Getting into the swing

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Todd Johnson, of Huntington, prepares to send his ball down the fairway at the beginning of the Huntington County Golf Amateur Tourney held Saturday, June 27, at Etna Acres Golf Course. Twenty-eight golfers took part in the contest in men’s, Seniors’, super Seniors’, super-super Seniors’ and ladies’ divisions.

County Junior Amateur

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Luke Watson, a Southwood student, chips the ball from just off the green on the ninth hole at Clear Creek Golf Course on Wednesday, June 24, during the Huntington County Junior Amateur Golf Tournament.

Watching it roll

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Max Fusselman, a soon to be Huntington North High School freshman, watches his putt roll toward the ninth hole at Clear Creek Golf Course on Wednesday, June 24, during the Huntington County Junior Amateur Golf Tournament.

Etna Acres announces scramble results

Etna Acres Golf Course, in Andrews, has announced the results of its senior men’s scramble on Tuesday, June 16.

Don Conley and Clyde Smith achieved closest-to-the-pin honors, doing so on 12 and 16, respectively.

Steve McCammack recorded the longest drive, hitting his big shot on 15. He also posted a chip-in on 18.

Benny Higdon notched a chip-in on 11.

The low team score was 32. Team members were Higdon, Conley, Bob Price and Greg Shearer.

Historic Warren to sponsor golf tourney to benefit Riverside Park

Historic Warren Inc., an Indiana Mainstreet group, is sponsoring a Florida scramble golf tournament on Saturday, July 18, at Dogwood Glen Golf Course.

Proceeds will benefit the final, third phase of the Downtown Riverside Park project.

Phase three will include a large sidewalk expansion that includes landscaping and new light posts with benches and shades incorporated in with the lighting.

Hole sponsorships are available.

Crossroads League announces soccer changes

The Crossroads League, Huntington University’s athletic conference, has announced a series of major changes to its men’s and women’s league soccer schedules for the upcoming 2020 fall seasons. The changes were implemented in response to the NAIA’s COVID-19 announcement on June 4, to delay the start of the fall seasons and limit the maximum number of contests to be played.

Etna Acres announces recent tourney results

Etna Acres Golf Course, in Andrews, has announced the results of its Junior Senior Tournament on Sunday, June 14.

10 and under division
First place, Dylan and Larry Powell, 55.
Second place, Nolan and Daniel Chenoweth, 60.
Third place, Alex and Ken Perkins, 72.

11 to 13 division
First place, Hunter and Todd Jackson, 56.
Second place, Isaac and Adam Stakeman, 67.
Third place, Gavin and Ralph Stout, 74.

Side by side

Photo by Steve Clark.

Anna Randolph (left) and Sara Randolph enter the homestretch as they participate in the one-mile portion of the Discover Roanoke run on Saturday, June 6, in Roanoke. The event, a fund-raiser for the Roanoke Lions Club, also featured 5K and 10K races.

Discover Roanoke runs tour streets of village this past Saturday, June 6

As Jeff Anderson and Steve Anderson (first and fourth from left, respectively) close in on the finish line during the 5K portion of the Discover Roanoke run, Chandler Neal (second from left) and Hollyn Anderson, who finished the race earlier, join them in a show of support. The event, held Saturday, June 6, in Roanoke, was originally scheduled for April 18, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Discover Roanoke run was held Saturday, June 6, in Roanoke, with several participants competing in one-mile, 5K and 10K races.

The event, a fund-raiser for the Roanoke Lions Club, was originally scheduled for April 18, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the one-mile race, Alivia Bruckner, 8, captured first place, clocking in at 8:36.7. Owen Warner, 13, was the top male finisher, placing third in 8:51.5.

The race’s male and female age group winners were:

11 and under
Micah Smith, 9:05.6; and Emmy Warner, 12:47.1.

Waterfall 5K/10K Trail Run set for Sunday at Salamonie River State Forest

The Waterfall 5K/10K Trail Run is set for Sunday, June 14, at Salamonie River State Forest, in Lagro, at 8:30 a.m.

Both races will take place on the Salamonie River State Forest trails. The races will start and finish at the Observation Mound Pavilion, 6297 S. Salamonie Dam Rd., Lagro. The pavilion is atop the Salamonie Dam near the confluence with the Wabash River.

Letting it fly

Photo by Steve Clark.

Chad Yoder (right) lets his disc fly as he participates in the Huntington County Disc Golf Club’s weekly gathering on Tuesday, June 2, at the Tower Park Disc Golf Course, in Warren. Observing Yoder’s throw is fellow disc golfer Shawn McCoy.

Hole in one

Photo provided.

John Morrison (third from left) recorded a hole-in-one at Dogwood Glen Golf Course, in Warren, on Monday, June 1. Morrison achieved his ace on the sixth hole, which is 98 yards. The feat was witnessed by Dan Poulson and John Vickery (first and second from left, respectively) and Steve Laymon and Jack Harmon (fourth and fifth from left, respectively.)

County amateur golf tourneys to continue

The 2020 Huntington County Amateur Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, June 27, at Etna Acres Golf Course and Sunday, June 28, at Dogwood Glen Golf Course.
All tee times will be in the morning.

The tournament is open to Huntington County residents or members of a Huntington County golf course.

Classes will be divided into men qualifying for the championship flight on the first day. The top half of the field will be in the championship flight; the remainder will be divided between other flights.

HU alum Poncio is new men’s tennis team coach

Ignacio Poncio
Photo provided.

Huntington University athletic director Lori Culler recently announced the hiring of HU alum Ignacio Poncio as the school’s next men’s tennis coach.

No stranger to campus, Poncio returns to his alma mater to head up a tennis program that has a rich tradition of success. The Argentinian native was a key cog in HU’s success during his four years in Forester green and white.  

Picking up her sign

Photo by Steve Clark.

Kodi Douglass (left), a senior at Huntington North High School, picks up a commemorative yard sign from Valarie Cannici, athletic department secretary, outside the school on Thursday, May 7. The sign denotes that Douglass would have played softball for Huntington North, had the spring sports season not been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The athletic department handed out a total of 17 signs to seniors who intended to play a spring sport.