Sports

Lady Vike swimmers blast Marion

Winning nine of the 12 events, the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team blasted visiting Marion, 108-51, on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The Lady Vikes won all three relays and six individual events, with Lacy Lange and Allie Aschliman both winning a pair.

Lange, a senior, captured the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:34.64, and the 100-yard freestyle, in 1:04.43. Aschliman, a junior, took the 50-yard freestyle, in :29.73, and the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:13.27.

Viking swimmers get six wins on night but lose to Marion

The Huntington North High School boys’ swim team picked up six victories on the night in a 67-56 loss to visiting Marion on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Three of the four Viking swimmers captured individual wins and the four teamed up for two relays wins.

Junior Nathan York got a pair of wins on the night, taking the shortest and longest of the four freestyle races. He won the 50-yard freestyle in :25.98 and later came back to claim the 500-yard freestyle in 6:17.16.

HU men edge USF behind Owens

Huntington University’s Caleb Middlesworth (left) extends his arm to the hoop while Saint Francis’ David Miller attempts to stop him during a men’s basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Platt Arena. The Foresters beat the Cougars, 77-74.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team edged the University of Saint Francis, 77-74, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Platt Arena.

HU women bowlers 16th out of 61 at Kegel classic

The Huntington University women’s bowling team placed 16th at the Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic on Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, at Stardust Bowl, in Addison, IL.

The competition was a Tier 1 event and boasted 61 teams. It consisted of five traditional team games on Saturday and 20 Baker games on Sunday.

The Foresters totaled 4,560 pins on Saturday and followed that up with another 3,408 pins on Sunday in Baker play for a two-day total of 7,968.

Brianna Cearbaugh claimed sixth place individually with a score of 1,023.

HU men bowlers 37th at classic

The Huntington University men’s bowling team finished 37th at the Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic on Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, at Stardust Bowl, in Addison, IL.

The competition was a Tier 1 event and boasted 70 teams. It consisted of five traditional team games on Saturday and 20 Baker games on Sunday.

The Foresters posted a score of 4,408 on Saturday and found themselves near the bottom of the standings. On Sunday, they rallied in Baker play, toppling 3,746 pins to shoot up the standing sheet to 37th.

On the road to semi-state


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ bowling team placed second at the Kokomo Regional on Saturday, Jan. 19. The Lady Vikings’ placement granted them advancement to the South Bend Semistate on Saturday, Jan. 26. Team members are (front row from left) Karli Cannici, Lauren Jackson and manager Alyssa Uhrick; and (back row from left) Head Coach Bob Gottschalk Jr., Brooke Stroh, Saddie Uhrick, Janessa Creech, Cheyenne Cottrell and Assistant Coach Ashley Black.

Heading to semi-state


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The Huntington North High School boys’ bowling team placed second at the Kokomo Regional on Saturday, Jan. 19. The Vikings’ placement granted them advancement to the South Bend Semistate on Saturday, Jan. 26. Team members are (front row from left) Bryan Harrell, Zac Cochran, Avery Thurston, Tylar Haney and Head Coach Eric Stahl; and (back row from left) Brenden Buehler, Austin Eddingfield and Corbin Snow.

Viking wrestlers win three crowns, place third at NE8 wrestling

Behind three weight-class championships, the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team claimed third place at the Northeast 8 Conference Championship Meet on Friday, Jan. 18, at Huntington North.

Preston Teusch, at 113 pounds, Cody McCune, at 152, and Charlie Agnew, at 195, turned in the Vikings’ trio of first-place finishes.

After a forfeit win in the quarterfinals, Teusch, 32-1, logged a tech-fall win over Bellmont’s Dominic Litchfield in semifinals. The sophomore then pinned Jacob Veatch, of Leo, in 3:27 to capture the 113-pound title.

HU women’s basketball team to host 11th annual Pink Out

The Huntington University women’s basketball team will host its 11th annual Pink Out on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the school’s Merillat Complex at 1 p.m.

Pink Out is a nationwide initiative of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to support breast cancer research and awareness programs.

Proceeds from gate receipts, donations and “pink” popcorn sales will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Strongman deadlift


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Russell Mueller, of Zionsville, grimaces as he deadlifts 655 pounds on Saturday, Jan. 19, at a Strongman competition at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The event was organized by local IN Strong gym co-owner Christina Bangma, the 64Kg World's Strongest Woman.

Fryman 'day' leads HU past Bethel

It was unofficially Sarah Fryman Day at Gates Gymnasium in Mishawaka as the Huntington University junior poured in a game-high 27 points -- including getting the 1,000th point of her career -- had a game high seven rebounds, passed out three assists and made two steals to lead HU to a 75-55 win on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19.

HU game but in the end loses to No. 16 Bethel

The Huntington University men’s basketball team didn’t go down without a fight but in the end it lost to host Bethel, 92-81, on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19.

The Foresters, 13-9 overall and 3-7 in Crossroads League play, were down by 18 points at 65-47 in the early part of the second half, but Peyton West drilled a trio of three-pointers in a three-minute span to bring the deficit down to 65-60 by the midpoint of the frame.

Conference wrestling


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Charlie Agnew controls his opponent in a match at 195 pounds at the Northeast 8 Conference Championship Meet on Friday evening, Jan. 18, at the HNHS Fieldhouse.

HU sprinters claim pair of firsts at Fort Wayne Purdue meet

Huntington University sprinters claimed a pair of first place honors at Purdue Fort Wayne’s Fort Wayne Duals over the weekend.

Sophomore Peyton Depriest won the 400-meter dash in :51.93, and junior Avniel Barrow captured the 60-meter dash in :07.04.

Depriest also took fourth in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at :23.29.

Andrew Zachary earned second place points twice for HU, finishing behind his teammate in the 400 in :52.30, and being runner-up in the 200 in :22.93, the latter which is the second-fastest time in HU history.

Bellmont too much for Lady Vikes

Huntington North's Reece Colcesser scores and gets fouled in action Friday night against Bellmont at North Arena. The Lady Vikes lost, 58-36.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Bellmont was simply too much for the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team as it beat the Lady Vikes, 58-36, on Friday, Jan. 18.

Bellmont, 18-2, led 18-13 at the first quarter break and never looked back. The halftime lead was 28-21 and the visitors led 45-29 after three quarters.

The Lady Vikes, 6-13 overall and 3-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference, were paced by Maddy Robrock with 17 points and six rebounds. Reece Colclesser added seven points and five assists.

Bellmont was led by Grace Hunter with a game-high 28 points.

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