Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

September 5, 2013

Sports briefs for Thursday, Sept. 5


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Kat hoops programs plan golf outing

The Kokomo Wildkat boys and girls basketball programs will hold their annual golf outing on Sept. 22 at Chippendale G.C. The entry fee is $40 per player if a Chippendale member and $60 per player if not a member.

A captain’s choice format is planned with four players per team. A shotgun start is planned for 1:30 p.m. Following the tournament, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided in the clubhouse.

Trophies will be awarded for lowest team score, longest drive (male and female) and closest to the pin (male and female). Each golfer will receive complimentary prizes donated by sponsors. In addition, there will be a hole-in-one contest with chance to win a Carnival cruise or airline tickets.

For more information, contact Kokomo boys basketball coach Brian McCauley by email at bmccauley@kokomo.k12.in.us.

ShuckStrong golf outing set for Sept. 28

The ShuckStrong Golf Outing to benefit Craig Shuck’s battle with Melanoma is scheduled for Sept. 28 at Green Acres G.C. Shuck is a 2003 Northwestern High School graduate. He was a Kokomo Tribune All-Area basketball player.

The entry fee is $200 per four-person team, or $50 per individual. Individuals will be placed on teams.

Organizers are looking for hole sponsors ($100) and also for items for prizes and for use in a silent auction. Those interested in helping should contact Wes Blankenberger at 765-210-5476 or weston_lee1@yahoo.com or Courtney Goff at 765-860-2960.

Humphreys take win in Indiana PGA event

INDIANAPOLIS — Chippendale Golf Club’s Jim Humphrey and Bill Humphrey fired a team best ball of 11-under-par 60 to win the E-Z-GO Indiana PGA Pro-President/Pro-Super last week at Meridian Hills CC. Their round consisted of 10 birdies, an eagle and just two bogeys.

They beat the runner-up team by two strokes. There were 66 teams in the field.

New Castle fires volleyball coach

NEW CASTLE — New Castle athletic director Brandon Ecker confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Randy Gardner is no longer the varsity volleyball head coach, the Muncie Star Press reported.

Ecker declined to specify if Gardner resigned or was terminated by the school.

The Class 4A No. 3 Trojans (6-0) played their last two matches without Gardner, while he served a suspension. Ecker declined to comment on why Gardner was suspended for those matches.

“That’s just part of the entire process, as we’re going forward here. Any personnel matters we try to handle internally for peoples’ protection,” Ecker said.

Assistant Mike Dodrill served as the interim head coach for those matches against Cowan and Connersville, and Ecker said Dodrill has agreed to remain in that position while the school conducts a coaching search.

Usain Bolt to retire after Rio Olympics

BRUSSELS (AP) — Usain Bolt says he plans to retire from sprinting after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Bolt says he wants to win gold in Rio, set another world record in the 200 meters next year, and perhaps win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Bolt says “I think it will be a good time to retire, on top and just been dominating for so long.”

After winning another three golds at the world championships in Moscow, Bolt will run his final race this season in the 100 at Friday’s Van Damme Memorial.

Bolt says “if I want to be among the greats of [Muhammad] Ali and Pele and all these guys I have to continue dominating until I retire.”