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Lady Vikes lose lead, game to Bishop Luers

Huntington North's Meg McDonald goes up for a layup with several Bishop Luers defenders around her in action Thursday night, Dec. 3, at North Arena. The Lady Vikes lost, 51-46.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team lost a fourth quarter lead and subsequently the game, 51-46, to visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Luers on Tuesday night, Dec. 3.

The Lady Vikings, 5-3, held a 36-30 lead at the end of the third quarter, but got outscored in the final frame, 21-10. Thirteen of the Luers points came from the free-throw line.

Leah Campbell scored 13 points and Reece Colclesser had 12 to lead the Lady Vikes. Katelynn Arnold added 10 points and Taylor Double notched six.

Trio of double-winners not quite nough for HNHS swimgirls

A trio of double winners was not quite enough for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team as it lost to host East Noble, 94-84.

Laney Shaw won both shorter freestyle races, Allie Aschliman won both the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke and MacAleese triumphed in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke. Additionally, all three girls swam legs on the Lady Vikings’ victorious 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams.

The Lady Vikes are 2-2 on the season.

Platt scores 31 to lead Foresters past Maple Leafs

Huntington University guard Konner Platt drives to the hoop against a pair of Goshen College defenders in action Tuesday night, Dec. 3, at Platt Arena. Platt scored 31 points to lead the Foresters to a 75-66 win.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Konner Platt scored 31 points to lead the Huntington University men’s basketball team past visiting Goshen College, 75-66, on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Platt, a senior, went 12 of 13 from the free-throw line for his outburst, which helped HU improve to 5-4 on the season and 1-1 in the Crossroads League.

HU held a 35-24 lead at halftime but Goshen got to within four points at 68-64 with 1:41 remaining to go, before HU regrouped to get the win.

Spencer Ballinger scored 13 points as Platt’s wingman and Caleb Middlesworth and Peyton West each added eight.

Lady Vike swimmers win big over South Side

Getting eight individual wins and sweeping the relays pushed the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team to a 109-54 blowout win over visiting Fort Wayne South Side on Monday night, Dec. 2.

Allie Aschliman, Mya MacAleese and Laney Shaw were each double winners for the Lady Vikings, 2-1 on the season. Alyssa Brinkman and Jacee Dammeier each got one win apiece.

Stoffel honored


Photo by Steve Clark.

Hannah Stoffel (left), a 2016 graduate of Huntington North High School, was recognized at halftime of a Huntington North girls’ basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 26, for winning the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship race on Nov. 22 in Vancouver, WA. Stoffel is a junior at Huntington University. With Stoffel is Huntington North Principal Rief Gilg.

Horton leads Indians past Vikings, 57-45

Mississinewa guard Anthony Horton proved to be an almost unstoppable force as he led the host Indians past the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team, 57-45, on Saturday night, Nov. 30.

Horton connected on 9 of 10 shots from the field on the way to a 21-point performance, and he added six steals and three assists on the way to sending HNHS to 0-2 on the season.

The Vikings were down 13-11 after the first quarter and Mississinewa opened up a 29-21 lead by halftime. A 21-9 third quarter advantage gave the Indians a 50-30 lead heading into the final frame.

Chesterman, Johnson, blaze to wins at 15th annual Turkey Trot

Lauren Johnson (left) and her husband, Nick, finish up the 5K portion of the 15th annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 mile Walk on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28. Lauren Johnson was the top female finisher of the race, clocking in at 16:59.8, and her husband won men's 30 to 34 age group at 16:58.8. The Johnsons, of Huntington, are an assistant and head cross country coach, respectively, at Huntington University.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Elijah Chesterman, of Huntington, won the 5K portion of the Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, in Huntington.

Chesterman, a Huntington University junior, crossed the finish line in 15:21.6.

Lauren Johnson, of Huntington, was the race’s top female competitor. Johnson, an assistant cross country coach at HU, clocked in at 16:59.8.

Winners by age group were:

Local wins 15th annual Turkey Trot


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington University junior Elijah Chesterman streaks to victory in the 15th annual Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk this morning, Thursday, Nov. 28. Chesterman is a Huntington native. Approximately 1,100 runners and walkers participated in the fund-raiser.

Vikings lose season-opener to Spartans on hardwood

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team lost its season-opener to visiting Homestead, 51-27, on Wednesday night, Nov. 27.

Jordan Hollowell scored two-thirds of the points for the Vikings, netting 18 by hitting 4 of 6 from the field and connecting on 9 of 10 free throw tries. Only three other Vikings even made it into the scoring column.

Homestead jumped out to a 13-4 lead after one quarter but HNHS cut the margin down to six at halftime, trailing 22-16. Homestead outscored the Vikes 20-5 in the third quarter to take a 42-21 lead into the final frame.

HNHS swimgirls rout Canterbury

Allie Aschliman, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team, takes a breath as she competes in the 200-yard individual medley during a meet against visiting Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The Lady Vikings won the meet, 92-68.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team routed visiting Canterbury, 92-68, on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

No. 7 SAU dispatches HU men

Spring Arbor University dispatched the Huntington University men’s basketball team, 88-78, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Platt Arena.

The Cougars, ranked No. 7 in the nation, led from wire to wire. The Foresters trailed 44-30 after the first half. Coach Ty Platt’s squad managed to whittle the visitors’ lead down to just two points, 53-51, by the 13:15 mark in the second stanza, but Spring Arbor countered with a 10-0 run to go back in front by a comfortable margin for the remainder of the game.

Fryman's career-best 35 carries HU over SAU

Behind a career-high 35 points from Sarah Fryman, the Huntington University women’s basketball team triumphed over visiting Spring Arbor University, 74-67, on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Fryman, a senior, drained 13 of 19 shots from the field. She shined from beyond the arc, going 5 of 5.

Lady Vikes lose to Homestead

Taylor Double (left), a freshman on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team, launches a three-pointer during a game against visiting Homestead on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The Lady Vikings fell to the Lady Spartans, 46-34.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team suffered a 46-34 defeat to visiting Homestead on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

After a tight opening quarter that saw the Lady Vikings trailing by just a point, 14-13, the Lady Spartans pulled away in the second. Homestead tossed in 13 points while holding Coach Matt Hinds’ squad to six to go into the half with a 27-19 advantage. The visitors expanded their lead to 42-27 by the end of three frames.

Local gymnasts bring home honors from own HGA Turkey Tumble Nov. 17

Alana Bonham, a gymnast with Huntington Gymnastics Academy, performs on the balance beam during the Turkey Tumble gymnastics meet on Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse.
Photo provided.

The Huntington Gymnastics Academy held the Turkey Tumble gymnastics meet on Nov. 17 in the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse.

Many local gymnasts performed at the meet.

Colclesser starts hot as Lady Vikes down Northfield

Huntington North guard Leah Campbell guns one from downtown in the Lady Vikings 42-20 win over visiting Northfield on Saturday night, Nov. 23.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Reece Coclesser scored seven of her game-high 10 points in the opening frame as the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team topped visiting Northfield, 42-20 on Saturday night, Nov. 23.

The Lady Vikings, 5-1, held a 9-4 lead at the end of the first frame and led 25-10 at halftime. They were up 31-14 heading into the final stanza.

Grace Sell added nine points and Leah Campbell had eight for HNHS.

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