Today's Sports

  • Ernst signs to run for Purdue

    LEOPOLD—Wanting to run track collegiately and attend a top engineering school, Perry Central senior Michael Ernst signed with Purdue University Thursday.

    Ernst will receive a conditional scholarship based on the number of points he scores for the track team. It could eventually amount to 85 percent of his tuition and fees.

    Conor Holt, Purdue’s assistant coach in charge of recruiting, told Ernst he wants him to run the 800 meters for the Boilermakers.

  • PC girls third at Dubois

    DUBOIS—Perry Central won three events as it finished third in Northeast Dubois’ six-team girls track relay meet Friday.

    Cathryn Peter won the only individual event, the 1600-meter run, in 5:59.

    The Commodores also won the 400 shuttle hurdles relay in 1:15.28 and the freshman-sophomore medley relay in 1:45.42.

    They placed second in the 800 medley relay, 1600 relay and 3200 relay.

  • Schoen one-hits Commodores

    LEOPOLD—Ashley Schoen pitched a one-hitter as Lanesville beat Perry Central 2-0 in girls softball Wednesday.

    Morgan Gibson beat out a bunt single leading off the bottom of the seventh inning for the Commodores’ only hit.

    She was the only Commodore to reach base. Schoen struck out 13, walked none, and her team, ranked 12th in the state in Class A, played errorless defense.

    Perry Central also played errorless defense and Kristi Brumfield walked only two while scattering seven hits. She struck out five.

  • Tell City slugs Bulldogs

    TELL CITY—Tell City amassed 21 hits in four innings to beat Cannelton 29-0 in baseball Tuesday.

    The Marksmen also took advantage of seven walks and eight Cannelton errors. And Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett thought a few of the fly balls that fell in for hits should have been caught.

    “Tell City’s got some hitters, but we just couldn’t field it,” said Garrett. “In the fourth inning we dropped two fly balls and had two infield errors.”

  • Paoli's big innings top PC

    PAOLI—Paoli used two big innings to beat Perry Central 7-4 in PLAC baseball Monday.

    A hit batsman, two singles and two doubles fueled a four-run third inning for the Rams.

    After Perry Central pulled within 4-3, the Rams scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth. They started it with a single and two outs later got four consecutive singles.

    “They hit the ball well,” said Perry Central Coach Gary Hanan.

    The Rams outhit Perry Central 13-9 overall.

  • Braves, Rangers nip Tell City

    LYNNVILLE—A shortage of clutch hits hurt Tell City in PAC girls softball road losses Monday and Tuesday.

    The Marksmen had only two hits in a 4-2 loss to Tecumseh Monday.

    The Marksmen scored all their runs in the first inning on a home run by Josalyn Ress, her fifth of the season.

    It also scored Hana Reed, who had reached base on a fielder’s choice after Kyli Smithson had walked.

    Tell City’s only other hit was a second-inning single by Jamie Brinksneader.

  • Cougars walk past Commodores

    RAMSEY—Perry Central had only one hit in a 12-2 girls softball loss to North Harrison Tuesday.

    Kristi Brumfield singled in the second inning for the Commodores’ only hit.

    It did not figure in their scoring, as both their runs—one in the first inning and one in the fourth—came on a walk and passed balls.

    Brumfield took the pitching loss for the Commodores, walking three and striking out two.

    She left the pitching position in the fourth inning because she said her shoulder was hurting.

  • Hahus makes academic all-state...

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central senior Hilarie Hahus was named last week to her second academic all-state team of this school year.

    Hahus was one of 25 girls named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s academic all-state team after making the volleyball academic all-state team in the fall.

    Besides excelling academically, the basketball awards also go to key players on their teams.

    “It is an academic award, but they want someone who’s gotten quality playing time,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Commodores sweep two from...

    LEOPOLD—Big innings in both games carried Perry Central to a girls softball doubleheader sweep of Cannelton Wednesday.

    After falling behind 4-0 in the top of the first inning of the first game, Perry Central battled back with six runs in the bottom of the inning.

    The Commodores added a three runs in the third and four in the fifth to win 13-6.

    Kristi Brumfield’s two-run double to deep left-center field and two hits by Morgan Gibson—the second good for two RBIs—helped fuel the Commodores’ six-run first.

  • Tell City wins 1 of 3

    TELL CITY—Tell City had 14 hits, including seven for extra bases, to trounce Whitesville Trinity 19-2 in baseball Thursday.

    It was the eighth time in 13 games this season that the Marksmen scored at least 11 runs in a game. It followed their second lowest scoring of the season in a 9-3 loss at Jasper Wednesday.

    “We had 10 strikeouts against Jasper last night, so it’s nice to see us swinging the bats again,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl after Thursday’s game.

    The Marksmen had three innings with five or more runs Thursday.