Huntington North to host volleyball camp for middle school youth July 17-19

Huntington North High School will host a volleyball camp for middle school-aged youth, July 17 through July 19.

The camp is designed for youth entering sixth grade through eighth grade and will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Jessica Fuller, HN varsity head coach, and her staff will run the camp.

There is a cost per camper and the price includes a T-shirt. Parents and caretakers will be asked to sign a waiver.



HU hoop camp

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Huntington University Men's Basketball Coach Ty Platt (center) speaks to attendees of the 11th annual Huntington University Summer Basketball Camp, hosted by Platt's team, at the school's Merillat Complex, on Thursday, June 27.

In play

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Huntington North's Preston Husband (right) puts the ball into play in the bottom of the second inning in a game against the visiting Fort Wayne Franchise in Summer League action on Thursday, June 27.

Lewis, Ridenour tops at Heritage Days 5K

Sean Lewis and Crystina Ridenour were the top male and female finishers, respectively, in the Huntington Heritage Days 5K held on Saturday, June 22.

Lewis, of Huntington, clocked in at 15:44.3 and Ridenour, of Fort Wayne, crossed the finish line in 18:14.5.

Masters winners were Brad Prather, of Roanoke, on the men's side, submitting a 16:57.6, and Kelly Wiedenhoeft, of Roanoke, on the women's side with a 23:26.6.

Adalyn Harvey, of Huntington, took the top spot in the girls' 1-9 age division with a 33:32.1.

Former HNHS golfer Tara Boone to coach MU men’s team, too

Tara Boone
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Manchester University has announced that Tara Boone, of Huntington, will assume head coaching duties for the Spartans' men's golf program.

"I'm really excited about this opportunity," she said. "It's a great group of men who are ready to work hard to improve individually and make the team better. I feel fortunate, too, that I was able to get to know them a little bit last year as both teams practiced at the same course."

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame honors local man Bob Pearson

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Bob Pearson, of Huntington, received the President's Distinguished Service Award at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's annual induction banquet held in Indianapolis earlier this year.

Marvin Tudor, president of the hall and also from Huntington, presented the award.

Toppers save best for last

"The turnout of Toppers who found their way out of the charities and churches was impressive. Fourteen of the lads both old and new, old and young turned up on the warm day to host the always competitive and entertaining Deep River Grinders from Northwest Indiana.

Schnitz duo captures top honors at CC Father-Son/Daughter scramble

Clear Creek Golf Course held its Father-Son/Daughter golf scramble on June 16.

The father/son team of Mike and Brad Schnitz captured top honors.

Ron and Jacob Vinson teamed up for a second place finish and the duo of Don and Tom Bartrom rounded out the top three.

The father/daughter combo of Glenn Hall and Jill Plucklebaum won first place as well.

Plucklebaum won the long drive for daughter on the seventh hole.

Tom Bartrom took first place in the long drive for son category.

The long drive for dad division was captured by Mike Schnitz.

Norwood Golf Course to host HU men’s basketball fund-raiser

Norwood Golf Club will host a summer golf outing to benefit the Huntington University men's basketball program on July 13 at 1 p.m.

Registration on July 13 will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is scheduled for noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

There is a cost per person or foursome and includes green fees, cart rental, lunch, an $80 season ticket and door prizes.

Registration forms for the outing are available at the Huntington University Athletic Office.

The outing is limited to 36 teams.

Karing for Kids to host golf outing

Karing for Kids will host its first annual golf outing on Saturday, July 13, at LaFontaine Golf Club, in Huntington. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Registration forms are available at the Markle Church of Christ or online at

There is a fee for individuals and a fee for teams. Registrations are due by July 10. Payment may be made online with PayPal by visiting the charity's website.

Oh, yeah!

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Hunter Glenn of Frederick's Photography likes the pitch he sees coming and starts his swing in PAL Coaches Pitch action against Metro Kiwanis on Tuesday, June 18, in Huntington.

Making the play

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Hayden Newsome (right), playing for Tam-A-Sak, throws to first base after fielding the ball in Police Athletic League T-Ball action in Huntington on Monday, June 17.

Trying to connect

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Averyana Dawson (right), playing for Tam-A-Sak, tries to connect the ball with the bat during Police Athletic League T-Ball action in Huntington on Monday, June 17.

Farm Bureau bombs pair in PAL Coaches Pitch

Coaches Pitch

Farm Bureau recorded big wins over Horace Mann, 23-5, and Frederick's Photography, 20-7. Metro Kiwanis also showed some offensive firepower, beating Horace Mann, 21-12 and Bailey Love, 27-1. Craig Martz was a two-time winner, topping Bippus Bank, 11-4, and Bailey Love, 27-2. Dirt Trucking also went 2-0, defeating Firefighters Local 680 and Optimist by counts of 15-11 and 10-8, respectively. Frederick's Photography won against Andrews 1, 24-8, and Horace Mann took down RE/MAX, 17-7.