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Today's Sports

  • Bradley to swim English Channel...

    DOVER, UK—Eric Bradley, a 1985 Tell City graduate, swam the English Channel as part of a four-person relay last Sept. 23.
    Now he plans to swim it solo next week.
    The exact day he will swim the 20-mile channel depends on the weather and the tides, but he said Wednesday looks like the most likely day.
    He said the swim will likely take 14 hours. His relay swam it in 13 hours, 33 minutes.
    Bradley said he has been training for the solo swim by “swimming at least two miles a day, closer to three or four miles on weekend days.”

  • Tell City junior high 31st in...

    ORLANDO, Fla.—Five Tell City archers placed in the top 25 percent of their division as the Tell City Junior High Marksmen Archery Club finished 31st among 66 teams in the National Archery in Schools Program world tourney July 22.

  • Rockport Legion team excelled...

    Rockport’s American Legion baseball team placed third in the Great Lakes regional Sunday, falling short of making a return trip to the Legion World Series.
    But the Spencer County-based team had another successful season, winning its third consecutive state title. No other team has achieved that three-peat since the tourney went to a double-elimination format in 1956.
    Post 254 also got to play five games in the Great Lakes regional, facing opponents from Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin.

  • Age is just a number

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Val Van Winkle said her daughter asked her this summer, “Why are you still going to the (softball) field?”
    “Because they still let me come back,” she replied.
    She was being too modest. At age 55 she was still one of the top players in the Tell City Women’s Softball League.

  • Old-timers play again; turnout...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Continuing a recent trend, the player turnout - and consequently fan turnout also - was low for Tuesday’s Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game.
    The last couple of years poor weather - extreme heat or lightning and the threat of rain - were considered factors in the low turnout.
    Tuesday evening’s weather was ideal, though, but there were still not enough players to fill two full lineups.

  • TC’s girls golf team looking for...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal-Democrat

     

    TELL CITY – As Amber Wheatley begins her fifth season leading the Tell City girls golf team, she does so without a senior on the roster.

    For Wheatley, it creates stability.

    “It means that I have a team next year,” she said. “Which sometimes is an issue.”

    The Marksmen have three veteran golfers this fall, led by sophomore Taylor Goffinet.

  • Patience, attitude eyed in Lady...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal-Democrat

     

    TELL CITY – Kelsey Henrickson has a unique challenge.

    The daughter of longtime Heritage Hills football coach Bob Clayton is starting a high school athletic program from scratch, as Tell City will have girls varsity soccer for the first time this fall.

    “I think we are very excited, it’s an exciting time,” Henrickson said. “We’re not nervous, we’re not scared.

  • Rockport Legion falls in...

    NAPOLEON, Ohio – On the heels of their third straight state title, Preston Hendershot and Rockport Post 254 lost the opening game of the American Legion Great Lakes Regional to Edwardsville (Ill.) Wednesday 3-0.

    Post 254 gave up two runs in the second inning and another in the fifth.

    Edwardsville’s Storm Coffman threw a complete game, allowing six hits while striking out five.

    Manning Webb and Brice Stuteville each had two hits for Post 254.

  • Tri-State sweeps titles in women...

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY—Ashley Chapman went 3 for 3 as Tri-State Service & Maintenance beat Alpine 13-2 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League’s playoff tourney Thursday.

    Randi Gogel, Baylie Richter and Edie Powers each added two of Tri-State’s 12 hits to help the team win the game in five innings by the 10-run rule.

    Megan May went 2 for 3 to lead Alpine’s seven-hit attack.

  • Weedman no stranger to no-hitters

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal-Democrat

     

    EVANSVILLE – Tell City graduate and former Rockport Legion Post 254 player Shane Weedman knows when he is on his game pitching on the mound.

    “I came into spring training more prepared than I have ever been,” Weedman said. “My arm felt good. I really prepared for it.

    “I was really excited for that start against Southern (Illinois). It’s a team we always want to beat.”