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Today's Sports

  • Defense may carry Tell City in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—An experienced battery and strong defense could carry Tell City’s softball team to another winning season.
    The Marksmen finished 14-10 last year, only the second winning record in the team’s 21-year history. They have also had three .500 records, including 11-11 two years ago.
    Morgan Schuetter, the team’s main pitcher the last two years, returns for her junior season. She went 10-6 last year.

  • Hitting strong for Tell City...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Strong hitting could carry Tell City to a winning baseball season.
    “Our hitting will be our main strength,” said new coach Trent Benningfield. “We’ve got a lot of guys back from last year that hit the ball pretty well for us.”
    He said juniors Travis Burchett and Nick Smith and sophomore Tretter Lyons are probably the top three hitters.
    Burchett led the Marksmen with a .419 batting average, 12 doubles and 17 RBIs in 23 games last year.

  • Beard on underclass all-state...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS—Honors continue to pour in for Tell City boys basketball forward/center Braeden Beard.
    He received perhaps the biggest one Thursday when he was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Underclass Small School All-State team.
    The top 15 non-seniors, regardless of what class school they represent, were named to the Underclass All-State Supreme 15.
    That team includes New Albany junior Romeo Langford, Castle’s Alex Hemenway and Bosse’s Mekhi Lairy.

  • Noland state free-throw champion

    GREENWOOD—Perry Central eighth grader Breeana Noland won the Knights of Columbus’ state free-throw competition in the age-13 girls group March 12.

    She hit 19 of 25 to take the title. She is the daughter of T.J. and Steve Ball and Jason and April Noland.
    Two other Perry Countians made it to the state finals, Ava Hilgenhold of Tell City in age-14 girls and R.J. Jones of Tobinsport in age-12 boys.
    Six persons in each age group qualified for the state finals.

  • Edwards wants to bring stability...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s baseball team has its third coach in three years and has not had a winning record in the last seven years.
    Jeremy Edwards hopes to bring stability to the coaching position, which he thinks could lead to more victories.
    Edwards was not hired until after school started this year, so he wasn’t able to run a summer program for the team, though he plans to do so in the future.

  • TC girls stronger than usual in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City’s girls track team has increased depth in sprints but fewer than usual distance runners this season.
    The Marksmen have 18 girls on their roster. “We are two down from last year, but I think depth-wise we might be a little bit better in the sprints, which has not been a deep area for us in the past few seasons,” said Coach Katie Weyer.

  • Tell City aims for another PAC...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Coach Zac Hartz thinks a strong group of sprinters and distance runners could give Tell City its fifth PAC boys track title in seven years.
    Hartz said he “would think the short sprints and all the distance races would be our strongest events. When you’ve got the entire cross country team that placed 10th in the state, you’ve got quite a bit to work with (in distance races).”

  • Teague, Sandage repeat MVPs for...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—David Teague and Megan Sandage were repeat winners of Most Valuable Player awards in their sports at Tell City’s winter sports awards program Tuesday.
    Teague was named the Most Valuable Wrestler for the second year in a row and Sandage repeated as the Most Valuable Cheerleader.
    Sophomore forward/center Braeden Beard won the boys basketball MVP award.

  • Tell City boys tie for 4th in...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Evan Noble placed in the top five in all four of his events to lead Tell City to a fourth-place tie in the PAC junior high boys swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City, with just seven boys competing, and Pike Central each scored 150 points. Heritage Hills won with 292.
    Noble swam a strong anchor leg on the 200-yard freestyle relay as Tell City overtook Pike Central for third place by 20-hundredths of a second.

  • Hubert, Lynch big Perry Central...

    LEOPOLD—Luke Hubert was named Perry Central’s boys basketball Most Valuable Player at the school’s winter sports awards program Thursday.