Men in Black to host free 5K on Aug. 2

The Men In Black Running Club will host a free 5K at the Huntington University cross-country course, located at the corner of Stultz Road and Gragg Street, on Saturday, Aug. 2.

The gun will fire at 8:30 a.m.

There are no entry fees, T-shirts or awards. It is an opportunity for a fun and the chance to experience the course.

Results will be compiled.



State swimmers

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Ten members of the Huntington-Wells Otters swim club qualified for Summer State Swim finals in Indianapolis, held July 17 through 20 and July 14 through 26. Swimmers must have a qualifying time in long course competition to compete at the state level. Members are (front row, from left) Allie Aschliman, Brandon Runyon, Carson Hiester, Corbin Cozad and Jacob Daugherty; and (back row, from left) Braden Mallery, Tanner Cooley, Trey Cooley, Logan Ackley and Walker Copeland.


Sinking feeling

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Glenn Cole sinks a putt at LaFontaine Golf Club during the second day of the Huntington Invitational Ryder Cup, Sunday, July 27. The invitational's second day featured one-on-one matches between members from its two teams, blue and red, which consisted of members from LaFontaine and Norwood Golf Course.


Dogwood Glen Golf Course manager wins 5th FW Women’s City tourney

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Michelle Smith, manager of the Dogwood Glen Golf Course in Warren, was the winner of the Fort Wayne Women's City Golf Tournament, which was held July 12, 13 and 14 at Chestnut Hills Golf Club, in Fort Wayne.

This is the fifth time Smith has won the tournament. Her first win came 20 years ago, at age 19.

Smith has been manager of Dogwood Glen, a public nine-hole course located adjacent to Heritage Pointe, for the past eight years.



Tryouts for Roanoke travel baseball team to be conducted Aug. 2 and 16

Tryouts for the 2015 Roanoke Red Storm 12U travel baseball team will be held Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.

Both sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Roanoke Park. Tryouts are open to boys ages 12 and younger.

For more information, call or text Kevin Thompson at 437-8847.



Builders Mart wins PAL LL tourney

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Builders Mart won the Huntington Police Athletic League Little League Tournament on Monday, July 21, at the PAL.

Coming out of the tournament's Losers' Bracket, Builders Mart edged S&S Keller, 3-2, to force a decisive championship game. Builders Mart then squeaked by S&S Keller once more, winning 2-1 to take the tournament title.



Huntington Ryder Cup golf tournament set for July 26-27

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Members from Norwood Golf Course and LaFontaine Golf Club have mixed together to form two teams that will square off against one another in the Huntington Invitational Ryder Cup, set for Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27.

A total of 64 golfers from Norwood and LaFontaine will compete in the invitational, with half playing for a Red Team and the other half for a Blue Team. Norwood will host play on Saturday and LaFontaine will host on Sunday, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start each day.


3rd annual Run/Bike Off-Road Challenge Aug. 9 at reservoir

With Love Left Over, a local non-profit group serving children with special needs, will hold its third annual Run/Bike Off-Road Challenge on Aug. 9 at Salamonie Reservoir.

The events will be held on the reservoir's Kin-Ti-On-Ki mountain bike trail, a 4.6-mile off-road beginner level loop that also offers intermediate level challenges.


Runway mile champs

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Winners of the third annual Men in Black Runway Mile on Friday evening, July 18, at the Huntington Municipal Airport are female open champion Brandi Krumanker (left) and overall champion Sean Lewis.


Sean Lewis runs to third straight MIB Runway Mile title

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Sean Lewis edged Charlie Mettler by one-half second to capture his third straight Men in Black Runway Mile on Friday, July 18, at the Huntington Municipal Airport.

Lewis, 21, of Huntington, clocked in at 4:26.2 to maintain his record of being the only person to win in the 3-year-old event. Mettler, 19, also of Huntington, ran a 4:26.7 to finish second overall and capture the male 13 to 19 title.

Brandi Krumanaker, 32, of Huntington, won the overall female title in 6:08.4.


Hitting his spot

Photo by Steve Clark.

Deven Newcomb makes a pitch for Builders Mart in a Little League tournament game against S&S Keller in the Huntington Police Athletic League on Tuesday, July 15. S&S Keller won, 4-3.


FOP golf outing set for Aug. 3

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 77 will hold its 2014 annual golf outing on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the LaFontaine Golf Course, 6129 N. Goshen Road, Huntington.

A shotgun start is set for 10 a.m.

Cost includes 18 holes of golf with cart, food, beverages and a cash drawing. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place team payouts, closest to the pin, a putting contest, a 50/50 drawing and drawings for Fort Wayne TinCaps tickets.


PAL Hitter of the Year

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Peyton Maul (middle), of S&S Keller, receives the Hitter of the Year award from Ed Waters (right), director of the Huntington Police Athletic League Little League, on Thursday, July 10, at the PAL, in Huntington. Maul is joined by Coach Jim Clancy.


PAL Pitcher of the Year

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Clayton Young (middle), of Builders Mart, receives the Pitcher of the Year award from Ed Waters (right), director of the Huntington Police Athletic League Little League, on Thursday, July 10, at the PAL, in Huntington. Young is joined by Coach Gabriel Carson.


Making noise in softball tournament

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The Indiana Shock 99 14U fastpitch softball team, based out of North Manchester with players from Huntington, North Manchester, Fort Wayne and South Whitley, recently played in the National Softball Association "B" State Tournament in Warsaw and went undefeated on the way to winning the title. The team also participated in the NSA "A" State Tournament in Indianapolis and captured third place.


Undefeated Bippus State Bank wins PAL Coaches Pitch Tournament

Bippus State Bank capped off an undefeated season with a win in the championship game of the Huntington Police Athletic League Coaches Pitch Tournament on Tuesday, July 8, at the PAL, in Huntington.

The squad, 19-0, topped Kindler Landscaping, 15-4. Kindler finishes the season 15-3.

In the Little League tournament, Beacon Credit Union blanked Helena Chemical, 15-0, and Builders Mart dispatched Trophy Shop, 19-4, setting the stage for a match-up in the round of eight.


Dyer’s team wins Parkview Hgtn. Golf Classic for fourth year in row

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For the third year in a row, a foursome captained by Dr. Derek Dyer posted the low score of the day to capture the first place in the Parkview Huntington Golf Classic, held June 26 at LaFontaine Golf Club.

Proceeds from the 24th annual event purchased two portable infusion units and an obstetrical patient stretcher for Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Parkview Huntington Foundation organized the event, which attracted 30 foursomes. More than 20 hospital employees and community members volunteered to assist throughout the day.


MIB Runway Mile Walk/Run July 18 at airport

The 2014 MIB Runway Mile Walk/Run will be held Friday, July 18, at 8:15 p.m. at Huntington Municipal Airport, 1365 Warren Rd., Huntington.

The event is hosted by the Men In Black Running Club and the Huntington Municipal Airport, in support of the Huntington North boys' cross-country program.
There is a discount on entry fees if registered by July 16. Race day registration will start at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:45 p.m. The first 50 registrants will receive a T-shirt.

Age groups are: 12-under; 13-19; 20-26; 27-32; 33-39; 40-46; 47-54; 55 and over (masters).


RYS Sand Lot champs

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Roanoke American Legion Post 160 won the Roanoke Youth Sports Sand Lot Tournament. Team members are (front row from left) Jacob Schroeder, Wyatt Krumanaker, Noah Ray and Aiden Jones; (second row from left) Noah Denney, Kyle Korbeck-McGinnis, Riley Smith, James Messer, Hayden Stevens, Ryan Abt and Sam Cardenas; (back row from left) Assistant Coaches Tony Krumanaker and Gil Cardenas and Head Coach Tony Messer.


RYS Coaches Pitch champs

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Freiburger and Sons Transportation won the Roanoke Youth Sports Coaches Pitch Tournament. Team members are (front row from left) Christian Brothers, Alex MacDonald, Evan Gerber, Jonny Fletter and Graci Shopoff; (second row from left) Lucas Stevens, Noah Wagner, Blaine Freiburger, Leland Lewis, Lizzie Colclesser and Bram McCracken; (back row from left) Coaches Jason Lewis, Andy Wagner and Stu Mutzfield. Not pictured: Connor Mutzfield.


Firing to first

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Cory Bustos, of Miami Tool and Die, fires the ball to first base during action against Gerdau Steel on Tuesday, July 8, in the Huntington County Baseball Koufax League Tournament championship game.


Fouled back

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Wyatt Taylor, of Roanoke Intricut Tool Co.,fouls off a pitch in action against Clark's Recycling/Suburban Propane in the Huntington County Baseball Clemente League Tournament championship game, won by Clark's.


PAL Coach Pitch tourney action

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Nicklaus Fine, of Kindler Landscaping, throws the ball back in during action in the PAL Coaches Pitch Tournament championship game against Bippus State Bank on Tuesday, July 8.


Undefeated BSB, 3 others alive in PAL CP tourney

Bippus Bank, Kindler Landscaping, Dirt Trucking and Firefighters 680 have advanced to the semifinals of the Huntington Police Athletic League Coaches Pitch Tournament.

Bippus Bank, 17-0, came off a bye and defeated S&S Keller, 17-8.

Keller had punched its ticket to quarterfinals by topping Bailey Love, 15-9.

Kindler Landscaping earned the tourney's other bye and dispatched Metro Kiwanis, 23-7, improving to 14-2.

Kiwanis advanced by virtue of a 12-10 victory over Horace Mann.


BSB at 16-0 in PAL Coaches Pitch

The Huntington Police Athletic League announces results for play the week ending Saturday, June 28.

Coaches Pitch

Bippus Bank ran its record to 16-0 by topping Dirt Trucking, 19-2, and the Andrews Cubs, 19-1. Kindler Landscaping moved to 13-2 with a 15-3 decision over Horace Mann, a 20-7 dispatching of Bailey Love and a 21-3 victory against the Andrews Reds.


Tournament winners

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Winners in the Huntington County 4-H Bowling Club tournament for bowlers in grades three through five are (from left) Alyssa Fulton, Payton Jackson and Kianna Jennings.


HCS Volleyball Camp for middle school girls set for July 28 to 31

Huntington Catholic School Volleyball Camp for HCS girls in grades 5 through 8 will be held Monday, July 28, to Thursday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Middle School Building.

All campers must have a valid physical for the 2014-15 school year in the athletic office in order to participate.

Registration for the camp is due in the school office by Friday, July 11, in order to receive a T-shirt.

If a camper is unable to get the forms to the office by the deadline, they should contact Mr. Godfroy at pe@huntington to register.



Gunning out a runner

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Gavin Threewitts (left), of Bussick Orthodontics, fires the ball to first base trying to throw out a runner in the Roanoke Youth Sports Coaches Pitch Tournament championship game aainst Freiburger & Sons Transportation on Tuesday, July 1.


Bethel AOG to host ‘Mega Sports Camp’

Bethel Assembly of God will host its seventh annual "Mega Sports Camp," its alternative for vacation Bible school, July 13 to 17.

Sessions are from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the church, located on 1640 E. Taylor St. in Huntington.

This year's theme is "Game Plan," and the children will learn about God's plan for their life. Baseball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, flag football and all-stars (for children 4 to 6 years) will be the sporting groups.

Camp is for ages 4 years through completion of sixth grade.


Announce end of season results for Huntington County 4-H Bowling Club

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Final results have been announced for the Huntington County 4-H Bowling Club.

The club bowled at Rainbow Lanes, in Huntington, for seven weeks, with a tournament held the final week for bowlers who bowled nine or more games and completed a "Bowling Fun Fact" test.

Winners in the tournament for bowlers in grades three through five were Peyton Jackson, first; Kianna Jennings, second; and Alyssa Fulton, third.