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Today's Sports

  • Cornhole pitching

    Cody Englert of Branchville tosses a beanbag in the championship match of the Schweizer Fest cornhole tourney Saturday. Englert and teammate J.D. Underhill of Bristow placed second in the 41-team tourney to T.J. Miller and Randy Johnson of Haysville.

  • Rockport falls in semifinals of...

    SHELBY, N.C.—Rockport had only three hits in a 4-1 loss to Texarkana in the semifinals of the American Legion Baseball World Series Monday.

  • Lassaline, Ward win Schweizer...

    TELL CITY—Switching from an individual tourney to a two-person, best-ball format hasn’t really changed who wins the Schweizer Fest Golf Open.
    This was the fifth year for the two-person, best-ball format and third time in the last four years that one of the winners was a former individual champion.
    Erik Lassaline, the 2008 champion, teamed with Seth Ward to win last weekend’s 36-hole tourney with 132.
    Mark Flannagan, a three-time individual winner, teamed with his son Shane to finish second just one stroke behind the champs.

  • Simpson, Peter win six-mile road...

    TELL CITY—Local high school cross country runners took the top five places in the Schweizer Fest six-mile road run Saturday.

  • Tell City wins first 2 matches

    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert made 16 kills and seven blocks as Tell City beat Evansville North 15-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-14 in volleyball Monday.
    Kammie Jo Hayes added 10 kills and MaKaylee Buntin seven. Rachel Malone had 17 assists and Emily Hagedorn added 13.
    The Marksmen also had strong back-row play, with Morgan Schuetter making 18 digs, Buntin 17, and Hayes 14.
    Schuetter served 14 points, Malone 11, and Hayes 10. Hayes served four aces and Schuetter added three.

  • Small Tell City girls team must...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls cross country team has only six runners, but the sophomore-dominated squad has potential.
    Alex Blankenship, one of four sophomores on the team, just missed making all-conference last year when she placed 11th in the PAC meet.
    She was the Marksmen’s top finisher in the sectional, where she placed 22nd.
    “She’s got a lot of natural ability and she’s just kind of starting to realize that,” said Tell City Coach Katie Weyer.

  • Perry Central girls want to take...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls cross country team returns six letter winners, including two who qualified for the semistate as individuals last year.
    So this year the Commodores are hoping to send their entire team to the semistate.
    Macey Emmons placed seventh in the sectional as a freshman last year and Elizabeth Dauby placed 10th as a sophomore.

  • Perry Central boys team has...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With seven lettermen returning and more than twice as many runners than last year, Perry Central’s boys cross country team “has a lot of potential,” said Coach Jason Barnett.
    The returnees include senior Marcus Graham, who placed second in the Jasper sectional and sixth in the Crawford County regional last year.
    “Marcus is going to be up there pretty good,” said Barnett. “I expect him to be right up there with (Simpson) twins from Tell City.”

  • Tell City boys aiming even...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys cross country team won conference, sectional and regional titles and placed 23rd in the state meet last year without a senior on the team.
    So with all of their top five runners returning, the Marksmen are shooting for even bigger things this season.

  • Tell City features good speed,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—“We’ve done a good job preparing their bodies to play football. Now they have to conquer the mental part of the game.”
    So said Tell City Coach Josh Teague Tuesday as he prepares for his first full season as head coach after taking over two games into last season.
    With a young team, the Marksmen went 1-9 last year. But they return eight starters on defense and six on offense.