Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


November 21, 2012

Boys hoops season tips off tonight

The opening night of the boys basketball season has arrived.

The biggest game in the area tonight is the annual pre-Thanksgiving clash between Kokomo and Western, with the game at Western this year. The teams had a combined 39-11 record last year, and both won sectional championships.

At halftime of the varsity game, Western will honor one of its all-time favorite athletes — Ezra Hendrickson, who was a starter on the Panthers’ 1990 Kokomo Sectional championship team. Hendrickson went on to an outstanding soccer career, playing on three MLS championship teams. He now is an assistant coach with the MLS’ Seattle Sounders.

Rivals Tipton and Tri-Central meet at Sharpsville for the annual season-opening battle for Tipton County bragging rights. The Blue Devils have won the last five in a row.

Northwestern makes the trek to Fairmount to face a Madison-Grant. The teams have split games the last two seasons.

Eastern visits Frankton in an opening-game rivalry series dating back the past eight seasons. Eastern has won the last four meetings, and Frankton won the previous four.

Cass hosts North Miami. The Kings took the last two season openers from the Warriors.

The following is this week’s schedule of boys games. JV games start at 6 p.m.



Kokomo at Western

Northwestern at Madison−Grant

Eastern at Frankton

Tipton at Tri-Central

North Miami at Cass



Frankton at Taylor

Kokomo at Westfield

Logansport at Maconaquah

Northwestern at Tri−Central (girls-boys; girls start at 6 p.m.)

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Sports briefs for Thursday, July 31 The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team dropped a 7-2 decision to Newburgh Post 44 in the American Legion state finals on Wednesday night.

    July 31, 2014

  • SPL - KT073114 - KT Colts - pic Colts focusing on situational improvement The theme at Anderson University carried over to the field, and the Colts' 14 turnovers were the fewest in the NFL last year.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT073114 - Brett Bowman column - column sig BOWMAN: Lambert captures McIntire event In the first-running of the Dwayne McIntire Memorial Race, Jordan Lambert beat a stellar field to claim the win Saturday night at the Miami County Speedway in Peru.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT073014 - Colts camp - pic COLTS: One week of camp in the books The first week of Indianapolis Colts training camp has ended at Anderson University, and the players received their first day off Tuesday. Practice resumes today with the daily morning walkthrough followed by a public session scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. More than 10,000 fans attended at least one of the first five practices this summer.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • BASEBALL: Sixers surge to win The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team scored a thrilling victory over Plymouth Post 27 in the opening round of the American Legion state finals on Tuesday night.

    July 30, 2014

  • SPL - KT073014 - Brett Bowman column - column sig BOWMAN: Gardner knew how to live life What is it about dirt track racing that makes me drop nearly everything and everyone around me to witness a race?

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, July 30 The Indiana Smash softball team won the North American All-Sanctioned 12-U World Series on Sunday. The Smash went undefeated in the tournament. Following pool play, the Smash went 5-0 in bracket play, then beat the Lady Lightning for the title.

    July 30, 2014

  • NCAA Concussion Lawsuit-9 [Duplicate] NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, socce

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Downey, Keagan mug Sixers begin state tourney play today The Kokomo Post 6 baseball squad heads to the American Legion state tournament at Plymouth today brimming with confidence. That’s good and bad.“I believe every time we step on the field our kids believe they are the team to beat,” said Kokomo skipper

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Tuesday, July 29 Northwestern sets 1st practice timesNorthwestern has announced its first practice times and dates for high school and middle school sports. All athletes must have a valid 2014-15 physical on file in the athletic office to participate. The times and d

    July 29, 2014