Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • PC football team may log more...

    Perry County schools saw little changes when the IHSAA announced its new sectional alignments for the next two years.
    As expected, Southridge has been added to Tell City and Perry Central’s Class 2A sectionals for four-class sports (and Southridge will undoubtedly host the boys basketball sectional every year).
    It is now a seven-team sectional, which will mean four sessions (better for the gate) and only one bye.

  • Pitching should be Marksmen’s...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With a fourth-year varsity pitcher, Coach John Hayes expects pitching to be the main strength of Tell City’s girls softball team.
    But he adds an “if” about the health of Josalyn Ress’ pitching arm.
    Ress went 8-12 for the Marksmen’s young 9-14 team last year. Two years ago as a sophomore she went 16-8 with an 0.67 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 168 innings as she pitched the Marksmen to a sectional title.

  • Marksmen edge PC girls

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City outscored Perry Central 15-3 in the throwing events to nip the Commodores 64-63 in girls track Thursday.

    “As you can see from the point breakdown our throwers dominated, which allowed us to be a bit behind in the other categories but still win,” said Tell City Coach Katie Chinn.
    Tell City junior Kayla Galloway won the discus and shot put with throws of 112 feet, 61⁄2 inches and 27 feet, 51⁄4 inches.
    The Marksmen swept all three places in the discus, with freshman Allison Hagan placing second and Hanna Adams third.

  • Tell City boys top PC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Ryan Henrickson won four blue ribbons and Tell City dominated the hurdles races to beat Perry Central 73-59 in boys track Thursday.

    Henrickson won the 100-meter dash in 11.34 seconds, the 200 in 23.38, and the 400 in 51.81.
    He teamed with Colton Thomas, Daniel Gonzalez and Tyler Dauby to win the 1600 relay in 3:43.12.
    Tell City’s David McDaniel won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 42.15 and the high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches.

  • Cannelton spring schedules

    Boys Baseball
    29    Lanesville    T    5:00
      4    Crawford County    T    5:00
      9    Rock Creek Christian Acad.    H    10:00
    11    Perry Central    H    5:00
    13    Orleans    H    5:00
    14    South Central    T    5:15

  • TC aims for improvement

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Despite graduating its Most Valuable Player last spring, Tell City’s girls tennis team hopes to improve on last year’s 1-14 record.
    There are eight girls on the team and they “played some during the summer,” said Coach Nick Weyer. “We are better now than we were at this point in the season last year, so hopefully we will be able to achieve our goal of improving our match record and move up in the PAC.”