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  • Brown following in Washington’s...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City junior Elliott Brown said he had never heard of Herb Washington, but Brown’s multi-spring sport career is following a similar path to Washington’s.
    Washington was a world-class sprinter for Michigan State University in the early 1970s, winning one NCAA title and seven Big Ten Conference titles.
    Then in 1974 Oakland Athletics owner Charlie Finley signed Washington to be a pinch-runner for his baseball team.

  • Thursday, Friday events postponed

    PERRY COUNTY—All six sports events involving Perry County teams Thursday and Friday were postponed due to heavy rain and storms that hit the area.
    Cannelton’s home baseball game with Whitesville Trinity, postponed Thursday, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 25.
    Other events postponed Thursday were the Perry Central at Tell City boys and girls track meets and Tell City’s girls softball game at Hancock County.
    No new dates for those events had been set at press time.

  • Hancock County sharp in 7-3 win...

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—“We just didn’t play a very clean game,” Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson said after his team’s 7-3 baseball loss to Hancock County Wednesday.
    The Marksmen hit two home runs and a double. But they left 11 runners on base, committed three errors, and struck out eight times—three times with the bases loaded.
    Hancock County outhit them 11-6 but did not hit the ball as hard as the Marksmen, said Wilkerson.
    A two-run double by Kolton Keown in the sixth inning was the only extra-base hit for the Hornets.

  • Perry Central golf team faces...

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    LEOPOLD—With only one letterman returning and no upperclassmen on the roster, Perry Central’s boys golf team faces a rebuilding season this spring.
    The Commodores have six boys on the roster: three sophomores and three freshmen.
    Only one player on the team is old enough to drive a car, but Coach Bill Dickerson hopes they can all drive a golf ball.

  • Huber PC hoops MVP

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    LEOPOLD—Andrew Huber was named Perry Central’s boys basketball Most Valuable Player at the school’s winter sports awards program Wednesday.
    No girls basketball MVP was named but Morgan Richardson won the most awards for that team, six—one more than Brittany Parker.
    Allison Parker was named the Most Valuable cheerleader and Kosha Wetzel received the Julie Irvin Award for being the all-around best cheerleader.

  • Tell City golf team has quality...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team has quality but lacks quantity as it prepares for Tuesday’s season opener.
    There are six boys on the team, two more than the minimum required for a team score.
    Four of them have varsity experience, though.

  • Trinity tops Tell City

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—Tell City pitchers had control problems in a 13-3 season-opening girls softball loss to Whitesville Trinity Monday.
    The Raiders had nine hits but also took advantage of 10 walks and two hit batsmen.
    Tell City starter Shannon Bryant walked two batters and hit one before being relieved by Alex Morrow in the first inning.
    Morrow walked three and hit one in three-plus innings. Bailey Sandage relieved her and walked five in one inning.

  • No. 8 Providence nips Perry...

    CLARKSVILLE—Perry Central’s Miranda Claise pitched a no-hitter for six innings but Providence scored four runs in the next two innings to edge the Commodores 4-3 in a season-opening girls softball game Monday.
    Jordyn Stengel hit a double as the Generals, ranked No. 8 in the state in Class 2A, rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings.
    Two singles and an error also fueled that rally.
    Stengel doubled again to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

  • Marksmen return all seven...

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    TELL CITY—Experience and depth are usually keys to a strong team, and based on those factors Tell City’s girls tennis team should be much improved this year.
    The Marksmen went 3-12 last year but return every starter from their sectional lineup.
    They also have 15 girls on their team, the most in four years. They include some talented newcomers to push the returning starters.
    In singles last year Addie Peter played No. 1, Cassie Bryant No. 2, and Kelsey Gowers No. 3.

  • Schaad going to Thomas More

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Dacota Schaad Tuesday signed a letter of intent to play football for Thomas More College.
    The NCAA Division III school is located in Crestview Hills, Ky., a suburb of Cincinnati. Schaad will receive an academic scholarship.
    He said the Thomas More coaches started recruiting him after seeing him when he attended a football camp in Cincinnati the past two summers.
    Schaad was a two-way starter for Perry Central but said the Saints want him as a wide receiver.