Vikes no match for sharpshooting Berries

The Huntington North boys’ varsity basketball team didn’t have enough firepower to get past sharp-shooting host Logansport, losing 74-59 on Friday, Jan. 30.

The Berries burned up the nets, sinking 24 of 40 shots for 60 percent. Despite their shooting clinic, the Vikings managed to hang around for most of the game. Coach Rob Irwin’s squad trailed just 24-20 after the first quarter and 37-34 at intermission, hitting 14 of 27 field goals for 51.9 percent, which included 6 of 12 three-pointers for 50 percent.

Lady Vikings take early lead to top Logansport

Photo by Steve Clark.
Ellie Lawson.

The Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team took a big lead early on cold-shooting host Logansport and never looked back, winning 55-47 on Friday, Jan. 30.

The Lady Vikings raced out to a 13-2 lead in the first quarter and enjoyed a 27-12 halftime advantage against their North Central Conference foes, who converted only 5 of 29 field goal attempts in the opening stanza for 19.2 percent. Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad was up 38-25 going into the final frame, where the Lady Berries scored 22 points to the visitors’ 17 to make the final score look closer than it actually was.

Crestview boys win in first round of NELMSC tourney

The Crestview Middle School boys’ eighth grade basketball team dispatched Wawasee, 46-31, in the first round of the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference Tournament on Thursday, Jan. 29, at Lakeview Middle School, in Warsaw.

Hank Pulver and Sawyer Stoltz scored 14 points apiece while Keegan Bartrom tallied 11 for the Cougars, 16-3.

The Crestview seventh-graders also won, 39-35.

Aiden Hosler and Jordan Hollowell dropped in 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Cougs, 8-8.

Wrestling sectional in progress


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North’s Zach Johnson (left) has the upper hand on his opponent in their match at 113 pounds in the quarterfinals of the New Haven Wrestling Sectional earlier today, Saturday, Jan. 31. Johnson won via pin and advanced to the semifinals. The meet is currently in progress.

Martha E. Scott

Martha Elizabeth Scott, 93, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

Mrs. Scott graduated from Van Buren High School in 1939. She was a member of Van Buren Central Christian Church, where she had been a member of the choir and the Sonshine Class and had served as financial secretary, deaconess and youth counselor. She was a member of the Van Buren Lioness Club, Theta Club, T-Timers Extension Homemakers Club and Epta Epsilon. She worked for Dr. E.S. Rifner at Rifner Medical Services for 27 years and later worked for Marion Family Practice.

Jerome C. 'Jerry' Crocker Jr.

Jerome C. “Jerry” Crocker Jr., 97, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at 2:50 a.m. at Tipton Place.

Mr. Crocker was a World War II veteran, serving with the United States Navy in the South Pacific. He worked as a mechanic in the truck and auto repair field. He practiced the Catholic faith. A former resident of El Cajon, CA, he moved to Huntington in 2006.

He was born on Feb. 5, 1917, in Denton, TX, to Jerome C. Sr. and Minnie Leona Thornton Crocker. He married Annette Matherne in January of 1942 in Breckinridge, MN. She preceded him in death on Aug. 15, 2004.

Hacker, Barton lead way as HNHS swimboys beat Manchester

Senior Walter Hacker and sophomore Cody Barton each got a pair of individual wins to help lead the Huntington North High School boys' swim team past host Manchester, 102-61, on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Hacker triumphed in the 200-yard freestyle, in 1:58.69, and the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:01.07, while Barton claimed the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:20.12, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:09.31.

Junior Zane Cozad added a fifth individual win for HNHS with his victory in the 100-yard freestyle, in :55.70.

Helmich, Schenkel pace HNHS swimgirls to win over Manchester

Emma Helmich and Katie Schenkel both won two individual events and had hands in two relays victories to lead the Huntington North High school girls' swim team to a 102-61 win over visiting Manchester on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Helmich, a sophomore, took the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:15.75, and the 100-yard freestyle, in 1:01.56, while Schenkel, a senior, was top shelf in the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:30.89, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:16.43.

Reust's buzzer-beater gives frosh Vikes OT win

Cade Reust hit a three-pointer just before the buzzer in overtime to give the Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team a 30-27 win over host Jay County on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Reust's trey, off an assist from Mitchell Geller, pushed the Vikings to 9-5 on the season.

Jarret Gray led the team in scoring with nine points, while Gray added eight to go along with six steals. Geller added six points and three assists, and Collin Landrum added five points, six steals and three assists.

Bernard D. 'Butch' Kelley II

Bernard DeWayne “Butch” Kelley II, 51, of Kendallville, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center.

Mr. Kelley graduated from East Noble High School in 1981. He was a heavy equipment operator and worked for Indiana Hardwoods, in Middlebury, for 25 years until 2009. He coached Rome City Little League Youth Baseball for many years and attended Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, in Wolcottville.

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