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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Marksmen make it to finals

    REO—One went three sets and one featured a long tiebreaker, but Tell City swept the three singles matches to beat Heritage Hills 3-2 in the South Spencer girls tennis sectional semifinals Thursday.
    The Marksmen were scheduled to face perennial favorite Castle in the championship match Saturday at 8 a.m.
    Addie Peter defeated the Patriots’ Meredith Balbach 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles Thursday.
    Cassie Bryant beat Kate Kaetzel 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2, and Kelsey Gowers beat Alexis Rube 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) in No. 3.

  • Winning a sectional won’t be...

    I don’t know if any Indiana public school has ever won state titles in baseball and softball in the same season, but South Spencer has a good chance to capture that rare feat this season.
    The Rebels return all but one player from their softball team that won last year’s Class 2A state title and are ranked No. 1 again this year.
    Their top pitcher, Kaylea Horn, is 12-0 and recently threw three no-hitters in 14 days, including a perfect game against a 17-win Heritage Hills team. She also threw a perfect game against Forest Park earlier.

  • Commodores win 2 of 3

    LEOPOLD—Bryce Ridener stole a school-record five bases in one game as Perry Central beat Springs Valley 5-3 in baseball Wednesday.
    Ridener had a double and two walks in three plate appearances. He stole third base after his double and second and third after each walk.
    “He was getting a good read on the pitcher and he had the green light to run,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “Bryce is a smart base runner.”
    Several players previously shared Perry Central’s record for most steals in a game with three.

  • Tell City beats Forest Park,...

    TELL CITY—Hunter Rowe pitched a two-hitter as Tell City beat Forest Park 3-1 in PAC baseball Thursday.
    Rowe, a junior left-hander, struck out 11 and walked four as he earned his fifth win of the season.
    “Hunter Rowe was tremendous on the mound tonight,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.
    He also said Tell City’s “defense played clean despite the nasty field conditions, and that was great to see.”