Today's Sports

  • Goffinet on All-PAC

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City senior catcher Lauren Goffinet was named to the All-PAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches.

    The team was selected June 1 but not released until June 15 as some coaches asked that it not be released while some PAC teams were still playing in the state tourney.

    Goffinet made the 15-girl team as one of the utility players and Tell City sophomore Josalyn Ress received honorable mention as a pitcher.

  • TC Diamond League team beats...

    FERDINAND – Tell City’s Diamond League team kept Forest Park to no runs winning 10-0 and only let them score two in Tuesday’s doubleheader in Ferdinand.

    In game one Travis Jones and Trent Nelson pitched while Cordell Synder caught for Tell City. Kyle Osborne went 3-for-4, hitting one home run and receiving two RBIs. Shane Weedman was 2-for-3 with one RBI, Dayne Seibert went 2-for-4 and Snyder was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

  • Cash Waggner, Sports...

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching and timely hitting kept Cash Waggner & Associates and Sports Acceleration undefeated in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Wednesday.

    Kosha Wetzel and Taylor Benningfield combined to pitch a two-hitter as Cash Waggner beat R&A Sports 10-2.

    Wetzel struck out two and walked one in four innings. Benningfield gave up no hits and no walks in one inning (the game ended after five innings by the eight-run rule).

  • Four Commodores All-PLAC in...

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Clint Cassidy, Ryan Hanan, Andrew Harpenau and T.J. Lamon made the 15-man team, each for the first time.

    The four selections ties Perry Central’s most ever set four times before, the last time two years ago.

    Perry Central won the conference outright for the first time with a 6-0 record and thus was allowed to nominate five players for the team.

  • Rhodes to play for Brescia

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Jordan Rhodes has signed to play baseball for Brescia University.

    Rhodes played second base and pitched a little for the Marksmen this year and played some right field last year. He said Brescia is looking at him as a second baseman.

    He hit .271 with a .364 on-base average for the Marksmen this season. He hit five doubles, scored 22 runs, and drove in 11 runs.

    Rhodes said Brescia Coach Jeff Falkner “said I’d probably make the travel squad next year but he sees me playing more the following years.”

  • Ernst 15th in state in 800

    BLOOMINGTON—Perry Central junior Michael Ernst set a school record as he finished 15th among 27 in the 800-meter run in the IHSAA boys state track meet Friday.

    Ernst ran the race in 1:56.32, breaking the school record of 1:58.08 set by Mike Raibley in 1985.

    Ernst was in the slower of the two heats but placed second in it to Fort Wayne Carroll’s Robert Kleber, who placed seventh overall.

  • PC frosh Brumfield on All-PLAC...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central freshman Kristi Brumfield was named to the All-PLAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Brumfield was the only Commodore named to the 15-girl team. Perry Central finished sixth in the seven-team conference with a 2-4 record.

    Brumfield hit .467 in conference games, fifth best in the conference, with a .556 on-base average (7 for 15 hitting plus three walks).

    She also did most of the Commodores’ pitching in the conference, going 2-3 with a 4.99 earned run average and 21 strikeouts in 25 innings.

  • PC 8th, Tell City 11th in 14-...

    JASPER—No one from Perry Central or Tell City shot under 88 and neither team finished in the top half of the 14-team IHSAA boys golf sectional Friday.

    Perry Central shot 367 to finish eighth and Tell City shot 405 to finish 11th.

    Jasper won with 322 strokes. Springs Valley, Heritage Hills and Crawford County each shot 327, with Heritage Hills and Springs Valley earning the right to advance to the regional because their fifth men shot better than Crawford County’s fifth man.

  • Tell City to face Generals in...

    BRETZVILLE—Tell City will face Clarksville in a battle of young teams in the first round of the Forest Park girls softball regional Saturday at 10 a.m.

    Tell City, 16-8, won its first sectional title last week with just three seniors on its roster. The Marksmen also start one freshman, two sophomores and three juniors.

    Clarksville, 20-8, has just two seniors on its roster, catcher Kelsey Becker and right fielder-pitcher Kelly Betz. Betz drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the sectional semifinals.

  • It was fun to watch TC win

    Though sportswriters are supposed to be impartial when they cover games, most would probably admit that they secretly root for the local teams they cover regularly, particularly when they have known the players on those teams for years.

    So I must say that I enjoyed watching Tell City win the Forest Park girls softball sectional last week, as I had the privilege of coaching seven of the Marksmen’s nine starters in all-star teams when they were in the 14-and-under age group.