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Today's Sports

  • Blackhawks stop Bulldogs in...

    FRENCH LICK—Springs Valley jumped to a 10-0 first-inning lead and beat Cannelton 13-0 in the first round of the Springs Valley softball sectional Tuesday.
    Six hits, including four for extra bases, and five walks fueled the Blackhawks’ big inning.
    Casey Bell hit two doubles that inning.
    The Blackhawks had 14 hits for the game.
    Madeline Lindauer got Cannelton’s only hit on a single up the middle with one out in the fifth inning.
    Springs Valley pitchers Bell and Cam Allen combined to strike out nine and walk none.

  • Wright powers Shoals past...

    CANNELTON—Dayson Wright hit a three-run homer as Shoals beat Cannelton 8-4 in baseball Monday.
    Shoals built a 6-0 lead before Cannelton scored its first two runs in the fifth inning.
    Each team had six hits and drew six walks, but all of Cannelton’s hits were singles.
    And Shoals took advantage of five Cannelton errors.
    David Reed and Rafe Garrett each had two hits for Cannelton.
    Reed, Logan Marshall and Ethan Melton each drove in one run.

  • Patriots beat Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills outhit Perry Central 11-6 for a 7-2 baseball victory Monday.
    Since this was each team’s final sectional tuneup, each used at least four pitchers.
    Nearly all of them pitched at least one inning, but Heritage Hills starter Casey Miller was relieved after walking three in only one-third of an inning.
    That helped Perry Central build a 1-0 lead. But Heritage Hills took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning.
    Ethan Myler went 2 for 3 with a double to lead Perry Central hitters. Luke Bishop also had two hits.

  • Emmons, Davis, Kohnert earn...

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central’s Peyton Emmons and Claire Davis and Tell City’s Emma Kohnert each placed fifth in an event at the Evansville Central girls track regional Tuesday.
    Emmons ran the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.40 seconds to finish three-hundredths of a second ahead of sixth-place Cathey Allyson of New Albany.
    Kohnert placed seventh in 16.45.
    Emmons set a personal record in the 300 low hurdles as she finished 11th in 50.23, 1.70 seconds faster than her seed time.

  • Rebels nip Tell City 1-0 in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Hannah Epperson pitched a three-hitter and South Spencer pushed across a run in the sixth inning to nip Tell City 1-0 in the Class 2A softball sectional semifinals Tuesday.
    Epperson, a senior left-hander, struck out seven and walked only one as she pitched her second shutout in two days despite not having her best stuff.
    “She was unhappy a little with some of her movement pitches, but she worked through it,” said South Spencer Coach Tara Compton.

  • Double plays help Tell City oust...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Turning three double plays helped Tell City hold off Perry Central 7-3 in a first-round softball sectional game Monday.
    “That was our key to holding them, that’s for sure,” Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter said of the double plays.
    The first one was an unusual 6-5-3-2 double play to end the second inning.
    With one out, Alana Schepers doubled down the right-field line and Maddie Labhart walked.

  • Heritage Hills ousts Tell City

    BOONVILLE—Heritage Hills won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in a first-round girls tennis sectional match Wednesday.
    The closest sets were in No. 1 doubles, where Sydney Rube and Caroline Guth beat Kaydi Backer and Alex Lawalin 6-3, 6-4.
    Tell City did not win more than three games in any other match in both sets combined.
    Tell City finished the season with a 1-10 record.
    Heritage Hills 5, Tell City 0
    Singles
    1. Kate Kaetzel (HH) def. Madilyn Hoskinson 6-2, 6-1.

  • Pike Central pulls away from...

    TELL CITY—Pike Central scored four runs in the sixth inning to pull away to an 8-3 PAC softball win over Tell City Wednesday.
    Tell City took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Hayley Fackler hit her second home run of the season over the left-field fence in that inning.
    Chloe Carman hit a double to left in the sixth inning, when the Marksmen scored their final run.
    Annie Wood and Ava Hilgenhold each had one RBI for the Marksmen, who had five hits and struck out only two times.

  • Perry Central hitters struggle...

    REO—Shelby Sitzman hit two home runs and was the winning pitcher as South Spencer beat Perry Central 10-1 in softball Thursday.
    Sitzman (four innings) and Rebel ace Hannah Epperson (three innings) teamed to pitch a three-hitter.
    Sitzman struck out eight and walked two and Epperson struck out three and walked one.
    Maria Hubert had two of Perry Central’s three hits.
    Olivia Hauser pitched the first 3 1/3 innings for Perry Central to take the loss. She gave up two hits and six walks and struck out three.

  • Blackhawks nip PC 3-1

    FRENCH LICK—Perry Central had trouble stringing hits together in a 3-1 PLAC baseball loss to Springs Valley Wednesday.
    The Commodores had a chance to finish in a three-way tie for first place in the seven-team conference if they won. Instead they finished 3-3 to tie for third.
    The Commodores had five hits, including doubles by Ethan Myler and Luke Bishop. Myler went 2 for 4.