Hinen career-day lifts HU men past MVNU

HU M BB 1-31 Derek Hinen scored a career-high 32 points and keyed a late run that pushed the Huntington University men’s basketball team past host Mount Vernon Nazarene, 69-59, on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Hinen, a sophomore, went 10 of 15 from the field, which included a 4 of 8 showing from beyond the arc, and hit all eight of his free throw attempts to account for his career day. He also supplied nine assists, which was just one shy of his record of 10.

Hubble sharpshooting leads HU fireworks show in win over MVNU

Kelsey Hubble knocked down all six of her three-point tries to highlight an offensive fireworks show by the Huntington University women’s basketball team in a 95-49 rout of visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Hubble, a junior, hit 10 of her 11 field goal attempts for the game to finish with a contest-high 26 points.

The Foresters, 16-6, 7-5 in the Crossroads League, scorched the nets, shooting 67.8 percent on a 40 of 59 effort, which included a 12 of 17 showing from beyond the arc for 70.6 percent.

Vikes no match for sharpshooting Berries

The Huntington North boys’ varsity basketball team didn’t have enough firepower to get past sharp-shooting host Logansport, losing 74-59 on Friday, Jan. 30.

The Berries burned up the nets, sinking 24 of 40 shots for 60 percent. Despite their shooting clinic, the Vikings managed to hang around for most of the game. Coach Rob Irwin’s squad trailed just 24-20 after the first quarter and 37-34 at intermission, hitting 14 of 27 field goals for 51.9 percent, which included 6 of 12 three-pointers for 50 percent.

Lady Vikings take early lead to top Logansport

Photo by Steve Clark.
Ellie Lawson.

The Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team took a big lead early on cold-shooting host Logansport and never looked back, winning 55-47 on Friday, Jan. 30.

The Lady Vikings raced out to a 13-2 lead in the first quarter and enjoyed a 27-12 halftime advantage against their North Central Conference foes, who converted only 5 of 29 field goal attempts in the opening stanza for 19.2 percent. Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad was up 38-25 going into the final frame, where the Lady Berries scored 22 points to the visitors’ 17 to make the final score look closer than it actually was.

Crestview boys win in first round of NELMSC tourney

The Crestview Middle School boys’ eighth grade basketball team dispatched Wawasee, 46-31, in the first round of the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference Tournament on Thursday, Jan. 29, at Lakeview Middle School, in Warsaw.

Hank Pulver and Sawyer Stoltz scored 14 points apiece while Keegan Bartrom tallied 11 for the Cougars, 16-3.

The Crestview seventh-graders also won, 39-35.

Aiden Hosler and Jordan Hollowell dropped in 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Cougs, 8-8.

Wrestling sectional in progress

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North’s Zach Johnson (left) has the upper hand on his opponent in their match at 113 pounds in the quarterfinals of the New Haven Wrestling Sectional earlier today, Saturday, Jan. 31. Johnson won via pin and advanced to the semifinals. The meet is currently in progress.

Hacker, Barton lead way as HNHS swimboys beat Manchester

Senior Walter Hacker and sophomore Cody Barton each got a pair of individual wins to help lead the Huntington North High School boys' swim team past host Manchester, 102-61, on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Hacker triumphed in the 200-yard freestyle, in 1:58.69, and the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:01.07, while Barton claimed the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:20.12, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:09.31.

Junior Zane Cozad added a fifth individual win for HNHS with his victory in the 100-yard freestyle, in :55.70.

Helmich, Schenkel pace HNHS swimgirls to win over Manchester

Emma Helmich and Katie Schenkel both won two individual events and had hands in two relays victories to lead the Huntington North High school girls' swim team to a 102-61 win over visiting Manchester on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Helmich, a sophomore, took the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:15.75, and the 100-yard freestyle, in 1:01.56, while Schenkel, a senior, was top shelf in the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:30.89, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:16.43.

Reust's buzzer-beater gives frosh Vikes OT win

Cade Reust hit a three-pointer just before the buzzer in overtime to give the Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team a 30-27 win over host Jay County on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Reust's trey, off an assist from Mitchell Geller, pushed the Vikings to 9-5 on the season.

Jarret Gray led the team in scoring with nine points, while Gray added eight to go along with six steals. Geller added six points and three assists, and Collin Landrum added five points, six steals and three assists.

Good shooting, balanced scoring lead Lady Vikes over Harrison

Three players posted double-digit scoring totals for the Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team in a 66-59 win over host Lafayette Harrison on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Junior Madi Canady scored 15 points, junior Hannah Stoffel tallied 14 and junior Sarah Fryman netted 12 of 5 of 7 shooting to give the Lady Vikings their seventh win against 11 losses and third North Central Conference victory versus five defeats.