Snider uses turnover points to down HNHS hoop girls

Huntington North forward Aly Grabner pops an open jump shot toward the basket against visiting Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Fort Wayne Snider used points off of turnovers to stop the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team, 75-56, on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The Lady Panthers doubled up on HNHS scoring off of turnovers, 22-11, to send the Lady Vikings to their third defeat in four outings this season.

HNHS took a 15-8 lead after the first quarter but saw Snider use a 21-8 second quarter advantage to lead at halftime, 29-23. The margin ballooned to 53-36 by the end of the third quarter.

Schenkel continues winning ways but Canterbury clips HNHS swimgirls

Huntington North junior Maggie Warpup competes in the 500-yard freestyle against visiting Fort Wayne Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Warpup placed second.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Katie Schenkel continued her winning ways but the Huntington North High School girls' swim team was clipped, 85-82 by visiting Fort Wayne Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Schenkel, a senior, had a hand in four of the six HNHS wins on the evening, capturing the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke as well as swimming legs on the victorious 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams. Schenkel took the IM in 2:31.06 as she and Maggie Warpup went 1-2 for the best Lady Viking finish of the meet. She came back to win the breaststroke in 1:15.37.

HU women let second-half lead slip away in loss

The Huntington University women's basketball team let a second-half lead slip away and wound up an 82-73 loser to visiting Marian University on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The Foresters 6-2 overall and 0-1 in the Crossroads League, held a seven-point advantage at 55-48 with 13:41 to play, but Marian, 7-1, 1-0, took a 65-64 lead seven minutes later that it would not relinquish. Marian grew the margin to eight points before HU cut it back to three on a Miranda Palmer's three-point play, but the Knights held on via the free-throw line.

CMS hoop boys top Norwell

The Crestview Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team topped visiting Norwell, 48-43, on Monday, Nov. 24.

Hank Pulver scored 17 points while Trey Williams and Sawyer Stoltz each added 12 to help the Cougars improve to 3-0.

Lady Vikes' 'C" team tops Bellmont

The Huntington North High School girls' "C" team basketball squad beat visiting Bellmont, 33-23 on Monday, Nov. 24.

Larissa Johnson led the Lady Vikings, 3-2, with 12 points.

Senior stars

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Three members of the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team represented the squad in the senior division at the Fourth Annual Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Soccer Challenge, held at Danville Community High School on Saturday, Nov. 8. Pictured are (from left) Courtney Scher, Corinne Tester and Aly Grabner.

3 HU volleyball players tapped for Crossroads all-conference teams

The Crossroads League announced its 2014 volleyball all-conference teams on Monday, Nov. 17, and three players from Huntington University’s squad were among the list of honorees.

A pair of rookies topped the list for Huntington. Freshman middle blocker Josie Beaver paced the Foresters offensively and for her efforts received second team all-conference honors. She led the team in blocks with 131 and the conference in blocks per set, with 1.2. The former Huntington North standout also accumulated a team-best 219 kills to average 2.05 kills per set.

HU women win own hoops invitational

Huntington University’s Amelia Recker (left) tries slipping past two Indiana University Southeast defenders for a layup in the first half of the HU Tournament championship game on Saturday, Nov. 22.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University women’s basketball team won its own invitational with a 66-55 victory over Indiana University Southeast on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Coach Lori Culler’s squad, 6-1, led by 10 at halftime, 30-20. Although the visitors upped their shooting percentage by 22 percentage points in the second stanza, knocking down 13 of 25 shots for 52 percent after a 9 for 30 showing for 30 percent in the first half, it wasn’t enough to keep Huntington from winning its own invite for the second year in a row.

HU pair compete at national cross country championships

Huntington University juniors Krista Wood and Hannah Moore took 55th and 144th, respectively, at the 35th annual NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championships, held at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, KS, on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Wood crossed the finish line in 19:01.30. She averaged a 6:07.2 mile and finished third among her Crossroads League peers while Moore averaged a 6:20.8 mile to cross the end stripe in 19:42.90.

Viking wrestlers earn runner-up honors at Warsaw Invitational

The Huntington North varsity wrestling team went 4-1 to earn runner-up honors at the Warsaw Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 22.

It was a strong season debut for the Vikings, whose lone loss was a five-point squeaker to St. Joseph, which also finished 4-1.

Senior Alex Beal and sophomore Zach Johnson highlighted Huntington North’s day. Beal, wrestling at 138 pounds, and Johnson, competing at 113, both went undefeated and won their weight classes.