Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Summer Leagues

Wednesday High School Development
Men's High Game: E.J. Tackett, 270; Zac Tackett, 258; Adam Fruit, 230.
Men's High Series: E.J. Tackett, 708; Zac Tackett, 675; Adam Fruit, 610.
Women's High Game: Sierra Rice, 208; Lesley Love, 190; Stacey Hebert, 181.
Women's High Series: Sierra Rice, 594; Eleni Newsome, 502; Elizabeth Bischoff, 498.
Top Teams: Adam Fruit, 15-5; Alex Rittenhouse, 12.5-7.5; Mel Fruit Jr., 11-9.

Homestead pitcher shackles HNHS on two hits in sectiomal championship

Huntington North Hgih School batter Billy Ray gets out of the way of a high and tight pitch agianst Homestead in the championship game of the Homestead Sectional Baseball Tournament on Monday, June 1. The Vikings lost 5-1.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington North High School baseball team got just two hits and lost to Homestead in the championship game of the Homestead Sectional Baseball Tournament, 5-1, on Monday, June 1.

Things started off great for the Vikings as leadoff batter Jamon Hammel opened the contest with a home run to give HNHS a quick 1-0 lead, but Spartan hurler Charles Weaver allowed only one other hit - a single by Taylor Harris - in seven innings to put 24-3 Homestead into the regional.

Katherine J. Eckert

Katherine Joan Eckert, 83, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Huntington.

Mrs. Eckert had worked as a beautician in the Angola area and as an X-ray technician in Indiana and Ohio. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Ladies of the Moose, both in Angola.

She was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Angola to Charles Wesley and Zana Oberst Griffin. She married Donald R. Eckert on June 18, 1960. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1999.

Hilda Doerffler

Hilda Doerffler, 90, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died May 30, 2009.

Mrs. Doerffler retired from International Harvester in 1982 and was a volunteer in the gift shop of Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, for 20 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne.

She was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Fort Wayne to Jacob and Mary Adam. Her husband of 43 years, Robert, preceded her in death in 1979.

Thomas D. Cary

Thomas D. Cary, 58, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, June 1, 2009, at 1:27 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Cary had been employed as a systems analyst at United Technologies since 2001. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1969 and from Tri State University in 1973.

He was born Nov. 2, 1950, in Hamilton to Dean and Lucille Cary. He married Elizabeth Wolford on March 2, 1982, in Angola. His wife survives.

Announce first four weeks results from PAL baseball season

Huntington County Police Athletic League began its season on May 5.

Below are the results from the first four weeks of play.

Coach's Pitch League

El Shaddai Screen Printing fell to Bailey-Love Funeral Home 17-6.

I.M.I., Inc. beat Zay Leasing 11-8.

Metro Kiwanis edged past F.O.P. #77 9-8.

Bailey-Love also played a second game that day, in which they beat Frederick's Photography 29-3

On Tuesday, May 12, Bailey-Love shut out Zay Leasing 26-0.

F.O.P. #77 lost to El Shaddai 20-4.

Hammel signs with Huntington University to continue diamond career

Huntington North High School baseball player Jamon Hammel (front center) looks over his letter of intent to play college ball at Huntington University.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School baseball standout Jamon Hammel recently sign his letter of commitment to continue his career at Huntington University.

Hammel signed his letter of intent on Friday, May 28, in the presence of his parents, Huntington North Head Baseball Coach Russ Degitz and Huntington University Head Baseball Coach Mike Frame.

Hammel's senior season statistics include a .348 batting average, third highest on the varsity squad and second in RBI with 18. He is the Vikings's starting shortstop.

Hammel is the son of Jeff and Marie Hammel.

Ora D.V. Stackhouse

Ora Dee Virginia Stackhouse, 89, of Lagro, IN, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at 1:15 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Stackhouse attended school in Greenhill, AL, and worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" at General Motors in Detroit, MI, during World War II. She was employed by Kroger Egg Exchange, Wabash, for 30 years, retiring in 1981. She attended the Wabash Freewill Baptist Church.

Lois 'Wiladean' Searles

Lois "Wiladean" Searles, 75, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at 1:16 a.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Searles graduated from Huntington High School in 1952 and had worked as a cook at Lancaster Elementary School for more than 16 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church.

She was born Sept. 20, 1933, in Huningotn to Paul and Ruby Matney Drabenstot. She married Glen E. Searles on Nov. 3, 1956, in Mt. Etna. Her husband survives.

Guy O. Beghtel

Guy O. Beghtel, 100, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Bippus, IN, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Beghtel worked as a route supervisor with Meadow Gold Dairy for 26 years, retiring in 1966. He had also worked for General Electric for seven years, retiring in 1973. He was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church and Teamsters Local 414, both in Fort Wayne.

His wife, Mildred Beghtel, preceded him in death in 2004.


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