Today's Sports

  • Bobcats win Versailles tourney

    VERSAILLES, Ky. - Six starters hit .500 or better as the Perry County Bobcats age-13 team won a six-team tourney May 17-18.

    The Bobcats beat the Louisville Sharks 8-5 and the Lexington Stars 11-8 in pool play.

    Then in the single-elimination tourney they beat the Louisville Prowlers 8-0 and the Elizabethtown, Ky., A's 8-3 for the title.

    Besides strong hitting, the Bobcats got strong pitching the last two games.

    Austin Kunz pitched a six-inning no-hitter against the Prowlers as the Bobcats won by the 8-run rule.

  • Vikings shut out PC

    ROCKPORT - Braxton Williams and Kent Schmitt combined for all of North Posey's hits as the Vikings beat Perry Central 3-0 in the first round of the South Spencer Class 2A baseball sectional Monday.

    The game was basically a pitching duel between North Posey ace Adam Schroeder and Perry Central's Wes Linette, with North Posey getting four hits and Perry Central two.

    But three of North Posey's hits went for extra bases, and the Vikings also scored two unearned runs thanks to two Perry Central errors.

  • Cannelton game suspended Monday

    LYNNVILLE - Cannelton's baseball sectional game with Tecumseh was suspended in the first inning Monday due to heavy rain and lightning.

    The game was scheduled to be resumed Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. with Tecumseh leading 6-0 in the first inning.

    The Braves were still batting in the top of the first and had the bases loaded, with the third batter in their lineup, Bob Oeth, due up for the second time in the inning.

    They had seven hits the first time through their batting order, including a triple and two doubles.

  • Patriots edge Tell City

    TELL CITY - Three Heritage Hills pitchers limited Tell City to two hits as the Patriots beat the Marksmen 5-4 in PAC baseball Wednes-day.

    Tell City scored four runs in the second inning without a hit on six walks and an error.

    The Marksmen started the next inning with consecutive singles by Trent Gunn and Eric Henrickson but did not score, as a line-drive double play followed.

    "We hit some balls sharply but it was right at them or they made a good play," said Tell City Coach Phil DeSpain.

  • Kassen All-PAC

    TELL CITY - Having foreign exchange students on its girls tennis team has worked well for Tell City.

    Last week Kathi Kassen became the second exchange student to make all-conference for the Marksmen, as she was named to the All-Pocket Athletic Conference team in voting by league coaches.

    Marketa Kozeluhova, who made All-Big Eight Conference in 1995, was the first to do so.

    Like Kozeluhova, Kassen earned the No. 1 singles spot for the Marksmen.

    She went 4-3 in conference matches and 8-5 overall.

  • Huber, PC enjoyed historic...

    Perry County has been blessed with some great athletes in the 60 years that the IHSAA has held track regionals.

    But apparently only two have won more than one event in the same regional - Tell City's Steve Smith at Columbus in 1975 and Perry Central's Nick Huber at Evansville Central Wednesday.

    Both won both hurdles races (Smith also won the pole vault).

    There are only eight regionals in the state, and the Evansville Central one included teams from as far north as Vermillion County (north of Terre Haute's Vigo County).

  • Huber double winner in track...

    EVANSVILLE - Perry Central senior Nick Huber won both hurdles races to lead Perry Central to a tie for eighth place in the IHSAA boys track regional Wednesday.

    He is Perry Central's first boys regional champion in any event and only the second Perry County athlete - boy or girl - to win more than one event in a regional. Tell City's Steve Smith won both hurdles events and the pole vault in the 1975 Columbus regional.

    Huber won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.80 seconds and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 39.46.

  • Marksmen fall to Boonville

    BOONVILLE - Tell City won in No. 1 and 2 singles but Boonville took the other matches to oust the Marksmen 3-2 in the girls tennis sectional semifinals Saturday.

    Kathi Kassen shut out Ginny Wright 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles.

    Thus even though the Marksmen lost, Kassen got to advance in the No. 1 singles tourney.

    Tell City sophomore Bethany Peter also won handily in No. 2 singles, beating Marissa Hodges 6-2, 6-1.

    Each of the other matches had at least one close set.

    Boonville's Sarah Foley held off Stephani Wrye 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3 singles.

  • James state champion

    INDIANAPOLIS - Cannelton's Sammie James and Allicyn Garrett won the discus title in the girls middle school state track championships Sunday.

    James, an eighth grader, threw the discus 96 feet, 10 inches to win the title. Teammate Allicyn Garrett, a seventh grader, placed second at 82-8.

    Both throws would shatter Cannelton's high school discus record of 75 feet, 71?2 inches set by Jennifer Stowe in 2004. And middle schoolers throw the same weight discus as the high schoolers.

    Cannelton Coach Rob Moskos said he was not surprised at the results.

  • Patrick to play for Hanover

    TELL CITY - Keith Patrick did not get to play for a high school soccer team. But the Tell City senior will play that sport for Hanover College.

    Tell City High School is starting its soccer program next fall, but Patrick has played soccer in the Perry County Youth League since he was 4.

    He also played for several select teams. The latest was Perry County United 18-and-under team, for which he scored two goals in a 7-1 win in the season finale May 5.