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Etna Acres and Arbor Trace hold men’s scramble

Forty-four senior men from Arbor Trace and Etna Acres took part in an 18-hole scramble on Thursday, Sept. 10, and the results are as follows:

Closest-to-the-pin honors were earned by Mike Parker on hole two, Don Conley on hole eight, Bob Clabaugh on hole 12 and Bob Bishop on hole 16.

Longest drives were made by Steve Davis on hole three, Keith Gallion on hole nine, Phil Prater on hole 10 and Charlie Yarnell on hole 14.

Chip-ins were made by Gary Shroyer, Dean Sink, Marvin Higdon and Tom McMullen on holes 10, 11, five and six, respectively.

HU volleyball takes loss against Cougars Sept. 12

The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Cougars snuck out of Platt Arena with a 3-1 win, 25-27, 25-22, 26-24, 25-20, over the Huntington University volleyball team on Saturday, Sept. 12, to spoil the Foresters’ home opener.

Huntington came out firing on all cylinders to grab an early six-point lead on the way to outlasting their visitors in set one. The next two sets showcased long rallies and scrappy play that, much to the chagrin of Coach Kelsey Herber and crew, eventually favored MVNU both times before the Cougars took set four to wrap up the win.

HU cross country announces results of opening day meet at IWU

Sophomores Emma Wilson and Hailey Stutzman topped the women’s 5K and men’s 8K, respectively, at the Indiana Wesleyan University Twilight on opening day of the Foresters’ cross country season. Wilson and Stutzman were also named the Crossroads League Cross Country Runners of the Week for their work in the IWU Invite.

This is the second year in a row that Huntington has won both races, with Adrien Gentie and Hannah Stoffel topping the field last fall.

Huntington University golf competes in Players Club Invitational

The Huntington University golf program competed in the Players Club Invitational at the Players Club at Woodland Trails in Yorktown on Saturday, Sept. 12, where the women finished seventh and the men claimed sixth.

Danielle Tinsley and Alexandria Maris played within a stroke of each other to pace HU with a 165 (84-81) and 166 (86-80) respectively. For Maris, her second-day score of 80 proved Huntington’s low score of the invitational. The pair took 22nd and 23rd out of 38 golfers.

HU women’s tennis kicks off tri-match with win

The Huntington University women’s tennis team kicked off their Saturday, Sept. 12, tri-match with a 4-3 win over Spring Arbor.

After Lanae Singleton and Lisa Colling each claimed wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, Morgan Fitzpatrick kept HU’s come-from-behind dreams alive with a 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), (10-5) tiebreaker win over Abby Ducharme at the top spot to knot the overall score at 3-3.

It came down to No. 4 singles where Molly Burton won a close 7-5, 6-4 match over Morgan Simmons to polish off a Cougar squad who has suffered six straight losses to Huntington.

HU men’s tennis earns pair of conference wins

The Huntington University men’s tennis team remained unscathed on the year with a pair of convincing conference wins Saturday, Sept. 12, at Klopfenstein Courts.

Against Spring Arbor in the morning, HU posted a 6-1 decision with the biggest battle coming at No. 1 singles where Illia Turaba eventually wore down Joel Mast, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (6), (15-13).

HU earned the point in doubles by winning at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots after which Alejo Bagnera, Diego Tapia, Rodrigo Manzo and Mateo Ameller tallied straight set wins to easily polish off the Cougars.

HNHS boys’ varsity tennis sees win vs. East Noble in rescheduled match

Returning the ball to his East Noble opponent is Huntington North High School junior varsity tennis player Max Fusselman. Fusselman scored 8-3 in his match against East Noble. In overall play, the Vikings won out over East Noble, adding another NE8 win to the books.
photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team hosted East Noble on Wednesday, Sept. 9, rescheduling their match after being rained out on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

HNHS won 4-1 over their opponents, sweeping doubles play and having one loss in singles play. This win puts another NE8 victory in the books for the Vikings.

HNHS singles players Carson Kitchen and Chase Mickley both saw victory over East Noble, both scoring 6-3 in both of their sets.

HNHS soccer results vs. Bellmont Tuesday, Sept. 8

Taking control of the ball after a missed goal attempt by Bellmont is Huntington North High School keeper Maddie Husband. Also featured are HNHS teammates (from left) Julia Baker and Alexis Weaver. The Lady Vikings faced off against Bellmont on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team traveled to Bellmont High School on Tuesday, Sept. 8, winning 3-0 over their opponents. HNHS goals were made by Alex Gass, Ashton Hosler and Gabe Castillo. Assists were made by Kolton Foster and Aric Hosler.

The junior varsity boys’ team also found success at Bellmont, ending the evening with a score of 6-3. Junior varsity goals were made by Riley Jones, Chris Covey and Zach Ramp.

HU men’s tennis notch two opening day wins at Swinney Park Sept. 5

The Huntington University Men’s Tennis team notched a pair of opening day wins over Goshen and Saint Francis at Swinney Park on Saturday, Sept. 5, under first-year head coach Ignacio Poncio.

HU entered the day having lost three straight to the Goshen Maple Leafs, but that string was broken in convincing fashion with a 5-2 win. After a short break, Poncio’s crew was back at it to make quick work of the host Cougars for a 7-0 sweep.

Over the last decade, the Foresters are a perfect 11-0 against Saint Francis.

HU women’s tennis sees back-to-back wins Sept. 5

The Huntington University women’s tennis team started off their season with a bang by picking up back-to-back wins on opening day over Goshen and Saint Francis at Swinney Park.

HU’s regular season has been condensed into two weeks as their schedule is limited to Crossroads League matches. To accommodate this setup, Ferguson’s crew will play two matches each outing.

Speith makes hole-in-one, Etna Acres announces scramble results

Nick Speith, of Fort Wayne, had a hole-in-one at Etna Acres on Friday, Sept. 4. The hole-in-one was made on hole 15, 330 yards long. Witnesses were Tyler Retter, of LaFontaine, and Nathan West, of Huntington.

Etna Acres has also announced the results of the Tuesday, Sept. 8, Senior Scramble.

Closest-to-the-pin honors were earned on hole 12 by Vern Leming and on hole 16 by Jim Shearer.

Steve Davis made a long drive on hole 14.

No chip-ins were made.

Foresters volleyball kicks off

The Huntington University volleyball team kicked off its 2020 season with a 3-0 loss, with scores of 26-24, 25-21 and 25-20, on the road at Spring Arbor. Not only did it mark opening day for Coach Herber and crew, but the match was also the first game of conference play as well.

Due to COVID-19, the bulk of the Foresters’ schedule is league play as their only non-conference opponents include Indiana Tech, IU Southeast and Trine sprinkled amid their Crossroads League matches.

Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer vs. Bellmont


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Attempting to keep the ball in fair territory is Huntington North High School soccer player Adalyn Harvey. The Lady Vikings’ soccer team faced off against Bellmont at home on Tuesday, Sept. 8, falling 3-0.

Huntington North High School Tennis Doubles


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Competing against East Noble on Wednesday, Sept. 9, are Huntington North High School doubles partners Matthew Weill and Reid Eckert. Weill and Eckert saw victory over their opponents, ending the evening with scores of 4-6, 7-6 and 6-4 in their matches.

HNHS football faces off against East Noble Sept. 4

Making his way through his East Noble opponents is Huntington North High School football player Aden Dennis. The Vikings hosted East Noble on Friday, Sept. 4, ultimately falling to their oppenents with a score of 28-21. The Vikings will travel to Columbia City to face off against the Eagles on Friday, Sept. 11.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School Vikings faced off against the East Noble Knights on Friday, Sept. 4, falling to their opponents 21-28.

East Noble led the Vikings for the majority of the game, scoring their first touchdown with three minutes left to go in the first quarter. It was during the third quarter that the Vikings’ scoring abilities came into action. Junior Zach Hubartt put the Vikings on the board with an impressive 82-yard touchdown with just under five minutes left in the third quarter.

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