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BACK TO SCHOOL — Indiana University Kokomo's Womens Basketball team welcomed back students to Kokomo High School as school kicked off Monday morning.

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BATTLING — Grapplers from all over came together to fight for the title of the best in the Midwest over the weekend. Dante Leon (left) came out the victor for the first-ever tournament and claimed the $2,000 cash prize. (Above) Jacob Hurlock is taken down by Jeremiah Roberts.

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WINNING — Last Wednesday, two Howard County Junior Champions were named during the Howard County Junior Golf Championship. Brandon Hansen of Kokomo High School managed to place first overall with a score of 74. Hansen and Gideon Kidwell went head to head in a two-hole playoff after both shoo…

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FULL THROTTLE — Ben Harris comes over the top with a fastball to home plate. Noah Hurlock squeezes his mitt closed at short stop to record an out. Brayden Clark hits a deep shot to left field to help Post 6.

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Brett Colby and Nathan Pine of Kokomo High School smile after defeating the South in the North vs South All-Star game 27-24 last Friday. Tyler Knepley of Western High School and Colby enjoy their last high school win. Knepley was honored as the North's defensive captain. 

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Dylan Sharp brings a heater over the plate for a called strike. Kaden Baker collides into Trad Gifford as he catches a fly ball for an out. Rajon Sellers attacks a ground ball to get the out. Kokomo Knights went on to take the win against the Cardinals to finish out the season.

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FIRST PLACE — The Northern Indiana Babe Ruth State Tournament was held at Kokomo Girls Softball League and Darrough Chapel over the weekend. Five age divisions named champions. 8U winners were Eastside with East End Mishawaka coming in second. 10U champions were Eastside. Russiaville was the…

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FOR THE PETS — Ales for Tails filled the house at Bel Air Events last Wednesday to benefit the Kokomo Humane Society. Volunteers dished out various appetizers, craft beer, and ciders. Jared Green pours wine for Heath Vannatter. Melissa Mula hands out ravioli to Cindy Mapes and Jan Ratcliff. …

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Jackson Harden and Brooks Cline hustle their way to the finish line. Sofia Plonske comes around the bend into the final straight. Toddlers take off in the 25-yard dash. 

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The fourth annual Sandbox Reunion took place over the weekend and drew a crowd to the Healing Fields. A 21-gun salute is performed during opening ceremonies. Attendees assist in raising the flag over the Healing  Fields. Phil McCreacin and Puck Lolmaugh roast hot dogs. Veterans and their fam…

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Western High School senior Tyler Gilbert becomes the first two-time state champion in WHS history while defending his discus title on Saturday. He threw the discus 177 feet, three inches. Tionna Brown becomes the first state champion in Kokomo High School girl's track. The sophomore took fir…

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Hailey Davis and sons Brooks and Jude enjoy strawberry shortcake on the courthouse lawn. James and Rory Davis stop for a bite. Sarah Gibson, with daughter Ava and son Ben, take a timeout to snack. Justin Rairigh cooks kettle corn. Liam and Harper Hamlin walk around the square with snow-cones…

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In the three-game sectional play against McCutcheon, Harrison, and Zionsville, Kokomo fell to the Zionsville Eagles as they won their third straight sectional championship. The Kats went down 4-3. Colt Munsey and Luke Cameron celebrate in the air after a scored run. Bayden Root flexes after …

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Tionna Brown crosses the finish line first in the 100m dash to qualify for State Finals. She also went on to win first place in the 200m to qualify for state. Makayla Pfefferkorn leaps the hurdle to place fifth in the 100m hurdles. 

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Staff, students, and faculty at Ross Medical celebrated EMS Week last week by delivering Jimmy John’s, condiments, and beverages to first responders around town. (Left, top) Donations are dropped off to paramedics at St. Joseph Hospital. (Left, bottom) Firefighters at the Dixon Road firehous…

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In a 6-0 win against the McCutcheon Mavericks, Kokomo High School's Jack Perkins and Kyle Wade combined for a shutout win on the mound. Perkins threw five innings, allowed two hits, threw four walks, and 10 strikeouts. 

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FIGHT NIGHT — Kyle Thomison submits his opponent for a win. Thomas Gifford comes out victorious against Cameron VanCamp for the lightweight title. James Shaffer ducks a blow to the head. Damion Swoke lands a blow to the face. Kyle Thomison was the only Kokomo fighter to see a win on the day.

NORTHWESTERN REIGNS — For the third time in a row, Northwestern High School has been named Sectional Champions. Abigail Moreno slices a shot back. Madison Layden fires back a return. Emma Uncapher extends for a return. 

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RECOGNITION — On Eastern's senior recognition day, the team fell 6-0 to Northwestern. (Clockwise from top left) Lexi Robinson sends a ball to deep left-center field. Kendal Rooze fires the ball to second base after a clean field. Jamie Graves goes through the motions and delivers a strike. L…

SO CLOSE — Chase Epp hit a line drive home run into left field. Lauryn Hicks goes through her wind up before delivering. Karlyne Shepherd throws the ball from third to first for an out. Approximately 1,000 fans attended the first-ever softball game to take place at Kokomo Municipal Stadium. …

Bunker Hill: More than 200 people turned out Saturday night to help the Grissom Air Museum celebrate 50 years of Grissom Air Force Base. Senator Randy Head introduced The Flying Toaster’s Band after recognizing Shamaine Pleczko, who flew up from Texas with her husband Rick to help celebrate …

RELAYS — Tionna Brown takes off. Makayla Pfefferkorn leads the pack in hurdles. Tyler Gilbert hurls the discus further than any opponent. 

ALL OUT — Western split the double header against Tipton. Blue Devils win 3-2, and Panthers win 6-4.(Left to right) Tori Turner goes all out for the catch at second base. Brooke Snyder hurls a fast ball to home plate. Emma Key gets the ball to first for an out.

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Solidarity’s Community Kids’ Halloween Party took place Saturday at the Kokomo Event Center. The event had a record-breaking 51 vendors that dished out treats to the kids. The event featured a mascot dance-off contest where Mickey and Minnie Mouse were named the winners and the ever-popular …