Merrell helped the Tigers beat Western 3-1 (25-18, 25-13, 22-25, 25-13) in the Class 3A Western Sectional final for a sectional three-peat.

When the championship of the Class 2A Oak Hill Boys Soccer Regional ended and the victors had been handed the trophy Saturday night, Leo’s players made their way to the south end zone to celebrate and take pictures after their 5-1 victory over Western. Fifty yards away, Western’s bench was nearly silent.

The IU Kokomo women’s volleyball team split a pair of River States Conference matches in Cougar Gym over the weekend. Point Park beat IUK 14-25, 25-10, 25-12, 25-19 on Friday night, dealing the Cougars their first conference loss. IUK then beat Carlow 25-10, 25-17, 25-15 on Saturday.

Eastern’s football team capped off a perfect regular season Friday night with a 34-0 victory over Hoosier Heartland Conference foe Clinton Prairie.

The Lewis Cass Kings traveled to face the West Lafayette Red Devils looking to exact some revenge for a lopsided loss — and the Kings’ only loss of the season — just two weeks previous. They did that in a very big way in handing the vaunted Red Devils a 49-42 defeat on their own turf Friday …

Western’s Taylor Berry put a punctuation mark on the Panthers’ volleyball victory over Eastern on Thursday night at Richard R. Rea Gym. The junior middle blocker served an ace on match point, finishing the Panthers' 25-21, 25-20, 25-21 victory over the Comets in the opening round of the Class 3A Western Sectional.

Eastern's football team will go for the outright Hoosier Heartland Conference championship and an undefeated regular season when it visits Clinton Prairie tonight.

It seems like just yesterday that a fresh-faced youngster rolled onto the Kokomo Speedway to begin his racing career. Now, through four different track owners and a completely new configuration at the local track he cut his teeth on, Russiaville’s Dustin Smith is about to wrap up his 25th ye…

Lewis Cass and Eastern both moved up one spot in this week’s Class 2A state football Top 10 from the Associated Press. The Kings are No. 2 and the Comets are No. 9.

The Class 3A Western Volleyball Sectional opens tonight with a bang: Northwestern vs. Maconaquah. The Tigers are 29-2 and Hoosier Conference champions and the Braves are 26-3 and Three Rivers Conference champions.

After Western's girls soccer team broke its huddle following the Panthers' victory in the championship of the Class 2A Northwestern Sectional on Saturday night, the boys players waited impatiently for the girls to head over to the far sideline to greet the teams' parents and fans and take postgame pictures.

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