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Today's Sports

  • Post 254 improves to 4-1

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Journal-Democrat Sports Writer

    ROCKPORT – After losing its season opener, Rockport's American Legion baseball team bounced back by earning four consecutive victories.
    Trent Benningfield had four RBIs and Jordan Heck hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to lead Post 254 to its first win 11-3 over Jasper June 6.
    Benningfield had a two-run single, a bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly, which helped Post 254 build a 7-2 lead going into the sixth.

  • Tell City soccer field...

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

  • Rockport scores 23 in rout of...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Journal-Democrat Sports Writer

    LINCOLN CITY – Rockport scored 13 runs in the first inning as it crushed the Hoosier Express 23-5 in American Legion baseball Friday.

  • Correction

    A story about Nathan Freeman’s archery awards in the News Thursday incorrectly stated that Tell City’s archery team finished 16th among 19 teams in the state tourney.

    The Marksmen actually finished sixth.

  • Cash Waggner tops Hair Razors

    TELL CITY – Cash Waggner & Associates scored three runs in each of the first three innings to beat Hair Razors 9-4 in a battle of undefeated Tell City age-13-16 girls softball teams Wednesday.

    Cash Waggner improved to 3-0 while Hair Razors slipped to 3-1.

    Hits were hard for both teams to come by. Cash Waggner had four and Hair Razors three, with each team getting two infield hits.

    But Cash Waggner took advantage of five Hair Razors errors in the first three innings, as well as four walks and a hit batsman.

  • Perry Central’s Douglas shoots...

    MONTGOMERY – Perry Central’s Brad Douglas ended a stellar high-school career by shooting an 80 at the Washington Regional Golf Tourney Thursday.

    Douglas, who finished tied for the fourth-best score of 10 individual qualifiers, significantly improved his score from a week ago, when he advanced as an individual out of the Jasper Sectional by shooting an 86. The highlight of the day for the senior came on the par-four third hole, when he was able to sink a birdie put.

  • Hoosier Express opens season...

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Special to the News

    LINCOLN CITY – Spencer Beard went 5 for 6 with 4 RBIs, three of which came in an eight-run eighth inning, helping the Hoosier Express earn a come-from-behind 15-11 win over Pate in their season opener Thursday.

    In a wild, three-hour game, the Express bats came alive, as they finished the night with 21 hits. Adam Braunecker added three hits, while Austin Paulin, Brian Arnold, Drew Mowery, Reese Miller and Casey May each had two.

  • Harpenau retires as TC athletics...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—The end of the 2012 spring sports season also marked the end of Maurice Harpenau’s 10-year tenure as Tell City’s athletics director.

    Harpenau, 54, said he is stepping down from that position to accept one of the school’s physical education teacher openings.

    He has two grandchildren who live in Jeffersonville and two more in Nebraska and he thinks the new position will allow him more time to see them.

  • Three Perry County players...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    NEW CASTLE—Tell City’s Chris Kohnert and Cannelton’s Sarah Powers and Brandon Cook will play in the fourth annual Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic June 15-16.

    There are two senior games for each gender, with Class A and 2A players divided into two teams to face each other, followed by Class 3A and 4A players doing the same on Saturday, June 16.

  • Schirtzinger inducted into Boys...

    OMAHA, Neb.—Cecil H. Schirtzinger of Tell City was inducted into the Boys Town Alumni Sports Hall of Fame May 1.