Runner vs. throw

Photo by Steve Clark.

Broc Miller (left), of Optimist International, focuses on catching a throw to third base to get out baserunner Elysha Little, of Everything Flooring, during the Pony League championship game in the Huntington Police Athletic League on Tuesday, July 3. Little beat the throw for Everything Flooring, which went on to win the game.


Photo by Steve Clark.

Sawyer Teusch of DeLaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott connects with the baseball against C&C Autobody & Paint at the Huntington County Baseball 11U tournament game on Friday evening, July 6.

Teams find rankings in horseshoe tourney

Team 2 remained at the top of the standings in the Huntington Horseshoe Club as of June 11, through six weeks of play.

The team, comprised of Jimmy Biehl and Bruce Slazyk, sported a record of 14-4.

Team 4 was in second place. That squad, made up of Skip Sandlin and Al Brown, had 10.5 victories against 7.5 defeats.

The No. 3 spot was occupied by Team 1. Featuring Darren Stolz and Jerry Stolz, the team stood at 7.5-10.5.

Team 3, consisting of Jim Biehl Sr. and Pat Mitchell, was in fourth place with a record of 4-14.

Middle schoolers are invited to free football camp beginning next week

A free middle school football development camp will be held July 10, 12, 17, 24 and 26, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Kriegbaum Field.

The camp will be run by all of the coaches from Riverview and Crestview seventh and eighth grade coaching staffs, with the assistance of the high school staff. Players will participate in essential individual skills that will help prepare them for the season.

This is a non-padded camp. Players will need to bring cleats, water and comfortable clothes. They will have access to all of the high school football practice equipment.

Former HNHS star speaks at camp

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Former Huntington North High School basketball standout Lisa Winter Finn (left) sits with Heidi Lawson, head coach of the Huntington North girls’ basketball team, at the Lady Vikings’ youth camp on Thursday, June 28, at Huntington North. Finn, who helped lead the Lady Vikings to a state title in 1995 and was named Indiana Miss Basketball in 1996, spoke to the campers about her career.

Team 2 leading horseshoe pitching

As of June 4, Team 2 was leading the pack at the Huntington Horseshoe Club.

The team, comprised of Jimmy Biehl and Bruce Slazyk, sported a record of 11.5 wins against 3.5 losses.

Team 4 was in second place with a record of 10-5. That team is made up of Skip Sandlin and Al Brown.

Team 1 had 5.5 victories against 9.5 defeats and occupied third place. Darren Stolz and Jerry Stolz comprise that squad.

Team 3, featuring members Jim Biehl Sr. and Pat Mitchell, was in fourth place with a record of 3-12.

Instructions from the coach

Photo by Steve Clark.

Rick Burnau (middle), head coach of the Huntington North High School football team, speaks to children at the team’s youth camp on Thursday, June 28, at Kriegbaum Field. The team’s coaches and players taught football fundamentals to elementary and middle school-aged attendees over the course of three days.

Boot Camp Challenge winners

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Winners of the inaugural Heritage Days Boot Camp Challenge are the teams of (from left) Zach Brannan and Josephine Nieman and the team of Aleah Eckert and Mason Landrum. The family-friendly event sponsored by Huntington Catholics in Action youth group was held at the Lake Clare Fitness Park, and was judged on the participants’ success at the challenges.

Winning hand gets ride

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Chelsea Heiney (front) had the winning Poker hand in the adult division at the HARTA fourth annual Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday afternoon, June 24, during Heritage Days. With her and the bicycle she won are HARTA President Jim Lewis (left) and Chris Bucher of Trailhouse Village Bicycles, the bicycle sponsor.

Poker run, car show to benefit ‘Katie’s Cure’

A poker run and car show to benefit “Katie’s Cure,” Hodgkin’s lymphoma awareness, will be held Saturday, July 7, at The Well, 1883 Old U.S. 24, across from the Huntington Drive-In.

Poker run open registration is from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and car show entry is accepted from noon to 1 p.m. An entry fee will be charged.

Marching orders

Photo by Steve Clark.

Ty Platt, head coach of the Huntington University men’s basketball team, addresses children attending the team’s 16th annual Forester Basketball Camp on Thursday, June 21, in Platt Arena. The four-day camp saw the team’s players and coaches teach the fundamentals of basketball to 132 children.

Follow my lead

Photo by Steve Clark.

Maddy Robrock (left), a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team, demonstrates the proper passing form for Luci Reich at the Huntington North Girls’ Basketball Camp on Tuesday, June 19, in the Huntington North Fieldhouse. The six-session camp, which wraps up this week, has seen the team’s players and coaches teach passing, dribbling, shooting and more to elementary and middle school-aged girls.

PAL taking registration for flag, contact football

The Huntington Police Athletic League is currently accepting registrations for its flag football league and contact football league.

The flag football league is divided into four age groups: 5 to 6-year-olds, 7 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11 and older. Children should be registered under the age they will be on Sept. 1.

The contact football league is open to children ages 9 to 12-years-old as of Sept. 1. The minimum weight to participate is 65 pounds.
In both leagues, practices will begin in mid-August.

YMCA team wins Kids Kampus Golf Outing

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The 27th annual Pathfinder Kids Kampus Golf Outing, presented by David Culp and Co. was held Friday, June 8, at Norwood Golf Club. Lunch and appetizers were sponsored by Novae Corp. and golfers were treated to complimentary food at the turn thanks to NACCAP.

First place in the outing went to the team from Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, with members Tim Allen, Justin Berger, Ben Davis and Joe Davis. The YMCA team had a score of 51. The Wings, Etc. team took second place with a score of 53 and the team from State Farm: Jake Stroup placed third with a score of 53.

HARTA to host fourth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride

Chris Bucher (left) from Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake and Jim Lewis, HARTA president, display the bicycle presented to the winner of the 2017 Adult division winner. The group will host the fourth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m.
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Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association (HARTA) will host its fourth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m.

There will be two divisions: children/youth and adult. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to all ages. This event is free, but bicycle helmets are required.

The ride starts and stops at the old historic train depot, Schenkel Station, 11 W. State St., Huntington, and is intended to promote and educate everyone about the growing trail system.