Today's Sports

  • Wildcats eliminate PC

    ROCKPORT—Perry Central had only three hits in a 12-0 loss to Mater Dei in the first round of the Class 2A baseball sectional Saturday.

    Perry Central got singles from Lucas Bryant in the first inning, Seth Raetz in the fourth, and Joey Peter in the fifth.

    But those were the only Commodores to reach base, as Mater Dei gave up no walks and committed no errors.

    Mater Dei had 15 hits, including seven for extra bases.

    See more details on this game in the News Thursday.


  • Tecumseh no-hits Bulldogs in...

    CANNELTON—Alex Oliver and Jordan Lamborn combined to pitch a no-hitter as Tecumseh beat Cannelton 14-0 in the first round of a Class A baseball sectional Friday.

    Oliver pitched the first four innings, striking out 10 and walking two.

    Lamborn pitched the fifth and final inning, striking out all three batters he faced.

    Jordan Mattingly and T.J. James each drew a walk against Oliver.

    But because Mattingly was thrown out on a stolen-base attempt in the first inning, the Braves faced only one batter over the minimum for the game.

  • Bashor, Scheiber each place 4th...

    EVANSVILLE—Ian Bashor and Eric Scheiber each placed fourth in one event to lead Perry Central to 10th place in the IHSAA boys track regional Thursday.

    Tell City, led by Tyler Dauby’s sixth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, tied for 25th among 33 teams that scored.

    Cannelton finished 31st as T.J. James scored two points. He is the first Cannelton athlete to score in the regional in 22 years.

    The top eight finishers in each event scored but only the top three qualified for the state meet, so no Perry County boy will advance to state.

  • What happened to St. Paul,...

    This spring Mariah Kessinger broke the 100-meter dash record for seventh grade girls at Tell City Junior High that had stood for 29 years.

    There’s a Kessinger family tradition for breaking 100 dash records, as Mariah’s brother, Kyle, broke Tell City’s varsity boys record in that event two years ago.

    Interestingly, there was also a tradition of strong 100 runners in the family of the girl whose record Mariah broke, Karen Ludwig.

  • Wildcats nip PC in 8 innings

    BRETZVILLE—Stephany McNeely singled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Mater Dei edged Perry Central 4-3 in the first round of the Class 2A girls softball sectional Monday.

    Mater Dei jumped to an early 3-0  lead. But Perry Central battled back to tie the score while Kristi Brumfield shut out the Wildcats for four consecutive innings.

    Hannah Daunhauer led off the Wildcats’ eighth with a single up the middle, though—her third hit of the game.

  • Vikings shut out Tell City

    BRETZVILLE—Shelley Schmitt pitched a three-hitter as North Posey shut out Tell City 8-0 in the Class 2A girls softball sectional semifinals Tuesday.

    Schmitt struck out 11 and walked none, and her teammates backed her with errorless defense, including a diving catch by first baseman Deana Lindauer on Josalyn Ress’ foul line drive in the seventh inning.

    All three Tell City hits were doubles—two by Courtney Cain and one by pinch-hitter Taylor Benningfield.

  • Tecumseh rolls past Cannelton

    LYNNVILLE—Cannelton had only one hit in a 15-0 loss to Tecumseh in the first round of the Class A girls softball sectional Monday.

    Payton Reed lined a clean single to left field with one out in the second inning for the Bulldogs’ only hit.

    A sign that things were not going to go their way came on Leah Mascolo’s at-bat in the third inning.

    She hit a ball into shallow left that Tecumseh shortstop Julie Roeder and left fielder Chelsie Nuhring both pursued.

  • TC rips Paoli

    BRETZVILLE—Trent Gunn hit a grand slam in a five-run third inning as Tell City beat Paoli 12-5 in baseball Monday.

    Gunn’s homer was his 10th of the season, breaking the single-season school record of nine set by Ryan Kieser in 1999.

    Gunn, just a junior, is also closing in on the Marksmen’s career home run record. He now has 15 for his career, tying him with Bobby Dixon and Matt Glenn for second place on the career list, just one short of Brett King’s record.

    Gunn also increased his season RBI record to 50.

  • Huber, Galloway qualify for state

    EVANSVILLE—Perry Central’s Jessica Huber and Tell City’s Kayla Galloway each placed third in one event at the girls track regional Tuesday to qualify for the state meet.

    The top eight finishers in each event scored, but only the top three qualified for state.

    Huber, a senior, ran the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 16.19 seconds to earn her trip to the state.

    She placed fifth in the 300 low hurdles in 48.45, according to the fully automatic timing. That was just 12-hundredths of a second short of Krystal Niehaus’ school record.

  • Patriots beat Perry Central

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills scored five unearned runs in the first inning to beat Perry Central 6-2 in baseball Monday.

    The Commodores committed just two errors for the game but they came on two of Heritage Hills first three batters.

    Combined with four hits, including a double by Chaz Ferguson, they led to the Patriots’ big inning.

    Perry Central scored two runs in the top of the first on Stephen Hayes’ home run that just cleared the left-field fence off the left fielder’s outstretched glove.