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HU golfers seventh at Crosssroads League Tourney

The Huntington University men’s golf team wrapped up its season with a seventh-place finish at the Crossroads League Tournament, held Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24, at Purgatory Golf Club, in Noblesville.

The Foresters posted a 313 in round one, followed up by another 313 before shooting a 318 on Tuesday to finish with an overall score of 944.

Cale Carr led Huntington with a 15-over-par 231. Zakry Cummings was two strokes behind him with a 233.

JV diamond men sweep Dwenger, lose to EN

The Huntington North High School junior varsity baseball team swept visiting Bishop Dwenger, winning 6-2 and 8-1 on Saturday, April 21.

In the opening game, Aidan Hosler, Matt Schnepp and Brooks Nicely banged out two hits apiece for the Vikings. Hosler earned the win on the mound.

In the second tilt, Bryce Thompson pitched Huntington North to the win and also smacked a team-best two hits.

The Vikings lost to visiting East Noble, 9-1, on Tuesday, April 24.

Schnepp took the loss for Huntington North. He also paced the offense with three base pokes.

Whitko edges HNHS softball team in 8 innings

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team got edged by host Whitko, 5-4, in eight innings on Tuesday, April 24.

The Lady Vikings, 3-5, were paced at the plate by sophomore Sydney Selvage, who banged out a double and two singles. Junior Macy Lange registered three hits, sophomore Laney Shaw produced a pair of two-baggers and sophomore Kodi Douglass notched two base pokes for the hosts, who finished with 14 hits.

Senior Kendra Arnold took the loss in the circle.

HU softball team splits with Grace

Huntington University hitter Casey Lehman gets bat on ball during the Foresters' doubleheader against visiting Grace on Tuesday, April 24. Lehman had five hits on the day as HU split.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University softball team split a twinbill with visiting Grace College, winning the first game, 7-2, before dropping the second, 9-5, on Tuesday, April 24.

In the opener, the Foresters wasted no time getting on the board, scoring four runs in the first inning and another in the second to craft a 5-0 advantage. The Lancers got on the board with a solo tally in the fourth before Coach Doug Gower’s squad countered with two scores in the sixth. Another solo tally by the visitors in the seventh brought the game’s scoring to a close.

Roser, Losekamp bats lead Foresters to rout of Grace

Hot hitting by Adam Roser and Hunter Losekamp propelled the Huntington University baseball team to a 13-5 rout of Grace College on Tuesday, April 24, at Forest Glen Park.

Roser, a junior, smacked a grand slam and logged another run batted in while Losekamp, a senior, registered four hits and as many RBI for the Foresters.

Bennett throws shortened no-hitter as Vikings triumph

Junior Levi Bennett pitched a rain-shortened no-hitter as the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team dispatched host East Noble, 7-0 on Tuesday, April 24.

Bennett pitched all four innings for the Vikes, yielding no hits or runs while striking out six to improve to 3-0 on the season.

The Vikings, 10-1, 1-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference, scored three runs in the third inning followed by four runs in the fourth before the game was called.

Koch a triple winner in Lady Vike trackgirls' loss

Karmen Koch was a three-time winner for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity track team, but the Lady Vikings wound up on the short end of a 74-58 decision to visiting Columbia City on Tuesday, April 24.

Koch, a senior, won the 100 and 300-meter hurdles, plus high jump, for the Lady Vikes. She took the shorter hurdle race in :16.2 and the longer one in :47.3. She triumphed in high jump with a leap of 5-0.

Freshman Preslee Williams finished second to Koch in high jump, clearing 4-10.

Geller a double-winner but HNHS trackboys fall

Mitchell Geller posted a pair of first-place finishes, but the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team didn’t have enough to get past visiting Columbia City, falling 78-54 on Tuesday, April 24.

Geller, a senior, won high jump and the 300-meter hurdles. He topped the former event with a leap of 5-10 and the latter event with a clocking of :41.9. Geller also earned runner-up honors in the 110-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in :16.3.

Lady Vikes fall hard to East Noble

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team lost to visiting East Noble, 10-3, on Monday, April 23.

The visitors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning, got another run in the third and then put up a five-spot in the fourth before HNHS got on the board with a solo tally in the fifth. East Noble scored two more runs in the sixth and HNHS matched that in the seventh as it fell to 3-4 on the season.

The Lady Vikings had six hits on the day, with Sophie Eckert smashing a home run and Alyssa Voght having two hits.

HU's Miller perfect against USF as Foresters sweep

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Lairen Miller

Huntington University softball pitcher Lairen Miller threw a perfect game against the University of Saint Francis as the Foresters swept a home doubleheader on Monday, April 23.

Miller, a sophomore, put her name in the HU record books in the first game of the twinbill, won by HU, 2-0. She then came back with three innings of relief to get the win in the nightcap as HU took that contest, 8-3.

HU trackwomen 11th at Little State

The Huntington University women’s track team placed 11th out of 14 teams at the Little State Championship hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University this weekend.

The Foresters were led by their 3,200-meter relay team of Bianca Tisdale, Jordan Adam, Racheal Smelser and Erin Manchess, which placed fourth in 11:10.19.

Nicole Pennington placed fifth in the 100-meter dash, in :12.79, and teammate Bendicte Nzombi-Fenner added eighth place points in the event.

Elise Cormany took eighth in pole vault at 9-8, and Brooke Saylor in javelin took eighth with a toss of 98-3.

HU trackmen seventh at Little State

Freshman sprinter Peyton Depriest earned points in three events to lead the Huntington University men’s track to seventh place out of 14 teams at the 113th annual Little State Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan this past weekend.

Depriest took fourth place in the 400-meter dash by clocking in at :49.2, and he also took fifth in the 200-meter dash, in :22.79. He teamed with Heath Atkins, Bradey Gerke and Avniel Barrow to claim second in the 400-meter relay, in a school-record :42.58.

Koch leads HNHS girls to sixth at Penn Invite

Karmen Koch won the 300-meter hurdles to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ track team to a sixth place finish at the Lady Kingsmen Invite at Penn on Saturday, April 21.

Koch, a senior, nipped Alexis Grider of Fort Wayne South Side by .1 to claim the 10 points for the Lady Vikings, crossing the finish line in :47.0.

HNHS earned 36 points for its sixth place. Penn won the 16-team invite with 90 points. Fort Wayne Northrop was second with 78, Homestead was third with 69, Carroll was fourth with 53 and Angola was fifth with 47.

Warren Health and Fitness hosts PoWar Fitness Festival on May 5

In its mission to try to get as many people active and fit as possible, Warren Health and Fitness, in Warren, is sponsoring the PoWar Fitness Festival on Saturday, May 5, starting at 8 a.m., at Salamonie School.

The event features both individual and team contests. For individuals, there are both adult and youth mud runs, a 5K race, track and field events, a push-up contest, a pull-up contest, a bench press contest, a Frisbee golf tournament and a gypsy face painter. Team events are a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a cornhole tournament.

Lady Vikings lose 7-1 on diamond

The Huntington North High School softball team lost to visiting Westfield, 7-1, on Saturday, April 21.

Things started off well for the Lady Vikes, 3-2, as a Laney Shaw first-inning double knocked in Sydney Selvage for a 1-0 HNHS lead, but that was as good as it got. Westfield reached Lady Viking hurler Kendra Arnold for two runs in the fourth inning, three in the fifth and then two more in the sixth.

Arnold wound up yielding 13 hits, with six strikeouts and seven walks.

Spahr claims distance double as Viking trackboys second at Muncie Central Relays

Junior Brock Spahr won both distance races to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ track team to a second place finish on Saturday, April 21, at the Muncie Central Relays.

The Vikings got a third win on the day from their 4,000-meter distance medley team to score 108 points in Class A, just 6.5 behind winner Anderson. Delta was third with 83 points, Kokomo scored 77, Yorktown had 62, Muncie Central notched 54.5, New Castle had 30 and Jay County scored 12.

Williams' hit gives Viking diamond boys sweep of Adams

Huntington North hitter Levi Bennett makes contact with a pitch in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 21, against South Bend John Adams. The Vikings won both games.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Trey Williams’ run-scoring single in the eighth inning of the second game gave the Huntington North High School baseball team a 5-4 win and doubleheader sweep of visiting South Bend John Adams on Saturday, April 21.

The Vikings, 9-1, won the opener 6-3.

Jarret Gray got the winning rally started in the second game with a single up the middle, then stole second. After Levi Bennett was walked, Zach Daugherty reached base on an Adams’ error, and with the bags full of Vikings, Williams singled through the hole at short to win the game.

Forester softball team drops rare tripleheader

The Huntington University softball team didn’t have an answer for host Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, April 21, losing all three games of a rare tripleheader, 4-1, 9-3 and 4-0.

The tripleheader came about due to the weather cancelling the schools’ earlier meeting and Saturday being on the schedule as a twinbill.

With the losses, HU fell back to the .500 mark at 18-18 overall.

HU women end tennis season with twin losses

The Huntington University women’s tennis team couldn’t overcome being a player down and fell 0-5 in both of its matches this weekend at the Mark Richards Classic at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Wrapping up their season with a 14-6 record, the Foresters fell to the host school on Friday, April 20, before losing to Aquinas on Saturday, April 21.

Against both teams, the hosts got HU forfeits at sixth singles and third doubles, won the remaining two doubles matches and got the clincher in singles.

HU netmen win two, lose one at Richards Classic

The Huntington University men’s tennis team won both of its matches on Saturday, April 21, on day two of the Mark Richards Classic at Indiana Wesleyan after losing its opener against 22-ranked IWU on Friday, April 20.

The Foresters defeated Taylor and Grace by 5-0 scores after losing to IWU by the 0-5 mark.

The Foresters won all three doubles matches and got the two clinchers at singles to shorten both winning matches.

Against Taylor, Rodrigo Manzo at second singles topped Savador Lo Cascio, 6-1, 6-3, and Giovanni Martinez at third topped Stephen All, 6-2, 6-1.

HU women golfers last at own invite

The Huntington University women’s golf team finished last at its own Battle at Brookwood on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21.

The Foresters’ score of 656 included a program low of 326 on Saturday.

Abby Poole shot a 159 to claim 11th out of 35 golfers. Alexandria Maris carded a 162, Leah Thompson shot a 170 and Betsy Schroeder had a 171.

Megan Higgins was non-scorer with a 180.

Bethel won the invitational with a score of 623. Indiana Wesleyan was runner-up with a 627, Saint Francis notched a 629 and Marian notched a 638.

Punches throws shutout as Foresters split with Bethel

Colton Punches tossed a five-hit shutout to help the Huntington University baseball team split a doubleheader with visiting Bethel College on Saturday, April 21.

Punches’ effort led HU to a 3-0 win in the nightcap after Bethel took a 2-1 decision in the opener.

Punches, a senior, went all nine innings and had six strikeouts and two walks in his big effort, which helped HU improve to 15-17 overall, 13-5 in the Crossroads League.

IWU SB shows HU why it's No. 11 in twinbill sweep

Huntington University pitcher Lairen Miller starts her delivery in the first game of a doubleheader against visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Friday, April 20. HU dropped both games.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Indiana Wesleyan University showed the Huntington University softball team why it has the number 11 national ranking in a 2-0, 6-1 doubleheader sweep on Friday, April 20.

HU pitcher Lairen Miller gave up just three hits, but was outdone by IWU’s Carlie Weaver, who pitched a one-hit shutout.

IWU scored twice in the second inning, courtesy of a hit and two HU errors, making both scores unearned.

Miller hasd one strikeout and no walks.

Paige Eichelberger got the line HU hit.

Foresters get 'run-off' against Bethel

It was more a run-off than a walk-off for the Huntington University baseball team as senior Jamar Weaver scooted home on a passed ball in the ninth inning to give HU a 7-6 win over visiting Bethel College on Friday, April 20.

The win pushes the Foresters to 12-4 in Crossroads League play as they fight for the top spot.

Lady Vike netgirls suffer first loss of season

Only Kassidy Thompson at second singles earned a win as the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team dropped a 1-4 decision to visiting Marion on Friday, April 20.

Thompson, a senior, squeaked past Makenzie Nelson, 6-4, 7-6, but the Lady Vikings dropped to 5-1 on the season.

The first doubles team of Macy Wohlford and Jule Nogaj pushed Maria Porter and Elizabeth Wuertley to three sets before falling, 6-4, 5-7, 0-6.

The second doubles team of Braxtyn Maroney and Leann Ringenberg lost 4-6, 0-6, to Courtney Kreischer and Sophia Kitts.

Four Vikings combine on one-hitter in win over Snider

Four pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team blanked host Fort Wayne Snider, 8-0, on Friday, April 20.

Levi Bennett went the first 3.1 innings and got the win, yielding the lone Snider hit while striking out three and walking four. Trey Williams then went 1.2 innings, with a strikeout and walk, and Ian McCutcheon and Jarret Gray each pitched an inning, and both got one strikeout.

HNHS JV baseball team splits pair

The Huntington North High School junior varsity baseball team split a pair of games last week,  losing to visiting Concordia Lutheran, 5-1, on Wednesday April 18, and defeating host Logansport, 11-1, on Thursday, April 19.

Matt Schnepp was the winning pitcher in the win over Logansport. He got three hits of support from Bryce Thompson and two apiece from Cameron Foust and Brooks Nicely, with one of Foust’s being a triple and once of Nicely’s being a double.

Schnepp also helped himself by smacking a double.

Nicely took the mound loss against Concordia.

HU softball team splits with SAU

Sophia Beachy racked up three hits to lead the Huntington University softball team past host Spring Arbor University, 5-3, in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday, April 19.

The Foresters lost the opener, 6-3, as they ran their record to 18-13 on the season, 13-8 in the Crossroads League.

Beachy added a run batted in to her second game heroics for HU and Paige Eichelberger and Audra Klopfenstein added two hits to the cause.

Vikings mercy-rule Apaches with late runs

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team exploded for 10 runs in the final two innings to wax visiting Wabash, 14-4, on Thursday, April 19.

The Vikings, 6-1, turned a 4-1 advantage into a 9-1 lead with five runs in the fifth inning, then after Wabash scored three runs in the top of the sixth, the Vikings came back with another five-spot to end the game on the mercy rule.

Lady Vike netgirls to 5-0

The Huntington North High School varsity tennis team ran its record to 5-0 with a 4-1 win over visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger on Thursday, April 19.

The Lady Vikings swept the singles matches, led by first singles player Jessica Henline and second singles player Kassidy Thompson both winning easily in straight sets. Henline topped Cassidy Klinker, 6-4, 6-0, and Thompson downed Laura Brust, 6-1, 6-4.

Tarah Zumbrun at third singles pulled out a three-setter against Eden Carrison-Kitch, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3.

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