Sports

HNHS bowler rolls perfect game

Corbin Snow, a member of the Huntington North High School boys’ bowling team, bowled a perfect game at The Brown Bowl, in Portland, on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Snow, 16, achieved his 300 during a competition between Huntington North and the Blue Jay High Rollers.

The perfect game was the first of Snow’s bowling career.

Enchanted 5K female winners

Female winners of the Enchanted Acres 5K on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Salamonie School are (from left) Breanna Leidig, second place; Katelynn McMillan, first place; and Alexis Leidig, third place.

Enchanted 5K male winners


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Male winners of the Enchanted Acres 5K on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Salamonie School are (from left) Rhett Gilbert, first place; Chase Elkins, second place; and Jonathan McMillan, third place.

Vikings' cross country journey ends at New Haven semi-state

Huntington North sophomore Connor Miller competes at the New Haven Boys' Semi-state at The Plex in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Oct. 20. The Vikings finished 14th as a team and did not advance to state next week.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity cross country team ended its journey at the New Haven Semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 20, with a 14th place finish.

Senior Brock Spahr was the top HNHS finisher, taking 14th among team scorers with a time of 16:28.4, meaning that he also will not be advancing to state meet next week. The top six teams and top 10 individuals whose teams did not qualify all move on to the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Forgettable day for Lady Vikes at New Haven XC Semi-state

Huntington North senior Alena Miller runs with a pack  during the New Haven Cross Country Girls' Semi-state on Saturday afternnon, Oct. 20, at The Plex in Fort Wayne. The Lady Vikes finished 20th and did not advance to the state meet next week.
Photo by Steve Clark.

It was a mostly forgettable day for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team at the New Haven Semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 20, as it finished last among 20 teams to end its season.

The Lady Vikes finished with 520 points as the top six teams and top 10 individuals without qualifying teams advance to the state meet at the LaVern Gibson Chamionship Cross Country Course on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Terre Haute.

Foresters lose early lead, game to Taylor

The Huntington University men’s soccer team couldn’t hold an early lead and wound up on the down side of a 2-1 score to visiting Taylor University on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20.

Freshman Ben Arnold came off the HU bench near the end of the first half to give the Foresters a 1-0 lead off a header, with an assist from Christian Kohen. But Taylor knotted the score just five minutes later, and 10 minutes into the second half got what amounted to the winning score.

HU goalkeeper Gabe Greenfield made two saves on the day.

HU soccerwomen play to 2OT nil tie

Senior goalkeeper Autumn Demott made all nine saves she was asked to make as the Huntington University women’s soccer team played to a 0-0 double overtime stalemate with host Taylor University on Friday night, Oct. 19.

The Foresters put four shots on goal for TU’s Megan Williams, and she also was perfect.

HU is at 4-11-1 on the year, 1-5-1 in Crossroads League play. Taylor stands at 11-3-3 overall, 4-3-1 in league play.

HU distaff harriers 15th at Great Lakes Challenge

Running in a heat with 12 ranked teams, the Huntington University women’s cross country team placed 15th out of 20 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge hosted by Aquinas College on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Aspen Dirr topped her season-best time by five seconds to finish in 18:53.92 for 20 place out of 238 runners on the 5K course. Saige Norris placed 73rd in 19:35.30, Bianca Tisdale placed 100th in 20:49.42 and Olivia Von Gunten and Mara McFarland placed 117th and 188th, respectively, in 21:24.80 and 21:24.84.

HU harriers 4th of 20 at Great Lakes Challenge

The Huntington University men’s cross country team claimed fourth place out of 16 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge hosted by Aquinas College on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Senior Kevin Moser finished third among 139 runners in the 8K event to lead HU to just 19 points from first place. Moser clocked in a 27:08.90.

Nick Childs came in next for Coach Nick Johnson’s squad, claiming eighth in 27:37. Adrien Gentie ran a 28:01.50 to finish 22nd, Elijah Chesterman was 25th in 28:09.00 and Aaron Hendryx placed 36th in 28:32.90.

Tackett wins third title of season

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EJ Tackett

Huntington native EJ Tackett earned his third win of the Go Bowling! PBA Tour season with a triumph at the FloBowling PBA Bear Open on Thursday, Oct. 18, at The Lanes at Coffee Creek, in Owasso, OK.

MVNU tops HU soccerwomen

Huntington University midfield Matea Knispel battles against several Mount Vernon Nazarene University players in action Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18, at King Stadium. The Foresters lost, 3-1.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington University women’s soccer team got defeated by visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 3-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

After a scoreless opening half, the Cougars tallied their trio of goals in the second, scoring them in unanswered fashion. The Foresters managed to get on the board at the 67:42 mark, but it was too little, too late.

Huntington, 4-11, 1-5 in the Crossroads League, was paced by Matea Knispel, who scored the lone Forester goal. Courtney McKown assisted on the score. The Foresters finished with 12 shots, seven of which were on goal.

MVNU blanks HU soccermen

The Huntington University men’s soccer team got blanked by host Mount Vernon Nazarene University, losing 3-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

After a scoreless opening half, the Cougars tallied their trio of goals in the second.

The Foresters, 8-5-3, 3-2-2 in the Crossroads League, logged 12 shots, seven of which were on goal. Miguel de Sousa and Jake Erlandson each registered two scoring looks.

Gabe Greenfield went the distance in goal for Huntington, surrendering the three Mount Vernon scores to take the loss. He also recorded three saves.

HU spikers fall in 4 to Taylor

The Huntington University volleyball team fell to host Taylor University, 1-3, on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The Foresters gutted out a 28-26 win in the opening set, but lost by scores of 10-25, 13-25 and 19-25 in the ensuing frames to drop the match.

Huntington, 9-21, 5-9 in the Crossroads League, was paced by sophomore Paige Eakright, who produced 11 kills. Brandy Michie and Lindsay Ingenito both added eight kills. Jenna Tacosik helped facilitate the scoring with 20 assists. She also got in on the scoring herself with a pair of aces.

Niswander, Robrock on NE8 V-ball first team

Two members of the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team have been named to the all-Northeast 8 Conference first team.

Seniors Macy Niswander and Maddy Robrock were the honorees for the Lady Vikings. Niswander, a middle blocker, produced 346 kills and 41 aces, both of which led the team. She made her presence felt on defense, too, logging a team-best 87 total blocks, 34 of which were of the solo variety.

Robrock, a middle blocker, was second on the team with 216 kills. She also occupied the No. 2 spot in blocks, registering 46 total, 10 of which were solo.

HU golfwomen JV fifth at Cougar Classic

The Huntington University women’s junior varsity golf team placed fifth at the Mount Vernon Cougar Classic on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Chapel Hill Golf Course, in Mount Vernon, OH.

The Foresters were paced by Alexandria Maris, who shot a 126. Sophie Frazier and Katie Spring each carded a 145 while Sara Scott rounded out the team’s scoring with a 150.  

Madonna won the event with a score of 475. Grace was second with a 482, followed by Mount Vernon, 503; Saint Francis, 516; Huntington, 517; Ohio Valley, 519; Shenandoah, 536; Grace B, 544; Madonna B, 550; and Muskingum, 597.

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