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JLVs win Michigan tourney


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The eighth-grade Junior Lady Vikings basketball team won the FAAST New Year Kick-off Classic on Jan. 6 at The Swish Zone in Whitmore Lake, MI. The team played five games in a row to clinch the title. Team members are (front row from left) Jadyn Bennett, Meg Camomile, Grace Sell and Chloe Kauffman; and (back row from left) Leah Campbell, Taylor Double, Addy Wiley, Hailee Kline and Kenadie Working. Not pictured are Head Coach Brian Double and Assistant Coach Stacy Wiley.

Platt drains game-winner at buzzer in OT for Foresters

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Konner Platt

Sophomore guard Konner Platt drained a triple as time expired in overtime to lift the Huntington University men’s basketball team past Goshen College, 100-97, on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Platt’s shot broke an eight-game loss string for the Foresters and improved their season mark to 7-14, 3-6 in Crossroads League play. As Goshen was playing for the last shot of OT, the Foresters’ Trevor Lockwood intercepted a pass down low with six seconds left. He then found Mike Bush, who found Platt in a corner for his buzzer beater.

HU bowlers champions at Buckeye Baker Classic

The Huntington University men’s bowling team claimed the championship at the Buckeye Baker Classic, held Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14, at HP Lanes, in Columbus, OH.

The 10-team tournament started off with 36 Baker games. The top four squads from that round then squared off in match play to determine a champion.

HU women bowlers grab second at Buckeye Baker Classic

The Huntington University women’s bowling team claimed second place at the Buckeye Baker Classic, held Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14, at HP Lanes, in Columbus, OH.

The 10-team tournament started off with 36 Baker games. The top four squads from that round then squared off in match play to determine a champion.

The Foresters started off the competition with a bang, finishing with a score of 4,046 pins in 24 Baker games on Saturday, good for second place.

Lincoln hoop fund-raiser to feature K105 Hoopsters

Lincoln Elementary School, in Huntington, will host a benefit basketball game featuring the K105 Hoopsters on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.

The Hoopsters will face the Lincoln Soaring Eagles, an all-star team from the elementary school featuring Principal Chris Tillett, Holly Allen, Katie Tillett, Shanna Callahan, Andrew Sebastian, Nichole Harner, Jen Hall, Lindsay Link, Gina Berry and Janelle Buzzard.

Huntington County Wrestling Club continuing to accept registration

The Huntington County Wrestling Club is continuing to accept registrations.

The club is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Interested youths and their adults may sign up on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Crestview Middle School wrestling room from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

There is a fee to register, which is paid through the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s website, www. ISWA.com. Club leaders will assist attendees with the registration process.

For more information, contact Club Organizer Neil Teusch at 433-5656.

Locals show well at competition


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Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, in Huntington, participated in the Black Belt Challenge and Colored Belt Competition at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Jan. 6. Pictured are (from left) Jaiden Kirk, third place, 9 to 10-year-old advanced kata and kobudo kata; Mason Payton, first place, 7 to 8-year-old novice kata; Sensei Dawn Anderson, first place, women’s black belt kata and kobudo kata; Kim Cartwright, first place, women’s novice kata; and Nathaniel Mygrant, first place, 15 to 16-year-old novice kata.

Aschliman a conference champ as Lady Vike swimmers 4th at NE8

Sophomore Allie Aschliman was the lone conference champion for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team as it placed fourth at the NE8 conference meet on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Norwell Middle School.

Ashliman took home gold in the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 1:04.84 to beat runner-up Naomi Guthrie of East Noble by more than a half-second.

Aschliman later on took fourth in the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:12.91, on her way to being selected first team all-conference.

Mautz leads HNHS swimboyos to fifth at conference

Keegan Mautz had a pair of sixth place finishes to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team to a fifth place finish at the NE8 Conference meet Saturday, Jan. 13, at Norwell Middle School.

Mautz, a sophomore, placed sixth in the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:25.22, and came back to match that finish in the 100-yard freestyle, in :57.78.

Nathan York also had a sixth place finish for the Vikings, touching the wall in 1:10.38 for his placing in the 100-yard butterfly.

Johnson girls too much for CC as Lady Vikes win

Rileigh Johnson (left) and Larissa Johnson.
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The Johnson girls -- Rileigh and Larissa -- were too much for visiting Columbia City as they led the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 53-44 win on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The pair of seniors combined for 28 points and 17 rebounds as the Lady Vikings improved to 11-7 on the season, 4-1 in the NE8. Rileigh Johnson had a game-high 15 points and six rebounds, and Larissa Johnson had 13 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Krewald, Foresters just short against Marian

Huntington University forward Brooke Saylor goes up for a shot over Marian's Karen Jones near the hoop in play Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, at Platt Arena. The Foresters lost by a point, 61-60.
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Hailey Krewald almost pulled off a miraculous finish singlehandedly, but visiting Marian was able to hang on for a 61-60 win over the Huntington University women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13.

Krewald, a senior guard, scored seven points in the final minute of play, but Marian, 18-2, was still able to leave Platt Arena with the “W” as HU fell to 11-8 on the season, 4-4 in Crossroads League play.

Krewald finished with a season-best 22 points, hitting 8 of 12 field goal tries and all four from the charity stripe.

Struggling HU men lose to Marian

The absence of leading scorer Tyler Arens certainly didn’t help the struggling Huntington University men’s basketball team as it fell to visiting Marian, 69-56, on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The eighth consecutive loss for Coach Ty Platt’s squad brings its mark for the season to 6-14 overall, 2-6 in Crossroads League play.

HU was led by center Trevor Lockwood with a game-high 20 points, and guard Konner Platt added 12.

On its way


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Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team player Lawson Shearer lets a jumper go over his Logansport defender in action from the Huntington North Freshman Boys Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 13, at North Arena.

Trio leads Lady Vike hoopsters over Canterbury

Three players scored in double figures to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team over visiting Canterbury, 68-53, on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Senior Rileigh Johnson led the way for the Lady Vikings with 16 points. Junior Maddy Robrock added 15 points while senior Karmen Koch supplied 14.

Robrock made her presence felt on the boards, pulling down nine rebounds. Koch helped facilitate the offense with five assists.

Huntington North, 10-7, hit 23 of 48 shots from the field for 47.9 percent and 16 of 18 attempts at the foul line for 88.9 percent.

4th quarter scoring spree sparks HU women past USF

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Maddie Richer

A fourth-quarter scoring spree propelled the Huntington University women’s basketball team to 69-57 win over host University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

The Foresters poured in 32 points to the Cougars’ 17 in the final frame, flipping a 40-37 deficit after three periods into a 12-point victory. Coach Lori Culler’s squad did the balance of its damage at the free-throw line, where it drained 17 of 21 shots for 80 percent.

Karate competition


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Ashton Raymond (left), of Huntington, and Garrett Weir (right), of Fort Wayne, spar during the Black Belt Challenge and Colored Belt Karate Competition at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Jan. 6. Looking on is Judge Dave Cholger, of Rochester.

Second-ranked Cougars drop HU men

The Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to host University of Saint Francis, 81-71, on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

After playing even with the second-ranked Cougars through the first half, 30-30, the Foresters got outscored by 10 in the second stanza to get hung with the loss, their seventh in a row.

Huntington, 6-13, 2-5 in Crossroads League play, was paced by senior Mike Bush, who scored a game-high 23 points. Junior Tyler Arens chipped in 17 points to the team’s cause.

Free throws lift Vikings to OT win over Concordia Lutheran

Zach Daugherty (left) and Trey Williams
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Free throws lifted the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team to a 59-54 victory over host Concordia Lutheran in overtime on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

After the two squads played to a 49-49 deadlock in regulation, the Vikings proceeded to hit 8 of 10 shots from the foul line in the bonus period, plus one shot from the floor, to edge the Cadets, who made just three freebies of their own and only 1 of 5 field goal attempts.

Dribbling in traffic


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Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team member Dominic Cardwell dribbles along the baseline in action Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, against visiting Bellmont. Riverview won a tight one, 24-22.

Anderson, Mautz are winners but Oak Hill trounces HNHS swimboys

Mason Anderson and Keegan Mautz came up with the only victories on the night for the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team as it got beaten soundly by host Oak Hill, 131-51, on Monday, Jan. 8.

Anderson, a junior, took the 50-yard freestyle in :28.73 and Mautz, also a junior, captured the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.73 for the HNHS highlights of the meet.

Oak Hill dominates HNHS swimgirls

Two individual wins and a relay victory highlighted the evening for the Huntington North High School girls swim team as it lost to host Oak Hill, 124-59, on Monday, Jan. 8.

Sophomores Laney Shaw and Allie Aschliman got the individual wins and each also swam on the victorious 200-yard medley relay team.

Shaw won the 50-yard freestyle in :28.48, with teammate Morgan Cogar placing third in the event, in :32.23, for the best HNHS showing of the night.

Four Vikes get championships at EN Wrestling Invitational

Four members of the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team won their weight classes at the East Noble Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 6. Winners are (from left) Christian Graft, 220 pounds; Ricky Haught, 132; Jacob Hall, 126; and Darryn Kuhl, 113.
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Four members of the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team topped their weight classes at the East Noble Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 6.

The Vikings’ first-place finishes were produced by Darryn Kuhl, at 113 pounds; Jacob Hall, 126; Ricky Haught, 132; and Christian Graft, 220. The quartet of gold showings propelled Coach Neil Teusch’s squad to third place at the invite with 187 points.

Huntington North got runner-up efforts from Adrein George, 160, and Charlie Agnew, 195. Kaleb McVoy, 152, turned in a bronze performance.

A Special Ten Minutes


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With Huntington North High School cheerleaders on the sidelines and fans ringing the court, teams from the Special Olympics of Huntington County played a 10-minute game on Saturday night, Jan. 6, at halftime of the Huntington North boys' game against visiting East Noble.

Forester women break loss streak by topping SAU

The Huntington University women’s basketball team took control of the game in the second and third quarters on the way to a 57-41 win over host Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Jan. 6.

The Foresters, improving to 10-7 on the season, turned an 8-8 game after one quarter of play into a 29-24 advantage by halftime, and then put the hammer down on the hosts with a 15-6 third quarter, which had them sporting a 44-30 advantage heading into the final quarter.

No. 16 SAU defeats Foresters, 78-65

Sixteenth-ranked Spring Arbor University downed the visiting Huntington University men’s basketball team, 78-65, on Saturday, Jan. 6.

HU, 6-12 on the season and 2-4 in the Crossroads League, found itself on the short end of a 41-31 halftime score, and SAU never looked back on the way to its 16th win in 18 outings this season.

Tyler Arens and Konner Platt led HU with 14 points apiece. Trevor Lockwood added nine points.

Pual Marandet led SAU with game-highs of 24 points and nine assists. Zach Medendorp fired in 12 points.

Poor shooting costs Vikes against East Noble

Huntington North's Hank Pulver fires a jumper over East Noble defender Ali Ali during action at North Arena on Saturday night, Jan. 6. The Vikings lost, 44-38.
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A poor night of shooting haunted the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team as it lost to visiting East Noble, 44-38, on Saturday, Jan. 6.

The Vikings hit just 15 of 42 shots from the field for 35.7 percent and only went to the free-throw line five times, hitting three, for 60 percent, to fall for just the third time in 13 outings this season.

The Knights, 10-1 on the season, weren’t much better with their marksmanship, hitting only 14 of 35 shots from the field for 40 percent, but hit 10 of 12 free throw tries for 83.3 percent.

Lady Vikes' torrid second half shooting keys win over East Noble

Hot second-half shooting propelled the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 47-38 victory over host East Noble on Friday, Jan. 5.

After a 5 of 17 effort from the field for 29.4 percent in the opening half, the Lady Vikings heated up in the second, sinking 10 of 16 shots for 62.5 percent, which included a sizzling 6 of 7 showing from beyond the arc.

HNHS gymnasts open with close loss

The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team opened up its season with a narrow loss to host DeKalb, 101.7-98.5.

Aleah Eckert posted the Lady Vikings’ lone win of the evening. The sophomore triumphed in the floor exercise, posting a score of 8.9.

Brianna Bates claimed third on floor, which was one of three podium efforts she put forth at the meet. The senior earned her bronze on floor with a score of 8.5, which tied her with teammate Laora Pampaloni. Bates also tied with Pampaloni on vault as each gymnast logged a score of 9.0, good for third.

Late free throw lift Taylor over HU women

Huntington University forward Sarah Fryman puts up a left-handed shot in close to the basket against a Taylor defender on Wednesday night, Dec. 3. The Foresters lost, 65-61.
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Late free throws lifted visiting Taylor University to a 65-61 win over the Huntington University women’s basketball team on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

It was a tight affair from start to finish between the Crossroads League rivals. After taking a 17-10 lead in the first quarter, the Foresters found themselves trailing by two at halftime, 28-26, but refused to let the Trojans expand that margin, exiting the third quarter down by a single tally, 40-39.

Foresters fall to Taylor

The Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to visiting Taylor University, 82-69, on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Down big at halftime, 47-26, the Foresters managed to claw their way back in the second half, cutting the Trojans’ lead down to six points at 71-65, with 4:50 remaining. Taylor, however, maintained its composure, going on an 11-4 run to end the game and win by double digits.

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