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Today's Sports

  • Ress plays for U.S. in World...

    VIENNA, Austria—Tell City junior Josalyn Ress helped a United States team place second in an international fastpitch softball competition earlier July 10-12.

    Ress pitched and played left field for the United States Foxes in the Friendship Games at the World Sports Festival.

    The competition was sponsored by People to People, a group started by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. He believed that direct interaction between ordinary citizens around the world could promote cultural understanding and world peace.

  • New Evansville arena probably...

    Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has succeeded in pushing through plans for a new downtown arena to replace Roberts Stadium. But I doubt that Perry Countians will visit it much.

    Hundreds of Tell Citians used to make nearly annual visits to Roberts Stadium for basketball games in the 1960s and ’70s.

    That was when Tell City was in the Evansville boys basketball regional and advanced to it nearly every year, winning sectionals 15 times in a 17-year span, 1959-75.

    The Marksmen also played five basketball semistates there in that span.

  • Kleemann to run for U of E'...

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Kleemann, a 2009 Tell City graduate, is joining the University of Evansville’s men’s cross country team as a walk-on.

    Kleemann did not run any postseason meets for the Marksmen last fall because of an injury. But before he got hurt he was one of the team’s top four runners.

    College cross country races are 10 kilometers, twice as long as high school races. Kleemann said he thinks that change will help him because “I usually do a little bit better with longer distances.”

  • Kashyab wins another doubles...

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Anjan Kashyab of Tell City teamed with Tyler Haas of Dubois County to win their second doubles tennis tourney Sunday.

    They took the age-14-and-under boys doubles title in Bales Auto Mall-Jeffersonville Junior Open.

    They beat Chase Kayrouz and Justin Padgett of Jeffersonville 6-2, 6-1 in their first match.

    In the finals Kashyab and Haas beat Elliot Endris and Jack Stoner of Floyds Knobs 6-1, 6-0.

  • Tri-State nips Smitty's to...

    TELL CITY - Laura McClintic hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning as Tri-State Service & Maintenance beat Smitty's Memorial Team 6-5 to win the Tell City Women's Softball League playoff tourney Tuesday.

    Tri-State took a 5-1 lead in the fourth inning on Lacy Hawkins' three-run double, one inning after Kara McClintic hit a two-run double.

    Smitty's battled back to tie the score 5-5, though, with two runs in the sixth and two more in the top of the seventh.

  • Rockport team to play in...

    JASPER - Rockport American Legion Post 254 Coach Jim Haaff has plenty to smile about after winning his 33rd sectional title. Rockport won all three sectional games at Jasper and were crowned champions Sunday.

    Post 254 started out full throttle Thursday playing Jasper. Logan Mohr took the mound and at that point had a 5-0 season pitching record. Mohr allowed two hits and struck out nine batters in seven innings.

  • Cornhole tourney winners
  • Budweiser Clydesdales coming to...

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Tell City late this month, providing a thrilling start to this year's 51st Schweizer Fest.

    The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they pull will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, and will travel the streets around the park from noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper.

    In addition to the Clydesdales, NASCAR fans can view driver Kasey Kahne's car. Kahne drives the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge car.

  • Smitty's rallies to win...

    TELL CITY - Smitty's Memorial Team pounded out 22 hits to beat Tri-State Service and Maintenance 14-9 Tuesday to win the Tell City Women's Softball League's regular-season title.

    Smitty's finished the season 8-0. Tri-State finished second at 6-2 but had a chance to tie Smitty's for the title going into their final game.

    Tri-State led 5-2 after four innings on the strength of a five-run second inning.

    A triple to deep left-center field by Misty Park, a single by Theresa Lain, three walks and two errors produced those runs.

  • Zuelly, Benningfield help...

    ROCKPORT - Tell City's Ryan Zuelly and Trent Benningfield have helped Rockport's American Legion baseball team to a 20-plus game winning streak.

    Zuelly, a 2008 Tell City graduate, was third on Rockport's team in hitting with a .448 batting average going into Thursday's first-round sectional game with Jasper.

    He was also third on the team in RBIs with 31 and tied for third in home runs with three. He had five doubles and 34 runs scored.

    He plays first base, outfield or designated hitter for Post 254.