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Today's Sports

  • PC crushes Springs Valley

    FRENCH LICK—Andrew Harpenau pitched a five-hit shutout as Perry Central trounced Springs Valley 10-0 in PLAC baseball Tuesday.

    The Commodores improved to 4-0 in the conference and clinched at least a tie for the title.

    They need to win only one of their last two conference games to win the title outright for the first time in the conference’s 30-year history (they have tied for the title three times).

    Tuesday’s game was scoreless after two innings, but Perry Central scored in each of the next five innings.

  • TC to face PC again in sectional

    TELL CITY—Tell City will face Perry Central in the first round of the Tell City baseball sectional May 28.

    Pairings for the sectionals were drawn by the IHSAA Tuesday.

    The six-team, Class 2A sectional at Tell City’s Frank Clemens Field will start Thursday, May 28, with Forest Park facing South Spencer at 5 p.m.

    That will be followed by Tell City vs. Perry Central at approximately 7:30 p.m.

    The winners of those two games will meet in the first semifinal game 5 p.m. Friday, May 29.

  • PC splits two PLAC games

    ORLEANS—Perry Central had a season-high 16 hits as it beat Orleans 9-5 in PLAC girls softball Monday.

    Cassy Schaad went 3 for 4 to lead Perry Central hitters.

    Tara Claise, Kristi Brumfield, Cassie Wilgus and Haley Lewis each added two hits. Every Perry Central starter had at least one hit.

    Claise and Brumfield each drove in two runs.

    Brumfield pitched a five-hitter for the win. She walked three and struck out four.

  • Trojans outscore Cannelton

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial scored multiple runs in five innings to beat Cannelton 13-6 in baseball Monday.

    The Trojans outhit Cannelton 14-8 and had three extra-base hits.

    Cannelton hit with them early, taking a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the first inning on Tyler Aud’s three-run homer, his second of the season.

    “We hit the ball,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We were all over him (Wood Memorial pitcher Nick Powers) in the first two or three innings.

  • PC 2nd, TC 3rd in triangular

    TELL CITY—Zach Graves and Charlie Weatherholt tied for medalist honors as Perry Central finished second in a three-team boys golf match Tuesday.

    Crawford County won with 169 strokes. Perry Central shot 182 and Tell City 185.

    Graves, Weatherholt and Crawford County’s Ryan Griffith each shot a 5-over-par 40.

    “I think we’re stroking the ball a lot better,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “But our next few guys had some trouble putting.”

  • Noland's four wins lead TC...

    FORT BRANCH—Jamal Noland won four individual events to lead Tell City to the PAC boys track title Thursday.

    Tell City scored 116.33 points, 5.33 more than runner-up Heritage Hills and nine more than third-place Forest Park.

    The conference title was the Marksmen’s first in 15 years, since they won the Big Eight Conference in 1994.

    Noland won the 100-meter dash in 11.44 seconds, the 200 in 22.78, the high jump at 6 feet, and the long jump at 20 feet, 5 1/2 inches.

  • Distance runners help PC boys to...

    LEOPOLD—Michael Ernst won the 800-meter run and 3200 relay to lead Perry Central to the PLAC boys track title Friday.

    The Commodores scored 141 points, 24 more than runner-up Paoli.

    The Commodores scored 41 percent of their points in four distance races.

    Ernst won the 800 in 2:03.58 and teammate Ian Bashor placed third in 2:11.53.

    “It came down to the kick at the end, and Michael outkicked the kid (runner-up David Burger of Mitchell),” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

  • PC girls 2nd in PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Jessica Huber and Arika Kemp each won two individual races to lead Perry Central to second place in the PLAC girls track meet Friday.

    Mitchell edged the Commodores 151-144, ending Perry Central’s string of 14 consecutive conference titles.

    The Bluejackets won all four field events, outscoring Perry Central 60-13 in those events.

    Huber won the 300-meter low hurdles in 49.84 seconds, the Commodores’ fastest time in that event in the last seven years.

    She won the 100 intermediate hurdles in 16.81.

  • Tell City amasses 25 hits in...

    HUNTINGBURG—Kyle Osborne went 3 for 3 with three RBIs as Tell City slugged Southridge 10-2 in PAC baseball Thursday.

    Osborne had two doubles among his hits.

    After returning at mid-game from and out-of-town funeral, Mike Maddle added a double and a single to Tell City’s 13-hit attack and drove in two runs.

    Trent Gunn also had a double and a single and drove in one run.

  • PC powers way past Orleans

    ORLEANS—Perry Central hit three home runs to beat Orleans 5-3 in baseball Thursday.

    Seth Raetz hit a two-run homer in the third inning after a walk to Andrew Harpenau.

    Ryan Hanan and T.J. Lamon added solo shots in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively.

    Clint Cassidy doubled home the Commodores’ other run in the third inning after Austin Hauser reached base on an error.

    Lamon and Ryan Kessens each had two of Perry Central’s eight hits for the game.