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IWU rally drops HU in softball tourney

Second-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University pulled off a late comeback to defeat the seventh-seeded Huntington University softball team, 5-4, in the first round of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, May 1, at Marian University.

With the loss, the Foresters, 17-31, 13-22 in the Crossroads League, drop to the tournament’s consolation bracket. They will face sixth-seeded Goshen College on Friday, May 3, at Marian at noon.

Nun Run, Brother Boogie on May 25


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The Nun Run 5K and Brother Boogie 10K is set for May 25 at the St. Felix Oratory, in Huntington, at 9:15 a.m.

The majority of the 5K race will be run on roads, but parts of it will take place in Memorial Park and the Nature Preserve on the grounds of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters. The 10K race will weave through Huntington’s northside neighborhoods before picking up the 5K route.

In previous years, race proceeds have benefitted the St. Felix Oratory, Victory Noll Center, Huntington Catholic Booster Club and the Rob Mayo Scholarship.

Lady Vike netgirls go indoor to defeat Bellmont

Crosley Stanley, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team, lays a hit on the ball during her match at second doubles versus Bellmont on Tuesday, April 30, in the Huntington North Fieldhouse. Stanley and her teammate, Sydney Smekens, won the match, 7-6, 6-4, and the Lady Vikings beat the Lady Braves, 4-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team dispatched visiting Bellmont, 4-1, on Tuesday, April 30.
The match was played in the Huntington North Fieldhouse due to inclement weather.

The Lady Vikings, 8-1, 3-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference, swept doubles play. The No. 1 duo of senior Macy Wohlford and junior Maisy Kesler tied Autumn Schmidt and Andrea Henkenius in the first set of their match, 6-6, before beating them in the tiebreaker, 7-5. Wohlford and Kesler then logged a 6-1 win in the second set to take the match.

HU golfmen eighth at Crossroads League Championship

The Huntington University men’s golf team finished eighth out of nine teams at the Crossroads League Championship, held Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30, at Blackthorn Golf Club, in South Bend.

After turning in a 340 on Monday, the Foresters fired a 330 on Tuesday to finish with a 94-over-par 670. The event was cut 36 holes short due to inclement weather.

Foresters claim CL title with 10-inning win over IWU

The Huntington University baseball team won the Crossroads League regular season title outright with a 7-5 victory over Indiana Wesleyan University in 10 innings on Monday, April 29, at Taylor University.

After splitting a doubleheader with the Wildcats on April 26, the Foresters clinched at least a share of the league crown, which granted them the top seed in the league tournament and an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament. With Monday night’s triumph, Coach Mike Frame’s squad has won the league title outright in two of the last three seasons.

HU trackwomen also fourth at Lancer Invite

The Huntington University women’s track team claimed fourth place at the Lancer Invitational on Saturday, April 27, at Grace College.

The Foresters were led by Saige Norris, who won the 5,000-meter run in 19:40.35. The freshman also claimed fourth in the 1,500-meter run, clocking in at 5:07.43.

Molly Mitchell took third in the 1,500 run, stepping over the end stripe in 5:05.59. The junior also ran the first leg of the team’s winning 1,600-meter relay squad that clocked in at 4:15.15. Other members included Jessica Chojnacki, Mara McFarland and Jordan Adam.  

HU trackmen fourth at Lancer Invite

The Huntington University men’s track team captured fourth place at the Lancer Invitational on Saturday, April 27, at Grace College.

The Foresters were led by Cameron Worsham, who topped the 100-meter hurdles in :15.57.

Andrew Zachary tallied points in the 400-meter run, third in :51.14, and 200-meter run, fifth in :23.26. The freshman also joined efforts with Heath Atkins, Peyton Depriest and Avniel Barrow to claim third in the 400-meter relay in :42.48.

Zach Williams tossed a personal best in discus, finishing fourth with a mark of 40.40 meters.

Vikings get five wins and finish third at own Lime City Relays

Huntington North's Ricky Haught springs off the board at the beginning of his flight in the long jump on Saturday, April 27, at the Lime City Relays at Kriegbaum Field. Haught won the event and the Vikings as a team finished third among eight squads.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Three wins on the track and two in the field events pushed the Huntington North High School boys’ track team to third place among eight teams at its own Lime City Relays on Saturday, April 27.

Hurdler Nate Burns, distance runners Brock Spahr and Harrison Niswander and jumpers Zach Hubartt and Ricky Haught earned the top points as HNHS finishe with 101 points. Merrillville won the meet with 157 points and Fort Wayne North was runner-up with 117 points.

Lady Vikings fourth at own Lime City Relays

Lady Viking Isabel Niswander throws the shot put during the Lime City Relays on Saturday, April 27, at Kriegbaum Field.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A win in the distance medley relay and three runners-up finishes helped the Huntington North High School track team to fourth place at its own Lime City Relays on Saturday, April 27.

The quartet of Meg McDonald, Hanna Whitney, Brooke Goodrich and Addy Wiley sped to a clocking of 6:56.50 in the distance medley relay to beat runner-up Carroll by almost four seconds for the best scoring effort of the day for the Lady Vikings.

McDonald, Wiley and Goodrich teamed with Regan Slagel to place second in the 1,600-meter relay, crossing the finish line in 4:13.60.

Lady Vikes romp in nightcap of doubleheader sweep

A 12-0 romp in the second game earned the Huntington North High School varsity softball team a doubleheader sweep over visiting Warsaw on Saturday, April 27.

The Lady Vikings got a 10-7 win in the first game as they improved to 7-5 on the season.

Sydney Selvage threw a two-hit shutout in the nightcap, with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Megan Stephan went 3 for 3 with a double. Sophie Eckert and Laney Shaw each had two hits and Eckert knocked in three runs.

No. 2 Marian to 47-0 with win over Foresters

Second ranked Marian made the Huntington University softball team its 47th straight victim on the season in a 9-0 pounding on Saturday, April 27.

Marian needed only five innings to mercy rule the Foresters and win their 35th Crossroads League game of the year without a loss. After holding Marian scoreless for three innings, HU starter Meghan Fretz gave up a pair of runs in the fourth inning, then Marian added seven more in the fifth.

HU falls to 17-30 on the season, 13-22 in Crossroads League play.

Foresters clinch share of CL title; heading to NAIA tourney

The Huntington University baseball team clinched at least a share of the Crossroads League regular season title with a 7-2 win over host Indiana Wesleyan University on Friday, April 26.

For the Foresters, it’s their second regular season conference crown in three years. It not only grants them the top seed in the league tournament, but an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament.

After the Foresters’ big victory, the second game of their doubleheader with the Wildcats went to the hosts, 7-4. With the split, Huntington’s record stands at 25-12, 19-7 in league action.

Late comeback falls short as Foresters drop pair to USF

A late comeback attempt fell short for the Huntington University softball team in a 9-8 loss to host University of Saint Francis on Friday, April 26.

The Foresters also lost to the Cougars earlier in the day, 4-0, to suffer a sweep. With the pair of defeats, Coach Doug Gower’s squad falls to 17-29, 13-21 in the Crossroads League.

HNHS golfers lose to Norwell

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team lost to visiting Norwell, 182-178, on Tuesday, April 23.

The Vikings, 1-3, 0-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference, would have won the match, 172-178, but Hank Pulver committed an error on his score card. The senior shot a 43, but his card mistakenly reflected a score of 42. As Pulver signed and submitted the card with the error on it, he was disqualified.

Freshman Cameron Richison’s score of 53 replaced Pulver’s for Huntington North.

HU edges MVNU in second for split

The Huntington University softball team edged Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 4-2, to split a doubleheader with the host Cougars on Thursday, April 25.

The Foresters, 17-27, 13-19 in the Crossroads League, lost the opening game, 6-2.

After four scoreless innings in the nightcap, the Foresters got on the board with solo tallies in the fifth and sixth frames to take a 2-0 lead. The Cougars, however, countered with a pair of scores in their portion of the sixth to deadlock the game.

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