Today's Sports

  • Commodores dominate North...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won all 11 running events to crush North Harrison 100-34 in boys track Tuesday.
    Luke Hilgenhold won four events, including all three sprints.
    He won the 100-meter dash in 11.34 seconds despite running against a slight headwind. “He looked really good,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.
    Hilgenhold also won the 200 in 25.0 and the 400 in 55.9.
    He teamed with Creek Wright, Clay James and Dylan Seibert to win the 1600 relay in 3:56.
    Marcus Graham won three distance races for the Commodores.

  • Tell City nips Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City won all the distance races to defeat Southridge 68-63 in boys track Tuesday.
    Leo Simpson won the 1600-meter run in 4:34.87 and Seth Vaquero took the 800 in 2:05.35, each holding off a Southridge runner at the end.
    “We competed a lot better (than in the season-opening meet),” Tell City Coach Zac Hartz said. “Seth and Leo both had to fight all the way to the line to win the 1600 and 800 and that is something they just didn’t do last week.

  • Softball Commodores slug...

    FRENCH LICK—Freshman Karissa Gayer went 4 for 4 with a double as Perry Central pounded Springs Valley 12-3 in PLAC softball Monday.
    The game was Perry Central’s season opener after two games last week were rained out.
    “We are very happy with the whole team because we had players that were playing varsity for the first time at new positions and freshmen playing a varsity game for the first time that made some very impressive plays and hit the ball extremely well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • Opportunistic Patriots hold off...

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    TELL CITY—Kenton Crews’ control pitching and a version of the hidden-ball trick helped Heritage Hills edge Tell City 5-4 in PAC baseball Tuesday.
    The Patriots had only three hits and struck out 13 times. They also committed five errors.
    But they still found a way to win as Crews walked only one while pitching a complete game. He struck out five and threw only 95 pitches.
    Tell City pitchers Hunter Rowe and Travis Burchett combined to walk eight. Each of them threw nearly 80 pitches.

  • Tell City pounds South Central,...

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    TELL CITY—Morgan Schuetter pitched a one-hitter and Emili Stephens drove in three runs as Tell City trounced South Central 10-0 in softball Saturday.
    Tell City scored eight unearned runs thanks to nine South Central errors.
    But the Marksmen also had eight hits, including a three-run double by Stephens in a six-run fourth inning.
    An error, a single by Chelsey Billings, and a walk to Schuetter loaded the bases that inning.

  • Tell City’s golf team filled...

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    TELL CITY—The good news for Tell City’s boys golf team this year is its numbers are up to seven, the most since 2011.
    The bad news is the experience level is down. The Marksmen had two boys with varsity experience last year and have just one, junior Lucas Montgomery, this year. And he has played only a few varsity matches.
    The rest of the team are freshmen: Spencer Fest, Marcus Fortwendel, Josh Gaynor, Ethan Maffia, Evan Spear and Griffin Taylor.

  • Perry Central golf team returns...

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    LEOPOLD—All five golfers who played for Perry Central’s boys team in the PLAC tourney and sectional last year return, so Coach Bill Dickerson expects to improve on last year’s 9-25 record.
    Fourth-year starter Nic Pierrard made all-conference last year as he finished sixth in the PLAC tourney, shooting 88 on the tough Donald Ross course at French Lick.
    Other starters returning are seniors Eric Schepers and John Steen and juniors Coby Aders and Zach James.

  • Jasper outruns Marksmen

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    TELL CITY—Jasper won every event to beat Tell City 103-20 in a boys track season opener Thursday.
    “This was a good eye opener for a lot of our guys,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz. “We didn’t show up ready to compete and it showed.
    “It’s going to take a lot of work to catch them by the sectional, but I know we can give them a run for their money.”
    Tell City did most of its scoring in the distance races.

  • Rebels shut out Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had only one hit in a 13-0 baseball loss to South Spencer Friday.
    Ethan Myler hit a one-out single for the Commodores in the fourth inning but was stranded on first base.
    “We only had one hit but we put the ball in play quite a bit,” said Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “Trey Novak had a couple of hard-hit balls - one right at the center fielder and one right at the right fielder.”
    Defending Class 2A state champion South Spencer had 12 hits.

  • Floyd Central tops Tell City

    FLOYDS KNOBS—Floyd Central scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and beat Tell City 8-4 in baseball Friday.
    Tell City had taken a 4-3 lead with two runs in the top of the fourth. Jarrett Hawhee walked, Hunter Rowe singled, and Eli Reed walked to load the bases.
    Burchett hit a line shot at the third baseman, who threw the ball away trying to turn a double play, allowing Hawhee to score. Miller then singled Rowe home.
    Tell City also scored twice in the second inning on doubles by Rowe, Miller and Burchett.