Breaking News

Local Sports

November 22, 2013

Semistate ready

Winamac hosts Tri-Central for a trip to the state finals

Winamac’s football team is just one win away from its first-ever trip to the state finals.

In fact it would be the Warriors’ first trip to the state finals in any team sport since 1932 in boys basketball. The Warriors have had individual state champions in Shane Crawford (boys track), Miles Nelson (wrestling) and Chris Kasten (wrestling).

The Warriors (13-0) host Tri-Central (12-1) in the Class A northern semistate game at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Roudebush Stadium.

The Trojans enter ranked No. 8 in the AP poll and No. 7 in the coaches’ poll.

They have won 12 straight games after a season-opening loss to No. 4 Eastern Hancock (47-35), which is hosting No. 1 Linton-Stockton in the southern semistate game. Tri-Central’s tournament run has included a 35-7 win in sectional play over perennial power Sheridan and a 28-7 win at South Adams last week in regional play.

“They are a very good ballclub. There’s a reason they’re here,” Winamac coach Tim Roth said.

Tri-Central is located in northern Tipton County in between Tipton and Kokomo.

The Trojans have scored 35.9 points per game this season while allowing 10.9 ppg.

Tri-Central junior quarterback Cody Howell is 73-for-127 passing on the season for 1,272 yards with 20 touchdowns to go with four interceptions. He’s also rushed 75 times for 402 yards and 8 TDs.

Senior Garrett Kelley is the leading rusher with 1,622 yards and 19 TDs on 242 carries. Sophomore Cody Colbert has rushed for 695 yards and 4 TDs on 104 carries. Sophomore Dillon Smith has rushed for 531 yards and 9 TDs on 86 totes.

Senior Jade Pickett is the leading receiver with 25 catches for 379 yards and 9 TDs. Senior Seth Blunck adds 21 catches for 442 yards and 6 TDs.

“They run an offense that is different than what we’re used to,” Roth said. “They run a split-back veer with two backs in the backfield, not necessarily a fullback and tailback. It’s old-school football. They run dive right, dive left, off tackle right, off tackle left, option power to both sides. They run a two tight end formation. They will bounce out of two tights and run some slot as well.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • NWS-PT072514 Patacsil-kmv Logan coaching legend Patacsil dies at 86 Logansport and Purdue University lost a giant among sports leaders Wednesday. Former Purdue great and former Logansport High School wrestling coach and educator Joe Patacsil passed away in his home.When his sons were leading the Berries wrestling pro

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072414 - PT Colts - pic COLTS: Wayne arrives in IndyCar for camp Ed Carpenter woke up to rain Wednesday morning and briefly worried his big opportunity might be lost. But the two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter's fear proved to be unfounded. He delivered Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne safely to Anderson University at the wheel of a two-seat IndyCar.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072414 - PT Tom Lindley column - column sig LINDLEY: Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods Even when Tiger Woods finished 23 shots behind the winner and 69th overall at the British Open, he was one of the featured topics in stories coming out of Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • NEWCOM: State parks offer fun times at reasonable prices Summer is in full swing and many people are taking trips as part of their summer vacations. You can venture near to home or far away, but the trip is only as good as you and your family make it. The amusement parks and beaches in Florida are nice, but many of us cannot swing those trips these days. The good news is that there are many good state parks in Indiana to enjoy and they are affordable.

    July 24, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Thursday, July 24 The Logansport 11-year-old all-star team will play in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional next week in Lexington, Kentucky. A fundraising carwash is planned to help the team offset the trip's expenses.

    July 24, 2014

  • SPL - PT072314 - PT Colts - pic COLTS: Let's go camping There's a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-PT072314 - Caston Burrus mug.jpg Caston tabs Burrus as girls hoops coach Caston hired Joel Burrus as its new girls basketball coach at Tuesday’s school board meeting.Burrus, 26, is a coach’s son and already has several years of experience in coaching, all on the boys side. He said he’s looking forward to coaching girls ba

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072314 - PT Ken de la Bastide column - column sig DE LA BASTIDE: Brickyard has many contenders Before the winner of this Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets the chance to kiss the bricks, media members will be complaining about the race.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, July 23 Caston High School's athletic department will have sports tickets on sale starting Monday and continuing until Aug. 11. After that, tickets can be purchased in the bookstore or at the first home events.

    July 23, 2014

  • SPL - PT072214 - PT Tom Lindley column - pic LINDLEY: Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season There’s plenty to enjoy about the Southeastern Conference’s annual cattle call in Hoover, Alabama, where media of every description join players and coaches from each of the league’s 14 football teams to discuss the coming season. The best aspect is that it serves as the official kickoff of the new season. The long wait is over.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

The Pence administration continues to cut Indiana agency budgets despite a state surplus of $2 billion. Is this wise management of state funds?

Not sure
     View Results

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.