Wiley finishes big season by winning New Balance National Outdoors 800 section

Addy Wiley, of Huntington, captured first place in the 800-meter run in the Emerging Elite section of the New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet on Sunday, June 16, at North Carolina A&T University, in Greensboro, NC.

HARTA sets fifth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on June 23

Chris Bucher (left) from Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake, and Jim Lewis, HARTA president, show off the bicycle that Trailhouse Village Bicycles donated, which will be presented to the 2019 Adult division winner. Walmart is donating a gift card to the winner of the Youth/Children division that can be used for a bicycle purchase.
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Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association will host its fifth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 23, starting at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to all ages.

The ride starts and stops at the old historic train depot, Schenkel Station, 11 W. State St., and is intended to promote and educate the community about the growing trail system.
There will be two divisions, children/youth and adult. This event is free, but bicycle helmets are required.

Registration open for PAL football leagues

Registration has opened for the Contact Football and Flag Football leagues at the Police Athletic League, in Huntington.

There is a cost to participate in either league, which can be reduced by selling fund-raiser items.

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. Practices will begin in mid-August.

2nd annual Scoots of Hazard 5K on Aug. 3

The second annual Scoots of Hazard 5K fun run and walk to benefit the Drake Goetz Memorial Park is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, at 9 a.m.

There is a fee to register, with T-shirts guaranteed with registration by July 10. Family passes include two T-shirts. Race day registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and shirts will be available while supplies last.

Another event, the Drake Goetz Memorial Well Water Ride for bicyclists, will take place Sept. 14.

Teaching moment

Photo by Steve Clark.

Brooke Hamming (left), a participant in the Huntington North volleyball camp, receives some assistance from Coach Brook Shoemaker during a drill at the camp on Tuesday, June 11, in North Arena. The camp, which ran for four days, saw attendees sharpen existing skills while learning new ones from the Lady Vikings’ coaching staff and players.


Etna Acres' Shriners Hospital outing raises record funds

Etna Acres Golf Course recently hosted a Children’s Shriners Hospital outing.

Twenty-two teams participated in the event, raising a record $2,215 for the hospital.

In the women’s portion of the event, individual winners were Rebecca Hostetler, Mia Hurford, Carol Clabaugh and Anita Smith.

In the men’s portion of the event, individual winners were Ron Kipfer, Brian Gottschalk and Alan Targgart.

HU Summer Shootout

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North guard Deven Newcomb drives to the hoop in action Saturday morning at North Arena as part of the HU Summer Shootout.

Tennis drill

Photo by Steve Clark.

Blake Childs (right), head coach of the Huntington North High School girls’ tennis team, runs a drill during the team’s youth camp on Thursday, June 6, at the school’s tennis courts. The camp spanned five days and saw tennis players of all ages learn new skills from Childs, his coaching staff and players.

Big kick

Photo by Steve Clark.

Hudson Penrod (right), a participant in the Huntington North Soccer Camp, kicks a ball during a drill at the camp on Thursday, June 6, at the school’s soccer fields. Aidan Hosler (left), a senior on the Huntington North boys’ soccer team, assesses Penrod’s kick.

Giving direction

Photo by Steve Clark.

Brant Brown (right), an assistant coach for the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team, directs participants in the team’s youth basketball camp during a drill on Wednesday, June 5, in North Arena. The camp spanned four days and saw attendees hone existing skills while developing new ones.

Brinkman Regatta

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Daniel Koschka, of Noblesville, leaves a large srpray behind his watercraft on Saturday, June 1, in a race at the ninth annual Harry Brinkman Memorial Regatta at Lake Clare. The event continues today, Sunday, June 2.

Haught wraps up career with 17th in LJ at state meet

Huntington North High School senior Ricky Haught wrapped up his high school athletic career by placing 17th in the long jump at the Indiana State Boys Track & Field Tournament on Saturday, June 1, at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Haught fouled on his first two attempts in what Huntington North Head Coach Scott Bower called the best-two looking jumps of Haught’s career. He then got off a clean jump of 21-07.25 in his career finale.

Lady Vikes' Wiley is state champion in 1,600

Huntington North High School freshman Addy Wiley won the 1.600-meter run at the Indiana State Girls’ Track & Field State Tournament on Saturday, June 1, at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Wiley, the sectional and regional champion heading into the meet, crossed the finish line in 4:46.93 to beat runner-up Abigail Lynch of Brownsburg by more than a second. Lynch, a sophomore, finished in 4:48.19 as she and Wiley were the only two runners to break the 4:50 mark.

Vikings' golf season ends at sectional

Graham Scher, a junior on the Huntington North High School boys’ golf team, hits a chip shot at Rozella Ford Golf Club, in Warsaw, during the Warsaw Sectional on Friday, May 31. Scher fired an 83 to lead the Vikings, who placed eighth as a team with a score of 353.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season drew to a close for the Huntington North High School boys’ golf team with an eighth-place finish at the Warsaw Sectional on Friday, May 31, at Rozella Ford Golf Club, in Warsaw.

The Vikings were led by junior Graham Scher, who scored an 83. Senior Hank Pulver fired an 85, senior Sawyer Stoltz carded a 92 and sophomore Caden Brubaker posted a 93, capping the team’s score at 353.

Freshman Chase Mickley shot a non-scoring 102.

Archers stop Vikings on way to sectional crown

The Huntington North High School baseball team was limited to two hits in six innings by South Side’s Xavier Croxton and saw its season come to an end with a 6-4 loss to the Archers in the semifinals of the Huntington North Sectional on Friday, May 24, at Forest Glen Park.

It was a familiar ending for the Vikings, 13-12, who lost to the Archers in the sectional semifinal round last season as well. Coach Jarod Hammel’s squad punched its ticket to the round with an 8-2 victory over Wayne on May 22. South Side received a bye.