Hiple leads HNHS wrestlers to third at invite

Led by 140-pound champion Brant Hiple, the Huntington North High School wrestling team placed third at the Concordia Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Hiple led HNHS to 168 team points by collecting two pins and a decision on the way to winning his weight class.

Carroll won the nine-team meet with 233 points, Homestead was second with 218 and Marion finished fourth with 166.

HNHS boys fourth, girls seventh at NCC meet

The Huntington North High School boys' swim team placed fourth and the HNHS girls' swim team placed seventh in their respective competitions at the North Central Conference Swim Championships on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Fishers High School.

The boys' team scored 242 points behind second place finishes by Skyler Ruschhaupt and Daniel Scher, while the girls' team scored 193 points, led by the third place finish of the 200-yeard medley relay team of Mariah Patrick, Cassie Hacker, Kailtyn Batt and Sara Karst.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Oak Lanes Bowling Scores Jan. 12-18

Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 162; Sharon Wymer, 157; Rosalyn Hughes, 123.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 383; Billie Smith, 353; Rosalyn Hughes, 294.
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 227; Bill Reed, 194; Thurman Glassburn, 180.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 551; Bill Reed, 537; Monty Miller, 484.
Most Over: Monty Miller, +127; Sharon Wymer, +50; Bill Kusler, +41.
Top Teams: Team #3, 10-2; Team #9, 7-5; three teams tied at 6-6.

Foley dominates as HNHS girls defeat Anderson Lady Tribe, 72-57

Taylor Foley

Taylor Foley’s dominating performance of 30 points and 17 rebounds led the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team over visiting Anderson, 72-57, on Saturday, Jan. 17.

The junior center connected on 11-16 field goal attempts and eight of 11 charity stripe tosses as the Lady Vikings improved to 5-9.

HNHS turned a 28-25 halftime advantage into a 55-38 cushion after three quarters of play to pretty much secure the win.

HNHS girls fall to Jay County hardwood squad

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team fell to 4-9 on the season with a 60-47 non-conference lost to host Jay County on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

After a 16-10 first quarter lead, Jay County applied the pressure and added 20 more points in the second quarter to the Lady Vikings' 12 to go up 36-22 at the half. A low-scoring third quarter saw the Lady Vikings on the bottom side of a 43-28 deficit.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Oak Lanes Bowling Scores for Jan. 9-11

Women's High Game: Julie McCune, 277; Brandie Roberts; 227; Judy Quinn, 197.
Women's High Series: Julie McCune, 667; Brandie Roberts, 596; Judy Quinn, 532.
Men's Game High: Tom Waters, 268; Larry Quinn, 247; Archie Haney, 238.
Men's Series High: Larry Quinn, 624; Andrew Rittenhouse, 613; Archie Haney, 587.
Most Over: Julie McCune, +139; Jenny Wehr, +55; Larry Quinn, +54.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 14-2; Three teams tied at 10-6.

Viking swimmers fall to Muncie Central

HNHS swimmer Skyler Ruschhaupt shows winning form in the 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday, Jan. 10, against visiting Muncie Central.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School boys' and girls' swim teams both lost to visiting Muncie Central on Saturday, Jan. 10.

The Viking boys lost, 113-72, despite Skyler Ruschhaupt earning two individual events and helping a relay team to victory. The HNHS girls lost 111-70.

Ruschhaupt took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:02.88, and 200-yard individual medley, in 2:15.71. The team of Ruschhhapt, Shaun Marion, Chris Royer and Danny Scher won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:46.30.

Second quarter dooms Lady Vikes at Logansport

A disastrous second quarter cost the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team as it lost to host Logansport, 56-42, on Saturday, Jan. 10.

The Lady Vikes, 4-8, took a 14-10 lead after one quarter of play, but then were outscored 16-2 in the second quarter and never recovered. The Lady Berries stretched the lead to 39-26 after three quarters.

Taylor Foley led HNHS with 13 points and nine rebounds, and Hayley Bradford added nine points and three assists. Mariah Town chipped in with six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Oak Lanes Scores Jan. 5-8

Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 120; Sharon Wymer, 112.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 348; Rosalyn Hughes, 300.
Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 197; Billy Mundy, 189.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 574; Bill Kusler, 533.
Most Over: Rosalyn Hughes, +36; Billy Mundy, +34.
Top Teams: The B's, 7-1; Team 9, 6-2.

Reschedule girls' North Side games

The Huntington North High School girls' basketball games against North Side, originally scheduled for Jan. 6, have been rescheduled for Feb. 2.

The junior varsity game will start at 6:15 p.m. in North Arena.

The Jan. 6 games were canceled because of inclement weather.


Trio leads Viking wrestlers to Close Classic title

Huntington North's Thomas Abbott at 145 pounds wrestles Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Weston Close Memorial Wrestling Classic at HNHS.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Led by champions Zach Abbott, Logan Randle and Brant Hiple, the Huntington North High School wrestling team captured its own Weston Close Memorial Wrestling Classic on Saturday, Jan. 3, at HNHS.

Abbott, winner of the tourney's most outstanding wrestler honor, was champion at 189 pounds, Randle took home top honors at 112 pounds and Hiple was top gun at 140 as the Vikings rolled up 234 team points to beat runner-up Southern Wells by 19.

Rob Newsome at 119, Colin Downey at 125 and Kenny Morton at 215 earned second place finishes for HNHS. Jamie Kuehl at 171 placed fourth.