PAL taking registration for flag, contact football

The Huntington Police Athletic League is currently accepting registrations for its flag football league and contact football league.

The flag football league is divided into four age groups: 5 to 6-year-olds, 7 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11 and older. Children should be registered under the age they will be on Sept. 1.

The contact football league is open to children ages 9 to 12-years-old as of Sept. 1. The minimum weight to participate is 65 pounds.
In both leagues, practices will begin in mid-August.

YMCA team wins Kids Kampus Golf Outing

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The 27th annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Golf Outing, presented by David Culp and Co. was held Friday, June 8, at Norwood Golf Club. Lunch and appetizers were sponsored by Novae Corp. and golfers were treated to complimentary food at the turn thanks to NACCAP.

First place in the outing went to the team from Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, with members Tim Allen, Justin Berger, Ben Davis and Joe Davis. The YMCA team had a score of 51. The Wings, Etc. team took second place with a score of 53 and the team from State Farm: Jake Stroup placed third with a score of 53.

HARTA to host fourth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride

Chris Bucher (left) from Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake and Jim Lewis, HARTA president, display the bicycle presented to the winner of the 2017 Adult division winner. The group will host the fourth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m.
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Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association (HARTA) will host its fourth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m.

There will be two divisions: children/youth and adult. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to all ages. This event is free, but bicycle helmets are required.

The ride starts and stops at the old historic train depot, Schenkel Station, 11 W. State St., Huntington, and is intended to promote and educate everyone about the growing trail system.

Under pressure

Photo by Steve Clark.

With a crowd looking on, Aidan Hosler, a member of the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team, attempts a three-point basket in a shooting showdown with a teammate during the Huntington North Boys’ Basketball Camp on Friday, June 8. Youths from elementary school through middle school learned the fundamentals of basketball at the camp, which ran for four days.

Big kick

Photo by Steve Clark.

Isaiah Smith (right), a participant at the Huntington North High School Soccer Camp, kicks the ball during a goal-shooting drill as Brady Henline (middle), a member of the Huntington North boys’ soccer team, looks on during the camp on Thursday, June 7, on the Huntington North soccer fields.

Volleyball camp

Photo by Steve Clark.

Luci Reich (left), a participant at the Huntington North High School Volleyball Camp, prepares to strike the ball as Maddy Robrock, a senior on the Huntington North volleyball team, observes her on the second day of the camp, Tuesday, June 5, in the Huntington North Fieldhouse.

Roush Lake shooting range to close June 11-24 for maintenance work

The J.E. Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area Shooting Range will close from June 11 to 24 for maintenance.

Concrete baffles at the range will be repaired and resealed as part of the maintenance work. Staffers will also clean drain grates in front of backstops, conduct trap/skeet machine maintenance, replace boards on supports and service archery targets.

The range may reopen sooner if work is completed earlier than expected.

For more information, call 468-2165 or email

Tennis camp

Sarah Crist (right), a participant at the Huntington North High School Tennis Camp, strikes the ball while one of the camp’s coaches, Peter Kitchen, assesses her hitting technique during the camp’s session on the school’s tennis courts on Monday, June 4. The four-day camp concludes today, Thursday, June 7.

Legion Post 7 to hold vets golf outing on June 23

American Legion Post 7 is holding a Veterans Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, June 23, at Clear Creek Golf Course, in Huntington, at 9 a.m.

The outing is a fund-raiser for veterans and their families.

The outing will operate as a scramble with four-person teams. The field is limited to the first 25 paid teams.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The outing will then commence with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Lunch will be served at the golf course.

Koch 13th at state meet

Huntington North senior Karmen Koch placed 13th in the 300-meter hurdles at the IHSAA State Meet this weekend in Bloomington.

Koch sped to a clocking of :45.62, but Beth Barnes of Chatard zipped to a winning time of :43.76.

Viking quartet 21st at state meet

The Huntington North High School boys’ 3,200-meter relay team of Carson Bolinger, Brock Spahr, Kasey Konz and Aaron Hendryx placed 21st at the IHSAA State meet this weekend.

The Vikings ran a time of 8:03.70.

North Central posted a winning time of 7:44.07.

Viking golfers eighth at sectional

Huntington North golfer Daniel Shivley rips into a tee shot at the Warsaw Boy's Golf Sectional on Saturday, June 2, at Rozella Golf Course.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ golf team placed eighth at the Warsaw Boys’ Golf Sectional on Saturday, June 2, at Rozella Golf Course.

Led by Daniel Shivley with a round of 88, the Vikings shot a team score of 370, 62 strokes off the winning total posted by Warsaw, which nipped Culver Academies by one stroke for the title among 11 teams.

Columbia City got the remaining team spot to advance to regional by shooting a 316.

Graham Scher and Bramley Shultz fired round of 90 and Jack Young had a 102 to complete the HNHS scoring.

Reust fires ace at Clear Creek May 22

A.J. Reust had a hole-in-one at Clear Creek Golf Course on Tuesday, May 22.

The ace was on hole No. 14, where Reust used his 8 iron with a Bridgestone E6 speed ball.

The shot was witnessed by Jeremy Bailey, Dustin Reust and Damien Reust.

Viking baseball season comes to abrupt end

Huntington North shortstop Zach Daugherty unleashes a throw to first base after fielding a grounder in the Vikings' game against Fort Wayne South Side in the Huntington North Sectional at Forest Glen Park on Saturday, May 26.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season came to an abrupt end for the Huntington North High School baseball team with a 4-2 loss to Fort Wayne South Side in the semifinals of the Huntington North Sectional on Saturday, May 26, at Forest Glen Park.

After a campaign in which they were ranked as high as No. 1 in Class 4A, the Vikings’ season came undone at the plate, where the Archers’ starting pitcher, Thomas Romero, limited them to just a pair of hits in 6.2 innings.

Vikes' 3,200 relay heading to state

The Huntington North High School boys’ track team will be represented at the state finals by its 3,200-meter relay squad, which earned an at-large bid with its performance at the Marion Regional on Thursday, May 24.

While the Vikings’ relay team placed fourth, outside the top three advancing spots, its time of 7:58.26 was fast enough statewide to qualify it for the season’s final meet, which is set for Saturday, June 2, at Indiana University, in Bloomington. The team will be seeded 14th.