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Today's Sports

  • Patriots hold off Perry Central

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills jumped to an 8-1 lead and held on to edge Perry Central 13-12 in softball Saturday.
    “We gave up eight runs in the first due to five errors and four walks, but the girls never gave up and came back thanks to very good offense and some nice defense in the later innings,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.
    “Catie Hauser made a nice 6-3 double play, charging the ball and running through second base and making a nice throw to first base.

  • Cannelton team still building

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s softball team has had problems establishing itself, so maybe turning to one of its former players to run it will help.
    Since going 3-12 in 2012, the Bulldogs haven’t won a game. They are on their fourth coach since then and they didn’t even field a team in 2014 due to a lack of numbers.
    Allicyn Garrett, who was a junior shortstop on that 2012 team and later played for Lindsey Wilson College until an injury ended her career, is the Bulldogs’ new coach.

  • Tell City falls to Rebels,...

    REO—Tell City pitchers had control problems in a 15-5 PAC baseball loss to South Spencer Saturday.
    “When you walk 10 batters and give up five errors you aren’t going to beat anyone, let alone a solid South Spencer baseball team,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “We have to start focusing on limiting the free bases.

  • Tell City wins 3-team meet

    TELL CITY—Cameron Kessinger won two individual sprints and Tell City dominated the throwing events to win a boys triangular track meet Monday.
    Tell City scored 89 points, Northeast Dubois 72, and Tecumseh 5.
    Kessinger won the 100-meter dash in 10.95 seconds and the 200 in 22.59.
    Seth Vaquero won the 800 in 2:03 and ran on two winning relays.
    He teamed with Leo Simpson, Chase Beckort and Thomas Simpson to win the 3200 relay in 8:47.
    Devin Newton, Drew Ettensohn, Will Simpson and Vaquero won the 1600 relay in 3:40.56.

  • Commodores rout Cannelton

    CANNELTON—Perry Central scored 18 runs in the fourth inning en route to a 27-0 baseball win over Cannelton Monday.
    “We couldn’t field the ball,” Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett said of Perry Central’s big inning.
    The Bulldogs committed nine errors for the game.
    Kage Kiplinger went 4 for 5 with a double to lead Perry Central’s 15-hit attack.
    Ethan Myler was 3 for 3 with a double and reserve Travis Throgmorton added two hits.
    Kiplinger drove in five runs, Myler four, and Jaron Underhill three.

  • 10-run sixth inning rally...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City trailed 9-1 entering the bottom of the sixth inning but rallied for 10 runs that inning to beat Perry Central 11-9 in softball Monday.
    The Marksmen had eight hits that inning, including two bad-hop singles
    They also took advantage of two walks, two hit batsmen, an error and a wild pitch.
    Chloe Carman led off the inning with a double to deep left field.
    Annie Wood was hit by a pitch and Ava Hilgenhold walked to load the bases.

  • DNR plans to save some ash trees...

    At least some ash trees in Indiana will survive the invasive emerald ash borer invasion if a DNR initiative is successful.

    The agency is using chemical treatments to protect large specimens of ash trees in areas unaffected so far by EAB. The project includes trees in Turkey Run State Park and in several nature preserves.

    “We are hoping to save these awe inspiring monarchs of the forest for everyone to continue to enjoy,” said John Bacone, director of DNR Division of Nature Preserves.

  • Big fish to fry
  • Most games rained out Wednesday...

    PERRY COUNTY—Most Wednesday and Thursday events involving Perry County sports teams were rained out.
    Tell City’s baseball game at South Central, postponed Thursday, was rescheduled for Monday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m.
    Other events postponed Thursday were Perry Central’s boys and girls track meets at Heritage Hills and Perry Central’s boys golf match at Tecumseh.

  • New team: Perry Central will...

    A new unified track team has been started at Perry Central this spring.
    This is the fourth year the IHSAA has sponsored unified track, which puts students with disabilities and students without them on the same team.
    Kris Walsh said Perry Central Athletic Director Bob Ransome came to him and asked him to start a unified team.