Today's Sports

  • Baseball old-timers still give...

    TELL CITY—Yes, the annual Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game is mainly played just for fun.

    The players don’t even have to be in competitive shape, as they can get youngsters to run for them as soon as they hit the ball.

    They also don’t have to cover a lot of ground in the outfield, as each team started six outfielders Thursday (though one team played one as a short fielder so shallow that he was almost a fifth infielder).

    But there was also plenty of hustle and competitive spirit on display in Thursday’s game.

  • Longer pitching distance should...

    It had been rumored for several years that the distance between the pitching rubber and home plate in high school girls softball was going to be increased from 40 to 43 feet. And Wednesday the IHSAA approved the change for the 2010 season.

    The new distance was one of the rules revisions announced by the National Federation of State High School Associations in June.

    It is mandatory for all states beginning in 2011 but member state associations were free to adopt the new rule a year early if they wanted, so the IHSAA did.

  • Toys for Tots scramble Sept. 14

    LAFAYETTE, Ky.—The annual Toys for Tots golf scramble will be held at noon Sept. 14 at Rough River’s Lafayette Golf Course.

    Entry fee is $60 and includes greens fees, cart rental, beverages, skins game, a gift bag, and a grilled pork chop dinner donated by New Boston Tavern at Mulzer Camp afterwards.

    Optional free bus transportation to and from Mulzer Camp will depart at 10 a.m. Bus registrations should be made when registering for the tourney.

    The first 120 paid entries will be accepted. Players may sign up with their own four-person teams.

  • PC moms selling shirts, hats

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central football moms are again selling Perry Central T-shirts, sleeveless V-necks, sweatshirts, hats and visors.

    Items should be ordered by Aug. 21 by calling Cher Reed at 836-4523 or 719-2971, Donielle James at 843-5760 or 719-1425, or Michelle Huff at 836-4342.


  • Cannelton alumni game Oct. 10

    CANNELTON—A men’s basketball alumni game will be held 4 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Cannelton Community Center as part of the activities at the Cannelton High School all-school reunion, in conjunction with the Cannelton Heritage Festival.

    Registration is free. Players may register online at www.cannelton.org/alumnigame or by calling Brandi Hess at 836-4329 or e-mailing her at brandihess@gmail.com.


  • Winter bowling leagues organizing

    TELL CITY—Fall and winter bowling leagues are now forming at Tell City Bowling Center.

    Organizational meetings will be held 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 for the Sunday couples league, 7 p.m. Aug. 17 for the Monday three-person league, 7 p.m. Aug. 18 for the Tuesday three-person league, 9 a.m. Aug. 19 for the Wednesday four-person league, 1 p.m. Aug. 19 for the senior citizens league, 7 p.m. Aug. 19 for the Wednesday three-woman league, 7 p.m. Aug. 20 for the Thursday three-man league, and 7 p.m. Aug. 21 for the Friday four-person mixed league.

  • Record turnout set for Schweizer...

    TELL CITY—Schweizer Fest organizers are getting ready for a bigger than usual slate of sports events this weekend.

    The old-timers baseball game, which was rained out Tuesday, will still be the festival’s first sports event, as it has been rescheduled for tonight at 6:30 at Frank Clemens Field.

    Registration will start at 5 p.m. and batting practice at 5:30 p.m.

    There will be no charge for admission or participation. Each participant will receive an official Schweizer Fest hat. 

    For more information call Kelly Malone at 812-483-3381.

  • Ohio County replaces Paoli on TC...

    Football schedules haven’t been printed in the News yet but some fans are already thinking about basketball.

    One who has apparently looked at the upcoming school year’s basketball schedules on the IHSAA’s or John Harrell’s Web site e-mailed me recently to ask why Tell City is playing Ohio County, Ky., instead of Paoli this year.

  • Schweizer Fest Golf Open this...

    TELL CITY—Entries are still being accepted for the 35th Schweizer Fest Golf Open to be played Saturday and Sunday at Hoosier Heights Country Club.

    Entry fee is $65 for club members and $75 for non-members. The fee includes an 18-hole practice round that must be completed by 3 p.m. Friday, when the course will be closed to make final preparations for the tourney.

    Up to 120 golfers will be accepted. A full field will have five flights and a senior division for golfers age 60 and over.

  • Breaking News Old-timers game...

    TELL CITY--The old-timers baseball game, traditionally the first sports event of the Schweizer Fest, was rained out Tuesday.

    It has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

    Registration will start at 5 p.m. and batting practice at 5:30 p.m.