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Today's Sports

  • Schwartz building impressive...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Abe Schwartz is the only Perry Central athlete to ever play on sectional championship teams in three sports in one school year.
    But basketball was always his first love of those sports and the one that he would like to coach at the youth level someday. And just entering his junior year in college, he has already compiled an impressive resumé in that sport.

  • Combs leads Typhoons in meet

    NEWBURGH—Kayla Combs scored in five individual events to lead the Tri-County Typhoons in the Newburgh Swim Club’s Summer Splash meet last weekend.
    Combs placed ninth in the age-11-12 girls 50-meter breaststroke in 49.59 seconds.
    She placed 13th in the 50 backstroke in 45.56, 15th in the 100 freestyle in 1:31.17, and 16th in the 50 free in 36.23 and in the 50 butterfly in 52.59.
    She teamed with Emma Armstrong, Claire Mowery and Mary Hollinden to place fifth in a relay in 3:13.84.
    Mowery placed 13th in the 11-12 girls 50 breast in 50.80.

  • Cash Waggner, Team Central split...

    TELL CITY—Cash Waggner and Team Central split their Tell City age-11-14 girls doubleheader Tuesday, leaving them still tied for first place in the loss column.
    Each was scheduled to play other teams Wednesday. If both won, that would set up a battle between the two to decide the league title Monday.
    Team Central came from behind in Tuesday’s first game, scoring four runs in the bottom of the last inning to win 10-9.
    Two walks, a double by Addison Fella, and a single by Bailey Little tied the game.

  • Commodores sweep Blackhawks

    LEOPOLD—Colten Bland went 3 for 3 with two RBIs as Perry Central trounced Springs Valley 11-1 in the first game of a junior high baseball doubleheader Monday.
    Steven Beckman added three RBIs on a single and a walk and Christian Hagan hit an RBI double.
    Cain Hohne and Dylan Hubert combined to pitch a no-hitter for Perry Central.
    Hohne pitched the first three innings for the win, walking five and striking out two.
    Hubert pitched the last inning, walking none and striking out one.

  • Snyder was 4th 2011 TC alum to...

    In my June 11 column about Tell City’s 2011 graduates who played four years of college baseball, I inadvertently omitted Cordell Snyder.
    Snyder was one of the catchers for Oakland City University’s team this spring, splitting time there with Harrison graduate Ethan Collins, who also has Tell City ties (Collins’ parents, David and Dana Ice Collins are Tell City graduates).
    Snyder played 19 games, starting 13, for the 18-26 Oaks this year. He hit .205 with seven RBIs and drew five walks as he compiled a .326 on-base percentage.

  • Weedman signs with Evansville...

    EVANSVILLE—Shane Weedman, a 2011 Tell City graduate, signed with the Evansville Otters Frontier League professional baseball team this week.
    Weedman made his debut with the Otters Tuesday, pitching the ninth inning of a 10-4 win over the Frontier Greys. He gave up one hit and no runs or walks. He struck out one.
    “He was very successful,” commented Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “I am so excited for him! It is a neat thing.

  • Parker gets workout in class all...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ANDERSON—Perry Central’s Brittany Parker got plenty of playing time - maybe too much - in the Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic girls Class A/2A all-star game Saturday.
    Parker played a team-high 33 1/2 minutes of the 40-minute game for Team Benson in its 87-45 loss to Team Wilkerson.
    She tied for second on her team in scoring with nine points (Eve Galbreath of Switzerland County led with 13) and tied for third in rebounds with five despite being the shortest player on either team.

  • Power fishing reel enables...

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Although numerous anglers with disabilities have learned to fish with one arm and hand, most are limited to the types of fishing they can enjoy.

    There are several aids available to enable them, and now there is a new device that may further expand their opportunities to catch a variety of fish.

  • Commodores split doubleheaders,...

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central junior high baseball improved to 14-8, with a Patoka Lake Athletic Conference mark of 7-3, after winning three of five against Crawford County, Cannelton and Springs Valley.

    The Commodores hosted Crawford County Friday in a conference doubleheader, winning the opening game 11-3 and falling in the second 7-17.

  • Solid pitching leads to Tell...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal-Democrat

     

    TELL CITY – Win or lose, Tell City Coach Mark Wahl is thankful for the additional time he gets to spend on the baseball field during the summer months with Marksmen players.

    “It’s huge for us because we get to put a lot of kids in a lot of different positions,” Wahl said. “When you have 30 kids on your roster, a lot of times with JV I don’t see those kids for weeks at a time.