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Jon Rahm turned the longest day into his sweetest victory, starting Sunday with a four-shot deficit in the morning chill and finishing in fading sunlight as the fourth Spaniard to become a Masters champion.

Golden State is in the playoffs. LeBron James is heading to the play-in tournament. And the Minnesota Timberwolves lost Rudy Gobert to a fight with a teammate, then won a battle to improve their playoff hopes.

Purdue men’s basketball team picked up a graduate transfer over the weekend as Southern Illinois guard Lance Jones committed to the Boilermakers.

The notion that players who joined LIV Golf would risk being sharp and properly prepared for the majors doesn't apply to Brooks Koepka. It never really mattered how much or how well Koepka was playing. The majors always seemed to bring out his best.

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Lebanon's Caleb Linton hit a walk-off homer to give the Tigers a 6-5 victory over Class 3A No. 2-ranked Western in a game Saturday morning in the Bullpen-PBR Indiana Series at Championship Park.

Former Kokomo High School athlete Jack Perkins threw five no-hit, shutout innings for the Lansing Lugnuts on Sunday to earn the win in the Lugnuts’ 4-2 victory over the Great Lakes Loons.

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Kokomo's baseball team blasted Twin Lakes 9-0 Friday night in the opening slate of games in the Bullpen-PBR Indiana Series at Championship Park. It's a 16-team invitational.

The IU Kokomo baseball squad split a pair of River States Conference games with West Virginia Tech on Friday afternoon at Kokomo Municipal Stadium.

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Kokomo's boys golf team is looking to build on a nice two-year run that saw the Wildkats win North Central Conference and Peru Sectional titles in 2021 and finish one shot shy of a sectional repeat last year.

Western’s girls tennis team spoiled the party as the Panthers beat Eastern 5-0 Thursday in the first match at the Comets’ new complex.

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There’s plenty of returning talent on offer on the local softball season after four Howard County schools posted winning records and two — Western and Eastern — put up 20-win seasons.

A.J. Burkhalter and Lincoln Cardwell led the way as Northwestern's baseball team beat Lewis Cass 8-1 Wednesday for a 1-0 start both overall and in the Hoosier Conference East Division.

The Kokomo BobKats’ Derek Hawthorne has been selected to play in The Basketball League’s All-Star Game on Saturday at Easton, Pennsylvania.

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Northwestern’s girls tennis team owns six straight Kokomo Sectional titles. The Tigers have a ridiculously good 93-7 record over that stretch with all but one of the losses coming in regional play.

Kokomo’s softball team belted Tipton 15-1 Tuesday afternoon at Tipton in the Wildkats’ season opener, ending the game in five innings.

Jones fired an 81 to win medalist and lead IUK to the team title in the Cougars' Spring Invitational at Wildcat Creek G.C. 

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The 2022 high school baseball season saw all five Howard County teams make positive gains. Kokomo and Western had seven-win improvements from 2021 and Eastern, Northwestern and Taylor all had four-win improvements. In addition, Western and Eastern celebrated sectional championships.

Midway University swept the IU Kokomo baseball team in a River States Conference doubleheader Thursday. Midway won the opener 3-1 and the closer 10-7.

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Fresh off appearing on the state’s biggest high school stage, the Kokomo boys basketball team received news that next season it will be included in the state’s mid-season showcase: the Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic.

Northwestern’s Lexi Hale scored a second-place finish in the Hoosier State Relays indoor meet Saturday to lead a robust effort from the Tigers’ girls track and field squad. Tiger athletes placed 20th or better in seven events and finished 16th as a team.

Patrick “Packy” Hanrahan captured the 2023 PBA Kokomo Classic title on Friday night at Heritage Lanes and the tournament’s big $25,000 check. It was Hanrahan’s first PBA title. Hanrahan is a popular two-handed lefty that hosts a YouTube channel called The House Bowling.

The Kokomo BobKats pulled out a tight 111-104 win over the Glass City Wranglers to cap a back-and-forth game Sunday in Memorial Gym. The BobKats led 26-23 after a quarter, Glass City led 54-51 at halftime and 81-75 after three quarters.

Shortly after the final buzzer sounded Saturday night ending Ben Davis’ victory over Kokomo in the Class 4A Boys Basketball State Championship, Kokomo seniors Shayne Spear and Patrick Hardimon shared a moment seated on the bench as the handshake line started.

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As the third quarter of Saturday’s Class 4A State Finals championship game drew to a close at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Kokomo’s boys basketball team was on the verge of erasing a 14-point deficit and pulling off what no Kats squad had done aside from the 1961 team.

I have always believed Howard County residents are fortunate to have a viable natural resource in our Wildcat Creek and its offspring, the Kokomo Reservoir. It provides everyone with a place to enjoy fishing opportunities, hiking or just sitting along the banks in quiet reflection as water laps against its shores.

The Kokomo BobKats beat the Glass City Wranglers 105-95 in The Basketball League action at Toledo, Ohio, Friday.

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For many high school athletes, competing for a state championship is the pinnacle of their careers. Winning one is even better. In boys basketball, Kokomo High School has reached the state finals nine times before (1925, 1941, 1944, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1989, 1997, 2011). The Tribune reached ou…

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When the ball goes up at the center circle Saturday night at Indianapolis’ Gainbridge Fieldhouse, one team will enter with the confidence of a team that not only is unbeaten, but expected a perfect season before the campaign began. The other team has got momentum and motivation.

Kokomo junior center Flory Bidunga and Tipton sophomore guard Grady Carpenter are among the 24 players who have been selected for the inaugural IndyStar All-Star “Futures Game” for boys basketball.

The Kokomo BobKats edged the Kalamazoo Galaxy 113-110 Sunday at Memorial Gym with Derek Hawthorne and Larry Plummer leading five BobKats in double figures.

Three days after being named the Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year, Bidunga helped the Kats win the Class 4A North Semistate at Michigan City.

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Kokomo's boys basketball team is state bound after a thrilling victory over Penn in the Class 4A North Semistate championship Saturday night in Michigan City's Wolves Den.

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