Viking cagers to 2-0 with win over Mississinewa

Caleb Landrum scored 14 points and Matt Hogan had 13 as the Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team upped its record to 2-0 with a 52-32 win over host Mississinewa on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The Vikings took control from the start, building an 11-6 lead after one period of play and stretching it to 24-14 by halftime. They were up 38-25 heading into the final quarter.

Keaton Irwin added nine points for HNHS and Konner Platt tallied eight.

Homestead blitzes HNHS hoop girls early on way to big win

Huntington North guard Maddie Klender heads strong to the basket against visiting Homestead on Friday, Nov. 30. The Lady Vikings lost, 83-52.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Visiting Homestead blitzed the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team in the opening quarter, 34-7, and wound up beating the Lady Vikes 83-52 on Friday, Nov. 29.

Huntington North was the victim of a vicious Homestead press that caused numerous turnovers and an offense that rained multiple three-pointers on the way to the 27-point first quarter advantage.

The Lady Vikes, 2-3, trailed 52-25 at halftime and 69-41 after three quarters.

Fort Wayne man wins Turkey Trot

Sean Lewis, of Huntington, heads down Home Street toward the finish line during the Pthfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28. Lewis placed third to lead all Huntington County runners..
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cody White, of Fort Wayne, topped a record 940 runners and walkers to win the ninth annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot in Huntington on Thursday, Nov. 28.

White, 23, ignored the frosty temperatures to record a time of 15:23.1, 12 seconds ahead of runner-up Matt Kimbrell, of Muncie.

Erica Cordes, of Wabash, was the overall female winner, crossing the finish line in 19:25 to beat runner-up Karen Killian, of Bryan, OH, by almost 27 seconds. Cordes placed 24th overall.

HNHS boys' frosh cagers fall to Homestead

The Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team lost to Homestead, 39-34, on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Matt Guhl led HNHS with seven points and four assists. Patrick Miller and Garrett Heaston each tallied six points.


Irwin, Platt lead Vikings to season-opening win

Viking guard Matt Hogan takes on two Homestead defenders in action from the HNHS season-opener on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The Vikings won, 69-53.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Keaton Irwin scored 22 points and Kyle Platt knocked in 20 to lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team to a 69-53 win over visiting Homestead in the Vikings' season-opener on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Going to the hole

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School basketball player Caleb Landrum drives to the basket against the defense of Homestead's Caleb Swanigan on Wednesday night, Nov. 27. The host Vikings won their opener, 69-53.

Record participation at Turkey Trot

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A record crowd braves the cold and takes off from the starting line of the ninth annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K this morning, Thursday, Nov. 28. The event raised more than $23,000, noted Pathfinder CEO John Niederman.

Quartet powers HNHS swimgirls over Canterbury

The quartet of Emma Helmich, Cassy Lange, Katie Schenkel and Maggie Warpup powered the Huntington North High School girls' varsity swimming team to 109-68 win over host Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

The four had a hand in the Lady Vikings winning 10 of the meet's 12 races to pull over .500 on the season at 2-1. Each swimmer logged two individual wins and the foursome came together to win a pair of relays.

Young leads Viking swimmers past Canterbury

Junior Josh Young won a pair of races and was a part of two winning relay teams to help the Huntington North High School boys' varsity swimming team defeat host Canterbury, 88-70, in its season-opener on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Lady Vikes can't control Snider star in 59-55 loss

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team struggled to contain Snider's Deja Wimby and fell to the host Panthers, 59-55, on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Wimby's 26 points were 11 more than any other player scored and the Snider hoopster also collected a game-best 14 rebounds for the double-double to send Coach BreAnne Dyer's squad to its second-straight defeat.

Defense carries HU women past Marian

Stout defense carried the Huntington University women's basketball team to a 62-55 win over host Marian on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

The Foresters held the Knights to just 32.9 percent shooting from the floor and kicked up the intensity down the stretch as they held the hosts to a single field goal in the final 3:25 to pull away for the win.

Crestview cagers split with Norwell

The Crestview Middle School boys' eighth grade basketball team fell to host Norwell, 48-36, on Monday, Nov. 25.

Collin Landrum led the Cougars, 1-2, with 18 points. Logan Moreland added nine.

The seventh grade team defeated Norwell, 50-36.

Hank Pulver's 17 points helped Crestview run its record to 3-0.


Merryman heave gets HU past Marian

Shane Merryman.
Photo provided.

A last-second three-quarter court heave from Shane Merryman found the bottom of the net and lifted the Huntington University men's basketball team over visiting Marian, 61-59, on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Aaron Evans' bucket with under a minute remaining gave Marian its first lead in over 10 minutes at 57-56, but a turnaround fade-away 10-footer by Derek Hinen with 4.5 seconds remaining put the Foresters on top by one. The lead lasted just over three seconds as Jason Riley drew a foul and drained both freebies, setting up Merryman's game-winner.

Lady Viking bowlers squash South Adams

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity bowling team remained undefeated on the season with a 19-1 win over South Adams at Villa Lanes, in Decatur, on Monday, Nov. 25.

Kaitlyn Conley shot a 212 game and a 347 series and Ashley Clark fired a 192 game and a 349 series to help the Lady Vikings improve to 5-0.


Viking bowlers back over .500 with win over SW

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team easily dispatched Southern Wells, 18-2, in a match at Villa Lanes, in Decatur, on Monday, Nov. 25.

Zac Tackett led the Vikings, 3-2, with a 221 game and a 439 series and Jordan Gray supplied a 193 game and a 340 series.