Party funds benefit all county football programs

Mike Schnitz (right) grills hotdogs as Jeff McCutcheon takes finished ones so they can be prepared and served to attendees of last year’s Ultimate Tailgate Party outside Kriegbaum Field in Huntington.
TAB file photo.

The Ultimate Tailgate Party may take place each year before the Huntington North High School varsity football team's first home game, but the funds raised at the event, and at others hosted by the Huntington Quarterback Club, benefit every football program in Huntington County.

The club, established in 2007, conducts fund-raisers to assist the Police Athletic League (PAL), Crestview and Riverview Middle Schools and Huntington North football programs with the purchase of equipment.

Indiana Bandits to hold tryouts for 2014 team on Aug. 24, Sept. 7

The Indiana Bandits travel baseball team (formerly known as the Bluffton Bandits) will hold tryouts for the 2014 season on two Saturdays, Aug. 24 and Sept. 7.

Tryouts will be held at noon both days at Roush Park. in Bluffton. They are open to youth in the 12U and 13U age groups.

For more information, contact Troy Jojola, coach, at 820-2710.


Champion Hill Toppers allow Buckeyes to escape with wins

Ever the sportsmen, the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers Base Ball Club allowed the Cincinnati Buckeyes to escape back home with a doubleheader sweep of the local boys on Saturday, Aug. 10.

In two matches much closer than the score reveals, the Ohio boys took away a 9 to 2 victory in the first match and followed it up with a narrow 18 to 1 win later in the afternoon.

Huntington Hornets 10U softball team second at Fusion Meltdown

The Huntington Hornets 10U softball team competed in the third annual Fusion Meltdown on Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, going 5-2 to earn second place, losing only to the home team, Covington Comets.

Carly Collins led the team with eight hits, five RBI and seven runs scored. MacKenzie LaCroix matched Collins' hit total, smacking two doubles and plating seven. Kate Leichty also slapped a pair of doubles and scored five times, while Madison Reust put her team-high .889 on-base percentage to good use, swiping six bags.

Caught it

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Kole Hale brings in the football as he hits the deck in a home scrimmage against Northrop on Friday night, Aug. 16, at Kriegbaum Field.

Soccer scrimmage

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Doyle King (center) looks to pass to teammmate Austin Kaylor (left) during a scrimmage with visiting Heritage on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Olympic Day, Sprint Triathlon set for Aug. 24

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The United Way of Huntington County and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA are teaming up to host the 2013 Olympic Day and Sprint Triathlon on Aug. 24.

The main sponsor of the event is Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Olympic Day is a community wide event that will feature Olympic-style events for families and individuals of all ages. Events will promote the health and well-being of the Huntington community.

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

Huntington Hornets play in pair of tournaments

The 10U Huntington Hornets girls all-star team participated in the 11U fast-pitch softball league at Homier.

The team played in two tournaments, Plainfield, July 13-14 and Anderson on July 26-27.

At Plainfield, Jaclyn Yazel led the way with three hits, four runs scored and four stolen bases.

Hannah Brown led the team with an on base percent of 0.667. Carly Collins had four runs scored and four stolen bases.

MacKenzie LaCroix scored four times. Evelyn Lee had four stolen bases.

Hinton nails second ace in less than year’s time

Richard Hinton, of Warren, made his second hole-in- one on July 29 on the sixth hole at Dogwood Glen, in Warren.

The accomplishment came 360 days after his first hole in one, made on Aug, 3, 2012.


Winning team of the Dream Center Golf Outing

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The team of Dusty Ransom, Brian Liffick, Aaron Cripe (pictured, from left) and Jay Ransom (not pictured) won the inaugural Dream Center Golf Outing on Aug. 3. The event was held at LaFontaine Golf Course.

Seventh annual New Hope UB Church golf outing has 25 teams

The seventh annual New Hope United Brethren Church golf tournament was held Aug. 3 at the Clear Creek Golf Course, with 25 teams participating.

The first place team was made up of Kevin Teusch, Jerry Meehan, Barry Christian and John Gast.

Second place went to the team of Jeremy Helvie, Brian Dill, Tyler Sprinkle and Dru Hammel.

Margie Myers was the closest to the pin on the front nine for women, and Shirley Hunt was closest to the pin on the back nine.

Football season getting close locally

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

PAL volunteer Sam Robinson (left) helps Caden Brubaker try on a pair of shoulder pads during equipment pick-up for PAL football on Saturday morning, Aug. 10, at the PAL Club.

2nd ace in less than a year

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Richard Hinton (left), of Warren, made his second hole in one on July 29 on the sixth hole at Dogwood Glen, in Warren. The accomplishment came 360 days after his first hole in one, made on Aug 3, 2012. With Hinton is Michelle Smith, manager of Dogwood Glen.

Kennedy leads Lady Vike golfers to second at own invite

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Junior Maddi Kennedy fired a 94 to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team to second place out of six competing schools at the 2013 Huntington North Lady Viking Invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

The Lady Vikes had a team score of 371, 21 strokes over champion Marion and nine strokes under third place finisher Northrop.

Lauren McCullough shot a 111 as back-up to Kennedy, followed by Ashley Hall with a 116 and Jessica Wiley with a 121.

Gabrielle Malone was non-scorer with a 125.

Sean Lewis wins second MIB run recently

Participants in the MIB Challenge make their way around the course on Saturday, Aug. 3. The event, sponsored by Huntington North High School’s Men In Black runners, was held at Huntington University’s cross country course.
Photo by André B. Laird.

Sean Lewis, of Huntington, won his second Men in Black running event in the last few weeks as the former Huntington North runner captured the MIB Challenge 5K on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Huntington University cross country course.

Lewis, 20, edged his younger brother Cordell by eight seconds clocking in at 16:34.6 to the younger Lewis' time of 16:42.