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Today's Sports

  • Tell City cross country team...

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s boys cross country team is ranked No. 5 in the state in Indiana Runner.com’s preseason poll.

    Tell City won its sectional and regional last year and placed second in the Brown County semistate and 10th in the state meet.

    Indiana Runner ranks the Marksmen, who lost only one runner to graduation, as the No. 1 team in its semistate this year.

  • Hendershot earns win as Rockport...

    TERRE HAUTE—Rockport didn’t dominate the American Legion baseball state tourney like it did last year, when it outscored its opponents 48-9.
    But it got the job done, beating Terre Haute Newton 8-2 Tuesday to win its third consecutive state title and 10th overall. It was the eighth state championship for Manager Jim Haaff.
    Rockport, 19-5, will play the Illinois champion in the first round of the Midwest regional at Napoleon, Ohio, Wednesday, Aug. 2.

  • Simpson, Scarboro win first Run...

    TELL CITY—Tell City High School students Thomas Simpson and Ashley Scarboro won the Tri-County Typhoons’ first Run, Swim, Run competition Friday.
    The event was organized as a fundraiser for the swim club.
    Athletes who participated ran 1.5 miles, swam 400 meters, and then ran another 1.5 miles.
    The swimming was done at John F. Kennedy Pool and the running was done throughout Hagedorn Park, where the pool is located.
    About 30 athletes participated. Thomas Simpson was the overall male winner and Scarboro was the female winner.

  • Raiders likely to host baseball...

    Tell City and South Spencer have alternated as hosts of this area’s Class 2A baseball sectional the last four years. But starting next year the best each can likely hope for is to host it every three years.
    That’s because Southridge is returning to Class 2A in baseball after spending the last four years in 3A.
    The IHSAA announced last week what class each baseball and softball team will participate in the next two years.

  • Tell City 3-3 in 7-on-7 tourney

    JASPER—Tell City scored 72 points as it went 3-3 in a seven-on-seven football tourney Saturday.
    “It was a great learning experience for our guys and we competed well throughout a morning that was already very hot,” said Tell City Coach Josh Teague. “Though we went 3-3 and scored 72 points on the day, it was a drastic improvement upon our performance a year ago where we went 0-6 and scored only 13 points.”
    Tell City’s last two days of summer football practices were Monday and Tuesday.

  • Schweizer Fest road runs Aug. 12

    TELL CITY—Runners will again take to Tell City’s streets the morning of Aug. 12 for the 41st annual Schweizer Fest road runs.  
    Participants have the option of a six-mile or two-mile race.  A kids’ fun run will also be held.
    Each race starts on Seventh Street and will conclude on Main Street.
    Participants must have completed an official entry form before 7:30 a.m. the day of the race.  An award ceremony will be held place on Musik Halle stage after the race.

  • Talking big, antics part of...

    ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal-Democrat

     

    I can appreciate gamesmanship. It’s another wrinkle of sports that has a way of filtering out the weakest individuals.

    Gamesmanship by the purest definition involves using different ploys or strategies to gain a psychological advantage. For some opposing athletes, gamesmanship tactics were easy to brush aside, but for others, it was their undoing.

    There have been some great examples of gamesmanship in various sports.

  • Maturation, leadership key to TC...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

     

    TELL CITY – When Tell City football coach Josh Teague compares his team in summer camp to where it was a year ago, there are noticeable differences in growth and execution.

    “We went to West Washington Saturday after four days of practice and if I had to compare it to Bosse after four days of practice last year, I felt like our kids competed well,” Teague said. “They looked better offensively than we did a year ago at this time.”

  • Ripples of success for Typhoon...

    TELL CITY – NEWBURGH – Competing against swimming teams from across the Midwest, the Tri-County Typhoons girls team finished 15th with 45 points in the 17-team meet. CSP Tideriders won the girls meet with 1,431.50 points, beating the host Newburgh Sea Creatures, who finished second with 1,189 last weekend in a three-day event beginning Friday and concluding Sunday.

    The boys Tri-County Typhoons team was 17th out of 20 teams with 38 points. The Newburgh Sea Creatures won the boys meet with 1,296.50 points and the CSP Tideriders were second with 1,262.

  • Post 254, TC standout Hendershot...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

     

    BOONVILLE – After being held hitless through five innings, Rockport’s offense exploded for a nine-run sixth and Post 254 cruised to a 13-2 win over Boonville Post 200 to advance to the American Legion baseball state finals in Terre Haute.

    Preston Hendershot is the lone Tell City product on the Post 254 roster this season and he’ll have the opportunity to help Post 254 win a third-straight legion state title.