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.
Photo by Steve Clark.

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.
Photo by Steve Clark.

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...

Huntington University girls No. 18 in harrier pole

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its women's cross country coaches' preseason Top 25 poll, and Huntington University landed the No. 18 spot in the rankings.

The Foresters return all seven runners from last year's squad that finished 20th at the NAIA National Championships.

Paced by the Crossroads League individual champion, senior Cendall Ogle, HU will look to defend its conference championship and earn a repeat visit to the national platform in November.

6th annual Bendix Huntington M.O.V.E. 5K to be held Sept. 21

The sixth annual Bendix Huntington M.O.V.E. 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. at Homier Park.

Registration will be held on race day from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Participants may also pre-register with Danielle Silliak at Bendix, 1850 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

Awards will be given for the top three overall males and females and top in age group.

T-shirts will be awarded to all those who pre-register.

Homier Park is located at 1375 Evergreen Rd., Huntington.


Lady Vike spikers make short work of Northrop

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team made short work of host Fort Wayne Northrop on Thursday, Aug. 29, with a three-game sweep.

Improving to 3-2 on the season, the Lady Vikings won 25-16, 25-19, 25-16.

The balanced North attack was led by Josie Beaver with nine kills and Emiley Gray with six, while Alexa Hill dished out 23 assists.

Mikayla Carpenter led the defensive charge with 17 digs, while Jessie Drew had eight and Gray added seven.


Martin, Tester lead Lady Vike booters past South Side

Huntington North's Aly Grabner passes the ball to a teammate during play against visiting South Side on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Freshman Bailey Martin scored three goals and junior Corinne Tester added a pair as the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team beat visiting Fort Wayne South Side, 6-4, on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The Lady Vikings, 3-1-1, got goals from Martin and Tester in the first half on the way to building a 2-1 lead. Aly Grabner scored her first of the season to up the margin to 3-1 in the second half before Martin scored two more and Tester got her second to give HNHS a 6-1 advantage.

HN netboys use forfeits to win

Huntington North's No. 1 singles player, Tommy Bolinger, gets set to whack a forehand in the Vikings' match against Columbia City on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Wyatt Nave got the only on-court win, but three forfeits by visiting Columbia City gave the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team a 4-l victory on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The visitors forfeited at third singles and both doubles to help HNHS improve to 2-5 on the season.

Nave, a senior, downed Blake Fearnow 6-1, 6-3.

Tommy Bolinger at first singles lost to Niko Rongos in three sets, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6.

Huntington North soccerboys a goal short against South Side

The Huntington North High School boys' soccer team came up a goal short in a 2-1 loss to host Fort Wayne South Side on Friday, Aug. 30.

The Vikings, 1-3, cut the Archers two goal lead to one on a second half goal by Tyler Henline off a feed from Zach Baldridge.

Viking goalkeeper Caleb Stoffel recorded five saves on the afternoon.

South Side scored a goal in each half to get the 2-0 lead. Vicente Nino scored in the first half and Justin Thammachack, who assisted on the first Archer goal, got the eventual game-winner in the second half.