Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 19, 2013

Sports briefs, Nov. 19


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Western girls are No. 5 in Class 3A state poll

Western’s girls basketball team moved up three spots to No. 5 in this week’s Class 3A state poll. The Panthers scored a pair of wins in the opening week of the season. Tipton remained No. 4 in the Class 2A poll. The Blue Devils open their season tonight with a game at Northwestern.

Check the scoreboard for this week’s polls.

The following is this week’s area schedule of games. JV games start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Carroll and Clinton Central are playing in the Delphi Classic, which is not included in the schedule. The tournament opened Monday and continues today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

TODAY

Tipton at Northwestern

Taylor at Oak Hill

7 p.m. — Cass at Tri-Central (varsity only)

WEDNESDAY

Maconaquah at Logansport

Southwood at Peru

THURSDAY

Madison-Grant at Tipton

FRIDAY

Western at Peru

Northwestern at Southwood

Caston at Maconaquah

SATURDAY

Kokomo at Logansport

Eastern at Cass

Tri-Central announces basketball information

SHARPSVILLE — Tri-Central’s girls basketball game Friday at Taylor has been postponed because TC’s football team is set to play in a semistate game that same night. A new date will be set this week.

Tri-Central also has announced information for boys basketball season tickets. Tickets are $40 (adults) and $35 (students). Single-game tickets at the door will be $5.

Season tickets will be sold in the high school office. Last year’s season ticket holders may purchase tickets today, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. each day and from 12:30-4 p.m. today and Thursday and from 12:30-3 p.m. Wednesday.

Those wishing to make seat changes and everyone else may purchase tickets next week, from 9-10:30 a.m. and from 12:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Fans with all-sports tickets need to pick up their basketball season tickets at the high school office.

Tipton boys are No. 5 in 2A preseason poll

The Associated Press on Monday released its preseason boys basketball poll and Tipton and Kokomo received mention. The Blue Devils are No. 5 in Class 2A while the Wildkats are three spots outside the Top 10 in Class 4A.

The No. 1 teams are Carmel (4A), Greensburg (3A), Park Tudor (2A) and Barr-Reeve (1A). Carmel and Greensburg are defending state champions.

Check the scoreboard for the state polls.

San Francisco adds veteran pitcher Hudson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and free-agent pitcher Tim Hudson have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contract.

Hudson had a physical Monday, and the team says the deal is pending the results of that examination.

The agreement brings Hudson back to the Bay Area, where he pitched for the Oakland Athletics as a member of the “Big Three” with Mark Mulder and Barry Zito beginning in the late 1990s.

The 38-year-old Hudson went 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts this season for Atlanta. His season was cut short by a broken right ankle that required surgery. The Braves earlier this month declined to make a qualifying offer to Hudson, who won 49 games during the previous three seasons.

Hudson is 205-111 in a 15-year career and was coming off a $36 million, four-year contract.

Andretti adds Munoz to 2014 IndyCar lineup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andretti Autosport will add Carlos Munoz to its IndyCar lineup next season.

Munoz will join Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay on the four-car team. Andretti said sponsorship will be announced for the Colombian at a later date.

Munoz made his IndyCar debut in the Indianapolis 500. He started from the front row and finished second.

Munoz won four Indy Lights races in 2013 and five poles driving for Andretti.