Strongman deadlift


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Russell Mueller, of Zionsville, grimaces as he deadlifts 655 pounds on Saturday, Jan. 19, at a Strongman competition at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The event was organized by local IN Strong gym co-owner Christina Bangma, the 64Kg World's Strongest Woman.

Fryman 'day' leads HU past Bethel

It was unofficially Sarah Fryman Day at Gates Gymnasium in Mishawaka as the Huntington University junior poured in a game-high 27 points -- including getting the 1,000th point of her career -- had a game high seven rebounds, passed out three assists and made two steals to lead HU to a 75-55 win on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19.

HU game but in the end loses to No. 16 Bethel

The Huntington University men’s basketball team didn’t go down without a fight but in the end it lost to host Bethel, 92-81, on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19.

The Foresters, 13-9 overall and 3-7 in Crossroads League play, were down by 18 points at 65-47 in the early part of the second half, but Peyton West drilled a trio of three-pointers in a three-minute span to bring the deficit down to 65-60 by the midpoint of the frame.

Conference wrestling


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Charlie Agnew controls his opponent in a match at 195 pounds at the Northeast 8 Conference Championship Meet on Friday evening, Jan. 18, at the HNHS Fieldhouse.

HU sprinters claim pair of firsts at Fort Wayne Purdue meet

Huntington University sprinters claimed a pair of first place honors at Purdue Fort Wayne’s Fort Wayne Duals over the weekend.

Sophomore Peyton Depriest won the 400-meter dash in :51.93, and junior Avniel Barrow captured the 60-meter dash in :07.04.

Depriest also took fourth in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at :23.29.

Andrew Zachary earned second place points twice for HU, finishing behind his teammate in the 400 in :52.30, and being runner-up in the 200 in :22.93, the latter which is the second-fastest time in HU history.

Bellmont too much for Lady Vikes

Huntington North's Reece Colcesser scores and gets fouled in action Friday night against Bellmont at North Arena. The Lady Vikes lost, 58-36.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Bellmont was simply too much for the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team as it beat the Lady Vikes, 58-36, on Friday, Jan. 18.

Bellmont, 18-2, led 18-13 at the first quarter break and never looked back. The halftime lead was 28-21 and the visitors led 45-29 after three quarters.

The Lady Vikes, 6-13 overall and 3-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference, were paced by Maddy Robrock with 17 points and six rebounds. Reece Colclesser added seven points and five assists.

Bellmont was led by Grace Hunter with a game-high 28 points.

Madalyn A. Zinsmeister

Madalyn Anne Zinsmeister, 75, of Huntington, IM died of a stroke Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at 3:45 p.m. at St. Vincent North in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Zinsmeister was a graduate of Clear Creek High School. She worked at Pyle Industries for more than 10 years and retired from Bippus State Bank after 10 years. She was a life-long member of Faith Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was born Aug. 22, 1943, in Huntington to Robert F. and Mary E. Tyner Warner. She married James E. Zinsmeister on May 20, 1962, at Beech Grove Church, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1971.

Patsy R. Reese

Patsy R. Reese, 91, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family in Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Reese attended Ball State University. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star 432, a member of Pi Omicron Sorority, Kappa Chi Delta and the Fort Wayne Women's Chapter Golf Association.

Dean B. Garrett

Dean B. Garrett Sr., 76, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at 11:22 p.m. at his residence.

Mr. Garrett was a 1961 graduate of Huntington High School. He worked at International Harvester for several years, Huntington Lab and later at Kautex in Avilla. He was then co-owner of the Boondocks for many years in Huntington. He served in the United States Navy from 1962 to 1965. He was a member of American Legion Post 85, VFW Post 2689 and Moose Lodge 837.

Sharon L. Price

Sharon Lynn Price, 68, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, 12:15 p.m. at Autumn Ridge Health and Rehabilitation in Wabash.

Ms. Price graduated from Wheelwright High School in Wheelwright, KY. She worked in production at Magnetek in Huntington for 28 years, then at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wabash for 11 years.

She was born July 6, 1950, in Melvin, KY, to Forrest and Mabel Tackett McCown.

Survivors include a sister, Emma Bryant, of Hopkinsville, KY.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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