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  • TC thinks pitching, hitting are...

    TELL CITY—Tell City girls softball coach Dusty Beard thinks hitting and pitching could be his team’s main strengths this season.

    Lauren Goffinet led the team last year with a batting average “around .340,” said Beard. And several starters batted under .200.

    But this year in practice “we’re hitting the ball real against live pitching,” said Beard. “We’ve had more days outside than we did last year.

    “Last year we were only outside one day before our first game.”

  • PC golfers look to build on last...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s boys golf team sneaked up on several opponents late last season and placed third in the 14-team Jasper sectional to qualify for the regional for the first time.

    Opponents may be watching out for the Commodores more this season. But with three lettermen returning, the Commodores are hoping to build on that finish this year.

    Zach Graves, a fourth-year starter, returns as the team’s No. 1 golfer. He tied for seventh in the PLAC last year to make all-conference.

  • Sanders no-hits Commodores

    LYNNVILLE—Audra Sanders threw a no-hitter as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Sanders, who led Tecumseh to a Class A state runner-up finish last year and has earned a softball scholarship from Ball State University, struck out 14 batters in the five-inning game.

    “Her out pitch is a rise ball,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “We swung at a ton of pitches that were basically neck high but looked like they were coming in right down the middle (of the strike zone) until they started rising.

  • PC's coach expects another...

    LEOPOLD—Even without graduated star Nick Huber, Coach Jason Barnett expects Perry Central to have another strong boys track team.

    Huber, who set school records in five events and placed third in the state in the 300-meter hurdles last year, is now running for Cornell University.

    But the Commodores have more depth this year. “We have 33 boys on the team—that’s the best we’ve had since I’ve been here,” said Barnett.

  • Thinner PC squad still PLAC...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has it fewest girls track athletes in five years but still has enough quality depth to be favored to win the PLAC title for the 15th year in a row.

    There are 18 girls on the roster—eight fewer than the last two years. But they can still put two people in each individual event, which is all that is allowed in conference and sectional meets.

    Jessica Huber starred in both hurdles races last year before being sidelined 31⁄2 weeks late in the season with an injury.

  • Piper makes South All-Stars

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central lineman Robbie Piper has been named to the South team for Indiana’s north-south all-star football game next summer.

    The game will be played July 17 at Indianapolis North Central.

    Piper is listed on the roster as an offensive lineman, though when he reports for practice the team’s coaches can choose to use him on offense or defense.

    He made the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s top 50 all-state team this year as one of the best players in the state from schools of all enrollment classifications.

  • Schwartz wins PC MVP

    LEOPOLD—Reuben A. Schwartz was named Perry Central’s varsity boys basketball Most Valuable Player at the school’s winter sports banquet Tuesday.

    No girls MVP award was presented. Hilarie Hahus and Deidra Dickerson each won four awards for girls basketball.

    All awards presented:

    Varsity Boys

    Most assists: T.J. Lamon

    Most rebounds: Ian Hahus

    Most steals: T.J. Lamon

    Leading scorer: Alex Rogier

    Best free-throw percentage: Reuben A. Schwartz

    Best field-goal percentage: Alex Rogier

  • PC's young veterans play...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls softball team returns all but one starter from last year’s team and “is pretty much ahead of last year defensively,” said Coach Greg Gibson.

    The Commodores are still a young team, with only three seniors on their 26-girl roster. And they may start only one senior in Friday’s season opener, as returning pitcher Abby Preher is sidelined until at least mid-April following wrist surgery.

  • Tell City's bats in high...

    DUBOIS—Mike Maddle and Trent Gunn each drove in two runs as Tell City routed Northeast Dubois 13-3 in a baseball season opener Monday.

    Maddle hit a two-run homer over the left-field fence in the sixth inning as the Marksmen put the game away by the 10-run rule with a seven-run inning.

    Gunn hit a two-run single in the first inning.

    The game was tied 3-3 before Tell City took the lead for good with a two-run fourth inning.

    A single by Ben Stiles and walks to Eric Arnold, Jordan Rhodes and Andy Chinn forced in the go-ahead run.

  • Tell City girls tennis team...

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls tennis team returns three full-time starters and a part-time starter from last year’s 5-9 squad.

    Junior Bethany Peter is a third-year starter and moves up from No. 2 to No. 1 singles, replacing Kathi Kassen, who was an All-PAC foreign exchange student last year.

    “I think Bethany has taken some lessons” since last season, said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer. And “some of the others have been picking up rackets more” than they did the previous off-season. “It shows somewhat.”