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Today's Sports

  • Marksman team has more depth...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Eighteen athletes is not a lot for most track teams, but it gives Tell City’s girls track team more depth than usual.
    Only three times in the last 28 years have the Marksmen started a season with better numbers, and twice it was only one better.
    Numbers alone don’t mean anything if they are merely live bodies. But “we added several quality people, which will obviously be helpful,” said Coach Katie Chinn.

  • Sectional could be in Commodores...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The last time Perry Central won a girls track sectional, 1984, Linda Waninger was one of the team’s stars. Now two of her daughters, Ashley and Lindsey Gengelbach, could help the Commodores win another sectional.
    Lindsey Gengelbach is the defending sectional champion in the pole vault and has been named the Most Valuable Performer in the PLAC meet the last two years.

  • Young Marksmen face rebuilding...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City girls softball coach John Hayes said he hates to use the term “rebuilding year,” but that’s what his team is facing.
    The Marksmen have only two seniors on their team and only four letter winners back from last year’s 6-13 team.
    They graduated a four-year starting pitcher, Josalyn Ress, who led the team to a sectional title as a sophomore and the sectional championship game last year and is now pitching collegiately.

  • PC girls aiming for first...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With deeper than ever pitching and strong infielders returning, Perry Central’s girls softball team is aiming for its first PLAC title.
    Sophomore Miranda Claise has moved up to the No. 1 pitcher after working with a pitching coach all winter.
    She went 1-3 as the No. 2 pitcher for the 4-13 Commodores last year. But now “she throws 53 to 55 miles per hour, she’s picked up a screwball and a curveball, and her change-up’s pretty good,” said Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • PC boys team could contend for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central had the top three finishers in the boys cross country sectional last fall, so it’s no surprise that Coach Jason Barnett thinks the distance races will be the strongest events on his boys track team this spring.
    But with 10 lettermen returning and 29 boys on the team, including 18 upperclassmen, he thinks the Commodores also have enough depth in other events to contend for their first sectional title.

  • Tigers shut out Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Princeton used a big fifth inning to pull away to an 8-0 baseball victory over Tell City Tuesday.

  • Unearned runs help Trinity beat...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Whitesville Trinity scored 11 unearned runs to beat Cannelton 17-3 in the Bulldogs’ baseball season opener Monday.

  • Kohnert, Cook receive all-state...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City senior forward-center Chris Kohnert and Cannelton junior guard Brandon Cook received honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state teams released Friday.
    Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass players were chosen first-team all-state. Another 98 seniors and 89 juniors, sophomores and freshmen received honorable mention.
    Kohnert averaged 22.0 points and 9.4 rebounds per game and hit 57.7 percent from the field for the Marksmen.
    Cook averaged 26.7 points and 3.1 steals per game for the Bulldogs.

  • Strobel to run Boston Marathon

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Kim Strobel nee Sabelhaus was a star sprinter for Tell City’s girls track team and still holds the school record for the 400-meter dash she set as a freshman in 1989.
    But the Tell City teacher said Wednesday she “may have missed my calling” as a distance runner. To prove it, she has qualified for this year’s Boston Marathon, to be held April 16.

  • Florida teams could meet in...

    Major League Baseball starts each year with about half its teams traveling from one Florida city to another to meet in exhibition games.
    This year the season could end much the same way, with the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins traveling back and forth to play each other in the World Series.
    I’m sure you’re surprised at that prediction because I usually pick the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series. In the last 12 years they have won it as many times as any other team (two), so that really hasn’t been such a bad pick.