From staff reports
---- — LAFAYETTE — Highland Post 180 dealt Kokomo Post 6 a 12-7 defeat Saturday in pool play at the Lafayette Post 11 Invitational. Kokomo’s second game against Remington was rained out and postponed to 5 p.m. today. Due to weather issues, there will be no championship game played today. Instead, teams will wrap up pool play today and that will conclude the tournament.
On Saturday, the Sixers got plenty of offense but couldn’t keep Highland in check. Isaac Turner and Logan Barnes each had two singles and a double to lead the Sixer offense. Jesse Broomfield added two singles and Tyler Goudy doubled. Conner Milligan took the loss as Kokomo fell to 10-7, snapping a seven-game winning streak.
“I bragged all season long about our defense, how well it’s played and being as superstitious as baseball coaches are, I should have never said anything because [Saturday] our defense let us down,” Kokomo coach Don Andrews said. “I’ve been proud of the boys all year and I know they’ll bounce back [today] and have a great game.”
Local athletes fare well at Westfiled
WESTFIELD — Incoming Kokomo freshmen Cinnamon Andrews and Lana Pham, and Northwestern junior Taylor McClain scored victories at the Westfield Firecracker Youth Track and Field Meet Saturday at Westfield High School.
Andrews won the 3,000-meter run in a time of 12:15.56. Pham won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet. McClain won her division of the 3,000 in a time of 11:30.
Parisi free sessions during IHSAA moratorium
The Parisi Speed School at Club Fitness 24 is offering free sessions to high school and middle school athletes during the upcoming IHSAA moratorium week. Running sessions are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., and also on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Strength training sessions will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m.
Also, high school and middle school athletes will be able to use the club’s entire training floor 24 hours a day during that week. The club is closed during the overnight of July 4-5 but open the rest of the week.
Students who are under 18 years old must bring a parent or guardian for the first visit.
For more information contact Chad Coy at 765-860-2524.
Kittel wins opener at Tour de France
PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica (AP) — German rider Marcel Kittel won the first stage of the 100th Tour de France in a sprint finish with Alexander Kristoff on Saturday.
Former champion Alberto Contador was involved in a crash near to the end of the flat, 132-mile stage. Sprinter Peter Sagan was also among those hitting the ground. They were able to continue, with Contador’s shoulder cut and bruised.
British sprinter Mark Cavendish did not crash but was stuck behind those that fell and was not among the stage challengers at the end.
Cavendish was aiming for his 24th stage win and hoping to wear the prestigious yellow jersey for the first time in his career, while Sagan was expected to be his main rival.
Neither got close.
Cavendish and Sagan were nowhere to be seen as the main bunch turned the corner for home, and Kittel held off Kristoff as they dipped for the line.
“I’m speechless, so, so happy. This is by far the greatest day in my whole life,” Kittel said. “It’s by far [my] biggest victory. I hope I can sleep, I’m going to be pretty excited about [today].”