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  • Kohnert to play for former Big...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City frontliner Chris Kohnert will start his college basketball career playing for one of the Big Ten Conference’s all-time great frontline players.

  • Rebels hold off Commodores in...

    BRETZVILLE—Perry Central couldn’t generate any offense the first six innings and lost to South Spencer 4-2 in the Class A girls softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.

  • Vikings shut out Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—Perry Central had only three hits in a 5-0 first-round Class 2A baseball sectional loss to North Posey Thursday.
    Strong pitching by Tanner Cassidy kept the Commo-dores in the game the first six innings, though.
    He gave up only one unearned run in the first five innings and another unearned one in the sixth.

  • Three-run 5th propels Rangers...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    HUNTINGBURG—A baseball cliche is that the ball has eyes sometimes. That seemed to be the case as Forest Park scored three runs in the fourth inning without a hard hit to beat Tell City 5-2 in the first round of the Class 2A sectional Wednesday.
    The Rangers led 2-1 when Jared Wilgus led off the bottom of the fourth with a nubber between the pitcher and shortstop that fell in for a hit.

  • Cannelton splits two games

    NEW HARMONY—Cannelton had 10 hits and drew 26 walks to beat Rock Creek 28-18 in the consolation game of New Harmony’s girls softball tourney Saturday.
    Sammie James, who was pitching her second game of the day for Cannelton, gave up 12 walks and struck out four as there were 38 total walks in the five-inning game, which lasted more than three hours.
    “Sammie was getting tired,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. And Rock Creek is a first-year team whose pitchers have struggled with control this season.

  • Pats shut out Perry Central

    LINCOLN CITY—Trent Simpson and Cole Burroughs combined to pitch a four-hitter as Heritage Hills shut out Perry Central 8-0 in baseball Monday.
    Simpson, usually the Patriots’ closer, pitched the first six innings for the win. He struck out nine and walked two.
    “He was throwing in the high 80s (mph) and had a good curveball that broke late,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers.
    No Perry Central batter had more than one hit. Andrew Mosby hit a double for the team’s only extra-base hit.

  • Beard, Seibert lead Tell City...

    TELL CITY—Spenser Beard hit two triples and a single as Tell City beat Northeast Dubois 5-1 in baseball Monday.
    Beard drove in two runs.
    “We had good production out of Beard in the leadoff spot again, we were able to use the bunt to move runners, and we were able to push across runs in some tough hitting counts,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.
    Dayne Seibert pitched the first 51⁄3 innings for the win. He gave up one run and walked two.

  • PC 3200 relay, TC's...

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central’s 3200-meter relay team broke its school record as it qualified for the state meet at the girls track regional Tuesday.
    Cathryn Peter, Melissa Hagedorn, Lindsey Gengelbach and Grace James ran the relay in 9:49.79 to place second.
    Terre Haute North won it in 9:35.16, a regional record.
    The top three finishers in each event qualified for state and the top eight scored.
    Tell City senior Kayla Galloway is headed to state for the third year in a row, as she placed third in the discus with a 112-foot-7 throw.

  • Wood Memorial jumps on Cannelton...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LYNNVILLE—Wood Memorial scored 13 runs in the first inning en route to a 19-0 win over Cannelton in the first round of the Class A girls softball sectional Monday.
    “We just got off to a horrendous start,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett. “The (strike) zone was a little tight early and Sammie (James, Cannelton’s pitcher) got a little frustrated. And we had some plays we should’ve made but didn’t.
    “When you’re chasing 13 (runs), that’s hard to overcome.”
    Wood Memorial had six hits, including a long three-run homer by Allie Minton, in that inning.

  • Vikings stop Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City had only one hit in a 10-1 first-round Class 2A girls softball sectional loss to North Posey Tuesday.
    “We’ve struggled hitting for a while,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes. “Hana (Reed) obviously hit .458, so she’s going to put the ball in play. But we couldn’t put anything together.”
    The game started well for the Marksmen, as they scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the first inning.
    Reed reached base on an error by the third baseman and advanced to third on Julie Lindauer’s double over the center fielder’s head.