Today's Sports

  • Graham, Simpson qualify for...

    EVANSVILLE—The 3200-meter race in Evansville Central’s boys track regional Thursday featured a strong field. And two of the top three finishers were from Perry County.
    Perry Central’s Marcus Graham placed second in 9:24.18 and Tell City’s Leo Simpson took third in 9:30.73 as both qualified for this Friday’s state meet, which will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington at 2 p.m. The 3200 race will start at 7:15 p.m.

  • Rowan, Rebels stop Tell City in...

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    ROCKPORT—Three South Spencer pitchers combined to strike out 15 and walk only two as the Rebels beat Tell City 9-1 in their first-round Class 2A baseball sectional game Thursday.
    Sammy Rowan, who started for Rockport in the American Legion World Series semifinals last summer, pitched the first five innings for the Rebels to get the win. He scattered five hits, walked two, and struck out nine.

  • Rangers eliminate Perry Central...

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    ROCKPORT—Forest Park put its hits together better as it defeated Perry Central 5-2 in the first round of the Class 2A baseball sectional Thursday.
    The Commodores outhit Forest Park 7-5 but never scored more than one run in an inning.
    The Commodores had some other well-hit balls, “but we hit them at them early in the game - we couldn’t find the gaps,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards.
    They had only one hit as they fell behind 5-0 in the first three innings.

  • Perry Central 10th in unified...

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central won one individual event and one relay as it finished 10th in the 12-team unified track sectional Saturday.
    The Commodores scored 45 points. Mount Vernon won with 111.
    Perry Central’s Madison Alvey won one heat of the 100-meter dash in 19.15 seconds.
    Nathan Cassidy, Triton Martin, Jonathan Rounds and Sarah Schlachter won their heat of the 400 relay in 1:01.33.
    Cassidy placed third in his heat of the 100 dash in 16.59.
    Sophia Shelby took third in her 400 dash in 1:15.25.

  • Blackhawks stop Bulldogs in...

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley jumped to a 10-0 first-inning lead and beat Cannelton 13-0 in the first round of the Springs Valley softball sectional Tuesday.
    Six hits, including four for extra bases, and five walks fueled the Blackhawks’ big inning.
    Casey Bell hit two doubles that inning.
    The Blackhawks had 14 hits for the game.
    Madeline Lindauer got Cannelton’s only hit on a single up the middle with one out in the fifth inning.
    Springs Valley pitchers Bell and Cam Allen combined to strike out nine and walk none.

  • Wright powers Shoals past...

    CANNELTON—Dayson Wright hit a three-run homer as Shoals beat Cannelton 8-4 in baseball Monday.
    Shoals built a 6-0 lead before Cannelton scored its first two runs in the fifth inning.
    Each team had six hits and drew six walks, but all of Cannelton’s hits were singles.
    And Shoals took advantage of five Cannelton errors.
    David Reed and Rafe Garrett each had two hits for Cannelton.
    Reed, Logan Marshall and Ethan Melton each drove in one run.

  • Patriots beat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills outhit Perry Central 11-6 for a 7-2 baseball victory Monday.
    Since this was each team’s final sectional tuneup, each used at least four pitchers.
    Nearly all of them pitched at least one inning, but Heritage Hills starter Casey Miller was relieved after walking three in only one-third of an inning.
    That helped Perry Central build a 1-0 lead. But Heritage Hills took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning.
    Ethan Myler went 2 for 3 with a double to lead Perry Central hitters. Luke Bishop also had two hits.

  • Emmons, Davis, Kohnert earn...

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central’s Peyton Emmons and Claire Davis and Tell City’s Emma Kohnert each placed fifth in an event at the Evansville Central girls track regional Tuesday.
    Emmons ran the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.40 seconds to finish three-hundredths of a second ahead of sixth-place Cathey Allyson of New Albany.
    Kohnert placed seventh in 16.45.
    Emmons set a personal record in the 300 low hurdles as she finished 11th in 50.23, 1.70 seconds faster than her seed time.

  • Rebels nip Tell City 1-0 in...

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    BRETZVILLE—Hannah Epperson pitched a three-hitter and South Spencer pushed across a run in the sixth inning to nip Tell City 1-0 in the Class 2A softball sectional semifinals Tuesday.
    Epperson, a senior left-hander, struck out seven and walked only one as she pitched her second shutout in two days despite not having her best stuff.
    “She was unhappy a little with some of her movement pitches, but she worked through it,” said South Spencer Coach Tara Compton.

  • Double plays help Tell City oust...

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    BRETZVILLE—Turning three double plays helped Tell City hold off Perry Central 7-3 in a first-round softball sectional game Monday.
    “That was our key to holding them, that’s for sure,” Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter said of the double plays.
    The first one was an unusual 6-5-3-2 double play to end the second inning.
    With one out, Alana Schepers doubled down the right-field line and Maddie Labhart walked.