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Vike swimboys lose to South Side

Conner Mason won two more events but the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team fell to visiting Fort Wayne South Side on Monday, Nov. 27.

Mason, a senior, took the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyles to lead the Vikings to seven wins on the night. Two of those seven wins came in relays, and Mason had a hand in both of those as well.

The senior clocked in at 1:04.76 to win the shorter race, and he came home in 2:22.05 to win the longer.

Aschliman, Lady Vike swim team swamp South Side

Allie Aschliman again won two events and received more than ample back-up from her teammates as the Huntington North High School girls’s swim team dispatched visiting Fort Wayne South Side, 121-48, on Monday, Nov. 27.

Aschliman, a sophomore, led a top-three sweep in both the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard breaststroke. She won the fly in 1:08.47, with teammates Bekah Brunner and Crosley Stanley second and third, respectively, and she captured the breast in 1:26.97, leading Adalyn Harvey and Sara Lacey across the finish line, respectively.

HU men lose to No. 16 Bethel

A 9-1 run at the end of the first half put No. 16 Bethel in the driver’s seat and paved the way for the visiting Pilots to defeat the Huntington University men’s basketball team, 85-63, on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Bethel, 9-1, led HU by 33-28 with just under 3:30 to go in the first half, but the spurt improved the Pilots’ margin to 42-29 heading into intermission, starting the Foresters on their way to their sixth loss in 10 outings.

Lady Vikings fall to Bishop Luers

Huntington North junior Rylee Williams maneuvers in tight with the ball against a Bishop Luers defender in action at North Arena Tuesday night, Nov. 28. The Lady Vikings lost, 62-51.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team fell to visiting Bishop Luers, 62-51, on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Maddy Robrock led the Lady Vikes, 3-4, with a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. Hollyn Anderson added season-highs of 14 points and eight assists.

Rileigh Johnson added eight points and six rebounds to the HNHS cause and Karmen Koch had four assists.

Bishop Luers took a 19-14 lead after the first quarter and stretched the margin to 31-21 by halftime. The visitors went into the final frame leading 49-34.

Aschliman, Lange lead HNHS swimgirls to big win over Canterbury

Allie Aschliman and Macy Lange both won two individual events and swam on two winning relay teams to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team to a 112-55 thumping of host Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Aschliman and Lange teamed with Alyssa Brinkman and Laney Shaw to win the 200-yard medley relay in the first event, in 2:10.59, and the Lady Vikings were never headed.

Mason gets two wins but HNHS swimboys lose opener

Conner Mason got two of the four Huntington North wins on the night as the HNHS boys’ swim team fell to host Canterbury, 88-49, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in its first meet of the season.

Mason won the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:21.78, and was the only competitor in the 500-yard freestyle, in which he crossed the finish line in 6:41.30.

Keegan Mautz and Cole Davidson got the other HNHS wins. Mautz claimed the 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.38 and Davidson took the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:29.42.

Junior Sunderman joins seniors Tillett, Koch on all-NE8 soccer first team

Three members of the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team were named to the Northeast 8 Conference first team.

Seniors Hannah Tillett and Karmen Koch and junior Amaya Sunderman were the Lady Vikings’ first-team honorees.

Tillett led Huntington North in goals and assists, with 45 and 40, respectively. The midfielder departs the program as its all-time leader in both categories, with totals of 112 goals and 98 assists.

Koch was the Lady Vikings’ runner-up in goal and assist production. The forward tallied 31 goals while recording 16 assists.

Vikings land 3 on first team for NE8 soccer

A trio of players from the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team received first-team recognition in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Seniors Sam Poling, Caleb Smith and Andrew Kaylor earned the first-team honors for the Vikings.

Poling, the team’s starting goalkeeper, posted an 11-4-1 record in front of the net, notching four shutouts. He racked up 89 saves while permitting only 22 goals.

Smith led the Huntington North offense. The midfielder scored a team-high 18 goals. He also dispensed four assists.

Upward cheerleading, hoop registration Dec. 9

Registrations and evaluations for Upward basketball and cheerleading will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Family Life Center at College Park Church, 1945 College Ave., Huntington.

Sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon both days. A registration fee is charged.

The programs are open to boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. Practices and games will begin in January.

For more information, call Gary Mast at 519-2489.

Defense key as Viking cagers get second win

Limiting host Mississinewa to just seven points in the middle two periods, the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team got a 36-30 win on Saturday, Nov. 25, to go to 2-0 on the young season.

The Viking defense limited Mississinewa, 1-1, to only 15 points through the first three quarters, taking  a 22-15 lead into the final frame.

The Vikings were led by Zach Daugherty with 11 points and Mitch Geller with eight.

Viking hoopsters open season by trouncing Homestead

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team opened its season in dominant fashion, trouncing Homestead, 69-46, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at North Arena.

The Vikings, 1-0, torched the Spartans’ defense while shutting them down on offense. Coach Craig Teagle’s squad sank 25 of 37 shots from the field for a sizzling 67.6 percent. The hosts also drained 13 of 15 free throw attempts for 86.7 percent.

And they're off!


Photo by Scott Trauner

Runners head out at the start of the 13th annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Turkey Trot 5K from in front of McDonald's in Huntington earlier today, Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23. McDonald's is the host sponsor for the fund-raising event.

HU hoopwomen notch seventh straight win

The Huntington University women’s basketball team pulled off a second-half comeback and defeated host Goshen College, 51-44, on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

After trailing 12-8 after the first quarter and 21-20 at halftime, the Foresters knotted the game up by the end of three frames, 34-34, and scored 17 points in the final period while holding Goshen to 10 to take the game.

With the victory, Huntington, 7-1, extends its win streak to seven games. The Foresters also open Crossroads League play with a 1-0 mark.

Lady Vikes lose big to defending state champs on hardwood

Rileigh Johnson, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team, dribbles the ball upcourt during a game against visiting Homestead on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The Lady Vikings fell to the Lady Spartans, 71-45.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team suffered a 71-45 defeat to defending Class 4A state champion Homestead on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at North Arena.

Three-point shooting propelled the Lady Spartans to the decisive win. Coach Rod Parker’s squad drained 12 of 22 attempts from beyond the arc for 54.5 percent. In contrast, the Lady Vikings took just five shots from long range, hitting two for 40 percent.

HU men come up short to Goshen

The Huntington University men’s basketball team came up short to host Goshen College, 90-84, on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The Foresters, 4-5, 0-1 in Crossroads League play, found themselves in a manageable 50-46 hole at halftime, but went on to trail by as many as 13 points in the second half before cutting the deficit back down to single digits by the end buzzer.

Viking wrestlers 4-1 at Warsaw Invite

The Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team cruised to a 4-1 record at the Warsaw Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 18.

A quartet of wrestlers went undefeated for the Vikings. Logging perfect days for Coach Neil Teusch were Preston Teusch, at 106 pounds; Darryn Kuhl, at 113; Jacob Hall, at 126; and Kaleb McVoy, at 152.

Saylor's big effort leads HU women past IU Southeast in tourney championship game

Huntington University's Sarah Fryman unleashes a shot over an IU Southeast defender in the championship game of the Huntington University Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 18. The Foresters won, 61-41.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Junior Brooke Saylor had one of the biggest games of her career to lead the Huntington University women’s basketball team to a 61-41 win over IU Southeast in the championship game of the Huntington University Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Saylor, a 5-10 forward, had game-highs of 16 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks as she walked away with tournament most valuable player honors.

Johnson leads Lady Viking hoopsters past Northfield

Huntington North High School center Maddy Robrock goes up with a short shot against Northfield on Saturday night, Nov. 18. Robrock scored 13 points in the Lady Vikes' 50-44 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Rileigh Johnson scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team past visiting Northfield, 50-44, on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Junior Maddy Robrock added 13 points and six rebounds to help coach Heidi Lawson’s crew climb above .500 at 3-2 on the season.

The Lady Vikes trailed 12-11 after the first quarter and 28-27 after two quarters, but pulled ahead, 38-35, by the end of the third frame.

HU men win in OT in Hoops for Hope Tourney second game

The Huntington University men’s basketball team topped Grace Bible College in overtime, 79-71, on the second day of the Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Grace College.

The opening half saw the Foresters craft a 39-30 halftime lead, which the Tigers whittled away in the second stanza, tying the game up at 65 by the end of regulation. In the bonus period, however, Huntington held Grace Bible to just six points while tossing in 14 of its own to take the game.

Clarke comes back on HU in second half to win in tourney tilt

A second-half comeback by Clarke University resulted in an 87-79 loss for the Huntington University men’s basketball team on the first day of the Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Tournament on Friday, Nov. 17, at Grace College.

The Foresters enjoyed a 40-35 lead at halftime, but the Pride took control of the game in the second stanza, outscoring Coach Ty Platt’s squad by a double-digit margin, 52-39, to claim the win.

Huge HU second quarter does in Wright State in tourney

The Huntington University women’s basketball team blew visiting Wright State University Lake off the court in the second quarter and wound up with a 78-40 win at the Huntington University Tournament on Friday night, Nov. 17.

Improving to 5-1 on the season, the Foresters turned a 10-9 first quarter deficit into a 34-15 halftime lead by outscoring Wright State 25-5 in the second frame. The Foresters then dumped another 25-point barrage on the visitors in the third quarter to lead 59-26 heading into the final frame.

Lady Vikes get out to big lead, cruise past Whitko

The Huntington North high School girls’ varsity basketball team jumped off to an 18-4 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in a 44-27 win over host Whitko on Friday, Nov. 17.

The Lady Vikings, 2-2, slowed down on offense after the big first quarter, but their defense stayed stingy as Whitko scored only four more points in the second quarter, had seven in the third and finally got to double figures with 12 in the fourth. The Lady Vikings led 27-8 at halftime and 34-15 after three quarters of play.

HU women bowlers 3rd out of 25 at Raider Classic

The Huntington University women’s bowling team claimed third place out of 25 teams at the Roto Grip Raider Classic, held Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, at Beaver Vu Bowl, in Beavercreek, OH.

Lily Rutherford had a big weekend for the Foresters, averaging a school record of 225.2 for five games to win the singles portion of the competition. The freshman scored a five-game total of 1,126, with games of 212, 254, 196, 227 and 237 to out average second place by 15 pins per game.

HU men bowlers sixth at Raider Classic

The Huntington University men’s bowling team captured sixth place out of 27 teams at the Roto Grip Raider Classic, held Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, at Beaver Vu Bowl, in Beavercreek, OH.

The Foresters were led by Justin Coleman, who averaged 215 over the course of five team games on Saturday. Huntington ended the day with a total of 4,881 pins, which left them in 10th place. On Sunday, the Foresters shot a 4,120 in 20 baker games, which was the fourth-highest pin fall total of the day to finish sixth, which is their best placement this season.

HU hoopsters trounce Wright State-Lake Campus

The Huntington University men’s basketball team trounced host Wright State University Lake Campus, 92-68, on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The Foresters, 3-3, shot 56.9 percent for the game, sinking 33 of 58 field goal attempts. They added 17 points in 24 attempts at the free-throw line for 70.8 percent.

Tyler Arens highlighted Huntington’s offensive attack with 25 points on 9 of 13 marksmanship from the field. The junior also pulled down 12 rebounds to record his fourth double-double of the season. His efforts on the glass helped give the Foresters a 40-35 edge in that department.

Aschliman takes runner-up spot as Lady Vike swimmers seventh at NHS Invite

A second place finish by sophomore Allie Aschliman was the top performance of the meet as the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team placed seventh among 11 teams at the NHS Girls’ Invitational.

Aschliman was runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:07.93, in addition to  placing fifth in the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:34.30. She also teamed with fellow sophomores Alyssa Brinkman and Laney Shaw and junior Macy Lange to place fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay, in 4:21.10.

Lange got a top-six finish in the 100-yard freestyle, touching home in 1:01.82.

Lady Vikes stick close but lose to Carroll

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team stuck with host Carroll for most of the game but couldn’t quite get it done in a 61-51 defeat on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The Lady Vikings, 1-2, trailed only 12-10 after the first quarter and went into the break at halftime down by just one at 27-26. The Lady Chargers gave themselves some breathing room with a four-point advantage in the third frame to widen the score to 43-38 heading into the final frame.

Bluffton edges Lady Vike swimmers

Huntington North swimmer Crosley Stanley competes in the 100-yard freestyle in a dual meet against visiting Bluffton on Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Sophomores Allie Aschliman and Laney Shaw each captured two wins but the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team came up just a little short to visiting Bluffton, 87-83, on Tuesday night, Nov. 14.

Aschliman won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly while Shaw took the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle to lead the Lady Vikes to six wins out of 11 events, but the visitors piled up enough points with their depth to squeak out the win.

HU soccerwomen Knispel, Spear are all-conference first-teamers

Brandi Spear (left) and Matea Knispel.
Photos provided.

Matea Knispel and Brandi Spear, members of the Huntington University women’s soccer team, were named first-team all-conference by the Crossroads League.

Knispel, a junior, led the Forester offense. The midfielder scored 18 goals, seven of which were game-winners. She was previously honored by the league as a freshmen all-conference designee in 2014.

Spear was Huntington’s other offensive standout. The senior forward tallied 11 goals, one of which was a game-clincher. She also logged four assists.

Huntington Gymnastics youth place at own meet

Jersey Hacker, a Level 3 gymnast with Huntington Gymnastic Academy, competes on balance beam during the Turkey Tumble meet, conducted by the academy on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse. Hacker captured first place on beam.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Several members of the Huntington Gymnastics Academy placed at the Turkey Tumble meet, conducted by the academy, on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse.

In Level 2 competition, Norah Fisher captured first place on bars, beam, floor and in the all-around and second on vault. Olivia Rosen claimed second on bars, beam, floor and in the all-around, plus third on vault. Carlee Strunk took third on floor and in the all-around. Brailey Norris placed first on vault and fourth in the all-around while Kaylea Baker placed fifth in the all-around.

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