INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Huntington bowling program wrapped up the regular season over the weekend at the Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic. The tournament is one of the largest and oldest tournaments of the year and featured 78 men's and 65 women's teams competing for one of collegiate bowling's most prestigious titles.The two-day event included six traditional team games on Saturday and 15 baker games on Sunday with completely different lane oil patterns each day.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – After being named the Crossroads League Indoor Track Athlete of the Week earlier this week, HU junior Hannah Stoffel was tabbed the National Indoor Track Athlete of the Week as announced by the NAIA earlier today.Stoffel had several epic performances at the Crossroads League Championships over the weekend to garner the national attention. On Friday, she easily won the 600 meters by clocking in at 1:31.56 and then anchored the winning distance medley relay team.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Playing in Platt Arena for the last time this season, the Forester women's basketball team made sure it was a battle not soon to be forgotten as they took #7 Taylor (26-3, 14-3) to a pair of overtimes before succumbing to an 83-78 loss to the Trojans Wednesday night.It was an evening Coach Culler challenged her team to play with toughness and they did just that. They limited their visitors to just 60 points in regulation, 17 below TU's season average. The main key to their defensive success was forcing Taylor into 24 turnovers, at least two of which were shot clock violations, which Huntington converted into 32 points at the other end of the court.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - In tonight's contest against Taylor University, Huntington University sophomore Caleb Middlesworth reached a significant milestone in his basketball career by becoming the 50th Forester to eclipse the 1,000-point mark.The 6-8 forward entered the night with 988 career points. He scored eight points through the first 20 minutes, added a pair of freebies early in the second half and then scored in transition at the 14:06 mark to join the exclusive club. He was fouled on the play and canned the freebie to complete the traditional three-point play for his 1,001st career point.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – While it wasn't the outcome the HU men's basketball team had hoped for, no one in Platt Arena would fault their effort Tuesday night in a 75-72 battle that favored Taylor University (16-13, 8-9).Down 72-60 with five minutes remaining, the Foresters reeled off ten straight points to creep within two with :42 seconds remaining when Konner Platt buried a pair of freebies. Huntington's run was fueled at the charity stripe. Including Platt's two free tosses, four different Foresters combined to go 8-for-10 from the line.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington junior Hannah Stoffel was dominant at the Crossroads League Indoor Track & Field Championships over the weekend and for her efforts was picked as this week's CL Women's Track Athlete of the Week as announced earlier today.Stoffel was a conference champion four times over. Individually, the Huntington native blew away the competition in the 600, 800 and 1000 meters in addition to anchoring the winning distance medley relay team.
MCKENZIE, Tenn. – The Forester baseball team opened up its 2020 season by splitting with Bethel (Tenn.), 3-1, 1-2, Saturday afternoon Kahlden Complex. The Wildcats came into the doubleheader with seven games under their belt as they move to 5-4 on the year while HU starts off 1-1. Senior Alex McCutcheon picked up where he left off last spring by allowing just three hits and one run in 5.2 innings of work to pick up the season-opening win. The southpaw fanned seven players while giving up just one walk after which Camden Dice made his debut in Forester green. The junior transfer tossed 1.1 innings of scoreless and hitless relief to pick up the save.
MARION, Ind. – Competing in the third annual Crossroads League Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Foresters claimed eight conference champ badges over the course of the two-day event at Indiana Wesleyan's Troyer Fieldhouse.Junior Hannah Stoffel was not only a conference champion four times over, but also set three individual meet records. On Friday, the Huntington standout won the 600 meters by clocking in with a PR and NAIA-leading time of 1:31.56. She followed up that individual performance by running away from her competition in the 800 meters (2:15.07) and 1000 meters (2:44.81) on Saturday. Her 1K time currently stands as the fastest time in the NAIA.
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – With just a week of regular season remaining, the Foresters are playing some of their best basketball of the year as evidenced by Saturday's 83-79 road win over #9 Bethel at the Wiekamp Center. Not only does the W keep the HU's hopes alive for postseason play, but it also snaps a three-game streak the Pilots (19-9, 7-9) held over Platt and crew.Huntington has won four of their last five games to improve to 14-14 overall, 6-10 in league play.
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The #RV HU women's basketball team finally came alive in the fourth quarter to slip past Bethel 84-75 Saturday afternoon at the Wiekamp Center.After 30 minutes that included ten lead changes and seven ties with a disparity that never spanned more than two possessions, Culler and crew finally ripped off eight straight points early in the fourth quarter to turn their two-point advantage into a 72-62 advantage with 5:55 to go.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – After a battle to the bitter end with #21 Indiana Wesleyan (20-7, 11-4) at Platt Arena, the #RV Huntington women's basketball team found themselves on the wrong end of a 56-52 decision Wednesday night. The loss snaps HU's four-game win streak as Culler and crew move to 19-8 overall, 8-7 in league play. It's well documented around the league that both teams pride themselves on defense and tonight's contest was a testament to that. IWU entered the evening allowing just 59.1 points per game while the Foresters give up slightly more at 60.9 points per game. The defensive intensity was escalated even more on this given night as evidenced by the final score.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Huntington men's basketball team's three-game win streak came to an end Tuesday night at Platt Arena thanks to one of the nation's best in #3 Indiana Wesleyan (23-4, 13-2). The Wildcats built a 48-22 halftime lead on the way to a 97-64 victory over their hosts. The win completes Wesleyan's regular season sweep over HU.Of IWU's 23 wins this season, all but four have been double digit contests by game's end. Wesleyan ranks third nationally in scoring by tossing in 91.6 points per night and on this given night, it was business as usual for the visitors. While as a team the Wildcats lived up to their offensive reputation, the Foresters held standout Kyle Mangas, who averages over 27 points, to a season-low 13 points.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The HU men's basketball team stretched its win streak to three by picking off #20 Mount Vernon 71-68 at Ariel Arena Saturday afternoon. Two of the Foresters' last three wins have been against Top 20 teams.Today's victory evens things up for Platt at crew at 13-13 which includes 5 wins against nine losses in league action. With four regular season games remaining, Huntington is currently tied for the eighth spot in the CL standings with Taylor.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The #RV HU women's basketball team picked up a key road win Saturday afternoon by outlasting Mount Vernon 76-70 to improve to 19-7 overall, 8-6 in league play. Today's W wraps up the regular season sweep and extends HU's streak to four over the Cougars.After leading through the opening two minutes of the contest, the Foresters didn't reclaim the advantage until Sarah Fryman connected on an old fashioned three-point play at the 8:45 mark of the fourth quarter to tip the scales in HU's favor 57-56. Huntington never trailed again.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Forester softball program has added a blue chipper from the Wolverine State with the signing of Blissfield High School standout Courtney Mason.Mason is a two-time LCAA First Team All-Conference honoree and also claims a First Team All-County badge. As her team's MVP last spring, she posted 45 hits, 16 from extra bases, 32 RBI and a .413 batting average.