HU softball team opens season 1-1

The Huntington University softball team opened its spring season in Tucson, AZ, on Monday, March 16, and split a pair of games with a 10-0 win over Trinity Christian College and an 8-2 loss to Minot State University.

Forester hurler Lauren Ward threw a one-hit shutout and got plenty of help from the offense to take down Trinity Christian in the opener. Ward gave up the lone single in the top of the first and struck out 12 without a walk in her five-inning complete-game effort.

HU puts on hitting clinic against Olivet Nazarene

The Huntington University baseball team put on a hitting clinic against Olivet Nazarene University, pounding out 20 hits -- including eight for extra bases -- in a 20-1 romp on Saturday, March 14.

HU, 3-6, opened with four runs in the first inning, all after there were two outs. Olivet Nazarene pitcher Chad Steinborn walked the bases loaded and Justin Branock doubled in all three. Jarod Hammel then singled to left to plate Branock for a 4-0 lead.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Alex Smart, 277; Jeff Gray, 258.
Men's High Series: Mark Parker, 702; Monte Davis, 691.
Men's Most Over: Jim Satchwill, +100, Jeff Gottschalk, +65.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Russell Roberts, 255; Chris Trainer, 222; Tom Waters, 222.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 634; Russell Roberts, 599; Eric Jones, 572.
Women's High Game: Refa Chopson, 192; Judy Quinn, 182; Edie Okuly, 181.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 509; Jennifer Gray, 499; Judy Quinn, 491.
Most Over: Brittney Chopson, +52; Tony Shockome, +52; Tonia Okuly, +51.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 39-13; Team #2, 33-19; Them & Us, 28-24.

Huntington hosts Folkstyle wrestling state finals

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington North High School Arena was the site of the Folkstyle wresting state finals this past weekend, March 14-15. Wrestlers, coaches and referees filled the gymnasium on both days.


Frosh Baker to compete twice at state gymnastics meet

Huntington North High School freshman gymnast Jessica Baker concentrates as she performs on the balance beam on Friday evening, March 13, during the Huntington North Girls' Sectional Gymnastics Tournament.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School freshman Jessica Baker qualified for the state gymnastics meet in Indianapolis next week in two events on Friday, March 13, at the Huntington North Gymnastics Regional Tournament.

Baker placed fourth in the vault, with a 9.35, and fifth on the balance beam, also with a 9.35, to punch her ticket to state. Top six finishers in each event earned a state slot.

Baker just missed qualifying in the all-around, placing seventh with a total of 36.075, and she added 12th place on the uneven parallel bars, scoring an 8.300.

Top-seed Davenport too much for HU in NAIA women's tourney

The top-seeded team in the bracket was too much for the Huntington University women's basketball team as it lost to Davenport University, 72-58, in the second round of the NAIA Division II National Championship on Friday, March 13.

The Forester women got behind in the first half and trailed at the break, 34-29. A 7-2 run early in the second half pushed the Davenport lead to double figures, and HU never recovered.

Jenna Donaldson led HU, which finished at 25-7, with 19 points. Courtney Beerbower scored 11 points and Lauren Davenport had 10 points and six steals.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Billy Mundy, 223; Bill Kusler, 205; Bill Reed, 193.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 562; Bill Reed, 562; Billy Mundy, 515.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 125; Sharon Wymer, 122; Rosalyn Hughes, 111.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 342; Rosalyn Hughes, 300; Sharon Wymer, 297.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +43; Billy Mundy, +29; Rosalyn Hughes, +12.
Top Teams: The B's, 40-4; Team #2, 25-19; Team #3, 24-20.

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.