Sun Devils beat Blue Devils as Kim League basketball starts play

The YMCA Kim League Basketball season began Saturday, Nov. 7, with over 300 kids ages Pre-K to sixth grade playing in 17 games on 34 different teams.

The game of the week was between the Sun Devils and the Blue Devils, with the Sun Devils taking the match 32-22.

Hunter Hollowell led the Sun Devils in scoring, netting 12 points. Conner Bauer and Lucas Newsome had eight and six points, respectively.

For the Blue Devils, Patrick Miller had eight points and Carson Wright had seven.

In other action:

Newcomer Landis sets record but Eagles fall twice

Despite a record-setting performance by newcomer Jed Landis, the Huntington Eagles lost both games they played on Saturday, Nov. 7, in the North-South Tip Off at Greenwood.

Making his debut as an Eagle, Landis set an individual scoring record with 47 points, including hitting 21 of 22 at the free-throw line, but the Eagles still fell to the Indianapolis Homeschool Wildcats, 83-77, in double overtime. Landis was the go-to Eagle at the end of the game for Huntington as he tallied 13 points in fourth quarter and all 13 of the Eagles points in the first overtime.

Lady Eagles split season-opening games

The Huntington Lady Eagles girls' varsity basketball team began its season on Saturday, Nov. 7, against the Indianapolis Trailblazers and the Plainfield Living Water Marlins.

The Lady Eagles lost to the Trailblazers 51-41 in their first match. Rebecca Daniels led the way for Huntington with 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and five steals. Catherine Weaver had nine points, three rebounds, two assists and four steals, and Kaleigh Shultz had six points and three blocks.

HU volleyball team finishes regular season on up note

The Huntington University volleyball team finished its regular season on a high note, defeating the University of Michigan-Dearborn in four sets, with scores of 23-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-23, on Friday, Nov. 6.

Standout Brittney Smelser led HU with 16 kills and 13 digs. Stacie Hoffman had nine kills; Amanda Meyers had nine kills, 17 digs and two aces; Alyssa Schroeder had 40 assists, two blocks and two aces; and Denise Lehman took away 15 digs and two blocks.

The Foresters end the 2009 season with a 17-15 overall record and a 3-5 record in the Mid-Central Conference.

HNHS bowling girls take third at Clay Colonial Invite

The Huntington North High School girls' bowling team took third at the South Bend Clay Colonial Preseason Invitational Tournament.

After qualifying second, the Lady Vikes fell to Portage in the semifinals.

Bowling for the Huntington North were: sophomores Elizabeth Conley and Ayla Yeiter, junior Alyssa Bowers and seniors Lesley Love, Elizabeth Bischoff, Tonya Crago and
Brittany Notestine.

Twenty-two high schools across Northern Indiana participated in the tournament.



HNHS boys' bowling team captures Clay Colonial Preseason Invite

The Huntington North High School boys' bowling team defeated host South Bend Clay in a two-game Baker match 451-352 to take the championship title at the South Bend Clay Colonial Preseason Invitation Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 8.

HNHS bowled two team games of 999 and 1,150, respectively, in regular qualifying, and 1,102 in five Baker games to claim the top seed in the eight-team finals.

The final matches saw Huntington North beat eighth-seed Jimtown 453-416 and Mishawaka 434-396.

New Tech program approved for HNHS

A tight vote Monday night, Nov. 9, resulted in a decision to roll out New Tech for fall 2010 at Huntington North High School.

The decision was made in a 4-3 vote by the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees.

Those voting in favor included board members Troy Smart, Dr. Jennifer Goff and Tom King, along with Vice President Rick Brubaker. Voting against the motion were member Scott Hoffman, Secretary Rex Baxter and President Kevin Patrick.

Roger D. Young

Roger D. Young, 59, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at 6 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Young had been employed as a machine operator at International Harvester and Majestic. He had also worked at Pathfinder Services. He was a member of Faith Community Church of God.

He was born Dec. 8, 1949, in Huntington to Dean Edward and Lillian Ruth Baublet Young. His mother survives in Huntington. He married Sharon Tillman on Sept. 2, 1972, at the East State Street Church of God in Huntington. His wife survives.

Elaine C. Shultz

Elaine Clara Shultz, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Shultz earned a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and did post-graduate studies at Indiana University-Purdue University. She worked as an office manager at her husband's medical practice for 14 years, retiring in 1994. She also worked as an elementary teacher for 12 years in Hammond and Auburn. She served as a "gray lady" with the American Red Cross at Landstuhl Army Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, in 1952 and 1953.

Sondra R. Pressler

Sondra Raye Pressler, 61, of Martinsville, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in Martinsville.

Mrs. Pressler was a 1966 graduate of Huntington High School. She was an orthopedic surgical technician and was a member of the Martinsville Kiwanis Club.

She was born Jan. 23, 1948, in Anderson. Her father, Jack Westerman, is deceased. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Arnold Cure, of Martinsville, and her stepmother, Lucille Westerman, of Warren.


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