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The yearly challenge of the New Prairie Invitational beckoned several local cross country squads Saturday, with Western’s boys squad posting a strong showing.

On the Western football team's first play from scrimmage Friday night, Panther running back Jerry Padgett had a clean seam to run through, giving him a full head of steam as he met Hamilton Heights' defenders.

GREENTOWN — Eastern’s football team moved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the Hoosier Heartland Conference following a 35-0 victory over Carroll on Friday night at Cogdell Field.

Friday night’s football game at Northwestern played out about like it looked on paper. Class 2A No. 2-ranked Lewis Cass remained unbeaten, improving to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Hoosier Conference’s East Division with a convincing 52-6 victory over 0-5 Northwestern.

Western girls golf coach Steve Hoppes went into Friday's IHSAA sectional at Chippendale G.C. with a goal of making the regional cut. To accomplish that goal, the Panthers needed to finish in the top three of the 11-team field.

One year ago, Kokomo's girls golf team broke through to win the Western Sectional for the first time since 2007. The Wildkats posted a score of 352 to edge Western (357), Northwestern (358) and Tipton (360) for the hardware.

Following three straight road games, Kokomo's football team begins a three-game homestretch tonight when the Wildkats host Class 6A No. 4-ranked Lafayette Jeff.

It seems like only yesterday that area race fans were keeping an eye on the weather, anxiously awaiting to see if Mother Nature would cooperate and let the Kokomo Speedway kick off the local season with the annual running of the Kokomo Grand Prix featuring the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series.

Kokomo’s boys soccer squad fell by a goal to North Central Conference rival Logansport on Tuesday, dropping a 2-1 decision to the visitors.

Veteran Ohio driver Matt Westfall, who has won in just about every form of race car imaginable, held off fellow veteran Shane Cottle to pocket the winner’s check in the sprint car portion of Mod Madness on Friday night at the Gas City I-69 Speedway.

Kokomo’s girls golf team celebrated a pair of championships Monday at the North Central Conference tournament at Pebble Brook G.C. in Noblesville.

As hard as it is to believe, the 2019 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series season has reached its twilight following a pair of races over the weekend at Terre Haute and Haubstadt.

Eurit led the way as No. 3-ranked Cass beat No. 8 Tipton 28-7 in a clash of Class 2A top-10 teams to open Hoosier Conference East Division play.

Callout sessions are planned for Friday and Saturday for high school boys and girls interested in joining the Indiana high school bowling program.

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Indiana

Indiana found inspiration from a fallen teammate, and with a balanced effort on offense and big takeaway on defense, officially put its lopsided loss to Ohio State in the rearview mirror.

Purdue

Yes, it’s just three games in the 2019 season. But even with Ryan Day replacing Urban Meyer as Ohio State coach, the Buckeyes so far have showed no signs of slowing down in their quest to win their fourth Big Ten title in six years.

WEST LAFAYETTE — TCU coach Gary Patterson is convinced Darius Anderson is in peak form.

Through two games, Purdue has displayed one of the most prolific pass offenses in college football, ranking third in the country in FBS teams at 466 yards per game.

West Lafayette — Injury-ravaged Purdue suffered another blow Wednesday when it was revealed senior linebacker Markus Bailey suffered a knee injury and is out for the season.

Colts

Pacers

The Indiana Pacers are entering a crucial season that could have a strong influence on their long-term future. One of the key factors contributing to that is Domantas Sabonis starting at power forward and being eligible for a contract extension.

The Indiana Pacers began last season as one of the few teams in the league to keep their same starting lineup intact from the 2017-18 season. That certainly won't be the case again next season.

National

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jake Fromm threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Lawrence Cager early in the fourth quarter and No. 3 Georgia, getting a tougher fight than many expected, held off No. 7 Notre Dame 23-17 on a raucous Saturday night between the hedges, a result that could have ramifications all…

2019 Parade of Homes

The 52nd annual Parade of Homes for Howard County will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, and continue on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Additional info can be obtained at kokomohomebuilders.org

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