New Castle snaps Lady Vikings' season-opening win string

It took a shutout by host New Castle on Saturday, Aug. 29, to stop the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team's season-opening four match win streak as the Lady Vikings fell 2-0.

Now 4-1, HNHS had 13 shots on goal, but could not convert.

Lady Viking goalie Kaylie Dunn had 11 saves.


Theresa Pressler

Theresa Pressler, 49, of Huntington, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

She was born Jan. 16, 1960, in Pikeville, KY, to Lester and Phyllis Snodgrass Brewer.

Survivors include three sons, Travis (Kristin) Pressler, Cody Pressler and Gunner Pressler, all of Huntington; two sisters, Betty (Robert) Wallace and Leslie (Gregory) Johnson, both of Huntington; and a grandson, Cole Vogleman.

King leads HNHS girl harriers to second place at DeKalb Classic

Molly King's fifth place finish led the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team to a second place finish at the DeKalb Classic cross country meet on Saturday, Aug. 29.

King cruised the 5-kilometer course in 19:39.67 to pace the HNHS girls for the second straight week. The Lady Vikes scored 83 points to 49 for champion Carroll.

JV Vikes score from all sides to crush Columbia City, 33-14

The Huntington North High School junior varsity football team scored offensively, defensively and on special teams on the way to rushing visiting Columbia City, 33-14, on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Improving to 1-1 on the season, the JV Vikes got a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown on offense, returned both an interception and fumble for scores and added a score on an onside kickoff return.

Brad Nieman got the rushing touchdown for HNHS with a 55-yard jaunt into the end zone, and Reed Faucet threw a 27-yard score for the passing touchdown.

27th annual Zanesville Homespun Day set for Saturday, Sept. 5

Free horse and wagon rides, shown here from last year, will again be given during the Zanesville Homespun Day, on Saturday, Sept. 5.
File photo.

The 27th annual Zanesville Homespun Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 5.

Booths will be set up in the parking lot of Zanesville United Methodist Church and extending to the Lions Building along Van Horn Street.

The pancake and sausage breakfast will be at the church from 7 to 10 a.m.

The parade lineup will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., with the parade beginning at 10 a.m.

Shoemaker's 267 yards help Vikings come from behind against Eagles, 26-14

HNHS senior Austin Drummond just gets into the end zone ahead of the tackle to complete a 35-yard pass play from Kevin Fisher against host Columbia City on Friday, Aug. 28.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Running back Austin Shoemaker rushed for 267 yards to help the Huntington North High School Viking varsity football team come from behind to defeat host Columbia City 26-14 on Friday, Aug. 28.

At halftime, the Vikes, now 1-1, were down 14-7, the only Viking touchdown having been from a 35-yard pass by Kevin Fisher to wide receiver Austin Drummond with 2:05 left in the half, with Mitch Vezeau having the extra point.

In the second half, the Huntington North defense prevented any scoring by Columbia City, allowing the offense to steal the lead.

Crestview cross country teams compete at Maple Creek invitational

Crestview Middle School's cross country team competed in the Maple Creek Middle School Cross Country Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 27, in Fort Wayne.

For the eighth grade boys, Caleb Stoffel had the best time for Crestview, with 11:18 to land in sixth place. Landon Underwood came in at 12:00 for 14th, Tyler Henline had 12:11 for 16th, Dylan Mower had 12:13 for 17th and Caleb Hauphert had 13:05 to come in at 23rd place.

In the eighth grade girls' division, Leah Valenzuela came in at 15:19 for 14th place.

Patricia J. Pollock

Patricia Jean Pollock, 78, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at 3:26 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Pollock was a 1948 graduate of Huntington Catholic High School and a lifelong member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She served as a reading tutor for 20 years at Central Elementary School. Prior to that, she worked as a secretary at Art Chemical Products in Huntington.

She was born March 1, 1931, in Huntington to Emil and Ruth Teusch Kimmel. She married Robert E. Pollock on April 24, 1954, in Huntington. Her husband survives.

Robert H. Humbert

Robert Humbert, 83, formerly of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at the Summerville at Fox Run Nursing Center in Fairborn, OH.

Mr. Humbert was a 1944 graduate of Huntington High School. He worked for 35 years at Dana Corp. as a service representative, retiring in 1982. He was a 50-year member of Central Christian Church and was also a member of the American Legion Post 7.

Burton N. Myers

Burton Neil Myers, 60, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at 10:15 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Myers was retired from PSI/Duke Energy, where he had worked for 37 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of American Legion Post 15, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 286 and the Eagles Lodge, all in Wabash.

He was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Fort Wayne to Charles and Mildred Steffani Myers. He married Janet Young on June 19, 1965. His wife preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 2008.


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