Today's Sports

  • TC dominates distance races to...

    HUNTINGBURG—Tell City swept every point in distance races and won the final relay to beat Southridge 70-60 in boys track Tuesday.
    Southridge could have tied the Marksmen by winning the final event, the 1600-meter relay. But Tell City’s Daniel Garces, Devin McDaniel, Kegan Adams and Logan Smithson won it in 3:44.26, including Smithson’s 53.04 anchor leg.
    Smithson also won the 400 dash in 52.88 and Garces placed third in 56.24.
    Darian Allen won the 1600 run in 4:55.82 and the 3200 in 10:12:94.

  • Field-event depth helps PC boys...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central swept all three places in three field events to beat North Harrison 72-60 in boys track Tuesday.
    That helped make up for the dominance in distance races by the Cougars, who won a cross country semistate last fall.
    The Cougars took all three places in the 800-meter run and first and second in the 1600 and 3200. And Perry Central, fighting a couple of injuries, did not even enter the 3200 relay.
    Field events were a different story, though.

  • Cassidy propels Perry Central...

    ORLEANS—Tanner Cassidy had two hits and pitched 5 2/3 innings as Perry Central beat Orleans 10-3 in PLAC baseball Saturday.
    Cassidy gave up four hits and three walks and struck out eight.
    “Tanner was throwing really well,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “The only reason I took him out was he just got his pitch count up around 90 to 95. He actually struck out the last batter he faced before I took him out.”
    Colt Brown and Justin Hagan each hit a double and a single for Perry Central.

  • Pats, Tigers beat TC

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    TELL CITY—Heritage Hills scored six runs in the second inning and beat Tell City 13-5 in PAC baseball Tuesday.

  • PC football coach Spencer...

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    LEOPOLD—The winningest football coach in Perry County history has decided to call it a career.
    Mike Spencer, who guided Perry Central and Tell City to state runner-up finishes, said Wednesday he is retiring as Perry Central’s coach.

  • Piper, Cronin with indoor pro...

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    EVANSVILLE—Former Perry Central all-state football lineman Eddie Cronin is the defensive coordinator and general manager for the Evansville Rage, a new professional indoor football team in the Continental Indoor Football League.
    One of Cronin’s players is another former Perry Central all-state football lineman, his nephew Robbie Piper.
    Piper, a 2009 Perry Central graduate, played two seasons for Kentucky Wesleyan College and is now a rookie defensive lineman on the indoor pro team.

  • Commodores could have their best...

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    LEOPOLD—In only nine years of existence Perry Central’s boys golf team has enjoyed a fair amount of success, qualifying its entire team for the regional one year and sending one golfer to the state meet.
    Yet Bill Dickerson, starting his eighth year as the team’s coach, thinks the Commodores could have their best team ever this year.
    The Commodores finished 22-25 last year, including sixth in the seven-team PLAC and sixth in the 11-team Jasper sectional.

  • Cannelton girls team features...

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    CANNELTON—An experienced infield and more pitching depth could help Cannelton’s girls softball team improve its record this year.
    The Bulldogs return five letter winners from last year’s 1-7 team: third baseman Payton Reed, shortstop Allicyn Garrett, second baseman Taylor Lawalin, pitcher-first baseman Sammie James and catcher Mikah Hemmings. All of them have been all-stars in Tell City’s summer league.

  • LaGrange on South all-stars

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    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central linebacker Hunter LaGrange has been named to the South team for next summer’s Indiana North-South football all-star game.
    The game, sponsored by Grange Insurance, will be played at Indianapolis North Central Friday, July 13, at 6 p.m. Perry County time.
    LaGrange led the Commodores in tackles last fall with 96, including 4 solos.
    He made four tackles for losses and blocked one kick.

  • Rebels blank PC 18-0

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    LEOPOLD—Jared Lauer went 4 for 4 with five RBIs as South Spencer crushed Perry Central 18-0 in baseball Friday.
    Lauer had two doubles, two singles and a walk in five plate appearances.
    He hit a three-run double to deep left field in the Rebels’ eight-run second inning.
    Ryan Duvall followed with a triple to right-center.