Season ends for HU soccerwomen

The Huntington University women’s soccer team’s season came to an end Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, with a 3-0 loss to 21st-ranked Spring Arbor University.

HU wraps up its season with a 4-13 overall mark, which includes a 1-8 record in the Crossroads League for ninth place. Only the top eight teams in the league advance to postseason play.

SAU got on the board with a penalty kick in the opening five minutes of play. SAU put up two more goals in the second half.

Mackenzie Selvius scored all three of SAU’s goals.

Maddy Moan collected 10 saves on the afternoon.

Spring Arbor wins CL showdown with HU soccermen

Huntington University forward Luke Unger maneuvers against a pair of Spring Arbor University defenders in action Wednesday afternoon at King Stadium. Unger later scored by HU lost 2-1.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Visiting Spring Arbor University won the showdown for the Crossroads League title by defeating the Huntington University men’s soccer team, 2-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The Foresters needed to beat the Cougars to match them for a share of the league crown, but the ninth-ranked Cougars scored twice in the game’s first 10 minutes on the way to finishing with a league mark of 8-0-1. The Foresters, 12-4-2 overall, finish the campaign with a mark of 6-2-1.

Vincent M. 'Vince' Smith

Vincent Michael “Vince” Smith, 29, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at 1:35 p.m.

Mr. Smith worked at Affordable Luxury Homes in Markle for three years.

He was born May 28, 1990, in Huntington to Ted A. and Lisa M. King Smith. His parents survive. He married Britny M. McDaniel, and she also survives.

Michael E. Vardaman

Michael Eugene Vardaman, 67, of Columbia City, IN, and having family in Huntingotn, IN, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

Mr. Vardaman’s formative years were spent in South Whitley, where he graduated from South Whitley High School in 1971. He later earned an insurance license. He worked for International Harvester in Fort Wayne from 1971 until the plant closing in 1981. He then went to work for Farm Bureau Insurance. In 1991, he started his own insurance agency, Vardaman Insurance, which he operated until his death.

Mary M. Ward

Mary Magdaline Ward, 78, of Wabash, IN, and having ties to Andrews, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at 2:48 a.m., at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Ward retired from General Tire in Wabash after 20 years, and also retired from United Technologies in Andrews after 15 years. She was affiliated with the Christian Heritage Church in Wabash.

She was born March 7, 1941, in Lackey, KY, to Frank and Mada Dials Berry. She married James R. Ward on Aug. 30, 1954, in Peru, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1998.

Steven R. Wilson

Steven Randall Wilson, 61, of Wabash, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at 11:40 a.m., at his home.

Mr. Wilson was a 1976 graduate of Mississinewa High School. He worked at United Technologies in Huntington, and had also worked at Controls in Logansport. He was a ham operator. He was affiliated with Freedom Life Church in Wabash.

He was born Feb. 13, 1958, in Marion, to Frank and Carolyn Baker Wilson. He married Denese Bollhoefer on Aug. 12, 1989, in Gas City, and she survives.

Donna B. Hinen

Donna B. Hinen, 85, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Huntington County, IN, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5:20 p.m. at Signature Care.

Mary J. Peeler

Mary Jane Peeler, 97, of Columbia City, IN, and having ties to Andrews, IN, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne.

James D. 'Jimbo' Engelhart

James D.  “Jimbo” Englehart, 67, of Montpelier, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at 3:01 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Englehart was a 1970 graduate of Blackford County High School. He was a retired maintenance man. He was a member of the Riverside United Baptist Church in Albany.

He was born Oct. 23, 1951, in Blackford County to Bob Englehart and Pat Albright Wilcoxin.  His father survives in Hamilton, OH. He married Connie Jo (Anderson) Englehart on Aug. 22, 1993, in Cambridge City, and she survives.

Billy L. Mundy

Billy Lew Mundy, 87, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

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