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Today's Sports

  • Wahl commits to Eastern Illinois

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills senior-to-be Abby Wahl verbally committed last week to play college basketball for Eastern Illinois University.
    Wahl, a forward/center listed at 6-foot-1, will be the first Heritage Hills girl to play basketball for an NCAA Division I school.
    She was the top vote-getter on the All-PAC team last winter as she averaged 20.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. She hit a school-record 57.9 percent from the field and 83.4 percent at the free-throw line.

  • IHSAA dead week makes sports...

    A sparse area summer sports schedule just got sparser.
    Rockport’s American Legion baseball team canceled six consecutive games scheduled July 1 through July 8.
    A team spokesman told the Spencer County Journal-Democrat that the games were canceled because several players wanted to go on vacation this week, apparently leaving not enough players to field a team.
    Why did a bunch of them all want to go on vacation the same week?

  • Talley to golf in French Lick...

    FRENCH LICK—Emma Talley, daughter and granddaughter of Tell City High School Athletic Hall of Famers, will compete in a women’s professional golf tourney at French Lick’s Hill Course this Friday through Sunday.

  • Nobles 1st, 2nd in qualifier

    LEXIINGTON, Ky.—Evan and Andrew Noble of Tell City participated in the Road to the Masters 2018 Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship local qualifier June 30 and both advanced.

  • Perry Central takes conference...

    LEOPOLD – In the season finale, Perry Central beat West Washington 13-0 in five innings in eighth grade baseball Thursday to win the PLAC title and finish conference play unbeaten.

    The Commodores finished the season 18-2 and 4-0 against PLAC opponents.

    “Last year these guys were one win away from winning conference,” Perry Central Coach Alton Cummings said. “Coming out this year, they had a chip on their shoulder.

    “They took care of business every conference game.”

  • Hendershot versatile Legion...

    ROCKPORT – Tell City senior Preston Hendershot has been a contributor in Rockport’s 10-3 start in American Legion baseball this season.

    Hendershot is the latest Tell City product to play for the successful Legion team based in Spencer County.

    Gant Miller, Spenser Deom and Hunter Rowe played for Post 254 last season, helping the team reach the American Legion World Series in North Carolina last August.

  • Burns state barrel horse champion

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Sports editor, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY – Jenna Burns has a need for speed.

    The Heritage Hills student just finished a successful sophomore season competing for the Patriots’ girls track team, which included her breaking the school record in the 200-meter dash that had been held by Jill Lifke since 1981. Burns also qualified for the state meet in that event.

    However, she also gets her fix for speed in another way – by riding horses in barrel races.

  • Linne’s advances to semifinals

    TELL CITY—Jayleigh Napier went 2 for 2 with a double to lead Linne’s Auto & Diesel Repair past Whalen Properties 9-6 in the first round of Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball playoff tourney Wednesday.

  • Slowpitch softball making a...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—In the early 1980s there were three men’s softball leagues in Perry County. Many players played in more than one league and also played tourneys nearly every weekend, so they were often playing five days a week.
    In 1984 there were 10 teams in the Tell City Women’s Softball League and four more in Perry Central’s league.
    Then the number of teams of both genders slowly began to dwindle.

  • Cal Ripken League champions

    Home Mutual Insurance won the regular-season title and playoff tourney in the Tell City Cal Ripken League’s Major League (ages 11-12).