Ruschhaupt, Scher swim to state finals appearances

Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher
Photos by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School juniors Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher both advanced to the state meet in two events by winning Warsaw Boys' Swimming Sectional titles on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Diver Casey Dubuc has a chance to join his teammates as he qualified for the diving regional, which will be held Tuesday Feb. 24.

Ruschhaupt won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke, while Scher took the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle.

Vikes snap losing streak with win over Northrop

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team held host Fort Wayne Northrop to only 12 second-half points and broke a six-game losing streak with a 47-39 victory on Saturday, Feb. 21.

The Vikings turned a 27-27 tie at halftime into their sixth win in 18 games by holding Northrop to just seven points in the third quarter and five in the fourth.

Senior guard Rob Sands again led HNHS, scoring13 points and grabbing six rebounds, and help came from Matt Kramer with 12 points and Kevin Fisher with 11.

Vikes fall to Logansport in OT, 59-52

Huntington North High School guard Taylor Harris heads toward the basket during the Vikings' Friday night contest against visiting Logansport. The Vikings lost in overtime, 59-54.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team let an 11-point halftime lead slip away and wound up losing to visiting Logansport in overtime, 59-54, on Friday, Feb. 20.

The Vikings' Tannan Peters hit a 3-point shot with 6.5 seconds left in regulation to knot the score at 52-all and send the game into overtime. Once there, the Vikings only got two points, on free throws from Taylor Harris, to fall to their 12 loss in 17 outings.

After Harris tied the contest at 54-54 with his charity tosses, Logansport, 12-6, hit five free throws to win the game.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Former Huntington North High School basketball player Gary Paul was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Logansport on Friday, Feb. 20. Paul, a 1986 graduate, scored more than 1,100 points and was the school's all-time leader in steals. Presenting Paul his honors are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Former Huntington North High School basketball player Brian Reeder (center) was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Logansport on Friday, Feb. 20. When Reeder graduated in 1986, he held school records for points, rebounds and assists. Presenting Reeder his honor are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Former Huntington North High School runner Tim Hughes (center) was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Logansport on Friday, Feb. 20. Hughes set distance running records at HNHS that stood for more than 30 years. He graduated in 1976. Presenting Hughes his honor are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School radio station manager and teacher Bill Walker (center) was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Logansport on Friday, Feb. 20. Walker taught radio and managed Huntington North's student-run radio station, WVSH, for 33 years. Presenting the honor are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Rosemary Schoeff (center), longtime Huntington North High School Athletic Department secretary, was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 20, at halftime of the HNHS boys' basketball game against Logansport. Schoeff served for 23 years, working under four athletic directors. Presenting her with her honor are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

Vikings' Abbott loses in OT in first round of state wrestling finals

Huntington North High School wrestler Zach Abbott's trip to the Indiana State Wrestling Finals lasted a little more than one regulation match, but not much more as he lost in overtime, 5-4 on Friday, Feb. 20.

Abbott, 36-1 entering the state finals, lost to Nick Hodges of Southmont, 5-4, in an extra session in their first round match at 189 pounds.

Hodges, a senior as is Abbott, entered the finals with a 28-2 record.

 

Vikes get sectional bye; face Homestead-South Side winner

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team received a first-round bye in the Huntington North Boys' Sectional Basketball Tournament and will play the winner between Homestead and Fort Wayne South Side on Friday, March 6.
Homestead, 12-6, and South Side, 3-13, tangle on Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the tourney opener to earn the right to face the Vikings, 5-11, Friday night at 6 p.m.

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