Athletic News


Four Hawks receive All-Conference recognition

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  – The Huntingdon men’s and women’s cross country teams each had runners recognized with the release of the Great South Athletic Conference’s All-Conference teams on Saturday. Read More


ALFA Insurance® proudly recognizes Dallas Thomas as the Huntingdon College Student-Athlete of the Week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon men’s soccer player Dallas Thomas played a key role in two Great South Athletic Conference battles last week.

The senior scored two of the Hawks’ three goals during the week and is tied for second on the team in goals scored this season. Thomas’ performance helped him earn this week’s ALFA Insurance® Student-Athlete of the Week.

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Huntingdon gets back on track with win over Webber International

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – There was only one acceptable outcome for the Huntingdon football team on Saturday.

Coming off a disappointing loss to nationally-ranked Trinity University last week, the Hawks needed to bounce back with a win against Webber International University. The Hawks scored four first-half touchdowns and sealed the game with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to knock off Webber 42-28 at Samford Stadium.

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ALFA Insurance® proudly recognizes Saem Hur as the Huntingdon College Student-Athlete of the Week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon women’s golfer Saem Hur had a solid fall season.

The sophomore led Huntingdon in all three tournaments and one head-to-head match. She saved her best for the final tournament of the fall, shooting a 158 in the Birmingham-Southern College Southern Shootout on Oct. 9-10. 

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Huntingdon cross country teams place fourth in Coach “O” Invitational

TROY, Ala.  – The Huntingdon men’s and women’s cross country teams each placed fourth on Saturday in the 12th annual Coach “O” Invitational.

Georgia State swept both races and Troy University was second in each. On the men’s side, Georgia State finished with a score of 20, followed by Troy at 56, Morehouse State at 70 and the Hawks at 103.

The Huntingdon women finished with a score of 107. First-place Georgia State had a score of 15, followed by second-place Troy at 57 and third-place Albany State at 78.

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ALFA Insurance® proudly recognizes Trevor Manuel as the Huntingdon College Student-Athlete of the Week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon running back Trevor Manuel wasn’t a one-man show in Saturday’s 38-20 win over 11th-ranked Wittenberg.

But Manuel definitely did his part as the Hawks knocked off a Top-15 team for the second time in three games. Manuel finished with 152 yards rushing, 236 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns to help beat the Tigers.

The Monroeville native is this week’s ALFA Insurance® Student-Athlete of the Week.

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Huntingdon cross country struggles at JSU Foothills Invitational

OXFORD, Ala. – The Huntingdon women’s cross country team placed 11th and the men’s cross country team did not place in the JSU Foothills Invitational on Saturday.

The women were without senior Caitlin McMahon and freshman Whitney Denney in the race. The men were without junior Ian Layne and freshman Alex Dunkel and senior Jeff Jenkins was unable to finish the race due to illness.

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Huntingdon handles 11th-ranked Wittenberg on Homecoming

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon running back Trevor Manuel has had some big games during his career at Huntingdon.

Saturday’s performance was the biggest yet.

Manuel scored four touchdowns and accounted for 236 all-purpose yards as the Hawks beat nationally ranked Wittenberg 38-20 on Homecoming. Wittenberg was ranked No. 11 in the American Football Coaches Association’s poll and 14th in the poll.

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ALFA Insurance® proudly recognizes Abby Carter as the Huntingdon College Student-Athlete of the Week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Senior Abby Carter had a big week for the Huntingdon volleyball team.

Carter recorded 38 kills and played a key role in Huntingdon winning three of its four matches last week. The Charlotte, N.C., native is the ALFA Insurance® Student-Athlete of the Week.

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ALFA Insurance® proudly recognizes Cody Pearcy as the Huntingdon College Student-Athlete of the Week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon receiver Cody Pearcy had a knack for finding the end zone in the first half against Hampden-Sydney on Saturday.

The senior scored three times on four catches in the first half to help spark the Hawks in a 34-27 win over the nationally ranked Tigers. The preseason All-American is this week’s ALFA Insurance® Student-Athlete of the Week.

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Huntingdon knocks off Hampden-Sydney to pick up first win against Top-25 competition

Montgomery, Ala. – The Huntingdon College football program has never backed away from a challenge.

In past seasons, the Hawks have stepped up to play nationally ranked Division III programs. Before this season, Huntingdon had never been able to take advantage of the opportunity to pull out a win against a Top-25 program.

Behind five touchdowns in the first half and a strong defensive effort, the Hawks knocked off Hampden-Sydney 34-27 at Samford Stadium on Saturday.

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Birmingham-Southern scores late to beat Huntingdon men’s soccer

SEWANEE, Tenn. – Birmingham-Southern scored with 20 minutes to play to edge the Huntingdon men’s soccer team 1-0 on Sunday in the Kyle Rote Invitational.

Jordan Osborne had four saves for the Hawks (0-2-1).

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Huntingdon football falls to Birmingham-Southern in double overtime

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It was a day of missed opportunities for the Huntingdon College football team.

The Hawks had the opportunity to put Birmingham-Southern College away early in the second half, the opportunity to knock down a desperation pass on the last play of regulation and the opportunity to win in overtime.

Instead, BSC was the team that made the most of its chances on Saturday. The Panthers made the plays they had to have and won 35-29 in double overtime at Panther Stadium.

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Hawks volleyball falls in first two matches of Berry tournament

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – Melony Motley totaled 13 kills in two matches and Alyssa Eason had 36 assists, but the Huntingdon volleyball team came up short on Friday in the Berry tournament.

Huntingdon (1-5) dropped both matches 3-0.  Covenant beat the Hawks 25-21, 25-19, 25-11 and Mississippi College won 25-23, 25-19, 25-18.

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Frisoli joins Huntingdon coaching staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon College recently took the next step in the development of its women’s lacrosse program.

Liz Frisoli was hired before the start of the school year and arrived on campus this week.

“I feel like Huntingdon was the best opportunity out there,” Frisoli said. “I really liked the idea of coming to an area where lacrosse is not that well known yet. I’d like to thank President J. Cameron West and athletic director Buzz Phillips for giving me this opportunity. It’s exciting to be able to start a team and bring women’s lacrosse to Huntingdon College.”

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Freshman trio scores four goals to lead Huntingdon women to victory

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Freshman Katlyn Reynolds scored two goals and freshmen Jessica Salinas and Heather Wilson each scored once to lead the Huntingdon women’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over Judson College on Monday.

The Hawks (1-1) built a 3-0 lead in the first half and were able to control the tempo for most of the game.

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Huntingdon cross country opens the season in Sewanee Invitational

SEWANEE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon College men’s and women’s cross country teams each placed ninth in the Sewanee Invitational on Saturday.

The meet featured teams from Division I, II and III. Mississippi State won both the men’s and women’s races.

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Huntingdon cross country teams ready to run this weekend

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon College cross country coach Nate Rucker understands the preseason can become a grind.

When the Hawks travel to the Sewanee Invitational on Saturday, Rucker knows his men’s and women’s teams will be ready for the competition to begin.

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Huntingdon football’s season opener can be seen on the internet

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon football team is on the road in Maryville, Tenn.

For the fans that can’t make it to the game, Saturday’s season opener against Maryville College can be seen on the internet at no charge.

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All Huntingdon College football games to be broadcast live on the internet

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon College football team welcomes its fans for home games and away games. But the Hawks understand it can be tough to make a road trip to Delaware or Texas.

Starting this season, fans can still watch the Hawks even when they can’t make it to the game.

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Huntingdon defensive back earns more preseason All-American honors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon College defensive back Keith Anthony has been named preseason All-American for the second time this month. selected Anthony as a first-team defensive back on its preseason All-American team. Earlier this month, the Eclectic native was named second-team defensive back on the D3 Senior Classic preseason All-American team.

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Huntingdon closes preseason with solid performance in Wednesday scrimmage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Some questions remain, but many more have been answered for the Huntingdon Hawks this preseason.

Huntingdon’s two-week training camp came to a close on Wednesday with the team’s third scrimmage.

Head coach Mike Turk still sees plenty of areas where his team needs to improve. But he also sees the progress that has been made in 14 days.

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Hawks set to wrap up preseason with scrimmage on Wednesday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – It’s not quite game week, but the Huntingdon football team will mark the end of preseason practice on Wednesday.

The Hawks’ 4 p.m. scrimmage will cap 14 days of training camp. Game week begins on Monday and the Hawks travel to Maryville College to start the season on Sept. 3.

Head coach Mike Turk said he expects an intense end to training camp with several positions still up for grabs.

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Huntingdon football returns to practice mode after back-to-back scrimmages

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A two-hour session on Sunday marked the final practice for the Huntingdon Hawks before school starts on Monday.

Following two days of scrimmages, the Hawks weren’t as crisp as head coach Mike Turk wanted. But he said it was an important step in adjusting to in-season practices.

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Allen’s three goals lead Huntingdon men in alumni soccer game

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon men’s soccer team took home a preseason win in Saturday’s alumni game.

The Hawks closed out their first week of preseason practice with a 5-1 win over the alumni.

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Experienced runners back to lead Huntingdon cross country teams

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon cross country coach Nate Rucker spent the first week of the preseason trying to gauge the fitness level of his men’s and women’s teams.

Rucker has been pleased with what he has seen during the early stages of two-a-days.

“It’s been a good first week,” Rucker said. “I’m really happy with what I’ve seen from the returning runners. I think we still have some work to do, but I’m pretty happy with where we are right now.”

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Hawks turn up the intensity in scrimmage with Mississippi College

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon defensive back Keith Anthony and running back Trevor Manuel summed up the feelings of many of their teammates after Friday’s scrimmage with Mississippi College.

There was no score to determine a winner or a loser on Friday, but Anthony and Manuel like the direction their team is headed in after nine days of practice.

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Hawks select team captains for football

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Four Huntingdon seniors were announced as team captains on Thursday.

Receiver Cody Pearcy, defensive back Keith Anthony, linebacker Kirk Johnson and offensive lineman Eric Stroud were chosen by their teammates to serve as captains this season.

“As far as I’m concerned, being voted a team captain by your teammates is the highest honor a football player can receive,” Huntingdon head coach Mike Turk said. “These four guys are all leaders, good players and guys that have been here and paid their dues. I’m proud of them and happy for them.”

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Hawks reach midpoint of preseason football practice

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon football team returned to a more normal routine on Wednesday for the Hawks’ seventh day of practice.

A day after an extended 11-on-11 practice on Tuesday and the first two-a-day session of the preseason, the Hawks returned to W. James Samford Stadium for a single practice. The Hawks have seven more days of preseason work. A scrimmage on Aug. 24 will mark the end of preseason.

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Huntingdon holds first practice in full pads

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The preseason progression continued for the Huntingdon College football team on Monday.

The first four practices focused on learning and conditioning. One more aspect was added for the fifth practice. After two days in shorts and helmets and two days in shoulder pads, shorts and helmets, the Hawks were able to dress out in full pads Monday morning.

Head coach Mike Turk was pleased to see another good day of effort and excitement from his team. Turk said there is a long way to go, but the progress is good.

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Huntingdon College welcomes more than 100 student-athletes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Student-athletes for six fall sports reported to campus at Huntingdon College on Sunday.

Huntingdon athletic director Buzz Phillips and the coaching staffs for volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and cheerleading welcomed more than 100 returners and newcomers.

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Hawks pick up tempo on Day 3 of training camp

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon College football team wasn’t in full pads on Saturday, but just being in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts for the first time seemed to make a difference.

After a rough first two days in helmets and shorts, the Hawks were more energetic for their third practice.

Head coach Mike Turk’s challenge to his players is to keep the intensity up.

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Huntingdon football making early progress but still struggling with heat

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Just two practices into the season, Huntingdon College head coach Mike Turk is already seeing the potential in several incoming football players.

 “There are guys in that group of newcomers that will have to contribute this season,” Turk said. “We’re going to need some of them to be ready to go for the first game of the year. We don’t know who all of them are yet, but we’re starting to identify a few of them. It is encouraging that those guys are already starting to stand out.”

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Hawks hit the field for first practice

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The first football practice of the season is in the books for Huntingdon College.

The Hawks took the field Thursday morning in shorts and worked out for more than two hours at W. James Samford Stadium. Head coach Mike Turk said he was glad to get started.

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Huntingdon football players report

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon College head football coach Mike Turk and his staff welcomed their players to training camp on Wednesday.

A total of 150 players reported, just short of the 160 the Hawks were expecting. The group included 82 newcomers.

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Huntingdon College football players to report on Wednesday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon College football program is expecting its largest turnout yet when players report on Wednesday.

Huntingdon athletic director Buzz Phillips said the Hawks are expecting around 160 players to report.

“This marks the beginning of a new year for us and it is always an exciting day for us,” Phillips said. “It’s going to be a busy day for the football team. There will be a series of meetings, we’ll take care of the physicals and paperwork and the team will get to work on Thursday.”
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Huntingdon hires new sports information director

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Huntingdon College athletic director Buzz Phillips announced the hiring of Wesley Lyle as the school’s sports information director on Tuesday.

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Hawks Place Three on ABCA All-South Region Team

Huntingdon College's senior Ryan Harrison was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association's All-South Region Second Team, while senior Drew Harrell and junior John Rice earned Third-Team honors, when the organization announced its All-Region team's last week. Read More


Hawks Fire Friday's Low Round, 289, Finishing Sixth at the NCAA Division III Championship

Huntingdon College's men's golf team moved up two spots during the final round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Championship after carding the low round of the day, 289, finishing in sixth place with a four day total of 1182, 30-over par. Read More


Hawks Advance to Third Round of the NCAA Division III Championship after Day Two 297

Huntingdon College’s seventh-ranked men’s golf team completed the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship in 8th place with a nine-over par, 297. The Hawks will enter the third round of the tournament 14-strokes, 591, behind current leader Saint John’s University. Read More

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