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Lady Vike harriers place second at sectional and head to regional

Huntington North sophomore Hanna Whitney churns her way to sixth place at the Marion Girls' Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Indiana Wesleyan University. The Lady Vikings placed second as a team to earn advancement to regional next week, also at IWU
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High school girls’ varsity cross country team placed all five scoring runners among the top 19 finishers to place second at the Marion Girls’ Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 6, and earned a spot at next week’s regional.

Senior Alena Miller placed third individually as Huntington North scored 56 points to place runner-up to team champ Oak Hill, which had 32 points. Completing the top five finishers that earn advancement to regional are Northfield, third with 93 points, Mississinewa, fourth with 100 points and Southern Wells, fifth with 107.

Viking harriers heading to regional

Huntington North senior Brock Spahr (right) is among a group of runners at the front of the pack at the Marion Boys' Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 6. Spahr finished third to lead HNHS to a regional berth next week.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ cross country earned a trip to regional next week by placing third at the Marion Boys’ Cross Country Sectional at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Senior Brock Spahr led the way for HNHS with a third place individual finish in 17:05.9. That paced HNHS to 80 points to finish among the top five qualifying teams.

Wabash won the meet with 37 points, followed by Oak Hill with 56 points. Eastbrook took fourth with 133 points and Mississinewa got the last spot with 149 points among the 11 teams at sectional.

Eltzroth, Viking 'D' stymies Norwell

Brock Eltzroth, a senior on the Huntington North High School varsity football team, gets tackled after making an interception and returning it to Norwell’s two-yard line during a game on Friday, Oct. 5, at Kriegbaum Field. Eltzroth finished with two interceptions and the Vikings dispatched the Knights, 17-7.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A strong defensive performance lifted the Huntington North High School varsity football team to a 17-7 victory over Norwell on Friday, Oct. 5, at Kriegbaum Field.

The Vikings disrupted the Knights’ offense, racking up a total of four turnovers. Senior defensive back Brock Eltzroth accounted for half of that total with two interceptions. Junior defensive back Deven Newcomb also grabbed an interception while senior defensive lineman Christian Graft jumped on top of a fumble.

Top-seed IWU stops HU netmen at CL tourney

Top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University knocked the Huntington University men’s tennis team out of the Crossroads League Tournament by handing the Foresters a 1-5 loss on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Sebastian Salas and Giovanni Martinez teamed up for the only HU win of the day, taking an 8-6 win over Tyler Abbott and Andrew Block at third doubles.

The Foresters finish the fall portion of their schedule with a record of 8-5.

Fall portion of HU netwomen season ends with CL loss

The fall portion of the Huntington University women’s tennis team season came to an end Thursday, Oct. 4, with a 2-5 loss to host Marian University in the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tennis Tournament.

The Foresters, the tourney’s No. 3 seed, got wins from Lisa Colling at third singles and the first doubles team of Meg Dolde and Morgan Fitzpatrick as they finished the fall with a 9-4 mark.

Colling defeated Laura Kuebler, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2, while the doubles team was an 8-6 winner over Maria Angela Sunga and Maria Luken.

Marian was the tourney’s second seed.

Lady Vike spikers pick up 20th win of season

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team picked up its 20 win of the season with a 3-0 sweep of host Norwell on Thursday, Sept. 4.

The Lady Vikes, 20-11, won by scores of 25-15, 25-23, 25-15.

Maddy Robrock was the big stick for the offense, hammering down 12 kills, while Morgan Robrock had 27 assists and Syanna Bonewitz added three aces.

Taylor Reust had three blocks on defense and Morgan Richison had 15 digs.

The HNHS junior varsity recorded a 2-0 win, 25-12, 25-17.

One and done for Lady Vikes at girls' soccer sectional

Huntington North freshman Addy Wiley (second from left) directs the defense while teammate Elaina Teusch runs alongside her during sectional action against host Warsaw on Thursday evening, Sept. 4. The Lady Vikes lost, 6-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

It was a quick one and done for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team as host Warsaw beat the Lady Vikes 6-1, in Warsaw Girl's Soccer Sectional action on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Warsaw scored the first four goals of the game before Addie Wiley scored the lone Lady Vike goal with 7:20 left in the first half. Warsaw put up two more goals in the second half to send the Lady Vikes home with a 12-5 record on the season.

HU women trounce Bethel in quarters at CL tourney

The third-seeded Huntington University women’s tennis team trounced sixth-seeded Bethel College, 9-0, in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Klopfenstein Courts.

With the victory, the Foresters, 9-3, advance to the semifinal round, where they will take on second-seeded Marian University on Thursday, Oct. 4.

HU netmen move on in Crossroads League tournament

The fourth-seeded Huntington University men’s tennis team dispatch fifth-seeded Spring Arbor University, 5-2, in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Klopfenstein Courts.

With the win, the Foresters, 8-4, advance to the semifinal round, where they will take on top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Vikes move to sectional soccer title game on penalty kicks

Kolton Foster (right), a freshman on the Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team, handles a pass from a teammate as Wayne’s Refik Dogruyol closes in on his position during a game in the semifinals of the Homestead Sectional on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The game came down to penalty kicks, with the Vikings topping the Generals to post a 2-1 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Penalty kicks propelled the Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Wayne in the semifinals of the Homestead Sectional on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

It was déjà vu for both teams as the Vikings topped the Generals, 2-1, on penalty kicks last postseason as well. With the victory, Huntington North, 8-7-3, advances to the sectional championship game, where it will face Homestead, 10-5-3, on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Warsaw at 7 p.m. Homestead beat South Side, 4-1, on Wednesday to punch its ticket to the title tilt.

Marian routs HU women's soccer team

The Huntington University women’s soccer team got routed by host Marian University, suffering a 4-0 loss on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The 17th-ranked Knights scored two goals in each half while shutting the Foresters out to improve their record to 6-3-2, 1-1-1 in Crossroads League action.

Huntington, 3-9, 0-3 in conference, mustered eight shots, half of which were on goal, while Spring Arbor besieged the Forester defense with 23 shots, 10 on which were on frame.

Spring Arbor sweeps HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team lost to Spring Arbor University in straight sets on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Platt Arena.

While the match resulted in a sweep, the Foresters put up a fight in every set, falling by narrow scores of 23-25, 29-31, 18-25.

Huntington, 7-16, 3-8 in Crossroads League play, was paced by sophomore Paige Eakright, who produced 12 kills. Sophomore Jenna Tacosik and senior Breanna Levings supported her efforts with 16 and 11 assists, respectively. Tacosik also got in on the scoring herself with four aces.

Bellmont sweeps Lady Vike spikers

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team befell a sweep to host Bellmont on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The Lady Vikings fell by scores of 10-25, 10-25, 20-25 to slip to 19-11, 4-2 in Northeast 8 Conference play.

Huntington North was paced on offense by Macy Niswander, who registered seven kills. The senior also contributed defensively with three blocks.

Junior Morgan Robrock helped facilitate the team’s scoring with 15 assists.

Junior Morgan Richison led the Lady Vikes’ defensive effort with nine digs.

Miller scores pair as Vike soccerboys win sectional opener

Huntington North High School goalkeeper Aidan Hosler stops a Fort Wayne North Side shot Monday, Oct. 1, in first round action at the Homestead Boys' Soccer Sectional. The Vikings won, 3-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Peyton Miller scored twice and goalkeeper Aidan Hosler turned away a dozen shots on net as the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team downed Fort Wayne North Side, 3-1, on Monday, Oct. 1, in first-round action at the Homestead Boys’ Soccer Sectional.

The Vikings, 7-7-3 on the season, will face Fort Wayne Wayne on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 5, with the winner advancing to the finals on Saturday, Oct 6, at 7 p.m. at Warsaw.

Spahr, Vike harriers third at NE8 meet

Three members of the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team, (from right) Jarid Miller, Isaiah Clampitt and Harrison Niswander, compete at the Northeast 8 Conference championship meet on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Huntington University Cross Country Course. The Vikings claimed third place with a score of 90.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Brock Spahr captured third place to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team to the same placement at the Northeast 8 Conference championship meet on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Huntington University Cross Country Course.

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