Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

September 4, 2013

Sports briefs, Sept. 4


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Kats’ Persons to have MRI on injured knee

Kokomo senior safety/quarterback Tayler Persons has been ruled out of Friday’s North Central Conference opener at Muncie Central.

Persons injured a knee in the second half of Friday’s 39-13 loss to Fort Wayne Wayne on a running play, and did not return.

Kokomo coach Brett Colby said Persons is scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday, and his status for later games will be determined pending the results of Thursday’s tests.

Persons threw for 175 yards, a touchdown and an interception, and tallied a team-high 15 tackles in Kokomo’s season-opening loss to 4A No. 5 Mount Vernon, 29-19 on Aug. 23. He led the Wildkats with 100 yards and two TDs rushing in the loss to Wayne, while adding five tackles on defense.

Signups under way for Carver kid hoops

The Carver Community Center is taking signups for its youth basketball program, which is open to ages 6-18. The cost is $70, which includes a Carver membership. For families with more than one kid, the cost is $50 for the second kid and each additional kid.

Any players in grades 9-12 who plan on playing school ball should not register for Carver basketball.

Anyone interested in coaching or sponsoring a team should contact the center at 765-457-9318, or Butch Grimes at 765-432-0977.

YMCA centipede soccer begins this weekend

The Kokomo Family YMCA is offering fall centipede soccer for ages 3-5. The program focuses on the basic fundamentals of soccer in a non-competitive environment.

The program takes place on Sunday afternoons at Darrough Chapel Park beginning this weekend and concluding Oct. 6. Three-year-olds will take the field at 1 p.m. each Sunday with 4-year-olds following at 2 p.m., 5-year-olds at 3 p.m. and 4- and 5-year-olds at 4 p.m.

The cost is $51 for members, $63 for non-members, and free “value add” with household membership.

Lewis Cass baseball plans alumni games

WALTON — The 18th annual Lewis Cass baseball alumni doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday at the Kings’ diamond. The game will feature odd-year graduates vs. even-year graduates. There will be two seven-inning games played with a cookout in between.

The agenda shows sign-in, stretching and throwing from 6-6:20 p.m. followed by HR-hitting and strike-throwing contests from 6:20-6:45 and outfield/infield fungo routine from 6:45-6:55. Following player intros, game one will begin at 7 p.m.

NW Youth Organization plans monthly meeting

The Northwestern Youth Organization will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the high school library. The agenda includes election of officers.

Colts trade Rayford, cut ties with Boyett

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis promoted tight end Dominique Jones to the active roster and signed rookie tight end Justice Cunningham to the practice squad Tuesday.

The moves came shortly after the Colts traded rookie linebacker Caesar Rayford to the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional draft pick. Rayford led Indy with five sacks in the preseason.

Jones played in four games and made one catch last season with Indy but was waived Saturday.

Earlier Tuesday, Indy released rookie safety John Boyett, a sixth-round pick, one day after he was arrested on three charges including public intoxication.