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Today's Sports

  • Marksmen sweep South Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City pounded out 23 hits and Morgan Schuetter and Justice Kuster pitched shutouts as the Marksmen swept a softball doubleheader with South Central Saturday.
    Schuetter went 3 for 3 plus a sacrifice fly as Tell City won the first game 16-0. She had two doubles and drove in four runs.
    Hayley Fackler, Ava Hilgenhold and Chloe Sandage each added a single and a double. Lizzy Kehl had two singles and Chloe Carman hit a double.

  • Perry Central hopes to improve...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—With three of the top five players returning and some talented freshmen joining them, Perry Central’s boys golf team hopes to improve on last year’s record.
    The Commodores went 10-16 in the regular season last year, then finished fifth among six teams in the PLAC tourney and seventh among 10 complete teams in the Jasper sectional.

  • Young Tell City hopes to compete...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys golf team is still young but has more experience than the last two years and is setting some high goals.
    There are no seniors on the six-man roster, but juniors Spencer Fest and Marcus Fortwendel each have two years of varsity experience.
    Sophomores Collin Noble and Griffin Alvey also lettered last year. So the Marksmen return four of their top six, including their top two golfers from the team that had Tell City’s best PAC finish in 12 years.

  • Orleans blanks Perry Central

    ORLEANS—Perry Central outhit Orleans 3-2 but lost 3-0 in a season-opening PLAC softball game Friday.
    “We had runners on second and third with one out a couple of times and couldn’t move them,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “That hurt us.”
    Perry Central batters struck out seven times.
    Karissa Gayer went 2 for 4 to lead the Commodores.
    Kirstyn Linne pitched a two-hitter for Perry Central. But she walked six and hit one batter, and her teammates committed five errors.

  • Perry Central girls squad young...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s girls track team is even younger and smaller than last year, but Coach Michelle Duncan thinks the Commodores can still compete for the PLAC title.
    Elizabeth Dauby is the only senior and one of just four letter winners on the team.
    Two juniors, three sophomores and 10 freshmen complete the 16-girl roster.
    Duncan thinks the throwing events should be among the team’s strongest “with Claire Davis returning and two really good freshmen joining her.”

  • Perry Central boys team ‘...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Half of the 24 boys on Perry Central’s track team are sophomores, so Coach Jason Barnett doesn’t really know what to expect from his team.
    “I’ve got an athletic group of young men for sure,” he said. “We’ll see how it goes.”
    He thinks the hurdles races and relays should be some of the Commodores’ strongest events.
    Junior Clay James returns in both hurdles races after placing second in both in the PLAC meet last year.

  • Beard, Ettensohn repeat MVPs in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Braeden Beard and Drew Ettensohn were repeat Most Valuable Players and Emma Armstrong was a double MVP at Tell City’s winter sports awards program Wednesday.
    Beard was named the boys basketball MVP for the second year in a row and Ettensohn won the boys swimming regular-season MVP again.
    This year the swim teams gave separate Most Valuable Swimmer awards for the regular season and postseason. Elliot Reed was named the boys postseason MVP.

  • Cannelton spring schedules

    Boys Varsity Baseball
    March
    29    Hancock County    H    5:00
    31    Heritage Christian    A    11:00
    April
    2    Crawford County    H    5:00
    4    Tecumseh    A    5:00
    9    Perry Central    A    4:30
    11    Orleans    A    5:00

  • TC girls track team young,...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Though there’s not great depth in any event, Tell City’s girls track team should be strong in sprints and throwing events.
    “I think there’s potential with Valerie Kehl in short sprints,” said Tell City Coach Katie Weyer. “She works so hard.”
    Kehl, a freshman, placed second in the 200-meter dash in 29.47 seconds in the junior high PAC meet last year.
    She will run the 100 and 200 dashes and the 1600 relay.

  • Hitting, defense PC softball...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong hitting and defense and improved pitching could give Perry Central’s softball team a better record this year.
    The Commodores finished 3-20 last year but return seven starters.
    A talented freshman and a senior who was a starter for Tell City as a freshman and sophomore will complete the starting lineup.
    Coach Mark Rothgerber said hitting is the team’s main strength. “They’re hitting the ball extremely well right now.