Frosh Baker qualifies four times for gymnastics regional

Jessica Baker.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School freshman Jessica Baker won the balance beam and qualified for regional in four events at the Muncie Central Girls' Gymnastics Sectional on Saturday, March 7.

The Lady Vikings as a team finished fourth, missing by one spot of advancing on to next week's regional, to be held Friday, March 13, at North Arena.

HNHS scored a 96.600. Marion won the team contest with 101.975 points, Jay County finished second with 98.213 and Muncie Central got the last qualifying spot with a 96.975.

Twelve teams competed.

HNHS boys fall to Marion in sectional championship

Viking guard Taylor Harris challenges a taller Marion defender in the Huntington North Boys' Basketball Sectional championship game on Saturday, March 7.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Scott Wood pumped in 27 points to lead visiting Marion over the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team, 52-36, in the championship game of the Huntington North Sectional Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 7.

The Vikings, finishing their season at 8-14, fought the 20-3 Giants to a 10-10 draw after the first quarter of play, but then scored only six points in each of the next two frames to put themselves in a 34-22 deficit heading into the final period.

Vikings to face Marion in sectional finals Saturday night

Huntington North High School forward Jordan Beaver goes up for a shot over Drew Sery of Homestead in the Vikings' 56-47 sectional win on Friday night, March 6.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School boy’s basketball team advanced to the championship of the Huntington North Sectional Basketball Tournament by beating Homestead, 56-47, on Friday, March 6.

The Vikings, 8-13, will face North Central Conference foe Marion, 19-3, in the finals tonight, Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at North Arena. Marion got the championship contest by defeating Jay County, 47-32, on Friday night.

Tannan Peters and Taylor Harris led the Vikings with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Peters also led the team in rebounding with eight boards.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 233; Bill Reed, 192; Billy Mundy, 187.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 581; Bill Reed, 507; Billy Mundy, 493.
Women's High Game: Rosalyn Hughes, 133; Sharon Wymer, 126; Billie Smith, 124.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 349; Rosalyn Hughes, 341; Sharon Wymer 336.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +65; Rosalyn Hughes, +59; Dick Wymer, +34.
Top Teams: The B's, 36-4; Team #3, 24-16; Team #2, 22-18.

HU to face Jamestown in NAIA Division II basketball tournament opener

Huntington University women's basketball team coach, Lori Culler, cuts down a piece of the net after HU beat Taylor last Monday night, March 2, to win the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament crown.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington University will face the No. 8 at-large team, Jamestown, from North Dakota, on Thursday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m. in its opening round game of the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament in Sioux City, IA.

The HU women, 24-6, drew the fourth seed in their bracket, while Jamestown, 20-9, drew the No. 5 seed.

HU earned its ticket to the tourney by winning the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament last Monday night, March 2. The Forester women defeated Taylor, 65-60.

7 HU track and field athletes at indoor nationals

Nick Johnson.
Photo provided.

Seven Huntington University track and field athletes will compete in the NAIA Indoor National Track and Field Championships Thursday, March 5, through Saturday, March 7 in Johnson City, TN.

The group of seven includes former Huntington North High School track standout Nick Johnson, who earned his fourth consecutive opportunity to compete at nationals by qualifying in the 5,000-meter race. His time of 14:59.58 on Feb. 14 at the DePauw Indoor Invitational has him seeded ninth in the event.

Johnson is a senior exercise science major.

HU women beat Taylor to win MCC tournament

Huntington University women's basketball player Ryleigh Carr goes in for two points during the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament championship game against Taylor on Monday, March 3.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Jenna Donaldson hit a clutch 3-pointer late in the game and added four free throws in the waning moments to help the Huntington University women’s basketball team claim the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament crown over visiting Taylor University, 65-60 on Monday, March 2.

Donaldson’s trey with 8:30 to play gave the Forester women, 24-6, the lead for good at 49-47. She then hit four free throws as time wound down to help HU, ranked 16th in the NAIA, hold off the 25th-ranked Taylor women.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Dave Satchwill, 267; Allan Burris, 258.
Men's High Series: Allan Burris, 725; Dave Satchwill, 706.
Most Over: Josh Bowers, +82; Rex Luey, +66.

Women's High Game: Stacey Bischoff, 243; Jenni Elzey, 212.
Women's High Series: Stacey Bischoff, 637; Jenni Elzey, 539.
Most Over: Stacey Bischoff, +62; Jenni Elzey, +36.
Men's High Game: Eric Allred, 246; Ivan Wilhelm, 233.
Men's High Series: Kevin Allred, 639; Matt Elzey, 635.
Most Over: Ivan Wilhelm, +65; Greg McHenry, +64.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 212; Billy Mundy, 211; Bill Reed, 210.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 607; Bill Reed, 602; Billy Mundy, 508.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 183; Billie Smith, 123; Rosalyn Hughes, 123.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 407; Billie Smith, 334; Rosalyn Hughes, 293.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +94; Sharon Wymer, +65; Bill Reed, +44.
Top Teams: The B's, 32-4; Team #3, 23-13; Team #2, 19-17.

HNHS swimmers finish out of money at state championship

Huntington North High School swimmers Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher finished out of the money at the Indiana State Swimming/Diving Championship this weekend.

Ruschhaupt, a junior, earned the top finish for the locals with 19th place in the 100-yard breaststroke, in a new school record time of 1:00.47. He also finished 24th in the 200-yeard individual medley, in 1:58.64.

Scher, also a junior, placed 29th in the 50-yeard freestyle, in :22.19, and 31st in the 100-yard freestyle, in :49.75.


Foresters done in by IWU gunners in MCC semifinal

The Huntington University men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome host Indiana Wesleyan University drilling 17 of its first 19 shots from the field and lost in the Mid-Central College Conference semifinals on Saturday, Feb. 28, 88-80.

The Wildcats, 27-5, showed HU why they are ranked sixth in NAIA Division II as they came out of the gate with guns blazing. They wound up hitting 21 of 27 shots for a blazing 77.8 percent in the opening half, and held a comfortable 46-30 lead at the break.

Davenport's assists help HU hold off IWU in MCC semifinal

Lauren Davenport
Photo provided.

Two late assists by Lauren Davenport helped the Huntington University women's basketball team escape visiting Indiana Wesleyan, 67-64, on Friday, Feb. 27, in semifinal action in the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament.

HU, 23-6 and the tourney second seed, will host fourth seed Taylor on Monday, March 2, in the MCC championship contest.

Taylor upset top seed Bethel to earn its berth in the championship contest.

Vikes shell Manchester in regular season finale, 76-25

Huntington North Hgh School forward Jordan Beaver lofts a jump-hook toward the basket in the Vikings' 76-25 win over visiting Manchester on Friday, Feb. 27.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tannan Peters scored 18 points and Taylor Harris had 17 to lead the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team to a 76-25 shellacking of visiting Manchester in the Vikings' regular season finale on Friday, Feb. 27.

Rob Sands added 12 points for HNHS, 7-13, and Will Schenkel had nine.

The Vikings turned a 16-12 first quarter advantage into the start of a blowout with a 19-5 run in the second quarter. A 24-3 beatdown in the third quarter gave them a 59-20 lead heading in the fourth quarter, allowing HNHS Coach Joe Bradburn to give serious minutes to his full bench.

HNHS gymnasts beat South Side, Elmhurst Wednesday

Huntington North High School varsity gymnast Olivia Eckert performs her routine on the uneven bars during the team’s meet against Elmhurst and South Side on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team beat out South Side and Elmhurst to take first place in a meet on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Huntington North had a team score of 100.950 to Elmhurst's 85.890 and South Side's 50.350.

Jessica Baker was the all-around leader and placed first in all four events, vault, bars, beam and floor exercises.

Maryssa Campbell was second all-around and placed second on beam and floor exercises. Olivia Eckert placed third in vault, bars and floor exercises. Macy Good had a second place finish in vault and third in the beam.