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Today's Sports

  • Mater Dei pulls away from TC

    ROCKPORT - Mater Dei used a seven-run sixth inning to finish off Tell City 11-1 in the Class 2A baseball sectional Wednesday.

    The Marksmen trailed only 4-1 entering the bottom of the sixth inning. And Tell City pitcher Eric Henrickson struck out the first batter of that inning, giving him three strikeouts in his last four batters faced.

    But that would be the last out he and the Marksmen got.

    A dropped fly ball and a walk followed, and two passed balls produced a run.

    A hit batsman and an infield single produced another run.

  • Huber places 3rd in state

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central senior Nick Huber turned in the highest finish by any Perry Countian in 52 years as he placed third in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at the IHSAA boys state track meet Saturday.

    Huber broke his own school record as he ran that race in 38.62 seconds.

    He did that despite running in the second of three heats. His fastest time of the season would have put him in the fastest heat, among the nine best seeds, but seeds were based on regional times, where Huber was still slowed slightly by an ankle injury.

  • Bobcats win Versailles tourney

    VERSAILLES, Ky. - Six starters hit .500 or better as the Perry County Bobcats age-13 team won a six-team tourney May 17-18.

    The Bobcats beat the Louisville Sharks 8-5 and the Lexington Stars 11-8 in pool play.

    Then in the single-elimination tourney they beat the Louisville Prowlers 8-0 and the Elizabethtown, Ky., A's 8-3 for the title.

    Besides strong hitting, the Bobcats got strong pitching the last two games.

    Austin Kunz pitched a six-inning no-hitter against the Prowlers as the Bobcats won by the 8-run rule.

  • Vikings shut out PC

    ROCKPORT - Braxton Williams and Kent Schmitt combined for all of North Posey's hits as the Vikings beat Perry Central 3-0 in the first round of the South Spencer Class 2A baseball sectional Monday.

    The game was basically a pitching duel between North Posey ace Adam Schroeder and Perry Central's Wes Linette, with North Posey getting four hits and Perry Central two.

    But three of North Posey's hits went for extra bases, and the Vikings also scored two unearned runs thanks to two Perry Central errors.

  • Cannelton game suspended Monday

    LYNNVILLE - Cannelton's baseball sectional game with Tecumseh was suspended in the first inning Monday due to heavy rain and lightning.

    The game was scheduled to be resumed Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. with Tecumseh leading 6-0 in the first inning.

    The Braves were still batting in the top of the first and had the bases loaded, with the third batter in their lineup, Bob Oeth, due up for the second time in the inning.

    They had seven hits the first time through their batting order, including a triple and two doubles.

  • Patriots edge Tell City

    TELL CITY - Three Heritage Hills pitchers limited Tell City to two hits as the Patriots beat the Marksmen 5-4 in PAC baseball Wednes-day.

    Tell City scored four runs in the second inning without a hit on six walks and an error.

    The Marksmen started the next inning with consecutive singles by Trent Gunn and Eric Henrickson but did not score, as a line-drive double play followed.

    "We hit some balls sharply but it was right at them or they made a good play," said Tell City Coach Phil DeSpain.

  • Kassen All-PAC

    TELL CITY - Having foreign exchange students on its girls tennis team has worked well for Tell City.

    Last week Kathi Kassen became the second exchange student to make all-conference for the Marksmen, as she was named to the All-Pocket Athletic Conference team in voting by league coaches.

    Marketa Kozeluhova, who made All-Big Eight Conference in 1995, was the first to do so.

    Like Kozeluhova, Kassen earned the No. 1 singles spot for the Marksmen.

    She went 4-3 in conference matches and 8-5 overall.

  • Huber, PC enjoyed historic...

    Perry County has been blessed with some great athletes in the 60 years that the IHSAA has held track regionals.

    But apparently only two have won more than one event in the same regional - Tell City's Steve Smith at Columbus in 1975 and Perry Central's Nick Huber at Evansville Central Wednesday.

    Both won both hurdles races (Smith also won the pole vault).

    There are only eight regionals in the state, and the Evansville Central one included teams from as far north as Vermillion County (north of Terre Haute's Vigo County).

  • Huber double winner in track...

    EVANSVILLE - Perry Central senior Nick Huber won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to a tie for eighth place in the IHSAA boys track regional Wednesday.

    He is Perry Central's first boys regional champion in any event and only the second Perry County athlete - boy or girl - to win more than one event in a regional. Tell City's Steve Smith won both hurdles events and the pole vault in the 1975 Columbus regional.

    Huber won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.80 seconds and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 39.46.

  • Marksmen fall to Boonville

    BOONVILLE - Tell City won in No. 1 and 2 singles but Boonville took the other matches to oust the Marksmen 3-2 in the girls tennis sectional semifinals Saturday.

    Kathi Kassen shut out Ginny Wright 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.

    Thus even though the Marksmen lost, Kassen got to advance in the No. 1 singles tourney.

    Tell City sophomore Bethany Peter also won handily in No. 2 singles, beating Marissa Hodges 6-2, 6-1.

    Each of the other matches had at least one close set.

    Boonville's Sarah Foley held off Stephani Wrye 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3 singles.