Today's Sports

  • Floyd Central tops Tell City

    FLOYDS KNOBS—Floyd Central scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and beat Tell City 8-4 in baseball Friday.
    Tell City had taken a 4-3 lead with two runs in the top of the fourth. Jarrett Hawhee walked, Hunter Rowe singled, and Eli Reed walked to load the bases.
    Burchett hit a line shot at the third baseman, who threw the ball away trying to turn a double play, allowing Hawhee to score. Miller then singled Rowe home.
    Tell City also scored twice in the second inning on doubles by Rowe, Miller and Burchett.

  • PC girls aiming for PLAC title...

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Depth in the throws and distance races could propel Perry Central to another PLAC girls track title this year.
    Brynnan Underhill and Jessica Coultas return in both throwing events.
    Underhill won the discus in the 10-team Jasper sectional last year and Coultas placed third in the shot put.
    Underhill also won the discus in the PLAC meet, where Coultas placed second in the shot put.
    That meet ended prematurely due to storms but most of the field events were completed.

  • Young Perry Central boys team...

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    LEOPOLD—Perry Central boys track coach Jason Barnett has a young team this year, with nine freshmen and eight sophomores on the 25-man roster.
    He has only two seniors and one of them, thrower Tyler Howell, is new to the team.
    But Barnett said the team  “has a lot of potential. There’s some athletic freshmen. I expect us to really improve over the year.”

  • Jasper girls roll past Tell City

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    TELL CITY—Emma Kohnert won both hurdles races but Tell City lost to Jasper 110-19 in girls track Thursday.
    Kohnert won the 100-meter high hurdles in 17.38 seconds and the 300 low hurdles in 51.22.
    She placed second in the high jump, clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.
    Emily Hagedorn won the shot put with a 31-foot-7 throw and Taylor Sumner placed third in the discus with an 83-foot-10 toss for the Marksmen’s other points.

  • Red Sox will send Ortiz out a...

    Chicago Cubs fans, I know you are tired of hearing this, but wait until next year.
    I know a lot of prognosticators, including Sports Illustrated, think this is the year the Cubs will win the World Series for the first time since 1908.
    But they will have to settle for getting to the World Series for the first time since 1945.
    Then maybe they can win the World Series next year, just as Kansas City did by winning a pennant first and then taking the World Series the following year to end its long drought without a title.

  • Tell City slugs Trinity 13-2

    WHITESVILLE, Ky.—MaKaylee Buntin went 4 for 5 with two triples and a double as Tell City trounced Whitesville Trinity 13-2 in the Marksmen’s softball season opener Monday.
    Hayley Fackler had a double and two singles and Chelsey Billings added three singles to Tell City’s 17-hit attack.
    Emili Stephens and Samantha Stephens each contributed two hits. Nine Marksmen each had at least one hit.
    The game was tied 1-1 before Tell City scored seven runs in the top of the third inning to take control.

  • TC girls tennis team rebuilding

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City had one of its best girls tennis teams ever last year but faces a rebuilding season after graduating five of the seven starters from that team.
    The Marksmen went 10-5 last year, tying the 1998 and 1989 teams for the most victories since the 1980 team went 13-3.
    But all three singles players and one from each of the two doubles teams graduated last spring.
    Amy Hackbarth from No. 1 doubles and Madilyn Hoskinson from No. 2 doubles are the only starters returning.
    Hoskinson will likely move to singles this year.

  • Tell City girls track team hopes...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team has nine letter winners on its 19-girl roster, so Coach Katie Weyer thinks the Marksmen can improve on last season if they can get everyone healthy.
    They still don’t have a pole vaulter, but Weyer thinks they can put at least two people in nearly every other event “by the end of the year but not at the beginning of the season.”

  • PC’s pitching staff lacks...

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    LEOPOLD—Tim Taylor moves up from assistant to head coach of Perry Central’s baseball team this spring but has a young team, especially in pitching.
    He has only four seniors on his 23-man roster and one of them, Lane Lynch, is playing high school baseball for the first time.
    There are five sophomores and six freshmen on the team.

  • Tell City boys track team aims...

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    TELL CITY—Tell City’s boys track talent pipeline has been strong recently, as the Marksmen have won three PAC titles and two sectionals in the last five years.
    Coach Zac Hartz thinks they could be the favorites for both titles this year despite the graduation of Elliott Brown, who won the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the PAC and sectional last year.
    In fact he thinks Tell City could still have the top sprinter in the area in Cameron Kessinger.