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Today's Sports

  • Tell City splits with Rangers

    FERDINAND—Jordan Heck pitched a shutout and hit a double as Tell City beat Forest Park 6-0 in the second game of a Diamond League baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    “Heck was great on the mound,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.

    The Marksmen backed him with great defense.

    “We had two double plays and threw out a runner at the plate on a double steal,” noted Wahl.

    Forest Park won the first game 3-1.

  • Benningfield gets second relief...

    ROCKPORT—Tell City senior Trent Benningfield struck out three in three relief innings as Rockport beat Henderson, Ky., 5-3 in American Legion baseball Saturday.

    Benningfield entered the game at the start of the seventh inning with the score tied 2-2 and went on to pick up his second relief victory for Post 254.

    He gave up one hit, two walks and one run.

    Rockport also beat Albion, Ill., 10-0 Saturday.

    Tell City senior Trent Gunn drove in two runs in that game.

  • Hair Razors improves to 7-0

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching and a balanced hitting attack helped Hair Razors remain undefeated in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Monday.

    Allicyn Garrett had two hits and Taylor McFarling and Courtney Blinzinger each added a triple as Hair Razors beat Braun Plumbing & Heating 12-5.

    Katelyn Kaufman struck out six and walked only one in four innings as she picked up the win.

    Tori Payne had two hits for Braun’s.

    Hair Razors raised its record to 7-0.

  • How to contact us--and why you...

    We have a new telephone system at the Perry County News, so those who want to call me after 5 p.m. need to know my new extension number.

    From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday you can still call our same main line, 547-3424, and talk to a live person who will connect you directly to me if I am here or to my voice mail if I am not.

    People who call me with results in the evenings can now dial our newsroom at 548-2218 and I or editor Vince Luecke will likely answer it without your having to go through our voice-mail system.

  • Tell Citians help Rockport win...

    ROCKPORT—Three Tell City seniors are playing for Rockport’s American Legion baseball team this summer and were instrumental in the team’s first three wins.

    Shane Weedman pitched a six-hitter as Rockport beat Madisonville, Ky., 14-4 in seven innings by the 10-run rule Wednesday.

    Weedman struck out four and walked three.

    Trent Benningfield was the winning pitcher in relief as Post 254 beat Lyon County, Ky., 17-16 in 10 innings June 13.

    Benningfield pitched the ninth and 10th innings, giving up one hit and one walk and striking out one.

  • Commodores win 1 of 4

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Paoli 3-2 in the first game of a Teen League baseball doubleheader Wednesday.

    The game was a scoreless tie after the regulation five innings but Paoli scored two runs on a triple in the top of the sixth.

    In the bottom of the sixth Trent Brown reached base on an infield error and scored on Derek Thomas’ singles.

    Thomas advanced to second on a ground out and scored the tying run on Joey Peter’s single to left field.

  • Hair Razors holds off Cash...

    TELL CITY—Hair Razors capitalized on walks, wild pitches and infield hits to beat Cash Waggner & Associates 4-3 in a battle of undefeated Tell City age-13-16 girls softball teams Thursday.

    Hair Razors hit only one ball out of the infield, a bloop single to right field by Kira Maddle leading off the fourth inning.

    But that hit, along with two infield hits and a wild pitch, allowed Hair Razors to score two runs that inning.

    The team scored its other two runs in the third inning on three walks and two wild pitches.

  • Orleans sweeps Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Each team had three hits but Orleans edged Perry Central 4-3 in the first game of a junior high baseball doubleheader Thursday.

    Three players each had one single for Perry Central. Alton Cummings and Anthony Mosby each drove in one run.

    Austin LeClere pitched a complete game for Perry Central. He struck out six and walked five.

    Perry Central played mostly seventh graders in the second game and lost 2-0.

    Nathan Shaw hit a double for the Commodores and three other players each had one single.

  • TC sweeps doubleheader

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching carried Tell City to a Diamond League baseball doubleheader sweep of Gibson Southern Thursday.

    Jordan Heck won the first game 3-1. Jesse Lawalin won the second game by the same score.

    No statistics were available but Tell City Coach Mark Wahl said the games were “well played by both teams.”

    Tell City will visit Forest Park for a doubleheader Tuesday.

  • Walks help Coke expand its lead

    TELL CITY—Coca-Cola batters drew at least 19 walks in six innings to beat Kiwanis 18-7 in Babe Ruth League baseball Monday.

    The victory raised Coca-Cola’s record to 8-1, increasing its lead in league standings to two full games.

    Marksman Cab and William Tell Woodcrafters are tied for second at 6-3. They were scheduled to meet in Monday’s second game, but it was rained out in the middle of the first inning.

    Coke did have some key hits to go with its walks in Monday’s first game.