Sieberns-Sereno playing for sectional doubles title today, Oct. 10

With a straight sets win over South Side on Wednesday, Oct. 9, Huntington North High School's No. 1 doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno earned the right to play for the Carroll Boys' Tennis Sectional doubles title.

Sieberns, a senior, and Sereno, a junior, defeated Jaren Wilt and Adam Miller, 6-3, 6-4, to move on to the championship match against Bishop Dwenger and improve to 11-8.

The Viking duo previously beat North Side's Wes Sark and Brent Jones and Bellmont's Logan Baker and Ryan Okoniewski.

The championship match is today, Thursday, Oct. 10.

HU booters lose to Bethel

The Huntington University men's soccer team fell to visiting Bethel, 2-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The Foresters found themselves in a 1-0 hole after the first half, thanks to a goal by Ricardo Carvalho at 28:55.

In the second half, Brooks Gerke netted the equalizer for Huntington at 51:39 off an assist by Joey Newbery. The Pilots broke the tie less than 15 minutes later, though, with a goal by Zach McCoy at 65:02 that proved to be the game-winner.

Forester goalie Drew Mattingly made three saves in the losing effort.

Crestview spikers sweep Southern Wells

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team swept host Southern Wells, 25-5, 25-9, on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Rileigh Johnson served up 12 points, Karmen Koch added 11 and Camille Tester had 10 to help the Cougars improve to 8-5.

The seventh grade team also swept Southern Wells, 25-7, 25-11.

Peyton Dorsett led the Cougars, 7-6, with seven points. Erika Vinson tallied six points while Macy Wohlford and Izzy Kryder each added five.


Riverview boy harriers perfect against Crestview

The Riverview Middle School boys' cross country team tallied a perfect score in its 15-50 win over visiting Crestview on Monday, Oct. 7.

Kasey Konz, Brock Spahr, Auden Eckert, Nathan Sizemore and Hale Bowen swept places one through five, respectively.

The girls' team won by a narrower margin, 26-30.

Erica Bolding led Riverviewwith a third place finish. After Bolding, Kyler Hoopingarner, Amara Eckert and Madeleine Laymon finished fourth through sixth, respectively, followed by Kendyl Coles in eighth.


Southwood sweeps RMS spikers

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team was swept by visiting Southwood, 7-25, 10-25, on Monday, Oct. 7.

The Raiders drop to .500 at 8-8.

The seventh grade team also lost to Southwood via sweep, 24-25, 19-25, to fall to 2-11 on the season.


CMS girl harriers top Riverview

The Crestview Middle School girls' cross country team topped host Riverview in a meet on Monday, Oct. 7.

Emma Melcher won the race, followed by Chloe Scheiber in second, Megan Thomas in seventh and Alena Miller in ninth, rounding out the Cougars in the top 10. Katie Melcher placed 11th complete the CMS scoring.

The boys' team came in second. Nolan Young led the team with a 10th place finish. Other Crestview runners in the top 15 were Jacob Foster in 11th, Jacob Wust in 13th and Drew Davis in 14th. Adam Zahm placed 16th to complete the scoring.


CMS spikers lose in invite championships

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team advanced out of semifinals, but fell in the championship match of the invitational it hosted on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Cougars started the day with a 25-10, 25-11 sweep of Peru. Kalee Platt produced 12 points and two kills while Johanna Dohrman tallied eight points and five kills.

In the championship match, Crestview faced Lincoln and lost 18-25, 22-25.

Rotary Fright Night 5K to be held Oct. 26 on Huntington’s north side

The second annual Rotary Fright Night 5K will be held on Oct. 26.

The race begins at 5 p.m. from the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse. Participants will run through the streets on the north side of Huntington.

Runners are encouraged to dress in Halloween running attire, and awards will be presented for best costumes.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt.

Awards will be presented to the overall winners and in six male and female age-specific categories.

Special Olympics hoop practice starts soon

Basketball practice for Huntington County Special Olympics adult and youth basketball begins this month.

Adult practices begin on Oct. 16 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church gym located at 605 Polk St. Practice is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contact Sally Grimes with any questions at 356-6614.

Youth practices begin on Oct. 24 at the Horace Mann Education Center gym located at 2485 Waterworks Rd. Practice is from 5:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Contact Keith Hartley with any questions at 410-1107.


Gretchen Spahr earns accolade as Crossroads League runner of week

For the second time in her collegiate career, Huntington University junior Gretchen Spahr was named the Crossroads League Cross Country Runner of the Week, for the week of Oct. 7, 2013, based on her performance at the NCAA III Pre-Nationals 6K Invitational hosted by Hanover College.

Competing on Saturday, Oct. 5, against 228 athletes representing 18 different schools, Spahr crossed the line in 23:16 to finish 18th and pace her team to a sixth place finish overall.

Williams nets 2, Coolman stops 8 as Lady Vike booters win in sectional

Huntington North freshman Courtney Christle is surrounded by Columbia City defenders during action at the Homestead Girls' Soccer Sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Lady Vikings won, 2-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hannah Williams scored a pair of goals and Paige Coolman recorded her fifth shutout of the season as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team defeated Columbia City, 2-0, at the Homestead Soccer Sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The Lady Vikings will face Homestead, a 9-0 winner over Fort Wayne North Side on Tuesday, on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m. for the title.

Williams, a sophomore, tallied once in each half, and Coolman, a senior, made that stand up with eight saves on the afternoon.

She shoots, she scores!

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North sophomore Hannah Williams gets ready to unleash what would be her second goal of the game in the Lady Vikings' 2-0 win over Columbia City on Tuedsday, Oct. 8, at the Homestead Girls' Soccer Sectional.

Sieberns-Sereno duo to continuing play toward sectional doubles crown

Huntington North's No. 1 doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno won a three-set match on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to advance to the individual Carroll Boys' Tennis Sectional Doubles semifinals this afternoon, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Carroll.

Sieberns, a senior, and Sereno, a junior, defeated Wes Sark and Brent Jones of Fort Wayne North Side, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, to up their record to 10-8 and move on the sectional final against Jaren Wilt and Adam Miller of Fort Wayne South Side.

Lady Vike harriers sweep top six, cruise to NCC crown

Hannah Stoffel.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team swept the top six spots and cruised to victory in the North Central Conference Meet on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

With their seventh runner placing ninth, the Lady Vikings had everyone get all-conference honors on the way to scoring the lowest possible total of 15 points. Logansport was runner-up with 61 points.

Vikings bunch up to win NCC cross country crown

Charlie Mettler.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Placing all five scoring runners among the top nine finishers was the ticket for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team as it edged Kokomo to win the North Central Conference meet on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University.