Tackett leads Viking bowlers to fourth straight win

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team remained undefeated after overpowering host Norwell 16-4 at The Bowling Center in Bluffton on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The first game resulted in a 1019-925 win for the Vikings, led by EJ Tackett with a 259.

Connor Brown rolled a 227, Tyler Neff had a 188, Tyler Carroll scored a 173 and Anthony Hipskind had a 172. Neff and Hipskind were the only Viking bowlers to lose their individual matches.

The second game also saw a Viking victory, as Huntington North outscored Norwell 1093-860 overall.

Junior High Eagles beat King's Academy

The Huntington Eagles' junior high basketball team defeated host King's Academy Knights of Fairmount 57-23 on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Leading the way for Huntington was Ian Kissell, with 13 points and four steals. Clay Sickafoose scored 10 points and had four rebounds and Tyce Frank added 10 more points.

The Junior High Eagles also participated in the Holiday Classic Home School Basketball Tournament at the Indy Indoor Sports Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Huntington was 1-3 on the day.

Weaver set Lady Eagles' record in romp over King's Academy

Catherine Weaver set a team record with nine 3-pointers and the Huntington Lady Eagles varsity basketball team dominated hoste King's Academy Knights of Fairmount , 70-25, on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

The Lady Eagles outscored the Knights in each quarter, and were up 39-13 at the half.

Rev. David G. Jackson

Rev. David G. Jackson, 73, of Heritage Pointe, Warren, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at 6:10 a.m. at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Rev. Jackson was a 1953 graduate of Lake Shore High School in Angola, NY. He was a 1960 graduate of The University of New York in Buffalo. In 1964 he graduated from Huntington College Divinity School. From 1963 to 1966 he worked as dean of men for Huntington College. In 1969 he was ordained as a minister of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.

Varsity Eagles take two of three at Holiday Classic

The Huntington Eagles varsity basketball team participated in the Holiday Classic Home School Basketball Tournament at the Indy Indoor Sports Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The Eagles participated in three different games throughout the day, and won two.

In the first match, the Eagles defeated the Northwest Warriors 54-33.

Norwell stops Riverview girls' basketball teams

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team lost to visiting Norwell 29-23 on Monday, Dec. 7.

For Riverview, Alyssa Hiple scored seven points, Mikayla Carpenter had six points and Alexa Shoemaker made five points.

Monday's game brought the eighth-graders to a 5-1 record on the season.

The Raiders' seventh grade girls' basketball team lost to Norwell 46-3. The seventh-graders are now 0-6 on the season.

Both teams will visit Marion Justice on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.


Riverview boys' basketball teams fall to Norwell

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team fell to host Norwell 49-28 on Monday, Dec. 7.

Cameron Kreider recorded eight points for the Raiders.
The eighth grade team is now 1-5 on the season.

Riverview's seventh grade basketball team also lost to Norwell, 51-18.

Derek Snyder led Riverview with 11 points.

The seventh-graders are now 1-3 for the season.


Boilers trump JayHawks in Kim League play

The YMCA Kim League basketball program continued the season's play on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The game of the week was featured in the third and fourth grade division, with the Boilers trumping the JayHawks 26-15.

Rees Zay led the JayHawks, as well as all scorers, with 12 points.

For the Boilers, Austin Spahr had 10 points and seven rebounds, Nick Gonzalez added eight points and Collin Landrum canned six points and had three assists.

In other Kim League action:

Third and Fourth Grade Division
The Hoosiers edged the Spartans 28-21.

Wang leads Otters in SWAC 'Odd Ages Rule' meet

The Huntington-Wells Otters participated in the SWAC "Odd Ages Rule" meet from November 20-22 at South Side High School in Fort Wayne.

The tournament was unique in that the usual ages categories were shifted down one year.

City finds 'stop-gap' to keep 2010 budget in black; seeks long-term solutions

A bare-bones spending plan, concessions from employees and an infusion of cash from city savings accounts may be enough to keep Huntington's 2010 budget in the black -- but more needs to be done, noted Mayor Steve Updike.

"This is a stop-gap; it's not a long-term solution," Updike told members of the Huntington Common Council on Tuesday, Dec. 8. "We're keeping the wheels slowly turning, but we're not answering the long-term question."


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