Today's Sports

  • Perry Central girls outrun Tell...

    TELL CITY—Perry Central won only two more events than Tell City but used superior depth to whip the Marksmen 81-47 in a girls track season opener Thursday.

    Lindsey Gengelbach won three individual events for Perry Central.

    She took the 200-meter dash in 28.78 seconds, the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches, and the long jump at 14 feet, 101⁄2 inches, beating Tell City’s Lindsay Kast by a half inch.

    Jessica Huber won both hurdles races for the Commodores, running the 100 intermediates in 17.2 and the 300 lows in 52.44.

  • Marksmen aiming for sectional...

    TELL CITY—With six starters—including a dominating pitcher—returning from last year’s regional lineup, Tell City’s girls softball team hopes to repeat as sectional champion.

    The Marksmen finished 17-9 last year, their best record ever and their first over .500 since their first season of play in 1996.

    Josalyn Ress won 16 of those games and should be stronger as a junior this year. She compiled a 0.67 earned run average and struck out 186 in 168 innings.

  • Commodores will field deep,...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central graduated its top boys golfer last spring but returns four of its five starters from the conference meet and sectional.

    The Commodores also have plenty of competition for the remaining starting spots (teams usually get to play six and count the four best scores in regular-season matches).

    There are 21 boys on the team, including nine seniors and nine freshmen.

    Senior Charlie Weatherholt was usually the Commodores’ No. 2 scorer last year but led them in the PLAC tourney.

  • Rebels power way past Perry...

    LEOPOLD—South Spencer pounded out 14 hits, including six for extra bases, to beat Perry Central 11-4 in baseball Friday.

    Most of the Rebels’ big hits came in the last two innings, especially a six-run seventh that included a homer by Justin Wead and doubles by Jared Lauer and Jordan Meece.

    Perry Central starter Clint Cassidy shut out the Rebels the first three innings and was victimized by a couple of ground-ball hits past a drawn-in infield in the fourth inning.

  • Tecumseh shuts out Perry Central

    LYNNVILLE—Tecumseh outhit Perry Central 13-2 to beat the Commodores 10-0 in girls softball Friday.

    Perry Central trailed only 3-0 after three innings. But the Braves scored seven runs the next two innings, when the Commodores committed most of their five errors for the game.

    “I was happy with the way we played the first three innings,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • Jeeps outhit Tell City in opener

    TELL CITY—The bottom four players in Northeast Dubois’ batting order outhit Tell City’s entire team as the Jeeps beat Tell City 5-3 in a baseball season opener Monday.

    The Jeeps had nine hits, including six from their bottom four hitters.

    No. 9 hitter Austin Kunz hit a single and a double to deep center field—the Jeeps’ hardest hit ball of the game—and drove in two runs.

    His RBI double put the Jeeps ahead 5-0 in the fourth inning.

    Tell City had five hits for the game, with no more than one in any inning.

  • Pitching is big question mark...

    LEOPOLD—New Perry Central girls softball coach Mark Rothgerber thinks his team will hit and field well, but he is concerned about a lack of experienced pitching.

    Rothgerber, the team’s seventh coach in the team’s eight-year history, has 24 girls on the roster and he thinks nine or 10 of them lettered last year.

    He returns three-fourths of last year’s starting infield, two-thirds of last year’s starting outfield, and a third-year starting catcher. So understandably he says, “Defensively we look pretty strong.”

  • PC team strong in hurdles

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls track team has more depth than last year, especially in the hurdles races.

    The Commodores have 24 girls on their roster, six more than they started with last season. They have 10 letter winners returning, but the squad also includes six talented freshmen and a few juniors and sophomores who did not run last year.

    Jessica Huber, one of three seniors on the team, returns after winning both hurdles races in the PLAC last year.

  • TC team deeper than usual

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team has had some talented individuals in recent years but lost most of its meets because of a lack of depth.

    That should be less of a problem this year, as the Marksmen have better numbers than usual.

    They will start the season with 19 girls on the roster, tying the 2006 team for their second highest total in at least 27 years. Only the 1998 team, which started with 24, had more in that span.

    And the numbers could continue to get better, as there are only two seniors and two juniors on the team.

  • TC tennis team has more girls

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls tennis team has more than doubled in size since last year, and Coach Nick Weyer hopes that having more depth and experience means an improved record.

    “We only had eight girls last year, so having 17 is great,” said Weyer.

    “Each of the girls is showing improvement in these first few practices,” he added. “A few played a lot last summer and a few have taken some lessons.”