Shipley conference champ as Viking matmen place third in NCC tourney

Photo by Steve Clark.
Tanner Shipley.

The Huntington North varsity wrestling team captured third at the North Central Conference Championship Meet, held at Richmond on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Senior Tanner Shipley won the 145-pound weight division to highlight the Vikings’ efforts at the 10-team meet.

Senior Layne Emery, at 220 pounds, and junior Bailey Shockome, at 152, each earned runner-up honors for Coach Darrell Dorsett’s squad.

Concordia's defense stifles Lady Vikings

The Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team couldn’t crack Concordia Lutheran’s defense and fell 63-46 at North Arena on Saturday, Jan. 24.

The Lady Vikings were limited to a dozen field goals on 60 attempts to shoot 20 percent for the game. The Lady Cadets, who sank 26 of 47 shots for 55.3 percent and 10 of 12 freebies for 83.3 percent, led 18-5 after the first quarter and 33-16 at halftime before matching the hosts’ 11 points in the third frame and 19 in the fourth to preserve their 17-point cushion.

Marian stops Forester women, 75-65

The Huntington University women’s basketball team fell behind early to host Marian University and never recovered, losing 75-65 on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Turnovers were the Foresters’ fatal flaw in the first half as the Knights turned eight miscues into 14 points to build a 42-26 lead by intermission.

HU men take late lead, win over Marian

Huntington University’s Kyle Pipenger leaps to the hoop in the first half of a game against visiting Marian University on Saturday, Jan. 24.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team took its first lead on visiting Marian University with two seconds left in their game on Saturday, Jan. 24, and hung on for the win, 65-61.

Shooting woes cost HNHS boys in loss to Jeff

Huntington North’s Hunter Hollowell (right) fires from beyond the arc with a defender from visiting Lafayette Jefferson in his face during a game on Friday, Jan. 23.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Second half shooting woes did in the Huntington North boys’ varsity basketball team against visiting Lafayette Jefferson, 53-46, on Friday, Jan. 23.

FTs again help Lady Vikes get close win

Huntington North’s Ellie Lawson (right) takes the ball upcourt with Rileigh McTagertt, of visiting Jefferson, in close pursuit during a game on Friday, Jan. 23.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Free throws helped the Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team overcome a second half shooting swoon and edge visiting Lafayette Jefferson, 48-45, on Friday, Jan. 23.

Carroll defeats HNHS gymnasts

Carly Snyder produced a pair of top three finishes in the Huntington North varsity gymnastics team’s 106.375-101.900 defeat at Carroll on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Snyder captured second on vault with an 8.850, then took third on balance beam with an 8.800. The junior’s efforts helped her finish third in the all-around with a final tally of 34.050.

The Lady Vikings also got podium finishes from Erica Freise and Brianna Bates. Freise, a senior, attained third on the uneven bars with an 8.475 while Bates, a freshman, was a bronze finisher in the floor exercise with an 8.750.

MC too powerful, deep for HNHS swimboys

Host Muncie Central was too powerful and deep for the Huntington North High School boys' swim team as it defeated the Vikings 117-66, on Thursday, Jan. 22.

The Vikings got a trio of wins on the evening, from senior Walter Hacker, junior
Zane Cozad and sophomore Cody Barton. Hacker took the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:01.40, Cozad captured the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:17.03 and Barton won the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:09.12.

Helmich gets pair of wins but Lady Vike swimmers lose to MC

Emma Helmich picked up a pair of wins on the night for the Huntington North High School girls' swim team as it fell to host Muncie Central, 130-47, on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Helmich, a sophomore, won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:32.85 and then came back to claim the 100-yard butterfly in 1:07.44.

The Lady Vikings, without several swimmers including senior standout Katie Schenkel, got third place points from Alivia Eiting and Samantha McCann in a pair of races each, and from Lacey Black.

Lady Vike bowlers take sectional crown

The Huntington North girls’ bowling team defeated Bluffton, 415-353, to win the girls’ team sectional title on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Team members are (front row from left) Rachel Fields, Kylie Kaiser, Caila Kline, Mackenzie Faurote, Elizabeth Manes and (back row from left) Coach Bob Gottschalk, Manager Kenzie Prickett, Manager Karli Cannici, Alexis Aldred, Aniah Aldred and Coach Mel Fruit Jr.
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The Huntington North girls’ bowling team defeated Bluffton for the girls’ team sectional title on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

After tallying 2,764 pins to lead qualifying, the Lady Vikings faced the Lady Tigers in a roll-off that saw each squad roll two Baker games. Huntington North rolled a 200 and 215 for a total of 415 while Bluffton tossed a 181 and a 172 for a tally of 353, giving the Lady Vikings the sectional title.