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Today's Sports

  • Are more basketball games a good...

    Is the IHSAA’s decision to allow boys and girls basketball teams to play two more games next season a good thing? That depends on one’s perspective.
    Most coaches love it, as coaches’ associations in various sports, including football, wrestling, volleyball and yes, basketball, have petitioned the IHSAA to allow more contests through the years. And eventually the IHSAA seems to agree to their requests.

  • Waninger shoots 83 in golf...

    HENRYVILLE—Tell City’s Mason Waninger improved his score by 10 strokes from last year’s regional as she shot an 11-over-par 83 in the regional at Champions Pointe Thursday.

  • Wilkerson resigns as Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jason Wilkerson said Thursday that he has resigned as Tell City’s baseball coach for “personal reasons.”
    Wilkerson’s resignation was accepted by the Tell City-Troy Township school board at its meeting last week.
    Wilkerson compiled a 29-21 record in two seasons at the Markmen’s helm, including 15-11 this year.
    Reminiscing about his term as head coach, he said, “The best thing is the relationship I’ve been able to establish with the kids.

  • All-PAC teams released

    FERDINAND—No Tell City players were elected to the All-PAC softball and girls tennis teams this spring.
    Tell City went 0-8 in the conference in softball.
    Heritage Hills pitcher Kaitlin Kralj and Tecumseh pitcher Tiffany Summers made the team for the third year in a row, though Kralj made it as a utility player last year.
    South Spencer catcher Maddie Dawson made the team for the second year.

  • Miller drives in six runs in...

    ROCKPORT—Tell City junior Gant Miller drove in six runs in one inning as Rockport trounced Greene County 21-2 in its American Legion baseball season opener Saturday.
    Post 254 led only 3-2 before its big inning.
    Miller, Rockport’s second baseman, hit a triple and two singles in the sixth as he tied Brad Fella’s team record for most RBIs in an inning.
    Miller went 4 for 6 for the game.
    Fellow Tell Citians Hunter Rowe and Austin Paulin each drove in two runs for Rockport that game.
    Paulin scored three runs.

  • LaGranges win Glen Ress tourney

    TELL CITY—Father-daughter teams had played the Glen Ress Memorial Open golf scramble before, but none had won it until Sunday.

  • Huber 10th at state to lead...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BLOOMINGTON—No Tell City or Perry Central boy scored in the state track meet Saturday, but Andrew Huber came close in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.
    The top nine in each event scored. Huber, a Perry Central senior, finished 10th in the 300 hurdles in 38.97 seconds, a personal record and just 29-hundredths of a second behind ninth-place Max Milkey of Noblesville.
    Huber placed fourth in the second heat and beat three of the nine runners in the fastest heat.

  • Cummings only PC player on All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Senior Alton Cummings was the only Perry Central player named to the All-PLAC baseball team by conference coaches Thursday.
    Cummings saw action at a variety of positions for the Commodores this year, including pitcher, catcher, shortstop, third base and outfield.
    He hit .333 in six conference games and stole three bases.
    On the mound he compiled a 2.74 earned run average in the conference.

  • Goffinet, Claise, Aders on All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Sydney Goffinet was named to the All-PLAC softball team for the third time Thursday, putting her in rare company.
    Commodore pitcher Miranda Claise made the 15-girl team for the second time and outfielder Lexi Aders made it for the first time.
    Goffinet, a senior first baseman, joins 2006 graduates Emily Backer and Amber Hanan as the only Commodores to make the team three times.

  • Beard repeat selection on All-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City center fielder Spenser Beard was a repeat selection on the All-PAC baseball team Thurs-day, but he was the only Marksman who made it this year.
    Last year the Marksmen went 5-3 in the conference and had four players make all-conference.
    This year they went 2-6, tying Forest Park and Tecumseh for sixth place in the nine-team conference.