Hacker, Barton lead way as HNHS swimboys beat Manchester

Senior Walter Hacker and sophomore Cody Barton each got a pair of individual wins to help lead the Huntington North High School boys' swim team past host Manchester, 102-61, on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Hacker triumphed in the 200-yard freestyle, in 1:58.69, and the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:01.07, while Barton claimed the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:20.12, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:09.31.

Junior Zane Cozad added a fifth individual win for HNHS with his victory in the 100-yard freestyle, in :55.70.

Helmich, Schenkel pace HNHS swimgirls to win over Manchester

Emma Helmich and Katie Schenkel both won two individual events and had hands in two relays victories to lead the Huntington North High school girls' swim team to a 102-61 win over visiting Manchester on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Helmich, a sophomore, took the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:15.75, and the 100-yard freestyle, in 1:01.56, while Schenkel, a senior, was top shelf in the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:30.89, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:16.43.

Reust's buzzer-beater gives frosh Vikes OT win

Cade Reust hit a three-pointer just before the buzzer in overtime to give the Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team a 30-27 win over host Jay County on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Reust's trey, off an assist from Mitchell Geller, pushed the Vikings to 9-5 on the season.

Jarret Gray led the team in scoring with nine points, while Gray added eight to go along with six steals. Geller added six points and three assists, and Collin Landrum added five points, six steals and three assists.

Good shooting, balanced scoring lead Lady Vikes over Harrison

Three players posted double-digit scoring totals for the Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team in a 66-59 win over host Lafayette Harrison on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Junior Madi Canady scored 15 points, junior Hannah Stoffel tallied 14 and junior Sarah Fryman netted 12 of 5 of 7 shooting to give the Lady Vikings their seventh win against 11 losses and third North Central Conference victory versus five defeats.

Baker heroics hang Spring Arbor with loss

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Courtney Baker.

A double-double among a list of heroics by Courtney Baker highlighted an 80-47 rout of visiting Spring Arbor by the Huntington University women’s basketball team on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

The 5-5 Baker dropped in 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting and corralled 11 rebounds, both game-highs. The senior guard also aided the Foresters’ offense with four assists while hassling the opponents’ effort with eight steals.

Sixth annual Discover Roanoke races April 18

The sixth annual Discover Roanoke 10K/5K/1 mile race will be held on April 18.

The event is open to participants of all ages and will benefit the Roanoke Elementary School PTO.

The 10K/5K events start at 9 a.m., the 1-mile event starts at 9:05 a.m., both  in downtown Roanoke. Chip timing, overall and age group awards and refreshments will be provided for the participants.  

Viking Volleyball Club to register youth Feb. 1

The Huntington North Viking Volleyball Club will hold a registration period for second through sixth-graders on Sunday, Feb. 1, from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Huntington North High School arena gym.

A training session will immediately follow registration from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Second through fourth-graders will enroll in the club’s Tier A. Basic volleyball skills, such as footwork, ball control, communication and teamwork, will be taught at this level, which runs from February through April. Members will receive a practice T-shirt.

HU women’s basketball team to host annual Pink Out Saturday

The Huntington University women’s basketball team will host its annual Pink Out on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. at the University’s Merillat Complex.

Pink Out is an event to raise awareness and resources to advance breast cancer education and research. Proceeds from gate receipts, donations and “pink” popcorn sales will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. The foundation has contributed more than $23 million to the research being conducted at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

Triumphant Junior Lady Vikes

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The fifth grade Junior Lady Vikes travel basketball team recently won the Jay County Boomer City Tip Off tournament.  Teams members are (front row, from left) Kenadie Working, Jadyn Bennett, Grace Sell, Chelsea Swada and Chloe Kauffman; and (back row, from left) Addy Wiley, Leah Campbell, Meg Camomile, Kendra Sandlin and Hailee Kline. The team is coached by head coach Stacy Wiley and assistant coach Clint Gradeless.

Local Special Olympics to host invitational hoops tourney Jan. 31

Huntington County Schools Special Olympics will host the eighth annual Huntington County Invitational Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 31.

The tournament will take place at Riverview Middle School and the Horace Mann Education Center. The competition tips off at 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. Games continue throughout the day.

Tournament organizers are expecting 36 teams from nine Indiana counties. More than 300 Special Olympic athletes will be participating in 5-on-5 games, 3-on-3 half-court games and basketball skills events.