Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Sports

April 2, 2014

Carley O'Neal, Juday lead All-Area girls team

Carley O'Neal, Juday share MVP honors on honor squad

The girls basketball teams from Western and Tipton enjoyed memorable seasons. The Panthers won the Mid-Indiana Conference championship during the regular season, then roared to their first state finals appearance where they took the Class 3A championship. They finished with a 23-3 record. The Blue Devils won a Class 2A regional title and finished 18-5.

The squads’ dominance carries over to the 34th Kokomo Tribune All-Area Team.

Western guard Carley O’Neal and Tipton guard Kacie Juday lead the squad as co-MVPs. O’Neal is joined by five Panther teammates on the squad and Juday is joined by a pair of Blue Devil teammates.

The following are capsule looks at the All-Area players. Following the MVPs, the players are listed in alphabetical order within their respective teams.

FIRST TEAM

Kacie Juday, Tipton, co-MVP

When Nick Comer took over Tipton’s program in the summer of 2009, he inherited a team that included a deep class of would-be juniors.

However, it was an eighth grader who most caught his eye.

Comer was taken aback by Juday’s work ethic in the weight room and on the court, attributes he referred to as a “dedication to greatness.”

Juday would go on to become the most decorated player in program history, leading the Blue Devils to 70 wins while shattering school records left and right.

After leading the area in nearly every meaningful statistical category this season, Juday shares the MVP award.

“You will not find too many teenage girls who despise losing and don’t tolerate anything short of maximum effort as much as Kacie does,” Comer said. “And never was that more clear than this season and her ability to lead our team to incredible heights that many probably didn’t believe we could achieve. She’s just an incredible young lady who’s certainly laid the foundation for what being a Lady Blue Devil is all about.”

1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • SPL - KT073014 - Colts camp - pic COLTS: One week of camp in the books The first week of Indianapolis Colts training camp has ended at Anderson University, and the players received their first day off Tuesday. Practice resumes today with the daily morning walkthrough followed by a public session scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. More than 10,000 fans attended at least one of the first five practices this summer.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • BASEBALL: Sixers surge to win The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball team scored a thrilling victory over Plymouth Post 27 in the opening round of the American Legion state finals on Tuesday night.

    July 30, 2014

  • SPL - KT073014 - Brett Bowman column - column sig BOWMAN: Gardner knew how to live life What is it about dirt track racing that makes me drop nearly everything and everyone around me to witness a race?

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, July 30 The Indiana Smash softball team won the North American All-Sanctioned 12-U World Series on Sunday. The Smash went undefeated in the tournament. Following pool play, the Smash went 5-0 in bracket play, then beat the Lady Lightning for the title.

    July 30, 2014

  • NCAA Concussion Lawsuit-9 [Duplicate] NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, socce

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Downey, Keagan mug Sixers begin state tourney play today The Kokomo Post 6 baseball squad heads to the American Legion state tournament at Plymouth today brimming with confidence. That’s good and bad.“I believe every time we step on the field our kids believe they are the team to beat,” said Kokomo skipper

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Tuesday, July 29 Northwestern sets 1st practice timesNorthwestern has announced its first practice times and dates for high school and middle school sports. All athletes must have a valid 2014-15 physical on file in the athletic office to participate. The times and d

    July 29, 2014

  • SPT - KT072914 Colts-pic QB Luck making progress ANDERSON — Wind chill estimates put the temperature at 59 degrees Monday morning at Anderson University.During one stretch of his fifth training camp practice of the year, however, it likely felt much colder to Andrew Luck.The Indianapolis Colts quar

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colts part ways with Rainey after violation ANDERSON — Just two days after earning praise for his playmaking ability from head coach Chuck Pagano, running back Chris Rainey was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday morning.The news was broken in a press release around 8:30 a.m. and later

    July 29, 2014

  • SPL - KT071514 - B1 briefs - mug Athlete of the Week: Tionna Brown ATHLETE OF THE WEEK• NAME: Tionna Brown• SPORT: Track and field• ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The Kokomo seventh grader won three events at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic national meet in Humble, Texas, in her first appearance at a national meet. Brown w

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
SportsKT twitter
More kokomotribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.