Sports

Viking bowlers defeat Bellmont

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team defeated Bellmont 16-4 at Haworth Lanes, in Berne, on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Zac Tackett led the Vikings with a 268 game and a 471 series. AJ Martin shot a 246 and a 462 series.

Huntington North won the first game by 10 pins, 866-856, before winning by a more comfortable margin in the second, 1052-1010.

 

HU bowling men fifth at Adrian's AC Open

The Huntington University men's varsity bowling team finished fifth with 6,697 pins at Adrian College's AC Open at the Lewanee Recreation Center, in Adrian, MI, on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The Foresters were led by Connor Brown and Seth Walker who finished third and fourth, respectively, to become the first two Foresters in the men's program to earn all-tournament team honors.

Brown bowled a high game of 236 on his way to tallying 843 pins for a 210.75 average while Walker topped out at 840 pins for a 210.0 average with a high game of 278.

New claims first title for HU women bowlers

Shelby New claimed the first-ever individual title for the Huntington University women's bowling team at Adrian College's AC Open at the Lewanee Recreation Center, in Adrian, MI, on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The freshman averaged 214.0 through four regular games with a high game of 246. Her top finish also landed her a spot on the all-tournament eam.

HU announces 2013 athletic hall inductees

The Huntington University Department of Athletics has announced its 2013 class of hall of fame inductees.

The inductees, Eric Ade, Stephanie Stearns Loch- mueller, Kent Paul and Doug Sheckler, were honored for their contributions to the Forester Athletic Department at the annual hall of fame induction luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Habecker Dining Commons.

Quartet of HU spikers earns all-conference honors

Four members of the Huntington University volleyball team, Melissa Grossman, Jensen Carnahan, Heather Medich and Abbey Keister, were among the honorees when the Crossroads League announced its 2013 All-Conference Teams on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Senior Melissa Grossman, a 6-0 middle blocker, topped the list for the Foresters as a First Team pick. It marks her third consecutive season to be recognized by the conference as she received Honor Mention accolades as a sophomore and junior.

Foresters deadly from 3 land in 110-56 rout of OU Mansfield

Huntington University’s TJ Short (left) fires a shot from beyond the arc with a defender from visiting Ohio State University Mansfield in his face during the Foresters’ game against the Mavericks on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men's basketball team was hot from three-point land and routed visiting Ohio State University Mansfield, 110-56, on Saturday, Nov. 16, to stay undefeated on the season.

The Foresters, 7-0, shot 55.9 percent from beyond the arc, hitting 19 of 34 tries.

Shane Merryman was one of nine Foresters to connect on at least one three. The senior forward netted both of his attempts and went 13 for 15 overall for 29 points while pulling down a game-high 11rebounds to notch a double-double.

Lady Vikes start season off right with win over Warsaw

Huntington North's Maddie Klender (second from left) uses a pick from teammate Paige Coolman and takes the ball toward the basket in the Lady Vikings' season opener at HNHS on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team got the season started off right, topping visiting Warsaw, 37-26, on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The game's first half saw the Lady Tigers sink 56 percent of their shots to 28.6 percent for the Lady Vikings, putting the home team in an 18-14 hole.

HU hoop women up shooting to take own tournament title

The Huntington University women's basketball team upped its shooting percentage nearly 30 points in the second half of the championship game of its own tournament on Saturday, Nov. 16, versus Rochester College, giving it the win, 64-49.

The Foresters, 2-2, defeated Wilberforce, 63-52, in semifinals on Friday, Nov. 15, to set up the championship bout with the Warriors, 4-5, who outlasted Judson University in three overtimes, 84-76, earlier that night.

Recker, Speed lead HU to first game win in HU hoop tourney

Huntington University sophomore Amelia Recker goes hard to the hoop against a Wilberforce University defender on Friday night, Nov. 15, at Platt Arena.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Amelia Recker and Pazia Speed combined for 33 points and keyed an early second half spurt that changed control of the game as the Huntington University women's basketball team defeated visiting Wilberforce University, 63-52, in the first game of its own tournament on Friday, Nov. 15.

Recker, a sophomore, scored 17 points, and Speed, a senior, popped in 16 to advance the Foresters to the championship game of the tournament and even their record at 2-2 on the season.

Rethlake makes Kentucky signing official

Huntington North High School senior Erin Rethlake (front center) signed a letter of intent on Friday, Nov. 15, to continue her softball career at the University of Kentucky.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Erin Rethlake was a sophomore at Huntington North High School when she verbally committed to play softball at the University of Kentucky.

Now a senior, she's made that commitment more permanent.

Rethlake signed a letter of intent at Huntington North on Friday, Nov. 15, officially making her a Kentucky Wildcat come next fall.

"It's kind of been a long time coming," says Rethlake, "so I'm really excited it's finally done."

She cites Kentucky's coaches and the school's atmosphere as major factors in her decision.

4 HNHS girls play for state Elite North team

Members from the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team competed for the Indiana Elite North soccer team as it played the South squad in games on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Danville High School.
Photo provided.

Four members of the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team competed for the Indiana Elite North soccer team as it played the South squad in games on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Danville High School.

As the goalkeeper for the North All-Stars, Paige Coolman posted a 1-0 shutout in the high school senior game to earn Most Valuable Player honors.
She plans to continue her soccer career at the collegiate level next year.

HU runners G. Spahr, Herber earn trip to NAIA national XC meets

The NAIA national office announced Monday, Nov. 11, the team and individual qualifiers for the 2013 NAIA Cross Country National Championships, and among the list of individual qualifiers are Huntington University junior Gretchen Spahr and sophomore Tyler Herber.

Spahr is one of 103 individuals, representing 63 institutions, who will compete at the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championship on Nov. 23 at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, KS. Her selection to participate was based on her seventh place finish at the Crossroads League Championships on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Merryman's 34 lead HU to sixth straight win

Huntington University forward Shane Merryman rises above th crowd for a short shot on his way to scoring 34 points against visiting Trinity Christian College on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Shane Merryman fired in a season-high 34 points and the Huntington University men's basketball team extended its perfect season with an 84-66 win over visiting Trinity Christian College on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

TJ Short tallied 15 points, Daniel Woll had 13 and Derek Hinen added 10 points as HU improved to 6-0 on the season despite not shooting 50 percent or more from the field for the first time this season.

She flies through the air ...


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball player Lindsey Foster fires up a shot as she flies past the basket in a scrimmage against visiting Columbia City on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

HU women third in league XC championships

The Huntington University women's cross country team wrapped up its season with a third place finish at the Crossroads League Championships hosted by Grace College on Saturday, Nov. 9.

It was a solid outing for the Foresters as three runners earned all-conference honors by finishing in the top 15. Gretchen Spahr paced Huntington to earn her third league accolade. The junior finished seventh in 19:01.

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