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HU soccerwomen fall to Madonna

The Huntington University women’s soccer team fell to host Madonna University, 4-0, on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

The Crusaders scored once in the first half and three times in the second to put the game out of reach.

The Foresters, 0-2, finished with seven shots for the game, five of which were on goal. Courtney McKown logged three of those shots on frame.

Autumn DeMott took the loss for Huntington in goal, allowing the four Madonna scores while recording 10 saves.

Goshen edges HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team got edged by host Goshen College, 2-3, on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

The Foresters lost the first two sets, 16-25 and 19-25. Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad staved off the sweep in the third frame, though, winning 25-22. The visitors then evened the match with a 27-25 triumph in the fourth set. Goshen, however, put a stop to Huntington’s momentum in the final frame, posting a 15-11 win to take the match.

Vike netboys even record

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis even its record on the season with a 4-1 victory over visiting Manchester on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

The Vikings took two singles matches while sweeping doubles play to improve to 3-3.

The tightest contest of the day came at first doubles, where senior Clark Kitchen and sophomore Noah Zahn held on for a 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) victory over Kyle Shepherd and Brady Wiley. At second doubles, senior Drew Kreiger and junior Isaac Eckert dispatched Logan Parrett and Kamdyn Lester, 6-1, 6-3.

HU soccermen trounce Calumet

The Huntington University men’s soccer team trounced host Calumet College of St. Joseph, 5-0, on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

The Foresters, 2-0, scored three times in the first half and tacked on two insurance tallies in the second.

Ben Arnold led Huntington with two goals. Jake Erlandson, Ty Sproat and Luke Unger produced the other Forester scores.

Matheus Louzada recorded two assists while Noah Fleming logged one for Coach Russ Lawson’s squad.

Derek Nichols and Gabriel Greenfield combined to post a shutout in goal for Huntington.

Team 2 still on top in Huntington Horseshoe Club after 14 weeks

After 14 weeks of play, Team 2 occupied first place in the Huntington Horseshoe Club standings.

The team, comprised of Jimmy Biehl and Bruce Slazyk, had 13.5 wins against 7.5 losses.

Team 3 sat in second place. The squad, sporting a record of 11.5-9.5, consisted of Jim Biehl Sr. and Pat Mitchell.

Third place belonged to Team 4. Featuring Skip Sandlin and Al Brown, the team possessed 10.5 victories against 12.5 defeats.

Team 1 rounded out the league standings in fourth place. The squad, 6.5-14.5, featured Darren Stoltz and Jerry Stoltz.

HNHS golfgirls split pair

Danielle Gonser, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team, putts during a match against visiting Mississinewa on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Norwood Golf Course. Gonser scored a 51 and the Lady Vikings won the match, 174-222.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ golf team split a pair of matches recently, defeating visiting Mississinewa, 174-222, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, after falling to host DeKalb, 182-172, on Monday, Aug. 27.

Amara Eckert fired a 38 in the win over Ole Miss. Freshman Grace Dill had a personal-best 43, Crosley Stanley also fired a 43 and Megan Stephan had a 50 as the Lady Vikes improved to 5-2.

Danielle Gonser was the non-scorer with a 51.

The Lady Vikes’ No. 2 player, Laura Ham, did not pay due to a sprained ankle.

Soccerboys over .500 as MIller tallies pair

Peyton Miller, a junior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team, maneuvers with the ball during a game against visiting Columbia City on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Miller scored two goals and led the Vikings to a 3-2 victory.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Peyton Miller scored twice and had an assist to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team over host Columbia City, 3-2, onTueday, Aug. 28.

Kyle McGinnis added a goal for Coach Steve Saddington’s squad, now 3-2-1 on the campaign.

Kolton Foster added an assist.

Aidan Hosler made eight saves between the pipes to get the win in goal.

Niswander's big night leads Lady Vike spikers to win

Macy Niswander had 19 kills, four aces and five blocks as the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team down visiting Adams Central, 3-1, on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Morgan Robrock supplied 43 assists as the Lady Vikings improved to 8-4 on the season behind scores of 23-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-14.

Morgan Richison added 14 digs for HNHS.

The Lady Vikings’ junior varsity dumped its Adam Central counterpart, 2-0, on scores of 25-14, 25-20.

Sunderman knocks in 5 goals to lead Lady Vike soccergirls

Senior Amaya Sunderman knocked in five goals to carry the Huntington North high School girls’ varsity soccer team past visiting Columbia City, 6-1, on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Junior Autumn Anderson assisted on half of the HNHS goals on the night.

Freshman Addi Wiley had the remaining goal.

Junior Bella Bercik and Daphnee Landrum and sophomore Adalyn Harvey also had assists for the Lady Vikes, 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Junior goalie Kodi Douglass had four saves in the win.

Vike netboys down Concordia

Two three-set matches went the Vikings’ way as the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team beat host Concordia, 4-1, on Monday, Aug. 27.

Senior Adam Zahn outlasted Ben Gerig, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1, and the No. 1 doubles team of sophomore Noah Zahn and senior Clark Kitchen stopped Jon Pickett and Jordan Wright, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, to help HNHS improve to 2-3 on the season.

Lady Vikes second at own volleyball invite

Morgan Robrock gets ready to slam a spike in action against Prairie Heights at the Huntington North Varsity Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team lost to Heritage, 0-2, in the championship match of the Huntington North Varsity Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The Lady Vikes, 7-4, won two of three matches in pool play to get to the title match but fell to Heritage, 12-25, 21-25.

The Lady Vikes started off the day with a 25-13, 25-19 win over Clinton Prairie before downing Maconaquah, 25-17, 22-25, 15-9. They then lost to Pendleton Heights, 2-1, on scores of 16-25, 25-16, 14-16.

Louzada, Forester kickers top No. 15 Madonna

Senior Matheus Louzada’s second goal of the game with just over three minutes remaining proved to be the game-winner as the Huntington University men’s soccer team upset 15th-ranked Madonna University, 3-1, on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Auburn YMCA.

Noah Fleming added a tap-in goal about 90 seconds later to guarantee the Foresters their first win over a Top 20 team in almost two years.

Vikings snap loss streak with win over Jay County

The Huntington North High School varsity football team snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 27-22 victory over host Jay County on Friday, Aug. 24.

It’s the first win for the Vikings, 1-1, since a 27-0 victory over Norwell on Oct. 7, 2016. Huntington North closed out that season with a pair of defeats before suffering a 0-10 campaign last year. The Vikes opened this season with a loss to Marion, but Coach Rick Burnau’s squad righted the ship versus Jay County.

Sunderman, Wiley lead soccergirls to win

Amaya Sunderman and Addy Wiley scored two goals apiece to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team to an 8-0 rout of visiting East Noble on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Wiley also recorded two assists while Sunderman notched one for the Lady Vikings, 4-0, 1-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Huntington North scored three times in the opening half and five times in the second to put the game far out of reach.

Second-half surge propels soccerboys to win

A second-half surge propelled the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team to a 3-1 victory over host East Noble on Thursday, Aug. 23.

After an opening stanza that saw the Knights score once while shutting the Vikings out, Coach Steve Saddington’s squad racked up three goals in the second half to seize the win.

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