Trio of locals participates in marathon in Minnesota

Three Huntington County residents participated in Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN, on Saturday, June 25.

The trio consisted of Tracy Blocker, 44, and Dan Meyer, 55, both of Huntington, and Brad Prather, 43, of Roanoke. All three are members of the Men In Black Running Club, of Huntington.

HCFCU, Huntington Aluminum log lopsided wins in PAL tournament this week

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Huntington County Federal Credit Union and Huntington Aluminum each logged lopsided wins over their opponents in the PAL tournament this week.

HCFCU beat Frederick’s Photography, 14-7, while Huntington Aluminum defeated Helena Chemical, 13-3.

Continental Structural Plastics was also a winner, topping Habitat for Humanity, 6-2.

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Bippus State Bank edged Ingle’s Service Center, 9-7, while Bailey-Love Mortuary dispatched Continental Structural Plastics, 17-3.

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HCCSC superintendent finally gets his man: Teagle new hoop coach

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.
Craig Teagle.

With his game face firmly in place, Craig D. Teagle is ready to take the helm as Huntington North High School’s next head basketball coach.

In a special meeting called by the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees, members voted unanimously to accept Teagle’s hire, spiriting him away from a 17-year career at Jay County High School in Portland.

Trustee Sarah Kyle was absent from the short meeting.

HCCSC board hires long-time Jay County coach for Viking hoop team

Long-time Jay County High School basektball coach Craig D. Teagle, of Hartford City, was named head coach of the Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team tonight, Wednesday, July 1, by the Huntington County Community School Corp. board.

Teagle had 14 straight winning seasons at Jay County.


The Vikings' mini camp will start on Monday morning, July 6.

Salamonie Summer Festival V-ball tournament set for Fourth of July

Bolinger’s Propane, Warren Service & Supply and Helena Chemical are hosting the annual Salamonie Summer Festival’s Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, July 4.

Pre-play starts at 10 a.m. with the tournament at 12:30 p.m. at Tower Park in Warren.

Each time must have as many women as men – six member teams. Each team is responsible for refereeing.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. on July 4. For more information, call Bolinger’s Propane at 375-3010.

Local man Tackett gets first PBA tour title

EJ Tackett
TAB file photo.

After EJ Tackett put to rest any doubts that he could win on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour by winning the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open on Sunday, June 28, he got some rest himself.

“I got done last night and I’ve never been that tired,” says the 22-year-old Huntington native. “We bowled a lot of games. We bowled more games yesterday than we normally do on days like that. It’s normally, like, 12 games; yesterday we bowled 14.

Norwood to host golf outing July 11 as fund-raiser for HU men’s hoop

Norwood Golf Club will host a summer golf outing to benefit the Huntington University men’s basketball program on Saturday, July 11, at 1 p.m. 

The cost, per person or per foursome, includes green fees, cart rental, lunch, a season ticket and door prizes.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is scheduled for noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Registration forms for the outing are available at the Huntington University Athletic Office. For more information, contact the athletic office at 359-4212.

Pearson's ends regular season with lopsided wins

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Pearson’s Body Shop ended the regular season with a pair of lopsided wins over Troxel Equipment, 12-1 and 14-1. With the pair of victories, Pearson’s improves to 10-1, padding its first-place position. S&S Keller is in second at 5-5 while Andrews is 2-4-1 and Troxel is 0-7-1.

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Feeling it

Photo by Steve Clark.

Batter Gavin Whitney, of Rex's Barber Shop, closes his eyes and recoils a bit from making good contact in the Roanoke Youth Sports Sandlot Tournament game against Steel Dynamics on Tuesday, June 30, at Roanoke Park.

Nitro champs

The Huntington Nitro 14U Team recently battled for a tourney win at the Patriotic Invitational in Logansport. Team members are (front row, from left to right) Sydney Selvage, Macy Lange, Katie Melcher, Laney Shaw and Corynn Barton; and (back row, from left to right) Lydia Riggers, Coach Ron Vinson, Sydney Kline, Erika Vinson, Madalyn Robrock, Macy Wohlford, Reiley Brown, Coach Fred Lange and Tori Hiers. Not pictured is Coach Ashley Smart.

Columbia City runner crosses line first at Heritage Days 5K

Austen Davenport, of Columbia City, won the Huntington Heritage Days 5K Run, held Saturday, June 20.

Davenport, competing in the 26 to 30 age group, claimed victory with a clocking of 16:18.

Stephanie McElhaney was the top-finishing female runner. The Huntington resident competed in the 15 to 19 age division and crossed the finish line in 21:12.

Picking out a high one

Photo by Steve Clark.

Tori Rice, of Parkview Huntington Hospital, goes after a high pitch against Doctor Construction on Tuesday, June 23, at Clear Creek Township Park in Huntngton County Baseball 18U Softball League action.

HU hoop camp

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington University Head Men's Basketball Coach Ty Platt (left) instructs a group of youngsters on defense on Monday, June 22, at the Foresters' 13th annual summer basketball camp in Platt Arena on the HU campus.

4-H Fair Association to host 2nd annual Run 4-Health

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will hold its second annual Huntington County Run 4-Health on July 11, starting and finishing at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, in Huntington.

The run includes 10K, 5K and one-mile routes. The event will begin at 8 a.m., rain or shine, and is open to participants of all ages. It will feature chip timing and age group awards.

A time limit will be enforced, and a pace of 2.5 miles per hour will allow the participants to finish the course in time.  

Former HNHS star Kramer to hold two days of hoop camp at Crestview

The CK3 Basketball Skills Academy, hosted by Huntington native Chris Kramer, a basketball standout at Huntington North High School and Purdue University, will be held July 8 for first through fourth-graders and July 9 for fifth through eighth-graders.

The academy takes place at Crestview Middle School and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

There is a fee to participate, which includes the cost of a T-shirt and lunch.

Heritage Days Parade 5K

Photo by Steve Clark.

Running down Jefferson Street as part of the Huntington Heritage Days Parade 5K on Saturday, June 20, are (from left) Hunter Funk, Aaron Hendryx and Chandler Beaty, all of Huntington.

HNHS hosting football FUN-damentals camp

Huntington North High School is hosting a football FUN-damentals camp.

The camp will be held Monday, July 20, through Wednesday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. Campers must arrive 30 minutes early on the first day to register.

The camp is located at Kriegbaum Field and is open to all kids currently in fifth through seventh grade. No incoming freshmen may attend, but all players from any league, team or division are welcome as well as new players coming out for football for the first time. Parents are invited to stay and watch.

Lady Vikes Basketball Camp

Photo by Steve Clark.

Morgan Robrock (right) tries getting past defender McKinley Kramer during a drill at the Lady Vikes Basketball Camp in the Huntington North High School arena on Tuesday, June 16.

Champion Hill Toppers win trio in Cincy

The Huntington County Champion Hill Toppers won the Queen City Invitational Base Ball Festival, held in Cincinnati, OH, on Saturday, June 13.

"The men and boys who wear the green and cream preserved their undefeated record on the year by winning their three matches of the day. To add to their glory, the boys played the matches back-to-back-to-back between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. And to add to their glory, this ‘iron’ team consisted of just 11 or 12 players.

Veterans Memorial Golf Outing to be held June 27 at LaFontaine Golf Course

American Legion Post 7 will host a Veterans Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, June 27, to raise funds in support of veterans and their families.

The four-person scramble opens at 9 a.m. with a “salute” start, and golfers should arrive at LaFontaine Golf Course an hour before the start time.

The cost includes lunch, and the outing also features cash prizes, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

Non-golfers are invited to pay the fee for a veteran to participate in the outing. Donations may also be made directly to the Veterans Memorial fund.

NWTF plans golf scramble at Norwood

The Flint Springs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its first golf scramble on Saturday, June 27, at Norwood Golf Course.

Registration is at 9 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 10 a.m.

Golfers will compete for guns and prizes, with chances to win items for men, women and children.

A gun, sponsored by Bippus State Bank, will be given away through a separate raffle.

To register, contact Steve Nevius at 359-3746 or Greg Heiney at 519-0016.


Photo by Steve Clark.

Maddox Shively of Frederick's Photography stings one during action against Deal-Rice Funeral Homes in Huntington County Baseball 8U league play on Saturday, June 13, at Homier Park.

Two undefeated teams in HCB leagues

14U Baseball                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Skyline Roof & Gutters kept its undefeated season rolling. The squad improved to 11-0 and sits atop the league.

American Legion Post 160 was just two games back, at 9-2. First Federal Savings Bank was 4-7 while C&C Autobody had two wins against eight losses. Southside Marathon rounded out the league at 1-10.

Builders Mart suffers first LL loss of year in PAL play

Builders Mart suffered its first loss of the year, falling to Farm Bureau, 9-5, in last week's Little League play. Builders rebounded, though, with a 1-0 victory over Mike’s Tree Service to improve to 9-1.

Farm Bureau defeated Habitat for Humanity, 19-5, to stay close behind Builders Mart in the league standings at 8-2.

Andrews picked up its seventh win against two losses with a narrow 12-11 win over Huntington County Federal Credit Union (HCFCU).

Wing quartet tops at Kids Kampus Golf Outing

The winning team in the Kids Kampus golf outing on May 13 was made up of (from left) Neil Kline, Brandy Swope, Jeff Wing and Tim Wing.
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First place honors in the 24th annual Kids Kampus golf outing on May 13 went to the team of Neil Kline, Brandy Swope, Jeff Wing and Tim Wing.

The Wells Fargo Bank team of Tim Kuhnen, Denise Onest, Tom Salzer and Jeff Walters took second place.

Third place went to the Loving Care Agency team of Zach Meyer, Jon Rocholl, Allen Seely and Colin Thompson.

The outing is held to raise funds for the programs offered to the children and families served by the child care center. This year, the outing raised more than $11,700.

Huntington University men’s soccer team to host camp Aug. 19-20

The Huntington University men’s soccer team will host its second annual summer soccer camp on Aug. 19 and 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Merillat Complex soccer fields.

Boys and girls in kindergarten through ninth grade are welcome to attend.

There is a fee to attend, which includes the cost of a camp T-shirt.

Campers can register online at

For more information, contact Head Coach Russ Lawson at 359-4289.

Lady Vikes' Stoffel earns all-state in track

Photo by Steve Clark.
Hannah Stoffel.

Huntington North High School junior Hannah Stoffel earned all-state status by placing fourth in the 1,600-meter run on Saturday, June 6, at the Indiana State Girls’ Track and Field Championship at Bloomington.

Stoffel ran a 4:55.62 for her placing, a little over three seconds behind champion Ana Rohrer, a senior from Mishawaka, who won the race with a clocking of 4:52.08.

Taylor Nicholson, a sophomore from Avon, placed runner-up in the race with a time of 4:54.73, and Katerine Free, a junior from Indianapolis Cathedral, was third at 4:55.70.

Boat racing at Lake Clare

Photo by Steve Clark.

Three racers round a curve at the fifth annual Harry Brinkman Memorial Regatta on Saturday, June 6, at Lake Clare, in Huntington. Races continue tomorrow, Sunday, June 7.

Need for speed

Photo by Steve Clark.

A pair of racers peel down a straightaway at the fifth annual Harry Brinkman Memorial Regatta on Saturday, June 6, at Lake Clare, in Huntington. Races continue tomorrow, Sunday, June 7.

Viking golfers sixth at sectional

Huntington North golfer Zac Tackett competes Friday, June 5, in the Warsaw Boys' Golf Sectional Tournament at Rozella Ford Golf Club. Tackett, a graduating senior, shot a 78 to lead the Vikings to a sixth place finish as  team.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season concluded for the Huntington North boys’ golf team with a sixth-place finish at the Warsaw Sectional, held at Rozella Ford Golf Club, in Warsaw, on Friday, June 5.

The Vikings shot a 338 in the 13-team field. Only the top three teams advanced to regionals.

Senior Zac Tackett led Huntington North with a 78, which was one stroke shy of forcing a playoff with Wawasee’s Triten Atwood for the third and final individual advancing slot.