HU men compete in 2 different spots on Saturday

The Huntington University men’s track and field team split up and competed at the Indiana Wesleyan Midwest Indoor Classic and Anderson University Indoor Invitational, both of which were held on Saturday, Feb. 2.

At Indiana Wesleyan, Adrien Gentrie claimed fourth place in the mile run with a personal-record time of 4:30.03.

CJ Robertson and Elijah Chesterman also put forth fourth-place efforts. Robertson attained fourth in the 600-meter run in 1:23.91 while Chesterman achieved that same placement in the 1,000-meter run in a personal-record 2:38.57.

Registration accepted now for Roanoke Youth Sports baseball

Registrations are currently being accepted for Roanoke Youth Sports Baseball.

The youth sports organization is offering four leagues: T-Ball is for ages 4 to 5 years old, with games played on Mondays or Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Coaches Pitch is for ages 6 to 8; Sand Lot – Minors is for ages 9 to 12; and Sand Lot – Majors is for ages 13 to 16. In the latter three leagues, games will be played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Teams will play no more than two games per week.

Special Olympics hoop tourney

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Joey Johnson, of the Huntington County Raiders, gets ready to launch a shot against the Noble County Conquerors on Saturday morning, Feb. 2, at the Huntington County Special Olympics Basketball Tournament at Huntington North High School.

Richer bomb gives HU thrilling win over MVNU

Huntington University defender Brooke Saylor tries to stop this drive by Kayla Hovorka of Mount Vernon Nazarene University in action Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2, at Platt Arena. The Foresters used a late comeback to win, 68-66.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Maddie Richer hit a three-pointer with 27 seconds left in the game to lead the Huntington University women’s basketball team to a 68-66 win over visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Richer’s bucket off a Sam Hammel pass wiped out a 66-64 MVNU lead. The visitors then missed a shot, and Hammel hit one of two free throws to bring the score to its ending point.

No. 6 MVNU pulls away from Foresters in second half

The Huntington University men’s basketball team ran out of gas in the second half and wound up an 82-69 loser to visiting sixth-ranked Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Feb. 2.

The Foresters, 15-11 overall and 5-9 in the Crossroads League, played the Cougars within four points at 41-37 in the first half, but MVNU added a nine-pint differential in the second half to secure their 22nd win in 26 outings this season.

Aschliman sets school record at Warsaw swim sectional

Huntington North junior Laney Shaw churns for the wall in a fifth place effort in the 100-yard freestyle at the Warsaw Girls' Swim Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 2.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Allie Aschliman’s school-record in the 100-yard butterfly earned her second place and was the highlight of the the weekend for Huntington North at the Warsaw Girls’ Swim sectional on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2.

Aschliman, a junior, raced to a :59.80 clocking to place runner-up to Manchester sophomore Halle Briner in the fly. With only the A Finals winner and state meet times qualifying for state, Aschliman’s hopes of going on rest on whether she will be chosen to help fill the field.

Trio of champs propels Vike wrestling team to 2nd at regional

Huntington North's 145-pound wrestler, battles an opponent during regional action Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Carroll Wrestling Regional. Kline placed fourth in his weight class to be of eight Vikings to move on to next week's New Haven Semi-state.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A trio of first-place showings propelled the Huntington North High School wrestling team to second place at the Carroll Regional on Saturday, Feb. 2.

After winning their weight classes at the Carroll Sectional the week before, Brady Lewis, Preston Teusch and Charlie Agnew repeated as champions at the regional for Huntington North. Lewis captured the 106-pound title, Teusch was tops in 113-pound action and Agnew claimed the 195-pound crown.

Lady Vikes' season ends with loss to SS in sectional

Peyton Dorsett (right), a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team, focuses on the hoop while South Side’s Yasmine Dixie defends her during a game in the quarterfinals of the Homestead Sectional on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The Lady Vikings’ season came to an end with a 65-35 loss.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an end for the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team with a 65-35 defeat to South Side in the quarterfinals of the Homestead Sectional on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The Lady Vikings’ second game against the Lady Archers in eight days, the rematch unfolded similar to the first tilt – an 80-31 Huntington North loss – with South Side’s quick, physical defense troubling Huntington North throughout the contest. Coach Juanita Goodwell’s squad forced 25 turnovers and converted those miscues into 28 points. Of those turnovers, 19 were steals.

Owens goes for 30 as HU downs Taylor

Zac Owens went off for 30 points and led the Huntington University men’s basketball team to a 94-82 victory over host Taylor University on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Owens did half of his damage from beyond the arc, knocking down five of eight shots. The sophomore had a good showing at the free-throw line, too, burying all but one of his 10 attempts. He also dished out six assists.

Junior Konner Platt supplemented Owens’ big night with a 22-point effort. Freshman Caleb Middlesworth tallied 12 points while senior Tyler Arens and freshman Peyton West both chipped in 11 points.

HU women lose to Taylor

The Huntington University women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit and fell to host Taylor University, 88-60, on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The Trojans stormed out of the gates, pouring in 33 points in the first quarter while holding the Foresters to just nine. After that, the hosts enjoyed a 50-28 lead by halftime and a 71-41 advantage at the end of three frames.

Andrews Lion Club baseball registering

Registrations for Andrews Lions Club Baseball are currently being accepted.

Youth from inside and outside Huntington County are welcome to register.

The Lions Club is offering four leagues: T-Ball, ages 4 to 7; Coaches Pitch, ages 7 to 9; Little League, ages 9 to 12; and Pony League, ages 13 to 17. The age that should be listed on the registration form or provided to league organizers is the registrant’s age as of May 1.

Big comeback carries HU women to win

The Huntington University women’s basketball team wiped out a nine-point third-quarter lead by host Spring Arbor University with a furious surge in the final frame on the way to a 73-63 win on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Foresters, 14-9 overall and 7-5 in the Crossroads League, were on the wrong end of a 53-44 score after three quarters of play, but Brooke Saylor and Casey Morton each scored eight points in the final frame to lead HU to a 29-10 fourth quarter advantage and the win.

Morton hit a three to cap off a 17-4 run that pushed HU to a lead of 61-57.

HU men get down early, fall to No. 5 SAU

The Huntington University men’s basketball team never recovered from a 15-point deficit in the first half and wound up a 69-58 loser to host No. 5 Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Cougars showed the Foresters why their defense has been highly-ranked this season by holding HU to just 21 first-half points and the 15-point deficit. HU managed to put up 37 points in the second half, but it was a case of too little, too late for the 14-10 Foresters.

Konner Platt scored 13 points and Tyler Arens had 11 to lead HU.

Lady Vikes finish regular season with win over DeKalb

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team dispatched host DeKalb, 40-27, in its regular season finale on Friday, Jan. 25.

Maddy Robrock scored 17 points to lead the Lady Vikings to their seventh win in 21 outings this season. The Lady Vikes finished the Northeast 8 Conference season with a 4-3 record.

Reece Colclesser had seven points, and she and Robrock each pulled down six rebounds as HNHS built a 34-23 boards advantage.

Hot shooting, 'D' leads Vikings past Barons

Huntington North forward Hank Pulver maneuvers down low against the DeKalb defense in action at North Arena Saturday night, Jan. 26. The Vikings won 63,-50.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hot shooting and solid defense enabled the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team to defeat visiting DeKalb, 63-50, on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Vikings banged in 26 of 44 shots from the field for 59.1 percent on the night to win for the 13th time in 16 outings this season and improve their record in the Northeast 8 Conference to 4-1.

Trey Williams scored 13 points, Sawyer Stoltz and Zach Daugherty each tallied 12, Hank Pulver notched 10 and Deven Newcomb scored eight for HNHS.