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Today's Sports

  • Hoosier Express opens season...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Special to the News

    LINCOLN CITY – Spencer Beard went 5 for 6 with 4 RBIs, three of which came in an eight-run eighth inning, helping the Hoosier Express earn a come-from-behind 15-11 win over Pate in their season opener Thursday.

    In a wild, three-hour game, the Express bats came alive, as they finished the night with 21 hits. Adam Braunecker added three hits, while Austin Paulin, Brian Arnold, Drew Mowery, Reese Miller and Casey May each had two.

  • Harpenau retires as TC athletics...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The end of the 2012 spring sports season also marked the end of Maurice Harpenau’s 10-year tenure as Tell City’s athletics director.

    Harpenau, 54, said he is stepping down from that position to accept one of the school’s physical education teacher openings.

    He has two grandchildren who live in Jeffersonville and two more in Nebraska and he thinks the new position will allow him more time to see them.

  • Three Perry County players...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEW CASTLE—Tell City’s Chris Kohnert and Cannelton’s Sarah Powers and Brandon Cook will play in the fourth annual Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic June 15-16.

    There are two senior games for each gender, with Class A and 2A players divided into two teams to face each other, followed by Class 3A and 4A players doing the same on Saturday, June 16.

  • Schirtzinger inducted into Boys...

    OMAHA, Neb.—Cecil H. Schirtzinger of Tell City was inducted into the Boys Town Alumni Sports Hall of Fame May 1.

  • PC relay 22nd, Galloway 24th in...

    BLOOMINGTON—Cold, windy conditions did not help the performances, but Perry County’s entrants in Friday’s state girls track meet did finish higher than they were seeded.
    Perry Central’s Cathryn Peter, Lindsey Gengelbach, Melissa Hagedorn and Grace James ran the 3200-meter relay in 9:58.69 to finish 22nd, one spot higher than they were seeded among the 27 teams competing.
    “The weather kind of (adversely) affected our two girls who have asthma,” said Perry Central assistant coach Michelle Duncan.

  • Douglas qualifies for regional

    JASPER—Perry Central’s Brad Douglas shot a 14-over-par 86 in the boys golf sectional Friday to qualify for the regional.
    The top three teams in the 13-team field and the top three individuals not on those teams qualified for the regional, which will be held Thursday at Country Oaks course in Montgomery. Douglas will tee off at 7:30 a.m. Perry County time.
    Perry Central finished seventh in team standings Friday with 385 strokes and Tell City was 10th with 429.
    Jasper won with 297 and had the individual medalist, Will Seger with a 69.

  • Goffinet, Richardson make All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central sophomores Sydney Goffinet and Morgan Richardson were voted onto the All-PLAC girls softball team by conference coaches Thursday.
    Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber was pleased to get those two on the team but said he thought catcher Brooke Litherland “should have” made it too. “To my mind she’s the best catcher in the conference.”
    Goffinet played first base and hit .400 in the regular season. She went 2 for 3 in the Commodores’ sectional game.

  • Three Commodores make All-PLAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Colt Brown and juniors Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    The PLAC names the top 15 vote-getters to the team, regardless of position. But Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers said Cassidy made it primarily for his pitching.
    He went 2-2 in the conference with a 0.26 ERA and 27 strikeouts.
    One of his conference losses was 1-0 to Crawford County. In the other one he was hurt by unearned runs.

  • Seibert, Heck named All-PAC in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City seniors Dayne Seibert and Jordan Heck were named to the All-PAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Seibert was one of four infielders and Heck was one of four utility players named to the 15-man team.
    Heck usually batted third and Seibert fourth for the Marksmen, and they has similar statistics.
    Heck hit .391 with a .565 slugging percentage. He led the Marksmen with three home runs and 19 RBIs.

  • County spring teams did set a...

    Though sportswriters are supposed to be impartial, it’s always more fun to cover a winning team than a losing one.