Today's Sports

  • County parks board hopes to hire...

    CANNELTON—The Perry County Parks & Recreation Board of Directors hopes to hire a county recreation director by October.

    The new employee would replace Dan Adams, who resigned from the position in July to devote more time to his winery business.

    Parks board president Edd Ransom told the board at Wednesday’s meeting that the job description board members agreed to at their previous meeting had been submitted to county auditor Connie Berger and had been approved with no major changes.

  • Scheiber, Hollinden win...

    TELL CITY—Perry Central cross country star Eric Scheiber won the Schweizer Fest six-mile road run Saturday.

    Scheiber, who will be a junior at Perry Central, won in 33 minutes, 50 seconds, 15 seconds ahead of runner-up Wes Camp.

    Tell City cross country coach Chris Hollinden won the two-mile race in 10:08 after placing second in the six-mile race last year.

    Tell City sophomore Katelyn Braunecker won the women’s overall two-mile title in 14:17, two seconds ahead of Breigh Haase.

  • Waldie golf champion

    TELL CITY—Kevin Waldie of Hawesville, Ky., shot an even-par 140 to win the Schweizer Fest Golf Open by one stroke last weekend.

    Waldie, a former Brescia University golfer, shot a 72 in the first round Saturday but cut that to 68 Sunday to edge five-time champion John Stiles by one stroke.

    Three other former champions, Michael Daum, Mark Flannagan and Erik Lassaline, each shot 142.

    Lassaline, last year’s champion, shot a 69 Saturday despite not being pleased with his putting. “If I’d putted well, I could have shot a 63,” he said.

  • Etienne, Jones win again

    TELL CITY—Sixteen years later, Herman Etienne and Carl Jones successfully defended their title in the Schweizer Fest six-person team horseshoe tourney Saturday.

    In 1993 they were part of the Guillaume’s Bulldozing team that won the Schweizer Fest tourney.

    No Schweizer Fest horseshoe competition was held again until this year.

    Saturday Etienne and Jones teamed with Calvin Cash, Jeremy Etienne, Steve Etienne and Scott Hubert on the Cash Waggner & Associates team to win the six-team competition.

  • Weyer double tennis winner

    TELL CITY—Liv Weyer of Ferdinand was a double winner in the Schweizer Fest tennis tourney last weekend.

    The former Forest Park star won the women’s singles title in straight sets and teamed with her cousin, Tell City tennis coach Nick Weyer, to win the mixed doubles tourney.

    A Tell City mother-daughter team, Joyce Stath and Bethany Peter, won the women’s doubles title. They beat Alexis Braun and Kelly Hubert of Tell City 6-2, 6-2 in the finals.

  • Tell City fall schedules

    Varsity Football


    14    Crawford County Scrimmage    T    7:00

    21    Mount Vernon    T    7:00

    28    Heritage Hills    H    7:00


      4    South Spencer    T    7:00

    11    Pike Central    T    7:00

    18    Perry Central    H    7:00

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Boys Varsity Football


    14    Clarksville    T    6:00

    21    Corydon Central    H    7:00

    29    South Decatur    T    4:00


      4    Crawford County    T    7:00

    11    West Washington    H    7:00

    18    Tell City    T    7:00

  • Baseball old-timers still give...

    TELL CITY—Yes, the annual Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game is mainly played just for fun.

    The players don’t even have to be in competitive shape, as they can get youngsters to run for them as soon as they hit the ball.

    They also don’t have to cover a lot of ground in the outfield, as each team started six outfielders Thursday (though one team played one as a short fielder so shallow that he was almost a fifth infielder).

    But there was also plenty of hustle and competitive spirit on display in Thursday’s game.

  • Longer pitching distance should...

    It had been rumored for several years that the distance between the pitching rubber and home plate in high school girls softball was going to be increased from 40 to 43 feet. And Wednesday the IHSAA approved the change for the 2010 season.

    The new distance was one of the rules revisions announced by the National Federation of State High School Associations in June.

    It is mandatory for all states beginning in 2011 but member state associations were free to adopt the new rule a year early if they wanted, so the IHSAA did.

  • Toys for Tots scramble Sept. 14

    LAFAYETTE, Ky.—The annual Toys for Tots golf scramble will be held at noon Sept. 14 at Rough River’s Lafayette Golf Course.

    Entry fee is $60 and includes greens fees, cart rental, beverages, skins game, a gift bag, and a grilled pork chop dinner donated by New Boston Tavern at Mulzer Camp afterwards.

    Optional free bus transportation to and from Mulzer Camp will depart at 10 a.m. Bus registrations should be made when registering for the tourney.

    The first 120 paid entries will be accepted. Players may sign up with their own four-person teams.