No. 2 IWU beats Foresters 97-66

The Huntington University men’s basketball team suffered a 97-66 defeat to No. 2 Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Jan. 14, on the road.

The Foresters trailed 51-31 after the first half on the way to sustaining their sixth Crossroads League defeat against one victory.

Huntington, 9-10 overall, was paced by freshman Hank Pulver, who tallied 21 points and dished out four assists. Senior Konner Platt chipped in 15 points to the visitors’ cause and corralled a team-high seven rebounds.

Oak Hill defeats Lady Vikes in pool

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team fell to host Oak Hill, 125-54, on Monday, Jan. 13.

Allie Aschliman highlighted the Lady Vikings’ efforts with a pair of wins. The senior triumphed in the 100-yard butterfly, clocking in at 1:04.38, and the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall in 1:10.13.

Laney Shaw posted Huntington North’s only other win on the night. The senior topped the 50-yard freestyle in :28.58. She also earned third-place points in the 100-yard breaststroke, stopping the timer in 1:25.88.

4 Viking wrestlers get crowns at East Noble Invite

Four champions led the way for the Huntington North High School wrestling team as it finished second at the East Noble Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Preston Teusch at 120 pounds, Michael Kline at 138, Cody McCune at 152 and Julian Fletcher at 160 stood on the top step to lead the Vikings to 198.5 points, just 1.5 points short of champion Manchester.

Taking seconds on the day for HNHS were Brady Lewis at 113 pounds and Darryn Kuhl at 126.

Lady Vikes fight back to beat East Noble

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team overcome a fourth quarter deficit and snuck past host East Noble, 41-38, on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Leah Campbell scored all eight of her points in the fourth quarter to help the Lady Vikings get their 13th win of the season against four losses.

Taylor Double scored 11 points to lead the Lady Viking offense. Reece Colclesser had nine points and Kaitlynn Arnold added seven.

Grace Sell had six rebounds and Campbell added three steals.

East Noble dropped to 6-13 on the season.

Bethel scores early and often to defeat Foresters

Huntington University forward Hank Pulver shoots a jumper against visiting Bethel on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Platt Arena. The Foresters lost, 87-61.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Ninth-ranked Bethel scored the first seven points of the game and never looked back on the way to beating the Huntington University men’s basketball team, 87-61, on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Platt Arena.

Bethel, 16-2 overall and 4-2 in the Crossroads League, took a 46-30 lead at halftime over the Foresters, 9-9 overall and 1-5 in the CL.

Konner Platt led HU with 21 points. Hank Pulver notched 12 points and Klajd Kiri tossed in a season-best 11.

Fourth quarter run pushes HU women past Bethel

Huntington University's Sarah Fryman works in the paint against a Bethel defender on Saturday, Jan. 11. Fryman scored a game-high 27 points to lead HU to a 71-63 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A 19-3 run early in the fourth quarter got the ship righted for the Huntington University women’s basketball team and it defeated visiting Bethel, 71-63, on Saturday, Jan. 11.

The Foresters, 15-3 overall and 4-2 in Crossroads League play, were on the short end of a 54-48 score 90 seconds into the fourth quarter when the Forester offense woke up. Jade Clement nailed two from downtown and Sarah Fryman notched six points in a two-minute span to push HU up by 10 at 67-57 with just over a minute remaining in the contest.

HNHS frosh boys to 9-0 on season

The Huntington North High School boys’ freshman basketball team won two more games last week to bring its record to 9-0 on the season.

The frosh Vikings beat Fort Wayne North Side, 45-32, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at home, then came back to stop visiting East Noble, 44-29, on Friday, Jan. 10.

Tiler Carr led HNHS with 15 points against North Side. Aric Holsler added nine points, three assists and three steals, and Wes Huff had seven points, six rebounds and three assists.

Poor shooting dooms Vikes in loss to East Noble

Poor shooting, particularly in the second half, doomed the Huntington North high School boys’ varsity basketball team as it lost to visiting East Noble, 51-32, on Friday night, Jan. 10.

The Vikings, 4-8, 0-2 in the NE8, hit 11 of 35 shots from the field for 31.4 percent on the night, including connecting on just 4 of 19 fielders in the second half for 21 percent.

They trailed 14-8 after one quarter and 26-17 at halftime. East Noble, 4-4, 1-1 in theNE8, crushed any HNHS comeback hopes with a 15-4 advantage in the third quarter to take a 41-21 lead into the final frame.

Lady Vike swimmers dispatch Tipp Valley

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team dispatched visiting Tippecanoe Valley, 100-58, on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Balanced offensive effort leads Vikes to OT win

A balanced offensive effort lifted the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team to a 70-66 win over visiting North Side in double overtime on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Four players scored in double figures for the Vikings, 4-7. Senior Deven Newcomb led the quartet with 18 points. Senior Jordan Hollowell and sophomore Zach Hubartt each added 15 points while junior Sam Thompson chipped in 12.

Hollowell also corralled 10 rebounds to notch a double-double. His efforts helped the Vikes win the battle of the boards, 46-36.

Fryman's 30 lead HU over MVNU

Behind 30 points from Sarah Fryman, the Huntington University women’s basketball team defeated visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 83-71, on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

After trailing the Cougars in the first quarter, 23-17, the Foresters snatched the lead in the second, going into halftime with a 37-35 advantage. Coach Lori Culler’s squad then put some distance between itself and its guests in the third, outscoring Mount Vernon, 26-12, to go up 63-47 heading into the final frame.

With the win, Huntington improves to 14-3, with a 3-2 mark in Crossroads League play.


Photo by Steve Clark.

Colten Schulte, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity swim team, competes in the 100-yard freestyle during a meet against visiting DeKalb on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Schulte won the race in :55.09, but the Vikings fell to the Barons, 78-27.

Aschliman, Shaw propel Lady Vike swimmers to win

Allie Aschliman, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team, competes in the 500-yard freestyle during a meet against visiting DeKalb on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Aschliman won the race in 6:10.84 and the Lady Vikings defeated the Lady Barons, 85-77.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A pair of first-place finishes by Allie Aschliman and Laney Shaw propelled the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team to an 85-77 victory over visiting DeKalb on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Aschliman topped the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. The senior won the freestyle in 6:10.84 and the backstroke in 1:10.92. Shaw, also a senior, triumphed in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:36.37 and the 100-yard freestyle in 1:02.54.

HU men lose to No. 4 MVNU in OT

The Huntington University men’s basketball team lost a double-digit lead with eight minutes to go and wound up losing to visiting, fourth-ranked Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 88-82, in overtime.

The Foresters, 9-8, held a 66-55 lead when Klajd Kiri hit a shot with 7:58 left in the game, but MVNU showed why it had the high ranking after that, outscoring HU 19-10 to end regulation. Jevon Knox hit a trey with five seconds remaining to knot the score at 76-all.

Lady Vike gymnasts lose opener to Dekalb

The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team lost to host Dekalb, 102.6-93.25, on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

The best placing for the Lady Vikes came in vault, where Aleah Eckert place second with an 8.85, Kinsey Strine was fourth with an 8.55 and Janna Teusch was seventh with an 8.25.

Corynn Barton placed third on the beam with a 7.5 for the only other top three placing for HNHS.

Completing the scoring on the beam, Chloe Camomile and Eckert tied for seventh with scores of 6.9.