Today's Sports

  • Rockport wins first three World...

    SHELBY, N.C.—Rockport got just three hits but beat Kennewick, Wash., 5-3 in its second pool game of the American Legion Baseball World Series Friday.
    Rockport, 35-1, also beat Rowan, N.C., 6-3 in the first game Thursday and Omaha, Neb., 8-3 Friday to win its pool and advance to the semifinals.

    Rockport will play Texarkana, Ark., the runner-up from the other four-team pool in the semifinals tonight at 6:30 Perry County time. The winner will play in the championship game Tuesday at 6 p.m. Both those games will be televised on ESPN U.

  • Tell City soccer team has more...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys soccer team went 0-12 each of the last two years, but the Marksmen did increase their goal total last year from one to four.
    Second-year coach Pat Jarboe expects even more goals this year. He also expects improvement on defense, where the Marksmen gave up an average of 6.8 goals per game last year.
    More depth and quickness are the main reasons for his optimism. The Marksmen have 21 players, five more than last year.

  • Tell City shoots 258 in girls...

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City had enough players for a team score but Bosse didn’t as they met in a season-opening girls golf match Monday.
    Bosse’s only golfer, Isabella McGregor, shot 58 for medalist honors.
    She finished one stroke ahead of Tell City’s Alex Lawalin and Kyra Gentry, who each shot 59.
    Newcomers Kenzie Burgess and Abby Lawalin each shot 70 to complete Tell City’s scoring.
    Tell City will host Forest Park Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Sparse old-timers crowd hits...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Maybe it was the extreme heat and humidity or the threat of rain, but Tuesday’s Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game had apparently its smallest turnout ever.
    In the past each team sometimes used five outfielders because it had plenty of players and that kept them from having to try to cover so much ground.

  • Rockport wins regional, going to...

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.—Three Tell City graduates played key roles as Rockport Post 254 won the Great Lakes American Legion baseball regional last week.
    Rockport went 5-0 in the eight-team, double-elimination tourney to raise its season record to 32-1 and qualify for the eight-team American Legion World Series, which starts today in Shelby, N.C.
    Rockport will play Rowan County, N.C., in the first game of the World Series at 11:30 a.m. Perry County time.

  • Myler making rare switch from...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Position changes are rare in high school football, as usually a player finishes his career at the same position he played in grade school.
    Probably the rarest of all position switches is from the backfield to the offensive interior line or vice versa.

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Varsity Football
    12    Scrimmage (Southridge)    T    7:00
    19    Tell City    H    7:00
    26    Forest Park    H    6:30
    2    Crawford County    H    6:30
    9    Paoli    T    6:30
    16    Tecumseh    H    7:00

  • Though tarnished, Olympic ideal...

    The 2016 Summer Olympics, which opened Friday, have been beset with problems.
    Russian government officials were found to have sanctioned performance-enhancing substances for their 2014 Winter Olympics athletes and many of their track athletes for this summer. Yet virtually the only Russians banned from competing in the Summer Games were the whistle blowers on that operation.

  • TC golf team young, small

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls golf team has two seniors, fourth-year player Alex Lawalin and third-year player Kyra Gentry.
    Unfortunately for the Marksmen, that is all their experience. As of Thursday there were only two other girls on the team, sophomores Abby Lawalin and Kenzie Burgess. “Both have very little experience,” said Coach Amber Thomas. “I think they’ve both hit around for fun.”

  • Enjoyment of game keeps Wagner...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Terry Wagner has coached high school football since the early 1970s and has retired more times than Brett Favre - doing so the first time in 1988.
    But love of the game keeps him coming back. Last winter he accepted a position as Tell City’s offensive line coordinator and assistant defensive coordinator.
    “My wife’s about ready to hang me,” he said Thursday. “But to me it’s still enjoyable to work with the kids and see how they progress.”