Gretchen Spahr again leads the way as Viking girls win XC sectional

Huntington North's Spahr sisters, Gretchen (front) and Natalie, lead the competition after the 2K mark durng the girls' cross country sectional at Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Once again, junior standout Gretchen Spahr controlled the competition, taking first place overall to guide the Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team to a strong win in the Indiana High School Athletic Association sectional at Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Huntington North outlasted eight other teams to finish first with a score of 24, blowing past second place Columbia City, which ended with 42.

Spahr completed the 5K race in 18:49.75, four seconds faster than Columbia City's Renee Menzie, who placed second.

Graham leads Viking harriers to dominating win at sectional

HNHS senior Josh Graham (center) leads teammates Ross Ochs (left) and Austin Roberts just after the 3K mark at the boys' cross country meet at Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Senior Josh Graham led the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team to a dominating win in the Indiana High School Athletic Association sectional meet at Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Huntington North took three of the top five positions to end with a score of 29, well ahead of second-place Whitko, which had a score of 65.
Graham finished the race in 16:10.73, two seconds ahead of fellow Viking senior Ross Ochs, who took second place overall in a time of 16:12.65.

Bradford nets winner in final minutes as Lady Viking booters win sectional opener

Lady Viking forward Reagan Valenzuela attacks with the ball during the HNHS sectional game against Norwell on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Marion. Valenzuela earlier scored the Lady Vikings' first goal in a 2-1 win.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Shelby Bradford scored the winning goal in the final minutes of play to give the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team a 2-1 win over Norwell in the opening round of Marion Sectional Tournament play on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Bradford's looping shot past the Norwell goalie broke a 1-1 tie forged on first half goals by Lady Viking Reagan Valenzuela and Lady Knight Caitlin Ailor.

HNHS goalie Kaylie Dunn made the goal stand up under Norwell pressure, and enables the Lady Vikings to meet Jay County Thursday.

Dunn had eight saves for HNHS, now 9-10.

Making the save

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn grabs the ball as Norwell midfielder Carlie Harnish closes in during sectional play Tuesday night, Oct. 13, at Marion. The Lady vikings won 2-1 and will play Thursday night against Jay County.

Vivas brothers earn No. 1 doubles championship at MCC

Brothers Gonzalo and Martin Vivas became the Mid-Central Conference champions at No. 1 doubles on Saturday, Oct. 10, as the Huntington University men's tennis team participated in the MCC championship.

The duo defeated HU rival Indiana Wesleyan Uni-versity 8-5 in the final match.

Gonzalo Vivas was named to the MCC All-Conference team for the third time in his career.


HU women's tennis fifth at MCC meet

The Huntington University women's tennis team placed fifth at the Mid-Central Conference champion-ship on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Indiana Wesleyan University won the championship.

The Foresters had their only success in doubles, where the No. 1 duo of Haley Neiderhiser and Raelyn Althoff defeated their opponents from Grace College 8-6 to win the semifinal. In the championship match, the HU team lost to Taylor 8-6.

Nedierhiser and Althoff were both named to the MCC All-Conference Team.


HU women's soccer team earns tie with Bethel

The Huntington University women's soccer team had an even, double overtime match against Bethel, with a final match score of 1-1 on Saturday, Oct. 10.

HU scored on a penalty kick by Kristin Calvert to lead 1-0 at halftime.

Goalkeeper Amy Tavierne recorded eight saves.

The team's record is 3-9-1 and 0-2-1 in the Mid-Central Conference.


HNHS 'C' team football defeats Marion

The Huntington North High School junior varsity and freshman "C" teams joined forces to defeat Marion 28-16 on Monday, Oct. 12.

Paul Ehler had two touchdowns for the Vikings. Running back Ethan Bartrom rushed for an 11-yard touchdown, and quarterback Reed Fawcett ran across the line for a fourth touchdown.

Nathan Suttert and Sebastian Eckert both had inter-ceptions for HNHS.

Monday's game took the junior varsity record to 4-3, and the freshman record to 5-2-1.


Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Andrew Rittenhouse, 217; Russell Roberts, 215; Ron Rittenhouse, 202.
Men's High Series: Joe McCune, 571; Russell Roberts, 566; Ron Rittenhouse, 548.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 215; Dana Tester, 210; Terra Karst, 184.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 590; Tara Trainer, 493; Dana Tester, 493.
Most Over: Dana Tester, +70; Ron Rittenhouse, +68; Corky Draper, +66.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 29-7; Them & Us, 23-13; Old Balls and Bags, 23-13.

Hill Toppers face Cininnnati in final game of year

Members of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers and the Cincinnati Buckeyes pose for a photo  on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Photo provided.

hill toppers 10-10

"Oct. 10, Camp Orville, Hartford City, Ind."

"With the smoke of a hundred circling campfires drifting in and the sound of bugles and drill orders in the air, the local boys once again met their honored rivals from Cincinnati - the Buckeyes -- to do Base Ball battle.

Ochs leads HNHS boys to third at Portage XC Invite

Senior Ross Ochs placed in the top five to help take the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team to a third place finish with a score of 176 at the Portage Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Ochs placed fifth overall out of 238 total runners in a time of 15:46.2. Josh Graham took second for the Vikings and 13th overall in 16:07.3. Austin Roberts placed 25th in 16:23.1, Jake Crosley took 41st in 16:36 and Sean Lewis placed 92nd in 17:11.6 to round out the scoring for the Vikings.

Non-scorers included Darius Vogleman and Cordell Lewis.

Lady Eagles claim state homeschool volleyball championship

The state champion Lady Eagles are (front row, from left) Denise Scheie, Dana Stoffel and Deborah Scheie and (back row from left) Kaleigh Shultz, Kaitlin Layman, Becca Daniels, Kelsey Featherston, Marina Stoffel and Coach Jill Mills.
Photo provided.

The Huntington Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team became the Indiana State Homeschool champions over Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, sweeping the competition and defeating the Goshen Blue Blazers in the final round on Saturday in three sets, with scores of 25-21, 20-25, 15-13 at Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne.

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.