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It wasn’t that long ago when Hoosiers who wanted to try their luck for tasty walleye had to travel to our northern states like Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Efficient shooting, balanced offense and hard-nosed defense allowed Taylor’s boys basketball team to slowly but surely pull away from Clinton Central in the first half of Friday’s Hoosier Heartland Conference game at Center Court.

On paper it had to be a good game. The Class 2A No. 7-ranked Clinton Prairie Gophers brought their one-loss record to Carroll to face the undefeated and No. 5-ranked Cougars, and the winners would find themselves perched on top of the Hoosier Heartland Conference.

Former Kokomo standout Anthony Barnard scored a season-high 23 points for Purdue Northwest in an 83-76 loss to Wisconsin Parkside on Thursday.

Kokomo's boys and girls swim teams continued a busy stretch of meets Thursday when they hosted Oak Hill.

Eastern High School on Thursday announced the postponement of its boys basketball game at Delphi scheduled for tonight.

For Northwestern two-sport standout Jaylyn Harrison, it’s easy to pick her favorite moments in swimming and softball, much harder to pick between the two sports. So she’s not going to.

Maconaquah's boys basketball team beat Western 57-49 Wednesday night at Richard R. Rea Gymnasium, ending the Panthers' 10-game winning streak.

Kokomo’s girls basketball team beat Lebanon 36-30 Tuesday night at Memorial Gym as the Wildkats returned to action for the first time since Dec. 30. They had three games postponed last week.

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Week 10 IBCA/Franciscan Health Players of the Week include Maconaquah senior Lilly Maple for girls District 1.

The Western boys team and the Western girls team each won high school bowling sectional titles Friday at Heritage Lanes. The Kokomo coed team finished second and the Tri-Central coed team finished third.

Colts

Back-to-back season-ending losses with the playoffs on the line will be the lasting memory of the 2021 Colts — a harsh reality they'll have to live with for the next eight months.

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Indiana

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BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana hired Chad Wilt as its new defensive coordinator Friday.

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Indiana hoped it had solved its turnover woes during a three-game winning streak. But old habits came back to haunt the Hoosiers on Thursday at Iowa.

Purdue

Purdue's women's basketball team saw its five-game winning streak come to an end, falling 79-66 to Iowa on Thursday at Mackey Arena.

Pacers

Jaylen Brown scored 26 points and Jayson Tatum had 24, carrying the Boston Celtics to a 101-98 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night in the first of a home-and-home series between the teams.

Kyrie Irving scored 22 points and sparked Brooklyn to a big rally in the second half of his season debut, Kevin Durant had 39 and the Nets beat the Indiana Pacers 129-121 on Wednesday night.

National

Dane Goodwin had 21 points and seven rebounds, freshman Blake Wesley scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Notre Dame won its sixth straight game, 72-56 over Clemson on Wednesday night.

Stetson Bennett delivered the biggest throws of his storybook career and Georgia's defense sealed the sweetest victory in program history, vanquishing rival Alabama 33-18 in the College Football Playoff title Monday night for its first national title in 41 years.

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