Marion gets by Lady Vike booters in second half

Host Marion scored the only two goals of the second half and downed the Huntington North Hgih School girls' varsity soccer team, 3-1, on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Junior Corinne Tester notched her 15th goal of the season in the opening half as the Lady Vikings, 9-5-1, played the Lady Giants to a 1-1 tie.

North goalie Paige Coolman got the loss despite making eight saves on the day.

Marion is 10-2-1 on the season.


Cole aces fifth at LaFontaine Monday

Glenn Cole had a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at LaFontaine Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 30.

Cole used his 5-hybrid club on the 153-yard hole.

This was the third ace Cole has achieved in his life.

Witnessing the shot were Joe Maloni, John Bailey, Mark Teusch and Allen Clark.


Clark nails ace at LaFontaine

Allen Clark had a hole in one on the second hole at LaFontaine Golf Club on Aug. 17.

Clark used his pitching wedge on the 133-yard hole.

This was the first ace Clark has achieved.

Witnessing the shot were Glenn Cole, Kevin Allred and Mark Teusch.


CMS boy harriers sixth at Wabash Invite

The Crestview Middle School boys' cross country team finished sixth at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Drew Davis finished 31st to lead the Cougars.

Jacob Foster, Nolen Young and Jacob Wust finished in sequence, 33rd to 35th, respectively, to round out the team.


Crestview cross country girls third at Wabash Invite

The Crestview Middle School girls' cross country team placed third at the Wabash Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Emma Melcher led the Cougars with a sixth place finish.
After Melcher, Chloe Scheiber took 11th, Meagan Thomas grabbed 19th, Alena Miller attained 26th and Katie Melcher was 36th.


CMS volleyball teams top Bluffton

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team swept visiting Bluffton, 25-7, 25-14, on Monday, Sept. 30.

Johanna Dohrman produced 13 points and two kills to help the Cougars improve to 6-4.

Kalee Platt and Camille Tester added five points apiece while Peyton Butler supplied two kills and three assists and Katie Jamison dished out three assists.

The seventh grade team topped Bluffton, 25-15, 22-25, 15-7.

Erika Vinson generated 15 points and Macy Wohlford added six to even Crestview's record at 5-5.


Roanoke youth wins class at BMX meet

Calab Ellis.
Photo provided.

Calab Ellis, of Roanoke, won first place in his class in the Indiana BMX Championship racing series held recently in Portage.

His win came in the 15-year-old boys intermediate/novice class.

Ellis is a student at Huntington North High School. His parents are Trent and Denise Ellis, of Roanoke.


Khudziy wins title at Valpo tennis invite

Vlad Khudziy continued his winning ways during the Huntington University men's tennis team's stop at the Valparaiso University Fall Invitational on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, where the senior claimed the Flight A singles championship.

Khudziy's road to victory included a win over Olivet Nazarene's Juan Lopez-Isasi Morales, 6-4, 7-5, before mounting come-from-behind victories over Chicago State's Sergiu, 2-6, 6-3, 10-8, and Valpo's Jeffrey Schorsch,1-6, 6-2, 10-5, to send him into the finals, where he breezed by Valpo's Eric Honert, 6-0, 6-3, for the title.

HU netwomen drop Hanover, 6-3

The Huntington University women's tennis team topped visiting Hanover College, 6-3, on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The Foresters, 6-6, picked up four wins in singles play, led by Celine Rongos' 6-2, 6-0 decision over Mackenzie Spicer at first singles. Morgan Bemisderfer added a 7-5, 6-0 win versus Mallory Noble at second singles, Jessica Abel blanked Kalynne Miller at fourth singles, 6-0, 6-0 and Ciara Smith hung a 6-3, 6-4 loss on Shelby Williamson at fifth singles.

HU-IWU soccermen play to 2-2 tie

A late score helped the Huntington University men's soccer team force overtime with host Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Sept. 28, but two extra periods couldn't break the deadlock and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Indiana Wesleyan's Corey Lopez got the scoring started with a goal at 20:09, with Geoff Bowman assisting. Isaac Wust countered for the Foresters at 32:50 with help from Scott Murray before the Wildcats retook the lead prior to halftime at 36:07, thanks to Bowman and an assist by Johnny Fredericks.

HU women netters blast Earlham

The Huntington University women's tennis team swept host Earlham College, 9-0, on Friday, Sept. 27.

Celine Rongos, Morgan Bemisderfer and Ciara Smith, playing at second, third and sixth singles, respectively, all logged perfect 6-0, 6-0 wins over their Quaker opponents to help the team improve its record to 5-6.

No. 1 singles player Cassie Kasicki topped Claire Welsh, 6-1, 6-1, Katie Johnson at fourth singles dispatched Jordyn Grimes, 6-2, 6-1 and Jessica Abel outlasted Annie Foley at fifth singles, 7-5, 6-4.

Lady Vikes' golf season ends at regional

Huntington North senior Gabrielle Malone angles a shot toward the green on the sixth hole at Noble Hawk Golf Links, in Kendallville, during the girls’ golf team’s stop at the East Noble Regional on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School girls' golf team in the East Noble Regional at Noble Hawk Golf Links, in Kendallville, on Saturday, Sept. 28, as the team fired a 413 to finish 17th out of 18 teams.

Junior Maddi Kennedy carded an 86 to lead the Lady Vikings.

After Kennedy, sophomore Sarah Fryman posted a 104, senior Lauren McCullough shot a 110, senior Gabrielle Malone tendered a 113 and freshman Ashley Hall submitted a 119.

Getting up for the catch

Photo by Steve Clark.

Dennis "Pops" Wiegmann, of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers, leaps to make a catch in a game against the Norwood Highlanders during vintage baseball action at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park, in Huntington, on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Lady Vike harriers sixth at New Haven Classic

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team captured sixth place in the 21-team New Haven Cross Country Classic on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The Lady Vikings tallied 190 points, highlighted by top 25 finishes from sophomore Hannah Stoffel and freshman Cadee Harmon.

Stoffel crossed the finish line in 19:46.67 for 10th place and Harmon clocked in at 20:28.92 for 24th.

After Harmon, junior Emily Eherenman took 42nd in 21:04.00, junior Taryn Doering secured 53rd in 21:27.05 and sophomore Marissa Jamison claimed 61st in 21:32.77.

Lady Vikes' second half splurge dumps Muncie Central

After a 1-1 first half, the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team went off for three goals in the second to beat host Muncie Central 4-1 on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Offensive standouts Bailey Martin and Corinne Tester were behind the second half scoring surge, with Martin scoring twice and Tester once to improve the Lady Vikings' record to 9-4-1, 2-2 in the North Central Conference.

Tester's goal was her 14th of the season, the team-high, while Martin's second raised her total to 12 scores for the year.