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Today's Sports

  • Rebels have Marksmen’s number...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—South Spencer’s baseball team seemed to bring out the worst in Tell City this year,
    The Rebels beat Tell City 14-1 in the baseball sectional semifinals Saturday, the third time in as many meetings this season that they’ve dispatched the Marksmen by the 10-run rule.
    “They’re good - they’re really good,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “But let’s face it, we didn’t play very well.”

  • Waninger 4th in four-team match

    SANTA CLAUS—Tell City’s Mason Waninger shot 38 to tie for fourth place in a four-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Heritage Hills won with 150 strokes. Evansville Central shot 169 and Forest Park 173. Tell City, with just two boys competing, did not have a team score.
    Heritage Hills’ Corey Teaford and Alec Meunier tied for medalist honors by shooting even-par 36s. Another Patriot, Dakota Deller, shot 37.
    Waninger closed strong, including birdieing the ninth hole, to finish right behind them.

  • Brown, Pierrard place 3rd to...

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City sprinter Elliott Brown and Perry Central distance runner Aaron Pierrard each placed third in one event at the boys track regional Thursday to qualify for the state meet.
    Pierrard ran the 1600-meter run in 4:19.90, breaking his own school record and beating the previous regional record of 4:20.12 set by Terre Haute North’s Peter Davis last year.
    Two other runners also broke that record, though, with Castle’s Quentin Pierce winning in 4:19.44 and Borden’s Julien Magallanes placing second in 4:18.99.

  • Bulldogs fall to Wood Memorial

    DUBOIS—Cannelton had just two hits in a 17-3 first-round baseball sectional loss to Wood Memorial Thursday.
    Bryce Garrett went 2 for 2 to account for all the Bulldogs’ hits.
    They also drew six walks, though, and had two batters hit by pitches.
    That helped them score three runs in the third inning, and they still left the bases loaded that inning.
    “We should have scored five or six runs that inning,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We just never could get on them.”

  • Vikings top Commodores for title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Hailee Elderkin threw a one-hitter as North Posey beat Perry Central 10-1 Thursday to win the Forest Park softball sectional.
    North Posey had 11 hits in the five-inning game. Kaitlyn Blankenberger drove in four runs with two doubles and Kristin Schorr ended the game with a grand slam over the center-field fence with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

  • Marksmen hold off Perry Central

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT — Travis Burchett and Reed Goffinet combined to pitch a three-hitter as Tell City defeated Perry Central 5-3 in the Class 2A baseball sectional first round Wednesday.
    The two Marksmen combined to strike out 16.
    Perry Central’s starter, freshman Jaron Underhill, pitched six strong innings, backed by some stellar defense.
    The Commodores took an early 2-0 lead and had a chance to tie the game late.

  • Commodores oust Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Autumn Lain pitched a six-hitter and had three hits as Perry Central beat Tell City 6-1 in the Forest Park softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.
    Lain led a 14-hit Perry Central attack that also included two hits apiece by Brittany Parker, Lea Harbaville and Casey James.
    Her teammates also gave her strong defensive support, committing no errors in the first six innings.
    Parker made five putouts in center field, including two on balls that looked like sure extra-base hits in the gap.

  • Patriots pound Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Tyler Ward hit a home run and drove in four runs in Heritage Hills’ 19-0 rout of Perry Central in baseball Monday.
    The Patriots had 22 hits, with Ward being one of five players with three hits.
    Logan Wilkerson hit a double and two singles.
    Three Heritage Hills pitchers combined to toss a two-hitter. Trey Mullis and Grant Pund each had a single for the Commodores.
    Ethan Myler, the first of three Perry Central pitchers, took the loss. He gave up 10 hits and 10 runs in 1 2/3 innings.

  • All high school sports need at...

    IHSAA officials have said in the past that tennis, cross country, wrestling and track don’t need to be divided into classes because they are individual sports.
    That has prompted some to ask why the IHSAA awards team trophies in those sports. Which is a very good question.
    Because individuals can advance without their teams in those sports, I could go for a compromise that divided those sports into two classes - enrollments of 1,000 and above and enrollments of 999 or fewer - instead of the four or more that most other sports are divided into.

  • Castle blanks Tell City in finals

    REO—Castle lost only two games as it beat Tell City 5-0 for its 19th consecutive girls tennis sectional title Saturday morning.
    Madison Devillez beat Cassie Bryant 6-2, 6-0 in No. 2 singles, the closest match of the day.
    Chrissie Fuller shut out Addie Peter 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and Elizabeth Boik beat Kelsey Gowers by the same score in No. 3.