Hot Homestead lights up Vikes

Host Homestead torched the nets with 60 percent shooting on the way to a 72-45 defeat of the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team on Wednesday, Nov. 26, in the Vikings' season-opener.

The Vikings had no answer for the Spartans' hot shooting, connecting on only 17 of 47 shots from the field themselves for just 36.2 percent.

Homestead took a 16-14 lead after the first quarter but really put a hurt on the Vikings with a 24-7 advantage in the second quarter, giving the Spartans a 40-21 halftime lead.

Hacker, Cozad lead HNHS swimmers past Canterbury in opener

Huntington North's Zane Cozad rips through the water on the butterfly leg of the 200-yard individual medley during the Vikings' season-opener on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The Vikings won big, 114-48.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Walter Hacker and sophomore Zane Cozad each won two individual events and participated on two winning relay teams to lead the Huntington North High School boys' swim team over visiting Fort Wayne Canterbury,114-48, on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The Vikings kicked off their season in fine style, winning 11 of the 12 events.

Hacker won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.19 to lead HNHS to a top-three sweep as Canterbury didn't have any swimmers in the event. The senior then came back to win the 500-yard freestyle, in 5:51.68.

Woll, Hinen push HU past Marian

Daniel Woll and Derek Hinen combined to score nine of the final 10 points for the Huntington University men's basketball team as it pulled away from host Marian University for a 58-53 win on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

A pair of free throws by Woll at the 6:07 mark broke a 48-48 tie and started HU toward its ninth win in 10 outings this season. Woll then followed that with a three-pointer, and Hinen scored on a layup after a Marian free throw for a 55-49 lead.

Snider uses turnover points to down HNHS hoop girls

Huntington North forward Aly Grabner pops an open jump shot toward the basket against visiting Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Fort Wayne Snider used points off of turnovers to stop the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team, 75-56, on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The Lady Panthers doubled up on HNHS scoring off of turnovers, 22-11, to send the Lady Vikings to their third defeat in four outings this season.

HNHS took a 15-8 lead after the first quarter but saw Snider use a 21-8 second quarter advantage to lead at halftime, 29-23. The margin ballooned to 53-36 by the end of the third quarter.

Schenkel continues winning ways but Canterbury clips HNHS swimgirls

Huntington North junior Maggie Warpup competes in the 500-yard freestyle against visiting Fort Wayne Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Warpup placed second.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Katie Schenkel continued her winning ways but the Huntington North High School girls' swim team was clipped, 85-82 by visiting Fort Wayne Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Schenkel, a senior, had a hand in four of the six HNHS wins on the evening, capturing the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke as well as swimming legs on the victorious 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams. Schenkel took the IM in 2:31.06 as she and Maggie Warpup went 1-2 for the best Lady Viking finish of the meet. She came back to win the breaststroke in 1:15.37.

HU women let second-half lead slip away in loss

The Huntington University women's basketball team let a second-half lead slip away and wound up an 82-73 loser to visiting Marian University on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The Foresters 6-2 overall and 0-1 in the Crossroads League, held a seven-point advantage at 55-48 with 13:41 to play, but Marian, 7-1, 1-0, took a 65-64 lead seven minutes later that it would not relinquish. Marian grew the margin to eight points before HU cut it back to three on a Miranda Palmer's three-point play, but the Knights held on via the free-throw line.

CMS hoop boys top Norwell

The Crestview Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team topped visiting Norwell, 48-43, on Monday, Nov. 24.

Hank Pulver scored 17 points while Trey Williams and Sawyer Stoltz each added 12 to help the Cougars improve to 3-0.

Lady Vikes' 'C" team tops Bellmont

The Huntington North High School girls' "C" team basketball squad beat visiting Bellmont, 33-23 on Monday, Nov. 24.

Larissa Johnson led the Lady Vikings, 3-2, with 12 points.

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.