Viking freshmen go 5-1 in December

The Huntington North boys’ freshmen basketball team ran its record to 5-2 in December, picking up five wins and one loss.

On Dec. 5, the Vikings routed visiting Southwood, 35-12. Collin Landrum starred on both ends of the court, tossing in a team-high 11 points while recording eight steals. Jarret Gray chipped in seven points and Trent Cissell added six points and five rebounds.

Coach Sam Ryan’s squad topped host Logansport, 51-44, on Dec. 8. Gray produced 15 points and eight boards. Cade Reust supplied 10 points, Caleb Smith netted seven and Carson Bollinger totaled six.

HCB announces age group, league changes for 2015 season

Huntington County Baseball Inc. has announced age group and league changes for the upcoming 2015 season.

The most significant changes involve new age groups for players aged 9 through 14 years old.  Instead of two-year age groups at 9/10 and 11/12 as in previous seasons, HCB will now sponsor leagues for ages 9 through 11 and 12 through 14-year-old players.

Huntington University announces $700,000 renovation of Forest Glen

An architect’s drawing shows the proposed improvements to Forest Glen Park at Huntington University.
Illustration provided.

The Huntington University Advancement Office has announced a $700,000 project to renovate Forest Glen Park.

To date, $280,000 has been raised through leadership pledges and gifts through “Friends of Forest Glen.”

“With more than 10,000 visitors annually to Forest Glen, it is time to transform this hidden gem on our beautiful campus into a legit baseball stadium,” says Vincent Haupert, vice president for advancement. “We are so thankful for the lead gifts to this project and pray our 450 HU baseball alumni will join us in funding this project.”

HU men’s tennis team to host 4th annual holiday camp Dec. 29-31

The Huntington University men’s tennis team will host its fourth annual holiday tennis camp Dec. 29 through 31  at the Merillat Complex.  

Classes are offered for kindergrten through second grade from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., third to fifth grade from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., sixth to eighth grade from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and ninth through 12th grade from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

There is a cost to attend the camp. Discounts are available if two or more from the same family attend.

HU cagers dispatch Grace Bible College

Huntington University sophomore guard Kyle Pipenger finds a way to the hoop past and over Grace Bible College defenders on Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Foresters' 78-66 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team dispatched visiting Grace Bible College, 78-66, on Saturday, Dec. 20.

The Foresters shot 54.5 percent in the opening stanza on 18 of 33 shooting to take a commanding 44-29 lead at halftime. Though Huntington’s shooting dipped to 33.3 percent in the second half on 11 of 33 marksmanship, it was still enough to give Coach Ty Platt’s squad a double-digit win, its 10th against three losses.

Richmond capitalizes on turnovers to beat Vikings

Viking guard Konner Platt launches a jumper from the right corner in action against visiting Richmond on Friday night, Dec. 19. The Vikings lost, 66-52.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Richmond capitalized on turnovers by the Huntington North boys’ varsity basketball team to hang the Vikings with a 66-52 loss on Friday, Dec. 19.

The Red Devils tossed in 23 points off of 17 Viking miscues while turning the ball over only five times themselves. This opportunism helped the visitors take an 18-9 lead after the first quarter, although Huntington North trimmed the deficit to five by halftime, 35-30, thanks to 14 first half points from sophomore Hunter Hollowell.

Richmond's second-half shooting sinks Lady Vikes

Huntington North forward Sarah Fryman goes up for a jumper amid a trio of Richmond defenders on Friday night, Dec. 19, at North Arena. The Lady Vikes lost, 72-61.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hot shooting in the second half helped visiting Richmond erase a halftime deficit and defeat the Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team, 72-61, on Friday, Dec. 19.

Trailing 34-25 going into the third quarter, the Lady Red Devils heated up and matched their first half offensive output to snatch away the Lady Vikings’ lead at 59-46. The visitors continued their offensive assault in the final frame, building their biggest advantage of the contest, 68-51, to put the game out of reach and send Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad to 1-8, 0-4 in the North Central Conference.

Viking wrestlers pin Southwood

The Huntington North varsity wrestling team dispatched host Southwood, 58-18, on Thursday, Dec. 18.

The Vikings logged nine pins against the Knights. Seniors Tyler Boxell, Layne Emery and Tanner Shipley, wrestling at 285, 220 and 145 pounds, respectively, all recorded falls.

Juniors Logan McQuinn, at 195, and Bailey Shockome, at 152, each produced pins, as did sophomore Zach Johnson at 113.

Cestview eighth grade boys move to 11-0

The Crestview Middle School boys’ eighth grade basketball team kept its perfect season alive with a 33-27 win over host Wawasee on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Sawyer Stoltz and Trey Williams tallied 11 points apiece to help the Cougars improve to 11-0.

Hank Pulver added seven points while Jack Curless paired four points with seven rebounds.

Snider wins all the marbles in victory over HNHS swimboys

Huntington North senior Walter Hacker swims the breaststroke leg in the 200-yard individual medley against visiting Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Hacker finished third in the Vikings' loss.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Fort Wayne Snider walked away with all the victories as it topped the Huntington North High School boys' swim team, 125-45, on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

The best the Vikings could do was a trio of second place finishes, one each by senior Walter Hacker, junior Zane Cozad and sophomore Cody Barton. Hacker was runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:20.39, Cozad was No. 2 in the 500-yard freestyle, in 5:25.99 and Barton took silver in the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:09.93.