Need volunteers for Zombie Dash

Volunteers, businesses, civic groups, churches and families are needed to help out with the upcoming Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association’s HARTA-Ween Zombie Dash on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. at Yeoman Park.

Those with creative talents are needed to help decorate pumpkins and/or create a Halloween scene to be placed along the Zombie Dash Route. Volunteers are also needed to be zombies or a part of the race crew and water stations.

To volunteer, visit run ington/HARTAweenZom bieDash and click on the Volunteer link.

Bellmont hands Lady Vike soccergirls first loss of season

Visiting Bellmont brought the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team down to earth in a harsh way on Tuesday, Sept. 4, defeating the previously unbeaten Lady Vikings 6-0.

Bellmont scored three goals in each half as the Lady Vikings fell to 6-1 on the season. The visitors put a total of 15 shots on the Lady Viking nets.

Huntington North starting goalie Kodi Duglass allowed five goals and made seven stops in 60 minutes of playing time. Back-up goalie Maddie Husband allowed one goal and made two stops in the final 20 minutes.

Bellmont handcuffs Viking soccerboys in shutout loss

Host Bellmont put the  handcuffs on the Huntington North High School boys varsity team with a 3-0 win over HNHS on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Dropping to 4-3-1 on the season, the Vikings managed only four shots against Bellmont and couldn’t find back netting with any, while the Braves took six shots on goal and scored on half.

Aidan Hosler had three saves in goal for HNHS.

Easy wins in singles carry Vike netboys to win

Huntington North senior Adam Zahn sets up for a shot in his No. 2 singles match against Zach Landez of East Noble on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4. Zahn won, 6-3, 6-0, and the Vikings won, 4-1.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Easy wins in singles carried the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team past visiting East Noble, 4-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

No Viking singles player lost more than three games on the day as the Vikings improved to 5-3 overall, 2-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference. At first singles, Thomas Schweller blasted Conner Hesher, 6-1, 6-0, and at second singles Adam Zhan trampled Zach Landez, 6-3, 6-0. Carson Kitchen at third singles completed the domination by crushing Jordan Jollief, 6-1, 6-1.

Fawcett leads HNHS spikers past Snider

Brette Fawcett had 14 digs and three aces to help lead the Huntington North High School volleyball team past host Fort Wayne Snider, 3-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The Lady Vikings lost a close match in the first one at 23-25, then reversed those fortunes in the second for a 25-23 win. They then won the next two, 25-14, 25-21 to improve their season record to 9-5.

Maddi Robrock knocked down 15 kills and Morgan Robrock quarterbacked the win with 18 assists.

Macy Niswander was a defenisve force at the nets with four blocks.

HU golfers improve but fnish fifth at Blue Raider Fall Kick Off

The Huntington University men’s golf team clipped 12 strokes off its first day effort on the way to placing fifth out of seven teams at the Blue Raider Fall Kick Off host by Lindsey Wilson on Monday and Tuesday.

The Foresters shot a 304 on Monday but came back with a 292 on Tuesday for their fininsh. Keith Mineer’s 145 placed him 15th to pace HU to a 596.

Logan De Maa fired a 148 to finish tied for 24th out of 50 golfers. Zakry Cummings was a stroke back at 149 and Andrews Weisheit fired a 154.

David Beck was non-scorer with a 176.

Indiana Tech hands soccermen first loss of year

Host Indiana Tech scored twice in the game’s first 21 minutes and went on to beat the Huntington University soccer team, 3-2, on Monday night, Sept. 3.

Tech took the 2-0 lead into the half before HU scored on a Luke Unger rebound to bring the Foresters to within a goal just five minutes into the second half. Unfortunately, an own goal by HU off of a corner kick made Ty Sproat’s goal late in the game a moot point.

Gabriel Greenfield had four saves in goal for HU, 2-1.

Miller pair leads Vike soccerboys past Wawasee

Peyton Miller notched a pair of goals to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team to a 3-1 win over host Wawasee on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Freshman Brady Henline also had a goal at the Vikings upped their season record to 4-2-1.

Goalkeeper Aidan Hosler pocketed 10 saves in 11 chances for the win between the pipes.

Tyler Christle and Nick Perry each had an assist.

HU spikers lose twice on 2nd day at Siena Heights

The Huntington University volleyball team fell twice on Saturday, Sept. 1, on the second day of action in the Siena Heights Labor Day Tournament.

The Foresters, 3-6, lost a five-set thriller to a highly-regarded Campbellsville team before falling to Siena Heights in four sets.

HU fell to Campbellsville, 21-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-20, 12-15.

Brandy Michie kept HU in the match with a career-best 20 kills. Lindsay Ingenito and Tailor Schultheis added 11 and 10 kills, respectively.

Fitzpatrick up but HU netwomen lose to Marian

Freshman Morgan Fitzpatrick had her hand in two victories but those proved to be the only ones the Huntington University women’s tennis team would get in a 2-7 loss to host Marian University on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Fitzpatrick and doubles partner Meg Dolde topped Maria Angela Sunga and Laura Kuebler, 9-7, at first doubles, and then Fitzpatrick came back at second singles to defeat Sunga, 6-4, 7-6.

The Foresters are now 2-1 on the season.

HU netmen suffer first loss of season

The Huntington University men’s tennis team took its first loss of the 2018 season as it came up short against host Marian University on Saturday, Sept. 1.

The Foresters, 2-1, got one win in singles and the other in doubles.

Giovanni Martinez got the singles win at No. 5, outlasting Noah Roberts, 1-6, 7-6, 12-8. Ignacio Poncio and Niko Rongos got the doubles win at No. 1, ditching Diogo Jesus and Ian Deiters, 8-6.

HU women golfers eighth at IWU Fall Invitational

The Huntington University women’s golf team placed eighth out of 16 teams competing at the Indiana Wesleyan Fall Invitational over the weekend.

The Foresters tallied a 669 at Arbor Trace Golf Course. Taylor claimed the team title with a 628, followed by Saint Francis with a 630 and Indiana Wesleyan with a 631.

Fort Wayne native Betsy Schroeder led the way for HU with a score of 163, good for 17th place out of 93 individuals. Alexandria Maris tallied a 167, Rachel Blauert fired a 168 and Leah Thompson completed the HU scoring with a 171.

HU women third at MU Hokum Karem

The Huntington University women’s cross country team placed third in the Manchester University Hokum Karen on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Olivia Von Gunten and Aspen Dirr were the top HU Foresters over the six-mile course, at which the women alternate by miles. The pair finished sixth out of 20 pairs with a time of 39:33.3.

Erin Manchess and Saige Norris were the next HU finishers, placing eighth with a time of 39:52.1, and Bianca Tisdale and Lauren Craig ran to a 10th place finish with a time of 41:34.3.

HU men win Manchester Hokum Karem

Huntington University’s Nick Childs and Kevin Moser teamed up to win the men’s portion of the Manchester University Hokum Karen on Thursday, Aug. 30, leading the HU men to first overall as a team.

With each man running four miles in loops of one mile, the two Foresters had an overal time of 42:13.8 to win the event. The pair average 5:17 a mile, with Moser’s opening mile of 4:45.2 proving to be the fastest of the day.

Foresters open Siena V-ball tourney with split

The Huntington University volleyball tem opened up the Siena Heights Labor Day Tournament with a come-from-behind win over Rochester College before dropping a four-set match to St. Francis (IL).

The Foresters shook off a 23-25 loss to Rochester in the opening set and came back to win the next three, 25-16, 25-13, 25-10.

Freshman Lindsay Ingenito and sophomore Lauren Cresse notched 12 and 10 kills, respectively, to lead the HU offense against Rochester.  Jenna Tacosik handed out 39 assists and also had three service aces.