Today's Sports

  • Boonville nips TC in 8

    TELL CITY—Boonville, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3A, had to go eight innings to beat Tell City 2-0 in girls softball Thursday.

    Mike Wilson, who has coached Boonville for 25 years, recently told the Evansville Courier & Press, that this is his best hitting team ever.

    But Tell City pitcher Josalyn Ress, using a lot of screwballs and two-seam fastballs, shut the Pioneers out for seven innings on two hits.

    The Pioneers led off the eighth with a double to the right-center-field fence and scored on a throwing error on a bunt.

  • Commodores fall to Mitchell

    LEOPOLD—Mitchell took advantage of seven Perry Central errors to beat the Commodores 12-6 in PLAC girls softball Thursday.

    Each team had seven hits, with Mitchell getting three triples.

    “They hit the ball real well,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

    But he was not pleased that his team gave the Bluejackets extra at-bats due to the errors.

    Tara Claise drove in four runs for Perry Central with a bases-loaded double in the third inning and a single.

  • Wagner placed in top 5 in state...

    When Tell City’s Dylan Froehlich placed fifth in his weight class in the IHSAA state wrestling meet in February, I tried to run a list of all Perry County athletes who ever placed in the top five in an individual event in any IHSAA sport.

    Bob Busse, who coached Tell City’s boys track team 28 years (he also coached the girls team several years), called to mention that I had forgotten one top-five finisher, Mike Hagan, who placed fifth in the state in the shot put as a Tell City senior in 1984.

  • Girls sectional pairings drawn

    INDIANAPOLIS—All three Perry County teams drew state-ranked teams for their first girls softball sectional games.

    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Thursday.

    In the Class 2A sectional hosted by Forest Park at Cedar Crest School in Bretzville, Perry Central will play Mater Dei, ranked ninth in the Class 2A state coaches poll, in the first round Monday, May 24, at approximately 7:30 p.m. (all are Perry County times).

    That will be preceded by Forest Park vs. South Spencer at 5:30 p.m.

  • Marksmen fifth in PAC

    TELL CITY—Sarah Goffinet won the 1600-meter run and Elizabeth Kohnert placed second in two field events to lead Tell City to fifth place in the PAC girls track meet Tuesday.

    Forest Park won with 118 points. Tell City scored 86.

    Goffinet took the 1600 in 5:42.72 and placed fifth in the 3200 in 13:13.28.

    She teamed with Loren Braunecker, Hanna Goffinet and Andyn Rowe to place third in the 3200 relay in 10:41.50.

    Rowe placed third in the 3200 run in 121:57.34 and sixth in the 1600 in 5:57.67.

  • Bulldog girls get first victory...

    NEW HARMONY—Sammie James and Payton Reed combined for nine RBIs as Cannelton beat New Harmony 13-12 in the first game of a girls softball doubleheader Saturday.

    The Bulldogs thus ended a 33-game losing streak since their victory over Washington Catholic May 5, 2007.

    Allicyn Garrett went 4 for 5 to lead Cannelton’s 14-hit attack.

    Reed, Jaci Garrett and Sarah Powers each added three hits.

    James drove in five runs with two doubles and Reed added four RBIs.

  • TC wins 1 of 3 games

    BOONVILLE—Mike Maddle hit a home run and a double as Tell City beat Boonville 9-3 in baseball Monday.

    Dayne Seibert added two doubles for the Marksmen, who had eight of their 10 hits go for extra bases.

    Trent Benningfield pitched a six-hitter, with last-inning relief from Trent Gunn. The Marksmen backed them with errorless defense.

    “Benningfield is really throwing the ball like we expected him to,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “We played smart and clean all around.”

  • Lack of hitting hurts Commodores...

    MARENGO—A lack of clutch hits hurt Perry Central in road baseball losses to Crawford County Monday and South Central Tuesday.

    Crawford County outhit the Commodores 10-4 Monday to beat them 7-2.

    The Commodores had no RBIs, as their runs scored on a balk and a wild pitch in the sixth inning. Zach Lutgring had the only hit that inning.

    “Offensively we’re still struggling,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan. “Defensively we only made one error, but he had a couple of mental errors.”

  • Cannelton gets swept by Rappites...

    NEW HARMONY—New Harmony jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings and beat Cannelton 11-4 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday.

    Cannelton finished with 10 hits, only one less than the Rappites. But “we got off to a bad start the first two innings,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

    Spencer Herzog, Ethan Patton and Hunter Herzog each had two hits for Cannelton.

    Cannelton batters struck out 12 times, including 10 in the first six innings against Rappite starter Andrew McDaniel.

  • Tell City outslugs Wolfpack

    MARENGO—Tell City pounded out 12 hits, including five doubles, to beat Crawford County 13-6 in girls softball Tuesday.

    The Marksmen jumped ahead early with a four-run first inning highlighted by freshman Stori Beard’s three-run double.

    Beard and Josalyn Ress each finished with three RBIs.

    Kyli Smithson, Hana Reed, Jamie Brinksneader and McKenzie Hayes each had two hits for Tell City

    Ress was the winning pitcher in relief. She entered the game in the third inning and finished with eight strikeouts and one walk.