Category Archives: Kokomo

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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FORMER KOKOMO STANDOUT TIFFANY LONGWORTH EARNS A NOD INTO THE INDIANA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

NEW CASTLE, Ind. – Tiffany Longworth’s name has been synonymous with girls basketball in Howard County for nearly three decades. The 1993 Kokomo High School graduate is still the all-time leading scorer in the county – for boys and girls. … Continue reading

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