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Today's Sports

  • Gibson Southern shuts out Tell...

    TELL CITY—Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Saturday.
    The No. 2 singles match did go to a second-set tiebreaker before Camille Greenwell defeated Cassie Bryant 6-4, 7-6 (7-3).
    Holly Decker bet Addie Peter 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and Rachel Jones beat Kelsey Gowers 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3.
    Arielle Graper and Taylor Kiesel shut out Megan Teague and Amy Hackbarth 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Storms force more postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—More storms and a tornado warning forced postponement of all sports events involving Perry County teams Tuesday.
    Events postponed were:
    • Tell City at Heritage Hills baseball
    • Perry Central at Corydon baseball
    • Tell City versus Southridge girls softball, rescheduled for April 20
    • Tell City’s home boys and girls track meets with Southridge
    • Perry Central’s home boys and girls track meets with North Harrison

  • Cannelton team reappears but is...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Of the 10 girls on Cannelton’s softball team, four have never played softball at any level and only two have played varsity.
    “At least we have a team,” said Brian Lawalin, who takes over as coach of the Bulldogs.
    They didn’t have one last year, as there were not enough healthy girls wanting to play.
    Melissa Clausen, the team’s only senior, and junior Jordyn Vogt are the only ones on the team who played for the Bulldogs’ last squad two years ago.

  • Crawford County holds off...

    MARENGO—Each team had one earned run but Crawford County scored two unearned ones in the second inning to beat Cannelton 3-1 in baseball Monday.
    An error and a passed ball contributed to the Wolfpack’s scoring.
    “It should’ve been a 1-1 game,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    Cannelton scored its only run in the sixth inning. Damon Powers and scored on a grounder by Bryan Bratcher.
    The Bulldogs had two other scoring chances ended by double plays.

  • Strong hitting propels Perry...

    LEOPOLD—Every Perry Central batter had at least one hit as the Commodores beat Springs Valley 6-2 in PLAC softball Monday.
    Skyly Cummings went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a stolen base.
    Autumn Lain and Lea Harbaville each went 2 for 4. Lain stole a base and Harbaville drove in a run.
    Madison Guillaume added a triple and Hannah Edwards a double. Edwards drove in a run.
    Lain pitched a three-hitter for the win. She struck out one and walked six.

  • Games postponed due to heavy...

    PERRY COUNY – Heavy rains Thursday and Friday forced postponement of several local sports events Thursday through Saturday.
    Perry Central’s baseball game at South Spencer, scheduled Friday, has been postponed to this Friday at 5 p.m.
    Perry Central’s home softball game with Orleans, scheduled Friday, has been rescheduled for May 8 at 4:30 p.m.
    Events postponed but not rescheduled at press time were:
    • Tell City’s home softball game with Hancock County Thursday and game at South Central Saturday

  • Tell City, Perry Central excited...

    When Tell City and Perry Central have fairly evenly matched teams and play each other in a basketball sectional, it produces added excitement and a large crowd.
    Now we will get to experience those same elements in football, at least for the next two years, with Tell City moving to Class A in football.
    Eastern Greene, the team Tell City beat in a first-round Class 2A sectional game last fall, is also moving to Class A.

  • Jasper girls outrun Tell City in...

    JASPER—Tell City won three field events but only one running event in a 98-34 girls track loss to Jasper Tuesday.
    Kassidie Hayes won both throwing events for Tell City, throwing the discus 86 feet, 1 inch despite wet conditions and the shot 34 feet, 9 1/4 inches.
    Teammate Sydney Burton placed third in the discus at 77-2 and Madison Mathena was third in the shot put at 28-8 1/4.

  • Tell City team short on numbers...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team has a two-time regional qualifier, but a lack of overall experience and depth may cause the Marksmen to take a step backward this year.
    They started last season with just four boys but finished fifth in the nine-team PAC and fifth in the 10-team sectional, their best finish in 12 years, as they compiled a 22-35 overall record.
    Take away a tough invitational at Jasper, where they finished 13th of 14, and they were basically a .500 team.

  • More experienced PC team hopes...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With four starters returning, Perry Central boys golf coach Bill Dickerson hopes his team can improve on last year’s record.
    “I hope so. We had a rough year last year,” he said.
    The Commodores placed fourth in the seven-team PLAC tourney last year, their highest finish in the team’s 12-year history.
    But they finished last among 10 complete teams in the Jasper sectional and were just 8-31 overall.