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.

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Huntington North senior Katie Schenkel strokes through the water on her way to victory in the 200-yard freestyle against visiting Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Schenkel had two wins despite the Lady Vikings losing.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Katie Schenkel continued her winning ways but the Huntington North High School girls' swim team was crunched by visiting Fort WSayne Snider, 114.5-52.5, on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

As she has done throughout the season, Schenkel got a pair of individual victories for HNHS, taking the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:12.72, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:16.31.

CMS eighth grade cagers win own invitational

The Crestview Middle School boys’ eighth grade basketball team kept its undefeated season rolling with a 48-23 win over Southern Wells and a 59-37 victory versus Whitko in the school’s invitational on Saturday, Dec. 13.

The Cougars, 9-0, got nine points from Brett Kaylor in the Southern Wells tilt. Trey Williams supplied seven points and eight rebounds while Adam Zahn dished out five assists. Sawyer Stoltz and Hank Pulver added to the squad’s offensive effort with seven and five points, respectively.

Zay signs to run at Ave Maria

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Corinne Zay (front middle), of Huntington, a senior at Bishop Luers High School, in Fort Wayne, signs a letter of intent to run cross country at Ave Maria University, in Ave Maria, FL, on Friday, Dec. 12. Joining Zay for the signing are (front row from left) her parents, Cindy and Andy Zay and (back row from left) Bishop Luers Athletic Director Rick Brown and her brothers, Isaac and Rees.

HU cheer squad to hold annual clinic on Jan. 10

The Huntington University cheer squad will host its annual winter Junior Forester Cheer and Stunt Clinic on Jan. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Merillat Complex Fieldhouse for kindergarten through eighth graders.   

Participants will learn cheerleading fundamentals to include jumps, motions and stunting techniques.  

Participants will learn a cheer, chant, dance and stunt routine that will be showcased during halftime of the HU men’s basketball game on Jan. 24 at 3 p.m.  

Bustos wins title as Viking grapplers fourth at Charger Invitational

The Huntington North varsity wrestling team took fourth at the Elkhart Memorial Charger Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Gage Bustos highlighted the Vikings’ day, winning the 132-pound title.

Senior Tanner Shipley, senior Layne Emery and sophomore Zack Johnson each earned runner-up honors with their showings in their respective weight classes.

Senior Alex Beal, junior Chandler Updike, sophomore Eli Parrett and freshman Gavin Rosen each placed third.

Second-half shooting power HNHS cagers past Manchester

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Caleb Landrum.

Sharp second-half shooting powered the Huntington North boys’ varsity basketball team past host Manchester, 51-39, on Saturday, Dec. 13.

The Vikings enjoyed a slim lead on the Squires after the first quarter, 6-4, but the hosts made up the deficit by halftime, knotting things up at 16-16. Coach Rob Irwin’s squad blew the game wide open in the third frame, however, scoring 22 points to Manchester’s 10 to craft a 38-26 advantage going into the final period, where it remained hot and took its biggest lead of the contest at 49-36 to ensure the win.

Palmer nets record 48 as HU women get big comeback win

Huntington University forward Amelia Recker tallies two of her 35 points against Olivet Nazarene University on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Platt Arena. The Foresters erased a 25-point deficit to win 124-106.
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Miranda Palmer scored a school-record 48 points and Amelia Recker added 35 as the Huntington University women’s basketball team erased a 25-point deficit and won a high-scoring affair with visiting Olivet Nazarene University, 124-106, on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Viking swimmers sixth at Norwell Invitational

The Huntington North boys’ varsity swim team tallied 122 points to finish sixth at the Norwell Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 13.

The Vikings’ lone win at the nine-team meet came from junior Zane Cozad, who took the 500-yard freestyle in 5:25.05.

Sophomore Cody Barton produced Huntington North’s only other top-three finish on the day, capturing bronze in the 100-yard breaststroke with a clocking of 1:10.40.

Lady Viking cagers come up short against Muncie Central

The Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team came up short against host Muncie Central, 61-58, on Friday, Dec. 12.

The Lady Bearcats led the Lady Vikings by nine after the first quarter, 19-10, and allowed them to shave only a point off that deficit by halftime, 33-25. Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad was persistent, however, and cut the hosts’ advantage to six, 49-43, by the end of three. Huntington North kept chipping away at Muncie Central’s advantage in the final frame, but their North Central Conference foes managed to hang on for the three-point win.