Viking hoopsters open season by trouncing Homestead

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team opened its season in dominant fashion, trouncing Homestead, 69-46, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at North Arena.

The Vikings, 1-0, torched the Spartans’ defense while shutting them down on offense. Coach Craig Teagle’s squad sank 25 of 37 shots from the field for a sizzling 67.6 percent. The hosts also drained 13 of 15 free throw attempts for 86.7 percent.

Bruce L. Counterman

Bruce Lynn Counterman, 64, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Markle, IN, died Friday, Nov 24, 2017, a Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Counterman was a member of Emmanuel (Soest) Lutheran Church. He retired after 32 years with Dana Corp. as a machinist.

He was born June 18, 1953, in Fort Wayne to Billie and Lorine Scheumann Counterman. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Annie Griebel Counterman.

Richard A. 'Dick' Homier

Richard A. “Dick” Homier, 88, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at 1:11 p.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation, Huntington.

Mr. Homier served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Army. He retired from Yellow Freight Systems. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was a square dance caller and an amateur magician.

He was born April 14, 1929, in Huntington to Leo J. and Lena Schenkel Homier. He married Anna J. Mygrant at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntington, and she survives.

Alton C. Harris

Alton C. Harris, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at 9:39 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Harris retired from Majestic, where he had worked for more than 28 years. He was a member of Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church.

He was born Sept. 30, 1936, in Weeksbury, KY, to Grant and Sarah Hall Harris. He married Pluma Jean Berger on Aug. 22, 1965, and she survives.

And they're off!

Photo by Scott Trauner

Runners head out at the start of the 13th annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K from in front of McDonald's in Huntington earlier today, Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23. McDonald's is the host sponsor for the fund-raising event.

Drake S. Goetz

Drake S. Goetz, 15, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at 10:10 p.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Drake attended Canterbury High School, where he played soccer and was part of the 2017 Canterbury state championship team. He attended Life Church, in Huntington.

He was born Dec. 8, 2001, in Fort Wayne and is survived by his parents, Robert (Megan) Goetz, of Fort Wayne, and Shelli Hoffer-Goetz, of Huntington.

Charles F. Burcham Sr.

Charles F. Burcham Sr., 83, of Warren, IN, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2017, at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Burcham served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After completing his service, he drove a truck until his retirement. He was a member of Teamsters Union 414.

He was born Dec. 23, 1933, to George Henry and Minnie Pennington Burcham. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Cecil Burcham.

HU hoopwomen notch seventh straight win

The Huntington University women’s basketball team pulled off a second-half comeback and defeated host Goshen College, 51-44, on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

After trailing 12-8 after the first quarter and 21-20 at halftime, the Foresters knotted the game up by the end of three frames, 34-34, and scored 17 points in the final period while holding Goshen to 10 to take the game.

With the victory, Huntington, 7-1, extends its win streak to seven games. The Foresters also open Crossroads League play with a 1-0 mark.

Lady Vikes lose big to defending state champs on hardwood

Rileigh Johnson, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team, dribbles the ball upcourt during a game against visiting Homestead on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The Lady Vikings fell to the Lady Spartans, 71-45.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team suffered a 71-45 defeat to defending Class 4A state champion Homestead on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at North Arena.

Three-point shooting propelled the Lady Spartans to the decisive win. Coach Rod Parker’s squad drained 12 of 22 attempts from beyond the arc for 54.5 percent. In contrast, the Lady Vikings took just five shots from long range, hitting two for 40 percent.

HU men come up short to Goshen

The Huntington University men’s basketball team came up short to host Goshen College, 90-84, on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The Foresters, 4-5, 0-1 in Crossroads League play, found themselves in a manageable 50-46 hole at halftime, but went on to trail by as many as 13 points in the second half before cutting the deficit back down to single digits by the end buzzer.


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