Vivas brothers earn No. 1 doubles championship at MCC

Brothers Gonzalo and Martin Vivas became the Mid-Central Conference champions at No. 1 doubles on Saturday, Oct. 10, as the Huntington University men's tennis team participated in the MCC championship.

The duo defeated HU rival Indiana Wesleyan Uni-versity 8-5 in the final match.

Gonzalo Vivas was named to the MCC All-Conference team for the third time in his career.


HU women's tennis fifth at MCC meet

The Huntington University women's tennis team placed fifth at the Mid-Central Conference champion-ship on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Indiana Wesleyan University won the championship.

The Foresters had their only success in doubles, where the No. 1 duo of Haley Neiderhiser and Raelyn Althoff defeated their opponents from Grace College 8-6 to win the semifinal. In the championship match, the HU team lost to Taylor 8-6.

Nedierhiser and Althoff were both named to the MCC All-Conference Team.


HU women's soccer team earns tie with Bethel

The Huntington University women's soccer team had an even, double overtime match against Bethel, with a final match score of 1-1 on Saturday, Oct. 10.

HU scored on a penalty kick by Kristin Calvert to lead 1-0 at halftime.

Goalkeeper Amy Tavierne recorded eight saves.

The team's record is 3-9-1 and 0-2-1 in the Mid-Central Conference.


HNHS 'C' team football defeats Marion

The Huntington North High School junior varsity and freshman "C" teams joined forces to defeat Marion 28-16 on Monday, Oct. 12.

Paul Ehler had two touchdowns for the Vikings. Running back Ethan Bartrom rushed for an 11-yard touchdown, and quarterback Reed Fawcett ran across the line for a fourth touchdown.

Nathan Suttert and Sebastian Eckert both had inter-ceptions for HNHS.

Monday's game took the junior varsity record to 4-3, and the freshman record to 5-2-1.


Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Andrew Rittenhouse, 217; Russell Roberts, 215; Ron Rittenhouse, 202.
Men's High Series: Joe McCune, 571; Russell Roberts, 566; Ron Rittenhouse, 548.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 215; Dana Tester, 210; Terra Karst, 184.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 590; Tara Trainer, 493; Dana Tester, 493.
Most Over: Dana Tester, +70; Ron Rittenhouse, +68; Corky Draper, +66.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 29-7; Them & Us, 23-13; Old Balls and Bags, 23-13.

Hill Toppers face Cininnnati in final game of year

Members of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers and the Cincinnati Buckeyes pose for a photo  on Saturday, Oct. 10.
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hill toppers 10-10

"Oct. 10, Camp Orville, Hartford City, Ind."

"With the smoke of a hundred circling campfires drifting in and the sound of bugles and drill orders in the air, the local boys once again met their honored rivals from Cincinnati - the Buckeyes -- to do Base Ball battle.

Ochs leads HNHS boys to third at Portage XC Invite

Senior Ross Ochs placed in the top five to help take the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team to a third place finish with a score of 176 at the Portage Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Ochs placed fifth overall out of 238 total runners in a time of 15:46.2. Josh Graham took second for the Vikings and 13th overall in 16:07.3. Austin Roberts placed 25th in 16:23.1, Jake Crosley took 41st in 16:36 and Sean Lewis placed 92nd in 17:11.6 to round out the scoring for the Vikings.

Non-scorers included Darius Vogleman and Cordell Lewis.

Lady Eagles claim state homeschool volleyball championship

The state champion Lady Eagles are (front row, from left) Denise Scheie, Dana Stoffel and Deborah Scheie and (back row from left) Kaleigh Shultz, Kaitlin Layman, Becca Daniels, Kelsey Featherston, Marina Stoffel and Coach Jill Mills.
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The Huntington Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team became the Indiana State Homeschool champions over Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, sweeping the competition and defeating the Goshen Blue Blazers in the final round on Saturday in three sets, with scores of 25-21, 20-25, 15-13 at Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne.

G. Spahr's latest school record leads Lady Viking harriers to fifth at Portage

Gretchen Spahr again lowered her own school record to lead the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team to a fifth place finish among 39 teams on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Portage Invitational.

Spahr, a junior, lowered her own school mark for the third time this season, cutting more than 12 seconds from the previous notch with a time of 18:57.5 for the 5,000 meters. That was good for 14th place among the 270-runner field, and led the Vikings to 194 points for their fifth place finish.

Varsity volleyball to 20-10 with win over Manchester

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team delivered a loss to visiting Manchester in three sets, with scores of 25-17, 25-22, 25-17, on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Este Stoffel led the Lady Vikings' offense with 12 kills and Ashli Rice was close behind with 11 kills. Allie Zahm had 30 assists, Melissa Grossman had three digs and three blocks and Morgan Broderick had 31 digs.

Thursday's match brought the team to a 20-10 season record.

Huntington North's junior varsity volleyball team was edged by Manchester in two sets, with scores 21-25, 22-25.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 181; Thurman Glassburn, 168; Billy Mundy, 165.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 508; Bill Kusler, 458; Thurman Glassman, 436.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 146; Sharon Wymer, 146; Rosalyn Hughes, 110.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 418; Billie Smith, 342; Rosalyn Hughes, 309.
Top Teams: Team #2, 4-0; The B's, 3-1; Team #4, 2-2.

George rushes for 165 yards and two TDs to lead Vikings past Marion

Austin Drummond of Huntington North Hgih School rushes for a two-point conversion against visiting Marion on Friday night, Oct. 9. The Vikings won 22-12.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Senior running back David George rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Huntington North High School varsity football team to a 22-12 victory in the last home game of the season against visiting Marion on Friday, Oct. 9.

George, filling in for starter Austin Drummond, lugged the leather 35 times for the Vikings, now 5-3 on the season. His touchdowns came on runs of 8 and 54 yards.

The senior got help from wide receiver Shaun Marion, who caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Vezeau.

Physical play

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School forward Tayler Johnson encounters some physical defensive play from Homestead during the sectional game on Thursday evening, Oct. 8. The Vikings lost 7-2.

Viking booters end season with sectional loss

Huntington North High School freshman midfielder Mitchel Schneider manuevers around a Homestead defender during sectional soccer action on Thursday, Oct. 8. The Vikings lost 7-2.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team dropped out of the state tournament, falling to Homestead 7-2 in a rainy sectional match on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The Vikings kept up with the Spartans in the first half, with Homestead scoring on them-selves after a run from freshman Isaac Wust, and senior Jacob Hoff taking the second goal to bring the halftime score to 3-2.

However, Homestead broke away from Huntington North in the second half, adding four more goals to bring the game to the final score.

Crestview volleyball teams defeat Marion Justice

Crestview Middle School's eighth grade volleyball team defeated Marion Justice in two sets, with scores of 25-23, 25-12, on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Erin Rethlake led the offense for Crestview with 11 points and four aces. Carley McElhaney had seven points, two aces and one kill, and Jessica Drew had five points, three aces and two kills.

Thursday's game took the eighth-graders to a 4-8 season record.

The seventh grade volleyball team at Crestview also beat Marion Justice, but in three sets, with scores of 25-22, 22-25, 15-13.