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Today's Sports

  • Schaad shines in showcase

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Perry Central’s Dacota Schaad impressed college basketball coaches and scouts last weekend at the Louisville Blue Chip Early Exposure Showcase.

    Schaad played for the Evansville Hornets, who went 5-1 to place second. They lost the final game to the Rocket City Blackhawks from Huntsville, Ala., 59-56.

  • Patrick Auto shuts out Southern...

    TELL CITY—Tretter Lyons and Travis Burchett each drove in three runs as Patrick Auto shut out Southern Indiana Power 10-0 to win Tell City’s age-11-12 Cal Ripken League baseball playoff tourney July 11.

    Burchett also pitched a one-hitter for the win in the four-inning game. He struck out nine and walked three.

    Cameron Kessinger pitched the first 21⁄3 innings for Southern Indiana Power to take the loss. He gave up seven runs on five hits and four walks and struck out two. Two of the runs were unearned.

  • Rockport places 2nd in Boonville...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Staff Writer

    BOONVILLE—Rockport’s American Legion baseball team left the tying run at third base in the seventh and eighth innings of a 5-3 loss to Princeton in the championship game of the Boonville sectional Sunday.

    Despite the loss, Jenkins Post 254 qualified for this weekend’s regional at Joe Hargis Field, as the sectional’s top two teams advanced.

    Rockport got off to a smashing start in round one last Thursday, batting around in five of seven at-bats to rout Boonville 30-4.

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  • Rockport rips Boonville 30-4

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Staff Writer

    BOONVILLE—Rockport batted around in five of its seven at-bats as it crushed Boonville 30-4 in the opening round of the American Legion baseball sectional Thursday and Friday.
    The biggest inning was the third, a nine-run frame in which everyone in Post 254’s lineup scored.
    With the score 22-3 in the top of the sixth, the game was suspended due to a lightning storm. Legion rules state that a sectional game must go at least seven innings to be official.

  • Newburgh pulls away from Hoosier...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Errors helped Newburgh take the lead en route to a 9-3 win over Hoosier Express in the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball sectional Friday.
    Hoosier Express lost to Rockport 13-2 earlier in the evening and was thus eliminated from the double-elimination tourney after Friday’s games.
    The Express outhit Newburgh 9-7 and led 1-0 after two innings.
    Newburgh tied the score on a two-out bloop single just over leaping first baseman Reid Goffinet in the third inning.
    Newburgh scored two runs in the fourth to take the lead for good.

  • Fall, winter leagues now forming

    TELL CITY—Fall and winter bowling leagues are now forming at Tell City Bowling Center.
    Organizational meetings will be held 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 for the Sunday couples league, 7 p.m. Aug. 13 for the Monday three-person league, 7 p.m. Aug. 14 for the Tuesday three-person league, 9 a.m. Aug. 15 for the Wednesday four-person league, 1 p.m. Aug. 15 for the senior citizens league, 7 p.m. Aug. 15 for the Wednesday three-woman league, 7 p.m. Aug. 16 for the Thursday three-man league, and 7 p.m. Aug. 17 for the Friday four-person mixed league.

  • Newton wins SIRS 5K run

    TELL CITY—Alex Newton won Southern Indiana Resource Solutions’ 5-kilometer run June 30.
    Newton, Perry Central’s top cross country runner, completed the race in 17 minutes, 1 second, 27 seconds ahead of runner-up Ty Guillaume.
    Caleb Sherry was third in 17:59.
    Kim Strobel was the women’s winner and placed ninth overall in 20:23.
    Cathryn Peter was the women’s runner-up in 21:18 and Jillian Theis was the third-place woman in 22:31.

  • LaGrange helps South to win in...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central graduate Hunter LaGrange was a key member of the defense that propelled the South to a 16-7 win over the North in Indiana’s annual Grange Insurance/IFCA North-South All-Star Classic football game Friday.
    LaGrange started at outside linebacker for the South. He made a solo tackle for a loss late in the first half and also assisted on two tackles.
    “The South defense pretty well shut the North down,” said LaGrange. “The North got one big play on blown coverage, but other than that it was all South.”