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Pink Out 2018

January 26, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on Pink Out 2018 Posted By: Sandy Marion

This Saturday, January 27 is the Women’s Basketball Annual PINK OUT! Help us PAINT THE GYM PINK in honor of area Survivors and to help in the fight against breast cancer! Game tine is at 1:00 PM.

Pink-Out t-shirts will be available for purchase at the game with proceeds benefiting the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Donations will also be taken at the door.
Come join us for this great cause!!

#PinkOut!
#CancerSurvivorsRock!!
#FindACure

Pink Out 2018

January 25, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on Pink Out 2018 Posted By: Sandy Marion

The Huntington University women’s basketball team will host its annual Pink Out at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, at the University’s Merillat Complex.

Pink Out is an event to raise awareness and resources to advance breast cancer education and research. Proceeds from gate receipts, donations and “pink” popcorn sales will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

The event, sponsored by HU Student Life, Coach’s Connection and Town & Country Flowers will honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors during halftime of the Huntington University vs. Spring Arbor women’s basketball game.
In lieu of ticket sales, game-day admission will be exclusively on a donation basis with a suggested contribution of $7 per adult and $2 for children 12 and younger.

Breast cancer survivors will be honored guests for the game and will be admitted without charge. At the start of halftime, survivors will be escorted onto the floor for special recognition and presented with a complimentary gift provided by the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

“We encourage you to bring family, friends and breast cancer survivors on Saturday, January 27, as we ‘paint the gym pink’ (wear pink), honor survivors and raise funds to find a cure,” said Lori Culler, HU women’s basketball head coach.

To assist with planning for the halftime festivities, breast cancer survivors are asked, if possible, to register in advance by visiting our special HU “Pink Out” website.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 25, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The #RV Huntington women’s basketball team picked up their third straight win Wednesday night at the Wiekamp Athletic Center by topping Bethel College 63-54. With this W, the Foresters improve to 14-8 overall, 7-4 in CL play for 4th in the league standings with seven regular season games remaining.

The loss drops Bethel to 6-17 overall, 1-10 in conference action.

The fourth was HU’s golden quarter. The Foresters turned up the heat defensively to limit their hosts to just four points through the first nine minutes. The payoff was turning a 44-44 stalemate into a 62-48 advantage with 42 ticks remaining before settling for the nine-point victory and completing the season sweep over the Pilots.

Huntington’s defense spurred on their offense as they put 19 points on the board in the final stanza behind the play of Maddie Richer and Brooke Saylor. The duo picked apart the Pilots’ defense to account for all but five of their team’s fourth quarter points.

Richer scattered nine points in the final ten minutes. She buried a pair of trifectas, one early in the quarter and her second serving as the final dagger with just over a minute to go. In between, she scored a layup on a nifty pass from Saylor with the shot clock about to expire to give her team a 54-45 advantage with 4:04 to go after which she went 1-for-2 at the line to round out a creative nine points.

Saylor opened up the quarter with a freebie and then twice muscled her way down low to compliment Richer’s scoring. She finished with a team-best 20 points. She also ripped down a game-high 14 rebounds, handed out two dimes and blocked two shots for an all-around solid outing.

Hailey Krewald added eight points but it was her second steal in the third quarter that proved pivotal. The Pilots, down two at halftime, pieced together a 12-3 run through the first seven minutes of the third to enjoy a 38-31 advantage. After Saylor scored on a put back to pull her team within five, Krewald picked off a pass and found Casey Morton streaking the length of the floor for an easy lay-in at the 3:03 mark to trim the lead to a single possession and officially turn the tide.

The Foresters would go on to force the game’s sixth tie by the quarter’s end before their final push in the fourth that put them over the top.

The first half was more or less a wash as the two teams played within a turnover of each other and shot within .007 percent of each other with HU taking a 28-26 lead into intermission.

Kelsey Brickner came off the bench to toss in 22 points for BC. She was the only Pilot to finish in double digits. Kaitlin Elsasser and Becca Schermerhorn chipped in eight and seven points respectively. Hounded by Krewald most of the night, Kamala Glenn, who entered the evening averaging over 16 points, was limited to a single point.

HU shot 46.0 percent for the game (23-for-50) and uncharacteristically struggled from the line by going 12-for-20 for 60.0 percent. Culler’s crew entered the contest draining 75.3 percent of their freebies for the 13th best average in the NAIA.

Huntington dominated the glass 39-18 which included tracking down 11 offensive boards while limiting the Pilots to just one offensive carom.

The Foresters are back in the friendly confines of Platt Arena on Saturday for their 10th annual Pink Out. They will tip-off with Spring Arbor at 1:00 p.m.

Paint the Gym Pink!

January 24, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on Paint the Gym Pink! Posted By: Sandy Marion

The Huntington University women’s basketball team will host its annual Pink Out at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, at the University’s Merillat Complex.
Pink Out is an event to raise awareness and resources to advance breast cancer education and research. Proceeds from gate receipts, donations and “pink” popcorn sales will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.
The event, sponsored by HU Student Life, Coach’s Connection and Town & Country Flowers will honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors during halftime of the Huntington University vs. Spring Arbor women’s basketball game.
In lieu of ticket sales, game-day admission will be exclusively on a donation basis with a suggested contribution of $7 per adult and $2 for children 12 and younger.
Breast cancer survivors will be honored guests for the game and will be admitted without charge. At the start of halftime, survivors will be escorted onto the floor for special recognition and presented with a complimentary gift provided by the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.
“We encourage you to bring family, friends and breast cancer survivors on Saturday, January 27, as we ‘paint the gym pink’ (wear pink), honor survivors and raise funds to find a cure,” said Lori Culler, HU women’s basketball head coach.
To assist with planning for the halftime festivities, breast cancer survivors are asked, if possible, to register in advance by visiting our special HU Pink Out webpage.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

January 24, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington men’s basketball team knocked off #13 Bethel College 95-90 Tuesday night at Wiekamp Athletic Center. The W is HU’s third straight league win and their second big upset of the year, the first against then-ranked #4 Indiana Wesleyan back on December 2.
Tonight’s dub also snaps a seven-game losing streak to Bethel and makes Coach Ty Platt the second most winningest coach in program history with 167 career victories second only to his dad, Steve Platt, who racked up 329 wins over his 14-year coaching stint.

The loss for the Pilots (17-6, 6-5) is their third straight and the first time since 2013-14 BC has lost three consecutive league contests.

The first seven minutes weren’t HU’s finest as they managed just three points while coughing up the ball five times to give Bethel its biggest lead of the night at 15-3 but it was soon forgotten once the visitors’ went to work from long range.

Devon Merder’s trey was Huntington’s only three points of the game until Mason Coverstone drained a second one with just under 13 minutes left in the half to start a barrage of long balls. The duo was the first of seven Foresters to drain one from downtown in the opening twenty minutes.

Andrew Yoder knocked down a pair with his first at the 8:25 mark forcing the game’s first tie at 26-26 and his second, just 30 seconds later, giving his team its first lead at 29-26. Kyle Platt then took his turn by burying three triples over a two-minute span starting at the six-minute mark to preserve the lead at 40-38.

The final four minutes leading up to intermission featured two ties and three lead changes before the hosts claimed a 49-47 halftime lead by way of Dominic Genco’s buzzer-beater. Despite the two-point deficit, HU still took momentum into the locker room thanks to their impressive shooting display from long range as they canned 11 of their 17 threes to account for 33 of their 47 first half points.

Huntington picked up where they left off to start the second frame as their opening nine points came from beyond the arc with Platt’s fourth and final three-pointer at the 17:10 mark giving his team a permanent lead of 56-53. The younger Platt, Konner, then got in the mix by scoring seven of HU’s next 11 points to swell the lead to double digits at 67-57.

It was the first of three double-digit leads for HU but each time they had their hosts on the ropes, Bethel answered as the difference never extended beyond 11 points. While the Pilots kept things close, Mike Bush made sure it never got too close.

Playing in front of his hometown friends and family, the South Bend native hit big shot after big shot to score 22 of his team-high 32 points in the second period which included scoring four points from the line in the final 1:14 to preserve the win.

Of his floor general, Coach Platt praised the play of Bush. “Mike was very good tonight. He is so hard to keep in front of you and he is playing with a lot of poise and confidence right now.”

Konner Platt netted 19 points and no free throws were bigger than his two with nine ticks remaining that upped his team’s advantage from two to four to put the game out of reach. He finished a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe in addition to collecting five rebounds.

Kyle Platt also had a memorable night by pouring in a season-high 13 points and pulling down a team-best and season-tying six rebounds off the bench to go along with a pair of steals and blocks.

“I was very happy for Kyle,” said Platt. “He is a senior and a young man who understands the game so well.

“He had to battle All-Conference big man Gage Ott all night. Even though he was playing out of position, he defended so well inside to get several steals and boards. He also scored well for us.”

Platt was also pleased with his three other bench players. “We got some big minutes tonight from Andrew, Zac and Luke. This was a great team win for us.”

Ott led all scorers with 36 points in addition to corralling eight rebounds. Other double-digit scorers for the Pilots included Tanner Shepherd with 12 and Luke Fisher with ten.

As a team, the Foresters finished 30-for-57 from the field for 52.6 percent which included going 15-for-28 from deep. HU got to the line 28 times where they scored twenty points. They matched Bethel in rebounds with 32 and committed 14 turnovers to Bethel’s 12.

Huntington’s upset was one of four around the league tonight as the race to the top got even dicier with seven regular season games remaining. Four teams are now in a fight for the No. 3 spot with CL records of 6-5 while HU (9-14) sits just one game behind the bottleneck with a 5-6 league record.

Next up for Platt and crew is a matchup with #14 Spring Arbor on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Platt Arena.

This Week in HU Sports

January 22, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Athletics

HOME:
Sat. Jan. 27 – W. Basketball vs Spring Arbor University @ 1:00 PM (Pink Out Game)
Sat. Jan. 27 – M. Basketball vs Spring Arbor University @ 3:00 PM

AWAY:
Tues. Jan. 23 – M. Basketball @ Bethel College @ 7:00 PM
Wed. Jan. 24 – W. Basketball @ Bethel College @ 7:00 PM
Sat. Jan. 27 – Track @ Defiance College, Defiance, OH @ 11:00 AM
Sat.-Sun. Jan. 27-28 – Bowling at Cincinnati Collegiate Classic, Western Bowl, Cincinnati, OH @ 12:15pm/9:15am

Go Foresters!!

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 22, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s basketball team moved into 4th in the league standings with a 65-40 win over #RV Mount Vernon Nazarene University (14-8, 6-4) Saturday afternoon at Ariel Arena. The Foresters are now 13-8 overall, 6-4 in league play.

Huntington has won four of its last five games with its only loss, a 61-60 decision, coming to #5 Marian. The W is just the second time since Mount Vernon joined the league that Culler’s crew has won on the road against the Cougars.

The Foresters made it look easy. The only time they didn’t hold a lead was just over two minutes into the contest when Natalie Carpenter, the Cougars’ leading scorer, knocked down a pair of freebies for a 2-2 tie.

But it was a fleeting moment as Maddie Richer did what she does best by draining a triple to establish a permanent lead for her team. The 5-5 point guard currently ranks 7th in the NAIA in 3-point field goal percentage with her .500 accuracy rate.

After that, the four other Foresters on the floor recorded at least three points each to send HU to the bench for its first break with an 18-11 advantage. After a traditional three-point play in the first quarter, Brooke Saylor paced HU in the second stanza with seven points to swell the lead to 18, 38-20, by intermission.

There was no going back after that as Huntington continued to distance themselves from their hosts. It was a 25-point difference at the end of the third and that gap stood until the final buzzer to make for the lopsided win. While HU’s offense was solid, it was their stingy defense that stood the test of time.

It was the second straight time HU limited their opponent to 40 points or less and the seventh time this season Huntington has given up less than 45 points. Culler’s crew tops the league and ranks 12th nationally in defense by allowing less than 58 points per game on average.

Mount Vernon entered the day shooting nearly 42 percent as a team but on this given day, HU held them to 28.6 percent (16-for-56). The Cougars scored 27 points less than their season average with 40 points serving as their lowest offensive output of the year. Their previous season-low was 50 points.

Only Taylor Gregory and Carpenter finished in double digits for the Cougars with 12 and 11 points respectively.

The nation’s leading rebounder in Saylor continued her tear on the boards by yanking down a game-best 20 rebounds, six of which were offensive. She also tossed in ten points, all in the first half, in addition to handing out a team-high five assists.

Sarah Fryman flipped flopped with Saylor by scoring ten of her team-best 12 points in the second half. Richer collected 11 points and three assists while Hailey Krewald tossed in ten to go along with nabbing five steals.

The Foresters owned the glass by 43-26 tilt. As a team, Culler’s squad shot 45.6 percent from the field (26-for-57) and 75.0 percent from the line (9-for-12).

Huntington is back on the road on Wednesday to face Bethel College at 7:00 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

January 22, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington men’s basketball team picked up their second consecutive win in league play Saturday afternoon at Ariel Arena by topping Mount Vernon Nazarene University 87-83 as they improve to 8-14 overall, 4-6 in CL action.

The Cougars entered the afternoon as one of the hottest teams in the league having won three straight before today’s loss snapped that streak and dropped them 14-8 overall, 6-4 in league play.

The game was up for grabs as evidenced by 12 ties and 14 lead changes as both teams levied for any sort of advantage with the Foresters finally taking charge in the final few minutes of play to slip past their hosts.

HU’s permanent lead came at the 3:40 mark when Trevor Lockwood scored two of his 21 points to give his team a 75-74 advantage. It was the start of eight unanswered points and proved to by Huntington’s biggest lead, 80-74, with 2:34 remaining.

MVNU fought back to pull within two 30 seconds later but the Foresters stood their ground. While HU missed just four free throws on the day, three of those misses came in a 45-second stretch that started at the 1:22 mark. However, Platt’s crew made up for those misses by way of their defense that posted back-to-back stops. The result was a five-point spread with 24 ticks remaining.

The Foresters were nails at the line after that as Konner Platt and Mike Bush each drained a pair of freebies to ensure the win as HU moves to 6-1 when playing on the Cougars’ turf.

“I am really pleased with our effort again today,” said Coach Ty Platt. “Our guys played with a lot of poise, confidence and grit.

“Wins are hard to get, especially in the Crossroads League. Today was a good day.”

While wins don’t come easy in this league, they’re even tougher on the road which is where two of HU’s four CL Ws have come from.

Huntington had a plethora of impressive performances offensively with known bigger than Platt. The 6-2 guard poured in a season-high 29 points to serve as his team’s constant throughout the contest. He finished with five of Huntington’s seven threes and shot nearly 60 percent from the field to lead HU to one of its most efficient offensive outings of the year.

As a team, the Foresters shot 52.5 percent from the field (31-for-59) and nailed 18 of their 22 free throw attempts for 81.8 percent. They committed just 11 miscues and tracked down 32 rebounds, the same as their hosts.

In addition to Lockwood’s 21 points, the 6-8 center also collected a team-high eight rebounds to go along with a career-best four assists and a career-tying four blocks.

Zac Owens also had the best showing of his young career. The 5-11 rookie poured in 16 points. He was instant offense in the first half. He scored nine points in a four-minute span to wrap up a drawn out run that saw HU turn an eight-point deficit of 26-14 at the midway point into a 31-28 advantage with four minutes left in the frame before a halftime score of 38-38.

Coach Platt had plenty of good things to say about his team. “We had some individual performances that were special. Konner played very well and was extremely efficient.

“Trevor was a force inside both offensively and defensively and Zac really grew up today. We expect big things from him in the future and he gave everybody a glimpse of what he is capable of from here on out.”

The Foresters will have a second crack at #11 Bethel on Tuesday night. Tip-off with the Pilots at 7:00 p.m. in Gates Gymnasium.

Annual Pink Out!

January 19, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on Annual Pink Out! Posted By: Sandy Marion

Next Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 PM is the Women’s Basketball Annual PINK OUT! Help us PAINT THE GYM PINK in honor of area Survivors and to help in the fight against breast cancer!

Pink-Out t-shirts will be available for purchase at the game with proceeds benefiting the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Donations will also be taken at the door.

Come join us for this great cause!!

#PinkOut!
#CancerSurvivorsRock!!
#FindACure

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 18, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester women’s basketball team cruised to a 59-38 win over Goshen College Wednesday night at Platt Arena. The W completes the series sweep over GC with Huntington’s first win, a 51-44 decision, dating back to November 21.

While it was a game that favored the hosts the entire evening, the start was slow going for both teams as the scoreboard read just 6-5 through the first eight minutes. HU finally pieced together a little spurt in the final two minutes of the quarter which included a long ball from Maddie Richer to give Culler’s crew a slim 13-7 lead after the first break.

The Foresters carried that momentum into the second quarter where Sam Hammel found Cindy In’t Groen for a quick bucket and then Casey Morton buried one from the top of the key to up the lead to 11, 18-7, within the first 45 seconds of the frame. Behind 13 first half points from Sarah Fryman, Culler’s crew took a 34-21 lead into intermission.

It was smooth sailing after that as Huntington’s advantage never dipped below nine points – with a nine-point spread happening just briefly on two occasions early in the third. Hailey Krewald’s second triple of the half at the 7:35 mark of the fourth gave Huntington its largest lead of the night at 55-31 before they cruised to the 21-point win with every Forester getting to see the floor.

Thirty-eight points is the lowest output for the Maple Leafs this season as the Foresters held them to 17 field goals on 28.3 percent shooting. Neither team got to the line much with HU outscoring GC 8-1 from the stripe in a game that took less than 90 minutes to play.

Behind Brooke Saylor’s 14 rebounds, the Foresters monopolized the boards 52-30 which included 21 offensive boards that resulted in 23 second chance points.

Fryman finished with a game-best 20 points as HU’s only double-digit scorer. Richer and Krewald each finished with eight points each. Richer also handed out a game-best four dimes.

Sydney Stein topped Goshen with 13 points, all of which came in the opening 20 minutes.

With this win, the Foresters improve to 12-8 overall, 5-4 in the league while the Maple Leafs (1-20, 0-9) are left still searching for their first conference win. HU hits the road on Saturday to face Mount Vernon for the first time this season. Tip-off is slated for 1:00 p.m.

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FORESTER LECTURE! April 24th

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: David E. Alexander

Our very own, Dr. John Noble will deliver the annual Faculty Forester Lecture on April 24th. Don’t miss it! Chapel Credit is available. Here are the details: Lecturer: Dr. John Noble, Assistant Professor of Bible and Religion, Huntington University Title: “Hagar: A Paradigm of Retribution and Redemption for the Alien.” …

Senior Showcase – This Saturday

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Saturday, April 21. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and more!

Senior Showcase – this Saturday

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Don’t miss the Theatre Department’s Senior Showcase this Saturday, April 21 at 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Admission is FREE!!! Come support our graduating seniors as we celebrate their work over the years.

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20 Apr 2018

The Spring Board of Trustees will take place on April 19 – 20 in different locations on campus. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

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Senior Showcase – this Saturday

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

What are you doing Saturday night? 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Program will last about 50 minutes, followed by a reception for our seniors in the MCA lobby Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR …

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Thank you for the flowers, cards, personal visits, thoughts and prayers for our family over the loss of my beloved father, Charles Smitley Your generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness have been a great encouragement. “The memory of the righteous will be a blessing…” Prov. 10:7

Princess and Superhero Academy

1 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Melanie Park

If you know a child who would love to be a princess or superhero for an afternoon, be sure to check out this fund raiser being sponsored by the Viking Volume show choir at Huntington North High School. See the flyer for more details including information for online registration.

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I was sincerely blessed by the flowers, cards, and personal messages shared by the Huntington family after the loss of my father. Your actions reminded me of the importance of community and friendship during times of grief and crisis. Thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy.

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**SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HU BASEBALL**

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team is adding a very special player to its roster by “adopting” two-year old cancer patient Teddy Nix as part of the national Friends of Jaclyn program. Teddy will be signing his HU Letter of Intent on Thursday, April 26, at 5:45PM at Forest Glen Park. The …

SOFTBALL

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU softball team split its twin bill with the Cougars of Spring Arbor (17-21, 11-15) Thursday afternoon at Cougar Field. After suffering a 6-3 loss in the opener, the Foresters bounced back with a 5-3 win in the nightcap. Gower’s crew split with SAU at home as well to …

BASEBALL

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team opened up its regular season series with #RV Taylor University (32-10, 12-5) Wednesday afternoon at Forest Glen with a 9-1 loss to the Trojans. The Foresters have struggled a bit as of late having lost four of its last six contests. Frame’s crew got off to …