HU softball team hangs pair of 9-1 losses on Grace

The Huntington University softball team hammered visiting Grace College twice on Wednesday, April 22, by identical 9-1 scores, in their Mid-Central Conference matchup.

The Lady Foresters, 22-14 overall and 8-6 in the MCC, got three early runs due to two errors in the first inning of the first game. Brita Kuiper doubled in a run and Keri Badenhop drove in two more on a single.

Two more runs came in the third on a Kuiper triple. After allowing a run in the fifth inning, the team got back on track by scoring two in the fifth and sixth innings.

Bowers throws shutout as Foresters sweep Grace

The Huntington University baseball team swept visiting Grace College, 11-8 and 3-0, on Wednesday, April 22,  in a Mid-Central College Conference doubleheader.

Mitch Bowers threw a complete game shutout in the second contest as HU upped its record to 23-15 on the season, and 14-6 in MCC play. Bowers limted Grace to just three hits while striking out six.

Andrew Drummond had the big stick for HU with two hits.

HU golf team places second at Cedarville Invite

The Huntington University men's golf team earned a second place finish at the Cedarville Invitational on Tuesday, April 21.

The Foresters overcame a rough first day, in which they shot a 324, by shooting a 301 on day two, for a two-day total of 625.

Justin Imel shot a 76 on both days to lead HU. Spencer Batt had a 156 (80, 76). Ryan Bonner shot a 158 (84, 74). Jordan Dawes recorded a 159 (84, 75) and Cory Powell finished with a 161 (85, 76).


HNHS diamond squad beats Rochester, 6-2

On Wednesday, April 22, Huntington North High School's varsity baseball team battled Rochester, emerging with a 6-2 win.

HN scored in the first inning after Jamon Hammel walked and stole second. He was brought home on a Brett Wiley single.

In the third inning, Hammel tripled and scored off a Wiley ground out to second base. The Vikes another run from Trevor West homered.

Andrew Doctor opened the fourth inning with a single and steal and was aided home after a Taylor Harris single. Harris stole second and was waved home after Shaun Marion singled.

HNHS girls' tennis team nips Columbia City to stay unbeaten

Huntington North High School's girls' varsity and junior varsity tennis teams faced off against Columbia City, on Wednesday, April 22.

The varsity team won its meet 3-2.

In singles competition, Whitney Neuenschwander beat her opponent in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3. Abby Berry went three sets in her match up, winning 6-1, 3-6 and 6-4. Taryn Wuensh also won her game 7-5, 6-2.

The team's record is 3-0 on the season.

The junior varsity squad was edged by Columbia City 5-4.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Dave Mettler, 223; Bob Lusch, 215.
Men's High Series: Dave Mettler, 581; Bob Lusch, 574.
Most Over: Jeff Young, +34; Bob Lusch, +30.

Men's High Game: Doug Chapin, 299; Chris Dunwidde, 276.
Men's High Series: Shawn Miller, 724; Chris Dunwidde, 711.
Most Over: Doug Chapin, +95; Donnie Chapin, +77.

Men's High Game: Les Howe, 287; Matt Elzey, 268.
Men's High Series: Matt Elzey, 763; Les Howe, 700.
Most Over: Les Howe, +79; Ralph Heine, +59.

Crestview girls beat Wabash on track

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade girls' team competed against Wabash on April 15.

Crestview dominated the meet, winning 81-19.

First place was awarded to Molly Irick, shot put and discus; Ally Baldridge, high jump; Marisa Kitt, long jump; Sarah Johnson, 100-meter hurdles; Kayla Patrick, 1,600-meter run and 800-meter run; and Machaela Mertz, in the 200-meter. Mertz broke the school record.

Lady Vikings' JV softball uses big lumber to win three games

Huntington North High School JV softball pitcher Allison Johnson goes into her wind-up during action against  visiting Muncie Central on Saturday, April 18.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team used the big lumber to pile up three wins this weekend, sweeping a twinbill from visiting Muncie Central on Saturday, April 18, after beating visiting Columbia City on Friday, April 17.

Now 4-0, the Lady Vikings clubbed Muncie Central, 10-2 and 13-10.

Taylor Pursifull led the Lady Viking attack in the opener with three hits, including two triples, and two RBI. Alyssa Grabner added in three hits of her own.

Winning pitcher Allison Johnson limited Muncie Central to just three hits.

Relay wins, field events strength pace HNHS girls' track to win at Marion Relays

Win in two relay events and solid scoring in the field events pushed the Huntington North High School girls' track team to the championship of the Marion Track and Field Relays on Saturday, April 18, at Marion High School.

HNHS won the 3200-meter relay and the distance medley relay on the way to scoring 121 points. Fort Wayne Snider was in second with 101.50, Kokomo was third with 76.50, South Bend Adams was fourth with 69 and South Bend Washington was fifth among nine teams with 55 points.

Tackett, Hamilton pace HNHS golfers to fourth at Northrop Invite

E.J. Tackett and Neal Hamilton fired rounds of 83 and 84, respectively, to lead the Huntington North High School boys' golf team to a fourth place finish at the Northrop Invitational on Saturday, April 18.

The Vikings scored a 344, 21 strokes behind champion Whitko. Wawasee was second with 328, Northrop had a 336, Columbia City shot a 347, East Noble had a 351 and Elmhurst was seventh with a 425.

Garrett Bracht was third man for HNHS with an 88, Brandon Whitesell shot an 89 and Jordan Sweet rounded out the Viking scoring with a 98.


Wiley's homer helps Vikings split with Northrop

Brett Wiley.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Brett Wiley smacked a two-run home run to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 3-2 first game victory and split of its doubleheader with visiting Northrop on Saturday, April 18.

The Vikings dropped the second game, 4-2, to run their season record to 2-5.

Trevor West had a run-scoring double, Wiley had a total of three hits and Wes Carroll evened his record at 2-2 with 5-2/3 innings of five-hit ball in the opener.

Viking golfers use tight scoring pattern to defeat pair

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team used solid scoring from top to bottom to score victories over host Northfield and Elmhurst on Wednesday, April 15.

E.J. Tackett led the Vikings with a 41, but the other Viking golfers bunched within five strokes as HNHS shot a 174 to Northfield's 181 and Elmhurst's 212.

Garrett Bracht backed up Tackett with a 42, Alex Hoch fired a 45 and Brandon Whitesell and Neal Hamilton both shot a 46 on the day.

Josh Unger shot a 41 to lead Northfield and Josh Moore led Elmhurst with a 42.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Todd Bowers, 287; Justin Bowers, 268.
Men's High Series: Todd Bowers, 683; Mike Hall, 680.
Most Over: Todd Bowers, +93; Josh Moon, +87.

Women's High Game: Jenni Elzey, 191; Stacey Bischoff, 188.
Women's High Series: Jenni Elzey, 537; Stacey Bischoff, 520.
Most Over: Marsha Chenoweth, +21; Bernie Hammel, +20.
Men's High Game: Matt Elzey, 247; Jack Landrum and Kyle Redner, 223.
Men's High Series: Matt Elzey, 662; Dan Bixler, 595.
Most Over: Paul Buzzard, +52; Dan Kennedy, +39.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Mike Harrison, 257; Gomer Tackett, 230; Ed Tackett, 222.
Men's High Series: Mike Harrison, 666; Gomer Tackett, 652; Ed Tackett, 582.
Women's High Game: Amy Rumler, 203; Angie Tackett, 201.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 562; Amy Rumler, 526.
Most Over: Amy Rumler, +142; Mike Harrison, +69; Bob Elzey, +47.
Top Teams: The Odd Balls, 49-15; Subway, 36-28; Movin Up, 33.5-30.5.

Offense leads HU baseball team past Rochester twice

Edwin Rodriguez.
Photo provided.

Led by an impressive offensive production, the Huntington University baseball team swept host Rochester College on Saturday, April 11, by scores of 11-6 and 9-7.

In game one, the game stayed close up until the fifth inning, when the Foresters exploded for a five-run outing, including Edwin Rodriguez's two-run triple. Eric Schultz, Eric Harpring and Rodriguez all had two hits and Rodriguez had a game-high five RBIs.

Pitcher Eric Randel captured the win, throwing six innings and giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three batters.

Long's shutout helps HU split softball twinbill against Indiana Wesleyan

Molly Long's shutout victory in game one helped the Huntington University softball team split its doubleheader against host Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 11, winning 3-0 and losing 5-4.

The Lady Foresters blanked their opponents in game one thanks to Long's pitching and a two-run triple from Brita Kuiper in the sixth inning. Keri Badenhop's RBI single added the final run of the game.

Brittany Gower and Badenhop each had two hits.

Gower adds 3 recruits to 2009 HU softball class

Huntington University softball Coach Doug Gower announced the addition of three recruits to his 2009 class.

Manchester High School standout Katie Bowers, Twin Lakes High School senior Abby Dilling and Fishers High School student-athlete Stacie Rawnsley have each signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Foresters next year.

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.