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Today's Sports

  • TC has more depth; expects more...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—New Tell City boys soccer coach Pat Jarboe has some simple goals for his team this season: “We want to score more goals than we did last year and we want to win some games.”
    He might also have added: bring some stability to the team.
    The Marksmen have fielded a varsity team for five years and have won just four games in that span. Jarboe is their fourth coach.
    They went 0-12 and scored just one goal last season.

  • Marksman boys tennis team lacks...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Athletes generally flock to a chance to be part of a winning team.
    Tell City’s boys tennis team finished 10-4 in dual matches - its most victories in decades - and 18-6 overall last year, tying for first place in the nine-team PAC and placing second to perennial champion Castle in the sectional.
    So one would assume plenty of boys want to play for the team this year. But one would be wrong.
    Three doubles starters and the top reserve from last year’s team return.

  • Cannelton coach sees improvement...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s volleyball team finished 1-24 last year, but Coach Ashley Chapman said her four returning players “have really improved” and they are joined by five talented newcomers.
    Jordyn Vogt is a fourth-year varsity player. The only other senior on the team, Tori Stowe, has never played on the team but “she’s really good,” said Chapman.
    Junior returnees are Nicole Harris, April Terry and Kelsey Marshall.

  • Perry Central team faces...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Last year was magical for Perry Central’s volleyball team.
    The Commodores won their first sectional title in nine years, won their first regional ever, played a close five-game match with Indianapolis Ritter in the semistate, and tied a school record with 27 victories.
    That many accomplishments would be hard to repeat under any circumstances but is even harder considering the Commodores return only one full-time varsity player, Maddie Hubert, and she is switching positions.

  • Tell City will feature depth in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong hitting and serving should carry Tell City’s volleyball team to a winning season.
    Hit by injuries last year, the Marksmen finished the season 9-19, their first losing record in five years. But they return eight letter winners this year and have depth and experience at every position but setter.

  • Cheap scoreboards proving costly...

    Everyone, including organizations building new ballparks, should remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for.”
    Invariably, when one tries to cut corners in designing and erecting a ballpark, it results in complaints and having to fix or replace the inferior aspects of the park quickly, thus costing the builder more than it would have if the proper equipment had been installed originally.
    That has been the case with Evansville’s new Deaconess Sports Park baseball/softball complex.

  • Maxwell, Sigler win Schweizer...

    TELL CITY—Larry Maxwell won the Schweizer Fest two-person, best-ball golf tourney last weekend, teaming with Jeff Sigler to edge defending champions Bob Linne and Dan LaGrange in a playoff.
    Maxwell won the tourney two years ago with Kevin Waldie as his partner. But last year Linne and LaGrange won by five strokes.
    This year they were tied with Maxwell and Sigler at 131 after the regulation 36 holes.
    Hancock Countians Maxwell and Sigler then birdied the first playoff hole to win.

  • Weedman helps Otters move into...

    EVANSVILLE—Barring possibly having to forfeit some games, the Evansville Otters took over first place in the Frontier League East Division baseball standings Friday. And Tell City graduate Shane Weedman played a key role in the game.
    Weedman, a reliever for the professional team, entered the game against Southern Illinois with two outs in the fourth inning when Evansville starter Preston Olson had to leave the game with an injury.
    Weedman pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up just one run on two hits to keep the game close. He struck out one and walked two.

  • Held-Gannon claims women’s 2-...

    TELL CITY—Every five years Amanda Held-Gannon’s Tell City class holds a reunion and she wins the women’s overall title in the Schweizer Fest two-mile road race.

  • Going for a ringer

    Cory Etienne, 17, pitches in the Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner horseshoe tourney Friday. Etienne, the youngest player in the tourney, teamed with Scott Hubert to beat  Grant LaMar and Wes Richard two games to one in the first round of the 13-team tourney.