Sports

Bischoff top individual, but Lady Viking bowlers fall in championship

Despite Elizabeth Bischoff winning the two-game high score overall with 448, it wasn't enough as the Huntington North High School girls' bowling team fell in the championship match at the Boone Grove Invitational on Sunday, Dec. 6.

The Lady Vikings lost the semifinal match against Crown Point 2-1. However, despite the defeat, Huntington North had a winning record on the day.

In the first two regular-style games, the Lady Vikes rolled 837 and 993, respectively. Elizabeth Bischoff rolled 227 in the first game, and Bischoff followed up in the second game with 221.

Crestview 8th-graders split at Tippy; 7th-graders win twice

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team participated in the Tippy Tourney on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Tippecanoe Valley.

In the first game, the eighth-graders defeated Wabash 50-30. Caleb Stoffel and Matt Hogan each had 10 points, Dylan Harter had seven points and Kyle Platt scored five points and had five assists.

The win moved Crestview to a second game against the host, Tippecanoe Valley.

Crestview lost the match 56-30. Hogan had 11 points and four rebounds and Stoffel added five more points.

Riverview boys split at Whitko hoop tourney

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team participated in the Whitko eighth grad boys' basketball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 5.

In the first game, Triton defeated Riverview 36-19. Kody Smith and Riley Velez each had four points for RMS.
In the consolation game, Riverview defeated host Whitko 49-40. Mitchell Highes, Cody West and Riley Velez each had 10 points.

The games took Riverview's record to 1-4 on the season.

 

Lancers go to OT to upset 12th-ranked Foresters

Playing without leading scorer and rebounder Kevin Kyle, the Huntington University men's basketball team pushed host grace to overtime on Saturday, Dec. 5, before falling 66-62, for its first defeat of the season.

HNHS boys' basketball team shoots itself to loss at Warsaw

Shooting barely over 20 percent for the game, the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team lost to host Warsaw, 35-18, on Saturday, Dec. 5, to fall to 0-3 on the season.

The Vikings hit just 7 of 34 field goal attempts for 20.6 percent in the slow, deliberate match-up. They were completely shut out in the second quarter and topped out at 7 points in the fourth quarter.

Forester women clamp down on Grace for first conference win

With most of lthe Grace team watching, Huntington University women's basketball player Courtney Beerbower goes up for a basket in the opening half of play at HU this afternoon, Saturday, Dec. 5. HU cruised to an 82-62 win.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Ryleigh Carr's four first half steals set the tone for the Huntington University women's basketball team and helped propel it to an 82-62 dusting of visiting Grace College this afternoon, Saturday, Dec. 5.

After giving up a three-pointer on Grace's first possession of the game, the Forester women clamped down on the visitors for the rest of the half, allowing just 20 more points while forcing 14 turnovers, including the quartet of steals by Carr.

Viking in control


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Viking senior Kenny Morton (top) controls his Oak Hill opponent at the Huntington North High School Wrestling Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 5.

HNHS Wrestling Invitational


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Huntington North High School junior Lukas Wygant (back) grapples with his Oak Hill oppponent during the HNHS Wrestling Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Turnovers prove costly for HNHS girls in loss to Marion

Huntington North's Liesl Davenport goes in for a layup against visiting Marion  on Friday night, Dec. 5. The Lady Vikings fell 65-42.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Turnovers once again proved an insurmountable problem for the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team as it lost to visiting Marion, 65-42 on Friday, Dec. 5.

The Lady Vikings, falling to 0-6, had 25 turnovers to just 12 for Marion, and wound up on the short end of a 24-5 points off of turnovers statistic.

The visitors jumped out to a 19-12 lead after one quarter and were up at halftime 31-22. Marion stretched the margin to 47-29 after three quarters.

Up for 2


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Huntington North High School player Taylor Foley goes up for a jumper against the Marion defense in the Lady Vikings' game Friday night, Dec. 5, at North Arena. HNHS lost 65-42.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 192; Bob Strickler, 188; Bill Kusler, 187.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 544; Bill Kusler, 505; Bob Strickler, 460.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 155; Sharon Wymer, 132; Rosalyn Hughes, 106.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 411; Sharon Wymer, 362; Rosalyn Hughes, 298.
Top Teams: The Bs, 26-10; Team #3, 20-16; Team #9, 19-17.
Most Over: Billie Smith, +63; Dick Wymer, +46; Gerald Black, +45.

Riverview boys' hoop teams fall to Eastbrook

Riverview Middle School's eighth grade boys' basketball team fell to host Eastbrook 43-26 on Thursday, Dec. 3.

The eighth grade team is now 0-3 on the season.

Riverview's seventh grade basketball team also lost to Eastbrook 30-20.

The seventh-graders are now 1-2 for the season.

Both teams will face Norwell at home on Monday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.

 

Mooberry, Sliger push Salamonie 8th grade boys past South Adams

The Salamonie School eighth grade boys' basketball team pounded out a 45-24 win over South Adams on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Salamonie was led by Kennan Mooberry, who scored 15 points. Robert Sliger netted another 10 points.

The eighth-graders are now 3-2 on the season and face Huntington Catholic on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Salamonie's seventh grade boys' basketball team was handed a loss by South Adams 51-15.

Austin Eltzroth was Salamonie's top scorer, with six points. Walker Spahr had four points.

Horn nets 14 to lead Crestview 8th grade boys over Bluffton

Matt Horn netted 14 points to lead Crestview Middle School's eighth grade basketball team to a 46-31 victory over Bluffton on Thursday, Dec. 3.

In addition to Horn, Caleb Stoffel scored 10 points, Danny Becker canned eight points, and Kyle Platt added seven more points.

Crestview is now 2-1 on the season, and will play in the Tippy Tourney on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The Crestview seventh grade boys' basketball team fell to Bluffton 38-28 on Thursday night.

For CMS, Caleb Landrum scored 20 points.

Baker leads Crestview 8th grade girls over Bluffton

With 13 points and four assists, Cailey Baker led the Crestview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team to a 41-13 victory over Bluffton on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Carley McElhaney added eight more points, Josie Beaver had seven points and five steals and Erin Rethlake netted seven points and took seven rebounds.

The eighth-graders are now 5-1 for the season.

Despite the domination by the eighth-graders, Crestview's seventh grade girls basketball team couldn't pull it together, as they fell to Bluffton 32-22.

Almost there


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Huntington North High School sophomore wrestler Andrew Mason works for the pin against his Loganposrt opponent in junior varsity action on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 285 pounds. The Vikings won the match.

HNHS boys' swimmers tie with Snider

Huntington North’s Phillip Zook launches from the platform at the start of the 200-meter individual medley on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Vikings meet against visiting Fort Wayne Snider.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington North High School boys' swim team maintained the upper hand for the majority of the meet against visiting Fort Wayne Snider, but fell short as the two teams tied 91-91 on Thursday, Dec. 3.

The Vikings took first-place honors in 10 of 12 events, and took second in the two events where the hosts didn't see the gold.

The trio of seniors Shaun Marion, Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher led the Vikings, with each swimmer taking two individual events and participating on two winning relay teams.

Patrick lone HNHS winner as Snider crushes Lady Viking swimmers

Lady Viking swimmer Cassie Hacker charges ahead during her 200-meter individual medley race on Thursday, Dec. 3, against visiting Fort Wayne Snider. The Huntington North High School girls were crushed 137-49.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Senior Mariah Patrick had the only Lady Viking win of the night as the Huntington North High School girls' swim team was crushed by visiting Fort Wayne Snider 137-49, on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Patrick placed first in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.60.

The Lady Vikings only had five second-place finishes and three third-place finishes on the evening.

Coolman leads Lady Rebels' eighth-graders to first win of season

Paige Coolman scored 19 points to lead the Salamonie School eighth grade girls' basketball team to its first win of the season - a 31-20 victory over Eastbrook on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Coolman also had 15 rebounds, and Tatum Johnson had four points, four steals and three assists.

The eighth-graders now have a 1-4 record on the season.
Salamonie's seventh grade girls' basketball team fell to Eastbrook 31-9.

Katie Littleford added four points for the Lady Rebels.

The seventh grade team also has a 1-4 season record.

 

Riverview, Crestview split girls' basketball contests

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team defeated host Crestview 33-18 on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

For Riverview, Mikayla Carpenter led the way with 13 points, Maddie Klender had nine points and Alexa Shoemaker added six points.

Crestview's game leaders included Josie Beaver and Erin Rethlake, who each canned seven points.

Crestview's seventh grade girls' basketball team fared much better than their eighth grade counterparts, defeating Riverview 26-6 to continue their season undefeated 5-0.

Kyle, Shively team up to help Foresters drop Taylor

Kevin Kyle and Tyler Shively combined for 46 points to lead the 12th-ranked NAIA Division II Huntington University men's basketball team past host Taylor, 71-66, on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Kyle finished with a game-high 26 points, including going 10 of 13 at the free throw line, to lead the Foresters to their 10th victory of the season in as many outings.

HU women fall on last-second shot

Huntington University senior Jenna Donaldson takes the ball down the court against tight defense by in the HU game against visiting Taylor Wednesday night, Dec. 3.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

A desperation three-pointer with four seconds left on the clock sent the Huntington University women's basketball team to a 56-55 defeat at the hands of visiting Taylor on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

After a Taylor three-pointer pulled the visitors within 55-53 with 45 seconds left, the Forester women turned the ball over on an inbounds pass 20 seconds later, and with no timeouts left, the Trojans' Tess Rudolph launched her long jumper and hit nothing but net to give Taylor its only lead of the game and the win.

In traffic


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Senior Ryleigh Carr tries to get a shot past the visiting Taylor defense at the Huntington University women's basketball game on Wendseeday, Dec. 3, against visiting Taylor. HU lost a heartbreaker, 56-55.

HNHS frosh boys fall to Norwell

The Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team fell to host Norwell 55-48 on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Paul Ehler led the Vikings' scoring with 16 points. Trevor Osborn canned 10 more points and Kolvin Miller added nine.

The freshman team is now 0-2 on the season.

 

Former local All-American in cross country

Matt Ditzler.
Photo provided.

A Huntington North High School graduate running for Friends University in Wichita, KS, placed 28th in the NAIA national cross country championship Nov. 21 at Vancouver, WA.

As one of the top 30 finishers, Matt Ditzler, a junior at the Kansas university, also earned All American honors.

Ditzler attended Indiana Tech his freshman and sophomore years, placing 173rd his first year and 169th last year as he dealt with injury and illness.

Ditzler, a 2007 HNHS graduate, carries a 3.9 grade point average at Friends University.

 

Vikings swimmers win more battles, but Oak Hill depth wins the day

Despite the Huntington North High School boys' swim team taking eight first place finishes out of 12 events, lack of depth cost it big-time as it lost to host Oak Hill 104-79 on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

While only winning four events, the hosts had 10 runner-up finishes and nine third place finishes to pile up the points faster than the Vikings.

Seniors Danny Scher, Skyler Ruschhaupt and Shaun Marion all won two individual events and were members of two winning relay teams to lead the Vikings' scoring.

HNHS girls' swim team succumbs to Oak Hill

The Huntington North High School girls' swim team lost to Oak Hill 123-63 on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Huntington North won only four of the 12 events, and took only three second-place finishes and five third-place finishes.

Sophomore Cassie Hacker was the most successful Huntington swimmer, winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2:28.94 and taking the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:15.85.

Sophomore Sarah Karst won the 500-yard freestyle in 6:02.45, and senior Mariah Patrick won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.63.

 

Viking bowlers roll past Columbia City

The Huntington North High School boys' bowling team rolled past host Columbia City 17-3 on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

In the first round, the Vikings smashed Columbia City 1191-952. Adam Fruit was the lead scorer for the Vikes, knocking down 277. EJ Tackett followed with 257, Connor Brown had 234, Tyler Carroll took 223 and Gage VanDine had 200.

Huntington North also swept the second round, but by a much smaller margin, 1064-1031. Tackett led the team with 266. Carroll had 233, Fruit ended with 211, Brown had 209 and Tyler Neff finished out with 145.

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