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HU women fall to Cumberland U

The Huntington University (HU) women’s basketball team got off to a hot start on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Dallas Floyd Arena only to watch their advantage slip away early in the fourth quarter to suffer a 58-45 road loss to Cumberland University (CU).

The Foresters were clicking on all cylinders to start the contest, racing out to a 23-9 lead after the first quarter. The visitors shot 60.0 percent in the opening stanza while limiting the Phoenixes to just four field goals on 26.7 percent shooting. Erica Zook led the charge with nine points, which included a buzzer-beating three.

HN girls hoops take on Wawasee Shootout

Huntington North High School (HNHS) freshman Marissa Trout shoots a free throw during a recent girls basketball game at North Arena.
Photo by Emily Wyatt.

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) girls recently traveled to Wawasee High School to compete in the Wawasee Shootout on Thursday, Dec. 30, earning two wins.

The first game featured the Lady Vikings taking on Wawasee, winning a close game of 46-41. The Lady Vikes were down by 10 with just five minutes to go, but with the team managing a late-in-the-game surge, they were able to take the lead and the win.

Grace Sell led the Lady Vikes with 22 points. Emma Daugherty and Leah Campbell followed, chipping in nine points and six points, respectively.

HN boys overcome two teams in tournament

Zach Hubartt drives toward the basket.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

The Huntington North High School varsity boys basketball team hosted the Holiday Hoops tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 30.

After ending their game against the Snider High School Panthers just shy of a win, the team had a few hours of break time before they took on the Lake Central High School Indians.

Huntington’s Zach Hubartt was on fire during the game, scoring 32 of the team’s 65 points over the course of the game. He was followed by Will Hotch-
kiss, who earned 14 points.  Austin Oswalt added eight.

HNHS boys basketball hosts Holiday Hoops tournament

Will Hotchkiss, a Huntington North High School varsity basketball player, leaps up to make a two-point shot during the Wednesday, Dec. 29, Holiday Hoops Tournament game against Snider High School.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) boys varsity basketball team spent part of their break from school hosting the Holiday Hoops Tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 30, starting with a 10 a.m. tipoff on Wednesday against Snider High School.

The Vikings started off strong, with senior Zach Hubartt getting the team on the board with a successful three-point shot. A minute later, Will Hotchkiss earned two more points and Hubartt quickly followed with another three to give HNHS an eight-point lead before the Panthers even got on the board.

Upcoming HNHS sporting events

Upcoming Viking Athletics:

Monday, Jan. 3 through Saturday, Jan. 8

Tuesday, Jan. 4
5:30 p.m. – girls varsity swimming vs. DeKalb High School.
5:30 p.m. – boys varsity swimming vs. DeKalb High School.
6 p.m. – girls junior varsity basketball vs. Eastbrook High School.
6:30 p.m. – junior varsity wrestling at Oak Hill High School.
6:30 p.m. – varsity gymnastics at DeKalb High School.
7:30 p.m. – girls varsity basketball vs. Eastbrook High School.

Lady Vikes earn Indy road win

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) Lady Vikings basketball team headed off to Indianapolis to take on Indianapolis Cathedral with a 9-3 record, and after facing their hosts, came home with their 10th win of the season.

The Lady Vikings were led with a balanced offensive attack and ended the evening with a score of 42-18.

Taylor Double and Grace Sell each earned double-digit points for the team, 12 and 11 points, respectively. Leah Campbell earned nine and Molly Daugherty earned eight.

Bowlers advance to regional

Photo provided.

Featured above are the four competitors that will be competing in the regional bowling competition after successfully claiming a sectional champtionship title. They are Kayla Hershberger, from Belmont High School, Kiersten Arivett of Huntington North High School (HNHS), Jaycie Smith, of HNHS, and Avery Hunt, of Bluffton High School.

HU men take Dec. 20 win over Madonna U

Featured above, Huntington University (HU) freshman Lane Sparks looks for an opening on the basketball court during a recent game at Platt Arena.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Huntington University (HU) men’s basketball team never trailed Monday, Dec. 20, at Alliance Catholic Credit Union Arena to head into Christmas break with a 91-85 win over Madonna University. With this win, the Foresters improve to 12-3 on the year.

Zach Goodline scored nine of his team’s first 13 points for an early HU advantage of 13-7. The first five minutes included the game’s only tie at 5-5 as the Foresters’ lead hovered right around 10 points most of the day.

Huntington North wrestling team goes 5-0 at Wapahani  HS

Huntington North High School wrestler Luke Teusch (right) takes on his opponent on senior night.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Huntington North High School (HNHS) wrestling team traveled to Wapahani High School to compete in the Wapahani Raider Rumble on Saturday, Dec. 18, going undefeated overall as a team.
School scores are as follows:

HNHS vs. Eastbrook High School: 51-30.
HNHS vs. Eastern Hancock High School: 46-27.
HNHS vs. Knightstown High School: 54-21.
HNHS vs. Shenandoah High School: 49-18.

Riverview MS shares recent basketball results

The following is a compilation of recent Riverview Middle School (RMS) girls basketball scores for seventh and eighth grade.

RMS vs. DeKalb
 Middle School

Eighth grade, 20 to 11. Leading scorers for RMS were Lynnsey Degitz with nine and Claire Shafer with six.
Seventh grade, 15 to 26. Leading scorers for RMS were Ella Doyle with five points and Elizabeth Machielson with four.

HN girls top Bishop Dwenger

Taylor Double attempts a free throw.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Huntington North High School girls basketball team earned two wins recently, first on Wednesday, Dec. 15, against Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School, and then again over the weekend against Leo High School.

The Lady Vikings had a balanced attack against Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, ending the night 55-28. Marissa Trout led the charge with 14 points. She was followed by Grace Sell with 13 and Taylor Double with nine. With that win, the Lady Vikings season record was upped to 7-3.

Forester women suffer loss against Lawrence Tech U

The Huntington University (HU) women’s basketball team wrapped up the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule on Saturday, Dec. 18, with a 74-59 loss to Lawrence Tech University (LTU) at Don Rider Field House.

 It’s just the second time these two squads have clashed with the Foresters enjoying a 64-50 win last year in the inaugural meeting.