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  • Rockport outhits Newburgh in...

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT—Strong hitting and an eighth-inning rally propelled Rockport past Newburgh 7-5 in the first round of the American Legion baseball regional Friday.
    A 17-hit performance helped Post 254 overcome 11 walks issued by its pitchers.
    Rockport Coach Jim Haaff said the game plan was to keep the score close and “we did a little better than that,” opening a 7-3 lead at one point.

  • Schweizer Fest bench-press...

    TELL CITY – The annual Schweizer Fest Bench Press Competition will begin with weigh-ins at 9 a.m. Aug. 10.

    There are nine divisions, six for men, two for women and a master’s division.

    Entry fee is $20 if pre-registered by Aug. 2 or $25 the day of competition. To enter, contact EverBody’s at 547-3565 or send email to Breanne@everbodyfitness.com. T

    he competition is hosted by EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center.

  • Second annual Schweizer Fest...

    TELL CITY – The second annual indoor-outdoor archery tournament will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Participants of all ages are welcome. The competition will be divided into various styles of archery. There will be a National Archery in the Schools Program division, with elementary, middle-school and high-school classes. National Field Archery Association freestyle and hunter freestyle will have two divisions, both shooting 30 arrows from a distance of 20 yards.

  • Fitness Games set Schweizer Fest...

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Fitness Games, a competition to find out who the fittest people in Perry County are, will be held Aug. 9-11.

    The first of six events will be weightlifting – squat, bench press and dead lifts – 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9 at New Directions and Tell City High School’s weight room.

    The second event will be the hundreds, which includes double unders, sit-ups, air squats and pushups, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 9 in the street outside New Directions.

  • Soccer squad faces 18-game...

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior High Soccer Team will play a record 18 games this year. The season will begin Aug. 15 at home against Mt. Vernon and conclude with the Southern Indiana Junior High Soccer Conference tourney the week of Oct. 1-5.

    New teams added to the schedule this year include North Posey, Evansville Christian and Vincennes Rivet.

    Tell City will play all teams in the PAC that field junior high and high school soccer teams, including Forest Park, South Spencer, Southridge, Heritage Hills, Gibson Southern, North Posey, and Pike Central.

  • Rockport prepares for difficult...

    ROCKPORT – Post 254 faces stiff competition in its attempt to win an 18th regional baseball championship this weekend.

    Rockport will open the double-elimination tournament against Evansville sectional runner-up Newburgh in the second game of Friday’s opening round. Evansville champion Princeton will face Boonville, who Rockport defeated in the Boonville sectional, Friday at 4 p.m.

  • Rockport claims 40th sectional...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor sports@spencercountyjournal.com

    BOONVILLE – Aided by a critical fifth-inning error, Rockport was able to claim a 40th Legion Baseball sectional title Saturday, outlasting a surprisingly competitive Boonville team 10-7 in the championship round.

    Boonville, who reached the tourney’s double-elimination final following a 7-6, ninth-inning come-from-behind victory over Jasper earlier in the afternoon, scored four times in the top of the fifth inning to pull ahead 6-4.

  • Santa Claus tourney winners

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  • Individual awards

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  • Fitness Games set Schweizer Fest...

    TELL CITY—The Perry County Fitness Games, a competition to find out who the fittest people in Perry County are, will be held Aug. 9-11.

    The first of six events will be weightlifting (squat, bench press and dead lift) 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9 at New Directions and Tell City High School’s weight room.

    The second event will be the hundreds, which includes double unders, sit-ups, air squats and pushups, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 9 in the street outside New Directions.