Today's Sports

  • Cannelton girls team features...

    Sports Editor

    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.

  • Schaad propels Perry Central...

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    TEL CITY—Dacota Schaad won four events as Perry Central defeated Tell City 84-45 in boys track Thursday.
    Perry Central won 12 of the 16 events.
    Schaad took the long jump with a 19-foot-5 leap, the 100-meter dash in 11.49 seconds, and the 200 in 44.18.
    He teamed with Hunter LaGrange, Tyler Hagedorn and Isaiah Ernst to win the 400 relay in 46.97.
    Ivan Bland won both hurdles races for the Commodores, taking the 110-high hurdles in 16.77 and the 300 intermediates in 44.18.

  • Gengelbach wins four events as...

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    TELL CITY—Lindsey Gengelbach won four individual events as Perry Central defeated Tell City 85-43 in girls track Thursday.
    Gengelbach won the high jump at 5 feet, 2 inches, the pole vault at 7-6, the 100-meter dash in 13.65 seconds, and the 200 in 27.81.
    Grace James, a freshman, won the long jump at 15 feet, 51⁄2 inches and the 400 in 1:02.98.
    She teamed with Ashley Gengelbach, Callie Poehlein and Melissa Hagedorn to win the 1600 relay in 4:38.07.

  • Numbers up for TC tennis team

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls tennis team has only two letter winners returning from last year, but Coach Nick Weyer hopes having more players will translate into more wins.
    Seniors Robyn Scarpa and Rachel Woznicki are the only returnees from last year. But there are 12 girls on the team—four more than last year.

  • Cassidy, Graves lead PC winners

    LEOPOLD—Tanner Cassidy was named the boys Most Valuable Player and Ashley Graves won the most awards for the girls at Perry Central’s basketball awards program Tuesday.
    The complete list of awards:
    Varsity boys basketball
    Best field-goal percentage: Derek Thomas and Colten Hedinger
    Best three-point percentage: Tanner Cassidy
    Best free-throw percentage: Trent Brown
    Leading scorer: Derek Thomas
    Most assists: Tanner Cassidy
    Most steals: Abe Schwartz
    Most rebounds: Tanner Cassidy

  • Marksman team has more depth...

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    TELL CITY—Eighteen athletes is not a lot for most track teams, but it gives Tell City’s girls track team more depth than usual.
    Only three times in the last 28 years have the Marksmen started a season with better numbers, and twice it was only one better.
    Numbers alone don’t mean anything if they are merely live bodies. But “we added several quality people, which will obviously be helpful,” said Coach Katie Chinn.

  • Sectional could be in Commodores...

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    LEOPOLD—The last time Perry Central won a girls track sectional, 1984, Linda Waninger was one of the team’s stars. Now two of her daughters, Ashley and Lindsey Gengelbach, could help the Commodores win another sectional.
    Lindsey Gengelbach is the defending sectional champion in the pole vault and has been named the Most Valuable Performer in the PLAC meet the last two years.

  • Young Marksmen face rebuilding...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City girls softball coach John Hayes said he hates to use the term “rebuilding year,” but that’s what his team is facing.
    The Marksmen have only two seniors on their team and only four letter winners back from last year’s 6-13 team.
    They graduated a four-year starting pitcher, Josalyn Ress, who led the team to a sectional title as a sophomore and the sectional championship game last year and is now pitching collegiately.