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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Cronin made huge impact on PC...

    Eddie Cronin was a big man who made a big impact on Perry Central’s football program.
    Cronin died Friday at age 30 as the result of an automobile wreck.
    No one person has ever made a football team, but it is safe to say that without him Perry Central would not have made its first trip to the Class A state championship game in 1999.

  • Express loses last two

    EVANSVILLE—Funkhouser scored 11 runs in the seventh inning to beat the Hoosier Express 13-9 in Senior Legion baseball Tuesday.
    Rhett Baumeister pitched five strong innings for the Express, which led 7-2 going into the bottom of the seventh.
    “Baumeister had a great start,” said Hoosier Express Coach Mark Wahl. “We decided to keep his pitch count under 75 so that he could be able to pitch some for the Junior Legion (Express in that team’s sectional) on Friday or Saturday.