Today's Sports

  • Perry Central girls have 13...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The number of participants is down but the experience is up on Perry Central’s girls track team.
    The Commodores started last year with 27 girls, including 10 freshmen. This year they have only 18 girls but 13 of them lettered last year, as there are only three freshmen on the team.
    Payton Emmons, who did not get to run last year after suffering a knee injury in basketball, is a talented newcomer to the team.

  • Commodores young, less deep than...

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    LEOPOLD—With the team’s numbers, depth and experience all down, Perry Central may experience a rebuilding year in boys track.
    But Coach Jason Barnett still thinks the Commodores can seriously contend for their 10th consecutive PLAC title.
    The Commodores have 18 boys on the team, nine fewer than last year, and only eight returning lettermen.
    With just five seniors and one junior, they are also a young team.
    But they definitely have some quality athletes.

  • Jasper defeats Marksmen

    JASPER—Jasper won every field event and swept all three places in three of them to beat Tell City 89-43 in a boys track season opener Thursday.

  • Red Sox will beat Nationals in...

    Baseball Digest, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports are all picking the Boston Red Sox to win the American League East this year, which makes me a little nervous: The last time all of them picked the Red Sox to win the division they finished last.
    But none of the major media outlets is picking them to win the World Series. They, and I, are concerned about their lack of an ace starting pitcher.

  • Marksmen will field veteran...

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    TELL CITY—With six of seven starters returning, Tell City’s girls tennis team hopes to improve on last year’s 5-8 record.
    Coach Nick Weyer said seniors Addie Peter, Cassie Bryant and Kelsey Gowers again “will probably man our three singles slots in some order.”
    Bryant played No. 1 singles at times early in the season and Peter played it in the sectional. Whichever one did not play No. 1 played No. 2.

  • Commodores expect defense to be...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will field a young baseball team at times this season, but Coach Phil Zellers hopes the Commodores will develop a strong defense.
    Zellers said the team’s defense “right now is average,” but “I’m hoping one of our strengths will end up being our defense.”
    Bryce Ridener, who returns at second base, is the only senior on the team’s 25-man roster.

  • Tigers nip Marksmen

    PRINCETON—Princeton scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Tell City 4-3 in a baseball season opener Tuesday.
    Tell City had tied the score 3-3 with a run in the top of the seventh without a hit.
    Spenser Deom led off that inning with a walk, stole second base, moved to third on a ground-out, and scored on an error by the shortstop.
    Princeton was nearly as efficient in the bottom of the seventh, though.
    A walk, a wild pitch and a stolen base put a runner on third base with only one out.

  • Tell City trounces Trinity in...

    TELL CITY—Madison Schuetter hit a double and a triple and drove in two runs as Tell City beat Whitesville Trinity 10-1 in a girls softball season opener Monday.
    MaKaylee Buntin added a double and also drove in two runs for the Marksmen.
    Morgan Schuetter and Monica Bartley each contributed two singles to the Marksmen’s 10-hit attack. Morgan Schuetter scored three runs.
    “Several people hit the ball, so I was happy,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “And our defense looked good.”

  • Providence outhits Perry Central

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    LEOPOLD—Marli Karem had four hits and drove in two runs as Providence beat Perry Central 14-11 in a girls softball season opener Monday.
    Karem scored the game’s first run after doubling to deep left field with two out in the first inning.
    She advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a delayed double steal attempt after Lillian Hughes walked, with Hughes being tagged out at second after Karem crossed the plate.

  • Tell City drops to Class A in...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City has been one of the smallest schools in Class 2A football for several years but next year will be the biggest school in Class A football.
    The Marksmen will remain in Class 2A in all other sports that are classed. But their school’s 389 enrollment dropped them to Class A in football, a sport that many smaller schools do not have.
    Classes for each sport for the next two years were announced by the IHSAA Tuesday.