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Allen County Aces Traveling Baseball introduce Family Fun Fest

The Allen County Aces Host Family Fun Fest and Will Donate portion of Proceeds to Erin’s House

WHO: The Eden

WHAT: 5K race, wiffleball tournament, cornhole tournament, to support the Allen County Aces as well as benefitting Erin’s House.

WHEN: April 22nd 2017, 12:00PM-4:00PM

WHERE: The Eden Property, 14013 Emanuel Rd. Hoagland IN 46745

The Allen County Aces Traveling Baseball Team for boys 12 and under will be hosting Family Fun fest on April 22nd 2017 in Hoagland, Indiana. This event will host several events such as a 5K walk/run, wiffleball tournament, cornhole tournament, and family friendly activities. There will be several vendors, food trucks, and bar service. Join us in supporting The Aces and Erin’s House.

About the Company:

The Allen County Aces organization was created in 2015 to provide a higher level of competition for talented and motivated area baseball players with a commitment to the improvement of their skills in a family focused environment. The team works hard to win games, but winning never becomes more important than teamwork and good sportsmanship. The Aces’ coaches ask players to work towards excellence, not perfection. We believe baseball is a fun and challenging game that requires players to develop the ability to overcome mistakes and to look forward to their next opportunity. Ultimately, the development of skills and team focused play is our guideline for our program, which we believe will create better baseball players and better individuals.

POSTED: 03/22/17 at 10:12 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Sports

Fun with the Tincaps at the New Haven Chamber of Commerce “Meet Me at 5″


POSTED: 03/10/17 at 4:34 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

University of Indianapolis senior Miranda Braun, a New Haven graduate, will participate in the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 11 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Braun qualified by placing first in shot put during the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships.  She was also named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-Region Team and awarded the GLVC Indoor Track and Field Sportsmanship Award.

POSTED: 03/08/17 at 9:51 am. FILED UNDER: Schools, Sports

V.J. Beachem hears the critical radio calls. He reads the mean tweets. He’s not aggressive enough, they say. He’s afraid to take the big shot. Luckily for Notre Dame, their key to a potential March Madness run is adept at blocking out the noise.

“I listen to a lot of Frank Ocean, man. I like to keep it stress-free before the games.”

Boasting NBA-level athleticism and premier shooting ability, Beachem is far and away Notre Dame’s most gifted player. But the 6-foot-8-inch senior’s time in South Bend has been marred by inconsistent play. This year, though, particularly in the second half of the season, 22-year-old Beachem has caught fire. Though he still turns in occasional single-digit disappearing acts, his outside shot is enough to put any defense on high alert. At 23-8, Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish rank second in the ACC, with Beachem scoring 15.4 points a game. He recently surpassed 1,000 career points. Things look good for the Irish. But Notre Dame’s postseason hopes, and Beachem’s NBA aspirations, hinge on which version of the still-inconsistent sharpshooter appears in March.

The mixed performance has tamed an ego that might otherwise be soaring on a star in the making. When asked to explain his dismal two-point outing in a January 4 win over Louisville, Notre Dame’s captain seems proud of his teammates for pulling through when the Cardinals shut him down. “Whether I score two or 25 points, if we win, it’s fine with me,” he tells OZY. It’s not the voice of a ball hog. But, ironically, the team may be looking for him to lead a little bit tougher. “We need him to be an aggressive scorer for us,” Coach Mike Brey said in a preseason press release. “He needs to hunt his stuff.”


POSTED: 03/07/17 at 9:16 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

With March Madness just over a week away, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its  NCAA Tournament Fun Facts infographic as well as its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for College Basketball Fans to help get hoops lovers psyched for this magical time of year.

To find 2017’s top spots for NCAA hoops, WalletHub crunched the numbers on 291 U.S. cities using seven key metrics. They range from the number of teams per city and the winning percentage of each to stadium capacity and social-media engagement.

Best Cities for College Hoops Fans Worst Cities for College Hoops Fans
1 Chapel Hill, NC 282 Ithaca, NY
2 Los Angeles, CA 283 Poughkeepsie, NY
3 Durham, NC 284 Lynchburg, VA
4 Bloomington, IN 285 Riverside, CA
5 Philadelphia, PA 286 Hackensack, NJ
6 East Lansing, MI 287 Clinton, SC
7 Lawrence, KS 288 Daytona Beach, FL
8 Lexington, KY 289 Peoria, IL
9 Storrs, CT 290 Tampa, FL
10 Cullowhee, NC 291 New Britain, CT

Best vs. Worst

  • The Villanova Wildcats have the highest winning percentage among college basketball teams (88.15%), which is six times higher than the Grambling State Tigers, the losingest team (15.57%).
  • Lexington, Ky. , has the most expensive season tickets, starting at $950, or 21 times more than a season of hoops in Hamilton, N.Y. ($45).
  • Thanks to John Wooden and UCLA, Los Angeles is home to the country’s most national championship banners (11), while Philadelphia has the most regular season titles (116).

To read the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit:


POSTED: 03/06/17 at 9:54 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

POSTED: 03/06/17 at 9:32 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

On February 26th, the fans of New Haven High School and Heritage High School came together to support their communities… Caring for OUR Community. A total of over 850 socks, hats and gloves were “tossed” onto the floor, collected up and will soon be distributed to people in need throughout both communities.

A very special thank you to event sponsor Parkview Sports Medicine and also to WHNH 101.3fm.

It was an amazing night of sharing, giving and caring. Thank you to the many fans that brought items, the staff at each school and the New Haven Cheerleaders.

Because of YOU… our community is a better place today.


POSTED: 02/24/17 at 12:07 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Photos by Don Springer:

POSTED: 02/20/17 at 1:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports


New Haven High School Boys Varsity Basketball beat Heritage Jr./Sr. H.S., IN 57-35


POSTED: 02/17/17 at 11:03 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Listen to Ashley Luginbill’s story Saturday at 11 am and Sunday at 12 noon on the “Who Is Show” on WHNH 101.3fm.

Fourteen high school caddies from the state of Indiana have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full, four-year housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection meeting held at Long Beach Country Club in Long Beach on Feb. 1.

Each caddie (listed below) has a unique story to tell, reflecting the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character. They will begin college in the fall of 2017, with recipients awarded to Indiana University in Bloomington and Purdue University in West Lafayette. The scholarship is valued at more than $100,000 over four years.

“Each of these deserving Evans Scholars epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman David Robinson. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”

The Indiana selection meeting was the tenth of more than a dozen such meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation will hold across the country through the spring. When the 2016-17 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 270 caddies are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.

The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Illinois, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. One of golf’s favorite charities, it is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies.

Currently, a record 935 caddies are enrolled in 20 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 10,400 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

“Based on their excellence in the classroom and their service to their schools and communities, there is little doubt that these young men and women have worked hard to earn this life-changing opportunity,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA President and CEO. “We welcome them to the Evans Scholars family.”

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 30,000 golfers across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $10 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation.

To learn more about the WGA and ESF, visit

The recipients include:

Student Name Hometown Golf/Country Club High School Awarded University
Isabella Kaplan Michigan City Long Beach CC La Lumiere School Purdue
John Ruszkowski Michigan City Long Beach CC La Lumiere School Indiana
Kathleen Doolittle Dyer Briar Ridge CC Highland HS Purdue
Jordan Lykowski Schererville Briar Ridge CC Lake Central HS Purdue
Zachary Stewart South Bend South Bend CC Riley HS Purdue
Matthew Hope Fort Wayne Orchard Ridge CC Homestead HS Purdue
Kaylen Ohlwine Zanesville Orchard Ridge CC Norwell S Indiana
Samuel Mailand Hoagland Fort Wayne CC Home school Purdue
Joseph Hunnicutt Fort Wayne Sycamore Hills GC Carroll HS Purdue
Ashley Luginbill New Haven Sycamore Hills GC Heritage Junior/Senior HS Indiana
Hannah Vanderbosch Fishers Prairie View GC Cathedral HS Purdue
Elliott Shide Indianapolis Prairie View GC Lawrence North HS Indiana
Jeffery Schwind Indianapolis Meridian Hills CC Home school Purdue
Llogan Russell French Lick French Lick Resort Springs Valley HS Indiana

About Western Golf Association:

Founded in 1899 to serve golfing interests in the growing Midwest, the WGA now has nearly 400 member clubs. The WGA conducts championships for professionals and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF), which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA is a driving force in the game, a respected charitable cause for thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation’s golf community. Its premier golf event is the BMW Championship, the second oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR. For more information about the WGA and ESF, please visit

About Evans Scholars Foundation:

Established by famed amateur golfer Charles Chick Evans Jr., the Evans Scholars Foundation provides full housing and tuition scholarships to high-achieving caddies across the country. The Program, which is supported by the Western Golf Association, is funded by contributions from more than 30,000 Evans Scholars Par Club members, including Evans Scholars Alumni, as well as proceeds from the BMW Championship. Since the Program’s inception in 1930, more than 10,400 caddies nationwide have graduated as Evans Scholars.

POSTED: 02/14/17 at 9:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports