Week 5 of football is Friday night
Week 5 of the high school football season is Friday night. The top game in the area pits Class 3A No. 4-ranked West Lafayette at Class 2A No. 7 Tipton in Hoosier Conference play.
The following is a look at Friday’s games. Kickoffs are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Maconaquah at Western
Northwestern at Taylor
Eastern at Hamilton Heights
Kokomo at New Castle
Peru at Cass
Caston at Carroll
7:30 — Tri-Central at Monroe Central
7:30 — Sheridan at Clinton Central
7:30 — W. Lafayette at Tipton
IU East deals IUK conference loss
RICHMOND — IU East’s volleyball team topped IU Kokomo 25-20, 20-25, 25-15, 25-19 in Kenducky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action Tuesday, dealing the Cougars their first conference loss. IUK dropped to 15-3 overall and 4-1 in the KIAC. IU East improved to 16-4 and 3-1.
Micayla Speidel led the IUK offense with 13 kills while setter Courtney Hanson dished out 35 assists. Defensively, Lael Burris had 21 digs, Kaley Harness 13, and Kaleigh Ensley 12.
14-U softball squad wins local tournament
The Howard County Thunder 99, a 14-U softball squad, won the USFA Duel on the Diamond 16U Tournament last weekend at Kokomo High School. The Thunder posted a sizzling team batting average of .513 in the tournament.
The Thunder went 3-1. They beat the Indiana Eclipse 2-0 in the championship game.
Team members are Chase Epp, Jenna Harrison, Abrah Humerickhouse, Lexi Jackson, Carlie Ritchie, Paige Ward, Holly Widner, Lexy Sanders and Morgan Tuberty.
Bengals send Steelers to rare 0-2 start
CINCINNATI (AP) — Running back Giovani Bernard scored his first two NFL touchdowns, one of them on a short pass that he turned into a 27-yard score, and the Cincinnati Bengals beat Pittsburgh 20-10 on Monday night, extending the Steelers’ early-season misery.
The second-round draft pick had a 7-yard touchdown run in the first half before turning a short pass from Andy Dalton into a third-quarter score — a preview of what the Bengals (1-1) could become with a pass-catching threat out of the backfield.
First-round pick Tyler Eifert also had a big play, making a 61-yard catch that set up Bernard’s touchdown run.
The Steelers fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2002. An injury-depleted offense couldn’t put drives together consistently, allowing the Bengals to wear down their defense.
Pelini’s profane rant has Nebraska buzzing
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini said Tuesday he doesn’t know if he’ll be disciplined for his profane rant about Cornhuskers fans two years ago, adding that he expects most will continue to support him.
An audio of Pelini’s tirade leaked to the website Deadspin has Big Red fans buzzing.
Pelini issued an apology in a statement Monday night and reiterated it during the Big Ten coaches’ teleconference on Tuesday.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman has expressed disappointment in Pelini but declined to comment when asked if the coach would be disciplined. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst said he was “disheartened.”
Pelini said he has met with Eichorst and spoken on the phone with Perlman about the audio. He did not elaborate.
“I fully anticipate coaching this weekend,” Pelini said after practice. “I’m the head football coach until someone says different.”
Sanders records ace at Leaning Tree
PERU — Stan Sanders recently recorded a hole in one at Leaning Tree G.C., located on Grissom Aeroplex. He used a 4-iron to ace No. 11, which plays 198 yards. Jim Dillman, Dan Ellington and Dan Woodruff witnessed the shot.