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Forester golfers fourth at USF Fall Invitational

Cale Carr earned medalist honors to pace the Huntington University men’s golf team to a fourth place finish out of seven teams at the University of Saint Francis Fall Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Cherry Hill and Autumn Ridge golf clubs, in Fort Wayne.

Carr, a junior, posted a 75 on Friday, Sept. 29, before firing an even par 72 on Saturday to finish with a three-over-par 147.

HU women golfers finish 11th at USF Fall Invite

The Huntington University women’s golf team finished 11th at the University of Saint Francis Fall Invitational, held over Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30, at Cherry Hill and Autumn Ridge golf clubs, in Fort Wayne.

Abby Poole carded a 16-over-par 160 to pace Huntington and finish 13th out of 80 golfers. Three Foresters shot within a stroke of each other with Megan Higgins posting a 172 for 42nd place and Alexandria Maris and Betsy Schroeder each shooting a 173 to tie for 45th.

Forester netmen edge Goshen

The Huntington University men’s tennis team edged host Goshen College, 5-4, on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Foresters won the first and second matches in doubles play to craft a 2-1 lead and maintained that advantage through singles action to finish the regular season with a mark of 9-3, 7-2 in Crossroads League play.

HU netwomen dominate Goshen

The Huntington University women’s tennis team closed out the regular season with a dominating 9-0 win over host Goshen College on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Foresters didn’t lose a single game on the day as they ran their record to 12-2, 7-2 in Crossroads League play. The sweep is their eighth of the season.

HU soccermen draw with IWU

Miguel de Sousa, a junior on the Huntington University men’s soccer team, tangles with a defender from visiting Indiana Wesleyan University during the first half of a game on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Foresters and Wildcats played to a 2-2 tie.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s soccer team played to a 2-2 tie with visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Foresters tallied both of their goals in the first half. Sophomore Bradey Gerke gave the hosts the lead, 1-0, with his score at the 15:36 mark. After a Wildcat goal, Huntington went back in front when junior Matheus Louzada burned the Wesleyan defense and passed to junior Ty Sproat, who found back netting for his third goal of the season.

HU soccerwomen score twice in second half to beat Goshen

After a scoreless first half, the Huntington University women’s soccer team scored twice in the second to upend host Goshen College, 2-0, on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Junior Matea Knispel tallied the Foresters’ first goal at the 51:29 mark in the second stanza. Senior Brandi Spear then gave the visitors some breathing room with a score in the 88th minute. Freshman Madison Kidder assisted on the goal.

Knispel now has 11 goals on the season while Spear has eight. Those numbers lead the team.

Lourdes University sweeps HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team suffered a sweep, 0-3, to visiting Lourdes University on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Foresters got edged in the opening set, 26-28. They took an 18-25 loss in the second frame before coming up short again in the third, 22-25, to fall to 9-12 on the season.

Josie Beaver tallied 10 kills for Huntington. The senior also contributed on defense with two blocks and three blocking assists.

Lady Vike spikers win Southwood Invitational

Macy Niswander (left) and Kaitlyn Stephan
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team won the Southwood Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Lady Vikings, 21-8, topped Muncie Central in the championship match, 2-1. Coach Trinda Goings’ squad won the first set, 25-21, before getting edged in the second, 25-27. Huntington North bounced back in the final frame, winning 15-11.

Lady Vike harriers second at conference meet

Emma Melcher (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team, competes in the Northeast 8 Conference championship race on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Huntington University Course. The Lady Vikings placed second with a score of 60.
Photos by Steve Clark.

A trio of top-10 finishes propelled the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team to second place in the Northeast 8 Conference championship race on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Huntington University Course.

Viking harriers defend Northeast 8 Conference crown

Nolan Young (left), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team, keeps pace with New Haven’s Luis Saldana on the Huntington University Course during the Northeast 8 Conference championship race on Saturday, Sept. 30. Young placed 15th in 17:14.5 to help the Vikings win the race.
Photos by Steve Clark.

Behind two top-five finishes, the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team won the Northeast 8 Conference championship race for the second year in a row on Saturday, Sept. 30, on the Huntington University Course.

Brock Spahr won the race for the Vikings while Jacob Wust placed fourth. Spahr, a junior, crossed the finish line in 16:13.2 while Wust, also a junior, clocked in at 16:26.9.

Leo hangs 42-12 defeat on Vike gridders

Huntington North High School quarterback Austin Spahr (left) looks for a receiver downfield while running back Mason Landrum keeps an eye out for attacking defenders in the Vikings' 42-12 loss to visiting Leo at Kriegbaum Field on Friday night, Sept.29.
Photo by Steve Clark.

After a competitive first half, the Huntington North High School varsity football team faded in the second and suffered a 42-12 defeat to Leo on Friday, Sept. 29, at Kriegbaum Field.

The opening quarter saw the Vikings produce the game’s first score when quarterback Austin Spahr broke off a 45-yard touchdown run. While the Lions countered with two touchdowns of their own in the second frame, the Vikings remained within striking distance at the half, down 14-6.

Colling leads HU netwomen over St. Mary's

Led by fifth singles player Lisa Colling, the Huntington University women’s tennis team pummeled host St. Mary’s College, 8-1, on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Colling, a freshman, fired blanks at Lilly Chamberlin in their match at fifth singles, winning 6-0, 6-0, for the biggest margin of the day.

At first singles, Constance Golz defeated Christian Lombardi, 6-1, 6-2; Meg Dolde at second singles took down Monica Davy, 6-3, 6-2; Lanae Singleton at third singles beat Megan Davy, 6-1, 6-2; and Charlotte Seth at fourth singles crunched Kelsey Kopf, 6-3, 6-0.

Even without top player, HU netmen dispatch Purdue Northwest

Even without top singles player Ignacio Poncio, the Huntington University men’s tennis team easily dispatched visiting Purdue Northwest, 6-3, on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Leo shuts down high-flying Lady Vike spikers

Host Leo shut down the high-flying Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team in three sets Thursday, Sept. 28, as the Lady Vikings lost, 17-25, 20-25, 13-25.

Macy Niswander recorded nine kills for the Lady Vikings, now 18-8. Kaitlyn Stephan added 22 assists and Kalee Platt had a pair of aces.

Riley Johnson had 13 digs on the evening.

The Huntington North junior varsity lost 0-2 on scores of 24-25, 23-25.

Morgan Robrock had eight assists and two aces and Maddi Layman had five assists for the HNHS offense.

Five score goals as Vikings trounce Luers

Five different players scored as the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team trounced host Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, 5-1, on Thursday, Sept. 28.

The Vikings, 12-3-1, took a 2-0 lead into the locker room at halftime and tallied three more times in the second half while Luers was only able to get on the scoreboard once.

Viking goal-scorers were seniors Caleb Smith and Jacob Foster, sophomores Peyton Miller and Kyle McGinnis and freshman Alex Gass.

Smith and fellow senior Kasey Konz picked up assists.

Tillett scores, Douglas saves as Lady Vike booters blank Concordia

Hannah Tillett (left) and Kodi Douglas
Photos by Steve Clark.

Hannah Tillett scored another hat trick and Kodi Douglas made seven saves as the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team blanked visiting Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, 4-0, on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Sydney Kyle added the fourth goal for the Lady Vikings as they improved to 15-1 on the season.

The Lady Vikings scored a pair of goals in each half and Douglas kept the visitors off the scoreboard.

Tillett, a senior, upped her goal total to 42 to go along with 39 assists for the season.

HU spikers fall short to USF

The Huntington University volleyball team came up short to host University of Saint Francis, 1-3, on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

After winning the opening set, 25-22, the Foresters got edged in the ensuing three frames, 17-25, 19-25, 18-25, to fall to 9-11, 4-6 in Crossroads League play.

Huntington’s offensive effort was spearheaded by senior Danielle Gurwell and freshmen Lauren Cresse and Brandy Michie, who logged seven kills apiece. Senior Emily Hubby and freshman Jenna Tacosik supported them with 19 and 11 assists, respectively.

Eckert to state


Photos by Steve Clark.

Auden Eckert, a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team, lays a hit on the ball during his match at No. 1 singles versus Jaxson Rinkenberger, of Adams Central, in the opening round of the Norwell Sectional on Wednesday, Sept. 27. While the Vikings lost, 1-4, Eckert defeated Rinkenberger, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, to move on to the state singles tournament, set to commence the week of Oct. 2.

Eckert continues on but Viking netmen fall

Matt Karst, a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team, lowers his racket to the ball during his match at second singles in the opening round of the Norwell Sectional on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Karst was defeated, 0-6, 3-6, as were the Vikings, 1-4, ending their season.
Photos by Steve Clark.

A win at first singles was all the Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team could muster against Adams Central in a season-ending 1-4 loss in the opening round of the Norwell Sectional on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Senior Auden Eckert recorded the Vikings’ lone victory, beating Jaxson Rinkenberger. After dropping the first set, 2-6, Eckert rebounded with wins of 6-2, 6-1 to take the match. With the win, he advances to the state singles tournament, which is set to commence the week of Oct. 2.

Forester netmen rock Spring Arbor, 8-1

Sweeping doubles and taking five of six singles matches, the Huntington University men’s tennis team rocked visiting Spring Arbor University 8-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

The Foresters improved to 7-3 overall, 6-2 in the Crossroads League.

Ignacio Poncio and Mariano Echevarria at first doubles topped Nick Romano and Jacob Engle, 8-4; Rodrigo Manzo and Giovanni Martinez at second doubles beat Alex Reinbold and Ryan MacLean, 8-6; and Luke Buttermore and Jacob Shelton at third singles handled Josh Scott and Thomas Hall, 8-6.

Singleton blanks foe as Forester netwomen cruise

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Lanae Singleton

Lanae Singleton whitewashed her opponent at third singles to pace the Huntington University men’s tennis team to an 8-1 wino over visiting Spring Arbor University on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Klopfenstein Courts.

Singleton blanked Katelyn Dykema, 6-0, 6-0, as the Foresters won all but the first singles match on the way to improving to 10-2 overall, 6-2 in Crossroads League play.

Stephan, Niswander come up big as Lady Vike spikers sweep

Macy Niswander tries a spike over two New Haven blockers during varsity volleyball action at Huntington North on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Lady Vikings swept to improve to 18-7 on the season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Kaitlyn Stephan and Macy Niswander had big nights to lead the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over visiting New Haven on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Stephan, a senior, had 31 assists and 10 digs and Niswander, a junior, racked up 13 kills and had four blocks as the Lady Vikings cruised past New Haven in the first two games, 25-10, 25-9, then pulled out a 28-26 thriller in the third game.

The win boosted the Lady Vikes’ record to 18-7 on the season.

Kalee Platt blasted six aces on the night.

Smith, Konz net five as Vikings romp on pitch

Caleb Smith (left) and Kasey Konz
Photos by Steve Clark.

Seniors Caleb Smith and Kasey Konz combined for five goals as the Huntington North High school boys’ varsity soccer team drilled visiting Norwell, 8-0, on Monday, Sept. 25.

Fellow seniors Carson Bolinger, Andrew Kaylor and Jacob Foster also scored for the Vikings, who improved to 11-3-1 on the year.

Sam Poling had one save in 65 minutes in goal for the Vikings, with Aidan Hosler getting 15 minutes of pipe time.

Smith notched three goals to run his team-high total to 16 on the season, and Konz scored his eighth and ninth of the year.

Koch, Tillett split goals as Lady Vikes whitewash Norwell

Hannah Tillett (left) and Karmen Koch
Photos by Steve Clark.

Senior stars Karmen Koch and Hannah Tillett evenly split all four goals to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team past host Norwell, 4-0, on Monday, Sept. 25.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kodi Douglas recorded five saves on the afternoon to post another shutout as the Lady Vikings improved to 14-1 on the season overall, and 6-1 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Tillett added to her day’s work with a pair of assists, and Koch also had one.

Scheiber leads Lady Vike harriers to sixth at New Haven Classic

Behind a top-10 finish by Chloe Scheiber, the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity cross country team captured sixth place out of 15 teams at the New Haven Classic on Saturday, Sept. 23, at The Plex North, in Fort Wayne.

HU netwomen get second sweep of day against IU-K

The Huntington University women’s tennis team recorded its seventh sweep of the year with a 9-0 blanking of visiting Indiana University Kokomo on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The Foresters, 9-2, recorded shutouts in three of the six singles matches. Sophomore Meg Dolde was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Brianne Abrahamson in the second contest. Freshman Charlotte Seth won by that same score versus Katie Hart in the fourth tilt and Anastasiia Evstifeeva followed suit in the sixth match against Kelsey Jones.

HU netwomen whitewashing Bethel

The Huntington University women’s tennis team dominated host Bethel College, posting a 9-0 win on Saturday, Sept. 23.

With the sweep, the Foresters’ sixth of the season, they improve to 8-2, 5-2 in Crossroads League play.

HU netmen dispatch Pilots, 8-1

The Huntington University men’s tennis team had no trouble with host Bethel College, dispatching the Pilots, 8-1, on Saturday, Sept. 23.

HU spikers lose five-set thriller to Marian

Danielle Gurwell (right), a senior on the Huntington University volleyball team, sticks her hands up to block a scoring attempt by Hannah Trout during a match against visiting Marian University on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Foresters got edged by the Knights, 2-3.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University volleyball team lost a five-set thriller to visiting Marian University, 2-3, on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The Knights kicked off the match with a 25-21 victory in the opening frame. The Foresters countered with a 25-20 triumph in the following set, then seized the lead with a 25-19 win in the third. Marian, however, knotted up the match with a 25-16 decision in the fourth. The Knights then posted a 15-6 victory in the fifth to escape Platt Arena with the win.

Eckert, Ham narrowly miss ticket to state golf as Lady Vikes place 10th at regional

Laura Ham, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team, chips onto the green on the first hole at Noble Hawk Golf Links, in Kendallville, during the East Noble Regional on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Lady Vikings placed 10th with a score of 357 and did not qualify for state.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Amara Eckert and Laura Ham narrowly missed advancing to state as individuals for the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team, which finished 10th at the East Noble Regional on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Noble Hawk Golf Links, in Kendallville.

Eckert, a junior, shot a 79, which was just one stroke shy of forcing a playoff with Angola’s Gabby Kelly and Northwood’s Mackenzie Weaver for the final two advancing spots to state. Ham, also a junior, carded an 80.

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