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HU soccerwomen come up short in 2OT

The Huntington University women’s soccer team came up just short of playing spoiler to Indiana Wesleyan’s homecoming as it took IWU to double overtime before falling 2-1, on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Matea Knispel tied the game at 1-all for HU with a bank-shot goal 10 minutes into the second half, and neither team scored again until IWU got the gamer in the second OT.

Knispel scored her team-leading 13th goal of the season on a free kick which struck the crossbar and then bounced off the IWU goalie and into the net.

HU is 6-5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Crossroads League.

HU soccermen draw with Goshen

The Huntington University men’s soccer team scored one early, visiting Goshen scored one late and that’s the way it ended, 1-1, after two overtimes on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7.

The Foresters hit back netting at 14:44 when Matheus Louzada scored off a Luke Unger pass. Goshen matched the tally at the 68:12 mark, and neither team was able to make the scoreboard change after that.

HU moves to 5-2-4 overall, 1-0-2 in Crossroads League play.

Senior Troy Hester made five saves on the afternoon.

The Foresters put seven shots on net.

HU harriers 11th at Bethel Invite

The Huntington University men’s cross country team placed 11th out of 14 teams at the Bethel College Invitational on Friday evening, Oct. 6.

Kevin Moser ran to a time of 27:31.5 over the eight-kilometer course to pace the HU men with 41st place out of 178 runners.

Former HNHS standout Elijah Chesterman placed 47th for HU in 27:51.4 and Adrien Gentie placed 60th in 28:27.2. Elston Jones placed 69th in 29:02.7 and CJ Robertson was 71st in 29:05.9 to complete the scoring.

Grace spikers spoil HU homecoming with sweep

Grace College played homecoming spoiler to the Huntington University volleyball team with a 3-0 sweep on Friday, Oct. 6, winning 25-18, 25-21, 26-24.

The Foresters, 10-13 overall and 5-7 in Crossroads League play, were led on offense by Danielle Gurwell with eight kills and Josie Beaver and Haley Longley with seven apiece. Jenna Tacosik handed out 31 assists on the evening.

Defensively, Kate Cobb posted 20 digs. Mikayla Carpenter and Ariene Butler had 13 apiece.

Lady Vikes' season ends with OT loss at sectional

Veronika Russell (right), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team, plays defense against Warsaw’s Sydney Wiedeman during the championship game of the South Side Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Lady Vikings lost in overtime, 3-2.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team with a 3-2 loss to Warsaw in overtime of the South Side Sectional championship game on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Valiant Viking gridders fall to Norwell in overtime

The Huntington North High School varsity football team got edged by host Norwell in overtime, 25-24, on Friday, Oct. 6.

Lady Vikes use shootout win to move on in soccer sectional

Huntington North's Hannah Tillett is marked closely by Homestead defender Olivia Cronenwett during action at the Fort Wayne South Side Soccer Sectional semifinal on Thursday, Oct. 5. The game went to a shootout before Huntington North came out on top, 3-2.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team edged Homestead, 3-2, in a shootout in the semifinals of the South Side Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 5.

HU women netters top Marian for first time in nine years to advance in CL Tourney

The Huntington University women’s tennis team beat Marian University for the first time in nine years on Thursday, Oct. 5, to advance to the finals of the Crossroads League Tennis Tournament.

The third seeded Foresters topped the second-seeded team, 5-3 to improve to 14-2 and advance to the final against Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The Foresters captured four singles matches after winning only one doubles match to get the “W.” Play was stopped after the winner was determined.

Lady Vike spikers breeze past Norwell

Photo by Steve Clark.
Kaitlyn Stephan

Kaitlyn Stephan passed out 35 assists as the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team breezed past visiting Norwell in three games, 25-9, 25-9, 25-14, on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Josi Barscz had 13 kills and Kalee Platt had five assists as HNHS rolled to its 23rd win against eight losses on the season.

Rileigh Johnson led the defense with 15 digs.

The Lady Vikes’ junior varsity won 2-1, losing the first 24-25, but taking the next two, 25-19, 15-11.

HU soccermen trounce USF

The Huntington University men’s soccer team trounced host University of Saint Francis, 5-0, on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The Foresters scored twice in the opening half and three more times in the second to improve to 5-2-3, 1-0-1 in the Crossroads League.

Jake Erlandson, Ihsan Basaran, Miguel de Sousa, Luke Unger and Ty Sproat tallied the Huntington goals. Matheus Louzada, Noah Fleming and de Sousa each provided an assist.

The Foresters racked up 14 shots for the game, with 12 coming on goal.

Eckert still alive at state singles tennis tourney

Huntington North High School boys’ tennis player Auden Eckert advanced in the state singles tournament with a sweep of South Adams’ David Muselman on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Carroll Sectional.

Eckert, a senior, moved on to the Kokomo Regional with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Muselman.

Eckert will now face Canaan Sellers, of Terre Haute South, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at noon.

Vikings' soccer season comes to end

Goalkeeper Sam Poling, a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team, makes a diving save during a game against Warsaw in the semifinals of the Warsaw Sectional on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Poling recorded 11 saves, but the Vikings fell to the Tigers, 3-0, bringing the season to an end.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team with a 3-0 defeat to Warsaw in the semifinals of the Warsaw Sectional on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The Vikings conceded two goals to the Tigers in the opening half and one more in the second while getting shut out themselves for only the second time this season.

Huntington North, 13-4-1, was limited to three shots for the game. Senior Caleb Smith produced two of those shots while senior Jacob Foster logged the other.

Knispel, Spear lead HU soccerwomen past USF

Matea Knispel and Brandi Spear continued their goal-scoring spree to lead the Huntington University women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over the University of Saint Francis at King Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

The pair, who have scored 11 goals in the last three games, each scored in the first half to give HU, 6-4-1 overall, a lead it would not relinquish.

Senior goalkeeper Paige Coolman only had to make a save in each half to make sure the lead held up, and she did so for her third shutout of the year.

The victory was the Foresters’ third consecutive.

Taylor sneaks past HU men in Crossroads League tennis tourney

Visiting Taylor University got a pair of three-set wins at the last two singles spots and wound up edging the Huntington University men’s tennis team 5-4, in quarterfinal action at the Crossroads League Tennis Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Finishing at 10-4 on the season, the third-seeded Foresters held a 4-3 lead with No. 5 and No. 6 singles remaining. Both Forester players, Jacob Shelton at fifth and Brody Worl at sixth, won their first sets, but couldn’t seal the deal as Taylor got the wins.

HU women netters easily dispose of Grace

The third-seeded Huntington University women’s tennis team lived up to its billing as it disposed of sixth-seed Grace College, 7-2, on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 3, at Klopfenstein Courts at the Crossroads Lague Tennis Tournament.

Improving to 13-2 on the season, the Foresters dropped one singles match and one doubles match to move into the semifinals on Thursday at Marian.

Lady Vike spikers come back on Bellmont

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team shook off a first set loss to capture the next three games and the match against visiting Bellmont, 3-1, on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The Lady Vikings fell in the first game, 22-25, but prevailed 25-19, 25-19, 25-22 to improve to 22-8 on the season.

Junior Macy Niswander swung the big stick for Coach Trinda Goings’ squad, knocking down 14 kills, while senior Kailtyn Stephan did her thing with 40 assists and three aces.

Brette Fawcett and Maddy Robrock led the defense with 23 digs and two blocks, respectively.

Vikings squeeze past Wayne with shootout win in sectional

Huntington North senior Caleb Smith maneuvers around a Fort Wayne Wayne defender in action Wednesday evening, Oct. 2, at the Warsaw Soccer Sectional. Smith scored the Vikings' lone goal in regulation, and HNHS won the game in a shootout.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North high School boys’ varsity soccer team hit all five penalty kicks in a shootout to squeeze past Fort Wayne Wayne, 2-1, on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Warsaw Soccer Sectional.

The Vikings turned a 1-0 first-half deficit into a 1-1 deadlock 46 seconds into the second half on a goal by senior Caleb Smith, and the score remained deadlocked that way after regulation and two overtime periods.

HU women harriers 30th at Louisville Classic

The Huntington University women’s cross country team placed 30th out of 38 teams at the Louisville Classic on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Junior Aspen Dirr covered the five-kilometer course in 19:58 to finish 26th among 305 runners.

Bianca Tisdale came in next for HU in 21:30.02 for 120th place. Kelsey Graber finished 160th in 22:06.42, Rachael Smelser clocked in at 22:31.84 for 177th and Mackenzie Bobeck took 234th in 24:29.30.

Foresters harriers 11th at Louisville Classic

The Huntington University men’s cross country team placed 11th out of 36 teams at the Louisville Classic on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Freshmen Adrien Gentie cross the line first for the Foresters in 27:19.52 to finish 34th out of 306 runners. Kevin Moser also finished in the top 50 by clocking in at 27:27.86 for 46th place.

Elijah Chesterman ran to 57th place in 27:35.64. Nick Childs finished in 127th in 28:41.06 and Codi Wiersema took 130th in 28:48.64 to complete HU’s scoring.

Several teams emerge victorious at PHH Classic

Steve Petry (left) tees off on the first hole at Norwood Golf Course during the Parkview Huntington Golf Classic on Aug. 24. One of Petry’s teammates, Mark Parker, watches his drive.
Photo provided.

Several teams emerged victorious at the Parkview Huntington Golf Classic, held Aug. 24 at Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington.

The foursome of Derek Dyer, EJ Carroll, Kaine Carroll and Rob Harmon carded the day’s low score of 55 to capture first place in the Men’s Division.

First place in the Ladies’/Mixed Division, with a score of 58, went to the Fort Wayne Radiology team of Gary Randle, Kelli Lesh, Ed Beckner and Randy Chin.

The Ladies’ Division was won by the foursome of Megan Bobay, Darlene Stanley, Megan Reckelhoff and Ann Davis, who finished with 64.

Fort Wayne Komets hockey team holds Huntington Night on Oct. 21

The City and County of Huntington along with the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce invite the public to join them for Huntington Night at the Fort Wayne Komets.

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, in Fort Wayne. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Komets will play the Kansas City Mavericks. A discounted ticket rate is available, and a donation will be made to the United Way of Huntington County with each ticket purchased.

Local karate students earn accolades in tourney

Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana celebrate winning the most representative school award in a recent tournament. Pictured are (front row, from left) Mason Payton, Jaiden Kirk, Lextin Keefer, Aiden Miller and Sensei Dawn Anderson; and (back row, from left) Andy Norman, Kevin McGregor, Nathan Mygrant, Gretchen Schaadt and Rachel McGregor.
Photo provided.

Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana in Huntington participated in the Back To School Brawl Tournament in Huntington on Sept. 9. The group won the most representative school award.

Results of Genbu-Kai of Indiana’s competitors are below:

• Mason Payton – Third place, 7-8 year old novice kata.

• Lextin Keefer– Third place, 7-8 year old intermediate kata.

• Jaiden Kirk – First place, 9-10 year old advanced kata; and second place, 9-10 year old advanced kobudo kata.

• Aiden Miller – First place, 11-12 year old novice kata.

Huntington Catholic School sweeps Fun Run

Runners from Huntington Catholic School won all four races at the Fun Run on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Salamonie School. Pictured are (from left) Cheyenne Catellier, third grade; Samantha Stetzel, fifth grade; Phoenix Stepler, fifth grade; and Noah Stetzel, third grade.

Forester golfers fourth at USF Fall Invitational

Cale Carr earned medalist honors to pace the Huntington University men’s golf team to a fourth place finish out of seven teams at the University of Saint Francis Fall Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Cherry Hill and Autumn Ridge golf clubs, in Fort Wayne.

Carr, a junior, posted a 75 on Friday, Sept. 29, before firing an even par 72 on Saturday to finish with a three-over-par 147.

HU women golfers finish 11th at USF Fall Invite

The Huntington University women’s golf team finished 11th at the University of Saint Francis Fall Invitational, held over Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30, at Cherry Hill and Autumn Ridge golf clubs, in Fort Wayne.

Abby Poole carded a 16-over-par 160 to pace Huntington and finish 13th out of 80 golfers. Three Foresters shot within a stroke of each other with Megan Higgins posting a 172 for 42nd place and Alexandria Maris and Betsy Schroeder each shooting a 173 to tie for 45th.

Forester netmen edge Goshen

The Huntington University men’s tennis team edged host Goshen College, 5-4, on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Foresters won the first and second matches in doubles play to craft a 2-1 lead and maintained that advantage through singles action to finish the regular season with a mark of 9-3, 7-2 in Crossroads League play.

HU netwomen dominate Goshen

The Huntington University women’s tennis team closed out the regular season with a dominating 9-0 win over host Goshen College on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Foresters didn’t lose a single game on the day as they ran their record to 12-2, 7-2 in Crossroads League play. The sweep is their eighth of the season.

HU soccermen draw with IWU

Miguel de Sousa, a junior on the Huntington University men’s soccer team, tangles with a defender from visiting Indiana Wesleyan University during the first half of a game on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Foresters and Wildcats played to a 2-2 tie.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s soccer team played to a 2-2 tie with visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Foresters tallied both of their goals in the first half. Sophomore Bradey Gerke gave the hosts the lead, 1-0, with his score at the 15:36 mark. After a Wildcat goal, Huntington went back in front when junior Matheus Louzada burned the Wesleyan defense and passed to junior Ty Sproat, who found back netting for his third goal of the season.

HU soccerwomen score twice in second half to beat Goshen

After a scoreless first half, the Huntington University women’s soccer team scored twice in the second to upend host Goshen College, 2-0, on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Junior Matea Knispel tallied the Foresters’ first goal at the 51:29 mark in the second stanza. Senior Brandi Spear then gave the visitors some breathing room with a score in the 88th minute. Freshman Madison Kidder assisted on the goal.

Knispel now has 11 goals on the season while Spear has eight. Those numbers lead the team.

Lourdes University sweeps HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team suffered a sweep, 0-3, to visiting Lourdes University on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Foresters got edged in the opening set, 26-28. They took an 18-25 loss in the second frame before coming up short again in the third, 22-25, to fall to 9-12 on the season.

Josie Beaver tallied 10 kills for Huntington. The senior also contributed on defense with two blocks and three blocking assists.

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