Pingleton, Barnes earn all-state selections
The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association on Monday night announced its 2013 all-state teams and a pair of Howard County players received first-team honors.
Western outfielder Marcus Pingleton made the Class 3A team for the second straight year, and Taylor shortstop Logan Barnes made the Class 2A team.
Pingleton led Western to a 23-6 record, the Mid-Indiana Conference championship and sectional and regional titles. The Panther senior batted .565 in 29 games and compiled five home runs, five doubles, two triples, 10 stolen bases, 27 RBI and 50 runs scored. He had an on-base percentage of .680.
Barnes led Taylor to a 13-12 record. The Titan senior batted .500 in 25 games with six home runs, eight doubles, 13 stolen bases, 29 RBI and 30 runs scored. He had a .620 on-base percentage. Barnes also had a nice season on the mound, posting a 5-3 record with a 2.23 ERA.
Callane is Hall of Fame’s pick for president
NEW CASTLE — The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday announced the election of new officers, to serve terms beginning next Monday.
Kokomo’s Jim Callane was elected to a two-year term as president. Callane is a 2008 Hall of Fame inductee. He is a graduate of Rushville High School (1960) and DePauw University (1964), having played under Hall of Fame coaches Les Ray (Rushville) and Elmer McCall (DePauw).
Callane coached at Danville, Linton and Haworth high schools. He later spent 18 years as Kokomo’s athletic director before retiring.
Also elected to positions were Sam Alford (executive vice president) and Steve Witty (secretary). Ray Pavy remains the treasurer.
Callane is a longtime supporter of the Hall of Fame. He previously held the executive VP role and also has served as secretary.
Andrews fares well in state Junior Olympics
Cinnamon Andrews, an incoming Kokomo High School freshman, recently qualified for the United States Track and Field Region 7 Junior Olympics meet.
Andrews, 14, punched her ticket by placing eighth in the 1,500-meter run at the Indiana Junior Olympics Championships at Wabash University. Her time of 5:25.23 marked a 29-second improvement from what she ran last year.
The Region 7 meet is set for July 11-14 at Joliet, Ill., and will bring together athletes from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, the Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The top athletes from Region 7 will advance to the USATF National Junior Olympics Championships, July 22-28 at Greensboro, N.C.
Post 6 baseball set to host Greentown tonight
The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team will host Greentown Post 317 at 7 p.m. in an American Legion game today at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park. The squads will play a nine-inning game.
Post 6 (7-6) won its Summer Classic over the weekend. The Sixers went 3-0 in the round-robin tournament, beating Greentown 10-0 in four innings along the way.
Russiaville softball squad enjoying big season
Russiaville Girls Softball League squad Hometown Tax Service has racked up a nice collection of hardware.
HTS won the Howard County 8-and-under tournament last week. HTS beat Coen of Greentown 11-8 in seven innings in the final at Greentown. Olivia Shoemaker, Allison Coffman and Ali Tharp fueled a three-run rally in the extra frame to help HTS secure the title. Coffman finished with two home runs, a triple and a single. Shoemaker was 4 for 4 with two doubles. Tharp was 3 for 4 with two doubles. Sophia Moreno added two doubles and a single and Madisyn Connolly chipped in two singles.
The Howard County tournament brought together 29 teams from the five local leagues — Russiaville, Greentown, Kokomo, Northwestern and Taylor.
The Hometown Tax squad earlier won Russiaville’s 8-and-under regular-season and tournament titles. The other members of the team are Isabel Tressler, Myan Minns, Alexis Dollens, Chloe Hunt, Siena Stone and Addyson Tate.
Eads hits hole in one at Wildcat Creek
Donald Eads recorded a hole in one Monday at Wildcat Creek G.C. He used a 5-wood to ace No. 7, which plays 130 yards.
Dale Daniels witnessed the shot.
Pingleton, Barnes earn all-state selections
- Simmerman is Athlete of the Week Simmerman helped the Comets go 3-0 last week.
- Prep Roundup for Sunday, April 20 Eastern's softball squad built a 5-0 lead through six innings, only to have Taylor rally for four runs before the Class 2A No. 9-ranked Comets were able to close the door for a 5-4 win Saturday in a non-conference game at Taylor. Maddie Vint put East
- Ortmann headed to Taylor When Northwestern senior Graham Ortmann learned last month that he'd been named a recipient of the Lilly Endowment, that was a major weight off his shoulders. The endowment, working with the Community Foundation of Howard County, awards full tuition
- Sports briefs for Sunday, April 20 Maupin set to play hoops at Hanover WALTON -- Lewis Cass senior point guard Maci Maupin will continue her basketball career at Hanover College. She will play for Hanover coach Molly Jones, who just completed her 15th year at the Division III school l
- MARTINO: You may have company in woods Daylight has lengthened and cold winds have finally given way to warm, gentle breezes, for the most part, anyway. This is the special time of year when many of us enjoy being outdoors, a welcome escape from the four walls that almost held us hostage
- Prep Roundup for Saturday, April 19 Northwestern's girls tennis team got a sweep from its doubles tandems and a point from the No. 1 singles player to edge Northfield 3-2 Friday on the Northwestern courts, improving to 2-1 on the season. Emily Harshman won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Me
- Sports briefs for Saturday, April 19 Swain records KCC's first ace of 2014 Noblesville's Larry Swain hit the first hole in one of the new season at the Kokomo Country Club on Thursday. Swain used a nine-iron to ace the 160-yard hole No. 16, recording his first ever hole in one. Josh Mag
- Prep roundup for Friday, April 18 Tanner Guyer and Sam Seagrave led the way as Kokomo's boys golf team scored a win in its season opener Thursday at Kokomo Country Club.
- Sports briefs for Friday, April 18 Kokomo High School will host the 2014 Howard County free physicals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 14.
- Kats top Panthers in baseball Since the inception of class sports, the annual early-season baseball matchup between Kokomo and Western had been solely for in-county bragging rights. With Western moving up to Class 4A for the next two seasons because of the IHSAA's new success factor, the rivals met up Wednesday as potential sectional opponents for the first time since 1997.
- More Sports Headlines