Category Archives: Basketball

MORE TO THE STORY: JIMMY RAYL DISCUSSED HOW HE ALMOST DID NOT SCORE HIS IU RECORD 56 POINTS

BY DEAN HOCKNEY KOKOMO, Ind. – In a story published in the Sports Journal in 2016, Jimmy Rayl explained that the second of his famed 56-point scoring games at IU almost did not happen. He told the story while sitting in … Continue reading

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LEGEND LOST: KOKOMO BASKETBALL ICON AND 1959 INDIANA MR. BASKETBALL JIMMY RAYL PASSES AWAY AT THE AGE OF 77

BY DEAN HOCKNEY KOKOMO, Ind. – From the day he first touched a basketball, James Rayl only knew how to do one thing – score points. From local parks to Memorial Gym, from the Indiana Hoosiers to the Indiana Pacers, Rayl … Continue reading

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NORTHWESTERN TIGERS OFF TO A 4-0 START IN BOYS BASKETBALL

BY DEAN HOCKNEY RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. – The Class 3A No. 17 Northwestern Tigers are hot, and it is only the first week of December. Following easy wins over Madison-Grant (79-45) and Tri-Central (84-42), the Tigers knocked off a feisty and surprising … Continue reading

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