Conference games top boys schedule
Kokomo’s boys basketball team will hit the road tonight, looking to continue their hot play.
Kokomo visits Huntington North for a North Central Conference game. Huntington North is hosting Columbia City in a girls game at 6:15 p.m. The Kokomo-HN boys game will follow at approximately 8:15 p.m.
The Kats (8-6, 1-2 NCC) have won three straight and six of their last seven. The Vikings (9-7, 1-2) are hot too, having won four of their last five.
There are three Mid-Indiana Conference games tonight: Western (8-3, 3-1) at Taylor (4-7, 1-3); Peru (5-8, 2-2) at Cass (9-2, 2-1); and Maconaquah (3-7, 0-3) at league leader Hamilton Heights (8-3, 2-0).
In a promising non-conference matchup tonight, Northwestern (6-4) visits Tipton (7-4).
The following is this weekend’s boys schedule. JV games start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Western at Taylor
Northwestern at Tipton
Eastern at Elwood
Peru at Cass
Maconaquah at Hamilton Heights
Delphi at Carroll
Tri-Central at Clinton Central
Kokomo at Huntington North (JV in fieldhouse at 6:15; varsity in main gym at approx. 8:15)
Kokomo at Lebanon
Oak Hill at Eastern
Southwood at Northwestern
Taylor at Tipton
Twin Lakes at Western
Cass at Winamac
Tri-Central at Maconaquah
Manchester at Peru
Clinton Central at Frankfort
Carroll at Pioneer
Kokomo-N.C. girls hoops game canceled
Due to lack of make-up options, the Kokomo-Indianapolis North Central girls basketball game, which was originally postponed on Tuesday, will not be played this season.
Also, Maconaquah’s girls basketball squad will host Wabash Saturday afternoon, with a noon JV tipoff.
Girls sectional hoops tickets on sale at KHS
Tickets for the Class 4A Logansport girls basketball sectional will be on sale in the Kokomo High School athletic office form 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on school days.
Kokomo drew a first-round bye and will play the Marion-Lafayette Jeff winner on Feb. 14 at the Berry Bowl. All-session tickets will cost $10, and may be paid for by check or cash.
Babe Ruth signups Saturday at CMS
Kokomo Babe Ruth League will host its final junior league signups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Central Middle School gymnasium.
Parents are asked to bring a copy of the players’ birth certificate. Players ages 13-15 are eligible to play. Questions may be directed to Ken at 765-271-4949 after 3 p.m.
Hall of Fame slugger Kiner dies at 91
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way into the baseball Hall of Fame and enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91.
The Hall said Kiner died at his home in Rancho Mirage with his family at his side.
Kiner hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He made his debut in 1946 and his power quickly became the talk of baseball — he won or tied for the National League lead in homers in each of his first seven seasons.
The six-time All-Star still ranks sixth all-time with a home run every 14.1 at-bats. He averaged more than 100 RBIs per season and hit .279 with the Pirates, the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland.
He was inducted into the Hall in 1975. He was elected with just one vote to spare in his 15th and final year on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot.