Randle wins at regional 112 pounds

Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh.

Huntington North High School's Logan Randle hangs onto Kyle Arenas of Marion during their semifinal match at 112 pounds at the Peru Wrestling Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 7. Randle beat Arenas on the way to winning the regional title. He will compete Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Woodlan semi-state at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Sign-ups open for HCB play

Huntington County Baseball Inc. is accepting registrations through March 16 for the 2009 softball and baseball seasons.

There are three age divisions for softball - 6 through 8 years; 9 through 12 years; and 13 through 16 years old. Divisions are based on the participant's age as of Jan. 1, 2009.

Registration now open for PAL bseball leagues

The Huntington Police Athletic League is now accepting registrations for this summer's season of PAL baseball.
Leagues are available from youth age 4 through 16.

Registration forms are available online at or anytime at the PAL Club's east side entrance. Registrations are also accepted in person every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the PAL Club.

The registration deadline is March 21.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Shawn Miller, 289; Les Howe, 266.
Men's High Series: Les Howe, 737; Kevin Rice, 722.
Most Over: Shawn Miller, +84; Dave Sweet, +67.

Women's High Game: Stacey Bischoff, 242; Janice Hanson, 228.
Women's High Series: Stacey Bischoff, 667; Jenni Elzey, 633.
Most Over: Stacey Bischoff, +47; Janice Hanson, +37.
Men's High Game: Bill Sparks, 289; Eric Allred, 247.
Men's High Series: Bill Sparks, 783; Eric Allred, 668.
Most Over: Bill Sparks, +108; Greg McHenry, +83.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Andrew Rittenhouse, 235; Larry Quinn, 232; Skip Sandlin, 214.
Men's High Series: Andrew Rittenhouse, 601; Keith Schmittler, 579; Russell Roberts, 568.
Women's High Game: Judy Quinn, 207; Julie Jones, 194; Julie McCune, 183.
Women's High Series: Judy Quinn, 537; Angie Tackett, 525; Julie Jones, 508.
Most Over: Skip Sandlin, +100; Julie Jones, +79; Brent Ruckman, +74.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 26-6; Team #12, 21-11; Ball Breakers, 19-13.

HNHS boys' basketball team falls to FW Snider

Host Fort Wayne Snider proved too much for the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team on Saturday night, Feb. 7, as the Vikings fell, 62-34.

Huntington North, 5-8, found itself on the short side of a 22-12 first quarter score, and then things went south from there. They only tallied five points in the second quarter and were down at the half, 36-17. They trailed after three quarters 54-27.

Jordan Beaver with 10 points led the Vikings. Rob Sands added eight points, four assists and two steals.

Frosh Hacker just misses trip to state swim meet

Freshman Cassie Hacker barely missed a trip to the state swimming finals and was the top finisher for Huntington North at the Warsaw Girls Swimming Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Hacker's time of 1:15.13 placed her .36 seconds behind Columbia City frosh Jenna Bosselman in the 100-yard breaststroke in the finals of that event, with only the winners of each event and those meeting state qualifying times moving on to next week's state swim meet.

Hacker also finished fourth in the 100-yeard freestyle, in :59.95.

Randle, Abbott lead 4 into wrestling semi-state

Huntington North High School heavyweight Nick Cooper puts a move on Trevor Buckalew of Western in the semifinal round of the Peru Wrestling Regional on Saturday, Feb. 7. Cooper finished second to earn at spot at next week's Woodlan semi-state.
Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh.

Logan Randle at 112 pounds and unbeaten Zach Abbott at 189 pounds earned championship titles at the Peru Wrestling Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 7, and led four Viking grapplers into next week's semi-state.

Jamie Kuehl at 171 pounds and heavyweight Nick Cooper both finished runner-up in their respective classes to also advance to the Woodlan semi-state at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, in Fort Wayne.

Randle, a junior, took out 41-3 Matt Miller of Northwestern in the final to earn his title and improve his own season mark to 34-4.

HNHS' Kuehl advances to wrestling semi-state

Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh.

Huntington North High School 171-pound wreslter Jamie Kuehl works hard to keep control of Peru's Adam Chambers in their semifinal match Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Peru Wreslting Regional Tournament. Kuehl went on to finish second in his class and advance to next week's Woodlan Semi-State. See The TAB's print edition this Thursday for more sectional photos.

Cold shooting costs Vikes at Kokomo, 43-35

Cold shooting by the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team cost it Friday night, Feb. 6, as it lost to host Kokomo, 42-35.

The Vikings, 5-7, hit only 13 of 39 shots from the field, including just 4 of 19 from three point range. They scored only six points in the second quarter and just eight in the fourth.

Rob Sands, Matt Kramer and Jordan Beaver each scored nine points for HNHS. Kramer also led in rebounds with five, and Rob Sands had two assists and three steals and Taylor Harris added two assists.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 243; Bill Reed, 225; Thurman Glassburn, 192.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 613; Bill Reed, 544; Dick Wymer, 501.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 129; Billie Smith, 114; Rosalyn Hughes, 103.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 362; Billie Smith, 293; Rosalyn Hughes, 269.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +103; Dick Wymer, +90; Sharon Wymer, +23.
Top Teams: The B's, 21-3; Team #3, 15-9; Team #2, 13-11.

Patrick, Karst, Hacker shooting for two swim sectional titles

Mariah Patrick, Sara Karst and Cassie Hacker will be swimming for two sectional titles apiece and teaming with Kaitlyn Batt to try to win two relay titles in the finals of the Warsaw Girls' Swimming and Diving Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Patrick, Hacker, Karst and the relay teams earned top six finishes on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the sectional preliminaries, and gained the right to compete for the sectional title and a trip to the state meet.

Crestview, Riverview split at girls' county middle school tournament

Crestview Middle School defeated Riverview Middle School to win the eighth grade girls' basketball title in Huntington County Middle School Tournament, while the results were the other way around in the seventh grade girls' tournament.

Kelsey Howell tossed in eight points to lead the Crestview eighth grade team to a32-26 victory over Riverview on Wednesday, Feb. 4.