Stoffel leads Crestview eighth-graders over Riverview, Marion Justice XC

Riverview Middle School, Crestview Middle School and Marion Justice Middle School participated in a three-way cross country meet on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Riverview.

Crestview took the eighth grade race, finishing with a score of 21 and taking the five of the top 10 spots.

Riverview finished in third, with a score of 62.

Caleb Stoffel again led the Crestview team by finishing first. Landon Underwood took second, Tyler Henline placed third, Dylan Mower finished fifth and Caleb Haupert took 10th overall.

Lyle Boxell

Lyle Boxell, 68, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Warren, IN, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Boxell served in Germany with the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He retired from International Harvester after 23 years of service and later worked as a carpenter.

He was born March 24, 1941, in Warren to Lester and Fritz Boxell. His mother survives in Warren. He is also survived by his wife, Sue Boxell.

Velma E. Galbreath

Velma Eileen Galbreath, 94, of Laurens, SC, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community in Laurens, SC.

Mrs. Galbreath was a homemaker and a former resident of Swayzee and Marion.

She was born in Huntington County to Frank Martin and Nellie Gerhart Beall. She married Fred Galbreath on July 3, 1934. Her husband preceded her in death in 1995.

Kenneth A. Dooley

Kenneth A. Dooley, 96, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at 6:18 p.m. at Marion General Hospital.

Mr. Dooley graduated from Marion High School in 1932. He served in Guadalcanal during World War II with the United States Navy Seabees and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Van Buren American Legion and Amvets.

King leads Lady Viking harriers to win at Logansport Invitational

Molly King placed first overall to lead the Huntington North High School girls' cross-country team to victory at the Logansport Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Even without their top two runners -- the Spahr sisters -- the Lady Vikings wiped out the competition, finishing with a score of 25, light-years ahead of the second-place team, Northwestern, which had a score of 110.

HNHS boys' cross country team dominates at Logansport Invitational

Huntington North High School's boys' varsity cross country team dominated the Logansport Invitational with a score of 23 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, taking five of the top 10 places.

Josh Graham led the Vikings with a time of 16:09.77 to take second place overall. Ross Ochs was not far behind, taking third place with a time of 16:10.75.

Sam Doughty placed fourth with a time of 16:28.16, Austin Roberts had a time of 16:28.95 for fifth place and Jake Crosley rounded out the scoring for the Vikes by taking ninth place in 16:53.44.

Viking tennis team sweeps Snider Tuesday

A win by every Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis player destroyed visiting Fort Wayne Snider in a 5-0 sweep on Sept. 29.

In singles, No. 1 David Ballard defeated Andy Jones 6-4, 6-4. At No. 2, Chris Royer was pushed to three sets before winning against Snider's Paul Brumbaugh 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. Matt Harter sealed the deal against Cole Douglas 6-4, 6-3, at No. 3.

Dunn saves 28 but HNHS girl booters fall 1-0

Twenty-eight saves by Huntington North High School girls' soccer goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn wasn't enough, as Marion edged HNHS 1-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The lone goal of the game came from a direct kick by Marion, currently undefeated in the North Central Conference.

Tuesday's match brought the girls' record to 6-8 in the season.


Riverview, Crestview split volleyball matches

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade volleyball team defeated Crestview Middle School in two sets, with scores of 25-19, 25-16, on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Top scorers for Riverview were Lindsey Foster, with 10 points, and Mikayla Carpenter, with eight points.

For Crestview, Jessica Drew had two points, two aces, two blocks and three kills; Erin Rethlake had four points; and Josie Beaver had three points and one kill.

Riverview's record is now 7-2, and Crestview's record is 2-6.

Kleppers earn Arrowhead Award

The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Arrowhead Award was presented Sunday, Sept. 27, to Cindy Klepper (third from left) and her late husband Denny Klepper for their volunteer efforts on behalf of the festival.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cindy Klepper and her late husband, Denny, were named winners of the 2009 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Arrowhead Award on Sunday, Sept. 27, during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival.

The annual award is given to a person or persons who have made great contributions to the festival over a period of years.


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