CMS 8 spikers sweep Lincoln

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team swept visiting Lincoln, 25-14, 25-7, on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Kalee Platt and Katie Jamison produced eight points apiece for the Cougars, 4-3.

Jamison also supplied six assists while Johanna Dohrman and Peyton Butler contributed five and three kills, respectively.

The seventh grade took Lincoln to three sets, winning 17-25, 25-12, 15-11.

Jessica Henline's 18 points led Crestview, 3-4, followed Karli Cannici's six and Erika Vinson's five.


Vking netboys finish regular season with loss to Kokomo

A singles win and a doubles triumph left the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team a win short as it lost to visiting Kokomo, 2-3, on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Finishing the regular season at 4-13, the Vikings got wins from third singles player Cameron Buzzard and the No. 1 doubles team of Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno. Buzzard downed Grant Patterson, 6-4, 6-4, and Sieberns and Sereno stopped Brad Dockemeyer and Erick Bowen, 6-2, 6-4.

HU booters storm past MVNU in second half

Isaac Wust.
Photo provided.

After spotting visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University a two-goal lead at halftime, the Huntington University men's soccer team stormed back in the second half with three goals and defeated the Cougars, 3-2, on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Ryan Pickup put the Foresters on the board at the 51:30 mark. Josh Codd netted the equalizing goal at 67:36 with some help from Isaac Wust, who then turned goal-scorer himself, kicking what proved to be the game's winning score minutes later, at 69:10, off an assist by Paul Holliday.

Huntington improves to 5-5, 1-1 in the Crossroads League.

HU spikers comeback attempt falls short

A comeback attempt against visiting Bethel College fell short for the Huntington University volleyball team as it suffered a 2-3 defeat on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

The Pilots took the first two sets by matching scores of 25-23. Facing their eighth sweep of the season, the Foresters dug deep and pulled out a 25-22 win. They continued to roll after that, topping the Pilots 28-26 to force a decisive fifth set.

That's when Huntington's luck ran out, however, as it fell 16-18 to Bethel to drop to 3-13, 2-5 in the Crossroads League.

Tester goal, defense earns Lady Vike booters win over Wayne

Corinne Tester (left) and Paige Coolman.
Photos by Scott Trauner.

A first half goal by Corinne Tester coupled with a shutout performance on defense carried the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team to a 1-0 win over host Wayne on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

The goal, Tester's team-leading 13th of the season, upped the Lady Vikings' record to 8-4-1.

Hannah Williams assisted on the score.

Paige Coolman went the distance in goal, making eight saves for the win.


Strong doubles play not enough as HNHS netboys fall to Northrop

Once again, strong doubles play wasn't enough to carry the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team to a win as it got swept in singles play by host Northrop and fell 2-3 on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

At first doubles, senior Matt Sieberns and junior Graham Sereno dispatched John Tuttle and Gavin Neyman, 7-5, 7-5, while senior Andrew Smith and freshman Nick May at second doubles topped Adam Dayll and Zach Borntreger, 6-0, 6-2, for the Vikings, 4-12.

Powderpuff football

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North senior Erin Rethlake (left) runs by a sophomore defender in a powderpuff football semifinal game at Kriegbaum Field between the seniors and sophomores on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The game was held as part of the school's Homecoming Week festivities. The seniors beat the sophomores, but lost to the juniors for the championship.

Forester netmen tie for top spot in league

The Huntington University men's tennis team moved into a tie for the top spot in Crossroads League play with a 5-4 win over host Grace on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

The Foresters, 7-1 in league play and 9-2 overall, used a pair of three set wins in singles to claw their way to victory. Vlad Khudziy at first singles beat Daniel Sanchez, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Jose Hungria at third singles took a 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 win from Aaron Blevins.

HU netwomen fall to Grace

Using a shuffled lineup that didn't include top player Cassie Kasicki, the Huntington University women's tennis team took a 4-5 loss to visiting Grace on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Celine Rongos stepped into Kasicki's shoes and helped HU win both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. Morgan Bemisderfer, her playing partner at first doubles, moved up to second singles and got a win there as well, but HU's only other victory came from the third doubles team of Ciara Smith and Stacie Cressman.

Knispel again leads HU women booters to win

Olivia Knispel.
Photo provided.

Olivia Knispel scored for the second straight game and Alyssa Krause later added an insurance goal as the Huntington University women's soccer team toppled Indiana Wesleyan University, 2-0, for the first time in program history on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

The Foresters, 3-7 overall and 2-0 in the Crossroads League, scored both goals in the first 35 minutes, then held on as goalkeeper Caitlin Adams finished with six saves on the day.

Berries sink Lady Viking booters

Huntington North's Courtney Christle (right) jostles with Logansport's Allie Clarke going for the ball during girls' soccer action at HNHS on Tuesday, Sept. 24
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Logansport tallied goals in both halves and downed the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team, 2-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The Lady Vikings, 7-4-1, got their only score from junior Corinne Tester, who used an Emily Stahly feed for her 12th goal of the year.

Paige Coolman made five saves but got hung with the loss, giving up two goals to the Lady Berries' Whitney Jennings.

The Huntington North junior varsity got a 2-0 win.



Thirion scoring string continues but Viking booters lose

Sacha Thirion kept up his amazing scoring string but it was not enough as the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team took a 3-1 loss to host Logansport on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Thirion, a senior transfer student, notched his 16th goal in just six games with his second-half tally, but Logansport held a 2-0 lead after the first half and added a third goal in the second frame to secure the win over HNHS, now 5-6-1.

Tyler Henline assisted on Thirion's goal.

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.