Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 2, 2013

Sports briefs, Oct. 2


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Coy competes in national event

LAS VEGAS— Howard County native Chad Coy took 12th place in the America’s Strongest Man competition held Friday and Saturday.

The 44-year-old competes in masters contests for 40-and-older athletes, but returned to open competition this season for his 10th appearance in the America’s Strongest Man event after taking second in the Masters’ Worlds recently. He first started competing in the open event in 1998.

In the eight events, Coy scored highest in the 750-pound dead lift reps (taking eighth place), and the suicide medley of carrying three objects 75 feet each and then dragging a sled loaded with all three (taking ninth place).

Colorado’s Brian Shaw was the 2013 champ.

“This was my final open show,” Coy said. “I will stick with the Masters’ from here on out. I give all the credit to God for making me this way and blessing me with the strength and longevity in this sport.”

Wagner records ace at Mystic Hills G.C.

CULVER — Julie Wagner recorded a hole in one during a round of Sunday at Mystic Hills Golf Course.

Wagner used an eight iron to ace No. 8, which was playing at 126 yards. The feat was witnessed by her husband, Paul Wagner.

It was the third hole in one of Julie’s career, all of which have come in the last 10 years. She is the head women’s golf coach at Indiana Wesleyan University.

IHSAA hands down penalties for brawl

Following a brawl that erupted during last Friday’s football game between Fort Wayne South Side High School and Indianapolis Arsenal Technical High School, IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox has placed both teams on probation and suspended several players and coaches.

Both programs were placed on probation for the remainder of the 2013 season and all of the 2014 season. Both head coaches, Emil Ekyior of Arsenal Technical and Eddie Fields of South Side, are suspended for their next varsity football game.

Arsenal Technical assistant Angelo Muhammad and South Side assistant Dan Muchler are both suspended for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

Some players identified by each school will be suspended for one game.

Saints beat Dolphins to move to 4-0

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints (4-0) turned a clash of unbeaten teams into a lopsided affair, beating the Miami Dolphins 38-17 on Monday night.

Two of Brees’ touchdowns went to Jimmy Graham for 27 and 43 yards as the tight end had at least 100 yards receiving for the third straight game. Brees’ other scoring strikes went to Benjamin Watson and Darren Sproles, who also rushed for a touchdown.

Ryan Tannehill passed for 249 yards and a touchdown to Charles Clay, but his four turnovers on a fumble and three interceptions hurt Miami (3-1).

Former NFL QB Kosar arrested

SOLON, Ohio (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar blamed knee and ankle surgeries stemming from his professional career for not being able to perform a field sobriety test before he was arrested on drunken driving charges on Sunday.

The police report detailing the incident also shows Kosar refused to take a Breathalyzer test to measure his blood alcohol level.

Kosar was pulled over for speeding in suburban Cleveland early Sunday, and officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol. Kosar was arrested and his attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf Monday.