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Today's Sports

  • Rangers rip Tell City

    TELL CITY—Forest Park’s baseball team is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A and looked the part in beating Tell City 15-3 in the sectional semifinals Friday.

    The Rangers jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first 21⁄2 innings on 10 hits (including five for extra bases), three walks and two Tell City errors.

    “They were just better than us, and they played a nice, tight ballgame,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “They’re the type of team we’re trying to become.”

  • Braves' hit barrage blasts...

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh had 21 hits, including nine for extra bases, as it beat Cannelton 16-3 in the first round of the Class A baseball sectional Friday.

    Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett called the Braves “the best team we’ve faced by far. They killed the ball. Everything they hit was hard.

    “And they make the plays. They field ground balls well and run the bases well—they’re pretty fundamentally sound.

    “They should get to the semistate at least.”

  • Vikings stop Perry Central

    BRETZVILLE—Shelley Schmitt threw a no-hitter as North Posey beat Perry Central 19-0 in the Class 2A girls softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

    Schmitt walked two and struck out 12 in the game, which ended in five innings by the 10-run rule.

    Both the walks came in the first inning, and both runners advanced a base on a passed ball.

    With one out, Cassy Schaad tried to score on Kristi Brumfield’s ground ball to the left side but was thrown out at the plate.

    The Commodores never had another runner reach base.

  • Jeeps pull away from Cannelton

    OAKLAND CITY—Northeast Dubois scored six runs in the fourth inning to pull away from Cannelton and beat the Bulldogs 11-1 in the first round of the Class A girls softball sectional Friday.

    Cannelton took an early 1-0 lead and trailed only 2-1 before the Jeeps’ big fourth inning, which included a two-run triple by Taylor Hasenour.

    Cannelton had just one hit for the game but took advantage of it and the Jeeps’ only error to score a run.

    Sarah Powers reached second base on an error by the center fielder in the first inning.

  • 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.