Lady Vikes trounce Southwood

Huntington North's Chloe Kauffman bombs one from three-point land during the Lady Vikings' big win over visiting Southwood on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team trounced visiting Southwood, winning 52-14 on Saturday, Nov. 16.

A game after holding North Side to just two points, the Lady Vikings’ defense shined once again. Huntington North, 3-0, forced 25 turnovers, which it flipped into 18 points. Of those turnovers, 13 came via steal.

Locals perform well

Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Dojo, in Huntington, competed in the Lions Karate Tournament of Champions held in Fort Wayne on Nov. 3. Pictured are (from left) Sherrina Shuckel, third place, adult beginner kata and adult beginner kobudo kata; Sensei Dawn Anderson; and Mason Payton, first place in 9 to 10-year-old intermediate kata and 9 to 10-year-old intermediate kobudo kata.

HU men, women harriers packing bags for trip to nationals Nov. 22

The Huntington University men’s and women’s cross country teams are packing their bags for Vancouver, WA to compete in the 2019 NAIA Cross Country Championships. Both races will take place at Fort Vancouver on Friday, Nov. 22.

It’s the first time since 1999 that both the HU men and women will be competing as teams on the big stage. The fall of 1999 marks the highest finish in program history for both teams, with the men claiming sixth and the women finishing 15th.

Salvation Army hoops registration goes to Nov. 22

Registrations for The Salvation Army’s ninth through 12th-grade co-ed basketball league are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 22.

There is a fee for registration, which is non-refundable. Selling candy can reduce the fee. Financial assistance is available. Checks are not an accepted form of payment.

A parent must be present in order to sign up. The Salvation Army is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off using the outside drop box at The Salvation Army, which is located at 1424 E. Market St., Huntington.

Platt erupts for career-best 44 as Foresters sink Holy Family

Senior Konner Platt erupted for a career-best 44 points to carry his team past Holy Family College in the consolation game of the Hoops for Hope Classic on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Grace College.

Platt banged in 15 of 28 from the field, including 6 of 12 from downtown, and was perfect on all eight free throw attempts to help HU break a 45-all halftime tie and go on to win for the fourth time in six outings this year.

Caleb Middlesworth added 18points for HU and Kladj Kiri contributed 10 points.

Culler gets 600th win as HU claims Huntington University Classic crown

Huntington University player Erin Mohr comes to a stop with the ball as she looks to find room to maneuver in action Saturday, Nov. 16, against  IU Southeast. The Foresters won the championship of the Huntington University Classic 76-65.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University women’s basketball team earned Head Coach Lori Culler her 600th career win by defeating visiting IU Southeast, 76-65, in the championship game of the Huntington University Classic on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The Foresters outscored the visitors 25-14 in the final frame to secure the title and Culler’s milestone. Culler is currently the winningest active coach in NAIA Division II.

HU men's soccer team headed to national tourney

Photo provided.
Luke Unger

The Huntington University men’s soccer team scored the only goal of the game against host Spring Arbor to win the Crossroads League Men’s Soccer Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 16, and gain an automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament.

Forester women trounce Lincoln College

The Huntington University women’s basketball team trounced visiting Lincoln College, winning 84-62 in the semifinals of the Huntington University Classic on Friday, Nov. 15.

With the win, the Foresters advanced to the championship game of the classic on Saturday, Nov. 16, where they took on Indiana University Southeast. Southeast earned its spot in the title tilt with a 58-32 victory over Spring Arbor University on Nov. 15.

Foresters lose to Shawnee State at Hoops for Hope tourney

The Huntington University men’s basketball team came up short against Shawnee State University, losing 54-50 in the semifinals of the Hoops for Hope Tournament on Friday, Nov. 15, at Grace College.

With the loss, the Foresters dropped to the tourney’s third-place game on Saturday, Nov. 16, where they took on Holy Family University. Holy Family lost to Grace, 84-74, on Nov. 15.

Huntington trailed 26-19 after the first half. While the Foresters tallied 31 points in the second, the Bears tossed in 28 to stay in front by the end buzzer.

Lady Vikes steamroll North Side

The Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team steamrolled host North Side, winning 60-2 on Friday, Nov. 15.

The Lady Vikings’ defense dominated the Lady Legends’ offense, holding them scoreless in the first half. Coach Matt Hinds’ squad led 12-0 after the first quarter and 24-0 at the break. Huntington North yielded North Side’s lone basket in the third while tossing in 23 points of its own to go up 47-2 heading into the final frame.

With the win, Huntington North improves to 2-0. North Side falls to 0-2.

HU women bowlers fourth at WHAC Jamboree

The Huntington University women’s bowling team placed fourth at the WHAC Jamboree II, held Saturday, Nov. 9, in Grandville, MI.

The Foresters posted a score of 6,357. Amber Elliott led the team with a singles score of 801, good for a 200.25 per-game average. She finished sixth individually to miss making the all-tournament team by just 17 pins.

HU keglers ninth at WHAC Jamboree

The Huntington University men’s bowling team placed ninth at the WHAC Jamboree II, held Saturday, Nov. 9, in Grandville, MI.

The Foresters posted a score of 6,693. They were led by Austin Schultz, who averaged a 191 to claim 21st place individually.

Foresters use 'D' to top Rochester

On a night when neither offense was very potent, the Huntington University women’s basketball team used defense to pull off a 56-45 win over visiting Rochester University on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The Foresters hits only 22 of 64 field goal attempts from the field for 34.4 percent, but limited Rochester to a 14 of 45 performance for 31.1 percent to account for their fourth win of the season in five outings.

Sarah Fryman led the way with 19 points, and Alexandria Bope and Sam Hammel each chipped in with eight. Hammel also added game-highs of 11 rebounds and four assists.

ONU gets out early and beats HU men in Ness Bros. final

Huntington University guard Konner Platt does some mid-air maneuvering to get a pass out to the wing in action Saturday, Nov. 9, in the championship game of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic at Platt Arena on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Visiting Olivet Nazarene University jumped out to a big first half lead and never looked back to beat the Huntington University men’s basketball team, 88-68, on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the championship of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament at Platt Arena.

The 11th-ranked Tigers turned an early deficit of 8-7 into a 25-7 margin with 18 straight points, and HU was on the way to its first loss after three wins.

The Tigers burned the nets with 64.5 percent shooting from the field on 20 of 31 accuracy in the opening frame.

Forester spikers swept out of CL Tournament by 30-1 Marian

The Huntington University volleyball team was swept out the Crossroads League Volleyball Tournament by host Marian on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Finishing their season with a mark of 14-20, the Foresters lost 13-25, 10-25, 16-25 to Marian, now 30-1 on the campaign.

Paige Eakright led HU with nine kills. Tya Bynum added six kills.

Jennings Tacosik led in assists with 18, while Ariene Butler and Laura Nagle took charge of the backline with 13 and 12 digs, respectively.