Huntington University men’s tennis team to host 2 camps this summer

The Huntington University men's tennis team will host two camps this summer at the Merillat Complex Klopfenstein Courts.

The first session is slated for June 10-14 while the second session will run from July 22-25.

There is a cost per child in four age groups, kindergarten to second grade (9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.); third to fifth grade (10-11a.m.); sixth to eighth grade (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and ninth to 12th grade (1-2:30 p.m.). Discounts are available if two or more from the same family attend or campers attend both sessions.

Whaley, Rethlake lead way as Lady Vikes blank Kokomo

Makayla Whaley.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Makayla Whaley had three hits and two runs batted in and Erin Rethlake extended her scoreless streak as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team blanked visiting Kokomo, 10-0, on Tuesday, May 14.

The win not only improves the Lady Vikings' overall record to 20-1 but also clinched the North Central Conference Crown with a 7-0 mark.

Rethlake, who hasn't been scored upon in her last 17 appearances, limited Kokomo to just one hit while striking out 10 and not walking a batter.

Gravity break

Photo by Steve Clark.

Lady Viking Lindsey Foster has a momentary break with gravity as she flies forward during the long jump competition at the Marion Girls' Track and Field Sectional on Tuesday, May 14, at Indiana Wesleyan University. Foster won the event to help Huntington North earn the team title.

Field events wins fuel Lady Vike trackgirls to sectional title

Lady Viking Onna Doering launches the discus at the Marion Track and Field Sectional on Tuesday, May 14, at Indiana Wesleyan University. Doering won the event to help the Lady Vikings win as a team.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Winning four of the five field events fueled the Huntington North High School girls' track team to the championship of the Marion Track and Field Sectional on Tuesday, May 14, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Seniors Alexis Wygant and Onna Doering won the pole vault and discus, respectively, and juniors Lindsey Foster and Maddie Klender captured the long jump and shot put, respectively, as the Lady Vikings piled up 167 points, 57 more than runner-up Oak Hill. Norwell was third with 85 points and Marion was fourth among 13 teams competing with 74 points.

Sectional champs

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team totaled 167 points to win the Marion Sectional at the Indiana Wesleyan University track and field stadium on Tuesday, May 14.

Viking shake off Wildkats, 9-7

Braydin Stell.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team shook off a big Kokomo rally in the sixth inning to score three times in the seventh and beat the host Wildkats, 9-7, on Tuesday, May 14.

The Vikings, 14-7 overall and 8-3 in the North Central Conference, were cruising along with a 6-0 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth when Kokomo erupted for its half-dozen runs to tie the game. The Vikings, however, pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh and held Kokomo to just one more run in its half of the frame to get the win.

Lady Vikes JV goes to 10-4 with win over Kokomo

Abigail Kindler knocked in two runs and Alexandra Kreider had 12 strikeouts on the mound to lead the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team to a 13-7 win over host Kokomo on Tuesday, May 14.

The Lady Vikings' JV improved to 10-4 on the season as Kreider pitched a complete game and gave up 11 hits with three walks.


Hiple hits support Rethlake in shutout of Richmond

Alyssa Hiple had a pair of doubles and three runs batted into support Erin Rethlake throwing yet another shutout as the Huntington North High School varsity softball team won 5-0 over visiting Richmond on Friday, May 10.

Rethlake helped support her own efforts with her seventh home run of the season and three runs scored, and Natasha Grover added a pair of safeties to the Lady Vikes' eight-hit attack, which helped push them to 19-1 on the season overall and kept them unbeaten in the North Central Conference.

UW and YMCA to host Olympic Day on Aug. 24

The United Way of Huntington County and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA are hosting the 2013 Olympic Day and Sprint Triathalon on Aug. 24.

The event is sponsored by Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Olympic Day will feature Olympic-style events for families and individuals in the community.

Most activities are free. The first 100 participants to sign up receive a free T-shirt.

Community organizations interested in hosting an Olympic event should attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the YMCA.

Huntington Parks & Rec Department partnering with Clear Creek GC to offer ladies’ golf lessons in summer

Michelle Darley practices her putting on the putting green at Clear Creek Golf Course. The Huntington Parks & Recreation Department and Clear Creek have teamed up to provide golf lessons to ladies age 18 and up this summer.
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The Huntington Parks & Recreation Department will be partnering with Clear Creek Golf Course to provide golf lessons to ladies age 18 and up this summer.

Two classes will be offered: beginners, for women who have never played or had lessons before; and intermediate, for ladies who have played or taken lessons but want to perfect their skills and learn more about the game.

The lessons will be held on Thursday evenings at Clear Creek Golf Course from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 11 and 18.

There is a fee per person for the six classes.

Fun Shoot at Roush on June 9

The seventh annual Fun Shoot will be held at the Roush Fish and Wildlife Area on June 9 from noon to 4 p.m.

J. Edward Roush FWA, National Wild Turkey Federation and Whitetails Unlimited are teaming up to provide a skills challenge for shotgun, rifle and pistol first-time and seasoned shooters.

If possible, it is asked for shooters to bring their own ammo and firearm. However, both will be provided.

A rifle shoot of 50 yards, with 50 rounds (22 rim fire only) will draw prizes and winner's choice.

Huntington North to host cheer tryouts on May 20, 21 and 23

Huntington North High School will host cheer tryouts for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday, May 20; Tuesday, May 21; and Thursday, May 23; from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the school gymnasium.

The tryout is for any incoming freshman through seniors.


American Legion Post 7 hosting golf outing as fireworks fund-raiser

Jennifer Fisher (left), co-chair of American Legion Post 7 fireworks, and Patrick Davis, head golf pro at LaFontaine Golf Club, stand together on the fairway, after discussing details of the golf outing, planned to benefit the July 4, fireworks display.
Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

American Legion Post 7 is hosting an 18-hole golf outing on Saturday, May 18, at LaFontaine Golf Club in Huntington.

Tee time will be at 9 a.m., and slots are available for as many teams who would like to participate.

All funds raised will benefit the July 4, 2013, fireworks show.

To register for the golf outing, call Fisher at 356-4809.

LaFontaine Golf Course is located at 6129 N. Goshen Rd., Huntington.

Reed earns one of four prep cage scholarships given by coaches

Noah Reed

Huntington North High School senior Noah Reed was one of four prep basketball players in the state to be awarded the Pat Aikman Character and Leadership Award by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) on Tuesday, May 7.

The IBCA, a statewide coaches group with more than 2,600 members, presents grants of $750 to recipients in the names of Marion Crawley, Junior Mannies and Pat Aikman.

OnTurf Sports 12U champions

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The Huntington Heat won the 12U division of the fourth-annual Spring Fling Tournament hosted by OnTurf Sports in Huntington County from May 3 to 5. Team members are (front row from left) Clark Kitchen, Brett Kaylor, Zach Daugherty, Keegan Bartrom, Levi Bennett and (back row from left) Logan Moreland, Sawyer Stoltz, Trey Williams, Jack Curless, Matt Hahn and Keaton Smeltzer.