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Today's Sports

  • PC splits PLAC games

    LEOPOLD—Brooke Litherland drove in five runs with two doubles and a sacrifice fly as Perry Central trounced Crawford County 10-0 in PLAC girls softball Saturday.
    The Commodores scored in all four innings they batted. Their biggest inning was a four-run third highlighted by Litherland’s bases-loaded double.
     Miranda Claise pitched a two-hitter for the win. She struck out eight, walked none, and hit one batter.
    Paoli jumped to an 8-1 first-inning lead Monday and beat the Commodores 9-5 in another PLAC game.

  • Paoli nips PC in last inning

    PAOLI—A hit batsman with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Paoli a 5-4 PLAC baseball win over Perry Central Tuesday.
    The Rams started the inning with a walk and a single and loaded the bases when Perry Central’s first baseman did not field a bunt cleanly.
    The next batter struck out, but then came the hit by pitch.
    Paoli outhit Perry Central 10-8, but it was Perry Central’s lack of clutch hitting that bothered Commodore Coach Phil Zellers most.

  • PC second in invitational

    DUBOIS—Alex Newton won two individual distance races and a relay to lead Perry Central to second place in Northeast Dubois’ seven-team boys track invitational Tuesday.
    The Commodores scored 108 points. Forest Park, widely considered the sectional favorite, won with 131 points.
    Perry Central competed without star sprinter and long jumper Dacota Schaad, who pulled a hamstring Saturday. “I think we would’ve beaten Forest Park if we’d had him,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • TC beats Cannelton, Lions in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Sydney Goffinet drove in two runs as Tell City beat Cannelton 6-2 in girls softball Saturday.
    Makenzie Alvey threw a five-inning no-hitter as Tell City beat 20-0 earlier in the three-team round-robin.
    Sammie James drove in five runs with two doubles and a single as Cannelton beat Rock Creek 25-1 in the other game.

  • Gibson new PC football coach

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Longtime assistant Greg Gibson was named Perry Central’s head football coach at Monday’s school board meeting.
    Gibson, 50, becomes the seventh coach in the team’s history and the first former Perry Central player to hold the spot.
    He succeeds Mike Spencer, who retired three weeks ago.
    Gibson served as an assistant to the last five coaches, as he joined the staff in 1984 after graduating from Kentucky Wesleyan College.

  • Commodores split games

    HUNTINGBURG—Morgan Richardson hit a home run and a double as Perry Central beat Southridge 7-5 in girls softball Thursday.
    Richardson led off the game with a homer over the fence and later drove in a run with a double.
    Ashley Guillaume added two RBIs on a double. Brooke Litherland hit a single and a double and drove in one run, and Heather Hendricks hit a single and a triple.
    Miranda Claise pitched a complete game for the win. She gave up six hits and one walk and struck out four.

  • Bulldogs sweep Rock Creek

    CANNELTON—Larry Holman drove in four runs and pitched a four-hitter as Cannelton beat Rock Creek 11-2 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Friday.
    Bryce Garrett hit two doubles and drove in three runs as Cannelton won the second game 9-7.
    In the first game the Bulldogs scored nine runs in the first inning, which included a triple by Holman.
    “We came out and hit the ball well,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    “Larry threw well and we made the routine plays, which saved our pitchers a lot of pitches.”

  • PC nips Mitchell in 8th

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central scored the only run without a hit in the eighth inning to beat Mitchell 1-0 in PLAC baseball Friday.
    Both teams’ best scoring threats came in the extra inning.
    Mitchell led off the top of the eighth with a triple. But the next batter grounded to the third baseman and the runner on third was tagged out in a rundown.
    Zach Foster reached base on a dropped third strike to lead off the bottom of the eighth for Perry Central.
    He stole second base and advanced to third on Trent Brown’s sacrifice bunt.

  • Tell City upsets Rebels

    ROCKPORT—Trent Rainey and Chris Kohnert each drove in two runs as Tell City defeated South Spencer 9-7 in nine innings in baseball Wednesday.
    Tell City had 11 hits, with Reese Miller going 3 for 5. Kohnert added a single and a double and Jordan Heck also had two hits.
    Chris Schaefer pitched the last 21⁄3 innings for Tell City to get his first varsity win. He gave up no runs or walks and hit one batter.
    Dayne Seibert pitched the first 52⁄3 innings for the Marksmen. He walked two and gave up six runs.

  • Perry Central romps past Rangers...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central won 10 of 16 events as it dominated a girls triangular track meet with Forest Park and Tell City Thursday.