Lange, 2 Lady Vike relay teams earn finals at swim sectional

Bailey Harris, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team, churns through the water during the 100-yard freestyle at the preliminaries of the Warsaw Sectional on Thursday, Feb. 4.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Macy Lange and a pair of relay teams were still in the running for the state meet as they earned spots in the finals of the Warsaw Girls Swim Sectional on Thursday night, Feb. 4.

Lange, a freshman, placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:20.05, and eighth in the 100-yard freestyle, in 1:01.01, to earn her invitation back to Warsaw for the finals and a chance at state on Saturday, Feb. 6.

HU women upset by last-place Grace

Huntington University senior guard Kelsey Hubble (right) is about to challenge Grace's Sarah Feasby on a lay-up attempt in action Wednesday night at Platt Arena. Hubble scored on the play but HU lost the game, 61-55.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington University women’s basketball team fell to visiting Grace College, 61-55, on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Carroll buries Vikes with second-half FTs

Huntington North's Sam Daugherty goes strong to the basket against visiting Carroll on Wednesday night in the Vikings' 62-44 loss.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Visiting Carroll buried the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team with free throws in the second half of their game on Wednesday, Feb. 3, sticking the Vikings with a 62-44 loss.

The Chargers clicked on 19 of 23 freebie tries for 82.6 percent in the second stanza, turning a 24-20 halftime lead into a 39-30 advantage after three quarters before doubling it to a cushion of 60-42 in the final frame for its widest margin of the game.

HU women’s basketball team to host 8th annual Pink Out

The Huntington University women’s basketball team will host its eighth annual Pink Out on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. in the school’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.

Foresters hang on for nail-biter win over Grace

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Daniel Woll

Daniel Woll blocked a potential game-winning shot by a Grace University player at the buzzer and the Huntington University men's basketball team held on for a 71-70 win over the host Lancers Tuesday night, Feb. 2.

The Foresters, 13-12 overall and 7-6 in the Crossroads League, were clinging to the lead in part thanks to a Devon Merder three-ball that had them up 70-66 with just under two minutes left in the contest.

Hicks breaks trio of HU records at Trine invite

Christina Hicks, a junior on the Huntington University women’s track and field team, won three events to highlight the team’s stop at the Trine University Don and Riley Zimmer Classic, held Friday, Jan. 29.

Hicks topped triple jump with a leap of 11.40 meters. The effort not only broke the school record, which Hicks already held, but met the NAIA qualifying mark, securing her a spot at the indoor national championships, set for March 3 through 5 in Johnson City, TN.

Nash a double-winner at Trine invite

Jake Nash was a two-time winner for the Huntington University men’s track and field team at the Trine University Don and Riley Zimmer Classic, held Friday, Jan. 29.

Nash, a senior, won high jump and triple jump with leaps of 1.98 meters and 13.19 meters, respectively.

Sophomore Codi Wiersema logged Huntington’s only other podium finish, placing second out of 25 competitors in the 3,000-meter run with a clocking of 9:32.52.

Frosh hoop team at 13-1

The Huntington North High School boys’ freshmen basketball team walloped host DeKalb, 40-17, on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Sawyer Stoltz and Trey Williams led the Vikings, 13-1, with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Stoltz also produced five rebounds, as many steals, and two blocks while Williams dished out five assists and notched four boards.

Forester women unravel in 4th against Marian

The No. 24 Huntington University women’s basketball team put a scare into third-ranked Marian University, but went cold in the fourth quarter to see its upset bid dissolve into a 71-56 loss at the Knights’ house on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Hinen's 27 lead Foresters past Marian

Huntington University’s Derek Hinen (left) zips by a defender from visiting Marian University in the first half of a men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 30. Hinen scored a game-high 27 points and the Foresters won, 88-79.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Derek Hinen scored 27 points to lead the Huntington University men’s basketball team over visiting Marian University, 88-79, on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Hinen, a junior, tossed in six points for the Foresters during a 13-2 run in the opening half that saw them turn a one-point lead, 25-24, into a 12-point advantage, 38-26, with 5:30 remaining until halftime.

Vikings take advantage of Barons' swoon to collect win

Photo by Steve Clark.
Konner Platt

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team took advantage of a second-half swoon by host DeKalb and picked up a 58-43 victory on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Heavyweight champ Gardner leads five Vike matmen to regional

Gavin Rosen (middle), a sophomore on the Huntington North High School wrestling team, pins Woodlan’s Shawn Roemer in the second round of the New Haven Sectional, held Saturday, Jan. 30. Five Vikings punched their tickets to regionals.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by heavyweight champion Jerry Gardner, five members of the Huntington North High School wrestling team advanced from the New Haven Sectional, held Saturday, Jan. 30.

Wrestlers placing fourth or higher punched their tickets to the Carroll Regional, set for Saturday, Feb. 6. As a team, the Vikings finished seventh at the 10-team meet with a register of 122.

Gardner, a senior, pinned James Morua, of Heritage, in 3:20 to claim his weight division’s crown. With the win, Gardner runs his record to 31-5.

Trying for the takedown

Photo by Steve Clark.

Logan McQuinn (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School wrestling team, grips the waist of his Woodlan opponent and tries to sling him to the mat during second-round action at 220 pounds at the New Haven Wrestling Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 30. The sectional is still in progress.

Tearing upcourt

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Truby Parker of the Huntington Senior Vikings tears upcourt with a defender from the Howard Senior Wildkats in hot pursuit during action Saturday morning, Jan. 30, at the ninth annual Huntington County Special Olympics Invitational Basketball Tournament, at North Arena. A total of 50 teams from 13 Indiana counties participated in the day-long tourney.

Lady Vikes get senior night victory over DeKalb

Huntington North senior guard Ellie Lawson surveys the landscape looking for an open teammate in action Friday night, Jan. 29, against visiting DeKalb. The Lady Vikings won, 52-36, to finish regular season play at 16-6.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The seniors of the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team celebrated senior night by combining for 47 points in a 52-36 win over visiting DeKalb on Friday night, Jan. 29.

Sarah Fryman led the way for HNHS, 16-6 overall and 5-2 in the NorthEast 8, with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Madi Canady added nine points, seven rebounds and six assists. Ellie Lawson and Hannah Williams each scored eight points, and Hannah Stoffel rounded out the senior contingent with four points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Senior duo leads Viking swimmers over Manchester

Seniors Jacob Koons and Zane Cozad each won a pair of events and swam legs on winning relay teams to lead the Huntington North High School boys' swim team to a 102-49 win over host Manchester on Thursday, Jan. 28.

The Vikings, back to .500 at 8-8 on the season, got victories in all but one event contested. Aidan Hinesley, Cody Barton and Keegan Mautz each also picked up individual wins.

Lange wins pair but Lady Vike swimmers lose

Freshman Macy Lange won two events and swam on a winning relay team but the Huntington North High School girls'; swim team fell to host Manchester, 88-76, on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Lange won the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:35.90, and came back later to take the 100-yard freestyle, in 1:04.52. She also swam lead-off on the Lady Vikes' victorious 400-yard freestyle relay team, which touched home in 4:32.02 and included Alivia Eiting, Kaitlin Biehl and Emma Gordon.

Ice-cold Forester women lose to USF

Huntington University guard Kelsey Hubble kicks out a pass to a teammate during action Wednesday night, Jan. 27, against the University of Saint Francis at Platt Arena. The Foresters lost, 50-39.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington University women’s basketball team posted its lowest point-total of the season in a 50-39 loss to visiting University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

The Foresters shot just 25.5 percent for the contest, going 13 of 51 from the field, which included a 3 for 17 showing from the beyond the arc for 17.6 percent.

Lady Vikes collecting for food drive

The Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team is collecting granola bars and fruit cups, along with monetary donations, at its senior night game on Friday, Jan. 29, to support Blessings in a Backpack.

The team is asking other Huntington North teams and clubs to also join in and bring items to donate.

HCB taking baseball, softball registrations

Huntington County Baseball is currently accepting registrations for its baseball and softball leagues.

Boys and girls ages 4 to 18 are invited to participate in one of the nine leagues offered by HCB. Baseball leagues are T-ball, 8U, 11U, 14U and 18U while softball leagues are 8U, 11U, 14U and 18U.

There is a fee to participate in each league.

The Lengerich Meats fund-raiser will again be offered to offset up to 100 percent of the player fees. Need-based scholarships are also available on a limited basis through the Richard “Dick” Haines Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Cold-starting Lady Vikes fall to South Side, 55-47

A cold start doomed the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at it fell to host Fort Wayne South Side, 55-47.

The Lady Vikings, now 15-6, were down 12-6 after one quarter and 27-17 at halftime as they hit only 5 of 23 first-half shots from the field for 21.7 percent. Although they came back in the second half to hit 13 of 24 shots from the field for 54.2 percent, South Side was able to hang on to imprve its record to 10-12.

USF hands Foresters 22-point loss

An opportunistic University of Saint Francis squad handed the Huntington University men's basketball team a 79-57 loss on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

While neither team shot above 40 percent, the fourth-ranked Cougars used a 15-point advantage in points off turnovers and an 11-point advantage in second chance points to hang the Foresters with their 12 loss of the season against 11 wins. The Foresters fall to 5-6 in the Crossroads League while USF, 19-4 overall, improves to 9-2 in conference play.

Derek Hinen led HU with 15 points, and Kyle Hartman added 10 points.

Gordon, Lange lead Lady Vike swimmers past Marion

Emma Gordon and Macy Lange each picked up a pair of victories to lead the Huntington North High School girls' swim team to an 86-75 win over host Marion on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Gordon was top shelf in the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:48.73, and the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:18.47, while Lange won the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:28.19, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:21.41.

Alivia Eiting and Kaitlin Biehl also got individual wins for the Lady Vikings, 6-10 on the season. Eiting took the 500-yard freestyle in 6:42.85 and Biehl took the 100-yard backstroke in 1:19.39.

Trio get twin wins as Viking swimmers top Marion

Twin wins from three swimmers pushed the Huntington North High School boys' swim team to a 91-77 win over host Marion on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Seniors Zane Cozad and Jacob Koons and junior Cody Barton all did the double victory thing and each also swam legs on two winning relay teams as HNHS, 7-8, on the season, won all 11 events contested.

Platt, Logansport too much for HNHS gymnasts

Behind the victory sweep by Kelley Platt, visiting Logansport was too much for the Huntington North High School gymnastics team in a 105.825-98.775 win.

Platt won all four events contested and took the all-around for the Lady Berries.

Brianna Bates and Carly Snyder each took a second to lead HNHS, 0-4 in dual meets. Bates was runner-up on the vault with an 8.925 and Snyder was second on the balance beam with an 8.750.

HU women bowlers in top tier at IL tourney

The Huntington University women’s bowling team claimed 11th out of 51 teams at the Tier I Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic, held Jan. 16 and 17 at the Stardust Bowl in Addison, IL.

Bowling on a challenging Kegel Sphinx pattern, the Foresters rolled team games of 909-884-835-964-1,003 for a five-game total of 4,595, good for 13th, heading into Sunday’s 20 Baker games.

HU bowlers 33rd at IL tourney

The Huntington University men’s bowling team took 33rd at the 60-team Tier I Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic, held Jan. 16 and 17 at the Stardust Bowl in Addison, IL.

Viking frosh cagers improve to 12-1

The Huntington North High School boys’ freshmen basketball team has improved to 12-1 with double-digit home wins over Bluffton, Logansport and Bellmont.

The Vikings dispatched Bluffton, 48-29, on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Trey Williams tallied 17 points for Huntington North. Hank Pulver supplied 11 points to the Viking cause while Sawyer Stoltz contributed 10 points and eight rebounds.

Led by Williams with 22 points, Coach Sam Ryan’s squad routed Logansport, 51-31, on Friday, Jan. 22.

Special Olympics hoops tournament is Saturday

Huntington County Special Olympics will host the ninth annual Huntington County Invitational Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 30.

For the first time, the tournament will be held at Huntington North High School.

Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m.. The competition tips off at 9:30 a.m. with games continuing throughout the day.

Tournament organizers are expecting 50 teams from 13 Indiana counties. More than 450 Special Olympic athletes will participate in five-on-five games, three-on-three half-court games and basketball skills events.

Andrews Lions Club now taking registrations for baseball leagues

The Andrews Lions Club is currently accepting registrations for its baseball leagues.

The club offers four leagues: T-ball, ages 4 to 6; coaches pitch, ages 7 to 9; little league, ages 10 to 12; and pony league, ages 13 to 16.

The club directs girls who wish to play softball to register through Huntington County Baseball and specify on their registration form that they want to play for the team(s) from Andrews.