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Today's Sports

  • No easy draws for local teams

    INDIANAPOLIS—The good news for Perry County baseball teams is that none of them will have to travel far for their sectionals, as both are being held in Perry County this year.
    The bad news is that all three county teams received difficult draws when the IHSAA drew the matchups Tuesday.
    In the six-team Class 2A sectional at Tell City, Tell City and Perry Central would each have to play three games to claim the title, as neither drew a first-round bye.
    Tell City will face North Posey in the first game 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28.

  • PC nips Senators in 11th

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central scored the winning run on a throwing error in the 11th inning to beat West Washington 5-4 in PLAC baseball Saturday.
    Neither team had scored for four innings before Perry Central’s Michael Landers drew a walk to lead off the 11th inning.
    Michael Sims pinch-ran for him and was sacrificed to second by Bryce Ridener.
    Sims advanced to third on a passed ball and then scored on a wild pickoff throw by the catcher.

  • PC wins 2 of 3 in PLAC

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central lost its first PLAC softball game in two years Saturday but recovered to tie for the conference crown.
    The Commodores had only three hits—all singles—in a 6-0 loss to West Washington.
    Miranda Claise pitched a complete game for Perry Central. She gave up 11 hits and no walks and struck out five.
    Perry Central Coach Mark Rothgerber called it “probably the worse game we played all year. The batters were not focusing on the ball and swinging at pitches out of the zone, which we have been taught not to do.

  • Beard, Goffinet propel TC to 3rd...

    CHARLESTOWN—Spenser Beard hit two home runs and Reed Goffinet pitched a two-hitter as Tell City shut out Henryville 15-0 in the consolation game of Charlestown’s baseball tourney Saturday.
    Goffinet struck out eight and walked only one in the five-inning game.
    “He threw the ball real well,” said Tell City Coach Jason Wilkerson.
    Beard supported him with four RBIs on his fourth and fifth homers of the season.
    Goffinet drove in three runs himself and Nathan Freeman added two RBIs.

  • PC girls win PLAC by 83 points

    MITCHELL—Complete team scores released Monday show that Perry Central won Friday’s PLAC girls track meet by 74 points, its biggest margin of victory since winning by 83 in 2007.
    Results released Friday did not include girls team scores or field events scoring.
    Monday’s complete results showed Perry Central scored 162 1/3 points and Mitchell was second with 88 1/3.
    Hannah Harpenau was the only Perry Central girl to win a field event, going 15 feet, 7 inches in the long jump. Teammate Sarah Schlachter was third at 14-5 1/2.

  • Sectional should be big day for...

    Tell City and Perry Central’s girls track teams had excellent records going into Tuesday’s sectional - Tell City was 24-3, its best record in years and Perry Central was 28-8-1 - and both did well in the sectional.
    But neither could beat defending champion Jasper because of the Wildcats’ superior depth.
    However the Jasper boys sectional today is likely to produce a champion from Perry County for the fourth year in a row. The only question seems to be whether it will be Tell City or Perry Central.

  • Tell City’s 17 hits beat Perry...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Tell City left 14 runners on base but still beat Perry Central 11-1 in baseball Monday.
    The Marksmen had 17 hits, including four doubles.
    They also took advantage of five walks, three hit batsmen,  three wild pitches, six stolen bases, a balk, and two Perry Central errors.
    They left the bases loaded in the first and left two on in the second as they did not score in those innings.

  • Flannagan’s 3 wins lead Tell...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Logan Flannagan won three events to lead Tell City to third place in the 10-team Perry Central girls track sectional Tuesday.
    Jasper won with 144 points, 46.5 more than runner-up Forest Park.
    Tell City finished just 1 1/6 points behind Forest Park.
    Perry Central was fifth with 81. Hannah Harpenau won the long jump to lead the Commodores.
    Perry County runners dominated the hurdles races, with Flannagan winning both of them.

  • Softball sectional pairings drawn

    BRETZVILLE—Perry Central drew a first-round bye and Tell City drew the long bracket in pairings for the Forest Park softball sectional drawn by the IHSAA Thursday.
    The sectional will be played at Cedar Crest School next week.
    Tell City will play North Posey in the first round Tuesday, May 27, at approximately 7 p.m. (all are Perry County times), after Mater Dei plays South Spencer at 5:30 p.m.
    The winners of those two games will meet in the first semifinal game Wednesday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Singles lift Tell City past...

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City won all three singles matches to beat Heritage Hills 3-2 in PAC girls tennis Thursday.
    Addie Peter beat Meredith Balbach 6-1, 6-3 in No. 1 singles, Cassie Bryant defeated Vanessa Lahee 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2, and Kelsey Gowers beat Alexis Rube 6-1, 6-4 in No. 3.
    Heritage Hills’ Hannah Turner and Krystal Schmidt beat Emily Olberding and Megan Teague 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.
    Kayla Hildenbrand and Amber Schmidt beat Baylie Peter and Amy Hackbarth 6-1, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles.