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Spahr sisters lead HNHS girls to regional cross country crown

Freshman Robyn Karst (front) leads teammate Kayla Patrick (back left) during the girls' regional cross coutnry race at Marion on Saturday, Oct. 17. Karst and Patrick finished third and fourth, respectively, for the Lady Vikings.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Second and fourth place finishes by the Spahr sisters on Saturday, Oct. 17, led the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team to the Marion Regional championship.

Gretchen Spahr took second place, in 19:08.01, and Natalie Spahr nabbed fourth, in 19:15.30, to help HNHS to a score of 37 points, 21 fewer than runner-up Columbia City.

Senior trio leads HNHS boys to seventh cross country regional in last nine years

HNHS sophomore Darius Vogleman heads for the finish line as the Vikings' fifth man at the Marion Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

The senior trio of Ross Ochs, Josh Graham and Austin Roberts finished in the top six runners on Saturday, Oct. 17, to lead the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team to its seventh regional title in the past nine years.

Ochs, Graham and Roberts finished second, fourth and sixth, respectively, to lead HNHS to a team total of 38 points, 16 ahead of runner-up Homestead, which had the first and third place runners but no one else among the top 10.

Shoemaker scores 3 TDs as Vikings hammer Muncie Central, 35-6

Austin Shoemaker returned from a one-game absence to rush for 101 yards and three touchdowns and lead the Huntington North High School football team to a 35-6 victory over host Muncie Central on Friday, Oct. 16.

The Vikings broke open a scoreless contest with three touchdowns in the second quarter on the way to improving their record to 6-3.

HNHS girls' cross country team wins regional


Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Huntington North girls' cross country team captured the Marion regional title at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 17. Pictured are, front row from left; Elaine Yahne, Gretchen Spahr, Karson Rowe and Robyn Karst, second row from left; Becca Goodman, Natalie Spahr, Kayla Patrick, Molly King, Cassie Hacker and Olivia Eckert. The Lady Viking's team score was 37, 21 point ahead of runner-up Columbia City. Gretchen Spahr led the Lady Vikes with a time of 19:08 to finish second.

HNHS boys' cross country team wins regional


Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Huntington North boys' cross country team took home the Marion regional title at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 17. Pictured are, front row from left; Ross Ochs, Austin Roberts and Darius Vogleman, second row from left; Josh Graham, Jake Crosley, Sean Lewis, Cordell Lewis and Sam Doughty. The Viking's team score was 38, 16 points ahead of runner-up Homestead. Ochs led the Vikings with a second place finish with a time of 16:05.

HNHS girl booters dominate field against Jay County at sectional

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team dominated the field to shut out Jay County 5-0 in the second round of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Sectional at Marion on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Freshman Kelsey Hollowell took charge of the scoring, making three goals for the Lady Vikings. Sophomore Alyssa Grabner and senior Reagan Valenzuela had the other two HNHS goals. Valenzuela and sophomore Shelby Bradford each had two assists.

The Lady Vikes took 29 shots on goal, and junior goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn had three saves.

Rice helps Lady Viking spikers finish regular season at 22-11

With 14 kills, Ashli Rice led the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to victory over visiting Logansport in five sets, with scores of 25-16, 25-19, 24-26, 21-25, 15-11, on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Night Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 202; Bob Stricker, 181; Bill Reed, 175.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 575; Bob Strickler, 508; Bill Reed, 487.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 129; Rosalyn Hughes, 119.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 360; Rosalyn Hughes, 331.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +119; Bill Mundy, +41; Gerald Black, +28.
Top Teams: the B's, 7-1; Team #2, 5-3; Team #9, 5-3.

Crestview stops Riverview twice in volleyball

Eighth grade volleyball teams from Riverview and host Crestview Middle Schools faced off on Thursday, Oct. 15, with Crestview defeating Riverview in two sets, with scores of 21-25, 18-25.

For Riverview, top servers were Lindsey Foster, with seven points, and Maddie Klender, with six points.
Riverview's record dropped to 11-4 as a result of the match.

Seventh grade volleyball teams from both schools also played each other on Thursday, with Crestview defeating Riverview in two sets, with scores of 14-25, 21-25.

HCS eighth grade volleyball teams lose to Northfield,

The Huntington Catholic Schools' eighth grade volleyball team fell to Northfield in two sets, with scores of 15-25, 21-25, on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Huntington Catholic's seventh grade volleyball team also fell to Northfield in to sets, with scores of 22-25, 21-25.

In both matches, Rebecca Teusch had five points, Katelyn Niswander and Courtney Scher each had four points, Mary Simms had two points and Olivia Woolard had one point.

Riverview seventh-graders beat Edgewood on gridiron

The Riverview Middle School seventh grade football team defeated visiting Edgewood 18-12 on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Drew Fawcett had a 47-yard touchdown run, and Alex Beal had his own 45-yard scoring run. Derek Snyder caught a 44-yard pass for a third TD from quarterback Dustin Campbell to wrap up the scoring for Riverview.

On defense, Fawcett had seven tackles and one fumble recovery, Chad Champion took down five Edgewood players and Beal and Jared Bartrom each had a fumble recovery.

Riverview volleyball teams split with Justice

Lindsey Foster scored nine points to lead the Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team to victory over Marion Justice in two sets, with scores of 25-6 and 25-19, on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

In addition to Foster, Shiann Creed had eight points and Maddie Klender had seven points for Riverview, now 11-3 on the season.

Riverview's seventh grade volleyball team fell to Marion Justice in three sets, with scores of 25-15, 17-25, 5-15.
Brianna Monroe had nine points for Riverview and Devin Powell had seven points.

Crestview volleyball teams top Salamonie

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeated Salamonie in two sets, with scores of 25-14, 25-23 on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Top scorers for Crestview, now 6-7, included Josie Beaver, who had seven points, three aces and three kills; Jessica Drew, with seven points, one ace and two kills; and Makayla Whaley, who had six points and six aces.

In the seventh grade match-up, Crestview defeated Salamonie in three sets, with scores of 25-21, 25-19, 15-9.

Crestview eighth-graders beat Huntington Catholic

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeated Huntington Catholic in two sets, with scores of 25-17, 25-21 on Monday, Oct. 12.

Emiley Gray led the scoring for Crestview with six points and three aces; Kaylie Killian had six points and one ace, Molly Parker had four points, two aces and two kills and Maria Scott had four points, two aces and one kill.

HNHS volleybal team splits with Muncie Cental, Anderson

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team split a three-way match with Muncie Central and Anderson on Saturday, Oct. 10.

The Lady Vikings defeated Anderson in three sets, with scores of 25-6, 25-16, 25-15. But Huntington couldn't keep up with Muncie Central, losing that match in three sets, with scores of 18-25, 18-25, 10-25.

Announce sectional pairings, ticket info for football, volleyball

Both Huntington North High School volleyball and football drew Fort Wayne North Side in their respective first-round sectional action.

Football pre-sale sectional tickets are now available. HNHS will play at North Side on Oct. 23rd at 7 p.m. during the 5A, sectional 3. Tickets may be purchased from the high school at the front office or athletic office during the school day until noon, Oct. 23. Multiple tickets can also be purchased this year with a credit card.

Contact Michael Gasaway, Athletic Director, at 356-6104, ext. 1049, with any questions.

Running her down


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School runner Moily King (left) tries valiantly to run down Laken Lefever of Columbia City in the homestretch of the Marion Girls' Sectional Cross Country Meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Lefever held on to grab fourth place and King placed fifth, the latter helping the Lady Vikings to the team championship and a ticket to the Marion Regional on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Sectional run


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School runners Josh McIntyre (front) and Garrett Humbert run the course during the Marion Cross Country Sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 13. McIntyre finished 28th and Humbert placed 16th as the Vikings won the team title and advanced on to the regional on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Marion.

Gretchen Spahr again leads the way as Viking girls win XC sectional

Huntington North's Spahr sisters, Gretchen (front) and Natalie, lead the competition after the 2K mark durng the girls' cross country sectional at Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Once again, junior standout Gretchen Spahr controlled the competition, taking first place overall to guide the Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team to a strong win in the Indiana High School Athletic Association sectional at Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Huntington North outlasted eight other teams to finish first with a score of 24, blowing past second place Columbia City, which ended with 42.

Spahr completed the 5K race in 18:49.75, four seconds faster than Columbia City's Renee Menzie, who placed second.

Graham leads Viking harriers to dominating win at sectional

HNHS senior Josh Graham (center) leads teammates Ross Ochs (left) and Austin Roberts just after the 3K mark at the boys' cross country meet at Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Senior Josh Graham led the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team to a dominating win in the Indiana High School Athletic Association sectional meet at Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Huntington North took three of the top five positions to end with a score of 29, well ahead of second-place Whitko, which had a score of 65.
Graham finished the race in 16:10.73, two seconds ahead of fellow Viking senior Ross Ochs, who took second place overall in a time of 16:12.65.

Bradford nets winner in final minutes as Lady Viking booters win sectional opener

Lady Viking forward Reagan Valenzuela attacks with the ball during the HNHS sectional game against Norwell on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Marion. Valenzuela earlier scored the Lady Vikings' first goal in a 2-1 win.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Shelby Bradford scored the winning goal in the final minutes of play to give the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team a 2-1 win over Norwell in the opening round of Marion Sectional Tournament play on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Bradford's looping shot past the Norwell goalie broke a 1-1 tie forged on first half goals by Lady Viking Reagan Valenzuela and Lady Knight Caitlin Ailor.

HNHS goalie Kaylie Dunn made the goal stand up under Norwell pressure, and enables the Lady Vikings to meet Jay County Thursday.

Dunn had eight saves for HNHS, now 9-10.

Making the save


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn grabs the ball as Norwell midfielder Carlie Harnish closes in during sectional play Tuesday night, Oct. 13, at Marion. The Lady vikings won 2-1 and will play Thursday night against Jay County.

Vivas brothers earn No. 1 doubles championship at MCC

Brothers Gonzalo and Martin Vivas became the Mid-Central Conference champions at No. 1 doubles on Saturday, Oct. 10, as the Huntington University men's tennis team participated in the MCC championship.

The duo defeated HU rival Indiana Wesleyan Uni-versity 8-5 in the final match.

Gonzalo Vivas was named to the MCC All-Conference team for the third time in his career.

 

HU women's tennis fifth at MCC meet

The Huntington University women's tennis team placed fifth at the Mid-Central Conference champion-ship on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Indiana Wesleyan University won the championship.

The Foresters had their only success in doubles, where the No. 1 duo of Haley Neiderhiser and Raelyn Althoff defeated their opponents from Grace College 8-6 to win the semifinal. In the championship match, the HU team lost to Taylor 8-6.

Nedierhiser and Althoff were both named to the MCC All-Conference Team.

 

HU women's soccer team earns tie with Bethel

The Huntington University women's soccer team had an even, double overtime match against Bethel, with a final match score of 1-1 on Saturday, Oct. 10.

HU scored on a penalty kick by Kristin Calvert to lead 1-0 at halftime.

Goalkeeper Amy Tavierne recorded eight saves.

The team's record is 3-9-1 and 0-2-1 in the Mid-Central Conference.

 

HNHS 'C' team football defeats Marion

The Huntington North High School junior varsity and freshman "C" teams joined forces to defeat Marion 28-16 on Monday, Oct. 12.

Paul Ehler had two touchdowns for the Vikings. Running back Ethan Bartrom rushed for an 11-yard touchdown, and quarterback Reed Fawcett ran across the line for a fourth touchdown.

Nathan Suttert and Sebastian Eckert both had inter-ceptions for HNHS.

Monday's game took the junior varsity record to 4-3, and the freshman record to 5-2-1.

 

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Andrew Rittenhouse, 217; Russell Roberts, 215; Ron Rittenhouse, 202.
Men's High Series: Joe McCune, 571; Russell Roberts, 566; Ron Rittenhouse, 548.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 215; Dana Tester, 210; Terra Karst, 184.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 590; Tara Trainer, 493; Dana Tester, 493.
Most Over: Dana Tester, +70; Ron Rittenhouse, +68; Corky Draper, +66.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 29-7; Them & Us, 23-13; Old Balls and Bags, 23-13.

Hill Toppers face Cininnnati in final game of year

Members of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers and the Cincinnati Buckeyes pose for a photo  on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Photo provided.

hill toppers 10-10

"Oct. 10, Camp Orville, Hartford City, Ind."

"With the smoke of a hundred circling campfires drifting in and the sound of bugles and drill orders in the air, the local boys once again met their honored rivals from Cincinnati - the Buckeyes -- to do Base Ball battle.

Ochs leads HNHS boys to third at Portage XC Invite

Senior Ross Ochs placed in the top five to help take the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team to a third place finish with a score of 176 at the Portage Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Ochs placed fifth overall out of 238 total runners in a time of 15:46.2. Josh Graham took second for the Vikings and 13th overall in 16:07.3. Austin Roberts placed 25th in 16:23.1, Jake Crosley took 41st in 16:36 and Sean Lewis placed 92nd in 17:11.6 to round out the scoring for the Vikings.

Non-scorers included Darius Vogleman and Cordell Lewis.

Lady Eagles claim state homeschool volleyball championship

The state champion Lady Eagles are (front row, from left) Denise Scheie, Dana Stoffel and Deborah Scheie and (back row from left) Kaleigh Shultz, Kaitlin Layman, Becca Daniels, Kelsey Featherston, Marina Stoffel and Coach Jill Mills.
Photo provided.

The Huntington Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team became the Indiana State Homeschool champions over Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, sweeping the competition and defeating the Goshen Blue Blazers in the final round on Saturday in three sets, with scores of 25-21, 20-25, 15-13 at Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne.

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