Last 98 seconds costly for HU men in loss to Marian

The Huntington University men’s basketball team got outscored 7-0 in the game’s final 98 seconds to lose to host Marian University, 95-88, on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10.

With the score tied at 88-all with 1:38 remaining, Marian got a Reggie Kissoonlal bucket on each side of a Christian Stewart long ball to account for the game’s final seven points while the Foresters came up empty on their final three possessions to fall to 11-17 overall, 7-9 in the Crossroads League.

Aschliman improves time but doesn't make state swim finals

Huntington North High School sophomore Allie Aschliman improved her time but did not advance to the finals at the Indiana State Girls Swimming/Diving Championship at Indianapolis on Friday, Feb. 9.

Aschliman, who won the Warsaw sectional in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.67, lowered her mark to 1:00.93 in the Friday preliminaries, but all that got her was 29th place among the 32 girls competing in the event.

Geller fires in 15 as Vikings get 15th win

Viking Hank Pulver gets ready to drop in two points in action against visiting Norwell on Friday night, Feb. 9. Pulver had a perfect night, connecting on all four shots from the field and all three free throw tries, as the Vikings won, 49-40.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Mitch Geller fired in 15 points to lead the Huntington North high School boys’ varsity basketball team to a 49-40 win over visiting Norwell on Friday night, Feb. 9.

Geller connected on 5 of 7 shots from the field and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line to help the Vikings improve to 15-5 on the season overall, 4-3 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Hank Pulver was perfect on all four of his shots from the field and all three of his free throws for 11 points, and Sawyer Stoltz added nine points.

Jean Ann Heiney

Jean Ann Heiney, 79, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 5:29 a.m. at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Nancy K. Worster

Nancy K. Worster, 72, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 5:58 p.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Worster was a 1964 graduate of Union Township High School. She was a homemaker.

She was born May 4, 1945, in Huntington to Douglas V. and Mary Louise Sprinkle Haney. She married Joe Worster on April 23, 1966, in Markle. Her husband survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Staci (Doug) Mathias, of Markle.

Shirley A. Shatzer

Shirley Anne Shatzer, 56, of Newland, NC, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at Yellow Mountain Group Home in Newland.

She was born March 20, 1961, in Huntington to James and Diana Ward Trivett. Her parents survive her in Elk Park, NC.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Hattie Anne (Andrew) Lewis of Newland, NC; a  son, Allen Shatzer, of Huntington; a sister, Mary Jane Skaar, of Morganton, NC; and a granddaughter, Katie Anne Lewis, of Newland, NC.

Forester women also upset ranked USF

Five players scored in double figures to propel the Huntington University women’s basketball team past 25th-ranked University of Saint Francis, 78-73, on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Platt Arena.

Sophomore Sarah Fryman led the Foresters’ offensive effort with 20 points, dropping in 8 of 9 shots from the field. Brooke Saylor matched her teammate’s shooting effort, finishing with 16 points.

Saylor also pulled down 12 rebounds to record her 15th double-double of the season. Behind the junior’s rebounding effort, Huntington enjoyed a 36-25 advantage on the boards.

Betty J. Hollenbaugh

Betty J. Hollenbaugh, 94, of North Manchester, IN, and having connections to Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at 5:18 p.m., at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Hollenbaugh graduated from Washington Center High School in Whitley County in 1941. She began working at Weatherhead in 1943. In 1971 she started working at Hunckler Products in Huntington, retiring in 1986. She and her husband made their home in Jefferson Township, Whitley County, and moved to Timbercrest in North Manchester in 2009.

James M. Moore

James Maurice Moore, 85, of rural LaFontaine, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at 3:48 a.m. at Wellbrooke of Wabash.

Mr. Moore was a 1950 graduate of Eagle Township High School in Zionsville, and received his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1954. He was a United States Army veteran. He retired from I.T.T. Publishing Company in Indianapolis. He attended the Liberty Baptist Church in Sweetser. He lived in Wabash County since 1998.

He was born June 27, 1932, in Zionsville to Verne and Ruth Fink Moore.

Dorothy L. Kissinger

Dorothy L Kissinger, 90, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family in Roanoke, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Kissinger worked in customer service with JC Penney for 25 years, and later pursued a career at Lincoln Financial until she was 82 years old. After retirement she volunteered at Lutheran Hospital. She was a member of the Eastern Star Shiloh Chapter 141 and the Southwest Church of Christ.

She was born in Fort Wayne to Clarence and Viola Anderson. Her husband, Donald Kissinger, preceded her in death.

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