Salamonie girls' basketball teams fall to Marion Justice

The Salamonie School eighth grade girls' basketball team fell 26-22 to host Marion Justice on Monday, Nov. 23.

Paige Coolman was the lead scorer for Salamonie with 11 points. Gabby Mason had nine points.

Coolman also added 12 rebounds, and Morgan Miller had four rebounds.

The Rebels are now 0-3 on the season.

Salamonie's seventh grade girls' basketball team also fell to Marion Justice.

In that match, Kaitie Littleford had four points.

Salamonie is now 0-3 on the season.


Cavaliers edge Bruins in OT in Kim League Week 3

The YMCA's Kim League action continued for Week 3 on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The game of the week was played in the third and fourth grade division, with the Cavaliers edging the Bruins 19-18 in overtime.

For the Cavaliers, Bramley Schultz had six points, Kaleb Sloan had five points and Larissa Johnson took home eight rebounds.

Game leaders for the Bruins were Trey Williams with eight points and Aiden Hosler and Matthew Karst with four points each.

Results from other Kim League matches are as follows:

Landis scores 25 as Eagles basketball squad beats WACHE

Jed Landis scored 25 points to lead the Huntington Eagles varsity basketball team to a 55-42 victory over the visiting Wells Area Christian Home Educators Warriors on Friday, Nov. 20.

The Eagles outscored the Warriors enough in both the first and second quarters to hold them off despite being outscored in the final two quarter.

In addition to his scoring spree, Landis also had five rebounds and eight steals.

Lady Eagles beat WACHE on hardwood

The Huntington Lady Eagles varsity basketball team defeated the Wells Area Christian Home Educators Lady Warriors 42-18 on Friday, Nov. 20.

The Lady Eagles dominated the match, shutting out the Lady Warriors in the first quarter and maintaining the lead throughout the match. At halftime, the score favored Huntington 21-4.

The Lady Eagles were led by Catherine Weaver, who netted 17 points. Rebecca Daniels had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Jenna Cleaveland added eight points.


Kissell leads Eagles elementary hoop team to win over WACHE

Ian Kissell scored 16 points, 12 in the third quarter alone, to help the Huntington Eagles 12U basketball team defeat the Wells Area Christian Home Educators Middle School Warriors 31-12 on Friday, Nov. 20.

The Eagles controlled the first three quarters of the match, shutting out WACHE in the first quarter and allowing only two points in each the second and third quarters. However, the Warriors gained the upper hand in the fourth, shutting down Huntington 8-0.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed Men's High Game: Chris Trainer, 227; Andrew Rittenhouse, 219; Ron Rittenhouse, 214.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 652; Andrew Rittenhouse, 571; Bill Kusler, 564.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 233; Julie McCune, 205; Tara Trainer, 190.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 618; Julie McCune, 588; Brandie Roberts, 544.
Most Over: Julie McCune, +84; Chris Trainer, +55; Tony Shockome, +52.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 45-15; Ball Breakers, 37-23; Young Balls & Bags, 36-24.

Frank's 18 and 20 lead Eagles 14U past Northwest

Trey Frank had 18 points and 20 rebounds to take the Huntington Eagles 14U basketball team to a dominating 42-13 victory over the host Northwest Warriors on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The Eagles pounded the Warriors, outscoring the hosts in every quarter.

In addition to Frank, Huntington game leaders included Brooks Hitzfield with 11 points and seven rebounds and Clay Sickafoose with six points and seven rebounds.


Eagles 12U basketball team loses to Northwest

The Huntington Eagles 12U basketball team fell to the host Northwest Warriors 36-27 on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The Eagles were outscored by the Warriors in each quarter except for the third.

Ian Kissell led Huntington with 11 points. Brandt Hitzfield had seven points and six rebounds, and Bruce Hitzfield had six points and 10 rebounds.


HNHS asks fans for canned food dontions at basketball games

The Huntington North girls' and boys' basketball teams will accept canned food items from fans beginning with the Thanksgiving games through December.

The items can be brought to any home boys' or girls' game.

Also, on Nov. 27, the Lady Vikings take on Homestead at North Arena and Huntington North will be collecting donations of winter hats or gloves.

All donations will go toward Angel Tree.


Lady Viking bowlers wipe out Bellmont

Brittany Notestine rolled a 176 and a 197 to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity bowling team to a 19-1 victory over visiting Bellmont on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Oak Lanes in Huntington.

In the first match, Tonya Crago's 181, Ayla Yeiter's 161, Elizabeth Bischoff's 150 and Lesley Love's 146 added to Notestine's score of 176 for a 814-599 win over Bellmont.

The second game saw Crago roll a 173, Alyssa Bowers take a 160, Love bowl a 146, Notestine take her 197 and Bischoff roll a 184 to again defeat Bellmont 859-744.

HNHS boy bowlers crush Bluffton

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team crushed visiting Bluffton 18-2 on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Oak Lanes.

The Vikings easily swept the first game 1033-814. EJ Tackett led Huntington North with a 220. Gage VanDine had a 213, Tyler Neff had a 210, Adam Fruit had a 200 and Tyler Carroll took away a 190. All Viking bowlers won their respective individual matches during the first game.

Concentrating on the bar

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Ten-year-old Kalee Platt of Huntington Gymnastics Academy works through her routine on the parallel bars at the "Turkey Tumble" gymnastics meet at Huntington North High School on Saturday, Nov. 14. The non-sanctioned meet was hosted by the HGA, and featured teams from Fort Wayne and Auburn.

Foresters spread scoring as they beat Saint Francis for seventh win

The Huntington University men's basketball team had five players score in double figures on Saturday, Nov. 21, as it ran its record to 7-0 with an 86-62 win over visiting Saint Francis (IL).

Tyler Shively led the scoring parade for the Foresters with a game-high 22 points, including hitting all four of his 3-pointers. Bobby Jolliff had 14 points, Kevin Kyle added 13 and Caleb Kennedy and Luke Smith added 10 apiece.

The Forester offense hit 31 of 55 field goal attempts for 56.3 percent accuracy and added 20 of 27 from the charity stripe for 74 percent.

Donaldson, Miller lead Forester women past Siena Heights on hardcourt

Jenna Donaldson scored 19 points and Sara Miller had 16 to lead the Huntington University women's basketball team to a 68-57 win over visiting Siena Heights on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Donaldson's driving layup at the 15:29 mark in the first half ignited an 11-1 run that put HU up by 11 points with eight minutes left and pretty much sealed the Forester's fifth win in seven outings this season. They carried a 37-26 lead at the half and expanded that to 54-35 with nine minutes left in the contest.

Donaldson and Miller combined for 23 of the Forster's 37 first-half points.

Frosh Berlier, junior Nieman lead HNHS JV wrestlers at West Noble Invite

Freshman Adam Berlier and junior Brad Nieman each recorded four pins to lead the efforts of the Huntington North High School junior varsity wrestlers on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the West Noble JV Individual Tournament.

Berlier at 135 and Nieman at 140 were undefeated on the day for HNHS, each going 4-0.

Joining the pair in the undefeated column were freshman Mitchel Schneider at 119, sophomore Brady Scott at 160 and sophomore Andrew Mason at 285. All went 3-0, with Schneider and Mason racking up three pins and Scott getting two pins.