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Today's Sports

  • Burns state barrel horse champion

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Sports editor, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY – Jenna Burns has a need for speed.

    The Heritage Hills student just finished a successful sophomore season competing for the Patriots’ girls track team, which included her breaking the school record in the 200-meter dash that had been held by Jill Lifke since 1981. Burns also qualified for the state meet in that event.

    However, she also gets her fix for speed in another way – by riding horses in barrel races.

  • Linne’s advances to semifinals

    TELL CITY—Jayleigh Napier went 2 for 2 with a double to lead Linne’s Auto & Diesel Repair past Whalen Properties 9-6 in the first round of Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball playoff tourney Wednesday.

  • Slowpitch softball making a...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—In the early 1980s there were three men’s softball leagues in Perry County. Many players played in more than one league and also played tourneys nearly every weekend, so they were often playing five days a week.
    In 1984 there were 10 teams in the Tell City Women’s Softball League and four more in Perry Central’s league.
    Then the number of teams of both genders slowly began to dwindle.

  • Cal Ripken League champions

    Home Mutual Insurance won the regular-season title and playoff tourney in the Tell City Cal Ripken League’s Major League (ages 11-12).

  • Tell City ties Heritage Hills in...

    TELL CITY—Ryan Morgan had two clutch RBI hits as Tell City tied Heritage Hills 5-5 in the second game of a Diamond League baseball doubleheader Tuesday.
    Mason Gehlhausen added a two-run triple. Travis Burchett hit a two-out double and continued home on a throwing error on the play.
    Shane Braunecker pitched the first three innings for Tell City. Corey Braunecker pitched the next inning and Gehlhausen pitched the final one.

  • George will be next Pacer star...

    No one should be surprised that Paul George plans to leave the Indiana Pacers as a free agent next summer.
    For more than 40 years, the Pacers have had trouble keeping their stars, especially scoring forwards, throughout the prime of their career. Why should George be the exception?
    Reggie Miller, a shooting guard who played for the Pacers 1987-2005, is the only Hall of Famer or perennial all-star who played his entire career with the Pacers.

  • Ettensohn, Marion lead Typhoons...

    JASPER—Gabrielle Ettensohn and Alden Marion of the Tri-County Typhoons won events in Jasper’s invitational swim meet last weekend.
    “We did well,” said Tell City Coach Stacy Marion. “We didn’t have enough swimmers compete to place in the top three teams, but the swimmers that were there swam really well.”
    Ettensohn won the age-11-12 girls 50-meter butterfly. She placed second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 50 free and 50 backstroke.

  • Little leads KP Divas to regular...

    TELL CITY—Bailey Little pitched a three-hitter as KP Divas beat Cash Waggner 10-1 to win Tuesday to win Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball regular-season title.

  • Cash Waggner nips KP Divas to...

    TELL CITY—Kaylee Dixon and Rylie Schroeder combined for five RBIs as Cash Waggner beat KP Divas 7-5 in a battle of undefeated age-11-14 Tell City girls softball teams Wednesday.
    The game was tied 5-5 entering the fifth inning, which was to be the last due to the time limit.
    Justice Cash reached base on an error for Cash Waggner. She stole second base and scored on Schroeder’s double to center field.
    Schroeder advanced to third base on Ada Alvey’s ground-out and scored on Dixon’s RBI grounder.

  • Jeeps overtake Bulldogs late

    DUBOIS—Northeast Dubois scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to nip Cannelton 11-10 in junior high baseball Thursday.
    “We led 9-6 going into the bottom of the sixth inning and then we made three errors in the infield that really cost us five runs,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin. “You give someone six outs in an inning and they’re going to score on you.”
    Northeast Dubois had 11 hits for the game, including two doubles and a triple.