Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 6, 2013

Sports briefs, Nov. 6

Kokomo Tribune

---- — Correction: This article in its original form contained incorrect dates for the "Meet the Future Wildkats" and "Meet the Wildkats" basketball programs. The dates have been corrected. We regret the error.

IUK basketball team’s home debut is tonight

The IU Kokomo men’s basketball team will play its first game in its new home gym tonight. IUK (0-1) hosts Purdue Calumet (1-1) at 7 p.m.

Cougar Gym is located on Superior Street downtown, in the northeast corner of Kokomo High School’s Memorial Gym.

IUK dropped a 75-62 decision to Trinity Christian in its season opener last week.

Indianapolis Tech star commits to Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Tech basketball standout Trey Lyles on Tuesday verbally committed to play at Kentucky.

Lyles is a 6-foot-10 senior forward. He averaged 17.9 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 blocked shots per game in his junior season. He is widely considered one of the top-10 players nationally in the class of 2014.

Lyles committed to Indiana before his freshman season at Tech. He reopened his commitment prior to his junior season. He had narrowed his suitors to Kentucky and Louisville before choosing the Wildcats.

Lyles liked Kentucky coach John Calipari’s track record of sending players to the NBA. Calipari has coached three No. 1 overall draft picks in the last six years.

“He’s had a lot of guys who have been able to step up to that stage and be all-stars in the NBA,” Lyles said in an Indianapolis Star story. “His overall pitch to me was perfect and I think it’s going to be the best situation for myself.”

Fans have chances to meet Kat squads

Kokomo boys basketball coach Brian McCauley has announced plans for a pair of special programs for Wildkat fans.

The “Meet the Future Wildkats Night” featuring players in grades 6-8 is set for 5:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at Memorial Gym. The “Meet the Wildkats Night” is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Memorial Gym and will feature the freshman, JV and varsity squads.

For each program, there will be player and cheerleader introductions followed by scrimmages. Admission is $1 each night. Fans should enter Gate 8.

MIC names all-league teams for fall sports

The Mid-Indiana Conference on Tuesday announced its all-league teams for volleyball, football, boys soccer, girls soccer and boys tennis.

Check the scoreboard on B3 of the print edition for a rundown of the honor teams.

Eastern makes plans for fall awards nights

GREENTOWN — Eastern High School athletic director Brad Wilson has announced plans for the Comets’ fall awards programs.

The program for boys soccer, girls golf, boys tennis, volleyball and boys and girls cross country is 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the high school cafeteria.

The program for girls soccer is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Christian Life Fellowship Church. And, football will have its program at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at the same church.

Club Kokomo gears up for Charity Run, Walk

The Club Kokomo Roadrunners’ 29th annual Charity 5K Run and Walk is set for Saturday at the UAW 292 hall at the corner of Alto and Park roads. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. There is no entry free, just a free-will donation with money collected going to a charity fund. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share following the race.

For more information, call 765-437-2076 or email runckrr@aol.com.