HNHS girls' swim team smashes South Side, 133-51

The Huntington North High School girls' swim team took first-place honors in 11 of 12 events to smash visiting South Side 133-51 on Monday, Nov. 30.

Senior Mariah Patrick and sophomores Sarah Karst and Cassie Hacker led Huntington North, with each swimmer winning two individual events and being part of two winning relay teams.

HNHS boys' swim team crushes South Side

Huntington North High School's boys' swim team won every event but diving to dominate visiting South Side 102-68 on Monday, Nov. 30.

Seniors Danny Scher, Chris Royer and Skyler Ruschhaupt each took first-place honors in two individ-ual events and were members of two winning relay teams to aid HNHS in the defeat of the Archers.

Eckert leads Viking wrestlers at Peru Invitational

The Huntington North High School wrestling team, 3-3, went 2 for 3 on the day at the Peru Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 28.

The Vikings went 45-28 over Peru and 78-3 over Delta. Huntington North fell to Garrett 38-31, Bellmont 46-27 and LaPorte 40-39.

Sebastian Eckert was the only Viking to go 5-0 on the day, pinning all five of his opponents in the 119-lb. weight class. Andrew Mason went 1-0 at 285, pinning his only opponent.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Thurman Glassburn, 192; Bill Reed, 183; Gerald Black, 166.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 481; Thurman Glassburn, 453; Bill Kusler, 446.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 137; Sharon Wymer, 137; Rosalyn Hughes, 131.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 368; Billie Smith, 340; Rosalyn Hughes, 317.
Most Over: Monty Miller, +46; Thurman Glassburn, +45; Gerald Black, +34.
Top Teams: The B's, 23-9; Team #9, 18-14; Team #2, 18-14.

Foresters burn Saint Xavier at free-throw line for ninth win

The Huntington University men's basketball team made up for a lackluster shooting performance by sizzling at the free-throw line to defeat host Saint Xavier University, 79-73, on Saturday, Nov. 28.

The Foresters knocked down 37 of 41 free throw attempts for 90.2 percent - including 15 of 16 by Tyler Shively, to notch their ninth win of the season without a loss.

Poor first half shooting helps sink Vikings against Mississinewa

Poor first half shooting put the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team into a hole from which it could not climb out of and it wound up losing to host Mississinewa, 46-37, on Saturday, Nov. 28.

The Vikings, falling to 0-2, hit just 4 for 21 from the field in the first half and were on the short end of a 24-14 halftime score. Although they rebounded in the second half by hitting 8 of 16 field goal attempts for 50 percent, they couldn't make up the difference.

Big Homestead run in second half dooms Lady Vikings

Huntington North's Taylor Foley (center) and Cora Frame (on the floor at left) battle with Homestead's Kendra Dyson (2) and Carmen Lowe for a loose ball on Friday, Nov. 27.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

A 16-0 run by visiting Homestead in the second half doomed the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team on Friday, Nov. 27, as it fell 54-51 to start the season with five straight losses.

The Lady Vikings outscored the Lady Spartans in the second and third quarters by a total of eight points, but the big run by the visitors over the third and fourth quarters was too much for the Lady Vikings to handle.


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.
Photo provided.

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: