Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington North guard Cora Frame keeps her eyes glued on Emily Bley of Homestead during girls' basketball action Friday night, Nov. 27, at North Arena. The Lady Vikings lost 54-51.

Vikings drop opener to Homestead

Despite the efforts of the Homestead player to avoid the foul,Huntington North High School boys' basketball player Austin Drummond gets the call from the referee during action in the Vikings' season-opener on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Turnovers - particularly points off of turnovers - turned out to be the problem for the Huntington North High School boy's basketball team in its season-opener on Wednesday, Nov. 25, as it lost to visiting Homestead, 65-40.

The Vikings played their rivals close in every respect except for those turnovers - giving up 27 points on 18 miscues compared to just three points on seven turnovers for the visitors.

Freshman Meese ices road win for HU women

Freshman Lauren Meese hit two free throws with 22 seconds left in the contest to ice the game for the Huntington University women's basketball team in a 75-72 win over host Northwestern Ohio on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

In a back-and-forth contest that saw eight lead changes and nine ties, the former Oak Hill star went to the line with the Foresters holding a 73-72 advantage, and calmly connected on both to give HU its fourth straight win as the hosts missed two desperation shots.

Big game by Foley not enough for HNHS girls' basketball team against Snider

A big game by Taylor Foley wasn't quite enough to rescue the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team on Tuesday, Nov. 24, as it got edged by host Fort Wayne Snider, 44-43.

Foley scored 16 points and ripped down 22 rebounds but could not stop the Lady Vikings from taking their fourth loss of the season in as many contests. They were behind 13-9 and 28-21 after the first two quarter stops but cut into the Lady Panthers' margin by the end of the third quarter, trialing 36-33.

Foresters whip Kuyper to remain unbeaten at 8-0

Kevin Kyle.
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All five Huntington University men's basketball team starters scored in double figures as the Foresters whipped visiting Kuyper College, 97-69, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, to remain unbeaten at 8-0.

Senior Kevin Kyle led all HU scorers with 23 points as he connected on 9 of 12 from the field and all five of his free throw shots. He also hauled in a game-high 14 rebounds.

Bobby Jolliff added 18 points for HU, while Luke Smith had 16 and both Kellen Zawadzki and Tyler Shively had 12.
The Foresters led 51-25 at halftime and cruised in to victory over the 2-7 Cougars.

Riverview, Salamonie boys split on the hardwood

Salamonie School's eighth grade boys' basketball team defeated visiting Riverview Middle School in Riverview's season opener 45-40 on Monday, Nov. 23.

For Salamonie, Kennan Mooberry led the way by netting 24 points. Grant Canady made eight points and Wyatt Cocklin had five points.

Riverview's game leaders were Connor West with 11 points, Mitchell Hughes with 10 points and Riley Velez with eight points.

Monday's game brings the Salamonie eighth grade team to a 1-2 record on the season, and leaves Riverview with a 0-1 record.

Salamonie girls' basketball teams fall to Marion Justice

The Salamonie School eighth grade girls' basketball team fell 26-22 to host Marion Justice on Monday, Nov. 23.

Paige Coolman was the lead scorer for Salamonie with 11 points. Gabby Mason had nine points.

Coolman also added 12 rebounds, and Morgan Miller had four rebounds.

The Rebels are now 0-3 on the season.

Salamonie's seventh grade girls' basketball team also fell to Marion Justice.

In that match, Kaitie Littleford had four points.

Salamonie is now 0-3 on the season.


Cavaliers edge Bruins in OT in Kim League Week 3

The YMCA's Kim League action continued for Week 3 on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The game of the week was played in the third and fourth grade division, with the Cavaliers edging the Bruins 19-18 in overtime.

For the Cavaliers, Bramley Schultz had six points, Kaleb Sloan had five points and Larissa Johnson took home eight rebounds.

Game leaders for the Bruins were Trey Williams with eight points and Aiden Hosler and Matthew Karst with four points each.

Results from other Kim League matches are as follows:

Landis scores 25 as Eagles basketball squad beats WACHE

Jed Landis scored 25 points to lead the Huntington Eagles varsity basketball team to a 55-42 victory over the visiting Wells Area Christian Home Educators Warriors on Friday, Nov. 20.

The Eagles outscored the Warriors enough in both the first and second quarters to hold them off despite being outscored in the final two quarter.

In addition to his scoring spree, Landis also had five rebounds and eight steals.

Lady Eagles beat WACHE on hardwood

The Huntington Lady Eagles varsity basketball team defeated the Wells Area Christian Home Educators Lady Warriors 42-18 on Friday, Nov. 20.

The Lady Eagles dominated the match, shutting out the Lady Warriors in the first quarter and maintaining the lead throughout the match. At halftime, the score favored Huntington 21-4.

The Lady Eagles were led by Catherine Weaver, who netted 17 points. Rebecca Daniels had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Jenna Cleaveland added eight points.


Kissell leads Eagles elementary hoop team to win over WACHE

Ian Kissell scored 16 points, 12 in the third quarter alone, to help the Huntington Eagles 12U basketball team defeat the Wells Area Christian Home Educators Middle School Warriors 31-12 on Friday, Nov. 20.

The Eagles controlled the first three quarters of the match, shutting out WACHE in the first quarter and allowing only two points in each the second and third quarters. However, the Warriors gained the upper hand in the fourth, shutting down Huntington 8-0.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed Men's High Game: Chris Trainer, 227; Andrew Rittenhouse, 219; Ron Rittenhouse, 214.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 652; Andrew Rittenhouse, 571; Bill Kusler, 564.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 233; Julie McCune, 205; Tara Trainer, 190.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 618; Julie McCune, 588; Brandie Roberts, 544.
Most Over: Julie McCune, +84; Chris Trainer, +55; Tony Shockome, +52.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 45-15; Ball Breakers, 37-23; Young Balls & Bags, 36-24.

Frank's 18 and 20 lead Eagles 14U past Northwest

Trey Frank had 18 points and 20 rebounds to take the Huntington Eagles 14U basketball team to a dominating 42-13 victory over the host Northwest Warriors on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The Eagles pounded the Warriors, outscoring the hosts in every quarter.

In addition to Frank, Huntington game leaders included Brooks Hitzfield with 11 points and seven rebounds and Clay Sickafoose with six points and seven rebounds.


Eagles 12U basketball team loses to Northwest

The Huntington Eagles 12U basketball team fell to the host Northwest Warriors 36-27 on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The Eagles were outscored by the Warriors in each quarter except for the third.

Ian Kissell led Huntington with 11 points. Brandt Hitzfield had seven points and six rebounds, and Bruce Hitzfield had six points and 10 rebounds.


HNHS asks fans for canned food dontions at basketball games

The Huntington North girls' and boys' basketball teams will accept canned food items from fans beginning with the Thanksgiving games through December.

The items can be brought to any home boys' or girls' game.

Also, on Nov. 27, the Lady Vikings take on Homestead at North Arena and Huntington North will be collecting donations of winter hats or gloves.

All donations will go toward Angel Tree.