Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Sports

March 25, 2014

Kokomo Red tops NW in thrilling City-County game

Eighth-grade game needs 2 OTs to decide winner; NW teams win other titles.

(Continued)

Emmons led the Wildkats (12-2) with a double-double of 13 points and 19 rebounds. She had seven offensive rebounds. Deckard had 13 points and five rebounds, Murphy added nine points and six rebounds and Brittany Barnard had six points and five rebounds.

“It’s a fun group,” Pettigrew said, noting the contributions of other players as well. “They’re going to be fun to watch in the future.”

Vas led the Tigers with 18 points and five rebounds. Kora Loer had 13 points and 16 rebounds (nine offensive), Mercer had seven points and Weeks had four points.

Northwestern coach Todd Miller tipped his hat to the Wildkats.

“It was a great battle,” he said. “It was a one-point ballgame when we played them during the season. We came ready to play and I think they did also. It was a great game.”

The Tigers closed with a 20-2 record.

“I think they overachieved,” Miller said. “They just come to battle every night. I told them we have to be the more physical team and I told them, ‘Don’t leave anything on the court’ and that’s exactly how they played. I feel like going into two overtimes, they gave it their all. No regrets. I congratulate Kokomo and I’m proud of my girls.”

SEVENTH GRADE

Northwestern’s seventh-grade team beat Kokomo Blue 51-24 to cap a 22-0 season. The Tigers led 12-6 at the end of the first quarter, 23-8 at halftime and 37-15 after three quarters. The Tigers’ active defense forced the Wildkats into 27 turnovers.

Taylor Boruff — whose mother is Kokomo legend Tiffany Longworth — led the Tigers with 19 points, five rebounds, four blocked shots and three assists. Boruff scored a dozen points in the third quarter to break the game wide open.

Also for Northwestern, Katie Neher had 10 points, Allison Miller had six points and 10 boards and Kaylee Watson had six points.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • KokomowallopsMount V. For the eighth and final season, Kokomo met Mount Vernon of Hancock County to kick off the high school football season, and the Wildkats made sure they ended the lengthy non-conference series with a bang. Behind an improved offense and new-look defense, the Kats rolled to a surprising 55-7 victory over a team that was 9-3 last season.

    August 23, 2014

  • Offensive struggles sink Panthers in opener Western had a statistic no team wants at the end of the game: twice as many fumbles as points. Neither team found much offensive rhythm and the Panthers scored their only points on defense in an 8-6 loss at rival Frankfort.

    August 23, 2014

  • Oak Hill turns back Eastern CONVERSE ­— Usually, when a pass-heavy spread offense like Eastern loses its starting quarterback, the results aren’t good.The Comets ran into just that dilemma in Friday’s season opener at Oak Hill but adjusted nicely, staying close until the end in

    August 23, 2014

  • Vikings pull away from Titans Two weeks ago, the Taylor football program was turned upside down when former coach Eric Davis left to assume the coaching duties at Tri-County. With Friday’s home opener looming, the Titans had little time to prepare.Into the breach stepped girls ba

    August 23, 2014

  • Strong start sends No. 9 Pioneer past Cass Class A No. 9-ranked Pioneer took advantage of a strong start to beat Lewis Cass 34-18 Friday night at Owens Memorial Field. It was Pioneer's first road win in the Cass County rivals' Week 1 series, which started in 2007.

    August 23, 2014

  • SPL - KT082314 - Jon Kelley golf column - column sig KELLEY: Tournament season is here The 2014 tournament season is officially here. Wildcat Creek has already hosted its club championship and others are soon to follow. This weekend Nick Wooley will try to defend his Howard County title against 69 other competitors including Purdue player Ben-Marvin Egel who in his “younger” years was nationally ranked. Two-time champion Kyle Dunphy will also be teeing it up. It should be a great weekend for golf.

    August 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area football roundup For Tri-Central's football team, the beat goes on.

    August 23, 2014

  • Friday night's football scores Kokomo 55, Mount Vernon 7 Frankfort 8, Western 6 Northwestern 37, Clinton Central 0 Oak Hill 30, Eastern 17 North White 40, Taylor 12 Pioneer 34, Cass 18 Tri-Central 40, Lapel 18 Hamilton Heights 52, Tipton 0 Carroll 28, Tri-County 6 Peru 12, Wabash

    August 22, 2014

  • WHS Lgn soccer 03 Western routs Logan in girls soccer The difference for Western's girls soccer team was night and day. The Panthers had a night to think about what went wrong in a 2-1 loss at Frankfort on Wednesday, then came out with a different approach Thursday and thrashed Logansport 8-0.

    August 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Prep roundup for Friday, Aug. 22 Western's boys cross country team took the top scoring spots in each of the three races at the Northwestern Combo meet on Thursday, combining to win the event in a time of 54:43. Tipton was second (60:41), Northwestern third (61:49) and Maconaquah fourth (62:17). The rest of the teams were incomplete.

    August 22, 2014