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Childs, Jones lead HU men at Wilt Invitational

Nick Childs and Elston Jones placed second and third, respectively in the 1,000-meter run to highlight the participation of the Huntington University men's track team at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Anderson University this weekend.

Child's went 2:45.06 for his silver finish and Jones went 2:48.78 for his bronze to lead HU at its last indoor meet of the season.

Adam Woods and Austin Wiley both brought home fifth place finishes. Woods did his in the high jump at 1.75 meters and Wiley took his in the 3,000-meter run, in 9:30.02.

HU women get pair of wins at Fred Wilt Invitational

The Huntington University women's track team picked up a pair of first place finishes at the Fred Wilt Invitational this weekend at Anderson University.

Senior Christiana Hicks won triple jump and sophomore Aspn Drir took the mile in the Foresters' last indoor meet of the season. Hicks registered a season-best 11.60 meters to win the jump, and Dirr went 5:26.85 to claim the mile.

Foresters’ Palmer is Crossroads League Player of Year for ‘16-’17

Miranda Palmer
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The Crossroads League announced its postseason awards for the 2016-17 women’s basketball season and headlining the news is Huntington University senior Miranda Palmer being named the Crossroads League Player of the Year, as voted on by the coaches.

Palmer splashed onto the scene as a freshman and has garnered plenty of attention since. The Arcadia, OH, native has been recognized by the league in each of her years as a Forester. As a rookie, she earned a spot on the all-freshmen team and has since been named first team all-conference each season.

HU’s Mike Bush earns Crossroads League first-team honor for ‘16-’17

The Crossroads League announced its postseason awards for the 2016-17 basketball season and among the list of honorees were Huntington University junior Mike Bush, senior Daniel Woll and freshman Konner Platt.

Bush, a transfer from Lake Michigan College, wasted little time establishing himself as one of the best point guards in the league this year and for his efforts was named first team all-conference, as voted on by the coaches.

Vikings finish regular season with 2OT loss to Luers

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to host Bishop Luers in double overtime, 57-52, on Friday, Feb. 24.

The Vikings found themselves in a six-point hole, 17-11, after the first quarter, but tightened things up over the course of the following three frames. Coach Craig Teagle’s squad trailed just 22-18 at halftime and by a single point at the end of three quarters, 35-34, before playing the Knights to a 42-42 deadlock by the end of regulation.

USF edges HU women in Crossroads League semis

Miranda Palmer (right), a senior on the Huntington University women’s basketball team, goes up for a score in the paint during a game against host University of Saint Francis in the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Friday, Feb. 24. Palmer finished with a game-high 29 points, but the Foresters’ season came to an end with a 59-56 defeat.
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The Huntington University women’s basketball team got edged by the University of Saint Francis, 59-56, to see its season come to an end in the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Friday, Feb. 24, at USF.

Lady Viking gymnasts fifth at sectional

Bailey Harris, a freshman on the Huntington North High School gymnastics team, goes upside down as she executes her routine in the floor exercise during the Concordia Lutheran Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 25. Harris scored an 8.900 to place 19th in the event.
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The season concluded for the Huntington North High School gymnastics team at the Concordia Lutheran Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The Lady Vikings captured fifth place at the 14-team meet, which was two spots shy of qualifying for the Huntington North Regional. The top three teams advanced to the regional, which is set for Saturday, March 4, along with the top six finishers in each event and the all-around.

West to play football at IWU


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Huntington North High School senior Trevor West (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Thursday, Feb. 23, to continue his football career at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion. Present at the signing were his stepfather, Todd Wall (seated left), and mother, Lynda Wall (seated right), and (standing from left) IWU Head Football Coach Jordan Langs and HNHS Assistant Football Coach Zach Baker.

Heaston heading to IWU


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Huntington North High School senior Garrett Heaston (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Thursday, Feb. 23, to continue his football career at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion. Present at the signing were his father, Steve (seated left), and mother, Julie (seated right), and (standing from left) IWU Head Football Coach Jordan Langs and HNHS Assistant Football Coach Zach Baker.

Guhl signs with IWU


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Huntington North High School senior Matt Guhl (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Thursday, Feb. 23, to continue his football career at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion. Present at the signing were his stepfather, Chad Harshman (seated left), and mother, Rachael Harshman (seated right), and (standing from left) IWU Head Football Coach Jordan Langs and HNHS Assistant Football Coach Zach Baker.

Ezra Williams Award


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Eric Mollette (center) won the Ezra Williams Award for coach of the year for the Parkview Huntington Familly YMCA KIM League recently. With him are his sons (from left) Preston and Ethan, both of whom he coached this past season.

Howenstine Award - girls


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Winner of the Kim Howenstine Award for girls in the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA KIM League this past season is Ava Geiger (front), shown with her parents (back frmo left) Andy and Cheri Geiger.

Howenstine Award - boys


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Winner of the Kim Howenstine Award for boys in KIM League at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA for this past season is Caleb Kaufman (front). He is shown with his parents (back from left) Chris and Angie Kauffman.

Foresters' season ends in OT at Crossroads League tourney

The season came to an end for the Huntington University men’s basketball team with a 109-100 loss in overtime to host Indiana Wesleyan University in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Lady Falcons win it all


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The Flint Springs Lady Falcons recently won the girls’ third and fourth-grade division of the KIM League basketball tournament at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The tournament championship game win capped an undefeated season for the Lady Falcons. Team members are (kneeling from left) Gabby Betterly and Emma Daugherty and (standing from left) Brookelynn Buzzard, Marisa Trout and Molly Daugherty. Not pictured is Coach Brad Buzzard.

Rebels emerge victorious


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The Salamonie Rebels recently won the boys’ third and fourth-grade division of the KIM League basketball tournament at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The Rebels won three games in as many days, which included a quadruple-overtime contest in semifinals. In the championship game, the squad edged the Northwest Irish by three points. Team members are (front row from left) Seth Gilbert, Marcus Linker, Cameron Moore, Javin Gray, Caden Moore, Brodee Swaidner, Tristen Helvie and James Linker and (back row) Coach Brian Linker.

Frosh doesn't play like rookie in college debut as HU softball squad wins

Freshman Camille Furrow played nothing like a rookie in her collegiate debut to help lead the Huntington University softball team to a 3-2 extra-innings win over host Manchester on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Foresters' season-opener.

The Foresters and Spartans played to a 1-1 tie in the second game that ended due to darkness.

Furrow threw scoreless ball for five innings, gave up two runs in the sixth inning and then held on for two more scoreless frames to get the win.

Palmer leads HU to CL Tourney upset of IWU

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Miranda Palmer

Miranda Palmer banged in 26 points as the Huntington University women's basketball team upset third-seeded host Indiana Wesleyan University, 79-59, in opening round action of the Crossroads League Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The win sends sixth-seeded HU, 15-15, into the semifinals Friday night against second-seeded University of Saint Francis, at Hutzell Athletic Center.

Bruce has Senior Night to remember in big Viking hoop win

Huntington North High School center Chazz Bruce works inside against Northfield's Cody Holmes in action Tuesday night at North Arena. Bruce scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Vikings to a big 58-28 win.
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Senior Chazz Bruce gave the Senior Night crowd something to cheer about as he led the Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team past visiting Northfield, 58-28, on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Bruce, a 6-5 center, not only pumped in a season-best 20 points on 8 of 10 field goal shooting from the floor and 4 of 4 from the line, but he also grabbed seven rebounds and had three blocked shots as the Vikings improved to 17-6 on the season.

Huntington North boy bowlers fourth, girls eighth at state meet

The Huntington North High School boys' bowling team placed fourth and the Huntington North girls' team placed eighth at the state meet at Pro Bowl West in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Feb. 18.

The boys' team, which won conference, sectional, regional and semi-state titles prior to appearing at state, fell in the roll-off.

The team was composed of Matthew Elmore, Alex Mettler, Avery Thurston, Jordan Gray, Zach Grover, Zach Cochran and Bryan Harrell.

Gerke win highlights inaugural Crossroads League Invite effort for HU trackmen

A win by Brooks Gerke in the heptathlon highlighted a trip to the inaugural Crossroads League Invitational by the Huntington University men’s track and field team on Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The Foresters finished eighth at the meet with 29 points, with 10 of those being scored by Gerke in the heptathlon. The senior tallied 4,515 points in the event, slotting him 11th nationally and likely earning him a trip to the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Forester trackwomen sixth at Crossroads League Invite

With a win in triple jump, Christiana Hicks helped the Huntington University women’s track and field team place sixth at the inaugural Crossroads League Invitational, held Friday, Feb.17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Hicks, a senior, captured gold in triple jump with a leap of 11.25 meters. Teammate Michelle Kelsey also earned points in the event, bounding 9.47 meters to claim sixth.

Teusch wins state title


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Preston Teusch (top of podium), an eighth-grader at Crestview Middle School, won the 85-pound weight class at the Middle School State Championships, organized by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association and held Sunday, Feb. 12, in New Castle. Teusch, who won the 75-pound weight class last year, yielded only four points throughout the tournament.

Season ends for Barton at swim sectional finals

The season came to an end for Cody Barton, the lone member of the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team competing in the finals of the Warsaw Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Advancing to the state finals hinged on either posting a first-place finish or a state standard time. The closest Barton came was with a third-place effort in the 100-yard breaststroke. The senior touched the wall in 1:06.19, which bettered his clocking in preliminaries of 1:07.46.

Warsaw’s Grant Knight won the race handily, finishing in a minute flat.

Woll, Foresters sizzle nets in win over MVNU

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Daniel Woll

Strong shooting propelled the Huntington University men’s basketball team to an 88-78 victory over host Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Feb. 18.

The Foresters shot a sizzling 64.4 percent, going 38 of 59 from the field, and a perfect 7 for 7 at the free-throw line. Senior Daniel Woll tallied a game-high 27 points, missing only three of his 16 field goal attempts. Junior Mike Bush netted 18 points while dishing out 10 assists and corralling eight rebounds. Sophomore Mason Coverstone added 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting.

HU women's rally falls short at MVNU

The Huntington University women’s basketball lost in the final seconds to host Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 76-73, on Saturday, Feb. 18.

HU baseball team suffers sweep by Campbellsville

The Huntington University baseball team suffered a pair of lopsided defeats to host Campbellsville University, dropping the first game, 10-1, and the second, 7-0, on Saturday, Feb. 18.

In the opening contest, the Tigers took a 3-0 lead in the first inning before adding a solo tally in the fourth and six insurance runs in the fifth. The Foresters managed to avoid the shutout, tallying what would turn out to be their lone run of the doubleheader in the seventh.

HU diamond men open season with split

The Huntington University baseball team opened its season with a split versus host Campbellsville University, winning the opener, 5-1, before suffering a shutout in the nightcap, 8-0, on Friday, Feb. 17.

In the first game, the Foresters trailed 1-0 through the first four innings before their offense came to life in the fifth and sixth frames. Coach Mike Frame’s squad plated two runs in the fifth and added three more in the sixth to craft a permanent lead.

Vikings fall to Plymouth, 45-40

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to host Plymouth, 45-40, on Friday, Feb. 17.

The Vikings trailed the Pilgrims by a single tally, 6-5, after the first quarter, but couldn’t keep pace with their hosts in the following two frames. Plymouth built a 21-14 lead by halftime and expanded it to 35-21 by the end of the third quarter for its biggest advantage of the contest. Coach Craig Teagle’s squad showed some fight in the final frame, whittling the Pilgrims’ lead down to single digits, but the hosts managed to hang on for the win.

Barton qualifies twice for sectional finals

Huntington North’s Aidan Miller stretches out his arms as he competes in the second heat of the 100-yard butterfly at the preliminaries of the Warsaw Boys’ Swimming Sectional on Thursday, Feb. 16. Miller, a sophomore, finished 17th in 1:15.06 and did not qualify for the finals or consolation finals.
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Cody Barton, a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team, advanced to the finals of the Warsaw Sectional in two events at the sectional preliminaries on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The top eight finishers in each race have a chance to advance to the state meet next Friday and Saturday at the Indiana University Natatorium, in Indianapolis, by winning the finals or achieving a state standard at the finals, which are set for Saturday, Feb. 18. Additionally, anyone reaching a state standard in the consolation finals could also advance.

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