Today's Sports

  • Expansion will hurt Big Ten...

    With new expansion rumors over the weekend that the Pacific-10 is strongly leaning toward raiding half of the Big 12 to become the Pacific-16, it looks like the outcome of the Big Ten's expansion talks could come much sooner than expected.

    The Omaha World Herald reported yesterday that Big 12 officials expect Nebraska to jump ship to the Big Ten as early as tomorrow. While the university isn't officially commenting on the issue, a meeting scheduled for tomorrow between the chancellor and the Board of Regents does point to some activity.

  • Garrett leads Hair Razors with...

    TELL CITY - Allicyn Garrett hit two inside-the-park homers and a triple and drove in six runs as Hair Razors beat Braun Plumbing & Heating 20-15 in Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball league Monday.

    Hair Razors made a last-inning comeback to overtake Troy Clinic 13-12 earlier in the day.

    The two victories raised Hair Razors' record to 3-0. The team is averaging 16 runs per game.

    Logan Flannagan hit a double and a single and scored four runs to back Garrett against Braun's. Katelyn Kaufman also had two hits.

  • Perry Central seventh in...

    JASPER—Three Perry Central golfers shot 86 or better as the Commodores tied for sixth place in a 14-team IHSAA boys golf sectional Friday.

    Perry Central shot 354 to tie Southridge on the Jasper municipal course but lost sixth place on the fifth-man tie-breaker.

    Tell City finished 11th with a 396. Jasper won with 303.

    Brad Douglas shot a 12-over-par 83 to lead Perry Central. “He was just two strokes from getting out (of the sectional to the regional),” noted Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Raetz makes All-PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central center fielder Seth Raetz was named to the 15-man All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Raetz, a senior who also did some pitching, hit .500 in conference games to tie for ninth in the league in batting.

    He hit .375 overall and led the Commodores in runs scored with 22. He drove in 13 runs.

    “I thought we should have had a couple of kids make it,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan. “But in all honesty we finished in the middle of the pack (3-3, tied for fourth in the seven-team conference).

  • Perry Central's Schaad on...

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior catcher Cassy Schaad was named to the  All-PLAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Perry Central went 1-5 in PLAC games, tying West Washington for sixth place in the seven-team conference. So Commodore Coach Mark Rothgerber said one player was about what he expected the Commodores to get on the 15-girl all-conference team.

    This was the fourth year in a row that Perry Central had just one player make it.

    Schaad tied for fifth in hitting in conference games with a .421 batting average (8 for 19).

  • Galloway, Huber finish 23rd in...

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City’s Kayla Galloway and Perry Central’s Jessica Huber each placed 23rd in her event in the IHSAA girls state track meet Friday.

    Galloway, a sophomore competing in the discus, threw it 109 feet on her third and final attempt.

    That was 8 feet shorter than her regional throw. But she beat Northview’s Samantha Solomon by 2 feet, 9 inches.

    Solomon had beaten Galloway in the Evansville regional using their second best throws as a tie-breaker.

  • Larsen helps Eagles claim...

    Tell City graduate Shaun Larsen was an NCAA Division II All-American relief pitcher for the University of Southern Indiana in 2008 and ’09.

    But after using up his college eligibility he helped the Eagles win the national title this spring.

    Larsen is now an assistant coach for the Eagles, who won the Division II College World Series May 29 by beating the University of California-San Diego 6-4.

    Larsen, a 2005 Tell City graduate, was one of three former Rockport American Legion players to help the Eagles claim their title.

  • No Marksmen on All-PAC

    FERDINAND—A 1-7 conference record apparently kept Tell City from having anyone make the All-PAC girls softball team selected by conference coaches Thursday.

    The Marksmen tied for eighth in the nine-team conference with Southridge, whom they beat head-to-head.

    But Southridge, which got hot at the end of the season and won the Washington Class 3A sectional, placed one player on the all-conference team.

    Tell City was the only team not represented on the 14-girl team.

  • Age-13-16 opening night features...

    TELL CITY—Though the pitching is usually ahead of the hitting early in the season, the opening night of Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Wednesday featured some strong hitting performances.

    Kelsey Cummings went 4 for 4 with a double and a triple and Toni Braun went 3 for 3 as Braun Plumbing & Heating beat Troy Clinic 16-8 in the first game.

    Lacey Briggs went 2 for 2 with a double for Troy Clinic.

  • Tell City sweeps Crawford County

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching performances by four players just out of their sophomore seasons carried Tell City to a Diamond League baseball sweep of Crawford County Friday.

    Jessie Lawalin pitched three innings and Dayne Seibert two in the opener as Tell City won 12-1.

    Jordan Heck pitched three innings and Kenny McCallister two in the second game as Tell City triumphed 6-2.