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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.