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Today's Sports

  • Tell City rallies past Wildcats...

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City rallied for five runs in the sixth inning and beat Mater Dei 5-4 in the Class 2A girls softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

    The Marksmen thus advanced to the championship game for the first time since 1996. They have won two games in the sectional this year after winning only two in the previous 13 years combined.

    The Marksmen trailed 2-0 entering the sixth inning. But they started that inning with singles by Hana Reed and Courtney Cain.

  • Tell City upsets Forest Park in...

    BRETZVILLE—Paige Gelarden drove in two runs and Josalyn Ress pitched a four-hitter as Tell City upset Forest Park 3-1 in the first round of the Class 2A girls softball sectional Tuesday.

    The win was only the Marksmen’s third in a sectional game in the team’s 14-year history. They beat Heritage Hills 12-7 in the semifinals in 1996 (after drawing a first-round bye) and nipped Mitchell 5-4 in nine innings in the first round in 2000.

    The Marksmen were scheduled to play Mater Dei in the semifinals Wednesday.

  • Davis third in 1600 run to...

    EVANSVILLE—Tiffany Davis qualified for the state meet in the 1600-meter run and scored in two other events to lead Tell City to 17th place in the IHSAA girls track regional Tuesday.

    Thirty-two teams scored in the meet and several others were represented by competitors who did not score.

    Eight places were scored in each event, but only the top three qualified for the state meet.

    Davis placed third in the 1600 in 5:31.19. Lacey Orth of Evansville North won the race in 5:24.30 and Lauren Minor of Evansville Central placed second in 5:29.37.

  • Commodore runs scarce in losses...

    LEOPOLD—Heritage Hills put its hits together better to beat Perry Central 3-0 in baseball Monday.

    Each team had six hits, but Heritage Hills hit a triple and a home run in a three-run third inning.

    Clint Cassidy hit two triples to lead Perry Central. However both of them came with two outs and nobody on base.

    Ryan Hanan also had two hits for the Commodores.

    Cassidy pitched a complete game for Perry Central to take the loss. He walked one and struck out five.

    Three Heritage Hills pitchers combined to walk three and strike out seven.

  • Perry Central 4th in quadrangular

    ENGLISH—Charlie Weatherholt led Perry Central with a 6-over-par 42 but the Commodores finished fourth in a four-team boys golf match Tuesday.

    Crawford County won with 165 strokes. Heritage Hills scored 168, Corydon 179, and Perry Central 183.

    Besides Weatherholt, Perry Central scorers were Zach Graves with a 45, Logan Shearn 46, and Brad Douglas 50.

    Graves birdied the par-3, No. 5 hole.

    Douglas birdied the first hole he played, the par-4, No. 9 hole. But he shot a 10 on the next hole.

  • Southridge outshoots Marksmen

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City shot one of its best rounds of the season but lost to Southridge 160-176 in boys golf Tuesday.

    Tell City senior Corey Young shot a 1-over-par 37 for medalist honors. He birdied the last hole, the par-3, No. 9 hole, to edge Southridge’s Jake Kilian by one stroke.

    Other Tell City scorers were Vic Schutzius and Logan Bolin each with a 44 and Alex Cole 52.

    Jake Roland, who shot a 54, and Nathan Wood, 56, also played for the Marksmen.

  • Perry Central wins 3 events in...

    JASPER—Michael Ernst won the 800-meter run and 3200 relay to lead Perry Central to third place in the 11-team boys track sectional Thursday.

    Samson Benjamin also won the 400 dash for the Commodores.

    Jamal Noland won the 100 dash to lead Tell City to sixth place.

    Forest Park won the meet with 118 points. Perry Central scored 94, Tell City 77, and Cannelton was 10th with 2.

    Perry Central got off to a strong start, setting a school record in winning the first event, the 3200 relay, in 8:19.43.

  • Commodores finish unbeaten in...

    LEOPOLD—Patrick Van Winkle drove in the winning run in the eighth inning as Perry Central nipped Paoli 9-8 Wednesday to clinch the PLAC baseball title outright.

    The Commodores also beat West Washington 8-1 Thursday to finish 6-0 in conference games, two games ahead of co-runners-up Crawford County and Mitchell.

    This is the Commodores’ first outright PLAC title in the conference’s 30-year history. They tied for first place in 1989, 2004 and 2006.

  • Tell City splits 2 games

    MARENGO—Mike Maddle had three hits and three RBIs as Tell City beat Crawford County 8-5 in baseball Thursday.

    Trent Gunn and Trent Benningfield each added two hits and two RBIs for the Marksmen.

    That gave Gunn a school-record 37 RBIs for the season. The previous record was 34 by Larry Parker in 1983.

    Maddle hit a two-run homer over the left-field fence in Tell City’s five-run fifth inning. Gunn added a solo homer that inning.

  • Marksmen nip Chargers 2-1

    TELL CITY—Sydney Grass went 2 for 2 with two RBIs as Tell City beat Pike Central 2-1 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.

    The win was Tell City’s school-record 13th of the season.

    The Marksmen scored both their runs in the second inning. Amber Thomas singled, Courtney Cain reached base on an error, and Hana Reed singled to load the bases.

    Grass followed with a double to score Thomas and Cain.

    Josalyn Ress pitched a three-hitter for Tell City for her 12th win of the season. She walked two and struck out five.