Today's Sports

  • Dixon & Dixon sweeps titles...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Addy Widmer drove in four runs with a homer and single as Dixon & Dixon Auction beat German American Bank 21-16 to win Tell City’s age-11-12 girls softball playoff tourney Monday.
    Dixon & Dixon trailed 14-13 entering the bottom of the fifth inning but scored eight runs that inning to take control.
    Widmer’s three-run, inside-the-park homer to right field and Chloe Sandage’s triple to right were Dixon’s only hits that inning.

  • Davis propels Millstone to title

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    LEOPOLD—Reece Davis pitched a no-hitter and hit a home run as Millstone Woodworks beat Ohio Valley Gas 10-0 to win Perry Central’s age-11-12 baseball playoff tourney Saturday.
    Davis struck out 13, walked none, and hit one batter in the five-inning game.
    Evan Underhill reached base on an error by the second baseman and Travis Throgmorton was hit by a pitch in the second inning. But Davis struck out the next three batters to end that threat.

  • Goffinet 1 for 3 as South team...

    CARMEL—Perry Central’s Sydney Goffinet went 1 for 3 to help the South sweep a doubleheader with the North in Indiana’s annual North-South girls softball senior all-star doubleheader Saturday.

  • Legacy beats Webb for third place

    TELL CITY—Legacy Financial had three extra-base hits as it beat Webb Wheel Products 21-1 to clinch third place in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Thursday.
    Peyton Litherland and Courtney Berger each hit a triple for Legacy and pool player Alana Hagedorn added a double.
    Legacy improved to 4-5 while Webb Wheel fell to 2-6.
    Friday’s makeup games were canceled since all the places in the standings were decided and every team had several players gone.

  • Perry Central gets first win

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used strong pitching to beat Springs Valley 8-1 in the second game of a seventh grade baseball doubleheader Wednesday.
    The Commodores scored two runs in each of the first two innings and four in the fourth to build and 8-0 lead before Springs Valley scored its only run in the fifth.
    Colten Bland pitched a complete game for the win.
    He also picked a runner off first base to start a double play.
    The runner proceeded to get in a rundown, with first baseman Clay James chasing him down for the first out.

  • ABL stats should be included in...

    The Official NBA Encyclopedia and Basketball-Reference.com, both of which carry complete records of anyone who ever played in the NBA or American Basketball Association, show no record of statistics from the American Basketball League.
    When I interviewed former Dale star Roger Kaiser, who starred in the ABL, last week, he was surprised to learn that such references don’t include ABL statistics.
    All indications are that they should.

  • Kaiser had chance to play...

    Sports Editor

    Very few athletes from Perry and Spencer counties have had the opportunity to play professional basketball or baseball, but Roger Kaiser had the chance to do both.
    After playing shortstop and pitching for Dale High School’s baseball team, he played outfield for Georgia Tech as well as playing basketball there.
    The Cleveland Indians wanted to sign him to a pro baseball contract after his sophomore season.

  • Kaiser starred in forgotten pro...

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    Former Dale basketball star Roger Kaiser’s Wikipedia biography notes that he scored 1,549 points in high school “without a three-point shot.”
    But unlike most stars of his era, he did get to prove later how well he could hit three-pointers.
    He graduated from Dale in 1957 after leading the Golden Aces to two Tell City sectional titles. They beat a Cannelton team led by Marvin Sturgeon for the 1956 title and beat Tell City 40-38 in triple overtime for the 1957 crown.

  • Henning had success in several...

    Rob Henning, who died Saturday at age 52 after battling cancer for more than a year, had a long history of success in various sports fields.
    The first high school sports event I covered after being hired as sports editor of the News June 1, 1978, was the Tell City baseball sectional.
    Henning, a slick fielding first baseman for Tell City, helped the Marksmen win the title.
    He drove in two runs with a single to right field in the Marksmen’s 13-0 championship victory over Crawford County.

  • Cash Waggner clinches age 13-16...

    TELL CITY—Cash Waggner & Associates exploded for eight runs in the fourth inning to beat Ohio Valley Gas 11-5 and clinch the regular-season title in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Tuesday.
    Cash Waggner improved to 6-1 with two games left that will be made up Friday.
    Second-place Ohio Valley Gas slipped to 4-3. Even if both teams finished 6-3, Cash Waggner would win the league by virtue of beating Ohio Valley Gas twice.