Today's Sports

  • Haley the Comet

    Story and Photos by Larry Goffinet


    SANTA CLAUS – After she competed in the Bloomington diving regional as a senior at Heritage Hills in 2014, Santa Claus resident Haley Pierson thought her diving career might be over.

    But now that career is on fire – literally – as she is in her second summer as a member of the team for Dive!, Holiday World’s always popular show that features a wide variety of dives and much higher ones than she did in high school.

  • Sports Notes; Aug. 3

    TC all-sports passes on sale


    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School all-sports passes are now available for purchase in the athletic office. Prices are: $75 for an individual all-sports pass and $175 for a family pass (limit four family members – $30 for each additional family member). Passes will also be available for purchase at William Tell Elementary’s Back to School Night July 28.


    Old-timers game Tuesday



  • Sports Notes; July 30

    Perry Central football practice to begin Monday


    LEOPOLD – Official practice for Perry Central’s football players in grades 9-12 will begin Monday, Aug. 3. Times will be 3:30 to 6 p.m. 


    Bowling leagues forming


    TELL CITY – Fall and winter bowling leagues are now forming at Tell City Bowling Center.

  • Minor league champs
  • Seventh-inning rally lifts Cash...

    TELL CITY – Cash Waggner & Associates rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Tri-State Service & Maintenance 9-8 to win the Tell City Women’s Softball League playoff tourney Tuesday.

    Tri-State took an 8-4 lead in the top of the seventh with four runs on three walks, Leslie Henrickson’s three-run double, an error and a fielder’s choice.

    In the bottom of the seventh, Kim Oxley reached base on an error by the shortstop and Lauren Goffinet beat out an infield hit to start Cash Waggner’s rally.

  • Deom powers Rockport to state...


    Spencer County Journal-Democrat


    TERRE HAUTE – Tell City native Spenser Deom hit an RBI triple and solo home run, helping Rockport Post 254 beat Floyds Knobs Post 42 13-12 Tuesday to claim its eighth Legion state championship.

    After Rockport’s Kobe Stephens led off the game with a single, Deom a hit run-producing triple to give Rockport a 1-0 lead.

  • Human foozball tourney will be...

    TELL CITY – The United Way of Perry County will sponsor Aug. 8 what organizers say should be a fun-filled, action-packed game of human foozball.
    Two teams of seven people, while holding on to a series of rotating poles, will try to shoot-kick a soccer ball through the opposing team’s goal.
    It will be just like the table game, but with live people instead of wood figures or paddles. No back flip experience is required.
    The tourney will be held in City Hall Park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with each game lasting 30 minutes.

  • Best-ball golf tourney planned...

    TELL CITY—The Hoosier Heights Country Club will once again sponsor and host the Schweizer Fest golf tourney Aug. 8-9.  
    It will be a two-person best ball both days (partners each play their own ball through each hole, but record only the better score) with flights established after Saturday’s play. Play will begin with a shotgun start both days at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Legion ball needs more teams in...

    The declining number of American Legion baseball teams in southwestern Indiana has to make one wonder about the future of the sport in this area.
    As recently as 1998 this area hosted a five-team sectional, including Perry County’s entry. The winners of four southern Indiana sectionals would advance to a regional.
    In 1999, the last year Perry County fielded a Legion team, the sectional was down to four teams.
    By 2011 it was a two-team sectional, with just Rockport and Boonville in it.

  • Rowe’s hitting helps Rockport...

    PRINCETON—Tell City senior Hunter Rowe had three hits and drove in two runs as Rockport beat Princeton 13-10 to win the American Legion baseball regional Sunday.