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HNHS sweeps Columbia City

The Huntington North High School varsity boys’ tennis team swept visiting Columbia City High School away in their Thursday, Sept. 24, match, resulting in an undefeated record for NE8 play and a 2020 Conference Champion title.

In singles play, Carson Kitchen won both sets with scores of 6-1 against Columbia City’s Alexander Rongos. Jacob Daugherty, facing off with Noah Finecrock, won with scores of 6-3 and 6-2 and Chase Mickley won against Tobey Krider with scores of 6-3 for both sets.

HU Men’s soccer ties 1-1 with Grace

It was déjà vu for the Huntington University men’s soccer team as Wednesday, Sept. 23, marked their second straight double OT draw for Coach Russ Lawson and crew. On this given night, it was a 1-1 stalemate at 1st Source Bank Field against the Grace College Lancers.

“This was a hard fought battle that obviously went the distance,” said Lawson. “I thought we had a lot of bright spots. We had moments throughout the match where we were on the ball as did Grace. They’re a talented well-coached team with a lot of offensive weapons.

HU women eliminated from Crossroads tennis tourney

The 4th-seeded Spring Arbor Cougars (6-4) knocked the 5th-seeded Huntington women’s tennis team out of the Crossroads League Tournament, 5-2, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Jones Tennis Complex. It was sweet revenge for SAU having suffered a 4-3 loss to HU just a few weeks back in regular season action. The win also snapped a six-game win streak the Foresters’ held over the Cougars.

Coach Roger Ferguson’s two seniors earned HU’s points with Lanae Singleton downing Makenzi Sells, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 2 singles and Lisa Colling blanking Sela Clifford, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.

HN tennis sweeps Northrop

Competing against Northrop’s Josiah Schmucker in singles play on Wednesday, Sept. 23, is Huntington North High School varsity tennis player Noah Zahn. Zahn ended his evening with two 6-0 sets.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School varsity and junior varsity boys’ tennis team swept the competition away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, facing off against Northrop at home, going 5-0 and 4-0, respectively.

The varsity roster was switched up a bit for the match against Northrop, featuring Noah Zahn at No. 1 singles, Carson Kitchen paired with Reid Eckert at No. 1 doubles and brothers Thomas and Dale Schweller at No. 2 doubles.

Junior varsity singles


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Competing in junior varsity singles play against Northrop on Wednesday, Sept. 23, is Huntington North High School tennis player Bryce Colclesser. Colclesser won over Northrop’s James Mallory 8-0. 

HN tennis takes another NE8 win

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team kept their NE8 winning streak alive, competing against Norwell High School at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Out of five games, the Vikings only gave up one to their opponents.

In singles play, Carson Kitchen competed against Norwell’s Krew Bussel, winning with scores of 6-0 and 6-2. Chase Mickley faced off against Kellen Zimmer, scoring 6-3 and 6-4.

Huntington North’s Jacob Daugherty fell to Norwell’s Ethan Ottinger, ending the evening with scores of 6-3, 5-7 (12-10).

HN soccer vs. Leo

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team found success against Leo High School on Monday, Sept. 21, winning in a 1-0 shutout against their hosts.

The Lady Vikings’ lone goal was made by Addy Wiley, assisted by Grace Gross. Keeper Maddie Husband made six saves to keep the shutout in goal.

The HNHS boys’ varsity soccer team hosted Leo on Monday, Sept. 21, falling 4-1. The Vikings’ Chris Covey made the lone goal for the evening. Keeper Dom Cardwell had three saves in goal.

Etna Acres results

Thirty-three Seniors took part in a morning scramble event on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Etna Acres Golf Course in Mt. Etna.

Denny Eller and Russ Felton received closest-to-the-pin honors on holes 12 and 16, respectively.

Longest drives were made by Phil Prater and Don Alexander on holes 10 and 14, respectively. A lone chip-in was made by Vern Leming on hole 15.

The team of Steve Davis, Dean Sink, Gary Shroyer and Tom Gorman came in first place with a score of 32.

HU Men’s tennis

The 4th-seeded Huntington University men’s tennis team earned a trip to the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 22, by ousting 5th-seeded Spring Arbor, 6-1, in quarterfinal action of the tourney at Klopfenstein Courts.

The Foresters got down to business right away by claiming the point in doubles within the first 30 minutes of the start of the match compliments of 6-2 wins at both No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.

HU would go on to win the tiebreaker at the No. 3 spot too.

HNHS volleyball falls to Columbia City Eagles

Reaching up to return the ball to their Columbia City High School opponents on Thursday, Sept. 17, is Huntington North High School varsity volleyball player Emma Holzinger. HNHS fell to the Columbia City Eagles in five matches that evening.
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The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team hosted the Columbia City High School Eagles on Thursday, Sept. 17.

The Eagles took the lead early on in the evening, ending sets one and two with scores of 25-23 and 25-17.

The Lady Vikings battled back, bringing wins in sets three and four with scores of 25-21 and 25-15.

The final set went to Columbia City, ending with a score of 15-11.

Maisy Robrock led the evening in kill stats with 18.

Preslee Williams made 21 assists, 18 digs and eight aces to help out the Lady Vikings.

Ready for a dig


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Positioning herself to make contact with the ball during competition against Columbia City High School is Huntington North High School varsity volleyball player Preslee Williams. The Lady Vikings volleyball team faced off against Columbia City on Thursday, Sept. 17. 

HN boys’ tennis takes fifth consecutive NE8 win

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team competed against Bellmont High School at home on Thursday, Sept. 17, coming away with their fifth consecutive conference win.

HNHS singles players Jacob Daugherty and Chase Mickley both won over their Bellmont competitors. Daugherty ended the evening with scores of 6-0 and 6-3 and Mickley ended the evening with scores of 6-4 and 6-3.

HN boys’ tennis gets swept by Canterbury Sept. 18

The Huntington North High School varsity boys’ tennis team competed against state-ranked Canterbury High School on Friday, Sept. 18, coming away with a 5-0 loss against their opponents.

In singles play, Carson Kitchen was matched with Kush Anand, who won over Kitchen with scores of 6-0 and 6-1. Huntington’s Jacob Daugherty won over Canterbury’s Jai Kashap in one match, with scores for the evening ending 7-5, 5-7 and 6-1. Chase Mickley faced off with Canterbury’s Joe Shaklick, ending the evening with scores of 7-6 (7-5) and 6-3.

HNHS football brings home win against Bellmont

Running downfield toward the Vikings’ endzone is Huntington North High School football player Cam McCarver. The Vikings hosted Bellmont High School on Friday, Sept. 18, winning against the Braves 35-14.
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The Huntington North High School football team faced off against the Bellmont Braves on Friday, Sept. 18, coming away with a 35-14 win over their opponents. The Vikings took the lead early on in the game, less than halfway through the first quarter, and they kept their lead all night long.

Zach Hubartt, the Vikings’ No. 4, made the first touchdown of the evening with a three-yard rushing touchdown. The extra point was good, bringing the Vikings to 7-0.

Fending off an opponent


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Fending off a Bellmont High School opponent on Friday, Sept. 18, is Huntington North High School football player Aden Dennis. Dennis made multiple touchdowns for the Vikings against Bellmont, including a 79-yard touchdown made in the third quarter. 

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