Sports

Waterfall 5K/10K Trail Run set for Sunday at Salamonie River State Forest

The Waterfall 5K/10K Trail Run is set for Sunday, June 14, at Salamonie River State Forest, in Lagro, at 8:30 a.m.

Both races will take place on the Salamonie River State Forest trails. The races will start and finish at the Observation Mound Pavilion, 6297 S. Salamonie Dam Rd., Lagro. The pavilion is atop the Salamonie Dam near the confluence with the Wabash River.

Letting it fly


Photo by Steve Clark.

Chad Yoder (right) lets his disc fly as he participates in the Huntington County Disc Golf Club’s weekly gathering on Tuesday, June 2, at the Tower Park Disc Golf Course, in Warren. Observing Yoder’s throw is fellow disc golfer Shawn McCoy.

Hole in one


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John Morrison (third from left) recorded a hole-in-one at Dogwood Glen Golf Course, in Warren, on Monday, June 1. Morrison achieved his ace on the sixth hole, which is 98 yards. The feat was witnessed by Dan Poulson and John Vickery (first and second from left, respectively) and Steve Laymon and Jack Harmon (fourth and fifth from left, respectively.)

County amateur golf tourneys to continue

The 2020 Huntington County Amateur Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, June 27, at Etna Acres Golf Course and Sunday, June 28, at Dogwood Glen Golf Course.
All tee times will be in the morning.

The tournament is open to Huntington County residents or members of a Huntington County golf course.

Classes will be divided into men qualifying for the championship flight on the first day. The top half of the field will be in the championship flight; the remainder will be divided between other flights.

HU alum Poncio is new men’s tennis team coach

Ignacio Poncio
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Huntington University athletic director Lori Culler recently announced the hiring of HU alum Ignacio Poncio as the school’s next men’s tennis coach.

No stranger to campus, Poncio returns to his alma mater to head up a tennis program that has a rich tradition of success. The Argentinian native was a key cog in HU’s success during his four years in Forester green and white.  

Picking up her sign


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kodi Douglass (left), a senior at Huntington North High School, picks up a commemorative yard sign from Valarie Cannici, athletic department secretary, outside the school on Thursday, May 7. The sign denotes that Douglass would have played softball for Huntington North, had the spring sports season not been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The athletic department handed out a total of 17 signs to seniors who intended to play a spring sport.

Viking pride


Photo by Steve Clark.

Seniors who would have participated in the spring sports season at Huntington North High School hold personalized yard signs they picked up from Athletic Director Kris Teusch on Thursday, May 7, outside the school. Teusch and the athletic department wanted the students to have a memento from the sports season, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured are (from left) Corynn Barton, Graham Scher, Teusch and Cameron Foust.

Cruising for spring sports


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cameron Foust, a senior at Huntington North High School, cruises down Jefferson Street, in Huntington, during the school’s VACCINE event on Friday, May 1. Standing for “Viking Athletes Cruise Celebration In Neighborhoods Everywhere,” the Student Athletic Board-organized event saw spring sports athletes from HNHS depart the school in a caravan and drive around town, receiving recognition and support from community members in response to losing the sports season due to COVID-19.

Recognition for spring athletes


Photo by Steve Clark.

Corynn Barton, a senior at Huntington North High School, waves as she cruises down Jefferson Street, in Huntington, during the school’s VACCINE event on Friday, May 1. Standing for “Viking Athletes Cruise Celebration In Neighborhoods Everywhere,” the Student Athletic Board-organized event saw spring sports athletes from HNHS depart the school in a caravan and drive around town, receiving recognition and support from community members in response to losing the sports season due to COVID-19.

Community can help honor spring athletes

The Huntington North High School athletics department is holding a special community event to recognize its spring sports athletes on Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m.

The event is called “VACCINE,” which stands for “Vikings Athletes Cruise Celebration In Neighborhoods Everywhere.” A caravan of vehicles containing Huntington North spring athletes will depart the school and proceed to several locations in Huntington. Community members are encouraged to park at one of the locations as a show of support to the students, who were unable to play sports this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth sports leagues ditch summer plans as pandemic lingers

The front diamond at the Police Athletic League, in Huntington, sits empty on Thursday, April 16. The diamond will remain that way throughout the summer, as the PAL has canceled its baseball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other local sports leagues have canceled their seasons as well.
Photo by Steve Clark.

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into late April, youth sports leagues in Huntington County have decided to cancel their seasons.

In Huntington, Huntington County Baseball (HCB) and the Police Athletic League (PAL) have decided to suspend their operations this summer. Andrews Lions Club Baseball, which is an affiliate of the PAL, has followed suit.

HU hires Hoosier legend's son as men's hoop coach


Kory Alford

Huntington University has hired Kory Alford to be the next head coach of the Forester men’s basketball team.

Alford currently serves as the director of player development for the University of Nevada, Reno, men’s basketball team. Prior to that role, he held various roles for the men’s basketball team at his alma mater, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

A pickle (ball) of a day


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ron Eckert (right) gets ready to serve to his granddaughter, Rileigh Johnson, during a pickleball game at Memorial Park on Thursday, April 2. Johnson said her grandfather was winning the game.

IHSAA announces cancellation of 2020 spring sports season

With the closure of K-12 schools throughout the state for the remainder of the school year, the Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced the cancellation of the spring sports season.

As a result of that decision, the baseball, softball, girls’ tennis, boys’ golf and boys’ and girls’ track and field seasons at Huntington North High School will not go forward.

HU’s Fryman makes the most out of basketball career that almost wasn’t


Photo by Steve Clark.

Entering her senior year on the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team, Sarah Fryman had no intention of playing hoops in college.

“I just wasn’t really looking into it that much,” she admits. “So, I was just planning on going to Ball State or something.”

Jump ahead five years and Fryman is currently a senior at Huntington University, where she played basketball for four years – and established herself as one of the Foresters’ best players ever.

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