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Today's Sports

  • Defenders sweep Bulldogs

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Walks were the difference as Grace Baptist beat Cannelton 10-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday.
    Grace Baptist had just three hits, all singles, and Cannelton had two hits, including a double by Jacob Pearey.
    But Grace pitcher Ryan Gouger, who has signed to play for an Illinois junior college, struck out 13 and walked none.
    Cannelton pitchers Ethan Melton and Jacob Pearey each walked six in the five-inning game.

  • Tigers shut out Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Pitchers are normally ahead of hitters early in the baseball season. That’s especially true when a high school team is facing an NCAA Division I-bound pitcher.
    Such was the case for Tell City in its 3-0 season-opening loss to Princeton Tuesday.
    Lane Rumple struck out seven and walked none as he pitched the first four innings for Princeton. David Ellis struck out four and walked none as he pitched the last three innings to get the win. He gave up only one hit.

  • Cannelton Athletic Department...

    Cannelton’s Athletic Department is finding the adage, “It takes money to make money,” to be true.
    Cannelton Athletic Director Brian Garrett wants to buy a new scorer’s table with space to display digital video advertisements on it.
    He estimated that his athletic department could generate at least $8,000 in revenue each year from it.

  • Young Marksmen have some...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City has a young but somewhat experienced softball team this year.
    There are only two seniors and one junior on the Marksmen’s 14-girl roster, and the junior, Maisy Eckert, is a transfer from Southridge.
    But the team’s seven sophomores include five who started in the sectional last year. Four of them were starters all season and usually occupied the top four spots in the batting order.

  • Experienced battery boosts...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central has won or shared the PLAC softball title the last three years. With an experienced battery and infield, the Commodores will try to make it four in a row this year.
    Pitcher Autumn Lain and catcher Madison Guillaume are fourth-year varsity players, though last year was Lain’s first year pitching.
    She went 8-11 overall and 5-1 in the PLAC as the Commodores tied West Washington for the title.
    Guillaume hit .337 with a .389 on-base average and 11 RBIs. Lain hit .318.

  • Cannelton team has only nine...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton baseball coach Mike Garrett isn’t worried about having any players complain about sitting the bench this season.
    The Bulldogs have nine active players to start the season, though one more may be eligible to join the team before the sectional.
    They do have some experience, with four seniors and two juniors.
    Two of the top three pitchers from last year’s 2-12 squad return: senior Damon Powers, who went 1-1, and sophomore Ethan Melton, who went 0-5.

  • Veteran Marksmen more confident

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—With their top two pitchers and six of their nine sectional starters returning, Tell City’s baseball team hopes to improve on last year’s 15-11 record.
    The Marksmen have nine lettermen, including six seniors, on their 26-player roster.
    Senior left-handed pitchers Reed Goffinet and Hunter Rowe return after each winning five games last year. No other returnee won more than one.

  • Powers, Rowe head all-county team

    Shooting statistics for Perry County boys basketball players this year were underwhelming, with only two players hitting at least 42 percent from the field and only one hitting at least 68 percent of his free throws.

  • Tell City boys 2nd in PAC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Drew Ettensohn won two individual events to lead Tell City to second place in the PAC junior high boys swim meet Thursday.
    Tell City scored 182 points, seven more than third-place Pike Central.
    Heritage Hills won the six-team meet with 326 points.
    Ettensohn swam the 100-yard individual medley in 1:06.07 to beat second-place Leyton Lauderdale of Southridge by 48-hundredths of a second.
    Ettensohn won the 50 butterfly in 27.70 seconds, his best time ever.

  • Tell City girls close 2nd to...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LINCOLN CITY—Kayla Combs won the 50-yard freestyle and Tell City placed second in six of the 11 events as it finished second in the six-team PAC junior high girls swim meet Thursday.
    Southridge won with 313 points. Tell City scored 294.
    Southridge placed three times in diving, including winning it, while Tell City did not have a diver.
    Combs won the 50-yard breaststroke in 38.62 seconds and teammate Mary Hollinden placed second in 39.44.