Today's Sports

  • DNR plans to save some ash trees...

    At least some ash trees in Indiana will survive the invasive emerald ash borer invasion if a DNR initiative is successful.

    The agency is using chemical treatments to protect large specimens of ash trees in areas unaffected so far by EAB. The project includes trees in Turkey Run State Park and in several nature preserves.

    “We are hoping to save these awe inspiring monarchs of the forest for everyone to continue to enjoy,” said John Bacone, director of DNR Division of Nature Preserves.

  • Big fish to fry
  • Most games rained out Wednesday...

    PERRY COUNTY—Most Wednesday and Thursday events involving Perry County sports teams were rained out.
    Tell City’s baseball game at South Central, postponed Thursday, was rescheduled for Monday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m.
    Other events postponed Thursday were Perry Central’s boys and girls track meets at Heritage Hills and Perry Central’s boys golf match at Tecumseh.

  • New team: Perry Central will...

    A new unified track team has been started at Perry Central this spring.
    This is the fourth year the IHSAA has sponsored unified track, which puts students with disabilities and students without them on the same team.
    Kris Walsh said Perry Central Athletic Director Bob Ransome came to him and asked him to start a unified team.

  • Tell City falls to North Posey...

    TELL CITY—Evelyn Maurer pitched a three-hitter as North Posey shut out Tell City 9-0 in PAC softball Friday.
    Maurer, who has played on travel teams with Tell City pitcher Morgan Schuetter, struck out seven, walked two, and hit one batter in the seven-inning game.
    “She wasn’t that quick but she does have a curveball and screwball,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “We put the ball in play, but we hit it right to people.”
    The Vikings backed Maurer with errorless defense.

  • Tell City tennis team more...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had only two seniors on its girls tennis team last year, so this year’s team is definitely more experienced.
    The Marksmen went 1-10 in dual matches last year, though, so Coach Nick Weyer hopes the returnees have improved.
    “Last year nearly our entire roster was new to the varsity level, so it was quite an adjustment,” he said. “We hope that experience will resonate in each aspect of the new season.”

  • Tell City rallies to beat PC 3-1...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City erupted for three runs in the fourth inning to beat Perry Central 3-1 in junior high softball Friday.
    Perry Central took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning, and at that point Perry Central starter Brinna Parker had given up only one hit and one walk.
    She may have tired in the fourth inning, and she was facing the heart of Tell City’s batting order for the second time so they may have timed her pitches better.

  • Commodores outshoot Northeast...

    ENGLISH—Coby Aders shot a 6-over-par 42 for medalist honors as Perry Central beat Northeast Dubois 187-238 in boys golf Tuesday.
    “He got off to a great start,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “Then he double-bogeyed No. 4 and bogeyed the next two holes. Then he finished out pretty strong.”
    Teammate Zach James was next with 43, including birdieing the par-4 No. 9 hole.
    “He got off to a pretty rough start but then he finished really strong,” said Dickerson. “He was even par for the last six holes.”

  • PC boys run past Cougars

    LEOPOLD—Marcus Graham and Clay James each won two individual events as Perry Central beat North Harrison 81-51 in boys track Tuesday.
    Graham won the 1600-meter run in 4:39 and the 3200 in 9:52, though no one pushed him in either.
    Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett was impressed with his 3200.
    “He didn’t have anybody around but he looked good,” said Barnett. “I think he’s going to break that 9:41 he ran last year (for a school record) before long.”

  • Cougars defeat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—North Harrison won eight of 15 events to defeat Perry Central 66-55 in girls track Tuesday.
    Payton Emmons won both hurdles races for Perry Central. She ran the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.44 seconds and the 300 lows in 53.41.
    Madelyn Peter also won two individual events for the Commodores, taking the 200 dash in 29.80 and the long jump at 14 feet, 1/4 inch.
    Claire Davis won the shot put with a 32-foot-6 throw and placed second in the discus with an 87-foot-9 toss.