St. Xavier ruins frosh's big night as HU men fall

Huntington University forward Tyler Arens tries an off-balance shot over Jack Halverson of St. Xavier on Saturday, Nov. 3, in action at Platt Arena. The Foresters lost, 83-80.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Freshman Caleb Middlesworth tossed in 26 points but the Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to visiting St. Xavier, 83-80, on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Middlesworth notched his career-high by hitting 10 of 15 shots from the field, including 3 of 4 from three-point land, and nailing 3 of 4 shots from the foul stripe, but St. Xavier ruined his big night by taking a three-point lead at halftime and being able to hold on at the end.

Tyler Arens added 19 points and Nick Macon had 12 for HU, which falls to 2-1 on the season.

Hammel, Richer pace Foresters past Aquinas

Sam Hammel and Maddie Richer combined for 37 points to pace the Huntington University women’s basketball team to a 70-55 win over host Aquinas on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Although Aquinas scored the first five points of the afternoon, HU led 23-18 by the end of the first quarter and 44-32 by halftime. They added to the lead in the third frame and went into the final quarter with a 59-42 advantage.

Gentry's all-conference honor paces HU harriers to fifth at CL

Adrien Gentry earned an all conference placing to lead the Huntington University men’s cross country team to fifth place at the Crossroads League Championships on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Taylor University.

Gentrie finished 15th out of 134 runners in 27:26.9 for the 8K course to claim his all-conference badge.

Aaron Hendryx claimed second man status for HU by running a 27:59.8 for 28th place. Nick Childs was 33rd in 28:09.1, Kevin Moser was 36th in 28:16.9 and Luke Zeddis was 47th in 28:59.7.

HU's Dirr earns third trip to NAIA cross country nationals

Huntington University senior Aspen Dirr earned her third trip to the NAIA National Championships to pace the Foresters to an eighth place finish on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Taylor University.

Dirr finished fourth overall in a season-best 18:40.0 over the 5K course to become just the third female runner in HU history to qualify for nationals as an individual three times.

Saige Norris came in next for the Foresters in 26th place with a time of 19:53.2.

HU volleyball season ends at CL Tournament

The season came to a close for the Huntington University volleyball team as it fell in three sets to host University of Saint Francis on Saturday, Nov. 3, in first round action of the Crossroads League Tournament.

HU, wrapping up at 10-25, lost 14-25, 15-25, 19-25.

Brandy Michie had eight kills to pace HU. Lauren Cresse added seven kills, and Jenna Tacosik passed out 22 assists.

Ariene Butler notched 12 digs to spearhead the HU defense.

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

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.