Playing at the next level

Photo by Andre B. Laird

Huntington North High School bowling standout Elizabeth Bischoff (seated, center) signs her letter of intent to continue her career at Marian University, on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Also on hand for the signing were Bischoff's parents Stacey Bischoff (left) and Jim Bischoff (right) and Marian University Head Bowling Coach Chad Harding. After a season in which she was a member of the Lady Vikings' state runner-up team last year, Bischoff was a member of the Indiana All-Star team that defeated the Kentucky All-

Huntington County Wrestling Club to have call out meeting, skating party

The Huntington County Wrestling Club is having a call out meeting and free skating party on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at West Park Skate Center, Ind.-9 and U.S. 24, Huntington.

Those wishing to sign up will need a copy of their birth certificate and an ISWA card. Wrestlers must be at least 5 years old.

There is a fee, but scholarships are available upon request.

Practices start Nov. 30, 2009.

Most equipment will be provided.

For more information, contact Richard Huffman, 356-8875, or Andy Eckert, 786-1430.


Four to be inducted into HU Hall of Fame this Saturday

Four former Foresters will be inducted into the Huntington University Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Inductees are former HU athletes Brodie Garber, Doug Neuenschwander, Erin Abbey Pinegar and Jennifer Keil Warner.

The ceremonies will take place at halftime of the championship basketball game of the Huntington University/Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic. Game time is set for 3 p.m.

Garber is being honored for his contributions to the Huntington University men's basketball program during the years of 1995-97, 1998-2000.

Aquinas hands Forester women first hoops loss of season in OT

Freshman Lauren Meese doges two visiting Aquinas College defenders during the Huntington University women's basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The Foresters lost 71-68 in overtime.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

A neck-and-neck match-up between the Huntington University women's basketball team and visiting Aquinas resulted in a 71-68 Forester loss in overtime.

Senior Courtney Beerbower led four Forester women in double figures with 16 points, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Foresters from losing for the first time this season in three outings.

Sun Devils beat Blue Devils as Kim League basketball starts play

The YMCA Kim League Basketball season began Saturday, Nov. 7, with over 300 kids ages Pre-K to sixth grade playing in 17 games on 34 different teams.

The game of the week was between the Sun Devils and the Blue Devils, with the Sun Devils taking the match 32-22.

Hunter Hollowell led the Sun Devils in scoring, netting 12 points. Conner Bauer and Lucas Newsome had eight and six points, respectively.

For the Blue Devils, Patrick Miller had eight points and Carson Wright had seven.

In other action:

Newcomer Landis sets record but Eagles fall twice

Despite a record-setting performance by newcomer Jed Landis, the Huntington Eagles lost both games they played on Saturday, Nov. 7, in the North-South Tip Off at Greenwood.

Making his debut as an Eagle, Landis set an individual scoring record with 47 points, including hitting 21 of 22 at the free-throw line, but the Eagles still fell to the Indianapolis Homeschool Wildcats, 83-77, in double overtime. Landis was the go-to Eagle at the end of the game for Huntington as he tallied 13 points in fourth quarter and all 13 of the Eagles points in the first overtime.

Lady Eagles split season-opening games

The Huntington Lady Eagles girls' varsity basketball team began its season on Saturday, Nov. 7, against the Indianapolis Trailblazers and the Plainfield Living Water Marlins.

The Lady Eagles lost to the Trailblazers 51-41 in their first match. Rebecca Daniels led the way for Huntington with 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and five steals. Catherine Weaver had nine points, three rebounds, two assists and four steals, and Kaleigh Shultz had six points and three blocks.

HU volleyball team finishes regular season on up note

The Huntington University volleyball team finished its regular season on a high note, defeating the University of Michigan-Dearborn in four sets, with scores of 23-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-23, on Friday, Nov. 6.

Standout Brittney Smelser led HU with 16 kills and 13 digs. Stacie Hoffman had nine kills; Amanda Meyers had nine kills, 17 digs and two aces; Alyssa Schroeder had 40 assists, two blocks and two aces; and Denise Lehman took away 15 digs and two blocks.

The Foresters end the 2009 season with a 17-15 overall record and a 3-5 record in the Mid-Central Conference.

HNHS bowling girls take third at Clay Colonial Invite

The Huntington North High School girls' bowling team took third at the South Bend Clay Colonial Preseason Invitational Tournament.

After qualifying second, the Lady Vikes fell to Portage in the semifinals.

Bowling for the Huntington North were: sophomores Elizabeth Conley and Ayla Yeiter, junior Alyssa Bowers and seniors Lesley Love, Elizabeth Bischoff, Tonya Crago and
Brittany Notestine.

Twenty-two high schools across Northern Indiana participated in the tournament.



HNHS boys' bowling team captures Clay Colonial Preseason Invite

The Huntington North High School boys' bowling team defeated host South Bend Clay in a two-game Baker match 451-352 to take the championship title at the South Bend Clay Colonial Preseason Invitation Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 8.

HNHS bowled two team games of 999 and 1,150, respectively, in regular qualifying, and 1,102 in five Baker games to claim the top seed in the eight-team finals.

The final matches saw Huntington North beat eighth-seed Jimtown 453-416 and Mishawaka 434-396.

Smelser leads Forester V-Ball team to victory

Senior Brittney Smelser had a team-high 16 kills, 20 digs and two aces to ensure a Huntington University volleyball team victory over the visiting University of Saint Francis in five games, with scores of 26-28, 25-23, 23-25, 28-26, 15-11, on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Other game leaders included Alyssa Schroeder with 59 assists and four kills, Denise Lehman with 14 kills, a Courtney Berger with 12 kills, Amanda Meyers with 11 kills and Stacie Hoffman with 10 kills.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Keith Schmittler, 221; Chris Trainer, 213; Tom Okuly, 212.
Men's High Series: Keith Schmittler, 604; Chris Trainer, 594; Bill Kusler, 557.
Women's High Game: Cindy Williams, 209; Angie Tackett, 203; Julie McCune, 203.
Women's High Series: Julie McCune, 589; Angie Tackett, 551; Brandie Roberts, 525.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 39-13; Old Balls and Bags, 31-21; Young Balls and Bags, 30-22.
Most Over: Cindy Williams, +98; Tom Okuly, +91; Julie McCune, +91.

HU cheerleaders to teach cheer clinic on Nov. 21

The Huntington University cheer squad will be hosting a clinic on Nov. 21.
Photo provided.

The Huntington University cheerleading squad will host a cheer clinic on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Girls between the ages of 5 and 14 are invited to participate. A fee is charged.

Later that afternoon during halftime of the Huntington University men's basketball game, the clinic attendees will perform the cheer they learned at the clinic.

The men's basketball game begins at 3 p.m. at the Merillat Complex. Attendees should where their clinic T-shirt to the game in order to get parents and clinic attendees in free.

Downcourt push

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington University guard Lauren Meese blows past a defender in the Forester women's 68-51 win over Trinity International on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Beerbower leads four in double figures as HU women win second

Huntington University guard Brittney Bateman gets ready to pass the ball during the HU women's 68-51 win over visiting Trinity International on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Courtney Beerbower scored 20 points to lead four Huntington University women's basketball players in double digits as the Forester women knocked down visiting Trinity International, 68-51, on Saturday, Nov. 7.

In a physical outing featuring 27 fouls by Trinity, HU withstood a pressure defense to pull out to a 26-18 halftime lead. A 10-2 advantage in the first four minutes of the second half put HU up 36-20, and the Trojans never got closer than 12 points the rest of the way.