Today's Sports

  • Perry Central wins 3 events in...

    JASPER—Michael Ernst won the 800-meter run and 3200 relay to lead Perry Central to third place in the 11-team boys track sectional Thursday.

    Samson Benjamin also won the 400 dash for the Commodores.

    Jamal Noland won the 100 dash to lead Tell City to sixth place.

    Forest Park won the meet with 118 points. Perry Central scored 94, Tell City 77, and Cannelton was 10th with 2.

    Perry Central got off to a strong start, setting a school record in winning the first event, the 3200 relay, in 8:19.43.

  • Commodores finish unbeaten in...

    LEOPOLD—Patrick Van Winkle drove in the winning run in the eighth inning as Perry Central nipped Paoli 9-8 Wednesday to clinch the PLAC baseball title outright.

    The Commodores also beat West Washington 8-1 Thursday to finish 6-0 in conference games, two games ahead of co-runners-up Crawford County and Mitchell.

    This is the Commodores’ first outright PLAC title in the conference’s 30-year history. They tied for first place in 1989, 2004 and 2006.

  • Tell City splits 2 games

    MARENGO—Mike Maddle had three hits and three RBIs as Tell City beat Crawford County 8-5 in baseball Thursday.

    Trent Gunn and Trent Benningfield each added two hits and two RBIs for the Marksmen.

    That gave Gunn a school-record 37 RBIs for the season. The previous record was 34 by Larry Parker in 1983.

    Maddle hit a two-run homer over the left-field fence in Tell City’s five-run fifth inning. Gunn added a solo homer that inning.

  • Marksmen nip Chargers 2-1

    TELL CITY—Sydney Grass went 2 for 2 with two RBIs as Tell City beat Pike Central 2-1 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.

    The win was Tell City’s school-record 13th of the season.

    The Marksmen scored both their runs in the second inning. Amber Thomas singled, Courtney Cain reached base on an error, and Hana Reed singled to load the bases.

    Grass followed with a double to score Thomas and Cain.

    Josalyn Ress pitched a three-hitter for Tell City for her 12th win of the season. She walked two and struck out five.

  • Commodores shut out twice

    REO—Perry Central had only three hits in 10 innings as it was shut out in girls softball road games Thursday and Friday.

    Hilarie Hahus and Tara Claise hit consecutive singles in the fourth inning for the Commodores’ only hits in a 13-0 loss to South Spencer Thursday.

    South Spencer pitcher Brooke Rust walked two and struck out eight in the five-inning game.

    Kristi Brumfield pitched a complete game for Perry Central. She gave up 11 hits and three walks and struck out three.

  • Hayes stifles Bulldogs' bats

    LEOPOLD—Stephen Hayes pitched a three-hitter as Perry Central beat Cannelton 8-1 in baseball Thursday.

    Perry Central improved to 14-8, tying the school record for most wins set in 2006 and 2007.

    Ethan Herzog, the second batter of the game, hit a home run for Cannelton. It hit the top of the left-field fence and then bounced on the other side of the fence.

    Hayes shut the Bulldogs out the rest of the way, though, as he raised his record to 3-0.

    He walked none, struck out nine, and retired the last 14 batters he faced.

  • Davis wins 3200 race in girls...

    LEOPOLD—Tiffany Davis won the 3200-meter run to lead Tell City to sixth place in the 11-team IHSAA girls track sectional Tuesday.

    Forest Park won with 141 points. Tell City scored 57, Perry Central was seventh with 30, and Cannelton tied for 10th with 7.

    The top eight finishers in each event scored and the top four qualified for the regional, to be held at Evansville Central Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Marksmen blast PC with 12-run...

    TELL CITY—Trent Gunn drove in five runs in the third inning as Tell City beat Perry Central 14-0 in baseball Monday.

    The game was a scoreless tie after two innings, and neither team had hit the ball hard.

    But the Marksmen, who started their second time through the batting order in the third inning, did hit the ball hard then as they scored 12 runs in the inning.

    Trent Benningfield led off with a single to right field. Andy Chinn followed with a fly ball to deep left-center that the center fielder dropped after making a long run to it.

  • Marksmen tie record with 12th...

    TELL CITY—Josalyn Ress pitched a four-hitter as Tell City beat South Spencer 4-1 in PAC girls softball Tuesday.

    Ress also pitched a two-hitter as the Marksmen beat North Harrison 5-2 in a non-conference road game Saturday.

    The two victories gave the Marksmen a 12-8 record, tying the school record for most wins set in 2007.

    With only one regular-season game and the sectional left, it also assured the Marksmen of their first above .500 record since the team went 7-5 in its first season in 1996.

  • Marksmen split with Wildcats

    MOUNT VERNON—Tell City had 22 hits as it split a baseball doubleheader with Mount Vernon Saturday.

    Tell City won the second game 10-6 behind a 12-hit attack.

    Kyle Osborne drove in four runs for the Marksmen that game as he went 3 for 4. Andy Chinn and Trent Gunn each hit a two-run double.

    Chinn and Nick Kleaving each had two hits.

    Jordan Rhodes picked up the win in relief. Flannagan walked nine and struck out two before being relieved in the fourth inning.

    Tell City lost the first game 5-3 despite outhitting the Wildcats 10-5.