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Today's News

  • It was fun to watch TC win

    Though sportswriters are supposed to be impartial when they cover games, most would probably admit that they secretly root for the local teams they cover regularly, particularly when they have known the players on those teams for years.

    So I must say that I enjoyed watching Tell City win the Forest Park girls softball sectional last week, as I had the privilege of coaching seven of the Marksmen’s nine starters in all-star teams when they were in the 14-and-under age group.

  • Perry Central fifth in PLAC boys golf tourney

    FRENCH LICK—Charlie Weatherholt shot a 21-over-par 91 to lead Perry Central to fifth place in the PLAC boys golf tourney Monday.

    The Commodores made 387 strokes. Springs Valley won the seven-team tourney with 331.

    Though the Ross course it is played on is considered one of the toughest courses in southern Indiana, Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson said, “We didn’t play very well.” The Commodores score was 34 strokes higher than last year, when they also finished fifth.

  • Harpenau heading to NCAA nationals

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Tell City graduate Ben Harpenau has qualified for the NCAA men’s track and field national meet in the hammer throw for the second year in a row.

    Harpenau, a senior on Purdue University’s team, earned an automatic bid to the nationals with his third-place finish in the Mideast Regional Saturday.

    He made a 211-foot-8 throw on his third attempt, extending his personal best mark for the second consecutive meet.

    That throw was seven inches farther than his Big Ten Conference winning throw two weeks earlier.

  • Harrison claims title

    HAMMOND—Former Tell City wrestler Brandon Harrison beat Milan Miltunivic in the first round Saturday to win the 145-pound amateur title in Mixed Martial Arts jujitsu mayhem cage fighting.

    Harrison beat Miltunivic  from strikes as he won the match in 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

    Harrison, a 2006 Tell City graduate, now lives in a Chicago suburb where he trains under Jeff and Charlie Gracie for Charlie Gracie jujitsu, a Brazilian variety of the Japanese sport.

  • Tell City wins softball sectional

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City used timely hits and North Posey errors to beat the Vikings 6-4 to win the Class 2A girls softball sectional Friday.

    The sectional title was the Marksmen’s first in their team’s 14-year history.

    They will play 20-8 Clarksville in the Forest Park regional Saturday at 10 a.m., Perry County time.

    North Posey, which entered Friday’s game with a 21-6 record, was favored to make it to the regional. The Vikings had beaten Tell City 16-1 in a regular-season game April 23.

  • Tell City rallies past Wildcats to advance to sectional finals

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City rallied for five runs in the sixth inning and beat Mater Dei 5-4 in the Class 2A girls softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

    The Marksmen thus advanced to the championship game for the first time since 1996. They have won two games in the sectional this year after winning only two in the previous 13 years combined.

    The Marksmen trailed 2-0 entering the sixth inning. But they started that inning with singles by Hana Reed and Courtney Cain.

  • Marksmen outscore PC

    TELL CITY—Two-out rallies propelled Tell City to an early lead as the Marksmen beat Perry Central 10-6 in first-round Class 2A baseball sectional action Thursday.

    Perry Central starter Andrew Harpenau retired the Marksmen’s first two batters of the first inning.

    But consecutive doubles by Mike Maddle, Trent Gunn and Kyle Osborne and a single by Jordan Rhodes followed, staking the Marksmen to a 3-0 lead.

  • Piper is regional champ

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central senior Robbie Piper won the shot put and teammate Michael Ernst placed third in the 800-meter run at the IHSAA boys track regional Thursday.

    The top three finishers in each event qualified for the state meet and the top eight scored.

    Piper had been seeded first in the shot put in the Jasper sectional but finished second there with a 51-foot-2 throw.

    Yet he won the regional by 83⁄4 inches with a 50-foot-101⁄4 throw.

  • Rangers rip Tell City

    TELL CITY—Forest Park’s baseball team is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A and looked the part in beating Tell City 15-3 in the sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Rangers jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first 21⁄2 innings on 10 hits (including five for extra bases), three walks and two Tell City errors.

    “They were just better than us, and they played a nice, tight ballgame,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “They’re the type of team we’re trying to become.”

  • Braves' hit barrage blasts Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh had 21 hits, including nine for extra bases, as it beat Cannelton 16-3 in the first round of the Class A baseball sectional Friday.

    Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett called the Braves “the best team we’ve faced by far. They killed the ball. Everything they hit was hard.

    “And they make the plays. They field ground balls well and run the bases well—they’re pretty fundamentally sound.

    “They should get to the semistate at least.”