HU cagers dispatch Grace Bible College

Huntington University sophomore guard Kyle Pipenger finds a way to the hoop past and over Grace Bible College defenders on Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Foresters' 78-66 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team dispatched visiting Grace Bible College, 78-66, on Saturday, Dec. 20.

The Foresters shot 54.5 percent in the opening stanza on 18 of 33 shooting to take a commanding 44-29 lead at halftime. Though Huntington’s shooting dipped to 33.3 percent in the second half on 11 of 33 marksmanship, it was still enough to give Coach Ty Platt’s squad a double-digit win, its 10th against three losses.

Richmond capitalizes on turnovers to beat Vikings

Viking guard Konner Platt launches a jumper from the right corner in action against visiting Richmond on Friday night, Dec. 19. The Vikings lost, 66-52.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Richmond capitalized on turnovers by the Huntington North boys’ varsity basketball team to hang the Vikings with a 66-52 loss on Friday, Dec. 19.

The Red Devils tossed in 23 points off of 17 Viking miscues while turning the ball over only five times themselves. This opportunism helped the visitors take an 18-9 lead after the first quarter, although Huntington North trimmed the deficit to five by halftime, 35-30, thanks to 14 first half points from sophomore Hunter Hollowell.

Richmond's second-half shooting sinks Lady Vikes

Huntington North forward Sarah Fryman goes up for a jumper amid a trio of Richmond defenders on Friday night, Dec. 19, at North Arena. The Lady Vikes lost, 72-61.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hot shooting in the second half helped visiting Richmond erase a halftime deficit and defeat the Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team, 72-61, on Friday, Dec. 19.

Trailing 34-25 going into the third quarter, the Lady Red Devils heated up and matched their first half offensive output to snatch away the Lady Vikings’ lead at 59-46. The visitors continued their offensive assault in the final frame, building their biggest advantage of the contest, 68-51, to put the game out of reach and send Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad to 1-8, 0-4 in the North Central Conference.

Viking wrestlers pin Southwood

The Huntington North varsity wrestling team dispatched host Southwood, 58-18, on Thursday, Dec. 18.

The Vikings logged nine pins against the Knights. Seniors Tyler Boxell, Layne Emery and Tanner Shipley, wrestling at 285, 220 and 145 pounds, respectively, all recorded falls.

Juniors Logan McQuinn, at 195, and Bailey Shockome, at 152, each produced pins, as did sophomore Zach Johnson at 113.

Cestview eighth grade boys move to 11-0

The Crestview Middle School boys’ eighth grade basketball team kept its perfect season alive with a 33-27 win over host Wawasee on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Sawyer Stoltz and Trey Williams tallied 11 points apiece to help the Cougars improve to 11-0.

Hank Pulver added seven points while Jack Curless paired four points with seven rebounds.

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.

Snider crunches Lady Vike swimgirls

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.