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Today's Sports

  • Defense, pitching depth help PC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong defense and more pitching depth could help Perry Central’s girls softball team improve on last year’s 6-18 record.
    Kristi Brumfield, who did most of the pitching for the Commodores last season, returns. She gave up only two earned runs in a 4-3 eight-inning sectional loss to Mater Dei.
    Two freshmen, Miranda Claise and Kosha Wetzel, will also see varsity pitching action.

  • Tell City wins first two

    DUBOIS—Trent Gunn homered both days as Tell City won its first two baseball games of the season Monday and Tuesday.
    Gunn hit a towering solo homer over the left-field fence in the first inning of Monday’s 11-4 win over Northeast Dubois.
    That was the 17th homer of his career, breaking the school record he previously shared with Brett King.
    Gunn later added a double. He scored three runs and drove in two.

  • Harpenau, PC stop Paoli in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Andrew Harpenau pitched a two-hitter as Perry Central beat Paoli 6-1 in PLAC baseball in both teams’ season opener Tuesday.

  • An uneasy pick for Red Sox to...

    Yes, I’m picking the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series this year. But the fact that nearly every national media sports outlet is also picking them—at least to get to the World Series—makes it an uneasy pick for me.
    Why should I be unhappy that the national media agree with me for once? Because they usually don’t look at the whole picture and therefore are usually wrong. Certainly none of them picked the San Francisco Giants to be anywhere close to world champions last year.

  • Tell City lacks depth on girls...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With 13 or 14 girls on the roster, Tell City’s girls track team lacks depth.
    But the Marksmen have enough quality that Coach Katie Chinn thinks they will score well in big meets.
    “Actually I think we can put somebody decent in every event,” she said.
    The Marksmen have six talented freshmen. Two of them, Tori Payne and Logan Flannagan, should make the high jump one of the team’s strongest events, said Chinn.

  • PC girls shoot for PLAC title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With depth and experience, Perry Central ‘s girls track team should be favored to repeat as PLAC champions this season.

  • Veteran Marksman team sets high...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s senior-laden boys track team hopes to win the PAC and possibly the sectional this year.
    “We are super senior heavy,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. “I think 15 to 20 (of the 36 boys on the roster) are seniors.”

  • Perry Central to be strong in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has won the boys cross country sectional five years in a row, so it’s not surprising that Coach Jason Barnett lists distance races as one of his boys track team’s strengths.
    But he also thinks they will be really strong in the pole vault
    He has three vaulters who have worked regularly with area pole vaulting coach Marty Rogier.

  • Veteran pitchers to lead Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a strong group of senior pitchers and the team’s all-time leading power hitter returning, Tell City hopes to contend for PAC and sectional baseball titles this season.

  • Carter, ISU compete well in NCAA...

    There were several upsets in the first round of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tourney, but No. 14 seed Indiana State was unable to pull off one against No. 3 Syracuse.
    Still Perry Central graduate Aaron Carter and the other Sycamores put up a strong battle against the favored Orangemen most of the game.
    The Sycamores pulled within four points of the taller Orangemen, 42-38, with 15 minutes left.