Today's Sports

  • Perry Central 2nd in tri-meet

    PAOLI—Luke Hilgen-hold won one individual race and two relays as Perry Central placed second in a three-team boys track meet Thursday.
    Crawford County won with 64 points. Perry Central scored 59 and Paoli 44.
    Hilgenhold won the 100-meter dash in 11.7 seconds.
    Creek Wright, Wilkerson, Clay James and Luke Hilgenhold won the 1600 relay in 3:40.
    Hilgenhold ran the 400 relay for the first time this season and teamed with his brother Lane, Dylan Seibert and Austin Wilkerson to win it in 47.63.

  • Perry Central girls win meet by...

    PAOLI—Perry Central won 15 of the 16 events to romp to first place in a girls track triangular Thursday.
    The Commodores scored 103 points, Crawford County 34, and Paoli 23.
    Skylar Parker won three individual events for the Commodores, taking the high jump at 5 feet, 2 inches, the long jump at 15 feet, 1 inch and the 400-meter dash in 1:07.3.
    Her high jump was a personal record and “she just barely nipped the bar with her heels at 5-3,” noted Perry Central Coach Becky Genet.

  • Buntin, Tell City slam Jeeps

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—MaKaylee Buntin hit a first-inning grand slam to propel Tell City past Northeast Dubois 8-2 in softball Thursday.
    Hayley Fackler led off the big Tell City first with a double to right-center field.
    Chelsey Billings followed with a single to left and Morgan Schuetter and Emili Stephens walked to force in one run.
    The next batter struck out for the first out. But Buntin followed with a high shot that landed well over the center-field fence to put the Marksmen up 5-0.

  • 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.