HU women come up short to Marian

The Huntington University women’s basketball team came up short to host Marian University, losing 72-61 on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

After a tight first quarter that ended with the Foresters trailing by just a point, 20-19, the eighth-ranked Knights pulled away in the second, outscoring Coach Lori Culler’s squad 22-13 to take a 42-32 lead into the half. Huntington cut the deficit to single digits by the close of the third, 56-49, but got outscored 16-12 in the final frame to sustain the loss.

Hall of fame inductees

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Athletic Department inducted five new members to its Hall of Fame at halftime of a boys’ basketball game on Friday. Jan. 11, at North Arena. Inductees are (from left) Tammy Newsome Blomeke, Clark Chambers, Dan Hildebrand, Dave Kaylor and Diane Poulson Miller.

Shaw gets only HNHS win as Lady Vike swimmers lose to Norwell

Huntington North freshman Victoria Donaldson swims the first leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay during a meet against visiting Norwell on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Laney Shaw picked up the lone win of the meet for the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team in a 116-51 defeat to visiting Norwell on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Shaw, a junior, led a 1-3 finish by HNHS in the 100-yard butterfly, winning the race in 1:14.54, with teammate Macy Lange third in 1:21.77.

Shaw was also involved in the only other double-scoring event for the Lady Vikings, taking second in the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:15.04, while teammate Morgan Cogar took third in 1:20.04.

Davidson lone HMHS winner as swimboys fall to Norwell

Cole Davidson got the lone win of the meet for the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team in a 124-34 loss to visiting Norwell on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Davidson, a sophomore, won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:28.78.

Davidson also got one of three runner-up finishes for HNHS, doing so in the 100-yard freestyle in :59.64.

Senior Keegan Mautz and freshman Colten Schulte got the other two runner-up slots for the Vikings. Mautz was No. 2, in the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:08.55, and Schulte was second in the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:05.63.

Riverview boys sweep East Noble on hardwood

It took an overtime for the eighth-graders, but the Riverview Middle School boys’ basektball teams swept visiting East Noble on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The Raider eighth-graders won 39-34 in the extra frame contest, while the seventh grade Raiders earned a 32-24 win.

Brayden Vogt scored 11 points, Caden Husband scored 10 points and Lawson Doyle had nine to lead the Riverview eighth grade team.

Riverview jumped out to a 10-2 lead after the first quarter and still held a 15-10 lead at halftime. East Noble led 27-26 after three quarters.

Marian spurt sinks Foresters

Host Marian turned a 10-10 tie after 10 minute into a 51-31 halftime lead on the way to an 89-63 win over the Huntington University men’s basketball team on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The second of two Caleb Middlesworth triples knotted things at 10-all at 16:36, but from that point on Marian doubled the production of the Foresters on the way to their 17th win in 21 games.

HU dropped to 13-8 on the season, 3-6 in the Crossroads League.

Robrock to continue career at HU

Photo by Steve Clark.

Maddy Robrock (seated center), a senior at Huntington North High School, signed a letter of intent on Monday, Jan. 14, to continue her basketball career at Huntington University. Present at the signing were her mother, Shaana (seated left), and father, Brad (seated right), and (standing from left) Joanne Green, HU women’s basketball assistant coach; Heidi Lawson, HNHS girls’ basketball head coach; and Lori Culler, HU women’s basketball head coach.

Lady Eagles rain 3s on Lady Vikes

Strong three-point shooting helped host Columbia City stick the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team with a 67-47 loss on Monday, Jan. 14.

The Lady Eagles hit 10 treys in 16 attempts. Olivia Shearer highlighted that showing with a 5 of 7 effort from beyond the arc.

Behind that solid long-range marksmanship, Columbia City took a 16-6 lead in the first quarter, went into the half up 28-20 and took a 54-33 advantage into the final frame.

HU bowlers defend crown at Buckeye Baker Classic

For the second year in a row, the Huntington University men’s bowling team won the Buckeye Baker Classic, held Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13, at HP Lanes, in Columbus, OH.

The tournament format featured 36 Baker games, after which the field was cut to the top eight for match play.

In Baker play, the Foresters posted a score of 6,625, which reflected an average score of 183.56 per game. Match play saw the squad raise its average to 201.75 per game.

HU Bowling women second at Buckeye Baker Classic

The Huntington University women’s bowling team finished second at the Buckeye Baker Classic, held Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13, at HP Lanes, in Columbus, OH.

The Foresters took the lead in the 12-team field by toppling 5,988 pins across the tournament’s 36 Baker games. The team posted an average score of 166.33 per game. Once in match play, the squad stepped up the scoring pace by increasing its average to 176 a game.

Aschliman sets conference record in butterfly at NE8 meet

Allie Aschliman set a conference record in the 100-yard butterfly and earned first-team all-conference honors to highlight the day for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team at the Northeast 8 Conference Championship Meet on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Norwell.

Aschliman, a junior, won the 100 butterfly with a clocking of 1:01.24. She also earned runner-up honors in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 2:08.56. With those gold and silver efforts to her credit, she claimed one of the nine spots on the conference’s top team.

HNHS swimmers sixth at NE8 meet

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity swim team finished sixth at the Northeast 8 Conference Championship Meet on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Norwell.

The Vikings were paced by Keegan Mautz, who produced a pair of top 10 finishes. The senior claimed sixth in the 200-yard individual medley, clocking in at 2:24.48, and eighth in the 100-yard freestyle, in :57.63.

Freshman Colt Schulte also posted a sixth place finish for Huntington North, touching the wall in 1:04.57 in the 100-yard backstroke.

Mohr, Foresters upset No. 16 IWU women

Huntington University guard Maddie Richer drives past and Indiana Wesleyan University defender in Saturday's action at Platt Arena. The Foresters upset the No. 16 Wildcats, 67-59.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Junior Erin Mohr hit 8 of 11 hosts from the field on the way to a career-high 18 points as the Huntington University women’s basketball team upset 16th-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University, 67-59, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Platt Arena.

Sarah Fryman led all scorers with 22 points as HU improved to 12-7 overall, 5-3 in Crossroads League play.

RMS 8th-grade boys fall to Dekalb in tourney title game

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade boy’s basketball team lost to DeKalb, 37-32 in the championship game of the DeKalb Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 12.

The Raiders had advanced to the title match by defeating East Noble, 33-30, earlier in the day.

Riverview took a 7-5 lead on Dekalb in the first quarter of the championship match, but DeKalb held a 15-11 lead at the half. The hosts expanded their margin to 29-21 after three quarters.

Brayden Voght led Riverview with nine points. Colt Hacker, Lawson Doyle and Caden Husband each tallied six.

Third-ranked IWU flexes muscles in big win over Foresters

Third-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University flexed its muscles against the Huntington University men’s basketball team in a 105-69 loss for the Foresters on Saturday, Jan. 12.

The Wildcats, 17-3 overall and 6-2 in the Crossroads League, surpassed the century mark for the fourth time this season by connecting on 42 of 69 shots from the field for a sizzling 60.9 percent. The Foresters, meanwhile, could only hit 24 of 61 fielders for 39.3 percent as they fell to 13-7 on the season, 3-5 in league play.