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Vikings start with Homestead at Wayne Hoop Sectional

The Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team will play Homestead in the opening game of the Wayne Boys' Basketball Sectional on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced the pairings for the state tournament on Feb. 17.

As of Feb. 18, the Vikings were 17-4 on the season while the Spartans were 18-2. The teams opened the season against each other on Nov. 21, with Homestead winning, 46-41.

Registering now for 10th annual Discover Roanoke races April 13

The 10th annual Discover Roanoke 10K/5K/1-mile race is set for April 13 in downtown Roanoke at 9 a.m.

Race sponsors are Parkview Health, Ironclad Excavating, Southwest Auto Sales, Intri-Cut Tool Company, Bippus State Bank, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and Subway of Roanoke.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Roanoke Lions Club.

Participants in the 5K and 10K portions of the race who sign up before April 1 will be guaranteed to receive a 10th anniversary race T-shirt.

Instruction time


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North Assistant Softball Coach Pete Eckert gives some instruction before the start of a drill at the HNHS Softball Camp on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the HNHS Fieldhouse.

Fryman comes up money as HU women hold off Bethel

Huntington University forward Brooke Saylor lays the ball in for two points during the Foresters' regular season finale at Platt Arena on Saturday, Feb. 16. HU held off a big Bethel rally for a 71-69 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University women’s basketball team withstood a furious second-half comeback by visiting Bethel College for a 71-69 win on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The Foresters, finishing the regular season 18-11 overall and 11-7 in the Crossroads League, saw a 24-point third-quarter lead all but disappear, but Sarah Fryman came up money on four three throws  in the final nine seconds to enable HU to hang on.

Fryman finished with a game-best 20 points on the afternoon and was aided by Brooke Saylor and Erin Mohr with 17 and 12 points, respectively.

Schulte tops Viking swimmers at Warsaw sectional

A fifth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay was the best showing of the day for the four-boy Huntington North swim team on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Warsaw Swimming and Diving Sectional.

The relay team of freshman Colten Schulte, sophomore Cole Davidson, senior Keegan Mautz and junior Nathan York clocked in at 1:56.31 and garnered 28 points on the way to the team finishing 10th among 14 squads with 86 points.

Schulte had the best individual finish of the meet for HNHS, taking sixth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.06.

Platt's 31 not enough for HU in loss to No. 17 Pilots

Konner Platt pumped in 31 points but the Huntington University men’s basketball team came up short against visiting No. 17 Bethel College, 89-82, on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16.

Platt’s season-best offensive output came on the wings of a 12 of 19 shooting performance, which included 7 of 8 from two-point range. The junior also added four asissts and a pair of steals, but it was not enough to keep HU from dropping to 16-14 on the season.

Eleven of HU’s losses have come against ranked opponents.

Caleb Middlesworth added 20 points and Zac Owens had 19 for HU.

HU miler Gentrie punches ticket to nationals

Sophomore Adrien Gentie punched his first ticket to the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Champhionships by placing second in the mile on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the 2019 Flag City Open  hosted by the University of Findlay.

Gentrie earned the trip with a clocking of 4:21.64, second only to HU Head Coach Nick Johnson in the school’s record books.

Elijah Chesterman won the 1,000-meter run for HU in a personal best time of 2:34.23.

Dirr adds another NAIA qualification to resume

Huntington University senior Aspen Dirr qualified for a fifth individual race at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships by setting a new school record in the 1,000-meter run on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the 2019 Flag City Open host by the University of Findlay.

Dirr hit the mark for nationals by winning the 1,000 in 2:58.46.

She also won the 600-meterr run, clocking in at 1:39.84.

In addition to the 1,000, Dirr has also qualified for nationals in the 800-meter run, the mile, the 3,00-meter run and the 5,000-meter run.

Agnew claims all-state with eighth place finish at state mat finals

Huntington North senior Charlie Agnew claimed all-state wrestling honors with an eighth place finish Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Indiana State Wrestling Finals in Indianapolis.

Agnew, the New Haven semi-state champion at 195 pounds, earned the honor by winning his first match on Friday night to advance on. The top eight wrestlers in each weight class earned all-state designation.

Agnew defeated Grant Johnson, of New Prairie, 11-6.

Nick Wilham, of Greenwood Community, ended Agnew’s hopes for a state title by pinning the Viking senior at 2:43 in the quarterfinals.

Vikings triumph over Plymouth

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team jumped out to a 20-6 first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to a 56-35 triumph over host Plymouth on Friday night, Feb. 15.

The Vikings hit 12 of 14 shots from the field for 85.7 percent on the way to building a 34-13 lead by the end of the first half. They led 44-23 heading into the final stanza on the way to their 17th win in 21 decisions this season.

Vikes get four spots in finals of Warsaw Swimming and Diving Sectional

Cole Davidson, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team, competes in the 500-yard freestyle during the preliminaries of the Warsaw Sectional on Thursday, Feb. 14. Davidson qualified for the consolation finals with a 13th-place finish in 5:53.51.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ swim team had two individuals and a pair of relay teams qualify for the finals of the Warsaw Swimming and Diving Sectional in the competition’s preliminary round, held Thursday, Feb. 14.

Finishing in the top eight of an event qualified an individual or relay team for the sectional finals, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 16.

Forester men fall in game of swings

In a game of swings, the Huntington University men’s basketball team fell to host Grace College, 77-75, on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The Foresters, 16-13 overall and 6-11 in the Crossroads League, were down big after the first 10 minutes at 26-12, but a 27-7 run late in the half earned them a 39-33 halftime lead.  They expanded the margin to 14 at 56-42 just six minutes into the second half, but the Lancers used their own big run to knot the contest at 63-63 with eight minutes left.

Daugherty bomb lifts Vikings past Chargers

Keegan Bartrom (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team, attempts to dribble past a Carroll defender during a game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at North Arena. The Vikings edged the Chargers, 40-38.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Zach Daugherty bombed in a three-pointer with less than 30 seconds to play to give the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team a 40-38 win over visiting Carroll on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Daugherty’s shot completed a comeback that seemed out of reach when Carroll jumped out to a 22-12 lead early in the second quarter. From that point forward, however, the Vikings’ defense yielded just 16 more points the rest of the evening, giving Daugherty the chance to become the hero.

HU baseball team wins first three games

The Huntington University baseball team opened its season with a 3-0 showing at the Clash of the Conferences Tournament, held Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, in Johnson City, TN.

The Foresters, 3-0, kicked off the tournament with back-to-back wins over Milligan College on Feb. 8, triumphing 7-5 and 7-4. Coach Mike Frame’s squad then beat Concordia University, 2-0, on Feb. 9.

Vkiings fall to Archers in OT

Huntington North guard Deven Newcomb draws a foul from his South Side defender while heading to the hoop in action Saturday night at Huntington's University's Platt Arena. The Vikings lost in overtime, 61-56.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team suffered a 61-56 defeat to South Side in overtime on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Huntington University’s Platt Arena.

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