Today's Sports

  • PC girls outrun Cougars

    LEOPOLD—Hannah Harpenau won two individual events and a relay as Perry Central crushed North Harrison 88-39 in girls track Tuesday.
    Harpenau won the long jump at 14 feet, 101⁄2 inches and the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 17.18.
    She teamed with Sarah Schlachter, Sarah Spires and Taysia Fulkerson to win the 400 relay in 55.96.
    Grace James, Marie Schwartz, Skylar Parker and Amber Lindauer won the 1600 relay in 4:43.4.

  • Orleans blanks Commodores

    ORLEANS—Perry Central had only two hits in a 9-0 PLAC basetball loss to Orleans Saturday.
    Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers said not being aggressive early in the count contributed to the Commodores’ hitting woes.
    “He started us with a first-pitch fastball most of the game and we didn’t take advantage of that.
    “Then we got behind in the count and had to swing at his junk. He had a pretty good curveball.”

  • PC whips Rebels twice

    ELIZABETH—Perry Central pounded 35 hits in 11 innings as it swept a girls softball doubleheader with South Central Saturday.
    The Commodores had 19 hits as they won the first game 19-2.
    Autumn Lain went 5 for 5 and Morgan Richardson 4 for 4 with two doubles.
    Sydney Goffinet added a homer and a single and Lea Harbaville and Madison Guillaume each also had two hits.
    Richardson, Goffinet, Lain, Lexi Aders and Casey James each drove in two runs.
    Every Perry Central starter but one had at least one RBI.

  • Cannelton sweeps two games with...

    CANNELTON—Bailey Maffia, Bryce Garrett, Jeff Kendall and Damon Powers combined for 17 RBIs as Cannelton swept a baseball doubleheader with Columbus Christian Saturday.
    Kendall drove in three runs with a single and a double as Cannelton won the first game 17-2.
    Kendall was the only Bulldog to have more than one hit in that game, but Maffia and Powers each drove in two runs with a double.
    The Bulldogs had eight hits but could have had more. “We hit the ball hard,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Tell City whips Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Elliott Brown, Donovan Ingle and Brennan Malone each won three events as Tell City overwhelmed Southridge 100-32 in boys track Tuesday.
    Brown won the 100-meter dash in 11.15 seconds. The school record, based on slower fully automatic timing, is 11.17 by Kyle Kessinger in 2008.
    Brown also won the 200 in 22.84 and teamed with Malcolm Lincoln, Nick Buchta and Reese Miller to win the 400 relay in 45.46.

  • Schaad breaks school record as...

    LEOPOLD—Dacota Schaad broke Perry Central’s 100-meter dash school record as the Commodores trounced North Harrison 94-38 in a boys track season opener Tuesday.
    Schaad won the 100 in 10.96 seconds, breaking the school record of 11.02 set by DeWayne Brown in 1989 and tied by Aaron James in 1998.
    “I’ve never seen anybody run like that in the first meet of the season,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. “There was a slight tailwind but not enough to take anything away from him.

  • Brown following in Washington’s...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Elliott Brown said he had never heard of Herb Washington, but Brown’s multi-spring sport career is following a similar path to Washington’s.
    Washington was a world-class sprinter for Michigan State University in the early 1970s, winning one NCAA title and seven Big Ten Conference titles.
    Then in 1974 Oakland Athletics owner Charlie Finley signed Washington to be a pinch-runner for his baseball team.

  • Thursday, Friday events postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—All six sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and Friday were postponed due to heavy rain and storms that hit the area.
    Cannelton’s home baseball game with Whitesville Trinity, postponed Thursday, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 25.
    Other events postponed Thursday were the Perry Central at Tell City boys and girls track meets and Tell City’s girls softball game at Hancock County.
    No new dates for those events had been set at press time.

  • Hancock County sharp in 7-3 win...

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—“We just didn’t play a very clean game,” Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson said after his team’s 7-3 baseball loss to Hancock County Wednesday.
    The Marksmen hit two home runs and a double. But they left 11 runners on base, committed three errors, and struck out eight times—three times with the bases loaded.
    Hancock County outhit them 11-6 but did not hit the ball as hard as the Marksmen, said Wilkerson.
    A two-run double by Kolton Keown in the sixth inning was the only extra-base hit for the Hornets.

  • Perry Central golf team faces...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With only one letterman returning and no upperclassmen on the roster, Perry Central’s boys golf team faces a rebuilding season this spring.
    The Commodores have six boys on the roster: three sophomores and three freshmen.
    Only one player on the team is old enough to drive a car, but Coach Bill Dickerson hopes they can all drive a golf ball.