Sports

HU golfwomen place ninth at Purgatory intercollegiate

The Huntington University women’s golf team shot a 361 and placed ninth at Taylor University’s Purgatory Intercollegiate on Friday, March 29, at Purgatory Golf Course, in Noblesville. The second day of the competition was canceled due to rain.

The Foresters were led by Betsy Schroeder, who fired an 83. Alexandria Maris carded an 85. Rachel Blauert posted a 95. Megan Higgins and Sara Scott rounded out the scoring with a 98 and a 101, respectively.

HU golfmen poat 329 at Taylor invite

The Huntington University men’s golf team posted a score of 329 at Taylor University’s Purgatory Intercollegiate on Friday, March 29, at Purgatory Golf Course, in Noblesville. The second day of the competition was canceled due to rain.

The Foresters were paced by Logan De Maa, who fired a 79. Cale Carr shot an 82. David Beck and Andrew Weisheit each carded an 84. Nick Whitney rounded out the scoring with an 87.

HU trackwomen eighth at Centre College Invite

The Huntington University women’s track team finished eighth at the Centre College Invitational on Saturday, March 30.

Jessica Chojnacki claimed third for the Foresters in the 800-meter run by clocking in at 2:33.90, with Olivia Von Gunten on her heels to finish fourth in 2:34.01. Von Gunten also competed in the 400-meter dash, where she placed sixth in 1:04.37.

HU men's track team sixth at Centre College Invitational

The Huntington University men’s track team placed sixth at the Centre College Invitational on Saturday, March 30.

Avniel Barrow was the Foresters’ main point-getter, claiming second in the 100-meter dash in :11.48 and seventh in the 200-meter dash in :23.85. He, along with Andrew Zachary, Heath Atkins and Peyton Depriest, earned their team’s only gold by winning the 400-meter relay in :43.29.

‘Pickleball Palooza’ on April 26 at Parkview Huntington YMCA

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is holding a “Pickleball Palooza” in celebration of April being National Pickleball Month on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the county, with over 3 million players and counting.

There will be approximately 50 people competing in the tournament. There will also be skills contests for prizes and a luncheon.

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is located at 1160W-500N, Huntington.

Everhart sac fly gets HU softball split

Huntington University pitcher Meghan Fretz goes through her wind-up in first game action of a doubleheader against visiting Grace College on Friday, March 29. The Foresters split the twinbill.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Sophomore Rozlynn Everhart’s walk-off sacrifice fly capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning and gave the Huntington University softball team a 6-5 win in the nightcap of its doubleheader against visiting Grace College on Friday, March 29.

The win gave HU a split as Grace won the opener, 3-2.

Grace hammers HU diamond men

The Huntington University baseball team suffered a 12-2 defeat to host Grace College on Thursday, March 28.

After the Foresters took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Lancers responded with three runs in the second, five in the third and four more in the fourth to blow the game wide open. A solo tally by Huntington in the fifth brought the game’s scoring to a close.

DJ Moore took the loss for the Foresters. The senior hurler, 2-4, allowed seven hits and eight runs, all earned, in the first 2.2 innings.

HU lands Houghton coach for women's soccer program

Huntington University Athletic Director Lori Culler has announced the hiring of David Lewis as the Forester women’s soccer coach.
Lewis is the program’s eighth head coach since its inception in 1997.

Lewis comes to HU after spending 28 years at the helm of the Houghton College women’s soccer program, where he guided the Highlanders to an average of more than 14 wins per year. He accumulated a career record of 402-122-39.

He is just one of 25 women’s college coaches across all divisions of NAIA and NCAA to reach the 400-win plateau.

Krull, Fretz help HU earn softball split with IWU

Kennedy Krull’s bat and Meghan Fretz’s arm propelled the Huntington University softball team to a 3-1 victory over visiting Indiana Wesleyan University in the opening game of a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 27.

After the Foresters’ narrow triumph, the Wildcats bounced back with a 9-3 win in the second contest of the day to split the twinbill.

Earlham edges HU netmen

The Huntington University men’s tennis team got edged by visiting Earlham College, 4-5, on Wednesday, March 27.

The Foresters led the Quakers, 2-1, after doubles play, but got upended in singles action, 2-4, to lose the match.

Hoops hall of fame honors Huntington man for being good at ‘doing things’

Bill Walker, of Huntington, displays the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame President’s Distinguished Service Award he was honored with on Wednesday, March 20, at the hall’s annual banquet.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Bill Walker, of Huntington, never scored a point in a high school basketball game in Indiana.

In fact, he never even suited up for a game; being the manager for his high school team at New Castle was as close as he got.

But Walker recently was awarded the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame President’s Distinguished Service Award for his “commitment, dedication, participation and loyalty” to the hall.

Lady Vikes softball fund-raiser set for Monday, April 1, at Pizza Hut

The Huntington North High School softball team will have a fund-raiser at Pizza Hut on Monday, April 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The team will receive funds from each buffet purchased as well as tips.

Pizza Hut is located at 101 Frontage Rd., Huntington.

MVNU sweeps HU softball team

Paige Eichelberger, a sophomore on the Huntington University softball team, makes contact with the ball during the first of two games against visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Tuesday, March 26. The Foresters’ first two home games of the season got spoiled by the Cougars, who won 3-1 and 22-8.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University softball team got swept by visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University, falling 3-1 and 22-8, on Tuesday, March 26.

In the opening game, Mount Vernon scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning, then pushed another run across in the sixth. While Huntington countered with a solo tally of its own in the bottom of the frame, that would prove to be all the offense it could muster against Cougar hurler Jennifer Kurelic and her defense.

HU scores late to beat Bethel

The Huntington University baseball team waited a long time to get on the board, but when it did it scored in bunches and beat host Bethel, 7-3, on Monday, March 25.

HU, 11-7 overall on the season, was blanked through six innings, but scored a trio of runs in the seventh and added four more in the eighth to push their record to 7-2 in Crossroads League play.

Wilson Satchell had two hits and two runs batted in to lead the HU attack, and Ian McCutcheon had two hits and one RBI.

Payton performs well


Photo provided.

Mason Payton, of the Japan Karate-Do Genbu-Kai of Indiana, in Huntington, participated in the Lions Karate Best of the Best Karate Tournament, in Syracuse, on March 16. Payton won first place in 9 to 10-year-old kobudo kata and second place in 9 to 10-year-old intermediate kata.

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