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Lady Vike swimmers defeat Marion

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team dispatched host Marion, 95-54, on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

HNHS swimboys fall to Marion

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity swim team fell to host Marion, 65-28, on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The Vikings were paced by Colten Schulte, who topped the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly. The sophomore took the medley in 2:21.85 and the butterfly in 1:03.26.

Jeff Gross put forth a golden effort in the 500-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 6:22.36. The freshman also placed third in the 50-yard freestyle, stopping the timer in :29.23.

SAU hands Foresters 80-71 defeat

Spring Arbor University handed the visiting Huntington University men’s basketball team an 80-71 defeat on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The Cougars stormed out of the gates, taking the lead permanently a little over six minutes into the game on the way to crafting a 46-30 advantage by halftime. The hosts continued to lead by double digits in the second half, although the Foresters managed to whittle their advantage down to just five points, 76-71, with 1:09 left in the game. That’s all the closer Coach Ty Platt’s squad would get, however.

South Side stops Lady Vikes

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team was defeated by host Fort Wayne South Side, 39-29, on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The Lady Vikings trailed 8-5 after the first quarter, 19-16 at the half and 31-23 after three frames.

Huntington North was paced by junior Katelynn Arnold, who tallied eight points. Sophomore Addy Wiley and freshman Taylor Double both added seven points to the team’s cause while corralling six rebounds apiece.

Logansport beats Lady Vike gymnasts

The Huntington North High School gymnastics team lost to visiting Logansport, 103.825-97.525, on Monday, Jan. 27.

The best finish on the evening for the Lady Vikings came from senior Aleah Eckert, who finished runner-up in the vault with a score of 8.800.

Emma Wilson finished third in the event and Chloe Camomile took fourth, receiving scores of 8.750 and 8.700, respectively.

Wilson also took third in the bars, getting a score of 7.825, with Camomile fourth with a 7.275 and Emily Manry fifth with a 6.725.

HNHS swimgirls third at conference meet

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team claimed third place at the Northeast 8 Conference Championships on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Norwell.

Vikes' trio of swimboys sixth at NE8 Championships

The three-person Huntington North High School boys’ varsity swim team placed sixth at the Northeast 8 Conference Championships on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Norwell.

The Vikings’ Colten Schulte earned all-conference honorable mention recognition. The sophomore claimed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle. He swam the backstroke in 1:01.29 and the freestyle in :54.45.

Freshman Jeff Gross also posted a top-10 finish for Huntington North, taking 10th in the 100-yard backstroke. He touched the wall in 1:14.22.

Vikings jump off to big start on way to 'W'

Viking guard Zach Hubbartt drives in on a pair of Bellmont defenders in action Saturday night, Jan. 25, at North Arena. The Vikings won, 57-42.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team jumped off to a big start and rolled to a 57-42 win over visiting Bellmont on Saturday night, Jan. 25.

The 5-10 Vikings took a 20-9 lead after the first quarter of play and went  into halftime with a 33-14 advantage. They led 46-27 after three quarters of play.

Deven Newcomb and Sam Thompson led the Vikes with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Jordan Hollowell added 11 points and Mitchell Gerber put in eight.

Lady Vikes come back against Concordia for win

After scoring only eight points through the first 29:30 of the game, the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team poured in 12 points in the final 2:30 and pulled out a come-from-behind 21-19 win over host Concordia Lutheran on Saturday night, Jan. 25.

The Lady Vikings trailed 19-8 with just 2:30 left in the game, but sophomore Leah Campbell hit back-to-back three-pointers as HNHS scored the game’s final 13 points to improve its record to 15-5.

Campbell led the Lady Vikes with eight points on the night. Junior Reece Colclesser added six points.

Big day by Middlesworth goes for naught in HU loss

A 30-point performance by Caleb Middlesworth wasn’t enough for the Huntington University men’s basketball team as it lost to visiting 21st-ranked University of Saint Francis, 99-86, on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 25.

Middlesworth’s big afternoon came on the strength of hitting six triples, but HU still fell to 10-12 overall, 2-8 in the Crossroads League.

USF, 17-5 overall and 6-4 in the CL, held a 50-40 lead at halftime.

Poor shooting dooms HU women against No. 11 USF

Poor shooting doomed the Huntington University women’s basketball team in a 50-40 loss to visiting 11th-ranked University of Saint Francis on Saturday, Jan. 25.

The Foresters hit just 18 of 63 shots from the field for 28.6 percent, and only their defense kept the score as close as it was. The Foresters trailed 13-8 after the first frame, went into halftime down 24-19 and trailed at the three-quarter break 34-29.

Sarah Fyman led HU, 15-7 overall and 4-6 in the Crossroads League, with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Sam Hammel added 10 points.

Viking frosh run roughshod over foes in pair of wins

The Huntington North High School boys’ freshman basketball team ran roughshod over two opponents this week to improve its record to 12-1 on the season.

The Frosh Vikes dumped Bluffton, 41-11, on Thursday, Jan. 23, and then blasted Bellmont, 45-21 on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Wes Huff led the way against Bellmont with 13 points. Lawson Doyle added seven points and on the defensive end drew three charges. Tiler Carr had six points and five rebounds.

Carr had 10 points and four rebounds against Bluffton. Brayden Voght chipped in six points.

HNHS girls top Bellmont in low-scoring game, 21-16

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team topped host Bellmont in a low-scoring affair, 21-16, on Friday, Jan. 24.

Entering the fourth quarter trailing 14-13, the Lady Vikings tossed in eight points while holding the Lady Squaws to just two to escape Bellmont with the win.

Huntington North, 14-5, 4-2 in the Northeast 8 Conference, was down 8-7 after the first quarter and 10-9 at the half.

The Lady Vikings were led by junior Reece Colclesser, who tallied 10 points. Freshman Taylor Double added seven points to the visitors’ cause.

Soph Wilson leads HN gymnasts past East Noble

Led by all-around champion Emma Wilson, the Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team defeated visiting East Noble, 95.400-92.750, on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Wilson, a sophomore, posted wins on vault and balance beam. She topped vault with a score of 8.850 and beam with a tally of 8.550. She also claimed second on the uneven bars with a 7.900 and third in the floor exercise with an 8.500. On the strength of those placements, she logged a final score of 33.800 in the all-around competition.

HU women can't catch up to No. 5 Taylor

The Huntington University women’s basketball team fell behind early and couldn’t catch up with host No. 5 Taylor University, losing 68-53 on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The Foresters found themselves in a 19-8 hole after the first quarter. They trailed 35-20 at halftime and 57-40 after three frames.

Huntington, 15-6, 4-5 in Crossroads League play, was paced by seniors Erin Mohr and Sarah Fryman, who scored 14 and 11 points, respectively.

In addition to scoring nine points, junior Sam Hammel collected as many rebounds, helping the Foresters tally 32 for the game.

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