Sports

Soccer clinic


Photo by Steve Clark.

Chris Tillett, assistant coach for the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team, keeps an eye on attendees of the inaugural Lion/Vikings Soccer Clinic on Friday, July 21, at Roanoke Park. The four-day youth clinic was organized by the Roanoke Lions Club and the Lady Vikings, with all proceeds going to the Lady Vikes. Optimum Performance Sports, in Fort Wayne, was the event’s corporate sponsor and made the Lions’ donation to the Lady Vikings possible.

Roanoke Lions donate to Lady Vikes


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Jeremy Steele (back row, fifth from left), head coach of the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team, accepts a check for $1,000 from Sara Perkins, co-chair of the inaugural Lion/Vikings Soccer Clinic, on Friday, July 21, at Roanoke Park. The four-day youth clinic was organized by the Roanoke Lions Club (RLC) and Steele’s squad, with all proceeds going to the Lady Vikings.

Antiqology a sponsor of race car

Antiqology partnered with RSS Racing to sponsor Ryan Sieg in his No. 39 Chevy Camaro at the NASCAR Xfinity race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 22.

RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, GA.

Antiqology is in downtown Huntington.

PAL taking tackle, flag football registrations now

The Huntington Police Athletic League is currently accepting registrations for its tackle and flag football leagues.

The PAL prefers that all registrations be submitted by Friday, July 28. Having registrations turned in by that date makes it easier for the league to assign players to teams, says the PAL’s Tom Hughes. Despite that preference, registrations will be accepted after July 28.

The tackle league is open to children ages 9 through 12. Players must weigh a minimum of 65 pounds.

Soccer clinic in Roanoke


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Amaya Sunderman (right), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team, prepares to pass a ball to a camper during a drill at the Lion/Vikings Soccer Clinic in Roanoke Park on Friday, July 21. The four-day clinic was organized and run by the Lady Vikings and the Roanoke Lions Club, which donated the clinic’s proceeds to the team.

Undefeated champions


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Huntington Sheet Metal Inc. capped off an undefeated season with a victory in the championship game of the Huntington County Baseball 11U Tournament. Team members are (front row from left) Mason Downey, Jet Young, Gunner Inderlied, Levi Leaf Vanover, Izayah Bolinger and Jaiden Kirk; and (back row from left) assistant coaches Jason Wirt and John Reust, Bailey Davis, Frankie Wilkins, Adam Holzinger, Peyton Dunwiddie, Braedon Christiansen, Caleb Reust and Head Coach Mark Dunwiddie.

Name recent HC Run 4 Health winners

Winners were crowned in the one-mile, 5K and 10K races held as part of the Huntington County Run 4-Health on Saturday, July 8, in Huntington.

Tyson Thompson topped the field in the one-mile race. The 13-year-old from Huntington clocked in at 8:19.3. The race’s top female finisher was Lily Clanin, who crossed the finish line in 8:27.9. The 14-year-old placed second overall.

Norwood hosting summer golf outing for HU hoop fund-raiser

Norwood Golf Club, in Huntington, is hosting a summer golf outing to benefit the Huntington University men’s basketball program on Saturday, July 29, at 1 p.m.

There is a fee to attend per person and per foursome and it 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. 

Roanoke toddler to be recipient of proceeds from Boone golf outing

Roanoke toddler Sophia Sterling will be the recipient of the proceeds from this year’s Doug Boone Memorial Golf Outing, set for Aug. 5 at Norwood Golf Course. The youngster has battled kidney cancer.
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The Doug Boone Memorial Golf Outing will be held Aug. 5 at Norwood Golf Course, with proceeds from this year’s event benefitting a Roanoke toddler.

Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to become hole sponsors for the event.

The golf outing is limited to 36 teams, which will play in groups of eight. There is a 10 a.m. shotgun start for the four-person scramble.

The first, second and third place teams will win cash prizes.

PAL Little League champions


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Builders Mart defeated Huntington County Federal Credit Union, 10-0, to win the Little League Tournament in the Huntington Police Athletic League on Wednesday, July 12. Pictured are (front row from left) Lindsay Johnson, Ericka Stephen, Jason Teusch, Justin Teusch, Gage Byerly and Korbin Kalhoefer; (middle row from left) Aden Kalhoefer, Cameron Spencer, GT Byerly, Dalen Johnson, Griffin Zahm and Tyler Teusch; and (back row from left) Coaches Trevor Byerly, Brad Price, Jace Zahm and Dave Teusch. Not pictured is Keagan Price.

Top PAL hurler


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Dalen Johnson (middle), of Builders Mart, was named pitcher of the year in the Huntington Police Athletic League. With Johnson are Coach Trevor Byerly (left) and Ed Waters, of the PAL.

Top PAL hitter


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Tiler Carr (middle), of Parkview FirstCare, was named hitter of the year in the Huntington Police Athletic League. With Carr are Coach Larry Carr (left) and Ed Waters, of the PAL.

Mental attitude award winner


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Zoey Stanley (third from left), of Huntington County Federal Credit Union, received the Taylor-Foust Mental Attitude Award in the Huntington Police Athletic League. With Stanley are (from left) coaches Jeremy Funk and Dustin Howell; Ed Waters, of the PAL; and Coach Dale Howell.

Coaches Pitch champs


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The Auto Brokers won the Coaches Pitch Tournament in the Huntington Police Athletic League on Thursday, June 29. Team members are (front row from left) Jaiden Green, Caiden Pohler, Zane Caley, Ethan Decker and Brayden Heiber; and (middle row from left) Braylon Beekman, Elijah Bowers, Tayshaun McQueen, Chase Reinhard, Brody Bolen and Koen Reinhard; and (back row from left) Crystal Caley, Cameron Caley, Jay Pohler, Dave Hieber and Christopher Bowers. Not pictured is Maddix Bussard and Coach Bob Bolen.

Here it comes


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Huntington Sheet Metal pitcher Braeden Christiansen gets ready to fire in a hard one to a VFW hitter in a Huntington County Baseball 11U tournament game on Saturday, July 8, at Homier Park.

Pony League champs


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Everything Flooring defeated Optimist Club to win the Pony League Tournament in the Huntington Police Athletic League on Wednesday, June 28. Pictured are (kneeling from left) Peyton Gaga, Adam Turner and Damon Raines; and (standing from left) Landon Spencer, Zach Setzer, Coach Don Story, Seth Johnson, Dakota Miller, Coach Mike Spears, Elysha Little, Austin Turner, Coach Cody Kunckle, Dylan Davis and Coach Jeremiah Davis. Not pictured is Holden Finley and Caleb Story.

New Hope Church to host golf fund-raiser

New Hope Church will hold its annual golf tournament fund-raiser on Saturday, July 22 at Norwood Golf Course. The Florida scramble will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Golfers should be at the course by 8 a.m.

A breakfast sandwich will be available at registration before tee off. A sit down meal will be served following the tournament.

Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams, as well as closest to the pin for men and women and longest drive for men and women. Every golfer will receive a prize.

Contact


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Jacob Brosz, of Frederick's Photography, makes contact with the ball during his at-bat against Star Excavating in the Huntington County Baseball 8 and Under Coaches Pitch Tournament game on Wednesday evening, June 28.

Advanced bowlers


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Nick Melchi (left) and Johnna Cummins were the third and first-place finishers, respectively, in the advanced division of the Huntington County 4-H Bowling Tournament on Monday, June 19, at Rainbow Lanes, in Huntington. Not pictured is Brenden Buehler, the second-place finisher.

Beginner bowlers


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Madeline Fairchild (left), Matthew Rittenhouse (middle) and Alivia Hernandez were the first, third and second-place finishers, respectively, in the beginner division of the Huntington County 4-H Bowling Tournament on Monday, June 19, at Rainbow Lanes, in Huntington. Photo by Steve Clark.

Intermediate bowlers


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Joe Melchi (left) and Eryn Dolby were the first and second-place finishers, respectively, in the intermediate division of the Huntington County 4-H Bowling Tournament on Monday, June 19, at Rainbow Lanes, in Huntington. Not pictured is Chase Drummond, the third-place finisher.

Home run derby


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Collin Vaillancourt (left) and Max Colclesser were the winner and runner-up, respectively, of the inaugural Home Run Derby in the Roanoke Youth Sports Sand Lot Majors League. Vaillancourt and Colclesser beat out 15 other sluggers for their spots in the 20-pitch championship round, which saw Vaillancourt smack eight home runs to Colclesser’s six to capture the derby title.

Basketball camp


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Ty Platt, head coach of the Huntington University men’s basketball team, addresses middle-schoolers at the team’s youth basketball camp in Platt Arena on Thursday, June 22. Kindergarteners through ninth-graders attended the four-day camp and learned about the fundamentals of basketball from Platt, his coaching staff and players.

Baseball tournament results from Huntington PAL

Tournament results from the Huntington Police Athletic League for Thursday, June 22, are as follows:

Coaches Pitch

Eagle Excavating defeated Eco Water comfortably, 18-3. Kindler Landscaping dispatched Carpet on Wheels with ease, 18-4, and Auto Brokers won big over Parkview First Care, 12-3.

The lone close game was between Metro Kiwanis and Fire Fighters, with Metro coming out on top, 9-8.

Little League

Parkview First Care topped Novae, 17-6. Builders Mart posted an 11-3 victory over Mike’s Tree Service. ESCO Communications bested Helena Chemical, 4-2.

Firing one home


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Optimist pitcher Tylar Haney fires one home in a Pony League Tournament baseball game against American Legion on Wednesday evening, June 21, at the PAL Club.

Clear Creek names father-son, father-daughter winners

Duos comprised of fathers and sons and fathers and daughters competed in the Father’s Day Scramble at Clear Creek Golf Course, in Goblesville, on Sunday, June 18.

Ron and Jacob Vinson were the top father-son twosome while Dan Bickel and Danielle Albertson were the No. 1 father-daughter pairing.

Stan Bippus and Pat Maher placed second in the father-son competition.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Danielle Albertson on holes 2 and 8, Ron Vinson on 11 and Glenn Hall on 14.

Huntington’s Platt named to board of Indiana state hoops hall of fame

Huntington basketball luminary Steve Platt was named a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s board of directors following the organization’s annual meeting on Thursday, June 15.

Platt, a 1996 hall of fame inductee, was one of five new members to join the board. He will serve a four-year term, beginning July 1.

Local teenager shoots first ace practicing for regional tourney

Martin Harold, of Huntington, hit a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at Stonehenge Golf Club, in Warsaw, on June 5.

Harold achieved the ace, his first ever, with a 4-iron on the 204-yard hole.

A sophomore on the Bishop Luers High School boys’ golf team, Harold accomplished the feat during a practice round for the Warsaw Regional Tournament.

Cannici competes at North/South All-Star Softball Game

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Mackenzi Cannici

Mackenzi Cannici, a recently graduated standout from the Huntington North High School softball team, competed in the Indiana North/South All-Star Game on Saturday, June 17, at the Cherry Tree Softball Complex, in Carmel.

Cannici was selected as an all-star by District II coaches from the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association. A shortstop and centerfielder, Cannici suited up for the North team, which won the opening game and was defeated in the second.

San Francisco Giants make HU’s Combs 35th-round pick at MLB draft

Dalton Combs, a 2017 Huntington University graduate who starred on the baseball team, will be continuing his baseball career with the San Francisco Giants organization after being selected by the team in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday, June 14.
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Dalton Combs, a former standout on the Huntington University baseball team, was selected in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, June 14.

Combs, a 2017 HU graduate, was the draft’s 1,056th pick and is the ninth Forester in program history to get a chance in the big leagues. The left-hander led the Foresters in hitting in each of the last two seasons, with his biggest numbers coming this past spring when he cranked out 72 hits, 28 for extra bases, and posted a .402 batting average.

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