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Depth leads Lady Vike gymnasts past Logansport

The Huntington North High School gymnastics team won only one event but piled up more than enough points in all disciplines to top visiting Logansport, 104.100-99.750, on Monday, Jan. 22.

Senior Brianna Bates got the Lady Vikings’ lone win of the night by scoring a 9.475 on floor exercise, but the Lady Vikes topped the visitors in every discipline to get the win.

HNHS took second and third places on the vault, uneven parallel bars and balance beam.

Foresters win it all


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The Huntington University men’s bowling team won the Buckeye Baker Classic, held Jan. 13 and 14 in Columbus, OH. Team members are (front row from left) Jeffrey Severson, Jordan Herring and Austin Schultz; and (back row from left) Head Coach Mike Shockey, Heath Atkins, Matt Tucker, Jake Neely, Justin Coleman, Dustin Yocum and Assistant Coach Joe Miller.

Local Special Olympics hosting 11th hoop ournament

Huntington County Special Olympics is hosting the 11th annual Huntington County Invitational Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Huntington North High School. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m., with the competition tipping off at 9:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

Tournament organizers are expecting 50 teams from 13 Indiana counties. Over 500 Special Olympics athletes will be participating in 5-on-5 games, 3-on-3 half-court games and basketball skills events.

Lady Vike cagers lose to Concordia

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team fell quietly to host Concordia Lutheran, 38-24, on Saturday, Jan. 20.

The Lady Vikings, 11-9 overall and 4-2 in the NE8, had only 14 shots for the contest but had 19 turnovers. They were down after the first quarter, 7-5, before a disastrous 16-3 second quarter had them on the back end of a 23-8 halftime score.

Rileigh Johnson scored eight points and Karmen Koch and Larissa Johnson each had seven.

Hollyn Anderson had three assists.

Vikings score early and often to rout Braves, 77-41

Huntington North guard Zach Daugherty takes the ball to the hoop with his left hand against a pair of Bellmont defenders in action Saturday night at North Arena. The Vikings blew out the Braves, 77-41.
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The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team scored early and often on the way to a 77-41 win over visiting Bellmont on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Upping their season record to 12-3 overall , the Vikings blasted off to a 25-8 first quarter lead and led 47-14 by halftime. They went into the final frame with a 65-24 advantage.

Trey Williams scored a season-high 20 points to lead four Vikings in double figures. Mitch Geller tallied 16 points, Hank Pulver notched 11 points and Zach Daugherty tossed in 10.

HU women dominate Mount Vernon, 65-40

The Huntington University women’s basketball team dominated host Mount Vernon Nazarene University, posting a 65-40 win on Saturday, Jan. 20.

After taking an 18-11 lead in the first quarter, the Foresters expanded their advantage to 38-20 by halftime and 51-26 by the end of three frames to put the game well out of reach heading into the fourth.

Late FT marksmanship helps Foresters top MVNU

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Konner Platt

Late free throw shooting pushed the Huntington University men’s basketball team past host Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 87-83, on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Leading the Cougars by just two points, 80-78, with 1:49 left the game, the Foresters proceeded to hit 7 of 10 free throws down the stretch to protect their lead. The final 24 seconds alone saw sophomore Konner Platt sink 3 of 4 freebies while senior Mike Bush went 2 of 2 to help Huntington exit Ariel Arena with the win.

Tight game slips away from HNHS girls late in loss

A tight game slipped away from the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team in the fourth quarter, resulting in a 56-43 loss to host Bellmont on Friday, Jan. 19.

After playing to an 11-11 tie in the first quarter, the Lady Vikings fell behind by three at halftime, 19-16. Coach Heidi Lawson’s crew matched the Squaws’ offensive production in the third to keep the deficit at three, 36-33, but got outscored by 10 in the final frame to dash any thoughts of a late comeback.

Bates helps lead Lady Vikes gymnasts over EN

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Brianna Bates

Led by all-around champion Brianna Bates, the Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team dispatched visiting East Noble, 104.750-100.275, on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Bates posted a top-three finish in each event to compile a winning register of 35.200 in the all-around. The senior’s best finish came in the floor exercise, where she scored a 9.450 to capture first place. She earned runner-up honors on vault and the uneven bars, tallying an 8.900 in the former event and an 8.150 in the latter. A bronze showing on balance beam, where she totaled an 8.700, rounded out her night.

Norwell stops HNHS swimgirls

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team got wins from Laney Shaw and Allie Aschliman, but was unable to beat host Norwell, losing 119-57.

Shaw topped the 200-yard individual medley while Aschliman took the 500-yard freestyle. Shaw posted a time of 2:40.27 while Aschliman clocked in at 6:05.23.

Shaw also showed well in the 100-yard breaststroke, claiming second. The sophomore touched the wall in 1:25.03.

Norwell dispatches HNHS swimmers

The Huntington North High School boys’ swim team got dispatched by host Norwell, 122-54, on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The Vikings were paced by Conner Mason, who won the 100-yard backstroke. The senior achieved his gold showing with a time of 1:17.76.

Keegan Mautz and Nathan York each recorded a pair of second-place finishes for Huntington North.

Mautz earned runner-up honors in the 200 and 100-yard freestyles. The junior swam the longer race in 2:13.83 and the shorter one in :57.89.

Fryman tosses in 20 as Foresters down Goshen

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Sarah Fryman

Sophomore Sarah Fryman tossed in a game-high 20 points to lead the Huntington University women’s basketball team to a 59-38 win over visiting Goshen College on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The Foresters took a 13-7 lead on the Maple Leafs in the first quarter, which they grew to 34-21 by halftime and 48-31 after three frames.

Huntington, 12-8 overall, 5-4 in Crossroads League play, got a pair of eight-point efforts from junior Maddie Richer and senior Hailey Krewald. Richer also helped facilitate the offense with four assists.

HNHS gymnasts fall to Carroll

Huntington North gymnast Brianna Bates completes a split jump on the balance beam during the Lady Vikings' meet against visiting Carroll on Wednesday night. They Lady Vikings lost.
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The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team suffered a 110.2-100.1 defeat to visiting Carroll on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The Lady Chargers swept the top three places in every event to defeat the Lady Vikings by a safe margin.

JLVs win Michigan tourney


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The eighth-grade Junior Lady Vikings basketball team won the FAAST New Year Kick-off Classic on Jan. 6 at The Swish Zone in Whitmore Lake, MI. The team played five games in a row to clinch the title. Team members are (front row from left) Jadyn Bennett, Meg Camomile, Grace Sell and Chloe Kauffman; and (back row from left) Leah Campbell, Taylor Double, Addy Wiley, Hailee Kline and Kenadie Working. Not pictured are Head Coach Brian Double and Assistant Coach Stacy Wiley.

Platt drains game-winner at buzzer in OT for Foresters

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Konner Platt

Sophomore guard Konner Platt drained a triple as time expired in overtime to lift the Huntington University men’s basketball team past Goshen College, 100-97, on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Platt’s shot broke an eight-game loss string for the Foresters and improved their season mark to 7-14, 3-6 in Crossroads League play. As Goshen was playing for the last shot of OT, the Foresters’ Trevor Lockwood intercepted a pass down low with six seconds left. He then found Mike Bush, who found Platt in a corner for his buzzer beater.

HU bowlers champions at Buckeye Baker Classic

The Huntington University men’s bowling team claimed the championship at the Buckeye Baker Classic, held Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14, at HP Lanes, in Columbus, OH.

The 10-team tournament started off with 36 Baker games. The top four squads from that round then squared off in match play to determine a champion.

HU women bowlers grab second at Buckeye Baker Classic

The Huntington University women’s bowling team claimed second place at the Buckeye Baker Classic, held Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14, at HP Lanes, in Columbus, OH.

The 10-team tournament started off with 36 Baker games. The top four squads from that round then squared off in match play to determine a champion.

The Foresters started off the competition with a bang, finishing with a score of 4,046 pins in 24 Baker games on Saturday, good for second place.

Lincoln hoop fund-raiser to feature K105 Hoopsters

Lincoln Elementary School, in Huntington, will host a benefit basketball game featuring the K105 Hoopsters on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.

The Hoopsters will face the Lincoln Soaring Eagles, an all-star team from the elementary school featuring Principal Chris Tillett, Holly Allen, Katie Tillett, Shanna Callahan, Andrew Sebastian, Nichole Harner, Jen Hall, Lindsay Link, Gina Berry and Janelle Buzzard.

Huntington County Wrestling Club continuing to accept registration

The Huntington County Wrestling Club is continuing to accept registrations.

The club is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Interested youths and their adults may sign up on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Crestview Middle School wrestling room from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

There is a fee to register, which is paid through the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s website, www. ISWA.com. Club leaders will assist attendees with the registration process.

For more information, contact Club Organizer Neil Teusch at 433-5656.

Locals show well at competition


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Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, in Huntington, participated in the Black Belt Challenge and Colored Belt Competition at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Jan. 6. Pictured are (from left) Jaiden Kirk, third place, 9 to 10-year-old advanced kata and kobudo kata; Mason Payton, first place, 7 to 8-year-old novice kata; Sensei Dawn Anderson, first place, women’s black belt kata and kobudo kata; Kim Cartwright, first place, women’s novice kata; and Nathaniel Mygrant, first place, 15 to 16-year-old novice kata.

Aschliman a conference champ as Lady Vike swimmers 4th at NE8

Sophomore Allie Aschliman was the lone conference champion for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team as it placed fourth at the NE8 conference meet on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Norwell Middle School.

Ashliman took home gold in the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 1:04.84 to beat runner-up Naomi Guthrie of East Noble by more than a half-second.

Aschliman later on took fourth in the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:12.91, on her way to being selected first team all-conference.

Mautz leads HNHS swimboys to fifth at conference

Keegan Mautz had a pair of sixth place finishes to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team to a fifth place finish at the NE8 Conference meet Saturday, Jan. 13, at Norwell Middle School.

Mautz, a sophomore, placed sixth in the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:25.22, and came back to match that finish in the 100-yard freestyle, in :57.78.

Nathan York also had a sixth place finish for the Vikings, touching the wall in 1:10.38 for his placing in the 100-yard butterfly.

Johnson girls too much for CC as Lady Vikes win

Rileigh Johnson (left) and Larissa Johnson.
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The Johnson girls -- Rileigh and Larissa -- were too much for visiting Columbia City as they led the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 53-44 win on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The pair of seniors combined for 28 points and 17 rebounds as the Lady Vikings improved to 11-7 on the season, 4-1 in the NE8. Rileigh Johnson had a game-high 15 points and six rebounds, and Larissa Johnson had 13 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Krewald, Foresters just short against Marian

Huntington University forward Brooke Saylor goes up for a shot over Marian's Karen Jones near the hoop in play Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, at Platt Arena. The Foresters lost by a point, 61-60.
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Hailey Krewald almost pulled off a miraculous finish singlehandedly, but visiting Marian was able to hang on for a 61-60 win over the Huntington University women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13.

Krewald, a senior guard, scored seven points in the final minute of play, but Marian, 18-2, was still able to leave Platt Arena with the “W” as HU fell to 11-8 on the season, 4-4 in Crossroads League play.

Krewald finished with a season-best 22 points, hitting 8 of 12 field goal tries and all four from the charity stripe.

Struggling HU men lose to Marian

The absence of leading scorer Tyler Arens certainly didn’t help the struggling Huntington University men’s basketball team as it fell to visiting Marian, 69-56, on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The eighth consecutive loss for Coach Ty Platt’s squad brings its mark for the season to 6-14 overall, 2-6 in Crossroads League play.

HU was led by center Trevor Lockwood with a game-high 20 points, and guard Konner Platt added 12.

On its way


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Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team player Lawson Shearer lets a jumper go over his Logansport defender in action from the Huntington North Freshman Boys Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 13, at North Arena.

Trio leads Lady Vike hoopsters over Canterbury

Three players scored in double figures to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team over visiting Canterbury, 68-53, on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Senior Rileigh Johnson led the way for the Lady Vikings with 16 points. Junior Maddy Robrock added 15 points while senior Karmen Koch supplied 14.

Robrock made her presence felt on the boards, pulling down nine rebounds. Koch helped facilitate the offense with five assists.

Huntington North, 10-7, hit 23 of 48 shots from the field for 47.9 percent and 16 of 18 attempts at the foul line for 88.9 percent.

4th quarter scoring spree sparks HU women past USF

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Maddie Richer

A fourth-quarter scoring spree propelled the Huntington University women’s basketball team to 69-57 win over host University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

The Foresters poured in 32 points to the Cougars’ 17 in the final frame, flipping a 40-37 deficit after three periods into a 12-point victory. Coach Lori Culler’s squad did the balance of its damage at the free-throw line, where it drained 17 of 21 shots for 80 percent.

Karate competition


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Ashton Raymond (left), of Huntington, and Garrett Weir (right), of Fort Wayne, spar during the Black Belt Challenge and Colored Belt Karate Competition at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Jan. 6. Looking on is Judge Dave Cholger, of Rochester.

Second-ranked Cougars drop HU men

The Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to host University of Saint Francis, 81-71, on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

After playing even with the second-ranked Cougars through the first half, 30-30, the Foresters got outscored by 10 in the second stanza to get hung with the loss, their seventh in a row.

Huntington, 6-13, 2-5 in Crossroads League play, was paced by senior Mike Bush, who scored a game-high 23 points. Junior Tyler Arens chipped in 17 points to the team’s cause.

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