Trio leads Lady Vike hoopsters over Canterbury

Three players scored in double figures to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team over visiting Canterbury, 68-53, on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Senior Rileigh Johnson led the way for the Lady Vikings with 16 points. Junior Maddy Robrock added 15 points while senior Karmen Koch supplied 14.

Robrock made her presence felt on the boards, pulling down nine rebounds. Koch helped facilitate the offense with five assists.

Huntington North, 10-7, hit 23 of 48 shots from the field for 47.9 percent and 16 of 18 attempts at the foul line for 88.9 percent.

4th quarter scoring spree sparks HU women past USF

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Maddie Richer

A fourth-quarter scoring spree propelled the Huntington University women’s basketball team to 69-57 win over host University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

The Foresters poured in 32 points to the Cougars’ 17 in the final frame, flipping a 40-37 deficit after three periods into a 12-point victory. Coach Lori Culler’s squad did the balance of its damage at the free-throw line, where it drained 17 of 21 shots for 80 percent.

Karate competition

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Ashton Raymond (left), of Huntington, and Garrett Weir (right), of Fort Wayne, spar during the Black Belt Challenge and Colored Belt Karate Competition at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Jan. 6. Looking on is Judge Dave Cholger, of Rochester.

Second-ranked Cougars drop HU men

The Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to host University of Saint Francis, 81-71, on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

After playing even with the second-ranked Cougars through the first half, 30-30, the Foresters got outscored by 10 in the second stanza to get hung with the loss, their seventh in a row.

Huntington, 6-13, 2-5 in Crossroads League play, was paced by senior Mike Bush, who scored a game-high 23 points. Junior Tyler Arens chipped in 17 points to the team’s cause.

Free throws lift Vikings to OT win over Concordia Lutheran

Zach Daugherty (left) and Trey Williams
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Free throws lifted the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team to a 59-54 victory over host Concordia Lutheran in overtime on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

After the two squads played to a 49-49 deadlock in regulation, the Vikings proceeded to hit 8 of 10 shots from the foul line in the bonus period, plus one shot from the floor, to edge the Cadets, who made just three freebies of their own and only 1 of 5 field goal attempts.

Dribbling in traffic

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Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team member Dominic Cardwell dribbles along the baseline in action Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, against visiting Bellmont. Riverview won a tight one, 24-22.

Anderson, Mautz are winners but Oak Hill trounces HNHS swimboys

Mason Anderson and Keegan Mautz came up with the only victories on the night for the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team as it got beaten soundly by host Oak Hill, 131-51, on Monday, Jan. 8.

Anderson, a junior, took the 50-yard freestyle in :28.73 and Mautz, also a junior, captured the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.73 for the HNHS highlights of the meet.

Oak Hill dominates HNHS swimgirls

Two individual wins and a relay victory highlighted the evening for the Huntington North High School girls swim team as it lost to host Oak Hill, 124-59, on Monday, Jan. 8.

Sophomores Laney Shaw and Allie Aschliman got the individual wins and each also swam on the victorious 200-yard medley relay team.

Shaw won the 50-yard freestyle in :28.48, with teammate Morgan Cogar placing third in the event, in :32.23, for the best HNHS showing of the night.

Four Vikes get championships at EN Wrestling Invitational

Four members of the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team won their weight classes at the East Noble Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 6. Winners are (from left) Christian Graft, 220 pounds; Ricky Haught, 132; Jacob Hall, 126; and Darryn Kuhl, 113.
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Four members of the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team topped their weight classes at the East Noble Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 6.

The Vikings’ first-place finishes were produced by Darryn Kuhl, at 113 pounds; Jacob Hall, 126; Ricky Haught, 132; and Christian Graft, 220. The quartet of gold showings propelled Coach Neil Teusch’s squad to third place at the invite with 187 points.

Huntington North got runner-up efforts from Adrein George, 160, and Charlie Agnew, 195. Kaleb McVoy, 152, turned in a bronze performance.

A Special Ten Minutes

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With Huntington North High School cheerleaders on the sidelines and fans ringing the court, teams from the Special Olympics of Huntington County played a 10-minute game on Saturday night, Jan. 6, at halftime of the Huntington North boys' game against visiting East Noble.

Forester women break loss streak by topping SAU

The Huntington University women’s basketball team took control of the game in the second and third quarters on the way to a 57-41 win over host Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Jan. 6.

The Foresters, improving to 10-7 on the season, turned an 8-8 game after one quarter of play into a 29-24 advantage by halftime, and then put the hammer down on the hosts with a 15-6 third quarter, which had them sporting a 44-30 advantage heading into the final quarter.

No. 16 SAU defeats Foresters, 78-65

Sixteenth-ranked Spring Arbor University downed the visiting Huntington University men’s basketball team, 78-65, on Saturday, Jan. 6.

HU, 6-12 on the season and 2-4 in the Crossroads League, found itself on the short end of a 41-31 halftime score, and SAU never looked back on the way to its 16th win in 18 outings this season.

Tyler Arens and Konner Platt led HU with 14 points apiece. Trevor Lockwood added nine points.

Pual Marandet led SAU with game-highs of 24 points and nine assists. Zach Medendorp fired in 12 points.

Poor shooting costs Vikes against East Noble

Huntington North's Hank Pulver fires a jumper over East Noble defender Ali Ali during action at North Arena on Saturday night, Jan. 6. The Vikings lost, 44-38.
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A poor night of shooting haunted the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team as it lost to visiting East Noble, 44-38, on Saturday, Jan. 6.

The Vikings hit just 15 of 42 shots from the field for 35.7 percent and only went to the free-throw line five times, hitting three, for 60 percent, to fall for just the third time in 13 outings this season.

The Knights, 10-1 on the season, weren’t much better with their marksmanship, hitting only 14 of 35 shots from the field for 40 percent, but hit 10 of 12 free throw tries for 83.3 percent.

Lady Vikes' torrid second half shooting keys win over East Noble

Hot second-half shooting propelled the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 47-38 victory over host East Noble on Friday, Jan. 5.

After a 5 of 17 effort from the field for 29.4 percent in the opening half, the Lady Vikings heated up in the second, sinking 10 of 16 shots for 62.5 percent, which included a sizzling 6 of 7 showing from beyond the arc.

HNHS gymnasts open with close loss

The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team opened up its season with a narrow loss to host DeKalb, 101.7-98.5.

Aleah Eckert posted the Lady Vikings’ lone win of the evening. The sophomore triumphed in the floor exercise, posting a score of 8.9.

Brianna Bates claimed third on floor, which was one of three podium efforts she put forth at the meet. The senior earned her bronze on floor with a score of 8.5, which tied her with teammate Laora Pampaloni. Bates also tied with Pampaloni on vault as each gymnast logged a score of 9.0, good for third.

Late free throw lift Taylor over HU women

Huntington University forward Sarah Fryman puts up a left-handed shot in close to the basket against a Taylor defender on Wednesday night, Dec. 3. The Foresters lost, 65-61.
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Late free throws lifted visiting Taylor University to a 65-61 win over the Huntington University women’s basketball team on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

It was a tight affair from start to finish between the Crossroads League rivals. After taking a 17-10 lead in the first quarter, the Foresters found themselves trailing by two at halftime, 28-26, but refused to let the Trojans expand that margin, exiting the third quarter down by a single tally, 40-39.

Foresters fall to Taylor

The Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to visiting Taylor University, 82-69, on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Down big at halftime, 47-26, the Foresters managed to claw their way back in the second half, cutting the Trojans’ lead down to six points at 71-65, with 4:50 remaining. Taylor, however, maintained its composure, going on an 11-4 run to end the game and win by double digits.

HNHS swimgirls third, swimboys fourth at four-way meet

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team placed third at a four-way meet versus host Warsaw, Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

The Lady Vikings tallied 101 points at the meet. Warsaw topped the four-team competition with a register of 201 while Rochester was runner-up with 180 points and Tippecanoe Valley took fourth with 63.

Hall takes title as Vike wrestlers compete at NM Holiday Tourney

Huntington North's 126-pound wrestler Jacob Hall (center) was the champion in his weight class in the individual tournament portion of the North Montgomery Holiday Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 30.
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Jacob Hall won his 126-pound weight class as the Huntington North High School wrestling team competed at the North Montgomery Holiday Tournament on Friday, Dec. 29, and Saturday, Dec. 30.

The Vikings went 2-3 on the day as the first day of the tourney was a series of dual meets. The second day was an individual tourney.

Arens notches 33 but Foresters close 2017 with loss

Tyler Arens banged in 33 points but it wasn’t enough as the Huntington University men’s basketball team closed out 2017 with a 94-76 loss to host Saint Xavier on Saturday, Dec. 30.

The Cougars, 9-7, turned a 12-11 advantage into a 50-34 lead by halftime and never looked back at the Foresters, who fell to 6-10.

Arens hit 15 of 22 shots from the field and added two more at the free-throw line for his third 30-point effort of the season, but he was the only Forester in double figures. Konner Platt added nine points and Mike Bush had eight.

Hot trio leads Lady Vikes over Oregon-Davis

Rileigh Johnson, Hollyn Anderson and Karmen Koch combined for 50 points to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team past Oregon-Davis, 74-61, in the Lady Vikes’ second game of the Penn Holiday Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 28.

Johnson and Anderson each scored 17 points while Koch notched 16 as the Lady Vikings improved to 8-7 on the season.

Oregon-Davis was led by Jaden Worthington with 19 points.

The Huntington North junior varsity also won the second game of the day, defeating St. Joseph’s, 31-25.

Lady Vikes fall to hosts in first game at Penn Holiday Tourney

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team fell to host Penn, 64-35, in its first game at the Penn Holiday Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 28

Karmen Koch and Rileigh Johnson each scored 12 points to lead the Lady Vikings, who dropped to 7-7 overall on the season.

Penn was led by Tia Chambers with 15 points.

The Lady Vikes also dropped the junior varsity contest, 30-17.

Bayleigh Double scored five points and Stephanie Atkinson added four.

The Lady Vikes’ JV is 8-6 on the season.

County wrestling club to hold 2 callout meetings

The Huntington County Wrestling Club will hold call-out meetings on Tuesday, Jan. 9, and Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Crestview Middle School, in Huntington, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The club is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registrations will be accepted at the meetings. There is a fee to register, which is paid through the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s website, Club leaders will assist attendees with the registration process.

Vikes erase late New Haven lead, win in OT

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Zach Daugherty

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team erased a 10-point New Haven lead in the final quarter to tie the game in regulation, then ran away from the Bulldogs in overtime for a 63-55 win Friday night, Dec. 29, in the Holiday Hoops Tournament, at Huntington University’s Platt Arena.

CCU sinks HU women with last-second free throws

Maddie Richer (right), a member of the Huntington University women’s basketball team, dribbles around a defender from visiting Cincinnati Christian University during a game on Friday, Dec. 29. The Foresters got edged, 60-58.
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Visiting Cincinnati Christian hit two free throws with one second left to defeat the Huntington University women’s basketball team, 60-58, on Friday afternoon, Dec. 29.

Maddie Richer’s two free throws gave HU, 9-6, a four point lead at 57-53 with 27 seconds left in the game, but Dan’Shae Hill of CCU nailed a three-pointer to pull her team within a point with 16 seconds left. Richer then halved two more free throws before the visitors’ LeTisha Caldwell knotted things at 58-all with a fielder.

Hamilton Southeastern edges Vikes in Holiday Hoops Tournament

Huntington North’s Joe Stoffel (middle) passes to teammate Hank Pulver (bottom left) as Hamilton Southeastern’s Nick Bowman attempts to deflect the ball during a boys’ varsity basketball game in the Holiday Hoops Tournament on Friday, Dec. 29, at North Arena. The Vikings fell short to the Royals, 45-44.
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The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team got edged by Hamilton Southeastern, 45-44, in the Holiday Hoops Tournament on Friday, Dec. 29, at North Arena.

Vikings' second-half marksmanship sinks Leo

Sharp second-half shooting helped the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team top Leo, 62-53, in its second game at the Holiday Hoops Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 28, at North Arena.

The Vikings, 9-1, went 2-0 on the tourney’s first day, trouncing Whitko, 63-33, in their opening contest. In the second tilt, Coach Craig Teagle’s squad avenged its only loss of the season, a 64-53 setback to Leo on Dec. 15.

Red Wolves get hot late, roll past Foresters

The Huntington University women’s basketball team got outscored by 17 points in the game’s final 15 minutes as it fell to visiting IU East, 76-64, on Thursday, Dec. 28.

The Foresters, 9-5, held a 34-31 lead at halftime but the 12th-ranked Red Wolves’ high-powered offense woke up midway through the third quarter and got rolling. IU East, 9-6, took a 51-49 lead into the final frame.

IU East pours in 79 points per game to rank 14th in the NAIA in scoring.

Vikings easily dispatch Whitko in Holiday Hoops Tourney

Huntington North forward Mitch Geller takes the ball to the basket against Whitko in an afternoon game of the Holiday  Hoops Tournament at North Arena on Thursday, Dec. 28. The Vikings won, 63-33.
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The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team won its first game in the Holiday Hoops Tournament in dominant fashion, routing Whitko, 63-33, in North Arena on Thursday, Dec. 28.

Huntington North, 8-1, moved on to face Northeast 8 Conference foe Leo later that day. The Holiday Hoops Tournament is a two-day event featuring 12 teams from around the state.

Adult students honored

Adult students were awarded certificates by Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Dojo upon successfully passing examinations on Dec. 2. Pictured are (from left) Kevin McGregor, second degree green belt; Austin Rine, orange belt one stripe; Harry Boggs, orange belt one stripe; Sensei Dawn Anderson; Rachel McGregor, orange belt one stripe; Quentin Lintz, orange belt; and Nathaniel Mygrant, orange belt. Not pictured are Amanda Fleischmann, white belt one stripe; Jacob Hapner, white belt one stripe; and Fred Bishop, orange belt one stripe.