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Today's Sports

  • Vikings top Commodores for title

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Hailee Elderkin threw a one-hitter as North Posey beat Perry Central 10-1 Thursday to win the Forest Park softball sectional.
    North Posey had 11 hits in the five-inning game. Kaitlyn Blankenberger drove in four runs with two doubles and Kristin Schorr ended the game with a grand slam over the center-field fence with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

  • Marksmen hold off Perry Central

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT — Travis Burchett and Reed Goffinet combined to pitch a three-hitter as Tell City defeated Perry Central 5-3 in the Class 2A baseball sectional first round Wednesday.
    The two Marksmen combined to strike out 16.
    Perry Central’s starter, freshman Jaron Underhill, pitched six strong innings, backed by some stellar defense.
    The Commodores took an early 2-0 lead and had a chance to tie the game late.

  • Commodores oust Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    BRETZVILLE—Autumn Lain pitched a six-hitter and had three hits as Perry Central beat Tell City 6-1 in the Forest Park softball sectional semifinals Wednesday.
    Lain led a 14-hit Perry Central attack that also included two hits apiece by Brittany Parker, Lea Harbaville and Casey James.
    Her teammates also gave her strong defensive support, committing no errors in the first six innings.
    Parker made five putouts in center field, including two on balls that looked like sure extra-base hits in the gap.

  • Patriots pound Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Tyler Ward hit a home run and drove in four runs in Heritage Hills’ 19-0 rout of Perry Central in baseball Monday.
    The Patriots had 22 hits, with Ward being one of five players with three hits.
    Logan Wilkerson hit a double and two singles.
    Three Heritage Hills pitchers combined to toss a two-hitter. Trey Mullis and Grant Pund each had a single for the Commodores.
    Ethan Myler, the first of three Perry Central pitchers, took the loss. He gave up 10 hits and 10 runs in 1 2/3 innings.

  • All high school sports need at...

    IHSAA officials have said in the past that tennis, cross country, wrestling and track don’t need to be divided into classes because they are individual sports.
    That has prompted some to ask why the IHSAA awards team trophies in those sports. Which is a very good question.
    Because individuals can advance without their teams in those sports, I could go for a compromise that divided those sports into two classes - enrollments of 1,000 and above and enrollments of 999 or fewer - instead of the four or more that most other sports are divided into.

  • Castle blanks Tell City in finals

    REO—Castle lost only two games as it beat Tell City 5-0 for its 19th consecutive girls tennis sectional title Saturday morning.
    Madison Devillez beat Cassie Bryant 6-2, 6-0 in No. 2 singles, the closest match of the day.
    Chrissie Fuller shut out Addie Peter 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and Elizabeth Boik beat Kelsey Gowers by the same score in No. 3.

  • Hayes qualifies for state meet...

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City senior Kassidie Hayes was the top local scorer in Evansville Central’s girls track regional Tuesday.
    Hayes fell short of repeating as the shot put champion but did place third to qualify for the state meet, which will be held 2 p.m. June 6 at Indiana University’s track.
    Hayes threw the shot 40 feet, 6 1/2 inches.That was just a half-inch short of her winning throw from last year, but this year two girls threw it at least 41 feet.
    Evansville Memorial’s Stephani Sherwood won with a 41-foot-8 throw.

  • Trojans rout Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    OAKLAND CITY—Wood Memorial scored 12 runs in the first inning and cruised past Cannelton 21-3 in a softball sectional first-round game Tuesday.
    Cannelton has just nine players and before the game started the plate umpire told catcher Maddie Briem she would have to remove her nose ring before she could play.
    “I guess that’s a rule, but it hadn’t been called all season,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin.

  • Lanesville shuts out Cannelton

    LANESVILLE—Lanesville scored 15 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-0 softball win over Cannelton Thursday.
    Lanesville outhit the Bulldogs 21-1 and also took advantage of nine Cannelton errors.
    “Sierra (Alvarez) pitched a pretty good ballgame,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Lawalin. “We just made errors.
    “Of their 20 runs, I’ll bet only four were earned. We should’ve gotten out of the first inning with the score 3-0.”
    Alvarez pitched a complete game, walking three in four innings.

  • Commodores fall twice

    REO—Kaylea Horn pitched a one-hitter as South Spencer beat Perry Central 6-0 in softball Thursday.
    Horn struck out 13 and walked none for the Rebels, who are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A.
    “That’s the best pitcher I’ve seen as far as speed ever,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber. “She throws in the low to mid 60s (mph) consistently and she has a decent change-up.”
    Skyly Cummings hit a double off her for Perry Central’s only hit.