G. Spahr's latest school record leads Lady Viking harriers to fifth at Portage

Gretchen Spahr again lowered her own school record to lead the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team to a fifth place finish among 39 teams on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Portage Invitational.

Spahr, a junior, lowered her own school mark for the third time this season, cutting more than 12 seconds from the previous notch with a time of 18:57.5 for the 5,000 meters. That was good for 14th place among the 270-runner field, and led the Vikings to 194 points for their fifth place finish.

Varsity volleyball to 20-10 with win over Manchester

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team delivered a loss to visiting Manchester in three sets, with scores of 25-17, 25-22, 25-17, on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Este Stoffel led the Lady Vikings' offense with 12 kills and Ashli Rice was close behind with 11 kills. Allie Zahm had 30 assists, Melissa Grossman had three digs and three blocks and Morgan Broderick had 31 digs.

Thursday's match brought the team to a 20-10 season record.

Huntington North's junior varsity volleyball team was edged by Manchester in two sets, with scores 21-25, 22-25.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 181; Thurman Glassburn, 168; Billy Mundy, 165.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 508; Bill Kusler, 458; Thurman Glassman, 436.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 146; Sharon Wymer, 146; Rosalyn Hughes, 110.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 418; Billie Smith, 342; Rosalyn Hughes, 309.
Top Teams: Team #2, 4-0; The B's, 3-1; Team #4, 2-2.

George rushes for 165 yards and two TDs to lead Vikings past Marion

Austin Drummond of Huntington North Hgih School rushes for a two-point conversion against visiting Marion on Friday night, Oct. 9. The Vikings won 22-12.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Senior running back David George rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Huntington North High School varsity football team to a 22-12 victory in the last home game of the season against visiting Marion on Friday, Oct. 9.

George, filling in for starter Austin Drummond, lugged the leather 35 times for the Vikings, now 5-3 on the season. His touchdowns came on runs of 8 and 54 yards.

The senior got help from wide receiver Shaun Marion, who caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Vezeau.

Physical play

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School forward Tayler Johnson encounters some physical defensive play from Homestead during the sectional game on Thursday evening, Oct. 8. The Vikings lost 7-2.

Viking booters end season with sectional loss

Huntington North High School freshman midfielder Mitchel Schneider manuevers around a Homestead defender during sectional soccer action on Thursday, Oct. 8. The Vikings lost 7-2.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team dropped out of the state tournament, falling to Homestead 7-2 in a rainy sectional match on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The Vikings kept up with the Spartans in the first half, with Homestead scoring on them-selves after a run from freshman Isaac Wust, and senior Jacob Hoff taking the second goal to bring the halftime score to 3-2.

However, Homestead broke away from Huntington North in the second half, adding four more goals to bring the game to the final score.

Crestview volleyball teams defeat Marion Justice

Crestview Middle School's eighth grade volleyball team defeated Marion Justice in two sets, with scores of 25-23, 25-12, on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Erin Rethlake led the offense for Crestview with 11 points and four aces. Carley McElhaney had seven points, two aces and one kill, and Jessica Drew had five points, three aces and two kills.

Thursday's game took the eighth-graders to a 4-8 season record.

The seventh grade volleyball team at Crestview also beat Marion Justice, but in three sets, with scores of 25-22, 22-25, 15-13.

Huntington Catholic, Salamonie split volleyball matches

Huntington Catholic School eighth grade volleyball team fell to Salamonie in three sets, with scores of 16-25, 25-18, 11-15, on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

In the first set for Huntington Catholic, Alexandra Kreider had five points and Courtney Scher had three points. In the second set, Makayla Caley had seven points, Katelyn Niswander had four points and Alexandra Kreider had two points. For the third set, Niswander had six points.

Huntington Catholic's seventh grade team fared better than the eighth-graders, defeating Salamonie in two sets, with scores of 25-13, 25-24.

Riverview volleyball teams lose to Maple Creek

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team fell to Maple Creek in three sets, with scores of 20-25, 25-24, 15-12, on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Lindsey Foster was the top scorer for Riverview, notching 18 points. Maddie Klender had six points.

The game took Riverview down to 9-3 on the season.

The seventh grade team at Riverview also fell to Maple Creek, but in two sets, with scores 9-25, 22-25.

Maddi Kennedy led the scoring for Riverview, with eight points. Jordin Dolby had six points.

The seventh-graders are now 4-5 in the season.

Lady Eagles V-Ball team ends regular season 15-2

The Huntington Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team fell to the Plymouth Lady Crusaders in five sets, with scores of 25-23, 20-25, 25-16, 17-25, 11-15, on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Tuesday's game was the final match of the regular season for the Lady Eagles, who ended with a record of 15-2 for the year.

The junior high Lady Eagles also lost their match, finishing the season with a 2-6 record.

The varsity Lady Eagles will participate in the Indiana State Homeschool Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10 at the Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne.



HNHS midfielder Alyssa Grabner (left) breaks upfield as defender Kisten Konz gets ready to throw the ball in during Lady Viking soccer action against visiiting Warsaw on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Eighteen saves by goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn could not keep the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team from a 2-1 defeat by visiting Warsaw on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The lone goal for the Lady Vikes was earned by senior forward Alyssia Williams.

Wednesday's match took the team to a 6-10 season record.


Crestview wins county middle schools cross country titles

Crestview and Riverview Middle Schools, as well as Salamonie School, sent teams to three different events at the Huntington County Cross Country Meet at Riverview on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Twenty-eight runners took part in the seventh and eighth grade boys' 3k cross country run, which Crestview won with 21 points.

Caleb Stoffel led Crestview, placing first overall in 10:53.97. Alec Justice placed second, Landon Underwood finished fifth, Tyler Henline ended in sixth, and Dylan Mower placed seventh.

Lady Viking harriers sweep competition at North Central Conference meet

Even without No. 2 runner Natalie Spahr, the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team swept the competition at the 2009 North Central Conference Cross Country Championship Meet on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.

HNHS boys dominate NCC cross country meet

Senior standouts Ross Ochs and Josh Graham led the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team to a domination of the 2009 North Central Conference Championship Meet on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.

Ochs finished second overall and Graham placed third to lead the Vikings to a team score of 25 points, less than half of the total compiled by runner-up New Castle, which had 60 points. Vikings Austin Roberts and Jake Crosley added fourth and fifth places, respectively, and Sean Lewis grabbed 11th to close out the HNHS scoring.

Dydasco dazzles on gridiron as Crestview eighth-graders batter Belllmont

Charleston Dydasco scored four touchdowns as the Crestview Middle School eighth grade football team toppled Bellmont 50-16 on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Three of Dydasco's scores were rushing, and one was a pass from quarterback Skyler Veilleiux. Dydasco also had an extra point, and had six carries for a total of 166 yards.

Veilleiux also had a touchdown, and completed a two-point conversion pass to Jerin Taylor. Mark Hoover and Kyle Jolas each had one touchdown, and Jolas had four extra points.