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Forester kickers earn first spot in CL tourney championship game

Huntington University soccer player Matheus Louzada (right) and Indiana Wesleyan University defender Gabe Quesada get a little physical with each other as they purse the ball during a Crossroads League Tournament semifinal game Saturday, Nov. 3, at King Stadium. The Foresters won, 3-1, to advance to the championship game next Saturday.
Photo by Steve Clark.

For the first time in program history, the Huntington University men’s soccer team landed a spot in the championship game of the Crossroads League tournament with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over seventh-seeded Indiana Wesleyan in the tourney semifinals on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 3, at King Stadium.

HU women rout Cornerstone in CL/WHAC Classic

The Huntington University women’s basketball team routed host Cornerstone University, 72-42, on Friday, Nov. 2, in the Crossroads League/WHAC Classic.

The Foresters, 1-1, jumped out to an 18-11 lead in the first quarter, which they expanded to 32-20 by halftime and 53-38 after three frames before outscoring the Golden Eagles by 15 in the final quarter to put the game far out of reach.

HU soccermen upset Bethel in CL tourney

The sixth-seeded Huntington University men’s soccer team knocked off third-seeded Bethel College, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Bethel.

With the win, the Foresters, 9-7-3, 3-4-2 in league play, advance to the tournament semifinals, where they will host seventh-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Nov. 3.

HU spikers close regular season with win

The Huntington University volleyball team closed out the regular season with a 3-1 victory over visiting Bethel College on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The Foresters edged the Pilots in the opening set, 25-22. Coach Kyle Shondell’s squad won by a wider margin in the following frame, 25-16, but the visitors countered with a 25-20 triumph in the third frame to keep the match alive. Bethel gave Huntington all it could handle in the fourth set, but the hosts were up for the challenge, ultimately taking the frame 27-25 to win the contest.

Season ends for HU soccerwomen

The season came to an end for the Huntington University women’s soccer team with a 2-0 loss to host Grace College in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The Lancers, seeded second, scored both of their goals in the first half. The Grace defense then made that lead stick, keeping the seventh-seeded Foresters off the board in the second stanza to knock them out of the tourney.

Trio propels HU men over Wright State Lake

Nick Macon (left), a senior on the Huntington University men’s basketball team, dishes the ball to a teammate during the Foresters’ game against Wright State Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Platt Arena. The Foresters beat the Lakers, 112-103.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Three players scored 20 or more points to propel the Huntington University men’s basketball team to a 112-103 victory over Wright State Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Platt Arena.

Sophomore Zac Owens poured in 31 points for the Foresters, while junior Konner Platt and senior Tyler Arens chipped in 24 and 20 points, respectively. Behind that production, Coach Ty Platt’s squad crafted a 59-48 lead by halftime, paving the way for its second straight win to start the season.

Fast start by Indiana Tech dooms HU women on hardwood

A fast start by host Indiana Tech doomed the Huntington University women’s basketball team and resulted in an 81-61 defeat for the Foresters in their season opener on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The first quarter saw the Warriors toss in 24 points while holding the Foresters to just five. The hosts then proceeded to outscore their guests 33-18 in the second to craft a commanding 57-23 lead by halftime. While Coach Lori Culler’s squad outscored the hosts 38-24 in the second half, it wasn’t enough and Huntington opened the season 0-1.

Cancer fund-raiser


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Champs Academy in Huntington hosted its first annual “Amazing Grace” partner event on Saturday, Oct. 13. Nineteen two-person teams did two CrossFit workouts, called “Helen” and “Grace,” and raised a total of $1,050, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support Cancer Services of Huntington County.

Huntington County Disc Golf looking to expand program

Hosam Almalahi (right) putts on a hole at the Memorial Park disc golf course, in Huntington, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, during a session of the Huntington County Disc Golf youth program. The after-school program is currently offered at Flint Springs Elementary School and Crestview Middle School and the program’s organizers would like to expand it to even more schools.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington County Disc Golf is looking to expand its after-school youth program.

Currently, the program is held at Flint Springs Elementary School and Crestview Middle School. It consists of one session a week for six weeks. Sessions are held in the school’s gym, with the final session held at a local disc golf course.

Kensey “Digger” Alsman and Zach Brennan are the program’s organizers.

For more information about the program, visit the Huntington County Disc Golf page on Facebook or email Alsman at kenseyalsman@yahoo.com.

HU spikers have moments but lose to Marian

Huntington University volleyball players Tailor Schultheis (left) and Lindsay Ingenito try to stop a Marian attack in action Saturday, Oct. 27, at Platt Arena.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University volleyball team had its moments, but not enough to defeat 24th-ranked, visiting Marian as it fell, 1-3.

HU, 9-24 overall and 5-12 in the Crossorads League, held a seven-point lead over Marian in set one, but fell 24-26. The Foresters lost close again in the second set, 22-25, and won the third 25-17 before falling in the finale, 25-8.

Tailor Schultheis led the Forester attack with 10 kills, Brandy Michie added nine kills and Paige Eakright and Lauren Cresse each had eight.

HU men's basketball team wins season-opener

The Huntington University men’s basketball team opened its season with an 83-68 win over host Concordia University on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The Foresters got all of their scoring from their starting five. Nick Macon, a senior transfer, and Konner Platt each tossed in 19 points to lead all scorers. Tyler Arens and Caleb Middlesworth each notched 17 points and Zac Owens scored 11.

Adams' goal lifts HU women to CL playoffs

Senior Mille Adams lifted the Huntington University women’s soccer team in the Crossroads League playoff with an overtime goal in a 1-0 win over Bethel College on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Adam’s game-winner in the 96th minute found far post side side netting and lifted HU from ninth place in the conference to a playoff qualifying seventh place.

The Foresters, 5-12-1 overall and 2-6-1 in the CL, will face second -seeded Grace on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

HU goalie Autumn DeMott gathered six saves to keep the deadlock before Adams notched her second goal of the season.

Vike gridders fall in sectional, 54-20

Huntington North wide receiver Andrew Smekens maneuvers against several Harrison defenders after catching a pass during sectional football action at West Lafayette on Friday night, Oct. 26. The Vikings lost, 54-20, to end their season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School football team with a 54-20 loss to host Harrison in the semifinals of Sectional 11 on Friday, Oct. 26.

HU spikers lose to MVNU

The Huntington University volleyball team fell to host Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1-3, on Friday, Oct. 26.

After the Cougars narrowly beat the Foresters in the opening set, 25-23, Coach Kyle Shondell’s team countered with 25-21 victory in the following frame to deadlock the match. The hosts, however, responded with back-to-back triumphs of 25-11 to take the contest.

With the loss, Huntington falls to 9-23, 5-11 in Crossroads League play.

2 Viking gridders make all-NE8 first team

Two members of the Huntington North High School varsity football team were named to the all-Northeast 8 Conference first team.

Damon Kaylor, a senior offensive lineman, and Aidan Hosler, a junior kicker, were the first-team honorees for the Vikings.

Three Huntington North players were second-team designees. Those players were senior linebacker Charlie Agnew, senior defensive lineman Jack Curless and junior wide receiver Deven Newcomb.

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