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Today's Sports

  • Gunn helps USI win national title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CARY, N.C.—Tell City graduate Trent Gunn helped the University of Southern Indiana win the NCAA Division II national baseball tourney last week and was still on cloud nine Monday after returning home.
    “I can’t really describe the feeling,” he said. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet.

  • Perry Central fourth in PLAC

    FRENCH LICK—Rough conditions meant higher than usual scores, but Perry Central had its best finish ever in the PLAC boys golf tourney Monday.
    The Commodores placed fourth in the seven-team tourney, one place higher than their previous best, with 370 strokes.
    Host Springs Valley won with 342 on the Donald Ross course.
    “The last nine holes were pretty much played in the rain, and that’s a tough course anyway,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “But some of our kids played better after (the rain started).”

  • As principal, Garrett will leave...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—A recent news story about Brian Garrett’s promotion to principal of Cannelton schools mentioned that he will remain the school’s athletic director.
    But not mentioned was that he will give up his role as the Bulldogs’ boys basketball coach.
    Garrett, 47, coached the Bulldogs 10 years, third longest tenure in team history behind Mike McClintic’s 14 years and Joe Hafele’s 12.

  • Mater Dei’s big hits overpower...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei had three home runs and two doubles among its 13 hits as it slugged Tell City 14-7 in the Class 2A baseball sectional semifinals Friday.
    “I told our boys that if we scored seven or eight runs we’re going to win the game,” said Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson. “But we gave up too many leadoff walks and did too much pitching from behind in the count.
    “They’re a quality team and they’re going to hit those pitches.”

  • Cannelton falls to Jeeps

    By DAVE ELDRIDGE
    Publisher

    CANNELTON—Cannelton, with only nine players in uniform, ran aground Wednesday in a 17-2 first-round baseball sectional loss to Northeast Dubois.
    Troubled by a total of nine walks issued in the first two innings that led to the Jeeps scoring nine unanswered runs, the Bulldogs just couldn’t recover and lost in five innings.
    The Jeeps scored 12 runs in the second inning on eight hits, six walks and two errors.

  • Mater Dei downs Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei had 10 hits in a nine-run fourth inning to beat Perry Central 11-1 in the first round of the Tell City baseball sectional Wednesday.
    Perry Central starter Alton Cummings kept the Wildcats off balance the first time through their batting order, giving up only two unearned runs in the third inning.
    The Wildcats had just one hit that inning but took advantage of a hit batsman and three Commodore errors.
    They hit the ball hard in the fourth inning, though.

  • Rangers edge Perry Central in 8...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    BRETZVILLE—Emily Gutgsell’s eighth-inning RBI single gave Forest Park a 7-6 win over Perry Central in the softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.
    The Rangers nearly ended the game an inning earlier, as a double steal by Jordan Voges and Taylor Nordhoff put runners on second and third with just one out.
    But Commodore pitcher Miranda Claise worked out of that jam, forcing the next two batters to fly out.

  • Atkins named athletic director...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—John Atkins, who served as a Tell City assistant coach in football and baseball the last two years, was hired Wednesday as the school’s athletic director.
    He succeeds Ryan George, who resigned after two years at that post to accept the football coaching position at Goshen, Ohio, High School.

  • Tell City flogs Vikings

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City hit well and took advantage of some shaky North Posey fielding early to beat the Vikings 9-2 in Class 2A baseball sectional first-round action Wednesday.
    North Posey should have retired the Vikings in order in the bottom of the first inning. But two errors by the third baseman—one on a bobble, one on a throw—put runners on first and second with one out.
    Trent Rainey followed with a single to left field to load the bases.

  • Robinson named Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Ronnie Robinson, an assistant football coach for Tell City the last six years, was named the team’s head coach at a special school board meeting Wednesday.
    He succeeds Ryan George, who is leaving to accept the football coaching position at Goshen, Ohio, High School, which is close to his wife’s job.
    Robinson, 42, has been an assistant coach 21 years and was part of a state championship staff at Tri-West.