Sports

Forester men fall in game of swings

In a game of swings, the Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to host Grace College, 77-75, on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The Foresters, 16-13 overall and 6-11 in the Crossroads League, were down big after the first 10 minutes at 26-12, but a 27-7 run late in the half earned them a 39-33 halftime lead.  They expanded the margin to 14 at 56-42 just six minutes into the second half, but the Lancers used their own big run to knot the contest at 63-63 with eight minutes left.

Daugherty bomb lifts Vikings past Chargers

Keegan Bartrom (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team, attempts to dribble past a Carroll defender during a game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at North Arena. The Vikings edged the Chargers, 40-38.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Zach Daugherty bombed in a three-pointer with less than 30 seconds to play to give the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team a 40-38 win over visiting Carroll on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Daugherty’s shot completed a comeback that seemed out of reach when Carroll jumped out to a 22-12 lead early in the second quarter. From that point forward, however, the Vikings’ defense yielded just 16 more points the rest of the evening, giving Daugherty the chance to become the hero.

HU baseball team wins first three games

The Huntington University baseball team opened its season with a 3-0 showing at the Clash of the Conferences Tournament, held Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, in Johnson City, TN.

The Foresters, 3-0, kicked off the tournament with back-to-back wins over Milligan College on Feb. 8, triumphing 7-5 and 7-4. Coach Mike Frame’s squad then beat Concordia University, 2-0, on Feb. 9.

Vkiings fall to Archers in OT

Huntington North guard Deven Newcomb draws a foul from his South Side defender while heading to the hoop in action Saturday night at Huntington's University's Platt Arena. The Vikings lost in overtime, 61-56.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team suffered a 61-56 defeat to South Side in overtime on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Huntington University’s Platt Arena.

Viking baseball team has a date at Parkview

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team will play at Parkview Field, in Fort Wayne, on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m.

Playing as the home team, the Vikings will take on East Noble in a Northeast 8 Conference matchup.

The game is a part of the Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series. Now in its sixth year, the series gives area high school baseball teams the opportunity to play at Parkview Field, which is the home of Fort Wayne’s Minor League Baseball team, the TinCaps.

HU netmen open spring season by clipping Cornerstone

The Huntington University men’s tennis team opened its spring season with a 5-4 win on Saturday, Feb. 9, over Cornerstone University at Grand Rapids Racquet Club and Fitness.

Trailing 1-2 after the doubles, the Foresters’ singles players got the job done, with four taking straight set wins.

Ignacio Poncio at first singles defeating John Cocoma, 7-5, 6-3; Illia Turaba at second won 6-4, 6-4 over Mateo Jimenez; Luke Buttermore at fifth defeated Nick Kleitch, 6-3, 6-2; and Brody Worl at sixth topped Blaise Eisele, 6-0, 6-2.

Chesterman lone Forester on top step at indoor conference track meet

Elijah Chesterman was the only Huntington University man to bring home gold from the Crossroads League Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Taylor University on Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9.

Chesterman, a sophomore and former Huntington North High School star, took the 1,000-meter run in a personal best 2:35.47 for the first all-conference honor of his career.

Another former HNHS star, Adam Woods, got a repeat CL all-conference honor, claiming third in the heptathlon with 3,777 points.

HU's Dirr has record-breaking weekend

Senior Aspen Dirr broke a pair of school and conference records at the Crossroads League Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Taylor University on Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9.

Dirr clocked in at 5:02.71 to win the mile and get records in both. She then went 10:21.34 in the 3,000 meters for the win and the second pair of records, in fact crushing the CL mark by 11 seconds and the HU record by 19. Her times in both races punched her ticket to the NAIA nationals.

HU women upset No. 16 IWU

The Huntington University women’s basketball team upset 16th-ranked Indiana Wesleyan, 69-61,  at Luckey Arena on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The win marks the second time the Foresters, 17-10 overall and 10-6 in the Crossroads league, have upset the Wildcats.

HU jumped out to a 17-10 lead after the opening quarter but saw IWU catch up by halftime at 31-all. HU held a 53-52 lead after three quarters.

Sarah Fryman led HU with 26 points. Maddie Richer added 13 points, Brooke Saylor had a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds and Sam Hammel scored 10 points.

Late rush comes up short for Foresters against IWU

A late rush came up short for the Huntington University men’s basketball team in a 104-98 loss to host No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The Foresters, 16-12 overall and 6-10 in the Crossroads League, were down by 18 points with just 3:55 left in the game, but Konner Platt, Peyton West and Andrew Yoder each hit a couple of three-pointers over the next three-plus minutes to push HU to within a gasp, but IWU was able to hang on for its 24th win in 28 games, 13th in 16 CL outings.

Teusch, Agnew are semi-state mat champs

Huntington North 120-pound wrestler Darryn Kuhl has some tough going against Kade Zadylak of Norwell in first round action at the New Haven Wrestling Semi-state on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Preston Teusch and Charlie Agnew claimed championships among four Huntington North High School qualifiers for the state meet at the New Haven Wrestling Semi-state on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.

Teusch, a sophomore, won at 113 pounds and Agnew, a senior, claimed the 195-pound title to lead the Vikings to a narrow second place team finish with 64 points, just one-half point off the score posted by Jimtown.

Stoltz, defense star as Vikes thump Norwell

Sawyer Stoltz knocked down 20 points to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team to a 48-32 thumping of visiting Norwell on Friday night, Feb. 8.

Stoltz, a 6-5 senior, hit 9 of 12 shots from the floor and was 2 of 2 from the free-throw line to lead the Vikings to their 15th win in 18 outings.

The Viking defense was also a star of the night, throwing a blank at Norwell in the first quarter as the Vikings held a 9-0 lead. They led 18-5 at halftime and went into the final frame with a 33-18 advantage.

HU women use third-quarter spurt to top GC

The Huntington University women’s basketball team broke open a close game with a third-quarter scoring spree that propelled the squad to a 67-53 victory over visiting Goshen College on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

After trailing 13-12 after the first quarter and 30-29 at halftime, the Foresters tallied 22 points in the third quarter while limiting the Maple Leafs to just six to take control of the gameat 51-36. Coach Lori Culler’s squad then proceeded to score 16 points in the final frame to 17 for the visitors to preserve the double-digit advantage.

Huntington North's Sunderman third at state girls' wrestling tourney

Amaya Sunderman (right), a Huntington North High School senior, placed third in the 170-pound weight class at the Indiana High School Girls’ Wrestling State Finals on Jan. 11 at Hamilton Heights High School, in Arcadia. Pictured with Sunderman are the 170 champion, Jessica Moore (middle), of Richmond, and the runner-up, Amanda Feder, of Penn.
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Amaya Sunderman, a senior at Huntington North High School, captured third place in the 170-pound weight class at the Indiana High School Girls’ Wrestling State Finals on Friday, Jan. 11, at Hamilton Heights High School, in Arcadia.

Sunderman started off the tournament with a 3-2 victory over Seymour’s Emma Gillaspy. In semifinals, Sunderman squared off against Penn’s Amanda Feder, who managed to pin her in 3:42. Sunderman then faced Garrett’s Angi Amburgey in the third-place match and defeated her, 4-2.

Jr. Lady Vikes win league title at SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse


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The sixth-grade Junior Lady Vikings were crowned champions of the Club1 Regular Season League on Sunday, Feb. 3, at SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse, in Fort Wayne. The Junior Lady Vikings’ third, fourth and fifth-grade teams also participated in the league, which spanned five weeks. Pictured are (front row from left) Leah Hertel, Molly Daugherty, Brookelynn Buzzard and Grace Michel; and (back row from left) Coach Chad Daugherty, Camryn Working, Haiden Bailey, Emma Daugherty, Marissa Trout, Hannah Haupert and Coach Phil Bailey. Not pictured is Addi Funk.

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