Getting the bunt down

Photo by Steve Clark.

Caleb Kohler (right), a member of the 13U Blue, is all concentration as he prepares to bunt in a game against the 13U Gold at Homier Park, in Huntington, during the Summit City Sluggers' 2013 Strike-Out Breast Cancer event on Sunday, June 9.

Just missed

Photo by Steve Clark.

Josh McQueen (right), a member of Huntington RMA, just misses the ball in a 12U game against New Haven on Sunday, June 9, during the Summit City Sluggers' 2013 Strike-Out Breast Cancer event at Homier Park, in Huntington.

Huntington North High School to host co-ed soccer camp June 24-27

Huntington North High School will host a co-ed soccer camp June 24-27 for youth in grades two through seven.

The camp will be held at the Huntington North soccer fields, on the north side of the high school.

There is a cost per camper and each must bring his or her own ball, shin guards, rain gear and water bottle.

Parents will also be asked to sign a waiver.

There is a cost for registration per camper, but there are discounts from multiple registrations from the same family. The price includes a T-shirt.

The deadline for registration is June 20.

First annual Karing for Kids Golf Outing set for July 13 at LaFontaine Golf Club

On July 13, Markle Health & Rehabilitation will help sponsor the first annual Karing for Kids Golf Outing at LaFontaine Golf Club in Huntington to raise money for the organization.

Hole sponsors and donors are being recruited now and include Heritage Park, Bethlehem Woods, Glenbrook Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing, Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Betz Nursing Home and Coventry Meadows - all American Senior Communities locations in the Greater Fort Wayne area.

There is a cost for hole sponsorship.

Local Red Cross holds Clara Barton Classic

The American Red Cross of Huntington County will host the seventh annual Clara Barton Golf Classic on June 29, at Norwood Golf Club, in Huntington.

The four-man scramble has a shotgun start time of 8 a.m.

There is a cost for registration per person or foursome and the cost includes green fees, cart, driving range and luncheon.

Hole sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Registration forms are available at the American Red Cross office, by calling 356-2910 or via e-mail at

Salamonie Summer Festival golf fund-raiser on June 29

A golf outing will be held on Saturday, June 29 at Dogwood Glen in Warren for the Salamonie Summer Festival.

A four-man scramble will start at 8 a.m. with a cost per man or per team. Lunch will be served.

Call Joyce at 917-1541 to register.


Lady Vikings’ Rethlake earns Gatorade Indiana Player of Year

Erin Rethlake.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Erin Rethlake of the Huntington North High School softball team has been named the 2012-13 Gatorade Indiana Softball Player of the Year by The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports.

Rethlake is the second Gatorade Indiana Softball Player of the Year to be chosen from Huntington North, joining Katie Hackney, who won the award for the 2007-08 school year.

HU sponsoring TinCaps picnic pavilion this year

The picnic pavilion at Parkview Field, in Fort Wayne, now bears the name of Huntington University as the school continues its partnership with the TinCaps minor league baseball team.
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Huntington University has expanded its partnership with the Fort Wayne TinCaps by sponsoring the picnic pavilion at Parkview Field.

HU began its partnership with Fort Wayne minor league baseball in 2001, beginning with the Wizards and following the team's move to Parkview Field as the TinCaps. HU has sponsored foul poles and outfield signs and has hosted a 300-person student orientation event each year.

Huntington North spring athletes claim their share of NCC honors

The North Central Conference (NCC) has announced the names of athletes in spring sports receiving All-NCC First and Second Team honors.

Athletes recognized from Huntington North are:

First Team

Natasha Grover, Alyssa Hiple, Maddi Kennedy, Erin Rethlake and Kaylynn Rosen.

Second Team
Tiffany Burke, Audrey Hiner and Makayla Whaley.
The NCC also announced that Huntington North Head Softball Coach Paris Seibold was named the conference's Softball Coach of the Year.

Zanesville Lions 5K set for Saturday, June 22, at United Methodist Church

The eighth annual Zanesville Lions Club 5K will be held Saturday, June 22, at the Zanesville United Methodist Church.

The one-mile fun run for children ages 12 and under will start at 8 a.m., with the 5K run/walk to follow at 8:15 a.m.

Awards will be handed out at 9 a.m.

The top four male and female finishers overall will receive trophies. The first and second place finishers in each age group will also receive recognition.

There is a fee for both races, with a reduced rate offered for those who register in advance for the 5K.

Huntington University has dozen earn NAIA scholar-athlete honors

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced its spring sports scholar athletes and 12 Huntington University student-athletes representing six different teams were among the list of honorees.

They are:

Josh McIntyre and Lance Wood, men's track and field; Rachel Bayon, Miranda Boyts, Holly Lutton and Cendall Ogle, women's track and field; Jamon Hammel and Josh Lanphier, baseball; Kate Knous, softball; Vlad Khudziy, men's tennis; and Stacie Cressman and Aleksandra Spasic, women's tennis.

Big hit

Photo by Steve Clark.

Craig Martz player Caleb Reust follows the flight of the ball he just hit in PAL Coaches Pitch baseball action against Dirt Trucking on Tuesday, June 4.

Swing batter, batter

Photo by Steve Clark.

Bailey Love player Mackenzie Johnson closes her eyes and takes a cut at a pitch in PAL Coaches Pitch baseball action against Horace Mann on Tuesday, June 5.

Schnitz signs

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School senior Drew Schnitz signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball and football careers at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Friday, May 31. Also present for the signing were Schnitz's parents (seated from left) Mike and Christine Schnitz and (back row from left) Kyle Daugherty, HNHS head baseball coach, and Trent Fine, HNHS head football coach.