Today's Sports

  • Gengelbach MVP as PC girls romp...

    MITCHELL—Lindsey Gengelbach won the meet’s MVP award as Perry Central romped to the PLAC girls track title Friday.

    The Commodores scored 153 points, 36 more than runner-up Mitchell, to win the seven-team meet.

    “That’s pretty well what I had us for (based on seeds),” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet, who won her 24th conference title after missing out by just seven points last year.

    Gengelbach, a sophomore sprinter/jumper, scored a meet-high 34 points.

  • PC nips Paoli for title

    MITCHELL—Some surprisingly strong finishes in the distance races and the 200-meter dash propelled Perry Central past Paoli for the PLAC boys track title Friday.

    The Commodores won the seven-team meet for the fifth year in a row with 126.5 points, 2.5 more than Paoli.

    “It was a good meet all the way through,” said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

    Jake Schwartz returned from an injury just a week earlier and Barnett didn’t know how good of shape he would be in for the conference meet.

  • Tell City 2nd in PAC

    TELL CITY—Tyler Dauby and David McDaniel each won one event to lead Tell City to second place in the nine-team PAC boys track meet Thursday.

    Forest Park won with 125 points. Tell City scored 101.

    Tell City star Ryan Henrickson injured a hip in the long jump (he finished fourth at 20 feet, 1 inch) and was unable to compete in his three running events.

    Tell City Coach Chris Hollinden said he thinks the injury is a hip flexor and he doesn’t know if Henrickson will be able to compete in this Thursday’s sectional.

  • TC shuts out Raiders

    HUNTINGBURG—Shane Weedman and Trent Gunn combined to pitch a three-hitter as Tell City shut out Southridge 4-0 in PAC baseball Thursday.

    Weedman struck out six and walked three before being relieved by Gunn in the seventh inning.

    Weedman “had great command of the strike zone,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “He worked hitters well and attacked the strike zone—a very well pitched game.”

    Two of his walks came in the seventh inning. “He got tired in the seventh when his pitch count hit 100,” said Wahl.

  • Boonville nips TC in 8

    TELL CITY—Boonville, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A, had to go eight innings to beat Tell City 2-0 in girls softball Thursday.

    Mike Wilson, who has coached Boonville for 25 years, recently told the Evansville Courier & Press, that this is his best hitting team ever.

    But Tell City pitcher Josalyn Ress, using a lot of screwballs and two-seam fastballs, shut the Pioneers out for seven innings on two hits.

    The Pioneers led off the eighth with a double to the right-center-field fence and scored on a throwing error on a bunt.

  • Commodores fall to Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Mitchell took advantage of seven Perry Central errors to beat the Commodores 12-6 in PLAC girls softball Thursday.

    Each team had seven hits, with Mitchell getting three triples.

    “They hit the ball real well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

    But he was not pleased that his team gave the Bluejackets extra at-bats due to the errors.

    Tara Claise drove in four runs for Perry Central with a bases-loaded double in the third inning and a single.

  • Wagner placed in top 5 in state...

    When Tell City’s Dylan Froehlich placed fifth in his weight class in the IHSAA state wrestling meet in February, I tried to run a list of all Perry County athletes who ever placed in the top five in an individual event in any IHSAA sport.

    Bob Busse, who coached Tell City’s boys track team 28 years (he also coached the girls team several years), called to mention that I had forgotten one top-five finisher, Mike Hagan, who placed fifth in the state in the shot put as a Tell City senior in 1984.

  • Girls sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—All three Perry County teams drew state-ranked teams for their first girls softball sectional games.

    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Thursday.

    In the Class 2A sectional hosted by Forest Park at Cedar Crest School in Bretzville, Perry Central will play Mater Dei, ranked ninth in the Class 2A state coaches poll, in the first round Monday, May 24, at approximately 7:30 p.m. (all are Perry County times).

    That will be preceded by Forest Park vs. South Spencer at 5:30 p.m.

  • Marksmen fifth in PAC

    TELL CITY—Sarah Goffinet won the 1600-meter run and Elizabeth Kohnert placed second in two field events to lead Tell City to fifth place in the PAC girls track meet Tuesday.

    Forest Park won with 118 points. Tell City scored 86.

    Goffinet took the 1600 in 5:42.72 and placed fifth in the 3200 in 13:13.28.

    She teamed with Loren Braunecker, Hanna Goffinet and Andyn Rowe to place third in the 3200 relay in 10:41.50.

    Rowe placed third in the 3200 run in 121:57.34 and sixth in the 1600 in 5:57.67.

  • Bulldog girls get first victory...

    NEW HARMONY—Sammie James and Payton Reed combined for nine RBIs as Cannelton beat New Harmony 13-12 in the first game of a girls softball doubleheader Saturday.

    The Bulldogs thus ended a 33-game losing streak since their victory over Washington Catholic May 5, 2007.

    Allicyn Garrett went 4 for 5 to lead Cannelton’s 14-hit attack.

    Reed, Jaci Garrett and Sarah Powers each added three hits.

    James drove in five runs with two doubles and Reed added four RBIs.