Sports

Jeff Gross competes in the 100-yard backstroke


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Huntington North High School swimmer Jeff Gross competes in the 100-yard backstroke on Tuesday, Jan. 12, against Wabash High School.

Jamison Heyde competes in the 100-yard backstroke


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Huntington North High School varsity swimmer Jamison Heyde competes in the 100-yard backstroke on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Huntington Parkview Family YMCA. HN won out over their guests, Wabash High School.

HN varsity boys bring home win vs. Northside HS

The Huntington North High School varsity boy’s basketball team traveled to Fort Wayne Northside on Wednesday, Jan. 13, taking home a 64-55 win.

By the end of the first quarter, Huntington would have the lead by one point, with a score standing at 16-15. Earning 17 points in the second quarter, they would lead 33-28 at the half.

In the third quarter, each team would earn seven points, taking the score to 40-35.

It was the last quarter that both teams turned things up a notch, with Northside earning 20 points and Huntington earning 24 to clinch their 64-55 win.

HN girls take on Generals, taking away a 61-35 win

The Huntington North High School girl’s basketball team traveled to Fort Wayne Wayne High School on Wednesday, Jan. 13, picking up a tremendous 61-35 win against the Wayne Generals.

Leah Campbell would lead the way for the Lady Vikings with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists. Taylor Double would come in with 13 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Reece Colclesser would provide 11 points, two rebounds and two assists.

This brings the overall record for the Lady Vikings to 11-5.

HU men manage last-second win

Huntington University sophomore Zach Goodline’s layup with 0.2 seconds remaining lifted the visiting Huntington men’s basketball team past No. 10 Marian, 73-71, on Monday, Jan. 11, at the P.E. Center. It’s HU’s most notable win of the year with a resume that also includes beating IU East and Indiana Tech. The win also snaps a four-game win streak the Knights held over the Foresters.

“I am extremely proud of our effort tonight,” said Coach Kory Alford. “Our focus in practice last week was defensive intensity and rebounding and we were able to bring that for 40 minutes.

Viking wrestlers take on Chargers


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The Huntington North High School junior varsity and varsity wrestling teams hosted the Carroll High School Chargers on Wednesday, Jan. 13, falling to their guests. Featured is varsity wrestler Trent Cox wrestling against Carroll's Landin King.

HN girls find end to win streak January 9

Huntington North High School varsity basketball player Leah Campbell drives past her East Noble opponent Anna Becker while looking for a teammate to pass the ball off to. The Lady Vikings took a win against East Noble on Friday, Jan. 8.
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The Huntington North High School Lady Vikings picked up their 10th win of the season on Friday, Jan. 8, marking their eighth win in a row.

The Lady Vikings won out over East Noble 34 to 31 at North Arena.

Leah Campbell would lead the Lady Vikes with eight points and Taylor Double and Grace Gross would each add seven points.

The win streak would finally come to an end for the Lady Vikings when they faced Norwell High School on Saturday, Jan. 9. Norwell took a close 43-46 win over their hosts that night, bringing the Lady Vikes a record of 10-5.

Grace Gross competes against the East Noble Knights


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Huntington North High School varsity basketball player Grace Gross makes a pass to a teammate during competition against the East Noble Knights on Friday, Jan. 8.

HN varsity boys take very narrow win

The Huntington North High School varsity boy’s basketball team traveled to compete against the East Noble Knights on Saturday, Jan. 9, taking a close 40-38 win over the East Noble Knights.

It was a close game throughout the entire competition, with East Noble holding on to the lead by the end of the first quarter and Huntington taking the lead at the end of the half.

HN wrestlers find success in meets held Jan. 7 and 9

Aidan Raab, a Huntington North High School varsity wrestler, competes against Bellmont High School’s Henry Kukelhan on Thursday, Jan. 7.
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The Huntington North High School junior varsity and varsity wrestling teams hosted a triple dual on Thursday, Jan. 7, taking a 51-27 win over East Noble and a close 31-35 loss against Bellmont.

Winners for the Vikings against East Noble were Luke Teusch, Michael Kline, Matthew Kline, Julian Fletcher, Preston Burcham, Jamie Blackstone, Aidan Raab, Jeremy Clark and Justin Kinsey.

HN swim takes on Tippecanoe

The Huntington North Vikings visited the Tippecanoe Valley Vikings on Thursday, Jan. 7, with the Huntington North girls winning 93-73, leaving the boys defeated 67-104.

Top girl finishers included the following:

Kayla Reich placed first in the 100 Free and 100 Backstroke.

Bekah Brunner placed first in the 500 Free and second in the 50 Free.

Delaney Houser placed first in the 50 Free and second in the 100 Backstroke.

Mya MacAleese placed first in the 200 IM and second in the 100 Breaststroke.

Hosting the Knights of East Noble


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Huntington North High School basketball player Meg Camomile looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during competition against the East Noble Knights on Friday, Jan. 8.

HNHS’ Gross signs with Grace

Huntington North High School senior Grace Gross (bottom row, middle) signs a letter of intent to compete on the Grace College track team while her parents Jenny Gross (bottom row, left) and Tom Gross (bottom row, right) as well as Grace College track coach Max Kittle (top row, left) and HNHS track coach Brian Milton (top row, right) look on. Grace signed with the college on Thursday, Jan. 7.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

A signing event was held at Huntington North High School on Thursday, Jan. 7, to celebrate HNHS senior Grace Gross signing to run track at Grace College.

Gross has spent time on the HNHS girl’s varsity soccer team, girl’s varsity basketball team and the HNHS track team.

“I plan on just having fun and making the best of it. Making memories . . . because I know that this is the last time that I hang out with some of my friends, especially from the different sports,” Gross said about the remaining portion of her senior year.

Upcoming HNHS athletic events

*This week in Viking Athletics:

Monday, Jan. 11
5 p.m. -  Varsity boys’ swimming at Oak Hill High School.
5 p.m. - Varsity girls’ swimming at Oak Hill High School.

Tuesday, Jan. 12
5:30 p.m. - Varsity boys’ swimming vs. Wabash High School.
5:30 p.m. - Varsity girls’ swimming vs. Wabash High School.

Wednesday, Jan. 13
6 p.m. - Varsity girls’ basketball at Fort Wayne Wayne High School.
6:30 p.m. - Girls’ gymnastics at Carroll High School.

HN gymnasts take loss at first meet

Chloe Camomile, a Huntington North High School junior, takes part in a varsity beam routine during Huntington’s first meet of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 5.
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The Huntington North High School girl’s gymnastics team hosted DeKalb High School, along with a lone East Side High School opponent Brielle Carter, on Tuesday, Jan. 5, marking HN’s first meet of the season.

The Lady Vikings fell to DeKalb, ending the evening with a score of 103.425 to 97.075.

Notable competitors included Emily Manry taking third place in vault with a score of 8.400, Olivia Hartup taking second place on bars with a score of 8.050 and Janna Teusch placing third on beam with a score of 8.650.

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