Viking netboys a set short in loss to Snider

Huntington North's No. 3 singles player, Cameron Buzzard, twists and fires a backhand return during his match against Collin Moord of Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Buzzard won but the Vikings as a team lost.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys varsity tennis team was again a set off of victory as it lost to visiting Fort Wayne Snider, 2-3, on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The Vikings got wins from No. 3 singles player Cameron Buzzard and the second doubles team of Andrew Smith and Nick May, but the first doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno came up a bit short in a three-set loss and the Vikings fell to 4-11 on the season.

Buzzard, a senior, stopped Collin Moord in three sets, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, and Smith and May ditched Josh Leitch and Austin Votaw, 6-1, 7-5.

Doubles wins not enough as HNHS netboys fall to Anderson

Victories by both doubles teams just wasn't enough for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team as it lost to host Anderson, 2-3, on Monday, Sept. 23.

North's No. 3 singles player Cameron Buzzard pushed his foe, Dax Swanson, to three sets but couldn't quite get it done in a 4-6, 6-3, 1-6 loss.

The Vikings' first doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno beat Zack Abbott and Jason Kobie in three sets, 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, and their second doubles team of Andrew Smith and Nick May took a 7-5, 6-2 win over Connor Hall and Eli Miller.

HU golfers tie for ninth at Bockwitz Invite

The Huntington University men's golf team finished in a tie for ninth out of 13 teams this weekend at the Bill Bockwitz Invitational hosted by Spring Arbor University.

The Foresters shot a 319 on Friday and came back with a 321 on Saturday for a 640 total, 46 shots off the mark of champion Spring Arbor.

Ryan Boester led HU with a 152 to finish in a tie for 13th. Devin Dale tied for 38th with a 159, Derek Zurcher was 47th with a 164 and Lance Hoch was 49th with a 165.


Ogle's top 10 leads HU women to 5th at Little State XC

Cendall Ogle's top 10 finish led the Huntington University women's cross country team to fifth place out of 18 teams at the Indiana Intercollegiate Little State on Friday, Sept. 20.

Ogle, a senior from Warsaw, placed ninth in the 5K race in 19:41.34 as HU scored 182 points.

Freshman Marie Ditzler was second runner for HU with 38th place in 20:50.60, and Hannah Moore placed 41st in 20:53.40. Natalie Spahr was 43rd in 21:00.04 and Krista Wood crossed the line in 21:18.11 for 51st place.

HU men place 9th at Little State cross country

The Huntington University men's cross country place placed ninth out of 19 teams at the Indiana Intercollegiate Little State on Friday, Sept. 20, at Indiana University.

Tyler Herber led the Foresters by placing 20th over the 8K course in 27:08.20. Eric Baker finished 39th in 28:03.03, Austin Presnell was 65th in 29:03.56, Josh Graham was 68th in 29:14.03 and Seth Murphy rounded out Huntington's scoring with 88th place in 30:11.81.

Stephen Kays placed 95th in 30:40.40 and Brian Menzie placed 106th in 31:30.42 to complete the HU squad.

Medich leads HU spikers past Mount Vernon

Heather Medich pounded out 15 kills to lead the Huntington University volleyball team past host Mount Vernon in four games, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 25-19, on Friday, Sept. 20.

Melissa Grossman and Audrey Mallers added nine and seven kills, respectively as the Foresters gained only their second win of the season against 12 losses.

Jensen Carnahan was at the center of the offense with 31 assists, while Codie Morey led the defense with 19 digs. Kelsey Kruse added 12 digs and Jensen came up with another 10.


HU singles lead way over IU East in women's net play

Highlighted by a whitewash win at third singles, the Huntington University women's tennis team won five of six singles matches on the way to a 6-3 win over host IU East on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Freshman Morgan Bemisderfer earned the shutout win, 6-0, 6-0, over Chelsea Helms as HU improved to 4-5, 3-4 in Crossroads League play.

HU women netters fall to Marian

The Huntington University women's tennis team lost to host Marian, 3-6, on Friday, Sept. 20.

The Foresters' No. 1 doubles team of Cassie Kasicki and Morgan Bemisderfer registered an 8-5 win over Brittney Horlacher and Hannah Knust, and Bemisderfer made it a two-win day with a 6-3, 1-2 (retired) win at third singles over Sarah Potter.

Celine Rongos at second singles defeated Knust, 6-4, 6-4, for the Foresters' other win.

HU men's tennis skips by Marian

The Huntington University men's tennis team edged visiting Marian University, 5-4, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The Foresters, 8-2, 6-1 in the Crossroads League, spread their wins out, with two coming in doubles play and three in singles action.

Vlad Khudziy and Jose Hungria teamed at first doubles to beat Jason Denton and Marty Pochop, 8-6, while Joseph Straznicky and Diego Inurritegui won by the same score over Mitchell Trammel and Danny Albert at second doubles.

Knispel's first goal earns HU women soccer win

Olivia Knispel scored her first collegiate goal and the Huntington University women's soccer team defeated host Taylor University, 1-0, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Knispel, a freshman, found the back of the net at the 43:14 mark in the first half. The Forester defense backed her up by recording its first shutout of the season, helping the team snap a five-game losing streak and improve to 2-7, 1-0 in the Crossroads League.

Marian sweeps HU volleyball squad

Heather Medich (right), a junior on the Huntington University volleyball team, elevates for the spike as two defenders go for the block during a match against visiting Marian University on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Foresters lost 18-25, 21-25, 26-28.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University volleyball team gave visiting Marian University a competitive match, but it wasn't enough to avoid the sweep, 18-25, 21-25, 26-28, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Senior Melissa Grossman and freshman Audrey Mallers each produced nine kills for the Foresters, 3-12, 2-6 in the Crossroads League.

Junior Jensen Carnahan supported the offensive effort with 27 assists.

Carnahan also starred defensively, where she had a team-high 12 digs. Codie Morey added 10, followed by eight apiece for Katie DePew and Heather Medich.

Grace tops HU booters, 1-0

The Huntington University men's soccer team yielded a first half goal to visiting Grace College that proved to be the game's winning score as the Foresters lost 1-0 on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The loss, Huntington's fourth in a row, drops the team to 4-5, 0-1 in the Crossroads League.

Austin Altimus scored the goal for Grace, 5-2, 1-0 in conference play, and contributed three shots to the Lancers' 13-6 shooting advantage over the Foresters.

Spokesmen Cycling claims team champion honors at Bicycle Challenge

Riders in the competitive business team challenge head out from Pathfinder Services on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, for their part of the 10th annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Spokesmen Cycling and Three Rivers Velo Sport claimed team champion honors at the 10th annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Organizers noted the event raised approximately $8,000 for its two causes: Pathfinder Services to assist teenagers with developmental disabilities with scholarships to attend summer camp, and Parkview Home Health & Hospice's quality, end-of-life care of the terminally ill.

Lady Viking harriers 12th at Flashrock Invitational

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team finished 12th out of 25 teams at the Flashrock Invitational, in Carmel, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The Lady Vikings submitted a score of 366, led by sophomore Hannah Stoffel's 23rd place finish among team scoring runners, in 19:38.9.

After Stoffel, freshman Cadee Harmon took 57th in 20:28.2, junior Emily Eherenman grabbed 90th in 21:07.9, sophomore Marissa Jamison claimed 95th in 21:13.0 and junior Taryn Doering was 101st in 21:19.1.

Lady Viking golfers advance to regional with sectional third place

Sarah Fryman, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School girls’ golf team, concentrates on her putt on the seventh hole at LaFontaine Golf Club, in Huntington, during the Huntington North Girls’ Golf Sectional on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' golf team finished third in the Huntington North Girls' Golf Sectional on Saturday, Sept. 21, at LaFontaine Golf Club, in Huntington, to advance to regional play next week.

The Lady Vikings posted a 408 in the 10-team sectional to grab one of the three advancing spots. Marion won the sectional with a 351 and Southwood was runner-up with a 392.

Junior Maddi Kennedy led Huntington North with a 92. Sophomore Sarah Fryman carded a 95, freshman Ashley Hall fired a 110 and senior Lauren McCullough posted a 111.