Pathfinder Kids Kampus to host 14th annual Turkey Trot Nov. 22

Members of Pathfinder Kids Kampus and sponsors of the 14th annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot are ready for the big event on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. Pictured are (front row from left) Willa Mills and Ethan Lehman, children who attend Pathfinder Kids Kampus, and Elizabeth Hire, of Pathfinder Kids Kampus; and (back row from left) Britt Sather and Kelsi Feltner, of McDonald’s of Huntington; Becky Scheiber, of PNC Bank; Dr. Matt Pflieger and Dr. Janelle Maxwell Pflieger, of Cardinal Family Medicine; Matt Ditzler, of Huntington County Community Foundation; and Bill Miller, of David Culp & Co.
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Pathfinder Kids Kampus will host the 14th annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk and one-mile Turkey Trail on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. The event, sponsored by McDonald’s of Huntington, will start at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the children and families served by Pathfinder Kids Kampus.

Balanced attack leads HU men over Silver Lake

A balanced scoring attack led the Huntington University men’s basketball team over Silver Lake College, 81-60, on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Grace College Hoops for Hope Classic.

Caleb Middlesworth scored 13 points, Zac Owens and Spencer Ballinger each scored 12 and Tyler Arens and Konner Platt notched 11 apiece as HU improved to 6-1 on the season.

The Foresters led 46-18 at the half break and gave Head Coach Ty Platt the chance to use his bench liberally in the second half.

Saylor more than handful as HU downs IU Southeast

Huntington University senior Brooke Saylor was more than a handful for the opposition as she led the Foresters to a 70-50 win over IU Southeast on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Saylor knocked down 10 of 13 field goal tries for a game-high 25 points and also had game highs in rebounding and assists with nine and five, respectively, as HU won its seventh straight outing to improve to 7-1.

HU soccermen end season with loss in first round of national championships

The Huntington University men’s soccer team lost to third-ranked Central Michigan, 5-1, on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the opening round of the NAIA Men’s National Soccer Championships at Columbia, MO.

Central Methodist, the No. 3 team in goal scoring in the country, opened a 3-0 lead on the Foresters in the first half and never looked back. Central Michigan held a 5-0 lead when HU senior Mikal Farabee buried a penalty kick into the bottom left corner of the net for his first collegiate score.

Northfield scorches Lady Vikes

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team was scorched by host Northfield, 70-29, on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Northfield, 3-1, scored 24 points off on turnovers and dominated from the start, building up a 14-4 lead after the first quarter and taking a 45-16 halftime advantage.

Huntington North, 3-3, was led by Maddy Robrock wth 12 points.

Big fourth quarter propels Lady Vikes past Whitko

Huntington North's Leah Cambpell moves the ball toward the basket aginst Whitko in action Friday night, Nov. 16, at North Arena. The Lady Vikings won, 49-31.
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The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team ripped open a close game with a big final quarter and went  on to beat visiting Whitko, 49-31, on Friday night, Nov. 16.

The Lady Vikings, 3-2, led 30-26 after the first three frames, but ran away and hid in the final frame with a 19-6 advantage.

Reece Colclesser and Meg McDonald both scored 15 points to lead the HNHS offense. McDonald hit 6 of 7 field goal attempts, including all three of her three-point tries, and Colcesser went 6 of 8 from the field.

Zook's late triples push HU past IU Kokomo

Huntington University forward Sarah Fryman works the ball lower against an IU Kokomo defender in action at Platt Arena on Friday evening, Nov. 16.
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Freshman Erica Zook nailed three three-pointers down the stretch to help the Huntington University women’s basketball team nip visiting IU Kokomo, 66-64, on Friday night, Nov. 16.

Zook notched a total of 15 second-half points after finishing the first half of her first start without scoring. But the big second-half effort pulled the Foresters from a seven point deficit with 5:08 left in the game to their sixth win in seven tries this season.

HU's Dirr shatters program mark and earns All-American at XC nationals

Huntington University cross country runner Aspen Dirr competes in the 2018 NAIA Women's Cross County Championship at Seminole Valley Cross Country Course in Cedar Rapids, IA, on Friday morning, Nov. 16. Dirr picked up an All-American badge with a 19th place finish.
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Huntington University senior Aspen Dirr earned All-American status with a 19th place finish on Friday morning, Nov. 16, at the 2018 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Championships at Seminole Valley Cross County Course in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Competing for the third time at nationals, Dirr shaved 57 seconds off of her personal best to clock in at 17:55 and finish 19th overall out of 339 runners. Her time broke the program record assistant coach Lauren Johnson and was the second-highest finish at NAIA nationals in the HU women’s cross country record books.

Huntington’s Zac Tackett earns initial PBA tournament crown

Zac Tackett, of Huntington, won the Professional Bowlers Association La-Z-Boy Central Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Monroe Sport Center, in Monroe, MI.

The win gave Tackett the first PBA title of his career. In the championship match, he defeated Charlie Brown Jr., 224-220.

In the qualifying round, Tackett toppled 1,568 pins to claim the sixth seed going into match play. He then knocked off Monty Wonnacott II, Cory Hines and Nick Cooper to set up his championship showdown with Brown.

Aschliman, Shaw win twice but HNHS swimgirls lose to Bluffton

Juniors Allie Aschliman and Laney Shaw each won two events but the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team fell to host Bluffton, 117-62, on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Aschliman, won the 200-meter individual medley, in 2:53.10, and the 100-meter butterfly, in 1:15.99, while Shaw claimed the 50-meter freestyle, in :31.15, and the 100-meter freestyle, in 1:10.25, to get four of the five HNHS wins on the night.

Macy Lange got the remaining victory in the 200-meter freestyle, touching the wall in 2:48.31.

HU bowlers eighth at WHAC Jamboree

The Huntington University men’s bowling team placed eighth among 13 teams competing at the WHAC Jamboree over the weekend at Wayne Bowl.

The Foresters took down 6,531 pins for their finish.

Austin Schultz led the Foresters with an individual score of 744 for an average of 186.

The Forester junior varsity team collected 6,205 pins to finish fifth.

HU bowling women third at WHAC Jamboree

The Huntington University women’s bowling team placed third out of 12 teams at the WHAC Jamboree over the weekend at Wayne Bowl.

The Foresters knocked down a total of 6,375 pins behind senior Brianna Cearbaugh, who posted a second place individual finish for her second all-tournament team honor this season. She scored a total of 833 pins for an average of 208.25 per game.

The junior varsity crew tallied 5,928 pins for the tournament to claim second, just 38 pins short of the win.

Foresters scrap out win after early lead disappears

A 16-point first half lead didn’t hold up but the Huntington University women’s basketball team scrapped out a 59-55 win over host Rochester College on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The Foresters, 5-1, were up 27-11 midway through the second quarter, but Rochester, 6-1, fought back to take the lead at 33-32 early in the third quarter. After several lead changes in the frame, HU went into the final quarter with a 46-43 advantage and was able to hang on.

Robrock stellar but Lady Vikes fall to Carroll

Maddy Robrock had another stellar outing but the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team came up a little short to visiting Carroll on Tuesday, Nov. 13, losing 53-46.

Robrock knocked down 13 of 15 shots from the field on the way to 27 points, and the senior added 14 rebounds, but a poor first quarter wound up costing the Lady Vikes as they fell to 2-2 on the season.

Riverview boy cagers sweep Bluffton

The Riverview Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team defeated visiting Bluffton, 44-36, on Monday, Nov. 12.

The Raiders were led by Lawson Doyle, who scored 15 points. Brayden Voght and Caden Husband both chipped in seven points.

Riverview’s seventh-grade squad was also victorious, 39-11.

Caleb Reust paced the Raiders with nine points.