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  • PC inexperienced in pitching,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has at least tied for the PLAC softball title the last four years, but the Commodores have less experienced pitchers this season.
    “We probably have our least experienced pitching since I’ve been coaching,” said seventh-year coach Mark Rothgerber.
    The Commodores went 6-10 overall last year but were 5-1 in the PLAC to win the conference outright.
    Since-graduated Autumn Lain earned all the pitching wins, going 6-8 overall.

  • Red Sox will dethrone Cubs this...

    It’s tough to repeat as World Series champion - no Major League Baseball team has done it this century.
    The New York Yankees were the last to do so in 2000, the last year of the 20th century.
    There are several reasons, including the longer season with all the layers of playoffs a team has to go through to win the title now.

  • Kohnert wins four events but...

    JASPER—Emma Kohnert won four individual events but Jasper defeated Tell City 97-35 in a girls track season opener Thursday.
    Kohnert won the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 17.15 seconds, the 300 low hurdles in 51.10, the long jump at 15 feet, 4 1/2 inches, and the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.
    Teammate Katie Goffinet placed second in the long jump at 14-4 and third in the 300 hurdles in 53.46.
    The Marksmen also scored twice in the shot put. Emily Hagedorn was second with a 31-foot-11 throw and Kammie Jo Hayes was third at 31-3.

  • Jasper outruns Tell City in...

    JASPER—Tell City scored well in the throws, sprints and individual distance races but lost to Jasper 77-55 in a boys track season opener Thursday.

  • Defense may carry Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—An experienced battery and strong defense could carry Tell City’s softball team to another winning season.
    The Marksmen finished 14-10 last year, only the second winning record in the team’s 21-year history. They have also had three .500 records, including 11-11 two years ago.
    Morgan Schuetter, the team’s main pitcher the last two years, returns for her junior season. She went 10-6 last year.

  • Hitting strong for Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong hitting could carry Tell City to a winning baseball season.
    “Our hitting will be our main strength,” said new coach Trent Benningfield. “We’ve got a lot of guys back from last year that hit the ball pretty well for us.”
    He said juniors Travis Burchett and Nick Smith and sophomore Tretter Lyons are probably the top three hitters.
    Burchett led the Marksmen with a .419 batting average, 12 doubles and 17 RBIs in 23 games last year.

  • Beard on underclass all-state...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Honors continue to pour in for Tell City boys basketball forward/center Braeden Beard.
    He received perhaps the biggest one Thursday when he was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Underclass Small School All-State team.
    The top 15 non-seniors, regardless of what class school they represent, were named to the Underclass All-State Supreme 15.
    That team includes New Albany junior Romeo Langford, Castle’s Alex Hemenway and Bosse’s Mekhi Lairy.

  • Noland state free-throw champion

    GREENWOOD—Perry Central eighth grader Breeana Noland won the Knights of Columbus’ state free-throw competition in the age-13 girls group March 12.

    She hit 19 of 25 to take the title. She is the daughter of T.J. and Steve Ball and Jason and April Noland.
    Two other Perry Countians made it to the state finals, Ava Hilgenhold of Tell City in age-14 girls and R.J. Jones of Tobinsport in age-12 boys.
    Six persons in each age group qualified for the state finals.

  • Edwards wants to bring stability...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s baseball team has its third coach in three years and has not had a winning record in the last seven years.
    Jeremy Edwards hopes to bring stability to the coaching position, which he thinks could lead to more victories.
    Edwards was not hired until after school started this year, so he wasn’t able to run a summer program for the team, though he plans to do so in the future.

  • TC girls stronger than usual in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team has increased depth in sprints but fewer than usual distance runners this season.
    The Marksmen have 18 girls on their roster. “We are two down from last year, but I think depth-wise we might be a little bit better in the sprints, which has not been a deep area for us in the past few seasons,” said Coach Katie Weyer.