Salamonie Lake to host OH for disc golf course

Salamonie Lake will host an open house on Saturday, Aug. 24, celebrating the park’s newest feature: a nine-hole, par-three disc golf course.

The open house will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. People who register during those hours and play at least one hole will be entered for a prize, the winner of which will be drawn at 4 p.m.

The new disc golf course is located next to Pear Grove shelter in Lost Bridge West SRA. Registration is free.

The disc golf course is open now for people to play and will remain open year-round, from dawn to dusk.

YMCA offers free exercise classes as part of ‘launch party’ on Aug. 24

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA instructors work through the new GRIT Strength Class to be revealed at the Launch Party on Aug. 24. Pictured are (from left) Marisa Sunderman, Jody Alsman, Deja Marshall and Candy Evans.
Photo provided.

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is offering a release of “Premium Group” exercise classes to the community during an upcoming launch party on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The classes are choreographed by fitness companies such as Les Mills and Beachbody. Huntington YMCA instructors are trained and certified to teach these classes in a certain format.  The classes are tested and proven successful.

The Huntington YMCA is the only Y in this region that offers these specialized classes.

Bendix M.O.V.E. 5K set for Sept. 7 at Homier Park

The 12th annual Bendix Huntington M.O.V.E. 5K is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. at Homier Park, 1375 Evergreen Rd., Huntington.

Race day registration is from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Shirts will be awarded to all pre-registrations prior to Aug. 23, at

Sack coming

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School defensive end Aden Dennis catches the Fort Wayne Northrop quarterback behind the line of scrimmage in action Friday night, Aug. 16,  at Kriegbaum Field. The Vikings and Bruin played a scrimmage ahead of the regular season starting this Friday night.

HU spikers claim two more wins at Forester Invite

Huntington University freshmen Tya Bynum (left) and Anna Lewis put up a block wall against Savannah Nott of Baker University on Friday night action at the Forester Invitational at Huntington University. HU won three of four games over the weekend.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University volleyball team claimed two more wins on Saturday to close out the Forester Invitational with a 3-1 record in its first weekend of play.

The Foresters made quick work of Tennessee Wesleyan on Saturday morning in straight sets, 25-13, 25-21, 25-10, before getting a four-set win over University of Cumberlands in the evening, 25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19.

HU spikers open season with split

The Huntington University volleyball team opened its season by splitting two matches on the day on Friday, Aug. 16, dropping its first match to Brescia University, 3-0, before getting a five-set win over Baker University on the first day of the Foresters Invitational.

The Foresters were on the verge of getting their second loss of the day in the match against Baker, being down 1-2, but the Foresters took the lasts two games, 15-18, 15-10, to come away with the first win for new Head Coach Kelsey Herber.

Meredith, Lisinicchia tops at Sprint Triathlon

Mike Meredith and Kathryn Lisinicchia were the top male and female finishers, respectively, at the United Way of Huntington County’s 12th annual Sprint Triathlon on Aug. 10 in Huntington.

The competition, which featured 36 athletes, consisted of a 400-yard swim in the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA pool, followed by a 13-mile bike ride through Huntington County and capped off by a 3.1-mile run on Huntington trails.

Meredith finished in 1:03:43 while Lisinicchia completed the challenge in 1:15:15.2.

YMCA-Drovertown 5K set for Sept. 14 morn

The sixth annual YMCA-Drovertown 5K, hosted by St. Peter’s First Community Church and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The start-off and ending point will be St. Peter’s First Community Church, 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

The race is also the YMCA Battle of the Businesses race. The route can be viewed at and type “Drovertown-YMCA” in the keyword search.

Homestead dominates at HNHS Golf Invite

Huntington North sophomore Alexandra Hoch watches her putt curve on the 18th hole as she competes in the Huntington North Girls' Golf Invite on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Homestead had the top four individuals and ran away from the competition at the Huntington North Girls’ Golf Invite on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Norwood Golf Course.

The host Lady Vikings tallied a score of 414, which placed them eighth among the 12 teams competing.

Homestead’s Maddi Dabagia was medalist with a 70. She was followed by teammates Morgan Dabagia with a 72, Simone Senk with a 73 and Megan Yoder with a 78 as Homestead totalled a 293 to win by 59 strokes.

Sprint Triathlon

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Kris Teusch, of Huntington, churns through the water in the pool at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA while competing in the 12th annual United Way Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 10. The event started with a 400-meter swim, then had a 13-mile bicycle ride and finished with a 5K run.

Future Vikes

Photo by Steve Clark.

Bob Prescott, head coach of the Huntington North High School varsity football team, gives instructions to attendees of the team’s youth camp on Tuesday, July 30, on the Kriegbaum Field practice field. Attendees learned about football fundamentals from the team’s coaching staff and players over the course of the camp, which spanned three days.

Softball camp

Photo by Steve Clark.

Doug Gower (right), head coach of the Huntington University softball team, rolls a ball to an attendee of a skills camp conducted by the team on Wednesday, July 31, at the school’s softball field. Camp attendees were high school softball players looking to sharpen and showcase their skills.

Clear Creek 11U travel baseball team tryouts are Aug. 10, 17, 24

The Clear Creek Bulldogs, an 11U travel baseball team, are holding tryouts on Aug. 10, 17 and 24, at Clear Creek Field, in rural Huntington, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each session.

Boys ages 11 and under are invited to attend. Baseball fundamentals will be assessed.

The Bulldogs will hold practices in the fall. The team’s season will commence next April. Games will be played primarily in northeast Indiana, but some games may be played as far south as Indianapolis.

Clear Creek Field is located at 8889N-300W, Huntington.

HU Volleyball Camp

Huntington University volleyball lplayer Hannah Maier (left) explains a teachnique to Whitney Laney at the Huntington University Vollleyball Camp on Friday, Aug. 2, at the Merillat Complex Fieldhouse.

New Life to hold golf tourney

New Life Ministries, of Huntington, is holding a scramble at Clear Creek Golf Course, in Goblesville, on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m.

The scramble is for teams of four. There is a fee to register, which covers the cost of 18 holes, a cart, refreshments and lunch.

Teams can register online at

Clear Creek Golf Course is located at 10930N-300W, Huntington.