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Huntington North falls to Knights

Henry Landrigan, a Huntington North High School varsity swimmer, competes during a home meet on Tuesday, Jan. 19. HNHS hosted the Norwell Knights during the Jan. 19 meet, falling short to their guests.
Katelynn Farley

The Huntington North High School Viking swimmers hosted the Norwell Knights at the Parkview Huntington YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Knights defeated both teams, with the varsity girls falling 53-117 and varsity boys falling 49-120.

Top girl finishers included the following:

Mya MacAleese finished first in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke.

Bekah Brunner finished second in the 200-yard free and third in the 100-yard backstroke.

Kayla Reich finished second in the 50-yard free and third in the 100-yard free.

HU women take home a road win against Grace Lancers

The Huntington University women’s basketball team took home a win against the Lancers of Grace College, 59-54, on Saturday, Jan. 16.

The hosts came out of intermission as the aggressors to piece together a 13-2 run for the day’s largest gap of 33-19 by the midway point of the third quarter.

HU men take win over Grace Lancers

The Huntington University men’s basketball took a 93-85 win over Grace on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Platt Arena. The previous six days would see the Foresters knock off No. 10 Marian and play within eight points of No. 1 IWU as well.

This win helps Coach Kory Alford’s squad to improve to 11-5 overall, 4-4 in league play.   

“This was a perfect finish to a pivotal week of our team’s season,” said Alford. “We had a really tough stretch so for us to win two of our last three games is encouraging.

HNHS swimmers compete in conference meet

The Huntington North boys and girls swim teams traveled to Bellmont High School on Saturday, Jan. 16, for the NE8 Conference meet.

The girls finished sixth out of the six schools, just behind East Noble by 10 points.  The boys finished fourth in the conference meet.

Mya MacAleese and Kayla Reich were named to the NE8 First Team All-Conference, while Colten Schulte made the NE8 Second Team All-Conference and Cooper Kowalski made the NE8 Honorable Mention Team.

Top 12 girls’ results included:

HN swim falls to Norwell Knights


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Huntington North High School varsity swimmer Makenna Haston competes against the Norwell High School Knights on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the 100-yard breaststroke.

HN girls lose to CC Eagles

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team traveled to Columbia City High School on Saturday, Jan. 16, falling 38-45.

The Lady Vikings were led by Reece Colclesser and Grace Sell, who provided the team with 10 points each.

HN put out a good first quarter, ending with 15 points compared to CC’s five. The Vikings would advance to 24 points by the end of the first half, with CC only sitting at 12.

HN wrestling comes in 2nd place overall

The Huntington North High School wrestling teams competed in the Adams Central High School tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16, taking second place overall with 315.5 points.  

First place would go to Cowan Junior/Senior High School, with 319 points.
Champions for the Vikings included Preston Teusch, Michael Kline and Justin Kinsey.

Second place wrestlers included Solomon Barnum and Luke Teusch.
Jackson Holzinger, Lan-din Amerman, Matthew Kline, Julian Fletcher and Aidan Raab would take third place.

HN wrestlers fall to the Carroll High Chargers

The Huntington North High School wrestling teams hosted Carroll High School on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Featured above, HN senior Matthew Kline competes against Ethan Fitch.
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The Huntington North High School junior varsity and varsity wrestling teams faced off with the Carroll High School Chargers on Wednesday, Jan. 13, falling 14-48 to the Chargers.

Wins for the Vikings included Jack Holzinger, Landin Amerman, Matthew Kline and Preston Burcham.

Jack Holzinger competes against Aidan Church


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The Huntington North High School wrestling teams hosted Carroll High School on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Featured, HN sophomore Jack Holzinger competes against Aidan Church.

Tournament dates to be announced soon

Plans for the tournament pairings shows for three winter sports have been announced by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

Pairings for the 46th girl basketball state tournament will be revealed on Sunday, Jan. 24, beginning at 7 p.m.

The opening round games for the 111th boys basketball state tournament will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.

Both two-hour programs, hosted by Bob Lovell and Greg Rakestraw, will stream exclusively on the IHSAA’s video portal at IHSAAtv.org (no television) and via affiliates of the IHSAA Champions Radio Network.

HN swim finds Jan. 12 success

Huntington North High School varsity swimmer Jamison Heyde competes in the 100-yard backstroke on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Huntington Parkview Family YMCA. HN won out over their guests, Wabash High School.
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On Monday, Jan. 11, the Huntington North  High School varsity swim teams traveled to Oak Hill High School. Both teams were defeated by the Golden Eagles: girls 60-120, boys 67-106.

The next evening, Tuesday, Jan. 12, HNHS hosted Wabash High School at the Huntington Parkview Family YMCA.

Both the girls and boys teams came away with victories over the visitors at their home pool.  The girls defeated a shorthanded Wabash team 104-36, while the boys won 95-65.  

Top girl finishers included the following:

Jeff Gross competes in the 100-yard backstroke


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Huntington North High School swimmer Jeff Gross competes in the 100-yard backstroke on Tuesday, Jan. 12, against Wabash High School.

Jamison Heyde competes in the 100-yard backstroke


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Huntington North High School varsity swimmer Jamison Heyde competes in the 100-yard backstroke on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Huntington Parkview Family YMCA. HN won out over their guests, Wabash High School.

HN varsity boys bring home win vs. Northside HS

The Huntington North High School varsity boy’s basketball team traveled to Fort Wayne Northside on Wednesday, Jan. 13, taking home a 64-55 win.

By the end of the first quarter, Huntington would have the lead by one point, with a score standing at 16-15. Earning 17 points in the second quarter, they would lead 33-28 at the half.

In the third quarter, each team would earn seven points, taking the score to 40-35.

It was the last quarter that both teams turned things up a notch, with Northside earning 20 points and Huntington earning 24 to clinch their 64-55 win.

HN girls take on Generals, taking away a 61-35 win

The Huntington North High School girl’s basketball team traveled to Fort Wayne Wayne High School on Wednesday, Jan. 13, picking up a tremendous 61-35 win against the Wayne Generals.

Leah Campbell would lead the way for the Lady Vikings with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists. Taylor Double would come in with 13 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Reece Colclesser would provide 11 points, two rebounds and two assists.

This brings the overall record for the Lady Vikings to 11-5.

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