Slow night on offense results in HNHS boys' loss to Columbia City

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team had only two players score more than five points on the way to a 47-31 loss to visiting Columbia City on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

On the night, 4-8 Vikings hit only 11 of 29 field goal attempts for 37.9 percent in the slower-tempo game, including missing all eight of its 3-point tries. The Eagles went 15 for 31, 48.4 percent.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Gus Ballance, 227; Bill Kusler, 197; Bill Reed, 177.
Men's High Series: Gus Ballance, 628; Bill Kusler, 504; Bill Reed, 494.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 148; Rosalyn Hughes, 120; Billie Smith, 111.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 371; Rosalyn Hughes, 320; Billie Smith, 280.
Most Over: Gerald Black, +66; Sharon Wymer, +14.
Top Teams: The B's, 8-4; Team #9, 8-4; Team #3, 6.5-5.5.

Coolman carries Rebel girls to Montpelier Tournament championship

The Salamonie School eighth grade girls' basketball team won both of its games to place first in the Montpelier Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16.

In the championship match, Salamonie crushed Montpelier 31-16.

Paige Coolman led the way for the Rebels with 20 points and 17 rebounds. Tatum Johnson and Gabby Mason each added four points for Salamonie.

In Salamonie's first match of the tournament, Coolman scored 24 points and had 16 rebounds to lead the team to a 35-20 victory over Hartford City.

Mason backed up Coolman with four points.


Crestview girls' hoop teams claim own tourney

Both Crestview Middle School girls' basketball teams won their respective divisions in their own first annual Lady Cougar Classic on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Crestview's eighth grade girls' basketball team defeated Whitko in the championship round 39-20.

Erin Rethlake led the Cougars in the game with 12 points. Jessie Drew had 10 points and Cailey Baker added six points.

To get to the championship, the eighth-graders defeated Northfield, 22-14.

Jessie Drew led the way for Crestview with 12 points, eight rebounds and six steals. Jessie Beaver added five points.

Eagles 14U wins Bethelehem Lutheran tourney

The Huntington Eagles 14U homeschool boys' basketball team earned first place at the 12th annual Bethlehem Lutheran Eighth Grade Boys' Basketball Tournament hosted by Bethlehem Lutheran in Ossian on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16.

The Eagles defeated Saint Peter Immanuel 44-31 on Saturday to win the champion title.

In that game, Brooks Hitzfield led the way with 16 points and eight rebounds. Clay Sickafoose had 10 points, five assists and five steals and Chris Lieffers had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Eagles 14U team loses to Indy

The Huntington Eagles 14U boys' basketball team fell to the visiting Indianapolis Wildcats 39-22 on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Bruce Hitzfield led the Eagles, now 7-4, with six points. Brooks Hitzfield added five points and six rebounds, and Chris Lieffers had five points, five rebounds and six steals.

The Eagles' 12U boys' basketball team defeated the Junior Wildcats 38-20.

Ian Kissell took the lead for Huntington with 15 points. Tyce Frank had nine points and Bruce Hitzfield added eight points and nine rebounds for the Eagles, now 6-2.


Lady Vikings use season-best marksmanship to sink Anderson, 61-48

The Huntington North High School girls' basketball team used its best shooting of the season to grab a second straight win as it beat host Anderson, 61-48, on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Improving to 3-12, the Lady Vikings canned 23 of 41 field goal attempts for 56.1 percent against Anderson. After a 50 percent exhibition in the first half helped them gain a 31-23 lead, the Lady Vikings hit 12 of 19 from the field for 63.2 percent in the second half to hold off the 1-15 hosts.

HNHS bowler VanDine wins conference championship

Gage VanDine
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Huntington North High School bowler Gage VanDine defeated Bellmont's Kodi Hoffman 196-166 in the final round to win the conference championship at the Hoosier Conference Varsity Boys' Singles Tournament at The Bowling Center in Bluffton on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Baker places fifth to lead HNHS gymnasts at Valpo Invitational

Led by Jessica Baker's fifth place all-around finish, the Huntington North High School gymnastics team placed fifth of seven teamsat the Valpo Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Baker scored 34.825 points to lead the Lady Vikings to a team score of 98.025. She placed sixth in the vault with 9.15, fourth in the uneven parallel bars with 8.30, 15th in the balance beam with 7.625 and fifth in the floor exercise with 8.875.

Randle takes 112-pound title as Viking matmen place second at Concordia

Logan Randle at 112 pounds went 3-0 on the day to finish first in his division and lead the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team to a second-place finish out of eight teams at the Concordia Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Colin Downey at 130, Tyler Robinson at 140, Brant Hiple at 145, Alex Evans at 215 and Nick Cooper at 285 all went 2-1 on the day for Huntington North to finish second in their respective classes.

Clinton Rosen and Lukas Wygant at 152 and 160, respectively, each went 3-1 on the day to take third place in their classes.


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