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Vikings' hoop season ends at regional

Huntington North's Zach Daugherty tries to look past the defense of Zionsville's Brandon Vernon near the basket in action at the Logansport Boys' Basketball Regional Tournament on Saturday, March 9. The Vikings lost, 52-41, to end a 22-5 season.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team with a 52-41 loss to Zionsville in the semifinals of the Logansport Regional on Saturday, March 9.

Isaiah Thompson scored a game-high 24 points to help give Zionsville, 21-5, a berth in the regional championship game later in the day against Carmel. The Greyhounds topped Northrop, 58-42, in the day’s first contest.

Jr. Lady Vikes win tourney


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The sixth-grade Junior Lady Vikings recently won the Norwell Tournament. Team members are (front row from left) Emma Daugherty, Cameron Working, Haiden Bailey, Addison Funk and Brooklyn Buzzard; and (back row from left) Coach Chad Daugherty, Grace Michel, Molly Daugherty, Hannah Haupert, Marissa Trout, Leah Hertel and Coach Phil Bailey.

Cumberlands double dips HU baseball team

The Huntington University baseball team wrapped up a busy weekend with a pair of losses on Saturday, March 2, to host No. 19 University of the Cumberlands, falling 8-5 and 6-4.

The Foresters, 4-5, were actually one out away from winning the first game, but the hosts’ Raudy Martinez blasted a two-run home run to knot things at 5-all. Another homer gave Cumberlands the win.

HU softball team starts off with twinbill loss to No. 13 LWC

The 2019 schedule-makers didn’t do the Huntington University softball team any favors as it started off its season with a doubleheader loss to No. 13 Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday afternoon, March 2, at the visitors’ Sparks Park.

Wilson, already 8-0 heading into the games, dumped the Foresters without allowing a run, winning 7-0 and 1-0.

LWC scored in each of the first game’s first five frames, highlighted by a three-run fourth which included one of the Blue Raiders’ two dingers in the game.

Dirr grabs pair of All-American badges at indoor championships

Huntington University senior Aspen Dirr is wrapping up her final year with a bang as she claimed her second and third All-American badges of the year at the 2019 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships on Saturday, March 2, at Dakota State University.

Dirr, who picked up an All-American badge this past fall in the cross country nationals, got her second with a fifth-place effotrt in the mile, and then two hours later got her third with a third-place finish in the 1,000-meter run.

Lady Vike Eckert 11th at regional gymnastics

Huntington North junior Aleah Eckert is in the middle of a tumbllng run in floor exercise at the Huntington North Regional Gymnastics Tournament on Saturday, March 2. Eckert placed 11th to end her season.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North junior Aleah Eckert placed 11th out of 28 competitors in floor exercise at the Huntington North Gymnastics Regional on Saturday, March 2.

Eckert, competing as an individual, scored an 8.625 for her placing. Only the top six place finishers advance to state on Saturday, March 9, at Noblesville.

Mr. 400


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School Head Boys' Basketball Coach Craig Teagle cuts a piece of the net down during the Vikings' celebration of winning the championship of the Fort Wayne Wayne Boys' Basketball Sectional on Saturday night, March 2. The victory was the milestone 400th win of Teagle's coaching career.

Vikings claim first sectional hoop title in 18 years

The Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team won the Wayne Sectional on Saturday, March 2. The Vikings beat the host Wayne Generals, 51-40. Team members are (kneeling from left) managers Cassidy Sandlin, Liberty Tabor, Breanna Cook and Karli Cannici; and (standing from left) assistant coaches Jim Ryan and Sam Ryan, Deven Newcomb, Assistant Coach Ben Ryan, Keegan Bartrom, Jordan Hollowell, Brett Kaylor, Zach Daugherty, Hank Pulver, Sawyer Stoltz, Garrett Trout, Mitchell Gerber, Adam Zahn, Trey Williams, Samuel Thompson, Aidan Hosler, Assistant Coach Matt Hinds, Head Coach Craig Teagle and Assistant Coach Brant Brown. Photo by Steve Clark.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Behind four double-digit scoring efforts, the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team triumphed over Wayne, 51-40, in the championship game of the Wayne Sectional on Saturday, March 2.

The Vikings, 22-4, got 13 points from senior Zach Daugherty, 12 apiece from senior Trey Williams and junior Jordan Hollowell and 11 from senior Sawyer Stoltz. With those four executing on offense, Huntington North had all the firepower it needed to dispatch the host Generals and capture its first sectional title since the 2000-01 season.

Pulver, Viking 'D' dumps South in sectional semifinal

Huntington North's Brett Kaylor goes up for a shot against Fort Wayne South Side on Friday night, March 1, at the Fort Wayne Wayne Boys' Basketball Sectional. The Vikings won, 53-32 to advance to the championship game tonight, Saturday, March 2, against the host school.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Denying double-figure scoring in three of the four quarters, the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team dumped Fort Wayne South Side on Friday, March 1, 53-32, to advance to the championship game of the Fort Wayne Wayne Boys’ Basketball Sectional tonight, Saturday, March 2.

The Vikings, 21-4, will face host Wayne, 15-9, at 7 p.m. for the right to advance to next week’s Logansport regional.

A. McCutcheon pitches Foresters to twinbill split

Alex McCutcheon pitched five innings of two-hit, one-run ball to help the Huntington University baseball team get a doubleheader split on Friday, March 1, against No. 19 University of Cumberlands at Doyle Buhl Stadium.

The Foresters wound up with a 9-4 win in the nightcap behind McCutcheon after falling, 7-1, in the opener.

Huntington Gymastics Academy hosts Chalk It Up Championship

The Huntington Gymnastics Academy hosted the Chalk It Up Championship Meet on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse.

Several gymnasts from the local academy competed and placed at the event.

Stoltz nets 20 as Vikings top Spartans in sectional opening round

Sawyer Stoltz (left), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team, scores two of his game-high 20 points in the first half of a contest against Homestead in the first round of the Wayne Boys’ Basketball Sectional on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The Vikings triumphed over the Spartans, 48-34, to advance to the sectional semifinals.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Sawyer Stoltz scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team to a 48-34 victory over Homestead in the first round of the Wayne Sectional on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Stoltz, a senior, tallied 12 points in the second half, which saw the Vikings leading narrowly, 33-30, by the close of the third quarter. After three competitive frames that featured nine lead changes and five ties, Coach Craig Teagle’s squad changed the complexion of the game in the fourth, tossing in 15 points while limiting the Spartans to just four to cruise to the win.

Huntington Gymnastics Academy hosts Chalk It Up Chamionship Meet

The Huntington Gymnastics Academy hosted the Chalk It Up Championship Meet on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse.

Several gymnasts from the local academy competed and placed at the event.

Prairie State edges HU netmen

The Huntington University men’s tennis team got edged by host Prairie State College, 4-5, on Saturday, Feb. 23.

The match started off promising for the Foresters, 9-6, who won two of the three tilts in doubles play. Illia Turaba and Sebastian Salas were victorious in the second match for Huntington, outlasting Renan Caleffo and Ulises Barradas, 9-8. The third contest saw Giovanni Martinez and Luke Buttermore dispatch Panashe Garah and Natnael Fekadu, 8-5. Ignacio Poncio and Niko Rongos fell in the No. 1 tilt, 6-8, to Jofre Tura and Marek Slojewski.

Cornerstone Alliance to open sign-up for Upward Soccer March 2

Cornerstone Alliance Church, in Roanoke, will open registration for its Upward Soccer program on Saturday, March 2.

The program is open to children in preschool through sixth grade. The season will begin on June 15, with games played every Saturday morning.

To register, visit www.upward.org/leagues/UPW68355.

For more information, call Rob Hooker at 672-2257 or visit www.CornerstoneRoanoke.com. Cornerstone Alliance Church is located at 5833E-900N, Roanoke.

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