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Today's Sports

  • Perry Central gets first win

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central used strong pitching to beat Springs Valley 8-1 in the second game of a seventh grade baseball doubleheader Wednesday.
    The Commodores scored two runs in each of the first two innings and four in the fourth to build and 8-0 lead before Springs Valley scored its only run in the fifth.
    Colten Bland pitched a complete game for the win.
    He also picked a runner off first base to start a double play.
    The runner proceeded to get in a rundown, with first baseman Clay James chasing him down for the first out.

  • ABL stats should be included in...

    The Official NBA Encyclopedia and Basketball-Reference.com, both of which carry complete records of anyone who ever played in the NBA or American Basketball Association, show no record of statistics from the American Basketball League.
    When I interviewed former Dale star Roger Kaiser, who starred in the ABL, last week, he was surprised to learn that such references don’t include ABL statistics.
    All indications are that they should.

  • Kaiser had chance to play...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    Very few athletes from Perry and Spencer counties have had the opportunity to play professional basketball or baseball, but Roger Kaiser had the chance to do both.
    After playing shortstop and pitching for Dale High School’s baseball team, he played outfield for Georgia Tech as well as playing basketball there.
    The Cleveland Indians wanted to sign him to a pro baseball contract after his sophomore season.

  • Kaiser starred in forgotten pro...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    Former Dale basketball star Roger Kaiser’s Wikipedia biography notes that he scored 1,549 points in high school “without a three-point shot.”
    But unlike most stars of his era, he did get to prove later how well he could hit three-pointers.
    He graduated from Dale in 1957 after leading the Golden Aces to two Tell City sectional titles. They beat a Cannelton team led by Marvin Sturgeon for the 1956 title and beat Tell City 40-38 in triple overtime for the 1957 crown.

  • 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.