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.

Foresters’ seniors Christner, Lanphier earn Crossroads Gold Glove honors

The Crossroads League has announced its baseball postseason awards for the 2013 spring season and among the list of Gold Glove honorees were Huntington University seniors Adam Christner and Josh Lanphier.

Earning the honor for the third consecutive year, Christner, of Topeka, has established himself as one of the league's best centerfielders.

For the year he was perfect in the outfield, boasting a 1.00 fielding percentage. In 37 games he tallied 83 catches to go along with three assists.

Viking trackboys win own 9-10 invitational

Huntington North's Layne Neal sends the shot put flying while competing in the Huntington North 9th & 10 Invitational on Saturday, May 11. Neal finished fourth in the event.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Six wins, including a top three sweep in the 3,200-meter run, carried the Huntington North boys' track team to victory at its own 9th & 10 invitational on Saturday, May 11.

The Huntington North coaching staff had to be smiling about the future in the meet for freshmen and sophomores as the Vikings piled up 218 points to beat runner-up Churubusco by 40 points. Bellmont was third with 123 points, Jay County was fourth with 110 and Marion was fifth with 66.

Vikings rally to get split with Richmond

A four-run rally in the seventh inning of the second game gave the Huntington North High School baseball team a 10-9 victory and a split of its doubleheader on Saturday, May 11, against host Richmond.

The Vikings, 13-6 overall and 7-3 in the North Central Conference, lost the opener 6-5 in eight innings. They trailed 9-6 heading into the bottom of the seventh in the second contest after Richmond scored three runs in the top half of the frame.

JV Lady Vikings split with Norwell

Aly Grabner had six hits and six runs batted in on the day as the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team split a doubleheader with host Norwell on Saturday, May 11, losing 15-8 and winning 12-5.

Grabner went 3 for 4 with a single, double, triple and three RBI in the opening game loss, then repeated the 3 for 4 effort in the second game, with two triples, a double and three more RBI to help the JV Lady Vikes improve to 8-4 on the season.

Big swing

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School junior Cassy Lange takes a big swing in the bottom of the second inning against visiting Richmond on Friday, May 10. The Lady Vikings won, 5-0, to take sole possession of first place in the North Central Conference.

Vintage baseball returns

Photo by Steve Clark.

Dennis "Pops" Wiegmann, a member of the Huntington Champion Hill Toppers vintage baseball team, gets a hit during an intrasquad game played on the team's opening day at Olde Republic Field at Lake Clare, in Huntington, on Saturday, May 11.

Painful win

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North's Austin Kaylor runs to a painful victory in the 400-meter dash at the 9/10 Invitational at Kriegbaum Field on Saturday, May 11.

Vikings take it on chin at Bellmont

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team got outpitched and outhit, losing to host Bellmont 11-1 on Friday, May 10.

The Braves, 4-12, banged out 11 hits to the Vikings' three, plating six in the third inning, two more in the fourth and responded to one by Huntington North with three insurance tallies in the bottom of the sixth.

Hurler Austin Hale, 0-1, took the loss for the Vikings, 12-6, surrendering four earned runs in two frames while walking three. Mitch Hughes and Kory Goodrich were Hale's relief and combined to give up six more earned runs.