HU has chances but comes up short to Madonna

Huntington University guard Peyton West lines up a jumper over a Madonna defender on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Platt Arena. West tallied 20 but HU lost, 86-85.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team had several chances to win at the end but couldn’t put anything in the bank and wound up losing an 86-85 heartbreaker to visiting ninth-ranked Madonna on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23.

After Dwight Burton put Madonna up by one with 52 seconds left, Konner Platt hit a shot in the paint and got fouled, but the senior missed the mark on his free throw and HU trailed with 37 seconds left. Ten seconds later Caleb Middlesworth missed a shot but HU got the ball back with five seconds left on the clock, only to lose the ball as time expired.

Soccermen's season ends with 1-0 tourney loss

The season came to an end for the Huntington University men’s soccer team with a 1-0 loss to the University of Rio Grande in the opening round of the NAIA Men’s Soccer Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 23, in Rio Grande, OH.

The Foresters, 15-5-3, were limited to just three shots by the Red Storm, who countered with 15 shots of their own, five of which were on goal. Rio Grande tallied what proved to be the game’s only goal at the 37:41 mark in the first half. Ewan McLauchlan scored off a pass from Sebastian Borquez to give the Red Storm a lead that would stick.

Double, Colclesser lead Lady Vikes past Whitko

Taylor Double scored 14 points and Reece Colclesser added 11 to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team to a 56-11 thumping of host Whitko on Friday, Nov. 22.

The Lady Vikings, 4-1, jumped off to an 11-2 lead after the first quarter and took a 22-6 advantage into halftime. They threw up a blank wall at Whitko in the third quarter to lead 38-6 heading into the final frame.

Colcesser added four steals to her statline for the night, and Meg McDonald and Bayleigh Double each had three assists.

HU soccermen get shootout win in nationals opening round

Junior goalkeeper Gabe Greenfield came up huge as the Huntington University men’s soccer team squeaked past Cardinal Stritch, 2-0 in overtime, on day one of the NAIA National Championship opening round at Rio Grande, OH.

Greenfield blocked the first two penalty kicks, then Cardinal Stritch hit the crossbar on its next two shots, while Caleb Sexton and Jake Erlandson were finding back netting for HU to move the Foresters into tomorrow’s game against No. 10 Rio Grande

HU men 17th at NAIA cross country nationals

The Huntington University men’s cross country team captured 17th place out of 37 teams at the NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championship race on Friday, Nov. 22, in Vancouver, WA.

HU'S Stoffel wins NAIA women's cross country championship

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Hannah Stoffel

Hannah Stoffel ran into the Huntington University history books, winning the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship race on Friday, Nov. 22, in Vancouver, WA.

Stoffel, a Huntington native, won the 5K race in impressive fashion. The former Huntington North High School standout clocked in at 17:18.4, which was 16 seconds faster than the race’s runner up, Emily Kearney. Kearney, a senior at Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta, crossed the finish line in 17:34.8.

Lady Vikes suffer first hoop loss of season

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to host Carroll, 51-32, on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The Lady Vikings, 3-1, were in a 9-0 hole after the first quarter that deepened from there. The Lady Chargers enjoyed a 21-10 advantage at the half and increased their cushion to 37-20 by the end of three frames.

Huntington North was paced by Taylor Double, who tallied 10 points, collected six rebounds and recorded three steals.

HGA holds Turkey Tumble Sunday

The Huntington Gymnastics Academy held the Turkey Tumble gymnastics meet on Nov. 17 in the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse.

Many local gymnasts performed at the meet.

Lady Vike swimmers get 5 wins on night in loss

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team got five wins on the night but came out on the losing end of a 96-73 score to visiting Bluffton on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The Lady Vikes got individual wins from Laney Shaw in the 50-yard freestyle, Mya MacAleese in the 100-yard butterfly, Allie Aschliman in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relay teams.

Shaw, a junior, took the 50 free in :27.71, while MacAleese, a freshman, won the fly in 1:10.63. Aschliman, also a junior, won the backstroke in 1:10.97.

In't Groen spark leads HU past Aquinas

Cindy In’t Groen scored six points in the final minutes of the second quarter to spark the Huntington University women’s basketball team past visiting Aquinas, 64-54.

In’t Groen’s spark at the end of the second quarter enabled HU, 7-1, to go into halftime with a 26-23 lead, which it expanded to a 51-42 advantage after three quarters.

Sarah Fryman scored 17 points to pace the HU offense, with Sam Hammel adding 14 and Alexandria Bope chipping in 12.

Hammel also added team-best in rebounds with nine, assists with seven and steals with four.

Lady Vikes kick off swim season with seventh at Norwell Invite

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team kicked off its season by finishing seventh out of 12 teams at the Norwell Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Top 12 finishers scored points for their teams.

The Lady Vikings’ best finish on the day was a third place finish by the 400-yard freestyle relay of Laney Shaw, Jacee Dammeier, My MacAlesse and Allie Aschliman, which clocked in at 4:13.36.

Lady Vikes trounce Southwood

Huntington North's Chloe Kauffman bombs one from three-point land during the Lady Vikings' big win over visiting Southwood on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team trounced visiting Southwood, winning 52-14 on Saturday, Nov. 16.

A game after holding North Side to just two points, the Lady Vikings’ defense shined once again. Huntington North, 3-0, forced 25 turnovers, which it flipped into 18 points. Of those turnovers, 13 came via steal.

Locals perform well

Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Dojo, in Huntington, competed in the Lions Karate Tournament of Champions held in Fort Wayne on Nov. 3. Pictured are (from left) Sherrina Shuckel, third place, adult beginner kata and adult beginner kobudo kata; Sensei Dawn Anderson; and Mason Payton, first place in 9 to 10-year-old intermediate kata and 9 to 10-year-old intermediate kobudo kata.

HU men, women harriers packing bags for trip to nationals Nov. 22

The Huntington University men’s and women’s cross country teams are packing their bags for Vancouver, WA to compete in the 2019 NAIA Cross Country Championships. Both races will take place at Fort Vancouver on Friday, Nov. 22.

It’s the first time since 1999 that both the HU men and women will be competing as teams on the big stage. The fall of 1999 marks the highest finish in program history for both teams, with the men claiming sixth and the women finishing 15th.

Salvation Army hoops registration goes to Nov. 22

Registrations for The Salvation Army’s ninth through 12th-grade co-ed basketball league are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 22.

There is a fee for registration, which is non-refundable. Selling candy can reduce the fee. Financial assistance is available. Checks are not an accepted form of payment.

A parent must be present in order to sign up. The Salvation Army is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off using the outside drop box at The Salvation Army, which is located at 1424 E. Market St., Huntington.