Forester offense runs into pitching buzz saw in Bethel softball sweep

The Huntington University softball team ran into a pitching buzz saw against host Bethel on Thursday, April 9, and dropped both ends of a doubleheader by getting only one hit in the two games.

The NAIA eighth-ranked Pilots, 35-3, swept the twinbill 10-2 and 1-0.

In the opener, HU quickly had a moment of glory by scoring an unearned run in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Pilots quickly bounced back to take control of the game with a five-run second inning.

Ashley McCann got the Foresters' lone hit of the day with an RBI single in the fourth.

Foresters fall to Indiana Tech, 15-9

The Huntington University baseball team lost to visiting Indiana Tech, 15-9, on Thursday, April 9.

The Foresters, 18-12, saw the Warriors put up seven runs in the third inning, four rolling in on a grand slam by Tech catcher Gordon Murphy.

The Foresters' offense was led by Andrews Drummond with three hits, including a double, and Travis Frantz with three RBI. Edwin Rodriguez added a home run.

Indiana Tech beat up freshmen Forester pitchers Anthony Roth and Will Barone for12 run on 13 hits in 5 2/3 innings.


HU golfers open spring season with invite win

The Huntington University men's golf team opened its spring season with a win at the University of St. Francis Spring Invitational on Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9.

Led by medalist Spencer Batt, HU shot a 302 on the first day to take a four-stroke lead and came back with a 291 the second day to win by six strokes, with a total of 593.
Batt, who turned in 69 on day two, earned medalist honors with a 145 for the tournament. Teammate Cory Powell was right behind at 146 (71, 75).

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Women's High Game: Judy Quinn, 222; Stefni Scharland, 222; Sue Guelsdorf, 216.
Women's High Series: Teresa Wright, 580; Sue Guelsdorf, 569; Shelly Stouder, 532.
Most Over: Teresa Wright, +61; Kristina Stahl, +54; Kelly Yeiter, +48.
Top Teams: First Federal, 42.5-21.5; Regan's, 42-22; Bendix, 40-24.

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.
Photo provided.

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.