Sports

HNHS gymnasts beat South Side, Elmhurst Wednesday

Huntington North High School varsity gymnast Olivia Eckert performs her routine on the uneven bars during the team’s meet against Elmhurst and South Side on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team beat out South Side and Elmhurst to take first place in a meet on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Huntington North had a team score of 100.950 to Elmhurst's 85.890 and South Side's 50.350.

Jessica Baker was the all-around leader and placed first in all four events, vault, bars, beam and floor exercises.

Maryssa Campbell was second all-around and placed second on beam and floor exercises. Olivia Eckert placed third in vault, bars and floor exercises. Macy Good had a second place finish in vault and third in the beam.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 212; Billy Mundy, 211; Bill Reed, 210.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 607; Bill Reed, 602; Billy Mundy, 508.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 183; Billie Smith, 123; Rosalyn Hughes, 123.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 407; Billie Smith, 334; Rosalyn Hughes, 293.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +94; Sharon Wymer, +65; Bill Reed, +44.
Top Teams: The B's, 32-4; Team #3, 23-13; Team #2, 19-17.

Registration to start for Andrews Lions Baseball

Registration for the 2009 season of Andrews Lions Baseball will open on Thursday, March 5.

Participants may sign up on Thursdays, March 5, 13 and 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays, March 7, 14 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All registration sessions will be held at the Andrews Ball Park across from Andrews Elementary School.

Andrews Lions Baseball offers T-Ball, for children ages 4 through 7, and Coaches Pitch, for children ages 8 through 12. Children must be in those age ranges as of May 1, 2009.
Fees must be paid when the children register.

Warren baseball, softball leagues accepting registration

The Warren baseball and softball league is currently accepting registrations for the 2009 season.

Age divisions are T-Ball, 5 and 6 years; Coach's Pitch, 7 and 8 years; Junior Girls Softball, 9 to 12 years; Junior Little League, 9 to 12 years; Senior Girls Softball, 13 to 17 years and Senior Pony League Baseball, 13 to 17 years.

Players who are signed up for Huntington County League are not eligible to participate.

The deadline for registration is March 29.

For more information call 375-2989 or visit www.myspace.com/warrenbaseballleague.

 

Roanoke Youth Sports accepting T-ball, baseball, softball registrations

Roanoke Youth Sports is accepting registrations for it 2009 T-Ball, baseball and girls' softball season.

T-Ball, for youth 4 to 6 years, will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Children 6 to 8 years can participate in coach's pitch, on Wednesday or Thursday evenings. A pitching machine will be used.

Girls' softball is available for youth 9 to 17 years and will be played on Mondays.

Sand Lot baseball, for ages 9 to 13 years, will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Shirts and hats will be provided.

HU men claw way back from 13-point hole to beat Grace in MCC tourney opener

The Huntington University men's basketball team clawed its way back from a 13-point deficit in the second half to beat host Grace College, 76-73, in the first round of the Mid-Central College Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Sophomore guard Tyler Shively's runner with 14 seconds to play put HU ahead to stay in the contest at 74-73. A pair of free throws with five seconds to play sealed the Foresters' 20th win of the season against 11 losses.

Boys' hoop sectional tickets on sale at HNHS

The Huntington North High School Athletic Department has full-schedule tickets on sale for the upcoming Huntington North Boys' Sectional Basketball Tournament.

Sectional play beings Tuesday, March 3, with Homestead facing Fort Wayne South Side at 6 p.m. and Marion versus Fort Wayne North Side at 7:30 p.m.

The Vikings play the winner of the first game on Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m., with Jay County playing the winner of the second game Friday night at 7:30.

HU women get untracked, win MCC tourney opener

Courtney Beerbower.
Photo provided.

It took a few minutes for the 16th-ranked Huntington University women's basketball team to get untracked on Tuesday night, but then the Forester women put a hurt on visiting Spring Arbor in the opening round of the Mid-Central College Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, winning 65-52.

The visitors were up 10-6 at the 13:10 mark of the first half before the Forester women settled down and put some points on the board - 16 in a row - while Spring Arbor went scoreless for nearly 11 minutes. They went into halftime with a 28-16 lead.

Vikings fall to Muncie Central Tuesday

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team lost to visiting Muncie Central, 53-41, on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Taylor Harris led the Vikings, 6-13 overall and 1-6 in the North Central Conference, with 15 points. Matt Kramer added nine points.

The Vikings fell behind in the first quarter, 15-9, and trailed at the half, 27-18. They cut the visitors lead to 36-29 after three quarters.

Huntington North hit 16 of 38 field goal attempts for the contest for 42.1 percent. They only took five free throws, making four, and were outscored from the line by 10 points.

HNHS sophomore Tackett claims state bowling title, piece of history

Huntington North High School sophomore E.J. Tackett (center) poses with his championship plaque and coaches Doug Scott (left) and Jim Bischoff after winning the Indiana High School state individual bowling championship at Anderson on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Photo provided.

Setting a record that can never be beaten, Huntington North High School sophomore E.J. Tackett completed his sweep through the Indiana High School Bowling Tournament series, claiming the state title Saturday, Feb. 21, at Anderson.

Tackett, bowling from the top seed for the fourth consecutive state series tourney, crushed Matt Johns of Avon in the championship, 290-181, to claim his championship.

Lady Viking bowlers place second at state tourney

The Lady Viking bowlers display their state runner-up hardware.
Photo provided.

The Huntington North High School girls' bowling team narrowly missed its third state title Saturday but still finished second at the Indiana High School Bowling State Championship.

The Lady Vikings, entering the stepladder competition in third place, beat the second and fourth-place teams but couldn't top No. 1 ranked Lake Central, falling 378-337.
High score among the two Baker games earns the title, and Lake Central edged the Lady Vikes, 196-179 and 182-158.

Announce MCC hoop tourney pairings for men and women

The Huntington University women's basketball team grabbed the second seed at the Mid-Central College Conference Women's Basketball Tournament and will start off with Spring Arbor on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Merillat Centre PERC.

The men's team is the sixth seed in their MCC tourney and will travel to face third-seed Grace on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED
Men's High Game: Chris Trainer, 227; Skip Sandlin, 226; Joe McCune, 221.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 649; Archie Haney, 607; Larry Quinn, 592.
Women's High Game: Brandie Roberts, 236; Julie McCune, 205; Jenny Wehr, 192.
Women's High Series: Brandie Roberts, 596; Julie McCune, 585; Jennifer Gray, 513.
Most Over: Corky Draper, +104; Edie Okuly, +74; Skip Sandlin, +63.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 33-7; Team #12, 28-12; Ball Breakers, 24-16.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Men's High Game: Dave Mettler, 268; Don Elmore, 244.
Men's High Series: Don Elmore, 684; Dave Mettler, 682.
Most Over: Don Elmore, +66; Jeff Young, +63.

FRIDAY EARLY MIXED
Women's High Game: Jenni Elzey, 191; Jenny Carr, 185.
Women's High Series: Jenni Elzey, 518; Jenny Carr, 486.
Most Over: Cheryl Henney, +36; Heather Bowler, +35.
Men's High Game: Cory Worthington, 258; Dave Jackson, 256.
Men's High Series: Dave Jackson, 718; Cory Worthington, 682.
Most Over: Cory Worthington, +64; Tim Korporal, +47.

Shively's 32 and 10 lead HU men over Marian

Sophomore Tyler Shively came off the bench and scored 32 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Huntington University men’s basketball team over visiting Marian College, 87-80, on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Shively, a guard, hit 12 of 18 from the field, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, to help Huntington finish its regular season at 19-11 overall, and 8-8 in the Mid-Central College Conference.

The Foresters, who finished sixth in the MCC, will start the conference tournament against third-seed Grace, 20-9, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

Donaldson, Beerbower lead HU women over Marian

Jenna Donaldson scored 21 points and Courtney Beerbower added 17 as the Huntington University women’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 57-52 win over host Marian College on Saturday, Feb. 21.

The Forester women finish their regular season at 21-6 overall and 12-4 in the Mid-Central College Conference. The tournament’s second seed will host 13-15 Spring Arbor Tuesday night at 7, in the opening rfound of tourney play.
Sarah Miller added 11 points for HU in the contest.

Ruschhaupt, Scher swim to state finals appearances

Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher
Photos by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School juniors Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher both advanced to the state meet in two events by winning Warsaw Boys' Swimming Sectional titles on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Diver Casey Dubuc has a chance to join his teammates as he qualified for the diving regional, which will be held Tuesday Feb. 24.

Ruschhaupt won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke, while Scher took the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle.

Vikes snap losing streak with win over Northrop

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team held host Fort Wayne Northrop to only 12 second-half points and broke a six-game losing streak with a 47-39 victory on Saturday, Feb. 21.

The Vikings turned a 27-27 tie at halftime into their sixth win in 18 games by holding Northrop to just seven points in the third quarter and five in the fourth.

Senior guard Rob Sands again led HNHS, scoring13 points and grabbing six rebounds, and help came from Matt Kramer with 12 points and Kevin Fisher with 11.

Vikes fall to Logansport in OT, 59-52

Huntington North High School guard Taylor Harris heads toward the basket during the Vikings' Friday night contest against visiting Logansport. The Vikings lost in overtime, 59-54.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team let an 11-point halftime lead slip away and wound up losing to visiting Logansport in overtime, 59-54, on Friday, Feb. 20.

The Vikings' Tannan Peters hit a 3-point shot with 6.5 seconds left in regulation to knot the score at 52-all and send the game into overtime. Once there, the Vikings only got two points, on free throws from Taylor Harris, to fall to their 12 loss in 17 outings.

After Harris tied the contest at 54-54 with his charity tosses, Logansport, 12-6, hit five free throws to win the game.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Former Huntington North High School basketball player Gary Paul was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Logansport on Friday, Feb. 20. Paul, a 1986 graduate, scored more than 1,100 points and was the school's all-time leader in steals. Presenting Paul his honors are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Former Huntington North High School basketball player Brian Reeder (center) was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Logansport on Friday, Feb. 20. When Reeder graduated in 1986, he held school records for points, rebounds and assists. Presenting Reeder his honor are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Former Huntington North High School runner Tim Hughes (center) was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Logansport on Friday, Feb. 20. Hughes set distance running records at HNHS that stood for more than 30 years. He graduated in 1976. Presenting Hughes his honor are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School radio station manager and teacher Bill Walker (center) was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the boys' basketball game against Logansport on Friday, Feb. 20. Walker taught radio and managed Huntington North's student-run radio station, WVSH, for 33 years. Presenting the honor are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

HNHS Hall of Fame Honor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Rosemary Schoeff (center), longtime Huntington North High School Athletic Department secretary, was inducted into the HNHS Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 20, at halftime of the HNHS boys' basketball game against Logansport. Schoeff served for 23 years, working under four athletic directors. Presenting her with her honor are HNHS Athletic Director Michael Gasaway (left) and Principal Jeremy Gulley.

Vikings' Abbott loses in OT in first round of state wrestling finals

Huntington North High School wrestler Zach Abbott's trip to the Indiana State Wrestling Finals lasted a little more than one regulation match, but not much more as he lost in overtime, 5-4 on Friday, Feb. 20.

Abbott, 36-1 entering the state finals, lost to Nick Hodges of Southmont, 5-4, in an extra session in their first round match at 189 pounds.

Hodges, a senior as is Abbott, entered the finals with a 28-2 record.

 

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Billy Mundy, 179; Bill Kusler, 170; Thurman Glassburn, 163.
Men's High Series: Billy Mundy, 516; Bill Kusler, 501; Bill Reed, 471.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 140; Rosalyn Hughes, 128; Sharon Wymer, 123.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 395; Sharon Wymer, 345; Rosalyn Hughes, 299.
Most Over: Billie Smith, +44; Gerald Black, +34; Billy Mundy, +33.
Top Teams: The B's, 28-4; Team #3, 20-12; Team #2, 19-13.

Vikes get sectional bye; face Homestead-South Side winner

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team received a first-round bye in the Huntington North Boys' Sectional Basketball Tournament and will play the winner between Homestead and Fort Wayne South Side on Friday, March 6.
Homestead, 12-6, and South Side, 3-13, tangle on Tuesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in the tourney opener to earn the right to face the Vikings, 5-11, Friday night at 6 p.m.

Defense, FTs helps HU women notch 20th win

Solid late defense and free throws helped the Huntington University women's basketball team hold on for a 60-46 victory over visiting University of St. Francis on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

The 16th-ranked Forester women used eight free throws and held St. Francis to just three points in the final minutes of the game to win their 20th contest of the season, on Senior Night.

Sarah Miller scored 15 points, Courtney Beerbower notched 14 and Jenna Donaldson added 11 for Huntington, now 20-6.

Foresters lose double overtime thriller at St. Francis

A 25-foot banker as time expired in the second overtime pushed host St. Francis to a 92-89 win over the Huntington University Men's basketball team on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Austin Leisure sank the off-balance shot to send the Foresters to their 11th loss against 18 victories for the season.

The Foresters seemingly had the game in hand with a 66-58 lead with 5:11 left in the contest, but the Cougars' DeJovaun Sawyer-Davis scored his team's final 11 points to tie the contest and send it into overtime.

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