Today's Sports

  • One bad inning hurts Cannelton

    CANNELTON—One bad inning on defense and pitching hurt Cannelton in each game of a doubleheader baseball loss to Hancock County Saturday.

    Cannelton committed four errors in the opening 18-2 loss to the Hornets.

    One of those errors opened the door for the Hornets’ 13-run sixth inning in the first game.

    The Hornets also had nine hits, three walks and three hit batsmen that inning.

    Tyler Aud pitched the first five innings for Cannelton and to three batters in the sixth. “Tyler started to wear out,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Perry Central loses 2 PLAC games

    MARENGO—Kayla Parr pitched a two-hitter as Crawford County shut out Perry Central 5-0 in PLAC girls softball Saturday.

    Parr struck out only one and walked three.

    Perry Central’s only hits were a two-out single to right field by Cassie Wilgus in the fifth inning and a one-out double by Kristi Brumfield in the sixth.

    Tara Claise advanced to third base on Brumfield’s double and had a chance to score on a sharply hit ball up the middle. But Wolfpack shortstop Chelsea Benham made a diving stop on it and threw Claise out at the plate.

  • Tell City fourth at Forest Park

    FERDINAND—Strong showings in the distance races carried Tell City to fourth place in Forest Park’s eight-team girls track invitational Tuesday.

    Tell City scored 78 points. Forest Park won with 156 points and Northeast Dubois placed second with 97.5.

    Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet won the 1600-meter run in 5:33.08 and teammate Tiffany Davis placed second in 5:35.08.

    Goffinet placed second in the 3200 in 12:46.12 and Andyn Rowe was fourth in 12:54.13.

    Davis took third in the 800 in 2:30.71.

  • PC nips Orleans in 8

    LEOPOLD—Tony Backer drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Perry Central edged Orleans 7-6 in PLAC baseball Wednesday.

    With the score tied 6-6, Austin Hauser led off the bottom of the eighth by getting hit by a pitch.

    T.J. Lamon sacrificed him to second and Clint Cassidy was then intentionally walked.

    Backer followed with a single to left-center field to score Hauser with the winning run.

    That was the Commodores’ only lead of the game. They fell behind 5-2 in the first three innings.

  • Tell City edges Rebels in extra-...

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat South Spencer 13-12 in baseball Wednesday.

    The game featured 27 hits, including seven doubles and four home runs.

    “It had a little bit of everything,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “It was one of those nights where anything was possible.”

    Tell City jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first four innings only to see the Rebels score five runs in the top of the fifth, with the help of a Tell City error, to get back in the game.

  • Tell City loses 2 PAC games

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills scored an unearned run on a two-out error in the fifth inning to beat Tell City 2-1 in PAC girls softball Wednesday.

    Tell City tied the score 1-1 with a run in the fifth inning on singles by Hana Reed and Courtney Cain and a double by Sydney Grass.

    But the Marksmen were unable to score again despite outhitting the Patriots 7-6.

    Reed and Lauren Goffinet each had two hits for the Marksmen.

    Josalyn Ress pitched a complete game for Tell City to take the loss. She struck out five and walked one.

  • Trojans edge PC on tie-breaker

    SANTA CLAUS—Wood Memorial beat Perry Central on a fifth-man tie-breaker for first place in a boys triangular golf match Thursday.

    Perry Central and Wood Memorial each shot 178 and Forest Park was third with 193.

    Reuben A. Schwartz was Perry Central’s fifth man with a 53 while Wood Memorial’s fifth man shot 46.

    Perry Central senior Zach Graves shot a 3-over-par 39 for medalist honors.

    He birdied two holes but shot a triple bogey on the par-5 No. 7 hole after hitting a shot out of bounds.

  • Fenn wins 3200, Piper wins shot...

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City’s Alex Fenn and Perry Central’s Robbie Piper each won one event in the Evansville Invitational boys track meet Friday.

    No team scores were kept in the meet. Most teams took just several of their top athletes to the meet to see how they fare against other top stars from southwestern Indiana.

    Fenn set a personal record as he won the 3200-meter run in 10:03.

    Piper won the shot put with a 51-foot-11 throw.

  • James siblings win discus titles

    MARENGO—Cannelton’s T.J. and Sammie James won discus titles and each placed second in the shot put in a triangular track meet with Crawford County and Orleans Thursday.

    T.J. James won the boys discus title with a 134-foot-1 throw.

    He threw the shot 38 feet, 7 inches, just one inch short of  a Crawford County  boy’s winning throw.

    Sammie James, T.J.’s freshman sister, won the girls discus title with a 93-foot-6 throw.

  • PC rips Springs Valley

    LEOPOLD—Kristi Brumfield pitched a three-hitter as Perry Central crushed Springs Valley 11-1 in PLAC girls softball Wednesday.

    Brumfield struck out nine and walked only one in the five-inning game.

    “We played a really good ball game,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson. “We hit the ball well, ran the bases well, and we had good pitching.”

    Emily Tempel and Cassy Schaad each had two of Perry Central’s eight hits.