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Rainbow Lanes Fall Leagues

Rainbow Lanes scores Nov. 23-26


Service Mixed
Men's High Game: Aaron Geese, 279; Eric Allred, 237; Kevin Allred, 236.
Men's High Series: Aaron Geese, 709; Matt Elzey, 639; Eric Allred, 621.
Women's High Game: Jenni Elzey, 205; Janice Hanson, 167; Bernie Hammel, 143.
Women's High Series: Jenni Elzey, 550; Janice Hanson, 492; Bernie Hammel, 404.
Men's Over Average: Aaron Geese, +154; Jack Landrum, +86; Bob Bittner, +69.
Women's Over Average: Janice Hanson, +48; Jenni Elzey, +28; Marsha Chenoweth, -2.

 

Six pins carry Viking matmen past Logansport

Six pins helped carry the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team to a 48-30 win over host Logansport on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Earning six-point wins for the Vikings were sophomore Alex Beal at 126 pounds, junior Kyle Jolas at 145, seniors Sebastian Eckert and Sean Reynolds at 152 and 160, respectively, freshman Chandler Updike at 171 and sophomore Layne Emery at 195.

Sophomore Tanner Shipley earned a 3-0 win at 132, Josh Danals at 220 was a 7-2 winner and heavyweight Shawn Renz earned a forfeit win.

 

HNHS boy bowlers knock down South Adams

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team defeated South Adams, 17-3, in Decatur on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Senior Tyler Krepp led the Vikings in the first game with a match-high 232. Adam Harris-Shoemaker followed with a 197, AJ Bickel rolled a 187, Trent Kline tallied a 178 and Zac Tackett had a 171 for a total of 970 to South Adams' 653. Huntington North won all five games and got the five-pont bonus for pinfall.

 

Miller-Jennings' big second half carries HU women past Marian


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The Huntington University women's basketball team trailed host Marian by three at the half, but a 16-point second half by Sarah Miller-Jennings carried the Foresters to a 63-53 win on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Miller-Jennings scored a game-high 22 points for 22nd-ranked Huntington, 6-2, 1-1 in Crossroads League play. Lauren Meese contributed 12 points to the Foresters' offensive effort and Pazia Speed added 11.

Lakan Hasser-Smith led the Knights with 15 points and Whitney Emerson recorded a double-double, tallying 12 points and 10 rebounds.

 

CMS hoop boys double-dip Manchester

Luke Pulver and Hunter Holloway both scored in double figures to help the Crestview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team beat visiting Manchester by a comfortable margin, 42-26, on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Pulver tallied 11 points and Holloway had 10 for the Cougars, 3-1. Patrick Miller supplied six points while Dylan Wynkoop and Ben Bentz each scored five.

The seventh grade team also took care of business against Manchester, winning 38-29. Ian McCutcheon led the Cougars, 3-1, with 14 points. Mason Landrum added 10 points and Collin Landrum contributed five.

 

Thanksgiving run raises over $13,000 for KK Scholarship Fund

Over 850 participants raised over $13,000 for the Pathfinder Kids Kampus Scholarship Fund on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 22, during the eighth annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1 mile Family Fun Walk in Huntington.

The overall winner of the race was Elias Rojas, of Ligonier, with a time of 15:50.7 and the overall female winner of the race was Karen Killian, of Bryan, OH, with a time of 19:09.5. Placing second overall was Johnny Mendez, of Marion, with a time of 16:06.1, and placing third with a time of 16:06.4 was Josh Graham, of Huntington.

 

Big gulp


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Nathan Sutter surfaces to take a breath in the 100-meter freestyle during the boys' varsity swim meet with visiting Oak Hill at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

 

Turning strokes


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School girls' varsity swimmer Addison Clark gets ready to turn another stroke in the 500-meter freestyle during the team's meet against visiting Oak Hill at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

 

Featherston helps Foresters nip Marian


Photo by Steve Clark.

A game-winning shot and key defensive plays by Colin Featherston helped the Huntington University men's basketball team overcome a five-point deficit with 1:38 to go and beat visiting Marian University, 67-66, on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Featherston hit a layup with six seconds to go after earlier blocking a shot as the Foresters, 4-4, fought back from a 66-61 deficit.

 

Viking bowlers win South Bend tourney

The Huntington North High School boys' bowling team won the Eagles' Holiday Classic Bowling Tournament in South Bend on Saturday, Nov. 24.

The Vikings, the second seeded after the first 10 Baker-style games based on total pinfall, beat top-seeded Hobart in two games for the championship after going through third-seeded Riverton Parke to get there.

 

Lady Viking bowlers blank Bluffton

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity bowling team took all 20 possible points in their match against Bluffton at the Bowling Center, in Bluffton, on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Mackenzie Faurote led the Lady Vikings in each game. In the first, Faurote rolled a 201, Ashley Clark tallied a 185, Alex Rittenhouse scored a 178, Megan Manes had a 169 and Lauren Smart followed with a 167, totaling a 900 to 669 triumph for Huntington North.

 

Kenny Eckert aces 17th at LaFontaine GC

Kenny Eckert recently recorded a hole-in-one at LaFontaine Golf Club.

Eckert aced the 17th hole using a seven iron.

The feat was witnessed by Ed Zimmerman, Monte Schenkel, Bill Ehler and Gary Bauer. This is the second time Eckert has achieved a hole-in-one on this hole.

 

 

Call out, registration for Huntington County Wrestling Club is Nov. 28-29

Call out and registration for this year's Huntington County Wrestling Club is on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 29, at Crestview Middle School, in Huntington, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Neil Teusch is entering his fourth year with the club and his second as its director, during which time he's helped introduce several new features. For example, the club started a preseason this year, before the call out, and 35 kids are participating in it.

"Our numbers are growing," he says.

 

4 Foresters earn NAIA CC scholar accolades

Four Huntington University runners have been named to the 2012 Daktronics Cross Country NAIA Scholar Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Honors went to Joshua McIntyre, Lance Woodand, Miranda Boyts and Cendall Ogle.

McIntyre, a Huntington resident and Huntington North High School graduate, is a junior history major.

 

Vikes stomp Mississinewa in OT to get first win


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team rallied from a fourth quarter deficit to tie the game in regulation, then stomped visiting Mississinewa in the extra frame to gain a 77-63 win on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Kyle Platt and Trenton Kern early in the OT gave North, 1-1, a lead it would not relinquish, and the Vikings outscored the visitors 19-5 in the extra session to get their first win of the season.

 

Homestead bolts past Lady Vikings, 58-32

Host Homestead bolted to an early lead and never looked back as it decked the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team, 58-32, on Friday, Nov. 23.

The Lady Spartans jumped out to a 15-8 lead after the first quarter of play, expanded the margin to 32-14 by halftime and led 47-18 after three quarters of play.

The Lady Vikes, 0-5, were again led by Allyson Trout as she scored 13 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists. Freshman Hannah Stoffel added six points.

 

Viking bowlers tied for top in conference

The Huntington North High School boy's varsity bowling team moved into a first place tie with Norwell in the Hoosier Conference by beating the Knights, 16-4, at Bluffton on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The Vikings used close wins in the two games to get what appeared to be a lopsided win, but it was anything but that. The Vikings topped the Knights 935-932 in the opener and then clipped them, 926-924, in the second contest.

The Vikings piled up their points by winning three out of five individual games in each game and then getting both five-point bonuses for high score.

 

Crestview 7 boys use balance to beat Norwell

A balanced offensive effort carried the Crestview Middle School seventh grade boys' basketball team to a 32-21 win over visiting Norwell on Monday, Nov. 19.

Collin Landrum led the Cougars, 2-1, with seven points, while Noah Ehler, Austin Spahr and Ian McCutcheon added five points apiece. Rhitt Langston and Trent Cissell each contributed four points to Crestview's cause.

Mason Landrum grabbed five rebounds to go with two points and Mitchell McElhaney collected four rebounds.

The eighth grade team fell to Norwell, 39-23.

 

Rainbow Lanes Fall Leagues

Rainbow Lanes scores Nov. 17-20


Rainbow Seniors
Men's High Game: Jordan Gray, 235; Nathan Gottschalk, 233; Alex Mettler, 210.
Men's High Series: Jordan Gray, 629; Nathan Gottschalk, 590; Alex Mettler, 586.
Women's High Game: Mikayla Schram, 213; Saddie Uhrick, 205; Eileen Mettler, 195.
Women's High Series: Mikayla Schram, 586; Saddie Uhrick, 563; Eileen Mettler, 550.
Men's Over Average: Jordan Gray, +44; Nathan Gottschalk, +14; Alex Mettler, +7.
Women's Over Average: Mikayla Schram, +16; Saddie Uhrick, +5; Eileen Mettler, -23.

 

Vikings dig hole too deep in opening loss to Homestead

The host Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team dug itself too deep of a hole in the middle two quarters and could not rally back far enough in the final frame as it fell to host Homestead, 48-42, in its season-opener on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The Vikings were down at the half, 27-17, and fell into their deepest hole at 37-20 late in the third quarter before coming back in the fourth frame to make a game of it.

Noah Reed led the Vikings with 18 points. Kyle Platt added eight points and six rebounds and Trenton Kern had six points and six rebounds.

 

Snider thievery results in win over HNHS girls


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Visiting Fort Wayne Snider racked up 26 steals on the way to toppling the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team, 61-46, on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Allyson Trout scored 16 points to lead the Lady Vikings, 0-4. Kayla Patrick came off the bench to score 10 points and Kelsey Hollowell added eight.

Snider built a 12-6 lead after the first quarter and was up 22-13 at halftime, in part due to the steals and in part due to HNHS hitting only 2 of 11 shots from the field for 18.2 percent. The visitors took a 37-28 lead into the fourth quarter.

 

Late 3-pointer pushes USF past Foresters

Kevin Bloom nailed a 3-pointer with three seconds left to lift host University of Saint Francis to a 68-66 win over the Huntington University men's basketball team on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Bloom's bucket broke a 65-65 tie. The Foresters' Tyler Ault and Ryan Boester both came up empty on their attempts to give Huntington, 3-4, the late lead, setting up Bloom's game-winner. Huntington didn't get a chance to answer, as Saint Francis sent Boester to the charity stripe, where he sunk one of two free throws to take the game to its final tally.

 

Poor shooting dooms HU women against USF

The Huntington University women's basketball team was down early to visiting Saint Francis and it set a trend for the game as the Foresters lost, 64-56, on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The Foresters couldn't recover from a first half in which they hit just 7 of 27 shots from the field for 25.9 percent en route to an 11-point deficit at 26-15. Although Huntington whittled Saint Francis' lead down to six, 46-40, with 8:41 to go in the second half, the Cougars built it back up to a game-high 16 with 2:32 left in the game.

 

Turkey Trot set for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22


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Brayden Clabaugh, Izzy Messenger and Alex Birkle (from left) race to the finish line as they and their friends at Pathfinder Kids Kampus prepare for the child care facility's eighth annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. More than 400 participants are registered to take part in the 5K run/walk and another 50 are signed up to take part in the one-mile fun walk. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. with the fun walk following at 8:30 a.m., both leaving from McDonald's in Huntington.

 

Lady Vike bowlers beat up on Bellmont

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity bowling team blasted Bellmont, 19-1, in Bluffton, on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

In the first game, the Lady Vikings, 2-0, beat the Braves, 989-624, behind Ashley Clark's 256. Alex Rittenhouse added a 195, Megan Manes tallied a 191, Mackenzie Faurote scored a 188 and Lauren Smart had a 159.

Huntington North claimed victory in the second game, 902-631. Faurote achieved a 210, followed by Rittenhouse's 195, Susanna Vining's 178, Manes' 169 and Clark's 150.

 

Frosh Faurote leads Lady Viking bowlers to opening victory

Freshman Mackenzie Faurote led the Huntington North High School girls' varsity bowling team to a dominant season-opening win over South Adams, 20-0, in Portland on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Faurote was the high bowler in each of the two games, rolling a 227 in the first and a 244 in the second.

The Lady Vikes, 1-0, beat the Starfires, 901-596, in the first game. Lauren Smart tallied a 184, Alex Rittenhouse recorded a 183, Megan Manes had a 162 and Ashley Clark followed with a 145.

 

Five HU spikers earn Crossroads League honors

Five Huntington University players have earned All-Conference volleyball honors from the Crossroads League.

Codie Morey, of Blue Island, IL, was one of six rookies named to the All-Freshman Team. The setter averaged 4.3 assists per set and earned the starting spot as HU's setter in the latter part of the season.

Morey averaged 1.56 digs per game and finished the season with an 88.4 serving percentage.

 

NAIA gives HU Champs of Character

For the second consecutive year, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has awarded Huntington University the Champions of Character Five Star Award.

Institutions are measured using the NAIA Scorecard and is based on the NAIA's flagship program "Champions of Character," which emphasizes the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. To receive this award, institutions must score at least 60 out of 100 possible points.

 

Jolas claims titile at Hurrle Memorial Invitational

Kyle Jolas claimed the lone championship for the Huntington North High School wrestling team at the John Hurrle Memorial Invitational at Arsenal Tech, in Indianapolis, on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The Vikings finished seventh out of 16 teams.

Jolas went 5-0 with one pin and two major decisions to win his title at 145 pounds.

Tanner Shipley, at 132 pounds, went 4-1 and was runner-up.

Five Vikings went 3-2. They were Alex Beal at 132, Ian Hiers at 138, Sebastian Eckert at 152, Layne Emery at 195 and Shawn Renz at heavyweight.

 

Forester women harriers 20th at nationals

The Huntington University women's cross country team placed 20th out of 32 teams in the 2012 NAIA National Cross Country Championships at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, WA, on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The Foresters finished with 510 points. Sophomore Gretchen Spahr paced Huntington, finishing in 19:09 for 47th place overall.

 

Lady Vikes fall to Norwell

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team couldn't match host Norwell's offensive attack and fell 59-35 on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The Lady Vikings, 0-3, were in an 11-6 hole after the first quarter and were down 27-17 at halftime. The Lady Knights ran up a 23-12 advantage in the third quarter to take a 50-29 lead into the last frame.

 

Viking bowlers shoot down Bellmont

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team won big over Bellmont, 18-2, at Berne on Saturday, Nov. 17.

In the first game, the Vikings won three of the five possible points and also five points for most pins.

Zac Tackett led the team with a 203. Adam Harris-Shoemaker rolled a 200, Tyler Krepp tallied a 195, Trent Kline had a 146 and A.J. Bickel followed with a 144.

 

Foresters lose lead late, game in overtime to Missouri Baptist

After having the upper hand on Missouri Baptist University for most of the game, the Huntington University men's basketball team watched the Spartans force overtime with clutch shooting, and then win the game, 78-73, on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Winona Lake in the Grace College Classic.

 

Forester women take first loss of season in Berea tourney championship

The Huntington University women's basketball team lost for the first time this season, to Robert Morris University, 61-54, on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Berea College Pepsi Challenge championship game.

Sarah Miler-Jennings led the Foresters, 5-1, with 14 points. Pazia Speed added 11 and Taylor Foley supplied eight to go with a team-high 13 rebounds.

Huntington led 27-23 after the first half, but Robert Morris outpaced the Foresters' offensive production by 11 in the second to get the win.

 

HU women blow Berea off court, 80-39

The Huntington University women's basketball team blew host Berea College off the court, 80-39, on Friday, Nov. 16, in the first round of the Berea College Pepsi Classic.

Improving to 5-0 on the season, the Foresters built a 34-20 lead after the first half, then threw in a 46-19 second half as Head Coach Lori Culler emptied her bench.

Sara Miller-Jennings and Allison Greene led HU with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Kelsey Hubble added 10 points, Pazia Speed had nine and Amelia Recker and Taylor Foley each scored eight.

 

Merryman's marksmanship leads Foresters past Robert Morris


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Shane Merryman fired in 30 points on 12 of 13 field goal shooting to lead the Huntington University men's basketball team past Robert Morris University, 89-85, on Friday, Nov. 16, in the first round of the Grace College Classic.

Merryman, a 6-5 junior, hit 6 of 8 free throw attempts as well and grabbed off a game-high 12 rebounds to lead the Foresters to their third win in five games this season. His marksmanship led HU to a 27 of 44 shooting effort for a sizzling 61.4 percent for the night.

 

Hollowell leads CMS 8 boys to second win

Hunter Holloway pushed the Crestview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team to a 2-0 start with a 25-17 win over visiting Lakeview on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Holloway scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Ben Bentz added four points to the Cougars' cause.

In the seventh grade game, Crestview fell 44-30.

 

Rainbow Lanes Fall Leagues

Rainbow Lanes scores Nov. 13-15


Twilight
Men's High Game: Dan Mall, 255; Jay Millington, 246; Matt Elzey, 235.
Men's High Series: Jay Millington, 678; Matt Elzey, 657; Dan Mall, 639.
Women's High Game: Jenna Miller, 193; Susie Chapin, 188; Sandy Bowers, 170.
Women's High Series: Jenna Miller, 536; Susie Chapin, 510; Sandy Bowers, 442.
Men's Over Average: Jay Millington, +72; Dan Mall, +60; Brian Crago, +58.
Women's Over Average: Sandy Bowers, +16; Jenna Miller, +8; Susie Chapin, +3.

 

Looking for help


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School varsity basketball player Matt Hogan (left) looks for help from a teammate while getting double-teamed down low by Bluffton during a scrimmage last night, Thursday, Nov. 15, at North Arena.

 

Viking bowlers blast Southern Wells, 18-2

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team blasted Southern Wells, 18-2, at the Bowling Center, in Bluffton, on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Zac Tackett led the Vikings in the first game with a score of 225. Tyler Krepp followed with a 190, Trent Kline tallied a 182, A.J. Bickel recorded a 156 and Jon Scott rolled a 148 for a game total of 901.

In the second game, Krepp paced Huntington North with a match-high game of 246, followed by Tackett's 195, Kline's 182, Scott's 130 and Bickel's 124 for a game total of 877 and match total of 1,778 to Southern Wells' 1,351.

 

Team makes HU Hall of Fame


Photo by Steve Clark.

The 1984 Huntington University women's basketball team was inducted into the Huntington University Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at the university's Habecker Dining Commons on Saturday, Nov. 10. The team won the NCCAA national championship that season. Team members receiving their honors are (front row, from left) Lori Sander Thompson, Jana Harding-Bishop, Deanna Worden, Assistant Coach Ann McPherren and (second row, from left) Melodie Cripe Winans, Lori Culler, Head Coach Keith Freeman, Becky Stump Younce and Sabra Newsome McComb.

 

Hall of Famers


Photo by Steve Clark.

Individual inductees to the Huntington University Athletic Hall of Fame for 2012 are (from left) Alex Kock, for men's basketball; Joe Harding, for men's soccer; and Kyle Ganton, for men's basketball. The induction ceremony was held at the Habecker Dining Commons at the university on Saturday, Nov. 10.

 

Oak Lanes Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes Week of Nov. 5


Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Gus Ballance, 244; Bill Reed, 214; Gerald Black, 194.
Men's High Series: Gus Ballance, 659; Bill Reed, 585; Bill Kusler, 528.
Women's High Game: Fran Bolton, 171; Suzy McClure, 136; Madeline Scarbough, 120.
Women's High Series: Fran Bolton, 497; Suzy McClure, 379; Rosalyn Hughes, 318.
Over Average: Gus Ballance, +98; Fran Bolton, +74; Thurman Glassburn, +46.
Top Teams: The B's, 32-16; Two G's. 32-16; F&R, 27-21.

 

Speed's second-half heroics lead Foresters past Indiana Tech


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Pazia Speed scored all 18 of her points in the second half to lead the Huntington University women's basketball team from a halftime tie to a 66-55 win over host Indiana Tech on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

After going 0 for 5 in the first half, Speed hit 4 of 6 field goal tries in the second half - including both of her 3-point tries - and all eight of her free throw chances as Huntington turned a 24-24 deadlock into its fourth win of the season without a loss.

 

Crestview boys' basketball teams open with wins

Both Crestview Middle School boys' basketball teams opened their seasons with wins over host Logansport Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The Crestview Middle School seventh grade boys' basketball rode 14 points from Ian McCutcheon to a 31-12 win.

Austin Spahr added four points and Mason Landrum tallied three for Crestview.

Trent Cissell was a standout on defense, blocking six shots.

The CMS eighth-graders used a balanced offensive effort to nail a 38-22 win.

 

Rainbow Lanes Fall Leagues

Rainbow Lanes scores Nov. 8-Nov. 13


Rainbow Ladies Women's High Game: Stefni Scharland, 228; Jenni Elzey, 214; Julia Wine, 212.
Women's High Series: Julia Wine, 567; Stefni Scharland, 549; Jenni Elzey, 542.
Series Over Average: Tammy Scott, +52; Stefni Scharland, +51; Julia Wine, +42.

 

Big fourth quarter by Carroll sends Lady Vikes to defeat


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team held a six-point lead on visiting Carroll heading into the fourth quarter of their home-opener on Tuesday, Nov. 13, but a 22-point quarter by the Lady Chargers overwhelmed the Lady Vikings, 51-44.

Allyson Trout led Huntington North, 0-2, with 17 points and seven rebounds. Kelsey Hollowell and Caitlyn Shrock added six points apiece and Paige Coolman grabbed as many rebounds.

Carroll's scoring attack was more balanced, with the Lady Chargers getting 18 points from Amy Poynter and 16 from Madison Peterson.

 

Power move


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Sarah Witta of Huntington Gymnastics Academy powers over the vault during one of her runs on Sunday, Nov. 11. The academy hosted a meet at Huntington North High School in the fieldhouse.

 

Huntington University inducts 3 men, ‘84 women’s hoop team into sports HOF

Huntington University inducted three individuals, Alex Kock, Kyle Ganton and Joe Harding, and one team, the 1984 women's basketball team, into the Forester Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The induction ceremony took place at the Habecker Dining Commons at 11 a.m. Inductees were also recognized at halftime of the Huntington men's basketball game later in the day.

 

Grueling matchup for middle school football teams


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On Oct. 27, the AFC and NFC Middle School sixth grade teams met for battle at Kriegbaum Field. The NFC won the match up 6-0 in overtime.

 

Huntington University announces streaming of Forester sports this year

The Huntington University Athletic Department announces the launch of a digital video network dedicated to streaming Forester sports.

The network was launched on Nov. 9, and will be the home for live broadcasts of men and women's basketball games.

Games can be accessed via the online HU basketball schedules or by going directly to www.ihigh.com/husn.

HU students from the communication department will provide the manpower to handle all aspects of the game-day streaming process which includes an on-site producer, videographer and audio color and commentary.

 

Words of thanks


Photo by Steve Clark.

Former Huntington University Head Basketball Coach and former star player Steve Platt says a few words during a cremony to rename the basketball court at the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center to Platt Arena on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 10, during the Ness Bros. Basketball Tournament.

 

Warsaw shoots down Lady Vikes in season-opening basketball game

Host Warsaw jumped out to a 20-9 lead in the first quarter on the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team and the Lady Vikings had trouble keeping up the rest of the game, losing their season-opener, 64-42, on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The Lady Vikes trailed 32-18 at the half and 49-27 after three quarters.

Allyson Trout was Huntington North's leading scorer with 16 points. The senior was sharp from beyond the arc, hitting 4 of 6 three-pointers.

Kayla Patrick came off the bench to add 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting.

 

Viking boy bowlers lose season-opener

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team lost to Norwell in its first match of the season on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Portland.

Tyler Krepp won the Vikings' lone point in the first game, beating his opponent 212-141. Jon Scott rolled a 170, Adam Harris-Shoemaker tallied 168, Zac Tackett followed with 167 and A.J. Bickel had a 123.

Scores were higher in the second match, but the Vikings still fell to the Knights, 11-9. Tackett rolled a 226, Trent Kline recorded a 203, Scott made 200, Harris-Shoemaker had a 193 and Krepp followed with 192.

 

HU woman hang on for 3-0 start


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington University women's basketball team held on in the closing seconds against visiting Campbellsville University to win its home-opener, 72-66, on Saturday, Nov. 10.

 

Foresters can't dig out of first half hole and lose Ness tourney championship


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men's basketball team went into the half of its game against visiting Cardinal Stritch University in a 30-18 hole and couldn't dig itself out in the second half in a 58-45 loss in the championship game of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Shane Merryman was the only Forester in double figures, with 18 points, and the junior also led the team in rebounds, with nine.

Alec Peterson contributed eight points and Tyler Arrowsmith added seven as the Foresters fell to 2-2.

 

Foresters top Concordia in Ness tourney first round

The Huntington University men's basketball team topped visiting Concordia University, 74-60, on Friday, Nov. 9, to advance to the championship game of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Huntington's T.J. Short led all scorers with 24 points.

Shane Merryman chipped in with 15 points and Alex Peterson added 14 to go with a team-high nine rebounds for HU, 2-1.

The Foresters built a 34-21 lead after the first half of play.

 

Rainbow Lanes Fall Leagues


Church League Men's High Game: Jerin Clements, Jr., 279; Jay Millington, 257; Gene Wright, 221.
Men's High Series: Jerin Clements, Jr., 687; Jay Millington, 625; Rob Stine, 599.
Women's High Game: Teresa Wright, 201; Johanna Lange, 185; Chris Bixler, 145.
Women's High Series: Teresa Wright, 500; Johanna Lange, 472; Chris Bixler, 397.
Men's Series Over Average: Robin Stine, 98; Jerin Clements, Jr., 90; Dean Gressley, 80.
Women's Series Over Average: Marianne North, 63; Stefanie Stine, 53; Johanna Lange, 28.

 

Oak Lanes Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes Week of Oct. 29


Monday Early Bird Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 245; Gus Ballance, 222; Bill Kusler, 186.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 615; Gus Ballance, 569; Bill Kusler, 504.
Women's High Game: Fran Bolton, 170; Suzy McClure, 154; Rosalyn Hughes, 141.
Women's High Series: Fran Bolton, 478; Suzy McClure, 412; Rosalyn Hughes, 369.
Over Average: Rosalyn Hughes, +81; Bill Reed, +78; Fran Bolton, +61.
Top Teams: The B's, 28-16; Two G's, 28-16; Old Goats, 26-18.

 

Underwood, Baker earn all-league honors

The Crossroads League has announced its 2012 postseason awards for women's soccer and among the list of honorees includes Huntington University senior Lisa Underwood and sophomore Courtney Baker.

A transfer from IPFW, Underwood joined the Forester squad this season and had a team-best 12 goals, five of which were game-winners, while assisting six more for 30 points.

Baker was moved from offense to defense this season and was an integral part of the Foresters' stingy defense that gave up an average of only one goal per match and recorded seven shutouts on the season.

 

8th annual Turkey Trot 5K set for Thanksgiving morning


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Pathfinder Kids Kampus will host its eighth annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk and one-mile fun walk/run on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving morning, starting at 7 a.m.

The race route starts at the Huntington McDonald's, 60 Home St. The course is on pavement and is mostly flat with some hills.

Ronald McDonald will again start the race this year. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the 5K starting at 8 a.m. and the one-mile fun walk/run at 8:30 a.m.

The event will be chip timed again this year by e-Runner Timing and Results.

 

PAL 11-12 League champions


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Team Vikings was crowned champions of the 11 and 12-year-old division of the Police Athletic League (PAL) flag football league. Team members are (front, from left) Gage Swada, Parker Thomas, Ethan Gates, Jacob Hall and Drew Thomas and (back row, from left) Coach Jon Eddingfield, Alan Rasmussen, Austin Eddingfield, Joseph Schnepp and Coach Marc Sells.

 

Vikings to have meet-and-greet

Fans are invited to a meet-and-greet with the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., prior to the a scrimmage.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet new head coach Rob Irwin and his varsity squad as well as have their spirit shirts autographed.  

During the scrimmage, the boys' basketball program will be taking donations for its Christmas Adopt-A-Family project.

Fans are encouraged to donate personal hygiene products such as deodorants, soaps, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

 

Youth bowlers to have pair of fund-raisers in coming weeks

Huntington County Youth Bowlers Association will reap the benefits of people filling up the Paper Gator recycling bin at Grand Rental Station, 1621 S. Jefferson St., in Huntington.

Paper to be recycled includes newsprint, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, phone books, office and school paper and hard and softcover books.

Additionally, the bowlers association is having a fund-raiser at Wings Etc. Restaurant & Pub, 317 Hauenstein, Rd., in Huntington, on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

 

Speed, Foresters hold off No. 7 Concordia for upset


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Pazia Speed scored 22 points and the Huntington University women's basketball team held off a late rally to upset seventh-ranked host Concordia University 76-66 on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The Foresters, 2-0, used a 19-8 run to close out the first half and turn a 25-23 lead into a 44-31 halftime advantage. The lead grew as high as 20 points with just under 13 minutes to go, but Concordia chopped the mark down to just six points with 1:02 left in the contest.

 

Short pours in 29 as Foresters win first


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TJ Short poured in 29 points to lead the Huntington University men's basketball team to an 85-75 win over host Great Lakes Christian College on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Shane Merryman added 20 points as the Foresters got their first win of the season against one loss.

The Foresters scored 13 less field goals than the hosts but made hay at the free-throw line, where they hit 39 of 49 for 79.5 percent while Great Lakes only scored four points at the stripe.

 

HU women harriers heading to nationals

Foresters win Crossroads League crown


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The Huntington University women's cross country team won the Crossroads League championship at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, on Saturday, Nov. 3, to punch its ticket to the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championships in Vancouver, WA, on Nov. 17.

It's the fourth time in Forester history that the women's cross country team won the conference championship and the first time its made the NAIA National Championships, as a team, since 2002.

 

HU men harriers fifth at Crossroads League championships

The Huntington University men's cross country team finished fifth with a score of 121 at the Crossroads League championship at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Tyler Herber finished first for the Foresters in 26:35, good for 15th place overall. Lance Wood was close behind, crossing the finishing line in 26:32 for 17th place. Teammate Brian Menzie was next, who ran a personal record time of 26:33 to make 18th place.

Antonio Castillo took 37th place in 27:12 and Josh Graham made 45th in 27:26 to round out the team's scoring.

 

HU men's basketball team lets game get away in second half

The Huntington University men's basketball team went into the half of its season-opener against host University of St. Francis (IL) trailing by just five points, but struggled to keep things close in the second half, losing 86-60.

Shane Merryman led the Foresters with 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Tyler Ault chipped-in with 12 points and Stephen Jones dished out three assists.

Huntington, 0-1, was outscored 53-32 in the second half.

Chris Miller was the Saints' leading scorer with 28 points.

 

 

Foresters sign second Columbia City recruit


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The Huntington University men's basketball team went back to Columbia City for its second recruit of the year.

The Foresters, who signed Columbia City guard Drew Benedict earlier this fall, got a commitment from his Eagle teammate Daniel Woll to continue his basketball career as a Forester this coming fall.

 

Huntington University honors Platt with gymnasium naming


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On Saturday, Nov. 10, Huntington University and its board of trustees will honor Forester men's basketball great Steve Platt by formally naming the Merillat Complex gymnasium after him.

The ceremony to name the gymnasium Platt Arena will take place at 3 p.m. in the Merillat Complex prior to the championship game of the men's basketball Ness Bros./Hall of Fame Tournament.

 

PAL 7 and 8 year-old Champs


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The Bills bested the field to capture the title in the 7 and 8 year-old division of the PAL Flag Football League. Team members are (front row from left) Austin Taylor, Braden Estep, Bryce Colclesser and Aaron Amick; (second row from left) Aden Dennis, Garrett Schwieterman, Tyler Melcher, Brady Shearer and Ethan Vought and (back row from left) Coach David Estep and Assistant Coach Chad Taylor.

 

PAL 5 and 6 champs


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On Oct. 27, the Falcons were crowned tournament champions in the 5 and 6 year-old division of the PAL Flag Football League. Members are (front row from left) Elijah Knetter, Leland Lewis and Landon Kaylor; (second row from left) Brady Harris, Blake Loar, Thaddeus Lewis, Griffin Zahm, Levi Vanover and Griffin Husband and (third row from left) Coaches Ryan Lewis, Jason Lewis and Jeff Lewis.

 

PAL 9 and 10 champs


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The Falcons captured the regular season and tournament championship of the PAL Flag Football League, in the 9 and 10 year-old division. Team members are (kneeling, from left) Holden Overmier and Isaac Brown; (second row, from left) Ben Covey and Caleb Story; (third row, from left) Cameron Richison, Clayton Young, Gavin Covey, Jake Collins and Aidan Hosler and (back row) Coaches Lori Covey and Don Story.

 

YMCA volleyball tourney


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Macy Niswander keeps the ball in play during the Parkview Huntinton Family YMCA volleyball intramurals championships on Saturday, Nov. 3.

 

Forester women open season with big win

Four players scored in double figures as the Huntington University women's basketball team ripped host Aquinas College, 64-43, in the HU season-opener on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Senior guard Allison Greene led the offense with 14 points, followed by freshman. Amelia Recker and junior Taylor Foley with 12 points each, and junior Pazia Speed added 11.

Floor general Lauren Meese kicked off her senior season with a team-high 10 rebounds, and she and Speed were tops in assists with three apiece.

 

HU volleyball team loses spirited finale to Spring Arbor

The Huntington University volleyball team dropped its first two sets to host Spring Arbor University before claiming the third and coming close to winning the fourth on Wednesday, Oct. 31, to end the season with a spirited defeat.

The 10-25, 20-25, 26-24, 24-26 loss completes the Foresters' record at 4-23 and 2-15 in the Crossroads League.

Huntington got a balanced offensive effort, with Melissa Grossman producing 10 kills and Heather Medich and Brittany Rooze accounting for nine and eight, respectively.

 

HU 2012 Hall of fame classic honorary co-captains


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The Huntington University Hall of Fame Classic, sponsored by Real Living Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co., has announced its 2012 honorary captains. They are (front row from left) Kurt Ness; of Real Living Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co. Justin Geiger, of Ironclad Excavating; Dan Juergens, of Juergens Do-It-Center; Ryan Warner, of Bippus State Bank; Steve Ness, of Real Living Ness Bros.

 

PAL Fishing winner


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Colton Everidge displays the first place trophy he won for the 5 to 6-year-old division of the PAL fishing derby on Sunday, Oct. 21.

 

Forester women up to 15 in NAIA CC rankings

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its 2012 Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll earlier this week and Huntington University made the biggest leap in the rankings as it jumped nine spots, from No. 24 to No. 15.

 

Mattingly, Kamden get Crossroads honor spots

The Crossroads League announced its postseason awards for the 2012 men's soccer season and among the list of honorees was Huntington University junior goalkeeper Drew Mattingly and freshman defender Bradley Kamden.

Mattingly, a Floyds Knobs native was one of two league goalies to be named First Team All-Conference.

The junior led the league in total saves with 90 and was credited with five shutouts on the season.

Kamden, from Calgary, Canada, established himself as one of the top defenders in the conference and earned Second Team All-Conference honors.