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Today's Sports

  • Veteran Marksman girls golf team...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY — With three of their top four scorers returning from last year and some talented newcomers, Tell City’s girls golf team is shooting for its best record in years.
    The Marksmen finished 1-22 last year. But Addie Peter, one of this year’s returnees, made All-PAC and qualified for the regional, becoming the first Tell City girl to do so since current coach Amber Thomas did so in 2008.

  • Youngsters join veterans to give...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSTON — Through the years Perry County has had men’s horseshoe leagues in Tell City, Troy, Cannelton and Branchville — and even an indoor one in Bristow.
    In the mid 1970s there were 14 teams in the Tell City league, which was more than twice as many teams than there were sets of horseshoe pits in Hagedorn Park. So some teams would have to wait until others were done to pitch on league nights.

  • Friday is early-registration...

    TELL CITY—Friday is the early-registration deadline for this year’s 37th annual Schweizer Fest 2-mile and 6-mile road runs. The 6-mile race will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, and the 2-mile will begin at 8:05 a.m. A kids fun run will begin at 9:20 a.m.
    Races will start on Seventh Street and end on Main Street in front of St. Paul Church. The course winds through the streets of downtown Tell City before heading through some challenging hills for the 6-mile participants.

  • Schweizer Fest golf Aug. 9-10

    TELL CITY—Hoosier Heights Country Club will once again sponsor the Schweizer Fest golf tourney Aug. 9-10.

  • Will Hall of Fame changes change...

    How will changes in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s voting format affect the chances of suspected steroid users’ getting inducted?
    The Hall of Fame announced Sunday that effective immediately players will remain on the Professional Baseball Writers of America’s Hall of Fame ballots for only 10 years instead of the previous 15 years.

  • Thompson takes three awards

    TELL CITY— Tammy Thompson won two individual awards and was on the second-place team in the Hoosier Heights Ladies Invitational golf tourney July 15.
    Thompson hit the closest drove to the pin on hole No. 3 and the longest drive on No. 5.
    She and Jane Miller had the second best gross score in the  A flight, 71. Julie Buse and Barb Daum had the best score, 67.
    June Cline and Martha Luckett placed third in that flight with 76.

  • Rockport tops Remington in first...

    PLYMOUTH— Jon Stallings pitched a five-hitter and Rockport got off to a  fast offensive start to beat Remington 7-1 in the opening round of the American Legion baseball state tourney Tuesday.
    Rockport, 22-9, was scheduled to play Terre Haute in the second round of the eight-team tourney Wednesday.
    Rockport jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first two innings and then rode the left arm of Stallings to the next round.
    The South Spencer senior allowed just five hits and two walks and struck out five.

  • Rockport wins regional

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT—Throughout the American Legion baseball season, Rockport Manager Jim Haaff has said he would have a dangerous team if he ever had the luxury of playing with a full roster.
    Post 254 proved him right with a regional championship Friday.
    Three players each drove in three runs and Rockport scored in every inning of a 15-1, seven-inning blowout of Jasper to claim the title.

  • Schweizer Fest Sports Notes

    Horseshoes tourney set for Aug. 7-8
    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest bring-your-own-partner doubles horseshoes tourney will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The draw-for-partners horseshoe s tourney will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, also at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

  • Post 254 defeats Jasper

    By CLAY CUNNINGHAM
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – Austin Paulin had two RBIs, Gant Miller finished with two hits and Rockport rode great pitching to an 8-1 win over Jasper in the American Legion baseball regional opener Tuesday. After putting Post 147 down in order in the first inning, Rockport leadoff man Kobe Stephens appeared to get the offense off to an innocuous start when he lightly tapped a grounder back to Jasper pitcher Brandon Bayer.