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Today's Sports

  • Red Sox will beat Nationals in...

    Baseball Digest, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports are all picking the Boston Red Sox to win the American League East this year, which makes me a little nervous: The last time all of them picked the Red Sox to win the division they finished last.
    But none of the major media outlets is picking them to win the World Series. They, and I, are concerned about their lack of an ace starting pitcher.

  • Marksmen will field veteran...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With six of seven starters returning, Tell City’s girls tennis team hopes to improve on last year’s 5-8 record.
    Coach Nick Weyer said seniors Addie Peter, Cassie Bryant and Kelsey Gowers again “will probably man our three singles slots in some order.”
    Bryant played No. 1 singles at times early in the season and Peter played it in the sectional. Whichever one did not play No. 1 played No. 2.

  • Commodores expect defense to be...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central will field a young baseball team at times this season, but Coach Phil Zellers hopes the Commodores will develop a strong defense.
    Zellers said the team’s defense “right now is average,” but “I’m hoping one of our strengths will end up being our defense.”
    Bryce Ridener, who returns at second base, is the only senior on the team’s 25-man roster.

  • Tigers nip Marksmen

    PRINCETON—Princeton scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Tell City 4-3 in a baseball season opener Tuesday.
    Tell City had tied the score 3-3 with a run in the top of the seventh without a hit.
    Spenser Deom led off that inning with a walk, stole second base, moved to third on a ground-out, and scored on an error by the shortstop.
    Princeton was nearly as efficient in the bottom of the seventh, though.
    A walk, a wild pitch and a stolen base put a runner on third base with only one out.

  • Tell City trounces Trinity in...

    TELL CITY—Madison Schuetter hit a double and a triple and drove in two runs as Tell City beat Whitesville Trinity 10-1 in a girls softball season opener Monday.
    MaKaylee Buntin added a double and also drove in two runs for the Marksmen.
    Morgan Schuetter and Monica Bartley each contributed two singles to the Marksmen’s 10-hit attack. Morgan Schuetter scored three runs.
    “Several people hit the ball, so I was happy,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “And our defense looked good.”

  • Providence outhits Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Marli Karem had four hits and drove in two runs as Providence beat Perry Central 14-11 in a girls softball season opener Monday.
    Karem scored the game’s first run after doubling to deep left field with two out in the first inning.
    She advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a delayed double steal attempt after Lillian Hughes walked, with Hughes being tagged out at second after Karem crossed the plate.

  • Tell City drops to Class A in...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City has been one of the smallest schools in Class 2A football for several years but next year will be the biggest school in Class A football.
    The Marksmen will remain in Class 2A in all other sports that are classed. But their school’s 389 enrollment dropped them to Class A in football, a sport that many smaller schools do not have.
    Classes for each sport for the next two years were announced by the IHSAA Tuesday.

  • Bulldogs edge Grace with walk-...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Control problems kept Ethan Melton from getting the win in his first varsity baseball game. But he did get the winning hit as Cannelton edged Grace Baptist 4-3 in a baseball season opener Tuesday.
    Melton, a freshman, started on the mound and held the Defenders to one hit in the first two innings.
    But in the third inning a walk, an error by the left fielder, a single up the middle, an infield hit, and two more walks produced three runs, putting the Defenders up 3-1.

  • Rowe underclass all-state...

    TELL CITY—Tell City junior guard Hunter Rowe received honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Underclass all-state team released Thursday.
    Rowe led the Marksmen with 14.0 points per game and was third on the team in rebounding at 3.8 per game.
    He hit 40.7 percent from the field, including 34.9 percent from three-point range, and 68.8 percent at the free-throw line.
    Mater Dei junior guard Devan Straub made the 15-man Underclass all-state team from Class A and 2A schools.

  • Tell City spring schedules

    Varsity Baseball
    March
    31    Princeton    T    5:30
    April
    4    Hancock County    H    12:00
    7    Heritage Hills    T    4:30
    8    Tecumseh    H    5:00
    9    South Central    T    5:30
    11    South Spencer    T    1:00