Today's Sports

  • Manziel’s height shouldn’t...

    One of the biggest questions about the upcoming NFL draft is how soon Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be chosen.
    Everyone knows about his success in college, including winning the Heisman Trophy as a freshman.
    And unlike another former Heisman winner, Tim Tebow, few NFL scouts question Manziel’s arm strength.
    Their big question about whether he can be successful as a pro is his height. He is 6 feet tall and for some reason the pros prefer quarterbacks to be at least 6-foot-4.

  • Monday, Tuesday slates rained out

    PERRY COUNTY—Frequent rains Monday and Tuesday wiped out the sports schedule for Perry County teams those days.
    Perry Central’s home PLAC girls softball game with Paoli, scheduled Monday, has been rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m.
    Tell City’s girls tennis match at South Spencer was also postponed Monday and has been rescheduled for Friday at 4:30 p.m.
    Events postponed Monday that had not been rescheduled at press time were:
    • Cannelton at Grace Baptist baseball

  • Bluejackets top Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Perry Cen-tral pitcher Anthony Mosby had control problems early in a 5-1 PLAC baseball loss to Mitchell Friday.
    Mosby walked eight and struck out six in five innings. Most of the walks came in the first three innings, when the Bluejackets jumped ahead 3-0.
    “He struggled with his control the first three innings, then he settled in and threw well,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “But he had thrown quite a few pitches (when he was relieved after the fifth inning).”

  • Commodores shut out Wolfpack

    LEOPOLD—Miranda Claise pitched a two-hitter and Perry Central had 12 hits as it trounced Crawford County 10-0 in PLAC girls softball Saturday.
    “Miranda pitched a great game, giving up no walks against a very good hitting, team” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    “Crawford County put the ball in play (only four strikeouts), but we played very good defense to keep them off base. We turned a 6-4-3 double play to end the fifth inning.

  • Tell City overtakes Pike Central

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Chris Schaefer earned his fourth relief victory of the season as Tell City beat Pike Central 5-3 in PAC baseball Saturday.
    Schaefer entered a 3-3 tie game in the fourth inning with the bases loaded and no one out.
    He struck out one batter, catcher Austin Paulin picked one runner off base, and then an infield pop-up ended the inning.
    Schaefer pitched the rest of the way, finishing with five strikeouts and two walks in four innings as he raised his record to 4-1.

  • Springs Valley stops Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Springs Valley outhit Tell City 13-4 for a 10-1 girls softball victory Saturday.
    The Blackhawks had three doubles among their hits and also took advantage of four walks, six wild pitches and three Tell City errors.
    Tell City had one of its first two batters reach base only once in the first six innings.
    Natalie Peter walked to lead off the first but was then doubled off base on Jessie Wheatley’s line drive.
    The Maksmen finally broke through in the seventh inning.

  • Women’s league needs scorekeeper...

    TELL CITY—Anyone interested in being the official scorekeeper for the Tell City Women’s Softball League this summer should call 547-6674 or email ljgoffinet@yahoo.com.
    This is a paid position.

    A couple of teams in the league still need a few players for the upcoming season also.
    Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights in June and July.
    Anyone interested in playing should email ljgoffinet@yahoo.com or call 547-6674 by May 1.

  • Cannelton falls to Whitesville

    CANNELTON—Whitesville Trinity scored six unearned runs in the first inning en route to a 12-2 baseball win over Cannelton Friday.
    The Raiders had only seven hits but took advantage of six walks, five errors and a passed ball.
    “It’s the same old thing—unearned runs,” said Bulldog Coach Mike Garrett. “They had bases loaded in the first and we dropped a fly ball or we would have been out of the inning without giving up any runs.
    “Then in the second inning they scored a run on a dropped third strike.

  • No. 9 Patriots top Tell City

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Kaitlin Kralj pitched a two-hitter as Heritage Hills shut out Tell City 9-0 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.
    Kralj struck out nine and walked none.
    “She was the fastest pitcher we’ve faced,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “We were behind her.”
    The Marksmen stayed with the Patriots early and had a chance to score the game’s first run when Sydney Goffinet doubled to deep center field leading off the bottom of the second inning.

  • PC shuts out Southridge

    HUNTINGBURG—Miranda Claise pitched a two-hitter as Perry Central shut out Southridge 8-4 in girls softball Wednesday.
    Claise struck out seven and walked one.
    Hannah Edwards went 3 for 4 to lead Perry Central’s 12-hit attack.
    Madison Guillaume added two doubles, Autumn Lain a single and a double, Morgan Richardson two singles, and Sydney Goffinet a triple.
    Lexi Aders drove in two runs.
    “We hit the ball well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.