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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beard rebounds well in IBCA...

    INDIANAPOLIS – Tell City junior forward/center Braeden Beard rebounded well as he participated in the 15th annual Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/IHSAA Underclass Boys Showcase Wednesday.

    No statistics were kept, but Beard said he was probably the leading rebounder on his team in the three games it played. “I think I did pretty good rebounding.

    “I was probably in the middle (of the team) in scoring.”

    He played both inside and outside and said he “hit a couple of three-pointers.”

  • Marksmen sweep PC

    TELL CITY ­– Preston Hendershot hit an RBI double and was the winning pitcher as Tell City beat Perry Central 4-1 in summer baseball Tuesday.

    Caleb Malcomson had two RBIs for Tell City.

    Hendershot pitched the first 4 2/3 innings and Bryson Naviaux got the last out for the save.

    “Both pitchers looked very good and seemed to be throwing harder than they were in the spring,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “We played pretty good defense behind them.”

  • Another IU alum could win World...

    LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    Last year a player drafted from Indiana University in 2014 helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

    Boston Red Sox fans are hoping another IU player from that draft class can help them do the same thing this year.

    IU is known more for producing professional basketball players. But in 2014 Kyle Schwarber was chosen in the first round of Major League Baseball’s draft by the Cubs and first baseman Sam Travis was chosen in the second round by the Red Sox.

  • PC will have first-year player...

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central held its summer varsity football camp last week and is still sorting out who will likely play where. But it seems certain that a player with no high school football experience will start at quarterback.

    At the end of last season Coach Greg Gibson thought Christian Hagan, who started for the JV team last year, would be his varsity quarterback this year. But Hagan’s family moved to Tell City this summer.

  • Tell City wrestling team plans...

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s varsity wrestling team will sponsor a four-person-team golf scramble 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Hoosier Heights Country Club.
    Entry fee is $60 per person and includes a commemorative T-shirt and lunch with a non-alcoholic drink.
    Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and the golfers with the longest drive on hole No. 5 and closest to the pin on hole No. 12.
    To enter, email team roster with shirt sizes to wrestling coach Neal Stahly at corneliusstahly@yahoo.com or call 812-719-8005 by July 14.

  • Schweizer Fest plans golf...

    TELL CITY—Hoosier Heights Country Club will sponsor the 43rd Schweizer Fest Open golf tourney Aug. 12-13.
    This year the format is changing to a two-person scramble both days (from best-ball tourney last year), with flights established after Saturday’s play. Play will begin with shotgun starts both days at approximately 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  
    Minimum age to compete is 18 or high school graduate.

  • Pacers did as well as could be...

    Yahoo Sports gave the Indiana Pacers a D-minus grade on their trade of Paul George to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
    But I believe the Pacers did as well as anyone should expect under the circumstances.
    George has one year left on his current contract and said he would not re-sign with the Pacers next summer and wants to play for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers.
    The Pacers then had to trade George to get something for him instead of getting nothing in return a year from now when he would leave as a free agent.

  • Men’s league handling five-game...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSTON—The Evanston Men’s Softball League normally plays only on Friday nights, with Wednesdays available for rainout makeups.
    So when a record 11 teams - two more than last year - wanted to play in the league this season, the league went to five games a night, with one team having a bye each week.
    The games are scheduled to start at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. But there are no time limits on the games, so a slugfest could push the last game to an 11 p.m. start or later.