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Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Practicing at Kreigbaum Field after school on Wednesdaay, Aug. 8, are members of the Huntington North football team. The Huntington North Vikings will have their first Varsity football game on Saturday, Aug. 15, against Fort Wayne Northrop High

HU will move forward with fall sports

Huntington University has announced it will move forward with fall athletics along with its Crossroads League peers with several adjustments based on the guidelines established by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

As announced by the NAIA last week, all fall 2020 national championships have been moved to the spring of 2021.

Etna Acres announces results of Roaring 20’s Ladies’ Invitational

Etna Acres Golf Course, in Andrews, has announced the results of the Roaring 20’s Ladies’ Invitational.

The event was held Thursday, Aug. 6, and 73 women participated.

Low gross winners are ranked as follows:

Julie Wagner, Wildcat Creek, 79; Dayna Dale, Etna Acres, 80; JoDee Dale, Etna Acres, 93; JoMcGuin, Logansport, 94; Kay Martin, Logansport, 96; Becky Hanawilt, Logansport, 99; and Kathy Cotton, Huntington, 103.

Low net winners are as follows:

Etna Acres golf results

Etna Acres Golf Course, in Andrews, has announced results from its Senior Scramble League, held on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Closest to the pin was won by John Ayers, on 2 and Bob Bishop, on 8.

The longest drive was struck by Richard Batterson, on 3.

A chip-in was recorded on 8 by Dean Gifford.

Low team score was 31 from Mick Bickel, Ron Crist, Doug Adams and Clyde Smith.

Second lowest, 33, was scored by Bob Clabaugh, Jim Myers, Dean Sink and Don Bauer.

Three teams tied with 34.

Huntington North defeated by Carroll at Golf Invitational Aug. 4

Preparing to hit her golf ball at the Huntington North Golf Invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 4, is junior Haley Newton. The invitational was held at Clear Creek Golf Course and hosted 13 other schools.
Photo provided by Chris Newton.

Carroll High School came away with the win at the Huntington North Golf Invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Clear Creek Golf Course.

The hosting Lady Vikings received runner-up with just 28 points standing in the way of a first place score. The Lady Vikings tallied a score of 382, with Carroll landing a 354.

Huntington North’s Grace Dill was named the first place individual scorer, with a score of 78. Following with a second place individual score of 81 was Skylar Whitman of Northrop.

Senior Men’s Scramble results

Etna Acres has announced the results for the Tuesday, July 28, Senior Men’s Scramble.

Steve Davis and Bob Bishop received closest-to-the-pin honors on holes 12 and 16, respectively.

Longest drives were made by Bennie Higdon on hole 10 and Denny Thornton on hole 14.

Chip-ins were made  by Steve McCammack on hole 11, Don Alexander and Larry Garett on hole 13, and Larry Sprowl on hole 17.

The team of Steve Davis, Tim Hamilton, Dean Gifford and Garry Sutton came in first with a score of 30.

Wright lands Hole in One at Etna Acres

After 51 years of playing golf at Etna Acres, Larry Wright, of LaFontaine, made a hole-in-one during the July 28 men’s league. His partner, Jake Shaw, and opponents Robert Mendoza and Larry Garrett witnessed his ace on hole 12.

Crossroads League officials hope to play in 2020-21

The Crossroads League supports the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) governing body and the difficult decisions being made around the country.

A recent press release states the Council of Presidents and Athletic Directors continue to meet and assess competition within the Crossroads League.

The Crossroads League is committed to holding athletic contests for the 2020-2021 school year.

The commitment follows the current guidelines established by local and state health departments, the Centers of Disease Control and the NAIA.

Paul Memorial Scholarship awards $500 each

Recipients of the Steve and Peggy Paul Memorial Scholarship hold a banner thanking sponsors of the annual golf outing fund-raiser. Pictured (from left) are Wade Kingrey, Miranda Smart, Haley Burnau and Madeliene Laymon. Not pictured are Josi Barscz, Karmen Koch and Savannah Scott.
Photo provided.

The 2020 recipients of the Steve and Peggy Paul Memorial Scholarship are Josi Barscz, Haley Burnau, Wade Kingrey, Karmen Koch, Madeliene Laymon, Savannah Scott and Miranda Smart.

This year’s recipients received $500 each to go towards their continuing education in their chosen fields.

A golf outing fund-raiser for the 2020 scholarship will be held on Sept. 19 at Clear Creek Golf Course. Anyone who would like to make a monetary, prize or food donation is asked to contact Rich Tilden at L&S Transmission, 1126 First St., or via phone at 356-1133.

Etna Acres Senior Scramble results

Etna Acres has announced the results for its July 21 Senior Men’s Scramble.

Mark Laymon and Steve Davis made longest drives on holes one and three, respectively.

Phil Prater and Bob Bishop made closest-to-the-pin honors, Prater on hole two and Bishop on hole eight.

Don Alexander, Paul Shroeter and Steve Shoptaw made chip-ins on holes nine, seven and two, respectively.

The team of Bob Clabaugh, Larry Sprowl, Bowdy Bryant and Denny Thornton had the low score of 32.

Huntington University Women’s track and field is scholar team

The Huntington wo-men’s track and field team claimed a 3.54 GPA this past academic year to be named the 2020 NAIA Women’s Indoor Track and Field National Scholar Team of the Year as announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USATFCCCA).

HU won the national title at the 2020 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships in early March by scoring 77 points with Aspen Dirr and Hannah Stoffel combining for 62 of those.

Overall, there were 57 different programs honored for their academic excellence.

Deadline to register for PAL football is Friday, July 31

Registration is open for the 2020 Contact and Flag Football leagues at the Police Athletic League, in Huntington.

There is a cost to play in either league, but fund-raising is available to lower the cost.

The Contact Football league is open to children ages 9 to 12 as of Sept. 1, as long as they weigh at least 65 pounds.

According to Secretary Treasurer of the PAL Club, Tom Hughes, “Anyone considering playing contact football is strongly encouraged to sign up this year.”

Re­sults for Etna Acres Scramble

Etna Acres has announced the results for the July 14 Senior Men’s Scramble.

Bill Tackett and Ernie Peas made longest drives on holes 10 and 15, respectively.

Steve Davis received a closest-to-the-pin honor on hole 12.

Dean Sink and Mick Bickel made chip-ins on holes 10 and 11, respectively.

The team of Steve Davis, Denny Thornton and Jim Kuhens received first place with a score of 30.

Second place went to the team of Bob Bishop, Steve McCammack, Kevin Cox and Marvan Higdon with a score of 31.

Two teams tied with 32.

Crossroads League announces Academic League award winners

The Crossroads League announced its 2019-2020 Academic All-Crossroads League award winners on Tuesday, July 14.

The league recognized 725 student-athletes from the sports of cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field, baseball, softball, tennis and golf.
In order to be eligible for Academic All-Crossroads League recognition, a student-athlete must have reached junior status academically with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher at the conclusion of the spring semester and must have been nominated by their institution.

Junior-Senior golf tournament results announced by Etna Acres golf course

Father and son team, Nolan and Daniel Chenoweth, of Van Buren, discuss their course of action for putting the ball into hole two during the Junior/Senior golf tournament at Etna Acres on Saturday, July 11.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Etna Acres has announced the standings for the Junior-Senior golf tournament held on Saturday, July 11.

In the 9 and under category, the team of Dylan Powell and LaVon Birkey, of LaFontaine, came in first place. Second place went to Nolan and Daniel Chenoweth, of Van Buren.

In the 10 to 13 age category, first place went to Gavin Stout and Spencer Khrin, of Wabash.

In the 12 and over category, Cayden and Larry Powell, of LaFontaine, came in first place.

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