Today's Sports

  • Cheap scoreboards proving costly...

    Everyone, including organizations building new ballparks, should remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for.”
    Invariably, when one tries to cut corners in designing and erecting a ballpark, it results in complaints and having to fix or replace the inferior aspects of the park quickly, thus costing the builder more than it would have if the proper equipment had been installed originally.
    That has been the case with Evansville’s new Deaconess Sports Park baseball/softball complex.

  • Maxwell, Sigler win Schweizer...

    TELL CITY—Larry Maxwell won the Schweizer Fest two-person, best-ball golf tourney last weekend, teaming with Jeff Sigler to edge defending champions Bob Linne and Dan LaGrange in a playoff.
    Maxwell won the tourney two years ago with Kevin Waldie as his partner. But last year Linne and LaGrange won by five strokes.
    This year they were tied with Maxwell and Sigler at 131 after the regulation 36 holes.
    Hancock Countians Maxwell and Sigler then birdied the first playoff hole to win.

  • Weedman helps Otters move into...

    EVANSVILLE—Barring possibly having to forfeit some games, the Evansville Otters took over first place in the Frontier League East Division baseball standings Friday. And Tell City graduate Shane Weedman played a key role in the game.
    Weedman, a reliever for the professional team, entered the game against Southern Illinois with two outs in the fourth inning when Evansville starter Preston Olson had to leave the game with an injury.
    Weedman pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up just one run on two hits to keep the game close. He struck out one and walked two.

  • Held-Gannon claims women’s 2-...

    TELL CITY—Every five years Amanda Held-Gannon’s Tell City class holds a reunion and she wins the women’s overall title in the Schweizer Fest two-mile road race.

  • Going for a ringer

    Cory Etienne, 17, pitches in the Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner horseshoe tourney Friday. Etienne, the youngest player in the tourney, teamed with Scott Hubert to beat  Grant LaMar and Wes Richard two games to one in the first round of the 13-team tourney.

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Boys Varsity Football
    14    Southridge/Scrimmage    A    7:00
    21    Tell City    A    7:00
    28    Forest Park    A    6:30
    11    Paoli    H    6:30
    18    Tecumseh    A    7:00
    25    Wood Memorial    H    7:00

  • Tell City fall schedules

    Varsity Football (Boys)
    14    Scrimmage (Crawford Co.)    T    6:30
    21    Perry Central    H    7:00
    28    Heritage Hills    H    7:00
    4    South Spencer    T    7:00
    11    Pike Central    T    6:30

  • Rockport falls twice in regional

    ALTON, Ill.—Tell City graduate Spenser Deom tied for the team’s second leading hitter but Rockport lost its first two games in the American Legion baseball Great Lakes regional Thursday.
    After getting rained out Wednesday, Rockport played host Alton, Ill., Thursday morning and lost 5-2.
    Deom went 1 for 4 for Rockport, which had seven hits.
    Alton, which improved to 28-8, also had seven hits but put them together better.

  • Coultas to play football for...

    Sports Editor

    FRANKLIN—Nick Coultas, a 2015 Perry Central graduate, will play football for Franklin College this fall.
    Franklin, an NCAA Division III team, cannot give athletic scholarships, but Franklin Coach Mike Leonard confirmed Friday that Coultas will report for the start of the Grizzlies’ training camp this week.
    Coultas starred on the offensive and defensive lines for Perry Central but will play defense for the Grizzlies.

  • Tell City 10-U all-stars win own...

    TELL CITY—Four players each hit at least .818 as Tell City’s age-10-and-under team won its own youth baseball all-star tourney last weekend.