Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

June 13, 2013

Sports Briefs for Thursday, June 13

The Herald Bulletin

---- — Mike’s reaches minor league final

Russiaville’s Mike’s Italian Grill advanced to the championship round of the Joe’s Jerky Howard County Minor League Tournament after claiming a win in Wednesday’s semifinal round.

Mike’s defeated UCT’s Alternative Heating 12-4 in Greentown to secure its spot in the championship. A final from the other semifinal between Russiaville squads Fast Lane Foods and Eriks was not available at the Tribune’s deadline.

The championship game is slated for tonight at UCT. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m.

Kokomo schedules baseball camp

The Kokomo camp will run from Monday through June 20 next week at the Kokomo baseball and softball practice fields. Camp is scheduled from noon-1 p.m. for kids from kindergarten-fourth grade, and runs from 1-2:15 p.m. for kids from fifth-eighth grades.

Camp is open to any Kokomo Schools Corporation student at a cost of $25. Players should bring cleats, a glove, and a bat if possible.

US beats Panama in World Cup qualifying

SEATTLE (AP) — Jozy Altidore continued his scoring blitz with a goal in his third straight match, Eddie Johnson thrilled his home club fans with a goal in the 53rd minute, and the United States took over first place in its World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 win over Panama on Tuesday.

Altidore scored in the 36th minute on a perfect cross from Fabian Johnson, moments after a potential penalty kick for the Americans was denied.

Eddie Johnson then gave the U.S. some cushion when he collected Geoff Cameron’s pass over the top of Panama’s defense and slid a left-footed shot past Jaime Penedo less than 10 minutes into the second half.

The U.S. holds a two-point lead over Costa Rica and Mexico in the qualifying group in the 10-game final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

AP: Nets hire Kidd as next head coach

The Brooklyn Nets have hired Jason Kidd as their coach, bringing the former star back to the franchise.

Kidd just retired after his 19th NBA season and the Nets decided to hire him despite his lack of coaching experience.

The move reunites Kidd with the franchise he led to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03.

The Associated Press

BSU golf outing scheduled for KCC

The Ball State’s Kokomo Area Golf Scramble and Dinner has been scheduled for June 17 at the Kokomo Country Club. Sign ins are from noon-1 p.m. with golf to follow.

The dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. The rain-out date is July 15.

Players may sign up individually or put together a team. The cost is $100 for non-members and $70 for KCC members. The dinner is included in that cost, or people can attend the dinner only for $30.

Guests at this year’s dinner include AD Bill Scholl, new men’s basketball coach James Whitford, men’s golf coach Mike Fleck, and Julie Stroh, executive director of alumni programs.

The outing will also help raise money for two $1,000 scholarships for incoming freshmen from Cass County and one $1,000 scholarship for an incoming freshman from Howard County.

To make a donation for scholarships or buy hole sponsorship contact Rick Foust, 13715 S. 950 East, Galveston, In., 46932. Or call Foust at 574-699-6413, or email at bsu73@yahoo.com.

To register for the outing, visit www.regonline.com/kokomogolf2013. For further information contact any of the following: Ron Barsh (765-453-4739); Craig Dunn (765-457-6101 or 765-457-1134); Cary Hungate (765-457-2290); Marilyn Skinner (765-453-6947); or Foust. Or contact bsualumni@bsu.edu or call the office at (1-888-446-4278).