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Today's Sports

  • Aiming for ringers

    The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner softball tourney was held Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park. Grant LaMar and Wes Richard won the 14-team, double-elimination tourney. Cory Etienne and Calvin Cash placed second.

  • Hitting, defense could carry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s volleyball team hopes to use strong hitting and back-row defense to compete for PAC and sectional titles.
    “We’ve got some good hitters,” said 12th-year coach Dalonda Hayes. “And we have some experience at libero and defensive specialists - I think we’re going to be a little bit scrappier there than in the past.”

  • Passing could help PC improve...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Many volleyball coaches say passing is the most important part of the game, and Perry Central Coach Melissa James thinks that is her team’s main strength.
    “We’re blessed on this team with a lot of passers that are pretty consistent,” said James, who is starting her first year as head coach of the Commodores after 19 years as an assistant under former coach Becky Genet.

  • Cannelton’s hitting stronger...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—More depth and stronger hitting than usual could help Cannelton’s volleyball team improve this season.
    “We’ve had about 15 coming to practice consistently over the summer,” said new coach Allicyn Garrett. That is the most players the Bulldogs have had in at least seven years.
    There are no seniors on the team but there are five juniors with considerable varsity experience: Caressa Sloss, Chloe Davis, Maddie Stowe, Mackenzie Reed and Hannah McMahon.

  • Marksman tennis team young, also...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Three years ago Tell City went 18-6 in boys tennis and finished in a four-way tie for first in the nine-team PAC.
    But since then the Marksmen have struggled to field a full team.
    Seven players are needed to fill the three singles spots and two doubles teams. Two years ago the Marksmen had six players and had to forfeit in No. 3 singles all season.

  • Arnold leads Tell City past...

    TELL CITY—First-year player Mollie Arnold shot 58 to lead Tell City’s girls golf team to a season-opening win over Bosse Monday.
    Bosse brought only one girl, Isabella McGregor, so Tell City won by forfeit.
    Besides Arnold, Tell City scorers were Taylor Goffinet with 64, Kenzie Burgess 73, and Cloey Pledger 75.

  • Bradley to swim English Channel...

    DOVER, UK—Eric Bradley, a 1985 Tell City graduate, swam the English Channel as part of a four-person relay last Sept. 23.
    Now he plans to swim it solo next week.
    The exact day he will swim the 20-mile channel depends on the weather and the tides, but he said Wednesday looks like the most likely day.
    He said the swim will likely take 14 hours. His relay swam it in 13 hours, 33 minutes.
    Bradley said he has been training for the solo swim by “swimming at least two miles a day, closer to three or four miles on weekend days.”

  • Tell City junior high 31st in...

    ORLANDO, Fla.—Five Tell City archers placed in the top 25 percent of their division as the Tell City Junior High Marksmen Archery Club finished 31st among 66 teams in the National Archery in Schools Program world tourney July 22.

  • Rockport Legion team excelled...

    Rockport’s American Legion baseball team placed third in the Great Lakes regional Sunday, falling short of making a return trip to the Legion World Series.
    But the Spencer County-based team had another successful season, winning its third consecutive state title. No other team has achieved that three-peat since the tourney went to a double-elimination format in 1956.
    Post 254 also got to play five games in the Great Lakes regional, facing opponents from Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin.

  • Age is just a number

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Val Van Winkle said her daughter asked her this summer, “Why are you still going to the (softball) field?”
    “Because they still let me come back,” she replied.
    She was being too modest. At age 55 she was still one of the top players in the Tell City Women’s Softball League.