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Today's Sports

  • Cummings only PC player on All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Senior Alton Cummings was the only Perry Central player named to the All-PLAC baseball team by conference coaches Thursday.
    Cummings saw action at a variety of positions for the Commodores this year, including pitcher, catcher, shortstop, third base and outfield.
    He hit .333 in six conference games and stole three bases.
    On the mound he compiled a 2.74 earned run average in the conference.

  • Goffinet, Claise, Aders on All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Sydney Goffinet was named to the All-PLAC softball team for the third time Thursday, putting her in rare company.
    Commodore pitcher Miranda Claise made the 15-girl team for the second time and outfielder Lexi Aders made it for the first time.
    Goffinet, a senior first baseman, joins 2006 graduates Emily Backer and Amber Hanan as the only Commodores to make the team three times.

  • Beard repeat selection on All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City center fielder Spenser Beard was a repeat selection on the All-PAC baseball team Thurs-day, but he was the only Marksman who made it this year.
    Last year the Marksmen went 5-3 in the conference and had four players make all-conference.
    This year they went 2-6, tying Forest Park and Tecumseh for sixth place in the nine-team conference.

  • Spencer replaces Ward as Corydon...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Former Perry Central and Tell City football coach Mike Spencer was hired as Corydon’s head coach Tuesday.
    Spencer, 67, was hired as interim coach for one year but said Thursday he might be open to doing it longer.
    He retired at Perry Central in the spring of 2012. He compiled a 119-29 record in 12 years there and a 204-100 record overall in 26 years as a head coach, including 68-19 in seven years at Tell City.

  • Tell City’s Waninger qualifies...

    JASPER—Mason Waninger qualified for the regional for the second year in a row as he led Tell City to fifth place in the 10-team boys golf sectional at Sultan’s Run Friday.

  • Hayes places 8th in shot put at...

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City junior Kassidie Hayes placed eighth in the shot put at the IHSAA girls state track meet Friday, becoming the first Tell City girl to throw the shot 40 feet at state.

  • County runners have chance to...

    It’s rare for a Perry County athlete to finish in the top 15 in the state track meet and even rarer for one to score by placing in the top nine. But one or both of those things could happen this weekend.
    Tell City senior Brennan Malone is the only Perry Countian seeded to place in the boys state meet Saturday, as he is seeded eighth in the 110-meter high hurdles.

  • 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.