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Today's Sports

  • Rain forces postponements

    Most sports events involving Perry County teams Wednesday through Friday were postponed because of rain.

    Tell City's boys golf match at Boonville Wednesday was rained out and had not been rescheduled at press time.

    Tell City's girls tennis match at Tecumseh was rained out Thursday and Friday, the second and third times it has been postponed.

    It has been rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m.

    Tell City's PAC baseball game at Southridge Thursday and at home against Heritage Hills Friday were also postponed.

  • Softball sectional pairings made

    INDIANAPOLIS - Tell City and Perry Central's girls softball teams drew Class 2A sectional opponents they have not faced this year while Cannelton drew the Class A sectional favorite.

    Sectional pairings were drawn by the IHSAA Thursday morning.

    This area's Class 2A sectional will be played at Forest Park's new field at Cedar Crest School, on Indiana 162 at the Bretzville junction.

    That six-team sectional begins Monday, May 19, with South Spencer facing Forest Park at 5:30 p.m., Perry County time.

  • Henning to play for Hanover

    TELL CITY - Tell City senior Tyler Henning has signed a national letter of intent to play football for Hanover College.

    As an NCAA Division III school, Hanover cannot offer athletic scholarships. But Henning will receive other grants and academic scholarships, including the Donner Scholarship (named after Hanover's first president).

    He was recruited as a quarterback and punter.

    The Panthers lost their starting quarterback from this year and have only two other quarterbacks on their roster for next fall, a sophomore and a senior who did not play in any games this year.

  • PC 4th in quadrangular match

    SANTA CLAUS - After shooting its best round ever Tuesday, Perry Central's boys golf team shot 22 strokes worse Thursday as it finished fourth in a four-team meet.

    Jasper won with 153 strokes on the Christmas Lake course. Southridge shot 175, Forest Park 180, and Perry Central 190.

    "We just didn't play very well," said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson

    He noted that Christmas Lake is the longest course the Commodores play all year and it was wet. "It was just a little different for us.

  • Kessinger wins twice in PAC...

    FORT BRANCH - Tell City senior Kyle Kessinger won two sprints to lead Tell City to third place in the PAC boys track meet Thursday.

    Forest Park won the meet with 142 points, four more than runner-up Heritage Hills. Tell City scored 88.

    Kessinger ran the 100-meter dash in 11.12 seconds and the 400 in 51.22 for his two blue ribbons.

    His 100 time is the fifth best on Tell City's all-time honor roll in that event and is just 10-hundredths of a second behind Davin Harpe's school record.

    Kessinger's wins were the Marksmen's only first places.

  • PC shoots best score ever for win

    JASPER - Strong putting by Zach Graves helped Perry Central's boys golf team win a triangular match Tuesday.

    The Commodores shot 168, their best score in the team's six-year history. Northeast Dubois shot 173 and Bloomfield 200.

    Graves shot a 2-over-par 38 for medalist honors.

    He hit the fairway on only two of his tee shots but had only nine putts.

    He two-putted one hole and had no putts on the No. 3 hole, as he chipped in a shot from about 60 feet.

    "His short game was phenomenal," said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Tell City girls fifth in PAC

    FORT BRANCH - Tell City scored 25 points in the two throwing events to finish fifth in the nine-team PAC girls track meet Tuesday.

    Southridge won with 137 points. Tell City scored 49.

    Julie Davis earned Tell City's highest place, taking second in the discus with a 109-foot-8 throw. Teammate Dana Sibrel placed third at 109-3.

    Gibson Southern star Kasey Kahle won with a 128-foot throw. That would have won the Evansville regional last year, when she placed second with a 118-foot-1 throw.

  • Tell City wins 2 in a row

    MARENGO - Tell City jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first three innings and crushed Crawford County 13-2 in girls softball Tuesday.

    Lauren Goffinet and Leslie Poole each hit a single and a double to lead Tell City's 11-hit attack.

    Kylie Smithson added two singles and Amber Thomas and Casi Hay each hit a double.

    Josalyn Ress pitched a four-hitter for the win. She struck out nine and walked one, and her teammates backed her with errorless defense.

    Tell City batters struck out only twice.

  • Trinity sweeps Canneton

    WHITESVILLE, Ky. - Whitesville Trinity had only six baserunners but five of them scored as the Raiders beat Cannelton 5-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday.

    Tyler Aud pitched a complete game for Cannelton, giving up only three hits and one walk and striking out six.

    His teammates committed only two errors, but both of them figured in Trinity's scoring.

    The Raiders scored two runs in the first inning on a single, a walk and a throwing error.

    They added three runs in the third inning on an error, two singles, and two fielder's choice grounders.

  • Harpenau propels PC past South...

    ELIZABETH - Freshman Andrew Harpenau pitched six strong innings and went 3 for 3 at the plate as Perry Central beat South Central 4-2 in baseball Tuesday.

    Harpenau struck out two, walked two, and gave up two runs as he earned his second win of the season.

    Wes Linette pitched a scoreless seventh inning, striking out one and walking one, for the save.

    Harpenau scored two runs. Teammate Austin Hauser went 2 for 2 and drove in two runs, getting clutch two-out RBI singles in the first and fifth innings.

    His fifth-inning RBI put the Commodores ahead for good.