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Today's Sports

  • Another IU alum could win World...

    LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    Last year a player drafted from Indiana University in 2014 helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

    Boston Red Sox fans are hoping another IU player from that draft class can help them do the same thing this year.

    IU is known more for producing professional basketball players. But in 2014 Kyle Schwarber was chosen in the first round of Major League Baseball’s draft by the Cubs and first baseman Sam Travis was chosen in the second round by the Red Sox.

  • PC will have first-year player...

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central held its summer varsity football camp last week and is still sorting out who will likely play where. But it seems certain that a player with no high school football experience will start at quarterback.

    At the end of last season Coach Greg Gibson thought Christian Hagan, who started for the JV team last year, would be his varsity quarterback this year. But Hagan’s family moved to Tell City this summer.

  • Tell City wrestling team plans...

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s varsity wrestling team will sponsor a four-person-team golf scramble 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Hoosier Heights Country Club.
    Entry fee is $60 per person and includes a commemorative T-shirt and lunch with a non-alcoholic drink.
    Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and the golfers with the longest drive on hole No. 5 and closest to the pin on hole No. 12.
    To enter, email team roster with shirt sizes to wrestling coach Neal Stahly at corneliusstahly@yahoo.com or call 812-719-8005 by July 14.

  • Schweizer Fest plans golf...

    TELL CITY—Hoosier Heights Country Club will sponsor the 43rd Schweizer Fest Open golf tourney Aug. 12-13.
    This year the format is changing to a two-person scramble both days (from best-ball tourney last year), with flights established after Saturday’s play. Play will begin with shotgun starts both days at approximately 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  
    Minimum age to compete is 18 or high school graduate.

  • Pacers did as well as could be...

    Yahoo Sports gave the Indiana Pacers a D-minus grade on their trade of Paul George to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
    But I believe the Pacers did as well as anyone should expect under the circumstances.
    George has one year left on his current contract and said he would not re-sign with the Pacers next summer and wants to play for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers.
    The Pacers then had to trade George to get something for him instead of getting nothing in return a year from now when he would leave as a free agent.

  • Men’s league handling five-game...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    EVANSTON—The Evanston Men’s Softball League normally plays only on Friday nights, with Wednesdays available for rainout makeups.
    So when a record 11 teams - two more than last year - wanted to play in the league this season, the league went to five games a night, with one team having a bye each week.
    The games are scheduled to start at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. But there are no time limits on the games, so a slugfest could push the last game to an 11 p.m. start or later.

  • Talley gets to play golf in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FRENCH LICK—The site of last weekend’s Donald Ross Centennial Classic in the Symetra women’s professional golf tour was less than 50 miles from Tell City, so Emma Talley got to play in front of a lot of Tell City fans.
    Talley grew up in Princeton, Ky., but she has Tell City roots.
    Her grandfather, the late Joe Talley, was the longtime football coach and athletic director at Tell City High School.

  • Class Basketball Classic alters...

    The Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic was my favorite high school all-star game the first eight years it was held because it gave the top Class A and 2A players from the state a chance to compete against each other.
    Perry Countians who competed in the senior boys and girls games through the years were Andy Chinn, Lauren Goffinet, Chris Kohnert, Sarah Powers, Tanner Cassidy and Brittany Parker, and all of them did pretty well.

  • Chestnut runs mile in 4:46

    PENDLETON—Tell City freshman-to-be Kaden Chestnut placed sixth in the Middle School Boys Miracle Mile Championships May 26.

  • Wahl commits to Eastern Illinois

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills senior-to-be Abby Wahl verbally committed last week to play college basketball for Eastern Illinois University.
    Wahl, a forward/center listed at 6-foot-1, will be the first Heritage Hills girl to play basketball for an NCAA Division I school.
    She was the top vote-getter on the All-PAC team last winter as she averaged 20.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. She hit a school-record 57.9 percent from the field and 83.4 percent at the free-throw line.