HCB Koufax League champ

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Gerdau defeated Miami Tool and Die 13-6 in the championship game of the Huntington County Baseball Koufax League Tournament on Tuesday, July 16, at Homier Park, in Huntington. Miami Tool and Die won the first game 7-6 to force a decisive second match in the double elimination tournament before Gerdau rebounded.

Vikings' Smith to play at Heartland CC

Foremr Huntington North baseball player Quinton Smith, shown pitching for the Summit City Sluggers traveling baseball eam, will continue his diamond career at Hertland Community College, in Normal, IL.
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Quinton Smith, a 2013 graduate of Huntington North High Schoolwill be continuing his baseball career at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL.

Smith, a left-handed pitcher for the Huntington North varsity baseball team, actually got noticed by Heartland's staff while playing with the Summit City Sluggers traveling team in the summer of 2012.

Zay, 3 Boones make up winning team at Klepper Memorial outing

Doug Boone (right), coordinator of the Denny Klepper Memorial Golf Outing, hands a check from the proceeds of the event to Tim Kaufman, Knights of Columbus No. 1014 Grand Knight. The event was held on June 14.
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Ten teams took part in the Denny Klepper Memorial Golf Outing, with a foursome made up of Andy Zay, Terri Boone, Tara Boone and Derek Boone finishing with top honors.

The outing was held June 14 at the LaFontaine Golf Club. Students from Huntington Catholic School volunteered to help at the tournament.

Proceeds from the event were donated to Huntington Catholic School, where Klepper's daughter was a student at the time of his death in 2008 of injuries suffered in a work-related accident.

Dyer again captains team to PHH golf win

Parkview Huntington Golf Classic team members (from left) Chris Hoke, E.J. Carroll, State Rep. Dan Leonard and Dr. Derek Dyer captured first place at this year’s event, which raised funds to support to the purchase of an infant warmer.
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For the second consecutive year, a foursome captained by Dr. Derek Dyer posted the low score of the day to capture the first place in the 23rd annual Parkview Huntington Golf Classic, held June 27 at LaFontaine Golf Club.

Proceeds from the day topped the goal of $18,700 and will purchase a portable infant warming unit for use in Parkview Huntington Hospital's Family Birthing Center.

Miller golf outing and auction set for Aug. 24 at LGC

The "Live Life with No Regrets" Golf Outing/- Silent Auction will be held Aug. 24 at LaFontaine Golf Club, in Huntington.

The outing begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., followed by the silent auction and a dinner at 5:30 p.m.

There is a fee per person or a fee per foursome.

The outing is in honor and memory of Diane Miller, who lost her battle with breast cancer 10 years ago. Proceeds raised will be donated to the Chemotherapy Treatment Clinic at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

11 Huntington University sports teams earn NAIA scholar-team accolades

Eleven of Huntington University's 14 teams have been named 2012-2013 Scholar-Teams by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale as defined by the institution. The team grade-point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.


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Tyler Melcher of Dennis Grain drives a pitch in the Huntington County Baseball Mays League Tournament championship game against Bolinger's Propane Service on Tuesday evening, July 16, at Homier Park. Dennis Grain won the title.

Look out!

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Parker Thompson of Gerdau gets out of the way of a high and tight pitch in Koufax League Huntington County Baseball Tournament action on Tuesday, July 16, against Miami Tool and Die at Homier Park.

Mays League champion

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Dennis Grain defeated Bolinger's Propane Service 14-8 in the championship game of the Mays League Huntington County Baseball Tournament on Tuesday, July 16, at Homier Park, in Huntington. The team finished the season undefeated. Team members are (front row from left) Aden Dennis, Preston Teusch, Tyler Melcher, Brady Henline and (second row from left) Ethan Vaught, Max Colclesser, Gavin Smeltzer, Alex Gass, Mitchell Gerber, Robert Malcolm, Bryce Thompson and (back row from left) assistant coaches Jason Dennis and Shane Gerber, Head Coach Kevin Thompson and Assistant Coach Rich Henline.

Reese League champion

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The Literacy Store defeated Roanoke Chamber of Commerce 12-1 in the championship game of the Reese League Huntington County Baseball Tournament on Tuesday, July 16, at Homier Park, in Huntington. Team members are (front row from left) Zack Myers, Brandt Cady, Dominik Jojola, Beldon Glasgow, Brock Eltzroth, Gage Tomlinson and (second row from left) Assistant Coach Troy Jojola, Andrew Smekens, Mason Huffman, Hale Bower, Brock Spahr, Garrett Trout, Head Coach Marc Cady and (back row from left) assistant coaches Brad Myers and Brandon Glasgow.

PAL best hitter

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The Huntington PAL Best Hitter award for 2013 was given to Austin Elston (second from left) of Huntington County Federal Credit Union by his coaches David Bye (far left) and Dustin Howell (far right) and Ed Waters (third from left) of the PAL.

PAL best pitcher

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The Huntington PAL Best Pitcher award for 2013 was given to Aidan Hosler (center) of S&S Keller Construction by his coach Jim Clancy (left) and Ed Waters of the PAL.

PAL Mental Attitude Award

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The Huntington PAL Taylor-Foust Mental Attitude Award for 2013 was given to Drew Snelling (center) of Schneider Electric by his coach Adam Clanin (left) and Ed Waters of the PAL.

Schenkel saves best for last race before retiring from ARCA career

Kent Schenkel saved his best for last.
The Huntington resident and now-retired driver in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) participated in his last race on June 14, capturing 12th out of 28 in the Patriot Pumps 200, held at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), in Brooklyn, MI.

Schenkel's previous best finish was 16th at the RainEater Wiper Blades 200 in 2011, also held at MIS.

Even though he finished strong, Schenkel points to three incidents during the race that he believes held him back from potentially finishing even higher.

Golf outing at LaFontaine to benefit ‘By the Book’

On Aug. 3, a golf outing will be held at Norwood Golf Club to benefit the By the Book program.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

The program provides weekly religious education classes to all third and fourth grade students in Huntington County.

All proceeds will help fund the 2013-2014 school year classes.

Registration forms can be picked up at any iAB financial bank branch, area churches or downloaded at

For further information and questions call Karen Humbarger at 758-2418.