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July 17, 2014

Sports briefs for Thursday, July 17

Kokomo football blood drive today

The Kokomo High School football team is sponsoring the Indiana Blood Center’s blood drive today at KHS.

The blood drive runs from 3-7 p.m. To donate, go to the main entrance of the KHS career center, on the north side of the school building across from Walter Cross Field.

Egel eliminated in PubLinx match play

NEWTON, Kan. — Northwestern High School graduate Ben-Marvin Egel lost in match play in the round of 64 Wednesday in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at San Creek Station G.C. Egel lost 1 up to Florida’s Michael Colgate.

Colgate won five holes, including the last two played, the 16th and 17th. Purdue’s Egel won four.

Local 3-on-3 hoops tourney set for July 25

The Crush 3-on-3 basketball tournament is set for July 25 at Foster Park. Registration is planned for 2 p.m. with games to follow immediately. The tourney is planned in conjunction with the Crush youth event that evening in the park.

There will be divisions for boys and girls determined on the number of entries — 10-and-under, 11-14, 15-17 and 18-and-older if enough teams enter.

The entry fee is $30 per four-man team. Contact Byron Ellison at 765-210-3610, or Alonzo Smith at 765-271-7818 for registration forms and additional information.

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

Mike Trout, perhaps the top candidate to succeed the 40-year-old Yankees captain as the face of the game, seemed ready to assume the role with a tiebreaking triple and later a go-ahead double that earned the 22-year-old MVP honors.

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