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Today's Sports

  • Marksmen return three power...

    TELL CITY—With its top three power hitters and pitchers who earned 12 of its 14 wins last year returning, Tell City’s baseball team is primed for an even bigger season.

     “I know we’re going to be solid offensively with Gunn, Maddle and Osborne back,” said second-year coach Mark Wahl. “Those guys have proven they can hit at the varsity level.”

    Mike Maddle, a two-time All-PAC catcher, led the Marksmen with a .486 batting average last year, third highest in team history. He hit five home runs, drove in 19 runs, and scored 29.

  • Bulldog baseball team young,...

    CANNELTON—With two projected starters who have never played the sport before, Cannelton’s baseball team will be young and inexperienced this year.

    The Bulldogs have three seniors, but only five of the 12 players on their roster have any varsity experience.

    “We’re going to struggle in pitching,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Only three pitchers have any varsity experience.”

    Those three pitchers are senior Jordan Mattingly, junior Cody Lawalin and senior Ethan Herzog.

  • Hemmings state FT champ

    GREENWOOD—Mikah Hemmings never entered the Knights of Columbus free-throw contest the first three years she was eligible for it. But her mom said she “made her” enter it this year.

    It has paid off, as Sunday she became the age-14 girls state champion after previously winning the local, district and regional titles.

    Hemmings, the leading scorer on Tell City’s eighth grade girls basketball team this season, hit 23 of 25 free throws Sunday to beat the other four regional champions for the state trophy.

  • Perry County Storm wins third...

    BOONVILLE—Kevin Rates scored 63 points in two games as the Perry County Storm won the Special Olympics men’s masters 4 basketball sectional Saturday.

    The Storm, coached by Mike Gibson, won the sectional for the third year in a row.

    The team will go for its third consecutive state title this weekend at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. 

    The Storm faced the Vanderburgh County Shooters in the first sectional game. Hampered by a key player out due to an illness in the family, the Storm faced a tough contest.

  • PC 7th in 3200 indoor relay...

    WEST LAFAYETTE—Perry Central placed seventh among 16 teams in the Class A-3A 3200-meter relay at the Hoosier State Relays indoor track finals Saturday.

    Eric Scheiber, Michael Ernst, Noah Gatwood and Alex Newton ran the race in 8:42.61, nearly five seconds faster than their qualifying time in a meet at Terre Haute March 11.

    Newton, a freshman, was substituting for Ian Bashor, who was in Canada on a spring-break vacation Saturday.

  • Rogier unanimous pick as all-...

    Alex Rogier led Perry County boys basketball players in four of the seven main statistical categories this season and finished third in two others.

    So it’s not surprising that the Perry Central senior was a unanimous choice as this year’s Most Valuable Player on the News’ All-Perry County team.

    The six voters for the award were the three county coaches, the two who coached against all three county teams (Kevin Oxley of Tecumseh and Rob Schulte of South Spencer) and me, who saw each county team play at least five times.

  • Rogier PC boys MVP

    LEOPOLD—Alex Rogier was named the Perry Central boys Most Valuable Player at the school’s basketball banquet Thursday.

    Rogier received nine awards all together. Reuben Schwartz received four awards and Ian Hahus two.

    No girls MVP was named, but Katie Schwartz, Hilarie Hahus, Lavina Schwartz, Deidra Dickerson and Rachael Rayford each received multiple awards.

    Kevin Rogier, Alex’s father, received a plaque from athletics director Bob Ransome for his years of service and dedication to the boys basketball program.

  • Harding wins four events as...

    TELL CITY—Trent Harding won two individual events and two relays to lead Tell City to second place in the junior high boys PAC swim meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won the six-team meet with 235 points. Tell City scored 218.

    Harding won the 50-yard breaststroke in 39.14 seconds and the 100 individual medley in 1:13.65.

    He teamed with Colin Malone, Luke Thomas and Adam George to win the 200 medley relay in 2:29.36.

    Harding, Thomas, Garett Smith and Trent Rainey won the 400 free relay in 4:58.14.

  • Tell City girls third in PAC

    TELL CITY—Logan Flannagan earned Tell City’s only win as the Archers finished third in the PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.

    Heritage Hills won the five-team meet with 343.5 points. Tell City scored 198.

    Flannagan won the 50-yard breaststroke in 37.62 seconds.

    Three Archers placed in the top nine in that event, as Makenzie Alvey was sixth in 42.74 and Hunter Childers ninth in 46.83.

    Sydney Brown, Flannagan, Alvey and Kassie Peter placed second in the 200 medley relay in 2:23.73.

  • Atwell hopes to field freshman...

    Friday 25 Tell City football players signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the next level.

    Wait a minute, you say: Tell City’s never had that many players sign with colleges in one year.

    You’re right, but these were eighth grade players signing letters pledging to new Tell City varsity coach Travis Atwell that they will continue to play football next year.

    “I’m trying to get them to stick with football between middle school and high school because that’s where we’re losing them,” said Atwell.