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PAL 9-10 flag football award winner


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Matt Schnepp (center), a participant in the 9 and 10-year-old division of the Huntington Police Athletic League football program, stands with an award he received during the PAL's season-ending awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ceremony recognized youth from each age division in the categories of sportsmanship, character and attitude. Joining Schnepp are his coaches, Darren Johnson (left) and Andrew Schweller.

PAL 7-8 flag football award winner


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Gabe Link (right), a participant in the 7 and 8-year-old division of the Huntington Police Athletic League flag football program, stands with an award he received during the PAL's season-ending awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ceremony recognized youth from each age division in the categories of sportsmanship, character and attitude. Joining Link is his coach, Jason Woolard.

PAL 5-6 flag football award winner


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Kaylee Krumanaker (center), a participant in the 5 and 6-year-old division of the Huntington Police Athletic League flag football program, stands with an award she received during the PAL's season-ending awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ceremony recognized youth from each age division in the categories of sportsmanship, character and attitude. Joining Krumanaker are her coaches, Zac Kindler (left) and Derek Holzinger.

HU men's hoop squad grabs southern Indiana standout Clark

Head Coach Ty Platt and the Huntington University men's basketball program have announced their first 2014-15 recruit with the signing of Switzerland County High School standout Austin Clark.

With his senior campaign yet to come, the Vevay native has already racked up numerous local and state awards throughout his prep career. The 6-7 forward has twice earned a spot on the annual list of Top 100 Underclassmen in Indiana in addition to claiming all-conference honors the last two seasons.

HU has 2 on women's soccer all-conference team

The Crossroads League announced its postseason awards for the 2013 women's soccer season, and among the list of honorees were Huntington University seniors Sam Cubic and Jessica Krause.

The two four-year starters have enjoyed 38 wins to date, more than one-third of the program's wins in its 17-year existence.

This is Cubic's second all-conference honor. The Fort Wayne product earned this same honor as a midfielder in 2010. Cubic has 13 career goals to go along with eight assists.

HU women's goalie is CL Defensive Player of Week

Huntington University senior goalkeeper Caitlin Adams has been selected as the Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday, Oct. 28.

Adams was selected based on her performance on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Adams totaled 12 saves in first round action of the Crossroads League tournament as the fifth-seeded Forester women's soccer team picked off fourth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2-1 in double overtime.

Baker lifts Foresters over MVNU in 2OT

Courtney Baker.
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Junior Courtney Baker scored both Huntington University goals as the fifth-seeded women's soccer team edged fourth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2-1, in double overtime on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the first round of the Crossroads League Tournament.

HU, 6-12, advances to the semifinals, where they will face top-seeded Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

HU women harriers 12th at Great Lakes Challenge

The Huntington University women's cross country team placed 12th in a field of 37 teams on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge at Aquinas College.

All but one of the teams beating the Foresters were ranked.

The Foresters' top five runners all finished in the first 75 in the field of 363, led by Gretchen Spahr's 27th place finish in 18:50. Cendall Ogle placed 33rd in 18:57, Erin Rockey was 45th in 19:07, Krista Wood was 63rd in 19:20 and Christine Sparks was 73rd in 19:29.

HU scored 240 points. Taylor won the meet with 80 points.

HU harriers 10th at Great Lakes Challenge

The Huntington University men's cross country team finished 10th out of 33 teams at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge at Aquinas College on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Tyler Herber led HU to 372 points with his 33rd place finished out of 387 runners in 26:03 on the 8K course. Eric Baker posted a 26:48 to place 68th, Austin Presnell was 75th with a 26:53, Brian Menzie was 91st in 27:04 and Josh Graham was 105th in 27:21.

St. Francis (IL) won the meet with 66 points.

IWU dominates HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team was dominated by host Indiana Wesleyan on Wednesday, Oct. 23, falling in three games, 13-25, 12-25 and 11-25.

HU drops to 7-21 overall, 3-14 in crossroads League play.

Heather Medich topped the HU offense with nine kills. Jensen Carnahan had 17 assists.

Codie Morey led the defense with 11 digs.

 

Championship preparation


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Kyle Wood (second from left), head coach of the Riverview Middle School seventh grade football team, watches Sam White (right) attempt to break a tackle during the team's practice at the school on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Raiders, 8-1, will play Edgewood for the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference title on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Lakeview Middle School, in Warsaw, at 5 p.m.

Fall season champs


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The Huntington Parks & Recreation Department men's softball league wrapped up the fall season recently with a tournament. The New York Life team was crowned champions. Team members are (front row from left) Kaz Kalita, Josh Staton, Tony Land, Aaron Drummond, Sam Ryan and (back row from left) Ben Ryan, Clark Spahr, Jeff Myers, Evan Saunders, Tim Schultz and Justin Carrell.

Lady Viking harriers head back to state meet

Hannah Stoffel (center), a sophomore on the Huntington North girls’ cross country team, runs downhill alongside Carroll’s Madison Fruchey (right) at the New Haven Semi-State, at The Plex, in Fort Wayne, on Saturday, Oct. 26.
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The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team is advancing to the state finals for the second consecutive year, claiming sixth at the New Haven Semi-State on Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Plex, in Fort Wayne, after a sixth runner tiebreaker with Fremont.

Vikes' cross country season ends at semi-state

Luke Doughty (second from left), a senior on the Huntington North boys’ cross country team, runs alongside teammate Austin Lange (third from left) and West Noble’s Brad Pyle (fourth from left) at the New Haven Semi-State, in Fort Wayne, on Saturday.
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The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team at the New Haven Semi-State, held at The Plex, in Fort Wayne, on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The Vikings finished eighth with a register of 211, 42 points shy of the meet's sixth and final qualifying spot for the state finals on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Terre Haute.

Huntington North will be represented at the state meet, however, as senior Charles Mettler finished 12th in 16:26.83 to claim one of 10 state-qualifying spots for runners from non-advancing teams.

Swat


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Jessie Drew (third from left), a senior on the Huntington North volleyball team, takes a swat at the ball as two Homestead defenders go up for the block during the South Side Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Vikings were swept, 14-25, 17-25, 19-25, ending their season.

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