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April 9, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester men’s tennis team collected another win Saturday afternoon by breezing to a 8-1 decision over Prairie State College at Wildwood Tennis Club. HU is now 2-0-1 this spring, 11-4-1 overall.

After posting two wins in doubles action, Huntington went on to win in straight sets in five out of their six singles matches for the W. The Pioneers (6-4), a member of the National Junior College Athletics Association, picked up its only win at No. 2 doubles.

Coach Eckert and crew are back in action next Saturday when they travel to Earlham for a 3:00 p.m. matchup with the Quakers.

#1 – Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Jofre Tura (PSC) 6-7, 6-4 (10-8)
#2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Anthony Kendall (PSC) 6-3, 6-4
#3 – Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. James Kirkham (PSC) 6-1, 6-1
#4 – Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Natnael Fekadu (PSC) 6-4, 7-5
#5 – Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Zachariah Perez (PSC) 6-1, 6-1
#6 – Brody Worl (HU) def. Charles Granston (PSC) 6-0, 6-0

#1 – Poncio/Echevarria (HU) def. Tura/Kirkham (PSC) 8-6
#2 – Fekadu/Kendall (PSC) def. Manzo/Martinez (HU) 8-6
#3 – Buttermore/Worl (HU) def. Perez/Granston (PSC) 8-0


April 6, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington baseball team’s win streak remained intact Thursday afternoon at MU Ballpark as they cruised to an 8-1 win over Marian University. The Foresters (9-12) have won seven straight and remain perfect in Crossroads League action at 7-0.

Nick Davit posted big numbers at the plate. The rookie power hitter unleashed for a three-run blast in the top of the fourth to not only break a 1-1 stalemate but blow open the game at 4-1. He then put the exclamation point on the contest in the seventh by singling to right, the same side of the field as his third dinger of year, to drive in the game’s final run.

When all was said and done, Davit claimed two of his team’s eight hits and drove in half of HU’s run. Dan Lichty also registered a pair of run-scoring hits. He drove in Donovan Clark in the first with a base poke to right field. He did the exact same thing in the fifth. The fifth also saw Adrian Perez knock in a run with a fielder’s choice.

In addition to scoring twice on Lichty’s singles, Clark would touch home once more in the sixth on a throwing error after being hit by a pitch to open up the frame.

After claiming the dub at Saint Francis on Monday, DJ Moore picked up his second win of the week by tossing the first five frames against the Knights during which he gave up three hits, an unearned run and four walks while striking out six. Colton Punches then gave up just two more hits while striking out four in four innings of scoreless relief to secure the win.

Coach Frame’s crew heads back down to Marian on Saturday for a doubleheader with the Knights at 1:00 p.m.


April 5, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Playing indoors with a jostled line-up that didn’t include Ignacio Poncio, Rodrigo Manzo or Mariano Echevarria, the Forester men’s tennis team still breezed past Defiance College 7-2 Wednesday afternoon to claim their tenth win of the year. The Yellow Jackets are coached by HU alum and former tennis standout Gonzo Vivas.

A pair of seniors in Mark Lewandowski and Vova Kohut led the way by teaming up to win at #2 doubles and then turning around to each beat his opponent in singles action. What should have been HU’s fourth match of the spring was just the second as inclement weather has forced several cancellations.

Huntington (10-4-1) is back in action on Saturday to host Prairie State College at Wildwood Tennis Club in Fort Wayne at 3:00 p.m.

#1 – Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Adam Swisher (DC) 6-0, 7-5
#2 – Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Jared Schnee (DC) 6-3, 6-2
#3 – Brody Worl (HU) def. Eline Widman (DC) 6-3, 6-2
#4 – Vova Kohut (HU) def. Nathan Principe (DC) 6-1, 6-1
#5 – Mark Lewandowski (HU) def. Ring Lardner (DC) 6-3, 6-0
#6 – Henry Brown (DC) def. Noah Tobias (HU) 8-6

#1 – Swisher/Schnee (DC) def. Buttermore/Martinez (HU) 8-6
#2 – Kohut/ Lewandowski (HU) def. Widman/Principe (DC) 8-5
#3 – Worl/Tobias (HU) def. Brown/Micaiah Cox (DC) 8-3

This Week in Forester Sports

April 3, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in Forester Sports Posted By: Athletics

Tues. Apr. 3 – Baseball vs Grace College @ 4:30 PM
Fri. Apr. 6 – Softball vs Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ. @ 3:00 PM
Sat. Apr. 7 – Men’s Tennis vs Prairie State College (IL) @ 3:00 PM

Wed. Apr. 4 – Men’s Tennis @ Defiance College @ 5:00 PM
Sat. Apr. 7 – Men’s & Women’s Golf @ Mt. Vernon Nazarene Golf Classic, Chapel Hill GC, Mt. Vernon, OH @ 8:30 AM
Sat. Apr. 7 – Baseball @ Marian University @ 1:00 PM
Sat. Apr. 7 – Softball @ Indiana Wesleyan University @ 1:00 PM
Sat. Apr. 7 – Track @ Franklin College @ 11:30 AM
Sat. Apr. 7 – Women’s Tennis @ Purdue Northwest @ 3:00 PM

Go Foresters!!


April 3, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team remained perfect in league play with a 7-0 shutout over Saint Francis (8-19, 5-5) Monday afternoon at the ASH Centre. The W is also the Foresters’ sixth straight as they improve to 8-12 overall.

It was pitching by committee for Frame’s crew as four different Foresters took to the bump with sophomore hurler Mason Shinabery tossing the first four innings during which he gave up just one hit while striking out six.

DJ Moore took the mound next and was credited with the win. In three innings of work, he gave up just two hits and a walk while striking out three. Alex McCutcheon and Tarrin Beachy each pitched an inning of relief after that and between the two, gave up just one hit while striking out two.

Huntington took control early by scoring three times in their first at bat and adding another in the second for a lead that would last until the ninth when the visitors piled on three more runs all the while blanking the Cougars for their first shutout of the season.

HU opened up play with a two-out rally to make for probably the most notable frame for the Foresters. Daniel Lichty was tagged with a pitch to get things started after which Tyler Zimske singled to right field. With runners on the corners, an errant throw allowed both to score to keep Huntington’s drive alive. After an Adrian Perez base poke, Nick Davit doubled in Huntington’s third and final run of the frame.

It was a cheap run in the second as Donovan Clark was the second Forester to be hit by pitch and after stealing second; the speedster came around to score on a fielding error in right field for a 4-0 advantage.

HU finished with ten hits on the day. After logging four through the first two frames, Huntington managed just two over the next six innings before pounding out four in the ninth for three more runs. After three singles and two outs, Zimske drew a base on balls for a nontraditional RBI after which Jamar Weaver deliverd a hard-hit ground ball up the middle for a two-run single to close out the scoring and claim his third RBI of the afternoon.

The Foresters are scheduled to host Grace tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.


April 2, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on SOFTBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington softball team split its twin bill with Grace College Friday afternoon at Miller Field to move to 12-10 on the year, 7-5 in league play for a share of the fourth spot in the standings. After a 4-2 come-from-behind win in the opener, the Foresters were on the wrong end of a 5-4 comeback W by the Lancers.

Casey Lehman paced HU at the plate by driving in two of HU’s four runs. Her first RBI-base poke came in the first after Joelle Beals opened up the frame with a single after which Sophia Beachy did the same setting up Lehman’s run-scoring single up the middle for an early 1-0 Huntington advantage.

The Foresters left five runners stranded over the course of the next five frames without pushing a run across home plate. Meanwhile the hosts scored twice in the second for a 2-1 lead that held until the top of the seventh.

It was déjà vu in HU’s last at bat as Beals and Beachy started things off with back-to-back singles prepping Lehman for another big hit. This time the clutch hitter, on an 0-2 count, found a hole up the middle to drive in Beals for a second time. Beachy scored on the same play on an errant throw from the outfield.

Abby Keaffaber added an insurance run by sending one to the warning track for a two out RBI-double. Down to their last three outs, Grace opened up with a single but Lairen Miller quickly kiboshed the Lancers’ rally by working three straight outs to wrap up the win.

Miller scattered five hits and gave up two runs and two walks while striking out two for her seventh win of the season.

Gower’s squad posted nine hits with Lehman claiming three of them to go along with two RBI while Beals and Beachy each finished with two base pokes. Keaffaber added a run-scoring hit in addition to drawing two walks to reach base three of her four plate appearances.

The Lancers returned the favor in the nightcap, just not in such dramatic fashion. After a 1-1 deadlock through the first four innings, HU struck for two runs in the top of the fifth by way of Keaffaber’s second RBI-double of the day and a Paige Eichelberger run-scoring single immediately after for a 3-1 advantage.

Grace erupted for five hits to the tune of four runs in their half of the fifth to surge ahead 5-3. Beachy pulled the Foresters within a run in the sixth by driving in Miller with shot to left-center. Unfortunately, their rally was cut short as they left two runners stranded before a 1-2-3 seventh sent the visitors home with a loss.

Just like game one, Beals and Beachy each logged a pair of hits. As a team, the Foresters registered nine hits to Grace’s 11.

Mallory West took the loss for HU by giving up seven hits, four runs and two walks while striking out one. The rookie hurler tossed the first four frames and started the fifth before being relieved by Miller.

Huntington is back in action on Monday to host Saint Francis at 3:00 p.m.


March 29, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on GOLF Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester men’s and women’s golf team spent the first part of spring break in Tennessee to compete in the Phoenix Invitational at Old Hickory Country Club hosted by Cumberland University where the HU men claimed 9th and the women finished 11th.

The Forester men fired a 315 on Monday to sit in a tie for seventh but slipped a few spots after Tuesday’s round of 320 to finish with a team total of 635. Cale Carr paced Sholund’s crew with a 154 (75, 79) to claim 23rd out of 90 golfers.

Andrew Weisheit (78, 77) and Zach Borntreger (77, 79) shot within a stroke of each other to post a 25th-place 155 and 29th-place 156 respectively. Zakry Cummings fired an 85 both days to card a 170 while Nick Whitney rounded out Huntington’s scoring with a 184 (94, 90).

Cumberland claimed the title by turning in a 595 followed by Martin Methodist (600), Tennessee Wesleyan (606), Pikeville (606), Faulkner (619), Campbellsville (620), Asbury (629), Midway (631), HU (635) and Shawnee State (640).

The Huntington women carded a 725 for the invitational, a single stroke behind 10th-place Martin Methodist, by shooting a 368 on Monday and a 357 on Tuesday. It was a balanced attack for the Foresters with Leah Thompson leading the way with a 180 (91, 89) good for 49th out of 61 golfers followed by Betsy Schroeder with a 181 (90, 91).

Alexandria Maris shot a 182 (94, 88) with Abby Poole on her heels at 183 (94, 89). Megan Higgins posted a 192 (93, 99) to round out HU’s scoring.

Dalton State won the women’s title with a 621 followed by William Carey (628), Taylor (643), Cumberland (645), Faulkner (650), Brenau (652), Trevecca Nazarene (662), Bethel (678), Asbury (688), Martin Methodist (724), HU (725) and Shawnee State (761).

Both teams are back in action on April 7 at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Cougar Classic.


March 29, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on SOFTBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU softball team had a rough go of it Wednesday night against the 12th-ranked Wildcats of Indiana Wesleyan (24-5, 5-3). The Foresters, having pulled into campus just after noon from Kentucky, played sluggish to suffer a pair of shutouts, 11-0, 2-0, to drop to 11-9 overall, 6-4 in league play.

Offense was null for the visitors as freshman Kennedy Krull was the only Forester to register a hit, a single to right-center in the top of the fifth, in the opener. Two walks were the only way two other Foresters reached base in a game cut to five frames because of the mercy rule.

The Wildcats had Lairen Miller’s number as they pounded out ten hits for 11 runs, all but one of which was earned. It was the HU ace’s worst loss of her Forester career as six runs were the most earned runs she had given up prior to tonight’s uncharacteristic outing. She handed out two free passes while striking out four during the four innings she spent in the circle. IWU scored six of their 11 runs by way of three long balls.

The freshmen tandem of Mallory West and Meghan Fretz shared pitching responsibilities in the nightcap to limit Wesleyan to just two runs, both in the fourth. Unfortunately, Huntington’s bats remained silent to make for a second straight shutout.

West was tagged with the lost. She tossed the first 3.1 innings and gave up four hits and both runs after which Fretz offered 2.2 innings of hitless, scoreless relief.

Four different Foresters posted a hit with Casey Lehman logging the only base poke for extra bases, a double in the fourth to deep right-center. Huntington’s most promising frame came in the second when Fretz led off with a single and two outs later Marty Harris claimed an infield single. However, winning pitcher Mckenzey Ridge made sure the Foresters didn’t find home by coaxing Krull into a groundout for the third out.

HU has a day off before hosting Grace on Friday at 3:00 p.m.


March 27, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on SOFTBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington softball team took a pause from league play and headed down south to face Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (11-9) Monday afternoon of spring break where they swept the Pomeroys, 1-0, 8-3, to improve to 11-7 overall.

SMWC, last year’s United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Champions, entered the day averaging over six runs per game but Gower and crew made sure that didn’t happen on this given afternoon. In addition to holding them well below their season average, HU handed the Pomeroys just their second shutout of the season.

The Foresters scored in their first at bat in the opener and little did anyone suspect it would be enough for the win as Casey Lehman singled in Joelle Beals who led off with a walk for a 1-0 lead in the first that held for the final.

Hats off to HU ace Lairen Miller who tossed a one-hitter for her second complete-game shutout of the year. Miller was phenomenal. An HU error in the third and an infield single in the fourth was the only thing that came between the sophomore hurler and a rare perfect game.

Huntington’s sticks came alive in the nightcap as they darted out to a 6-0 lead before settling for the 8-3 win. Freshman Kennedy Krull started things off with a bang by sending one out of the park in the top of the third for her first collegiate dinger.

The fourth proved to be one of the Foresters’ most explosive offensive innings of the year as they plated five runs. With one out and bases loaded, compliments of three singles, Karley Blankenship snuck a single through the left side for the frame’s first run. A Krull RBI-single and Marty Harris sacrifice fly brought in two more runs after which Joelle Beals drove in two more with a base poke to center.

While the Pomeroys would go on to outscore Huntington 3-2 the rest of the way, the damage was already done as HU was able to easily cruise to the win.

Gower’s crew collected 12 hits, six of those hitting coming in the fourth. Beals led the way with three hits and two RBI. Krull finished with two hits, two RBI and scored twice. Paige Eichelberger also tallied a pair of base pokes for the Foresters.

Mallory West went the distance for the win, giving up seven hits, three runs and three walks while striking out two.

Next up for Huntington is an encounter with Brescia University tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.


March 27, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester baseball team wrapped up the season series with Mount Vernon Nazarene University Monday afternoon with a pair of road wins, 7-4, 8-4, to remain perfect in league play at 5-0, 7-12 overall.

The wins is HU’s fifth straight and completes the three-game sweep over the Cougars with the first W, an 8-4 decision, dating back to March 19.

At no time did the Foresters trail in game one but the Cougars never let their visitors too far out of site. It was a one-run difference through the first four frames before HU extended their advantage to two in the fifth. Both teams scored in the sixth after which HU found home one more time in their last at bat to enjoy their largest gap of three by game’s end.

There was no shortage of opportunities to put runs on the board as each team claimed ten hits and left 12 and 11 runners stranded respectively over the course of the contest.

HU was creative in finding home early on. The Foresters scored their first and third runs on a wild pitch and Nick Davit’s walk with bases loaded respectively. In between, Jake Hansen doubled in a run No. 2 in the second.

Tyler Zimske took over after that by sending one into the bleachers in left-center in the fifth and then logging a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth. Adrian Perez drove in another run in the sixth with an RBI-fielder’s choice after which Hunter Losekamp wrapped things up with a run-scoring double in the seventh.

Mason Shinabery posted the win on the mound. In 5.2 innings of work, he gave up seven hits, four runs, three of which were earned, and three walks while striking out four. Tarrin Beachy offered 1.1 innings of scoreless relief for the save.

Perez and Losekamp each finished with a pair of hits and RBI. Daniel Lichty also finished with two hits while Zimske tallied his first bomb of the year to go along with two RBI.

The nightcap was the talk of the town. Both teams scored four runs through the first four frames but then came crickets as the next five innings remained deadlocked at 4-4. Offense was at a premium as each team managed just one hit to extend the game beyond its original nine-inning intent.

Down to their last out with a runner on first in the top of the tenth, the Foresters erupted for four runs to double up the score for the statement win. Lichty was the first to come up with a clutch hit, a single to right-center, to drive in speedster Donovan Clark from first.

HU had a little help from the Cougars after that by way of an error, hit batter and wild pitch to not only load the bases but allow Lichty to touch home.

With bases still loaded, Perez dropped a single into left to plate two more runs bringing their total to eight.

While Mount Vernon landed a runner in scoring position in their half of the tenth, a pop up down the right field line was hauled in by Zimske for the third out to solidify the win.

Huntington’s first four runs were bundled in the third and again came with a little assistance from the Cougar defense. The Foresters scored twice on two separate throwing errors in addition to touching home on a passed ball. The inning also saw HU take advantage of two walks and wild pitch and Jamar Weaver knocking in a run with an RBI-fielder’s choice.

On either side of Huntington’s four-run third were three runs by the Cougars in the first and another in the fourth to set the stage for the Foresters’ runaway win in the tenth.

After earning the save in game one, Beachy tossed three frames of scoreless, hitless relief in the nightcap to pick up the win for a productive day on the bump. The senior hurler closed out the game giving up three walks while striking out one.

HU posted five hits to MVNU’s four and took advantage of five Cougar errors to the tune of six unearned runs.

Frame’s crew is back in action tomorrow to face Saint Francis at 2:00 p.m.

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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

18 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

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.


Campus Update

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.

HU calendar events

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Margaret Pasko

If you can’t remember the date of events on campus, you can always check the HU calendar at www.huntington.edu/events.

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 …


Expressions of Thanks

27 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Greg Smitley

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.

Thanks for Your Expressions of Sympathy

18 Dec 2017 | Posted By: Karen Jones

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.

Sports News


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 …


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 …


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 …