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Today's Sports

  • Commodores shut out Wolfpack

    LEOPOLD—Miranda Claise pitched a two-hitter and Perry Central had 12 hits as it trounced Crawford County 10-0 in PLAC girls softball Saturday.
    “Miranda pitched a great game, giving up no walks against a very good hitting, team” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    “Crawford County put the ball in play (only four strikeouts), but we played very good defense to keep them off base. We turned a 6-4-3 double play to end the fifth inning.

  • Tell City overtakes Pike Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Chris Schaefer earned his fourth relief victory of the season as Tell City beat Pike Central 5-3 in PAC baseball Saturday.
    Schaefer entered a 3-3 tie game in the fourth inning with the bases loaded and no one out.
    He struck out one batter, catcher Austin Paulin picked one runner off base, and then an infield pop-up ended the inning.
    Schaefer pitched the rest of the way, finishing with five strikeouts and two walks in four innings as he raised his record to 4-1.

  • Springs Valley stops Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Springs Valley outhit Tell City 13-4 for a 10-1 girls softball victory Saturday.
    The Blackhawks had three doubles among their hits and also took advantage of four walks, six wild pitches and three Tell City errors.
    Tell City had one of its first two batters reach base only once in the first six innings.
    Natalie Peter walked to lead off the first but was then doubled off base on Jessie Wheatley’s line drive.
    The Maksmen finally broke through in the seventh inning.

  • Women’s league needs scorekeeper...

    TELL CITY—Anyone interested in being the official scorekeeper for the Tell City Women’s Softball League this summer should call 547-6674 or email ljgoffinet@yahoo.com.
    This is a paid position.

    A couple of teams in the league still need a few players for the upcoming season also.
    Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights in June and July.
    Anyone interested in playing should email ljgoffinet@yahoo.com or call 547-6674 by May 1.
     

  • Cannelton falls to Whitesville

    CANNELTON—Whitesville Trinity scored six unearned runs in the first inning en route to a 12-2 baseball win over Cannelton Friday.
    The Raiders had only seven hits but took advantage of six walks, five errors and a passed ball.
    “It’s the same old thing—unearned runs,” said Bulldog Coach Mike Garrett. “They had bases loaded in the first and we dropped a fly ball or we would have been out of the inning without giving up any runs.
    “Then in the second inning they scored a run on a dropped third strike.

  • No. 9 Patriots top Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Kaitlin Kralj pitched a two-hitter as Heritage Hills shut out Tell City 9-0 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.
    Kralj struck out nine and walked none.
    “She was the fastest pitcher we’ve faced,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “We were behind her.”
    The Marksmen stayed with the Patriots early and had a chance to score the game’s first run when Sydney Goffinet doubled to deep center field leading off the bottom of the second inning.

  • PC shuts out Southridge

    HUNTINGBURG—Miranda Claise pitched a two-hitter as Perry Central shut out Southridge 8-4 in girls softball Wednesday.
    Claise struck out seven and walked one.
    Hannah Edwards went 3 for 4 to lead Perry Central’s 12-hit attack.
    Madison Guillaume added two doubles, Autumn Lain a single and a double, Morgan Richardson two singles, and Sydney Goffinet a triple.
    Lexi Aders drove in two runs.
    “We hit the ball well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • Phillips to play football for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Jimmy Phillips will follow in his father’s footsteps as a football player for Franklin College.
    As an NCAA Division III school, Franklin cannot give athletic scholarships. But last week Phillips accepted an academic scholarship to play for the Grizzlies.
    He said Hanover, Lindsey Wilson, Earlham, Anderson, Bluffton and Case Western also showed interest in him, but one reason he chose Franklin was his dad, Mike, played there and his mother also went to school there.

  • Facing Castle paying off for TC...

    There are several theories on how to construct a sports team’s schedule.
    Outside of conference teams, which they are required to play, some coaches want to schedule only teams they are likely to beat.
    Obviously teams can lose their spirit if they face powerful teams from much larger schools on a regular basis.
    But I think every team needs to face at least a few such opponents to get a better idea of things they need to work on.

  • Tell City upsets No. 1 Rebels

    ROCKPORT—Tell City built an early 4-0 lead, lost it, but rallied in the last two innings to beat South Spencer 8-7 in baseball Wednesday.
    This was the first loss of the season for South Spencer, which is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A. But this game did not count in PAC standings because these two teams already met earlier in the season.
    Still “it was a good win for our team,” said Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson. “I think it proved to our kids how good we can be.”