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
Photo provided.

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.

Hiple leads HNHS wrestlers to third at invite

Led by 140-pound champion Brant Hiple, the Huntington North High School wrestling team placed third at the Concordia Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Hiple led HNHS to 168 team points by collecting two pins and a decision on the way to winning his weight class.

Carroll won the nine-team meet with 233 points, Homestead was second with 218 and Marion finished fourth with 166.

HNHS boys fourth, girls seventh at NCC meet

The Huntington North High School boys' swim team placed fourth and the HNHS girls' swim team placed seventh in their respective competitions at the North Central Conference Swim Championships on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Fishers High School.

The boys' team scored 242 points behind second place finishes by Skyler Ruschhaupt and Daniel Scher, while the girls' team scored 193 points, led by the third place finish of the 200-yeard medley relay team of Mariah Patrick, Cassie Hacker, Kailtyn Batt and Sara Karst.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Oak Lanes Bowling Scores Jan. 12-18

Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 162; Sharon Wymer, 157; Rosalyn Hughes, 123.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 383; Billie Smith, 353; Rosalyn Hughes, 294.
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 227; Bill Reed, 194; Thurman Glassburn, 180.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 551; Bill Reed, 537; Monty Miller, 484.
Most Over: Monty Miller, +127; Sharon Wymer, +50; Bill Kusler, +41.
Top Teams: Team #3, 10-2; Team #9, 7-5; three teams tied at 6-6.

Foley dominates as HNHS girls defeat Anderson Lady Tribe, 72-57

Taylor Foley

Taylor Foley’s dominating performance of 30 points and 17 rebounds led the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team over visiting Anderson, 72-57, on Saturday, Jan. 17.

The junior center connected on 11-16 field goal attempts and eight of 11 charity stripe tosses as the Lady Vikings improved to 5-9.

HNHS turned a 28-25 halftime advantage into a 55-38 cushion after three quarters of play to pretty much secure the win.

HNHS girls fall to Jay County hardwood squad

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team fell to 4-9 on the season with a 60-47 non-conference lost to host Jay County on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

After a 16-10 first quarter lead, Jay County applied the pressure and added 20 more points in the second quarter to the Lady Vikings' 12 to go up 36-22 at the half. A low-scoring third quarter saw the Lady Vikings on the bottom side of a 43-28 deficit.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Oak Lanes Bowling Scores for Jan. 9-11

Women's High Game: Julie McCune, 277; Brandie Roberts; 227; Judy Quinn, 197.
Women's High Series: Julie McCune, 667; Brandie Roberts, 596; Judy Quinn, 532.
Men's Game High: Tom Waters, 268; Larry Quinn, 247; Archie Haney, 238.
Men's Series High: Larry Quinn, 624; Andrew Rittenhouse, 613; Archie Haney, 587.
Most Over: Julie McCune, +139; Jenny Wehr, +55; Larry Quinn, +54.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 14-2; Three teams tied at 10-6.

Viking swimmers fall to Muncie Central

HNHS swimmer Skyler Ruschhaupt shows winning form in the 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday, Jan. 10, against visiting Muncie Central.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School boys' and girls' swim teams both lost to visiting Muncie Central on Saturday, Jan. 10.

The Viking boys lost, 113-72, despite Skyler Ruschhaupt earning two individual events and helping a relay team to victory. The HNHS girls lost 111-70.

Ruschhaupt took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:02.88, and 200-yard individual medley, in 2:15.71. The team of Ruschhhapt, Shaun Marion, Chris Royer and Danny Scher won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:46.30.