Landis pours in 29 as Eagles beat Fort Wayne Guard

Jed Landis poured in 29 points to take the Huntington Eagles varsity basketball team to a 63-41 victory over host Fort Wayne Guard on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Huntington jumped to a 13-1 lead in the first quarter and added 14 more points in the second to bring the halftime score to 27-12. Fort Wayne outscored Huntington 19-12 in the third quarter, but the Eagles bounced back in the fourth to outscore the Guard by 14 points in the fourth.

Landis also had six rebounds and six steals on the night.

Eagles middle school boys' hoop teams fall to Fort Wayne Guard

Despite Chris Leiffers scoring 11 points and grabbed five rebounds, but the Huntington Eagles 14U basketball team fell to host Fort Wayne Guard 47-40 on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Huntington, 2-1, jumped to a 12-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, but couldn't keep it together as Fort Wayne went 16-6 in the second quarter to take the game to 24-18 at halftime. The Guard outscored Huntington 10-9 in the third, and both teams canned 13 in the fourth.

Riverview, Salamonie girls' basketball teams split

Led by Tiffany Burke, the Riverview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team defeated Salamonie School 47-18 on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Burke had 11 total points for Riverview. Additional leaders for RMS included Alyssa Hiple with 10 points, and Alexa Shoemaker and Maddie Klender, each with five points.

For Salamonie, Paige Coolman canned a game-high 14 points. Coolman also recorded eight rebounds and Phoebe Harmon had two steals.

Crestview boys' hoop teams top Manchester

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team tore down Manchester 38-26 on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Matt Hogan led Crestview's scoring by canning 11 points. Kyle Platt had six points, and Grant Meese had five points for the 1-1 Cougars.

The CMS seventh grade boys' basketball team also enjoyed a victory over Manchester, 38-24.

Caleb Landrum singlehandedly beat Manchester, scoring 25 points. Adam Woods had six points and Silas Clark had four points.

The seventh graders are now 1-1 so far this season.

Crestview girls' basketball teams defeat Marion McCulloch

Josie Beaver led the way for Crestview Middle School's eighth grade girls' basketball team as she scored 10 points and had five steals in Crestview's 33-13 domination of Marion McCulloch on Monday, Nov. 30.

Additional game leaders for Crestview included Erin Rethlake with nine points and eight steals and Kayla DeLaTorre, with four points.

Crestview's seventh grade girls' basketball team also defeated Marion McCulloch in a close 26-23 match.

Monica Minton led the Cougars with 11 points. Aly Grabner and Corina Teske each had six points.

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.