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Robrock shines but Lady Vike spikers fall in sectional

Maddy Levy (middle) and Mia Garner (right), seniors on the Huntington North High School volleyball team, go up together for a block during a match against New Haven in the quarterfinals of the Huntington North Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Lady Vikings’ season came to an end with a 1-3 defeat.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School volleyball team got significant contributions from Morgan Robrock, but couldn’t overcome New Haven, falling to the Lady Bulldogs, 1-3, in the quarterfinals of the Huntington North Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Taylor outlasts HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team was outlasted by visiting Taylor University in four sets on Wednesday, Oct. 16, falling 25-17, 22-25, 20-25, 24-26.

HU’s lone set win came after it closed the first game with a 12-1 spurt, but it could muster no more magic on the way to falling below the .500 mark at 13-14 on the season overall, 5-7 in the Crossroads League.

Lindsay Ingenito was the big stick for HU with 15 kills. Paige Eakright and Brandy Michie added nine kills apiece and Tyan Bynum had seven.

Too much Skal for HU as MVNU wins big

It was too much Alexa Skal for the Huntington University women’s soccer team as the junior forward scored three times and led Host Mount Vernon Nazarene University to a 5-0 win over the Foresters on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Skal scored all three of her goals within a 15-minute span in the first half as HU fell to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the Crossroads League. MVNU got a fourth goal up on the board before halftime, then scored once in the second half to arrive at the final score.

HU goalie Maddy Moan had five saves on the night but took the loss.

HU soccermen blank Mount Vernon Nazarene

Huntington University defender Josh Erlandson heads the ball forward during play against Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Wedneday afternoon, Oct. 16, at King Stadium. The Foresters won, 2-0.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington University men’s soccer team scored a goal in each half and made that stand up for a 2-0 win over visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Luke Unger scored what proved to be the game-winner at the 10:26 mark off an assist from Noah Fleming. Christian Kohen scored unassisted at 60:42 for the capper.

Junior goalkeeper Gabe Greenfield made those scores stand up by stopping all four shots that came his way.

The Foresters improved to 11-3-2 overall, 5-1-1 in the Crossroads League.

Heading to the national stage


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Meg Dolde (left) and Morgan Fitzpatrick, members of the Huntington University women’s tennis team, will represent the Midwest Region in doubles play at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Cup, set for Thursday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 20, in Rome, GA. The duo captured second place at the ITA Regional Championships in September and was invited to the ITA Cup when the first-place team was unable to attend.

HU women 9th at Battle at Henge

The Huntington University women’s golf team placed ninth out of 10 teams competing at the Battle at the Henge at Stonehenge Golf Course in Winona Lake over the weekend.

Betsy Schroeder led HU to a score of 732 with a 16-over-par 167 to claim 17th out of 51 players.

Alexandria Maris was second golfer for HU with a 178, good for 27th place. Rachel Blauert was one step further back with a 179 and Lexy Turpchinoff was HU’s final scorer with a tally of 212.

Katie Springer carded a non-scoring 215.

HU men golfers seventh at Battle at the Henge

The Huntington University men’s golf team placed seventh out of eight teams at the Battle at the Henge at Stonehenge Golf Course in Winona Lake over the weekend.

The Foresters turned in a 651 in the two-day event, with David Beck pacing the team with score of 158 to place 23rd out of 50 golfers.

Logan DeMaa was a stroke back at 159 for 24th. Chance Bressler shot a 167 and Otto Bjartmarz rounded out the scoring with a 169.

Nick Whitney was non-scorer with a 178.

RYS 11-14 soccer champions


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Frederick’s Photography recently won the Roanoke Youth Sports 11 to 14-year-old soccer tournament. They defeated Fox Contractors in the championship game. Team members are (front row from left) Jackson Hawkins, Ross Cuttriss, Nathaniel Alwine, Nolan Hockemeyer, Noah Minnich and Derek Nash; and (back row from left) Assistant Coach August Vanden Top, Carter Zezula, Halle St. John, Eli Vanden Top, Connor Burris, Landon Zezula and Head Coach Tom Vanden Top. Not pictured is Ben Claghorn.

Zombie Dash


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lynn (left) and Fred Meier, of Munster, dressed in costume to participate in the fourth annual HARTA-ween Zombie Dash at Yeoman Park on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Wiley takes sectional title as Lady Vikes qualify for regional

Huntington North sophomore Addy Wiley (left) competes in the Marion Girls' Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion. Wiley won the individual title to lead the Lady Vikes to second place, good enough to qualify them for regional next week.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Sophomore Addy Wiley won the individual crown to lead Huntington North High School to a regional-qualifying second place finish at the Marion Girls’ Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion.

Wiley crossed the finish line in 15:52.9 for the 5K to top Mollie Gamble of Oak Hill by a little more than three seconds.

Junior Hanna Whitney backed up Wiley’s performance by placing fourth in 19:53.2 and fellow senior Meg McDonald claimed eighth in 20:48.4.  

Viking harriers heading to regional

Huntington North runner Harrison Niswander competes at the Marion Boys' Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Indiana Wesleyan University. Niswander finished third for HNHS and the Vikings as a a team qualified for regional next week.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys cross country team earned its way to regional next week by placing third at the Marion Boys’ Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The Vikings scored 89 points to be one of the top five teams and thus qualify for the return trip to Marion.

Oak Hill won the team title with 41 points, followed by Wabash with 55 points. Eastbrook with 98 points and Marion with 178 were the last two qualifiers among the 11 teams at the meet.

Viking soccerboys lose to Homestead in sectional title game

Huntington North soccer player Brady Henline battles with a Homestead player for the ball during the New Haven Boys' Soccer Sectional championship game on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12. The Vikings lost, 3-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team fell to Homestead, 3-0 in the championship game of the New Haven Boys’ Soccer Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The Spartan scored one goal in the first half and then got two insurance tallies in the second half.

Viking goalkeeper Aidan Hosler made eight saves in the contest.

The Vikings’ season ends at 12-8-1, while Homestead moves on the Kokomo regional with a mark of 9-11.

Ocock scores pair to lead HU over USF on pitch

Sophomore Erick Ocock scored a pair of goals to help lead the Huntington University men’s soccer team to a 6-0 win over visiting University of Saint Francis on Friday, Oct. 11.

Gabe Greenfield and Blake Cooke split time in the nets for the Foresters,  combining for three saves on the day as HU improved to 10-2-2 overall, 4-0-1 in the Crossroads League.

HU spikers drop pair on Saturday

The Huntington University volleyball team dropped a pair of games Saturday, Oct. 12, on the second day of play at the Grand View Tournament in Des Moines, IA.

The Foresters, 13-13, fell to John Brown Univeristy, 11-25, 26-24, 20-25 and 9-25, before losing to Oklahoma City, 12-25 19-25, 26-24, 16-25.

Paiage Earkight and Brandy Michie each  swatted 10 kills to lead the Foresters, who dropped back to 13-13 on the season with the double loss.

Jennings Tacosik wrapped up 35 assists in the match.

HU soccerwomen lose another 1-goal heartbreaker

The Huntington University women’s soccer team lost another one-goal heartbreaker, this time falling 1-0 to host Goshen College on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The Foresters’ 4-10 record now includes seven losses by just one goal.

Goshen got what proved to be the game-winner on a Beatriz Menghin shot from 25 yards out 10 minutes before halftime.

Maddy Moan took the loss in net for HU, stopping five shots.

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