Sports

Frosh Baker qualifies four times for gymnastics regional

Jessica Baker.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School freshman Jessica Baker won the balance beam and qualified for regional in four events at the Muncie Central Girls' Gymnastics Sectional on Saturday, March 7.

The Lady Vikings as a team finished fourth, missing by one spot of advancing on to next week's regional, to be held Friday, March 13, at North Arena.

HNHS scored a 96.600. Marion won the team contest with 101.975 points, Jay County finished second with 98.213 and Muncie Central got the last qualifying spot with a 96.975.

Twelve teams competed.

HNHS boys fall to Marion in sectional championship

Viking guard Taylor Harris challenges a taller Marion defender in the Huntington North Boys' Basketball Sectional championship game on Saturday, March 7.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Scott Wood pumped in 27 points to lead visiting Marion over the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team, 52-36, in the championship game of the Huntington North Sectional Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 7.

The Vikings, finishing their season at 8-14, fought the 20-3 Giants to a 10-10 draw after the first quarter of play, but then scored only six points in each of the next two frames to put themselves in a 34-22 deficit heading into the final period.

Vikings to face Marion in sectional finals Saturday night

Huntington North High School forward Jordan Beaver goes up for a shot over Drew Sery of Homestead in the Vikings' 56-47 sectional win on Friday night, March 6.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School boy’s basketball team advanced to the championship of the Huntington North Sectional Basketball Tournament by beating Homestead, 56-47, on Friday, March 6.

The Vikings, 8-13, will face North Central Conference foe Marion, 19-3, in the finals tonight, Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at North Arena. Marion got the championship contest by defeating Jay County, 47-32, on Friday night.

Tannan Peters and Taylor Harris led the Vikings with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Peters also led the team in rebounding with eight boards.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 233; Bill Reed, 192; Billy Mundy, 187.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 581; Bill Reed, 507; Billy Mundy, 493.
Women's High Game: Rosalyn Hughes, 133; Sharon Wymer, 126; Billie Smith, 124.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 349; Rosalyn Hughes, 341; Sharon Wymer 336.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +65; Rosalyn Hughes, +59; Dick Wymer, +34.
Top Teams: The B's, 36-4; Team #3, 24-16; Team #2, 22-18.

HU to face Jamestown in NAIA Division II basketball tournament opener

Huntington University women's basketball team coach, Lori Culler, cuts down a piece of the net after HU beat Taylor last Monday night, March 2, to win the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament crown.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington University will face the No. 8 at-large team, Jamestown, from North Dakota, on Thursday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m. in its opening round game of the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament in Sioux City, IA.

The HU women, 24-6, drew the fourth seed in their bracket, while Jamestown, 20-9, drew the No. 5 seed.

HU earned its ticket to the tourney by winning the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament last Monday night, March 2. The Forester women defeated Taylor, 65-60.

7 HU track and field athletes at indoor nationals

Nick Johnson.
Photo provided.

Seven Huntington University track and field athletes will compete in the NAIA Indoor National Track and Field Championships Thursday, March 5, through Saturday, March 7 in Johnson City, TN.

The group of seven includes former Huntington North High School track standout Nick Johnson, who earned his fourth consecutive opportunity to compete at nationals by qualifying in the 5,000-meter race. His time of 14:59.58 on Feb. 14 at the DePauw Indoor Invitational has him seeded ninth in the event.

Johnson is a senior exercise science major.

HU women beat Taylor to win MCC tournament

Huntington University women's basketball player Ryleigh Carr goes in for two points during the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament championship game against Taylor on Monday, March 3.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Jenna Donaldson hit a clutch 3-pointer late in the game and added four free throws in the waning moments to help the Huntington University women’s basketball team claim the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament crown over visiting Taylor University, 65-60 on Monday, March 2.

Donaldson’s trey with 8:30 to play gave the Forester women, 24-6, the lead for good at 49-47. She then hit four free throws as time wound down to help HU, ranked 16th in the NAIA, hold off the 25th-ranked Taylor women.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

PASTIME
Men's High Game: Dave Satchwill, 267; Allan Burris, 258.
Men's High Series: Allan Burris, 725; Dave Satchwill, 706.
Most Over: Josh Bowers, +82; Rex Luey, +66.

SERVICED MIXED
Women's High Game: Stacey Bischoff, 243; Jenni Elzey, 212.
Women's High Series: Stacey Bischoff, 637; Jenni Elzey, 539.
Most Over: Stacey Bischoff, +62; Jenni Elzey, +36.
Men's High Game: Eric Allred, 246; Ivan Wilhelm, 233.
Men's High Series: Kevin Allred, 639; Matt Elzey, 635.
Most Over: Ivan Wilhelm, +65; Greg McHenry, +64.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 212; Billy Mundy, 211; Bill Reed, 210.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 607; Bill Reed, 602; Billy Mundy, 508.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 183; Billie Smith, 123; Rosalyn Hughes, 123.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 407; Billie Smith, 334; Rosalyn Hughes, 293.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +94; Sharon Wymer, +65; Bill Reed, +44.
Top Teams: The B's, 32-4; Team #3, 23-13; Team #2, 19-17.

HNHS swimmers finish out of money at state championship

Huntington North High School swimmers Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher finished out of the money at the Indiana State Swimming/Diving Championship this weekend.

Ruschhaupt, a junior, earned the top finish for the locals with 19th place in the 100-yard breaststroke, in a new school record time of 1:00.47. He also finished 24th in the 200-yeard individual medley, in 1:58.64.

Scher, also a junior, placed 29th in the 50-yeard freestyle, in :22.19, and 31st in the 100-yard freestyle, in :49.75.

 

Foresters done in by IWU gunners in MCC semifinal

The Huntington University men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome host Indiana Wesleyan University drilling 17 of its first 19 shots from the field and lost in the Mid-Central College Conference semifinals on Saturday, Feb. 28, 88-80.

The Wildcats, 27-5, showed HU why they are ranked sixth in NAIA Division II as they came out of the gate with guns blazing. They wound up hitting 21 of 27 shots for a blazing 77.8 percent in the opening half, and held a comfortable 46-30 lead at the break.

Davenport's assists help HU hold off IWU in MCC semifinal

Lauren Davenport
Photo provided.

Two late assists by Lauren Davenport helped the Huntington University women's basketball team escape visiting Indiana Wesleyan, 67-64, on Friday, Feb. 27, in semifinal action in the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament.

HU, 23-6 and the tourney second seed, will host fourth seed Taylor on Monday, March 2, in the MCC championship contest.

Taylor upset top seed Bethel to earn its berth in the championship contest.

Vikes shell Manchester in regular season finale, 76-25

Huntington North Hgh School forward Jordan Beaver lofts a jump-hook toward the basket in the Vikings' 76-25 win over visiting Manchester on Friday, Feb. 27.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tannan Peters scored 18 points and Taylor Harris had 17 to lead the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team to a 76-25 shellacking of visiting Manchester in the Vikings' regular season finale on Friday, Feb. 27.

Rob Sands added 12 points for HNHS, 7-13, and Will Schenkel had nine.

The Vikings turned a 16-12 first quarter advantage into the start of a blowout with a 19-5 run in the second quarter. A 24-3 beatdown in the third quarter gave them a 59-20 lead heading in the fourth quarter, allowing HNHS Coach Joe Bradburn to give serious minutes to his full bench.

HNHS gymnasts beat South Side, Elmhurst Wednesday

Huntington North High School varsity gymnast Olivia Eckert performs her routine on the uneven bars during the team’s meet against Elmhurst and South Side on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team beat out South Side and Elmhurst to take first place in a meet on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Huntington North had a team score of 100.950 to Elmhurst's 85.890 and South Side's 50.350.

Jessica Baker was the all-around leader and placed first in all four events, vault, bars, beam and floor exercises.

Maryssa Campbell was second all-around and placed second on beam and floor exercises. Olivia Eckert placed third in vault, bars and floor exercises. Macy Good had a second place finish in vault and third in the beam.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 212; Billy Mundy, 211; Bill Reed, 210.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 607; Bill Reed, 602; Billy Mundy, 508.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 183; Billie Smith, 123; Rosalyn Hughes, 123.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 407; Billie Smith, 334; Rosalyn Hughes, 293.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +94; Sharon Wymer, +65; Bill Reed, +44.
Top Teams: The B's, 32-4; Team #3, 23-13; Team #2, 19-17.

Registration to start for Andrews Lions Baseball

Registration for the 2009 season of Andrews Lions Baseball will open on Thursday, March 5.

Participants may sign up on Thursdays, March 5, 13 and 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays, March 7, 14 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All registration sessions will be held at the Andrews Ball Park across from Andrews Elementary School.

Andrews Lions Baseball offers T-Ball, for children ages 4 through 7, and Coaches Pitch, for children ages 8 through 12. Children must be in those age ranges as of May 1, 2009.
Fees must be paid when the children register.

Warren baseball, softball leagues accepting registration

The Warren baseball and softball league is currently accepting registrations for the 2009 season.

Age divisions are T-Ball, 5 and 6 years; Coach's Pitch, 7 and 8 years; Junior Girls Softball, 9 to 12 years; Junior Little League, 9 to 12 years; Senior Girls Softball, 13 to 17 years and Senior Pony League Baseball, 13 to 17 years.

Players who are signed up for Huntington County League are not eligible to participate.

The deadline for registration is March 29.

For more information call 375-2989 or visit www.myspace.com/warrenbaseballleague.

 

Roanoke Youth Sports accepting T-ball, baseball, softball registrations

Roanoke Youth Sports is accepting registrations for it 2009 T-Ball, baseball and girls' softball season.

T-Ball, for youth 4 to 6 years, will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Children 6 to 8 years can participate in coach's pitch, on Wednesday or Thursday evenings. A pitching machine will be used.

Girls' softball is available for youth 9 to 17 years and will be played on Mondays.

Sand Lot baseball, for ages 9 to 13 years, will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Shirts and hats will be provided.

HU men claw way back from 13-point hole to beat Grace in MCC tourney opener

The Huntington University men's basketball team clawed its way back from a 13-point deficit in the second half to beat host Grace College, 76-73, in the first round of the Mid-Central College Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Sophomore guard Tyler Shively's runner with 14 seconds to play put HU ahead to stay in the contest at 74-73. A pair of free throws with five seconds to play sealed the Foresters' 20th win of the season against 11 losses.

Boys' hoop sectional tickets on sale at HNHS

The Huntington North High School Athletic Department has full-schedule tickets on sale for the upcoming Huntington North Boys' Sectional Basketball Tournament.

Sectional play beings Tuesday, March 3, with Homestead facing Fort Wayne South Side at 6 p.m. and Marion versus Fort Wayne North Side at 7:30 p.m.

The Vikings play the winner of the first game on Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m., with Jay County playing the winner of the second game Friday night at 7:30.

HU women get untracked, win MCC tourney opener

Courtney Beerbower.
Photo provided.

It took a few minutes for the 16th-ranked Huntington University women's basketball team to get untracked on Tuesday night, but then the Forester women put a hurt on visiting Spring Arbor in the opening round of the Mid-Central College Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, winning 65-52.

The visitors were up 10-6 at the 13:10 mark of the first half before the Forester women settled down and put some points on the board - 16 in a row - while Spring Arbor went scoreless for nearly 11 minutes. They went into halftime with a 28-16 lead.

Vikings fall to Muncie Central Tuesday

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team lost to visiting Muncie Central, 53-41, on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Taylor Harris led the Vikings, 6-13 overall and 1-6 in the North Central Conference, with 15 points. Matt Kramer added nine points.

The Vikings fell behind in the first quarter, 15-9, and trailed at the half, 27-18. They cut the visitors lead to 36-29 after three quarters.

Huntington North hit 16 of 38 field goal attempts for the contest for 42.1 percent. They only took five free throws, making four, and were outscored from the line by 10 points.

HNHS sophomore Tackett claims state bowling title, piece of history

Huntington North High School sophomore E.J. Tackett (center) poses with his championship plaque and coaches Doug Scott (left) and Jim Bischoff after winning the Indiana High School state individual bowling championship at Anderson on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Photo provided.

Setting a record that can never be beaten, Huntington North High School sophomore E.J. Tackett completed his sweep through the Indiana High School Bowling Tournament series, claiming the state title Saturday, Feb. 21, at Anderson.

Tackett, bowling from the top seed for the fourth consecutive state series tourney, crushed Matt Johns of Avon in the championship, 290-181, to claim his championship.

Lady Viking bowlers place second at state tourney

The Lady Viking bowlers display their state runner-up hardware.
Photo provided.

The Huntington North High School girls' bowling team narrowly missed its third state title Saturday but still finished second at the Indiana High School Bowling State Championship.

The Lady Vikings, entering the stepladder competition in third place, beat the second and fourth-place teams but couldn't top No. 1 ranked Lake Central, falling 378-337.
High score among the two Baker games earns the title, and Lake Central edged the Lady Vikes, 196-179 and 182-158.

Announce MCC hoop tourney pairings for men and women

The Huntington University women's basketball team grabbed the second seed at the Mid-Central College Conference Women's Basketball Tournament and will start off with Spring Arbor on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Merillat Centre PERC.

The men's team is the sixth seed in their MCC tourney and will travel to face third-seed Grace on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED
Men's High Game: Chris Trainer, 227; Skip Sandlin, 226; Joe McCune, 221.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 649; Archie Haney, 607; Larry Quinn, 592.
Women's High Game: Brandie Roberts, 236; Julie McCune, 205; Jenny Wehr, 192.
Women's High Series: Brandie Roberts, 596; Julie McCune, 585; Jennifer Gray, 513.
Most Over: Corky Draper, +104; Edie Okuly, +74; Skip Sandlin, +63.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 33-7; Team #12, 28-12; Ball Breakers, 24-16.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Men's High Game: Dave Mettler, 268; Don Elmore, 244.
Men's High Series: Don Elmore, 684; Dave Mettler, 682.
Most Over: Don Elmore, +66; Jeff Young, +63.

FRIDAY EARLY MIXED
Women's High Game: Jenni Elzey, 191; Jenny Carr, 185.
Women's High Series: Jenni Elzey, 518; Jenny Carr, 486.
Most Over: Cheryl Henney, +36; Heather Bowler, +35.
Men's High Game: Cory Worthington, 258; Dave Jackson, 256.
Men's High Series: Dave Jackson, 718; Cory Worthington, 682.
Most Over: Cory Worthington, +64; Tim Korporal, +47.

Shively's 32 and 10 lead HU men over Marian

Sophomore Tyler Shively came off the bench and scored 32 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Huntington University men’s basketball team over visiting Marian College, 87-80, on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Shively, a guard, hit 12 of 18 from the field, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to help Huntington finish its regular season at 19-11 overall, and 8-8 in the Mid-Central College Conference.

The Foresters, who finished sixth in the MCC, will start the conference tournament against third-seed Grace, 20-9, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

Donaldson, Beerbower lead HU women over Marian

Jenna Donaldson scored 21 points and Courtney Beerbower added 17 as the Huntington University women’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 57-52 win over host Marian College on Saturday, Feb. 21.

The Forester women finish their regular season at 21-6 overall and 12-4 in the Mid-Central College Conference. The tournament’s second seed will host 13-15 Spring Arbor Tuesday night at 7, in the opening rfound of tourney play.
Sarah Miller added 11 points for HU in the contest.

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