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Senior stars


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Three members of the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team represented the squad in the senior division at the Fourth Annual Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Soccer Challenge, held at Danville Community High School on Saturday, Nov. 8. Pictured are (from left) Courtney Scher, Corinne Tester and Aly Grabner.

3 HU volleyball players tapped for Crossroads all-conference teams

The Crossroads League announced its 2014 volleyball all-conference teams on Monday, Nov. 17, and three players from Huntington University’s squad were among the list of honorees.

A pair of rookies topped the list for Huntington. Freshman middle blocker Josie Beaver paced the Foresters offensively and for her efforts received second team all-conference honors. She led the team in blocks with 131 and the conference in blocks per set, with 1.2. The former Huntington North standout also accumulated a team-best 219 kills to average 2.05 kills per set.

HU women win own hoops invitational

Huntington University’s Amelia Recker (left) tries slipping past two Indiana University Southeast defenders for a layup in the first half of the HU Tournament championship game on Saturday, Nov. 22.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University women’s basketball team won its own invitational with a 66-55 victory over Indiana University Southeast on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Coach Lori Culler’s squad, 6-1, led by 10 at halftime, 30-20. Although the visitors upped their shooting percentage by 22 percentage points in the second stanza, knocking down 13 of 25 shots for 52 percent after a 9 for 30 showing for 30 percent in the first half, it wasn’t enough to keep Huntington from winning its own invite for the second year in a row.

HU pair compete at national cross country championships

Huntington University juniors Krista Wood and Hannah Moore took 55th and 144th, respectively, at the 35th annual NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championships, held at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, KS, on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Wood crossed the finish line in 19:01.30. She averaged a 6:07.2 mile and finished third among her Crossroads League peers while Moore averaged a 6:20.8 mile to cross the end stripe in 19:42.90.

Viking wrestlers earn runner-up honors at Warsaw Invitational

The Huntington North varsity wrestling team went 4-1 to earn runner-up honors at the Warsaw Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 22.

It was a strong season debut for the Vikings, whose lone loss was a five-point squeaker to St. Joseph, which also finished 4-1.

Senior Alex Beal and sophomore Zach Johnson highlighted Huntington North’s day. Beal, wrestling at 138 pounds, and Johnson, competing at 113, both went undefeated and won their weight classes.

Lady Eagles fall twice at own invite

The Huntington Lady Eagles came up winless at their own invitational, held at Woodside Middle School, in Fort Wayne, on Saturday, Nov. 22, with a 48-42 loss to the CHAP Chariots of Lansing, MI, and a 57-36 defeat at the hands of the Cincinnati Trailblazers.

In the first contest, Huntington found itself trailing 22-10 at halftime after failing to score in the second quarter. They were down by 14 after three, but ripped off 21 points in the final frame to come within six points of the Chariots.

Late run carries HU men cagers past Judson

A late run carried the Huntington University men’s basketball team past host Judson, 70-64, on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Lady Vikes get in win column with triumph over Whitko

Huntington North High School senior forward Aly Grabner goes up for a jumper in traffic during the Lady Vikings' 70-61 win over visiting Whitko on Friday, Nov. 21.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team earned its first win of the season with a 70-61 victory over visiting Whitko on Friday, Nov. 21.

Madi Canady led the Lady Vikings, 1-2, with 22 points. The junior shot accurately across the floor, hitting 7 of 13 from the field, which included a 2 for 4 showing from beyond the arc, and 6 of 8 free throws.

Crestview cagers sweep Lakeview

The Crestview Middle School boys’ basketball team topped visiting Lakeview, 55-39, on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Trey Williams dropped in 18 points to lead the Cougars, 2-0. Sawyer Stoltz added 15 points to the hosts’ cause while Jack Curless collected 11 rebounds.

Crestview’s seventh-grade squad also won, 25-20.

The Cougars’ sixth-grade teams each faced Churubusco and were both victorious. Crestview Red bested the Eagles’ No. 1 squad, 25-16, behind 12 points from Koleman Stephan, while Crestview Blue dispatched Churubusco’s No. 2 team, 20-6.

HU keglers fourth at AC Open

The Huntington University men’s bowling team claimed fourth in the AC Open, held at Lenawee Recreation Center in Adrian, MI, on Saturday, Nov. 15.

The Forester squad of Connor Brown, Tyler Neff, Joe Miller, Daniel Miller, Seth Walker and Jake Neely finished fourth for the second time this season with a total of 6,666 pins.

After game one, Huntington found itself tied with Bowling Green for fifth place with 861 pins and remained at that spot through their regular team games, having rolled games of 919-936-949 for a 3,665 total.

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