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Hohlbein stifles Grace as HU splits doubleheader


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Blake Holhbein pitched one-run ball for six innings to lead the Huntington University baseball team past visiting Grace College in the second game of a doubleheader for a split on Tuesday, April 29, losing 7-4 and winning 6-1.

Hohlbein scattered five hits, struck out four and walked two as Huntington improved to 26-22 on the year, 20-14 in Crossroads League action.

Marc Bowers and Blake Ayers led the HU offense, each getting two hits and a pair of runs batted in to support Holbein. Dylan Henricks and Brock Gower also had two hits as HU had 12 for the contest.

 

Hoch places third to lead Forester golfers at league tourney


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Sophomore Lance Hoch placed third to lead the Huntington University golf team to a sixth place finish at the 2014 Crossroads League Golf Championship on Tuesday, April 29.

Hoch shot rounds of 77, 72 and 76 for a 12-over par 225 to claim the number three spot and all-conference honors, leading the Foresters to a team total of 940.

The Foresters, just one shot out of the lead after a first round 301 on Monday, came back with rounds of 313 and 326 on Tuesday.

 

Butler sisters, Lady Vikes batter Muncie Central


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The Butler sisters both smacked home runs and combined for six runs batted in and freshman Hannah Middlebrooks threw a shutout as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team battered visiting Muncie Central, 19-0 in five innings.

Morgan Butler, a junior, also had a double among three hits and knocked in two runs, and Ariene Butler, a freshman, added four runs batted in for the Lady Vikings, 10-3.

 

Capozza, arm, bat lift HNHS JV past Northfield

Anthony Capozza limited visiting Northfield to one run and knocked in two runs himself as the Huntington North High School junior varsity baseball team won 11-1 on Tuesday, April 29.

Jackson Cain, Jack Doughty and Alex McCutcheon also had two RBI each as the Vikings improved to 6-1 on the year.

Dalton Caley had three runs scored.

 

 

Weight event sweeps key HNHS trackgirls to win over Kokomo


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Sweeps in both weight events keyed the Huntington North high School girls' track team to a 75-55 win over visiting Kokomo on Tuesday, April 29.

Seniors Maddie Klender and Paige Coolman topped the shot put and discus, respectively, to key the Lady Vikings' domination in those events. Klender heaved the gray ball 38-0.25 to win the shot, with Lauren Sands in second and Coolman in third, and Coolman topped the discus with a throw of 107-5, with Klender runner-up and Sands in third.

 

4 Huntington Eagles in ICBA all-star game


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Four members of the Huntington Eagles boys' basketball team suited up for the Indiana Christian Basketball Alliance (ICBA) north varsity boys' all-star team in a 94-86 loss to the south squad in the ICBA North-South Varsity All-Star Game on Saturday, April 12, at Taylor University's Odle Arena, in Upland.

 

3 Lady Eagles help North ICBA All-stars win


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Three members of the Huntington Lady Eagles girls' basketball team helped the Indiana Christian Basketball Alliance (ICBA) north varsity girls all-star team edge the south squad, 52-48, in the ICBA North-South Varsity All-Star Game on Saturday, April 12, at Taylor University's Odle Arena, in Upland.

 

HNHS netgirls blank Anderson


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Losing no more than five games in any match, the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team blanked visiting Anderson, 5-0, on Monday, April 28.

Third singles player Emily Eherenman ran through her opponent the easiest, not dropping a game en route to a 6-0, 6-0 win as the Lady Vikes improved to 2-3 as a team.

 

Foresters sweep Grace on Saturday

The Huntington University baseball team topped host Grace, 4-0, before winning a 2-1 squeaker to sweep the Lancers on Saturday, April 26.

In the first game, the Foresters' Derek McKinney struck out seven during a complete game shutout performance in which he held Grace to three hits and picked up his fourth victory against five losses.

The Lancers' Joey Hickerson also went the distance on the mound, allowing eight base pokes and four runs with five strikeouts to take the loss.

 

Sheets helps HU softball squad earn split with SAU

Ariel Sheets pitched the Huntington University softball team to a 7-1 victory over host Spring Arbor on Saturday, April 28, to help the Foresters split with the Cougars following a 2-1 loss in extra innings.

The sophomore hurler went the distance for Huntington in its regular season finale, limiting the hosts to five hits and a run to earn the win, her sixth of the season against four losses.

 

Kids Kampus plans golf outing May 14


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Pathfinder Kids Kampus Child Care Center in Huntington will hold its 23rd Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, May 14. The fund-raising event, sponsored by David Culp and Co., will take place at the LaFontaine Golf Club, 6129 N. Goshen Rd., Huntington.

Registration and a lunch sponsored by SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church begins at 11:30 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

 

Local pair finish well in first attempts at Boston Marathon


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Running a race in which you finish 1,153rd and 3,250th is not too shabby of a feat, when you consider the two long-distance runners were competing against about 36,000 challengers in this year's Boston Marathon.

The two men - Bradley Prather, of Roanoke, and Dan Meyer, of Huntington - both logged personal best finishes in the 26-mile race. They were the only two Huntington County residents who competed in this year's marathon.

 

Spahr helps Vikings twinkill Bellmont


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Walker Spahr had three hits in the first game and pitched a complete game six-hitter in the second as the Huntington North High School varsity baseball games down visiting Bellmont twice on Saturday, April 26, 12-6 and 9-1.

Spahr, a junior, had a pair of doubles and knocked in two runs in the opener, then held the Braves to sixth hits with four strikeouts and four walks in the second game as HNHS improved to 8-3 on the season.

 

Meese top HNHS golfer at own Viking Invitational


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Grant Meese was the only Huntington North High School golfer to break 80 as the Vikings placed sixth out of nine teams at their own Huntington North Viking Invitational on Saturday, April 26, at Norwood Golf Course.

Meese carded a 78 to just miss out on getting a top seven individual finish and earning hardware for the event. That helped the Huntington White squad to a score of 341, 33 shots behind the winning score posted by Center Grove Red.

Wes Kennell of Center Grove White shot an even par 72 for medalist honors.

 

Viking trackboys get second at Muncie Central Relays

Getting one win and seven runner-up finishes pushed the Huntington North High school boys' track team to second place at the Muncie Central Relays on Saturday, April 26.

The Viking quartet of Jake Shaw, Jordan Utter, Isaac Smith and Collin Wesco went 8:38.11 to cruise to the victory in the 3,200-meter relay, helping HNHS pile up 98 points in Class A, just five points behind champion Kokomo.

Houston Lehman made the biggest leap - somewhat literally - for the Viking runners-up, sailing 14-0 in the pole vault to move into second place in the all-time HNHS record books.

 

HNHS track girls get three wins and fourth place at Lady Kingsmen Invite

The Huntington North High School girls' track team picked up three victories on the way to placing fourth out of 18 teams at the Lady Kingsmen Invitational at Penn on Saturday, April 26.

Seniors Maddie Klender and Paige Coolman earned wins in the shot put and discus, respectively, while sophomore Hannah Stoffel captured the 800-meter run to help Huntington North to 48 points.

Fort Wane Northrop won the meet with 123 points, followed by the host school with 102.50 and Fort Wayne Wayne with 68.

 

Lady Vikings 1-2 at Carmel SB Invitational

Rethlake gets 2nd no-hitter and rare loss

Erin Rethlake pitched a no-hitter in the first game and took a rare loss in the third game as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team went 1-2 in the Carmel Invitational on Saturday, April 26.

Behind Rethlake's arm and bat in the first game, HNHS, 9-3, defeated Munster 10-0. The Lady Vikes were then shaded by Brownsburg, 7-6, in the second game, and fell hard to Carmel, 10-1, in the last game.

 

HU splits with Goshen

After losing a nine-inning contest in the first game of a doubleheader, the Huntington University baseball team struck early and often on the way to an 11-2 second-game win over visiting Goshen College on Thursday, April 24.

The Foresters, 23-21 overall and 17-13 in the Crossroads League, struck for six runs in the first inning of the second tilt and never looked back, adding two more runs in the second, a solo tally in the fourth and two more in the sixth.

 

Goodrich pitches Vikings past Spartans


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Sophomore Kory Goodrich limited visiting Homestead to five hits and the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team slipped past the Spartans, 2-1, on Thursday, April 24.

The Vikings, 6-3, got a pair of runs in the second inning, one on an RBI-double by Austin Hale, and Goodrich made the tallies stand up, yielding only a run in the sixth inning. The soph struck out nine and walked four in his effort.

Mitch Hughes, Walker Spahr and Austin Eltzroth each had two hits as the Vikings slapped 11 for the contest.

 

Foster wins three, Stoffel two but CC shades HN trackgirls


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Lindsey Foster won three events and Hannah Stoffel took two but the Huntington North High School girls' varsity track team fell to host Columbia City by one point, 64-63, on Thursday, April 24.

Foster, a senior, topped the field in the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter dash, in 1:01.4 and the long jump, at 17-1; and she and Stoffel were also part of the winning 1,600-meter relay team. Stoffel, a sophomore, won the 800 and 1,600-meter runs, taking the shorter in 2:27 and the longer in 5:23.1.

 

Grover HR, 4 RBI help Lady Vikes crush Wayne, 21-1


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Natasha Grover smashed a home run and knocked in four runs to lead the Huntington North High School varsity softball team to a 21-1 romp in five innings over host Fort Wayne Wayne on Thursday, April 24.

The Lady Vikes, 8-1, rapped out 19 hits on the day, with Kaylynn Rosen piling up four. Alyssa Hiple, Maddie Kennedy and Grover each had two hits, with Hiple knocking in a pair of runs.

Mikayla Gray, the first of three Huntington North hurlers, got her fourth straight win, striking out three and giving up one hit in two innings.

 

Marion too powerful for HNHS netgirls

Host Marion was too powerful for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team as the Lady Vikings lost, 0-5, on Thursday, April 24.

The second doubles team of Sarah Fryman and Alisha Leffler was the only HNHS competitor to push past two sets, falling 6-4, 4-6, 2-6 to Rachel Jumper and Sam Diedrich.

HNHS falls to 1-3 on the season.

 

Riverview wins 3 of 4 on track

Riverview won three of the four track meets Wednesday, April 23, against visiting Oak Hill and Wabash.

The Raider boys won the seventh grade meet, while both Raider girls' teams won.

Logan Hippensteel won both the 200 and 400-meter dashes to pace the seventh grade boys. Damon Kaylor took the shot put and the 400-meter relay team of Andrew Smekens, Dom Shively, Noland Hughes and Sam White was also on top.

Winners for the eighth grade boys' team were Hale Bowen, Gage Sandlin, Cory Bustos, Devon Rooney, Matt Karst and Aaron Hendryx.

 

Haught sets three new Crestview marks in track win

Ricky Haught set three new school records to lead the Crestview Middle School sixth and seventh grade boys' track team past visiting Lakeview on Wednesday, April 23.

Haught got his new marks in the sprints, winning the 100-meter dash in :12.26, the 200-meter dash in :25.36 and the 400-meter dash in :58.54.

Nate Burns helped the Crestview cause by wining both hurdles races, and Dale Burnau won the discus and placed second in the shot put.

 

Forester SB team splits with Manchester

Taking a break from Crossroads League action, the Huntington University softball team split a doubleheader with host Manchester on Wednesday, April 23, winning 6-5 before losing 3-2.

Bess Fiechter smashed a triple and scored on Emily O'Leary's ground-out in the seventh inning to earn HU the opening-game win.

Fiechter tried to be the seventh inning hero of the second game, too, smashing a two-run homer to bring the Foresters within at run at 3-2, but Manchester pitcher MacKenzie Williams ended the uprising after that.

 

Gray wins third straight start as Lady Vikings whip Northrop

Mikayla Gray won her third straight start and the Huntington North High School varsity softball team improved to 7-1 with a 10-0 whipping of visiting Northrop in six innings on Wednesday, April 23.

Gray, a sophomore, gave up only two hits and struck out five in four innings, and freshman Hannah Middlebrooks pitched two scoreless frames after that to keep the shutout intact.

 

Viking trackboys come up short to Marion

Charlie Mettler earned a solo first place and one as part of a relay team but the Huntington North High School boys' varsity track team came up a little short in a 70-62 loss to visiting Marion on Wednesday, April 23.

Mettler and teammate Luke Doughty went 1-2 in the 800-meter run, respectively, with Mettler clocking in at 2:03.4 for the win. The pair also joined with fellow seniors Ian Yaste and Collin Wesco to win the 3,200-meter relay, in 8:42.3.

 

Lady Vike netgirls on short end of 2-3 score

Another three-set loss made the difference as the Huntington North High School girls' tennis team fell to visiting Columbia City, 2-3, on Wednesday, April 23.

Kylie Frederick at first singles and the No. 2 doubles team of Sarah Fryman and Alisha Leffler secured wins for HNHS, but a third and deciding triumph was not to be as the first doubles team of Ana Eckert and Emily Karst lost a tough three-setter and the other two singles matches were lost in straight sets.

HNHS is 1-2 on the season.

 

Late splurge gives HU softball team big win over Goshen

The Huntington University softball team turned a 1-1 tie into a 9-1 win with eight runs in the final two innings to defeat host Goshen on Tuesday, April 22.

Goshen forfeited the second game of the doubleheader due to finals.

Katie DePew and Katie Knous triggered a five-run fifth inning and a three-run sixth inning to give HU, 23-16 overall and 16-10 in the Crossroads League, the win in the opener. Knous smacked a two-run double and Depew also had a run-scoring hit in the fifth, then in the sixth Knouse plated two more runs and DePew got in the other.

 

HU netmen finish year by blanking IUE

The Huntington University men's tennis team wrapped up its year with a convincing 9-0 win over Indiana University East on Tuesday, April 22.

Matthew Wilcox at fifth singles had the most dominating performance of the day for HU, 12-6, by blanking Dan Estadilla, 6-0, 6-0.

 

HU women's tennis team dominates IUE

Windy conditions couldn't stop the Huntington University women's tennis team as it dominated visiting Indiana University East, 6-1, on Tuesday, April 22, in its only match of the spring.

Cassie Kasicki at first singles defeated Paige Froman, 6-2, 6-1, and Celine Rongos at second singles was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Chelsea Helms. At third singles Morgan Bemisderfer topped Cheltsi Hinners, 6-0, 6-1, and Ciara Smith at fourth singles took a 6-2, 6-2 decision from Kristian Ketron.

 

Crossroads distributing free baseball pants

Crossroad Connections is distributing free youth baseball pants.

Crossroad Connections has acquired youth baseball pants in a variety of sizes and colors and will give the pants away free for anyone in need of them while supplies last.

Pants can be tried on and acquired at El Shaddai, Inc, 517 N. Jefferson St., Huntington during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. El Shaddai is closed for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.

 

5th season of Ultimate Frisbee League to start

The fifth season of the co-ed summer Ultimate Frisbee League will begin in May.

The league is for high school age students and older.
Ultimate Frisbee is non-contact, easy to learn and a great aerobic workout. There are no registration fees and games will be played on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Teams will consist of approximately 10 men and four to five women per team.

The season is scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 18, and run through the middle of August.

 

Crestview sets spring 5K event

The Crestview Student Council will host a Spring 5K run on Saturday, May 10, beginning at 8 a.m. at Crestview Middle School, 1151W-500N (across from the YMCA), Huntington.

Runners and walkers are welcome. T-shirts and door prizes will be given away. There is a price break for families of three or more who register.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the YMCA annual campaign fund.

Register online by going to www.huntingtony.org.

 

 

Bishop Luers' basketball coach to lead clinic for middle school boys April 25-26

The Bishop Luers High School boys' basketball coach will run a basketball clinic Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, at Huntington University's Merillat Complex and Fieldhouse.

The clinic for fifth through eighth graders will take place Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday form noon to 2:30 p.m.

There is a cost to attend the clinic.

For more information contact Jim Fettinger at 224-8351.

 

 

HU diamond men sweep Goshen

A comeback win followed by a laugher gave the Huntington University baseball team a doubleheader sweep of Goshen on Tuesday, April 22.

The Foresters improved to 22-20 overall and 16-12 in the Crossroads League with wins of 10-6 and 11-1.

The Foresters raked Goshen pitching for all 10 runs in the final three innings of the opener to erase a 4-0 Maple Leaf lead. They tallied four runs in the sixth inning and tacked on another five in the seventh.

 

Butler slam ends Lady Vikes' rout of Whitko


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Morgan Butler closed the game out with a grand slam home run as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team defeated host Whitko, 13-1, in five innings on Tuesday, April 22.

Mikayla Gray was the beneficiary of the Lady Vikings smashing a trio of homers, hurling all five innings and giving up only two hits, with five strikeouts.

Natasha Grover and Erin Rethlake had the other two bombs for Huntington North, 6-1. They did it back-to-back in the second inning as HNHS turned a 3-1 lead into a 5-1 lead.

 

Viking baseball team falls to Carroll at Parkview Field


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The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team got only one hit and fell to Carroll, 10-0, in five innings at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, on Tuesday, April 22.

The Vikings, 5-3, were humbled by Carroll hurler Taylor Goshen, who struck out 10 Vikings and walked only two in addition to yielding the lone safety.

Goshen, meanwhile, scored a pair of runs in the first and fourth inning before unloading a six-spot on the Vikings in the fifth to end the contest.

 

Lining up at Parkview Field


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The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team lines up for the national anthem at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne prior to facing Carroll on Tuesday, April 22.

 

Lady Vikings win wild one over Homestead, 9-7

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team overcame a three-run deficit early and then had to hang on to top visiting Homestead 9-7, on Monday, April 21.

The Lady Vikes got back-to-back home runs from Erin Rethlake and Alyssa Hiple to wipe out a 4-1 deficit in the third inning. After taking a 9-4 lead into the final inning, Homestead mounted a three-run charge of its own before Rethlake was able to close the door on the team's fifth win in six outings.

 

HU baseball team splits with IWU


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The Huntington University baseball team missed sweeping Indiana Wesleyan for the second doubleheader in a row when it followed up a 4-2 win over the visiting Wildcats on Saturday, April 19, with a 7-1 defeat.

 

Going to Saint Francis


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Huntington North High School senior Mitch Hughes (center) signs a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne on Friday, April 18. Hughes, who is both an outfielder and pitcher for HNHS, received an academic scholarship as well as an athletic scholarship from USF. With him are (seated from left) his father, Matt Hughes, and his mother, Laura Hughes, and (back) HNHS Head Baseball Coach Brian Abbott.

 

Rethlake pitches pair of shutouts and Lady Vikes win 3 in tourney

Erin Rethlake pitched a pair of shutouts and the Huntington North High School varsity softball team won all three games it played in the Ballard Tournament in Ballard, KY, this past weekend.

With Rethlake throwing five innings of shutout ball, the Lady Vikings beat Westerville, OH, 8-0, on Friday, April 18. They then topped Glen Este, of Ohio, 3-0, in five innings behind Rethlake, and on Saturday took a 4-3 win in five innings over Keystone, of Ohio, to earn Mikayla Gray the mound win and improve their season mark to 4-1.

 

Stoffel win helps HNHS girls to runner-up at Marion Relays

Hannah Stoffel won the 3,200-meter run to help lead the Huntington North High School girls' track team to second place at the Marion Relays on Saturday, April 19.

Stoffel, a sophomore, crossed the finish line in 12:14.53 to win the event by more than 15 seconds and lead the Lady Vikes to the runner-up total of 90 points.

South Bend Adams won the meet with 105.5 points.

The Vikings also got two relays wins, thanks to its 4,000-meter distance medley squad, which clocked in at 13:15.6, and the 3,200-meter relay team, which clocked in at 10:29.05.

 

Vikings get 'A' flight win on way to seventh at North Side Relays

The Huntington North High School boys track team got one "A" flight win on the way to placing seventh out of 13 teams at the North Side Relays in Fort Wayne on Saturday, April 19.

Adam Woods earned the top finish for HNHS with a height of 12-0 in pole vault, helping HNHS tally 75 points.

Homestead won the meet with 147 points.

Drew Fawcett placed third in the long jump at 19-3.5, Charlie Metter got fourth place in the 3,200-meter run in 9:45.37 and Colt Ropp got fifth in the shot put with a heave of 42-4.5 for the Vikings other high "A" finishes.

 

Lady Vikes win junior varsity softball tourney


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The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team hosted and won the HNHS JV Invitational on Saturday, April 19, by defeating Carroll, 13-4, in the first game and stopping Norwell, 18-8, in the second game.

Hannah Middlebrooks was the winning pitcher in each game for HNHS, now 4-0. Middlebrooks struck out 11 and gave up eight hits in the first game, and came back with nine strikeouts and 10 hits allowed in the second game.

 

HU splits SB doubleheader with Bethel

The Huntington University softball team split a doubleheader with host Bethel on Friday, April 18, winning the first game, 3-1, before dropping the second, 5-1.

The Foresters, 21-16 overall, 14-10 in the Crossroads League, trail the Pilots by two games in the loss column for second place in the conference. Bethel moves to 18-14, 14-8.

In the opener, Huntington hurler Emily Puterbaugh struck out six and held the hosts to five hits and one run in seven innings to pick up the win.

 

Lady Vikes JV softball team demolishes CC, 22-1

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team blasted host Columbia City, 22-1, on Friday, April 18.

Freshmen Mackenzie Cannici and Erin Burke smacked four hits apiece to help the Lady Vikings, 2-0, wrack up 22 on the day. Jordyn Poulson had three hits and Aubrey Eckert had a double and triple.

Hurler Hannah Middlebrooks struck out eight for Huntington North and limited the Lady Eagles to three hits in five innings to earn the win.

 

 

Discovering Roanoke on the run


Photo by Steve Clark.

Runners head out down Main Street in Roanoke during the start of the Discover Roanoke 5K/10K on Saturday, April 19.

 

HU baseball team sweeps IWU

The Huntington University baseball team swept a doubleheader with host Indiana Wesleyan on Thursday, April 17, notching a 9-6 comeback win in the first game before logging an 8-4 victory in the second.

In the opening contest, the Foresters trailed 3-2 after the first inning, but knotted things up with a solo tally in the third. The Wildcats countered with a run in the fourth and two more in the sixth to enjoy a 6-3 advantage heading into the game's final frame. That's when the visitors' bats came alive, though, and they erupted for six runs to steal the win.

 

Rethlake tosses no-hitter as Lady Vikes get first win of season


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Erin Rethlake tossed a no-hitter and struck out 12 to help the Huntington North High School varsity softball team defeat visiting Woodlan, 3-0, on Thursday, April 17.

A pair of walks were all that stood between the Lady Vikings' senior ace and perfection as Huntington North evened its record at 1-1.

Solo tallies in the second, third and fifth innings were all Coach Paris Seibold's squad needed behind Rethlake's no-no. Seniors Tori Newsome and Kaylynn Rosen each banged out two hits and drove in a run and to highlight the Lady Vikings' offensive effort.

 

Rally earns Foresters softball split with Grace

The Huntington University softball team topped visiting Grace, 10-7, to forge a split with the Lancers after losing a 12-inning tilt beforehand, 11-8, on Thursday, April 17.

In the nightcap, Grace scored two runs in the first frame and three more in the second to build a 5-0 lead and show Forester pitcher Kaylin Yon the door early. After surrendering five hits and four runs in 1.1 innings, Yon gave way to Lea Buckenmyer, who limited the Lancers to three scores the rest of the contest.

 

Goodrich, West lead Viking baseball team past Lewis Cass


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Sophomore Kory Goodrich struck out 10 batters and senior Conner West knocked in two runs to lead the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to a 3-2 win over visiting Lewis Cass on Thursday, April 17.

Goodrich went all seven innings and gave up five hits as the Vikings improved to 5-2 on the season. West provided most of the offense with a two-run double in the first inning.

West and Devon Goelz evenly split the Vikings' four hits on the day, with Goelz scoring two runs as well.

 

Lady Vike netgirls get first win

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team got its first win of the season by defeating visiting Bellmont, 4-1, on Thursday, April 17.

The Lady Vikings evened their record at 1-1 by getting wins from No. 1 singles player Kylie Frederick, Emily Eherenman at third singles, the No. 1 doubles team of Ana Eckert and Emily Karst and the second doubles team of Sara Fryman and Alisha Leffler.

Frederick ran past Kylie Beery at No. 1 singles, winning 6-0, 6-1, while Eherenman took a three-setter from Brielle Adams at No. 3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.

 

HU baseball team wins pair over Taylor

The Huntington University baseball team outlasted visiting Taylor in nine innings, 4-3, before topping the Trojans again, 8-5, to record a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday, April 16.

The Foresters improve to 3-1 against Taylor this season and 17-19 overall with an 11-11 mark in the Crossroads League. The Trojans fall to 23-17, 15-7.

 

Lady Vike JV SB opens with big win

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team kicked off its season with an 18-0 rout of visiting Marion on Wednesday, April 16.

Mackenzie Cannici, Aubrie Eckert, Jordyn Poulson and Kirsten Reed banged out three hits apiece for the Lady Vikings, 1-0, with both Cannici and Eckert logging a double and triple.

Pitcher Hannah Middlebrooks yielded only two hits and struck out nine in four innings to get the win.

 

 

Watching the shot


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Casey Richman returns a shot during her match at second singles against Peru's Adri Ward in the HNHS fieldhouse on Tuesday, April 15.

 

Spahr lifts Viking diamond men past New Haven

Walker Spahr went the distance on the mound and drove in the go-ahead run for the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team in its 6-5 win over visiting New Haven on Wednesday, April 16.

The Vikings trailed the Bulldogs, 5-4, going into the bottom of the sixth inning. The hosts evened things when Devon Goelz, on second via a hit by pitch and Mitch Hughes single, stole third, then advanced home after an error by the catcher. Following a flyout by Austin Hale, Spahr put Huntington North in front with a double that plated Hughes.

 

Robbins arm, bat stifle HU women twice

Hannah Robbins led visiting Taylor to a sweep of the Huntington University softball team, 2-0 and 8-3, on Wednesday, April 16.

The Foresters fall to 19-14 overall and 12-8 in the Crossroads League, with half their conference losses coming against the first place Trojans, who improve to 32-9 and 18-4.

Robbins pitched a complete game shutout in the opening tilt before plating a contest-high three runners in the nightcap.

 

New Huntington County Run 4-Health to be held June 28

A new Huntington County 4-H subcommittee has organized the "Huntington County Run 4-Health (10K/5K/1M)" to be held on June 28.

The run will start and finish at Hier's Park, in Huntington.

The event will begin at 9 a.m., and will be held rain or shine. It is open to participants of all ages.

Online and mail-in entries will be accepted. The race website, tinyurl.com/- Huntington4HRun, contains course maps, race forms and rules.

 

Three-setter gives Peru tough win over HNHS netgirls

A three-setter that went down to the wire at first doubles proved the difference as the Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team lost to visiting Peru, 2-3, on Tuesday, April 15, in its season-opener.

The duo of junior Ana Eckert and sophomore Emily Karst took the first set, 6-2, lost the second, 5-7, then were topped in the third 4-6 by Kyle Edcerley and Breanna Manriquez in what proved to be the decisive match as the teams halved the others in two sets.

 

Wood stars at Little State for HU

Krista Wood continued her strong running with two top five finishes as the Huntington University women's track team placed ninth out of 10 teams at the Little State Championship at Indiana Wesleyan University this past weekend.

Wood got half of Huntington's 20 points by placing third in the 5,000-meter run in 18:49 and fifth in the 3,00-meter steeplechase in 11:27.42.

 

DeBoni breaks HU record in 200 to pace HU at Little State

Sophomore Daniel DeBoni broke the Huntington University men's track team record in the 200-meter dash and earned a spot at the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championship with a third place finish at the 109th annual Little State Championship at Indiana Wesleyan University this weekend.

DeBoni streaked to a clocking of :21.6 for his new school mark, and he added fifth in the 100-meter dash by tying his personal best of :10.76, helping HU place eight out of 11 teams with 41 points.

 

HU men golfers seventh at Pilot Invitational

The Huntington University men's golf team placed seventh out of 16 teams at the Pilot Spring Invitational this weekend at Bethel College.

The Foresters shot a 320 on Friday, April 11, and followed that up with a 315 for their placing.

Lance Hoch led HU with an 11-over-par 155, finishing in a tie for 21st out of 81 golfers. Devin Dale was a a couple of steps back at 157, Derek Zurcher posted a 159 and Ryan Boester shot a 164.

Drew Benedict was non-scorer with a 178.

The Foresters are 25-50-1 on the season.

 

 

Foresters draw blanks at IPFW

The Huntington University men's tennis team got blanked 0-9 by host NCAA Division I foe Indiana- Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday, April 12.

The Foresters, 11-6, especially struggled in singles play where they managed to win only 13 games in six matches.

 

Foresters hang on for twinbill split with Bethel

The Huntington University baseball team held on for a 7-5 win in the nightcap and split a doubleheader with visiting Bethel on Friday, April 11.

The Foresters, 14-18 overall and 8-10 in Crossroads League play, were shut out in the opener, 5-0.

In the nightcap, HU jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings, but Bethel scored two runs in the fourth and solo tallies in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to put the heat on the locals.

Avery Sneed and Andy Roser led HU with a pair of runs batted in apiece. Blake Ayers and TJ

 

Middle school champs


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The Thunder are the champions of the middle school division of Kim League Basketball at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The Thunder defeated the Pacers, 44-37, in the championship game. Team members are (front row from left) Joseph Brown, Cody Brown, Conner Burkhart and (back row from left) Adam Clark, Clark Kitchen, Freeman LaCroix, Rhitt Langston, Ian McCutcheon and Coach John Kline.

 

Undefeated champions


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The Roanoke Spartans are the champions of the third and fourth grade boys' division of Kim League Basketball at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The Spartans defeated the Roanoke Hawkeyes, 34-25, in the championship game to cap off an undefeated season. Team members are (front row from left) Caleb Eckert, Ashton Hosler, Aric Hosler and (back row from left) Wyatt Krumanaker, Kolton Foster, Braden Shearer, Tyler Melcher, Micah Smith and Brady Henline.

 

Up and down day for HU diamond men in split with Taylor

The Huntington University baseball team blew out host Taylor, 13-3, before suffering a blowout themselves, 14-5, to split a doubleheader with the Trojans on Saturday, April 12.

The Foresters, 15-19 overall, 9-11 in the Crossroads League, banged out 21 hits in the first game, building a 12-0 lead through the first five innings. Taylor got on the board with three runs in the bottom of the fifth and then a solo tally by Huntington in the seventh brought the lopsided affair to a close.

 

Viking baseball team trounces Anderson, falls to Lafayette Jeff

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team trounced Anderson, 13-3, before getting edged late by host West Lafayette Jefferson, 6-4, in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 12.

The Vikings, 3-2, went up early on the Indians, hanging four runs on their North Central Conference foes in the first inning. Anderson responded with two scores in the third and another in the fourth to trim Huntington North's lead to 4-3, but Coach Brian Abbott's squad countered with three runs in its half of the frame and six more in the fifth to win via the 10-run rule.

 

Harrison stops HNHS bats late, rallies for diamond win

A late disappearing act by the offense doomed the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team against host West Lafayette Harrison, which pulled off a 9-8 comeback win against the Vikings on Friday, April 11.

Coach Brian Abbott's squad was up 8-6 on the hosts after four innings when its bats fell silent. The Red Devils seized the opportunity, tacking up solo tallies in the fifth, sixth and seventh frames to hang Huntington North with its first loss of the season against two wins.

 

Platt to play for father


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Huntington North High School senior Kyle Platt (front center) signed a letter of intent on Friday, April 11, to continue his basketball career at Huntington University. Present at the signing are (seated from left) his father and head coach of the HU men's basketball team, Ty, his mother, Brenda, and (back row) Rob Irwin, head boys' basketball coach at HNHS.

 

Buckenmyer spells relief as Forester softball team sweeps IWU


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Reliever Lea Buckenmyer tamed Indiana Wesleyan's offense to help the Huntington University softball team emerge with an 11-8 victory and cap a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Wildcats on Friday, April 11.

The Foresters, 18-11 overall, 11-5 in the Crossroads League, took the first game, 9-1.

Indiana Wesleyan had Huntington's number early in game two, putting up four hits, two earned runs and six runs total against hurler Ariel Sheets and the Forester defense in the opening inning.

 

HNHS trackboys swamp Columbia City in opener


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Winning 12 of 15 events, the Huntington North High School boys' track team handily topped visiting Columbia City, 83-47, on Thursday, April 10.

Jake Shaw won both sprints and ran on two winning relay teams to lead the Vikings. He won the 100-meter dash in :11.3 and captured the 200-meter dash in :23.7, and ran legs on both the victorious 400-meter relay and the 1,600-meter relay teams.

Charlie Mettler won the 800-meter run in 2:06.4 and Andrew Sizemore took the 300-meter hurdles in :45.6 for the remaining individual track wins for HNHS.

 

Carroll crunches Lady Vikes in softball season-opener


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The Huntington North High School varsity softball team got crunched by visiting Carroll, 8-1, in its season-opener on Thursday, April 10.

Makayla Whaley hit a solo home run in the third inning for the lone HNHS score.

The Lady Vikings only had three hits on the afternoon.

Carroll reached HNHS starter Mikayla Gray for its first three runs in the second inning. The Lady Chargers scored three more runs in the fifth inning and added two more in the seventh off of two relievers. They got to Gray and two relievers for 11 hits.

 

HU linkmen seventh at Trine invite

The Huntington University men's golf team fired a 16-over-par 304 to take seventh at the A.C. Eddy Invitational, hosted by Trine University on Wednesday, April 9, at Zollner Golf Course in Fort Wayne.

Ryan Boester shot an even par 72 to pace the Foresters and finish in a tie for ninth among a field of 74 golfers. Lance Hoch and Derek Zurcher each posted a 76 while Devin Dale and Drew Benedict carded an 80 and 85, respectively, for Huntington.

 

HNHS baseball team opens with big win

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team was clicking at the plate and on the mound in a 17-1 season-opening victory against host Blackford on Tuesday, April 8.

The Vikings, 1-0, banged out 13 hits, two each by Austin Eltzroth, Devon Goelz and Derek Snyder. Mitch Hughes and Snyder had three runs batted in apiece, while Alex Easley and Goelz each added two.

 

Sheets' pitching helps Foresters earn softball split

Ariel Sheets went the distance on the mound to help the Huntington University softball team forge a split with host Marian on Wednesday, April 9.

After losing the first game, 12-4, Sheets' complete game performance helped the Foresters take the second, 6-2, and pick up their 16th win against 11 losses and ninth Crossroads League victory in 14 tries.

The sophomore scattered nine hits and allowed only two earned runs while striking out four to run her record to 5-1.

 

Landrum uses arm, bat to pace HNHS baseball team to win


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Caleb Landrum led the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to victory with his bat and his arm in a 15-12 slugfest with host Snider on Wednesday, April 9.

Landrum, a junior, batted in a team-high four runs and tossed 4.2 innings of relief, picking up the win for the Vikings, 2-0.

Landrum plated one of his runs in the first inning, which saw the Vikings jump out to a commanding 8-1 lead.

 

Lady Vikes third in triangular with Homestead, Northrop

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team produced four winners, but it wasn't enough against Homestead and host Northrop as the Lady Vikings came in third on Wednesday, April 9.

Seniors Paige Coolman, Lindsey Foster and Maddie Klender and sophomore Hannah Stoffel earned the first place honors for Coach Kris Teusch's squad, which tallied 39 points to the Spartans' winning register of 66, which just edged out the Bruins' 62.

 

HU drops 20-run barrage on Bethel in first game of sweep

The Huntington University baseball team dropped a 20-run barrage on host Bethel in the first game of a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday, April 8, winning 20-8 and 6-3.

The Foresters, 13-17 overall and 7-9 in the Crossroads League, turned a 5-4 advantage in the fourth inning into a laugher by scoring 15 runs in the final three frames. They scored five runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and seven more in the seventh to make a winner of Joe Ripke for the third time in four decisions.

 

Foster, Stoffel lead HNHS girls' track team past North Side


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Senior Lindsey Foster and sophomore Hannah Stoffel each won two events to help the Huntington North High School girls' track team blast visiting Fort Wayne North Side, 86-46, in its season-opener on Tuesday, April 8.

Foster won the long jump with a leap of 17-1.1.5 and took the 200-meter dash in :26.4 for her wins, while Stoffel took the 1600-meter run in 5:30.1 and the 3,200-meter run in 12:37.1 as HNHS recorded 10 wins on the day.

 

Eagles, Lady Eagles on ICBA north all-star squads Saturday

Members of the Huntington Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball teams have been named to the Indiana Christian Basketball Alliance (ICBA) north varsity all-star teams.

Seniors Brooks Hitzfield and Clay Sickafoose, junior Bruce Hitzfield and freshman Joel Neff were selected for the boys' team, while seniors Abby Ballinger and Catherine Weaver and sophomore Erin Sickafoose made the girls' squad.

 

HU men capture own track invitational

The Huntington University men's track and field team earned runner-up honors at its own invitational on Saturday, April 5.

Daniel DeBoni dominated the sprints to pace the Foresters with two top finishes. He posted a winning time of :10.91 in the 100-meter dash and then went on to win the 200-meter dash in :22.23, establishing a new personal record and moving from fifth to fourth in the Huntington record books.

 

HU women finish fifth at own invite

Wood sets school mark in steeplechase

The Huntington University women's track and field team took fifth at its own invitational on Saturday, April 5.

The Foresters' highlight of the day came from Krista Wood, who produced the team's lone top finish, running the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:26.06. The sophomore's performance broke the school record by nearly seven seconds and landed her a spot at the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships slated for May 22 to 24.

 

McKinney pitching helps Foresters split with SAU

Senior Derek McKinney threw a complete game three-hitter to help the Huntington University baseball team beat host Spring Arbor in the second game to salvage a split of their doubleheader on Saturday, April 5.

The Foresters, 11-17 overall and 5-9 in Crossroads League play, lost the opener 6-2, but won the second game 5-2 behind McKinney, who struck out five, walked two and gave up the only Spring Arbor runs in the sixth inning.

Blake Ayers, Shea Beauchamp and TJ Lindstrand each had two of the Foresters 11 hits in the contest.

 

Aiming for a hole in one


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Troy Supple, of Huntington, shows his style as he prepares to throw his disc during a round of disc golf on Wednesday, April 2. One of his opponents, Jacob Wust, of Huntington (right), awaits his turn.

 

Second game rally gives HU softball sweep of SAU


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The Huntington University softball team rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in the second game for a 5-4 win and doubleheader sweep of visiting Spring Arbor University on Saturday, April 5.

The Foresters, 15-10 overall and 8-4 in the Crossroads League, won the opener, 4-2.

In game two, the Foresters entered the bottom of the seventh inning trailing 4-3. Emily O'Leary got things started for the hosts with a single, then advanced to second after Kaitlyn Troyer bunted and outhustled the throw to first.

 

Hand-off


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Huntington University women's track team members Darion Caldwell (left) and Brianna Gregory do a hand-off during the women's 400-meter relay at the Huntington University Invitational at King Track and Field Stadium on Saturday, April 5.

 

Looking for more


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Huntington University long jumper Brooks Gerke stretches for extra distance on one of his jump attempts during the Huntington University Invitational at King Track and Field Stadium on Saturday, April 5.

 

New Albany's Miller signs to play soccer at HU


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Morgan Miller, a junior soccer player from New Albany, recently signed a letter of intent to play for Huntington University in 2015.

Miller has local ties as she is the granddaughter of Bud and Nancy Miller and Bob and Sallie Hartle, all of Huntington, and Garnet Allen, of Warren.

 

Forester netmen fall hard in spring opener

Diego Inurritegui and Joe Brenneman at second doubles picked up the Huntington University men's tennis team's lone win in a 1-8 drubbing to visiting Indiana Tech on Tuesday, April 1, in the spring opener for the Foresters.

Inurritegui, a sophomore, and Brenneman, a junior, topped Sriram Aranganathan and Mikel Oscoz, 8-4, for Huntington, 11-5.

Vlad Khudziy and Joseph Straznicky dropped the first doubles match to Joaquin Ferrando and Kino de Leon, 4-8, while Jacob Cross and Derek Hinen fell in the third by a count of 3-8.

 

HU trackwomen win Hanover Invitational

The Huntington University women's track team and field team produced six top finishes on its way to claiming the Hanover College Invitational title with 146.5 points on Saturday, March 29, at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

Krista Wood blew away the competition in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by crossing the line in 11:52.24, more than30 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

 

HU trackmen second at Hanover Invite

The Huntington University men's track and field team earned runner-up honors at the Hanover College Invitational, held Saturday, March 29, at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

Daniel DeBoni led the Foresters with wins in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, clocking in at :10.97 and :22.39, respectively, to help Huntington tally 111 points.

Jake Nash took first in triple jump with a leap of 12.91 meters while the 400-meter relay team of Sean Sewell, Wyatt Jones, Scott Skiles and DeBoni crossed the line in :43.93 to claim the Foresters' fourth top finish of the day.

 

Undefeated season champs


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Upward basketball team the Heat capped its undefeated season by defeating the Thunder 30-24 and the 76'ers 26-18 to capture the Upward Final Four Tourney trophy on March 22. Team members are (left to right) Trey Rice, Tyler Jones, Trista King, Maisy Kesler, Justin Williams, Olivia Lough, Kyle Reuf, Crystal Grunden and Coach Michael Rice.

 

Women’s Bowling Association announces achievements

The Huntington Wom-en's Bowling Association announces several achievements as its 2013-14 season draws to a close.

At its annual championship tournament, the team of Susie Chapin, Karen Pape, Sharon Young and Barb Carroll, bowling for Young's Café, placed first.

Mona Davis and Alisa Patterson won the doubles event while Angie Tackett claimed the singles title with her first-ever 600 series.

Chapin claimed the All Events crown, finishing all three events with the highest combined score.

 

Huntington County Baseball still adding as it starts 64th year

Huntington County Baseball, entering its 64th season, continues to grow as it provides baseball and softball opportunities to the boys and girls of Huntington County.

Since moving from Gemmer Field to its new, larger facility at Homier Park on Evergreen Road in 2004, HCB has seen a rise in the number of youth involved. Girls' softball was added in 2005, and this year will see the addition of 17- and 18-year-olds in both baseball and softball.

 

Skills contest winners


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Huntington Optimist Club Tri-Star winners (from left) Wesley Huff, Adam Zahn and Aric Hosler recently participated in the state finals at the New Castle Fieldhouse, a basketball skills contest that involved shooting, dribbling and passing. Huff won first place in the 9-year-old boys division, Zahn placed second in the 13-year-old boys division and Hosler finished third in the 8-year-old boys division.

 

McLochlin throws shutout as Foresters again sweep USF


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Drew McLochlin pitched a complete game shutout in the opener as the Huntington University baseball team swept its second straight doubleheader from the University of Saint Francis, winning 4-0 and 3-1 against the visitors on Tuesday, April 1.

McLochlin, a freshman lefty from Noblesville, handcuffed Saint Francis on just two hits while striking out one and walking two.

Fellow frosh Dalton Combs provided all the support McLochlin needed with his first career home run, a three-run blast in the first inning.

 

Weaver leads HU past Maple Leafs twice


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Annie Weaver banged out five hits on the day and the Huntington University softball team used the eight-run rule twice on visiting Goshen College on Tuesday, April 1, on the way to a 10-2, 13-5 sweep.

Weaver, a sophomore outfielder, notched three hits in the opener and came back with two more in the nightcap as HU improved to 13-8 on the season, 6-2 in Crossroads League play.

 

Foresters push Frame past 700-win mark in doubleheader sweep


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The Huntington University baseball team gave Head Coach Mike Frame his 700th win in the first game of a doubleheader sweep over host university of Saint Francis on Monday, March 31.

The Foresters, 8-16, beat up USF in the opener, 11-1, then held on for a 2-1 win in the nightcap to leave Frame at 701 victories for his 30-year career, against 602 losses.

 

HU women split twinbill with Marian


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The Huntington University softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Marian on Monday, March 31, pulling off an 8-7 comeback in the first game before falling 4-0 in the second.

In game one, the Foresters were in a 5-1 hole to the Knights going into the bottom of the fourth inning. That's when the bats got hot for Coach Doug Gower's squad, which plated three in the frame to narrow things to 5-4. Huntington then shut out the visitors in the top of the fifth and added four more runs in its half of the inning to snatch away the lead, 8-5.