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Lions, Vike girls’ soccer squad team up for third annual clinic

The Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team and Roanoke Lions Club recently partnered up to hold their third annual Lions/Vikings Soccer Clinic. The Lions Club donated $2,000 in registration fees to the Lady Vikings. Pictured are (front row from left) Huntington North soccer players Alyssa Brinkman, Autumn Anderson, Bella Bercik and Lara Steele; Huntington North Head Coach Jeremy Steele; soccer player Daphnee Landrum; Lions Club members Lynn Nicholson and Sara Perkins; soccer players Katie Melcher and Maddie Husband; and Huntington North Assistant Coach Ashley Feemster. Also pictured are children who participated in the clinic, which was held at Roanoke Park.
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The Roanoke Lions Club and Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team recently held their third annual Lions/Vikings Soccer Clinic.

The clinic, held at Roanoke Park, served as a fund-raiser for the soccer team. The Lady Vikings received $2,000 in registration fees.

Around 90 children attended the clinic and received instruction from Huntington North’s coaches and players.

After the clinic, children had the option of visiting Seminary Church for lunch and vacation Bible school activities.

Dribble drill


Photo by Steve Clark.

Participants in the Forester Basketball Camp dribble around players from the Huntington University men’s basketball team during a drill at the camp on Monday, June 17, in Platt Arena. The camp, which concludes today, Thursday, June 20, saw children in kindergarten through ninth grade learn basketball fundamentals from the men’s basketball team’s coaches and players.

Open gym at RMS for fall football prospects

Riverview Middle School, in Huntington, is offering voluntary open-gym sessions for boys and girls in seventh and eighth grade who plan on playing football at the school in the upcoming season.

Football skills and fundamentals will be taught during the sessions.

To participate in these sessions, students are required to have a physical turned in to Coach Claude Weese by the first session, July 15. Weese will begin accepting physicals at 4 p.m. that day, at the pavilion located next to the school’s practice field.

Etna Acres outing raises hospital funds

Etna Acres Golf Course recently hosted a Children’s Shriners Hospital outing.

Twenty-two teams participated in the event, raising a record $2,215 for the hospital.

In the women’s portion of the event, individual winners were Rebecca Hostetler, Mia Hurford, Carol Clabaugh and Anita Smith.

In the men’s portion of the event, individual winners were Ron Kipfer, Brian Gottschalk and Alan Targgart.

Wiley finishes big season by winning New Balance National Outdoors 800 section

Addy Wiley, of Huntington, captured first place in the 800-meter run in the Emerging Elite section of the New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet on Sunday, June 16, at North Carolina A&T University, in Greensboro, NC.

HARTA sets fifth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on June 23

Chris Bucher (left) from Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake, and Jim Lewis, HARTA president, show off the bicycle that Trailhouse Village Bicycles donated, which will be presented to the 2019 Adult division winner. Walmart is donating a gift card to the winner of the Youth/Children division that can be used for a bicycle purchase.
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Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association will host its fifth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 23, starting at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to all ages.

The ride starts and stops at the old historic train depot, Schenkel Station, 11 W. State St., and is intended to promote and educate the community about the growing trail system.
There will be two divisions, children/youth and adult. This event is free, but bicycle helmets are required.

Registration open for PAL football leagues

Registration has opened for the Contact Football and Flag Football leagues at the Police Athletic League, in Huntington.

There is a cost to participate in either league, which can be reduced by selling fund-raiser items.

The Contact Football league is open to children ages 9 to 12 years old as of Sept. 1. The minimum weight to participate is 65 pounds. Practices will begin in mid-August.

2nd annual Scoots of Hazard 5K on Aug. 3

The second annual Scoots of Hazard 5K fun run and walk to benefit the Drake Goetz Memorial Park is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, at 9 a.m.

There is a fee to register, with T-shirts guaranteed with registration by July 10. Family passes include two T-shirts. Race day registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and shirts will be available while supplies last.

Another event, the Drake Goetz Memorial Well Water Ride for bicyclists, will take place Sept. 14.

Teaching moment


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brooke Hamming (left), a participant in the Huntington North volleyball camp, receives some assistance from Coach Brook Shoemaker during a drill at the camp on Tuesday, June 11, in North Arena. The camp, which ran for four days, saw attendees sharpen existing skills while learning new ones from the Lady Vikings’ coaching staff and players.

 

Etna Acres' Shriners Hospital outing raises record funds

Etna Acres Golf Course recently hosted a Children’s Shriners Hospital outing.

Twenty-two teams participated in the event, raising a record $2,215 for the hospital.

In the women’s portion of the event, individual winners were Rebecca Hostetler, Mia Hurford, Carol Clabaugh and Anita Smith.

In the men’s portion of the event, individual winners were Ron Kipfer, Brian Gottschalk and Alan Targgart.

HU Summer Shootout


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North guard Deven Newcomb drives to the hoop in action Saturday morning at North Arena as part of the HU Summer Shootout.

Tennis drill


Photo by Steve Clark.

Blake Childs (right), head coach of the Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team, runs a drill during the team’s youth camp on Thursday, June 6, at the school’s tennis courts. The camp spanned five days and saw tennis players of all ages learn new skills from Childs, his coaching staff and players.

Big kick


Photo by Steve Clark.

Hudson Penrod (right), a participant in the Huntington North Soccer Camp, kicks a ball during a drill at the camp on Thursday, June 6, at the school’s soccer fields. Aidan Hosler (left), a senior on the Huntington North boys’ soccer team, assesses Penrod’s kick.

Giving direction


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brant Brown (right), an assistant coach for the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team, directs participants in the team’s youth basketball camp during a drill on Wednesday, June 5, in North Arena. The camp spanned four days and saw attendees hone existing skills while developing new ones.

Brinkman Regatta


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Daniel Koschka, of Noblesville, leaves a large srpray behind his watercraft on Saturday, June 1, in a race at the ninth annual Harry Brinkman Memorial Regatta at Lake Clare. The event continues today, Sunday, June 2.

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