Today's Sports

  • Gunn signs with USI

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City graduate Shaun Larsen helped the University of Southern Indiana win a national baseball title as an assistant coach in 2010. Now another Tell City graduate would like to do that as a player for the Eagles.

  • Fifth- , sixth-graders to get...

    TELL CITY - For those playing fifth- or sixth-grade football, football equipment will be handed out Aug. 5 and 6 at Legion Field.

    Sixth-graders will be given equipment at 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Fifth-graders will receive their equipment at 10 a.m. Aug. 6.

    A meeting between parents and coaches will convene at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at Legion Field.

    Players should take completed physical-exam forms and the $50 league fee when picking up equipment. For more information, call Jimmy Applegate at 719-2278 or Doug Hendershot at 455-1727.

  • Southern Indiana Spikes claim...

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Three Tell City baseball players, Trent Rainey, Gant Miller, and Reed Goffinet, helped lead the Southern Indiana Spikes to the 13u World Series title in the silver bracket in Murfreesboro, Tenn., last weekend.

  • Trio of Tell City hitters seal...

    By CHRIS JOHANNES, Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Tell City graduates Trent Gunn, Shane Weedman and Trent Benningfield each had a hand in Rockport winning its 17th American Legion baseball regional title over the weekend.

    Rockport beat Jasper 13-0 Friday, Newburgh 12-6 Saturday and Newburgh 11-9 again on Sunday in the championship of the four-team, double elimination tourney.

    The path wasn’t easy for Rockport. It came from behind in both games against Newburgh.

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  • Knieriem wins PC’s 5-K run

    LEOPOLD—Donald Knieriem won the first Perry Central Music Boosters’ 5-kilometer run July 9.

    The course’s “terrain was about the toughest this county has to offer,” said race organizer Jana Faith. But Knieriem completed it in 22 minutes, 52 seconds, 3:55 faster than runner-up Dave Slaughterback.

    Michael Elaman placed third in 28:19.

    Jennifer Land won the women’s title in 30:03. Carol Schwoeppe was second in 31:09 and Michelle Markiewicz third in 33:18.

  • OV Heat 2nd at Boonville

    BOONVILLE—Ohio Valley Heat, a Perry County pick-up team, used clutch hitting to place second in a 10-team age-10-and-under baseball tourney July 15-17.

    The Heat trailed the Valley Cats, a travel team from northern Vanderburgh County, 4-0 after three innings of the semifinal game. But the Heat rallied for eight runs the next three innings while holding the Valley Cats scoreless the rest of the way.

    Cody Axton started the fourth-inning rally with a double to center field and Ryan Morgan drove in the first run with a double to left.

  • Six-run fifth inning propels...

    TELL CITY—Smitty’s Memorial Team scored six runs in the fifth inning to rally past State Farm Insurance 7-3 for the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney title Thursday.

    All of Smitty’s scoring in the big inning came with two outs.

    Candy Jarboe started it with a three-run, inside-the-park homer to the right-field corner. It also scored Allicyn Garrett and Kyli Smithson, who had singled.

  • Hartz hopes to continue Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Ryan George isn’t the only son of a former successful Tell City coach who has been hired to coach the same sport his dad did: Zac Hartz also fits that bill.

    Hartz, who was hired as head coach of Tell City’s boys track team Tuesday, is the son of Joe Hartz, who coached the Marksman track boys 1998-2004 and guided them to a sectional title in 1999.

  • TC, PC won’t host class-sport...

    Perry Central has hosted its Class 2A volleyball sectional the last eight years and Tell City has hosted the Class 2A girls basketball sectional every other year in the same span, but those streaks will come to an end this year.
    The IHSAA announced Tuesday its host sites for all class sport sectionals for the upcoming school year.
    It was no surprise that Southridge will host the Class 2A boys basketball sectional, as it has the only gymnasium in the area that can easily hold the crowd that sectional usually draws.