Today's Sports

  • Young Commodores expect...

    LEOPOLD—With its top two hitters and top setter returning from last year, Perry Central’s volleyball team hopes to improve on last year’s 11-23 record.

    The Commodores still have a young team, with only four seniors and two juniors on their 19-girl roster.

    But the six-player freshman class went 14-0 as eighth graders. Two of them will start on the varsity this year, Sydney Goffinet and Hannah Harpenau at outside hitters.

  • Tell City rebuilding

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s volleyball team graduated most of its top hitters last year.

    And with only two seniors and three juniors on the team this year “it’s really a rebuilding year,” said Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes.

    There are only 16 players on the roster. Mackenzie Weyer, who saw varsity action last year as a freshman, moved to Forest Park and Josalyn Ress has decided to concentrate on fall softball, the sport she will likely play in college.

  • Tell City tennis team has...

    TELL CITY—With all three singles starters and a No. 1 doubles player returning, Tell City’s boys tennis team hopes to improve on last year’s 2-9 record.

    Sophomore Anjan Kashyab made All-PAC as a freshman, compiling a 9-5 record as the Marksmen’s No. 1 singles player.

    He played in several United States Tennis Association tourneys this summer.

    Greg Hollinden played No. 2 singles last year and Chris Kohnert played No. 3.

  • Tell City girls golf team has...

    TELL CITY—With three starters returning, Tell City’s girls golf team could improve on last year’s 1-17 record.

    But the Marksmen have no margin for error, as for the second year in a row they have only four girls on the team. Thus they will have to count every girl’s score in every match.

    C.J. Fentress returns for her senior season after posting the best average score on the team last year.

  • Tell City set for first varsity...

    TELL CITY—After two junior varsity seasons, Tell City’s boys soccer team makes the step up to varsity competition this fall.

    The Marksmen went 7-4 against junior varsity competition last year. But they had a few seniors on the team and their leading goal scorer, foreign exchange student Christoph Drexler, has returned to his native Germany.

  • Smithson to play at Ky. Wesleyan

    TELL CITY—Kyli Smithson, a 2010 Tell City graduate, has signed a national letter of intent to play softball for Kentucky Wesleyan College.

    Smithson will receive athletic and academic scholarships that she said will combine to pay for most of the cost of attending the private school.

    She said Panthers Coach Mike Mallette seemed to be recruiting her as an outfielder. But Tell City Coach John Hayes suggested she could also be a good utility player, as she has played every position but pitcher in the last five years.

  • New coach expects Cannelton team...

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s volleyball team went 1-25 last season and graduated seven seniors. But new coach Leslie Henrickson thinks the Bulldogs will be greatly improved this year.

    The Bulldogs went 6-9 in junior varsity matches last year and have a lot of athletic juniors and sophomores returning. In 5-foot-10 sophomore Julia Allen they have their tallest hitter in six years.

  • Old-timers prove they can still...

    TELL CITY—A severe heat wave probably hurt the turnout for the annual Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game Tuesday and resulted in most of the pitching being done by machine.

    But several players proved they could still hit the ball well and catch it well. And despite the option to have a youngster run the bases for them, several players still ran for themselves.

    “One of the kids asked me if I needed a runner and I told him I’m going to run for myself until I’m 60,” said Tom Hess, 56.

  • Tell City graduates parents of...

    When Jeff Overton nearly earned his first PGA victory 11 days ago in The Greenbrier Classic—it took Stuart Appleby’s record-tying 59 in the final round to beat him—many  around here were rooting for him because he is from Evansville.

    But Overton actually has an even closer tie to Perry County: His mother, the former Sharon Dauby, is a 1967 graduate of Tell City High School.

    She met her future husband when she went to college at Terre Haute to become a teacher.

  • Malone, Wagner swim in state meet

    INDIANAPOLIS—Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner of Tell City’s Tri-County Swim Club each participated in four events at the U.S. Swimming senior state meet July 30-Aug. 1.

    Both swam the 50-meter freestyle, with Malone finishing it in 29.74 seconds and Wagner in 30.25 seconds. Their places were not available.

    Both also swam the 100 free, Malone in 1:04.58 and Wagner in 1:07.86.

    Malone swam the 100 backstroke in 1:14.84 and the 200 back in 2:42.77.

    Wagner swam the 100 breaststroke in 123.99 and the 200 breast in 3:08.70.