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October 15, 2013

Sports briefs, Oct. 15

Western, TC to play for conference titles

Western and Tri-Central will play for conference football championships Friday night as the regular season draws to a close.

Western and Hamilton Heights are tied atop the Mid-Indiana Conference standings following the Panthers’ 35-14 takedown of the Huskies last week. Western (7-1 overall, 5-1 MIC) hosts Lewis Cass (5-3, 4-2) Friday in the rivals’ annual Week 9 clash. Hamilton Heights (6-2, 5-1) visits Peru (4-4, 2-4).

Western’s victory over Heights vaulted the Panthers into this week’s Associated Press Class 3A Top 10. The Panthers are No. 8, sharing the spot with the Huskies.

Class A No. 10 Tri-Central and Sheridan share the Hoosier Heartland Conference lead — and they will decide the hardware with a head-to-head matchup Friday at Sheridan.

The following is Friday’s area schedule. All games start at 7 p.m.

• Cass at Western

• Taylor at Maconaquah

• Eastern at Northwestern

• Kokomo at Anderson

• Hamilton Heights at Peru

• Tri-Central at Sheridan

• Tipton at Delphi

• Carroll at North White

• Clinton Central at Monrovia

Howard Co. Sports Hall of Fame tickets on sale

The Howard County Sports Hall of Fame has a limited amount of tickets remaining for its 2013 induction banquet, which is set for Oct. 26 at the Ivy Tech Kokomo Event and Conference Center. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner following at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each, or an entire table of eight can be reserved for $200. Tickets are only available by calling Ron Barsh at 765-453-4739. The deadline is Thursday.

The 2013 induction class has Ty Calloway, Art Hammond, Dave Kitchell, Pat Kubly, Carroll Odom, Kylee (Wells) Retrum and James “Tod” Sloan.

NBA’s Sacramento loses Landry to hip surgery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings power forward Carl Landry will have hip surgery Tuesday and probably miss much of the season.

The former Purdue standout tore a left hip flexor muscle during a recent practice and is expected to miss three to four months. The team said Monday that Dr. William Meyers of Philadelphia will operate.

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