Sports

New organization holding baseball gear drive

The Round ’Em All Foundation, a new organization based at Huntington North High School, is hosting a baseball drive to give back to the community.

The foundation is seeking donations of  gently used or new baseball equipment, including cleats, gloves and pants.

Drop-off points are located at the PAL Club near the bathrooms, the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA front entrance and at Huntington North High School.

Through the air


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lindsay Johnson, a Level 3 gymnast with the Huntington Gymnastics Academy, lunges through the air during her routine in the floor exercise at the Peppermint Twist Championship Meet, held by HGA in the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 5. Johnson placed second in the event.

Coolman leads trackboys at New Haven Invite

A podium finish by Jared Coolman was the highlight of the day for the Huntington North High School boys’ track and field team at the indoor New Haven Invitational, held at IPFW on Saturday, March 4.

Coolman captured third place in shot put. The senior heaved the gray ball 47-6.

The 4,000-meter distance medley relay team took sixth place in 11:38.39. The 1,200, 400, 800 and 1,600 portions were run by Jacob Wust, Elijah Chesterman, Cody Jones and Aaron Hendryx, respectively.

HGA gymasts shine at own invitational

Several members of the Huntington Gymnastics Academy competed in the Peppermint Twist Championship Meet, held by HGA in the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 5.

Area gymnasts from levels 2 through 6 competed at the meet. HGA’s Level 2 team won its division while its Level 3 squad earned runner-up honors.

HU has pair of indoor track All-Americans

Huntington University athletes claimed a pair of All-America honors at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships, held from Thursday, March 2, to Saturday, March 4, in Johnson City, TN.

Jake Nash, a senior, captured fifth place in high jump with a leap of 6-9.50 to net his third indoor All-America honor.

Christiana Hicks, also a senior, earned her first All-America accolade by placing sixth in triple jump. The senior entered the event seeded 20th and proceeded to easily out-jump that seeding with a leap of 38-3.50.

HU netmen sweep past Calumet, 9-0

The Huntington University men’s tennis team dominated host Calumet College of St. Joseph, 9-0, on Saturday, March 4.

After sweeping doubles play, the Foresters won every singles match in straight sets to record their second win in as many matches this spring.

HU diamond men perfect art of comeback in twinkilling of Cumberlands

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Shea Beauchamp

The Huntington University baseball team perfected the art of the comeback in a pair of narrow wins over host University of the Cumberlands on Saturday, March 4.

The Foresters overcame a 6-1 deficit in the opening game and a 7-6 margin in the nightcap to post wins of 9-7 and 9-8, respectively, and improve to 4-5.

Cumberlands edges Forester diamond men

The Huntington University baseball team got edged by host University of the Cumberlands, 3-1, on Friday, March 3.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead on the Foresters in the second inning, but Coach Mike Frame’s squad countered in the seventh, getting a solo home run by Tyler Zimske to knot the game up. The deadlock would prove to be short-lived, however, as the hosts responded with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the game to its final tally.

Zimske finished with a team-high two hits for Huntington, 2-5, which logged six base pokes overall.

Season comes to swift end for Viking cagers

Luke Pulver (left), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team, works against Muncie Central defender Kolby Mallory during a semifinal game in the Wayne Sectional on Friday, March 3. The Vikings lost, 44-36, ending their season.
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The season came to a swift end for the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team with a 44-36 loss to Muncie Central in the semifinals of the Wayne Sectional on Friday, March 3.

Vikings' basketball season ends with loss to Muncie Central


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Mitchell Geller (right), a junior on the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team, goes in for a layup during a game against Muncie Central in the semifinals of the Wayne Sectional on Friday, March 3. The Vikings lost, 44-36, ending their season.

Discover Roanoke run-walk set for April 15

The eighth annual Discover Roanoke 10K/5K/-one-mile run/walk race will be held in downtown Roanoke on April 15, at 9 a.m.

The 2017 race, which will benefit the Roanoke Elementary School PTO, features the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce as a major race sponsor with the official race sponsors Bippus State Bank, Parkview Physicians Group, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dr. Amy Welker, Fleet Feet Sports and Ironclad Excavating. In-kind sponsors include Subway of Roanoke, Rolling Pin Bakehouse and Road ID.

Huntington Baptist to host run on April 1

Huntington Baptist Church will sponsor the 15th annual Community 5K Run and Fun Run event on Saturday, April 1.

The 5K run will be held at 9 a.m. with the one-mile fun run to follow. 

This free event is open to the community and participants of all ages.

The race begins and ends at the church, located at 2435 Waterworks Rd., next to Riverview Middle School. 

Jr. Lady Vikes champs again


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The seventh-grade Junior Lady Vikings basketball team won the Bruin Classic, which ran from Saturday, Feb. 25, to Sunday, Feb. 26, in Hartford City. The team also topped the event in 2013, 2014 and 2015 before earning runner-up honors last year. Team members are (front row from left) Grace Sell, Jadyn Bennett, Chloe Kauffman and Taylor Double; and (back row from left) Coach Stacy Wiley, Addy Wiley, Meg Camomile, Leah Campbell, Hailee Kline and Coach Brian Double.

Childs, Jones lead HU men at Wilt Invitational

Nick Childs and Elston Jones placed second and third, respectively in the 1,000-meter run to highlight the participation of the Huntington University men's track team at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Anderson University this weekend.

Child's went 2:45.06 for his silver finish and Jones went 2:48.78 for his bronze to lead HU at its last indoor meet of the season.

Adam Woods and Austin Wiley both brought home fifth place finishes. Woods did his in the high jump at 1.75 meters and Wiley took his in the 3,000-meter run, in 9:30.02.

HU women get pair of wins at Fred Wilt Invitational

The Huntington University women's track team picked up a pair of first place finishes at the Fred Wilt Invitational this weekend at Anderson University.

Senior Christiana Hicks won triple jump and sophomore Aspen Dirr took the mile in the Foresters' last indoor meet of the season. Hicks registered a season-best 11.60 meters to win the jump, and Dirr went 5:26.85 to claim the mile.

Foresters’ Palmer is Crossroads League Player of Year for ‘16-’17

Miranda Palmer
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The Crossroads League announced its postseason awards for the 2016-17 women’s basketball season and headlining the news is Huntington University senior Miranda Palmer being named the Crossroads League Player of the Year, as voted on by the coaches.

Palmer splashed onto the scene as a freshman and has garnered plenty of attention since. The Arcadia, OH, native has been recognized by the league in each of her years as a Forester. As a rookie, she earned a spot on the all-freshmen team and has since been named first team all-conference each season.

HU’s Mike Bush earns Crossroads League first-team honor for ‘16-’17

The Crossroads League announced its postseason awards for the 2016-17 basketball season and among the list of honorees were Huntington University junior Mike Bush, senior Daniel Woll and freshman Konner Platt.

Bush, a transfer from Lake Michigan College, wasted little time establishing himself as one of the best point guards in the league this year and for his efforts was named first team all-conference, as voted on by the coaches.

Vikings finish regular season with 2OT loss to Luers

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to host Bishop Luers in double overtime, 57-52, on Friday, Feb. 24.

The Vikings found themselves in a six-point hole, 17-11, after the first quarter, but tightened things up over the course of the following three frames. Coach Craig Teagle’s squad trailed just 22-18 at halftime and by a single point at the end of three quarters, 35-34, before playing the Knights to a 42-42 deadlock by the end of regulation.

USF edges HU women in Crossroads League semis

Miranda Palmer (right), a senior on the Huntington University women’s basketball team, goes up for a score in the paint during a game against host University of Saint Francis in the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Friday, Feb. 24. Palmer finished with a game-high 29 points, but the Foresters’ season came to an end with a 59-56 defeat.
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The Huntington University women’s basketball team got edged by the University of Saint Francis, 59-56, to see its season come to an end in the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Friday, Feb. 24, at USF.

Lady Viking gymnasts fifth at sectional

Bailey Harris, a freshman on the Huntington North High School gymnastics team, goes upside down as she executes her routine in the floor exercise during the Concordia Lutheran Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 25. Harris scored an 8.900 to place 19th in the event.
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The season concluded for the Huntington North High School gymnastics team at the Concordia Lutheran Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The Lady Vikings captured fifth place at the 14-team meet, which was two spots shy of qualifying for the Huntington North Regional. The top three teams advanced to the regional, which is set for Saturday, March 4, along with the top six finishers in each event and the all-around.

West to play football at IWU


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Huntington North High School senior Trevor West (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Thursday, Feb. 23, to continue his football career at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion. Present at the signing were his stepfather, Todd Wall (seated left), and mother, Lynda Wall (seated right), and (standing from left) IWU Head Football Coach Jordan Langs and HNHS Assistant Football Coach Zach Baker.

Heaston heading to IWU


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Huntington North High School senior Garrett Heaston (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Thursday, Feb. 23, to continue his football career at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion. Present at the signing were his father, Steve (seated left), and mother, Julie (seated right), and (standing from left) IWU Head Football Coach Jordan Langs and HNHS Assistant Football Coach Zach Baker.

Guhl signs with IWU


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Huntington North High School senior Matt Guhl (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Thursday, Feb. 23, to continue his football career at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion. Present at the signing were his stepfather, Chad Harshman (seated left), and mother, Rachael Harshman (seated right), and (standing from left) IWU Head Football Coach Jordan Langs and HNHS Assistant Football Coach Zach Baker.

Ezra Williams Award


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Eric Mollette (center) won the Ezra Williams Award for coach of the year for the Parkview Huntington Familly YMCA KIM League recently. With him are his sons (from left) Preston and Ethan, both of whom he coached this past season.

Howenstine Award - girls


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Winner of the Kim Howenstine Award for girls in the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA KIM League this past season is Ava Geiger (front), shown with her parents (back frmo left) Andy and Cheri Geiger.

Howenstine Award - boys


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Winner of the Kim Howenstine Award for boys in KIM League at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA for this past season is Caleb Kaufman (front). He is shown with his parents (back from left) Chris and Angie Kauffman.

Foresters' season ends in OT at Crossroads League tourney

The season came to an end for the Huntington University men’s basketball team with a 109-100 loss in overtime to host Indiana Wesleyan University in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Lady Falcons win it all


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The Flint Springs Lady Falcons recently won the girls’ third and fourth-grade division of the KIM League basketball tournament at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The tournament championship game win capped an undefeated season for the Lady Falcons. Team members are (kneeling from left) Gabby Betterly and Emma Daugherty and (standing from left) Brookelynn Buzzard, Marisa Trout and Molly Daugherty. Not pictured is Coach Brad Buzzard.

Rebels emerge victorious


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The Salamonie Rebels recently won the boys’ third and fourth-grade division of the KIM League basketball tournament at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The Rebels won three games in as many days, which included a quadruple-overtime contest in semifinals. In the championship game, the squad edged the Northwest Irish by three points. Team members are (front row from left) Seth Gilbert, Marcus Linker, Cameron Moore, Javin Gray, Caden Moore, Brodee Swaidner, Tristen Helvie and James Linker and (back row) Coach Brian Linker.

Frosh doesn't play like rookie in college debut as HU softball squad wins

Freshman Camille Furrow played nothing like a rookie in her collegiate debut to help lead the Huntington University softball team to a 3-2 extra-innings win over host Manchester on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Foresters' season-opener.

The Foresters and Spartans played to a 1-1 tie in the second game that ended due to darkness.

Furrow threw scoreless ball for five innings, gave up two runs in the sixth inning and then held on for two more scoreless frames to get the win.

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