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Today's News

  • Perry Central boys golf team aiming even higher this year

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys golf team had the first winning record in its 10-year history last spring. And with five of the six starters back, the Commodores hope to do even better this year.
    The Commodores went 33-24 last year, including finishing fifth in the seven-team PLAC and seventh in the 13-team Jasper sectional.

  • Seven-run 3rd lifts Perry Central to victory

    LEOPOLD—Miranda Claise drove in three runs and pitched a four-hitter as Perry Central defeated South Central 12-2 in girls softball Friday.
    Claise struck out five, walked four, and gave up only one earned run.
    Teammates Ashley Guillaume and Sydney Goffinet each matched Claise’s three RBIs.
    Guillaume hit a double and a single. Goffinet and Morgan Richardson each also went 2 for 4.
    The Commodores led only 2-1 going into the bottom of the third inning but then exploded for seven runs.
    The game was the season opener for both teams.

  • Bulldogs sweep two from Grace

    CANNELTON—Tristan Simmons pitched a two-hitter as Cannelton beat Grace 21-4 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday.
    Simmons struck out 10.
    He also led the Bulldogs on offense, going 3 for 5 with two doubles and a single and driving in three runs.
    Damon Powers had three singles and Hunter Herzog, Steve Smith and Jeff Kendall each had a double and a single.
    Brandon Cook added two singles and Marvin Walls hit a double.
    Herzog matched Sim-mons’ three RBIs. Cook, Powers and Jayden Morris each added two.

  • Rebels defeat Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—South Spencer scored seven runs in the fourth inning to pull away from Perry Central for a 12-2 baseball victory Friday.
    The Rebels led only 4-2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. Then Kobe Stephens beat out a nubber in front of the pitcher and Charleston Roberts walked to start their big inning.
    Nathan Kuester singled to center field to score Stephens.
    After Brandon Lehr struck out looking, Tyler Schneider was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

  • Fulkerson, PC girls rout Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Taysia Fulkerson won two individual sprints and a relay to lead Perry Central past Tell City 89-34 in a girls track season opener Thursday.
    Fulkerson won the 100-meter dash in 13.97 seconds and the 200 in 29.72.
    She teamed with Jennifer Kemp, Ashley Gengelbach and Hannah Harpenau to win the 400 relay in 55.47.
    Gengelbach also won the high jump at 5 feet and Harpenau won the long jump at 14 feet, 7 3/4 inches.

  • LeClere, Newton, Huber lead Perry Central past Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Austin LeClere and Alex Newton each won four events as Perry Central beat Tell City 85-47 in boys track Thursday.
    LeClere won the 100-meter dash in 11.44 seconds, the 200 in 23.95, and the long jump at 21 feet, 7 inches.
    He teamed with Luke Hilgenhold, Jacob Braun and Devin Martin to win the 400 relay in 48.59.
    Newton won the 1600 run in 4:40.25, the 800 in 2:05, and the 3200 in 10:17.
    He teamed with Lane Lynch, Bryce Lain and Aaron Pierrard to win the 3200 relay in 9:12.99.

  • Perry Central spring schedules

    Boys Varsity/JV Baseball
    March
    29    South Spencer    A    4:30
    30    Orleans    H    10:00
    April
    01    Forest Park JV    H    5:00
    02    Corydon Central    A    5:00
    03    North Harrison V    A    4:30
    06    North Posey    H    11:00

  • Tell City girls tennis team looks improved

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s 4-10 girls tennis record last year was a one-win improvement from the previous year, and Coach Nick Weyer expects further improvement this year.
    There are five returning letter winners on the nine-girl roster, including four starters from last year’s sectional lineup.
    Alex Morrow, a junior in her first year on the team, and freshman Amy Hackbarth should also help the team.

  • Half of Marksman girls team is distance runners

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team has 13 members, more than it had most years in the 1990s but a number that still leaves some holes in the lineup.
    There are no pole vaulters on the team and Coach Katie Weyer is not sure she will be able to field a 400-meter relay team.
    “We might throw one together,” she said. “Kassie Hayes (a thrower) could run on it.”
    The Marksmen do have some depth in distance races, though.

  • PC girls team may have shot at sectional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central placed third in its girls track sectional the last two years. With 12 letter winners and five talented freshmen on this year’s 22-girl squad, the Commodores might do even better.
    The Commodores can put at least two people in every individual event and should be really strong in the distance and middle-distance races.
    Senior Cathryn Peter “looks really good in the 1600(-meter run), the 3200, and the 3200 and 1600 relays,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.