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.

Viking netters top New Castle

Andrew Smith (left) and Nick May.
Photos by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team topped host New Castle, 3-2, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The Vikings, 4-8, swept doubles play. Senior Matt Sieberns and junior Graham Sereno claimed a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Jake Nicholson and Dylan Clark at first singles while senior Andrew Smith and freshman Nick May handled Josiah Sledd and Cayden Smeken second singles, 6-1, 6-0.

One singles win was all Huntington North needed to take the match and senior Cameron Buzzard supplied it, topping Dustin Gray at third singles, 6-3, 6-1.

Big swing

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Sarah Fryman tees off on the eighth hole of LaFontaine Golf Club, in Huntington, during the Huntington North Girls' Golf Sectional on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Getting the point

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Mackenzi Cannici (right) slaps the ball over the net for a point during the varsity volleyball's team's match against visiting Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Lady Vikings beat the Lady Indians in straight sets.

Viking gridders roll on offense, beat Anderson 46-13

Charleston Dydasco scored three touchdowns and rushed for over 100 yards to help lead the Huntington North High School varsity football team over host Anderson, 46-13, on Friday, Sept. 20.

A week after the Vikings scored only a touchdown against Kokomo in a 14-7 loss, they found their footing on offense and put up their second-highest point total of the season, improving to 2-3, 2-1 in the North Central Conference.

CMS girls run to second at Carroll XC meet

Emma Melcher's runner-up finish helped the Crestview Middle School girls' cross country team capture second in a meet at Carroll Middle School on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

After Melcher, Meagan Thomas claimed sixth, Chloe Scheiber took 10th, Alena Miller secured 13th and Katie Melcher placed 15th to round out the team.


CMS boy harriers second at Carroll

The Crestview Middle School boys' cross country team took second place in a meet at Carroll Middle School on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Two Cougars finished in the top 10, with Reid Dillion capturing third and Jacob Foster taking fifth.

After Foster, Isaiah Clampitt, Isaac Browning and Adam Zahn finished in sequence, 15th through 17th, respectively. Drew Davis came in 19th to complete the team.


CMS volleyball teams fall to Southwood

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team fell to host Southwood, 18-25, 19-25, on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Karmen Koch and Kalee Platt generated five and three kills, respectively, for the Cougars, 3-3.

Peyton Butler supplied seven assists and Katie Jamison added six.

The seventh grade team also lost, 19-25, 18-25, to fall to 2-4.

Jessica Henline tallied seven points and Emma Hollman had six to lead Crestview.