Culler lands North Miami standout for HU women's hoop program

North Miami basketball standouot Alicia Burrus (front, center) signs a letter of intent to play for Huntington University recently.
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Huntington University women's basketball Coach Lori Culler recently announced the addition of North Miami High School standout Alicia Burrus to the Foresters' 2009-2010 roster.

HU women sweep 4 over weekend

The Huntington University softball team swept four games in the Judson University Softball Invitational, in Chicago, IL, April 3 and 4.

In game one, the team faced the host team and edged their opponents, the Eagles 5-4.

Pitcher Lauren Ward pitched a complete game, with four runs earned on five hits while striking out nine batters and walking one.

Brittany Gower went 3-4 at the plate, with two RBI, and Brita Kuiper added an RBI.

Foresters again sweep Marian

Huntington University senior Eric Randel fires one to the plate during his complete game three-hit performance on Saturday, April 4, in the first game of a doubleheader sweep.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Justin Branock went 4 for 6 on the day to help lead the Huntington University baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Marian College, 10-1 and 6-4, on Saturday, April 4.

Branock had a home run and double in the opener and Eric Randel allowed one run on just three hits in a complete game victory to lead the Foresters to victory. Branock came back with two more hits and two RBI in the nitecap and Will Barone picked up the win in relief in the 6-4 decision.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Jerald Gressley, 269; Randy Neff, 265.
Men's High Series: Jerald Gressley, 707; Carl Guesldorf, 694.
Men's Most Over Average: Jason Bowers, +73; Ted Grover, +72.

HNHS discus thrower Lund signs with Bethel

Huntington North High School athlete Kayla Lund (third from left) signs her letter of intent to join Bethel College's track and field team in the fall.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington North High School athlete Kayla Lund recently signed a letter of intent to continue her track and field career at Bethel Collegein Mishawaka.

Lund signed her letter in the presence of family and Huntington North and Bethel College coaches, on Thursday, April 2.

The Lady Viking discus thrower is a standout in her field. She capped off 2008 with a fourth place finish at regional.

So far this season, she has placed in the top five in the team's two outdoor events.

Lund is the daughter of Veronica Garrison and Kyle and Lisa Lund.

Pitchers Taylor, Bowers pace HU to twinbill sweep of Marian

Pitchers Drew Taylor and Mitch Bowers combined to give up just five hits on the day and led the Huntington University baseball team to a 10-1 and 6-3 sweep of host Marian College on Thursday, April 2.

While Taylor was limiting Marian to just two hits in the opener, his offense was scoring at least one run in each of the milddle five innings of the contest.

Travis Frantz broke open a 2-0 contest with a three-run home run to left in the third, and the Foresters added solo runs in the fourth and fifth before tacking on three more in the sixth.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Andrew Rittenhouse, 232; Chris Trainer, 222; Brent Ruckman, 218.
Men's High Series: Andrew Rittenhouse, 601; Chris Trainer, 598; Larry Quinn, 574.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 225; Judy Quinn, 193; Brandie Roberts, 185.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 610; Judy Quinn, 520; Jennifer Gray, 514.
Most Over: Brent Ruckman, +112; Tonia Okuly, +55; Billy Haney, +47.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 43-17; Team #12, 38-22; Ball Breakers, 33-27.

Town leads HNHS track girls to slim win over Warsaw

Two wins by Mariah Town paced the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity track team  past host Warsaw, 67.5-63.5, on Tuesday, March 31.

Town was victorious in the 200 and 400-meter dashes. She took the 400 in 1:02.09, and then came back to win the 200 in :28.45.

Also winning for HNHS were Jessica Huey, in the high jump; Alyssa Hurlburt, long jump; Alli Harris, discus throw; Tayah Kline, 100-meter hurdles; and Cora Frame; 100-meter dash.

Kim League Basketball champions

The Lakers were recently crowned seventh and eighth grade Kim League basketball champions. Team members are (front row, from left) Jacob Miller and Dylan Mower; and (back row, from left) Coach Rick Mower, Zach Allen, Eli Schultz, Grant Meese and Head Coach Bill Meese. Not pictured is Paul Ehler.

Kim League Basketball champions

The Trojans were recently crowned fifth and sixth grade champions in the Kim League. Members are (front row, from left) Granville Schultz, Austin Lange, Aaron Webb, Jack Doughty; (second row, from left) Derek Teusch, Conner Brown, Mallorie Burnau and Anthony Capozza and (back row, from left) Head Coach Neil Brown and Del Doughty, assistant coach.

Kim League Basketball champions

The Wolfpack was recently crowned as the third and fourth grade Kim League Basketball champions. Members are (front row, from left) Zach Daugherty, Dawson Hertel, Mac Thompson, Shafer Garrett and (back row, from left) Bailey Latta, Jenna Henline, Corbin Landrum, Seth Thompson and Head Coach Chad Daugherty.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Mike Hall, 278; Jim Karst, 268.
Men's High Series: Mike Hall, 687; Jeff DeHaven, 684.
Most Over: Gary Johnson, +75; Jim Karst, +74.

Women's High Game: Jenni Elzey, 221; Janice Hanson, 165.
Women's High Series: Jenni Elzey, 585; Bernie Hammel, 433.
Most Over: Jenni Elzey, +46; Janice Hanson, +8.
Men's High Game: Wally Stoffel, 248; Eric Allred, 233.
Men's High Series: Matt Elzey, 654; Wally Stoffel, 643.
Most Over: Wally Stoffel, +63; Dan Kennedy, +45.

HU baseball team makes bitg statement in MCC

Edwin Rodriguez.
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The Huntington University baseball team made a big statement early in the Mid-Central College Conference season on Saturday, March 28, by knocking off NAIA ninth-ranked Spring Arbor University twice on the road, 8-5 and 11-5, after splitting with them at home two days earlier.

In the opener, hurler Drew Taylor earned his third win of the week and Edwin Rodriguez smacked another home run to lead HU.

HU softball squad drops doubleheader

The Huntington University softball team was shut out in both games of a doubleheader against Madonna University on Saturday, March 28, falling 5-0 and 2-0.

In the opener, Madonna pushed one across in the bottom of the first and then added a pair of runs in both the third and the fifth while holding HU scoreless with just three hits in the game.

Lauren Ward took the loss for the Foresters. She allowed five runs, three earned, in seven innings of work and gave up five hits and one walk while striking out 11.

HU men's tennis team splits pair

The Huntington University men's tennis team split a pair of matches on Saturday, March 28, to open its spring season, losing 7-2 to Alma College to begin the day and then downing Spring Arbor University 6-3 in its second match.

Against Alma, the Foresters got a win from Gonzalo Vivas and Jameel Brenneman (9-8) at #1 doubles and from Jon Brenneman, who defeated Mark Stuart 6-4, 6-3 at #4 singles.

HU rebounded in its second match against the Cougars.

HU baseball team splits with 9th-ranked Spring Arbor

The Huntington University baseball team opened its home season in high style by beating NAIA ninth-ranked Spring Arbor University, 3-2, in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday, March 26.

The Foresters couldn't quite get it down in the second game and lost 3-1, to bring their record to 10-9.

Foresters split softball doubleheader with Siena Heights

The Huntington University softball team split a doubleheader with host Siena Heights University on Thursday, March 26, taking the first contest 6-2 but falling in the second, 4-3.

In game one, HU, now 8-6, got a 14-strikeout performance from pitcher Lauren Ward, who went the full seven innings and gave up only three hits.

HU scored all it needed in the third inning. After a Brandi Gower single and two fielder's choices, Ashley McCann drove in both runners for a 2-0 lead. Ashley Scally followed up with a double, scoring McCann to finish off the scoring in the inning.

Forester baseball team batters Goshen in twinbill

Edwin Rodriguez.
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The Huntington University baseball team opened its Mid-Central College Conference schedule in convincing fashion by sweeping host Goshen College, 11-0 and 12-1, on Tuesday, March 24.

HU's Drew Taylor pitched a one-hit shutout in the opener and got plenty of offense to bring the game to an early close at the end of five innings. Taylor only allowed one free pass and struck out six in his five innings of work.

Forester softball squad drops MCC openers

The Huntington University softball team started out its Mid-Central College Conference season with two tough losses, falling 3-2 and 4-2 to host Marian College on Tuesday, March 24.

In the first contest, HU got a solid mound outing from Lauren Ward, who went the full six innings and gave up just six hits and one walk. Her teammates, however, couldn't capitalize on their eight hits as they left six runners on base.

HNHS boys' track team clips Columbia City

The Huntington North High School boys' track team beat host Columbia City on Thursday, March 26, in a tight contest, 70.5-61.5

HNHS girls open outdoor track season with second place

Jessica Huey, Alli Harris and Gretchen Spahr earned first place finishes Tuesday, March 24, as the Huntington North High School girls' track team place second in a triangular meet with Northrop and host Homestead.

Northrop won the meet with 90.5 points to 63 for Huntington North. Homestead trailed with 13.5 points.

Huey led an HNHS sweep in the high jump with a leap of 4-11. Teammates Sara Wegmann and Rachel Herr took second and third, respectively.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Women's High Game: Sue Guelsdorf, 227; Chrissy HIpskind, 212; Lori Tellef, 210.
Women's High Series: Sue Guelsdorf, 649; Lori Tellef, 587; Teresa Wright, 556.
Most Over: Sue Guelsdorf, +97; Terra Karst, +62; Melanie Reed, +55.
Top Teams: First Federal, 37.5-18.5; Regan's 36-20; Frederick's Photography, 34.5-21.5.

Neuenschwander signs letter to play tennis at Bethel

Huntington North High School senior Whitney Neuenschwander (front center) signs a letter of intent to play tennis at Bethel College on Tuesday, March 24.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School athlete Whitney Neuenschwander on Tuesday, March 24, signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Bethel College in Mishawaka.

Neuenschwander has played varsity tennis all four years at HNHS. She was one-half of an all-North Central Conference doubles team last year, and this year is slated for number one singles.

"We think she can contribute right away as a freshman," says Bethel Director of Tennis John Natali.

Partial squads kick off HU men's women's track seasons

A partial men's and women's track squads from Huntington University competed at the Wabash College J. Owen Huntsman Relays to open their outdoor seasons.

The women finished third of four teams and the men were fourth in a field of five.

In women's action, Cassie Lehman and Kelsey Green were both winners on the day. Lehman finished first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of :16.69 and Green won the discus with a toss of 126-02.

Registration for PAL baseball extended

The registration deadline for the 2009 summer baseball season at the Huntington PAL Club has been extended to April 1.

The baseball season at the PAL is scheduled to begin May 9.
The PAL offers a T-ball league, for children ages 4 through 6; a Coach's Pitch league, for those ages 7 through 9; Little League, for youth ages 9 through 12; and Major League, for those ages 13 through 16.

Fees can be paid at signup or before the season starts, and participants can have their fees waived if they choose to sell fundraiser items instead.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Alex Smart, 277; Jeff Gray, 258.
Men's High Series: Mark Parker, 702; Monte Davis, 691.
Men's Most Over: Jim Satchwill, +100, Jeff Gottschalk, +65.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Joe McCune, 225; Chris Trainer, 219; Tom Waters, 206.
Men's High Series: Joe McCune, 655; Chris Trainer, 638; Scott Chopson, 550.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 288; Brandie Roberts, 239; Julie McCune, 224.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 699; Julie McCune, 602; Brandie Roberts, 580.
Most Over: Joe McCune, +106; Angie Tackett, +96; Julie McCune, +65.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 43-13; Team #2, 35-21; Them & Us, 32-24.

HNHS Girls Track

HNHS announces the schedule for girls varsity track.

HNHS Boys Track

HNHS announces the schedule for boys varsity track.

HNHS Girls Softball

HNHS announces the schedule for girls varsity softball.