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Taylor U Trojans defeat Forester men in OT Nov. 20

Huntington University junior Hank Pulver shoots a free throw shot during the Saturday, Nov. 20, basketball game against Taylor University.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Trojans of Taylor University snuck out of Platt Arena with a 77-74 overtime win against the Huntington University men’s basketball team on Saturday, Nov. 20, the opening day of Crossroads League play.

“Taylor played extremely hard and took advantage of their opportunities in the second half,” said Coach Kory Alford. “We made far too many mental errors down the stretch, and we failed to get stops when we needed to. We will learn from our mistakes and be better moving forward.”

Foresters earn CL honors

Four Huntington University (HU) volleyball players were recognized as All-League honorees as announced by the Crossroads League (CL) on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Senior Lindsay Ingenito (of Daleville High School, Yorktown) had a standout final season and for her efforts was tabbed Second Team All-League. It’s Ingenito’s second league badge having garnered Honorable Mention accolades as a sophomore.

HU’s Bryant, Aerni earn league honors

Huntington University (HU) junior Alex Bryant and freshman Ireland Aerni were among the list of Crossroads League All-Conference honorees as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

As a defender, Bryant (Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne) earned a spot on the Honorable Mention All-League Team. She and her defensive crew allowed 2.47 goals per game and registered three clean sheets this fall.

HN swim hosts Bluffton Tigersharks on Nov. 16

Huntington North High School swimmer Chloe North competes in the 100 Backstroke during the Tuesday, Nov. 16, swim meet against Bluffton High School.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, the Huntington North High School (HNHS) Lady Vikings swim team hosted the Bluffton High School (BHS) Tigersharks at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA for the first HNHS home meet of the season.
The Lady Vikings were victorious in their efforts, earning an 88-59 win for the night. Many swimmers were able to drop their times from the previous competition, which took place at Norwell High School. Others competed for the first time in the pool.
Top finishers included the following:
• Annika Carpenter placed first in the 100 Fly and 100 Backstroke.

Veterans meet for special outing

On Saturday, Nov. 13, which marked the opening day of firearm portion of deer hunting season, the Disabled Veterans Outdoor Wilderness Experience Division (DVOWED) met for a morning of deer hunting. Afterwards, the group gathered together at the VFW Post No. 2689 for a luncheon and a group photo featuring the three wins of the day.

HNHS swim starts season

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) Lady Viking swim team competed at the Norwell Invitational swim meet on Saturday, Nov. 13, at The Moat and came away with a fifth place finish.

Freshman Annika Carpenter won the 100 Backstroke, while Mya MacAleese, Kayla Reich and Delaney Houser all scored individually in the top 12 too.

USTFCCCA honors Stutzman

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its regional Athletes of the Year for the 2021 NAIA Cross Country season and among the list was Huntington University junior Haile Stutzman.

Stutzman was tabbed the Great Lakes Region Men’s Athlete of the Year. He posted a pair of impressive wins this season to earn this esteemed award. The first came at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge when he ran 24:16 to beat a talented field by more than seven seconds.

Forester women suffer weekend losses

Huntington University sophomore Emily Seboe locks arms with her Indiana University-South Bend opponent after a free-throw opportunity during the Saturday, Nov. 13, basketball game at Huntington University.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington University (HU) women’s basketball team took one on the chin again to suffer a 74-69 loss to IU Southeast (IUSE) on Friday, Nov. 12, at Platt Arena. The loss is HU’s third straight as they drop to 2-4 on the season.  

While the Grenadiers enjoyed the lead more often than not, the Foresters never let their guests get too far out of sight. Each time HU threatened, however, IUSE came up with a big play whether that be a timely three, a trip to the free throw line or forcing a turnover.

Buzzer-beater starts off Lady Vikings hoops

The Huntington North High School girls varsity basketball team traveled to Snider High School on Tuesday, Nov. 10, trailing early but battling back to earn a buzzer-beater win 45 to 42. With just 1.2 seconds left in the game, Leah Campbell hit Taylor Double for a fall away three-pointer for the win.

It was a slow start for the Lady Vikings, with Snider earning nearly double the points in the first quarter. Ending the first quarter 11 to 6, Snider and Huntington North matched in the second quarter, earning eight apiece to end the half 19 to 14.

HU Hoops earn fourth win

Photo by Emily Wyatt.

Huntington University sophomore Ben Humrichous shoots the ball over his opponent during the Tuesday, Nov. 9, basketball game against the University of Northwestern Ohio. The Foresters would go on to win 69-55 against their opponents.

Forester men continue winning streak

During the Huntington University men’s basketball game against University of Northwestern Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 9, senior Peyton West jumps up to make a basket.
Photo by Emily Wyatt.

The Huntington University (HU) men’s basketball team continued their tear on Tuesday, Nov. 9, by disposing of the University of Northwestern Ohio  (UNOH) 69-55. It’s the Foresters fourth straight win in as many games with all but one a double-digit disparity.

Huntington is currently giving up just 61.5 points per game to rank 25th among their NAIA peers across the country in points allowed.

Haile Stutzman tabbed with 3rd CL Runner of the Week honor

Huntington University (HU) junior Haile Stutzman topped the field of 130 runners at the Crossroads League (CL) Cross Country Championships to be deemed the league’s individual champion. He ran away from his competition by clocking in at 24:52, which proved eight seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

For the Silverton, OR, native, it was the second CL individual title of his Forester career having claimed the crown as a rookie. This week’s Runner of the Week badge is Stutzman’s third of the fall.

Aquinas College Saints snap HU women’s six game win streak

The Saints of Aquinas College snapped a six-game win streak the Huntington University (HU) Forester women’s basketball team carried into Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center on Tuesday, Nov. 9, by handing their visitors a 51-44 loss. It was Aquinas’ first win over HU since 2013.

While Huntington’s defense was on point as evidenced by holding their hosts to just 51 points on 37.5 percent shooting, it was at the other end of the court in the middle quarters that was their demise.

Foresters take on Buckeye Baker Classic

The Huntington University (HU) bowling teams were back on the road over the weekend of Nov. 6 to compete in the Buckeye Baker Classic. The tournament format was 36 Baker games with the top four teams moving on to match play.

The varsity women found themselves bowling for a championship against a tough Wright State University (WSU) team. HU shot 6,089 for 36 Baker games (169/ game average) to qualify as the third seed in match play.