Sports

Chesterman lone Forester on top step at indoor conference track meet

Elijah Chesterman was the only Huntington University man to bring home gold from the Crossroads League Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Taylor University on Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9.

Chesterman, a sophomore and former Huntington North High School star, took the 1,000-meter run in a personal best 2:35.47 for the first all-conference honor of his career.

Another former HNHS star, Adam Woods, got a repeat CL all-conference honor, claiming third in the heptathlon with 3,777 points.

HU's Dirr has record-breaking weekend

Senior Aspen Dirr broke a pair of school and conference records at the Crossroads League Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Taylor University on Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9.

Dirr clocked in at 5:02.71 to win the mile and get records in both. She then went 10:21.34 in the 3,000 meters for the win and the second pair of records, in fact crushing the CL mark by 11 seconds and the HU record by 19. Her times in both races punched her ticket to the NAIA nationals.

HU women upset No. 16 IWU

The Huntington University women’s basketball team upset 16th-ranked Indiana Wesleyan, 69-61,  at Luckey Arena on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The win marks the second time the Foresters, 17-10 overall and 10-6 in the Crossroads league, have upset the Wildcats.

HU jumped out to a 17-10 lead after the opening quarter but saw IWU catch up by halftime at 31-all. HU held a 53-52 lead after three quarters.

Sarah Fryman led HU with 26 points. Maddie Richer added 13 points, Brooke Saylor had a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds and Sam Hammel scored 10 points.

Late rush comes up short for Foresters against IWU

A late rush came up short for the Huntington University men’s basketball team in a 104-98 loss to host No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The Foresters, 16-12 overall and 6-10 in the Crossroads League, were down by 18 points with just 3:55 left in the game, but Konner Platt, Peyton West and Andrew Yoder each hit a couple of three-pointers over the next three-plus minutes to push HU to within a gasp, but IWU was able to hang on for its 24th win in 28 games, 13th in 16 CL outings.

Teusch, Agnew are semi-state mat champs

Huntington North 120-pound wrestler Darryn Kuhl has some tough going against Kade Zadylak of Norwell in first round action at the New Haven Wrestling Semi-state on Saturday, Feb. 9.
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Preston Teusch and Charlie Agnew claimed championships among four Huntington North High School qualifiers for the state meet at the New Haven Wrestling Semi-state on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.

Teusch, a sophomore, won at 113 pounds and Agnew, a senior, claimed the 195-pound title to lead the Vikings to a narrow second place team finish with 64 points, just one-half point off the score posted by Jimtown.

Stoltz, defense star as Vikes thump Norwell

Sawyer Stoltz knocked down 20 points to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team to a 48-32 thumping of visiting Norwell on Friday night, Feb. 8.

Stoltz, a 6-5 senior, hit 9 of 12 shots from the floor and was 2 of 2 from the free-throw line to lead the Vikings to their 15th win in 18 outings.

The Viking defense was also a star of the night, throwing a blank at Norwell in the first quarter as the Vikings held a 9-0 lead. They led 18-5 at halftime and went into the final frame with a 33-18 advantage.

HU women use third-quarter spurt to top GC

The Huntington University women’s basketball team broke open a close game with a third-quarter scoring spree that propelled the squad to a 67-53 victory over visiting Goshen College on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

After trailing 13-12 after the first quarter and 30-29 at halftime, the Foresters tallied 22 points in the third quarter while limiting the Maple Leafs to just six to take control of the gameat 51-36. Coach Lori Culler’s squad then proceeded to score 16 points in the final frame to 17 for the visitors to preserve the double-digit advantage.

Huntington North's Sunderman third at state girls' wrestling tourney

Amaya Sunderman (right), a Huntington North High School senior, placed third in the 170-pound weight class at the Indiana High School Girls’ Wrestling State Finals on Jan. 11 at Hamilton Heights High School, in Arcadia. Pictured with Sunderman are the 170 champion, Jessica Moore (middle), of Richmond, and the runner-up, Amanda Feder, of Penn.
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Amaya Sunderman, a senior at Huntington North High School, captured third place in the 170-pound weight class at the Indiana High School Girls’ Wrestling State Finals on Friday, Jan. 11, at Hamilton Heights High School, in Arcadia.

Sunderman started off the tournament with a 3-2 victory over Seymour’s Emma Gillaspy. In semifinals, Sunderman squared off against Penn’s Amanda Feder, who managed to pin her in 3:42. Sunderman then faced Garrett’s Angi Amburgey in the third-place match and defeated her, 4-2.

Jr. Lady Vikes win league title at SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse


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The sixth-grade Junior Lady Vikings were crowned champions of the Club1 Regular Season League on Sunday, Feb. 3, at SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse, in Fort Wayne. The Junior Lady Vikings’ third, fourth and fifth-grade teams also participated in the league, which spanned five weeks. Pictured are (front row from left) Leah Hertel, Molly Daugherty, Brookelynn Buzzard and Grace Michel; and (back row from left) Coach Chad Daugherty, Camryn Working, Haiden Bailey, Emma Daugherty, Marissa Trout, Hannah Haupert and Coach Phil Bailey. Not pictured is Addi Funk.

State runner-up


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The Huntington North High School girls’ bowling team finished runner-up in the state finals on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Championship Lanes, in Anderson, falling to defending state champ Portage 333-305. The Lady Viking squad is composed of (front row from left) Lauren Jackson, Manager Karli Cannici and Alyssa Uhrick; and (back row from left) Assistant Coach Ashley Black, Cheyenne Cottrell, Janessa Creech, Brooke Stroh, Saddie Uhrick and Head Coach Bob Gottschalk Jr.

HU men score early and often in big win over Goshen

Huntington University guard Zac Owens challenges Tanner Camp of Goshen College on a drive in action Tuesday night, Feb. 5, at Platt Arena. Owens scored 18 as the Foresters won, 75-51.
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The Huntington University men’s basketball team scored early and often on the way to a 75-51 win over visiting Goshen College on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The Foresters, 16-11 overall and 6-9 in the Crossroads League, built a double-digit lead six minutes into the game and never looked back, leading 44-26 by halftime.

Sophomore Zac Owens and freshman Caleb Middlesworth each scored 18 points to lead HU, and senior Tyler Arens contributed 15.

Middlesworth scored 14 points and Arens had 10 in the first half onslaught.

HNHS swimboys lose regular season finale

Gearing up for the upcoming sectional, the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team lost its final regular season meet of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 5, falling to host Bluffton, 132-35.

Nathan York and Keegan Mautz got victories for the Vikings. York, a junior led freshman teammate Colten Schulte to a 1-2 finish in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:04.26, and Mautz, a senior, captured the 100-meter backstroke in 1:21.18.

Schulte added a second runner-up finished for HNHS in the 200-meter freestyle, touching the wall in 2:29.39.

Dirr win hlghlights HU women's double-duty day

The Huntington University women’s track and field team split up and competed at the Indiana Wesleyan Midwest Indoor Classic and Anderson University Indoor Invitational, both of which were held on Saturday, Feb. 2.

At Indiana Wesleyan, Aspen Dirr won the 5,000-meter run. The senior clocked in at 18:10.72, which met the “A” standard and was also the second-fastest time in school history.

Molly Mitchell also competed at IWU and claimed Huntington’s only other top spot, winning the 600-meter run in 1:39.34.

HU men compete in 2 different spots on Saturday

The Huntington University men’s track and field team split up and competed at the Indiana Wesleyan Midwest Indoor Classic and Anderson University Indoor Invitational, both of which were held on Saturday, Feb. 2.

At Indiana Wesleyan, Adrien Gentrie claimed fourth place in the mile run with a personal-record time of 4:30.03.

CJ Robertson and Elijah Chesterman also put forth fourth-place efforts. Robertson attained fourth in the 600-meter run in 1:23.91 while Chesterman achieved that same placement in the 1,000-meter run in a personal-record 2:38.57.

Registration accepted now for Roanoke Youth Sports baseball

Registrations are currently being accepted for Roanoke Youth Sports Baseball.

The youth sports organization is offering four leagues: T-Ball is for ages 4 to 5 years old, with games played on Mondays or Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Coaches Pitch is for ages 6 to 8; Sand Lot – Minors is for ages 9 to 12; and Sand Lot – Majors is for ages 13 to 16. In the latter three leagues, games will be played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Teams will play no more than two games per week.

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