Viking gridders close for 3 quarters but fade in fourth

Huntington North senior running back Charleston Dydasco (center) holds o tight to the fall as he's swarmed by visiting Carroll defenders on Friday, Aug. 30. The Vikings lost 41-6.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity football team stayed within striking distance of visiting Carroll for three quarters during their game on Friday, Aug. 30, but faded in the fourth quarter, losing 41-6.

Northwest Ohio downs Forester netmen

The Huntington University men's tennis team fell to visiting University of Northwestern Ohio, 3-6, on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The Foresters, 1-1, started things off by taking two of three doubles matches. Seniors Vlad Khudziy and Jose Hungria topped Daniel Rueda and Ronnie Myburgh at first doubles, 8-3, and sophomores Joseph Straznicky and Diego Inurritegui beat Emin Alpan and Thommy Johansson at second doubles, 8-4.

Singles play did not go so well for Huntington, however, as Khudziy picked up the team's only win, defeating Rueda 6-2, 6-1 in the first singles match.

HU women netters fall to Northwest Ohio

The Huntington University women's tennis team lost to visiting University of Northwest Ohio, 1-7, on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Celine Rongos got the lone win for the Foresters, 1-1, with her defeat of Shaleigh McClintock at second singles, 2-6, 6-2, 10-8.

Huntington's Cassie Kasicki dropped her first singles match to Andrea Arango, 3-6, 0-6. Katie Johnson fell to Raquel Marques at third singles, 1-6, 2-6. Jessica Abel lost the fourth singles match to Kate Bondarenko, 1-6, 3-6, and Ciara Smith was beaten by Lina Ramos at fifth singles, 0-6, 1-6.

Hacker, Leist top United Way/YMCA Sprint Triathlon

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Walter Hacker and Lisa Leist were the top male and female finishers in the United Way/YMCA Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Hacker had a time of 1:16:11, and Lest finished in 1:24:11.

The three-man team of Phil Engle, Tim Landrum and Rick Sereno won the team event, turning in a time of 1:18:13.

Participants in he event had to swim 800 yards, bicycle 12 miles and run 3.1 miles.

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Leist is top female finisher

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Top female finisher Lisa Leist crosses the finish line of the United Way/YMCA Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 24. Read more...

Huntington University girls No. 18 in harrier pole

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its women's cross country coaches' preseason Top 25 poll, and Huntington University landed the No. 18 spot in the rankings.

The Foresters return all seven runners from last year's squad that finished 20th at the NAIA National Championships.

Paced by the Crossroads League individual champion, senior Cendall Ogle, HU will look to defend its conference championship and earn a repeat visit to the national platform in November.

6th annual Bendix Huntington M.O.V.E. 5K to be held Sept. 21

The sixth annual Bendix Huntington M.O.V.E. 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. at Homier Park.

Registration will be held on race day from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Participants may also pre-register with Danielle Silliak at Bendix, 1850 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

Awards will be given for the top three overall males and females and top in age group.

T-shirts will be awarded to all those who pre-register.

Homier Park is located at 1375 Evergreen Rd., Huntington.


Lady Vike spikers make short work of Northrop

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team made short work of host Fort Wayne Northrop on Thursday, Aug. 29, with a three-game sweep.

Improving to 3-2 on the season, the Lady Vikings won 25-16, 25-19, 25-16.

The balanced North attack was led by Josie Beaver with nine kills and Emiley Gray with six, while Alexa Hill dished out 23 assists.

Mikayla Carpenter led the defensive charge with 17 digs, while Jessie Drew had eight and Gray added seven.


Martin, Tester lead Lady Vike booters past South Side

Huntington North's Aly Grabner passes the ball to a teammate during play against visiting South Side on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Freshman Bailey Martin scored three goals and junior Corinne Tester added a pair as the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team beat visiting Fort Wayne South Side, 6-4, on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The Lady Vikings, 3-1-1, got goals from Martin and Tester in the first half on the way to building a 2-1 lead. Aly Grabner scored her first of the season to up the margin to 3-1 in the second half before Martin scored two more and Tester got her second to give HNHS a 6-1 advantage.

HN netboys use forfeits to win

Huntington North's No. 1 singles player, Tommy Bolinger, gets set to whack a forehand in the Vikings' match against Columbia City on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Wyatt Nave got the only on-court win, but three forfeits by visiting Columbia City gave the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team a 4-l victory on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The visitors forfeited at third singles and both doubles to help HNHS improve to 2-5 on the season.

Nave, a senior, downed Blake Fearnow 6-1, 6-3.

Tommy Bolinger at first singles lost to Niko Rongos in three sets, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6.

Huntington North soccerboys a goal short against South Side

The Huntington North High School boys' soccer team came up a goal short in a 2-1 loss to host Fort Wayne South Side on Friday, Aug. 30.

The Vikings, 1-3, cut the Archers two goal lead to one on a second half goal by Tyler Henline off a feed from Zach Baldridge.

Viking goalkeeper Caleb Stoffel recorded five saves on the afternoon.

South Side scored a goal in each half to get the 2-0 lead. Vicente Nino scored in the first half and Justin Thammachack, who assisted on the first Archer goal, got the eventual game-winner in the second half.



HU netmen blow past USF in opener

The Huntington University men's tennis team easily topped host University of Saint Francis, 8-1, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in its season-opener.

HU women netters edge USF in opener

The Huntington University women's tennis team edged host University of Saint Francis, 5-4, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in its season-opener

Forester women waste strong goalie performance in loss

A strong goalkeeping performance by junior Mary Whybrew went to waste as the Huntington University women's soccer team couldn't get going on offense and eventually lost in overtime to host Aquinas College, 1-0, on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Whybrew made 13 saves for the Foresters, 0-2, who managed just two shots on goal to the Saints' 14.

Aquinas finally slipped one past Whybrew a little over six and a half minutes into the extra period on a shot by Allison VanPatten, who was assisted by Elizabeth Vaughn.

HU spikers drop season-opener to NOU

The Huntington University volleyball team dropped its season-opener to visiting Northwest Ohio University, 12-25, 22-25, 22-25, on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Heather Medich and Brittany Rooze led Huntington's offensive effort, producing nine and seven kills, respectively.

Kills came at a premium in the first game for the Foresters, 0-1, as they made only five to the Racers' 12. They evened things up for the rest of the match, though, generating 10 kills apiece in games two and three to the Racers' 11 and 15, respectively.