Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

March 11, 2014

Sports briefs for Tuesday, March 11


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Kokomo, Cass set regional ticket plans

Kokomo and Lewis Cass on Monday announced plans for the sale of boys basketball regional tickets.

Kokomo is set to play in the Class 4A Marion Regional on Saturday. Kokomo will have all-session tickets on sale in the athletic department from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday. The tickets are priced at $10. Single-session tickets, priced at $7, will only be available at the door Saturday.

Cass is heading to the Class 2A Lapel Regional on Saturday. Lapel’s gym seats 3,051 and the host school is expecting a sellout.

Cass will have tickets on sale in its athletic department beginning today. Tickets can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. There is a 10-ticket limit for adults and a one-ticket limit for students.

Peru board approves move to Three Rivers

PERU — The Peru Community Schools’ board of school trustees on Monday voted to leave the Mid-Indiana Conference following the 2014-15 season in favor of the Three Rivers Conference, according to the Peru Tribune. The approval is contingent on Maconaquah’s board voting the same.

Maconaquah’s board will hold a public work session to discuss its conference options at 6 p.m. today in its high school cafeteria. Maconaquah’s board will vote on the issue at a later date.

2 Western wrestlers garner state titles

INDIANAPOLIS — Western had a pair of youth wrestlers win titles at the Indiana State Wrestling Association’s Kids Folkstyle State Finals over the weekend at Ben Davis High School.

Hunter Cottingham won the novice division’s 90-pound weight class and Donavan Shepherd won the novice’s division 130-pound class. Both posted 3-0 records.

TC’s Howell earns Prime Time 25 nod

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Football Digest on Sunday honored the best of 2013 and previewed the 2014 Indiana high school football season with its eighth annual Griddys program.

Tri-Central two-way standout Cody Howell received a big honor as he was selected to the 2014 Prime Time 25. The 25 current juniors (class of 2015) will appear on the cover of the 2014 Indiana Football Digest. The players were chosen to represent the best of Indiana football based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community involvement.

Howell helped lead the Trojans to the 2013 Class A state championship. He played quarterback and defensive back.

Also at the program, 2013 honors were handed out. Tri-Central’s George Gilbert (Class A) and Tipton’s Aaron Tolle (Class 2A) received coach-of-the-year awards and three of their players earned Small School All-State honors — TC offensive lineman Darius Stanley, Tipton offensive lineman Luke Shivley and Tipton linebacker Josh Snider. The small-school team featured players from classes 3A, 2A and A.