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HU women bowlers fourth at WHAC Jamboree

The Huntington University women’s bowling team placed fourth at the WHAC Jamboree II, held Saturday, Nov. 9, in Grandville, MI.

The Foresters posted a score of 6,357. Amber Elliott led the team with a singles score of 801, good for a 200.25 per-game average. She finished sixth individually to miss making the all-tournament team by just 17 pins.

HU keglers ninth at WHAC Jamboree

The Huntington University men’s bowling team placed ninth at the WHAC Jamboree II, held Saturday, Nov. 9, in Grandville, MI.

The Foresters posted a score of 6,693. They were led by Austin Schultz, who averaged a 191 to claim 21st place individually.

Foresters use 'D' to top Rochester

On a night when neither offense was very potent, the Huntington University women’s basketball team used defense to pull off a 56-45 win over visiting Rochester University on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The Foresters hits only 22 of 64 field goal attempts from the field for 34.4 percent, but limited Rochester to a 14 of 45 performance for 31.1 percent to account for their fourth win of the season in five outings.

Sarah Fryman led the way with 19 points, and Alexandria Bope and Sam Hammel each chipped in with eight. Hammel also added game-highs of 11 rebounds and four assists.

ONU gets out early and beats HU men in Ness Bros. final

Huntington University guard Konner Platt does some mid-air maneuvering to get a pass out to the wing in action Saturday, Nov. 9, in the championship game of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic at Platt Arena on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Visiting Olivet Nazarene University jumped out to a big first half lead and never looked back to beat the Huntington University men’s basketball team, 88-68, on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the championship of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament at Platt Arena.

The 11th-ranked Tigers turned an early deficit of 8-7 into a 25-7 margin with 18 straight points, and HU was on the way to its first loss after three wins.

The Tigers burned the nets with 64.5 percent shooting from the field on 20 of 31 accuracy in the opening frame.

Forester spikers swept out of CL Tournament by 30-1 Marian

The Huntington University volleyball team was swept out the Crossroads League Volleyball Tournament by host Marian on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Finishing their season with a mark of 14-20, the Foresters lost 13-25, 10-25, 16-25 to Marian, now 30-1 on the campaign.

Paige Eakright led HU with nine kills. Tya Bynum added six kills.

Jennings Tacosik led in assists with 18, while Ariene Butler and Laura Nagle took charge of the backline with 13 and 12 digs, respectively.

HU's Stutzman becomes first frosh to win CL cross country title

Haile Stutzman became the first freshman to ever win the Crossroads League Cross Country Championship as he led the Huntington University men’s cross country team to a third place finish on Saturday, Nov. 10, in South Bend.

Stutzman, from Silverton, OR, won the 8K race in a personal best clocking of 24:51.9. He was joined on the all-conference team by junior Elijah Chesterman, who placed fifth out of 147 runners in 25:11.8.

All of the first nine runners for HU established new personal best marks.

Stoffel blows away CL field and record book

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Hannah Stoffel

Junior Hannah Stoffel blew away the field and the record book as she won the Crossroad League Women’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday, No. 9 in South Bend.

Stoffel shredded the 5K course record with a clocking of 17:04.5, beating her closest competitor by almost 54 seconds. That helped lead HU to a third place finish as team among the 10 CL schools.

Molly Mitchell took fourth out of 124 runners with a time of 18:24.8. Saige Norris gave HU a third top-10 finisher with a time of 18:52.2 for eighth place.

Fleming's OT score puts Foresters into CL title game

In what almost looks like a face-off, Noah Fleming of Huntington University and Matheus Santiago of Bethel both take a swipe at the soccer ball in the semifinal match of the Crossroads League Men's Soccer Tournmament on Saturday, Nov. 9, at King Stadium. Fleming later scored the game-winner.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Junior forward Noah Fleming broke a scoreless tie a little over four minutes into overtime to propel the Huntington University men’s soccer team past visiting Bethel University on Saturday, Nov. 9, and to the championship game of the Crossroads League Tournament.

The league tournament championship and an automatic bid to the NAIA national tourney will be decided next Saturday, Nov. 16, at top-seeded Spring Arbor.

Gabe Greenfield made three saves between the pipes until Fleming won it for HU, now 1-4-2 overall.

Platt's big night pushes Foresters past Judson

Behind a game-best 35 points from Konner Platt, the Huntington University men’s basketball team triumphed over visiting Judson University, 88-75, in the semifinals of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament on Friday, Nov. 8.

With the win, the Foresters, 3-0, advanced to the tourney’s championship game on Saturday, Nov. 9, against No. 11 Olivet Nazarene University, which topped East-West University, 122-89, on Friday.

After playing to a 40-40 tie at halftime, Huntington pulled away in the second stanza, outscoring Judson 48-35 to notch the 13-point win.

Fryman scores 32 but Foresters fall

The Huntington University women’s basketball team got 32 points from Sarah Fryman, but came up short against host Indiana University South Bend, falling 80-71 on Friday, Nov. 8.

The Foresters trailed the Titans, 26-15, after the first quarter, but whittled the deficit down to 40-35 by halftime and 57-56 at the end of three quarters. The hosts, however, outscored Coach Lori Culler’s squad by a margin of 23-15 in the final frame to take the game.

HU spikers end regular season with loss

The Huntington University volleyball team closed out the regular season with a straight-sets loss to host Grace College on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The Foresters were defeated 22-25, 15-25, 20-25. With the loss, they finish the regular season 14-19, with a 6-12 mark in Crossroads League play.

Senior Paige Eakright led Huntington with 12 kills, two aces and 14 digs.

Junior Jennings Tacosik fueled the Forester offense with 24 assists.

Defensively, Huntington got 17 digs from junior Ariene Butler and 12 from Tacosik.

Pathfinder Services to hold 15th Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, which is set for Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, at 8 a.m. Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) Pathfinder Kids Kampus students Daizy Niswander, Kenzie Platt and Eleanor DeHaven; and (back row from left) Matt Ditzler, Huntington County Community Foundation; Doug Selig, vice president of Patient Care Services at Parkview Huntington Hospital; Michael Howell, Huntington County Community Foundation; Britt Sather, McDonald’s of Huntington; Dr. Matt Pflieger and Dr. Janelle Maxwell Pflieger, Cardinal Family Medicine; Candice Robison, branch manager at PNC Bank; and Elizabeth Hire, Kids Kampus administrator.
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Pathfinder Services will hold the 15th annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, at 8 a.m. Registration is now open and all proceeds go to Kids Kampus in support of the children and families served.

“The Turkey Trot has become a Thanksgiving tradition for so many families,” says Pathfinder Services President and CEO John Niederman. “We are so grateful to everyone involved because it really takes the entire community to make this a successful event.”

HU women rout Holy Cross

The Huntington University women’s basketball team routed host Holy Cross, 81-36, on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Led by senior Sarah Fryman, who scored a game-high 20 points, the Foresters jumped out to an early lead on the Saints and never looked back. Coach Lori Culler’s squad tallied 20 points in the first quarter while holding the hosts to eight, then poured in 25 points in the second while limiting Holy Cross to 10 for a 45-18 halftime advantage. Huntington expanded its lead to 65-27 by the end of three quarters, then outscored the Saints 16-9 in the final frame.

HU cagers edge IU East, 73-71

The Huntington University men’s basketball team edged host Indiana University East, 73-71, on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Honorary captains


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic, sponsored by Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co., has announced its 2019 honorary captains. They are (front row from left)  Andy Eckert, of Ness Bros Real Estate & Auction Co.; Don Newsome, of Ironclad Excavating; Trent Wolfe, of Kline’s CPA Group; Brandon Juergens, of Juergens Do-It Center; Scott Smith, of Star Insurance Agency; and  Kurt Ness, of Ness Bros.

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