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.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Roy Okuly, 223; Joe McCune, 218; Larry Quinn, 212.
Men's High Series: Joe McCune, 610; Larry Quinn, 592; Eric Jones, 571.
Women's High Game: Tara Trainer, 198; Brandie Roberts, 194; Rainelle Shockome, 190.
Women's High Series: Brandie Roberts, 546; Tara Trainer, 514; Judy Quinn, 510.
Most Over: Tara Trainer, + 70; Rob Stankus, +68; Joe McCune, +61.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts 36-12; Team #12, 30-18; Ball Breakers, 27-21.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Matt Elzey, 299; Jim Satchwill, 297.
Men's High Series: Matt Elzey, 762; Alan Burris, 727.
Men's Most Over: Jim Satchwill, +90; Matt Elzey, +80.

HU's Beach, Johnson earn All-America status at indoor nationals

Lucas Beach (left) and Nick Johnson.
Photos provided.

Two Huntington University seniors, Lucas Beach and Nick Johnson, brought home NAIA All-America honors after finishing fourth in their respective events at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships lasts week in Johnson City,TN.

Beach, a Bible and religion and physical education double major from Lucerne, earned his third indoor All-America honor in the shot put with his toss of 53-08.25. His fourth place finish was the best of his career after placing fifth in the event as a freshman and sixth as a sophomore.

Frosh Baker qualifies four times for gymnastics regional

Jessica Baker.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School freshman Jessica Baker won the balance beam and qualified for regional in four events at the Muncie Central Girls' Gymnastics Sectional on Saturday, March 7.

The Lady Vikings as a team finished fourth, missing by one spot of advancing on to next week's regional, to be held Friday, March 13, at North Arena.

HNHS scored a 96.600. Marion won the team contest with 101.975 points, Jay County finished second with 98.213 and Muncie Central got the last qualifying spot with a 96.975.

Twelve teams competed.

HNHS boys fall to Marion in sectional championship

Viking guard Taylor Harris challenges a taller Marion defender in the Huntington North Boys' Basketball Sectional championship game on Saturday, March 7.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Scott Wood pumped in 27 points to lead visiting Marion over the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team, 52-36, in the championship game of the Huntington North Sectional Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 7.

The Vikings, finishing their season at 8-14, fought the 20-3 Giants to a 10-10 draw after the first quarter of play, but then scored only six points in each of the next two frames to put themselves in a 34-22 deficit heading into the final period.

Vikings to face Marion in sectional finals Saturday night

Huntington North High School forward Jordan Beaver goes up for a shot over Drew Sery of Homestead in the Vikings' 56-47 sectional win on Friday night, March 6.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School boy’s basketball team advanced to the championship of the Huntington North Sectional Basketball Tournament by beating Homestead, 56-47, on Friday, March 6.

The Vikings, 8-13, will face North Central Conference foe Marion, 19-3, in the finals tonight, Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at North Arena. Marion got the championship contest by defeating Jay County, 47-32, on Friday night.

Tannan Peters and Taylor Harris led the Vikings with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Peters also led the team in rebounding with eight boards.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 233; Bill Reed, 192; Billy Mundy, 187.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 581; Bill Reed, 507; Billy Mundy, 493.
Women's High Game: Rosalyn Hughes, 133; Sharon Wymer, 126; Billie Smith, 124.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 349; Rosalyn Hughes, 341; Sharon Wymer 336.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +65; Rosalyn Hughes, +59; Dick Wymer, +34.
Top Teams: The B's, 36-4; Team #3, 24-16; Team #2, 22-18.

HU to face Jamestown in NAIA Division II basketball tournament opener

Huntington University women's basketball team coach, Lori Culler, cuts down a piece of the net after HU beat Taylor last Monday night, March 2, to win the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament crown.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington University will face the No. 8 at-large team, Jamestown, from North Dakota, on Thursday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m. in its opening round game of the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament in Sioux City, IA.

The HU women, 24-6, drew the fourth seed in their bracket, while Jamestown, 20-9, drew the No. 5 seed.

HU earned its ticket to the tourney by winning the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament last Monday night, March 2. The Forester women defeated Taylor, 65-60.

7 HU track and field athletes at indoor nationals

Nick Johnson.
Photo provided.

Seven Huntington University track and field athletes will compete in the NAIA Indoor National Track and Field Championships Thursday, March 5, through Saturday, March 7 in Johnson City, TN.

The group of seven includes former Huntington North High School track standout Nick Johnson, who earned his fourth consecutive opportunity to compete at nationals by qualifying in the 5,000-meter race. His time of 14:59.58 on Feb. 14 at the DePauw Indoor Invitational has him seeded ninth in the event.

Johnson is a senior exercise science major.

HU women beat Taylor to win MCC tournament

Huntington University women's basketball player Ryleigh Carr goes in for two points during the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament championship game against Taylor on Monday, March 3.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Jenna Donaldson hit a clutch 3-pointer late in the game and added four free throws in the waning moments to help the Huntington University women’s basketball team claim the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament crown over visiting Taylor University, 65-60 on Monday, March 2.

Donaldson’s trey with 8:30 to play gave the Forester women, 24-6, the lead for good at 49-47. She then hit four free throws as time wound down to help HU, ranked 16th in the NAIA, hold off the 25th-ranked Taylor women.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Dave Satchwill, 267; Allan Burris, 258.
Men's High Series: Allan Burris, 725; Dave Satchwill, 706.
Most Over: Josh Bowers, +82; Rex Luey, +66.

Women's High Game: Stacey Bischoff, 243; Jenni Elzey, 212.
Women's High Series: Stacey Bischoff, 637; Jenni Elzey, 539.
Most Over: Stacey Bischoff, +62; Jenni Elzey, +36.
Men's High Game: Eric Allred, 246; Ivan Wilhelm, 233.
Men's High Series: Kevin Allred, 639; Matt Elzey, 635.
Most Over: Ivan Wilhelm, +65; Greg McHenry, +64.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 212; Billy Mundy, 211; Bill Reed, 210.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 607; Bill Reed, 602; Billy Mundy, 508.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 183; Billie Smith, 123; Rosalyn Hughes, 123.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 407; Billie Smith, 334; Rosalyn Hughes, 293.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +94; Sharon Wymer, +65; Bill Reed, +44.
Top Teams: The B's, 32-4; Team #3, 23-13; Team #2, 19-17.