Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

September 15, 2013

Sports briefs for Sunday, Sept 15


Kokomo Tribune

---- — IUK volley goes 4-1 at invitational

DETROIT, Mich. – The IU Kokomo women’s volleyball team went 2-1 Saturday and improved its record to 15-2.

In the first match IU Kokomo defeated Rochester College in another five-set thriller. This was the third five set match between the two teams. Captain Lael Burrus controlled the back row amassing 22 digs. Micayla Speidel led the offense with 23 kills.

Up next was Penn State-Fayatte and the Cougars came out on top with another sweep, 25-23, 25-15, 25-10. The Cougars were led by their blocking this time out. Rachel Allen had four blocks and Megan Riley contributed five blocks.

In the last match the Cougars fell to Lindenwood University in five sets, 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 14-16 Speidel and Kaley Harness had 20 and 15 kills respectively. Hanson dished out 49 assists. Defensively Burrus had 15 digs and Allen 14 digs.

IUK’s Vasquez sets school record

WINONA LAKE – IU Kokomo junior Javier Vasquez set the IU Kokomo school record at the Lancer Invitational Saturday with a time of 26:64.6, beating the old school record by more than a minute.

Vasquez’s time lead the Cougars to an eighth-place finish. John Flory was next to cross the finish line for the Cougars in the 28th minute followed by Cody Phelps a minute later. Cody Young, Jeremy Gillman, and Bradley Jakes finished in a row with times in the 32nd minute. The team also set a school record with the lowest average time for their top five individuals. Their 29:52 average is commonly used to measure a team’s performance.

The IU Kokomo women’s cross country team also participated in the Lancer Invitational and Amy McCauley was the top runner for the Cougars. McCauley set her own personal record with a time of 22:04.3

Alisha Hobbs crossed the finished the race with a time of 22:27.10. Breanne Robertson and Liz White finished in the 24th and 26th minutes respectively. Kasey High and Emilie Hubbard finished in minute 27.

Pitcher with local ties signs with WSU

AVON — A cousin of recent Kokomo High School baseball products Nolan and Parker Sanburn has committed to play baseball at Wichita State University.

Chandler Sanburn, a senior at Avon High School in suburban Indianapolis will continue his career with the Shockers as a pitcher, like his cousins. Nolan pitched two seasons for the Razorbacks before being selected in the second round of the MLB Draft last season by the Oakland Athletics. Parker is a freshman at Arkansas.

Chandler is the son of Nate and Karen (Faulkner), both of whom were pitchers for the Wildkats’ baseball and softball programs, respectively. Both graduated from KHS in 1990.

KRPD to hold winter basketball leagues

The Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting team registrations for the men’s and women’s winter basketball leagues. The league, for adults ages 18 and over, will accept registrations through Oct. 11, 2013.

The fee for either league is $508 per team and includes a 10-game schedule followed by a single-elimination tournament. Rosters must have a minimum of eight players and are limited to a maximum of 15 players. Roster forms and entry fees must be payed before teams will be cleared to participate.

Questions are to be directed to the KPRD ad 765-456-7275.

NYBL board meeting set for Sept. 19

Northwestern Youth Baseball League will hold a board meeting in the Northwestern Elementary School art room Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Jaenicke records first hole in one

Dan Jaenicke carded the first hole in one of his career during a round of golf Saturday at American Legion G.C.

Jaenicke used a four iron to ace No. 17, which was playing at 165 yards.

Jeff Wren and Randy Sullivan witnessed the feat.