Lady Vikes make volleyball sectional final

The Huntington North High School girls' volleyball team squeaked out a 22-20 victory in the fifth and final game to edge Marion in the second round of the Fort Wayne North Side Sectional on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23.

The Lady Vikings now await the winner of this afternoon's Jay County and Homestead match in the final tonight (Saturday) at 7.

Huntington North took the first two games and lost the next two before getting the clincher.



Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School safety Nelson Little (bottom right) takes down North Side's quarterback, Akeem Hill during the sectional football game between the schools on Friday, Oct. 23. Huntington North almost came back from a 20-3 deficit, but fell just short in a 20-17 loss.

Looking for yardage

Huntington North High School running back Austin Shoemaker follows blockers for yardage during the Vikings sectional football game against host Fort Wayne North Side on Friday, Oct. 23.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

A late-game comeback raised hopes for the Huntington North High School football team at the sectional on Friday, Oct. 23, but host Fort Wayne North Side was able to hang on to defeat the Vikings 20-17.

Standout junior Austin Shoemaker scored two touchdowns and rushed for 166 yards in 29 attempt for the Vikings. Senior quarterback Mitch Vezeau threw for 168 yards and also had a field goal.

North Side dominated the first half, scoring a touchdown in each of the first two quarters to bring the halftime score to 14-0.

Riverview, Crestview split county football titles

Riverview Middle School's eighth grade football team defeated Crestview Middle School 20-12 in the county championship game on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

For Crestview, Tyler Veillieux had a touchdown thrown by his brother, Skyler Veillieux, and Tristan Smelser had Crestview's second touchdown, on a pass thrown by Kyle Jolas.

Also for Crestview, Tyler and Skyler Veillieux each had six tackles. Cerstview's eighth grade team ends the season with a 3-4 record.

Crestview Middle School's seventh grade football team shut down Riverview 34-0 to take the county title.

Set coming

Photo by Deb Lineback.

Huntington North High School setter Allie Zahm sets the ball high for spiker Melissa Grossman during the Lady Vikings' sectional match against host Fort Wayne North Side on Thursday, Oct. 22. The Lady Vikings prevailed in five games, 25-27, 20-25, 29-27, 25-23 and 15-12, to earn the right to face Marion on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m.

Heads up

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington University women's soccer player Kate Bienz goes up for a header during the game agaisnt visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Forester women lost 3-0.

Crestview wins eighth grade county volleyball tourney

Crestview Middle School's eighth grade volleyball team defeated Riverview Middle School in three sets, with scores of 25-24, 23-25, 18-16, to win the Huntington County Eighth Grade Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

In the championship match for Crestview, Jessica Drew had 13 points, four aces, one block and four kills; Carley McElhaney had four points; and Kaylie Killian had three points and one ace.

For Riverview, Jessie Earhart had 13 points and Cassy Lange took away seven points.

Crestview wins seventh grade county volleyball tournament

Crestview Middle School's seventh grade volleyball team swept the Huntington County seventh grade volleyball tournament on Monday, Oct. 19.

Crestview beat Huntington Catholic in two sets, with scores of 25-16, 25-22, in the championship match.
For Crestview, Morgan Butler and Kenzie Stephan each had eight points, Aly Grabner had seven points and Monica Minton had six points.

Lady Eagles win Midwest Volleyball Championship

The Huntington Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team won the Midwest Volleyball Championship on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Speice Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne.

Huntington defeated the Cornerstone Warriors in the championship match in two sets, with scores of 25-18, 25-22.

To get to the championship game, the Lady Eagles defeated the Indy Silver Lighting in two sets, with scores of 25-23, 25-16; and the Fort Wayne Angels in three sets, with scores of 25-17, 19-25, 15-10.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Keith Schmittler, 224; Scott Chopson, Sr., 219; Archie Haney, 218.
Men's High Series: Keith Schmittler, 579; Archie Haney, 548; Scott Chopson, Sr., 529.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 204; Tara Trainer, 191; Julie McCune, 182.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 545; Tara Trainer, 529; Brandie Roberts, 495.
Most Over: Terra Karst, +60; Tara Trainer, +46+; Scott Chopson, Sr., +43.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 31-9; Ball Breakers, 25-15; Them & Us, 24-16.

HU soccer squad dumps Saint Francis 4-0

Quick moves, including six saves, by goalkeeper Kevin Keske enabled the Huntington University men's soccer team to its first win in over three weeks, defeating the visiting University of Saint Francis 4-0 on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The first Forester goal was quick, occurring in just the third minute of play by George Halim. HU's second goal was an own goal by USF. Isaac Beal and James Holliday each had one other goal for the Foresters.

Taylor Zeman, Brad Kunze, Kurt Sanders, Derek Ressler and Steven Roberts all had assists for HU.

HU men harriers third at Manchester Invite

Huntington University's men's cross country team ended the Manchester College Invitational with 78 points to take third place on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Forester Joseph Njeri ran the 8K race in 26:39 to take seventh overall and lead HU. Ethan Medley wasn't far behind, running in 26:56 to take 10th place, Lance Wood placed 12th in 27:05; Nathan Rupp took 15th in 27:20 and Matt Bittner finished 38th in 28:48.

HU non-scorers included Isaiah Laatsch, who placed 41st by running in 28:50; and Daniel Becker, who ended in 42nd in 28:59.

HU women's cross country team places fifth at Manchester

The Huntington University women's cross country team took 142 points to place fifth out of 10 teams at the Manchester College Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 17.

HU standout Lauren Johnson swept the competition under the rug, finishing first overall in 22:32, nearly one minute faster than the second place contender.

Bradie Vance took 29th overall in 25:31, Molly Shirey was right behind in 30th with 25:39, Krystal McHenry took 33rd in 25:46 and Joanna Stebing wrapped up the scoring for HU by finishing 73rd in 28:31.

Schroeder stars but HU spikers drop 3 of 4 at Olivet tourney

Alyssa Schroeder was the top player for the Huntington University volleyball team, taking all-tournament honors, despite the Foresters falling 1-3 in the Olivet Nazarene University Homestead Classic on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17.

In the first match, Huntington defeated William Penn University in five sets, with scores of 25-19, 21-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13. Schroeder had 45 assists, five blocks and two aces; Brittney Smelser had 21 kills; Stacie Hoffman added 12 kills; and Katie Bowers had 10 more kills.

Problems continue for HU woman's soccer team

Problems for the Huntington University women's soccer team continued Saturday, Oct. 17, as host Taylor shut out the Foresters 1-0.

Through the Trojans only had a single goal, they out-shot HU 10 to six. Huntington goalkeeper Amy Tavierne had six saves.

Saturday also marked the seventh goalless game for HU this season. The team is now 3-11-1 overall and 0-4-1 in the Mid-Central Conference.