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Today's Sports

  • Henning had success in several...

    Rob Henning, who died Saturday at age 52 after battling cancer for more than a year, had a long history of success in various sports fields.
    The first high school sports event I covered after being hired as sports editor of the News June 1, 1978, was the Tell City baseball sectional.
    Henning, a slick fielding first baseman for Tell City, helped the Marksmen win the title.
    He drove in two runs with a single to right field in the Marksmen’s 13-0 championship victory over Crawford County.

  • Cash Waggner clinches age 13-16...

    TELL CITY—Cash Waggner & Associates exploded for eight runs in the fourth inning to beat Ohio Valley Gas 11-5 and clinch the regular-season title in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Tuesday.
    Cash Waggner improved to 6-1 with two games left that will be made up Friday.
    Second-place Ohio Valley Gas slipped to 4-3. Even if both teams finished 6-3, Cash Waggner would win the league by virtue of beating Ohio Valley Gas twice.

  • Lain wins RiverFest 5K run

    DERBY—Former Perry Central cross country star Bryce Lain won the Derby RiverFest 5-kilometer run Saturday.
    Lain, a 2014 Perry Central graduate, finished in 18 minutes, 43 seconds, 1:20 ahead of runner-up Reed Goffinet, a current Tell City cross country runner. They were also the top two in the 13-18 male age group.
    Thomas Nugent was third in 21:20 and won the 19-25 men’s age group.
    Other male age-group winners were Taylor James, age 12-and-under; Jimmy Girten, age 26-40; Pat Sweeney, 41-59; and Donald Sutcliffe, 60 and older.

  • Baumeister defeats Hoosier...

    ROCKPORT—Rhett Baumeister pitched six scoreless innings as Rockport defeated the Hoosier Express 12-2 in American Legion baseball Friday.

    Baumeister, a 2014 Tell City graduate, gave up five hits and five walks and struck out six as he earned his first win of the summer.
    Rockport, 5-2, will host Albion, Ill., Friday at 7 p.m.

  • Age-13-16 softball race tightens...

    TELL CITY– Cash Waggner suffered its first loss and Webb Wheel Products earned its first win as the standings tightened up in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league last week.
    Cash Waggner beat Legacy Financial 11-6 Wednesday to improve to 5-0. But those two teams met again Thursday in a makeup game and Legacy prevailed 21-15 in that matchup.
    Legacy had 14 hits and also took advantage of 10 Cash Waggner errors Thursday to score 17 unearned runs.
    Cassidy Gilliam went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs to lead Legacy’s attack.

  • Kayak tour to be offered at...

    PATOKA - Take a kayak and join the naturalist for a tour on the lake Saturday, June 28 at 9:30 a.m. at Little Patoka boat ramp. Meet at the Patoka Lake visitor center by 8:30 a.m. to caravan to the ramp.

    The tour will include a rock quarry and waterfall and may offer sightings of local wildlife such as beaver and bald eagles. Kayakers should take personal flotation devices, snacks, refreshments and sunscreen for this two-hour journey. Nonmotorized boat launch permits are required and will be sold at the event for $5.

  • High scorers

    Roy Fenn Park was hot and so was the baseball action Tuesday evening as teams vied for wins as their regular season wound down.

    Teams of 11- and 12-year-old players sponsored by Home Mutual Insurance and Southern Indiana Power fought a slugfest that was close for much of the time. Home Mutual, however, pulled out for a 19-10 win.

    Check out more photos at www.perrycountynews.com and watch for more photos of other games across the county in future editions.

  • Ohio Valley Gas sweeps two games...

    TELL CITY—Ohio Valley Gas used strong hitting to sweep a doubleheader with Legacy Financial Monday and climb back into the race for first place in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league.

    Ohio Valley Gas improved to 3-2, second place behind 4-0 Cash Waggner. Ohio Valley Gas still has two games remaining with Cash Waggner, next Monday and Tuesday.

    Jessie Wheatley hit two triples, a double and a single as Ohio Valley Gas trounced Legacy 20-5 in their first meeting Monday.

  • Tell City’s Reed, Miller help...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – A Gant Miller RBI single kick-started the scoring for Rockport, which coasted to a 9-3 win over Jasper in American Legion baseball Tuesday.

    After Post 146 jumped ahead 1-0 with an unearned first-inning run, Miller tied the score when his single drove in leadoff hitter Kobe Stephens.

    After reaching third on a wild pitch, Miller then scored on a Jon Stallings single to put Post 254 ahead 3-1.

  • Cash Waggner improves to 3-0

    TELL CITY—Natalie Sanders doubled home two runs in a five-run fourth inning as Cash Waggner & Associates beat Webb Wheel Products 12-5 in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Thursday.
    Shannon Bryant beat out an infield single to start the inning and Madison Gilliland reached base on a dropped third strike.
    Both scored on Sanders’ shot to deep left field.
    After Mollie Ingle walked, Sanders came around to score on two wild pitches.
    With two outs, Jordyn Vogt single to left to score Ingle.