Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


April 14, 2014

Sports briefs for Monday, April 14

Johnson has hot stretch for Grace softball

WINONA LAKE — Kokomo High School product Samantha Johnson collected 10 hits over a pair of doubleheaders for Grace College’s softball team.

Grace swept Saint Francis by scores of 10-2 (five innings) and 12-6 on Friday. Johnson went 2 for 3 with an RBI in the opener. The freshman center fielder was 3 for 4 with three RBI, a run and a stolen base in the second game.

Grace split a pair of games with Goshen on Saturday, dropping a 2-1 decision in the opener and taking a 9-1 win in five innings in the second game. Johnson was 2 for 3 with a double in the first game and 3 for 3 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs in the second game.

Johnson was batting .250 before her torrid stretch. She bumped her average to .326. She has appeared in 32 games.

Grace is 15-21 overall and 11-9 in the Crossroads League.

Weir helps Ball State take 2 of 3 vs. Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio — Kokomo High School product T.J. Weir helped Ball State’s baseball team win a series against Toledo over the weekend.

Toledo took a 12-4 victory in Friday’s opener, but BSU followed with a 15-4 win on Saturday to draw even in the series and then took an 8-4 win on Sunday. The Cardinals improved to 24-12 overall and 9-2 in the Mid-American Conference.

Weir was the winning pitcher in Saturday’s game. The Cardinal senior worked eight innings, allowed four runs and seven hits, struck out eight and walked one. He pushed his season record to 4-1.

Weir contributed with the bat in the other games. He smacked a two-run triple in the opener. He was 2 for 3 with a double and a run in Sunday’s win.

Sanburn has 2 saves for Class A Stockton

STOCKTON, Calif. — Kokomo’s Nolan Sanburn is working in the bullpen for the Stockton Ports of the California League. The Ports are the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Oakland A’s.

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  • 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