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Today's Sports

  • Possible reason home runs are up...

    It’s too bad Ted Williams, who died in 2002, isn’t around to tell us why more home runs are being hit in Major League Baseball this season.
    I recall an interview he did with Diehard Magazine, a Boston Red Sox fan publication, in the 1990s during the height of MLB’s steroid era.

  • All county events postponed...

    PERRY COUNTY—All sports events involving Perry County teams Monday were rained out.
    The Perry Central versus Cannelton baseball game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader at Cannelton next Monday at 4:30 p.m.
    The Perry Central versus Tell City softball game has also been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader, to be played at Tell City 4:30 p.m. April 29.
    Tell City’s girls tennis match at Crawford County has been rescheduled for May 9.
    The Perry Central at Tell City junior high track meet has been rescheduled for April 20.

  • Perry Central wins golf...

    ENGLISH—Eric Schepers, playing his first golf match of the season, was Perry Central’s fifth man Tuesday. But he proved to be the difference in the Commodores’ victory.
    Perry Central and Crawford County each shot 183 and Forest Park shot 190 in the triangular match.
    First place between the two PLAC foes was then decided by each team’s fifth man. And Schepers’ 53 was six strokes better than Crawford County fifth man Walker Bolen’s 59.

  • Patriots shut out Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Jamie Tempel threw a one-hitter as Heritage Hills defeated Perry Central 12-0 in softball Saturday.
    The Patriots led only 3-0 until they scored nine runs in the top of the fifth inning.
    “We played a very good game for four innings, then the wheels came off and we made several mistakes on basic plays that let them open the door to a huge inning,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “We will learn from these mistakes and I know we will do better.

  • Vikings defeat Commodores

    POSEYVILLE—North Posey outhit Perry Central only 7-5 but took advantage of walks and errors to beat the Commodores 9-2 in baseball Saturday.
    Perry Central starter Ethan Myler walked five batters in three innings and reliever Josh Ward walked four in three innings. The Commodores committed four errors.
    “Ethan Myler started out a little shaky in the first inning, but settled in for us after that and threw well,” said Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “He ended up with five strikeouts.
    “Josh Ward came in and did a good job in relief.

  • Tell City girls outscore Paoli

    PAOLI—Tell City had seven hits and took advantage of 10 Paoli errors to win 14-4 in softball Saturday.
    Drawing seven walks also helped the Marksmen win the game in five innings by the 10-run rule.
    Morgan Schuetter and Emili Stephens each had two hits for Tell City. Elizabeth Kehl scored three runs.
    Tell City broke the game open with five runs in the top of the fifth inning on three hits, three walks and an error by the shortstop.

  • Commodores win triangular

    REO—Perry Central won only five of the 13 individual events but used its depth to rout two opponents in girls track Tuesday.
    The Commodores scored 72 points, South Spencer 49, and Southridge 45.
    Payton Emmons won both hurdles races, taking the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.65 seconds and the 300 lows in 52.33.
    Elizabeth Dauby won the 3200 run in 13:06 and teamed with Hannah Hubert, Ryann Lynch and Macey Emmons to win the 3200 relay in 11:05.1.

  • Commodores outrun Rebels,...

    REO—Marcus Graham won three distance races and Nathan Rogier won both hurdles races as Perry Central won a boys triangular track meet Tuesday.
    The Commodores scored 64 points. South Spencer and Southridge tied for second with 51 apiece.
    Graham won the 1600-meter run in 4:46, beating a Southridge runner by one second, and the 3200 in 10:23.
    He teamed with Creek Wright, Logan Hubert and John Bashor to win the 3200 relay in 8:53, beating Southridge by one second.

  • Rebels overtake Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Trent Lehr drove in three runs and was the winning pitcher in relief as South Spencer beat Tell City 4-1 in PAC baseball Saturday.
    The game was well played by both teams, as they combined for only one error and no wild pitches or passed balls.
    Tell City left-hander Reed Goffinet held the defending Class 2A state champions scoreless the first five innings, giving up only two hits and one walk and striking out four in that span.

  • North Posey slugs Tell City

    TELL CITY—North Posey pounded out 15 hits, including five doubles, to beat Tell City 13-2 in PAC softball Friday.
    “They were just a very good hitting team,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “They were hitting where we were not. We’ve got a pretty good outfield but they were still hitting the gaps.”
    Tell City had seven hits. Morgan Schuetter and Sam Stephens each had two singles and Hayley Fackler and Emili Stephens each hit a double.