Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Sports

March 17, 2013

Local sports briefs - Sunday, March 17, 2013

NW’s Miller competes at state gymnastics

MUNCIE — Northwestern junior Amber Miller scored an 8.45 on the vault and finished 47th Saturday at the IHSAA gymnastics state championships.

“It wasn’t her best day, it upset her,” NW coach Mary Clem said. “I think the nerves got a little bit to her, but like I told her, this is a learning experience for next year.

“I can tell you this, as soon as she didn’t do well, she was in the practice gym warming up for next year — if that tells you anything.”

Miller was making her first appearance at the state meet and is only the second Purple Tiger to compete at state.

“It’s a huge achievement,” Clem said of reaching state. “When you think of all the teams in the state of Indiana, and you are selected [qualifying from that group] just to participate in vault. There were 28 schools there and she was lucky enough to be one of them.”

Kokomo Babe Ruth to hold signups today

The Kokomo Parents Babe Ruth will conduct late signups for the upcoming season from 1-2 p.m. today at the Houston Park pavilion. For more information call Ken at 765-271-4949.

Northside sets tryouts, signups for Monday

The Northside Youth Baseball league will hold tryouts at 5 p.m. Monday at Bon Air Church. The tryouts are for the major league, but Northside will also conduct signups for all divisions. Anyone with questions should call Brian West at 765-398-1888.

Local athletes compete in indoor state meet

MARION — Eastern’s girls finished third in the Class A-2A-3A Division of the finals of the Hoosier State Relays on Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan, setting a pair of new division records.

The 3,200-meter relay team of Brittany Neeley, Bethany Neeley, Avery Ewing and Jessie Sprinkles took top honors in a time of 9:26.3, setting a new record by 15 seconds.

The Neeley sisters, Sprinkles and Sarah Wagner teamed to win the distance medley relay in 12:20.1, setting a new record by 21 seconds.

Wagner tied for fourth in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 2 inches.

“We’re super excited to be able to set two state records by such a margin,” Eastern coach Michael Goodspeed said. “Fifteen seconds is unheard of. We feel pretty good for this early in the season.”

Kokomo’s girls track squad had several participants competing in the finals.

Topping the Kat contingent was Anh Pham, who was fifth in pole vault with an effort of 11-0. Summer Blackamore was seventh in the shot put with a toss of 39 feet, 10 3/4 inches.

Taylor Coram was 19th in the long jump with a leap of 16-6 3/4. And the 800 relay team of Ma-Ryssa Martin, Brayanna Fowler, Raven Pugh, Iesha Wallac was 21st in 1:51.49

As a team, the Kats were 27th out of 42 teams competing in the Class 4A-5A Division.

Western’s boys team placed 10th in the Class A-2A-3A Division with a score of 20 points.

The Panther’s Matt Grider was second with a time of 9:28.76 in the 3,200-meter run, and Riley Worl was 16th (10:18.21).

Grider and Worl joined forces with Jacob Bradshaw and Auston Davenport in placing third in the distance medley relay (11:05.54).

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • NWHS tennis 04 Prep Roundup for Saturday, April 19 Northwestern's girls tennis team got a sweep from its doubles tandems and a point from the No. 1 singles player to edge Northfield 3-2 Friday on the Northwestern courts, improving to 2-1 on the season. Emily Harshman won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Me

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Saturday, April 19 Swain records KCC's first ace of 2014 Noblesville's Larry Swain hit the first hole in one of the new season at the Kokomo Country Club on Thursday. Swain used a nine-iron to ace the 160-yard hole No. 16, recording his first ever hole in one. Josh Mag

    April 19, 2014

  • SPL - KT041814 - Prep roundup - pic Prep roundup for Friday, April 18 Tanner Guyer and Sam Seagrave led the way as Kokomo's boys golf team scored a win in its season opener Thursday at Kokomo Country Club.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Friday, April 18 Kokomo High School will host the 2014 Howard County free physicals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 14.

    April 18, 2014

  • SPL - KT041714 Kokomo-Western baseball - pic 2 Kats top Panthers in baseball Since the inception of class sports, the annual early-season baseball matchup between Kokomo and Western had been solely for in-county bragging rights. With Western moving up to Class 4A for the next two seasons because of the IHSAA's new success factor, the rivals met up Wednesday as potential sectional opponents for the first time since 1997.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Prep roundup for Thursday, April 17 Eastern junior Caleb Aaron tossed a four-hitter to lead the Comets past Northwestern 3-1 in a Howard County baseball clash Wednesday at Greentown.

    April 17, 2014

  • SPL - KT041714 - B1 briefs - Edwards mug Sports briefs for Thursday, April 17 The North Central Conference on Wednesday announced Indianapolis Arsenal Tech will join the conference on April 1, 2015.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPL - KT041614 - Boys golf preview - secondary pic BOYS GOLF: Howard County preview Western's boys golf team is thinking big this season.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPL - KT041614 Girls tennis Preview - pic GIRLS TENNIS: Howard County preview After 39 seasons and counting as the boys tennis coach at Taylor High School, Dave Wise is entering his 24th season leading the Titan girls.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT041614 - Western hires coaches - mug Western hires football, volley coaches Western High School's search for a new football coach is over. Western on Tuesday named Ron Jankovich its new coach during a board meeting. He spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach for Bethel University in Tennessee. He was the Wildcats' co-offensive coordinator.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

NCAA Men's Basketball Poll
Featured Ads
SportsKT twitter
More kokomotribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.