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HU splits doubleheader with TU

In an age-old conference rivalry, the Huntington University baseball team split their doubleheader at Taylor University (TU) 20-10, 0-5, on Monday , March 14. Having split last week’s doubleheader, the Foresters wrap up the four-game series by going 2-2 against TU.

With the wind blowing out of Winterholter Field, game one was a slugfest. Daniel Lichty had the Taylor pitching staff rolled back on their heels by going 5-for-6 at the plate and driving in seven runs. He was a single away from hitting for the cycle having cranked out a pair of doubles, a triple and two homers.

McCarver signs to play football at Trine

On Wednesday, March 16, Huntington North High School senior Cam McCarver (center) signed to continue his academic and athletic careers at Trine University as friends, family and teammates looked on.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

Huntington North High School senior Cam McCarver put pen to paper on Wednesday afternoon, officially signing with Trine University to continue his academic and football careers.

A three-sport athlete for the Vikings, McCarver ultimately chose to focus on football. McCarver made a huge impact on the Vikes during his injury-shortened senior season. Huntington North football head coach Bob Prescott knows McCarver will leave a big hole on the team both on and off the field but knows McCarver will transition well to the next level.

HU softball team splits with IU Southeast

The Huntington University Forester softball team enjoyed an 8-3 win over IU Southeast before coming up short, 3-2, in a game two nail-biter Saturday afternoon at Koetter Sports Softball Complex.

Karlee Franklin was sensational on the bump in the opener to earn the complete-game win. She gave up five hits, three runs, two of which were earned, and three walks while fanning two batters. It was the rookie’s first win in Forester green.

Forester baseball team outlasts Taylor U 8 to 7

The Huntington University baseball team outlasted Taylor University, 8-7, in the nightcap at Winterholter Field after dropping a 6-0 decision in the opener to split the first doubleheader of a four-game series with the Trojans (14-8, 4-2).
After seven uneventful innings for both teams in game one, the Trojans unleashed for all six of their runs in the eighth by cashing in on five of their seven hits and taking advantage of two HU blunders.

Whack-a-ball club includes local students


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This winter, Riverview and Crestview Middle School students (featured above) were able to participate in a table tennis club called Whack-a-ball. They practiced once a week with coach Lee Seibold (far left) who is a competitive table tennis player who also owns his own table tennis business in Fort Wayne. Students completed their season with a tournament on Friday, March 4.

HU men’s basketball tourney results

The field of 64 teams for the 84th annual NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship was been cut in half with the 12th-seeded Huntington University Foresters moving on by way of an 80-69 win over fifth-seeded Georgetown (25-8) on Friday, March 11, as part of the Montgomery bracket in opening round action at Faulkner’s Tine W. Davis Gymnasium.

Several HU bowlers get CL honors

Among the list of Crossroads League All-Conference bowling honorees were six Foresters as announced by the league office recently. The league added bowling as a sponsored sport this past fall.

On the women’s side, junior Amber Elliott (Northwood HS, Northwood, OH) and sophomore Katie Fraser (Elkhart Central HS, Elkhart,) were two of five bowlers to garner First Team All-Conference praises.

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne baseball starts season

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne’s Titans Baseball is starting its fifth year as a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II team. As part of the Region 12 Great Lakes District, the Ivy Tech Under the guidance of head coach Connor Wilkins, the team ended last season with a winning record of 31-25.

Two players, Matthew Peters and Jaimen Albizu, are considered top players and draft prospects in the region according to The JBB.

Kitchen signs with Foresters March 9

On Wednesday, March 9, Huntington North High School senior Carson Kitchen (front row, center) signed to continue his academic and athletic careers with Huntington University. Also featured are (front row, from left) brother Clark Kitchen, mother Elizabeth Kitchen, along with (back row, from left) father and high school tennis coach Peter Kitchen and Huntington University tennis coach Ignacio Poncio.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Huntington North High School senior Carson Kitchen made his college choice official on Wednesday, March 9, signing with Huntington University to continue his academic and tennis careers as a Forester.

A four-year member of the Viking boys tennis team, Kitchen played a crucial role in his team’s success the last four seasons, guiding the Vikes to an overall record of 58–25 since his freshman campaign in 2018, highlighted by three consecutive sectional titles in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

HN senior gymnast takes on regional

Huntington North High School senior Emma Wilson advanced to the regional gymnastics competition, which took place on Saturday, March 5, at HNHS. Wilson competed in all-around. Featured, she takes her turn competing on bars.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

For fans of high school gymnastics, Huntington North High School was the place to be on Saturday, March, 5, as HNHS was the host site for one of three regional competitions for girls’ gymnastics this season. HNHS senior Emma Wilson competed all-around as an individual in the regional as well.
Homestead High School earned the top spot over the course of the day, earning a total of 112.800 points. Their highest overall score was earned during the floor routine, earning them a composite 28.725. Next was the beam competition, scoring 28.550, vault with 28.175 and bars with 27.350.

Forester tennis falls 4-3

The Huntington University (HU) men’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) (2-5) on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Park Forester Tennis Club.

After giving up the point in doubles action, the Foresters won two of their first three matches in singles play to draw even with their hosts. Unfortunately, the Tigers fired back with two wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles to notch the win.

HU moves to 9-9 on the year. Coach Ignacio Poncio and crew head to Florida over spring break for four matches starting with No. 21 Ave Maria on March 15.

 

HU men’s basketball to play in NAIA tourney

The Huntington University men’s basketball team will compete in the 2022 NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship Opening Round Friday, March 11 to Saturday, March 12, at Faulkner University’s Tine W. Davis Gymnasium in Montgomery, AL.

Huntington received one of 25 at-large bids. Alford and crew will face Georgetown College on Friday, March 11 with tip-off slated for 5 p.m. CST. The last time these two squads met was in 2008 when the Tigers claimed a 79-73 road win over the Foresters.

Felger earns PR in meet

Senior Dylan Felger highlighted the 2022 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships for the Foresters by winning the 600 meters. Not only did his PR time of 1:16.12 earn him the title of national champion but also set a new NAIA indoor record.

It’s his second individual title at the national level with his first coming last spring when he crushed the competition at outdoor nationals in the 400 meter hurdles.