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Lady Vikes withstand comeback attempt in 36-33 win

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball withstood a second-half comeback attempt by host Leo and topped the Lady Lions, 36-33.

After taking a 7-6 lead on Leo in the first quarter, the Lady Vikings expanded their advantage to 24-11 by halftime. The Lady Lions trimmed the deficit to 31-23 by the end of the third quarter, then limited Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad to just five points in the final frame, but weren’t able to get over the hump offensively.

HN wrestling goes 2-3 at Wilkes Classic

The Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team posted a 2-3 record at the Henry Wilkes Classic, hosted by Penn on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The Vikings defeated Edwardsburg, 43-35, and edged Penn, 40-39. They lost to Niles, 33-32; Jimtown, 43-36; and Springboro, 51-22.

Huntington North had two undefeated wrestlers on the day – Preston Teusch, at 113 pounds, and Cody McCune, at 152.

HU men’s hoops falls to IU Northwest

The Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to visiting Indiana University Northwest, 100-87, on Saturday, Dec. 15.

While the Foresters led 50-33 at halftime, the Redhawks outscored them 67-37 in the second half to take the game.

Huntington, 9-5, was paced by sophomore Zac Owens, who scored 23 points. Junior Konner Platt chipped in 17 points for the Foresters while freshmen Caleb Middlesworth and Peyton West added 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Forester women edged by Cumberland

The Huntington University women’s basketball team got edged by visiting Cumberland University, 69-62, on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The Foresters led 17-15 after the first quarter and 29-28 at halftime. The Phoenix seized the lead in the third quarter, 43-42, then outscored the hosts by six in the final frame to seal the win.

Huntington, 9-5, was paced by junior Sarah Fryman, who scored 14 points. Senior Brooke Saylor and sophomore Sam Hammel both tallied 13 points.

Hot shooting propels Vikes to big win over Lions

Sawyer Stoltz (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team, fires the ball in a game against visiting Leo on Friday, Dec. 14. Stoltz finished with 15 points and the Vikings defeated the Lions, 74-52.
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Hot first-half shooting propelled the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team to a 74-52 rout of visiting Leo on Friday, Dec. 14.

The Vikings sizzled the nets in the opening stanza, sinking 18 of 26 shots for 69.2 percent. Behind that sharp shooting, Coach Craig Teagle’s squad took a 27-13 lead in the first quarter and expanded it to 46-27 by halftime. The hosts enjoyed a 65-46 advantage at the end of three frames.

‘Discover Roanoke’ race set for April 13

The 10th anniversary of the annual Discover Roanoke 10K, 5K, 1-mile race benefitting the Roanoke Lions Club will be held April 13, 2019, in downtown Roanoke at 9 a.m.

Awards will be given to the winners of each age group and the overall category winner. Chip timing will be used for all participants.

The Huntington North High School choir will perform the National Anthem prior to the race. As runners finish the race, refreshments will be available to them.

Lady Vikes victorious


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The Huntington North High School girls’ bowling team won the Northwestern Indiana Invitational Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 9, in Hebron. Eight of the top area girls’ teams competed. The HNHS team was made up of (front row from left) Karli Cannici and Lauren Jackson and (back row from left) Cheyenne Cottrell, Janessa Creech, Brook Stroh, Saddie Uhrick and Head Coach Bob Gottschalk Jr.

Vike bowlers tops at Hebron


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The Huntington North High School boys’ bowling team won the Northwestern Indiana Invitational Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 9, in Hebron. Eight of the top area boys’ teams competed. The HNHS team was made up of (front row from left) Zachary Cochran, Tylar Haney  and Avery Thurston and (back row from left) Coach Brian Cochran, Corbin Snow, Austin Eddingfield, Bryan Harrell, Brenden Buehler and Head Coach Eric Stahl.

Lady Vike swimmers win in rout

A quartet of swimmers each won a pair of races to propel the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team to a 131-35 rout of Fort Wayne South Side on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.

Macy Lange, Allie Aschliman, Alyssa Brinkman and Laney Shaw were the four standouts for the Lady Vikings, who also won all three relay races.

Lange, a senior, topped the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. She won the shorter race in :29.51 and the longer one in 1:22.25.

HNHS simmers fall to Fort Wayne South Side

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity swim team fell to visiting Fort Wayne South Side, 73-56, on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Strong in defeat for the Vikings was Cole Davidson. The sophomore won the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke. He took the medley in 2:30.79 and the breaststroke in 1:19.40.

Davidson also help Huntington North win both the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays. He teamed up with senior Keegan Mautz, junior Nathan York and freshman Colt Schulte in both races, winning the 200 in 1:49.32 and the 400 in 4:03.31.

Bishop Dwenger pulls away late for win over Lady Vikes

Host Bishop Dwenger pulled away from the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team in the fourth quarter and stuck the Lady Vikings with a 48-37 loss on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The Lady Vikings trailed the Lady Saints by just four points, 31-27, after the third quarter. The hosts, however, proceeded to outscore Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad 17-10 in the final frame to secure the win.

Marian pulls away in second half to defeat Foresters

After a tight first half, visiting Marian University pulled away in the second to hang the Huntington University men’s basketball team with an 86-73 loss on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The Foresters trailed by just a point at halftime, 30-29, but the No. 15 Knights put some space between themselves and the hosts in the second, outscoring Coach Ty Platt’s squad 56-44 to exit Platt Arena with the win.

Trio of double winners keeps HNHS swimgirls close in loss

A trio of double winners had the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team within striking distance but host Bellmont prevailed, 89-81 on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Senior Macy Lange and juniors Allie Aschliman and Laney Shaw each earned top podium finishes for the Lady Vikes and all three were part of two winning relays as well.

HNHS swimboys hang tough but lose to Bellmont

Although four swimmers doesn’t stretch very far, the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team picked up five individual victories in an 89-50 loss to host Bellmont on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

All four of the HNHS swimmers picked up wins, with senior Keegan Mautz collecting two.

Mautz won the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:10.35, and came back later to claim the 100-yard freestyle, in :58.27.

HU's Culler earns spot in Hoosier hoops hall

Huntington University Head Women's Basketball Coach Lori Culler (left), shown instructing HU guard Maddie Richer earlier this season, was named the winner of the 2019 Indiana Fever Silver Medal Award on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The award includes induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Veteran Huntington University head women’s basketball coach Lori Culler was named the winner of the Indiana Fever Silver Medal Award by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The award includes induction into the hall for contributions other than as an Indiana high school basketball player or Indiana high school basketball coach.

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