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May 1, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Track & Field

With the conference meet just a week away and this weekend’s unfriendly weather, the HU track and field team took just a handful of athletes, mainly throwers, to the first ever Lancer Invitational hosted by Grace College.

Senior Jean Donaldson brought home the Huntington women’s best finish of the day by claiming second in the hammer throw with her toss of 44.03 meters. Sophomore Brooke Saylor posted two fourth place finishes in shot put (9.78 meters) and javelin (29.12 meters). Freshman Holly Hutton also earned points for HU by turning in a fourth place performance in discus (33.07 meters).

Trinity Christian won the women’s title with 165 points followed by Grace (90), Saint Francis (77), Goshen (66) and HU (20).

Sophomore CJ Robertson earned 22 points for the Forester men. He posted a pair of second place finishes in long jump (5.83 meters) and the 200 meters (23.68). He also turned in a third place performance in javelin with a heave of 40.96 meters.

Zach Williams also placed in three events, taking third in discus (36.55 meters), fifth in shot put (11.86 meters) and sixth in hammer throw (40.94 meters). Codi Wiersema finished fourth in the 1500 meters by clocking in at 4:16.50 while Ben Gammon carded two sixth place finishes in shot put (11.19 meters) and discus (31.28 meters).

Grace won the men’s title with 285 points followed by Trinity Christian (58), Goshen (54), HU (37) and Saint Francis (35).

The Crossroads League Championships are slated for May 5-6 at Taylor University.


May 1, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Softball

The HU softball team picked up a pair of wins, 11-1, 8-1, in its twin bill with the Pilots of Bethel College (2-45, 2-34) Friday afternoon. The Foresters are currently riding a seven-game win streak as they improve to 27-16-1 overall, 22-12 in league play.

It was two convincing wins as the Foresters mercy-ruled their visitors in the opener to finish in five. After scoring five runs through the first three frames, Coach Gower’s crew exploded for six in the fourth to blow the game wide open.

Lairen Miller (15-8) gave up just three hits and an unearned run while striking out five for the complete-game win in the circle.

Offensively, HU finished with 12 hits with Camille Furrow going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate to drive in three runs. Karley Blankenship added two hits and just as many RBI while Marty Harris also logged a pair of base pokes and an RBI.

Sabrina Bethel collected the game’s first RBI by drawing a walk with the bases loaded in the first for the early 1-0 lead. Natalie McGuire then doubled in Miller, who had opened up the second with a single up the middle, before making her way home compliments of Audra Klopfenstein’s single into shallow left-center.

Blankenship logged the first of her two RBI-singles in the third for a 5-0 advantage. The Pilots finally got on the board in the top of the fourth for a 5-1 difference but the inning belonged to the Foresters who sent 11 batters to the plate where they hammered out four hits and took advantage of two Bethel blunders and a hit batter to touch home six times.

The frame was highlighted by Furrow’s two-run double to deep left, Harris’ RBI-blast to that same spot and Blankenship’s second run-scoring single.

The rainy nightcap was never in question as Huntington raced out to a 4-0 lead after their first at bat. McGuire led off with a walk, advanced to second on Casey Lehman’s base poke into left-center and then scored from second on a steal and wild throw. RBI-singles by Miller and Joelle Beals accounted for runs #2 and #3 after which Beals eventually made her way home on a double steal to plate HU’s final run of the frame.

Bethel’s lone run came in the third to pull within three but their defense fell apart in the bottom of the inning with HU scoring twice on two different throwing errors while another run came by way of an Amber Klopfenstein sacrifice fly.

Huntington’s final run came in the sixth on another double steal but this time it was Bailey Funkhouser, after doubling to left-center and advancing to third on McGuire’s base-hit bunt, who scampered home while McGuire was caught in a run down between first and second.

Furrow earned the complete-game win on the mound, scattering three hits for a run while striking out three. The win is Furrow’s 12th of the year.

HU wraps up its regular season with a doubleheader at Spring Arbor tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

Softball – Congrats coach Doug Gower!

May 1, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Softball – Congrats coach Doug Gower!

With a pair of road wins over Spring Arbor, 15-2, 4-1, Saturday afternoon, Huntington University softball coach Doug Gower reached a significant milestone in his coaching career by earning his 300th career win. Gower is in his 13th year as HU’s skipper.

The Huntington alum has amassed a record of 300-264-2. He has guided the Foresters to nine consecutive seasons of at least 20 wins. His resume also includes the program’s only two trips to NAIA Nationals and he boasts the program’s most wins in a season with last year’s 37 victories.

Freshman Casey Lehman stole the show in game one by hitting for the cycle. She blasted her first pitch over the left-field fence in the top of the first to start HU’s scoring extravaganza. Her double came in the second on a shot up the middle. She would go on to knock in run in the third with a single into a gap in right-center and topped off her historic outing by tripling in three runs in the fourth.

Lehman wasn’t the only one who had hot sticks as six other Foresters logged multiple hits to make for HU’s most explosive offensive performance of the year with 18 hits for 15 runs. The 13-run difference is also their largest margin of victory on the season.

Lead-off Natalie McGuire cranked out three hits and two RBI. Audra Klopfenstein, Camille Furrow, Lairen Miller, Marty Harris and Karley Blankenship each pounded out two hits and posted at least one RBI to make for a well-balanced attack.

Huntington scored twice in the first inning and then exploded for six runs in the third and matched that again in the fourth for a 14-0 advantage before the Cougars finally scored in the bottom of the fourth. Both teams scored in the fifth to round out the scoring and make for the final lopsided affair that ended two frames short.

Miller tossed a gem. The freshman hurler surrendered just three hits for two runs, only one of which was earned, and a walk while striking out seven for the complete-game win.

Classmate Camille Furrow was equally impressive on the mound in the nightcap. She went the distance to give up just five hits, one run and a walk while fanning four for HU’s second win of the day.

Lehman picked up where she left off in game one to pace Huntington at the plate. The rookie catcher logged her second homer of the day – a solo shot in the fifth – on her way to tallying three hits, bringing her hit total to seven on the afternoon.

While offensive wasn’t as free-flowing as the opener, HU took the lead when Lehman stole home on a double steal in the third and then upped their lead to 2-0 on Blankenship’s standup RBI-double in the fourth to establish an advantage that was never really in question.

SAU got one back in the bottom of the fourth but Lehman’s dinger in the fifth extended HU’s lead back to two and then Klopfenstein added an insurance run by stealing third and coming on home a wild throw later in the frame for the game’s final score.

With these wins, Coach Gower’s crew extends their win-streak to nine and locks in at the #4 spot in the final league standings. HU (29-16-1, 24-12) will face 5th-seeded Grace College on Wednesday at noon in the opening round of the conference tournament hosted by top-seeded Marian University.

Men’s tennis team

May 1, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Men’s tennis team

The HU men’s tennis team wrapped up the year with a 7-2 loss to St. Joseph’s College. SJC is closing its door after this academic year so Saturday’s outing was the Pumas’ last match in school history.

Brody Worl remained perfect in singles action this spring by picking up a win, 7-5, 6-0, at the #4 spot against Derek Wappel. Luke Buttermore was the other Forester to earn a point by handing Llyo Kolobykhau a 6-4, 1-6 (11-9) decision at #2 singles.

“We wrap up the spring season having gained a lot of experience by our mainly freshmen squad,” said Coach Kreg Eckert. “We now set our sites on the fall conference season which will start ramping up in a few months.”

Huntington finishes the year with a record of 9-9.

No. 1 – Nicolas Palacio (SJC) def. Giovanni Martinez (HU) 5-2, retired
No. 2 – Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Llyo Kolobykhau (SJC) 6-4, 1-6 (11-9)
No. 3 – Vincente Herrera (SJC) def. Jacob Shelton (HU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 – Brody Worl (HU) def. Derek Wappel (SJC) 7-5, 6-0
No. 5 – Joe Comerford (SJC) def. Volodymyr Kohut (HU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 – Juan Montenegro (SJC) def. Josh Deutsch (HU) 6-4, 6-2

No. 1 – Palacio/Comerford (SJC) def. Buttermore/Martinez (HU) 9-8 (7-2)
No. 2 – Herrera/ Kolobykhau (SJC) def. Kohut/Shelton (HU) 8-4
No. 3 – Wappel/ Montenegro (SJC) def. Deutsch/Worl (HU) 8-0

Thirty One Totes anybody?

May 1, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Thirty One Totes anybody? Posted By: Brianna Fish

The HU Bowling team is conducting one last fundraiser of the year! Would you be interested in purchasing a Thirty One Tote? They’re $40 for just the tote, an additional $10 for personalisation (lettering in whatever color you want, and/or a patch, also in whatever color you’d like). Our final day of the sale is May 11th and we have to be paid upfront. Thank you for your previous and continued support, we appreciate you! If you’re interested in purchasing a tote you can contact Brianna Fish at fishb@huntington.edu and she would be more than happy to help you!

This Week in HU Sports

May 1, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

Fri-Sat., May 5-6 – Track – Crossroads League Championships @ Taylor University – 3PM/11AM
Mon-Tues., May 1-2 – W. Golf – Crossroads League Tournament @ Eagle Eye GC, Bath, MI – TBA
Sat., May 6 – Baseball – Opening round of Crossroads League Tournament – TBA

Go Foresters!!

This Weekend in HU Sports

April 27, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Weekend in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion


Fri., April 28 – Baseball @ Goshen – 3:00PM
Sat., April 29 – Baseball @ Goshen – 2PM
Sat., April 29 – Softball @ Spring Arbor University – 1:00 PM
Sat., April 29 – Track – Lancer Invitational @ Grace College, Warsaw, IN – 12:00PM
Sat., April 29 – Men’s Tennis @ Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN – 2:00PM

Men’s Golf

April 27, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Men’s Golf Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Huntington University sophomore Cale Carr fired a 12-over-par 225 (75, 73, 77) at the Crossroads League Championships at Pine Valley Country Club to pace Huntington. Carr finished 11th overall out of 45 golfers and was one of 11 athletes recognized as an All-Conference honoree at the conclusion of the tournament.

As a team, the Foresters shot a 960 to finish eighth. Coach Sholund’s crew got off to rough start by posting a 328 in the opening round before bouncing back to shoot a 313 in round two and topping off the two-day event by turning in a 319.

“As a team we struggled form the start,” said Sholund. “The guys did a good job of competing and keeping focused on the task at hand – we just didn’t have our best stuff this weekend.

“Cale Carr received an All-Conference selection which transitioned to a coach’s vote this year based on the entire season. It is an honor for him to be recognized by the coaches as one of the best of the Crossroads League. We are very proud of him and the year he had in his sophomore campaign.”

Zach Borntreger finished second for HU by carding a 241 (81-79-81) good for 31st place. Luis Esteban recorded a 246 (86-81-79) to claim 35th. Rounding out Huntington’s scores included Zak Cummings’ 248 (86-80-82) and Chandler Rang’s 272 (96, 90, 86).

Taylor repeated as the conference champs by firing an 867 followed by Marian (886), Indiana Wesleyan (897), Spring Arbor (926), Saint Francis (933), Mount Vernon (940), Grace (958), HU (960) and Bethel (968).

The conference tournament brings to a close the Foresters’ season.


April 26, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Softball Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester softball team spent their Tuesday afternoon picking up a pair of road wins over the University of Saint Francis, 4-3, 6-0, to extend their win streak to five. HU, currently fourth in the league standings, wraps up their regular season series against USF (17-23, 14-20) with an unblemished 4-0 record.

Game one didn’t come easy for the visitors as they found themselves in a 2-0 hole through the first three frames before mounting an impressive comeback for a 4-2 advantage heading into the seventh where they then had to ward off the Cougars to escape with the one-run victory.

HU’s comeback started in the fourth when Sabrina Bethel ripped a double into left to drive in Ashley Brown who had opened up the frame with a walk to chop USF’s lead in half at 2-1.

The Foresters then picked back up in the fifth, with a little help from the Cougars, to plate their final three runs to climb on top 4-2. Natalie McGuire represented the tying run when she reached first on a fielding error. Casey Lehman sent her to third with a double up the middle and then both scored when USF pitcher Heather Zengler threw one into the dirt to first after fielding Audra Klopfenstein’s dribbler to the mound.

Klopfenstein would go on to score the winning run on Ashley Brown’s RBI-single into right.

Huntington threatened in their last two at bats, leaving a combined five runners stranded, but couldn’t convert but the same proved true for the hosts. USF’s first golden opportunity came in the bottom of the fifth when they placed a runner on second with no outs but came up empty compliments of McGuire’s defense as all three outs came by way of her glove.

USF left two batters stranded in the sixth and then scored in the seventh before loading up the bases with two outs. It had all the makings of a heroic USF finish but instead it was Lairen Miller’s heroic finish as she struck out the final batter to notch her 14th win of the year.

Miller gave up 11 hits, three runs and three walks while striking out one for the complete-game victory.

Huntington also finished with 11 hits with Bethel finishing a perfect 4-for-4 and an RBI. Casey Lehman added three hits.

The nightcap was much less dramatic as Camille Furrow tossed a six-hit shutout to deny the Cougars any offense while her teammates provided more than enough power at the plate to cruise to the win.

After two quiet innings, Huntington got their sticks going to score in all but one of the final five frames. Lehman knocked in two of HU’s first three runs, the first an RBI-double in the third and the second an RBI-bunt in the fifth.

McGuire also doubled in a run, as did Karley Blankenship and Marty Harris. Joelle Beals rounded out HU’s run-scoring base pokes with a single into center in the top of the seventh.

Blankenship finished with three hits, all doubles, while Lehman and Beals posted two hits apiece.

Furrow’s impressive outing in the circle included scattering just six hits and two walks while striking out seven for her 11th win of the season.

The Foresters (25-16-1, 20-12) host Bethel College on Friday in their final home doubleheader with opening pitch at 3:00 p.m.


April 26, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Baseball Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The #24 Forester baseball team (27-10) took a break from league play in a Top 25 showdown where the #19 Warriors of Indiana Tech (35-10) jumped out to an 8-0 lead on the way to cruising to a 15-9 win at Warrior Field Tuesday night.

The win avenges a 4-2 loss to HU earlier this season.

Tech came screaming out of the gates to build an advantage that the Foresters could never catch. In addition to hammering out four hits, which included a grand slam, the hosts took advantage of three walks and a hit batter to touch home eight times in the bottom of the first.

The Foresters weren’t able to cut into the Warriors’ lead over the next six innings as both teams scored three times over that span. It wasn’t until the final two frames that the visitors finally outscored Indiana Tech 6-4 but it wasn’t near enough as the final six-run spread was the closest HU got all night.

Starting pitcher Will Coursen-Carr took the loss for Huntington. He lasted less than an inning and gave up four hits, eight runs and three walks.

Offensively, HU collected 15 hits, seven for extra bases, to Tech’s 20. Andy Roser logged a pair of doubles on his way to posting three hits and three RBI. Dylan Henricks went 4-for-5 at the plate with an RBI while Michael Crowley and Adam Roser tallied three and two hits respectively.

Coach Frame’s crew is back at it on Friday when they travel to Goshen for a nine-inning game slated to start at 3:00 p.m.

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Campus Ministries


20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

INDICATE YOUR TOP 3 choices for small groups: Thursday after the Chapel service we will have selection papers with descriptions of each small group. Here’s a brief listing to get you thinking! REV. ARTHUR WILSON: Glory Days by Max Lucado DARYL SINGLETON: Becoming A Leader by Myles Munroe ANNA-KAY LEVY: …


20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

Huntington University will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Wednesday, September 20, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Habecker Dining Commons, upper level. Please consider donating to help areas that have been devastated by hurricanes in Texas and Florida.


20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

If you missed the informational meeting last night but would like additional information on spring break opportunities, please contact Andrew Cherry (cherrya@huntington.edu) in the Campus Ministries Office in Livingston Hall.


December LSAT registration reminder!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Kate Brown

This is just a friendly reminder that, if you plan on taking the December LSAT (December 2, 2017), the deadline for registration is October 18, 2017. For more information, please see: https://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/test-dates-deadlines/2017-2018/us-canada-dec –The History and Political Science Department

Police Safety Tips

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Chief Justin Faw

This weeks Police Safety Tip is about parking. Please adhere to the parking guidelines in the Student Handbook. The Motor Vehicle and Parking Policy can be found starting on page 173 of the handbook. Also, remember to park your car facing the correct direction if parking on the street. You …

Forester Pep Band Needs YOU!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: HU Music Dept.

Foresters Pep Band Needs YOU~ Come and be part of the Foresters Pep Band. If you are looking for a reason to play your instrument that you have lying around since high school, come join the pep band! The first rehearsal will be this Thursday, September 21st at 5:30 in …

Student Activities

Between Earth and Sky Art Reception

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Jeanie Miller

The “Between Earth and Sky” art exhibition is open for your enjoyment in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. “Between Earth and Sky” is a sculpture mixed media exhibition of recent works by Merrill Krabill. The exhibition will be open until October 12th. …

Commuter Pizza Lunch Today!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Jeniece Regan

We’re having our pizza party again! It will be held today, in Loew-Brenn 134 from noon until 1:30pm or when the pizza is gone. This time we are having pizza (there will be gluten free options) and ice cream. There will also be special guests present, such as Dr. Sherilyn …

Education Department Announcements

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Beth West

Student Teaching Orientation Registration Meeting: If you plan to student teach next academic year (fall 2018 or spring 2019), you must attend the student teacher orientation meeting TODAY, September 20, in the upstairs banquet room (C) of the dining commons. Two sessions will be offered – session 1 at 11:30 …


Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Alpha Chi

The following students have achieved the highest academic honor on campus of being elected to the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and will each be introduced in an Induction Ceremony at 11:11 am on Friday, Sept. 22, in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. …

December LSAT registration reminder!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Kate Brown

This is just a friendly reminder that, if you plan on taking the December LSAT (December 2, 2017), the deadline for registration is October 18, 2017. For more information, please see: https://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/test-dates-deadlines/2017-2018/us-canada-dec –The History and Political Science Department

Alpha Chi Induction

19 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Alpha chi

The following students have achieved the highest academic honor on campus of being elected to the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and will each be introduced in an Induction Ceremony at 11:11 am on Friday, Sept. 22, in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. …


Auditions for ALL MY SONS next Monday, September 25 – open to all HU students

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theatre Department

HU’s next exciting production is the classic drama “All My Sons” written by the great American playwright, Arthur Miller. Auditions for the play are on Monday, September 25th at 8:30PM. This production will be directed by guest director, Adam Sahli. Auditions are open to all HU students. Please stop by …

Elective Chapel Credit for attending The Christians

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theatre Department

DOPE states Dr. Alexander after viewing rehearsals… “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath runs September 21, 22 and 26 at 7:30PM and Sepember 23 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM in Zurcher auditorium. Elective chapel credit is being offered for attendance. Join the conversation and further exploration of themes presented in the play …

Ushers Needed

19 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theater Department

Do you want to see The Christians for FREE? You have to opportunity to usher and watch the show at no charge! **Please be aware that we would need you to come in 45 minutes before the show starts. You would need to wear a white top and black dress …