Sports

HU Women fall to TU

Up against Taylor for the second time this season, the Huntington University women’s soccer team suffered a 5-0 loss to the Trojans at Turner Stadium.

Because Covid has forced numerous postponements, the league has opted to adjust the Crossroads League standings from two divisions to one. With this decision, any second round games against CL opponents are considered non-conference matches and won’t affect the league standings.

HN volleyball season ends at sectional

Huntington North High School varsity volleyball player Kendal Kline reaches to send the ball over the net to her New Haven High School opponents during sectional play on Thursday, Oct. 15. The Lady Vikings dropped three matches to the Lady Bulldogs, ending their season.  New Haven moved on to round two of the sectional on Saturday, Oct. 17, facing Fort Wayne Wayne High School.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team traveled to South Side High School on Thursday, Oct. 15, to compete against New Haven High School in the first round of sectional play for the season.

The Lady Vikings and the Lady Bulldogs started their evening with evenly matched play, with New Haven taking a 25-21 win for set one. HNHS quickly answered with a close 25-23 win in set two.

Maisyn Robrock competes in sectional play


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Huntington North High School volleyball player Maisyn Robrock bumps a ball that has come her way during sectional play on Thursday, Oct. 15, against New Haven High School. The sectional volleyball tournament was hosted at South Side High School, with New Haven advancing to the second round of sectional play on Saturday, Oct. 17. 

HU volleyball takes loss

The Pilots of Bethel University handed the HU volleyball team a 3-1 loss, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Platt Arena in second round action of Crossroads League play.

The four set scores are as follows: 25-19, 25-19, 20-25 and 25-16. HU’s win in set three saw an uptick in offensive efficiency for the Foresters who finished the set with a .171 hitting percentage to Bethel’s .109. Brea Metz led the charge with four kills on seven swings.

The hosts never trailed in the third set but, unfortunately, they never led in the fourth and final set.

HU men’s soccer

The Cougars of Saint Francis University handed the Huntington University Forester men’s soccer team a 1-0 loss on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium.

It’s the second time this fall these two squads have squared off, with HU getting the best of USF 1-0 last month.

Just like the first time around, it was a defensive battle from start to finish with the lone goal on this given night coming by way of Ethan Vigario’s penalty kick in the 50th minute.

HU’s Gabe Greenfield took the loss in net while Caleb Spencer posted the shutout win for the Cougars.

HU runner earn honor


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Huntington University cross country runner Adrien Gentie was voted the NAIA National Runner of the Week, announced on Wednesday, Oct. 14. 

Pair of HU runners earn honor

Huntington University cross country runner Emma Wilson has been named the NAIA Women’s Runner of the Week for the second straight week.
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The awards continue to pile up for Huntington University sophomore Emma Wilson, who was tabbed the NAIA Women’s Runner of the Week for the second straight week as announced by the national office on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Wilson’s 5K performance at the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede during the weekend of Oct. 10 proved the top time in the nation across all college divisions so far this fall. The Greencastle native clocked in at 16:24 which also established a new course record and blew away the competition with over 1 minute 15 seconds separating her from the second-place finisher.

Crossroads League announces All-Conference


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The Crossroads League national office released its 2020-21 basketball preseason polls and among the list of honorees included were Huntington University’s Sam (Hammel) Vaughn and Caleb Middlesworth.

Vaughn enters her senior season as HU’s top returning leading scorer and rebounder, having averaged 11.3 points and 6.5 rebounds a year ago. She also posted a conference-best 2.6 steals per night to go along with a team-leading 5.2 assists which proved the second best average among her league peers.

HU Women take first season win

The Huntington University women’s soccer team picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 14, by blanking Bethel, 4-0, under the lights at Morey Field.

Freshman Riley Voss kept the hosts out of the net for the first collegiate shutout of her young career. The rookie keeper finished with four saves.

After a scoreless first half, HU unleashed to find back netting four times in less than 35 minutes. Jordan Adam started the scoring frenzy with a left-footed strike.

HNHS girl’s CC team advances to regionals

Huntington North High School cross country runner Addy Wiley competes on Saturday, Oct. 10, in the girl’s cross-country sectional at Indiana Wesleyan University. The HNHS girl’s team came away with a sectional win, advancing to regionals.
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The Huntington North High School girls’ cross country team traveled to Indiana Wesleyan University’s cross-country course on Saturday, Oct. 10, to compete in the 2020 sectional race.

One Lady Viking runner had a PR and all seven runners were in the top 15, bringing them the sectional win.

The team will move on to the regional competition, which will also be held at the IWU course, on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Should the Lady Vikings win during the regional race, runners will advance to the semi-state competition on Saturday, Oct. 24.

HNHS football vs. NHS Oct. 9

Huntington North High School football players (from left) Jackson Holzinger, Lawson Shearer and Michael Kline tackle Norwell High School football player Isaiah Brege on Friday, Oct. 9, during the HNHS Homecoming football game. The Vikings fell to the Norwell Knights 30-14.
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he Huntington North High School Vikings faced off against Norwell High School for the 2020 HNHS Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 9.

Shortly into the first quarter, Norwell made the first touchdown of the evening and taking another with 1:23 left in the first quarter, bringing the score to 14-0.

HNHS vs. Norwell


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Huntington North High School varsity football player Zach Hubartt runs the ball down field during the Friday, Oct. 9, Homecoming football game. The Vikings competed against the Norwell Knights that evening, with the Knights taking a 30-14 win overall. The Vikings are back in action on Friday, Oct. 16.

Etna Acres potluck scramble

Etna Acres Golf Course held an October Potluck Scramble during the weekend of Oct. 10.

First place went to the team of Mike, Mic, Matt and Wendy Bickel, shooting a 35.

Second place, with a score of 36, was the team of Paul Schroeter, Christine McCullar, Diane Shoptaw and Kathy Plew.

Twenty players participated in all.

The next potluck scramble is schedduled for May 2021.

HU women’s soccer vs. Trine

The Huntington University women’s soccer team was downed by NCAA Division III Trine 3-0 on Thursday, Oct. 8, at King Stadium. It is the Foresters’ only break from league play this season as they drop to 0-6-1 on the year.

After losing its season opener, the Thunder (6-1) have gone on a tear by stringing together six straight wins which includes the Oct. 8 victory. The visitors entered the day outscoring opponents 25-7 with HU its second shutout victim.

HU men take loss Oct. 10

The Huntington University men’s soccer team was never able to get anything going on Saturday, Oct. 10’s competition at Cougar Soccer Complex to suffer a 3-0 loss to Spring Arbor.

Offense didn’t come easy for the visitors as Coach Russ Lawson’s crew came up blank on the scoreboard for not only their first loss of the season but the first time they’ve been shutout this fall as well. HU managed just five shots, one on frame.

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