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Today's Sports

  • Spencer replaces Ward as Corydon...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Former Perry Central and Tell City football coach Mike Spencer was hired as Corydon’s head coach Tuesday.
    Spencer, 67, was hired as interim coach for one year but said Thursday he might be open to doing it longer.
    He retired at Perry Central in the spring of 2012. He compiled a 119-29 record in 12 years there and a 204-100 record overall in 26 years as a head coach, including 68-19 in seven years at Tell City.

  • Tell City’s Waninger qualifies...

    JASPER—Mason Waninger qualified for the regional for the second year in a row as he led Tell City to fifth place in the 10-team boys golf sectional at Sultan’s Run Friday.

  • Hayes places 8th in shot put at...

    BLOOMINGTON—Tell City junior Kassidie Hayes placed eighth in the shot put at the IHSAA girls state track meet Friday, becoming the first Tell City girl to throw the shot 40 feet at state.

  • County runners have chance to...

    It’s rare for a Perry County athlete to finish in the top 15 in the state track meet and even rarer for one to score by placing in the top nine. But one or both of those things could happen this weekend.
    Tell City senior Brennan Malone is the only Perry Countian seeded to place in the boys state meet Saturday, as he is seeded eighth in the 110-meter high hurdles.

  • Gunn helps USI win national title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CARY, N.C.—Tell City graduate Trent Gunn helped the University of Southern Indiana win the NCAA Division II national baseball tourney last week and was still on cloud nine Monday after returning home.
    “I can’t really describe the feeling,” he said. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet.

  • Perry Central fourth in PLAC

    FRENCH LICK—Rough conditions meant higher than usual scores, but Perry Central had its best finish ever in the PLAC boys golf tourney Monday.
    The Commodores placed fourth in the seven-team tourney, one place higher than their previous best, with 370 strokes.
    Host Springs Valley won with 342 on the Donald Ross course.
    “The last nine holes were pretty much played in the rain, and that’s a tough course anyway,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. “But some of our kids played better after (the rain started).”

  • As principal, Garrett will leave...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—A recent news story about Brian Garrett’s promotion to principal of Cannelton schools mentioned that he will remain the school’s athletic director.
    But not mentioned was that he will give up his role as the Bulldogs’ boys basketball coach.
    Garrett, 47, coached the Bulldogs 10 years, third longest tenure in team history behind Mike McClintic’s 14 years and Joe Hafele’s 12.

  • Mater Dei’s big hits overpower...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei had three home runs and two doubles among its 13 hits as it slugged Tell City 14-7 in the Class 2A baseball sectional semifinals Friday.
    “I told our boys that if we scored seven or eight runs we’re going to win the game,” said Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson. “But we gave up too many leadoff walks and did too much pitching from behind in the count.
    “They’re a quality team and they’re going to hit those pitches.”

  • Cannelton falls to Jeeps

    By DAVE ELDRIDGE
    Publisher

    CANNELTON—Cannelton, with only nine players in uniform, ran aground Wednesday in a 17-2 first-round baseball sectional loss to Northeast Dubois.
    Troubled by a total of nine walks issued in the first two innings that led to the Jeeps scoring nine unanswered runs, the Bulldogs just couldn’t recover and lost in five innings.
    The Jeeps scored 12 runs in the second inning on eight hits, six walks and two errors.

  • Mater Dei downs Perry Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Mater Dei had 10 hits in a nine-run fourth inning to beat Perry Central 11-1 in the first round of the Tell City baseball sectional Wednesday.
    Perry Central starter Alton Cummings kept the Wildcats off balance the first time through their batting order, giving up only two unearned runs in the third inning.
    The Wildcats had just one hit that inning but took advantage of a hit batsman and three Commodore errors.
    They hit the ball hard in the fourth inning, though.