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  • Tell City golf team should be...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team is still young but it has more experience than last year, when nearly all the players were new to the game.
    Lucas Montgomery is the team’s only senior.
    Four sophomores also return from last year’s 2-27 team: Spencer Fest, Marcus Fortwendel, Josh Gaynor and Ethan Maffia.

  • Commodores need to develop more...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central returns two of its top four scorers from one of its best boys golf teams ever but may be hard pressed to match last year’s success.
    The Commodores went 30-14 last year, the best record in the team’s 14-year history.
    That included placing fourth in the PLAC tourney, tying their best finish ever, and fifth in the 11-team Jasper sectional.
    Seniors Zach James and Coby Aders return from that team.

  • Bulldogs hope hitting will carry...

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    CANNELTON—“I think we’ll hit the ball fairly well,” assistant coach Mike Snyder said of Cannelton’s baseball team.
    “From a contact perspective, I’d say our hitting’s a little below average,” he said. “I think we’ve got a couple who will probably have more strikeouts than total bases.
    “From a power perspective, I’d say it’s a little above average. Hopefully we can make up in power what we lack in contact.”

  • South Spencer shuts out Perry...

    REO—Cole Dawson threw a one-hitter as South Spencer shut out Perry Central 16-0 in baseball Friday.
    Kage Kiplinger singled with one out in the third inning for Perry Central’s only hit.
    Dawson struck out five and walked none.
    “I didn’t think he was overpowering, but he hit his spots well,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards. “We did make some contact, but we didn’t hit the ball well.”
    South Spencer batted in just four innings and pounded out 14 hits against four Perry Central pitchers.

  • PC expects to compete for title...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls track team will start a new era Tuesday, as it will be its first meet in 40 years without Becky Genet as its coach.
    But new coach Michelle Duncan was an assistant to Genet the last 22 years and expects the team’s tradition to continue basically unchanged.
    “I think we’ll be right there in competition for the PLAC title like we are every year,” she said.

  • PC boys track team deeper than...

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    LEOPOLD—Having a lot of people on a track team doesn’t mean much if most of them can’t run, jump or throw very well.
    But Coach Jason Barnett thinks Perry Central’s boys team has some quality depth this year.
    He has 32 boys, “one of our biggest squads ever, and we’ve got some nice athletes,” he said.
    Senior distance runner Marcus Graham heads the team’s 11 lettermen.

  • Tell City nips Floyd Central

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    TELL CITY—Preston Hendershot and Ryan Morgan combined to pitch a five-hitter as Tell City beat Floyd Central 2-1 in baseball Friday.
    Hendershot gave up four hits and two walks and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings.
    “His pitching was phenomenal,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “He was getting ahead early in the count and he kept his pitch count low and let his defense work for him.”

  • Schuetter’s homer gives TC extra...

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    TELL CITY—Morgan Schuetter homered in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Tell City an 8-7 softball win over Whitesville Trinity Wednesday.
    Tell City built a 7-2 lead in the first four innings, but Trinity scored two runs in the fifth, two in the sixth, and one in the seventh to tie the score.
    The bottom part of the Raiders’ batting order did most of the damage in those innings, including a two-run homer by No. 9 batter Valerie Wilkerson in the fifth.

  • Alvey’s alma mater wins national...

    Tell City graduate Dave Alvey’s college alma mater won the NCAA Division II national basketball tourney Saturday, and one of its players has moved Alvey down a spot on the school’s all-time scoring list.
    Alvey, the leading scorer and rebounder on Tell City’s 1973 semistate finalist team, was Northwest Missouri State’s all-time leading scorer with 1,747 points when he graduated there in 1977.
    Vic Coleman, who later coached at Evansville Central, passed Alvey in 1984, finishing his career with 1,795 points for the Bearcats.

  • Otters re-sign Weedman

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City graduate Shane Weedman re-signed with the Evansville Otters professional baseball team last week.