Sports

Forester softball squad drops MCC openers

The Huntington University softball team started out its Mid-Central College Conference season with two tough losses, falling 3-2 and 4-2 to host Marian College on Tuesday, March 24.

In the first contest, HU got a solid mound outing from Lauren Ward, who went the full six innings and gave up just six hits and one walk. Her teammates, however, couldn't capitalize on their eight hits as they left six runners on base.

HNHS boys' track team clips Columbia City

The Huntington North High School boys' track team beat host Columbia City on Thursday, March 26, in a tight contest, 70.5-61.5

HNHS girls open outdoor track season with second place

Jessica Huey, Alli Harris and Gretchen Spahr earned first place finishes Tuesday, March 24, as the Huntington North High School girls' track team place second in a triangular meet with Northrop and host Homestead.

Northrop won the meet with 90.5 points to 63 for Huntington North. Homestead trailed with 13.5 points.

Huey led an HNHS sweep in the high jump with a leap of 4-11. Teammates Sara Wegmann and Rachel Herr took second and third, respectively.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

OAK LANE LADIES
Women's High Game: Sue Guelsdorf, 227; Chrissy HIpskind, 212; Lori Tellef, 210.
Women's High Series: Sue Guelsdorf, 649; Lori Tellef, 587; Teresa Wright, 556.
Most Over: Sue Guelsdorf, +97; Terra Karst, +62; Melanie Reed, +55.
Top Teams: First Federal, 37.5-18.5; Regan's 36-20; Frederick's Photography, 34.5-21.5.

Neuenschwander signs letter to play tennis at Bethel

Huntington North High School senior Whitney Neuenschwander (front center) signs a letter of intent to play tennis at Bethel College on Tuesday, March 24.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School athlete Whitney Neuenschwander on Tuesday, March 24, signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Bethel College in Mishawaka.

Neuenschwander has played varsity tennis all four years at HNHS. She was one-half of an all-North Central Conference doubles team last year, and this year is slated for number one singles.

"We think she can contribute right away as a freshman," says Bethel Director of Tennis John Natali.

Partial squads kick off HU men's women's track seasons

A partial men's and women's track squads from Huntington University competed at the Wabash College J. Owen Huntsman Relays to open their outdoor seasons.

The women finished third of four teams and the men were fourth in a field of five.

In women's action, Cassie Lehman and Kelsey Green were both winners on the day. Lehman finished first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of :16.69 and Green won the discus with a toss of 126-02.

Registration for PAL baseball extended

The registration deadline for the 2009 summer baseball season at the Huntington PAL Club has been extended to April 1.

The baseball season at the PAL is scheduled to begin May 9.
The PAL offers a T-ball league, for children ages 4 through 6; a Coach's Pitch league, for those ages 7 through 9; Little League, for youth ages 9 through 12; and Major League, for those ages 13 through 16.

Fees can be paid at signup or before the season starts, and participants can have their fees waived if they choose to sell fundraiser items instead.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

PASTIMES
Men's High Game: Alex Smart, 277; Jeff Gray, 258.
Men's High Series: Mark Parker, 702; Monte Davis, 691.
Men's Most Over: Jim Satchwill, +100, Jeff Gottschalk, +65.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED
Men's High Game: Joe McCune, 225; Chris Trainer, 219; Tom Waters, 206.
Men's High Series: Joe McCune, 655; Chris Trainer, 638; Scott Chopson, 550.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 288; Brandie Roberts, 239; Julie McCune, 224.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 699; Julie McCune, 602; Brandie Roberts, 580.
Most Over: Joe McCune, +106; Angie Tackett, +96; Julie McCune, +65.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 43-13; Team #2, 35-21; Them & Us, 32-24.

HNHS Girls Track

HNHS announces the schedule for girls varsity track.

HNHS Boys Track

HNHS announces the schedule for boys varsity track.

HNHS Girls Softball

HNHS announces the schedule for girls varsity softball.

Forester diamond squad at 7-8 after spring break trip

The Huntington University baseball team on Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20, won two of its final three games on its spring break trip in Florida, blowing out Grand View, 11-1, and Rio Grande, 10-1, then falling 11-7 to Ohio Dominican.

The Foresters finished their Florida run at 7-8.

HU softball team wins 2 of 3 on final day in Arizona

On their fourth day of games in Tucson, AZ, the Huntington University softball team went 2-1, with a 6-0 loss to NAIA fifth-ranked Dickinson State to begin the day followed by a 12-4 win over Cardinal Stritch and a 10-4 victory over Mayville State.

In the first game, HU managed just four hits against Dickinson State and committed two errors that led to three unearned Blue Hawk runs.

Dickinson scored once in the second and fourth and then took control of the game with three runs in the fifth.

Baker finishes in top half on beam at state gymnastics finals

Jessica Baker.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School gymnast Jessica Baker finished in the upper half of the pack on the balance beam Saturday, March 21, at the IHSAA Gymnastics State Finals, at Perry Meridian High School.

Baker, a freshman placed 22nd out of 50 competitors on the beam with a score of 8.700.

In her other event, the vault, she placed 39th, with a score of 8.8.

Kellie Kidd, of Valparaiso, won both events on the way to leading her team to the state championship. Kidd scored a 9.600 to capture the beam and a 9.800 to win the vault.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRDS
Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 213; Bill Kusler, 191; Thurman Glassburn, 181.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 585; Bill Kusler, 525; Billy Mundy, 468.
Women's High Game: Rosalyn Hughes, 134; Billie Smith, 122; Sharon Wymer, 119.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 343; Billie Smith, 188; Rosalyn Hughes, 320
Most Over: Monty Miller, +79; Rosalyn Hughes, +32; Bill Reed, +27.
Top Teams: The B's, 43-5; Team #2, 28-20; Team #3, 26-22.

Five-run fifth sinks HU softball team

Hastings College used a five-run fifth inning to take command of the game and held off a rally attempt by the Huntington University softball team to win 6-3 on Wednesday, March 18, on the Foresters' spring break trip.

The Broncos took a 1-0 lead in the first and then blew the game open with five runs on six hits in the top of the fifth. HU got two of them back in its half of the fifth and added one more in the sixth, but it was as close as it would get.

Five-run sixth pushes HU baseball team to fifth win

The Huntington University baseball team used a five-run sixth inning on the way to a 7-1 victory over William Woods on Tuesday, March 17, on the team's spring break Florida trip.

Edwin Rodriguez went 3-4 with three RBI to lead HU, 5-7.

HU softball team racks up 3 wins in 1 day

Day two of the spring break trip to Arizona for the Huntington University softball team was very profitable as HU put three in the win column on Tuesday, March 17.

The Foresters beat Mayville State, 9-1, shut out Trinity Christian, 8-0, and squeaked out a 3-2 win in eight innings over Missouri Valley.

Ashley Scally got a lot of run support to go along with her two-hit performance on the mound to give HU it's first win of the day. Scally allowed the Comets just one run on the two hits and three walks while striking out eight.

HU baseball team splits pair with William Woods

On day two of Huntington University baseball team spring break trip to Daytona Beach, the Foresters went 1-1 against William Woods University, dropping the opener 9-5, but winning the nightcap 4-2 on Monday, March 16.

In the opener, HU owned a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the third, but William Woods plated three in the inning to go up 4-2. The Owls added four more in the fourth to extend the lead to 8-2. After trading a run in the sixth, HU pushed two more across in the top of the seventh, but the rally attempt ended there.

HU softball team opens season 1-1

The Huntington University softball team opened its spring season in Tucson, AZ, on Monday, March 16, and split a pair of games with a 10-0 win over Trinity Christian College and an 8-2 loss to Minot State University.

Forester hurler Lauren Ward threw a one-hit shutout and got plenty of help from the offense to take down Trinity Christian in the opener. Ward gave up the lone single in the top of the first and struck out 12 without a walk in her five-inning complete-game effort.

HU puts on hitting clinic against Olivet Nazarene

The Huntington University baseball team put on a hitting clinic against Olivet Nazarene University, pounding out 20 hits -- including eight for extra bases -- in a 20-1 romp on Saturday, March 14.

HU, 3-6, opened with four runs in the first inning, all after there were two outs. Olivet Nazarene pitcher Chad Steinborn walked the bases loaded and Justin Branock doubled in all three. Jarod Hammel then singled to left to plate Branock for a 4-0 lead.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

PASTIMES
Men's High Game: Alex Smart, 277; Jeff Gray, 258.
Men's High Series: Mark Parker, 702; Monte Davis, 691.
Men's Most Over: Jim Satchwill, +100, Jeff Gottschalk, +65.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED
Men's High Game: Russell Roberts, 255; Chris Trainer, 222; Tom Waters, 222.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 634; Russell Roberts, 599; Eric Jones, 572.
Women's High Game: Refa Chopson, 192; Judy Quinn, 182; Edie Okuly, 181.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 509; Jennifer Gray, 499; Judy Quinn, 491.
Most Over: Brittney Chopson, +52; Tony Shockome, +52; Tonia Okuly, +51.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 39-13; Team #2, 33-19; Them & Us, 28-24.

Huntington hosts Folkstyle wrestling state finals


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington North High School Arena was the site of the Folkstyle wresting state finals this past weekend, March 14-15. Wrestlers, coaches and referees filled the gymnasium on both days.

 

Frosh Baker to compete twice at state gymnastics meet

Huntington North High School freshman gymnast Jessica Baker concentrates as she performs on the balance beam on Friday evening, March 13, during the Huntington North Girls' Sectional Gymnastics Tournament.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School freshman Jessica Baker qualified for the state gymnastics meet in Indianapolis next week in two events on Friday, March 13, at the Huntington North Gymnastics Regional Tournament.

Baker placed fourth in the vault, with a 9.35, and fifth on the balance beam, also with a 9.35, to punch her ticket to state. Top six finishers in each event earned a state slot.

Baker just missed qualifying in the all-around, placing seventh with a total of 36.075, and she added 12th place on the uneven parallel bars, scoring an 8.300.

Top-seed Davenport too much for HU in NAIA women's tourney

The top-seeded team in the bracket was too much for the Huntington University women's basketball team as it lost to Davenport University, 72-58, in the second round of the NAIA Division II National Championship on Friday, March 13.

The Forester women got behind in the first half and trailed at the break, 34-29. A 7-2 run early in the second half pushed the Davenport lead to double figures, and HU never recovered.

Jenna Donaldson led HU, which finished at 25-7, with 19 points. Courtney Beerbower scored 11 points and Lauren Davenport had 10 points and six steals.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Billy Mundy, 223; Bill Kusler, 205; Bill Reed, 193.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 562; Bill Reed, 562; Billy Mundy, 515.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 125; Sharon Wymer, 122; Rosalyn Hughes, 111.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 342; Rosalyn Hughes, 300; Sharon Wymer, 297.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +43; Billy Mundy, +29; Rosalyn Hughes, +12.
Top Teams: The B's, 40-4; Team #2, 25-19; Team #3, 24-20.

Davenport leads HU women past Jamestown in NAIA opener

Huntington University guard Lauren Davenport drives toward the basket against Jamestown in the NAIA Division II Women's National Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 12.
Huntington University photo.

Senior guard Lauren Davenport scored 19 points to lead the Huntington University women’s basketball team past Jamestown (ND), 64-54, in first round action Thursday, March 12, at the NAIA Division II Women’s National Basketball Tournament, at Sioux City, IA.

Davenport also had a team-high five steals, and tied for team highs in rebounds and assists with six and three, respectively, to help HU, 25-6, move on to the second round of competition.

The Forester women will face Davenport University (MI), 30-2, today, Friday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. CST.

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