Haught a twin winner but Viking trackboys lose

Ricky Haught won a pair of events but the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team fell to host New Haven, 75-56, on Tuesday, April 16.

Haught, a senior, captured the 110-meter hurdles in :19.00 and won the pole vault with a height of 11-00 for two of eight HNHS wins on the day.

Zach Hubartt won the high jump with a new HNHS freshman record of 6-1.

Golfwomen eighth at Ackerman-Allen Shootout

The Huntington University women’s golf team placed eighth at the Ackerman-Allen Shootout hosted by Taylor University on Monday, April 15.

Betsy Schroeder fired a 12-over-par 156 to finish 10th out of 39 golfers and lead HU to a total of 699.

Alexandria Maris shot a 173, Leah Thompson carded a 176 and Megan Higgins had a 194.

Taylor won the event with a score of 598.

HU golfers wrap up season with 10th at Ackerman-Allen

The Huntington University men’s golf team wrapped up the regular season with a 10th-place finish on Monday, April 15, at the Ackerman-Allen Shootout host by Taylor University.

Cale Carr fired a 76 each round for an 8-over-par 152 to pace HU to its total of 635. Logan DeMaa scored a 156, Andrew Weisheit had a 158 and David Beck shot a 169.

Nick Whitney was the non-scorer with a 175.

Taylor won the tourney with a score of 570, followed by Marian with a 582 and Olivet Nazarene with a 588.

Turner gets first collegiate win as Foresters split

Brent Turner threw six innings of one-hit ball in a 5-0 second game win to help the Huntington University baseball team get a doubleheader split with visiting Marian University on Tuesday, April 16.

The Foresters, 21-11 on the season and 15-6 in the Crossroads League, lost the opener, 8-2.

Turner, a freshman, struck out four and walked six in the first collegiate win of his career.

Austin Pritchard pitched the final inning, giving up two hits, with one strikeout.

Fretz fires shutout as HU sweeps SAU

Jada Crofoot (left), a sophomore on the Huntington University softball team, smacks the ball during the first of two games against visiting Spring Arbor University on Tuesday, April 16. The Foresters won the game, 8-7, and the one that followed, 4-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Meghan Fretz returned to the circle and threw a five-hit shutout in the second game of a doubleheader to help the Huntington University softball team sweep visiting Spring Arbor University on Tuesday, April 16.

Kiera Stacy scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to help HU win the opener, 8-7, then Fretz pitched her gem in the nightcap for a 4-0 HU win.

Fretz, not in action over the weekend, struck out three and walked two to handcuff the Cougars.

Senior Men's Scramble League play starts at Etna Acres

The team of Mike Parker, Bill Tackitt, Jim Myers and Bill Fulmer was the winner of Senior Men’s Scramble League play at Etna Acres Golf Course on Tuesday, April 16.

Matching the winning 34, but losing on back-up, was the foursome of Don Alexander, Lee Richards, Lavon Birkey and Dean Sink.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 2 was Don Sweet, and on hole No. 8 it was Steve Davis.

John Ayers had the longest drive on No. 4.

Marion hands Lady Vike netgirls first loss of sesason

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team got handed its first loss of the season on Monday, April 15, as it was swept by visiting Marion, 0-5.

Emily Bokel at second singles managed to win five games against Claire Hendricks in a 2-6, 3-6 loss that was the closest the Lady Vikes could come to a win.

HNHS is now 4-1.

Jessica Henline at fist singles lost to Kayla Dubuque, 1-6, 2-6, and Emily Daas at third singles fell to Jayden Sebastian, 1-6, 0-6.

HU netwomen end season with twin losses

The Huntington University women’s tennis team completed its season with a pair of losses on Saturday, April 13, falling to Indiana Wesleyan, 0-5, and Lewis-Clark State College, 1-8, in the IWU Invitational in Marion.

The Foresters finish the season, 12-7.

HU netmen complete season on down note

The Huntington University men’s tennis team completed its season on a down note as it lost to Lewis Clark State College, 1-8, on Saturday as part of the IWU Invitational in Marion.

The lone winner for HU was second singles player Illia Turaba, who stopped William Bruchard, 7-5, 6-3.

HU finished 11-9 on the year.

At first singles, Ignacio Poncio lost in a tie-breaker to Alexandre D’Aboville, 5-7, 6-4, 5-10. Niko Rongos at fifth singles also lost in a tie-breaker, falling to Herman Yue, 6-4, 0-6, 5-10.

HU men’s hoop to host 17th summer camp

 The Huntington University men’s basketball team will host its 17th annual summer basketball camp from June 17 to 20 at the Merillat Complex Platt Arena.

There is a cost to register, which increases after June 1. Boys and girls in kindergarten through ninth grade are welcome to attend.

Registration forms for the camp are available at the Huntington University Athletic Office or campers can register online at

For more information, call the athletic office at 359-4212.

Fifth consecutive win

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Brad Prather, of Roanoke, cruises home to victory in the Discover Roanoke 10K on Saturday, April 13. Prather, 47,  won in 35:51.7, beating runner-up Drew Brewton by more than two minutes for his fifth consecutive win in the event.

Miller's win in 3200 helps Lady Vikes to 3rd at North Side Relays

Alena Miller’s win in the 3,200-meter run led the Huntington North High School girls’ track team to third place at the Marion Relays on Saturday, April 13.

Miller, a senior, clocked in at 12:17.58 for her triumph, which helped HNHS to 76 points. Homestead won the nine-team meet with 173 points, followed by Fort Wayne Snider with 101.

Veronika Russell was runner-up in pole vault with a height of 9-0 to collect the next-best HNHS finish on the day.

The Lady Vikings added third place points in the 3,200 as well as Kyler Hoopingarner clocked in at 12:41.52.

Vikings' Haught takes long jump at North Side Relays

Long jumper Ricky Haught earned the only win on the day for the Huntington North High School boys track team as it placed 15th out of 16 teams at the North Side Relays on Saturday, April 13.

Haught flew 21-4.75 to capture his win in “A” flight. The senior also added sixth place points in pole vault at a height of 10 feet.

Zach Hubartt placed third in “A” flight in high jump with a leap of 5-10, and Nate Burns took fifth place in the 300-meter hurdles, in :40.44.

Gentie's school record helps HU men claim own invite

Huntington University long jumper Adam Woods maneuvers in mid-air as he tries for more distance during the Huntington University Invitational at King Stadium on Saturday, April 13. HU won the invitational.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Junior Adrien Gentie broke the school record in the 1.500-meter run to help lead the Huntington University men’s track team to the title at its own Huntington University Invitational on Saturday, April 13.

Gentie’s clocking of 3:58.03 broke the 22-year-old record owned by David Luce and was one of five HU titles on the day.

HU piled up 187 points in the four-team invite. Grace was runner-up with 172 points.

HU women runner-up at HU track invite

Huntington University's Brooke Saylor releases the shot put during the Huntington University Invitational on Saturday, April 13, at King Stadium. Saylor threw a personal-best 11.58 meters to place second in the event.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington University women’s track team was runner-up at its own Huntington University Invitational on Saturday, April 13.

Molly Mitchell claimed the only HU win of the afternoon by topping the field in the 400-meter hurdles, in :59.54. With a short break after that feat, she came back to place second in the 800-meter run in 2:25.60.

Brooke Saylor turned in a pair of personal-bests to get a pair of runner-up spots for HU, which finished with 161 points to Hope College’s 245. Saylor heaved the javelin 35.14 meters and hurled the shot 11.58 meters for her spots.