Horton paces HU trackwomen at Fort Wayne Duals

Holly Horton collected a pair of top-five finishes to lead the Huntington University women’s track team at the Fort Wayne Duals on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18, at the Lutheran Health Fieldhouse.

Horton took third in the eight throw with a heave of 11.84 meters and claimed fifth in shot put with a mark of 10.02 meters as HU took seventh out of eight teams with 18 points.

Other HU points came from Hannah Galbreath with a sixth place finish in the weight throw at 8.52 meters and the distance medley team placing fourth.

Sprinter Barrow leads HU trackmen at Fort Waye Duals

Avniel Barrow sprinted his way to a second place finish in the 60-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meter dash to highlight the performance of the Huntington University men’s track team at the Fort Wayne Duals hosted by Purdue Fort Wayne at the Lutheran Health Fieldhouse.

Barry went :06.99 in the shorter sprint and added a :23.38 time for the 200.

Noah Bise also had a runner-up finish for HU, breaking his own long jump record with a mark of 6.79 meters.

Kyler Burner set a new personal record in pole vault with his leap of 4.10 meters.

"A Special Ten Minutes"


Photo by Steve Clark.

While Huntington North High School students and others ring the court, Huntington County Special Olympics basketball players tear it up on Saturday night during "A Special Ten Minutes" at halftime of the Huntington North High School girls' basketball game.

Short J


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North forward Grace Sell fires a short jumper against visiting Columbia City on Saturday night, Jan. 19. The Lady Vikings lost a tough one, 41-38.

Marian uses late spurt to stop HU men

Visiting Marian used a late spurt to hold off the Huntington University men’s basketball team, 88-80, on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18.

The Foresters, 9-11 overall and 1-7, in the Crossroads League, had cut a 14-point Marian lead to just two points when Caleb Middlesworth hit a trey off of a Konner Platt feed with 3:44 left in the game, but the eighth-ranked Knights outscored their hosts 15-9 the rest of the way.

Platt led a balanced HU attack with 21 points, Spencer Ballinger had 20, Middlesworth had 19 and Hank Pulver produced 11.

Foresters can't dig out of deep, early hole in loss to Marian

The Huntington University women’s basketball team couldn’t dig its way out of a 22-point first quarter hole and wound up a 73-65 victim of visiting fourth-ranked Marian on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18.

The Foresters, ranked 21st, were looking up after being rocked 30-8 in the first quarter. They trailed 43-27 at the half and were down 62-45 after three quarters.

Sam Hammel had 23 points and Sarah Fryman had 10 points to pace Huntington, 15-5 overall and 4-4 in the Crossroads League.

Thompson has big night but Vikes lose

A career-high 25 points by Sam Thompson was not enough as the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team lost to host Columbia City, 66-60, on Friday, Jan. 17.

Thompson nailed 7 of 9 three-pointers on the way to his big night, but the Vikings fell to 4-10 on the season.

The teams played to a 14-14 tie after the first period but Columbia City wrested control in the second quarter to take a 37-29 lead at halftime. The Eagles, 6-7, led after three quarters, 50-36.

Lynn E. Foust

Lynn Edward Foust, 71, of Niles, MI, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at this home.

Mr. Foust worked in the oil trucking industry for more than 40 years, many of those years at Marathon Oil in Niles. He was a member of the Saint Joseph Valley Lodge 4, F. & A.M. in Niles.

He was born May 4, 1948 to G. Walter and Esther Foust. He married Leslie Lofland on Oct. 4, 1970, in Huntington, and she survives.

Thomas W. McCutcheon

Thomas W. McCutcheon, 69, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at 6:30 a.m. at his home.

Shelley R. Hubley

Shelley R. Hubley, 59, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Hubley was a 1978 graduate of Huntington North High School and was a 1982 graduate of Indiana University, earning her degree in elementary education. She had worked for 10 years at Indiana Gas Company and had also worked at Indiana Box part-time as a receptionist for several years. She taught as a special education aide at Horace Mann Elementary School and fourth grade at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic School. She attended St. Peter’s First Community Church.

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