Crestview 8 gridders down Riverview in 2 OT

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade football team beat visiting Riverview 9-6 in double overtime on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Hunter Strass had 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Keaton Smeltzer kicked a 22-yard game-winning field goal for the Cougars, 1-0.


CMS seventh grade spikers lose pair

The Crestview Middle School seventh grade volleyball team lost to Edgewood and Lakeview, at Lakeview, on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The Cougars fell to Edgewood 18-25, 20-25, and to Lakeview 14-25, 12-25, to start their season 0-2.


Viking booters unstoppable against CC in 14-0 win

Huntington North’s Brad Young (right) takes a shot in the boys’ varsity soccer team game against visiting Columbia City on Saturday, Sept. 7. Young had a goal in the Vikings’ 14-0 dismantling of the Eagles.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team couldn't be stopped on offense and trounced visiting Columbia City, 14-0, on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Senior Sacha Thirion scored four goals for the Vikings, 2-4-1, and senior Tyler Henline and sophomore Aaron Webb each added three.

Huntington North led 5-0 after the first half and poured on nine more goals in the second.

Senior Zach Baldridge found the back of the net twice and senior Brad Young and sophomore Alex Hosler supplied one apiece to round out the Vikings' scoring spree.

Doubles wins not enough for HNHS netboys in loss to Manchester

Two doubles wins weren't enough for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team as it got swept in singles play by host Manchester to fall 2-3 on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Senior Matt Sieberns and junior Graham Sereno won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, over Morgan Metzger and Matthew Pegg at first doubles. Senior Andrew Smith and freshman Nick May dropped their first set at second doubles against Noah Cain and Dalton Day, but rebounded in their next two sets to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Viking gridders click on offense and get first win of season

Huntington North quarterback Keenan Leichty (right) scrambles in the second quarter against visiting Logansport in the Vikings’ game on Friday, Sept. 6.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity football team was clicking on offense and trounced visiting Logansport, 50-26, on Friday, Sept. 6, for its first win of the season.

Quarterback Keenan Leichty supplied six touchdowns for the Vikings, 1-2, 1-0 in the North Central Conference, throwing for four and rushing for two. The senior completed 30 of 39 passes for 390 yards with two interceptions.

DeKalb hangs on against HNHS soccerboys

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team gave host DeKalb an early lead which it hung on to in a 4-2 win over the Vikings on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The Vikings, 1-4-1, rallied back from a 3-0 deficit in the first half to pull within 3-2 on goals by Tyler Henline and Danny Becker, but DeKalb got an insurance goal in the second half to hang on for the win.

Viking goalie Caleb Stoffel stopped 18 shots in a busy afternoon in goal.

Tester's second-half goal makes Lady Vike booters winners

Corinne Tester.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Corinne Tester's second-half goal proved the difference as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team defeated visiting Concordia Lutheran, 2-1, on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Tester, a junior, was assisted by Bailey Martin on the goal, which snapped a 1-1 tie the teams forged in the first half.

Huntington North, 5-2-1, got on the board first as Martin found Aly Grabner for a score before Meredith Hardin of Concordia knotted things at 1-all later in the frame.

Lady Viking goalkeeper Paige Coolman made the two goals stand up by blocking 12 shots.

HNHS soccergirls spread it around in win over CC

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team got four goals from four different players and defeated host Columbia City, 4-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Juniors Corinne Tester and Aly Grabner, sophomore Hannah Williams and freshman Bailey Martin all found the back of the net for the Lady Vikings, 4-2-1.

After a 1-0 first half, the team poured on the offense with three goals in the second. Grabner, Martin and junior Emily Stahly dished out assists.

Senior Paige Coolman made eight saves in goal for Huntington North to pick up the win.

HU booters wipe out Cincinnati Christian, 9-1

The Huntington University men's soccer team obliterated visiting Cincinnati Christian University, 9-1, on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The Foresters, 3-0, scored five times in the first half for a 5-1 lead at halftime. The scoring barrage continued in the second half as Huntington netted another four goals to take the game to its final register.

Sophomore forward/midfielder Joey Newbery and freshman midfielder Scott Murray notched two goals apiece.

Tyson Bradley-Kalischuk, Jake Essig, Wes Johnson, Brooks Gerke and Paul Holliday had the other Forester scores.

HU women booters have chances, but fall to Indiana Tech

The Huntington University women's soccer team had plenty of chances to score on host Indiana Tech, but Warrior keeper Jordan Roell thwarted every one of them to help send the Foresters to a 1-0 defeat on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Roell went the distance in goal for Indiana Tech, recording 14 saves. Huntington, 1-4, got a strong goalkeeping performance as well, as Caitlin Adams made nine stops.

The Warriors' Tori Singstock, however, managed to slip a shot past Adams at the 25:44 mark in the first half for the what would turn out to be the game's only score.

HU spikers squeak past Goshen

The Huntington University volleyball team triumphed over visiting Goshen College, 3-2, in a spirited match on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The Foresters, 2-4, won the first two games, 25-23 and 25-21. The Maple Leafs, however, responded with wins of 26-24 and 25-13 to even the match. But Huntington held strong in the decisive fifth game, winning 15-7 to take the match.

Senior Melissa Grossman and junior Heather Medich made 15 and 13 kills, respectively, to pace the Foresters offensively. Junior Jensen Carnahan had the helping hands, supplying 39 assists.

RYS tourney action

Photo by Steve Clark.

Clounie Landscaping's Jacob Foster (right) maneuvers the ball on offense while Dakota Hoover, of Builders Mart, pursues him in the championship game of the 11-14 year old division of the Roanoke Youth Sports Soccer League at Roanoke Park on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Builders Mart came out of the loser's bracket and won 3-2 to force a second game, which it won 7-5 on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to claim the championship.

Bad luck bites Forester women in loss to Madonna

Huntington University's Kailtyn Dreman keeps the ball away from Kelly Capoccia of visiting Madonna University in the Foresters' 2-1 loss on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A bit of bad luck bit the Huntington University women's soccer team as it lost 2-1 to visiting Madonna University on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The Foresters, 1-3, had a Rachel TerMarsch shot hit the bottom of the goal crossbar and bounce straight down, rather than in, for what would have been the game-tying goal in the second half, and instead never got the equalizer.

Both teams did all their scoring in the first half, with TerMarsch tying the contest at 1-1 at the 22:39 mark on a crossing pass form Sam Cubic.

HU men's tennis team dominates Taylor in sweep

The Huntington University men's tennis team dominated host Taylor University on Tuesday, Sept. 3, with a 9-0 sweep.

The Foresters improved to 2-1 overall, and 2-0 in Crossroads League play.

Vlad Khudziy at first singles and Diego Inurritegui at third singles both only dropped one game in two sets to lead the domination. Khudziy torched Carlos Guarin, 6-0, 6-1, and Inurritegui topped Collin Williams by the same margin.

Taylor drops HU women netters

The Huntington University women' tennis team was dropped hard by visiting Taylor University , 2-7, on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The Foresters' number one singles player, Cassie Kasicki, and their number three doubles team of Ciara Smith and Stacie Cressman got the only HU wins of the day.

Kasicki defeated Kim Henke, 6-3, 6-3, and Smith and Cressman beat Kelsey Chow and Tara Gnagy, 9-7.

Huntington drops to 1-2 overall , 1-1 in Crossroads League play.