Eagles win Cougar Classic

The Huntington Eagles homeschool basketball team swept the Cougar Classic tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-30, at Lakeland Christian Academy in Winona Lake.

Eagle Jed Landis was the tournament most valuable player as he scored 89 points in the three games.

Huntington defeated Trinity and Lakeland to advance to the championship game against Noble/Whitley.

Lady Vikes close with a rush, but FW North comes out on top, 48-46

Although it closed with a rush, the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team was nipped by host Fort Wayne North Side, 48-46, on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

After a 3 of 19, 15.8 percent field goal shooting performance in the first half put the Lady Vikings in a 23-14 hole, they hit 13 of 23, 56.5 percent in the second half and wiped out a 10-point deficit in the third quarter before falling for the 11th time in 12 outings this season.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Early Bird

Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 203; Gerald Black, 192; Bill Reed, 190.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 533; Bill Reed, 517; Gerald Black, 515.
Women's High Game: Rosalyn Hughes, 122; Sharon Wymer, 110; Billie Smith, 106.
Women's High Series: Rosalyn Hughes, 320; Sharon Wymer, 299; Billie Smith, 287.
Most Over: Gerald Black, +134; Thurman Glassburn, +15; Bill Reed, +13.
Top Teams: The B's, 3-1; Team #9, 3-1; Team #3, 3-1.

HU hangs on against IU-SE, 57-47

Coming off a loss to Indiana Tech one night prior, the Huntington University women's basketball team pulled it together to defeat host Indiana University-Southeast 57-47 on Thursday, Dec. 31.

Huntington, now 10-4, made the most of its defense as the game progressed, preventing the superior shooters of IU-Southeast from getting to the basket.

Viking matmen take five titles on way to winning own Weston Close Memorial Wrestling Classic

Viking wrestler Logan Randle takes a quick look at the referee while working for the pin against Jake Mechling of Southern Wells at 112 pounds in the Weston Close Memorial Wrestling Classic on Saturday, Jan. 2.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Getting five individual championships, the Huntington North High School varsity wresting team won its own 2010 Weston Close Memorial Wrestling Classic on Saturday, Jan. 2.

The Vikings used titles from Logan Randle at 112 pounds, Sebastian Eckert at 119 pounds, Colin Downey at 130 pounds, Brant Hiple at 145 and Nick Cooper at heavyweight to amass 266 points, 35 more than runner-up Prairie Heights.

Noblesville placed third with 218 points, Marion was fourth with 217 and Southern Wells fifth in the 10-team competition with 180 points.

Vikings find out why Trojans a top team in loss at Mackey

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball team found out exactly why Triton has made two straight trips to the state finals as the Class 1A second-ranked team beat the Vikings 55-43 on Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Super Hoops New Year's Classic at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette.

Griffin Carpenter scored 20 points on 7 of 10 field goal shooting - including 5 of 6 behind the arc -- and the Trojans hit 66.7 percent of their shots from the field for the game to send the Vikings to their sixth loss in nine outings this season.

In control

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School wrestler Logan Randle has Jake Mechling of Southern Wells in control during their match at 112 pounds in the early going at the 2010 Weston Close Memorial Wrestling Classic at North Arena on Saturday, Jan. 2.

Hamilton Southeastern burns up nets in Holiday Hoops Classic, beats HNHS in championship

Hamilton Southeastern hit more than 60 percent of its shots against the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team and wound up winning the First Federal Holiday Hoops Classic on Wednesday, Dec. 30.

The Royals connected on 20 of 32 shots for 62.5 percent from the field on their way to downing the Vikings 65-47 in the tournament championship.

The Vikings, who beat Blackford 59-47 in the classic opener in the morning, were led by Kevin Fisher with 15 points, including a perfect 11 of 11 from the free-throw line.

Foresters can't hang on to lead, lose second straight

The Huntington University men's basketball team couldn't hang on to an eight-point halftime lead and wound up losing to host Shawnee State University, 83-77, on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

The Foresters, 12-4, hit 16 of 28 field goal attempts for 57.1 percent marksmanship on their way to a 44-36 halftime lead. The hosts, however, came out strong in the second half and not only wiped out the HU lead, but wound up with a 15-point advantage themselves with eight minutes left to play.

Two points coming up

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington North player Levi Lawson goes up past two Blackford defenders in the fourth quarter of the first game in the First Federal Holiday Hoops Classic on Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, at North Arena. The Vikings beat the Bruins, 59-47, and advance to the championship game tonight at 8 against the winner of the New Haven-Hamilton Southeastern match-up.

Hot-shooting Hamilton Southeastern overcomes Foley, Lady Vikes in TCU consolation

A hot-shooting Hamilton Southeastern girls' basketball team was more than Taylor Foley's heroics could account for and the Huntington North girls fell, 64-51, in the consolation game of the TCU Classic on Tuesday evening, Dec. 29.

Foley went 8 of 12 from the field and 7 of 7 from the free-throw line to score a game-high 23 points for HNHS, but three Lady Royals combined for 50 points to send the Lady Vikings to their 10th loss in 11 outings.