HU men's soccer team wins program first-ever CT Tournament; advances to NAIA nationals

The Huntington University men’s soccer team brought home the program’s first-ever Crossroads League Tournament championship and punched its ticket to the NAIA National Tournament by outlasting host Spring Arbor University, 2-1, on Saturday, night, Nov. 10.

The sixth-seeded Foresters held on to a 2-1 halftime lead to defeat the top-seeded Cougars, who entered the night with a 16-2-1 record compared to HU’s mark of 9-7-3.

Doi does it for Forester women in win over Judson

Freshman Sara Doi pumped in a career-high 19 points to lead the Huntington University women’s basketball team over visiting Judson, 78-61, on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Doi, a 5-5 guard out of Penn High School, hit 5 of 7 from the field, including 3 of 5 from three-point land, to help HU to its fourth win in five outings.

The Foresters led 18-14 after the first quarter and sent the margin to 38-25 by halftime. They led 60-37 heading into the fourth quarter.

Sarah Fryman, Maddie Richer and sub Erica Zook each scored 14 for Coach Lori Cullers’ squad.

Foresters keep Ness Bros. HOF championship at home

All five starters scored in double figures as the Huntington University men’s basketball team upset NO. 14 Bellevue University on Saturday night, Nov. 10, in the championship game of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament.

Tournament most valuable player Tyler Arens scored 23 points as HU won for the fifth time in six outings this season. Arens hit four free throws in the game’s final six minutes to help HU hang on after Bellevue tied the contest at 62-all.

Konner Platt added 17 points, Caleb Middlesworth had 15, Zac Owens had 14 and Nick Macon added 12.

Foresters demolish East-West in Ness Bros. HOF tourney

Huntington University guard Konner Platt heads toward the basket in action against East-West University on Friday night in the opening round of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament at Platt Arena. The Foresters ran past the visitors, 89-51.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Five Foresters scored in double figures and the Huntington University men’s basketball team demolished visiting East-West University, 89-51, in the opening round of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament on Friday, Nov. 9.

With the win, the Foresters, 4-1, advanced to the championship game of the tournament on Saturday, Nov. 10, against Bellevue University.

Junior Konner Platt led Huntington’s double-digit quintet with 19 points. Junior Andrew Yoder tallied 16 points, senior Tyler Arens tossed in 13, sophomore Wyatt Hughes netted 12 and sophomore Zac Owens registered 11.

Robrock eruption earns Lady Vikes first win of season

Huntington North's Reece Colclesser fires a jump shot over Nya Coleman of Fort Wayne North Side in action Friday night at North Arena. The Lady Vikes whipped the visitors, 55-31.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Maddy Robrock erupted for a career-high 32 points and the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team steamrolled visiting Fort Wayne North Side, 55-31.

Robrock, a senior, went 13 for 19 from the field and a perfect 6 for 6 at the free throw line to post her impressive point total. The forward/center also collected 15 rebounds to record her first double-double of the season.

Foresters jump out to big early lead, thump Aquinas

The Huntington University men’s basketball team raced off to a 21-5 lead to start the game and never looked back as it defeated host Aquinas, 78-57, on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Konner Platt paced the Foresters with a game-best 22 points. Caleb Middlesworth added 15 points and Tyler Arens posted his second double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Senior transfer Nick Macon made his presence felt in a number of ways, tossing in 11 points, passing out eight assists, grabbing five rebounds and making five steals.

Lady Vikes start season with loss to Snider

Maddy Robrock (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team, shoots the ball over a pair of defenders from visiting Snider during a game on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Lady Vikings fell to the Lady Panthers, 53-46.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team lost to visiting Fort Wayne Snider, 53-46, on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, in its season-openeer.

The Lady Vikes per led by senior Madalyn Robrock with 18 points and nine rebounds. Leah Campbell had 12 points and five assists and Addy Wiley added nine points.

Snider was led by De’Leisha Davis with 20 points, which included a 16 of 18 effort at the free-throw line. Tamara Wade added 13 points for the Lady Panthers.

Huntington North won the junior varsity game, 31-16.

Fryman leads HU women over Holy Cross

Casey Morton (left), a senior on the Huntington University women’s basketball team, maneuvers around Holy Cross defender Alex Forster during a game on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Platt Arena. The Foresters defeated the Saints, 78-68.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Sarah Fryman scored 29 points to lead the Huntington University women’s basketball team past visiting Holy Cross, 78-68, on Tuesday night, Nov. 6.

Fryman, a junior, connected on 11 of 19 shots from the field and all five of her free throw tries to help HU improve to 3-1 on the young campaign.

The Foresters did their most damage in the third quarter when they turned a 33-32 halftime deficit into a 59-48 advantage heading into the final frame.

Taking aim for United Way

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tara Johnson (left) and Nathaniel Roth (right), members of the Bowen Center’s dodgeball team, take aim at their opponents during a round-robin tournament held Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Teams from Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County and the Huntington County Department of Child Services also participated in the fund-raiser for United Way.

Honorary captains

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic, sponsored by Real Living Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co., has announced its 2018 honorary captains.

St. Xavier ruins frosh's big night as HU men fall

Huntington University forward Tyler Arens tries an off-balance shot over Jack Halverson of St. Xavier on Saturday, Nov. 3, in action at Platt Arena. The Foresters lost, 83-80.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Freshman Caleb Middlesworth tossed in 26 points but the Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to visiting St. Xavier, 83-80, on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Middlesworth notched his career-high by hitting 10 of 15 shots from the field, including 3 of 4 from three-point land, and nailing 3 of 4 shots from the foul stripe, but St. Xavier ruined his big night by taking a three-point lead at halftime and being able to hold on at the end.

Tyler Arens added 19 points and Nick Macon had 12 for HU, which falls to 2-1 on the season.

Hammel, Richer pace Foresters past Aquinas

Sam Hammel and Maddie Richer combined for 37 points to pace the Huntington University women’s basketball team to a 70-55 win over host Aquinas on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Although Aquinas scored the first five points of the afternoon, HU led 23-18 by the end of the first quarter and 44-32 by halftime. They added to the lead in the third frame and went into the final quarter with a 59-42 advantage.

Gentry's all-conference honor paces HU harriers to fifth at CL

Adrien Gentry earned an all conference placing to lead the Huntington University men’s cross country team to fifth place at the Crossroads League Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Taylor University.

Gentrie finished 15th out of 134 runners in 27:26.9 for the 8K course to claim his all-conference badge.

Aaron Hendryx claimed second man status for HU by running a 27:59.8 for 28th place. Nick Childs was 33rd in 28:09.1, Kevin Moser was 36th in 28:16.9 and Luke Zeddis was 47th in 28:59.7.

HU's Dirr earns third trip to NAIA cross country nationals

Huntington University senior Aspen Dirr earned her third trip to the NAIA National Championships to pace the Foresters to an eighth place finish on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Taylor University.

Dirr finished fourth overall in a season-best 18:40.0 over the 5K course to become just the third female runner in HU history to qualify for nationals as an individual three times.

Saige Norris came in next for the Foresters in 26th place with a time of 19:53.2.

HU volleyball season ends at CL Tournament

The season came to a close for the Huntington University volleyball team as it fell in three sets to host University of Saint Francis on Saturday, Nov. 3, in first round action of the Crossroads League Tournament.

HU, wrapping up at 10-25, lost 14-25, 15-25, 19-25.

Brandy Michie had eight kills to pace HU. Lauren Cresse added seven kills, and Jenna Tacosik passed out 22 assists.

Ariene Butler notched 12 digs to spearhead the HU defense.