Sports

Pair of frosh lead No. 10 HU men to runner-up at Bethel Invite

Freshmen Haile Stutzman and Kent Yoder placed second and fourth, respectively, to lead the Huntington University men’s cross country team to a second place finish at the Bethel University Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Stutzman was runner-up among 218 runners in the 8K race by clocking in at 25:46.7, 30 seconds behind the time posted by champion Wesley Meyer of Olivet Nazarene. Yoder clocked in at 26:00.0 for his fourth place.

HU, ranked 10th nationally, scored 64 points as a team out of the 16 teams competing. Olivet Nazarene was the team champ with 43 points.

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.

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.

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.

HU soccerwomen snap loss string

The Huntington University women’s soccer team snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 2-0 triumph over host University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The Foresters tallied both of their goals in the first half. Sophomore Avery Giguere scored less than 90 seconds into the game, then freshman Kristin Byrd found the back of the net at the 22-minute mark.

Huntington, 4-9, 1-4 in the Crossroads League, finished with 13 shots, eight of which were on goal.

Sophomore Maddy Moan recorded seven saves in goal to notch the shutout for the Foresters.

HU soccermen trounce USF

The Huntington University men’s soccer team trounced the University of Saint Francis, 6-0, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at King Stadium.

The Foresters put the game out of reach early, scoring all but one of their goals in the opening half. Eric Ocock scored twice to highlight Huntington’s offensive effort. Jake Erlandson, Noah Fleming, James Howard and Christian Kohen also found the back of the net once for the hosts. Caleb Sexton logged two assists while Ocock and Nick Allen each recorded one.

Second-half Miller goal leads Vikes over South Side in sectional

Brady Henline (middle), a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team, fires the ball past South Side defender Eduardo Vazquez during a semifinal game at the New Haven Sectional on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Vikings defeated the Archers, 1-0, and advanced to the sectional championship game.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A second-half goal by senior Peyton Miller lifted the Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Fort Wayne South Side in the semifinals of the New Haven Sectional on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

With the win, the Vikings, 12-5-1, advance to the sectional championship game on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. Coach Steve Saddington’s squad will face Homestead, 7-11, which punched its ticket to the title game with a 7-2 decision versus New Haven, also on Oct. 9.

HU netwomen wrap up fall with loss to Hillsdale

The Huntington University women’s tennis team wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule with a 1-6 road loss to Hillsdale College on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

HU’s only point of the afternoon came from the racket of No. 1 singles player Meg Dolde, who beat Hannah Cimpeanu, 6-2, 6-3.

Dolde also picked up a win in doubles with Morgan Fitzpatrick at the top spot, but Hillsdale won the doubles point by capturing the other two matches. Dolde and Fitzpatrick beat Katie Bell and Cimpeanu, 6-2.

Salvation Army co-ed basketball program taking registrations now

The Salvation Army’s co-ed basketball program is accepting registrations for youth in ninth through 12th grades.

Registrations can be made Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 15, or when full. A parent must be present to sign up.

There are fees charged for the program, with financial assistance available.

The Salvation Army is located at 1424 E. Market St., Huntington. For more information, call 356-348

Bellmont sweeps Lady Vike spikers

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team was swept by visiting Bellmont, 0-3, on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Huntington North fell by scores of 13-25, 18-25, 12-25 to drop to 12-16 on the season.

Lauren Trickle led the Lady Vike offense with six kills and Morgan Robrock had 13 assists.

Alexa Spahr led in digs with 17 and Meg Camomile and Robrock each had two blocks.

Huntington North lost the junior varsity contest, 0-2, on scores of 11-25, 16-25.

Avery Drabenstot had two kills and Kianna Jennings had two assists.

No. 2 Homestead makes quick work of Vikings at tennis regional

State second-ranked Homestead marched through the Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team in a 5-0 win in the Carroll Boys’ Tennis Regional on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The Vikings, finishing the season at 11-11, won only two games on the day as the mighty Homestead machine used only about 45 minutes to get the win.

Carson Kitchen at first singles lost 6-0, 6-1, while both Isaac Eckert and Jacob Daugherty were whitewashed at second and third singles, 6-0, 6-0. Eckert lost to Andrew Meier and Daugherty fell to Thaddeus Dressel.

Viking soccerboys cruise past CC in sectional opener

Huntington North's Ashton Hosler passes the ball to a teammate in action Monday night at the New Haven Boys' Sectional opening round game against Columbia City. The Vikings won, 3-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team scored three goals in the first half and cruised to a 3-1 win over Columbia City in the opening round of the New Haven Boys’ Soccer Sectional on Monday, Oct. 7.

Seniors Tyler Christle and Peyton Miller and sophomore Brady Henline each put a ball behind the Columbia City keeper in the opening 40 minutes as HNHS improved to 11-5-1 on the season and moves to the Wednesday night game against Fort Wayne South Side.

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