Today's Sports

  • Cannelton girls team counting on...

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Stronger defense could help Cannelton’s girls softball team improve on last year’s 1-11 record.
    “I think we’re better defensively than we were last year,” said Coach Brian Garrett.
    Three starting infielders return, though each will play a different position than last year.
    Allicyn Garrett moves from first base to shortstop, “her natural position,” said Brian Garrett. “She reads the ball extremely well.”

  • Southridge holds off Tell City

    TELL CITY—Each team won eight events, but Southridge used its depth in the shot put and middle distance races to beat Tell City 67.5-63.5 in girls track Tuesday.
    Tell City freshman Logan Flannagan broke Kate Schipp’s school record in the 100-meter intermediate hurdles by 64-hundredths of a second, winning them in 17.15 seconds (manually timed).
    Flannagan also won the 300 low hurdles in 49.18 and the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches.
    She teamed with Tori Payne, Katlyn Braunecker and Sarah Goffinet to win the 1600 relay in 4:40.

  • PC girls outrun Cougars

    RAMSEY—Perry Central swept all the places in the 400-, 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter runs to beat North Harrison 74-56 in girls track Tuesday.
    Each team won eight events but Perry Central’s depth in those races made the difference.
    Cathryn Peter won the 1600 in 6:17 and the 3200 in 13:14. Lavina Schwartz placed second in both.
    Susan Schwartz won the 800 in 2:51 and Deidra Dickerson took the 400 in 1:08.
    Lindsey Gengelbach set a school record in the pole vault as she cleared 8 feet to win it.

  • Gibson Southern blanks TC 5-0

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—One set had to go to a tie-breaker, but Gibson Southern won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Saturday.

  • PC trounces Cougars

    RAMSEY—Dacota Schaad won one individual sprint and two relays as Perry Central beat North Harrison 82-50 in boys track Tuesday.
    Schaad won the 200-meter dash in 24.34 seconds.
    He teamed with Hunter LaGrange, Mikey Wilkerson and Austin LeClere to win the 400 relay in 47.27.
    Schaad, Logan Dauby, Neal Schwartz and Ian Bashor won the 1600 relay in 3:52.
    Bashor also won the pole vault, clearing 11 feet.
    LeClere won the 100 dash in 12.06.

  • Tell City routs Raiders

    TELL CITY—Tell City won 10 of 11 running events and trounced Southridge 96-30 in boys track Tuesday.
    Tell City swept all three places in both hurdles races and the two longest distance races.
    Tyler Dauby won the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.94 seconds and David McDaniel took the 300 intermediates in 42.30.
    McDaniel also won the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 2 inches.
    He teamed with Colton Thomas, Brennan Malone and Ryan Henrickson to win the 1600 relay in 3:43.66.

  • Harpenau, Commodores blank...

    LEOPOLD—Andrew Harpenau threw a four-hit shutout and Perry Central finally put some hits together in the fifth inning to beat Orleans 4-0 in PLAC baseball Saturday.
    Harpenau struck out nine and walked one as he threw only 72 pitches.
    “Andrew looked really good,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. He got ahead in the count and threw his pitches. He mixed it up really well.”
    Perry Central was also scoreless until the fifth inning, when it hit three doubles and a single back-to-back.

  • Gunn, Marksmen slug Evansville...

    EVANSVILLE—National baseball reporter Peter Gammons thinks the theory that a power hitter needs protection from other home run hitters in the lineup is overrated. Trent Gunn is proving him correct.
    Gunn hit two home runs as Tell City beat Evansville Memorial 9-6 Saturday. That gave him four home runs in three games this year after he hit a school-record 11 last year.
    But he is continuing his power surge this year despite the graduation of the power hitters who batted in front of and behind him last year.

  • Commodores fall to Tecumseh

    LEOPOLD—Chelsie Nuhring hit a single, double and triple as Tecumseh beat Perry Central 10-1 in a softball season opener Friday.
    Morgan Gibson went 2 for 4 to lead Perry Central’s three-hit attack.
    The Commodores scored their only run in the seventh inning. Kayla Carter walked, stole second base, advanced to third on Kara Dauby’s bunt single, and scored as the Braves threw to second to get Dauby out trying to steal.
    No other Perry Central runner got past second base.
    Perry Central pitchers Kristi Brumfield and Miranda Claise combined to give up nine hits.

  • Rebels no-hit Perry Central

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT—Nathan Hall and Walker Franklin combined to pitch a no-hitter as South Spencer beat Perry Central 11-1 in baseball Friday.
    Hall, 1-0, struck out eight in four innings. He walked one and hit a batter—both in the first inning.
    He hit Lucas Bryant, Perry Central's leadoff batter, who then advanced to second base on a past ball.
    One out later Justin Hagan walked. Freshman Rebel catcher Nathan Kuester threw to first base to try to pick Hagan off, but the throw was errant. The speedy Bryant easily scored from second base.