Today's Sports

  • Beach's successor at Forest...

    Tom Beach told the media that his decision to leave Forest Park to become Shelbyville’s basketball coach has nothing to do with the fact that Perry Nash, Beach’s future son-in-law and one of his assistants, is in danger of not having his teaching contract renewed.

    Many in Dubois County do not believe that.

    It is possible that Beach, 51, wanted a new challenge at a larger school, though he is taking on a new coaching position at an age when most coaches are getting ready to get out of that profession.

  • Gunn, Osborne power Tell City to...

    CANNELTON—Trent Gunn drove in five runs as Tell City rolled past Cannelton 23-3 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    Kyle Osborne hit two three-run homers—one inside the park and one over the fence—as Tell City won the second game 16-8.

    “In all the games I’ve ever been in, that’s the first time I’ve ever seen it,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl of a player hitting an inside-the-park homer and a over-the-fence one in the same game. “Especially for a 225-pound catcher.

  • Back on track

    CANNELTON—In 1955 and ’56 Cannelton’s Marvin Sturgeon won the state title in the 880-yard dash, setting a national record along the way.

    But Cannelton’s track and field program has gradually decreased in size and importance since then.

    In recent years the Bulldogs have usually had only one or two athletes of each gender participating in track. They have never scored a point in the 35-year history of girls track sectionals, and their last boys regional qualifier was Aaron Schroeder in 1998.

  • Perry Central third in triangular

    FRENCH LICK—Charlie Weatherholt shot a 6-over-par 42 as Perry Central finished third in a boys triangular golf match Tuesday.

    Springs Valley won with 160 strokes on its home Donald Ross (hill) course. Salem shot 174 and Perry Central 181.

    Weatherholt birdied the par-4, No. 8 hole.

    Other Commodore scorers were Zach Graves with a 43, Logan Shearn 47, and Brad Douglas 49.

    Reuben A. Schwartz was their fifth man with a 51.

  • Tecumseh edges Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Tecumseh won two singles matches and No. 1 doubles to beat Tell City 3-2 in PAC girls tennis Monday.

    Tell City’s Bethany Peter won No. 1 singles, defeating Tori Fromm 7-6 (7-5), 6-0.

    The Marksmen also won in No. 2 doubles. Brooke Birchler and Alexis Braun beat Chelsea Gentry and Haley Shawhan 6-0, 6-1.

    Regular Tell City starter Trish Solbrig did not play because she has mononucleosis. This is the Marksmen’s second 3-2 conference loss in which they were shorthanded.

    Tell City also lost a PAC match at Forest Park 5-0 Tuesday.

  • Rain forces several postponements

    PERRY COUNTY—Rain continued to play havoc with local sports schedules Saturday through Wednesday.

    The Tell City at Perry Central baseball game scheduled Wednesday was postponed and had not been rescheduled at press time.

    Also postponed Wednesday was Tell City’s girls softball game at Corydon and Cannelton’s girls softball game at South Central. Neither of those had been rescheduled either.

    Tell City’s home PAC baseball game with North Posey was postponed Saturday and has been rescheduled for today at 6 p.m.

  • Commodores sweep Bulldogs

    LEOPOLD—Cassy Schaad had five hits and four RBIs as Perry Central swept a girls softball doubleheader from Cannelton Wednesday.

    Perry Central won the first game 9-7 as Schaad went 3 for 4 with a triple. She drove in two runs and scored two.

    Kristi Brumfield added two hits for the Commodores. Hannah Baur and Gracie Kellems each had two for Cannelton.

    Cannelton briefly took a 6-5 lead in the top of the fourth inning with four runs on just one hit, an RBI single by Kellems.

  • Davis to run for IUPUI

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Tiffany Davis has decided to continue her running career on IUPUI’s cross country team next year.

    Davis said Friday that she chose the Jaguars, an NCAA Division I team, “not just because of running but because it’s a good school for what I want to major in (nursing).”

    She will room with another freshman recruit, Forest Park’s Kaci Verkamp, whom she has competed against in conference, sectional, regional and semistate meets throughout high school.

  • Tell City 3rd at Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON—Alex Fenn and Ryan Henrickson each placed second in an individual race and relay to lead Tell City to third place in a boys track invitational Friday.

    Castle won the nine-team meet with an incredible 205 points. Evansville Memorial was second with 64.5, just ahead of Tell City’s 63.5.

    A normal showing would easily have earned Tell City second place, but it was “no doubt the worst meet of our season,” said Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden. “We just did not show up in a lot of the events.

  • PC downs Eagles, Trojans

    LEOPOLD—Clint Cassidy pitched a four-hitter as Perry Central shut out Lanesville 3-0 in baseball Wednesday.

    Cassidy walked only one and struck out five.

    “He had a real low pitch count too,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan. “He was around the plate the whole game and got a lot of ground-ball outs.”

    Perry Central also had only four hits but took advantage of Lanesville pitchers’ wildness to score two runs in the first inning on just one hit.