HNHS spikers win Southwood Invitational

The Huntington North High School volleyball team won the championship at the Southwood Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Lady Vikings, 12-15, defeated Fort Wayne Northrop, 2-1 in the championship match after going 2-1 in pool play to get to that point.

The Lady Vikes beat Goshen, 2-0, lost to Muncie Central, 1-2, and topped Marion, 2-0, in pool play.

The Lady Vikes lost the first contest against Northrop, 23-25, but came back to get wins of 25-15, 15-10.

HU's Schultz tops field at WHAC bowling jamboree

Junior Austin Schultz won individual honors for the Huntington University men’s bowling team on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the WHAC Jamboree No. 1.

The Foresters placed 10th among 13 teams, with Schultz finishing with a score of 853, good for a four-game average of 213.25.

The tourney featured four traditional games and 16 Baker games.

HU knocked down 6,102 pins on the day as a team.

HU women bowlers 6th at WHAC Jamboree

The Huntington University women’s bowling team placed sixth out of 13 teams at the WHAC Jamboree No. 1 on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, MI.

The Foresters scored a total of 5,818 pins for the day, with freshman Kaylie Iorio leading the way with a four-game singles mark of 695 for an average of 173.75.

The one-day tourney consisted of four traditional games and 16 Baker games.

Wiley claims NE8 cross country crown

Addy Wiley, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team, blew away the field to win the Northeast 8 Conference championship meet on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Huntington University.

Wiley clocked in at 18:31.9 to beat runner-up Sarah Mahnensmith, of Norwell, by more than 37 seconds, with the Norwell junior clocking in at 19:08.8 to lead her team to the conference crown.

De Maa has career-best at Cougar Classic

Senior Logan De Maa had the best outing of his collegiate career to lead the Huntington University men’s golf team to a seventh-place finish at the Mount Vernon Cougar Classic on Saturday, Oct. 5.

De Maa fired a three-under-par 141 to place second among individuals on the day. He started with an even-par 72 and then turned in a 69 to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.

David Beck finished with a 159 to claim 24th place out of 65 golfers. Nick Whitney carded a 168, Chance Bressler had a 174 and Carter Rosebloom fired a 175 to complete the HU scoring at 642.

Schroeder, Maris lead HU women golfers at Cougar Classic

Betsy Schroeder and Alexandria Maris finished third and fourth, respectively, to highlight the performance of the Huntington University women’s golf team at the Mount Vernon Cougar Classic on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Schroeder turned in scores of 82 for each of the two rounds for a third-place score of 164. Maris was two shots back with a score of 166.

Rachel Blauert turned in a 171 for the Foresters, Katie Springer had a 201 and Lexy Turpchinoff posted a 215.

Niswander leads Viking harriers to fifth at NE8

A top-10 finish by Harrison Niswander helped the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team place fifth at the Northeast 8 Conference championship meet on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Niswander, a sophomore, crossed the finish line in 16:51.8, which was good for 10th place for the Vikings. Sophomore JT York placed 20th, stepping over the end stripe in 17:13.5. Junior Jordan Rockey finished a few spots after York, taking 23rd in 17:16.1. Senior Isaiah Clampitt and sophomore Greg Miller placed 33rd and 34th, in 17:54 and 17:58, respectively, to cap the Vikings’ score.

HU spikers give crowd homecoming sweep

The Huntington University volleyball team gave the homecoming crowd what it wanted with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Manchester University on Friday afternoon, winning 25-20, 25-17, 27-25.

The third sweep of the year for HU came with a flair for the dramatic as HU turned around a 12-17 deficit. HU is now 11-10 on the season.

Frosh middle hitter Tya Bynum had a big day for HU as she put down nine kills and posted a career-high 3.5 blocks.

Brandy Michie added eight kills for HU, which got 28 assists from Jennings Tacosik.

Ariene Butler led the defense with 10 digs.

Erlandson gets another GW as Foresters top Bethel

Heading into the game with the most game-winning goals in the NAIA, Huntington University’s Jake Erlandson added another one to his season to lead HU to a 2-1 overtime road win over Bethel University.

Erlandson taliled on a penalty kick to lift HU to a mark of 9-2-2 on the season with his sixth game-winner of the campaign. Luke Unger pushed the game to overtime when he scored off a Caleb Sexton assist to knot the contest at 1-all in the 80th minute.

The third straight victory for HU ties it will Spring Arbor for the Crossroads League lead at 3-0-1.

Bethel plays homecoming spoiler for HU soccerwomen

Bethel University played spoiler to the Huntington University homecoming crowd on Saturday, Oct. 5, by downing the Foresters, 3-2, at King Stadium.

The Foresters, 3-9 overall, 0-4 in the Crossroads League, took a 1-0 lead into halftime thanks to the efforts of Avery Giguere and Courtney McKown. Giguere took a pass from McKown 22 minutes in for the goal.

The Pilots knotted things one minute into the second half, however, but Bailey O’Dell regained the lead for HU in the 59th minute when she leaped and one-touched Ashtyn Patrick’s corner kick for her fourth goal of the year.

Early glory for Viking gridders is fleeting in big loss to Leo

Huntington North return man Deven Newcomb tries to elude the grasp of a Leo defender on Friday night at Kriegbaum Field. The Vikings lost 50-3.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School football team had a fleeting moment of glory before the rest of the evening turned into a disaster as it lost to visiting Leo, 50-3, on Friday, Oct. 4.

The Vikings, 2-5, got on the board first with a 21-yard field goal from Aidan Hosler, but it was all Leo after that. The visitors led 14-3 after the first quarter and were up 37-3 by halftime.

The Lions, 6-1, got three touchdown passes from Jackson Barbour.

Viking netboys gain sectional finals by dropping Bluffton

Reid Eckert, one-half of the Huntington North High School No. 2 doubles team, plays a forehand in the Vikings' sectional semifinal match against Bluffton on Friday, Oct. 4. Eckert and his partner, Matthew Weill, won their match as the Vikings won, 4-1, to advance to the sectional finals.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team gained the finals of the Norwell Boys’ Tennis Sectional with a 4-1 win over Bluffton on Friday, Oct. 4.

The Vikings were led by No. 1 singles player Carson Kitchen, who whitewashed Mason Schwartz, 6-0, 6-0.

The Vikings, 10-10, got their other wins from third singles player Jacob Daugherty and both doubles teams.

Daugherty, a sophomore as is Kitchen, defeated Kaleb Riley, 6-4, 6-3.

Norwell sectional champs

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team won the Norwell Sectional title on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Vikings defeated host Norwell, 4-1. Team members are (front row from left) Isaac Eckert, Jacob Daugherty, Matthew Weill and Reid Eckert; and (back row from left) Assistant Coach Giovanni Martinez, Carson Kitchen, Thomas Schweller, Noah Zahn and Head Coach Peter Kitchen.

Vikings capture Norwell tennis sectional

Huntington North's Matthew Weill puts a shot away at the net while No. 2 doubles partner Reid Eckert watches from the baseline in the championship of the Norwell Boys' Tennis Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Vikings won the title over the host school, 4-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team captured the Norwell Sectional title with a 4-1 victory over Norwell on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Vikings swept doubles play and posted wins at first and third singles to claim the sectional crown, their first since 2007.

Coach Peter Kitchen’s squad secured a spot in the title tilt with a 4-1 victory over Bluffton in the sectional semifinal round on Friday, Oct. 4.

Top-seed IWU stops HU women at CT Tourney

The fourth-seeded Huntington University women’s tennis team suffered a 1-5 loss to top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the semifinals of the Crossroads League Women’s Tennis Tournament.

Meg Dolde at first singles got the lone win on the day for HU, 9-6. She beat Maddie Bemisderfer, 6-3, 6-3.