Today's Sports

  • Tell City doubles its depth

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    TELL CITY—With eight boys on its golf team this spring, Tell City has twice as much depth as last year.
    In most regular-season matches teams play six golfers and count the best four scores (tourneys are play five, count four).
    But with only four golfers last year, the Marksmen had to count everyone’s score—even if one golfer had a really off day.

  • Perry Central has depth, drivers

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    LEOPOLD—With three of their top seven players returning from last year and two talented freshmen, Perry Central’s boys golf team is shooting for its best ever PLAC finish.
    The Commodores finished 29-35 last year, including sixth in the seven-team PLAC and seventh in the 14-team Jasper sectional.
    “Our conference is pretty darned good in golf,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “We’ve never finished better than fifth.”

  • Eagles overtake Bulldogs

    LANESVILLE—Cannelton built a 9-0 lead before errors and walks helped Lanesville overtake the Bull-dogs for a 20-10 baseball victory Tuesday.
    “The first four innings we hit the heck out of it,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Then we got too impatient at the plate and started free-swinging—hacking at everything.”
    The Eagles scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to get back in the game. They added eight more in the fifth and five in the sixth.

  • Ransome District 5 AD of year

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    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central Athletics Director Bob Ransome has been named District 5’s High School Athletic Administra-tor of the Year by the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
    Ransome and winners from the state’s other  five districts were honored at the IIAAA’s annual conference banquet March 20.
    District 6 covers 12 counties and 39 schools.

  • Cannelton adding boys golf team...

    Cannelton plans to field a boys golf team this spring for the first time in at least seven years.
    The Bulldogs had a team for four years, 1996-99 and finished as high as 10th in the 14-team sectional, though they never won a dual meet.
    Andy Conrad, who was a player on the 1996 team (though the IHSAA ruled him ineligible for varsity play because he was a transfer student whose parents did not move with him), tried to revive the team as its coach in 2004.

  • Defense, pitching depth help PC...

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    LEOPOLD—Strong defense and more pitching depth could help Perry Central’s girls softball team improve on last year’s 6-18 record.
    Kristi Brumfield, who did most of the pitching for the Commodores last season, returns. She gave up only two earned runs in a 4-3 eight-inning sectional loss to Mater Dei.
    Two freshmen, Miranda Claise and Kosha Wetzel, will also see varsity pitching action.

  • Tell City wins first two

    DUBOIS—Trent Gunn homered both days as Tell City won its first two baseball games of the season Monday and Tuesday.
    Gunn hit a towering solo homer over the left-field fence in the first inning of Monday’s 11-4 win over Northeast Dubois.
    That was the 17th homer of his career, breaking the school record he previously shared with Brett King.
    Gunn later added a double. He scored three runs and drove in two.

  • Harpenau, PC stop Paoli in...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Andrew Harpenau pitched a two-hitter as Perry Central beat Paoli 6-1 in PLAC baseball in both teams’ season opener Tuesday.

  • An uneasy pick for Red Sox to...

    Yes, I’m picking the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series this year. But the fact that nearly every national media sports outlet is also picking them—at least to get to the World Series—makes it an uneasy pick for me.
    Why should I be unhappy that the national media agree with me for once? Because they usually don’t look at the whole picture and therefore are usually wrong. Certainly none of them picked the San Francisco Giants to be anywhere close to world champions last year.

  • Tell City lacks depth on girls...

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    TELL CITY—With 13 or 14 girls on the roster, Tell City’s girls track team lacks depth.
    But the Marksmen have enough quality that Coach Katie Chinn thinks they will score well in big meets.
    “Actually I think we can put somebody decent in every event,” she said.
    The Marksmen have six talented freshmen. Two of them, Tori Payne and Logan Flannagan, should make the high jump one of the team’s strongest events, said Chinn.