, takes a swat at the ball as two Homestead defenders go up for the block during the South Side Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Vikings were swept, 14-25, 17-25, 19-25, ending their season.

HU’s Kasicki earns all-conference tennis accolades for second straight season

For the second year in a row, Huntington University women's tennis player Cassie Kasicki was selected as a member of the Crossroads League All-Conference team as voted on by the conference coaches.

Kasicki, a sophomore, was one of the top players in the league as evidenced by her 5-2 record at No. 1 singles against Crossroads foes.

The Rockford, IL, native finished the fall portion of the season with an overall singles record of 11-5 to go along with a 9-9 record in doubles action.


Foresters’ top four tennis men get Crossroads League fall accolades

The Crossroads League has announced its 2013-14 Men's Tennis All-Conference selections and among the list of honorees is Huntington University's top four players Vlad Khudziy, Joseph Straz- nicky, Jose Hungria and Diego Inurritegui.

This foursome combined for 44 wins against a mere three losses in the conference regular season on the way to guiding the team to a share of the regular season conference title along with Grace and Indiana Wesleyan.

Big second-half comeback puts Raiders into conference title game

Going into halftime trailing Lincoln 22-6, the Riverview Middle School seventh grade football team mounted a big second half comeback, winning 34-28 on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to advance to the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference (NELMSC) championship game.

Early lead doesn't hold up for HU booters

An early lead didn't hold up for the Huntington University men's soccer team as host Saint Francis mounted a second half comeback to defeat the Foresters, 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Huntington University cheer clinic Nov. 2 at Merillat

The Huntington University cheer squad will host a "Junior Forester Cheerleader" clinic on Nov. 2 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Merillat Complex Fieldhouse for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The cost to attend includes T-shirt and admission to the Nov. 16 Huntington University men's basketball game, at which the participants will cheer.

Registration forms for the camp are available at the Huntington University Athletic Office or attendees can print off a registration form at www.huntington. edu/athletics/cheerleading/.

HU bootwomen lose to Bethel in 2OT

More shots didn't equate to more goals for the Huntington University women's soccer team as it lost to visiting Bethel in two overtimes, 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Foresters outshot the Pilots, 22-5, with nine tries on goal to four for Bethel, but goalkeeper Mallory Conrad repeatedly foiled Huntington. After faltering early and spotting the Foresters a 1-0 first half lead via a Sam Cubic goal, Conrad, the Crossroads League saves leader, made eight stops to shut Huntington out the rest of the game.

HU spikers lose to Marian in 4

The Huntington University volleyball team lost to host Marian, 1-3, on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Foresters didn't offer much resistance in the first two games, losing 9-25, 15-25. Although the team avoided the sweep with a 25-16 win in game three, a 14-25 setback in game four sealed their fate.

Junior Heather Medich produced 17 kills for Huntington, with seniors Melissa Grossman and Abbey Keister adding 13 and 11, respectively.

Junior Jensen Carnahan tallied 43 assists while sophomore Codie Morey paced the Foresters defensively with 14 digs.

Forester spikers scrap but fall to MVNU

Huntington University volleyball players Hillary Pulse (left) and Heather Medich (middle) go up for a block during the Foresters’ first game against visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene on Friday, Oct. 18.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University volleyball team fell to visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene, 1-3, on Friday, Oct. 19.

The match was closer than the final score would suggest as the Foresters were edged in the first game, 23-25, and got clipped by that score again in the second. The team battled back in the third game, 32-30, before losing the fourth game by just five points, 20-25.

Four players had double digit kills for Huntington. Senior Melissa Grossman led the way with 16, followed by junior Heather Medich with 14, senior Abbey Keister with 13 and senior Heather Pulse with 10.

Scoring error caught, Vikings win boys' regional cross country title

Huntington North runner Logan Worsham (left), competing in the Marion Regional Cross Country meet on Saturday, Oct. 19, was the sixth runner tiebreaker for the Vikings to give them the regional crown.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' cross country team left the Indiana Wesleyan University cross country course in Marion on Saturday, Oct. 19, thinking it had missed out on winning the Marion Regional to South Adams by one point, 57-58.

However, an announcement later that afternoon handed the Vikings the regional title when a scoring error was discovered and the outcome of the race fell to the sixth runner tiebreaker, which Huntington North won.

Leichty throws four touchdown passes in Vikings' 41-7 rout

The Huntington North High School varsity football eclipsed the 40-point mark for the fourth time this season, routing host New Castle, 41-7, on Friday, Oct. 18.

Senior Keenan Leichty completed 17 of 32 passes for 213 yards and four touchdowns.

Leichty spread it around as senior Scott McClellan had four catches for 56 yards and a score, senior Kole Hale hauled in three passes for 30 yards and a pair of touchdowns and senior Brady Herr caught three balls for 38 yards and a score.

Lady Vikings are cross country regional champions

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team won the Marion Regional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 19. Team members are (front row from left) Marissa Jamison, Stephanie McElhaney, Cassidy Johnson, Emily Eherenman and (back row from left) Head Coach Carrie Boxell, Taryn Doering, Hannah Stoffel, Cadee Harmon and Assistant Coach Rena Johnson. Read story...

Lady Viking harriers win Marion Regional

Huntington North High School girls’ cross country team members (from left) Stephanie McElhaney, Emily Eherenman, Marissa Jamison and Cassidy Johnson compete at the Marion Regional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team spread five runners through the top 30 finishers and won the Marion Regional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Lady Vikings claimed the regional crown and advanced to semi-state with a tally of 72 points. The other four teams advancing are Norwell, runner-up with 97 points, Bellmont, third with 102, Northfield, fourth with 120 and Canterbury, fifth with 124.

Scoring error gives Viking harriers regional win

Huntington North’s Austin Lange (middle) and teammate Matt DeWitt (left) round a corner behind South Side’s Michael Barrera at the Marion Boys’ Cross Country Regional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A scoring error by Marion Regional Cross Country officials originally had the Huntingotn North High School cross coutnry team in second place by one point, but upon rescornig, the Vikings actually won the regional based on the sixith runner tie-break.

Read the updated story now.