Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Foerster takes reins as Tell...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Just as in football, Tell City hired a Tell City graduate to coach its varsity soccer team Tuesday.
    But Don Foerster did not star in soccer at Tell City, as the Marksmen did not offer that sport when he graduated in 1967.
    He said he learned the game from watching his sons play it, beginning more than 20 years ago when Anthony played on a North Spencer spring youth team where his teammates included current pro football quarterback Jay Cutler.

  • Wilkerson helps South beat North

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central graduate Mikey Wilkerson made an unassisted tackle and an assisted one to help the South beat the North 13-7 in the Grange Insurance Indiana All-Star Classic football game Friday.
    Wilkerson played linebacker for the South team.
    This was probably his last football game, as he does not plan to play college football.
    He led Perry Central to a sectional title last fall.

  • All four Tell City seniors to...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s top 10 state ranking and first conference baseball title in 29 years apparently impressed college scouts.
    All four seniors from last spring’s Tell City team have signed or are close to signing with college teams.
    Pitcher Shane Weedman signed with Vincennes University before the season.

  • Ress to pitch for KWC

    Sports Editor

    OWENSBORO, Ky.—For years one of Josalyn Ress’ goals was to play college softball.

  • Ryan George named TC’s football...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Thirty-three years ago former Tell City football star Bud George returned to his hometown to become the Marksmen’s coach. Now his youngest son is following in his footsteps.