Viking swimmers eighth at Norwell Invite

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity swim team placed eighth at the Norwell Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The Vikings’ performance at the meet was highlighted by Nathan York’s fifth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. York, a junior, touched the wall in 1:06.53. He was two places ahead of teammate Colt Schulte, who claimed seventh place in 1:07.21.

York also posted a top-10 finish in the 100-yard butterfly, taking 10th in 1:10.42.

Marion beats up Lady Vikes

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team suffered a 60-33 setback to visiting Marion on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The Lady Giants wasted no time taking a lead on the Lady Vikings, crafting an 11-4 advantage by the end of the first quarter, which they expanded to 23-11 by halftime. The visitors enjoyed a 36-21 lead at the close of three frames, then outscored the hosts to 24-12 in the fourth to cap the game.

Wrestlers go 2-1 in triple dual Saturday

The Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team posted a 2-1 record at a triple dual meet it hosted on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The Vikings opened the competition with a 43-31 victory over New Haven, then dispatched Columbia City, 54-22. Huntington North finished out the day with a 40-36 defeat versus Leo.

Six wrestlers went undefeated on the day for the Vikes. Those wrestlers were junior Brady Lewis, at 106 pounds; sophomore Preston Teusch, at 113; junior Darryn Kuhl, at 120; sophomore Matthew Kline, at 145; junior Cody McCune, at 152; and senior Charlie Agnew, at 195.

Sectional prep

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School girls’ bowling team member Jade Uhrick throws some practice recently at Rainbow Lanes. The HNHS boys’ bowling team will compete at sectional on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and the girls’ team will compete at sectional on Saturday, Dec. 22.

Tackett wins all-events gold at World Bowling Championships

Huntington native EJ Tackett won the all-events gold medal at the 2018 World Bowling Men’s Championships, which ran from Nov. 23 to Dec. 5 in Hong Kong, China.

The global bowling event was comprised of four competitions: singles, doubles, trios and team of five. Competing as a member of Team USA, Tackett’s aggregate score in those competitions – 5,352 – was the highest at the event, securing him the gold medal.

Viking hoopsters to host inaugural Dean Stephan Memorial Game Friday

The Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team will host the inaugural Dean B. Stephan Memorial Game on Friday, Dec. 14

The game will honor the memory of Dean B. Stephan, who served as the scorekeeper for the Huntington North boys’ basketball team for 60 years.

The Huntington North athletic department and the Huntington County Community Foundation conceived the idea for the game.

Ready for something

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School wrestler Cody McCune has his Columbia City opponent off the ground during a triple dual wrestling meet on Saturdya, Dec. 8, at HNHS on Saturday morning, Dec. 8.

East Noble pulls away in final quarter ot beat Viking hoop team

Host East Noble broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to pin a 47-36 loss on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team on Saturday night, Dec. 8.

The Vikings, 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the Northeast 8 conference, were one point down at 30-29 entering the final frame.

Jordan Hollowell had 10 points off the bench to lead HNHS. Zach Daugherty added eight points and Hank Pulver had seven.

East Noble, 4-2 got 14 points from Ali Ali, 13 from Nate Dickson and 10 from Hayden Jones.

Arens goes off for career-high 36 as Foresters top Grace

Photo provided.
Tyler Arens

Senior Tyler Arens banged in a career-high 36 points to lead the Huntington University men’s basketball team to an 81-69 win over visiting Grace on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Arens knocked down 11 of 14 shots from the field, including 5 of 7 from three-point land, and was perfect on all nine free throws tries for his production, which helped HU improve to 9-3 on the season, 2-2 in the Crossroads League.

Konner Platt played wingman with 20 points as HU turned a 33-33 halftime tie into their ninth win.

Fryman, HU women blast Grace

Sara Doi goes to the hoop in action against visiting Grace on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Foresters won big, 77-53.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Sarah Fryman led five Huntington University women in double figures with a game-high 25 points as the Foresters blasted visiting Grace, 77-53, on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Fryman, a former Huntington North star, knocked down 10 of 15 shots from the field and 3 of 4 free throws to help HU improve to 9-4 on the season, 2-3 in the Crossroads League.

The Foresters jumped out to a 17-6 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back. They led at halftime, 33-24, and took a 53-41 lead into the final quarter.

Lady Vikes throttle New Haven

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team throttled host New Haven, 56-19, on Friday, Dec. 7.

After taking a 13-8 lead in the first quarter, the Lady Vikings left the Lady Bulldogs in the dust, tossing in 14 points while holding the hosts scoreless to craft a 27-8 advantage by halftime. Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad widened its lead to 44-13 by the end of three frames, then outscored its Northeast 8 Conference foe 12-6 in the final quarter to cap the dominating win.

Haught leads big wrestling win over Norwell

Ricky Haught pinned his foe in just 48 seconds to lead the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team to a 48-26 win over host Norwell on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Haught was the fastest of six pin winners for the Vikings, sticking Jamison Wills to the mat at 132 pounds.

Also getting fall points for HNHS were Preston Teusch at 113 pounds, Michael Kline at 138 pounds, Cody McCune at 152, Clay Bryce at 160 and Trenton Smith at 285.

Getting decision wins for HNHS were Charlie Agnew at 195 and Christian Craft at 220.

Mautz, York win twice in swimboys' loss

Keegan Mautz and Nathan York each won two races and swam on a winning relay team as the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team lost to host South Adams, 97-51, on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Mautz, a senior won the 50-yard freestyle, in :25.90, and the 500-yard freestyle, in 6:16.47. York, a junior, captured the 100-yard freestyle, in :57.82, and the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:06.26.

The pair later teamed with Colten Schulte and Cole Davidson to win the 400-yard freestyle relay, in 4:04.43.

Lady Vike swimmers get second straight win

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team picked up its second straight win with a 94-69 triumph over host South Adams on Thursday, Dec. 6.

The Lady Vikings, 2-4, got individual wins from Macy Lange, Laney Shaw and Allie Aschliman, and the three were also on two winning relay teams -- the 200-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle.

Lange, a senior, won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:12.24, while Shaw, a junior, took the 100-yard freestyle in 1:01.57. Aschliman, also a junior, captured the 500-yard freestyle in 6:20.83.

Poor third quarter sinks HU women

A poor third quarter doomed the Huntington University women’s basketball team, resulting in a 68-59 loss to visiting Taylor University on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The Trojans led 16-12 after the first quarter, but the Foresters knotted the game up by halftime, 37-37. The third quarter saw the visitors retake the lead in a big way, pouring in 22 points while limiting the hosts to just five to craft a 59-42 advantage. Coach Lori Culler’s squad outscored Taylor 17-9 in the final frame, but it wasn’t enough and Huntington fell to 8-4, 1-3 in the Crossroads League.