A dilly of a return

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Maeve Wilkinson, 12, returns a serve during a game of pickleball Thursday, Aug. 2, at Memorial Park. Her grandfather, Kevin Kline, of Huntington keeps an eye on his partner as they played against her brothers Samson Wilkinson, 13, and Norman Wilkinson, 10.

Tourney winners

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Three members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana in Huntington participated in the Summer Smash Karate Tournament in Fort Wayne on July 21. Pictured are (from left) Nathaniel Mygrant, second place, 15 to 16-year-old intermediate kata; Amanda Fleischmann, second place, adult novice kata and second place, adult novice kobudo kata; Sensei Dawn Anderson; and Mason Payton, fourth place, 7 to 8-year-old intermediate kata.

Middle school students invited to join Riverview football program

Riverview Middle School football starts Aug. 1, and is open to any seventh and eighth-grade students.
Voluntary conditioning is Aug. 1 to 3 and Aug. 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Riverview football practice field.

Football helmets will be given out on Aug. 1.

No physicals are required for conditioning.

Water will be provided. Players need to wear shorts and T-shirts and bring football cleats if they have them.

Official practice starts on Aug. 8. Players will need to have their physicals turned into the school by that date to practice.

Shondell Day Camps

Photo by Steve Clark.

Dave Shondell (left), head coach of the Purdue University volleyball team, demonstrates a defensive position for attendees of the Shondell Day Camps at Huntington University on Friday, July 20. In addition to Dave Shondell’s defense camp, there was an attacking camp, taught by Kyle Shondell, head coach of the HU volleyball team; a setting camp, taught by John Shondell, associate volleyball head coach at Purdue University; and a passing camp, taught by Steve Shondell, former women’s volleyball coach at Ball State University.

Boone aces Norwood No. 8

Tara Boone
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Tara Boone hit a hole in one on Thursday, July 19, at Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington.

Boone achieved her ace on the eighth hole, hitting the ball 114 yards with a 9 iron.

The hole in one is Boone’s first ever. The feat was witnessed by Terri Boone, Chelsea Winter and Jodi Kilty.

Roanoke teenager Anderson not taking ordinary summer respite

Autumn Anderson (middle), a futsal player from Roanoke, will be playing for the United States at a futsal competition in Medellín, Colombia that is set to begin this week. Futsal is similar to soccer and played indoors. Pictured with Anderson at a tournament this past January are Carlos Cruz (left) and Brianna Cruz, her coaches with the Fort Wayne Phoenix Futsal Club.
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Autumn Anderson isn’t going on an ordinary summer vacation.

The Roanoke resident is heading to Medellín, Colombia, where she’ll be representing the United States in the sport of futsal.

Futsal is similar to soccer, which Anderson plays at Huntington North High School. Futsal features two teams of five players apiece squaring off on an indoor, hard-surface court that’s similar in scale to a basketball court. It’s played with a ball that’s smaller and harder than a soccer ball.

HU Summer Golf Outing July 28

The Huntington University men’s basketball team is holding its 24th annual Summer Golf Outing on Saturday, July 28, at Norwood Golf Course.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon in the clubhouse, then the golf outing will commence at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

There is a fee to attend, which will benefit the men’s basketball team. The fee covers the cost of the green fee, cart rental, lunch, door prizes and a season ticket.

PAL Pony League tourney champs

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Winner of the PAL Pony League Tournament is Everything Flooring, which defeated Optimists in the championship game on Tuesday, July 2. Team members are (from left) Corbin Copeland, Landon Spencer, Zach Setser,  Braxton Tharp, Coach Andy Tharp, Braden Wine, Elysha Little,  Seth Johnson,  Coach Michael Spears,  Austin Turner,  Dalen Johnson, Coach Gary Copeland,  Adam Turner  and Coach Chris Setser.

Runner vs. throw

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Broc Miller (left), of Optimist International, focuses on catching a throw to third base to get out baserunner Elysha Little, of Everything Flooring, during the Pony League championship game in the Huntington Police Athletic League on Tuesday, July 3. Little beat the throw for Everything Flooring, which went on to win the game.


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Sawyer Teusch of DeLaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott connects with the baseball against C&C Autobody & Paint at the Huntington County Baseball 11U tournament game on Friday evening, July 6.

Teams find rankings in horseshoe tourney

Team 2 remained at the top of the standings in the Huntington Horseshoe Club as of June 11, through six weeks of play.

The team, comprised of Jimmy Biehl and Bruce Slazyk, sported a record of 14-4.

Team 4 was in second place. That squad, made up of Skip Sandlin and Al Brown, had 10.5 victories against 7.5 defeats.

The No. 3 spot was occupied by Team 1. Featuring Darren Stolz and Jerry Stolz, the team stood at 7.5-10.5.

Team 3, consisting of Jim Biehl Sr. and Pat Mitchell, was in fourth place with a record of 4-14.

Middle schoolers are invited to free football camp beginning next week

A free middle school football development camp will be held July 10, 12, 17, 24 and 26, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Kriegbaum Field.

The camp will be run by all of the coaches from Riverview and Crestview seventh and eighth grade coaching staffs, with the assistance of the high school staff. Players will participate in essential individual skills that will help prepare them for the season.

This is a non-padded camp. Players will need to bring cleats, water and comfortable clothes. They will have access to all of the high school football practice equipment.

Former HNHS star speaks at camp

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Former Huntington North High School basketball standout Lisa Winter Finn (left) sits with Heidi Lawson, head coach of the Huntington North girls’ basketball team, at the Lady Vikings’ youth camp on Thursday, June 28, at Huntington North. Finn, who helped lead the Lady Vikings to a state title in 1995 and was named Indiana Miss Basketball in 1996, spoke to the campers about her career.

Team 2 leading horseshoe pitching

As of June 4, Team 2 was leading the pack at the Huntington Horseshoe Club.

The team, comprised of Jimmy Biehl and Bruce Slazyk, sported a record of 11.5 wins against 3.5 losses.

Team 4 was in second place with a record of 10-5. That team is made up of Skip Sandlin and Al Brown.

Team 1 had 5.5 victories against 9.5 defeats and occupied third place. Darren Stolz and Jerry Stolz comprise that squad.

Team 3, featuring members Jim Biehl Sr. and Pat Mitchell, was in fourth place with a record of 3-12.

Instructions from the coach

Photo by Steve Clark.

Rick Burnau (middle), head coach of the Huntington North High School football team, speaks to children at the team’s youth camp on Thursday, June 28, at Kriegbaum Field. The team’s coaches and players taught football fundamentals to elementary and middle school-aged attendees over the course of three days.