HU athletes shine in classroom

Huntington University athletes earned 32 spots on the Mid-Central College Conference's 2008-09 MCC Academic All-Conference Team.

Student-athletes from all nine member institutions who are in their third, fourth, or fifth year of eligibility and achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or greater for the entire academic year are eligible for the award.

HNHS offers junior golf camps

Huntington North High School is offering Junior Golf Camps to female golfers between the ages of 10 and 18 years old.

The camps will be held July 27 through 30 at Norwood Golf Club, from 10:15 a.m. to noon each day.

The program will focus on teaching the game of golf to new and experienced junior female golfers.

The instructional program will focus on the fundamentals of golf including: grip, setup, posture, alignment and full-swing principles.

PAL Baseball Tournament heading to finish

The Huntington Police Athletic League continued its double-elimination Coach's Pitch and Little League Tournaments on Tuesday, July 7.

The results are:

Coach's Pitch
Zay Leasing won over I.M.I. Inc. 17-6.
El Shaddai Screen Printing dominated Frederick's Photography 23-6.

Little League
Only Internet beat F.O.P. Lodge 77 8-3.
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home ousted Star Insurance 18-8.

July 6 results from PAL baseball tournaments

The Huntington Police Athletic League continued its double-elimination Coach's Pitch and Little League Tournaments on Monday, July 6. Below are the results for those games.

Coach's Pitch
Metro Kiwanis beat Zay Leasing 12-2.
El Shaddai Screen Printing fell to Bailey-Love Mortuary 15-7.
F.O.P. Lodge 77 won by forfeit over I.M.I. Inc.

Little League
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home beat Farm Bureau Insurance 12-2.
Star Insurance ousted Huntington County Federal Credit Union 6-4.

Huntington County Baseball announces scores and standings for week 7 and 8

Huntington County Baseball has announced scores and standings for weeks 7 and 8 of play.

Clemente League

The Clemente League has announced results from weeks 7 and 8 of play.

PAL Tournament Results

The Huntington PAL Club tournament action continued on Thursday, July 2.

In Little League action, the F.O.P. Lodge #77 and Only Internet earned victories.

F.O.P. Lodge #77 defeated Star Insurance by a score of 9-7.

Only Internet claimed a win in 10 innings over McElhaney Hart Funeral Home with a score of 4-3.

In the Coach's Pitch tournament, Bailey Love Funeral Home, Zay Leasing, and El Shaddai were all winners.

Bailey Love Funeral Home defeated IMI, Inc. by a score of 29-5.

Lassus Handy Dandy, Champions

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Owen Wills of Mike Gibson State Farm Insurance throws the ball to second to try and get an out during the championship game of the Roanoke Youth Sports Coach's Pitch League on Thursday, July 2, at Roanoke Park. The opponent, Lassus Handy Dandy, won the game.

Reese League Action

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Drew Fawcett of Huntington Exchange Club grabs the ball to try and thwart a steal by Joe Bentz of Doctor Construction (Clear Creek) during Huntington County Baseball's Reese League action at Homier Field on July 2. This was the last scheduled game of the season for the Reese League.

Oak Lanes to host seventh annual Huntington County Bowling Camp

Oak Lanes bowling alley in Huntington will play host to the seventh annual Huntington County Bowling Camp, which will begin on Tuesday, July 14, for children and adults ages 7 to 21.

Participants will receive focused instruction and practice on aspects of technique and rules of the game, including learning to keep score, striking corner pins, the follow-through and the approach.

Tackett, Bischoff help Indiana bowlers defeat Kentucky

Huntington North High School bowling team members EJ Tackett and Elizabeth Bischoff helped the Indiana All-Stars defeat the Kentucky All-Stars 23,359 to 22,498 for the overall title for the third consecutive year

Competition was held June 27 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.

Both the Indiana girls and boys also defeated their Kentucky counterparts.

In the morning team competition, Bischoff was partnered with 2009 Queen's champion Lisa Hunt of Indianapolis, 2007 Indiana High School champion Christina Oschman of Evansville and Heather LeBaute of Elkhart.

Fouled off

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Chad Champion of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home hits a foul ball as Jayden Stepp of Huntington County Federal Credit Union is poised to catch the pitch during the first game of the PAL Little League Tournament on July 1 at the PAL Athletic Complex. McElhaney-Hart won the match-up.

Star Insurance, McElhaney-Hart win opening games of PAL Little League tourney

Star Insurance and McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home won the first games in the PAL Little League tournament on Tuesday, June 30.

Star Insurance beat Farm Bureau Insurance by a score of 8-7.

McElhaney-Hart came from behind to defeat Huntington County Federal Credit Union 19-16.

The tournament resumes on Thursday, July 2. Star Insurance will face F.O.P. Lodge 77, and McElhaney-Hart will play Only Internet. F.O.P. and McElhaney-Hart received byes in the tournament.


Thunder wins tourney in Michigan

Members of the Indiana Thunder pose for their team photo after winning the 12U division of the Compuware Classic in Canton, MI, recently.
Photo provided.

The Indiana Thunder '96 softball team won the 12U division of the Compuware Classic in Canton, MI, in late June.

The team opened elimination play with a victory over the Michigan Warriors by a score of 11-1, with Erin Rethlake, of Huntington, and Lexy Britt sharing duties on the mound. Brooke Herendeen had two singles, Sarah Thompson, Britt, Rene Spaulding and Ashley Ousley each one.

Announce week 8 PAL baseball results

The Huntington Police Athletic League has announced scores for week 8 of play.

Games rained out in previous weeks were made up on Monday, June 22.

HNHS SS Hammel makes academic all-state team

Jamon Hammel
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Jamon Hammel, 2009 Huntington North High School graduate, was recognized by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association as a member of the Academic All-State team.

Hammel was a four-year member of the baseball program and a three-year varsity starter. The Academic All State team is selected annually and recognizes the best student-athletes excelling on the baseball field and in the classroom around the state.


Ready to release

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Pitcher Trey Willliams, of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, gets ready to send another pitch homeward during Little League action at the PAL on Tuesday, June 23.

PAL announces results of week7

The Huntington Police Athletic League has announced results for week 7 of play.

Coach's Pitch
On June 15, Metro Kiwanis beat Bailey-Love Mortuary 9-8.
Zay Leasing and F.O.P. 77 tied 12-12.
Frederick's Photography defeated I.M.I. Inc. 24-6.
On June 17, El Shaddai won over F.O.P. 77 12-10.
June 18, Metro Kiwanis dominated I.M.I. Inc 18-1.
Bailey-Love Mortuary beat Zay Leasing 24-7.
Frederick's Photography edged past F.O.P. 77 8-7.

Big cut

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Zach Geyer of Huntington Firemen tries for a hit during Huntington County Baseball Mantle League play on Wednesday, June 17, at Andrews Park.

Stretching for the throw

Photo by Matt Murphy.

First baseman Nick Perry of Video Vault and Tanning stretches to catch the ball during action at Coach's Pitch play at Roanoke Park on Wednesday, June 17.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Summer Leagues

Wednesday High School Development
Men's High Game: EJ Tackett, 266; Mike Gottschalk, 245; Mel Fruit Jr., 243.
Men's High Series: EJ Tackett, 716; Adam Fruit, 655; Mike Gottschalk, 635.
Women's High Game: Sierra Rice, 226; Elizabeth Bischoff, 215; Kaitlyn Conley, 172.
Women's High Series: Elizabeth Bischoff, 573; Sierra Rice, 557; Alex Rittenhouse, 465.
Top Teams: Adam Fruit, 22-6; Mel Fruit Jr., 16-12; EJ Tackett, 16-12.

Huntington County Baseball releases results from week6

Huntington County Baseball has released scores and results for week 6 of play.

Clemente League
On June 8, Ness Brothers Real Estate (Roanoke) beat VFW 19-2.
On June 9, Roanoke won over Frederick's Photography 11-2.
On June 10, Bippus State Bank edged out Midwest Metals 5-3.

Games were also made up from the previous week:
Midwest Metals powered over Bippus State Bank 21-11.
Midwest Metals also beat Frederick's Photography.

PAL announces results from week 6

The Huntington Police Athletic League has announced results for week 6 of play.

Games were rained out on June 11.

Coach's Pitch
On June 9, F.O.P. 77 beat I.M.I., Inc. 17-6.
Bailey-Love Mortuary won over El Shaddai Screen Printing 13-5.
Zay Leasing fell to Metro Kiwanis 15-7.

Young Vikings finish eighth at regional golf tournament

"Wait ‘til next year'' has good meaning for the Huntington North High School boys' golf team, which will return four of five golfers who placed eighth in the Muncie Central Golf Regional Tournament on Friday, June 12.

The Vikings recorded a 327 at The Player's Club to end their season, but only senior Brandon Whitesell ended his high school career. Garrett Bracht, a senior next season, fired a 76 to lead the young Vikings, who will also return current sophomore EJ Tackett and Neal Hamilton and current freshman Jordan Sweet.

Chambers, Cotton earn NCC track coaches of year honors

The Huntington North Vikings captured two North Central Conference titles this spring, both in track.

Which then makes for no surprise that both track coaches, Clark Chambers, for the boys, and Don Cotton, for the girls, are being honored as NCC track coaches of the year.

"It's a very nice award to receive from your peers," says Chambers. "But with that being said, I had very little to do with it. My assistant coaches are fabulous ... they make my job easy."

HCB releases scores and standings from weeks 4 and 5

Huntington County Baseball has released its standings for weeks 4 and 5 of play.

Clemente League
The Clemente League has posted scores for games from May 22 through June 4.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Summer Leagues

Wednesday High School Development
Men's High Game: EJ Tackett, 240; Adam Fruit, 234; Mel Fruit Jr., 223.
Men's High Series: EJ Tackett, 653; Mel Fruit Jr., 640; Adam Fruit, 639.
Women's High Game: Stacey Hebert, 236; Elizabeth Bischoff, 195; Alex Rittenhouse, 193.
Women's High Series: Stacey Hebert, 625; Elizabeth Bischoff, 557; Alex Rittenhouse, 507.
Top Teams: Adam Fruit, 19-5; Trent Kline, 15-9; Alex Rittenhouse, 14.5-9.5.

PAL announces results from week 5

The Huntington County Police Athletic League has announced results from week 5 of play.

Coach's Pitch League
On Tuesday, June 2, Bailey-Love Mortuary beat Fredrick's Photography 11-4

Metro Kiwanis flew past El Shaddai Screen Printing 15-5.
I.M.I. Inc. trumped Zay Leasing 13-4.

On Thursday, June 4, Bailey-Love Funeral Home powered over I.M.I. Inc., 25-8.

Frederick's Photography skated past Zay Leasing 8-2.
F.O.P. 77 fell to El Shaddai Screen Printing 25-6.

HNHS' Hurlburt misses all-state track honor by narrowest of margins

By the narrowest of margins, Huntington North High School senior Alyssa Hurlburt missed all-state honors in the long jump at the Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls' State Track Meet on Saturday, June 6.

Hurlburt pulled off a personal best jump of 17 feet, 4 inches to match with freshman Ayren Cobb of Benton Central for the ninth-best effort, but lost the final all-state placing on the tie-breaker of each girl's second best effort.

Rebecca Neville of Merrillville won the event with a leap of 19-01.75.

Drabenstot's last HS competition a success as HNHS senior makes all-state with fourth place

Rex Drabenstot made his last competition as a high school athlete a successful one as the Huntington North High School senior earned an all-state track medal by placing fourth in the shot put at the Indiana State High School Athletic Association Boys' State Meet on Friday, June 5.

Coming off his regional championship last week, Drabenstot launched a throw of 57 feet, 1 inch on the fifth of his six attempts to claim his all-state honor.

Hamilton, Tackett lead HNHS golfers to regional

Sophomores Neal Hamilton and EJ Tackett fired rounds of 76 and 78, respectively, on Friday, June 5, at the Huntington North Boys' golf Sectional Tournament to lead Huntington North into regional play next week.

The Vikings fired a score of 321 to place second behind champion Norwell and earn one of three team regional tickets to Muncie next Friday.

Norwell recorded a score of 300 to easily out-distance Huntington North, with Bellmont placing third among 13 teams with a 327.