TELL CITY—Perry Central won seven of 16 events but used its depth to beat Tell City 67-65 in boys track Thursday.
Perry Central took both second and third place in six of the 13 individual events.
John Bashor won the 800-meter run in 2:15 and teamed with Logan Hubert, Chase James and Creek Wright to win the 3200 relay in 11:03.41.
While they won’t carry a firearm or climb behind the wheels of police cruisers, 20 people enrolled in a new citizens police academy will get a big dose of first-hand knowledge about police work, as well as the duties of dispatchers and jailers.
CANNELTON—Jacob Pearey had Cannelton’s only hit in a 15-0 baseball loss to Orleans Wednesday.
Pearey singled in the first inning. He stole second base but was stranded there.
Orleans pushed 12 runs across in the first inning to take control early.
“I think we gave them six outs in the first inning,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
Ethan Melton pitched the first two innings for Cannel-ton. He gave up 13 runs but only six were earned.
He walked five and struck out two.
At the conclusion of Tell City’s track invitational April 15, it was announced that Tell City sprinter Cameron Kessinger was the Most Valuable Performer for the boys and Crawford County’s Haylea Crandall was the MVP for the girls.
Meet officials said afterward that the MVPs should have been South Spencer’s Kipper Johnson for the boys and Tell City’s Emma Kohnert for the girls, as they scored the most points and that was what the award was supposed to be based on.
WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Travis Burchett’s power stroke is back, which could be bad news for Tell City’s baseball opponents.
Two years ago Burchett hit eight home runs in his freshman season, including five in one week.
He hit none last year or in the first nine games this season.
But he hit two home runs and a double and drove in five runs Thursday as the Marksmen beat Whitesville Trinity 11-4.
Nick Smith went 5 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBIs and Trent Lindauer contributed two of the Marksmen’s 16 hits.
TELL CITY—Tell City’s seventh-inning rally fell short as the Marksmen lost to Wood Memorial 8-6 in softball Wednesday.
Tell City trailed 8-1 entering the bottom of the seventh but rallied for five runs on a walk, an error and four consecutive hits.
Carina Kessens led off with a walk and two outs later Hayley Fackler reached base on an error by the third baseman.
Morgan Schuetter followed with a two-run triple and then scored on a wild pitch.
FERDINAND—Forest Park scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overtake Perry Central for a 12-9 softball win Monday.
Perry Central built leads of 5-0 after 2 1/2 innings and 9-7 after 5 1/2 innings.
“We played very well for four innings and then we made several errors, which has been the theme for this year so far,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “We are working on correcting this problem and once this is out of the way we will be a very competitive team.
Back in 2007 we installed a 5-acre, tall-grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program. Each year they assist a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways. Basically, you do the work but they supply you with the materials needed to get the job done.