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HNHS boys' basketball team falls at home to Anderson

Huntington North’s Kyle Bradburn tries to work his way around two Anderson defenders on Friday night, Jan. 15 at North Arena. Bradburn had 11 points, but Huntington lost 44-57.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

A night of poor field goal shooting plagued the Huntington North boys' basketball team as the boys were beaten by visiting Anderson, 57-44, on Friday, Jan. 15.

Anderson made 22 of 43 shots throughout the game to accumulate a field goal percentage of 51.2, nearly 20 percent more than Huntington North's 31.4 field goal percentage (16 for 51). Huntington North went seven for nine from the free throw line for 77.8 percent, while Anderson went ten for 19 for 52.6 percent.

Crestview boys' basketball teams sweep Salamonie Wednesday, Jan. 13

Dylan Harter score 14 points to lead the Crestview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team over their Salamonie counterparts 41-23 on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Matt Hogan added 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists; and Grant Meese had 10 points to help the Cougars, now 9-4.

Salamonie, now 4-6, was led by Kennan Mooberry, who had nine points. Grant Canady and Robert Sliger added seven and three points, respectively.

In seventh grade action, Crestview repeated their older peers, beating Salamonie 44-27.

Salamonie girls' basketball teams fall to Southern Wells Thursday, Jan. 14

The Salamonie School eighth grade girls' basketball team fell to Southern Wells 41-11 on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Paige Coolman scored eight points and had six rebounds and eight steals to lead Salamonie. Tatum Johnson had three points and Morgan Miller took four rebounds.

Salamonie's seventh grade girls' basketball team also lost to Southern Wells 28-13.

Alexis Hardin and Katie Littleford had five and four points, respectively, for the Lady Rebels.

 

Crestview boys' basketball teams split at Norwell Thursday, Jan. 14

Matt Hogan canned 17 points to lead the Crestview Middle School boys' basketball team to a 53-43 victory over Norwell on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Backing up Hogan for the 10-4 team was Caleb Stoffel with 12 points, Danny Becker with eight points and five rebounds and Dylan Harter with seven points and four assists.

However, Norwell managed to slip past the seventh grade Cougar basketball team 25-22.

Jordon Seabolt took 10 points for Crestview, now 10-4. Caleb Landrum added eight, and Parker Brundige had four points.

Crestview girls' basketball team falls to Norwell in middle school action

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team fell to Norwell 29-24 on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Jessie Drew had nine points for Crestview, now 9-4. Kayla DeLaTorre added five points, and Maria Scott and Erin Rethlake each had four points.

The eighth grade team will face Bellmont on Jan. 20.

 

HNHS boys' freshman basketball team reaches .500 mark for season with win at Southwood

Trenton Kern netted 11 points to seal the deal in the Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team's victory over Southwood 50-23 on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Caleb Richison backed up Kern with 10 points and Paul Ehler had nine points for the Vikings, now 5-5 on the season.

 

HNHS freshman girls' basketball team defeats Southwood

The Huntington North High School freshman girls' basketball team took a 14-9 win over Southwood on Thursday, Jan. 14.

The Lady Vikings played as a defensive unit, as no team member stood out from the rest in scoring. The freshman girls are now 13-3 on the season.

 

Riverview girls' basketball teams split with Northfield

Two player scored in the double-digits to lead the Riverview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team to a 43-25 victory over visiting Northfield on Thursday, Jan. 14.
Jessie Earhart and Mikayla Carpenter had 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the 11-1 Raiders.

The seventh grade Raider girls' basketball team again did not fare as well as the eighth graders, losing to Northfield 28-20.
Lauren Stephen scored six points, and Tasha Grover scored four points for the 1-11 team.

 

Riverview boys split at Northfield

Riley Velez scored 15 points to take the Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team to a crushing 41-18 win over host Northfield on Thursday, Jan. 14.
Connor West added 12 points for the 4-10 Raiders.

Riverview's seventh grade boys' basketball team did not fare as well as their eighth grade peers, falling to Northfield 33-13.
Drew Fawcett had four points for the 3-9 team.

 

U14 Lady Eagles place first at Bethlehem Lutheran basketball tournament

The U14 Lady Eagles homeschool basketball team won four games to place first in the 12th Annual Bethlehem Lutheran Eighth Grade Girls Basketball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9 at Bethlehem Lutheran School near Ossian.

In their first match, the Lady Eagles defeated Suburban Bethlehem 42-24.
Catherine Weaver led Huntington with 27 points. Abby Ballinger added six and Erin Sickafoose had five points.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

PASTIME
Men's High Game: Dave Shoptaw, 269; Jerald Gressley, 269.
Men's High Series: Butch Bowers, 733; Jerald Gressley, 723.
Men's Most Over Average: Dan Bickel, 63; Dave Shoptaw, 62.

Riverview boys fall to Indian Springs

Riverview Middle School's eighth grade boys' basketball team fell to host Indian Springs 34-26 on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Elliot Forth and Mitchell Hughes each canned seven points for the Raiders, now 3-10.

Riverview's seventh grade boys' basketball team also lost to Indian Springs 36-17.

The seventh graders, now 3-8, were led by Braydin Hiple with four points, and Dustin Campbell and Lucas Johnson, who each added three.

 

HNHS wrestling team wins on senior night

Freshman Ian Hiers (above) takes down Northfield’s Thomas Rockenbaugh (below) at the Huntington North High School wrestling match on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The Vikings won with five pins on the day.
Photo by Matt Murphy

The Huntington North Wrestling team won on senior night Wednesday evening, Jan. 13, against Northfield by a 52-18 score.

Winning for the Vikings were Ian Hiers (103 pounds) by pin, Logan Randle (112 pounds) by pin, Sebastian Eckert (119 pounds) by pin, Rob Newsome (125 pounds) by decision and Colin Downey (130 pounds) by pin.

Wrestling action


Photo by Matt Murphy

Junior Colin Downey (above) keeps control of Northfield's Caleb Augustus (below) at the Huntington North High School varsity wrestling match on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The Vikings pinned five Northfield wrestlers to secure the win.

Riverview and Crestview split in girls' middle school basketball Wed., Jan 13

Mikayla Carpenter scored eight points to lead the Riverview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team to a 27-21 victory over visiting Crestview on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Alyssa Hiple added six more points for the Raiders, now 10-1.

Crestview, 9-3, was led by Jessie Drew with 11 points and Erin Rethlake with eight points.

The tides turned in the seventh grade girls' basketball game as Crestview defeated Riverview 33-16.

Ruschhaupt sets school record as HNHS boys' swim team beats Blackford 122-46

The Huntington North High School boys' swim team took first place in all but one event and added six second-place finishes to sweep a small host Blackford team 122-46 on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Seniors Shaun Marion and Skyler Ruschhaupt each won two individual events and were members of two first-place relay teams to lead the scoring for the Vikings, now 4-4-1.
Marion won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.25 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.36. Ruschhaupt took the 200-yard I.M. in 2:07.83 and the 100-yard backstroke in 54.79 - breaking a school record.

HNHS girls' swim team crushes host Blackford 144-32

The Huntington North High School girls' swim team crushed host Blackford on Wednesday, Jan. 13, taking the top two spots in every event to take home a 144-32 win.

Senior Mariah Patrick, sophomores Cassie Hacker and Sara Karst and freshman Andrea Okuly each won two individual events and were each members of two winning relay teams to lead the Lady Vikings, now 6-5 on the season.

Patrick won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.71 and the 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.53.

Hacker took the 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.32 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.16.

Forester women defeat host Spring Arbor 58-45

After an early lead by Spring Arbor, the Huntington University women's basketball team took control of the game to beat the host Cougars 58-45 on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Spring Arbor began the game with a 4-0 run, but HU powered back to steal the lead from the Cougars, which they maintained the rest of the match. The Foresters left the court with a 31-22 lead at halftime.

Huntington kept their streak in the second half, again outscoring the Cougars. HU developed its biggest lead, 55-36, at the eight-minute mark, but the hosts pushed back, yet to no avail.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Chris Trainer, 214; Archie Haney, 203; Joe McCune, 195.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 606; Keith Schmittler, 557; Ron Rittenhouse, 532.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 227; Brandie Roberts, 214; Tonia Okuly, 189.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 540; Julie McCune, 524; Tonia Okuly, 522.
Most Over: Scott Chopson, Jr., +115; Tonia Okuly, +111; Dennis Boggs, +72.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 10-2; Mixed Nuts, 9-3; The Sisters, 8-4.

Crestview girls split at Edgewood Tues., Jan. 12

Jessie Drew scored 14 points to lead the Crestview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team to a 34-19 victory over Edgewood on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Erin Rethlake added 11 points for the Cougars, and Josie Beaver canned six points.
Rethlake had four steals and Cailey Baker took seven rebounds for the 9-2 squad.

Crestview's seventh grade girls' basketball team fell to Edgewood 33-26.

Monica Minton scored 10 points for Crestview, now 6-5. Tori Rice added nine points and Aly Grabner had four.

Both teams will visit Riverview on Jan. 13.

HNHS boys' freshman basketball team falls in double overtime to Warsaw

The Huntington North High School freshman boys' basketball team fell in a heated double-overtime match to visiting Warsaw 43-38 on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Paul Ehler and Kalvin Miller each scored 10 points for the Vikings.
The freshman squad is now 4-5 on the season.

HNHS Lady Vikes defeat Jay County Lady Patriots Tuesday 46-44

The Huntington North High School girls' basketball team came off a nine-point deficit in the first quarter, and used 15 points gained from free throws to win their second game of the season over visiting Jay County 46-44 on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

The Lady Vikings, now 2-12, overcame the difference in the second quarter, going 15-7 over the Lady Patriots to end the half down, but with a much closer score of 21-20.

Huntington University men's basketball team defeated Spring Arbor 73-64 Tuesday

The unranked Huntington University men's basketball team took control of the match early on to defeat visiting Spring Arbor 73-64 on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

The first eight minutes of the game illustrated the dominance HU had over the match, as the Foresters led the scoreboard 18-8, and building a lead that Huntington would not give up. Huntington, now 13-7 overall and 2-4 in conference, continued to pummel the Cougars, and left the court at halftime with a 35-27 lead.

Riverview eighth grade girls to 9-1

Mikayla Carpenter scored nine points to lead the Riverview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team to a 33-19 victory over host Wabash on Monday, Jan. 11.

Tiffany Burke followed Carpenter with seven points, and Lindsey Foster scored four points for the Raiders, now 9-1.

Riverview's seventh grade girls' basketball team did not fare as well as its eighth grade counterpart, falling to Wabash 24-15 and dropping to a 1-9 record on the season.

Tasha Grover had 10 points for Riverview. Lauren Stephan took home three more points and Hunter Graft added two.

Marion defeats Riverview boys' basketball teams

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team fell to visiting Marion Justice 47-29 on Monday, Jan. 11.

Mitchell Hughes had six points for the Raiders, now 3-9, followed by Connor West and Cameron Kreider, each with five points.

The Raiders' seventh grade boys' basketball team also lost to Marion Justice, 50-34.

Dustin Campbell led Riverview with eight points, and Braydin Hiple added six for the seventh-graders, who dropped to 3-7 on the season.

 

Crestview boys' hoop teams crush Wabash

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team crushed Wabash 41-14 on Monday, Jan. 11.

Danny Becker led the scoring for Crestview with nine points. Matt Hogan and Grant Meese followed up with six points each for the Cougars, now 8-4 on the season.

Crestview's seventh grade basketball team also defeated Wabash, 35-24.

Caleb Landrum dominated the competition, scoring 23 Cougar points. Jordon Seabolt added six.

The seventh-graders moved up to 9-3 on the season.

Both teams will face Salamonie on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

 

Macy Lange paces Otters at Mid-Winter Ice Breaker

The Huntington-Wells Otters Swim Team hosted the first Mid-Winter Ice Breaker Swim Meet on Jan. 9-10 at the Parkview Huntington YMCA.

Macy Lange had the best day of the Otters, placing first in seven individual events, and winning the award for individual high points in the 8-and-under division.

Landis leads Eagles to tourney crown at Granger

The Huntington Eagles varsity homeschool basketball team took top honors at the 20th annual Hoosier Christian Classic on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9, at Granger Christian School in Granger.

In the first match, the Eagles defeated Granger Christian 64-49, outscoring Granger in all but the fourth quarter.

Jed Landis led the way for the Eagles with 27 points. Caleb Featherston added 15 and Matt Weaver took home eight points.

Wrestlers come from behind to defeat Churubusco

The Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team won nine of the final 11 contested matches to score a come-from-behind 42-21 win over host Churubusco on Monday, Jan. 11.

Pins by Logan Randle at 112 pounds, Sebastian Eckert at 119, Brant Hiple at 145 and Nick Cooper at heavyweight fueled the comeback and gave the Vikings their 15th win of the season against five losses.

The Vikings were down 15-0 after Lukas Wygant was beaten at 160 pounds and the Vikings forfeited at both 171 and 189. After that, however, it was almost all HNHS.

Lady Viking bowlers also finish unbeaten

The Huntington North High School girls bowling team smashed visiting Bellmont 20-0 to finish its regular season undefeated on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Seniors Brittany Notestine, Tonya Crago, Elizabeth Bischoff and Lesley Love bowled for the Lady Vikings in the Baker-style match. Ayla Yeiter ad Sierra Rice also bowled for Huntington.

Huntington North ended the match with scores of 186-149, 156-99, 188-143, 194-184, 212-154, 275-138, 189-146, 165-148, 151-122 and186-146.

The Lady Vikes finished the season 9-0, 7-0 in the conference.

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