Sports

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.

HU men bowlers 37th at classic

The Huntington University men’s bowling team finished 37th 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 70 teams. It consisted of five traditional team games on Saturday and 20 Baker games on Sunday.

The Foresters posted a score of 4,408 on Saturday and found themselves near the bottom of the standings. On Sunday, they rallied in Baker play, toppling 3,746 pins to shoot up the standing sheet to 37th.

On the road to semi-state


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ bowling team placed second at the Kokomo Regional on Saturday, Jan. 19. The Lady Vikings’ placement granted them advancement to the South Bend Semistate on Saturday, Jan. 26. Team members are (front row from left) Karli Cannici, Lauren Jackson and manager Alyssa Uhrick; and (back row from left) Head Coach Bob Gottschalk Jr., Brooke Stroh, Saddie Uhrick, Janessa Creech, Cheyenne Cottrell and Assistant Coach Ashley Black.

Heading to semi-state


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The Huntington North High School boys’ bowling team placed second at the Kokomo Regional on Saturday, Jan. 19. The Vikings’ placement granted them advancement to the South Bend Semistate on Saturday, Jan. 26. Team members are (front row from left) Bryan Harrell, Zac Cochran, Avery Thurston, Tylar Haney and Head Coach Eric Stahl; and (back row from left) Brenden Buehler, Austin Eddingfield and Corbin Snow.

Viking wrestlers win three crowns, place third at NE8 wrestling

Behind three weight-class championships, the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team claimed third place at the Northeast 8 Conference Championship Meet on Friday, Jan. 18, at Huntington North.

Preston Teusch, at 113 pounds, Cody McCune, at 152, and Charlie Agnew, at 195, turned in the Vikings’ trio of first-place finishes.

After a forfeit win in the quarterfinals, Teusch, 32-1, logged a tech-fall win over Bellmont’s Dominic Litchfield in semifinals. The sophomore then pinned Jacob Veatch, of Leo, in 3:27 to capture the 113-pound title.

HU women’s basketball team to host 11th annual Pink Out

The Huntington University women’s basketball team will host its 11th annual Pink Out on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the school’s Merillat Complex at 1 p.m.

Pink Out is a nationwide initiative of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to support breast cancer research and awareness programs.

Proceeds from gate receipts, donations and “pink” popcorn sales will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

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