Sports

Medley sweep, PR for Dubuc lead HNHS boys' swimmers to win

A sweep in the 200-meter individual medley and a personal best in diving by Casey Dubuc helped the Huntington North High School boys' swim team to a 99-86 victory over host Bluffton on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Skyler Ruschhaupt, Chris Royer and Taylor Mortorff did the 1-2-3 thing, respectively, for HNHS in the 200 IM, with Ruschhaupt winning in 2:18.19.

Ruschhaupt also won the 100-meter breaststroke, and was part of two winning relay teams. Shaun Marion also had two individual wins and two relay victories.

Abbott's regional title punches ticket to semi-state


Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh.

Huntington North High School wrestler Zach Abbott looks for an opening against Kurtis Brooksher of Eastbrook during their semifinal match at 189 pounds at the Peru Wrestling Regional on Saturday, Feb. 7. The unbeaten Abbott beat Brooksher on the way to winning the regional title. He will compete Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Woodlan semi-state at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Randle wins at regional 112 pounds


Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh.

Huntington North High School's Logan Randle hangs onto Kyle Arenas of Marion during their semifinal match at 112 pounds at the Peru Wrestling Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 7. Randle beat Arenas on the way to winning the regional title. He will compete Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Woodlan semi-state at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Sign-ups open for HCB play

Huntington County Baseball Inc. is accepting registrations through March 16 for the 2009 softball and baseball seasons.

There are three age divisions for softball - 6 through 8 years; 9 through 12 years; and 13 through 16 years old. Divisions are based on the participant's age as of Jan. 1, 2009.

Registration now open for PAL bseball leagues

The Huntington Police Athletic League is now accepting registrations for this summer's season of PAL baseball.
Leagues are available from youth age 4 through 16.

Registration forms are available online at www.huntingtonpal.net or anytime at the PAL Club's east side entrance. Registrations are also accepted in person every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the PAL Club.

The registration deadline is March 21.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

PASTIME
Men's High Game: Shawn Miller, 289; Les Howe, 266.
Men's High Series: Les Howe, 737; Kevin Rice, 722.
Most Over: Shawn Miller, +84; Dave Sweet, +67.

SERVICED MIXED
Women's High Game: Stacey Bischoff, 242; Janice Hanson, 228.
Women's High Series: Stacey Bischoff, 667; Jenni Elzey, 633.
Most Over: Stacey Bischoff, +47; Janice Hanson, +37.
Men's High Game: Bill Sparks, 289; Eric Allred, 247.
Men's High Series: Bill Sparks, 783; Eric Allred, 668.
Most Over: Bill Sparks, +108; Greg McHenry, +83.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED
Men's High Game: Andrew Rittenhouse, 235; Larry Quinn, 232; Skip Sandlin, 214.
Men's High Series: Andrew Rittenhouse, 601; Keith Schmittler, 579; Russell Roberts, 568.
Women's High Game: Judy Quinn, 207; Julie Jones, 194; Julie McCune, 183.
Women's High Series: Judy Quinn, 537; Angie Tackett, 525; Julie Jones, 508.
Most Over: Skip Sandlin, +100; Julie Jones, +79; Brent Ruckman, +74.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 26-6; Team #12, 21-11; Ball Breakers, 19-13.

HNHS boys' basketball team falls to FW Snider

Host Fort Wayne Snider proved too much for the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team on Saturday night, Feb. 7, as the Vikings fell, 62-34.

Huntington North, 5-8, found itself on the short side of a 22-12 first quarter score, and then things went south from there. They only tallied five points in the second quarter and were down at the half, 36-17. They trailed after three quarters 54-27.

Jordan Beaver with 10 points led the Vikings. Rob Sands added eight points, four assists and two steals.

Frosh Hacker just misses trip to state swim meet

Freshman Cassie Hacker barely missed a trip to the state swimming finals and was the top finisher for Huntington North at the Warsaw Girls Swimming Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Hacker's time of 1:15.13 placed her .36 seconds behind Columbia City frosh Jenna Bosselman in the 100-yard breaststroke in the finals of that event, with only the winners of each event and those meeting state qualifying times moving on to next week's state swim meet.

Hacker also finished fourth in the 100-yeard freestyle, in :59.95.

Randle, Abbott lead 4 into wrestling semi-state

Huntington North High School heavyweight Nick Cooper puts a move on Trevor Buckalew of Western in the semifinal round of the Peru Wrestling Regional on Saturday, Feb. 7. Cooper finished second to earn at spot at next week's Woodlan semi-state.
Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh.

Logan Randle at 112 pounds and unbeaten Zach Abbott at 189 pounds earned championship titles at the Peru Wrestling Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 7, and led four Viking grapplers into next week's semi-state.

Jamie Kuehl at 171 pounds and heavyweight Nick Cooper both finished runner-up in their respective classes to also advance to the Woodlan semi-state at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, in Fort Wayne.

Randle, a junior, took out 41-3 Matt Miller of Northwestern in the final to earn his title and improve his own season mark to 34-4.

HNHS' Kuehl advances to wrestling semi-state


Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh.

Huntington North High School 171-pound wreslter Jamie Kuehl works hard to keep control of Peru's Adam Chambers in their semifinal match Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Peru Wreslting Regional Tournament. Kuehl went on to finish second in his class and advance to next week's Woodlan Semi-State. See The TAB's print edition this Thursday for more sectional photos.

Cold shooting costs Vikes at Kokomo, 43-35

Cold shooting by the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team cost it Friday night, Feb. 6, as it lost to host Kokomo, 42-35.

The Vikings, 5-7, hit only 13 of 39 shots from the field, including just 4 of 19 from three point range. They scored only six points in the second quarter and just eight in the fourth.

Rob Sands, Matt Kramer and Jordan Beaver each scored nine points for HNHS. Kramer also led in rebounds with five, and Rob Sands had two assists and three steals and Taylor Harris added two assists.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 243; Bill Reed, 225; Thurman Glassburn, 192.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 613; Bill Reed, 544; Dick Wymer, 501.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 129; Billie Smith, 114; Rosalyn Hughes, 103.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 362; Billie Smith, 293; Rosalyn Hughes, 269.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +103; Dick Wymer, +90; Sharon Wymer, +23.
Top Teams: The B's, 21-3; Team #3, 15-9; Team #2, 13-11.

Patrick, Karst, Hacker shooting for two swim sectional titles

Mariah Patrick, Sara Karst and Cassie Hacker will be swimming for two sectional titles apiece and teaming with Kaitlyn Batt to try to win two relay titles in the finals of the Warsaw Girls' Swimming and Diving Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Patrick, Hacker, Karst and the relay teams earned top six finishes on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the sectional preliminaries, and gained the right to compete for the sectional title and a trip to the state meet.

Crestview, Riverview split at girls' county middle school tournament

Crestview Middle School defeated Riverview Middle School to win the eighth grade girls' basketball title in Huntington County Middle School Tournament, while the results were the other way around in the seventh grade girls' tournament.

Kelsey Howell tossed in eight points to lead the Crestview eighth grade team to a32-26 victory over Riverview on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Riverview won the seventh grade girls’ county tournament

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Riverview won the seventh grade girls' county tournament. Pictured are (front row from left) cheerleaders Madison Waldfogel, Annaliese Kline, Holly Bickel, Rebecca Shenefield, Gabrielle Malone, Jamie Feller, Lauren McCullough and Katelyn Stech; (second row from left) Allyson Faurote, Jessie Earhart, Jessica Thompson, Tiffany Burke, Madison Klender and Marissa Patrick; and (back row from left) Assistant Coach Ryan Bonner, Kaylynn Burnworth, Alexa Shoemaker, Savannah Foister, Lindsey Foster, Alyssa Hiple, Mikayla Carpenter, Coach Justin Imel.

Crestview won the eighth grade girls’ county tournament

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Crestview won the eighth grade girls' county tournament. Pictured are (front row from left) cheerleaders Taylor Phillips, Sydney Evans, Megan Phillips, Carissa Wiley, Stephanie Freeman, Justine Sherman, Ana Wenning, Machaela Mertz and Kimberly Truax; second row from left) manager Jessie Miller, Kayla Patrick, Taylor Stone, Marisa Kitt, Kelsey Hollowell, Alexis Wygant and Alyssa Auginbaugh.; and (back row from left) Coach Chris Oswalt, Jessica Williams, Kelsey Shultz, Allyson Trout, Allison Henn, Ally Baldridge and Brooke Rethlake.

Riverview, Salamonie win boys' middle school titles

Riverview and Salamonie middle schools faced off in the seventh grade championship game in the Huntington County boys' middle school basketball tournament on Thursday, Feb. 5, with the Salamonie team taking the title.
It's the first time since 1994 the Salamonie seventh grade boys' team has won the county championship.

In the eighth grade boys' tournament, Crestview and Riverview met for the championship game, also on Feb. 5, with Crestview ending up on top.

Salamonie Middle School won the seventh grade boys’ basketball county title


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Salamonie Middle School won the seventh grade boys' basketball county title. Pictured are (front row from left) Alexis Miller, Krista Reed, Kennan Mooberry, Ethan Riddell, Austin Rosen, Cam Buzzard, Jared Bradford and Beth Bucher; and (second row from left) Holly Tackett, Braydon Poulson, Coach Rod Sprinkle, Wyatt Cocklin, Brady Herr, Grant Canady, Robert Sliger, Colton Mooberry, Matt Knight, Kody Smith, Brianna Velasquez and Jarrica Thornberry.

Crestview Middle School won the eighth grade boys’ basketball county title

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Crestview Middle School won the eighth grade boys' basketball county title. Pictured are (front row from left) Machaela Mertz, Stephanie Freeman, Taylor Phillips, Megan Phillips, Carissa Wiley, Ana Wenning, Kimberly Truax, Sydney Evans and Justine Sherman; and (back row from left) Coach Kenny Foust, Assistant Coach Thad Frame, Braydin Stell, Noah Reed, Trenton Kern, Adam Reust, Evan Brown, Andy Spahr, Matt Mounsey, Drew Schnitz, Austin Garde, Jon Rentschler, Caleb Mauger, Assistant Coach Sam Ryan and Coach Dave Kennedy.

Big fourth quarter by Columbia City sinks HNHS girls' basketball team

Turnovers and a big fourth quarter by host Columbia City cost the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team in its final regular season game of the year as it lost 42-32.

The two teams accounted for 40 turnovers in the contest – 21 by HNHS – but the Lady Vikes held a 24-22 lead heading into the final stanza, only to see the hosts outscore them 20-8 to earn the win.

Taylor Foley led HNHS, 9-11, with 11 points. Liesl Davenport added seven.

Miller leads 5 in double figures as HU women soar past IWU

Sarah Miller scored 20 points to lead five Huntington University women’s basketball players in double figures as HU soared past host NAIA Division II 18th-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University, 79-57, on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

The Forester women started out shaky as IWU jumped out to a 9-4 lead, but HU ran off 10 straight points after that to claim the lead for good. After IWU’s Kayla Thompson hit a three-pointer to cut the HU lead to two, the Foresters ran off and hid with another 10-point run.

They went into halftime with a 34-22 lead.

Girls' hoop sectional tickets on sale at HNHS Athletic Department office

Season pass tickets for the Fort Wayne North Side Girls' Sectional Basketball Tournament are now available in the Huntington North High School Athletic Department office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.

Huntington North drew an opening round bye in the tournament and will face the winner of the host school versus Marion game on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

The tourney will start Tuesday, Feb. 10, with Fort Wayne South Side facing Homestead at 6 p.m. Game two will follow, and determines the Huntington North opponent.

HNHS girls' and boys' bowling teams advance to regional

Both the third-ranked Huntington North High School girls' bowling team and the seventh- ranked HNHS boys' bowling ream will be participating in regional play Saturday, Feb. 7.

The Lady Vikings punched their ticket to regional by winning the Hoosier Conference Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 31, in Portland.

The win was decided in the 10th and final frame, where the team narrowly beat Bellmont by 10 pins.

HU men let Indiana Wesleyan get away in second half for loss

The Huntington University men’s basketball team let a tight game at halftime get away from them in the second half and took an 82-63 loss at the hands of visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The Foresters, 15-10, trailed the 20-5 visitors by just two points at halftime, 33-31, but couldn’t keep up their end of the bargain in the second half. IWU turned a 44-40 lead into a 58-47 advantage in a five-minute stretch in the second frame and never looked back.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

SATURDAY EARLY BIRD MIXED
Women's High Game: Tiffany Jones, 289; Kathy Stroh, 223.
Women's High Series: Kathy Stroh, 702; Shannon Richey, 581.
Women's Most Over: Tiffany Jones, +183.
Men's High Game: Mike Anderson, 254; Randy Stroh, 233.
Men's High Series: Mike Anderson, 670; Mark Criswell, 642.
Men's Most Over: Mike Anderson, +139.

MONDAY PASTIME
Men's High Game: Leroy Scott, 279; Chris Dunwiddie, 267.
Men's High Series: Les Howe, 721; Chris Dunwiddie, 717.
Men's Most Over: Leroy Scott, +95; Bob Gottschalk Sr., +81.

Morgan battles inside


Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington North High School girls' junior varsity basketball player Jessica Morgan battles inside against visiting Fort Wayne North Side on Monday, Feb. 2. The Lady Vikes JV scored a big 54-11 win.

Lady Vikes trounce FW North Side in make-up contest

Liesl Davenport fires up a three-pointer in the Lady Vikings' big 63-32 victory over visiting Fort Wayne North Side on Monday, Feb. 2. Davenport scored 11 points on the night.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team cruised to its fifth win in its last six games with a 63-32 blowout of visiting Fort Wayne North Side on Monday, Feb. 2, in a game rescheduled due to weather.

The Lady Vikings improved to 9-10 on the season by burning the Lady Redskins, 14-2, in the opening quarter, and holding a commanding 35-16 lead by halftime. A 15-3 third quarter laugher made the score 50-19 heading into the final stanza, affording Coach Kelly Jones the opportunity to empty her bench.

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