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Central Lutheran School Charger Cross Country Camp

Pictured: the Central Lutheran School Charger’s Cross Country Camp runners on Platter Bridge in New Haven, Indiana

Logan Bauer, Ashton Werling, Bree Grunawalt, Lia Barger, Hayley Oldfield, Sophie Schuller, Josie Delegrange, Kennedy Cain, Marissa Barger, Lucy Gongaware, Makayla Coomer, Olivia Schuller, Carly Gongaware, Calyn Bauer, J.D. Schuller, and Garret Ternet.

POSTED: 07/22/14 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Hotel Fitness Championship teams up with Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge to liven up the golf course

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 21, 2014) – The Hotel Fitness Championship and Fort Wayne’s Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge are teaming up to bring an exciting social element to Sycamore Hills Golf Club Aug. 25-31. Main Street Bistro will manage the upgraded Main Street Lounge pavilions on the 9th and 16th greens, providing sheltered seating with a view of golf, signature cocktails and unique food options for purchase.

Patrons who purchase the tournament’s upgraded tickets will get both grounds access and entry into the lively Main Street Lounge pavilions. Giveaways and prizes will be distributed throughout the day each time a player records a birdie on holes 9 or 16.

The upgraded ticket options are:

  • One Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($50): Valid one day of your choice, Aug. 28–31
  • Four Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($115): Valid each Championship Round, Aug. 28-31

Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge is located on the first floor of the 1st Source Center in downtown Fort Wayne. With a modern-contemporary menu, weekly specials, 60 unique international premium red and white wine choices, superior martinis and 14 regional craft beers on tap, the lounge offers something for everyone.

“We are very excited to be partnering with one of Fort Wayne’s most original downtown eateries,” said Duke Butler IV, tournament director of Hotel Fitness Championship. “Main Street Bistro knows how to create a superior guest experience with a high level of energy, and we look forward to the fun atmosphere they’ll create for our tournament patrons.”

The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Tour Finals events for 2014 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. It is the year’s biggest golf tournament to be played in the Hoosier state and is estimated to have a $4-5 million impact on Fort Wayne’s economy.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or contact Sally White at (224) 260-3786 or

POSTED: 07/22/14 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

Where: New Haven High School Wrestling Room

When: July 21-25 Monday-Friday

Time: 5-7:00 P.M.

Cost: $35.00 (Includes New Haven Wrestling Club Camp T-Shirt), All Profits Will Help Fund New Haven High School Wrestling Team and New Haven Wrestling Club Instruction: Coaches and High School Wrestlers Will Teach and Review Fundamentals and Techniques, Wrestlers Will Be Placed in Groups Based on Age and Ability

Matches: Last Two Days of the Week, Wrestlers Will Be Placed on Teams for Wrestling Tournament

Ages: Grades K-8 Will Be Invited to Participate

Questions/Contacts: For Questions or Information Email or Call James Linn at or 260-609-1290

Registration: Please, Email Wrestlers Name, Age, Grade, and Phone #to, or Mail Information to James Linn at 4715 Derome Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46835, Checks May Be Mailed or Bring to First Day of Camp



POSTED: 07/16/14 at 7:08 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

It is that time of year again! The 2014 PAL Football season is right around the corner. This year promises to be another great and successful season.

Registration for all of players, new and returning, is now open. Returning players can register online: Please contact the PAL Center 260-432-4122 with any questions or problems regarding registration.

New players can register any day of the week from July 1, 2014 to August 4, 2014 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the PAL Center.

Site registration will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 on the following dates:

7-21-14 Woodland High School
7-22-14 New Haven Library
7-23-14 Homestead High School (Door 4)
7-25-14 Prince Chapman Academy

7-28-14 PAL Center

Additionally, the new concussion and safety legislation that passed the Indiana Legislature this spring which went into effect July 1, 2014, affects us as an organization. Because we play at public schools, was must follow all the guidelines and requirements. This includes a requirement that all of our Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches must take and pass a player safety and concussion training courses every two years. In order to accomplish this, we have teamed up with, and become a member of, USA Football, a great organization!  We look forward to our new relationship, and working hard to help protect the players and keep them safe.

Also, help us spread the word about PAL Fort Wayne.  Please visit our Facebook page and share the posts regarding registration.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you this fall.

Eric Wilkins

Head Commissioner, PAL Football


POSTED: 07/16/14 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

Lutheran Health Network to serve as the exclusive medical services provider at the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship

The Western Golf Association, host of the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship (Aug. 25-31) at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, announces today that Lutheran Health Network (LHN) will be on site at this year’s tournament as the exclusive provider of medical services.

“It’s an honor for us to participate in activities surrounding this tournament,” said Brian Bauer, CEO of Lutheran Health Network. “Not only is the Hotel Fitness Championship important for players striving to reach the highest level of professional golf, it’s also important for Fort Wayne and our surrounding communities. The collective talent of all involved will certainly be on display again this year and we’re pleased to be part of that grouping.”

As the medical services provider, LHN will staff and manage the on-site first aid facility to provide spectators, players, caddies, volunteers and tournament staff immediate care as needed. Additionally, LHN is supporting this year’s Red Coat Dinner, which raises money for the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House and Evans Scholars Foundation. The 2014 Red Coat Dinner will take place Aug. 26 during tournament week.

“We owe great thanks to Lutheran Health Network, and it’s our pleasure to be working with an organization that’s so important to northeastern Indiana and its residents,” said Bruce Dye, CEO of Hotel Fitness.

The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Tour Finals events that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.

“We are grateful to have Lutheran’s support in numerous facets of tournament week,” said Duke Butler IV, WGA tournament director for the Hotel Fitness Championship. “With its experienced caregivers on-site, our team can breathe easy knowing our guests, participants and staff will receive world-class care as needed.”

Players eligible for the Hotel Fitness Championship include the top-75 money winners on the Tour at the conclusion of the Regular Season; players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list at the end of the TOUR’s Regular Season; and non-members who earn enough points to place them among 126-200 on the FedExCup points list at the end of the regular season.

To learn more about hospitality, volunteer and ticket options available, visit To learn more about the WGA and the Evans Scholars Foundation, visit

POSTED: 07/09/14 at 7:23 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

Locos Express Tryouts 15U, 16U, 17U on July 22nd 5 pm to 8 pm at Simmons Field Lima, Ohio (home field of the Lima Locos).  13U & 14U on July 29th 5 pm to 8 pm. Locos Express is a non-profit subsidiary of the Lima Locos that is dedicated to the development of youth baseball. The Express select teams will be competing in tournaments after the end each school’s 2015 spring baseball year. We will be traveling throughout Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky playing among the best competition in the Midwest. Receive instruction and practice in an indoor facility this winter by collegiate and professional instructors. Please visit for more information. Play among the best…against the best….Locos Express.   Email to receive your tryout registration form.  Registration is required to tryout.

POSTED: 07/07/14 at 6:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

PAL football sign ups will be held at the New Haven Library on July 22, 2014. Time of registration will be from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the conference room. PAL football is a tackle football program for kids ages 9 (by Aug 15) thru 12. Cost of program is $75.00.

POSTED: 07/03/14 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

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POSTED: 06/28/14 at 7:58 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Real Estate, Schools, Sports

Gooden leaving New Haven for Lawrence Central

Veteran coach has amassed 392 wins in 27 years

By Justin Kenny of The News-Sentinel

A source has informed The News-Sentinel that New Haven varsity boy’s basketball coach Al Gooden has accepted an offer to be the next coach at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis.

New Haven Athletic Director Dave Myers declined to comment on the situation when reached by The News-Sentinel Sunday.

Calls to Gooden over the weekend were not returned.

Over 27 years, Gooden has amassed a 392-228 record, the 18th most victories amongst active coaches. In three seasons at the helm of New Haven, Gooden has led the Bulldogs to a 54-14 record, including a sectional championship in 2013, which was the program’s first in 17 years.


POSTED: 06/16/14 at 3:14 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

The Payne (Ohio) Ball Association will be hosting four all star tournaments
in July.

Beginning Monday, July 7, a 10 and under boys tournament will run through
Thursday, July 10.

An eight and under boys baseball (coach pitch) tournament will be July 11
through July 13.

Also July 11 through July 13, the association will sponsor an eight and
under girls softball (coach pitch) tournament.

Lastly, a 12 and under boys baseball tournament will be held July 14 through
July 18.

For more information on any of these tournaments, please contact Kevin
Wannemacher via e-mail at or the phone at (419)

POSTED: 06/13/14 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: Sports