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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central golf team returns...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—All five golfers who played for Perry Central’s boys team in the PLAC tourney and sectional last year return, so Coach Bill Dickerson expects to improve on last year’s 9-25 record.
    Fourth-year starter Nic Pierrard made all-conference last year as he finished sixth in the PLAC tourney, shooting 88 on the tough Donald Ross course at French Lick.
    Other starters returning are seniors Eric Schepers and John Steen and juniors Coby Aders and Zach James.

  • Jasper outruns Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jasper won every event to beat Tell City 103-20 in a boys track season opener Thursday.
    “This was a good eye opener for a lot of our guys,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz. “We didn’t show up ready to compete and it showed.
    “It’s going to take a lot of work to catch them by the sectional, but I know we can give them a run for their money.”
    Tell City did most of its scoring in the distance races.

  • Rebels shut out Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had only one hit in a 13-0 baseball loss to South Spencer Friday.
    Ethan Myler hit a one-out single for the Commodores in the fourth inning but was stranded on first base.
    “We only had one hit but we put the ball in play quite a bit,” said Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “Trey Novak had a couple of hard-hit balls - one right at the center fielder and one right at the right fielder.”
    Defending Class 2A state champion South Spencer had 12 hits.

  • Floyd Central tops Tell City

    FLOYDS KNOBS—Floyd Central scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and beat Tell City 8-4 in baseball Friday.
    Tell City had taken a 4-3 lead with two runs in the top of the fourth. Jarrett Hawhee walked, Hunter Rowe singled, and Eli Reed walked to load the bases.
    Burchett hit a line shot at the third baseman, who threw the ball away trying to turn a double play, allowing Hawhee to score. Miller then singled Rowe home.
    Tell City also scored twice in the second inning on doubles by Rowe, Miller and Burchett.

  • PC girls aiming for PLAC title...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Depth in the throws and distance races could propel Perry Central to another PLAC girls track title this year.
    Brynnan Underhill and Jessica Coultas return in both throwing events.
    Underhill won the discus in the 10-team Jasper sectional last year and Coultas placed third in the shot put.
    Underhill also won the discus in the PLAC meet, where Coultas placed second in the shot put.
    That meet ended prematurely due to storms but most of the field events were completed.

  • Young Perry Central boys team...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central boys track coach Jason Barnett has a young team this year, with nine freshmen and eight sophomores on the 25-man roster.
    He has only two seniors and one of them, thrower Tyler Howell, is new to the team.
    But Barnett said the team  “has a lot of potential. There’s some athletic freshmen. I expect us to really improve over the year.”

  • Jasper girls roll past Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert won both hurdles races but Tell City lost to Jasper 110-19 in girls track Thursday.
    Kohnert won the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.38 seconds and the 300 low hurdles in 51.22.
    She placed second in the high jump, clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.
    Emily Hagedorn won the shot put with a 31-foot-7 throw and Taylor Sumner placed third in the discus with an 83-foot-10 toss for the Marksmen’s other points.

  • Red Sox will send Ortiz out a...

    Chicago Cubs fans, I know you are tired of hearing this, but wait until next year.
    I know a lot of prognosticators, including Sports Illustrated, think this is the year the Cubs will win the World Series for the first time since 1908.
    But they will have to settle for getting to the World Series for the first time since 1945.
    Then maybe they can win the World Series next year, just as Kansas City did by winning a pennant first and then taking the World Series the following year to end its long drought without a title.

  • Tell City slugs Trinity 13-2

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—MaKaylee Buntin went 4 for 5 with two triples and a double as Tell City trounced Whitesville Trinity 13-2 in the Marksmen’s softball season opener Monday.
    Hayley Fackler had a double and two singles and Chelsey Billings added three singles to Tell City’s 17-hit attack.
    Emili Stephens and Samantha Stephens each contributed two hits. Nine Marksmen each had at least one hit.
    The game was tied 1-1 before Tell City scored seven runs in the top of the third inning to take control.

  • TC girls tennis team rebuilding

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had one of its best girls tennis teams ever last year but faces a rebuilding season after graduating five of the seven starters from that team.
    The Marksmen went 10-5 last year, tying the 1998 and 1989 teams for the most victories since the 1980 team went 13-3.
    But all three singles players and one from each of the two doubles teams graduated last spring.
    Amy Hackbarth from No. 1 doubles and Madilyn Hoskinson from No. 2 doubles are the only starters returning.
    Hoskinson will likely move to singles this year.