HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Forester softball program has added depth to its 2020-21 roster with the signing of Frontier High School standout Breanna Hines.As a starter for the Falcons since her freshman year, Hines has received three All-Conference badges with her senior season still in front of her. The outfielder has also earned a pair of Third Team All-State honors during her prep career.
TOLEDO, Ohio - The Forester bowling program wrapped up the fall semester at Southwick Lanes in Toledo (Ohio) to compete in the third WHAC tournament of the season. The one-day tourney format consisted of four team games and 16 Baker games.On the men's side, HU claimed seventh out of 13 teams with a total score of 6459 by scoring 3639 pins in team games and 2820 pins in Baker play. Austin Schultz had a fantastic day to earn another All-Tournament Team badge by placing third individually out of 120 bowlers with a score of 849 through four games to average 212.25/game.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Huntington University senior Molly Mitchell had several standout performances over the weekend and for her efforts was named the Crossroads League Women's Track Athlete of the Week.Mitchell opened the weekend by taking first in the 1000 meters at the Grand Valley State University Holiday Open by clocking in at 2:56.58 which currently stands as the fastest 1K time in the NAIA for this indoor season.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – HU freshman Amber Elliott claimed the individual title of the WHAC Jamboree #3 to be tabbed the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Women's Bowler of the Week.The Northwood (Ohio) native racked up 847 pins in four games for a 211.75 average to claim the top honor out of 120 bowlers at the league's third contest of the year.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The HU track and field program officially kicked off its season Saturday afternoon at Purdue Fort Wayne's Mastodon Opener. The Foresters had a great showing to break five school records and hit six A standards and a B standard.On the women's side, the Foresters dominated the 600 meters and mile by claiming the top four and top three spots respectively. Hannah Stoffel won both races in A standard times. In the 600M, her 1:34.31 set a new school record while her mile time of 5:02.00 proved the second fastest time in program history.
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – In a game that came down to the wire against the Grace College Lancers (7-3, 3-0), the HU men's basketball team was on the wrong end of a 73-71 decision Saturday afternoon at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center. With this loss, Huntington drops to 5-5 overall, 1-2 in league play.It was a stunning ending that the Forester contingent won't soon forget. With just under two minutes remaining, HU clung to a two-point advantage of 71-69. After trading several empty possessions, Grace finally drew a foul with :17 ticks remaining. Hank Smith calmly stepped up to the line where he drained both attempts to draw the game's sixth tie of the day at 71s.
ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Huntington track and field program sent a partial squad to the Grand Valley State University Holiday Open on Friday where the Foresters claimed four automatic NAIA qualifying times (A standards), two provisional times (B standards) and set three new school records. The field of competition included NCAA Division I, II and III as well as several fellow NAIA schools.Aspen Dirr, in her final season of competition as a Forester, headlined the HU crew by punching her ticket to the 2020 NAIA Indoor National Championships twice. She finished 17th overall in the 5K in an HU record-breaking time of 17:19.37 to hit the A standard. She followed up that performance by taking second in the 1K in 2:57.32 for her second automatic qualifying time of the day.
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The #21 HU women's basketball team didn't have an answer for the guard play of the Lancers of Grace College (9-2, 2-1) Saturday afternoon at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center. The starting back court of GC combined for 66 points on the way to picking off the Foresters 88-73.The loss is Huntington's first league loss as they drop to 10-2 overall, 2-1 in the CL.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – With the books closed on the 2019 HU cross country season, junior Hannah Stoffel has left an indelible mark on the program in just her first fall of competition.The culmination of Stoffel's season was running away from the competition at the NAIA National Championships last month to earn the Foresters' first individual national title in cross country. Her performance was dominate as she crossed the line in 17:18 which proved 16 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. - The Huntington bowling program traveled to Fairview Heights (Ill.) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to bowl in their first Tier 1 tournament of the season – the National Collegiate Team Match Games. The format included six traditional team games on Saturday and 20 Baker games on Sunday.Regarding the significance of Tier 1 tournaments, Coach Shockey had this to say. "College bowling holds ten Tier 1 tournaments per year, so they are more prestigious and attract better teams from around the country. This weekend was no different with 6-7 teams ranked in the top 20 for all collegiate programs. Big picture – this was a good weekend for us."
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Good teams find a way to win and that's exactly what happened Wednesday night at Platt Arena when the #21 HU women's basketball team eked out a 65-62 win over Goshen to move to 10-1 on the year, 2-0 in league play.The start of the game had all the makings of a blowout as HU allowed their visitors just six points through the first 13 minutes of play to take a commanding 21-6 lead by the 6:27 mark of the second quarter. But the wheels came off for Culler and crew after that.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Huntington men's basketball team picked up its first league win Tuesday night in Platt Arena by slipping past Goshen 75-66. It's HU's fourth straight win over the Maple Leafs who are currently 3-8 on the season, 0-2 in league play.Platt and company move to 5-4 on the year which includes a 1-1 record in CL action.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Forester women's basketball team has inked another Buckeye with the signing of Franklin Monroe High School standout Audrey Cable.After being sidelined by injury last year, Cable is back on the hardwood this winter where she and her Jets are off to a hot 4-0 start to the season. For her career, the 5-7 guard has averaged 9.2 points, 3.0 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 steals.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Junior Austin Schultz made program history this afternoon by being named the first HU bowler to earn Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Bowler of the Week honors as announced by the national office earlier today.The Valparaiso native totaled 1,391 pins over the weekend at the USBC National Collegiate Team Match Games (Tier 1) to finish sixth overall out of 195 bowlers. His six-game average was an impressive 231.8.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The awards continue to pile up for HU junior Hannah Stoffel as she was recently tabbed the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Women's National Athlete of the Year. She is the first female athlete of the year in program history.The Huntington native brought an individual title back to her hometown last Friday at the 2019 NAIA Cross Country Championships where she clocked in 17:18 - 16 seconds faster than her nearest competitor.