Sports

Supper to benefit youth bowling

Doug Scott
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A chili and hot dog supper in memory of Doug Scott will benefit Huntington County Youth Bowling.

The supper will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, beginning at 5 p.m. in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
Admission is by free-will donation.

Scott coached youth bowling for many years at both Rainbow Lanes and Oak Lanes, in Huntington.

He also coached boys’ bowling at Huntington North High School, leading the team to the state champion title in the Indiana high school state bowling tournament in 2011.

YSB’s 5K for Kids will take off on Aug. 29

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will host the third annual l5K for Kids fund-raiser on Aug. 29.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 9 a.m. at the Youth Services Bureau, located at 1344 Maple Drive, Huntington. The event ends when all runners have returned to the YSB, approximately 11 a.m. The course is slightly inclined and run on pavement. The race will run rain or shine.

Participants who register before Aug. 18 will receive a free T-shirt. T-shirts will also be available the day of the event for purchase.

Forest Glen renovations


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Tim Krumanaker of Dirt Excavating works a backhoe at the entrance of Forest Glen Park on Thursday, July 23, prepping the area for concrete that will be poured for the base of a decorative archway.

Indiana Shock softball squad looking for players

The Indiana Shock travel softball program is looking for players to complete 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U rosters for the upcoming season.

The program is a collection of girls’ fast-pitch travel teams and is based out of North Manchester.

The teams will play in competitive tournaments fall 2015 through summer 2016.

The program is looking for dedicated girls and parents that want to work hard, have great sportsmanship and teamwork and want to develop new friendships. The Shock have access to both indoor and outdoor facilities throughout the year for practices.

Heat travel program holding tryouts soon

The Indiana Heat travel program is holding tryouts for 8U, 9U and 10U baseball teams for the 2015-2016 season.

The tryouts will be held at the Huntington University softball field on Aug. 8 and 9 from 2-5 p.m.

The Indiana Heat Travel Program benefits young players that are seeking higher competition and excellence in instruction in the sport of baseball. Players will learn the fundamentals, strategies and tactics of the game at each level, while focusing on having fun in a competitive and exciting environment.

13 squads from HU are Scholar-Teams for last year

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 1,502 athletic programs have been given the distinction of Scholar-Teams for the 2014-15 academic year. Of the 14 Huntington University teams eligible to be nominated, 13 teams earned this honor.

HU WBB team again makes grades honor list

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced its annual Top 25 Team Honor Roll and for the 11th time since the program’s inception in 1997, Huntington University was among the list of honorees.

The Foresters finished the year with a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.572 to finish 8th among its NAIA peers.

Local boy pitches team to win in N'ville Summer World Series

The Summit City Spartans, an 11U travel baseball team based in Fort Wayne, won the Noblesville Summer World Series on Sunday, July 12. In addition to Huntington native Austin Oswalt (second row, first from left), team members are (front row from left) Cade Cobler, Carson Nutter, Dylan Skaggs, Julian Osselaer, Nathan Anderson and (second row from left) Oswalt, Trey Firestone, Sam Gladd, Grady Swing, Isaac MacDonald and (back row from left) Coaches Chris Oswalt, Mike Nutter, Jeff Gladd and Chris Cobler.
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Austin Oswalt, of Huntington, pitched the Summit City Spartans, an 11U travel baseball team based in Fort Wayne, to victory over the Champaign Dream, 4-3, in the championship game of the Noblesville Summer World Series on Sunday, July 12.

Oswalt limited Champaign to two hits in six innings to earn the win and help his squad finish the tournament a perfect 5-0.

The Spartans opened play with a 9-4 decision over Primetime Black on Friday, July 10.

Summit City then dispatched Indiana Mojo, 8-5, on Saturday, July 11.

Pony League champs


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Pearson’s Body Shop recently won the Pony League Tournament in the Huntington Police Athletic League, defeating S&S Keller Construction. Team members are (front row from left) Clayton Young, Malijah Foust, Holden Overmier, Dylan Davis, Adam McDowell, Even Meyer and (back row from left) Coach Nate Overmier, Hunter Swoverland, Gage Cackling, Ian Broderick, Elijah Reedy, Tyler Ditten, Coach Jeff Foust, Wilson Lopshire, Griffin Rodriguez and Coach Kenny Foust.

Karate kids’ kudos


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Huntington students show off their certificates from Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Dogo for being promoted to new belt ranks after successfully passing examinations. They are (from left) Jaiden Kirk, yellow belt one stripe; Zackery Lane, yellow belt one stripe; and Olivia Anderson, yellow belt one stripe. Not pictured is Dale Howell, orange belt one stripe.

Storming to victory


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The Huntington Storm seventh grade girls’ basketball team recently won the AYBT Nationals, defeating the WBCC Sirens, 39-25, in the championship game. Team members are (front row from left) Mikayla Yoder, Ashlynn Foster, Macy Campbell, Kate Leichty and (back row from left) Head Coach Eric Stout, Bayleigh Double, Taylor Reust, Meg McDonald, Sierra Stout, Assistant Coach Brian Double and Manager Jeff Lewis.

Johnson qualifies for world track championships

Former Huntington North  High School and Huntington University track star Lauren Johnson ran a big three-second personal best of 4:04.17 in the women’s 1,500-meter run Saturday, July 18, in Heusden, Belgium at the KBC Night of Athletics and officially qualified for the IAAF World Championhips.

Running for the Oregon Track Club Elite, Johnson needed to run under 4:06.50 before Aug. 9 in order to hit the standard. Johnson’s PR entering the race was 4:07.33 from last month’s Portland Track Festival.

Huntington County Amateur Golf Championship set for Aug. 1-2

The Huntington County Amateur Golf Championship will be a two-day stroke play tournament on Aug. 1 at LaFontaine Golf Club and Aug. 2 at Norwood Golf Course.

The tournament will be assigned tee times, which will be announced the day before the tournament. Scheduled tee times will begin at 8 a.m.

After the first day of play, players will be positioned into a First Flight and a Championship Flight. Once the first round scores have all been posted, the flights will be decided.

Teams, hole sponsors still needed for Dream Center golf tourney Aug. 1

Teams and hole sponsors are needed for the upcoming Indiana Dream Center annual golf outing on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Norwood Golf Club, 5961 W. Maple Grove Rd., Huntington.

The event is a fund-raiser to help support the center’s programs, which include a discipleship program, a block adoption program, a community store and a garden.

Registration for the event starts at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Awards and lunch will begin at 1 p.m.

Single players and teams of four can sign up.

United Methodist Churches sponsor ‘Run for Love’ 5K

The United Methodist Churches of Huntington County will sponsor a “Run For Love” 5K on Saturday, Sept. 19, in downtown Huntington.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the parking lot at the corner of Warren and Market streets. The run will begin at 8:30 a.m. There is a “Fun Run” scheduled for 9:15 a.m.

Scramble will benefit golf endowment

The Scramble for Kids Golf Outing, sponsored by Parkview Health, will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, at Sycamore Golf Club, 6002 E. Ind.-114, North Manchester.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. A meal and awards ceremony will take place around 5 p.m.

Hole sponsors also are sought. For more information, call Todd or Kathy Sandow at 982-2279 or visit www.sycamoregc.com/.

Brothers champs


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The Roanoke Youth Sports Coaches Pitch championship game was recently held between Brothers Remodeling and Marti McFarren RE/MAX Results. Brothers Remodeling took the lead in the top half of the last inning and held on for the win, 12-10. Members of the Brothers Remodeling team are (front row from left to right) Luke Metzler, Caden Baker, Christian Brothers, Bram McCracken, Isaac McChesney, Dean Van Ryn, Georgia Denney, Davin Steele, Leland Lewis and Will Gradeless; and (back row from left to right) coaches Kenny Taylor, George Brothers and Shauna Brothers.

Mental Attitude Award


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Ainsley Kiefer (middle) recently received the Taylor-Foust Mental Attitude Award in the Huntington Police Athletic League for this past season. With Kiefer are Josh Kennedy (left), coach of Habitat for Humanity, and Ed Waters, PAL official.

Pitcher of the Year


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Gavin Byerly (third from left) recently received the Pitcher of the Year Award in the Huntington Police Athletic League for play this past season. With Byerly are (from left) his father, Trevor; Ed Waters, PAL official; and Gabe Carson, coach of Builders Mart.

Hitter of the Year


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Brooks Nicely (middle) recently received the Hitter of the Year Award in the Huntington Police Athletic League for play this past season. With Nicely are Ed Waters (left), PAL official, and Adam Clanin, coach of Farm Bureau Insurance.

Prather captures 5K portion of Huntington County Run 4-Health

Kristi Hunnicutt (left) and Amy Butler near the homestretch of the Huntington County Run 4-Health 5K/10K/1M on Saturday, July 11, which started and finished at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
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Brad Prather won the 5K portion of the Huntington County Run 4-Health 5K/10K/1M, held Saturday, July 11, at the Huntington County Fair- grounds.

Prather, 43, of Roanoke, crossed the finish line in 16:35.6.

Cadee Harmon was the race’s female champion. The 16-year-old Lafontaine resident clocked in at 20:47.7.

Dustin Campbell captured first in the 10K. Campbell, 18, of Huntington, stopped the timer in 36:47.6.

Fort Wayne resident Cassie Crider, 32, was the first female across the end stripe, posting a time of 56:55.3.

Huntington Heat 9U travel baseball team to play in 9U World Series in Michigan

The Huntington Heat 9U travel baseball team commences play in the 9U Baseball Players Association (BPA) World Series in Battle Creek, MI, today, Thursday, July 16, at 12:30 p.m.

Finishing first or second in a BPA tournament this season qualified a team for the World Series, with the Heat winning two tourneys to earn their spot.

Over twenty teams from around the Midwest comprise the tournament field. A skills competition was to kick off the tournament on Wednesday, July 15, with the tourney itself running from Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19.

Throwing for the title


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Pitcher Foster McDonald, of Dan's Service and Repair, gets ready to fire one during the Huntington County Baseball 11U Tournmanet championship game against Myers Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 14.

Scheduling issue causes HCS Golf Outing to move

The second annual Huntington Catholic School Golf Outing has been moved from July 18 to Oct. 17 due to a scheduling issue.

The outing is still open for new sponsorship and players; however, those playing and/or attending the dinner need to make a reservation. Email benjamin@writingbybenjamin.com or call 407-745-8143 to reserve a spot.

There is now one price for golf only and one price for golf, dinner and a viewing party to watch the Notre Dame versus USC game.

PAL taking fall football league registrations

The Huntington Police Athletic League (PAL) is accepting registrations for its Contact and Flag Football leagues.

Registration forms can be found, as well as submitted, online at www. huntingtonpal.net, in the lobby of the city police department or at the entrance of the PAL main building.

To participate in either league, registrants have the option of paying a fee or selling fund-raiser items. Payments can be made online with a credit card. Checks and money orders are also acceptable forms of payment. No refunds will be given.

Sandlot champs


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The Roanoke Youth Sports Sandlot championship game was recently held between Steel Dynamics and the defending champs, Roanoke American Legion Post 160. Steel Dynamics won the tightly contested game in their final at-bat by the score of 6-5.

HCS has 3 upcoming summer athletic camps

Huntington Catholic School is planning three summer athletic camps:

• Volleyball Camp for any HCS student in grades K-4 will be July 28 and 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the MB gym. There is a fee that is due by July 15.

• Cheerleading Camp for any HCS student in grades K-8 will be July 28 to  July 30 in the Primary Building gym from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is a fee that is due by July 15.

• Cross Country Camp for any HCS student in grades 3-8 will be August 5 to 7 and August 10 and 11 at Memorial Park from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a fee due by July 24.

The family that runs together ...


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The Davenport family heads toward the finish line in the MIB Runway Mile Saturday evening, July 11, a the Huntington Municipal Airport. Claire Davenport (front) leads the way, with her father, Austen, close behind, and her mother Elizabeth (back left) and sister Olivia a few strides back.

PAL Little League Tournament action


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Huntington County Federal Credit Union hitter Ethan Doctor takes a big swing at a pitch in PAL Little League Tournament action Saturday, July 11, against Habitat for Humanity.

On it


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David Spencer of Brockhaus Construction connects for what would be a double during the PAL Baseball Pony League Tournament on Tuesday, July 7, against Pearson's Body Shop.

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