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Today's Sports

  • Sparse old-timers crowd hits...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Maybe it was the extreme heat and humidity or the threat of rain, but Tuesday’s Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game had apparently its smallest turnout ever.
    In the past each team sometimes used five outfielders because it had plenty of players and that kept them from having to try to cover so much ground.

  • Rockport wins regional, going to...

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.—Three Tell City graduates played key roles as Rockport Post 254 won the Great Lakes American Legion baseball regional last week.
    Rockport went 5-0 in the eight-team, double-elimination tourney to raise its season record to 32-1 and qualify for the eight-team American Legion World Series, which starts today in Shelby, N.C.
    Rockport will play Rowan County, N.C., in the first game of the World Series at 11:30 a.m. Perry County time.

  • Myler making rare switch from...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Position changes are rare in high school football, as usually a player finishes his career at the same position he played in grade school.
    Probably the rarest of all position switches is from the backfield to the offensive interior line or vice versa.

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Varsity Football
    August
    12    Scrimmage (Southridge)    T    7:00
    19    Tell City    H    7:00
    26    Forest Park    H    6:30
    September
    2    Crawford County    H    6:30
    9    Paoli    T    6:30
    16    Tecumseh    H    7:00

  • Though tarnished, Olympic ideal...

    The 2016 Summer Olympics, which opened Friday, have been beset with problems.
    Russian government officials were found to have sanctioned performance-enhancing substances for their 2014 Winter Olympics athletes and many of their track athletes for this summer. Yet virtually the only Russians banned from competing in the Summer Games were the whistle blowers on that operation.

  • TC golf team young, small

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls golf team has two seniors, fourth-year player Alex Lawalin and third-year player Kyra Gentry.
    Unfortunately for the Marksmen, that is all their experience. As of Thursday there were only two other girls on the team, sophomores Abby Lawalin and Kenzie Burgess. “Both have very little experience,” said Coach Amber Thomas. “I think they’ve both hit around for fun.”

  • Enjoyment of game keeps Wagner...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Terry Wagner has coached high school football since the early 1970s and has retired more times than Brett Favre - doing so the first time in 1988.
    But love of the game keeps him coming back. Last winter he accepted a position as Tell City’s offensive line coordinator and assistant defensive coordinator.
    “My wife’s about ready to hang me,” he said Thursday. “But to me it’s still enjoyable to work with the kids and see how they progress.”

  • Taylor’s team 2nd in NSA world...

    EVANSVILLE— Former Tell City athlete Caitlin Taylor helped Indiana Sisters place second in the age-14-and-under National Softball Association Class B Northern World Series July 18-24.

  • Triple play helps EverBody’s...

    TELL CITY—EverBody’s Fitness Center used 20 hits and a triple play to defeat Corn Island Shipyard 15-0 in the first round of the Tell City Women’s Softball League’s playoff tourney Monday.

  • Tri-State Service sweeps Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tri-State Service & Maintenance averaged 22 runs per game as it won the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney Tuesday.
    Casi Hay went 3 for 3 with a double to lead Tri-State past EverBody’s Fitness Center 21-4 in the championship game.
    Felicia Myers and Jennifer Coyle each added a single and a double to Tri-State’s 20-hit attack.