Sports

   

Lady Vike spikers make short work of Northrop

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team made short work of host Fort Wayne Northrop on Thursday, Aug. 29, with a three-game sweep.

Improving to 3-2 on the season, the Lady Vikings won 25-16, 25-19, 25-16.

The balanced North attack was led by Josie Beaver with nine kills and Emiley Gray with six, while Alexa Hill dished out 23 assists.

Mikayla Carpenter led the defensive charge with 17 digs, while Jessie Drew had eight and Gray added seven.

 

 

Martin, Tester lead Lady Vike booters past South Side


Photo by Steve Clark.

Freshman Bailey Martin scored three goals and junior Corinne Tester added a pair as the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team beat visiting Fort Wayne South Side, 6-4, on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The Lady Vikings, 3-1-1, got goals from Martin and Tester in the first half on the way to building a 2-1 lead. Aly Grabner scored her first of the season to up the margin to 3-1 in the second half before Martin scored two more and Tester got her second to give HNHS a 6-1 advantage.

 

HN netboys use forfeits to win


Photo by Steve Clark.

Wyatt Nave got the only on-court win, but three forfeits by visiting Columbia City gave the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team a 4-l victory on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The visitors forfeited at third singles and both doubles to help HNHS improve to 2-5 on the season.

Nave, a senior, downed Blake Fearnow 6-1, 6-3.

Tommy Bolinger at first singles lost to Niko Rongos in three sets, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6.

 

Huntington North soccerboys a goal short against South Side

The Huntington North High School boys' soccer team came up a goal short in a 2-1 loss to host Fort Wayne South Side on Friday, Aug. 30.

The Vikings, 1-3, cut the Archers two goal lead to one on a second half goal by Tyler Henline off a feed from Zach Baldridge.

Viking goalkeeper Caleb Stoffel recorded five saves on the afternoon.

South Side scored a goal in each half to get the 2-0 lead. Vicente Nino scored in the first half and Justin Thammachack, who assisted on the first Archer goal, got the eventual game-winner in the second half.

 

 

 

HU netmen blow past USF in opener

The Huntington University men's tennis team easily topped host University of Saint Francis, 8-1, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in its season-opener.

 

HU women netters edge USF in opener

The Huntington University women's tennis team edged host University of Saint Francis, 5-4, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in its season-opener

 

Forester women waste strong goalie performance in loss

A strong goalkeeping performance by junior Mary Whybrew went to waste as the Huntington University women's soccer team couldn't get going on offense and eventually lost in overtime to host Aquinas College, 1-0, on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Whybrew made 13 saves for the Foresters, 0-2, who managed just two shots on goal to the Saints' 14.

Aquinas finally slipped one past Whybrew a little over six and a half minutes into the extra period on a shot by Allison VanPatten, who was assisted by Elizabeth Vaughn.

 

HU spikers drop season-opener to NOU

The Huntington University volleyball team dropped its season-opener to visiting Northwest Ohio University, 12-25, 22-25, 22-25, on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Heather Medich and Brittany Rooze led Huntington's offensive effort, producing nine and seven kills, respectively.

Kills came at a premium in the first game for the Foresters, 0-1, as they made only five to the Racers' 12. They evened things up for the rest of the match, though, generating 10 kills apiece in games two and three to the Racers' 11 and 15, respectively.

 

Score in sight


Photo by Steve Clark.

Neil Stoffel (left) goes for a layup against the defense of Dominic Hubley in the YMCA Centennial Olympic Day Basketball Tournament, held at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, Aug. 24.

 

Cutting wins third county golf amateur tournament


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lee Cutting won the Huntington County Amateur Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 25, posting a two-round total of 139.

Cutting becomes a three-time champion of the tournament with the win.

The tournament was played at Norwood Golf Club, in Huntington, on Saturday, Aug. 24, and at Etna Acres Golf Club, in Andrews, on Sunday.

Last year's champion, Todd Stoffel, fired a 153 to take runner-up honors.

Ed Tackett's 161 was good for third.

In the first flight division, Robert Marsh was champion with a 177, narrowly edging Neil Kline, who carded a 178.

 

LaFontaine, Norwood golf courses to hold United Way fund-raisers

LaFontaine Golf Club and Norwood Golf Club will host fund-raisers for the United Way of Huntington County on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Golfers who play through the second hole at LaFontaine and third hole at Norwood, during 8 a.m. and noon, will have the option to assist in this year's "Be The One" United Way campaign.

They could earn prizes in a number of different ways:

• A $10 donation earns the donor a 10 percent discount on merchandise at the Norwood pro shop on Saturday, Aug. 31 only. The 10 percent discount will also be honored at Lafontaine through Dec. 31.

 

Singles sweep leads HNHS netboys to first win


Photos by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team swept all three singles matches on the way to defeating host Bluffton, 4-1, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, for its first win of the season.

Senior Tommy Bolinger at first singles beat Mitchell Drew, 6-3, 6-3, and fellow senior Wyatt Nave took down Hunter Stoller, 6-4, 6-3. Cameron Buzzard, also a senior, topped Grant Prible at third singles, 6-3, 6-2, to wrap up the singles domination.

 

Lady Vike spikers drop 5-set thriller to Norwell

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team lost a five-game thriller to host Norwell, 2-3 on Tuesday, Aug. 27, falling 19-21 in the final game after knotting things at 2-2 with a win the fourth game.

The Lady Vikings, 2-2, opened with a 25-16 win, then fell 21-25 and 23-25 to put themselves in a 1-2 hole. A 25-14 win in the fourth game pushed the match to a fifth game.

Seniors Jessie Drew and Josie Beaver were again the big sticks on offense with 20 and 17 kills, and fellow senior Emiley Gray added 11 kills.

 

Baldridge paces HN soccer win

Zach Baldridge had a pair of goals and the defense didn't allow a shot on goal as the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team blanked visiting Norwell, 4-0, on Monday, Aug. 26.

Tyler Henline scored the lone goal of the first half off an assist from Alex Hosler, and the Vikings, 1-2, put the game away with three goals in the second frame.

 

HNHS, Norwell girls play to 'nil' draw


Photo by Scott Trauner.

A battle between superior goalkeepers turned into a 0-0 tie for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team against host Norwell on Monday, Aug. 26.

The Lady Vikings' Paige Coolman stopped all 10 shots she faced and two Norwell goalies stopped all 18 shots they faced to force the "nil" draw.

The Lady Knights Jessica Siela stopped 17 of the shots thrown toward the Norwell goal by the HNHS offense, with Stephanie Conrad making the remaining save.

The Lady Vikings are 2-1-1 on the season.

 

 

HN netboys lose 2-3 to Adams Central

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team was on the wrong end of a 2-3 decision as it fell to visiting Adams Central on Monday, Aug. 26.

Senior Wyatt Nave gutted out a three-set win over Erick Ripley for one of the two HNHS wins, and the number two doubles team of Andrew Smith and Nick May accounted for the other home win.

The Vikings are 0-5 on the season.

Nave and Ripley each won sets by the count of 6-3, but Nave stepped it up in the final set and won 6-0.

 

Lady Vike spikers sweep New Haven

Seniors Jessie Drew and Josie Beaver combined for 34 kills as the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team swept host New Haven, 3-0, on Thursday, Aug. 22, winning 25-16, 25-18, 27-25.

Sophomore Alexa Hill dished out 40 sets as the Lady Vikings improved to 2-1 on the season.

Drew had 19 kills and Beaver had 15.

Mikayla Carpenter led the defensive efforts with 26 digs, and Emily Gray added 15. Freshman Kayci Clark added eight.

 

 

Cutting wins third county am golf title

Lee Cutting won the Huntington County Amateur Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 25, posting a two-round total of 139.

Cutting becomes a three-time champion of the tournament with the win.

The tournament was played at Norwood Golf Club, in Huntington, on Saturday, Aug. 24, and at Etna Acres Golf Club, in Andrews, on Sunday.

Last year's champion, Todd Stoffel, fired a 153 to take runner-up honors.

Ed Tackett's 161 was good for third.

In the first flight division, Robert Marsh was champion with a 177, narrowly edging Neil Kline, who carded a 178.

 

Second place best Forester women can do at doubles tourney

The duo of Katie Johnson and Cassie Kasicki finished second in Flight B to pace the Huntington University women's tennis team at the Marian University Doubles Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24.

 

Forester netmen win two flights at Marian doubles tourney

The Huntington University men's tennis team opened its season Saturday, Aug. 24, at Marian University's Doubles Tournament, where it won two of the three flights.

 

Huntington North netboys suffer double defeat

Doubles teams undefeated on the day

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team fell to visiting Muncie Central and Richmond on Saturday, Aug. 24, by matching scores of 2-3.

The Vikings, 0-4, picked up all their wins in doubles play, where they went undefeated on the day.

Against Muncie Central, senior Matt Sieberns and junior Graham Sereno beat Bently Burkhalter and Bobby Cunningham at first doubles, 6-3, 7-5. In the second doubles match, senior Andrew Smith and freshman Nick May triumphed over Jordan Smith and Clark Tinder, 6-4, 6-2.

 

Softball league lower bracket champ


Photo provided.

Sysco recently won the lower bracket of the Huntington Parks & Recreation's men's summer softball league tournament. Team members are (front row from left) Drew Stevens, Kris Land, Justin Hayes and (back row from left) Travis Quakenbush, Ethan Daggett, Justin Mote, Taylor Harris, Kyle Worthington, Josh Mote, Chad Breininger, Trent Sherman, Sean Smith and Evan Saunders

 

Softball league upper bracket champs


Photo provided.

New York Life recently won the upper bracket of the Huntington Parks & Recreation's men's summer softball league tournament. Team members are (front row from left) Eric Worthington, Kaz Kalita, Aaron Drummond, Tony Land, Josh Staton, Aaron Cripe and (back row from left) Jeff Myers, Sam Ryan, Ben Ryan, Clark Spahr and Justin Carrell. Not pictured: Austin Drummond and Justin Baker.

 

County amateur tourney


Photo by Steve Clark.

Denny Thornton hits an iron shot on the fourth hole at Etna Acres Golf Club during the second day of play in the Huntington County Amateur Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 25.

 

In flight


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Graham Sereno (left) goes airborne to return a shot in play at first doubles in the Vikings' match against visiting Richmond on Saturday, Aug. 24. Sereno and his partner, Matt Sieberns, were victorious, but Huntington North fell 2-3.

 

Seibold Special


Photo by Steve Clark.

Amy Francis, of Defiance, OH, pitches a horseshoe in the 2013 Seibold Special at Memorial Park in Huntington, on Saturday, Aug. 24. Francis has been the Ohio state horseshoe champion 12 times.

 

HNHS boys' soccer team falls to Manchester, 2-1

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team and host Manchester traded a goal apiece in the first half of their game on Saturday, Aug. 24, but the Squires had the final cheer as they scored a second half goal while shutting the Vikings out, sending them to a 2-1 defeat.

Huntington North, 0-2, got its goal from sophomore Zach Baldridge, off an assist from sophomore Aaron Webb.

Colin McNeeley and Caleb Haecker were Manchester's goal-scorers.

Senior Caleb Stoffel had five saves for the Vikings in the losing effort.

 

Viking harriers claim fifth at own invitational


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team placed fifth out of 16 teams at the Huntington North Cross County Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Senior Charlie Mettler finished first for the Vikings and sixth overall, clocking in at 16:38.1.

Junior Matt DeWitt came next, securing 18th in 17:11.9, senior Luke Doughty took 20th in 17:14.0, junior Tyler Brown snagged 33rd in 17:42.4 and junior Christian Jones was 68th in 18:33.5.

Kyler McVoy came in 71st in 18:34.7 and senior Collin Wesco finished 88th in 19:17.4 to round out the team.

 

Lady Vike harriers fifth at own invite


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity cross country team placed fifth out of 15 teams at the Huntington North Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Sophomore Hannah Stoffel led the way for the Lady Vikings, finishing 17th in 20:13.8.

After Stoffel, junior Emily Eherenman took 23rd in 21:16.5, junior Taryn Doering secured 28th in 21:29.1, senior Cassidy Johnson finished 30th in 21:32.4 and sophomore Marissa Jamison snagged 37th in 21:48.6.

 

Second half surge lifts Lady Vike booters past Jay County


Photos by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team broke open a scoreless game with a series of goals in the second half of its game with visiting Jay County on Saturday, Aug. 24, winning 3-0.

The Lady Vikings, 2-1, got a pair of goals from junior Corinne Tester. Freshman Bailey Martin also scored, on an assist by Tester, for her fourth goal in three games.

Junior Aly Grabner assisted on one of Tester's scores.

Senior Paige Coolman made eight saves in goal for the shutout win.

 

 

Viking gridders’ comeback attempt falls short against Homestead


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School football team lost its season opener to visiting Homestead, 37-28, on Friday, Aug. 23, when a fourth quarter comeback attempt fell short.

Trailing the Spartans 30-14 after three frames, the Vikings narrowed the gap to eight when quarterback Keenan Leichty connected with Kole Hale for six and the team was successful on a two-point conversion try. After an onside kick recovery, Huntington North scored again, this time on a Leichty scoring toss to Elliot Forth. The team's two-point try, however, was no good, leaving the score 30-28, Homestead.

 

Lady Vike booters lose early lead, game to Canterbury

An early lead didn't hold up for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team as it fell to visiting Canterbury, 4-2, on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Junior Corinne Tester and freshman Bailey Martin each had a goal and an assist as the Lady Vikings, 1-1, took a 2-0 lead in the first half, but Canterbury's Sydney Colby struck for her of her three goals and Reagan West also tallied as the visitors took a 3-2 lead into halftime.

Crosby's last goal was the only score of the second half.

 

Lady Vike spikers miss shot at revenge in loss to Carroll

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team missed its shot at getting some payback against visiting Carroll for last season's regional defeat, falling 13-25, 18-25, 28-30, on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Josie Beaver and Jessie Drew led the Lady Vikings, 1-1, with eight and seven kills, respectively.

Alexa Hill served up 35 assists while Mikayla Carpenter collected 15 digs.

Jaqueline Quade and Charlotte Conser led Carroll as Quade recorded a game-high 13 kills while Conser supplied 10.

 

 

Warsaw sweeps Viking netboys

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team got swept by host Warsaw, 0-5, on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

In a match that had originally been scheduled for Aug. 14, Andrew Smith and Nick May at second doubles delivered Huntington North's strongest performance of the day. The duo went down 3-6 in their first set to Nikos Schltt and Christopher Herenduen, but battled back in the next, winning 7-6 (7-3). The duo, however, fell short in the third set, 5-7.

At first doubles, Matt Sieberns and Graham Sereno lost to Nic Jansan and Will Petro 2-6, 2-6.

 

HU soccerwomen lose opener to Concordia

The Huntington University women's soccer team lost its season opener to visiting Concordia University, 2-1, on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Laura Beth Johnston slipped two goals past Forester keeper Korynne Kik in the first half to put the Cardinals in front.

Mary Whybrew relieved Kik in goal in the second half and held Concordia scoreless the rest of the way, making four saves.

Although Kaitlyn Dreman squeezed a goal past Concordia keeper Stephanie Finilla at the 78:36 mark to put Huntington, 0-1, on the board, it proved to be all the Forester offense could muster.

 

Wust makes his first collegiate goal count in HU OT win

Former Viking star nets game-winner

Freshman Isaac Wust's first collegiate goal lifted the Huntington University men's soccer team to a 3-2 overtime victory over visiting Concordia University in the team's season-opener on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Wust, a former Huntington North star, took a Brooks Gerke pass and put the ball past Concordia's goalie just 27 seconds into overtime to give the Foresters the win.

Concordia's Zain Qureshi fired a shot past Forester goalie Drew Mattingly at the 66:47 mark in the second half to knot things up 2-2.

 

Huntington Bicycle Challenge


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The 10th Annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge will be held on Sept. 21 and this year's sponsor is Spokesmen Cycling, in Huntington. The even benefits Pathfinder Services and Parkview Home Health and Hospice. Organizers and sponsors include (from left) Loretta Mottram, senior business director at Pathfinder Services; Amanda Ruckman, intern of special projects at Pathfinder; Rose Meldrum, Huntington Bicycle Challenge organizer; Terri Edmiston, Parkview Hospice clinical manager; and Larry Buzzard, owner of Spokesmen Cycling.

 

World champion pitchers here locally for Seibold Special Horseshoe Tourney

The Seibold Special Horseshoe Tournament, featuring a trio of current and former world champion pitchers, will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park.

Spectators are welcome. In the event of rain, the tournament will be canceled.

The reigning world champion horseshoe pitcher, Ohio resident Alan Francis, is among the competitors. Francis averages 91 percent ringers.

 

Special Olympics bowling kicks off season on Aug. 24

This season of Huntington County Schools Special Olympics bowling begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Rainbow Lanes, in Huntington, at 3 p.m.

To be eligible to compete in Huntington County Schools Special Olympics, individuals must be between the ages of 8 and 21 years old and have been identified as having an intellectual disability.

Parents are encouraged to attend the first practice to complete necessary paperwork. Families and friends are also encouraged to attend practices to cheer on the athletes.

 

Viking harriers place fourth at DeKalb Invitational

Junior Matt Dewitt's 12th place finish helped the Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team place fourth among 12 teams at the DeKalb Invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Dewitt crossed the finished line in 18:12.5 for the 5K as the only Viking in the top 20, helping the squad to 136 points. Carroll dominated the meet with 37 points, Homestead was second with 74 and DeKalb was third with 88.

 

Stoffel leads Lady Viking harriers to fourth at DeKalb

With sophomore Hannah Stoffel leading the way, the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team place fourth among 11 teams at the DeKalb Invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Stoffel placed fourth in 20:21.41 over the 5,000-meter course to lead the Lady Vikings to 93 points, two points behind third place Fremont. Carroll won the meet with 52 points, followed by Homestead with 67.

 

Frosh Martin's second goal gives Lady Vike booters opening win

Freshman Bailey Martin scored her second goal of the game with just 1:57 left in the contest to give the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team a 2-1 win over host East Noble on Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the season-opener for both teams.

Martin scored the first goal of her high school career in the first half, but East Noble tied the contest with just 6:18 left on a goal by Taylor Rex.

 

 

Second doubles team lone victor in season-opening net loss for Vikings

A win by the second doubles team of Andrew Smith and Nick May was the highlight of the day for the Huntington North High School boy's varsity tennis team as it lost its opener to visiting Peru, 1-4, on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Smith, a senior, and May, a freshman, hung tough in a 6-4, 6-4 win over Kameron Graham and Carson Ray.

In singles play, senior Tommy Bolinger fell 1-6, 1-6, to Logan Presno at No. 1, senior Wyatt Nave was a 2-6, 3-6 victim of Bralen Bales at No. 2 and Cameron Buzzard fell 5-7, 1-6, to Jack Zuers at No. 3.

 

Viking booters lose opener to Snider


Photo by Steve Clark.

Danny Becker brought the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team within a goal in the second half but then visiting Fort Wayne Snider ran off three more goals as the Vikings lost 5-1 in their season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Becker's goal, off an assist from Eric Fruit, brought the Vikings to within 2-1 after Sam Schlegal's two first-half goals had given the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Unfortunately, it proved to be the Vikings' lone tally, and Snider put three more shots past Viking goalie Caleb Stoffel before the game ended.

 

Lady Vike spikers start season with sweep


Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Jessie Drew had 12 kills and 11 blocks as the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team swept past visiting Bluffton in three games, 25-20, 25-15, 25-15, on Monday, Aug. 19, in its season-opener.

Sophomore Alexa Hill had 22 assists to help move the offense, and senior Emiley Gray added seven kills, three aces and 10 digs.

Mikayla Carpenter was the defensive leader with 18 digs.

 

 

Back at you


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Maggie Hollman gets as block at the net against Morgan Corle of visiting Bluffton in varsity volleyball action on Monday, Aug. 19.

 

Party funds benefit all county football programs


TAB file photo.

The Ultimate Tailgate Party may take place each year before the Huntington North High School varsity football team's first home game, but the funds raised at the event, and at others hosted by the Huntington Quarterback Club, benefit every football program in Huntington County.

The club, established in 2007, conducts fund-raisers to assist the Police Athletic League (PAL), Crestview and Riverview Middle Schools and Huntington North football programs with the purchase of equipment.

 

Indiana Bandits to hold tryouts for 2014 team on Aug. 24, Sept. 7

The Indiana Bandits travel baseball team (formerly known as the Bluffton Bandits) will hold tryouts for the 2014 season on two Saturdays, Aug. 24 and Sept. 7.

Tryouts will be held at noon both days at Roush Park. in Bluffton. They are open to youth in the 12U and 13U age groups.

For more information, contact Troy Jojola, coach, at 820-2710.

 

 

Champion Hill Toppers allow Buckeyes to escape with wins

Ever the sportsmen, the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers Base Ball Club allowed the Cincinnati Buckeyes to escape back home with a doubleheader sweep of the local boys on Saturday, Aug. 10.

In two matches much closer than the score reveals, the Ohio boys took away a 9 to 2 victory in the first match and followed it up with a narrow 18 to 1 win later in the afternoon.

 

Huntington Hornets 10U softball team second at Fusion Meltdown

The Huntington Hornets 10U softball team competed in the third annual Fusion Meltdown on Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, going 5-2 to earn second place, losing only to the home team, Covington Comets.

Carly Collins led the team with eight hits, five RBI and seven runs scored. MacKenzie LaCroix matched Collins' hit total, smacking two doubles and plating seven. Kate Leichty also slapped a pair of doubles and scored five times, while Madison Reust put her team-high .889 on-base percentage to good use, swiping six bags.

 

Caught it


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Kole Hale brings in the football as he hits the deck in a home scrimmage against Northrop on Friday night, Aug. 16, at Kriegbaum Field.

 

Soccer scrimmage


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Doyle King (center) looks to pass to teammmate Austin Kaylor (left) during a scrimmage with visiting Heritage on Thursday, Aug. 15.

 

Olympic Day, Sprint Triathlon set for Aug. 24


Graphic provided.

The United Way of Huntington County and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA are teaming up to host the 2013 Olympic Day and Sprint Triathlon on Aug. 24.

The main sponsor of the event is Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Olympic Day is a community wide event that will feature Olympic-style events for families and individuals of all ages. Events will promote the health and well-being of the Huntington community.

Most activities are free and the first 100 participants to sign up will receive a T-shirt.

 

Huntington Hornets play in pair of tournaments

The 10U Huntington Hornets girls all-star team participated in the 11U fast-pitch softball league at Homier.

The team played in two tournaments, Plainfield, July 13-14 and Anderson on July 26-27.

At Plainfield, Jaclyn Yazel led the way with three hits, four runs scored and four stolen bases.

Hannah Brown led the team with an on base percent of 0.667. Carly Collins had four runs scored and four stolen bases.

MacKenzie LaCroix scored four times. Evelyn Lee had four stolen bases.

 

Hinton nails second ace in less than year’s time

Richard Hinton, of Warren, made his second hole-in- one on July 29 on the sixth hole at Dogwood Glen, in Warren.

The accomplishment came 360 days after his first hole in one, made on Aug, 3, 2012.

 

 

Winning team of the Dream Center Golf Outing


Photo provided.

The team of Dusty Ransom, Brian Liffick, Aaron Cripe (pictured, from left) and Jay Ransom (not pictured) won the inaugural Dream Center Golf Outing on Aug. 3. The event was held at LaFontaine Golf Course.

 

Seventh annual New Hope UB Church golf outing has 25 teams

The seventh annual New Hope United Brethren Church golf tournament was held Aug. 3 at the Clear Creek Golf Course, with 25 teams participating.

The first place team was made up of Kevin Teusch, Jerry Meehan, Barry Christian and John Gast.

Second place went to the team of Jeremy Helvie, Brian Dill, Tyler Sprinkle and Dru Hammel.

Margie Myers was the closest to the pin on the front nine for women, and Shirley Hunt was closest to the pin on the back nine.

 

Football season getting close locally


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

PAL volunteer Sam Robinson (left) helps Caden Brubaker try on a pair of shoulder pads during equipment pick-up for PAL football on Saturday morning, Aug. 10, at the PAL Club.

 

2nd ace in less than a year


Photo provided.

Richard Hinton (left), of Warren, made his second hole in one on July 29 on the sixth hole at Dogwood Glen, in Warren. The accomplishment came 360 days after his first hole in one, made on Aug 3, 2012. With Hinton is Michelle Smith, manager of Dogwood Glen.

 

Kennedy leads Lady Vike golfers to second at own invite


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Junior Maddi Kennedy fired a 94 to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team to second place out of six competing schools at the 2013 Huntington North Lady Viking Invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The Lady Vikes had a team score of 371, 21 strokes over champion Marion and nine strokes under third place finisher Northrop.

Lauren McCullough shot a 111 as back-up to Kennedy, followed by Ashley Hall with a 116 and Jessica Wiley with a 121.

Gabrielle Malone was non-scorer with a 125.

 

Sean Lewis wins second MIB run recently


Photo by André B. Laird.

Sean Lewis, of Huntington, won his second Men in Black running event in the last few weeks as the former Huntington North runner captured the MIB Challenge 5K on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Huntington University cross country course.

Lewis, 20, edged his younger brother Cordell by eight seconds clocking in at 16:34.6 to the younger Lewis' time of 16:42.

 

Golf tourney to benefit Good, Fairchild is Sept. 8

A golf tournament to benefit the families of two teens injured in a parasailing accident will be held on Sept. 8 at Norwood Golf Club.

Proceeds from the tournament will assist Sidney Good and Alexis Fairchild as they recover from injuries they suffered in a July 1 parasailing accident in Panama City, FL. Fairchild, the daughter of Mike and Angie Fairchild, is now recuperating at home. Good, the daughter of Eric and Amy Good, remains in a rehabilitation facility in Indianapolis.

 

Bremer earns assistant track coach position at Manchester

Jessica Bremer, who served as an intern for the Huntington University cross country program in 2009, has been named assistant coach for the track and field program at Manchester University.

Bremer earned a Bachelor of Science in exercise and sports sciences from Manchester University in 2011. She served as a graduate assistant for DePauw University's cross country and track and field teams from 2011 to 2013.

 

 

Like a cheetah


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kylie Frederick zooms across the court to return a shot in a match on the Huntington North High School tennis courts during open court hours on Thursday, Aug. 1.

 

Golf tourney for Life House

A golf tournament on Sept. 28 will raise funds for Life House, a shelter and resident program for women in Huntington.

The four-man scramble will be held at the LaFontaine Golf Club, with registration at 8 a.m. and tee-off at 9 a.m. The entry fee, which includes 18 holes, car and lunch, is discounted if paid by Aug. 30.

To register, visit www.womenslifehouse.com.

 

 

Local squad is second at tourney

The Huntington County Baseball 12U All-Stars received runner-up honors in the Splash Park Swingfest Tournament last weekend at Billericay Park in Fishers.

Over the weekend the team defeated Whiteland and Fishers. Huntington also defeated Eagle Creek, who was previously undefeated in their 20-plus game season and were the Indianapolis All-Star Champions in a previous tournament.

Huntington went on to face Eagle Creek again in the championship game but was unable to pull off a second victory.

 

 

HNHS announces first day of practice for fall teams

The Huntington North High School athletic department has announced the first day of practice for each fall sports team.

They are:

Girls' Golf
Friday, Aug. 2, at LaFontaine Golf Club, 3:30 p.m.

Football
Monday, Aug. 5, at Kriegbaum Field, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Girls' Soccer
Monday, Aug. 5, at track, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and soccer fields, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Boys' Soccer
Monday, Aug. 5, at soccer fields, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Men in Black Challenge to be held at HU Aug. 3

The third annual Men In Black Challenge will take place Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Huntington University cross county course at 8:30 a.m.

The event, a 5K, is free and hosted by the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team.

Huntington North boys' cross country coach Curtis Hines estimates that last year's race had between 50 and 60 participants.

The Huntington University cross country course is located north of campus off Gragg and Stults roads in Huntington.