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Viking harriers heading to semi-state

Huntington North senior Alexander Bishop runs with a small group during the Marion Boys' Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 13. Bishop was the sixth Viking runner on the day as HNHS qualified for the semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Brock Spahr placed third at the Marion Boy’s Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 13, to lead Huntington North to a place at next week’s New Haven Semi-state.

Spahr’s finish helped the Vikings to a third place team total of 96, with the top five teams moving on to the The Plex on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Wabash, placing four runners in the top 10, dominated the meet with 37 points. Bellmont was second with 69 points, Oak Hill was fourth with 101 and New Haven tallied 116.

Lady Vike harriers heading to semi-state

Huntington North senior Elizabeth Nalliah (left) runs alongside Brittany Bussard of Northfield during the latter stages of the Marion Girls' Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Indiana Wesleyan. Nalliah was the fifth finisher for HNHS and helped the Lady Vikings advance to next week's regional.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Placing three runners among the top 20 finishers at the Marion Girls’ Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 13, helped Huntington North earn a spot at next week’s New Haven Semi-state.

The Lady Vikes placed fourth to punch their ticket to The Plex on Saturday, Oct. 20, as one of five qualifying teams. HNHS scored 123 points for its placing, with Oak Hill winning with a 57, Norwell placing second with 63 points, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger placing third with 84 and South Adams placing fifth with 126.

HU harriers 13th out of 36 at Wilmington Invite

The Huntington University men’s cross country team took 13th place out of 36 teams at the Wilmington College Invitational, held Friday, Oct. 12, in Wilmington, OH.

The Foresters were paced in the 8K race by Kevin Moser, who clocked in at 26:39.2 to claim 53rd place out of 241 runners. Nick Childs placed 77th, crossing the finish line in 27:15.7. Aaron Hendryx stopped the timer in 27:28.6, good for 91st. Adrien Gentie took 100th in 27:35.7 while Elijah Chesterman attained 115th in 28:02.6 to cap the team’s score.

HU distaff harriers 12th out of 35 at Strong Classic

The Huntington University women’s cross country team claimed 12th place out of 35 teams at the Jenna Strong 5K Classic, hosted by Wilmington College, in Wilmington, OH, on Friday, Oct. 12.

The Foresters were led by Aspen Dirr, who captured 22nd place in 18:59.9. Saige Norris seized 28th place, crossing the finish line in a personal-record 19:15.7. Olivia Von Gunten stopped the timer in 20:56.4, good for 97th. Bianca Tisdale took 104th, stepping over the end stripe in 21:09.1. Mara McFarland rounded out the team’s scoring runners with a 21:12.1 effort that netted her 106th.

HU spikers open A/C Classic with two losses

The Huntington University volleyball team opened play at the Aquinas/Cornerstone Classic with losses to host Cornerstone University, 0-3, and the University of Northwestern Ohio, 1-3, on Friday, Oct. 12.

Against Cornerstone, the Foresters lost by scores of 12-25, 22-25, 17-25.

Sophomore Brandy Michie paced Huntington with 10 kills. Sophomore Jenna Tacosik and senior Breanna Levings helped facilitate the Forester offense with 13 and eight assists, respectively. Tacosik also got in on the scoring with three aces.

Viking gridders close out regular season with win over New Haven

Huntington North senior running back Logan Hippensteel gains a few of his 153 yards on the night against visiting New Haven on Friday, night, Oct. 12. Hippensteel and the Vikings won, 21-14.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School varsity football team closed out the regular season with a 21-14 victory over New Haven on Friday, Oct. 12, at Kriegbaum Field.

After the Vikings and Bulldogs traded touchdowns in the first quarter, Coach Rick Burnau’s squad took the lead with an 8-yard TD pass from senior quarterback Brett Kaylor to junior wide receiver Deven Newcomb in the second. New Haven knotted the game back up with a touchdown in the third quarter, but Huntington North took the lead for good in the fourth when Kaylor punched the ball in from the one-yard line.

Top-ranked Yorktown ends Lady Vike spikers' season

Macy Niswander (left), a senior on the Huntington North High School volleyball team, goes up for a kill against Yorktown in a first-round match at the Fort Wayne North Side Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 11. The Lady Vikings' season came to an end against the top-ranked Lady Tigers with a 10-25, 7-25, 11-25 loss.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Top-ranked Yorktown made quick work of the Huntington North High School volleyball team, ending the Lady Vikings’ season in straight sets in first-round action at the North Side Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 11.

For the Lady Vikes, it’s the second season in a row that they’ve opened sectional play against the Lady Tigers, who are once again ranked No. 1 in Class 4A.

Huntington North fell by scores of 10-25, 7-25, 11-25.

Maddy Robrock paced the Lady Vikings with six kills and an ace. The senior also contributed on defense with a pair of blocks.

Frosh McKown's hat trick pushes HU women past USF

Freshman Courtney McKown scored three goals and added an assist to lead the Huntington University women’s soccer team past visiting University of Saint Francis, 7-1, on
Wednesday, Oct. 10.

McKown assisted on Tessy Giess’ goal 16 minutes into the contest for the first score of the game, thenn scored two goals in the next 16 minutes to send HU into halftime with a 3-0 lead. Matea Knispel scored around the only USF tally of the game and Abby Adams added a score before McKown scored on a breakway to complete the scoring and her hat trick.

HU soccermen settle for 0-0 stalemate with USF

The Huntington University men’s soccer team had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate with host University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

HU goalkeeper Gabe Greenfield made six saves in regulation and the two extra periods, but his offensive teammates couldn’t dent USF keepers with 13 shots on frame as HU moved to 8-4-2 overall, 3-1-1 in Crossroads League play.

HU golfers 10th at Egypt Valley Intercollegiate

The Huntington University men’s golf team finished 10th out of 16 teams at the Egypt Valley Intercollegiate on Oct. 8-9.

The Foresters opened with a 315 after the first 18, followed up with a 304 and then came home with a 307 for a 926.

Taylor won the event with an 869, followed by Indiana Wesleyan with an 890 and Spring Arbor with a 901.

Emshwiller nails hole-in-one at Clear Creek Golf Course Oct. 6

John Emshwiller hit a hole in one at Clear Creek Golf Course, in Huntington, on Oct. 6.

Emshwiller achieved his ace on the 11th hole using a Callaway 8 iron and a Titleist ball.

The feat was witnessed by Rob Hooker, Tammie Hooker and Johnathan Hooker.

Vikings lose to Spartans in soccer sectional championship game

Huntington North's Peyton Miller (left) and Homestead's Jordan Cassedy collide while leaping to head the ball during the Homestead Boys' Soccer Sectional championship game on Monday night, Oct. 8, at Warsaw. The Vikings lost, 5-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team lost 5-1 to Homestead in the championship game of the Homestead Boys’ Sectional Soccer Tournament on Monday, Oct. 8, at Warsaw.

Homestead, 11-5-3, scored a pair of goals in the first half and upped the margin to 3-0 before HNHS got on the board on a Carter Mertz goal off a Peyton Miller assist with about 25 minutes remaining in the game.

The Vikings finish the season with a record of 8-8-3.

HU volleyball team picks up second win of homecoming weekend

The Huntington University volleyball team completed a good homecoming weekend by picking up a second win with a five-set victory over visiting Grace college on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Scores were 19-25, 28-26, 25-23, 13-25, 15-10 as HU improved to 9-16 on the season overall , 5-8 in Crossroads League action.

Brandy Michie had a career-best 21 kills to pace HU, including five down the stretch in the second set win.

Paige Eakright added 14 kills for HU and Tailor Schultheis notched 11.

HU soccermen blank Bethel for homecoming win

The Huntington University men’s soccer team blanked visiting Bethel, 4-0, on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Goalkeeper Gabe Greenfield recorded his fifth shutout of the season by collecting four saves.

HU is now 8-4-1 on the season overall, and 3-1 in Crossroads League play.

HU spikers squeak past Goshen in five sets

The Huntington University volleyball team squeaked past visitsing Goshen College in a five-setter on Friday, Oct. 5, winning 20-25, 25-15, 25-23, 20-20-15-13.

The Foresters posted a season-high 68 kills against the Maple Leafs, with four different players notching double-digit kill totals. Tailor Schultheis and Paige Eakright led the way with 15 each, Brandy Michie had 13 and Lanie McClanahan added 12.

Ariene Butler led the defensive charge with a career-best 32 digs.

HU  is now 8-16 overall , 4-8 in Crossroads League play.

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