HU men get down early, fall to No. 5 SAU

The Huntington University men’s basketball team never recovered from a 15-point deficit in the first half and wound up a 69-58 loser to host No. 5 Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Cougars showed the Foresters why their defense has been highly-ranked this season by holding HU to just 21 first-half points and the 15-point deficit. HU managed to put up 37 points in the second half, but it was a case of too little, too late for the 14-10 Foresters.

Konner Platt scored 13 points and Tyler Arens had 11 to lead HU.

Lady Vikes finish regular season with win over DeKalb

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team dispatched host DeKalb, 40-27, in its regular season finale on Friday, Jan. 25.

Maddy Robrock scored 17 points to lead the Lady Vikings to their seventh win in 21 outings this season. The Lady Vikes finished the Northeast 8 Conference season with a 4-3 record.

Reece Colclesser had seven points, and she and Robrock each pulled down six rebounds as HNHS built a 34-23 boards advantage.

Hot shooting, 'D' leads Vikings past Barons

Huntington North forward Hank Pulver maneuvers down low against the DeKalb defense in action at North Arena Saturday night, Jan. 26. The Vikings won 63,-50.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hot shooting and solid defense enabled the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team to defeat visiting DeKalb, 63-50, on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Vikings banged in 26 of 44 shots from the field for 59.1 percent on the night to win for the 13th time in 16 outings this season and improve their record in the Northeast 8 Conference to 4-1.

Trey Williams scored 13 points, Sawyer Stoltz and Zach Daugherty each tallied 12, Hank Pulver notched 10 and Deven Newcomb scored eight for HNHS.

Vikings send nine to wrestling regional

Huntington North 106-pound wrestler Brady Lewis controls Zander Hord of Churubusco in their semifinal match at the Carroll Wrestling Sectional on Saturdya, Jan. 26, in Fort Wayne. Lewis went on to win the weight class.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Including three champions, the Huntington North High School wrestling team advanced nine to regional in a second place team finish at the Carroll Wrestling Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Fort Wayne.

Brady Lewis at 106 pounds, Preston Teusch at 113 and Charlie Agnew at 195 earned the titles for the Vikings, who finished with 188.5 points, 49.5 behind the mark posted by team champion Carroll in the 10-team meet.

The Vikings also had four runners-up and two third place finishers, with the top four from each weight class moving to next week’s regional, also at Carroll.

Lady Vike swimmers pick up second straight big win

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team picked up its second big win in a row with a 104-60 pounding of visiting Manchester on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Junior Laney Shaw had two individual wins on the night to help lead the Lady Vikes, who got a total of eight wins on the evening, including a top-3 sweep led by Shaw in the 50-yard freestyle.

Shaw won the race in :27.70 and led teammates Morgan Cogar and Crosley Stanley across the line, respectively.

Shaw then captured the 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.54.

Viking swimboys give Manchester scare in loss

All four competitors on the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team picked up wins as the Vikings fell to visiting Manchester, 78-56, on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Nathan York and Keegan Mautz led the way with a pair of wins apiece, and the four also teamed up for a relay win as well.

York, a junior, got his first win in the 50-yard freestyle, in :25.91, then with just a few minutes break came back to win the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:12.74.

Mautz, a senior, claimed the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:27.57, and came back to win the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:10.27.

Vikes stone Braves in 2Q on way to win

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team threw a second-quartet shutout at visiting Bellmont on the way to a 50-43 win on Thursday, Jan. 24.

The Vikings, 12-3 overall and 3-1 in the Northeast 8, were up 12-9 after the first quarter and upped the margin to 19-9 by halftime by holding the Braves scoreless. They led 37-23 after three quarters.

Sawyer Stoltz went 6 of 6 from the field on the way to a game-high 18 points to lead the Vikings. Zach Daugherty had 14 points and Hank Pulver added nine.

HU women come up short to USF

The Huntington University women’s basketball team came up short against the University of Saint Francis, losing 66-59 on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Platt Arena.

While the Foresters built a 21-12 lead in the first quarter, the Cougars chipped away at it in the second, narrowing it down to 28-27 by the break. USF carried that momentum into the second half, outscoring Huntington 19-12 in the third to craft a 46-40 lead, which it protected in the final frame, tallying 20 points to 19 for the hosts.

Lady Vikes struggle in loss to South Side

Peyton Dorsett (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team, fires a three-pointer in a game against visiting South Side on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Dorsett scored a team-high 14 points, but the Lady Vikings fell to the Lady Archers, 80-31.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team struggled to crack South Side’s defense and suffered an 80-31 defeat on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at North Arena.

A quick, aggressive defensive effort by the Lady Archers prompted 27 turnovers by the Lady Vikings, which the visitors converted into 39 points. Coach Juanita Goodwell’s squad stole the ball 19 times.

Lady Vikings to start sectional against defending champions

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team will take on defending champion Fort Wayne South Side in the opener of the Homestead Girls’ Basketball Sectional on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The Lady Vikings were 6-13 as of Monday, Jan. 21. South Side was 12-7.

The second game of the sectional, on Friday, Feb. 1, features 21-3 Homestead against 1-18 Fort Wayne Wayne. Later that evening, 3-16 Muncie Central takes on the winner of the Huntington North-South Side match-up.

The championship game is set for Saturday, Feb. 2.

Karate champs

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Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, in Huntington, participated in the Black Belt Challenge and Colored Belt Competition in Huntington on Jan. 5.

Lady Vike swimmers blast Marion

Winning nine of the 12 events, the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team blasted visiting Marion, 108-51, on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The Lady Vikes won all three relays and six individual events, with Lacy Lange and Allie Aschliman both winning a pair.

Lange, a senior, captured the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:34.64, and the 100-yard freestyle, in 1:04.43. Aschliman, a junior, took the 50-yard freestyle, in :29.73, and the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:13.27.

Viking swimmers get six wins on night but lose to Marion

The Huntington North High School boys’ swim team picked up six victories on the night in a 67-56 loss to visiting Marion on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Three of the four Viking swimmers captured individual wins and the four teamed up for two relays wins.

Junior Nathan York got a pair of wins on the night, taking the shortest and longest of the four freestyle races. He won the 50-yard freestyle in :25.98 and later came back to claim the 500-yard freestyle in 6:17.16.

HU men edge USF behind Owens

Huntington University’s Caleb Middlesworth (left) extends his arm to the hoop while Saint Francis’ David Miller attempts to stop him during a men’s basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Platt Arena. The Foresters beat the Cougars, 77-74.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team edged the University of Saint Francis, 77-74, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Platt Arena.

HU women bowlers 16th out of 61 at Kegel classic

The Huntington University women’s bowling team placed 16th at the Kegel/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic on Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, at Stardust Bowl, in Addison, IL.

The competition was a Tier 1 event and boasted 61 teams. It consisted of five traditional team games on Saturday and 20 Baker games on Sunday.

The Foresters totaled 4,560 pins on Saturday and followed that up with another 3,408 pins on Sunday in Baker play for a two-day total of 7,968.

Brianna Cearbaugh claimed sixth place individually with a score of 1,023.