Today's Sports

  • Orleans overwhelms Bulldogs

    ORLEANS—Bailey Maffia slugged a home run but that was Cannelton’s only hit in a 17-1 baseball loss to Orleans Wednesday.
    Maffia’s home run gave the Bulldogs a brief 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
    But Orleans replied with two runs in the bottom of the first and six in the second to take control.
    Ethan Melton pitched the first 2 1/3 innings for Cannelton to take the loss. He gave up 10 hits and three walks and struck out none.

  • Errors help Wolfpack beat Perry...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s eight errors helped Crawford County defeat the Commodores 14-3 in PLAC baseball Thursday.
    Perry Central tied the score 3-3 with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning. But Crawford County scored three in the fifth and four in each the sixth and seventh innings to pull away.
    Jaron Underhill pitched the first five innings for Perry Central, giving up eight hits and no walks and striking out two.
    Brandon Lasher also gave up no walks in the last two innings but allowed seven hits.

  • Tell City falls to two...

    TELL CITY—Harrison took advantage of seven walks and three Tell City errors to beat the Marksmen 11-1 in baseball Thursday.
    “This team is battling through some injuries, sicknesses, and a lack of confidence right now,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “We came out in the top of the first and walked the leadoff guy, gave up a single, walked another, and we are down 3-0 right out of the gate.
    “(Harrison pitcher) Quarles throws hard and because we have been struggling at the plate, it seemed like the air went out of us right away.

  • Perry Central 2nd in tri-meet

    PAOLI—Luke Hilgen-hold won one individual race and two relays as Perry Central placed second in a three-team boys track meet Thursday.
    Crawford County won with 64 points. Perry Central scored 59 and Paoli 44.
    Hilgenhold won the 100-meter dash in 11.7 seconds.
    Creek Wright, Wilkerson, Clay James and Luke Hilgenhold won the 1600 relay in 3:40.
    Hilgenhold ran the 400 relay for the first time this season and teamed with his brother Lane, Dylan Seibert and Austin Wilkerson to win it in 47.63.

  • Perry Central girls win meet by...

    PAOLI—Perry Central won 15 of the 16 events to romp to first place in a girls track triangular Thursday.
    The Commodores scored 103 points, Crawford County 34, and Paoli 23.
    Skylar Parker won three individual events for the Commodores, taking the high jump at 5 feet, 2 inches, the long jump at 15 feet, 1 inch and the 400-meter dash in 1:07.3.
    Her high jump was a personal record and “she just barely nipped the bar with her heels at 5-3,” noted Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

  • Buntin, Tell City slam Jeeps

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—MaKaylee Buntin hit a first-inning grand slam to propel Tell City past Northeast Dubois 8-2 in softball Thursday.
    Hayley Fackler led off the big Tell City first with a double to right-center field.
    Chelsey Billings followed with a single to left and Morgan Schuetter and Emili Stephens walked to force in one run.
    The next batter struck out for the first out. But Buntin followed with a high shot that landed well over the center-field fence to put the Marksmen up 5-0.

  • Possible reason home runs are up...

    It’s too bad Ted Williams, who died in 2002, isn’t around to tell us why more home runs are being hit in Major League Baseball this season.
    I recall an interview he did with Diehard Magazine, a Boston Red Sox fan publication, in the 1990s during the height of MLB’s steroid era.

  • All county events postponed...

    PERRY COUNTY—All sports events involving Perry County teams Monday were rained out.
    The Perry Central versus Cannelton baseball game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader at Cannelton next Monday at 4:30 p.m.
    The Perry Central versus Tell City softball game has also been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader, to be played at Tell City 4:30 p.m. April 29.
    Tell City’s girls tennis match at Crawford County has been rescheduled for May 9.
    The Perry Central at Tell City junior high track meet has been rescheduled for April 20.

  • Perry Central wins golf...

    ENGLISH—Eric Schepers, playing his first golf match of the season, was Perry Central’s fifth man Tuesday. But he proved to be the difference in the Commodores’ victory.
    Perry Central and Crawford County each shot 183 and Forest Park shot 190 in the triangular match.
    First place between the two PLAC foes was then decided by each team’s fifth man. And Schepers’ 53 was six strokes better than Crawford County fifth man Walker Bolen’s 59.

  • Patriots shut out Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Jamie Tempel threw a one-hitter as Heritage Hills defeated Perry Central 12-0 in softball Saturday.
    The Patriots led only 3-0 until they scored nine runs in the top of the fifth inning.
    “We played a very good game for four innings, then the wheels came off and we made several mistakes on basic plays that let them open the door to a huge inning,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “We will learn from these mistakes and I know we will do better.