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Today's Sports

  • PC boys track team deeper than...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Having a lot of people on a track team doesn’t mean much if most of them can’t run, jump or throw very well.
    But Coach Jason Barnett thinks Perry Central’s boys team has some quality depth this year.
    He has 32 boys, “one of our biggest squads ever, and we’ve got some nice athletes,” he said.
    Senior distance runner Marcus Graham heads the team’s 11 lettermen.

  • Tell City nips Floyd Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Preston Hendershot and Ryan Morgan combined to pitch a five-hitter as Tell City beat Floyd Central 2-1 in baseball Friday.
    Hendershot gave up four hits and two walks and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings.
    “His pitching was phenomenal,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “He was getting ahead early in the count and he kept his pitch count low and let his defense work for him.”

  • Schuetter’s homer gives TC extra...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Morgan Schuetter homered in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Tell City an 8-7 softball win over Whitesville Trinity Wednesday.
    Tell City built a 7-2 lead in the first four innings, but Trinity scored two runs in the fifth, two in the sixth, and one in the seventh to tie the score.
    The bottom part of the Raiders’ batting order did most of the damage in those innings, including a two-run homer by No. 9 batter Valerie Wilkerson in the fifth.

  • Alvey’s alma mater wins national...

    Tell City graduate Dave Alvey’s college alma mater won the NCAA Division II national basketball tourney Saturday, and one of its players has moved Alvey down a spot on the school’s all-time scoring list.
    Alvey, the leading scorer and rebounder on Tell City’s 1973 semistate finalist team, was Northwest Missouri State’s all-time leading scorer with 1,747 points when he graduated there in 1977.
    Vic Coleman, who later coached at Evansville Central, passed Alvey in 1984, finishing his career with 1,795 points for the Bearcats.

  • Otters re-sign Weedman

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City graduate Shane Weedman re-signed with the Evansville Otters professional baseball team last week.

  • Few surprises as IHSAA announces...

    INDIANAPOLIS—The IHSAA announced Wednesday what classes schools will be in for six team sports  in the next two years, and as expected Tell City and Perry Central will move up to Class 2A in football.
    Tell City is 47th in enrollment among the 64 schools that will be in 2A football.
    Perry Central is 63rd in that class, with only Linton-Stockton smaller. And Linton-Stockton had to move up to 2A anyway based on the success factor.

  • PC seeks more depth in pitching

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—The pitchers who earned four of Perry Central’s five baseball wins last year return, but new coach Jeremy Edwards wants to develop more pitching depth.
    “We do have some good core starters for our conference games,” he said. “But we have three games back to back next week.”
    With rainout makeups, teams will sometimes play six games a week later in the season.

  • Marksmen outhit Princeton in...

    PRINCETON—Tell City pounded out 11 hits to beat Princeton 8-4 in baseball Thursday.
    “Our hitting was great,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield. “We didn’t swing at a lot of pitches out of the zone.
    “Our defense was good for the first time out - we had three errors.
    “And our pitching was phenomenal. Whenever we needed a big out, we always came up with it. We didn’t walk very many batters - we didn’t get behind on the count on too many.”

  • PC inexperienced in pitching,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has at least tied for the PLAC softball title the last four years, but the Commodores have less experienced pitchers this season.
    “We probably have our least experienced pitching since I’ve been coaching,” said seventh-year coach Mark Rothgerber.
    The Commodores went 6-10 overall last year but were 5-1 in the PLAC to win the conference outright.
    Since-graduated Autumn Lain earned all the pitching wins, going 6-8 overall.

  • Red Sox will dethrone Cubs this...

    It’s tough to repeat as World Series champion - no Major League Baseball team has done it this century.
    The New York Yankees were the last to do so in 2000, the last year of the 20th century.
    There are several reasons, including the longer season with all the layers of playoffs a team has to go through to win the title now.