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Free throws decide win for HU women

Free throws proved to be the deciding factor in a 56-53 win by the Huntington University women's basket-ball team over host Indiana University-South Bend on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Huntington connected on 24 of 32 free throws, 75 percent, but failed to connect on any three-pointers and scored on only 16 of 52 field goals. At the same time, the hosts completed 17 of 43 field goals, 5 of 16 threes and 14 of 19 free throws.

Rethlake leads Crestview eighth-grade girls to win

Erin Rethlake scored 10 points and had five steals to help the Crestview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team defeat Southern Wells 29-21 on Thursday, Dec. 10.

In addition to Rethlake, Crestview's game leaders included Josie Beaver with eight points and Jessie Drew with seven points and five rebounds.

The eighth-graders are now 7-1 on the season.

However, Crestview's seventh grade girls' basketball team was edged by Southern Wells 26-25 in overtime.

Crestview girls' basketball teams sweep Salamonie

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team defeated Salamonie 29-9 on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

For Crestview, Cailey Baker had 12 points and Erin Rethlake had eight points.

Salamonie's game leaders included Paige Coolman, with five points and nine rebounds, Katie Schenkel with four points and Morgan Miller with six rebounds.

Crestview's record bumped up to 6-1, and Salamonie's record is 1-5.

Crestview's seventh grade girls' basketball team also beat Salamonie, 29-13.

Crestview boys double-dip Riverview

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team defeated Riverview 56-33 on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

For Crestview, Matt Hogan led the way with 15 points and five assists. Kyle Platt added 13 points and had five rebounds, Charleston Dydasco had eight points, five assists and three steals and Dylan Harter had seven points.
Riverview was led by Mitch Hughes, who scored 10 points.
Crestview's seventh grade basketball team also defeated Riverview, 36-22.

Viking swimmers take nine of 12 events but fall

Senior Skyler Ruschhaupt swims the backstroke leg of hte 200-yard invidual medley at the Huntington North High School boys' swim meet against visiitng Warsaw on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Ruschhaupt won the race but the Vikings lost the meet.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Despite winning nine of 12 events, the Huntington North High School boys' swim team could barely take any other place above fifth, resulting in a 109-76 loss to visiting Warsaw on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Huntington North dominated the match individually, as once again, seniors Danny Scher, Shaun Marion and Skyler Ruschhaupt led the way by each winning two individual events and being a member of two winning relay teams.

Lady Vikes swimmers suffer big loss to Warsaw

Sophomore Cassie Hacker attempts to take charge of the 200-yard individual medley during the butterfly leg at the Huntington North High School girls’ swim meet with visiting Warsaw on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Hacker placed second in the event.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School girls' swim team suffered a big loss to visiting Warsaw 126-60 on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

The Lady Vikes had only four wins and five second-place finishes.

Sophomore Sarah Karst was Huntington's top performer, winning the 200-yard freestyle in 2:13.85, and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:57.15.

Senior Mariah Partick took the 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.61, and sophomore Cassie Hacker won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.36.

Bringing it home


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Sophomore Sarah Karst makes the final lap of the 500-yard freestyle at the Huntington North High School girls' swimming meet with visiting Warsaw on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Although Karst won this event, Huntington North fell to Warsaw 126-60.

Tackett leads Viking bowlers to fourth straight win

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity bowling team remained undefeated after overpowering host Norwell 16-4 at The Bowling Center in Bluffton on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The first game resulted in a 1019-925 win for the Vikings, led by EJ Tackett with a 259.

Connor Brown rolled a 227, Tyler Neff had a 188, Tyler Carroll scored a 173 and Anthony Hipskind had a 172. Neff and Hipskind were the only Viking bowlers to lose their individual matches.

The second game also saw a Viking victory, as Huntington North outscored Norwell 1093-860 overall.

Junior High Eagles beat King's Academy

The Huntington Eagles' junior high basketball team defeated host King's Academy Knights of Fairmount 57-23 on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Leading the way for Huntington was Ian Kissell, with 13 points and four steals. Clay Sickafoose scored 10 points and had four rebounds and Tyce Frank added 10 more points.

The Junior High Eagles also participated in the Holiday Classic Home School Basketball Tournament at the Indy Indoor Sports Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Huntington was 1-3 on the day.

Weaver set Lady Eagles' record in romp over King's Academy

Catherine Weaver set a team record with nine 3-pointers and the Huntington Lady Eagles varsity basketball team dominated hoste King's Academy Knights of Fairmount , 70-25, on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

The Lady Eagles outscored the Knights in each quarter, and were up 39-13 at the half.

Varsity Eagles take two of three at Holiday Classic

The Huntington Eagles varsity basketball team participated in the Holiday Classic Home School Basketball Tournament at the Indy Indoor Sports Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The Eagles participated in three different games throughout the day, and won two.

In the first match, the Eagles defeated the Northwest Warriors 54-33.

Norwell stops Riverview girls' basketball teams

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team lost to visiting Norwell 29-23 on Monday, Dec. 7.

For Riverview, Alyssa Hiple scored seven points, Mikayla Carpenter had six points and Alexa Shoemaker made five points.

Monday's game brought the eighth-graders to a 5-1 record on the season.

The Raiders' seventh grade girls' basketball team lost to Norwell 46-3. The seventh-graders are now 0-6 on the season.

Both teams will visit Marion Justice on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.

 

Riverview boys' basketball teams fall to Norwell

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team fell to host Norwell 49-28 on Monday, Dec. 7.

Cameron Kreider recorded eight points for the Raiders.
The eighth grade team is now 1-5 on the season.

Riverview's seventh grade basketball team also lost to Norwell, 51-18.

Derek Snyder led Riverview with 11 points.

The seventh-graders are now 1-3 for the season.

 

Boilers trump JayHawks in Kim League play

The YMCA Kim League basketball program continued the season's play on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The game of the week was featured in the third and fourth grade division, with the Boilers trumping the JayHawks 26-15.

Rees Zay led the JayHawks, as well as all scorers, with 12 points.

For the Boilers, Austin Spahr had 10 points and seven rebounds, Nick Gonzalez added eight points and Collin Landrum canned six points and had three assists.

In other Kim League action:

Third and Fourth Grade Division
The Hoosiers edged the Spartans 28-21.

Wang leads Otters in SWAC 'Odd Ages Rule' meet

The Huntington-Wells Otters participated in the SWAC "Odd Ages Rule" meet from November 20-22 at South Side High School in Fort Wayne.

The tournament was unique in that the usual ages categories were shifted down one year.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Archie Haney, 222; Russell Roberts, 211; Joe McCune, 210.
Men's High Series: Russell Roberts, 596; Archie Haney, 582; Joe McCune, 577.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 237; Julie McCune, 192; Jenny Wehr, 173.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 576; Julie McCune, 510; Rainelle Shockome, 445.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 45-19; Ball Breakers, 41-23; Young Balls and Bags, 36-28.
Most Over: Russell Roberts, +68; Joe McCune, +49; Brent Ruckman, +44.

Miller leads HNHS frosh to first win of season

Kalvin Miller scored 17 points to lead the Huntington North High School freshman boys' basketball team to a 40-29 win over visiting Logansport on Monday, Dec. 7.

Other Viking leaders in the team's first win of the season included Trenton Kern and Austin Garde, who each canned eight points.

The freshmen are now 1-2 on the season.

 

Tackett leads HNHS boys' bowling team to second title of season

The Huntington North High School boys' bowling team won its second invitational tournament of the season, defeating Mishawaka in the championship round in the Boone Grove Invitational in Hebron on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Huntington North defeated seven other teams to advance to the championship round against Mishawaka. In that round, the Vikings tied Mishawaka 169-all, but came back to win the second and third matches, with scores of 215-203 and 169-159 to win the tournament.

To get to the final match, the Vikings had to win three Baker-style matches after two regular games.

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


Photo by Matt Murphy.

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


Photo by Matt Murphy.

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.

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