Stoffel leads No. 17 Foresters to second at Bethel Invite

Hannah Stoffel ran to her fourth win of the season as the 17th-ranked Huntington University women’s cross country team placed second out of 20 teams at the Bethel University Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Stoffel, a junior from Huntigton, breezed to the 5K win in 17:32.7, finishing more than one minute ahead of runner-up Emma Jankowski of Bethel.

A pair of HU teammates also placed in the top 10 as Molly Mitchell claimed fourth out of 217 runners in 18:48.0 while Saige Norris turned in a 19:02. 4 for seventh place.

Goshen slows Forester soccermen

Visiting Goshen slowed down the streaking Huntington University soccer team with a 3-2 defeat on Saturday, Oct. 12.

HU, 10-3-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the Crossroads League, never led n the contest, falling behind at the 2:08 mark on the first Goshen goal. The Foresters’ Jake Erlandson knotted the contest at 1-all on a goal at the 9:41 mark, with an assist by Caleb Sexton, but Goshen went in front to stay at the 17:58 mark.

The Maple Leafs pushed the margin to 3-1 in the 61st minute but Noah Stanford found back netting at 84:40 to draw HU within one by game’s end.

HU spikers split pair on first day of Grand View tourney

The Huntington University volleyball team split a pair of matches on the first day of the Grand View University Tournament on Friday, Oct. 11, in Des Moines, IA.

The Foresters, 13-11, won a four-setter against William Penn, 22-25, 25-17, 27-25, 25-22, then were swept by Lewis-Clark State, 16-25, 13-25, 20-25.

Paige Eakright swung for 21 kills in the win over Penn. Brandy Michie added 16 kills and Lindsay Ingenito added eight kills.

Jennings Tacosik made the offense run with 46 assists, and the junior also served up six of her team’s season-high 14 aces.

Rose A. Morgan

Rose A. Morgan, 82, of Montpelier, IN, and having family in Warren, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at 7:45 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Morgan attended the Montpelier schools. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Montpelier, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She worked for the IOOF and Brookside cemeteries for 14 years. She retired from Sheller Globe in July 1991 after 29 years of service.
 
She was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Blackford County to Cecil W. Wilson and Olive Morgan. Her husband, Charles H. Morgan, preceded her in death.

Cheryl A. Langston

Cheryl A. Langston, 67, of Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Langston graduated from Carroll High School in Fort Wayne in 1970. She retired in 2010 from DANA Corp. after 31 years of service. She was a member of Roanoke Church of the Brethren.

She was born Sept. 12, 1952 in Arcola, to Lenard E. “Babe” and Virginia Luessenhop Branning. She married Paul M. Langston on Dec. 9, 1978, in Fort Wayne, and he survives.

James 'Richard' Wine

James “Richard” Wine, 94, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at 7:12 a.m. at Tipton Place in Huntington.

Mr. Wine graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1943 and served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for Farm Bureau Co-Op in Huntington for 20 years. He also worked at Huntington Lab, Transport Motor Express in Fort Wayne and Western Wheel in Huntington. He was a member of Huntington First Church of the Nazarene.

Season ends for soccergirls with 4-1 loss to Homestead at sectional

Huntington North defender Grace Gross plays defense in front of the HNHS net during sectional action against Homestead at Warsaw on Thursday evening, Oct. 10. The Lady Vikings lost 4-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team with a 4-1 loss to Homestead in the semifinals of the Warsaw Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The Lady Spartans stormed out of the gates, tallying three goals in the opening half to craft a commanding lead. Homestead tacked on another score in the second before the Lady Vikings countered with a goal of their own to stave off the shutout.

Robert P. Bir

Robert P. Bir, 97, of Huntington, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Tipton Place in Huntington.

Mr. Bir graduated from Huntington Catholic High School in 1941. He was a member of the United States Merchant Marines and served during World War II as an oiler. He was stationed in North Africa, Panama Canal and the South Pacific. He was a carver for Bircraft for more than 50 years.

He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, VFW 2689 and a third degree member of Knights of Columbus 1014.

Lady Vike spikers end regular season with win

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team ended the regular season with a 3-1 victory over visiting Norwell on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The Lady Vikings took the first set, 25-15, before winding up on the short end of a 21-25 decision in the second. They bounced back in the third frame with a 25-19 victory, then ended the match with a 25-16 triumph in the fourth.

With the win, Huntington North improves to 13-16, 4-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

HU spikers rebound for win over Bethel

The Huntington University volleyball team rebounded from a first-set loss to beat visiting Bethel University, 3-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

After getting edged by the Pilots, 22-25, the Foresters reeled off wins of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-22. With the victory, Huntington improves to 12-10, 5-6 in the Crossroads League.

Paige Eakright made her presence felt on offense and defense for the Foresters. The senior produced a match-high 17 kills and served up two aces while notching 16 digs.

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