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  • Emmons repeat sectional champ in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Payton Emmons repeated as champion of the 100-meter high hurdles in the Perry Central girls track sectional Tuesday.
    Tell City finished sixth in team standings with 52 points and Perry Central was seventh with 43 in the 10-team field, which is not as well as either did last year.
    But both did have some strong individual performances.
    Emmons won the 100 hurdles in 16.49 seconds, 25-hundredths of a second faster than her winning time last year.

  • PLAC should go to separate track...

    I don’t believe everyone always has to follow the crowd - if I did, I would not be a Boston Red Sox baseball fan and UNLV basketball fan living in southern Indiana.
    But when all but one athletic conference in southern Indiana follows one format for its conference track meets, perhaps the only one that does not follow that format should consider doing so.
    The Pocket Athletic, Southern Indiana Athletic, Big Eight and Blue Chip conferences all hold their girls conference track meet on Tuesday and boys meet on Thursday the week before the sectionals.

  • Tell City gets 2 PAC baseball...

    TELL CITY—Preston Hendershot pitched a two-hitter as Tell City beat Southridge 2-1 in PAC baseball Thursday.
    Hendershot had a no-hitter going until the seventh inning, when the Raiders scored their only run.
    He walked only one and struck out two.
    “Preston consistently got ahead of batters and only threw 87 pitches in a complete seven-inning game,” noted Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield.
    He added, “We played a very solid game on defense and backed up Preston almost all game.

  • Marksmen repeat as PAC champions

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Last year Tell City had to come from behind late to win the PAC boys track meet by 1.5 points.
    And this year the Marksmen entered the meet without their top 800-meter runner and had no entry in the pole vault.
    But they used strong depth in other events to win the nine-team meet by 42.5 points over runner-up Gibson Southern.
    They won seven events, including all the distance races.
    Senior sprinter Cameron Kessinger won two individual events and a relay.

  • South Central beats Cannelton

    ELIZABETH—Cannelton had its highest hit and run totals of the season but lost to South Central 27-5 in softball Monday.
    The Bulldogs had six hits. Kynse Boyle hit a single and a double and drove in three runs.
    “She’s hit the ball well all season,” said Cannelton Coach Allicyn Garrett.
    Lilly Masterson added two singles.
    South Central took control early, though, with a 13-run second inning.

  • Cannelton falls to Lanesville

    LANESVILLE—Lanesville erupted for eight runs in the third inning and beat Cannelton 14-1 in baseball Tuesday.
    “We played well for two innings, but in the third inning we gave up too many walks and we hit a few batters,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
    The Bulldogs also committed six errors for the game.
    “We’ve got to do a better job of knowing where we’re supposed to be when the ball’s hit,” said Garrett.

  • Tell City gets first victory

    PETERSBURG—Tell City won three matches in straight sets to beat Pike Central 4-1 in PAC girls tennis Saturday.
    The Marksmen earned their first win of the season despite the fact “we weren’t able to practice the two days previous to the match and had a short rain delay before the match, which doesn’t seem to be ideal,” said Tell City Coach Nick Weyer.
    Madilyn Hoskinson beat Meredith Benson 6-3, 6-3 in No. 1 and Baylie Peter defeated Shelby Vaughn 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2 for Tell City’s singles victories.

  • Marksmen outshoot Rebels

    VICNENNES—Spencer Fest shot 84 to lead Tell City to fifth place in Vincennes Rivet’s eight-team boys golf tourney Saturday.
    Tell City shot 370, just two strokes behind third-place Harrison. Castle won with 308.
    Besides Fest, Tell City scorers were Colin Noble with 92, Marcus Fortwendel 96, and Ethan Maffia 98.
    Drew Ettensohn, who shot 112, was the Marksmen’s fifth man.
    Noble birdied the No. 1 hole and Ettensohn birdied No. 13.

  • Wolfpack, Trojans top Perry...

    MARENGO—Madison Eastridge hit three doubles and drove in four runs as Crawford County beat Perry Central 16-6 in PLAC softball Monday.
    The Wolfpack outhit Perry Central 14-5 and also took advantage of eight walks and five Perry Central errors.
     “We struggled on both ends of the game,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “Defensively we made too many errors fielding and throwing, and at the plate we did not hit the ball solidly through the lineup like we are capable of doing.”

  • Tell City stops Wolfpack 7-1

    TELL CITY—Morgan Schuetter pitched a two-hitter and drove in two runs as Tell City beat Crawford County 7-1 in softball Tuesday.
    Schuetter struck out three and walked only one. Her teammates backed her with solid defense, committing only one error.
    “Schuetter hit her spots and pitched a good game,” said Tell City Coach Maggie Schuetter. “Overall I am pleased with the team’s effort. Everyone put the ball in play and performed defensively.”