Today's Sports

  • Marksmen nip Perry Central

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Often an inexperienced softball team gets little production from the bottom half of its batting order.
    But Tell City’s bottom five batters, all first-year starters, combined for eight hits and seven runs scored as the Marksmen beat Perry Central 8-6 Friday.
    The Marksmen trailed 5-2 when Annie Wood, the fifth batter in their order, led off the fourth inning with a single up the middle.

  • Six Tell Citians are champions...

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Six Tell City Wrestling Club members won titles in the club’s own freestyle tourney Saturday.
    Brody Dixon went 4-0 with two pins to win the intermediate 55-60-pound weight class.
    Max Fortwendel also went 4-0 as he won the intermediate 65-70 weight class.
    Terry Landon in novice 80-85 and Tyce DuPont in schoolboy 105 each won both his matches by pins as they won their weight classes.

  • Kohnert, Hagedorn lead Tell City...

    FERDINAND—Emily Hagedorn and Emma Kohnert each won a field event to lead Tell City to fourth place in Forest Park’s girls track invitational Tuesday.
    Boonville won the eight-team meet with142 points. Tell City scored 70.
    Hagedorn threw the shot a season-best 35 feet, 2 inches. McKenna Walter of Boonville also threw it 35-2 but Hagedorn had the better second-best throw.
    Kammie Jo Hayes placed fourth at 32-5, giving Tell City 15 points in that event.

  • Wildcats outshoot Perry Central...

    ENGLISH—Jasper had the four lowest scorers in the match as it beat Perry Central and Tell City in boys golf Monday.
    The Wildcats shot 146, Perry Central 186, and Tell City 194.
    Tell City freshman Colin Noble shot 43, tying Jasper’s fifth and sixth men for the fifth best score in the match.
    Perry Central had better balance than the Marksmen, though. Coby Aders shot 45, Brennan Tucker 46, Zach James 47, and Garrett James 48 for the Commodores’ scoring.

  • Paoli outslugs Perry Central...

    PAOLI—Paoli out-hit Perry Central 14-11 to win 16-15 in PLAC softball Monday.
    The game was also plagued with errors, with Perry Central committing seven and Paoli 11.
    “We made a few steps backwards compared to the Tecumseh game by making simple errors and giving them runs off the errors and then not staying off pitches that we know are out of the zone,” said Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber.

  • Eagles’ HR nips Tell City in 7th

    LANESVILLE—Laynie Collins hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Lanesville past Tell City 6-4 in softball Tuesday.
    Lanesville built a 4-0 lead early but Tell City tied the game with four runs in the fifth inning.
    Haley Presley hit a two-RBI single to start that rally and Chloe Carman doubled home the other two runs.
    Neither team scored again until Collins’ walk-off homer two innings later.

  • PC boys 2nd in invitational

    DUBOIS—Clay James won both hurdles races and Marcus Graham set a meet record in the 3200-meter run to lead Perry Central to second place in Northeast Dubois’ boys track invitational Tuesday.
    Northeast Dubois won the six-team meet with 172 points. Perry Central scored 111 and Forest Park was third with 104.
    James ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.24 seconds and the 300 intermediates in 42.65 for his blue ribbons.
    Graham won the 3200 run in 9:42.0, breaking the meet record of 9:43.8 set by Northeast Dubois’ Josh Genet in 2010.

  • Tell City falls to Evansville...

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City did not score until the seventh inning in a 6-2 baseball loss to Evansville Central Tuesday.
    “Our pitching competed all game long again, and I feel like we wasted another good performance on the mound,” said Tell City Coach Trent Benningfield.
    At the plate “we fouled off a lot more pitches tonight and I think we did a much better job of hitting with two strikes,” he said. “We still need to do a better job of making adjustments at the plate.”

  • Perry Central nips Paoli

    LEOPOLD—Gavin Poole doubled home the go-ahead runs as Perry Central beat Paoli 8-7 in PLAC baseball Tuesday.
    Left-hander Jaron Underhill pitched the first five innings for the win. He walked two and struck out one, and he did not give up a run after the first inning.
    Paoli scored five runs in the top of the first, though. And though two errors prolonged the inning, Underhill also gave up five singles and two walks that inning.
    Did Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards consider taking him off the mound then?

  • Bulldogs get first win

    MADISONVILLE, Ky.—Cannelton scored the winning run on an error in the seventh inning to beat Heritage Christian 6-5 in baseball Monday.
    Logan Marshall went 2 for 4 to lead Cannelton’s seven-hit attack. Patrick Lawson added a single and two walks.
    Rafe Garrett, Lawson and Peyton White each drove in one run.
    Garrett pitched the last three innings to earn the win in relief of Marshall.
    Garrett gave up no hits and one walk and struck out six.