Eckert leads HNHS golfgirls to big win over Dwenger

Huntington North golfer Amara Eckert hits a tee shot during her round against visiting Bishop Dwenger on Monday, Aug. 13, at Norwood Golf Course. Eckert fired a personal-best nine-hole round of 1-under-par 34 to lead the Lady Vikes to a big win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Amara Eckert fired a personal-best 1-under-par 34 over nine holes to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team to a 166-198 triumph over visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger on Monday, Aug.13, at Norwood Golf Course.

The Lady Vikes, who evened their dual meet record at 1-1 got a 39 from Laura Ham, a 46 from Crosley Stanley and a 47 from Grace Dill.
Danielle Gonser was non-scorer with a 54.

Excuse me

Photo by Steve Clark.

Autumn Anderson (right), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team, attempts to maneuver past a player from visiting Heritage during a scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 9.

11th annual United Way Sprint Triathlon

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A pair of swimmers participate in the opening leg of the 11th annual United Way Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA pool. Following the swim, participants had a bike ride and a run to complete.

Lady Vike golfers second at Concordia Invite

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team placed second at the Concordia Invitational at Foster Park in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Three personal bests sparked the Viking girls to their best score of the season at 327. Amara Eckert shot a three-over-par 73 to placed sixth, Danielle Gonser had an 86 and Grace Dill had a 92, although it was the non-scoring round.

Laura Ham fired an 80 and Crosley Stanley shot an 88 to complete the HNHS scoring.

Leo edges Lady Vike golfers

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team got edged by host Leo, 185-186, on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The Lady Vikings, 0-1, 0-1 in the Northeast 8 Conference, were paced by Amara Eckert, who fired a 44. Laura Ham carded a 45, Crosley Stanley registered a 48 and Danielle Gonser contributed a 49 to round out the team’s score.

Grace Dill shot a non-scoring 51.

Megan Stephen and Macy McCloskey played as individuals for Huntington North and tallied a 56 and a 61, respectively.

Eckert leads HNHS golfgirls to EN Invite win

Led by Amara Eckert, the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team won the East Noble Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Noble Hawk Golf Links.

Eckert posted a personal-best score of 74 for the Lady Vikings, who finished with a register of 348 at the 12-team invite.

Laura Ham carded an 82, Crosley Stanley posted a 96 and Danielle Gonser fired a 97 to round out Huntington North’s first place performance.

Grace Dill was the non-scorer for the Lady Vikes with a 98.

Lady Vike golfers start season with runner-up invite finish

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity golf team kicked off its season with a runner-up showing at its own invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Norwood Golf Course.

The Lady Vikings tallied a score of 346 at the 13-team invite, which Homestead won with a register of 332.

Amara Eckert led Huntington North with an 80. The senior recorded 11 consecutive pars to end her round.

Laura Ham carded an 83 for the Lady Vikes while Crosley Stanley and Danielle Gonser both produced 89s to cap the team’s score.

A dilly of a return

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Maeve Wilkinson, 12, returns a serve during a game of pickleball Thursday, Aug. 2, at Memorial Park. Her grandfather, Kevin Kline, of Huntington keeps an eye on his partner as they played against her brothers Samson Wilkinson, 13, and Norman Wilkinson, 10.

Tourney winners

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Three members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana in Huntington participated in the Summer Smash Karate Tournament in Fort Wayne on July 21. Pictured are (from left) Nathaniel Mygrant, second place, 15 to 16-year-old intermediate kata; Amanda Fleischmann, second place, adult novice kata and second place, adult novice kobudo kata; Sensei Dawn Anderson; and Mason Payton, fourth place, 7 to 8-year-old intermediate kata.

Middle school students invited to join Riverview football program

Riverview Middle School football starts Aug. 1, and is open to any seventh and eighth-grade students.
Voluntary conditioning is Aug. 1 to 3 and Aug. 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Riverview football practice field.

Football helmets will be given out on Aug. 1.

No physicals are required for conditioning.

Water will be provided. Players need to wear shorts and T-shirts and bring football cleats if they have them.

Official practice starts on Aug. 8. Players will need to have their physicals turned into the school by that date to practice.

Shondell Day Camps

Photo by Steve Clark.

Dave Shondell (left), head coach of the Purdue University volleyball team, demonstrates a defensive position for attendees of the Shondell Day Camps at Huntington University on Friday, July 20. In addition to Dave Shondell’s defense camp, there was an attacking camp, taught by Kyle Shondell, head coach of the HU volleyball team; a setting camp, taught by John Shondell, associate volleyball head coach at Purdue University; and a passing camp, taught by Steve Shondell, former women’s volleyball coach at Ball State University.

Boone aces Norwood No. 8

Tara Boone
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Tara Boone hit a hole in one on Thursday, July 19, at Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington.

Boone achieved her ace on the eighth hole, hitting the ball 114 yards with a 9 iron.

The hole in one is Boone’s first ever. The feat was witnessed by Terri Boone, Chelsea Winter and Jodi Kilty.

Roanoke teenager Anderson not taking ordinary summer respite

Autumn Anderson (middle), a futsal player from Roanoke, will be playing for the United States at a futsal competition in Medellín, Colombia that is set to begin this week. Futsal is similar to soccer and played indoors. Pictured with Anderson at a tournament this past January are Carlos Cruz (left) and Brianna Cruz, her coaches with the Fort Wayne Phoenix Futsal Club.
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Autumn Anderson isn’t going on an ordinary summer vacation.

The Roanoke resident is heading to Medellín, Colombia, where she’ll be representing the United States in the sport of futsal.

Futsal is similar to soccer, which Anderson plays at Huntington North High School. Futsal features two teams of five players apiece squaring off on an indoor, hard-surface court that’s similar in scale to a basketball court. It’s played with a ball that’s smaller and harder than a soccer ball.

HU Summer Golf Outing July 28

The Huntington University men’s basketball team is holding its 24th annual Summer Golf Outing on Saturday, July 28, at Norwood Golf Course.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon in the clubhouse, then the golf outing will commence at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

There is a fee to attend, which will benefit the men’s basketball team. The fee covers the cost of the green fee, cart rental, lunch, door prizes and a season ticket.

PAL Pony League tourney champs

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Winner of the PAL Pony League Tournament is Everything Flooring, which defeated Optimists in the championship game on Tuesday, July 2. Team members are (from left) Corbin Copeland, Landon Spencer, Zach Setser,  Braxton Tharp, Coach Andy Tharp, Braden Wine, Elysha Little,  Seth Johnson,  Coach Michael Spears,  Austin Turner,  Dalen Johnson, Coach Gary Copeland,  Adam Turner  and Coach Chris Setser.