HNHS trackboys lose to Homestead

Ricky Foster, a member of the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team, heaves the shot put during a meet against visiting Homestead on Tuesday, March 19. The Vikings fell to the Spartans, 76-56.
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Despite senior Max Hughes winning both throwing events, the Huntington North High School boys varsity track team lost to visiting Homestead, 76-56, on Tuesday, March 19.

Hughes heaved the shot put 36-9 to win that event and took the discus with a throw of 112-10. Teammate Christian Graft placed second in the shot with a heave of 33-6.

The Vikings had only one other 1-2 finish in the meet. Senior Brock Spahr won the 800-meter run in 2:04.9, with junior teammate Cody McCune placing second in 2:07.6.

Big second-game rally earns HU twinbill sweep over SAU

The Huntington University baseball team rallied for all six of its runs in the final three innings in the second game to sweep a doubleheader from visiting Spring Arbor University on Tuesday, March 19, at Logansport High School’s Jim Turner Field.

The Foresters, 9-6, blanked the Cougars in the opener, 8-0, before winning the second game, 6-4.

Frosh Gray gets walk-off hit for HU diamond men

Freshman pinch-hitter Jarrett Gray’s walk-off single sent the Huntington University baseball team past visiting Spring Arbor University, 6-5, on Monday afternoon, March 18, at Logansport High School’s Jim Turner Field.

Collin Landrum’s feet help tie the game at 5-all in the ninth inning before Gray’s heroics. A frosh out of Huntington North as is Gray, Landrum got a one-out single, stole second, moved to third on Donavan Clark’s bunt for a hit and then beat the throw home on Adam Roser’s fielder’s choice.

HU baseball coach Frame earns NEIBA Hall of Fame induction

Mike Frame
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The Northeast Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame (NEIBA) Board of Directors announced that Huntington University Head Baseball Coach Mike Frame is among the list of honorees to be inducted this spring.

Since 1961, the NEIBA has honored local baseball players, personnel and ambassadors through a hall of fame and honors program.

Frame, a 35-year veteran at Huntington, enters the 2019 season as the 12th most winning coach among all active NAIA baseball coaches.

5th YMCA Sock Soaker at Lake Clare May 11

Dustin Schrader attempts to complete the “river crossing” obstacle at the Lake Clare Fitness Park, in Huntington, during last year’s Parkview Huntington Family YMCA Sock Soaker. Registration for this year’s competition is currently open.
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The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA fifth annual Sock Soaker will return to Huntington’s Lake Clare on May 11.

The annual Sock Soaker adventure race is currently offering early registration through Sunday, March 31.

“The Y is excited to return to this great setting for our annual event that promotes fun, fitness and philanthropy,” says YMCA Race Coordinator Vanessa Macias-Hannie.

Top girls’ team

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The Lady Norse won the girls’ third, fourth and fifth-grade tournament in the KIM League at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Team members are (front row from left) Makayla Meyer, Viv Haupert, Ayla Dale, Nichole Fisher, Laney Haupert and Claire Brainard; and (back row from left) Coach Marlea Dale, Faith Krom, Addison Sorg, Millie Higgins, Saige Martin, Emma Wilson and Coach Brad Dale.

3rd and 4th-grade champs

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The Andrews Bobcats won the boys’ third and fourth-grade tournament in the KIM League at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Team members are (front row from left) Andrew McCutcheon, Kanaan Boothman, Nolan Mitchell and Parker Satterthwaite; (middle row from left) Cannon Swain, Austin Penrod, Parker Daugherty and Nathan Bowman; and (back row from left) coaches Dave Bowman and Kyle Daugherty.

Smallwood honored

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Eve Smallwood (middle) won the girls’ 2018-19 Kim Howenstine Award in the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA’s KIM League. The award recognizes the player who showed the best character and sportsmanship in the league over the course of the season. Pictured are Smallwood’s parents, Gabe (left) and Kyan.

Tucker recognized

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Grady Tucker (second from left) won the boys’ 2018-19 Kim Howenstine Award in the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA’s KIM League. The award recognizes the player who showed the best character and sportsmanship in the league over the course of the season. Pictured are (from left) Tucker’s parents, Angel and Brian Tucker, and Patrick Davis, who coached his team.

Tourney champs

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The third-grade Junior Lady Vikes recently won the Homestead Tournament. Team members are (front row from left) Bristyn Boneweitz, Luci Reich, Addi Richardson, Libby Couch and Adrianna Geiger; and (back row from left) Lila Claghorn, Haley Hertel, Mac Working, Sophie Michel, Ambrea Milton, Harper Bailey and Coach Adam Hertel.

Pair of locals among DePauw student-athletes on honor roll

Two local residents are among 189 DePauw student athletes who have been named to the Tiger Pride Honor Roll for achieving at least a 3.40 grade point average for the 2018 fall semester.

They are:

• Charlotte Borland, a freshman from Huntington, competing in women’s track and field.

• Suzanne Peters, a senior from Roanoke, competing in volleyball.

Bellarmine blanks HU netwomen

The Huntington University women’s tennis team got blanked by host Bellarmine University, losing 0-9 on Saturday, March 9.

The Foresters’ most competitive match came at first singles, where Meg Dolde went three sets with Bellarmine’s Jennifer Skonieczny. After losing the first set, 3-6, Dolde bounced back with a 6-4 victory in the second. Skonieczny, however, took the third frame, outlasting Dolde, 10-7.

Huntington University hires Herber to take over V-ball show

Kelsey Herber
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Huntington University Athletic Director Lori Culler announced the hiring of Kelsey Herber as the school’s 14th head volleyball coach.

No stranger to the Forester program, Herber will make the transition from serving as an assistant for three years to taking over the reins this fall.

“We are thrilled to have Kelsey join our coaching staff,” said Culler. “As an alum of Huntington University and the volleyball program, she’s a Forester through and through and her passion for all things HU is contagious.

Swimmers shine at state meet

Pictured at the recent state championship swim meet are Indiana Stars Swim Club boys 8 & under 100 freestyle relay third place team of (from left) Dawson Husband, Cooper McQuiston, Isaac Kowalski and Micah Smith.
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The Indiana Stars Swim Club, the competitive swim team of the Wabash County YMCA and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, competed in the 2019 YMCA State Championship Swim Meet on Friday, March 1, through Sunday, March 3,  at Fishers High School in Fishers.

Led by 13-14 boys swimmer Seth Blossom, who won six state championships, 31 Stars swimmers won 10 individual events, set four state records and earned 124 personal records.

Top 10 place finishers are:

HU diamond men open CL season with close win

The Huntington University baseball team opened Crossroads League play by hanging on for a 7-6 win over host 22nd-rnaked Taylor University on Friday, March 8.

The Foresters, 5-5 overall, held at 7-2 lead until The Trojans, 16-5, rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth. But HU freshman Joey Butz came in with two runners on and one out, picked off the runner at second base and then got a fly out to preserve the win.

Donovan Clark had three of the Foresters’ six hits on the afternoon, and scored two runs. Wilson Satchell had two hits.