Snider uses turnover points to down HNHS hoop girls

Huntington North forward Aly Grabner pops an open jump shot toward the basket against visiting Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Fort Wayne Snider used points off of turnovers to stop the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team, 75-56, on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The Lady Panthers doubled up on HNHS scoring off of turnovers, 22-11, to send the Lady Vikings to their third defeat in four outings this season.

HNHS took a 15-8 lead after the first quarter but saw Snider use a 21-8 second quarter advantage to lead at halftime, 29-23. The margin ballooned to 53-36 by the end of the third quarter.

Schenkel continues winning ways but Canterbury clips HNHS swimgirls

Huntington North junior Maggie Warpup competes in the 500-yard freestyle against visiting Fort Wayne Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Warpup placed second.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Katie Schenkel continued her winning ways but the Huntington North High School girls' swim team was clipped, 85-82 by visiting Fort Wayne Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Schenkel, a senior, had a hand in four of the six HNHS wins on the evening, capturing the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke as well as swimming legs on the victorious 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams. Schenkel took the IM in 2:31.06 as she and Maggie Warpup went 1-2 for the best Lady Viking finish of the meet. She came back to win the breaststroke in 1:15.37.

HU women let second-half lead slip away in loss

The Huntington University women's basketball team let a second-half lead slip away and wound up an 82-73 loser to visiting Marian University on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The Foresters 6-2 overall and 0-1 in the Crossroads League, held a seven-point advantage at 55-48 with 13:41 to play, but Marian, 7-1, 1-0, took a 65-64 lead seven minutes later that it would not relinquish. Marian grew the margin to eight points before HU cut it back to three on a Miranda Palmer's three-point play, but the Knights held on via the free-throw line.

CMS hoop boys top Norwell

The Crestview Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team topped visiting Norwell, 48-43, on Monday, Nov. 24.

Hank Pulver scored 17 points while Trey Williams and Sawyer Stoltz each added 12 to help the Cougars improve to 3-0.

Lady Vikes' 'C" team tops Bellmont

The Huntington North High School girls' "C" team basketball squad beat visiting Bellmont, 33-23 on Monday, Nov. 24.

Larissa Johnson led the Lady Vikings, 3-2, with 12 points.

Roanoke Beautification Foundation still making positive impact on town

Deco Illusions Owner and Roanoke Beautification Foundation Board Member Rick Fischer shows off one of the historic streetlamps strung with lights for the holidays. The streetlamps along First Street are one of the recent projects that the Roanoke Beautification Foundation has completed.
Photo by Joni Knott.

Originally published Nov. 24, 2014.

Created as a means to enhance and revitalize the historic character of Roanoke, the Roanoke Beautification Foundation was established in 1999 and works to make a positive impact on the community.

“The beautification is a 501c3 and it was originally established when the town was going through some renovations, remodeling and updates as a way to create resources,” said Deco Illusions Owner and Roanoke Beautification Foundation Board Member Rick Fischer.

Fruit for the holidays


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Lions Club member Herb Mills (left) helps Joe Diehl, of Huntington, with a box of citrus fruit while his wife, Cheryl Diehl, holds a summer sausage they plan to purchase Saturday, Nov. 22. The club’s annual Christmas tree and fruit and summer sausage sale is on, located at the scout cabin across from Memorial Park in Huntington.

Skate center helps out family with fund-raiser

Khloe Rees (middle) holds hands with Jewel Shively (left) and Stephanie Johnson as the trio ventures out onto the rink at West Park Skate Center, in Huntington, during a benefit for Wyatt Schmaltz, a local 3-year-old being treated for cancer.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Two months ago, Joe and April Schmaltz didn’t know Brayden Brennan.

Skip ahead to Saturday, Nov. 22, and the couple was enjoying an evening at West Park Skate Center, in Huntington, that Brennan put together as a benefit for their son, Wyatt.

Three-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz was diagnosed in April with neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in young nerve cells. Since that time, the Schmaltzes have seen the community rally around their family, rendering them emotional and financial support.

HU sophomore Coble earns ‘Realizing Dream’ s’ship

Tori Coble.
Photo provided.

Tori Coble, a sophomore at Huntington University, has been awarded a “Realizing the Dream” scholarship, given to 31 students at private colleges and universities in Indiana who are the first in their families to attend college.

Each student received a $2,500 check to help with college costs. In addition, the teacher or mentor named “most influential” by the student received $1,000. Coble chose Sarah Holsopple, at teacher at Wawasee High School, in Syracuse, to receive the award.

A visit from royalty


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Alli Harris, Miss Huntington 2014, reads a book to kindergarten and first-grade students at Salamonie School on Monday, Nov. 24. Harris read a book in each classroom. She explained what her second title, Miss Congeniality, meant and discussed the importance of the life skills of active listening and caring.

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