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Today's Sports

  • Wahl found new job too good to...

    When Mark Wahl came back to coaching Tell City’s baseball team for the 2015 season after a two-year absence from that post, a baseball dad told me he told a parents meeting that he planned to coach the team for a long term and coach his sons, both elementary students, someday.

  • Wahl leaves to become Fort...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City baseball coach and William Tell Elementary assistant principal Mark Wahl is leaving those posts to become the principal of Fort Branch Community School.
    His new school is one of three kindergarten through eighth grade schools in the South Gibson School Corp. that feed into Gibson Southern High School. Its enrollment was just under 500 last year.

  • Typhoons 2nd in conference swim...

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Shelby Davis and Lydia Hollinden each won two individual events and Miles Brager won one to lead the Tri-County Typhoons to second place in the Southern Indiana Swim Conference summer meet last weekend.
    The Typhoons scored 1,673 points, edging the third-place Southridge Aquatic Raider Gators by 1.5 points.
    Mount Vernon won the seven-team meet with 2,995.5 points.
    Davis won the age-8-and-under girls 100-meter freestyle in 2:03.57 and the 50 free in 54.56 seconds.

  • Whalen finishes 12-0; Cash...

    TELL CITY—Whalen Properties finished the regular season undefeated and second and third places were decided in close games in Tell City’s age-11-15 girls softball league Wednesday.
    Crawford Memorials and Logos entered the night tied for third place with 4-7 records and faced each other in the night’s first game and went into extra innings.
    Logos built a 10-8 lead in the top of the extra inning.

  • Bulldogs continue winning streak...

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    CANNELTON - Behind dominant pitching, Cannelton swept a doubleheader 4-3 and 12-0 over Springs Valley in junior high baseball Thursday.
    In game one, the Bulldogs’ Brayden Burgess and Rafe Garrett combined to give up three hits and two earned runs on the mound in the victory.
    Garrett and Burgess also did work with the bat in the first inning of game one as Garrett led off with a single and stole second before Burgess hit an RBI single to give Cannelton a 1-0 lead.

  • Fielding a dream

    By ZANE CLODFELTER
    Spencer County Journal-Democrat Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT – For Tell City native Hunter Rowe, the opportunity to play for Rockport in American Legion baseball this summer was too good to pass up, with all of the potential opportunities that await him down the road.
    “A lot of it was knowing that I would be coming back to a winning program; they win a lot of games each year,” Rowe said. “I didn’t want to look back on it whenever I was older and wish I had played and be regretting it.”

  • Whalen clinches tie for first...

    TELL CITY—Taking advantage of what the other team gives you usually leads to success in youth sports.
    Whalen Properties followed that formula to win two age-11-15 girls softball games Monday to improve to 8-0.
    Whalen clinched at least a tie for first place in the five-team league, as it has four regular-season games left and the next three teams each have four losses.
    Whalen had only three hits in Monday’s first game but took advantage of eight Cash Waggner errors and six passed balls to win 11-2.

  • Cannelton wins 2 of 3

    CANNELTON—Rafe Garrett pitched Cannelton past Northeast Dubois 9-2 in the second game of a junior high baseball doubleheader Tuesday.
    Garrett gave up only one hit and one walk and struck out seven in three innings as the Bulldogs built a 9-1 lead.
    Brayden Burgess relieved Garrett and pitched the last two innings. He gave up four hits and no walks and struck out one.
    Cannelton had only two hits, singles by Garrett and Burgess. But Bulldog batters drew 11 walks and took advantage of two Northeast Dubois errors.

  • Mitchell powers PC to victory

    ORLEANS—Patrick Mitchell hit two inside-the-park home runs as Perry Central pounded Mitchell 19-2 in junior high baseball Monday.
    Mitchell drove in four runs with his two homers.
    Reece Davis added a double and a triple to Perry Central’s 15-hit attack.
    Dylan Hubert and Tate Mullis each also hit a triple and Wes Scamahorn had a double.
    Mullis pitched the first three innings for the win. He gave up no hits and one walk and struck out one.
    Davis pitched the last four innings, giving up four hits and one walk and striking out five.

  • Kuester not afraid to release...

    Kudos to South Spencer baseball coach Brian Kuester.
    My compliment at this time has nothing to do with his being a great coach - many will tell you he’s the best baseball coach in southern Indiana - and a member of the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.
    Or maybe it does.
    The Pocket Athletic Conference coaches met June 2 to elect their all-conference baseball team.
    I received information on who made the team from Tell City Coach Mark Wahl that night and a scanned copy of the complete team from him the next morning.