HU women booters find big offense in win over Marian

The Huntington University women's soccer team routed visiting Marian, 8-2, on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Junior Kaitlyn Dreman scored twice to help the Foresters pick up their third win in five games and improve to 4-9 overall, 3-2 in the Crossroads League.

Seniors Sam Cubic and Alyssa Krause, junior Courtney Baker, sophomore Becca Grimes and freshman Olivia Knispel each added a goal, with one score credited to the team, as Huntington submitted its best offensive performance of the season.

Lady Vike booters trounce Richmond

Huntington North freshman Bailey Martin (right) encounters resistance from Richmond defender Hannah Guth during the girls’ varsity soccer team game against the visiting Red Devils on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Lady Vikings won 6-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team trounced visiting Richmond, 6-0, in its regular season finale on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Junior Corinne Tester scored her team-best 16th and 17th goals of the season to help the Lady Vikings improve to 10-5-1.

Her first goal got the scoring started. Tester then assisted on a goal by sophomore Hannah Williams before finding the back of the net again herself. A score by junior Aly Grabner gave Huntington North a commanding 4-0 lead at the half.

Viking soccerboys edge Richmond; claim NCC crown

Huntington North senior Tyler Henline (right) battles a Richmond player for the ball during the Vikings' soccer game at home on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Vikings won 2-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team outlasted visiting Richmond, 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 5, to win the North Central Conference title.

Sacha Thirion scored his 23nd goal of the season to give the Vikings, 8-7-1, the early lead. Richmond, however, responded before halftime to knot things up at 1-1.

Eight minutes into the second half, a header goal by Danny Becker off an Aaron Webb corner kick helped Huntington North retake the lead, 2-1, and proved to be the game's winning points.

Bearcats' third quarter explosion burns Viking gridders

The Huntington North High School varsity football team led host Muncie Central 20-8 halfway through the third quarter of their game on Friday, Oct. 4, but an offensive surge by the Bearcats turned the tables and sent the Vikings to a 34-33 defeat.

Muncie Central closed out the quarter with four touchdowns - two on interception returns -- to just one for the Vikings and went into the final frame leading 34-27.

Raider XC girls also get sweep

The Riverview Middle School girls' cross country team swept the top five spots to beat Canterbury and Huntington Catholic in a meet on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Kyler Hoopingarner, Erica Bolding, Amara Eckert, Madeleine Laymon and Kendyl Coles came in first through fifth, respectively, for the Raiders to tally 15 points.

Canterbury was runner up with 60 points and Huntington Catholic was third with 69 points.

The team ups its record to 28-13.


Raider XC boys sweep pair

The Riverview Middle School boys' cross country team captured places one through five to defeat Canterbury and Huntington Catholic in a meet on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Brock Spahr, Kasey Konz, Hale Bowen, Nathan Sizemore and Andrew Kaylor finished first through fifth, respectively, for the Raiders for a total of 15 points.

Canterbury was runner up with 56 points and Huntington Catholic was third with 69.

The team improves its record to 39-4.


Luers tops Viking booters, 4-3, on second-half goal

Visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Luers got the only goal of the second half to snap a 3-3 tie and defeated the Huntington North High School boys' soccer team, 4-3, on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Sacha Thirion scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in the first half for the Vikings, 7-7-1.

Senior Brad Young got the remaining HNHS goal, with Thirion providing the assist.

Viking goalkeeper Chad Wingo stopped 11 shots on the afternoon, while his Luers counterpart Jorge Barrone only had to make two saves.

Thirion now has 22 goals in nine games.


HU netmen get revenge on IWU in tourney

Revenge came at a good time for the Huntington University men's tennis team as it knocked off visiting Indiana Wesleyan, 6-3, in semifinal action of the Crossroads League Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The second-seeded Foresters, who had suffered one of their two losses on the season to IWU, captured five of the six singles matches, led by No. 1 singles player Vlad Khudziy cruising past Kyle Johnson, 6-1, 6-1.

Foresters and Maple Leafs play to 0-0 tie

The Huntington University men's soccer team and visiting Goshen College couldn't settle their differences during regulation or two overtime periods and the squads played to a 0-0 tie on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The Foresters fired six shots on goal to the Maple Leafs' seven, but it was all for naught as Huntington's Drew Mattingly and Goshen's Dean Nafziger were both perfect in goal.

The tie, Huntington's second straight, takes the team to 5-5-2, 1-1-2 in the Crossroads League. Goshen goes to 3-8-1, 1-3-1 in conference play.


HU women booters lose to Goshen

The Huntington University women's soccer team couldn't crack goalkeeper Natalie Thorne of visiting Goshen College during a 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Six of the Foresters' eight shots on goal came in the game's first half and Thorne stopped all of them. On the other side of the field, Goshen's Katelyn Vendrely fired a shot past Huntington keeper Caitlin Adams at the 19:06 mark to give her team a 1-0 halftime lead.

Bellmont bounces HNHS from boys' tennis sectional

Nick May, part of the Huntington North second doubles team, returns a shot during sectional action against Belmont on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' tennis team was bounced out of the Norwell Sectional by Bellmont, 1-4, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, ending its season.

The first doubles duo of senior Matt Sieberns and junior Graham Sereno recorded the Vikings' lone win as they outlasted Logan Baker and Ryan Okoniewski, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.

Senior Andrew Smith and freshman Nick May at second doubles also went three sets, but fell to Conner Hess and Benjamin Fullenkamp, 6-1, 3-6, 3-6.

Stretching for the shot

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's No. 1 singles player Tommy Bolinger stretches for a return in his sectional match against Evan Selking of Belmont on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Norwell. Bolinger and the Vikings both lost.

Dewitt leads HNHS harriers to fifth at Logansport Invitational

Cam Dewitt's 11th place finish led the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team to a fifth place finish among 16 teams on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Logansport Invitational.

Dewitt crossed the finish line in 17:28.58 to lead Huntington North to 145 points.

Christian Jones was second man for HNHS, placing 29th in 18:14.53. Dylan Valenti took 32nd in 18:17.52, Dustin Campbell was 34th in 18:22.92 and Kyler McVoy was 39th in 18:34.21.

Aaron Ebert placed 46th in 18:46.84 and Garret Smith was 53rd in 19:02.56 to round out the Vikings' top seven.

Sacha and Tyler Show lead Viking booters past Marion

Huntington North's Sacha Thirion sends a head ball over to a teammate during the Vikings' 3-2 win over visiting Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Sacha and Tyler Show took control in the second half and led the Huntington North High School boy's varsity soccer team to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over visiting Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Sacha Thirion, the Vikings' senior exchange student, and Tyler Henline, a homegrown senior, combined for all three HNHS goals in the second half to erase a 2-0 Marion lead and push the Vikings to 7-6-1 on the season.

Thirion scored the Vikings' first two goals off of Henline assists, then the seniors reversed roles for the final HNHS goal.

Eherenman's top 10 leads Lady Vike harriers to 2nd at Logan Invite

Emily Eherenman's top 10 finish led the way as the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team placed second out of 17th teams at the Logansport Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Competing without usual scoring runners Hannah Stoffel and Cadee Harmon in the varsity race, the Lady Vikings still had enough depth to score 83 points, 19 behind champion Twin Lakes and 30 ahead of third place Western.