Today's Sports

  • Smitty’s holds off Tri...

    TELL CITY—Smitty’s Memorial Team used strong defense to beat Tri-State Maintenance & Service 8-6 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney Tuesday.

    Tri-State outhit Smitty’s 16-11. But Smitty’s committed only one error and turned three inning-ending double plays.

    With runners on first and second base in the third inning, Smitty’s third baseman Kaci Kleeman fielded a grounder, tagged the runner going to third, and threw to second in time to get another out there.

  • Clayton wins first run-swim-run

    TELL CITY—Greg Clayton, a member of Tell City’s boys cross country and swim teams, put those skills to good use as he won the first Tell City Run-Swim-Run competition Saturday.

    Entrants ran five kilometers, then swam 800 meters in Tell City High School’s pool, and finished by running another five kilometers.

    Clayton completed the competition in 56 minutes, 20 seconds.

    Nick Bower, a 2010 Tell City graduate who also swam and ran cross country for the Marksmen, placed second in 57:24.

  • Gunn leads Rockport in batting

    ROCKPORT—Though Rockport failed to repeat as American Legion baseball sectional champion, Tell City senior Trent Gunn can’t be blamed.

    Gunn hit .500 (9 for 18) for Rockport in its four sectional games.

    That raised his season batting average to a team-best .429.

    In 20 games he hit four home runs and nine doubles and drove in 24 runs despite batting leadoff most of the time.

    Fellow Tell Citians Trent Benningfield and Shane Weedman hit .343 and .328 for Rockport.

    Weedman went 3-1 as a pitcher and Benningfield was 4-3.

  • Ress named Tell City softball MVP

    TELL CITY—Junior pitcher Josalyn Ress was named Tell City’s Most Valuable Player in girls softball this past spring.

    Ress also received awards for leading the team in home runs and RBIs.

    Other awards went to Hana Reed for best batting average, Courtney Cain for most doubles, and McKenzie Hayes for best defensive player.


  • Schweizer Fest road runs Aug. 14

    TELL CITY—The Schweizer Fest two- and six-mile road runs will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, starting from City Hall park.

    All runners and walkers are welcome to participate.  They may register by visiting www.RunPerryCounty.com or by stopping at Hollinden Realty for an entry form.  Registration fee is $15 up to Aug. 7. Late registration is $18 and will take place until 7:15 a.m. the morning of the race. All entrants will receive a T-shirt, with the first 300 receiving a high-quality dri-fit shirt.

  • Atwell: Tell City football...

    TELL CITY—With only one winning season in the last eight years, recent history hasn’t been kind to Tell City football.

    It’s also now been 18 years since the Marksmen have raised their last hardware in 1992, the same year that marked the end of a period that saw seven sectional championships in eight years.

  • Babe Ruth 14s place fourth in...

    NEWBURGH—Christopher Schaefer hit .563 to lead Tell City to fourth place in the age-14 Babe Ruth Southern State Tourney last weekend. 

    Schaefer also struck out six and walked four during his nine innings of work on the mound.

    Tell City dropped its opening game to Jasper de-spite a two-run home run by Cody Osborne in the first inning. 

    A poor defensive performance hindered Tell City that game. Four errors in the third inning led to two Jasper runs, and another three errors allowed four more runs in the last inning.

  • Tell City 13-year-olds fall to...

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City was run-ruled twice by Newburgh to be knocked out of last weekend’s age-13 Babe Ruth Southern State tourney.

    After beating North Vernon in the first round, Tell City fell to Newburgh 19-4 the next day.

    “We didn’t play one aspect of the game,” said Telll City Coach Wes Deom. “When you play like that, you get beat like that.”

    Tell City came back strong against the Bloomington Reds, scoring 25 runs in a five-inning run-rule-shortened game.

  • Wagner shines for Tri-County at...

    TELL CITY - Tri-County Swim Club's Amanda Wagner took home four first place medals in the women's 15 and over age group at Sunday's S.W.I.M.

  • Kashyab wins another doubles...

    VINCENNES - Tell City High School's Anjan Kashyab won the boys U-16 doubles title over the weekend in the USTA Trail Blazer Junior Open at Vincennes University. Pairing up with Caleb Heiman of Evansville, the Kashyab Heiman duo defeated Colton Butcher of Washington and Lewis Nugent of Elnora 6-2, 6-4 in the final. Kashyab also placed second in the single's bracket at the tournament, losing to Krishan Kumar of Terre Haute in a competitive championship match 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-8.  Victory's over Bradley Wilzbacher of Fort Branch 6-0, 6-1