Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District to meet Jan. 19

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its next monthly meeting on Jan. 19, at 7 p.m., at the district office.

The meeting is open to the public.

The office is located at 2040 Riverfork Drive.


Smith graduates from basic training for Army

Army Private Brian T. Smith recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Ben-ning, Columbus, GA.

During the nine weeks of training, Smith received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Lady Viking gymnasts start season with win

The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team won its first meet of the season at Dekalb High School on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 99.25-96.05.

Leading the Lady Vikings was Jessica Baker, who placed second all-around with a 34.00. She won the vault with 9.25 and the floor with 8.60. Baker was also the top scorer for The Lady Vikes in the bars with a second place finish of 8.35.

Stephanie Freeman finished third all-around with a 32.95. Freeman finished second on the floor, third on the bars and fourth on the beam.

HU women fall to Indiana Wesleyan, 62-49

The Huntington University women's basketball team was defeated by host Indiana Wesleyan 62-49 on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Huntington started off with the first collegiate 3-pointer by senior Courtney Beerbower to get the jump on the Wildcats, and maintained the lead for the first 10 minutes of the game. But after the benching of severl starters due to foul trouble, IWU came back to lead the Foresters 25-19 at halftime.

HU loses Shively to injury, game to IWU

The Huntington University men's basketball team took a double hit against visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Jan. 5, losing the game and its second starter to injury.

On the scoreboard, the Foresters fell 84-76 in a back and forth contest that saw eight lead changes and 10 ties.

On the injury report, guard Tyler Shively joined Kevin Kyle on the bench after scoring 12 points.

Bobby Jolliff led the offense for the Foresters, scoring a career-high 23 points, including 10 of Huntington's first 12. Five HU players scored in the double digits.

Boyd, Kitt lead HNHS JV gymnasts to win

The Huntington North High School junior varsity gymnastics team opened its season with a win at Dekalb, 73.75-47.1.

Huntington North's Cieria Boyd and Marisa Kitt finished in first and second, respectively, in the all-around. Boyd scored 27.80 and Kitt scored 25.55.

The Lady Vikings had the only three competitors in the bars, and Boyd took first with 6.050. Macy Good took second and Kitt took third.

Kitt tied for first with Dekalb's Mallory Quaintance in the vault, as they both scored 8.150. Boyd finished second and Huntington's Robyn Karst took third.

Woodside drops Crestview girls' basketball team

Crestview Middle School's eighth grade girls' basketball team was defeated by Woodside 19-11 on Tuesday, Jan, 5.

For the Cougars, Erin Rethlake scored four points and Cailey Baker and Jessie Drew each had three.

The eighth-graders are now 9-2 on the season.

The Cougars' seventh grade girls' basketball team also fell to Woodside, 44-19.

Monica Minton led the scoring for Crestview with nine points. Carlee Stapp added four and Corine Tester had three.

Tuesday's game took the seventh-graders to a 6-4 record.

Woodside edges Crestview boys' eighth-graders, 36-33

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team was edged by Woodside 36-33 on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Matt Hogan led the way for Crestview with 10 points. Dylan Harter had seven points and Kyle Platt and Danny Becker each scored five points.

The match took the eighth-graders down to a 7-4 record on the season.

Crestview's seventh grade boys' basketball team was also beaten by Woodside 40-33.

Caleb Landrum was the top scorer for the Cougars with 19 points. Jordon Seabolt canned eight and Adam Woods had four points.

Lady Eagles place second at Cougar Classic hoop tournament

The Huntington Lady Eagles homeschool basketball team placed second at the Cougar Classic tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-30, at Lakeland Christian Academy in Winona Lake.

The Lady Eagles went 2-1 on the day, defeating Trinity and Lakeland, but falling to Indianapolis in the championship match 50-30.

Rebecca Daniels was name most valuable player for the tourney.

Against Indianapolis, the Lady Eagles were outscored in all but the fourth quarter, and Huntington's scoring in every other quarter was kept in the single digits by Indianapolis.

Eagles win Cougar Classic

The Huntington Eagles homeschool basketball team swept the Cougar Classic tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-30, at Lakeland Christian Academy in Winona Lake.

Eagle Jed Landis was the tournament most valuable player as he scored 89 points in the three games.

Huntington defeated Trinity and Lakeland to advance to the championship game against Noble/Whitley.


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