Columbia City snaps Lady Vikes' win string

Columbia City snapped the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team’s eight-game winning streak, handing the Lady Vikings a 41-34 defeat on Saturday, Jan. 18, at North Arena.

While Huntington North led after the first quarter, 11-10, it fell behind by halftime, 17-13. Columbia City proceeded to widen its advantage in the third quarter, going up 28-19. While Coach Matt Hinds’ squad managed to trim the deficit to 35-30 with just under a minute to play in the fourth, the visitors made free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Frosh hoopsters to 10-1

The Huntington North High School boys’ freshmen basketball team went 1-1 during the week of Jan. 13, falling to Concordia Lutheran before beating Columbia City.

The Vikings lost 34-17 to host Concordia Lutheran on Jan. 14.

Coach Sam Ryan’s squad then traveled to Columbia City on Jan. 16 and won 39-16.

The Vikes were led by Wes Huff, who scored 11 points. Landon Moreland chipped in seven points and dispensed four assists. Tiler Carr added six points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Horton paces HU trackwomen at Fort Wayne Duals

Holly Horton collected a pair of top-five finishes to lead the Huntington University women’s track team at the Fort Wayne Duals on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18, at the Lutheran Health Fieldhouse.

Horton took third in the eight throw with a heave of 11.84 meters and claimed fifth in shot put with a mark of 10.02 meters as HU took seventh out of eight teams with 18 points.

Other HU points came from Hannah Galbreath with a sixth place finish in the weight throw at 8.52 meters and the distance medley team placing fourth.

Sprinter Barrow leads HU trackmen at Fort Waye Duals

Avniel Barrow sprinted his way to a second place finish in the 60-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meter dash to highlight the performance of the Huntington University men’s track team at the Fort Wayne Duals hosted by Purdue Fort Wayne at the Lutheran Health Fieldhouse.

Barry went :06.99 in the shorter sprint and added a :23.38 time for the 200.

Noah Bise also had a runner-up finish for HU, breaking his own long jump record with a mark of 6.79 meters.

Kyler Burner set a new personal record in pole vault with his leap of 4.10 meters.

"A Special Ten Minutes"

Photo by Steve Clark.

While Huntington North High School students and others ring the court, Huntington County Special Olympics basketball players tear it up on Saturday night during "A Special Ten Minutes" at halftime of the Huntington North High School girls' basketball game.

Short J

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North forward Grace Sell fires a short jumper against visiting Columbia City on Saturday night, Jan. 19. The Lady Vikings lost a tough one, 41-38.

Marian uses late spurt to stop HU men

Visiting Marian used a late spurt to hold off the Huntington University men’s basketball team, 88-80, on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18.

The Foresters, 9-11 overall and 1-7, in the Crossroads League, had cut a 14-point Marian lead to just two points when Caleb Middlesworth hit a trey off of a Konner Platt feed with 3:44 left in the game, but the eighth-ranked Knights outscored their hosts 15-9 the rest of the way.

Platt led a balanced HU attack with 21 points, Spencer Ballinger had 20, Middlesworth had 19 and Hank Pulver produced 11.

Foresters can't dig out of deep, early hole in loss to Marian

The Huntington University women’s basketball team couldn’t dig its way out of a 22-point first quarter hole and wound up a 73-65 victim of visiting fourth-ranked Marian on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18.

The Foresters, ranked 21st, were looking up after being rocked 30-8 in the first quarter. They trailed 43-27 at the half and were down 62-45 after three quarters.

Sam Hammel had 23 points and Sarah Fryman had 10 points to pace Huntington, 15-5 overall and 4-4 in the Crossroads League.

Thompson has big night but Vikes lose

A career-high 25 points by Sam Thompson was not enough as the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team lost to host Columbia City, 66-60, on Friday, Jan. 17.

Thompson nailed 7 of 9 three-pointers on the way to his big night, but the Vikings fell to 4-10 on the season.

The teams played to a 14-14 tie after the first period but Columbia City wrested control in the second quarter to take a 37-29 lead at halftime. The Eagles, 6-7, led after three quarters, 50-36.

Viking wrestlers top 7th-ranked Busco

The Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team posted a 33-30 win over seventh-ranked Churubusco on Thursday, Jan. 16, at North Arena.

Wins for the Vikings came from Brady Lewis, at 113 pounds; Darryn Kuhl, 126; Micah Beal, 132; Michael Kline, 138; Julian Fletcher, 152; Cody McCune, 160; and Nate Eliot, 170.

Carroll defeats Lady Vike gymnasts

Senior Corynn Barton looks at the world upside-down as she performs a move during her performance on the balance beam in the Lady Vikings gymnastics meet against visiting Carroll on Wednesday night, Jan. 15.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team was defeated by visiting Carroll, 99.250-92.225, on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The Lady Vikings’ best showing was on vault, where Chloe Camomile and Emma Wilson both claimed third place. The sophomores each posted a score of 8.600.

Wilson also captured bronze on the uneven bars and balance beam. She scored a 7.050 on the bars and a 7.975 on beam. Behind her trio of third-place finishes, Wilson placed third in the all-around with a final score of 31.375.

IWU edges No. 21 Foresters

The Huntington University women’s basketball team got edged by host Indiana Wesleyan University, 59-52, on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The No. 21 Foresters trailed 16-9 after the first quarter and 25-15 at the half, but went on a run late in the third to tighten things up. Trailing 40-23 at the 3:06 mark in the period, Coach Lori Culler’s squad went on a 13-0 run that crossed into the fourth and slashed the Wildcats’ lead to just four points, 40-36, with 9:34 left in the game. Senior Sarah Fryman, junior Sam Hammel and freshman Dazia Drake highlighted the run with a three-pointer apiece.

Roanoke Baptist basketball team third at national tourney recently

The Roanoke Baptist School varsity basketball team recently placed third at a national Christian school tournament sponsored by Hyles-Anderson College in the Chicago area.

The Blazers lost only to the eventual tournament champion, from Hammond.

The tourney featured 13 teams, hailing from Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska and California.

Roanoke is 22-2 on the season.

Shaw, Brinkman lead Lady Vike swimmers past Wabash

Laney Shaw and Alyssa Brinkman each won two races, leading the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team to an 82-68 victory over host Wabash on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Shaw topped the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke. The senior won the freestyle in 1:01.74 and the breaststroke in 1:23.85. Brinkman, also a senior, took the 200-yard freestyle in 2:28.64 and the 500-yard freestyle in 6:53.45.

Concordia Lutheran trips Vikings

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team suffered a 46-38 defeat to host Concordia Lutheran on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

The Vikings, 4-9, trailed 16-4 after the first quarter and 32-17 at the half. While Coach Craig Teagle’s squad managed to outscore the Cadets in the second half, the hosts mustered enough offense to stay in front. Concordia was up 37-26 after three periods, then tossed in nine points to the visitors’ 12 in the final frame.