Sports

Forester basketball squad opens season with big win over IIT

The Huntington University men's basketball team defeated visiting Indiana Institute of Technology 79-55 in its season opener on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Huntington and IIT were neck and neck during the first half, with the lead going back and forth between the two teams before a 16-4 burst, led by Kellen Zawadzki, helped put the Foresters up 35-21 at the half.

The Foresters continued to build their lead until the end of the game, with the biggest gap being 72-41 with 5:49 left in the game. Huntington had only 10 turnovers, and they out-rebounded IIT 44-32.

Green leads HU women to opening hoop win

Kelsey Green had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the Huntington University women's basketball team to a 70-53 win over visiting Cornerstone University on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The Foresters started slow in their season opener, taking over five minutes to light up the scoreboard. Huntington captured a number of Cornerstone turnovers, however, to achieve a 20-12 lead in the first half, and it held a 38-28 halftime lead.

Although Cornerstone got as close as five points in the second half, Sarah Miller led the Forester women to a 23-9 run to seal the deal on a Huntington win.

PAL tourneys wrap up grid season

The Police Athletic League wrapped up its season on Saturday, Oct. 31, finishing tour-naments in each of the league's three divisions that were begun earlier in the week.

5, 6 and 7-year-olds
In the 5, 6 and 7-year-old division, the undefeated No. 1-seeded Texans took the champi-onship title by slamming the No. 2 Bills 22-0. The Texans defeated the No. 5 Lions 12-6, and the Bills beat the No. 3 Ravens 12-6 to advance to the championship match.

Tri West hoop star signs to play for Foresters

Tri West High School senior Randall Lowe has signed a Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Huntington University next fall.

As a sophomore, he led his team to a sectional championship, averaging 20 points per game. This past season, Low averaged 17 points per game.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Archie Haney, 232; Tom Waters, 217; Scott Chopson, Jr., 216.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 596; Archie Haney, 576; Keith Schmittler, 544.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 210; Brandie Roberts, 203; Tara Trainer, 189.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 573; Tara Trainer, 484; Brandie Roberts, 473.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 35-13; Ball Breakers, 29-19; Old Balls & Bags, 29-19.
Most Over: Dennis Boggs, +57; Rich Youngman, +55; Margaret Draper, +53.

Making a break for it


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

49ers running back Zach Daugherty makes a cut on his way for extra yards on Saturday, Oct. 31, during the PAL football championship. The 49ers met the Chicago Bears in the 8 and 9-year-old division.

Calling the play


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Members of the PAL football league's Chicago Bears listen to their coach's instructions duding the PAL championship on Saturday, Oct. 31. The team faced the San Francisco 49ers in the 8 and 9-year-old division.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 212; Billy Mundy, 170; Thurman Glassburn, 169.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 555; Billy Mundy, 464; Bill Reed, 457.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 127; Rosalyn Hughes, 121; Billie Smith, 116.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 362; Billie Smith, 314; Rosalyn Hughes, 304.
Top Teams: The Bs, 12-4; Team #2, 11-5; Team #9, 10-6.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +48; Dick Wymer, +38; Gerald Black, +27.

Graham gets all-state finish to lead Viking harriers to ninth at state meet

Josh Graham.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Senior Josh Graham closed out his high school cross country career with an all-state finish and led the Huntington North High School boys cross country team to a ninth place effort at the Indiana state championship on Saturday, Oct. 31, in Terre Haute.

Graham, usually the Vikings number two runner, toured the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in 16:36.8 to place 16th overall to gain all-state honors and lead HNHS to 284 points.

Strong pack running earns HNHS girls 10th place at state meet

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team continued its pattern of strong pack running and earned a 10th place finish Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Indiana State Girls' Country Country meet at Terre Haute.

The Lady Vikings' scoring runners placed from 17th through 77th to give the team 257 points, good for 10th among the 24 squads competing.

Columbus North won the team title with 96 points. Carmel placed second with 178 points, Franklin Central was third with 183, Noblesville was fourth with 186 and Carroll got the final podium spot, also with 186 points.

Lady Vike spikers push Muncie Central hard, but fall in regional

Lady Viking defensive specialist Morgan Broderick knocks a free ball back over the net during regional volleyball action against Muncie Central on Saturday, Oct. 31.
Photo by Deb Lineback.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team pushed Muncie Central hard but the highly-regarded Lady Bearcats came out on top in three games in the opening round of the Muncie Central Volleyball Regional on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The Lady Vikings, finishing at 25-12 on the season, took the host school to within four points in the first and third games as they lost 25-21, 25-13, 25-21.

Scampering


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Jackie Ness of the Giants tries to outrun several Jets defenders at the Police Athletic League flag football tournmanet on Thursday, Oct. 29. The Giants beat the Jets 19-6.

Yardage


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Levi Ness of the Jets carries the ball downfield at the Police Athletic League flag football tournamaent on Thursday, Oct. 29. The Jets fell to the Giants 19-6.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 179; Bill Kusler, 176; Billy Mundy, 158.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 490; Bill Reed, 485; Billy Mundy, 445.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 129; Rosalyn Hughes, 123; Sharon Wymer, 110.
Women's High Series: Rosalyn Hughes, 342; Billie Smith, 341; Sharon Wymer, 310.
Top Teams: The Bs, 9-3; Team #9, 9-3; Team #2, 8-4.
Most Over: Rosalyn Hughes, +24; Monty Miller, +18; Dick Wymer, +13.

PAL football sets tourney schedule

The Huntington Police Athletic League football program is gearing up for its end-of-season tournament this week.

The first round of the 5, 6 and 7-year-old division will be on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The first games of the 8 and 9-year-old division will be on Thursday, Oct. 29. For the 10-year-old division, two teams will play on Tuesday, and the other two teams will play Thursday.

All three tournaments will wrap up Saturday morning, Oct. 31.

The following are the PAL football tournament seeds and match-ups:

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