Farm Bureau bombs pair in PAL Coaches Pitch

Coaches Pitch

Farm Bureau recorded big wins over Horace Mann, 23-5, and Frederick's Photography, 20-7. Metro Kiwanis also showed some offensive firepower, beating Horace Mann, 21-12 and Bailey Love, 27-1. Craig Martz was a two-time winner, topping Bippus Bank, 11-4, and Bailey Love, 27-2. Dirt Trucking also went 2-0, defeating Firefighters Local 680 and Optimist by counts of 15-11 and 10-8, respectively. Frederick's Photography won against Andrews 1, 24-8, and Horace Mann took down RE/MAX, 17-7.

Local ARCA racer Schenkel does career finale at Michigan IS

Shown in his car, Kent Schenkel, of Huntington, has driven in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) since 2009. He retired from the sport after racing in the Michigan ARCA 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday, June 14.
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Kent Schenkel, Huntington resident and driver in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA), participated in his final race last week.

An ARCA driver since 2009, Schenkel decided that last Friday's Michigan ARCA 200, at Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, MI, would be his last hurrah.

"It's time," he says. "I'm not getting any younger."

Schenkel, 63, started participating in racing schools across the country upon his retirement in 2000. Four years ago, he obtained his ARCA Master License.

HNHS cross country alumni host 2nd annual MIB Runway Mile

Alumni of the Huntington North High School cross country team will host the second annual Men In Black Runway Mile Walk/Run at the Huntington Municipal Airport on Friday, July 19, at 8:15 p.m.

The race is a completely straight and flat full mile run on the entire length of the airport's runway.

Chip timing will be used to get accurate results and prizes for overall male and female winners, as well as age group winners, will be given.

Registration forms can be found on the event's website, runwaymile.

Huntington County Baseball 12U all-stars compete in Sluggers’ tourney

The Huntington County Baseball 12U all-star team recently participated in the Summit City Sluggers/Vera Bradley "Strikeout Breast Cancer" event, hosted by Homier Park.

The team won two games, beating the New Haven All Stars and the Auburn All Stars.

Team coaches are Marc Cady, Matt Anderson, Jason McQueen and Shane Elzroth.

The team is sponsored by Indiana Fluid Power, in Fort Wayne.


Warren Hillcrest Church of Nazarene to host 2013 5K walk/run on July 6

Warren Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene will host the 2013 5K Walk/Run on July 6 at 8 a.m.

The event starts with race day registration at 7 a.m. and registrants will be asked to sign a waiver.

Awards will be handed out to male and female winners in various age brackets.

Pre-registration can be done through June 24 at a small discount and the price includes a T-shirt. A limited number of shirts will be available on race day.

For more information on the race or registration, visit or call 388-3882.


Air gulp

Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Mary Cate Pruitt comes up for a gulp of air during the girls' 10 & under 880 open water race at the 2013 IN PRO Huntington Mile, also known at the Glen Hummer Mile, on Saturday, June 15, at Lake Clare in Huntington.

Hustling in

Photo by Steve Clark.

Roger Hershberger lowers his racket to return a shot in the 40 and over singles division of the Viking Classic at the Huntington North High School tennis courts on Thursday, June 13.

Men in Black to host Heritage Days 5K on June 22

Huntington North High School's Men in Black Running Club will sponsor a Heritage Days 5K on Saturday, June 22.

Race day registration and number pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 9:15 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field, in Huntington. The race begins at 9:50 a.m. and traditionally follows the parade route.

Awards will be presented at 10:45 a.m. at Kriegbaum. The top overall male and female finishers will receive awards, as will the top male and female finishers in each of 13 age groups.

The entry fee is discounted until June 18.

SPARK program kicks off

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The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department has begun the 13th summer of the Summer Parks and Recreation for Kids (S.P.A.R.K.) program at five local parks. Each park is staffed by two S.P.A.R.K. directors. They are (front row, from left) Colin Spencer, Megan Leedy, Abby Armstrong, Paul Hernandez and Lindsay McElhaney; and (back row, from left) Adam Rucker, Kaitlyn Campbell, Anne Hacker, Katie Shomo and Tyler Blocker. For information about the program, call 358-2323.

Making waves

Photo by André B. Laird.

On Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, the Indiana Championship boat races were held at Lake Clare. Racers competed for best lap times and points to advance to the next stage. Here a contestant races his way through the first heat.

HNHS moving to new athletic conference

Starting in the 2015-16 school year, Huntington North High School will leave the North Central Conference (NCC) and begin competing in a new athletic conference.

The announcement came last week, Thursday, June 6. The new conference has not yet been named, but will contain six schools - Bellmont, Columbia City, DeKalb, East Noble, New Haven and Norwell - from the Northeast Hoosier Conference, which is disbanding after the 2014-15 school year.

HNHS boys’ golf team hosting outing at LaFontaine Golf Club

The Huntington North High School boys' golf team is hosting an outing at LaFontaine Golf Club, in Huntington, on July 7 at 8 a.m.

There will be payouts for first, second and third place.

Longest drive and closest-to-pin competitions, as well as a putting contest, will also be featured.

Entry forms can be picked up at LaFontaine or by e-mailing Scott Winter, head coach of the boys' golf team, for one at

There is a registration fee, which covers the cost of a meal. All proceeds from the outing will support the boys' golf team.

HNHS volleyball coach, staff to conduct camp July 22-24 at HNHS

A volleyball camp conducted by Jessica Fuller, head coach of the Huntington North High School volleyball team, and her staff, will be offered at the high school from July 22 through July 24.

The camp is open to youths entering grades six through eight. Time for the camp each day is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There is a registration fee, which covers the cost of a camp T-shirt.

Entry forms are available on Huntington North's website, hnhs.hccsc., as well as on the glass-top case outside the athletic department at the school.

HNHS track staffs hosting summer skills camp at Kriegbaum in June

The coaching staffs of the Huntington North High School boys' and girls' track and field teams are offering a summer skills camp at Kriegbaum Field, in Huntington, every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the rest of June.

All current middle school and high school students are invited to attend the camp, which is free.

The camp's emphasis will be on technical events, which includes field events such as long jump, high jump and pole vault, and track events such as hurdles.

Throwing to first

Photo by Steve Clark.

Aydon Eppard (front right) of Star Excavating starts to make a throw to first base after fielding the ball during Clemente League baseball action at Homier Park in Huntington on Tuesday, June 11.