HNHS JV girls fall to South Side

After taking a 22-16 lead by halftime, the Huntington North High School girls' junior varsity basketball team fell to host Fort Wayne South Side 47-37 on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The Lady Vikings danced around the hosts for the entire first half, outscoring South Side in both quarters. But South Side came back with a vengeance in the third frame, outscoring Huntington 10-3 and flipping the lead back to Fort Wayne. South Side hit its largest advantage of the game, 43-29, in the last quarter to finish the Lady Vikings off.

Marion beats HNHS frosh boys

The Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team took a 35-26 loss from host Marion on Monday, Jan. 25.

Paul Ehler carried the Vikings with 11 points, and Trenton Kern added six points for the 5-8 freshman team.


Crestview, Riverview girls make county tourney final

Riverview, Crestview, Salamonie and Blackford seventh grade girls' basketball teams participated in the first round of the county tournament on Monday, Jan. 25.

Scoring nine points, Corinne Tester carried the Crestview team to dominate Salamonie 25-8.

Rylie Bowman and Carlee Stapp each scored six points to back up Tester for Crestview.

Danielle Kern led Salamonie with four points.

Riverview managed to pull out a 26-20 win over Blackford to send the Raiders to the championship.

Eagles crush Lakeland Christian 60-33

The Huntington Eagles homeschool basketball team earned a crushing 60-33 victory over visiting Lakeland Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The Eagles outscored the Cougars in every quarter, and allowed Lakeland to enter double-digit scoring in only the first frame.

Jed Landis led the Eagles, now 21-3, with 25 points. Caleb Featherston added 14 points and Brock Hitzfield had eight points. Matt Weaver led Huntington's rebounding effort with nine total rebounds, and Landis had six steals.


Weaver leads Lady Eagles past Lakeland Christian

Catherine Weaver scored 25 points and took seven rebounds to carry the Huntington Lady Eagles homeschool basketball team over visiting Lakeland Christian 61-52 on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

After reaching halftime with the scoreboard reading 32-23 in the Lady Eagles' favor, Lakewood pushed back to outscore Huntington in the third quarter. The Lady Eagles didn't let Lakewood's brief superiority stand, however, as Huntington won the scoring battle in the final frame to seal the win.

Bellmont beats Crestview girls in overtime

Despite Jessie Drew scoring 13 points, the Crestview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team could not withstand Bellmont, falling 34-31 in overtime on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Cailey Baker followed Drew with eight points, Josie Beaver had six points and Peyton Thomas added four points.

Baker and Drew had seven and five rebounds, respectively, for the Cougars, who dropped to 11-5.

Crestview's seventh grade girls' basketball team destroyed Bellmont 36-9.

Otters participate in Winter Classic at Fort Wayne

The Huntington-Wells Otters swim team participated in the Fort Wayne Aquatics Winter Classic at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium at South Side High School on Jan. 22-24.

Logan Brink led the Otters in competition, and was the only Otter to have a second-place finish. Brink took the silver in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.20, third in the 100-yard freestyle and sixth in the 100-yard backstroke, all in the 15 & over female division.

Joe Alleman took 12th place in the 25-yard butterfly in the 8 & under male class.

Darwin W. Busz Sr.

Darwin W. Busz Sr., 78, of Pierceton, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at 1:55 a.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital,

Mr. Busz, a lifelong resident of Pierceton, served in the Indiana National Guard. He retired from the Dana Weatherhead Division, Columbia City, as a floor inspector in 1991. He was a member of American Legion Post 253, North Webster, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1906, Columbia City.

Roger Green

Roger Green, 80, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at 9:05 p.m. at Oakbrook Village in Huntington.

Mr. Green had been employed by Pat's Cabinet Shop as a paint sprayer for 25 years.

He was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Lake Butler, FL, to Jeff and Reba Anderson Green. He married Doris M. Spath Bruner on July 16, 1979, in Clinton, VA. His wife survives.

Harold W. Durr

Harold W. Durr, 86, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Durr, a former resident of Williamsburg, IA, graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1942. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and earned the Purple Heart. He first worked as a county clerk for Iowa County, IA, and later worked in logistics as a tech writer for Collins Radio, Linkhurt Electric, Amherst Electroncis, Amana Refrigeration, Memcor E Systems and Magnavox. He was a former member of the Iburg-Poulson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8797.


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