Forester women win on 'Pink Out Day'

Lauren Davenport
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The NAIA 12th-ranked Huntington University women's basketball team beat visiting Grace College, 80-63, on Saturday, Jan. 31, and raised more than $2,000 for cancer research at the same time.

Playing on "Pink Out Day," which included honoring 35 breast cancer survivors at halftime, the Foresters raised $2,007 to benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Four HU women scored in double figures as the team improved to 17-4 overall and 8-2 in the Mid-Central Conference.

HNHS girl swimmers at Warsaw sectional Thursday, Feb. 5

Huntington North will be one of 12 teams at the Warsaw Girls Swimming Sectional on Thursday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 7
Swimming preliminaries will be held Feb. 5, with diving, consolations and finals being held Feb. 7.

The top 16 in each swimming event return for competition on Saturday, with the top eight going to the finals. First place sectional winners in each event qualify for the state meet, plus any swimmer who equals or betters the state time standard in their respective events in the finals or consolations.

HNHS girls draw opening round bye at North Side sectional

Huntington North High School drew an opening round bye in the Fort Wayne North Side Girls Sectional Basketball Tournament and will face the winner of the host school versus Marion game on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

The tourney will start Tuesday, Feb. 10, with Fort Wayne South Side facing Homestead at 6 p.m.. Game two will follow, and determines the Huntington North opponent.

Jay County drew the other bye in the tourney and will face the opening game winner.

The championship game is set for Saturday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Loose ball battle

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School boys' junior varsity basketball player Tyke Clore battles for a loose ball with several Northfield players on Saturday, Jan. 31, at North Arena. The junior varsity Vikes won 47-33.

HNHS has 4 champions, advances 10 to wrestling regional

Zach Abbott.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School wrestling team advanced 10 wrestlers to regionals - including four champions, at the Peru Wrestling Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Logan Randle at 112 pounds, Jamie Kuehl at 171, Zach Abbott at 189 and heavyweight Nick Cooper brought home championship hardware to lead the Vikings to second place as a team.

Randle, Kuehl and the unbeaten Abbott all lived up to their top seed billing, and Cooper overachieved, according to the seedings. The sophomore now takes a 17-7 mark to the Peru regional next Saturday, Feb. 7.

Hot-shooting Vikings defeat Northfield, 62-55

Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball player David Ballard fights for rebounding position against several Northfield players on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The trio of Rob Sands, Taylor Harris and Tannan Peters combined for 47 points and led the hot-shooting Huntington North High School boy’s varsity basketball team past visiting Northfield, 62-55, on Saturday, Jan. 31.

The Vikings scorched the nets for 64.9 percent accuracy from the field by hitting 24 of 37 shots. Sands led the hit parade with a 7 of 9 night on his way to 15 points, and Harris hit 4 of 5, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range, on his way to 15 points.

Peters hit seven of his 14 field goal attempts on the way to a team-high 17 points.

Foley's 23 and 15 lead HNHS girls past Muncie Central

Taylor Foley.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Taylor Foley’s 23 points and 15 rebounds led the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 62-52 win over host Muncie Central on Saturday, Jan. 31.

The junior center connected on 8 of 9 from the field and 7 of 10 from the charity stripe to lead the Lady Vikes to their eighth win in 18 contests. She also added three steals and two assists.

Huntington North is 5-2 in the North Central Conference.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 224; Dick Wymer, 196; Thurman Glassburn, 185.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 624; Billy Mundy, 505; Bill Kusler, 500.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 126; Billie Smith, 116; Rosalyn Hughes, 113.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 335; Sharon Wymer, 307; Rosalyn Hughes, 281.
Most Over: Bill Reed, +66; Dick Wymer, +50; Billy Mundy, +31.
Top Teams: The B's, 17-3; Team #9, 13-7; Team #3, 11-9.

Despite trio's twin wins, HNHS girl swimmers lose

Despite twin individual wins from Mariah Patrick, Cassie Hacker and Sara Karst, the Huntington North High School's girls' varsity swim team lost to host Marion on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 97-88.

Patrick won the 50-yard freestyle, in :27.85, and 100-yard backstroke, in 1:08.60, and Hacker took the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:27.50, and 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:16.19. Karst won the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle, in 2:13.15 and 5:58.61, respectively.

Unbeaten Abbott leads HNHS wrestlers into sectional

Zach Abbott.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Unbeaten Zach Abbot drew one of three tops seeds for Huntington North High School wrestlers for the Peru Wrestling Sectional meet on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Abbott at 189 pounds will automatically take his 27-0 mark into the second round as he received a first-round bye.

Logan Randle at 112 pounds and Jamie Kuehl at 171 were the other Vikings drawing top seeds. Randle, 27-4 heading into the tourney, will receive a forfeit from North Miami in the opening round, while Kuehl, 21-9, receives a first-round bye.

Ruschhaupt, Scher lead HNHS swimmers

Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher each won two individual events and were part of two winning relay teams to lead the Huntington North High School boys' swim team to a 108-72 win over host Marion on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Shaun Marion, Casey Dubuc, Chris Royer and Ryan Rethlake also added wins for HNHS, which improved to 7-3 on the season.

Lady Vikes' win string comes to an end

Huntington North High School forward Abby Armstrong launches a jumper against visiting South Side on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The Lady Vikings fell, 67-54.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The three-game win string of the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team came to an end Tuesday, Jan. 27, as visiting FW South Side toppled the Lady Vikings, 67-54.

The Lady Archers shot their way to victory by connecting on 27 of 53 field goal attempts for 50.9 percent, including 8 of 17 from three-point land. The visitors jumped out to a 20-7 first quarter lead, went into halftime with a 41-28 advantage and cruised from there.

Going up strong

Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington North High School girls' junior varsity basketball player Jessica Morgan goes up strong inside against visiting South Side on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The Lady Vikes JV came from behind for a 39-35 win.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Ron Brinneman, 226; Chris Trainer, 223; Eric Jones, 222.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 610; Russell Roberts, 587; Keith Schmittler, 570.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 254; Edie Okuly, 205; Jen Okuly, 201.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 711; Brandie Roberts, 560; Julie McCune, 556.
Most Over: Edie Okuly, +117; Tom Okuly, +109; Angie Tackett, +105.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 21-3; Team #12, 16-8; 3 teams tied at 14-10.

County middle school hoops tourney starts tonight, Jan. 26

The Huntington County middle school basketball tournament begins tonight, Monday, Jan. 26, and runs through Thursday, Feb. 5.

All games will be played at Riverview Middle School with the exception of the championship games, which will take place at Huntington North High School.

The seventh grade girls' games tonight, Monday, Jan. 26, include:
Game 1 @ 6 p.m. - Indian Springs vs. Riverview
Game 2 @ 7 p.m. - Crestview vs. Salamonie

Lady Viking gymnasts place 10th at Carter Classic

Jessica Baker.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jessica Baker placed eighth overall to lead the Huntington North High School gymnastics team to a 10th place finish Saturday, Jan. 24, a the Concordia Becky Cater Classic.

The Lady Vikings finished with 94.825 points. Valparaiso won the meet with a team score of 111.400, Bishop Dwenger placed second with 110.275 and Carroll finished third with 104.300.

Frontcourt trio again leads HNHS girls to win

The frontcourt trio of Alyssa Hurlburt, Liesl Davenport and Taylor Foley again did the heavy lifting to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team to a 43-39 victory over visiting New Castle on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Moved into the starting lineup against New Castle, Hurlburt scored a game-high 13 points and dished out four assists, and Davenport and Foley added 10 points apiece for the Lady Vikings, now 7-9 overall and 4-2 in the North Central Conference.

HNHS Viking boys fall in double overtime, 42-39

Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball player Taylor Harris looks for an opening against the defense of New Castle's Jordan Hahn on Friday, Jan. 23. The Vikes lost a double-overtime thriller, 42-39.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

A last-second three-pointer in the second overtime by visiting New Castle guard Jordan Hahn on Friday, Jan. 23, sent the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team down to defeat, 42-39.

After Huntington North’s Tannan Peters tied the game at 39-all with just under 10 seconds to play, the visitors got the ball to their sophomore guard, whose 21-footer from the right side sent the Vikings to their sixth defeat in 10 outings this season.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Billy Mundy, 192; Bill Reed, 190; Bill Kusler, 187.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 545; Billy Mundy, 519; Bill Kusler, 509.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 148; Billie Smith, 133; Rosalyn Hughes, 122.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 400; Billie Smith, 376; Rosalyn Hughes, 306.
Most Over: Sharon Wymer, +64; Billy Mundy, +48; Dick Wymer, +44.
Top Teams: The B's, 14-2; Team #9, 10-6; Team #2, 8-8.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Jim Drabenstot, 300; Todd Bowers, 279.
Men's High Series: John Bischoff, 696; Jim Drabenstot, 695.
Men's Most Over Average: Jim Drabenstot, 105; Todd Bowers, 60.

Beerbower's late FTs lift HU women to victory

Courtney Beerbower
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Courtney Beerbower’s free throws after being fouled on an offensive rebound with 3.8 seconds to play lifted the Huntington University women’s basketball team to a 57-55 victory over visiting Marian College on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Trio leads HNHS girls past Northrop Wednesday night

Taylor Foley, Alyssa Hurlburt and Liesl Davenport combined for 40 points on Wednesday, Jan. 21, to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 61-46 victory over visiting Fort Wayne Northrop.

The Lady Vikes, improving to 6-9, used a 22-point burst in the second quarter to turn a 12-9 first quarter lead into a 34-22 halftime advantage. They held a 46-34 lead after three quarters.

Swim wins, diving sweep not enough for HNHS girls swim team

Wins by swimmers Mariah Patrick, Sara Karst and Cassie Hacker and a diving sweep weren't enough for the Huntington North High School girls varsity swim team as it lost to host South Adams, 105-78 on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Patrick won the 50-yard freestyle, in :27.53, and Karst took the 100-yard freestyle, in :59.97. Hacker took home honors in the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:14.99.

Amanda Kaiser scored 111 points to lead the sweep in diving. Rosemary Kaiser placed second and Taylor Meharg took third.

Ruschhaupt, Scher lead boys' swim team to win

Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher each won two individual races and were on two winning relay teams to lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity swim team over host South Adams, 101-79, on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Ruschhaupt captured the 500-yard freestyle, in 5:05.23, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:04.15. Scher bested the field in the 50-yard freestyle, in :22.78, and led a Viking 1-2 finish in the 100-yeard freestyle, finishing ahead of teammate Shaun Marion in :50.11.

Poor shooting sinks Viking boys against Columbia City

Poor shooting sunk the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team against host Columbia City on Tuesday, Jan. 20, as the Vikings were doubled up on the scoreboard, 56-28.

The Vikings, 4-5, hit only eight of 34 field goal attempts, including just three of 18 shooting from three-point range. They scored just four points in both the first and third quarters.

Jordan Beaver led HNHS with eight points and four rebounds. Taylor Harris had seven points and four rebounds.

Rob Sands added two assists.

Huntington Catholic School girls beat St. Aloysius

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Cahtholic School girls' basketball player Oliva Woolard works against the defense of St. Aloysius on Monday night, Jan. 19, in the HCS gym. The local fifth and sixth grade team beat its opponent from Yoder, 10-8.