Today's Sports

  • Trojans rout Bulldogs

    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial scored 12 runs in the first inning and cruised past Cannelton 21-3 in a softball sectional first-round game Tuesday.
    Cannelton has just nine players and before the game started the plate umpire told catcher Maddie Briem she would have to remove her nose ring before she could play.
    “I guess that’s a rule, but it hadn’t been called all season,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin.

  • Lanesville shuts out Cannelton

    LANESVILLE—Lanesville scored 15 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-0 softball win over Cannelton Thursday.
    Lanesville outhit the Bulldogs 21-1 and also took advantage of nine Cannelton errors.
    “Sierra (Alvarez) pitched a pretty good ballgame,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin. “We just made errors.
    “Of their 20 runs, I’ll bet only four were earned. We should’ve gotten out of the first inning with the score 3-0.”
    Alvarez pitched a complete game, walking three in four innings.

  • Commodores fall twice

    REO—Kaylea Horn pitched a one-hitter as South Spencer beat Perry Central 6-0 in softball Thursday.
    Horn struck out 13 and walked none for the Rebels, who are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A.
    “That’s the best pitcher I’ve seen as far as speed ever,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “She throws in the low to mid 60s (mph) consistently and she has a decent change-up.”
    Skyly Cummings hit a double off her for Perry Central’s only hit.

  • Marksmen make it to finals

    REO—One went three sets and one featured a long tiebreaker, but Tell City swept the three singles matches to beat Heritage Hills 3-2 in the South Spencer girls tennis sectional semifinals Thursday.
    The Marksmen were scheduled to face perennial favorite Castle in the championship match Saturday at 8 a.m.
    Addie Peter defeated the Patriots’ Meredith Balbach 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles Thursday.
    Cassie Bryant beat Kate Kaetzel 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2, and Kelsey Gowers beat Alexis Rube 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) in No. 3.

  • Winning a sectional won’t be...

    I don’t know if any Indiana public school has ever won state titles in baseball and softball in the same season, but South Spencer has a good chance to capture that rare feat this season.
    The Rebels return all but one player from their softball team that won last year’s Class 2A state title and are ranked No. 1 again this year.
    Their top pitcher, Kaylea Horn, is 12-0 and recently threw three no-hitters in 14 days, including a perfect game against a 17-win Heritage Hills team. She also threw a perfect game against Forest Park earlier.

  • Commodores win 2 of 3

    LEOPOLD—Bryce Ridener stole a school-record five bases in one game as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 5-3 in baseball Wednesday.
    Ridener had a double and two walks in three plate appearances. He stole third base after his double and second and third after each walk.
    “He was getting a good read on the pitcher and he had the green light to run,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “Bryce is a smart base runner.”
    Several players previously shared Perry Central’s record for most steals in a game with three.

  • Tell City beats Forest Park,...

    TELL CITY—Hunter Rowe pitched a two-hitter as Tell City beat Forest Park 3-1 in PAC baseball Thursday.
    Rowe, a junior left-hander, struck out 11 and walked four as he earned his fifth win of the season.
    “Hunter Rowe was tremendous on the mound tonight,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.
    He also said Tell City’s “defense played clean despite the nasty field conditions, and that was great to see.”

  • Pierrard, Brown double champions

    Sports Editor

    JASPER—Perry Central’s Aaron Pierrard and Tell City’s Elliott Brown each won two events, but for the first time in five years neither Perry County team won the Jasper boys track sectional Thursday.
    Northeast Dubois won the 10-team sectional with 129.5 points. Tell City was third with 100 and Perry Central sixth with 60.
    Pierrard scored one-third of the Commodores’ points with his victories in two distance races.

  • Mucker propels Tell City to 2nd...

    LINCOLN CITY—Treyton Mucker won two events to lead Tell City to second place in the nine-team PAC junior high boys track meet Saturday.
    Mucker cleared 5 feet, 1 inch in the high jump and ran the 400-meter dash in 57.59 seconds for his blue ribbons.
    Tell City also won both throwing events. Lucas Labhart took the discus with a 124-foot-5 1/2 throw and Jeff Miller won the shot put with a 45-foot-6 1/2 toss.
    Miller, Will Simpson, Mucker and Josh Perry placed second in the 400 relay in 51.36.

  • Cannelton loses 2 games

    CANNELTON—Wood Memorial outhit Cannelton 14-3 to beat the Bulldogs 14-3 in baseball Monday.
    Three batters each had one single for Cannelton.
    Walker Nurrenbern had three hits and Jared Cox hit a home run and a double for Wood Memorial, which scored 10 runs in the second inning.
    Bryce Garrett pitched the first 1 1/3 innings for Cannelton to take the loss. He gave up nine hits and two walks and struck out one.